Day 11: Divine Timing
An ongoing personal exploration of Divine Guidance and distinguishing between the voice of fear and the voice of love reflecting on the article, How to Distinguish Between Divine Guidance and Fear/Ego/Imagination, on Sir Froggie’s PositiveNews Network .
Today’s pairing is:
Divine Guidance has its own time. It may set gentle guidelines but the focus is on taking step after step. If you don’t meet the goal time, Divine Guidance helps you keep going in that direction anyway.
Ego sets artificial timelines and says you’ve failed if you don’t meet them, tries to convince you to give up.
A more experienced ego than mine on the topic of timing would be difficult to come by. I am the queen of impatience, a title I’d gladly give up for a little peace of mind if only things moved a little faster! Actually, there is some irony in this because I can be very patient in some settings. As a teacher, I’ve been praised for my patience. Maybe it was learned. But my unfortunate natural tendency is ‘now!’ Still, I set timelines like everyone else around projects, but if i don’t meet them, I don’t just abandon the goal. I have two books under my belt to prove my tenacity.
Rather, the voice of fear simply uses the concept of time and my impatience to hurl me into negative thinking, doubt, and criticism…things like, “Why isn’t this happening/done yet?”, “What is wrong with this idiot…it would take 30 minutes!”, or “Must I do everything myself to get anything done?” And then my blood pressure rises along with my anxiety, and I begin to feel ill. Then it says something really helpful like, “You are so damn impatient!”
The voice of love reminds me that everything is happening in the perfect time. It makes clear to me the falsehoods I am thinking. It redirects me towards trust and tells me to breathe and be patient. It tells me I am doing what I can and doing my best…as is everyone else.
Now, Divine guidance, that is timing itself…divine timing. It is the gear works in the clock of the cosmos. It is acceptance without trying to convince myself of anything. It is what is…even the energy of impatience that arises within me. Too bad I still take that personally; time must be running out for that.