Changing the way our thinking “revolves” around time
On the 2nd of June 2013, I began a “time” project in our Liberating Consciousness* Facebook group to help me and anyone else that may be interested in changing the way we think about time. I enjoyed the journey and was recently reminded of it by (LiberatingTouch® Facilitator) Maria Darkadas. It seems fitting to share this as part of an ongoing exploration. Time affects us on so many levels. In the West we have a linear relationship with time; beginning, middle, and end. Many ancient cultures speak of time as parallel or spiralling movements, in which the past, present and future, interconnect through different dimensions and layers of consciousness. In this article we focus on how we can meet the many pressures of time with spiritual intelligence and how this intelligence, along with a few LiberatingTouch® applications, enable us to understand our relationship with time and so empower us.
For me it became very clear that time is nature’s flow, giving us opportunities to stand, walk, dance lie down, sit, do the dishes, study, work, play, eat, dream… we must choose. We have to choose. If the choice arises from our intuition and we trust these messages from the SELF (God), then how we experience time is vastly different from one whose choices emerge from fear.
It is not my job to speed time up, or slow it down, but to simply surf its waves as I do my thing – as I breathe.
The big clarity came when I realised that my problem was not with time, but with making choices. I did not want to choose. I wanted to do it all. Once I started making very conscious choices, trusting my choices and intuition, something magical happened; I experienced God and Time as one.
Time is finite and infinite. Finite in material terms, but infinite from the perspective of the eternal SELF. It may seem like a paradox, but when we are able to embrace both, the finite and the infinite, we discover the freedom to breathe with awe.
Below are some of the excerpts from the Liberating Consciousness* Facebook group posts with some great LiberatingTouch® Applications (only if you have the time 😉
02. 06. 2013
Perhaps it is time to start a thought revolution about time ;-). Ideas and inspiration welcome. I was initially thinking about beginning a project here about beliefs that feed the not good enough syndrome. But then i realized (during our support group) that until we believe we have the time to heal, to rest, to love, to pray, to work, to wash the dishes, to support ourselves can we embark on this most precious journey of knowing who we are. So if you are interested we will begin today… Right here, right now, because time is our friend.
Rest your hands anywhere on your body and simply allow this thought to exist -“Time is my friend” and exhale and inhale and exhale and then allow the thought – “Opening to a timeless breath”. And that’s it for day 1 – Yes really, that’s it for today. Love and timelessness.
Thinking differently about time – “Revolutionary” thinking…
… Here is a great well under 10 minute exercise.
Hold your THUMB (either side) for a couple minutes or less while articulating the following question gently. “What if I could release all my anxiety about not having enough time?”
Hold INDEX finger (either side) for a couple minutes or so while articulating the following question gently. “What if I was no longer afraid of wasting time?”
Hold MIDDLE finger (either side for a couple minutes or so while articulating the following question gently. “What if I could be let go of all my frustration in relation to the time it takes to complete my chores?”
Hold RING finger (either side) for a couple minutes or so while articulating the following question gently. “What if I could acknowledge all my grief in relation to lost time?”
Hold LITTLE finger (either side) for a couple minutes or so while articulating the following question gently. “What if I could know that time is my friend and I can rest and be productive all at once?”
“When i liberate time from the constraints i impose upon it, time is on my side”
Thank you Marisha Horsman (Creator of Eating In Harmony) for the comment below regarding the link between ‘not enough time’ and ‘fatigue’:
“After having a LT session on the identification and more importantly the resistance to fatigue, finding there is plenty of time in my day to get done whatever needs to get done that day (not necessarily my mind’s idea, which wants to get everything done all at once!) Not stressed out over it anymore. Feel there is a major link between ‘not enough time’ and ‘fatigue’ after this experience. Looking forward to using this sequence too – bed seems the perfect place to do it too, love holding my fingers at the end of the day. Thank you Ranjana” Marisha
Definitely resonates with me. Since using the sequence, I have also had the oddest sensation of not feeling pressured about time despite the supposedly chaotic and unexpected events, emails or growing demands in my life. Am so aware of my to do list and the impact it used to have on me and the conscious choice I am now making about having (making) plans and then letting them unfold (unravel) according to a divine plan.
… Here is another little sequence to help all of us that struggle with that sense of urgency. Was reminded today about this aspect of time by the news of the death of a friend…
Hold your THUMB (either side) for a couple minutes or less while articulating the following question gently. “What if I could release all my anxiety about not getting it all or any of it done?”
Hold INDEX finger (either side) for a couple minutes or so while articulating the following question gently. “What if I could release all my fears and inadequacies and open to trust?”
