“Slow down. Take a deep breath and take your time. The answers will come. No rush. Breathe.”
When I was in my second year of university, I took an elective anthropology course. On the first day of class, the professor explained the course curriculum and let us know that there would be no exams, and the entire class grade rested on one research paper that was due at the end of the year. It had to be a topic that was relevant to the material we studied throughout the year, and he warned that although we had 8 months to get it done, it was a big deal and we should get started on it right away.
All of my classmates started their research within the first couple of months, and seemed to be well on the path to completing their research and writing their papers by the time month 7 rolled around. That was precisely the time that I started thinking about it. For the majority of the school year, the thought of the paper was in the back of my mind, and I knew I had to figure out what I was going to write about, but I didn’t actually do anything.
When I did start to act on it, I knew I had to do a whole year’s worth of research in a few weeks, and write a paper that would be worthy of an acceptable course grade. I wasn’t too worried. The one thing I was completely sure of was my ability to research and pick out information at record speed, with accuracy and relevance. I did exactly that. I turned in my paper on the due date and received my first A+ on a paper in university.
Looking back, I can see that I left the work to my subconscious, and since I was coming from an abundance mindset – I believed I would do it. I had no doubt or worry that I wouldn’t get it done, and my goal was realized.
Now, I know that that’s my process. Sometimes, I just need to not act and let things soak in, and let my subconscious go to work to process the information in a way that my conscious mind can’t, and eventually when the time is right, the thoughts will ripen and flow out of me with little or no effort.
I haven’t written for the last week. At first, I was panicked about being late and not producing a daily post, but then I realized that I needed this time to go through my process and just let go. I knew I’d be ready to write once my thoughts had crystallized.
The thoughts have been flowing to me and through me all week, and today, I was able to put those thoughts together, and write the overdue 7 posts all in one day. I’m calling this week’s posts the Keep It Real Series. I was able to accomplish this because I trusted myself and the process to do what was best for me, with the faith that the Universe would take care of the rest.
Know that when you are stuck, stressed out, under the weather and things aren’t working the way you want them to, sometimes the best thing to do is pause. The answers will come once you make room for them. Breathe. Let the Universe take the wheel.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!