It is popular to declare everyone ready. To bestow permission for someone to dive into the work of the soul and get going. Dive into business and begin…NOW!
It’s not that I disagree. Many people are holding back in the possibilities of their being. Are stopping before they ever start only out of a fear of failure or wild success. Are holding back from their desires because of the made up stories they spin for themselves.
And yet there is something to be said about waiting. Waiting until the time is right. Until the work on the inside has been done before taking action on the outside.
Many people want to help. Make a big difference. Do what feels good and rock the world in marvelous ways. They step forth in service boldly. But they are not ready. They seek to assist others because they are embroiled in the same pain-filled chaos. They identify with the issue rather than see the wholeness in not only their clients, but themselves as well.
We cannot take people where we have not been. We cannot teach what we do not know. We cannot guide people to mastery when we are still victims to our own stories. The goal is not perfection of the self. But an deep understanding of the path…and not just the war torn parts. The goal is to see the fullness of the journey. To know the way out the brambles and into the shine.
There is no shame in waiting. In cultivating your tools before you unleash your wonder on the world. You deserve to know the way of your being adeptly. To share from your own pool of magnificence that you yourself discovered.
Enjoy the journey. Savor the experience. Share when you are ready.