This morning as I meditated I asked for guidance about what I should share with you today, what came up was to share with you why I’m in the place I’m in…
You see, I find myself in a place or space in my life I call “The Waiting Room.”
I’m unable to work and I have to be still (but… I have so much to DO!) We all know this place and I’m guessing most of us have been here, perhaps several times. This is a place where, when you’re in it, you feel agitated and impatient.
The Waiting Room
The Waiting Room space feels like the expectation you have when you’ve handed in your notice and you’re waiting to go to the next job, but you’ve still got two weeks to go and you’ve pretty much handed over your responsibilities…
You’re treading water, as you see it and nothing much is happening. You’re impatient for the next phase of your career to start and you’re agitated.
It’s a similar feeling to when you’re in the last 3 weeks of pregnancy, your ankles are swollen, you’re tired and you “JUST WANT THE THING OUT,” but that little blissing is still cooking, and in fact, these last few weeks are THE most important part of the process, for it is here that the little mite packs in the calories and packs on the bulk, so that s/he is strong enough to cope with being born.
Perhaps it’s a big contract and the ink hasn’t yet dried on it yet…you need to know the details, so you can co-ordinate the right team and “get stuck in,” but you can’t get ahead of yourself just yet.
So, it is with The Waiting Room
This is a space of preparation, but most of us fail to recognise this and can react to it with frustration, impatience, upset maybe even anger.
No…No…No… No… No, people!
Journeys, waiting, and frustrations.
Now, I’m pretty certain most of us have been on a journey of some sort. I mean an actual train/bus/sea/plane journey. Journeys are synonymous with waiting, waiting and more waiting and if we’re not waiting we’re queuing. If you recall a time when you’ve been in a waiting room, you may recall some quite distinctive behaviour as you watch the others waiting alongside you.
- Some pace backwards and forwards as if this action alone will make the train/bus etc. arrive sooner.
- Another is cross and mumbling about having to wait and how shoddy the systems are.
- Another sits focused on the potential for missing the said bus/train and then because they’re so focused on NOT missing it they’re tense and agitated.
- Another has left it to the last-minute and comes charging in minutes before the train is about to pull out creating a lot of bluster and noise as they do so and bumping into the poor old lady who needs time to get from the platform and mount the steps into the carriage.
When our life’s journey places us in The Waiting Room, we could choose to react differently. We could do what the fifth person chooses to and that is… to choose to accept.
This is the person who sits calmly reading or simply daydreaming. They see The Waiting Room as a divine opportunity to catch a hold of themselves and appreciate where they’ve been; a valuable transitory time to reflect and be excited about where they’re going.
You see, The Waiting Room is the place where you’re on the verge of something new. It’s a space in which another aspect of you or another chapter of your life is teetering and preparing to emerge. Yes, PREPARING.
The Earth is being dug up, the soil tilled and the furrows ploughed. The best possible conditions are being prepared for you so you can sow fresh seeds and for them to take firm root, germinate and grown into a ripe future.
When we allow ourselves to accept that the Waiting Room is where we are and love it as much at the exciting times of change we are on the path to accepting the more challenging times we are sure to meet too (the polishing you up times).
Acceptance is one of the Major Keys to YOUR joy and happiness
- When you accept whatever comes you’ll be better able to deal with wherever you are and whatever comes up for you.
- Acceptance means you allow yourself to slow down and take stock, evaluate and get a clearer perspective of who you are, what you want, where you really want to go and how.
- The more you practice acceptance of your situation, the more you accept the situations and situations of others.
- In this way, you come to accept yourself and all that you are too.
- You recognise your talents and gifts and become awed by the knowledge that there is only one YOU, only ever will be this version of YOU EVER!
And that is a wondrous thing… There, my dear friends lays the path to your bliss.
Blissings & Much love,