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Yesterday, I had a good long talk with my precious friend Lisa Natoli. We were sharing that we were both getting the same intuitive guidance to slow down and take more time to be with Spirit. We’re both aware that the next steps, the healing, the inspiration and the deep sense of rightness that we are interested in come through the choice to be with the Presence.
One thing that I know bothers many people is the concept that there’s not enough time. It does feel like we’re bound by time and space, but if we’re willing, we can break those bonds and open our minds to see the truth of it.
We can say that we know that time and space are an illusion, but if we’re bothered by a sense of lack of time, then we don’t REALLY know it. We believe something else is true, and that’s the thing that bothers us. It’s an intellectual concept and we don’t actually know it.
I used to be so very bothered by not having enough time. I can tell you that I had a very strong belief that I was wasting time. I believed that I needed to be far more time efficient in order to be more productive and get more done.
I finally saw that all of that urgency around getting things done and being productive was to compensate for my belief in myself as being fundamentally wrong and bad. I felt SO bad that I needed to accomplish more to cover it up and compensate.
When I was younger I needed a lot more sleep than I do now. I found that when I started to put more energy into meditating, forgiving, letting the past go and being compassionate that my need for sleep sharply decreased.
I used to need nine hours a night to feel fully rested. Now, many nights spirit wakes me up after six hours and sometimes less. I rarely set a clock, so Spirit just wakes me when it’s time. I know that I used to need that time for processing things in dream time.
It bothered me greatly that I wasted so much time in sleeping. I tried some crazy things to try and reduce the amount of time that I slept each day, but it only ended up in an increase in caffeine intake and ultimately I got sick. I used to have all kinds of schemes to try and be smarter than life. I found they were all ways to learn through experience. Now, I prefer to re-cognize through direct knowing, experiential learning takes a lot of time, energy and resources and it can be quite unpleasant at times.
I used to have nightmares and stressful dreams frequently. Now, I cannot recall the last time I had a nightmare and stressful dreams are rare. I’m letting things go. Since I’m carrying less baggage, I don’t get so exhausted and I don’t need as much sleep. I wake up feel refreshed most days and I sleep quite soundly.
When I was in ministerial school I was overwhelmed by my experience of lack in the time department. I felt like I was always running to catch up. I truly believed there was never enough time. I felt like I was on a hamster wheel and no matter how fast I spun that wheel, always running, I couldn’t get enough done.
One day in contemplation I realized that I had been deluded. Of course I had enough time! I’m an eternal being of Love and Light. How could I not have an enough time? I’m an integral part of the Infinite?
Not enough time? Insanity!
From then on the belief in not enough time faded and now, there’s always about 500 hours of things that I could do and would like to have done each day, that don’t get done because I choose to do other things, but NOT because I don’t have enough time.
I definitely discovered that the greatest time-saver there is my spiritual practice. The more I practice being loving with myself and others, the more time that I have to invest in living an inspired life.
I even began to have experiences that showed me that time could be stretched, shortened and bent in ways that I had intuitively known were possible, but hadn’t experienced before then because of my limited beliefs. Now, I have interesting experiences with time and can feel it’s malleable illusory quality.
God will eliminate so many challenges if we’re willing to put our faith in God, in first cause rather than in the world of effects.
I have lived for more than a dozen years feeling no longer tortured by a belief in lack of time. I’m so grateful that Spirit showed me the truth that set me free!
BTW, I’ve done a number of episodes of my weekly A Course in Miracles weekly Radio Show on the topic of Time, Saving Time, and Maximizing Time that you might find interesting. You can search through the archive for episodes on whatever topic you’re interested in.
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If you’d like to hear more on this topic from A Course in Miracles perspective, click here now to listen to or download my radio show episode: Time and Space Management. You can also get the transcript there.
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