“Sometimes our lives contract before they expand. We may be working hard on ourselves spiritually, doing good in the world, following our dreams, and wondering why we are still facing constrictions of all kinds—financial, emotional, physical. Perhaps we even feel as if we’ve lost our spirituality and are stuck in a dark room with no windows. We may be confused and discouraged by what appears to be a lack of progress. But sometimes this is the way things work. Like a caterpillar that confines itself to a tiny cocoon before it grows wings and flies, we are experiencing the darkness before the dawn.”
The old adage it’s always darkest before the dawn is as true for daybreak as it is for the moments before we experience the miracle we’ve been hoping and praying for. Madisyn’s message is particularly poignant and profound as so many are “working through” and “going through” at this point in time.
Fear and uncertainty has a way of causing us to freeze and constrict, physiologically as well as emotionally and mentally. It’s a primal response, in fact (think deer in headlights). But if we can remind ourselves of the power and wisdom of surrender, we can relax enough to appreciate not only the process of transition but the promise of transformation that awaits if we allow enough room for life – in all of messy marvelousness – to unfold in the fullness of divine time.
So today, consider the wisdom in, and blessing of, contracting inward before you expand. And be sure to read the rest of Madisyn’s message. Her wise words remind us that “it is a natural part of being that our lives sometimes contract before expanding”.
“How long will it take?” they ask. That’s often the question as one is working through their issues of limiting beliefs, fears, emotional reactions, or sabotaging behaviors. Always the question, “How long will it take?” It will take a certain number of hours. You can put those hours in early and be done sooner, or you can do just a few minutes a day of change work and have it take many years. It’s like learning to read, dance, fly an airplane, or play a musical instrument.
All of these things will take a certain number of hours before you reach a level. If you want to go further and master more emotional skills and more of your beliefs, it will take more hours. The critical way to measure how long it will take is by how many hours you spend practicing, not the days or weeks of the process. If it takes 100 hours to break through a set of limiting beliefs you can do it in 5 weeks, or you can do it in 5 years. Either way it will take you the same number of hours.” ~Gerard van Warmerdam, ToltecWisdom.com
So to answer the question about, “How long will it take before I see the changes I want?” The answer is a certain number of hours.
Or minutes. Or moments. Oh sooooooo wise. Because the truth is our ability to manifest is a direct result of our faith and our ability to align our co-creative will with the Divine. Divine timing is miraculous. One million days can be reduced to a moment, and a moment lengthened to one million days.
“Be easy about it. Don’t rush into things. Savor them more. Make more plans and be more deliberate and specific about the plans you are making, and in all you do, let your dominant intent be to find that which pleasures you as you imagine it. Let your desire for pleasure and your desire for feeling good be your only guiding light. As you seek those thoughts that feel good, you will always be in vibrational harmony with the Energy that is your Source. And under those conditions, only good can come to you — and only good can come from you.”
~ Esther Abraham-Hicks ~
Because of God’s perfect and divine timing there is no rush. Everything has a season and all that is right and good grows, blossoms, ripens and transforms in due time. Having a child-like delight and curiosity about every phase and stage of your life, in fact every moment, allows you to remain in the present and not get lost in tomorrow or yesterday.
Participating in your life now — slowly and steadily — allows the “you” of tomorrow to look back and to be proud of, and grateful for, the experiences enjoyed and the choices made today.