“The keys to patience are acceptance and faith. Accept things as they are, and look realistically at the world around you. Have faith in yourself and in the direction you have chosen.” ~ Ralph Marston
I have become a modeller of patience- something my friend Heather Bestel aka The Feel Good Fairy called me recently. I shared that I had been given information and a demonstration of how fragile my spine was, even though I was feeling great. I was going to have to take extreme care, that meant I have to ask for help more, be even more patient and be very gentle with myself.
In the past patience has not been a strong virtue of mine and not even in my nature. After all I am a first born, a Capricorn with a strong independent streak and have a do it now attitude and behaviour! Over the past 16 m0nths I have been given many, many opportunities to practice developing my patience.
The last week I was given several real tests of patience that had me knowing I have to do more listening to my heart whispers and take time to be still. On Wednesday in the middle of the night I slipped as I was going to the loo and found myself on the bathroom floor. I landed on my hip and taking the fall with my left wrist, I climbed back into bed- giving my wrist reiki and praying nothing was broken. Imagine my delight when I woke up and saw there was no swelling, no bruises and I could move my wrist- painful but not fractured. I was delighted, this was, Stephanie reminded me that wrists wer a sign of reaching too far!!! ….. Well maybe just a little:) Louise Hay says it is about movement and ease- maybe I was trying too do too much and there was stress at play not ease.
The next morning I was to follow through on my intentions to do live video and share my scarves and quilts as part of my online studio sale I ran into a challenge. I had done a practice run the previous day, everything worked perfectly. The next morning I tested again, all perfect both on the facebook page and here on the live page. Come the tome to start the showing the sound went belly up. Ustream malfunctioned and echoed. I abandoned this plan. I am now making some videos to show you the scarves and how to tie them in different ways. So two signs in one day!
On Friday my energy levels were very low, I had a slight fever and I found myself sleeping away a large part of the weekend. I am doing a couple of hours work each day on healing and I now understand that while healing my body there is energy involved and I must listen, rest and be patient. I also had another message that maybe was a sign to BE STILL. Those of you who have signed up to Your Weekly Heart Whisper know that was my message for the week.
Today my wrist almost good as new and I have no side effects from the hip. I felt very blessed. I am pacing myself and know that in being patient and still acceptance flows,
“Patience is the companion of wisdom.” ~Saint Augustine
Are you a model of patience?