July 20

PATIENCE MONTH: DAY 20: “When God says wait! You can’t do anything; you just have to wait!” ― Endale Edith

Yeah, that is not good news for me on some days. I do NOT like waiting for those things that are good, in my estimation. I have completed the move to my new home. Not in the sense where I can find anything I am wanting at this time.

But all my physical property is in one location…somewhere in a pile of stuff! Actually, I am far more organized than that, but the stuff is still pretty spread out and not put away yet. That takes time. And I get impatient with the process. But it is all okay.

Now, interestingly, when I went to write the day on here, I was shocked to realize it is already the 20th of the month! I knew I was moving on the 19th, and have written the days all month long, but suddenly it is the 20th of July! Odd…but I know you probably understand what I am saying.

I like this quote, because there are so many areas where I am required to wait on the Universe to provide outcomes of things I am impatient to have unfold.

The one that always comes to mind for me is in gardening. I can plant all the seeds and provide good soil and some water, but the growth is always going to be a process over which I have no control. What is funny to me is the lengths that EGO will take to speed even this process up. We have at our disposal, incredible (manmade) products that speed up growth. We have seed that has been created to withstand drought conditions and to grow faster and stronger. We have modified and reconstructed Nature in ways that are disturbing.

This, of course, is beginning to be recognized as problematic. Ya think? I remember a commercial for margarine in the 1960s and 1970s. The tag for it was “You can’t fool Mother Nature.” Too true. We are looking for ways to manipulate and control the Universe, and we have succeeded only in damaging the balances that are created and perfect.

The seed thing is one of many ways we attempt to outsmart something that is far superior to our finest minds. In doing so, we get to see the ramifications of our idiocy and control. That seed is now taking over in places where it was not intended to do so. We have created yet another Frankenstein situation. As with so many others, we are the victims of our own greed and impatience. Makes me wonder what the Universal Power who created perfection must think of our insanity…I know it makes me sad.

Published by: Kelly

I am a therapist and counselor with long-term recovery from addictions and personal trauma. My writing reflects these experiences and the road I have traveled in 12-Step recovery settings, along with the work I have done for over 30 years in the field. My love of dolphins includes the stories of them being healers in places all over the world. I long to offer every broken spirit and body the experience of a healing hug. May my words and stories inform, uplift and delight your spirit and soothe your weary heart.

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