by Cara Lumen
I am currently in a fallow period of rest and completion. I am replenishing and restoring. It feels like I’m not "doing" enough. It feels like not enough is happening, that somehow I am failing because I’m not very busy.
But I know it is a natural time for self-healing. It is a time for self-contemplation and examining the evidence of what my thoughts and actions have created for me. It is a time to make new choices—focus on what is working, tweak or release what is not. This could mean people or actions or beliefs. It is a time for going within and listening. It is about creating and honoring my new rhythm.
As I look for answers for myself, I am writing about them in my next e-book. How do I balance the “leave-it-to-me” aspect of the Law of Attraction with the “here’s-what-you-do-to-succeed” mentality of the physical plane? Do I do? Or don’t I do?
Then this came in my e-mail
“I said, "Yes!" when you first thought of "it".
"Now!" when you first asked.
And, "Hallelujah! So be it! Coming right up!" when you first gave thanks in advance…
Believing in you,
—The Universe http://www.tut.com/mmm.shtml )
All I have to do is think it, ask for it, give thanks in advance and allow it to show up.
So, should I bother to worry? I don’t think so?
Should I watch for signs and signals? Absolutely, I love signs.
Should I be patient? Yes indeed.
Should I act on and respond to the offerings that appear? If they feel right I’ll do it. If they don’t, I’ll simply pass. But if I do pass, I will look carefully to see why I pass it up and what I might learn from it if I accepted the challenge.
Dig the Ditch Before the Water Comes
Some of the actions I seem to be taking are in preparation for “what if” and “when” what I plan to happen does happen. A friend likened it to digging the ditch before the water comes. Am I prepared to receive? Is the container I am holding out as big as I wish it to be? Do I need to make my thoughts grander, my vision bigger, my expectations higher?
Probably. I think we all too often expect too little.
Do I Value Myself Enough To Let The Good Stuff In?
Am I worthy to receive? Do I deserve it? Will I accept it? Get yourself out of the way and be prepared to step up and give yourself in service wherever you are called. Watch for the unexpected. Watch for the small subtle suggestions. Smile at what you are given. Celebrate your wins. Give thanks for all you are and all that is given you.
Give Gratitude In Advance
I like the idea of giving gratitude for what is going to happen before it happens. How lovely it feels to give gratitude for attracting wonderful new clients. How vibrant I feel as I give gratitude for losing more weight. How loved and cherished I feel as I give gratitude for the deepening of my friendships.
Immerse yourself in the feelings of completion when you offer your gratitude. Enjoy what it feels like to be or do what you desire. Get excited to receive.
Expect It to Happen
That’s pretty much it. No striving, no efforting. Just feel it happening and expect it to happen. Allow life to be effortless and rewarding and it will.