When we try to force something to happen

Pay attention to your dreams as they can be very revealing at this time. Last night I woke up to a dream that had me in a car where the driver’s side mirror completely fell out.

When something happens to the body, I’ve been told that the left side is about receiving while the right side is about giving. I’ve had trouble with pain and things happening on my left side for years. Applying this theory says that I’ve had trouble receiving in my life.

So what happens when a rearview mirror breaks? You can’t see what’s coming up behind you. Same in life…I can’t see what’s coming up or what I’m about to receive in my own life so I’m going to have to wait and see how things play out.

When we try to force something to happen, we can hit roadblocks and walls. This usually means that there is something much better coming…something we can’t often see, think of or imagine.

So what do we do? We have to let it all go…every. last. bit. of. it. Ask for guidance, clarity and strength to wait for a more desirable outcome.

But let’s be honest here, I’m not a patient person. I actually loathe hearing that word. I honestly believe that I have waited long enough for things to go my way. I’m sure many of you feel this way as well.

So what happens? If we push instead of wait, this happens…I didn’t want to wait to get my haircut with a new stylist. So I contacted one I had seen previously and I was able to get in within two days. I went and now I don’t like the haircut, it’s shorter than I wanted. I specifically said that I was growing my layers out and they ended up shorter. Lesson learned.

If we push something that’s not ready to be birthed yet, then we’re going to settle for something much less than what we know we wanted or deserved. And we’re not going to be happy with the results. Simply wait it out.

Waiting is probably the hardest part. But ask yourself, if something isn’t working in your life then what is? Go with what’s flowing easily because that keeps your energetic vibrations up. And it makes you happier. Stay with things that bring you joy and toss those that are frustrating you.

Waiting isn’t something we’re actually doing, we’re simply allowing a better opportunity to present itself. That changes the whole perspective around. Now this creates a way for the opportunity to come forward because now we’re open to receiving something new. Whereas waiting makes you a victim of your own circumstances…so don’t wait, simply allow.

It’s vitally important that we recognize the shift in perspective because we want to create positive outcomes for ourselves, not be trapped in negative ways of thinking.

So keep your head held high knowing that you have created this situation in your life in order to allow something much better to come in. You weren’t put here to just exist and go against the grain. You were put here to be happy and full of love. So be that…and so it is.

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  1. The past 4 years of my life have been the hardest lesson of all in gaining patience. It’s been a true blessing in disguise. This is the reason they call it a virtue. Not in my time, Divine time which is always on time. I’m just where I need to be always. There’s a reason and a season. Time takes time…these all help me surrender, relinquish control and just be. That is all God asks of us. Learn in the midst of not understanding why all the time. Patience has become something i lean into and trust nowadays. It’s where i belong. So much love to you my friend ❤ ♥ ❤

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      1. Yes it sure is! At times I feel content with it all, flowing as one with the Universe and some days it’s as though I’m stuck in mud standing still. It’s the constant surrendering that I have learned time and time again to lean into. It helps to lean on our friends for comfort and support 😉❤🙏

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      2. It’s especially tough now with the astrological aspects trying to push us forward. Letting go has become a big theme for me. Yes, it does help to lean on others…we don’t have to go through these trying times alone 😉🤗

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