Tuesday, January 7, 2014

How to Cope with the Tyranny of Time

We now find ourselves in the early days of 2014. With the passing of the new year, time feels as if it is continuing to accelerate. Our feelings of stress and urgency continue to grow.

How can you cope with the relentless passage of time? I’d like to offer some suggestions...

Ways to cope

Visualize your life without constant stress and urgency. Allow yourself to feel what it would be like. As you do this, you are setting in motion the process of manifesting a life that is gentle and serene. Remember: you are the creator of your life experience. You are not a victim of other people or life's circumstances.

Engage in spiritual journaling. Our memories are fleeting and often unreliable. As you journal, write down your experiences, thoughts, feelings, and expectations. You will be amazed in a few years when you re-read your journal entries.

Read The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle. In this best-selling book, Eckhart emphasizes the importance of living in the present moment and not dwelling in the past or future. His book describes methods for anchoring yourself in the present moment.

Try to always remember that time is an illusion. We as spiritual beings co-created it to organize our experiences here in the physical world. Our time here seems fleeting, but we are eternal. The passage of time can feel uncomfortable to us because in the spirit realms where we normally dwell, there is no sense of time passing.

When stressed, remember that you are never given more than you can handle. If it feels like it is becoming too much for you, ask Spirit to “tone it down a little.” Discuss your discomfort and concerns with your spirit guide, just as you would with any dear and trusted friend.

Perhaps you can’t defeat the relentless pace of time that you are experiencing here in the physical world, but hopefully you can learn to live in harmony with it. Remember to use the positive affirmation: “I always have plenty of time to do everything I need or want to do.

Set aside some “me-time” each day away from your hectic routine and demanding people. Devoting 5 or 10 minutes to resting and inner stillness allows you to step out of the flow of time and enables you to experience a sense of calmness and relaxation. I discovered the importance of doing this just a few days ago when I took time out from my usual routine of writing to sit quietly in the living room, gazing at our Christmas tree and holiday decorations.

Be sure to devote at least 20 or 30 minutes each day to the vital spiritual practice of meditation. For me, it often seems as if no time passes when I’m meditating, and I emerge from meditation feeling refreshed and relaxed. I consider meditation to be the single most beneficial spiritual practice we can engage in.

It's always important to know what's going on. Those who don't know are bound to experience discomfort or even fear and panic. Simply stated, our vibration, along with that of the Earth, is accelerating in preparation for ascension out of the 3rd dimensional level of consciousness and into the 4th and 5th dimensional levels. For that reason, time feels like it is accelerating as we continue to evolve spiritually.

A final thought

The events of 2013 have come and gone. For me, the whole year seems like a blur. I honestly find it difficult to remember what I did throughout the year. But I do remember that it was an intense year. The rapid pace of events and activities in my life often left me feeling stressed and wondering what I could do to alleviate this stress.

Certain spiritual practices such as those mentioned above have helped me deal with the pace of time, and I believe they will help you, too. At the same time, I believe we should embrace 2014 and immerse ourselves in the present moment, knowing that this year too shall pass, just like all previous years. ❖

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     Is Time Just an Illusion?

1 comment:

  1. Roy,
    Nicely done. I especially like your tips on how to cope with the tyranny of time.