"Procrastination is the wisdom not to force anything you're not vibrationally ready for" Abraham Hicks
Procrastination is the thief of time – or so the saying goes – and a new study quoted in the national press seems to support it. It found that those with a tendency to dither and delay not only waste time but are more likely to be unhealthy, financially worse off and depressed.
For those of us perfectionists this brings pause for thought. What tools do I have in my self-care toolkit to help in this situation? The Bach flower remedies allow us to separate our behaviour from the emotions which hold us back, bringing clarity and understanding.
It can be a daily struggle to submit work I feel is less than perfect and often the Bach remedy Rock Water finds its way into my personal mix when I am finalising a complex project or trying to make sense of some spiritual concept I’ve yet to master.
The remedy frees my soul to be less hard on myself and brings me back into flow and a renewed understanding of my state of beingness – of presence, of energetic connection to source and wisdom – and above all to stillness – for this is where my inner resistance is heard, held, and accepted.
I am reminded to “be like water” as Lao Tzu says “Water is fluid, soft and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. What is soft is strong.”
It is about creating space and aligning my soul with the next best action to take. For me this is summed up beautifully in the following quote by Viktor Frankl:
“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and freedom.”
For those of us working in the realm of subtle energies we know that energy follows thought, and this is something we are encouraged to reflect on when we experience resistance to change and are overwhelmed with fearful thoughts or apathy.
The pressure to make a decision and move forward may be overwhelming. Bach remedies to assist with the emotions arising from our inner resistance may include Walnut for protection and strength to follow the path that is right for us; Elm for the sense of overwhelm; Mimulus for fear; Larch for a lack of confidence in our ability to do things as well as we can or Wild Rose for apathy.
The remedy Scleranthus assists with decision making when we find it hard to make a choice; Wild Oat helps when we seek clarity on the right path to take and Cerato helps me reconnect with my guidance and intuition and allows me to trust my judgement.
If we come back to centre, bear compassionate witness to our dis-ease and disconnection, having “flooded the personality with the virtues of the flowers”, we allow equilibrium to be restored at a pace that is right for us, allow the path to unfold in divine right timing, and our resistance to be replaced with hope, harmony and health.