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The Divine Within; Patience Without
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It is a common misconception that a woman on the Path can get pregnant much easier than someone not on the Path. This, however, is obviously untrue. If you scour the pregnancy forums, or other various sites for fertility and infertility, you constantly see links and postings asking for or giving fertility “help” via teas, infusions, spells, and even online divination recommendations. These are usually listed by those not on the Path, which I find to be intriguing.
For all their possible disbelief in our modes and methods, surely, deep down, they feel we might be on to something. The irony here is that we are all trying for the same goal. No tea, infusion, or cocktail or mystery will get us to our purpose before it is time. There can be no achievement if we are forcing the wheel to move when it is not ready to turn.
The difference, I feel, is that a woman on the Path should know patience. We should know firsthand that the goddess will bless us when it is time.
Magic is as real as the air we breathe, and yet our impatience to reach pregnancy and/or deal with the pitfalls of infertility is also just as real. Regardless of your tradition or esoteric purpose, patience is still something that should be cleaved to, something we must adhere to. Yet, who hasn’t felt the pangs and disruption of our wants and goals?
Impatience is something to conquer. Impatience shows a brand of accidental intolerance for the wheel and for our Path, and for the truths we know. I say, “accidental” because we’re all guilty of impatience. It is part of our inner clockworks. Who hasn’t sat by the mailbox in hopes that the check will come? Who hasn’t wished that a special date or occasion would “just hurry up already”? I know I do!
To assist in the purpose of achieving patience, I have written a meditative missive, with the intent to help us achieve patience in our daily lives, or during our Two Week Wait to see if that pregnancy test is, indeed, showing us the future will be one that is round and full for our womb.
Here’s what you’ll need: PATIENCE!
Okay, a joke. But seriously, you’ll need to be ready to receive the goddess and her gifts, along with being truly open to patience. Many of us feel we are ready, but we must know it as truth.
Patience is as pure as the white light, because it wants for nothing. It is peace. It is perfection. It is the true attainment of understanding of our own mundane selves.
Begin by sitting in your preferred meditative stance or posture.
In your mind’s eye, think of a place that represents or feels appropriate to your goal. I often choose a springtime meadow (cliché, maybe, but it gets me to where I need to be!), with a thousand wildflowers gently dancing in the light breeze.
In my place, there is the bright sun shining, and I am sitting under a large tree that is springing forth with new life. I hear the chattering of squirrels, and the sweet, mellifluous chirping of birds. I can smell the freshness of spring in the air, and I feel the damp, cool grass and earth beneath my body as I sit under the tree.
Once you have your image set, direct your attention to the thinking meditation:
Only the sapling knows when it will spring forth with tender leaves and buds. Much like the pot of water which never boils under our doting gaze, the life form we wish to grow and tend to in our womb will not come to be until it is time. Patience is like the sapling's mind: slow, determined, and cheerfully pensive, for all must be attuned to perfection before the life can come forth purposefully.
If we rush the sapling, we infuse it with impatience, which is fear of the unknown outcome. Impatience is a form of negative energy, which can only breed more negative energy. It is difficult to be patient, but think of the new life wishing to be formed: its soul sits in waiting, never impatient -- why? Because it knows.
It knows when to choose and whom to choose, and better to wait for the perfect soul than to wish for a soul that belongs to another.
Every action will bring you closer to your goal of attainment, but only peace will bring you to your goal in quiet calm.
Think of the goddess: she chose us each in her own time, and will continue to choose where it is her duty and cause, and when it is right for the instrument of the divine purpose.
When you feel impatient for the outcome, stop and think: am I impatient because what I want is not worthy of me? Or am I impatient because what I desire is already inside of me? This will give you time to think. No matter what, time will pass regardless of outcomes.
Make the most of your time, honing and perfecting the spirit, rather than sending negative energy outward through impatience. Think of the sapling, and how you wish your sapling to grow. If the soil is not perfected, the sapling will not grow to its fullest extent or in light.
Now, imagine your goal manifesting in front of you, but without the pull or sensation of longing or hope, or happiness. Why? Patience is without want. When we can rest calmly in our thinking, and we can look to our goal without the pangs of desire or mundane connection, then we know we have truly found peace and patience.
This is a difficult task, but worth the tasking of our higher selves to this betterment, as it is profoundly life-focused. We can focus this meditation on anything, really.
As you go forth in your journey (and I go forth with you) think of your sapling, and how patient it is. I have found this to be a powerful meditation, especially when I am entering that critical last few days before I test to find out if we achieved our goal. As always, I send out my light and bright blessings to all those trying and wishing for a wee lad or lass of their own. Whether your adding to your clan, or hoping to welcome your first sapling, may your path be bright and merry.
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