Yesterday I received an email that asked me what are you supposed to do while you are in the meantime. So here are a few suggestions of what you can do while you are in the meantime.
While you are in the meantime, help somebody. A poet once wrote, “I sought my soul, but my soul I could not see. I sought my God, but my God eluded me. I sought my brother, and I found all three.” Sometimes when we are feeling empty, we benefit immeasurably by serving people in need. As their strength is renewed, our cups overflow. Stop waiting for an invitation to get involved. Go help somebody. As John F Kennedy once said, don’t ask what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.
While you are in the meantime, free yourself and live in the present. I had a friend once who put all her hopes in the future. She had put together a hope chest together of brand new household items, while all the time she ate with plastic silverware and off paper plates. She was waiting to use her blessings until she met the partner of her dreams. Living in the present is not about abandoning your dreams, it is simply a reminder to live in the present with God.
While you are in the meantime, take the time to clean your house. When we take the time to do some spiritual housecleaning, we can find ourselves going through a change from asking “How long oh Lord?” to “See, I am doing a new thing!” We don’t have to leave home to develop a fresh vision of God’s plan for our lives. We just have to work on cleaning the windows of our hearts and minds that have been streaked with past pain and hurts, past memories and disappointments. We have to sweep away the clouds of fear, self-doubt and lies that try to keep God’s love from shining through. We have to sweep our minds free of the stuff that trips us up, keeps us confused and makes the meantime miserable.
While you are in the meantime, dream. Take the time to remind yourself of the experience that you want to have. Remind yourself of the feelings you want to have. Don’t make decisions for God about what is possible. Just let yourself dream. Let your mind envision the best situation it can imagine. If you can’t dream, then you can’t achieve it. So let yourself dream. And dream in 3D. Allow yourself to not only see it, but know what it feels like to be in that space. If you cant dream about how you are going to feel when you come through, you might arrive, but not know that you are there.
While you are in the meantime, come to understand, that we are all in the meantime together. We all have the same problem. We all believe that we are separate from each other. We also believe that we are separate from God. As long as we are in bodies we will have the belief that you're over there, and I'm over here. You've got your stuff over there, and this is my stuff over here. Because of our bodies, we cannot see the interaction of the soul. We are not aware of the commonality in Spirit. Our experiences have been varied and different. Life has unfolded in different ways for each of us because of our experiences.
So while you are in the meantime – live life to its fullest – love to your fullest – dream to your fullest.