Law of Gestation

Dear Friends,

Happy Thursday!!  Today I am thankful for a saying I heard, 

“Tugging on a flower in the ground doesn’t make it grow faster”.  

I believe that living in this fast-paced world, it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking things are “supposed to” happen fast.  With Amazon Prime, Google, microwaves, the internet, Siri, Alexa… it is easy to get into the mindset that we “should” be able to figure out how to get whatever we want very quickly.

Reflecting on this truth, “Tugging on a flower in the ground doesn’t make it grow faster”, enables me to see the snare of my thinking: “I want it now”; “it “should” be here”; or “it was “supposed to” have happened yesterday”.  My “manuals” and expectations are often not reality and the sooner I accept and allow “what is”, I am in a better position to say, “ok, so now what?”.

The truth is, anything worthwhile takes sacrifice and time.  There is a universal law, the Law of Gestation, which is always in play.  This law dictates that certain processes take time.  For a seed to turn into a flower, a specific amount of time is required.  One can support the growing process by providing nutrients, water, sun, and an ideal environment, but the process will ultimately take time.  Human babies require a 9 month period to grow and develop before they are born.  Yes, supportive measures can help the process, but it takes 9 months.  It usually takes 6-8 weeks of exercise for sustainable and noticeable improvement in muscle strength.  Normally, it takes 6-8 weeks for humans to recover from most surgeries.  Environmental factors can support the processes, but the reality that stems from the law of gestation is, “It takes as long as it takes”.  Tugging on a flower in the ground doesn’t make it grow faster.

I’m thankful for this reminder which helps me lay down my resistance to the time certain processes take.  I’m grateful for the understanding of the law of gestation as it allows me to more fully embrace and trust in the process.

What are you thankful for on this beautiful snowy Thursday? I hope you are enjoying the holiday season.


Rooting for you always,

Candice Noss

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