Sometimes the problem is not that you can’t find the time for something you want to do, as we discussed yesterday, but rather that the time is not now. This kind of timing is best recognized after the fact. Have you ever said, “Oh, I really wanted that! But if I had gotten it when I first asked for it, I wouldn’t have been able to cope with it?”
Divine timing steps into play when we are working along a path to a life purpose, such as being a successful and widely published author. That pathway is littered with life lessons. The drive to get to the finish line propels us forward, and healing happens from necessity as we progress towards our goal. Often, what we don’t manifest is more important to our journey than what comes with ease.
If you didn’t sell your first manuscript for five years, by which time you found your writer’s voice in a whole new way, that could be divine timing at play. If the book didn’t get published despite a contract, there could have been something that you needed to clean up before your words went live. If you were forced to self-publish because no publisher picked up your book, and along the way you found your self-confidence, that is divine timing.
When we don’t act, often it is because we have not truly arrived at the place where success is in our best interest. What if you won that contract, got that prize, went to that conference? Would it interfere with hearing and following your own voice, would your shaky self-esteem screw things up, would you fail to see that your work was supposed to go in a different direction? All of us have stories to tell about when we didn’t act, or didn’t get what we asked for, and how grateful we are in hindsight that we didn’t.
So if you are persistently not-acting on an item on your to-do list, step back and breathe, and consider why it might be in your best interest to let go of that item for the time being. As always, if you need help seeing and sorting things out, drop me an email or leave your story on the Creativity Coaching page, and I’ll take a look for you.
Blessings on your path—and remember, all things in their own time arrive!