Summer’s over, and the work of Fall begins. This is a good time to remind yourself of how powerful you are, and what you can do if you put your mind to it. But yet…have you ever really, really wanted something and tried so hard to get it that you just tired yourself out and got nowhere? There’s a simple reason for this. Whether you believe in God, some form of Great Spirit, or just good old Murphy, you need to be able to relax your ego a little bit and release your intention into the world and give it time to work. Whether you call it patience or magic, it’s not all in your control.
You can look at this from a mystical mindset, or a purely practical one. If you want to get all woo-woo about it (though modern physicists may agree), you need to give the vibration of your intentions time to work with the threads of possibility at work in the universe. Thinking you’re doing something entirely by yourself is pure hubris (any why it doesn’t work sometimes).
If you’re just being purely practical about it, what it comes down to is that we often sabotage ourselves by trying so hard to get what we want that we overlook things like our own limitations, other people’s volition, and realistic time frames. We get so attached to our own ideas that we’re like a dog with a bone that doesn’t even taste good anymore.
Regardless of how you think about it, releasing your intention into the universe also frees you into the mindset of being able to accept alternatives that come to you. Sometimes we don’t really know what we want, or what we need, until it surprises us. Be a partner in your own surprise!