Patience is a Virtue…

Do you have patience? I am having to practice the art of patience a lot lately. There is patience involved in settling my mother’s affairs. There is patience involved, as we get ready to move to our new home. There is patience involved in feeling like I need to be back on Kaua’i now to get back to work. I have the opportunity to practice the art of patience all the time.

What is patience? In Christianity it is called a virtue. Well, a while back, I defined patience as “knowing.” Why? Because if you truly know all is well, you would have no reason to be impatient. You would simply know that all is unfolding as it should. You would know that everything is unfolding in perfect time. You would know that the timing of the Universe is always in your favor.

I know these things, and, yet sometimes I find myself giving into doubt. I say I am not going to engage in any kind of struggle and then I break my covenant and find myself engaging. I have to back pedal, and I can.

Well, I can tell you that I am happiest when I practice patience. There is a calmness that comes over me when I just know that everything is turning out fine and perfectly. It’s about breathing deeply and refocusing my energy in trust and faith. It’s about surrendering to the Power that I can use on purpose, and then knowing that once I’ve spoken my Word, I can trust it to fulfill that word.

Really, patience is about surrender and then in that surrender allowing myself to accept the highest good for me and everyone involved in my various experiences. Really and truly, the Universe is conspiring in our favor always, even if it feels like we are waiting or that nothing is moving. Everything is always moving. The direction of that movement will depend on our patience and calm. It will depend on whether or not we practice perfect inaction while we are really listening to the opportunity for movement that comes from our divine intuition.

Love and Aloha,

Rev. Rita

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