Hold MIDDLE finger (either side for a couple minutes or so while articulating the following question gently. “What if I could be let go of all my frustration and embrace my limitations?”
Hold RING finger (either side) for a couple minutes or so while articulating the following question gently. “What if I could free all my unfulfilled dreams and celebrate the time i spent dreaming?”
Hold LITTLE finger (either side) for a couple minutes or so while articulating the following question gently. “What if i run out of time and it is ok?”
Trust is the secret of good time management.
Why? Because then we know what to do, when to work, when to play, when to celebrate, we find time to create, to nourish, support, serve, to rest in Be-ing and best of all know when to flow between doing and being.
Here is the latest LiberatingTouch® sequence for harmonising the way we experience time:
Place your hands on either side of the pubic bone in the groin (frontal pelvic) area, inhale and exhale a few times, and repeat the phrase below. Place your hands the waistline, inhale and exhale a few times, and repeat the phrase below. Place your hands on the upper chest, inhale and exhale a few times, and repeat the phrase below.
Breathing in light fills this body, I trust this body.
Breathing out I smile; I trust the goodness in this mind.
Breathing in I dwell in this moment, I trust the power in this heart.
Breathing out, I open to the sweetness of trust flowing through this life.
For those of you that have a connection to God, the phrases below may be more powerful:
Breathing in light fills this body, God permeates this body
Breathing out I smile, I trust God saturating my thinking
Breathing in I dwell in this moment, God residing in this Heart
Breathing out, I open to the sweetness of trust…
I have been contemplating and investigating the stories that crop up about “time waste” and “not enough time”. I can see that when we believe time is money, it is easy to get caught up with wanting to cling onto whatever pennies we may have, but what if the ancient wisdom of the east is accurate and Time is God… Can God be wasted?
Another Variation which has served me well this weekend –
Place your hands on either side of the pubic bone in the groin (frontal pelvic) area, inhale and exhale a few times, and repeat the phrase above. Place your hands the waistline, inhale and exhale a few times, and repeat the phrase above. Place your hands on the upper chest, inhale and exhale a few times, and repeat the phrase above.
Breathing in, light fills this body, I am light
Breathing out, I smile, I envisage light bathing my thinking
Breathing in, I dwell in this moment, Time is my friend
Breathing out, I open to the sweetness of Love flowing through this life
The eyes when exposed to copious amounts of sunshine, squints and takes time to adjust so too the mind needs time to adjust to new frequencies of joy, to enlightening thinking patterns (for example knowing that time is your friend). Patience is the greatest strength we have.
When caught up in time issues it helps me to remember – we are not victims; we are powerful beyond measure. Even if we forget this, even if circumstance, memory, thoughts keep us replaying the roles of a victim we can always wake up from this trance of material identification; we can reconnect to the Truth. We can shine the light of awareness, dispelling the darkness of our fears and illuminating the infinite power of the Heart. We can shake off the lies of powerlessness like a lion shakes his mane and roar with the certainty that we are Divine.
“The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.”
Over the last few weeks while opening to my many “scarcity time” projects with LiberatingTouch®, I became aware that the notion that everything is speeding up or slowing down is just a notion and like all notions they pass. I am finding it easier to meet those internal pressures that emerge from the fear of wasting time with peace. The best part is today I knew experientially that the timing of everything in my life is impeccable.
“Everything happens at exactly the right moment, neither too soon nor too late. You don’t have to like it. It’s just easier if you do.” Byron Katie
When thinking about your use time, who does your thinking serve?
Truth and Love or Fear and Control
How do your words and inner thoughts about time make you feel?
Patient and Understanding or Guilty and Shameful
When immersed in activity or when you have deadline to meet, do you remember to exhale?
Would you like your thoughts, words or actions to be in alignment (harmony) with Love and Truth?
Me, I love it when that alignment happens.
Another great simple sequence for feeling relaxed about time is, just before getting out of bed, holding the first step of the Jin Shin Jyutsu Main Central Universal Harmonising Vertical Flow for 30 to 40 seconds while gently repeating within yourself, “I can relax into this flow of time”
*The facebook group Liberating Consciousness has been created for those of you that are interested in relaxing (healing) the body, emancipating (purifying) the mind, awakening (knowing) constant integrated awareness and aligning (merging) with Love and Truth. Its focus is to share ways to liberate consciousness and experience the dynamic alchemy of LiberatingTouch®.
For those of you who are new to LiberatingTouch® , this is a great place to meet facilitators, ask questions, discover pathways to healing and enter into enlightening discussions. We invite you to join us on this greatest of adventures of getting to know (realise) the Self.