Why Patience Is A Virtue

Source: In5D

by Martijn de Zee,
Guest writer, In5D.com

Sometimes the extreme is expected of your ability to trust in the universe. If we do, we pass the test as in an exam. Although some periods of difficulties can be karmic, then we must endure the time without be able to escape it. Whatever you try to get out of the situation, it won’t get better and sometimes even get worse. Patience is needed and faith that all is going according to a divine plan.

As a child, we celebrated Sinterklaas, a Dutch version of Santa Claus, where family members take turns picking a present out of a big bag. For some time I didn’t receive anything and I saw how others did get their gifts. Photos of that particular evening, show a very unhappy expression on my face. I felt like I did not matter, and was jealous of other family members who were provided with presents. But at the end of the evening, almost all presents were for me and I had already gotten a lot in the beginning. Why do I tell this anecdote? Well, many years later, I was in a situation that was very difficult for me. I tried to believe every situation is neutral and that we are the ones that give a meaning to it.

Over time, however, I became angry and frustrated because I did not get what I wanted. One day, suddenly, I saw the image appear in my mind, of me as the young kid, being unthankful and impatience.I immediately realized the intention of this memory that was projected in my mind. I had to have patience and confidence, because after all, everything would be fine.I was put to a hold by my higher self, because I was wandering on paths where I had no business. Namely, those of low vibrations. So, I immediately became aware of my own responsibility and realized that the situations could not affect me as long as I kept my vibrations high. Now, I like to go fast forward in time and show what happens if you stay in higher vibes and trust in a positive outcome.

Many gifts were given at the end of this process, of course, in a different form. For example, I met people who brought me further to my goal. I received an offer from an unexpected source, where I gained experience and it worked out good financially. I could give many other examples.

The frustrations are the result of the fact that your plan is not the same plan as that of the universe. But the universe knows better than you and knows how to get the most out of yourself. These are often situations you have not requested yourself. Ultimately, this is a maturation process for the future, so we are better equipped to face new challenges that will come your way. In other words, frustrations arise from the fact that you do not know the infinite possibilities that are there to make you feel better. The universe has this knowledge and opposing to this only makes you feel more frustrated. Surrender and trust are the best options, if you do not have the answers in that particular moment.

About the author: My  name is Martijn de Zee and I was born in The Netherlands on January 31st 1975. During my lifetime I have had several experiences that challenged my belief systems. There were always synchronicities on my way that brought me to newer levels of understanding. I am currently residing in Mexico where  I met my mentor who gave me a new perspective about the universe. She also told that I was chosen to write a book, which I am working on right now. Everything came to me in he right moment. ( the student is ready, when the teacher arrives ) Nowadays, I am helping people to find answers and guide them through difficult processes, so I consid

Shut Up, Mind! The Cycle of Bad Feelings and How to Come Out of It

Source: The Miracle Forest

Shut Up, Mind! The Cycle of Bad Feelings and How to Come Out of It

Have you ever screamed at yourself in your head? Have you ever yelled at your mind to just shut up? I know I have.

Sometimes it feels like there is a really annoying person living in our heads, who just won’t stop talking.

So what can we do with this voice? First of all, we can ask the following question: Who is that voice?

There is one person that does the thinking–us. And there the unbearable person in our minds. That seems like two selves. But we can’t have two selves now, can we? One of those has to be fake.

We might want to call the annoying voice the illusory self. The very first step is to recognize it.

You are not the illusory self.

The name already suggests that this self, this voice, is not real. It is a delusion, so to speak. When we recognize that, it can give us an enormous sense of peace.

It’s a great realization–to know that we don’t have to listen to it, because it’s lying. We can be at peace despite of its ramblings.

Peace is every step.

When it comes to everyday life and making this peaceful realization permanent, we have to put in a little more effort. Walking in peace is a lifestyle.

With thoughts, feelings also arise. And those feelings are not so easy to shake off or ignore. If we notice the thought that causes them, we can stop the process before it even begins, but sometimes, we are not successful, and that’s okay.

What makes feelings worse is that we keep feeding them with more thoughts. The feeling validates the thoughts and vice versa. The feeling makes us believe that the thoughts must be real.

If we knew for sure that the voice was lying, we would be at peace.

That is the hardest part and needs practice. Because the illusory self can be damn persuasive. We need to practice not believing it. Recognizing its cycle and stepping out of it.

A lot of people say that they know they shouldn’t be angry or anxious or jealous, because it makes no sense, but they still are. And that means that they still believe the thought that causes them to feel that way. If they didn’t, the feeling would subside.

When I’m anxious, the feelings slowly goes away when I understand that the thought in my head is not reality. But if I don’t, the feeling stays. Because what we believe will remain our reality.

The now is full of wonder.

So, practice not believing the voice. What is in the mind is not real. What’s around you is. The air you breath in and out. The sunshine or the rain on your skin. The embrace of your loved one.

The now is filled with so many beautiful and wondrous things. Do we really want to worry in an imaginary land rather that notice all the magic around us?

You don’t need to prepare, you don’t need to worry, you don’t need to keep thinking and thinking. You need to be here, now. With open eyes and a clear mind. That is what’s real. That is what’s true.

Right now, I encourage you to smile. You can, right? It was not that hard. I encourage you look at the light seeping in through the window. To feel the love you have for someone deep in that secret place inside you. These are always there, around you, waiting for you to leave that yapping voice behind. Unlike the voice, they will always be true.

“Life isn’t as serious as the mind makes it out to be.” – Eckhart Tolle