I am not a patient person. I want what I want and, once I can see it in my laser-sharp sight, then I am frothing at the bit for it to happen. And, in the meantime, I am, oftentimes, intolerant of all else. I will go to great distances to assuage the pain of not having what I want. Given this, you must be able to imagine the grand celebration I have when I finally secure my target. Or can you? What happens is I get so trapped in the wanting itself that when I receive the apple of my eye most often I’m so “sold” on the idea that it is already mine that I’m already on to the next one, as Jay-Z says. A capitalist spirit? You could say so, on a good day. A mover and a shaker? That would be an outsized compliment. A bottomless beast that constantly needs to be fed? Well, you said it; not I.
So if this pattern is not about the acquisition, not about the win, not about the gold dug in the gold digger’s path then what is it about? The answer might surprise you. It is about not Knowing that I’m Loved and okay just as I am. It’s about not being Present. It is about avoidance, in that moment, of God’s deep, beautiful Love. When I am impatient I place the things of the world as my priority and push the sweet Nectar of the Love away with my outstretched, begging and insisting hand. When what I really, deeply yearn for more than anything is the beauty of being Present. Allowing mySelf to Surrender into Joy, into Peace and into Knowing everything is groovy just as it is! With the new house. Without the new house. With the raise. Without the raise. With. Without. The solution is inside – within.
My Beloved Meditation Teacher, Dr. Roger B. Lane, describes in the “Tools For Living Free” entitled “Practicing Patience”: The Solution. “Patience is being Present giving yourSelf what you need and what you need is the Spirit that you are; in every case that’s how it is. And the impatience comes from what? Forgetting. It comes from forgetting a simple fact: that God lives in you as you. Try being impatient while you Remember consciously that you are Spirit. … Patience is a Gift, an Opportunity to be Present with God, with yourSelf, to nurture yourSelf, to Love yourSelf and It sure feels a lot better than being impatient. …”
Knowing this, what do I do when I’m obsessed with getting something, striving to be better, stronger, faster, smarter and stressing? How do I get off this cycle and get back to mySelf, to God, to the Present moment and to acceptance?
I simply do a Process to let go of all that stands in the way and allow Spirit to take it and to have it transmuted. Here is what My Teacher has Taught me: Call In The Light Of The Most High by saying, “Lord, God, send me Your Light!” Say, “Lord, God, please take these attachments from me!” Tell yourSelf to let them go! Now accept your Power to move beyond your circumstances and time and space by being Present with God! This is the Practice of Patience, Neutrality and Acceptance and being Centered in the Spirit you are.
I suggest you also make this yours. Fill your heart with the Love and watch how life unfolds for you by attending a Mediation Of The Light Of The Most High at the Home Center in New York City or at our Regional Centers!
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