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"This is Divine Time"
I was talking to my 12 year old son who is a wise little Sage, and I said something about wasting time. He quickly responded with, "We never waste time, nothing is ever a waste of time." He said, "Whatever you're doing, you're learning."
We casually talk about wasting our time, how certain things are a waste of our time, and we even become angry whenever we feel that our time was wasted. We say, "I wasted all of my time on that." When in actuality you didn't, everything that we experience comes to be useful for us later on down the road.
My question is to you, did you enjoy your time? When you were doing whatever you were doing, were you having a good time? Did you feel fully present in the moment? When we feel like we are wasting our time, we actually are learning something. In the process of feeling like we are wasting our time, we are learning not to do whatever it is that we are doing again. We don't like the feeling of wasting our time. What feels like a waste of time can come from not listening to our inner voice. We aren't listening to what God told us to do. Then we become frustrated with ourselves feeling like we have wasted our time.
I know this better than anyone from dealing with illness for many years. I would lie there thinking how I was wasting time being sick, instead of focusing on getting well. As I walked out of the clouds, I began to reflect on the years that went by when I was sick, and it felt like I had wasted years of time. I was, I am, and I always will be on Divine time. I never use the words I am sick even if that is the situation. I monitor closely what I say following the words of I am because I know that I am speaking as a representative of God.
I found myself saying, I could have done this and that, and I was being hard on myself, because there wasn't much that I could do for years. I did the best that I could do. I went back to school to get my Bachelor's in Psychology while in and out of the hospital because of Lupus. It seemed like one of the hardest tasks that I had to do because I would have deadlines on school work and I felt horrible. But I made it with the grace of God.
Think back to the times when you felt like you were wasting your time, now think about what you learned. Everything that we do, everything that we encounter, is on Divine time. God leads our paths and leads us to the lessons that we need to learn. If we need to learn these lessons over and over again, we will encounter the same circumstances until we get it. Sometimes it takes us awhile to catch on, sometimes we aren't giving our full attention to what we are doing, and as a result, we find ourselves feeling like we have wasted our time.
We become exceptionally angry whenever we feel like someone else has wasted our time. I have became angry thinking that someone has wasted my time, when in actuality I wasted my own time, not them, because my heart had already told me the truth. Your heart will tip you off and let you know exactly how it's going to end if we pay attention. We omit what our heart is saying to do what we want thinking that it will be alright, maybe our heart will be wrong, and we end up regretting not listening to it.
We have encountered people in business and relationships that make us feel like we wasted our time, but we learned. We have had experiences that felt like a waste of time, and we have been more aware because of those experiences. We have become wiser because of those experiences, looking forward not to repeat them again. We value our time because of those experiences that didn't turn out well.
When we say that someone or something has wasted our time, we are really saying that we wish that we never had encountered that person, or thing. We are repulsed from the experience that we had, but it was for our own benefit. But there is definitely a reason for everything. Everything is to lead us back to our true nature. Everything is about evolving and growing stronger and wiser, breaking down useless cycles.
I don't care if you're watching television, scrolling on social media, talking, or just staring into space, doodling, you are going to run into something that is Divinely synchronized in your spiritual progress. Even if what you encounter is deemed to be "negative," you will still learn about something that you need to work on healing within yourself. It is a reason why we see the things that we see. Nothing is random, it is for us to see, to lead to us evolving for higher purposes.
Everything that we do, no matter how menial the task seems, it will reappear somewhere later on in life. It could be something that you have to learn for a class or work, and you will be asking yourself, "why am I having to learn this?" Later, you will be able to share the experience with someone else.
We beat ourselves up the most about feeling like we have wasted time in romantic relationships, when those are our biggest karmic lessons. Even in the worse romantic relationship, something useful comes out of it, wisdom is gained. You learn the signs to look for the next time you are getting involved with someone. You haven't wasted anything, and believing that you have brings about lowered vibrations such as regret.
If we feel like we have wasted our time, we will begin to regret our actions, and this is how we set ourselves up to attract the same situations again into our lives. Then we will feel like we're in a never ending cycle of wasting our time, because situations keep ending up in the same way. I take away from every situation a learning lesson. I never feel like I wasted my time, because I know that everything means something. Even when I have an experience that turns out unpleasant, I know that it was for a reason. I can tell you that every time I have had an unpleasant experience, my heart told me before. My intuition warned me that something wasn't right. Each time I overlooked my gut feelings, I have came to feelings of wasting my time.
It goes back to the things that we give the most energy to, it's the energies that will come into our lives. Everything is an energy exchange. What are you exchanging your energies for?
Through all of my experiences and encounters, I have learned to go to God first. I consult God on everything. Before I say yes, I ask God. God knows the answers and can see further down the road than we can. All we have to do is ask. I thank God every day for showing me the way, and giving me guidance, even if I don't listen. That extra mile you went up the road, the so called wrong turn that you made, and being held up at the light, is not a waste of time. When we are delayed, it can be saving us from something unfortunate.
We get anxious and antsy thinking that we are late, and we are always on time. My late father-in-law used to always tell me that we are never late. He would say that everything is on time. When we think that we are being held up, we are actually being set up to be on Divine time. It all goes back to us trying to control everything, and we are not in control of Divine time. Everything that we searching for, wanting, comes to us in Divine time.
Look back on some of your experiences, some of the people that you have met on your journey, and you will realize that if you hadn't made that one decision, you wouldn't have been led to meet certain people and be certain places. And some of these relationships will last you a life time. Some people just come in your life so that you can learn what you need to know to further your spiritual advancement, and then they're gone. Take the lesson from it and keep it moving with no regrets. Not everyone is meant to stay. If you have to force them to stay, they're not meant to be there.
You will come to understand that yes time goes, but we have plenty of time. We get countless chances, to begin, and begin again.
Time is an illusion as we are.
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