One of the cards I drew today was the shovel. The interpretation talked about doing the work, no longer sitting there and waiting for things to happen but making them happen through aligned action and effort. As we were unwinding for the evening, we were watching an old movie and one of the lines was about people always waiting for things to happen to them and needing to make them happen. It’s important to remember that we need to set a goal and have belief, but we also have to DO. I’ve had dreams and fantasies about different lives I want to live and different things I want to do but I find myself running in circles doing different things because I’m not patient enough to wait for them to happen. So I end up doing random things thinking the activity is moving me forward rather than actually creating.
I was so obsessed with the how and the details that I never allowed things to happen as they were meant to. I had a specific vision on certain aspects of my life but I wasn’t clear on what I actually wanted. I wanted to control everything about the how but I didn’t even know where I was going. How can we have any direction if we don’t know which way to go? How can we know where we are going if we don’t know where we are? And, honestly, doing isn’t the same as intentional effort. Controlling isn’t the same as doing what we are meant to. It’s in the details and the effort you make that yield the results. No amount of control can force something to happen that isn’t meant to.
There is a divine order and timing when it comes to making things happen. We are still a player in the game but we didn’t get to write the rules. We didn’t even invent the game. But that doesn’t mean we aren’t a part of it or that we aren’t important to the result. We have roles to fulfill and there are objectives we are meant to fulfill that are not our own. When the time comes, we are called to do the work.