This month the subject of diving timing has been on my mind as I try to speed up the completion of a couple of big projects I am working on... to no avail! Despite my efforts to get things happening faster, there is always a delay for one reason or another. The supplier can't supply in time; the factory isn't getting back to you; the designer has gone off-line... and so on.
It happens to all of us for big and small things. But when you're working to a tight and unmoveable deadline (like Santa's elves have to, for example), it can be very stressful.
At times like these, it is common to have a meltdown. When faced with an imminent deadline and the very real possibility of not meeting that deadline, you can get furious, you can pull at your hair, lose your temper, stamp your feet and yell at whoever appears to be to blame for the delays. Or you can surrender to the will of the universe and assume that there is a bigger picture of which you are unaware, that is unfolding beautifully. The universe can see the big picture and there may be really good reasons for why a delay is a good thing - maybe someone new is about to enter your life who offers a better way to proceed; maybe Mercury is in retrograde and everything will run smooth when it goes direct again, maybe the company you're about to write a huge cheque to is about to go bankrupt, or maybe the universe is calling you to pull out all the stops and show just how incredible you are... there can be 1001 reasons for why the timing is not quite right. This does not mean you should give up and throw in the towel; it means adjusting your attitude and finding a new way forward - ideally with grace.
Like the old saying goes, 'a smooth sea never made a skilled sailor'. Similarly, you do not get to find out how skilled a sailor you are until the seas are rough.
As challenges arise to test one's patience, they are an opportunity to discover more about yourself. How do you respond to adversity? How do you respond to disappointment? How do you respond to the mistakes of others? How quickly can you adapt to changing circumstances?
Anyone can be gracious and good-humoured when times are good but to really know yourself, you need to find out who you are when things are tough. Are you resourceful, flexible, solution-oriented?
For me, the delays in the projects I am trying to launch are frustrating so I am doing my best to surrender to divine timing and trust that they will birth at the most perfect time. And of course, I have red wine and chocolate to help ease the labour pains! Thank goodness.
Lots of love, Zoë xx
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