The Difference Between Patience & Waiting (Soul Star)

Ooooh – I love the topic this month. Must be coming up for my inspection. I have a huge tendency to be impatient.  If I’m working on something, especially personal, inner, work, I want to get it done. I want “it” to be done, finished, accomplished, so I can move on.  Most times I’m likely not even clear on just what it is I want to move on to, but that never seems to mitigate the impatience.

I decided to look up the dictionary definitions for a little distance and some clarity.

Waiting: the act of remaining inactive or stationary. Synonyms:   Queuing, biding, sitting, lurking.

Patience: bearing pains or trials calmly or without complaint. The ability to wait or to continue doing something despite difficulties.  Synonyms:   Forbearance, long-suffering, tolerance.

This was easy. Waiting and queuing are part of the British culture, and although I believe generally people may be getting a little less sanguine, they’re still accustomed to, and tolerate, queuing.  Make no mistake though, that tolerance does not extend to anyone trying to ‘que jump.’  It will be made known, with a loud “Oi” and in no uncertain terms, exactly where the back of the line is and that que jumpers should have no doubt about making their way in that direction! 🙂

Based on the two patience definitions I would say “What a perfect description for a Pisces!”  I tend not to bear trials or pains, or indeed many, many other things, without complaint, and, I constantly receive compliments for my jewelry about just how much patience I must have to work with such tiny beads. 

And to the right is a little example of my beading “patience.” 🙂


Pink Danburite for PatienceThis month’s choice:

Pink Danburite – A highly spiritual stone carrying a very pure vibration. Activates intellect & higher consciousness. Promotes ease, helps change recalcitrant attitudes bringing infinite patience & peace of mind. Wearing Danburite provides a link to serenity & eternal wisdom. An excellent facilitator for deep change & leaving the past behind. Opens the heart, encouraging love of self.

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As always many stones can help with patience

  • Amber – Stimulates intellect, promotes positive mental state & creative expression. Brings balance & patience, encourages decision-making, & aids memory. Encourages peacefulness & develops trust.
  • Emerald – Stone of inspiration & infinite patience. Opens the heart, calms emotions. Ensures physical, mental & emotional equilibrium.
  • Howlite – Extremely calming stone. Teaches patience, and eliminates rage & uncontrolled anger. Helps overcome selfish traits & criticalness, strengthening positive character traits.
  • Orbicular Jasper – Assists in accepting responsibility & instilling patience. Its circular markings resonate with circular breathing. 
  • Silver Sheen Obsidian – Provides a mirror of inner being. Imparts patience & perseverance when required.  
  • Green Tourmaline – Promotes tenderness, compassion, patience, & a sense of belonging.
  • Watermelon Tourmaline – Super activator of heart chakra, links to higher self, fostering love, tenderness, friendship, & instilling patience. Teaches tact & diplomacy.

Soul Star Chakra Support

White is the color of the Soul Star chakra and white stones can help with opening, activating, and balancing. Clear Quartz, Rainbow Quartz, White Danburite, and Selenite would all be excellent.  Great article here and more info and stones to be found – https://chakraseeker.com/soul-star-chakra/.

A final thought: This was a good look in the mirror for me and I had many a chuckle too.

Love & blessings til next time. J
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