COULD PROCRASTINATION REALLY JUST BE A RESULT OF DIVINE TIMING?

Could Procrastination Really Just Be A Result of Divine Timing?

Okay – I know that’s a bit of a stretch. Amazing how I can put a spin on something to turn it into something Divine πŸ™‚

But go with me here. I had a huge wall mosaic project in my head for almost three years. I didn’t think about it constantly but when I did, I would come to an engineering/design issue and sometimes the answer would come, and sometimes it wouldn’t. And then sometimes an answer would come, but it didn’t FEEL right.

I’ve been involved in an incredible journey about being BOLD & VISIBLE and owning my voice. It’s no surprise to me that during the 12-week course that has helped me access my deepest truths, that I would be inspired in a way that answered all of the engineering questions AND allowed me to not only start – but to also finish this huge project.

My dining room table was hijacked for the duration of the project. And then I had a few trips planned during hurricane season, so all of the outdoor furniture had to come into the house! UGH!! The clutter definitely helped spur me on.

WALL TEMPLATE OF MOSAIC PROJECT

I made a template out of Christmas wrapping paper for size and placement on the wall.

raw wood and French cleats

This shot shows parts of the raw wood and the base of the French cleat hanging system I decided to use on the wall. My original idea was completely different, but I had to rent a table saw to complete the cuts that I wanted. But during this class which really helped clear my thinking, I found the coolest wood company on-line called WOODPECKERS! Haha…what a great name! So, I redesigned the project with already cut to size baltic-birch plywood…and oh boy, did this make my life easier!

partially hung mosaic project

Here is the mosaic partially hung. Due to the tightness of the boards and the hanging system, there was only one order in which the separate boards could be hung. The tiles are a mixture of clay and glass. The glass tiles have an aurora borealis coating which catches light and reflects it in rainbow colors…the photographs don’t pick this up very well. (This photo depicts the closest color of the wall, while the photo below shows the background color of the boards best.)

full mosaic project on the wall

And here is the finished project. There were a couple of things that were NOT PERFECT, but since I have been working on not being a perfectionist, I didn’t allow them to bother me (well…mostly!) πŸ™‚

final mosaic with me

And here is the last photo for reference so you can see the size…Oh – OKAY – and so you can see how happy I am!!

In closing, there are so many things I could relate to this post, but I think one that really has me thinking is this: I have put so much pressure on myself to put an end to procrastination and to get certain projects done. What if instead of making myself feel bad, which only creates creation paralysis, I leaned into my Sovereignty and trusted that every single project will come to completion at exactly the most perfect time…DIVINE TIMING!?

Something tells me that shifting these ideas is going to have a huge impact on my life…and the life of my creations.

Sending so much love and light to you all. <3

Blessitude!

Lorrie <3

10/8/2023

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39 thoughts on “COULD PROCRASTINATION REALLY JUST BE A RESULT OF DIVINE TIMING?

  1. Your mosaic is beautiful Lorrie! Kudos on being inspired and motivated to bring this to completion. I like your perspective to allow for divine timing. I have challenges with perfection and procrastination too.

    1. Hi Brad! Thank you!!! πŸ™‚ It feels really good to have it finished and on display. Brad, I really think that both procrastination and perfectionism are challenges that many, many people feel they have. Maybe a different perspective can at least be a start to change the patterns.
      Hope you are doing well. I know it has been a tough time for you <3

  2. Brava, Lorrie! That looks wonderful and the design is really attractive. Congratulations on the variety of accomplishments you have achieved with this creative project!

    1. Thank you, John 😊 It’s always a little sad when I finish a project as the creative part is over…but I am happy it is finished. Hope all is well with you and Cyndie and all the aminals!

  3. Oh WOW!!!… This is just beautiful Lorrie… Well done you… I love your design and the configuration and layout… I remember you taking glass work a few years ago, and now this..
    Isn’t it wonderful when we let go of expectation and stop all of that ‘ Procrastination’ lol… Just how easily things seem to connect together…
    Trusting that all is as it should be, at the right time it’s meant to be…

    And so too the world will also sort itself out.. We just have to have faith, patience and Trust in the Process..

    You are looking well too Lorrie…
    So pleased to have caught your beautiful creation and post this evening..
    Sending lots of LOVE your way Lorrie xx <3 xx <3

    1. Hi Sue! 😁 Wow…thank you. I’m so happy you caught it as well…it’s great to feel your energy. It is amazing to let go…and then most times (if not all) the creation dictates where it wants to go! The original design was soooo different! And life also has a way of working out…when we let go of expectations, and trust!
      I hope all is well in your world, Sue. I will be over shortly to see what you have been up to 😁
      Much love and light!

