Technology has made this happen for us and while at times it can be a great advantage such as in medical test results and other potentially life threatening situations, for many other aspects of our lives, the need for instant feedback can be very frustrating. I am speaking in particular about our spiritual journey.
When we begin to tap our spiritual side, we bring with us our need to have instant answers and instant healing to all that ails us. This is the way we live and why shouldn't we expect the same when we begin our spiritual journey, right? Well, the truth is actually the opposite.
It has been my experience that if we truly knew what experiences we were going to have and the directions we would be taking on this journey, we would be overwhelmed! We would dig in the heels doing our best to prevent the inevitable OR we would be doing everything possible to get there as quickly as possible so we can take a deep breath and say "there...that's done. What's next?" We would miss so much about the nuances of this journey and all of the subtleties that go with it. Not only that, there is also the potential of hurting ourselves by trying to force the journey in directions we are not meant to go.
It is like looking at a map when we want to travel from one location to another. A map provides several options to get from point A to point B but which direction is the best one? Are there diversions on the road the map does not tell us about? Do we have pit stops we need to make along the way? Is there perhaps another route we could possibly take the map is not showing us? All of these questions cannot be answered with the information we have at hand. These questions can only be answered by Creator and the other guides who step forward to help us on our journey.
One of the most popular questions I get from people on this journey (both new and experienced) is "How long with this take!?" Another very common question is "when will I find out what my life purpose is?" Ah! The impatience of youth! HA!
And of course, the answer to those questions are as flavourful as a mouth full of sawdust. You will have your answers in "divine time." Okay. What in the world does that mean!? In the past, that answer would make me want to throw a temper tantrum and hold my breath until someone gives me a more definite answer. Of course, the answer would never come when I demanded they come and I had obvious control issues I needed to heal.