I hear it over and over again these days: “Time is speeding up.” But is it really?
In spirit there is no time. How is that possible?
Maybe you’ve experienced it? In the middle of a creative project, meditation or particularly emotional event, two hours might feel like twenty minutes or twenty minutes might feel like two hours.
Been there? Or ever been running late but by some miracle arrive on time, or think you have plenty of time then it slips away from you?
This time crunch hits us on many levels. We are increasingly inundated with information as technology allows us to be connected with the world 24/7 (we were already doing that psychically, but that’s another story!)
Many people are feeling this more personally. Where it used to be ok to deal with our “stuff” little by little so it didn’t disrupt our comfy life, current times are calling us to give up our garbage now and fast! If we don’t make the choice to do it, life is choosing for us these days.
So here’s the secret I have learned: To keep up you must slow down. The people I know who are not only surviving but even thriving in these times are those who have some sort of practice: meditation, yoga, therapy, etc— some means of self-reflection and some regular reminder that there such a big beautiful world out there, that there is a much larger picture than our personal stories, however painful or exciting they may be.
I have not missed a day of meditation for 10 ½ years, and practiced off and on for 8 years before that. Even though I am so dedicated, it is not at all a discipline at this point, because I have seen repeatedly and consistently how much better life is after I meditate!
Usually, I meditate first thing in the morning, or at least before I leave home or start working. But some days I want to be somewhere early, or I answer the phone or turn on the computer before meditating, and I get pulled by one thing after another before I realize it’s noon and I’m feeling frazzled and irritated.
So, I am eternally grateful for the tools I have, because otherwise feeling frazzled and irritated would feel “normal” (and it used to). And I am totally passionate about sharing my tools and helping others so they don’t have to feel that way, or whatever their so-far “normal” yet unsatisfying feelings are.
I also regularly receive healings and support from other healers and holistic health care providers. Just because I do what I do doesn’t mean I can’t use support; in fact, I feel I owe it to those I am serving to keep myself inspired and feeling well.
Do I get more done when I rush and plow through my to-do list without taking time first to breathe, release what’s not serving me, and raise my consciousness to connect with the greatest good? No. In fact, often I mess things up and create double the work, or say something I didn’t mean and have to correct it, or even hit my head or stub my toe if I really need a HELLO to slow down.
I find that when I meditate first before making that phone call, doing a reading, or creating plans for a workshop, what I create is way more powerful, profitable, and rewarding for everyone. Because I first GIVE space to myself and to the relationship or venture, whatever manifests has the quality of GIVING to life instead of taking from life.
What does that mean,“taking from life?” Whenever we come from fear, we are taking from life. Whenever we focus on “What’s in it for me?”, we are taking from life. Whenever we panic thinking we don’t have enough time, we are taking from life and from ourselves.
The magical thing is, when we give to ourselves and give to life, we have all the time we need. Lack of time is not even on our radar, because we are so full of what we have.
Yes, in these days there is so much going on. But people are attracted to energy. Rushing and competing to get the job, the business or the love you want will not create success the way it might have seemed to in the old paradigm.
When you come from a place of spaciousness you will magically attract what you need! And the world so needs you to do this right now.
If you don’t know how, I can show you. Schedule a private session today and give yourself the gift of guidance, energy clearing and personalized meditation instruction.
And, if you are in the LA area, come out on 7/26 for the “Become a Money Magnet” workshop where we’ll support each other so you can reprogram your life to become a life of giving and having!
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