  4. Love it! Love the words and the mosaic- well done my friend. So many projects and paths in my head, mind and heart – so hard to get the core often. Congratulations on doing it and moving with the flow! Xo

    1. Hi Liz πŸ™‚ Thank you…it helps so much to share with someone who has similar “issues.” The one thing I do know is I need to stop beating myself up and just let the flow go wherever it wants to take me.
      Sending lots of good energy your way <3

  5. Good for you Lorrie! I’m a big believer in going with what FEELS right and leaning and trusting into that flow. Look what happened when you did that. Your mosaic is gorgeous and you got it done. Great to see a smiling you too! You must be so proud and rightly so. A big congrats my friend. Oh and perfectionism is over rated! Being slightly imperfect is perfect in my books. Sending hugs and love your way. πŸ’œπŸ™

    1. Ah, Miriam!!! LOVE IT!! Yes…the holding on tightly is never ideal. The word flow, in and of itself, projects no obstacles. And the best part of the whole process is that when I stopped over-thinking…the project became what it was supposed to be!!
      Just love your energy…and your take on perfectionism!! Here, Here!!!!!
      Sending lots of good stuff <3

  6. Great job!! That is no small project! It turned out beautifully and I totally agree that sometimes it’s just divine timing at play when we can’t get started on something. Forcing creative projects just doesn’t seem right~ creativity needs to follow its own timeline :).

    1. Yes, Kristen πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ You so get it! When I am creating, I always say that whatever it is basically tells you exactly what it wants to be! So in the future, I need to heed my own advice…and recognize that if I am trying to dictate something…it’s just not going to work.
      Really appreciate your energy and feedback…and hope that things are going well for you <3

  7. You can be very proud of your creative flow Lorrie… how beautiful! This truly reflects how Divine flow flows through us when we allow ourselves to let go of the human doingπŸ’ƒβ€οΈπŸŒˆ much love x

    1. Yes, Yes, YES!!! Barbara πŸ™‚ The word “flow” is so important here. As human doings we tend to force a perspective that does not allow the Divine to manifest. I am content to know that this project, although in my mind for years, was created exactly when…and how…it was supposed to be.
      Thanks for adding your energy here…I sure hope things are super in your world!

  8. Looking great Lorrie. Divine timing is an incredible thing, it has been blocking me in so many things lately…but…the flowers I have met because of that has been well worth it. Just follow your heart kind lady, it is wishing you well πŸ˜€β€οΈπŸ™

    1. Hi Mark πŸ™‚
      Thank you so much for your kind words. I know you know a thing or two about Divine timing!! I wonder when we, as humans, will completely let go of our need to control and just allow life to happen (as it miraculously does!!!)
      I hope things have been going well for you…and that your complications with your blog have all been remediated. I will be over soon to check it out! πŸ™‚ <3

      1. Haha, a newly loaded WordPress on a new host and it created…a monster. After all that I thought at least WordPress would at least make me a cup of coffee as I start each morning…alas, no. So I did my advice and just let it go. Plus, I’m supposed to be writing my book…I think 🀣 It shall be as it shall be kind lady, love is its own time. You are doing well kind lady, as your works attest. Oh, and you may have to re-follow me to receive anything πŸ˜€β€οΈπŸ™

        1. Not to worry, Mark…”I will follow you…wherever you may go…” sung to music!!
          My technological skills are luke-warm at best…so as much as I may have wanted to move my blog…I always decided that it was beyond my pay grade!! I sure hope the kinks can be worked out. And as far as writing your book…I vote YES! I, too, am in the middle of a book…it is a HUGE project (that, again, will be published in DIVINE TIMING…hehe…as soon as I get busy working on it!!) πŸ˜‰
          All good things….

    1. Hi Ann!! Thank you πŸ™‚ It was a whole lot of fun to create. There is a bit of melancholy when a project is completed…but I just need to start the next one!! Hope things are going well in your world <3

  9. What a fantastic post, Lorrie! I am completely inspired at the way you tackled this project. Creativity flows and you went with it. When the time was right, it all came together! Just seeing the finished result almost brought tears to my eyes. I can’t believe how you were able to create such a beautiful mosaic! I am certain it will bring you joy for many years to come!

