As I state on the Day Two part of the process (page 51 of the book), creating your Garden of Eden requires work. Sometimes when we start a process or decide to pursue an activity, we get so excited about the result we are looking to achieve that we forget for a minute that much work is involved.

And then when we do take the first step towards our goal and are hit with the people to call, the documents to prepare, the meetings or events to coordinate, the redrafts we must do, — perhaps requiring late nights or early mornings, we may be taken by surprise.

And so in order to not become discouraged or flustered, we have to break our tasks into manageable sizes and do a little each day. This is what we see in the original Creation; God did a bit of work each day. It is certainly possible that, as God, all things could have been created in one day or one moment or one act. But the Creation of the earth took place over a series of days.

So too, as you face your creation action, remember that there is work involved and you have to pace yourself. God did one act on the early days and then on the later days his creation activity became more complex. Let’s take this as an example. Start slowly and build your capacity or efforts over time. Do not try to take on more than you can at the start. It would be a great loss if you jump into the process and become overwhelmed and so weary that you abandon the process altogether. Take your time.