Struggle, it seems, and its social off shoots . . . chronic busyness, multi-tasking,
stress and the feeling of being overwhelmed. . have become almost hard wired
into our culture and our society as a way of life. . an acceptable approved way of
being in the world. Somehow, we have come increasingly to define ourselves by our
activity rather than the state of our being . . . almost as if ‘you can’t hit a moving target. . .’
so keep moving at all costs.
Where does this come from? How have we gotten so out of balance with ourselves. . with the world in which we live . . . that every day seems like a struggle to meet demands of all kinds . . . whether they be externally or internally generated?
I, for one, feel especially frustrated with myself if I have not ‘accomplished’
much on a particular day. . if I have not ‘produced’ as if I am some sort
of machine with an ‘input’ and ‘output’ meter rather than a human being who has
ups and downs. . who is inspired at times and at others, just sort of in need of time
to ‘allow’ whatever is happening within me to be birthed in its own time and in its
We are told that unto everything there is a season . . . a season to plant, a season to harvest. .*
See below: Ecclesiastes 3:1
Manifestation also has its own seasons. . its own unique timing which means that
sometimes we need to take right action and other times we need to “allow” the Universe
to work out in us whatever needs to be worked out. Sometimes, everything is in the hands
of the Divine. . whose timetable is apart from any earthly framework and often conflicting
with our perceptions of “I need this and I need it now. . .”
This energetic shift is increasingly calling us, I have discovered, to honor a divinely ordained
and internal timetable of revelation and change . . . to have reverence for new rhythms
more and more outside the mainstream of jobs, issues of personal financial security and the
day to day hustle and bustle. We are, in short, being called to individual spiritual awakenings
which adhere to no heretofore published timetable because they are matters of the heart and
of the soul.
Many other cultures have better honored this concept of rhythm and of seasons . . . and
respected that we are profoundly influenced by a Greater Reality . . . that we are all part
of a larger cosmos with its own designs and intentions. . and that we do best when we come
to understand and align with these rather than struggling against them.
So, perhaps it is time to stop “juggling priorities” and ‘allow’ whatever is being worked out
in us to occur. . according to the time table of the Divine . . . to put the incessant demands of
our modern culture in proper, right perspective . . .
Many of us are enduring times of difficulty; but one abiding theme seems to prevail . . . that
we are being pulled from what we thought was the very fabric of our lives . . . jobs, homes,
material possessions . . . perhaps to create a new frame of reference . . . to become ultimately
human beings internally attuned rather than externally attached to the machinations of
the outside world . . . tough lessons indeed. .
“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted . .
He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart . . .”