How many of us are good waiters?
Are we willing to wait for our food to cook? For the traffic light to change? For a web page to load? For a deep discount? For the price of gas to go down? For someone to come home? For the lake to freeze?
Some things just take time. Occasionally a healthy baby arrives before the due date. But most people wouldn't argue with having to wait the full nine months and as far as I know scientists are not trying to figure out how to shorten the time frame. There is a reason it takes so long - things have to go through a natural process of development. So why then, is it so hard for us to wait for answers or direction from our inner wisdom?
A Course in Miracles says "If you knew who walks beside you on this path that you have chosen, fear would be impossible." And honestly, it's fear that makes us want to meddle with the time frames. We are afraid that things won't work out the way we won't; we won't get the information we need or the opportunity. We are worried that we'll miss something or get left behind.
The truth is that when waiting triggers anxiety we are not trusting that whatever happens will be for our higher good. Another line from A Course in Miracles says "Those who are certain of the outcome can afford to wait, and to wait without anxiety." If we trust that life is unfolding with divine synchronicity, no matter what the outcome, than we can relax and let the universe/creator/unconscious do it's job!