Waiting

Looking to others or circumstances for your cue. In some dreams there is an indication that you are waiting for an event or a person. This can be an intuition and it is worth trying to see if it is that or simply the lack of initiative or even your hopes for it, not an intuition.

If it is the first it can be a very powerful thing to understand. We are raised in a culture that tells us unless we fight, push and get ourselves ahead we will never achieve our goals. That may be true in an external sense, but if you are seeking personal growth it often comes from within simply through living your life fully and attending to what emerges from your core self. Also, our dream creator has a much wider view that our waking personality and can sometimes see things coming so needs listening to. See Intuition – Using It.

What we often do not consider or realise is the enormous effect our inner life has and how it influences or creates your view of your outer life. As an example, supposing you had a love affair that ended leaving you in pain – well many people are stuck in their pain and do not or will not admit that they created the pain themselves. But it is our inner life of beliefs and past experience that creates so much pain. To understand the enormous influence our inner world has on our daily life, see Inner People

Waiting also is a huge part of growing up or maturing. A child has to pass through its period of crawling, so its legs are strong enough for it to start walking. Also waiting is an important skill because if we hurry in love, in life skills, in business was might not have reached the degree of maturity allowing us to make the right choice. So, the waiting described by T. S. Eliot is a huge Life lesson because your ego, your personality, does not grow you, Life does, and in our folly, we often cannot anticipate what our growth holds in store, so waiting without expectations is wisdom. See Virgin – How I became One

Therefore some things are worth waiting for, but I have seen many people waiting for someone to acknowledge or hear them; waiting for love that never comes or is not given; for success and the great suffering that comes when one waits in vain, for love would be love of the wrong thing.”

I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hope
For hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love,
For love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith
But the faith and the love and the hope are all in the waiting.
Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought:
So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.

Idioms: Waiting in the wings; lady in waiting; wait on someone hand and foot; a waiting game; lie in wait. See: Queue; Waitress-waiter; Waiting

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