I went to visit Mum and Dad at the weekend and brought them a bunch of freshly cut daffodils still to bud. I was surprised to see them in the shop and Mum was surprised to get a bunch of scallions as a gift. That’s what they looked like! We marvelled at the unnatural ways that force nature but we ended up agreeing that most of the time we have to wait for Divine timing.

I like to think of Diving Timing as the time it takes from when I receive a little inspiration or an idea to when my thought is turned into reality. I am aware that I like to get things done immediately but life has taught me that everything gets done, not when I want it done but when the time is right.

With super duper technology we have got used to getting whatever we want whenever we want it. But sometimes it doesn’t work out that way. We want things to happen immediately but the time may simply not be right. Wanting things done and not being able to do them to your own expectations can be stressful and lead to frustration. I have come to realise that when I allow myself to simply be, the energy to do what I ‘need’ or ‘want’ to get done comes readily. Nurturing self respect, I have learnt it is best not to push or force thyself but work with the energy of least resistance. A more accepting and relaxed attitude can stop frustration, and it will also stop you from wasting energy thinking and worrying about it.

If you find yourself in a situation that is causing you to want to ‘force the flow’ here are some things that I find helpful while I am waiting ‘oh so impatiently’ for my desires to manifest.

First, let go of your fears and limiting beliefs, the “Buts” and “What ifs” and “can’t” that can pervade your thinking as you wait. These negative thoughts can cause you to give up on your dream altogether. Believe that everything is happening as it should.

Second, don’t stop rowing your own boat! You have your own part to play in creating your dreams too! Nurture that vision. Take inspired action every day and watch your vision grow into reality.

Third, have faith and trust the process. Know in your heart that you will be shown what to do next when the time is right and that the perfect people will come into your life to make your dream happen.

Do these three things and let the Universe and Divine Timing do the rest! The more you resist this process, the longer it will take to make your dreams real, if they happen at all. By giving in and letting things flow, you will enjoy the journey much more.

When I got up to go, Mum asked me if I would like a sweet for the journey. She opened a cupboard and took out a well sellotaped packet wrapped in Christmas paper, a present from one of my nephews. After wrestling with it she eventually managed to open it and out popped a bag of small daffodil bulbs.

Perhaps you can fool Mother Nature but we would have needed more than Divine timing to turn the daffodil bulbs into sweets. We would have needed a miracle. See? In the lyrics of the Rolling Stones,

“You can’t always get what you want…But if you try sometimes well you might find

You get what you need.” And we got a great laugh!