#62 – Patience
Having patience is one of the biggest lessons everyone needs to learn in order to develop on a spiritual level. Without patience, you will not move forward. In modern society, there is a conditioning that everything needs to be done quickly. There is no time to stop and enjoy the smell of a flower, or to watch a stream meander through a meadow. Life has become a continual rush and hustle. You can be easily occupied by busy schedules, activities and obligations; rushing through life without time to listen to your own inner needs. This inner guidance is your connection to Spirit, and when you take time to allow Spirit to work on you, you will be able to recognize the issues you need to deal with.
Patience is especially important during your spiritual development. During that time, the world of Spirit is working with you, adjusting your etheric body in order for you to raise your vibration from one level to another. If they rush the work they do because of your impatience, your human body would not be able to handle the energetic adjustment.
Having patience requires that you release all need to control the process of life. This means that you do not demand anything to happen; instead you live in the now and go with the flow of life. When you have total faith and trust in the Universe, and are able to put your own ego aside, this allows Spirit to guide and lead you every step along the way of your destiny path.
Life is a journey of learning lessons for the purpose of soul growth. There may be times when you take what you consider to be the wrong road, and it may be there to test your patience, anger, or other emotions. However, if you can let go of that emotion, turn around and move onto the right road, you will have less struggle and turmoil in your life. Unfortunately, many people do not have patience to go through the process, and put instant demands on their life, and the lives of others.
When things do not go the way you expect, you can have a tendency to feel failure or defeat. When you do not have patience, you allow your emotions to cloud what you are doing. Emotions are your own worst enemy, they hold you back, and create blocks on your life path. You judge and criticize yourself when no one does it to you; you want to be perfect, so you do not allow yourself to make mistakes; you do not give time and nurturing to yourself when you need it because you do not have patience. The Self part of you does not have any patience, as it only wants to get instant results, rushing through everything. However, your Higher Self has infinite patience. Your Higher Self knows that everything happens for a reason. When you have faith, then all answers to all problems can be found in time.
This card is asking you to have patience with yourself, with what you do, and with others too. Do not be angry because you make a mistake, or do the opposite of what you want to do. Just turn around and take a different path. Say to yourself “I have just taken a direction I do not want, so I will find one I do want” then follow that new path without emotion. You will be amazed at how calm you will feel, and how quickly you find the path you need.
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