    1. Thank you, Judy!! One of the options was to just build it directly on the wall…but I knew that if I ever moved from here (which I don’t plan to) that I would want to take it with me. I am Blessitude! Once I got clear, I was able to see/hear what direction to take. And I do love it! And, it’s nice to actually say that because in the past I would have thought it sounded like bragging. Now I know that I am not the creator…I just allow the Divine energy to pass through me πŸ˜‰
      I pray that you feel much better…and sorry I missed you last night…did you feel well enough to sing…or was it all instrumental?
      <3 <3

  10. Well done Lorrie! It’s a beautiful creation. A shift in our attitude, combined with a little inspiration from the divine will make things align and flow. πŸ’πŸ™πŸ»πŸ’›

  11. Hi Lorrie! It’s been a while. I just saw your comment on Grandfathersky and had to come visit. I love your mosaic, especially the overall diamond shape with the smaller pieces interspersed perfectly. πŸ™‚ The possibility of procrastination as divine timing makes sense to me. Sometimes we are aware on a subconscious level that the time is not right. I’ve got a big collection of bottle caps that I might use in an art project one day…. or I might give them away for someone else to use. In the meantime, I’m working on some mermaids and alcohol ink, trying to be more abstract which is not easy for me, but fun. You’ve motivated me to take some photos of my current projects. It’s so nice to see you and know you are creating with a divine flow. <3

    1. JoAnna…it’s so nice to see you!!! And wow…I’m so happy you are busy creating…and going outside your comfort zone! I think just the idea of trying something new has to come from a Divine nudge…so I can’t wait to see what you are making.
      I know when we change the way we think, amazing things can happen. I’m so happy creating whatever comes up on my radar…sometimes it’s an old, unfinished project, and sometimes it’s brand new. I think the most important thing is that I am creating!!
      I hope things are going well for you…and can’t wait to see what you post…yes!!! Take photos!!
      πŸ˜πŸ’œ

    1. Thanks so much, Ann! I am very happy with the way it turned out…these projects most often times take on a life of their own…I am just there to facilitate πŸ˜‰
      Hope you have a super week!

    1. Hahaha…I love that saying, Inese!! 😁 Thank you so much. I feel pretty good about the whole process and that it is done. Every time I walk into that room I look at it and smile. Hope you have a super wonderful new week!! πŸ˜πŸ’œ

  12. I gain a lot from listening to your message, Lorrie! I often have so much vision and very long term ideas that I am eager β€œsee” come to fruition. In my case though it doesn’t feel like procrastination as much as prioritizing and just having too much to make me busy. I do agree with your reminder here about divine timing.

    Now to comment on your mosaic art: how beautiful and interesting it is! There’s a lot going on in the creation and decision-making process for the whole piece. I love how along the way you found the support and resources in the perfect way. Also that the other kind of perfectionism is something that you aren’t interested in letting hinder you anymore! You really moved forward and you can see that transformation from idea to creation!! Yes I like seeing your joy, too! πŸ˜ƒ The artist process transforms the artist, too! What a great display and exhibit sharing with us your background and process with this project. I’m so happy for you.

    Thank you for sharing your message and art!! πŸ’—πŸ’œπŸ’—

    1. Hi Ka! What a wonderful message that I somehow missed…and yet landed here in my heart in the most perfect timing!! πŸ™‚ HaHa! And in the past I would have been upset to miss it exactly when you wrote it. I am a work in progress and it is really nice to see that progress…to recognize the leaps I have made in so many areas. And to have you, beautiful soul, nod your head the very things that have changed!! Thank you for seeing me. Thank you for the wonderful energy you always impart, and thank you for supporting me and my art, always!!

      You said it perfectly! It’s like I was in a cocoon and I was stretching and creating whatever I felt at the time. And I created a body of work….so much of it not finished and that has to be because I WASN’T FINISHED!! Now I see these “projects” for what they are; stepping stones in the healing journey of my life. And just like you said, the decisions to put them in order is the business of the day…not procrastination πŸ™‚ Feels pretty good to take that cloak of shame off, and just listen to the Divine Guidance as to what comes next!!

      It’s exciting!! And I am very busy. And I am listening to the direction from my soul. Does it get any better than this???
      Sweet Blessings to you, dear Ka! I think I have a 10 year anniversary coming up for my blog…and I believe we connected very early at the start. I love and respect you so!! I feel our heart connection!

      May the weel ahead be filled with wonderful life!! <3 <3

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