“It is very strange that the years teach us patience-that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting.” Elizabeth Taylor
A great teaching occurred during the span of the last four days. Things weren’t connecting properly and I couldn’t seem to shake a feeling of foreboding. My writing seemed jagged, over-emotional, and disconnected. I kept walking outside and looking around, saying aloud “something is going on.” As an intuitive I “should” be used to this. It’s not about me-it never is. The knowing is like listening to rush hour every morning. You know it’s going to happen on weekdays. There’s nothing you can do about it, so resisting the noise is futile.
But I just couldn’t place what my angst was about and the nagging tug was making me impatient. Maybe it’s my natal karma to be impatient. Mom said I was born in an hour and she barely had time to get to the hospital after her water broke. Mars was in Gemini-meaning let’s rock and roll, people!
So last week I was ready to get back to work and fill book orders. Ten brown paper bags filled with books stacked neatly in the foyer remained unlisted on the computer. I just couldn’t quite part with them.
So I made a list and followed it to avoid going completely mad.
Here’s what helps me when I’m feeling restless:
- Mop the floors
- Hang sheets out to dry in the sun
- Work in the yard
- Clean drawers and closets.
- Arrange bookshelves
- Take a walk for at least 30 minutes
So losing myself in mundane chores helped…a little. By Saturday night, and then early this morning, I learned that two of my favorite inspirational authors and teachers had crossed over. Dolores Cannon and Masaru Emoto got their wings. Cannon was one of the first psychotherapists to discover that past life regression is real and vital to patient well-being and healing. Emoto gave us scientific validation of the healing properties of water. Check out his water crystals pictures. Both were ahead of their time.As trailblazers, both had to be incredibly resilient and patient. Visionaries often have to work against ridicule and doubt, even outright rejection. Sometimes they don’t receive the recognition due them. Those of us who understand wait patiently (or not) for the rest of society to catch up.
After hearing the news about their deaths my wondering about ‘the feeling” ceased.
It’s not sadness I felt but gratitude and a big dose of patience. Within the paper bags by the front door were most of my Dolores Cannon books and extra copies of The True Power of Water, and The Hidden Messages in Water by Emoto.
“The fates have given mankind a patient soul” – Homer
Journal prompt: Write about patience. Are you generally a patient person or do you have to work at it? Do you have people in your life who have helped you become more patient? Who or what inspires you to slow down and be more thorough? What about waiting? Does waiting drive you nuts or do you enjoy it? What helps you feel more relaxed and calm?
Copyright © 2014 by Susan E Rowland