By Jennifer de Azevedo
The Law of Gestation has been the trickiest of the universal laws for me to work with because it requires the acceptance of time and patience, which is something I am getting better at. It states that all things in nature evolve over time. You can boil that down to taking a deep breath and accepting that everything takes a minute, or many, to accomplish. It also states there is a finite amount of time for an idea to go from conception to maturity, if we nourish the seed. For me, that is the comforting part of this law. It promises a light at the end of the tunnel, so long as we hold to the goal. I have seen the law of gestation at work in my life as I’ve strived to learn and apply all the universal laws.
At first, I was frustrated by how long it was taking me to really commit to these new ideas and let go of old patterns. I expected to be able to make shifts and progress in leaps and bounds. Except for a few instances, this has not been the case. It has been more of a slow, gradual progression in the right direction. I had to just realize it was going to take time to change the thoughts and programs I had been running for years. I would be working on something specific in my life I wanted to change, like a fear I wanted to let go of, and I would get stuck. Sometimes months would go by without feeling like any headway was made, and I’d begin to feel disheartened. However, as I continued to cultivate faith that things were working out, suddenly, a shift would occur, and the work I had put in became so incredibly worth it. The time it took to accomplish my task no longer mattered.
I was becoming more aware of my thoughts than I had ever been, and it required more effort and energy then I ever expected. Despite the work, this law finally started to give me comfort when I settled down and KNEW that my goals would be accomplished and there was a limited amount of time it would take to see them achieved. That brought me peace. One thing I’ve learned is that coming from a peaceful place will always get you closer to your goal than coming from a harried place. I do find it comical, however, that it took so much time for me to realize that attaining my goals would take time.