Waiting to Exhale tells the story of four seemingly successful African American woman who have everything, except successful relationships with men. Each waits for the moment when, secure in a relationship, they can exhale.
It is not necessary to be African American, looking for a relationship, or even a woman to relate to the chronic "waiting game" we all seem to play. So much of our lives are spent holding our breath and waiting. We are waiting for whatever we believe will make us safe, secure, and serene. We want to breathe easy; relax, let go.
Oftentimes we, like the heroines of the movie, compromise what we most want in our heart and soul, in an attempt to force the hand of fate...God...to secure the relationship, job, status, whatever. But when we do this, we can only have a poor imitation of our true desire, and a false sense of security that will soon leave us, along with the opportunity to exhale in quiet confidence.
So, what can we do? We can relax, release, let go and KNOW that God is in charge. There is no need to wait to exhale. As we immerse ourselves, with quiet confidence, in the images, tastes, feelings or the deepest desires of our hearts, we magnetically draw to us the circumstances that will lead to the fulfillment of our desire.
To fret over what is not manifesting, only affirms its lack in our lives. As the Bible character Job states, "That which I most greatly feared has come upon me."
Today, whatever is up in your life, relax. Exhale, and then breathe in the precious essence of Spirit. Breathe in life, energy, peace. BE in the present moment. Not yesterday. Not tomorrow. Not 5 minutes from now. BE. You do not need to wait to exhale and feel secure. Feel secure in knowing that God will take care.
Spirit of Unity Church