'You can't force a chicken out of an egg or a leaf out of a bud....things take the time they take'. I've found myself giving this advice in intuitive guidance sessions and in general conversation, over the past few years.
I do take my own advice and put these things into practice most of the time. I'm human though and sometimes I forget and try to rush or force things when it's not 'time'. That's when I find myself in an inner struggle and remind myself of a divine timing.
I've noticed there's a fine line between knowing when to take action and when more time needs to pass, so the climate is more favorable. When I take action and things don't seem to flow, I realize it's not time yet for whatever it is I'm wanting so desperately to happen. When I take action steps and everything flows, then it's time. When things aren't flowing, I know it's either not right for me, or it's not time. That's when I turn my focus and energy somewhere else, more productive. I've learned if I don't focus my energy somewhere else, I get stuck in my analytical mind, obsessing over whatever it is, or being angry and feeling sorry for myself because I'm not getting my way. Oftentimes it takes me inward, to find a place of gratitude for what 'is', and in hindsight I can see that I had more growing, learning, and healing to do, or circumstances weren't aligned yet for my highest good.
Trying to force situations can feel like walking against a strong wind. It's exhausting! We'll eventually get to where we're going but it would be easier to wait until the wind is under our wings, lifting us up so we can fly instead.
We humans can be a pretty impatient bunch sometimes. We want things NOW and OUR way and when it doesn't go that way, we either find ourselves sulking and feeling sorry for ourselves, or having a tantrum (which is all ok to do for a short time, it's part of our process....it's when we stay in those places that we stay stuck).
Accepting life on life's terms and timing, I've found to be a more peaceful path and the more I've found my own inner peace, the more I have been able to accept life on life's terms. When something isn't moving as fast as I want it to or how I want it to, I practice trusting that Spirit can see ten steps ahead of me and things are how they are because I have more learning to do. Or whatever it is I'm wanting to happen (or sometimes can see is meant to happen), will not be for my highest good at this time. I choose to believe that life isn't working against us, it's working in our favor.
I've seen proof of this in my own life, when I look back at times when I wanted something to happen so badly and how disappointed and angry I was at those times. It's very clear to me now, that I was being led to some place even better, and to a stronger version of myself through that process. Sometimes when we are in that mode of wanting to force things to happen and it's clearly not time, we can use it as an opportunity to take a step back, and focus our energy into something we CAN do or change.
We each have our own rythyms, experiences, and ideas, and we all see the world differently. We also have our own relationship with Spirit that is unique to us. It is through the difficult times that I've learned to trust and cultivate this relationship in my life, as opposed to fighting it (as was my way for most of my life). Sometimes I don't understand life, but I don't think we're always meant to 'understand' it as much as we're meant to 'experience' it. Understanding sometimes comes over time, and sometimes not at all.
I try to remember that life is a mystery and there are no certainties. As I remind myself of that more and more often, I've become more patient than I've every been and I've become more trusting that life isn't working against me, it's just working how it works.
Peace, Love and Timing