Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Time Will Tell

I have heard that phrase many times. But just now, when I was contemplating what to write about, it went through my head. Not in the same way my own thoughts go through, with my voice inside my head, but with a whole other voice. So I decided I would follow that and see what happens.

I previously wrote about the FOG. The way we deal with the FOG is to wait until it clears so that we can also have clarity as to what our next step will be. That way we don't inadvertently step off a cliff. There have also been times in my life, however, when it was not about the FOG within me or within my own mind. I have had moments where I have had to just wait something out in order for clarity to show itself. Usually this has to do with other people's motives and agendas, or with the energy flow needing a certain "something" in order to have everything fit together at the right time and in the right place. For example, I moved to the city that I live near to 24 years ago. I was moving because I was going to enter university. But I was aware that what I was studying in university was only the tip of the iceberg for me. I did not know where it was going to lead, but I was willing to trust and take a leap of faith. Once I settled in, I found that the energy of the city had the feel of "home" that really resonated with me. And as time went on, I was able to find myself fitting back into my shamanic roots and providing the service for the community that it so needed at that time. Well, I still do, but I am talking about the past right now. I had to take a leap of faith and know that "time will tell" me what steps I needed to take and when. Having some antelope medicine with me (that which tells us exactly when to take which action) I have found that if I just follow my instincts they never lead me astray. Even if the journey is difficult, it is always so worth it. Every step brings me closer to understanding myself and the world around me on a much deeper level.

So yes, time will tell. But what this also fosters within us is the ability to develop patience within. I can be harder on myself than anyone else in the world. But I have learned that if I give myself some space to just sit with something that is going on, I will find my own inner wisdom voice that lets me know exactly what I need to do. Spirit tells me that I am a good listener and that is why they like to work with me. I recently told someone that I am quiet because I am listening. Most people just interrupt and then wonder why they don't get the memos from Spirit. I don't like to interrupt Spirit. I like to work with Spirit as a willing partner, allowing myself the sense of adventure that comes with going with the flow and allowing time to tell.

Blessed Be



Gail said...

What a "timely" piece!
I'm waiting to see what transpires in a certain situation of my own right now. In the meantime ('meantime'... that's an interesting word...) I will carry on with my daily life until the answer appears.

We humans place such importance on time - think about all the common expressions in our language concerning time, the number of words we can use to describe speed or slowness and every degree in between.

We tell ourselves there aren't enough hours in the day to accomplish what needs to be done and we become stressed by thinking that maybe it's our fault that we are unable to accomplish our tasks, that there must be something 'wrong' with us; the harder we try, the worse we feel. By this 'time', we've hit the 'red line' and gone way beyond it, thus opening the door for physical, emotional and spiritual exhaustion.

We are slaves to time - the master who's eye, in the shape of clocks, watches, speedometers, or heart monitors, is always upon us (and 'upon' us).

Trent Deerhorn said...

Well said, Gail!

Blessed Be