I don’t know about anyone else, but this morning, as I began watching videos, downloading documents, printing, 3 hole punching and finally READING I was feeling more than a tad overwhelmed.
How on earth am I going to have time for this course, all the homework, doing my business and, oh yes, for family? Not to mention for the kittens I foster through our humane society and our own animals – 5 cats and a 10 month old Golden Retriever!
Then, I remembered a little meditation trick someone taught me many years ago about how to manage time, and I’m going to offer it to all of you, if you want to try it. No, it wasn’t a Stephen Covey Time Management thing.
This was on a whole other level – and you’ll see why I chose that word in a minute.
Here’s how the trick goes…
First, imagine two railroad tracks, complete with the side rails and ties (the horizontal slats between the rails). The one on the bottom is time as you’re now perceiving it. The one on top, however, is how you’d like time to be. For example, if I’m stuck in traffic and it appears that I’m going to be late for an appointment, well, that would be the bottom track. The track on top of it would be the time that would make me arrive on time.
Then, imagine a rainbow ribbon weaving through both tracks.
I chose rainbow not to make a political statement, but because it encompasses all the qualities of light as we perceive it on this planet. You could also add some bright light at the ends to cover parts of light we don’t usually perceive as mere mortals.
By threading both tracks of time with light, you can bring them into harmony and create the time you want. Pretty trippy!
Tip – if you’re feeling anxious, use whatever technique you use to release the anxiety before you start the visualization. You’ll find it works better that way.
Now, back to my story. So, as I was sitting in my 15 minutes (OMG, how am I ever gonna sit still for 15 minutes!), I used that time adjuster. And, guess what? At the end of my day, I accomplished everything I needed to do for my business, my animals and, most importantly, for my family.
If you try it, let me know how it works for you! Remember…..time is an illusion….