Have you ever felt that you are simply hanging in the middle of the time and space continuum? You have plans, an agenda, goals, deadlines, places to go, and people to see, but you find yourself stuck in an energetic void where nothing -- as in zippidy-do-dah -- is happening. You want it to happen; you are trying to make it happen; you have been working, creating, pursuing, planning, following up, following through, taking notes, taking names, making calls, making contacts, making lists, making time, and, yet, you are going nowhere fast. It’s as if you stepped into industrial-strength molasses or your feet forgot how to work or the Acme Cement Company made your shoes. There is no forward movement. None.

You are at a standstill. You feel a bit like the pineapple chunk in the Jell-O salad -- suspended in sweet goo and going nowhere fast.

And this makes absolutely no sense. The gods had whispered high-vibratory inspiration in your dreams. You have run with that golden idea, and yet, you find yourself embraced by a motionless force field. You feel like you are flapping aimlessly in the breeze.

This, my friends, is a state of suspended animation.

It can be crazy-making. You wonder when will it happen. When will it unfold? When will I know? When, when, when? You are metaphorically tapping your foot and looking at your watch – with some annoyance, I might add.

Sweet goo notwithstanding, this is not fun. You are hypervigilant, awaiting the appointed hour. You look for some sign from the heavens, some confirmation, some open door, some tiny movement that will lead to momentum and traction. And, yet, you continue to hang in suspended animation.

Unbeknownst to you, suspended animation has a powerful backstage partner. This partner is divine timing.
What? Nobody mentioned divine timing to you. This really makes things sticky. I thought I had a mission, a plan. I am confused. Why do I have to wait? What am I supposed to do?

Divine timing reminds you that you are like a clock. To birth your inspiration, your inner cogs and wheels are being aligned for the perfect moment of consciousness and vibration. You may feel like you are doing precious little, but there is a learning curve. Your soul is actively being recalibrated and refined. You are being stretched, hollowed out, and emptied so that you are able to resonate with the amplified energies.

As you wait, your golden inspiration may morph and bloom in new and, even, surprising directions as well. Like the lotus, it is all unfolding perfectly. Your plan is honed and held until the exact right moment when current consciousness can hear or see or accept what you have to offer.

Yes, this can be hard. You are waiting. And this time, you are waiting for God to give you the green light.

Divine timing is all about trusting and allowing that nothing happens sooner or later, faster or slower that it is meant to; there is a bigger plan at work. And divine timing always has the final word.

With this in mind, doesn’t it make sense that suspended animation is all about hanging out in god time? When you look it like that, it doesn’t feel so sticky, does it?

Author's Bio: 

Psychologist, Adele Ryan McDowell, Ph.D., is the author of the Amazon best-selling Balancing Act: Reflections, Meditations, and Coping Strategies for Today’s Fast-Paced Whirl and a contributing author to the best-selling anthology, 2012: Creating Your Own Shift and The Sacred Shift: Co-creating Your Future … in a New Renaissance. She is madly working on her next book, Making Peace with Suicide. You can learn more about Adele and her thinking http://adeleryanmcdowell.com/.