2-11. Opportunities are like children. They are not always ready when you are. Be patient and loving. They will arrive when their time is perfect.
If every opportunity that you would like to see manifested in your life were to arrive at the exact time that you desired it to become available, your life would likely be quite different that it is now. But would this necessarily be the best situation for you? Would being able to ask and then receive instantly and with no period of appropriate preparation constitute the ideal manner in which you would actually like to have your life unfold? Perhaps you are enthusiastically surmising that you would indeed be overjoyed to have this ability to create your world in any way you’d like the instant the fancy happens to strike you. In Truth, this is not what is best for you, because you are not always and consistently able to accurately and correctly evaluate what is actually best for you in every situation. This is because it is unlikely that you yet share all of the Vision and Knowledge of God, for if you were to be in such a perfected state of being, you would have no desire to manifest every possibility instantly. This would be because when you enter into a state of mind that is fully in alignment with the Will of God, you will become sufficiently aware to realize that the Will of God is forever Perfect. Because it is Perfect, opportunities will consistently and constantly arrive when you are best suited and able to accept them, which is unlikely to always be the time in your life when you believe that you are actually ready. In counterpoint to this Truth, it is also possible that opportunities will not arise and be ready for you when you are actually ready for them. This is not because the Will of God is in any way imperfect. This occurs simply because there may be a great deal of other situations, alignments and synchronicities that are essential for any particular opportunity to be ready to arrive in your life. When these other factors have ripened into their fullness, the opportunity will present itself when its time is right, not when your time is right. This is not discouraging and it should not be perceived as such. It is simply the way of this world and because this can occur on a regular basis, patience is necessary. Necessary because a state of readiness and awareness of the possibility of the arising of a new opportunity and the fact that the opportunity may present itself in a manner or form that you did not or could not expect can be of great assistance in helping you to be sufficiently calm to recognize and accept the opportunity when it becomes present. Children frequently are like this – they are not necessarily possessed of the maturity and self-awareness that some adults enjoy. But then again, some adults are imbued with less self-awareness than some children, so even this statement is not to be accepted as axiomatic. However, in general, interacting with and living amongst children does require varying degrees of patience and understanding. This is because they are still learning and growing, developing their own personal centers of awareness and powers of self-evaluation. No one in their right mind would fault a child for being impetuous, imperious or impertinent. This is simply how some children behave and they will likely, but not necessarily, grow out of this behavior. Patience and love are absolutely required when raising or otherwise interacting with children, for they can be equally challenging and amazing in both their insights into others and, occasionally, their utter lack of insight into their own behavior. Opportunities can in many ways be said to have many parallels with these childish behaviors. Opportunities do not actually embody these attributes, for opportunities are not children and they are not alive in any meaningful sense of the word. But they can seem as if they are children in that they can arrive when they so desire, leave when they so choose and absolutely refuse to listen to reason at all. Opportunities are alignments. They represent the joining of many different harmonies, a convergence of similarities and differences, a pattern of combination that can, at times, involve so many disparate steps and energies that being able to fully understand their structures may only be possible by God. There is much of this world that you both do not know and do not need to know. That which is best for you will arrive when it is most opportune, at a time when it can have the greatest of effects and allow for the largest and mightiest amount of change and growth possible for you, even if you are unaware of or even unable to correctly perceive all that the opportunity is offering when it is first recognized as being present. You do not need to judge. To judge what has happened or what is being presented to you in the present moment is to attempt to substitute the perfect Knowledge of God for your fundamentally limited and incomplete knowledge. When you attempt this exchange, you try in vain to substitute that which is Perfect for that which is not. What value could this have for you? What do you hope to gain from attempting to release the opportunity that the Perfect Mind of God has arranged in favor of the limited and incomplete perception that you now enjoy? Faith is necessary to accept opportunities as they arrive and to first believe, then accept, and finally to know that the Will of God is Perfect. In this process of belief, leading to acceptance and finally to the irrefutably and eternally transformative experience of the knowledge that God’s Judgment is forever Correct, all desires to judge that which is presented in any opportunity will fall away and they will be replaced by the certainty that you are both ready and able to accept that which is offered and to learn as much as is possible from it. While you may not be perfect, and certainly you are not asked to be perfect at any time or in any way as perfection is judged by this world’s standards, God’s Love for you is Perfect and it will never change. This is enough. This Love offers everything within its Perfection. All that you will ever have need of to assist you to release the bonds of the ego’s beliefs in illusions and to accept the Light of Love in the place of that which has forever been utterly unable to change all that is actually True will be Given to you by God when its time is perfect. This Perfection of timing is guaranteed and absolutely Certain, for there is nothing that God Creates that is not Perfect. You are already Perfect. You have simply forgotten this original Perfection and you have allowed a great deal of other thoughts and beliefs to become layered on top of that which has never changed. Opportunities to progress ever further towards your final release of all that binds you to illusion will arrive just when they should and in just the manner that is best suited to you at any particular point in your evolution towards a Return to Love and to your Home in the Mind and Heart of God. Have faith, for this Return is Certain and it will not fail, for all that God Creates is Perfect, just as are the opportunities that you will need to remember that because you were Created by Perfection, there is nothing else that you could ever have been but equally and absolutely Perfect, too.