"Patience is to be calm no matter what happens, constantly take action to turn it to positive growth opportunities, and have faith to believe that it will all work out in the end while you are waiting." - Roy T. Bennett.

As the country waits with a caretaker government, I am reminded about patience. Over the years I have heard comments like, "Good things come to those who wait" and "Rome wasn't built in a day". Especially the one my parents used to say - "Patience is a virtue".

Being a child that spent a lot of time in the gully, beside the river and sitting with nature and watching things mosey along in a divine order, I resonated to these words of AA Milne in the book Winnie the Pooh. "Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day." I found that knowing the trees, I learned to understand the meaning of patience as they stand long and strong receiving sustenance from the elements; and while lying and resting in the long grasses, I learned to appreciate persistence. Nature is amazingly patient with us humans, as we slash at her very centre.

My Angels remind me that life is about tests on this spiritual road we wander. One test is the patience to wait for the right moment, when often all that is around us is in drama mode. Another test is having courage, because what we encounter may not always be quite what we thought or imagined or planned it to be.

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I have learned over time, especially in the last few years, that there is a time to sit, to stay put and give space for things to come to me. I know that there are also times to go out into the world and find things for myself. The wisdom is timing, knowing when to sit and when to go.

This week my friends, allow yourself to stay where you are for a while and live your life knowing that something hidden will manifest itself to you. Arohanui.
Shirley-Joy

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