I am the very first one to admit I am a proud, card-carry Aquarius, (as Astrologer Jennifer Shelton says, that is the month made just for weirdos!), I am delighted to be an ENFP on the Myers-Briggs Test and I am euphoric that I am a 7 on the Enneagram.
All of which these different personality indicators do not include the words ‘wait’ or ‘patient’ in their descriptions of my personality type……unless those words fall into the category of ‘needs more of’.
So how is it that I am in a profession that is the epitome of ‘wait and be patient’?
It’s very simply. The animals continuously teach me to ‘wait and be patient’.
Animals live in the present, the past is gone, the future is not here. The present is where they spend their time.
So when I am connected intuitively to an animal, I change time zones, so to speak, and go on ‘animal time’.
That means that I let the animal say what s/he needs to say in their own time, in their own way. I am open to receiving the information in the way the animal wants to share, not in the way I feel most comfortable receiving. Their story unfolds before me at the pace and process they set.
After all, it’s not my story, it’s the animal’s story that is unfolding.
So I wait, and be patient, for the next element the animal wants to share.
And sometimes I wait some more.
And sometimes I wait even more.
Sometimes more information comes, sometimes it doesn’t.
Now, what’s interesting is what is happening to me as I am doing my best to wait and be patient while the animal tells the story.
I find myself actually exhibiting patience, along with the willingness to wait.
Oftentimes, my willingness to wait and be patient encourages the animal to go deeper into their story. When this happens we are often able to get to the heart of the matter, allowing the relationship between the animal and their human(s) to mend and heal. Should the animal choose not to go deeper into the story, that’s OK. After all, it’s their story. The story will unfold in the timing and in the way which is best for all involved. And that allows the animal’s caretaker to also practice those ‘wait and be patient’ skills.
I am not learning to ‘wait and be patient’ because the animals are sprinkling a magic faerie dust over me – were it only that simple! I am learning to ‘wait and be patient’ because the animals are gifting me with opportunities which allow ‘wait and be patient’ to grow and blossom.
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