If you’ve been feeling impatient, you’re not alone.
Right now, it can feel like everything is taking way longer than anyone wants it to.
That’s because we’re in a global transformation process and like every transition, there is a gestation period that has to take place.
There is even a universal law called the Law of Gestation that states that everything has a gestation period during which it develops.
Just like a baby gestates in the womb for over nine months, any creation process and each transition we experience also has a period of gestation that is a necessary part of the process.
However if you are like the rest of us, being patient during a gestation period can be really difficult.
Whether you are moving into a new career or stage of life, starting a business, connecting to your spirituality or creativity in a new way–honoring the law of Gestation will help you release impatience and enjoy the present moment.
Here are 3 strategies to help you have more peace and ease during every transition.
1. Appreciate the Process–Often when you are in a transition or rite of passage (including this global transformation), it seems like the most important part is getting to the other side.
When you recognize that it’s a universal law that each transformation process includes a period of gestation, then you can start to slow down and appreciate where you are in the moment.
Even though it may not feel like it, whatever you are going through right now is an important part of your path. There is true value in what you are learning and how you are growing during this transition, regardless if you can see it or not right now. Just like gestating in the womb is so essential for each of our development, the ways you are growing and evolving during this transition is preparing you to fully embody your purpose.
2. Honor Each Stage of Your Journey–Indigenous cultures commemorate personal and spiritual transitions with time for reflection and learning. These rites of passage not only celebrate the new, they help us learn how to let go of the old and fill us with meaning during life or societal transitions.
Western society tends to skip over the inward part, generally only recognizing the outward transformation that takes place. It’s important to acknowledge that gestation is a fundamental part of every rite of passage because these transformation processes take you on a journey into the unknown and while you are there, you transform into someone new. Right now each individual’s transition is based in part on what is happening in the global transformation, which adds another level of uncertainty, yet it also gives us the opportunity to create a new way forward for humanity.
So if you’ve been beating yourself up for not manifesting what you want quickly enough, explore what it’s like to give yourself some compassion and trust that this timing truly supports you and your growth.
3. Receive the Gifts Along the Way–Whatever you are experiencing during this transformation, I encourage you to take the time to go within and explore what the inner gifts are for you. These might be courage, confidence or a new understanding about life, others or yourself. It simply might be seeing the world through new eyes, which is one of the benefits of any rite of passage.
You will be able to cultivate more patience and lower your stress and release the pressure you may put on yourself by recognizing the gifts that each stage of your transition brings you. These gifts may include totally new ways of relating to your identity or the world, being in your body in a new way or enlightening insights about your purpose in life.
See how relaxing into each stage of your journey will help you feel more grounded and present. Take a little bit of time weekly to journal, meditate or ponder your situation and how it gives you the strength, confidence and other gifts you have been seeking in your life.
You are a miracle. You really are. Sometimes it’s easy to get so caught up in the mechanisms of life, that we forget who we are. Realize that as part of the miracle that is life, your life and our world have periods of gestation that are going to occur. You can cultivate patience honoring your own gestation process and finding the meaning and purpose in every stage of life.
I would love to hear about transitions you are experiencing in your life and ways that honoring this principle of gestation can help you have more joy and peace–please post a comment below.