After you put a request out to the universe, you need to be patient and allow the best inspiration and solutions to come to you. And yes, most of the time it will take awhile, and you will need to be patient. This isn’t a bad thing.
Remember how, in “The Secret,” they demonstrate that if there was instant gratification to everything we thought about there could be disastrous results? They use the example of thinking about an elephant. Having an elephant instantly appear in your house after thinking about one would probably not be a good thing.
The wait will do a couple of great things for you though:
1. It will make you appreciate when your desires come to life all the more. Did any of you out there marry later in life, like me? Wow, does that help you appreciate the right partner more than if they just instantly appeared the day you turned 18. I’m not saying young lovers don’t appreciate their partners, but I think you get my point. When solutions take a little while to manifest, we tend to treasure them all the more.
2. It will give the universe time to bring us the best possible inspiration & solutions. We can’t see everything in this moment; by giving the process some time, we leave room for the universe to provide us BETTER solutions than we could imagine in an instant.
But while you are being patient and holding the question in your mind (some might call it a prayer) listen and keep your eyes open.
“Whenever an answer, a solution, or a creative idea is needed, stop thinking for a moment by focusing attention on your inner energy field. Become aware of the stillness. When you resume thinking, it will be fresh and creative. In any thought activity, make it a habit to go back and forth every few minutes or so between thinking and an inner kind of listening, an inner stillness.”
– Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now
When you can quiet the mind, great inspiration has a chance to flood in. As inspiration flows in, take time to explore the possibilities and fantasize about the possible solutions and what they might be like. The more emotion and delight you put into this type of thinking the better.
Then allow the Universe to do what it does and present you with new solutions or paths to answer your question and fulfill your desires.
“The point being, even though we have little to no control over the hows, we have the supreme power to choose our end results that will set those hows in motion for us… grasping this will instill within you the patience and confidence necessary for you to begin enjoying the journey (and the wait), giving universal principles the opportunity to do their part, however long they may take.”
“Manifesting Change” By Mike Dooley
First you need to have a little patience with receiving the inspiration, then you need to have a little patience with receiving the results. But when the results come, you will appreciate them all the more!
Takeaway: Practicing patience will allow more and better inspirations and solutions to present themselves.