This week I’ve been getting on with what feels like the two hundredth edit of my book manuscript. It’s beginning to feel as though the changes and refinements I could make to it are endless. I’ve been going through a tricky process of changing the structure of the book which has meant pulling chapters apart and pasting paragraphs into new sections.
While all of this may sound and sometimes feels, a little tedious, sitting down at the desk day after day with a neat pile of marked up pages to work through can feel quite satisfying, and it certainly appeals to my Virgoan tendency to adore order and having a methodical process to follow. It’s also a wonderful procrastination strategy.
What I am owning up to is that all this re-working and tweaking allows me the delicious luxury of not being ‘ready’ to submit it to the next round of publishers for their consideration. Is is self-sabotage, fear of failure, fear of success or all three?
The answer is yes, all three.
However, there is another perspective we can take. It is; that all is unfolding in divinely right time. Nothing is amiss, all is perfect.
Whatever is happening in our lives each day is perfect for where we are at in our life journey. There is no need to push things to happen faster or to drive ourselves harder to achieve the results we seek.
And even the messy, unexpected speed bumps we encounter along the way which we think are preventing us from getting on with life can be viewed as helpful, instructive and perfect. It’s all a matter of perspective and trust. Oh, and patience too.
I’ve felt guided to take some Red Lily Essence over the last couple of weeks, perhaps to strengthen my ability to live this concept. The Red Lily Essence helps us to be more focused and grounded in daily life as well as feel more connected and tuned into Spirit.
It feels like this essence helps me to get on with my daily work (on my book or on other things) effectively and with clarity, while also experiencing an expanded sense of universal support and guidance.
The most important question to ask ourselves in these moments is: Am I having fun? Because when we are doing things we love, we are in tune with our soul purpose and nothing can possibly be wrong about that.
So yes, I’m having fun playing around with this book called Red Lily Mama. I’m having fun playing around with my new dance class, and I am learning to trust that my success in both these endeavours might not come overnight, but since my heart is leading me to do them, that it’s just a matter of time.
Beautiful full moon weekend to you all,