To be honest, it can be frustrating at times even for the more spiritually experienced folks when it comes to patience, and when no amount of motivational chants or manifestation affirmations make any difference (some may convince themselves of a slight difference, but can one ever be certain?). There is patience on the physical realm where we are reliant on what happens to us, and our choices in synch with external players, and then there is the unseen spiritual patience we experience from our Guides, and The Powers That Be. Neither allows us much if any control, but we can control how we react or how we perceive things. Some people are born with a laid back nature—a c’est la vie attitude and I feel that is a gift in many ways, as these people tend not to worry so often, or get frustrated when plans don’t work out, and don’t spend sleepless nights racking their brains trying to figure out what went wrong when maybe nothing did. It can simply be a matter of that’s how life works, but should we accept that?
In many respects we should if there were no other options, or it was the best choice at the time, but what about spiritual patience? Often interactions with those in the Spiritual Realm are fragmented, vague, and irregular. Even those who claim to channel at will I treat with skepticism because Guides and spirits do not respond on demand—in times of need they may, but not on request all of the time. That’s when you do need to be patient. Perhaps they have remained quiet because can’t interfere, or wish to prejudice the choices the Soul needs to make in order to learn? However, how long can one wait to discover why something happened, or to wait until some signs point in another direction? Months, or years even, and should you wait or not?
I don’t have the answers, for each of us has different levels of patience and expectations, but I can offer some personal insight. On a spiritual level, patience is hard because the ideal is to put your faith and trust into those unseen powers, but when you wait and nothing happens, what then? That’s when faith can and does waver. People begin to either create a reality based around what hasn’t or has happened, or get angry and frustrated and thus feel lost and abandoned spiritually. I feel many have experienced the latter, and either some event eventually occurs which restores some faith, or people depart from the spiritual path. I can’t say I blame them as I have friends that have been in that situation, and it’s not giving up or losing faith—it’s more the result of being left in a confused state. They want to believe and do, but when there is no concrete evidence in their own lives it’s hard to maintain. It’s like a relationship that doesn’t work out, and you have to decide whether to carry on waiting to see what happens, or to move on.
While time may not be an issue on the Spiritual Realm, on the physical realm it can be, more so because humanity has created a society where success is based on time and age. Trying to reconcile the two realms can be difficult to accept, comprehend, and also to live with. By nature I have always been impatient, but I have learned during the course of my life thus far, it was mainly from not understanding that people have varying levels of abilities and perceptions, and fickle people can blow hot and cold in the same breath. Once you experience these people and know how to cope with them, tolerance and patience levels rise. However, there are those that simply won’t change, and I find it best to avoid them for the sake of sanity no matter how strong or right you maybe.
Spiritually, I also find it’s very testing because a few years is a long time to wait for answers, or to be shown the right path in relation to the physical realm. What can you do? Ask more Angels, appeal to The Powers That Be, and then what? If there is still no response, do you wait patiently with faith (or is that blind faith?), and how long is too long to wait? How can you tell the difference between a wrong (or not so good) path when nothing happens as a sign, or that Spirit wishes you to wait until either a Soul Connection surfaces or a predestined event occurs? Only your Higher Self knows, but what if that link is weak or has been broken? I would like to trust in Spirit that other Guides, signs, or symbols will appear to help restore the wavering faith, because patience should not be taken for granted, especially spiritual patience. Others would say you shouldn’t wait for Spirit to act, and that is quite true because each Soul should be proactive on their path—incarnations are not for sitting back and seeing what happens, but more of a case accepting when things don’t go according to plan that there maybe a reason. However, when a Soul gets knocked back constantly, then maybe they need to stop and wait for a sign, because disappointments and knock backs create negativity, and also diminishes the Soul’s enthusiasm.
While on the physical realm we are indoctrinated into feeling and believing that time is important rather than results, hence why some spiritual folks (who are patient, and don’t seem to be in a hurry to achieve) are seen as airy fairy and unrealistic. How does one find a balance of both? Not everyone will agree that time is not a factor, especially those involved in business, or politics, so how does one live with these opposing factors? I do believe there must be a compromise on both realms, but as the physical realm has been increasing its use of time as a factor, it is up to the Spiritual Realm (who can see all sides) to help find that balance. That doesn’t mean they should help out on a whim because someone asks so that they can carry on and do other things—that is not the role of Spirit or the use of spiritual powers. It does mean when a Soul is waiting patiently and suffering because they want to have faith, that struggle doesn’t always make them stronger or reinforce their beliefs—it’s more of a relief than added faith when things do get resolved. Patience maybe a virtue, but it is also limited, and those on the spiritual and physical realms need to learn and be discerning with actions that will alter the course for others. Spirit; if you wait too long, then a Soul may get tired and lose faith, but if you act too hastily the Soul may not learn and use that assistance as a crutch.
One may consider my message to Spirit to be bold, but all on each and every realm and dimension, will find lessons can be learned. Guides have to learn, and those in the Spirit Realm must understand that Souls that suffer too much or for too long will lose faith, and that faith may never return. That in itself puts the Soul back a step, and in an incarnation one aims to progress and not regress. It’s like a parent or teacher that pushes a child too hard, that they actually push them away and deter them from the path they were on. This happened to me as a child where both parents and teachers pushed me towards education; I rebelled and opted for a short period of time against it. If they hadn’t pushed me, it’s possible my choices would have been very different. I chose another path due to frustration and a loss of control in my own life and choices.
My reason for writing this is for those who are sitting and waiting for spiritual messages or actions—you maybe waiting a long time, and during that period you may lose track of your path. Is this a test? I don’t like to feel that Souls are being tested, but while you may feel disheartened and also confused, maybe it’s a sign to rest and not be too anxious. A good way is to let your Higher Self and Guides know how you feel, and perhaps they can send reassuring signs? I admit I can be spiritually impatient, but I also know it doesn’t help speed up things, although sometimes I get subtle signs to keep me going. At times it’s still not enough, and I, like many would prefer clear decisive action.
I accept that patience is necessary, but if one is open and clear, waiting is much harder than when a Soul is blocked. One shouldn’t wait in vain, but maybe Spirit has other plans and if each time you try to do something you get pushed back it’s a sign perhaps that you need to wait just that bit longer? That maybe the case, but don’t be afraid to let Spirit know how you feel and if it is getting you down—it’s better said out aloud than to be bottled up and feeling frustrated and confused. Awakening isn’t easy, and learning to be spiritually patient is a trait Souls learn on all realms. When Spirit responds it’s wonderful, and when there is silence, that period of waiting can be lonely and dark, but know it’s not forever.
©2016. S. T. Alvyn.