I admit – patience is not my strong suit. I can behave impatiently when something I really desire isn’t materializing as I’d planned. I’ve learned that impatience results from mistrusting my ability to attract my desires. With mistrust comes doubt and worry, which limits the potential of my thoughts, feelings and actions to attract what I desire. Mistrust also demands that I manipulate worldly events, objects or people to willfully force the acquisition of my desires. Mistrust may also insist that an intermediary is required to do my bidding. Mistrust disempowers me. It separates me from my desires.
Feeling the discomfort and agitation common to mistrust, I prepare to enter my mental workshop where I make necessary internal shifts. For motivation, I read this poem by Rumi, the 13th century Sufi Mystic. Reading it heightens my confidence, but in a humble and grateful way.
When I run after what I think I want,
my days are a furnace of stress and anxiety.
If I sit in my own place of patience,
what I need flows to me, and without pain.
From this I understand that what I want also wants me,
is looking for me and is attracting me.
There is a great secret here for anyone who can grasp it.
As the vibration of this eloquent message spreads through me, my worried mind relaxes. My heart becomes empowered with patience enveloping me like a warm blanket on a cold night. Comforted, I regain trust in my capacity to apply the Laws governing the universe. For clarity I write detailed descriptions of my desires. Reading them aloud, I infuse my desires with joy as I feel them fulfilled in the present moment. This process is similar to tuning a radio but here I’m tuning my thoughts and feelings to the frequencies of my desires. This fulfills Laws’ promise of their manifestation. Finally, I let go. I’m now prepared to receive my desires.
Does this indicate that I’m full of self-righteous entitlement? Not at all! A part of me remembers that we all have an innate capacity to attract the materials we require for physical sustenance and the experiences that fulfill our Souls’ longing. While this idea may appear presumptuous, egotistical or idealistic, I have come to know that all humans, as images and likenesses of our mutual Creator, share a deep yearning to emulate Creator. Patience and practice are key. So, I’m learning that patience is not only a virtue, it’s also a daily strategy. A practice of patience unifies me with my desires.
In unity consciousness everyone has equal access to the ethers where every imaginable desire already exists and everything belongs to everybody. An open mind, a grateful heart and a vivid imagination, provides access to these ethers where all desires abide awaiting our enthusiastic union with them. Patient, I trust that the universe is aligning a multitude of circumstances to bring my desires into physical reality.
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well if this did not hit me right between the shoulder blades. starting tomorrow I work on this in earnest. thank you.
Al, Loved the Rumi poem. I surely know a bit about that “furnace” of anxiety and suffering. You are blessed with the ability to communicate some very personal and profound ideas and doubly blessed to have the willingness to do so. Very often, it seems to me even wise people refrain from sharing their inner life with others—why this is I am still not sure. I look forward to more blog posts
I agree with Lucy’s comments.
Your blog posts are very helpful and of interest, Al.
How about a WEEKLY post?
Thank you for all the others.