Something amusing happened recently with nature. My husband, Elliot, called out me out of the house, “You HAVE to see what the ants have built in our driveway!”
Since ants represent PATIENCE and community, curiously I went outside to take a look.
What do you see? He asked as we stared at the pavement.
I laughed. In the moment, it did seem as though nature had sent an intentional message with the sands of time. For near our parked car in the driveway, the industrious ant community had laboriously created a bold large number 8!
Eight is a symbol for infinity when viewed sideways. Was it a call for infinite patience? I sighed, admitting my patience was running a little thin at times these days.
But the message was timely and perfectly orchestrated. As synchronicity played out (the language of angels) later that day, when we set out to go to the lake to cool off, the car wouldn't start. The battery was dead.
With the ants' heads-up, we counted our blessings. "Infinite patience brings immediate effects." We weren't stranded in the blazing heat of August. It had happened at home—we could wait inside the A/C house for AAA Auto Service.
Within an hour, a service rep appeared with a brand new battery. Elliot made a new friend, and we were on the road to the lake again.
I recalled a passage in A Course in Miracles. “Now you must learn that only infinite patience produces immediate effects. This is the way in which time is exchanged for eternity."
It hit me in a new way, this idea of an exchange program through the medium of infinite patience. The key to eternity, Infinite Love.
Also this passage was helpful. “Delay does not matter in eternity, but it is tragic in time. You have elected to be in time rather than eternity, and therefore believe you are in time."
These days are filled with many opportunities to exchange infinite patience and compassion…in TIME, if I can take a breath and still my mind, and remember to choose LOVE with the help of the Holy Spirit.
“Doubts are the ants in the pants of faith.
They keep it awake and moving.”
Doubts like ants keep us building our spiritual muscle, digging deeper within, to come up higher in FAITH. Angels are helping during this celestial speed-up. Keep trusting the best is yet to be. We are spiritual beings of light awakening to our true God-given identity.
Love and peace,