INSTANT GRATIFICATION, RESILIENCE, SELF-RELIANCE & A SENSE OF HUMOR

 

It’s March already, and the energies have insisted that we go inward since January. Not only has it been a process for myself, but I am seeing it in many places for many people. We are in times of spiritual awakenings and continued ascension. If you are resisting in any way, this can be a very difficult process. I asked the Angels what the message was for March, and I was told to write about Instant Gratification, Resilience, Self-Reliance, and having a Sense of Humor. So, here goes…

 

 

Instant Gratification

We have gotten so accustomed to instant gratification that it has become extremely hard to separate this emotion from other areas of life. Advancements in technology have allowed us to click a button and download a Kindle book or place an order to be delivered to our doorstep. Gone are the days of being inconvenienced to go to the store, and this impatience now filters into all areas of our life. We no longer have the patience to wait for things to manifest—we want it all RIGHT NOW.

The current energies do not allow for Instant Gratification. You can’t click a button and manifest your spiritual awakening; or overcome the things you were placed on this Earth to learn; or start a business and have your products sell instantly; or have clients lined up outside your door on opening day. In order for any of that to happen, there is a process of slowly awakening, recognizing who you truly are, and learning how to live your life from a heart-centered purpose. I like to think of it this way: one of my favorite hobbies is counted cross stitch. I love watching the picture come into view as I stitch the colors into their dedicated spaces. But in order for this picture to be fully realized, I have to devote passion, dedication, patience, and time. When it’s finished, it’s a beautiful masterpiece, and I have a sense of pride, confidence, and accomplishment. The exact same process applies for the kind of life we want to create, the business we want to grow, or the spiritual ascension we want to have.  It is up to us to put in the passion, dedication, and time, all while maintaining patience with ourselves as we continue to work toward that goal. There is NO Instant Gratification with this process. That emotion can’t even compare to what you will feel when you have reached the goal you wanted, all because you chose to roll up your sleeves and get dirty for a while as you worked hard.

Which brings me to the next point, Resilience.

Resilience

Resilience (ri-ˈzil-yənts / noun/ the ability to continue to bounce back, no matter the circumstances; the fortitude to keep moving forward WITHOUT TAKING THINGS PERSONALLY or thinking the Universe is conspiring against you)

Now, I don’t want you to be frightened by this, because as you grow, so does everything else. But you can’t accomplish growth without the duality of good and bad. You need contrast as you hone in on your exact wants, and the process allows you to become the greatest version of You. All of this takes Resilience. The best way I can describe it is EGO Deconstruction. With all forms of change, things must deconstruct before they can reconstruct, and let me tell you, an EGO does not like to deconstruct, especially if it has been in the driver’s seat for a while. It is our job to recognize when our EGO decides to take something personally and tries to make us give up. It is our job to KEEP GOING! Following the cross stitch analogy, it would be like using the wrong color in one section—I could get mad and pitch the whole project, or I could simply remove that one color, replace it with the correct one, and keep stitching toward my masterpiece.  Just. Keep. Stitching.

Self-Reliance

In my line of work, I have witnessed people wanting Instant Gratification, looking to myself or others to fix them, trying to shortcut the process of creating their own Masterpiece of Self. Healers, doctors, and other providers can only do so much for a person who does not want to help themselves. Pushing the work onto someone else or taking a pill for a quick fix is not how lasting change is built. This is not how life works. Providers can offer tools, tips, and guidance, but it is the action of the individual that creates lasting change.  The individual must seek change for the better, RELY on themselves, and avoid RESISTING the people who offer solutions.

Let’s go back to the counted cross stitch example. In order to finish my masterpiece, I must rely on myself to finish it, overcoming the mistakes I may make while creating it. It is up to me to rely on myself to complete the job and know that it will be worth it in the end. Ahem … you are worth the investment. YOU are your GREATEST investment.

Sense of Humor

Lastly, having a Sense of Humor about this process is essential. As a society, we have gotten so serious about everything, and we are slighted by the simplest things. I get some of it, but at the same time, we really need to learn how to laugh at ourselves when we stumble, fall, and get back up again. Yes, life can be overwhelmingly stressful at times, but having a good, healthy Sense of Humor reduces that stress significantly.  Humor allows for a better outlook on life, and it has been shown to lower blood pressure and improve your mental health. When you don’t take life so seriously, you actually learn to laugh at yourself more. I have a friend who has a very stressful job, most days having someone else’s life in the palm of his hands. He has several ways of alleviating that stress through varied hobbies, but one of the main things he does is laugh. He not only laughs at himself, he is able to bring light respectfully to many situations, even when very dire. He also incorporates humor into his life through watching comedians or shows with his sense of humor. They say laughter is the best medicine, so learn how to laugh more, resist less, allow more, and love yourself through the process.

Bottom line, you are the Masterpiece, and becoming the person you desire to be is a process. You have to remove the illusion of Instant Gratification from this part of your life, becoming Resilient, Self-Reliant, and for God’s sake have a Sense of Humor about it all. You’ve got this!