A pinch of salt

by Lindsay on September 15, 2010

in Personal Growth, Spirituality

This post is written by  guest blogger, Sarah Roberts. Simply put, Sarah is amazing. A naturally intuitive, she’s multi-talented and a damn good baker and cook. She brings a fresh perspective to The Daily Awe and has always – in the 12 years I’ve known her – helped me see things from a more well-rounded view.


I’ll admit it.  I’m a skeptic when it comes to the spirituality of personal journeying and I often find myself cringing when I hear buzz phrases about the universe or ‘like attracts like’ or whatever else may be the a la minute term to define what is, in fact, impossible to define.

Blame Oprah.  I think she may be responsible.  She did, after all, bring us The Secret and Eckhart Tolle (who has said such poignant things as, “life is the dancer and you are the dance”).

Am I the only one who rolls my eyes when I read things like that?

Still, lately I find myself more attuned to messages and signs.  There’s a phrase I’ve always enjoyed which is a simple adage, but nevertheless true:  timing is everything.  I am a cook and a baker and taken quite literally, life in the kitchen can be summed up with that expression.  Lately, however, I’ve realized that the same is true of life.

Have you ever loathed your day job so much that you spend each morning just drumming up the energy to leave your front door?  You may sit at a desk all day wondering what it’s all for – with grand ideas in your head about what you’d rather be doing? And then, ping, an opportunity arises seemingly out of nowhere. Maybe this is what the buzzwords ‘intuitive hit’ means. Suddenly, you’re given a sign or a message and you just know you have to act on it. Is this (here’s another buzzword for you) divine guidance?

Author Dorothy M. Neddermeyer writes:

“Believing in your abilities and keeping a patient mind-set allows the universe to bring the map to success in exactly the right way and at exactly the right time. You might sense the need to rush to the finish your projects and goals, simply because you are placing more importance on the feeling that success will provide you. If you let go of those expectations and accept that you can have those feelings right now, without having to do anything, you will be more willing to patiently wait and allow your success to unfold naturally – timing is everything.”

As someone who, when she wants to do something, she wants to do it now, those words really resonated with me.

In my own life, I recently allowed a relationship to overshadow my ability to be creative and passionate about my work. I was left feeling unfocused and unproductive. As soon as I had the realization – an AHA moment – that my energies were not being directed constructively, I made active steps to re-group and re-focus on my creative process.  As soon as I did, everything seemed to fall into place.  I seemed to accomplish more in a weekend than I did in months.  And with that unblocked creative energy, opportunities came rushing through the door.

Was it the universe alerting me to the fact that I was now ready to proceed on this path? Did I autonomously create these opportunities simply out of a newly found drive and passion?

Whatever the case, this is true:

Timing is everything.

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