22-022 Time

Today’s Mandala
All in Due Time

“Be patient. Life can seem pretty gray
while those beautiful wings of yours are being formed. All in due time,
dear one. All in due time.”
— Cheryl Richardson

The two most powerful warriors are
patience and time.” – Leo Tolstoy

Have patience with all things.
But, first of all with yourself.
– Saint Francis de Sales

Today’s MotD reminds us that even though we maybe working towards some goal and it looks like nothing is happening, it can often mean that things have yet to fall into place for things to move forward.

The imagery of this mandala reminds me of looking at some experiment under a microscope, with little cell-like thingys doing their thing to become whatever it is that they are wanting to become. We’re looking at them here during the ”very early forming” stage. It’s lacking any real shape right now, but in time it will be something.

The challenge with this scenario becomes discerning between being stalled out or needing to be patient. Some ways to do that:

  • is there anything else that can be done right now?
  • is there another way to approach it?
  • is there someone that can offer some guidance or added assistance?
  • is there something else we can be working on instead?
  • also, check in with the ”why” of the goal; is it really in line with what we truly want?
  • doing some inner work like meditation, journaling, dreamwork for another perspective on this goal can be helpful.

For instance, years ago I knew we wanted to move to another state but it seemed like nothing was happening to make it happen. We tried everything to sell our condo to no avail; even changed realtors several times. So one night after two and half years of frustration, before going to sleep I wrote down on a piece of paper the question: ”why have we yet been able to move?” and put it under my pillow with the intention of gaining some insight via my dreams. The next morning I woke up from a dream that essentially let me know that things weren’t in place yet to move, that we needed to make the best of where we were, and that when it was time to move to be ready because it will happen fast. Two and half years later (five years total), that’s exactly what happened.

In short, instead of being frustrated about things seeming to be stalled out or failing to work out they way we thought, it’s possible that things have yet to fall into place to make it happen. If that’s the case, bloom where you are planted.


The Mandala Lady

btw…it started like this…

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