A lot of people are telling me that they feel stuck or somehow "blocked" in life at the moment and it seems to be a theme that is affecting many of us.
I've felt the "stuck" energy myself for about 6 weeks now, and I just want to reassure you that if you're feeling it too, it's not going to be a permanent state of affairs!
As human beings, we tend to worry if we can't push forward and make progress on our schedule - indeed, society, work and family expect us to be able to do and achieve things that we set out to do, or that they require of us.
We tend to forget however that we are not machines, and that we are also affected by the more subtle energies that rule the universe.
If you've ever had a reading from me, you will know that I talk a lot about Divine Timing. This is basically the concept that things happen at the right moment in time, when the universe has lined everything up ready for you, to make something happen easily and quickly.
This does mean that often we are told we have to wait for our prayer to be answered, and yet we still try to push forward with our own agendas and work against the tide. We are taught to ignore our intuition that may be telling us to wait and be patient, and to work from our right brain and be "logical" or "sensible" when the truly sensible thing to do is actually to go with the flow of life, and work with the universe.
When you're feeling stuck, this is not necessarily a bad thing. Whilst it may be frustrating on the face of things, because goodness knows we want to get things done, it has a plus side too that we can too often overlook in our impatience.
When you are waiting for the door to open for a new opportunity or relationship, you can use this time to rest, rejuvenate and take care of yourself.
The universe gives us lots of opportunities to rest, but we rarely take advantage of them, because in our modern world we are so out of touch with the natural ebb and flow of things. Resting is seen by many as a luxury or perhaps an unnecessary indulgence, and we are told that we have to work as hard as we can all the time, and to do anything for ourselves is selfish or lazy.
Animals instinctively know to follow the natural ups and downs of life, and they don't struggle against the tide anywhere near as much as we humans.
My cat Evey is a perfect example of this. If she has nothing else to do, she washes her fur from tip to toe, curls up in a ball and goes to sleep.
This isn't laziness, but she knows that when there is nothing else to do, she can rest and take care of herself. She doesn't pace up and down worrying that she should be more productive, or that some other cats might look down on her for being less successful than they are. She doesn't concern herself with what is coming in the future, she just stays in the present moment and uses her downtime to her benefit.
We would do well to follow the example of our wise animal companions and remember that life isn't always about pushing onward, achieving and being a "success" as our society defines it.
Life is meant to be lived, and we are here to learn and grow as the whole spiritual beings that we are. We are not simply cogs in a machine to be used up for financial gain, and tossed away when we are no longer considered "productive" in a material sense. There is no rule book that says you have to constantly advance, achieve and earn ever more money. That is a lie that was spun to make us do the bidding of the system that rules us, and like all lies, it is beginning to unravel.
So if you're feeling stuck, use this time wisely and remember that there is a time for everything, including feeling frustrated or bored. You will not stay stuck forever; it's impossible. Things will move and change again in your life soon enough, and if you are wise enough to use this time to rest and rejuvenate yourself, then you may find that you are very glad you did when the busy times come back again!