I’m one of those people who take time to consider, time to formulate and to prepare. Organising is one of my strongest virtues! Not so good at instant repartee, unlike my better half who is far more quick witted and wise than me, whereas I am better at considered replies with hopefully help for another.
In all my work I must spend most of my time in preparation and have always had the maxim that 95% think and 5% do is the best way forward.
This same approach applies to consideration of belief , feelings and consciousness. And also of course to HPT when preparation is paramount to being in the right state for that Highly Precious Time to be of any use or worth.
As we have said in the past: Don’t expect HPT to be your pacifier! Be at peace before you begin.
When I am asked to do something I normally, that’s outside of an emergency, have to take time to consider the best approach and often excuse my delay by saying, ‘O I need to psych myself up for it!’ I suppose it could be a bit like writing poetry, waiting for the muse! After all there’s no good attempting anything if you don’t feel ready or you feel under pressure. Better to wait until it feels right. Wouldn’t you agree? Or are you one of those, who sees the need and has to do, come what may? ‘Tranquilo my friend’, as they say here in Spain.
Mr grandfather used to say ‘Better do it now than wish it done’, and of course there is: ‘A stitch in time saves nine’, and ‘He who hesitates is lost’. But conversely: ‘Look before you leap’. Each situation asks for you to evaluate and decide on the fine line and time that allows you to discern the best timing and method to achieve the best result, with you in the best humour.
Abraham has this to say:
If there is something that you have to do, resist the temptation to do it under duress. Ask yourself, “What’s the worst thing that would happen if I didn’t do this?” And if you can get away with not doing it at all, don’t do it. And then imagine what would it feel like to have this done. Spend a day or two, if you can, just 15 minutes here, 5 minutes here, 2 minutes here, here and here, imagining it completed in a way that pleases you! And then, the next time you decide that you’re going to take action about it, the action is going to be a whole lot easier.
It is true that if you look upon a task as a ‘want to do’ as opposed to a ‘have to do’ you will achieve more in a better frame of mind. You see, often it is the finished result that spurs me on to get things done. Like cleaning the brass and silver or brushing the cat! And of course we must not forget that every action is an act of service to the Divine and therefore of supreme importance to do in the best of humour and in due time!
You must be the decider on the best approach that brings you happiness and peace, bearing in mind that judgement, if like me you are conscious of a previous life in such a capacity may bring warning feelings, then look upon it as your lesson to learn in this life of just discernment, when the warming feelings are the ones to encourage and enjoy.
Enjoy with Love, David