Patience is a spiritual discipline. It is the ability to move forward wen when we appear to be going backward. Patience is trusting in Great Spirit even when things change. It is releasing the way things have always been or the expectation of what should have been. Patience is kindness to yourself and others when mistakes are made. Patience is what Great Mother and Great Father give to all of their children.
Everyday we look for, and expect, to receive gifts from Great Spirit. Waiting in patience means honoring the truth that we are the Beloved Children of the Great Mother and Father…and they will give to us everything we need…even if they don’t give us everything we demand or want.
We often hear that anything we can imagine we can create. Of course, we also know that it is important to have a plan. What are those plans being based in? Are we spending our energy in avoidance of pain, fear, or disapproval? Are we trying to get everything everyone else appears to have? Maybe it’s time to spend time planing how to create more joy, love, peace, and compassion in the world around us.
What does Great Spirit want for my life? What saint or great being do I wish to emulate? How can I be strong in love and forgiveness?
How can I make choices that lead to a joyful life of service and loving kindness to others?
In order to work successfully with the Great Spirit of All Life we must practice the art of detachment. The more attached we are to the manifestation of something we want…the harder it is to allow it to happen. Detachment is the non-emotional and compassionate ability to see through our little self desires to something worthy of a Beloved Child of Life.
So if we pray, affirm, and know love is ours …there is nothing else we need to do. There is no need to get so excited about seeing if it has happened yet…and how it has happened. That puts us in a state of “doubt”…”Are we there yet?” Instead we practice saying, “Great Mother and Father help me to plant my seeds and learn to wait patiently, with detachment, until they grow to harvest time.
Help me to be understanding with all the people in my life.
Teach me to listen instead of trying to be heard.
Show me how to merge myself into the wholeness of life
So I do not become puffed up and think of myself as unduly important.
Great Lady, grant me your loving patience that I may understand others
even as I desire to be understood.
I bow to your wisdom.
Help me for I am prone to trust myself instead of You.
Many times I have tried to leave behind old habits.
Many times I have failed.
Let me take your hand, Great Father
for with you there can be no failure.
Together with you miracles shall unfold.
Together with you I shall learn to be patient
with myself and others when mistakes are made.
I recognize and accept the good, the beautiful
and the loving gift of life within me.
Help me so that
When my inner self is hungry I can feed it with love-
When my inner self is angry I can find a way
to return to peace and safety-
When my inner self is sad, help me
find comfort and assurance-
When my inner self sees lack
show me my blessings-
And when my inner self sees failure-
show me my successes.
And. Great Weaver, above all help me
remember to share these good things
with the people around me.