Exploring Spiritual Intelligence – Part 7

Time to Let Go

I heard myself say to the attendees of the most recent Heart of Understanding 8 Day LiberatingTouch Class in Portugal, “I am letting go of time, all my fear and limitations in relation to time.” It is a tall order and if i hadn’t been working with “project time” since 2002, i would find this an impossible task. In this instance, i define “Letting go” as the end of self-inflicted incarceration and the beginning of emancipation.

Changing the way our thinking “revolves” around time 

On the 2nd of June 2013, I began a “time project” in the Liberating Conversations Facebook group to help me and anyone else that may be interested in changing the way we think about time. It seems fitting to share this part of the 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 spiraling movements, in which the past, present and future, interconnect through different dimensions and layers of consciousness. In this blog i 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.

Choose

The big aha came when I realised that one of my problems 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.

It became 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 when our 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.

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 time.

A Simple Exercise

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 – Yes really, that’s it. Love and timelessness.

Thinking differently about time – “Revolutionary” thinking…

Below are some of the excerpts from the Liberating Conversations* Facebook group posts with some great LiberatingTouch® Applications (only if you have the time 😉

Here is a great 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.

a moment in time from ranjana’s journal

Here is another sequence to help all of us that struggle with that sense of urgency. Was reminded 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.

another timely note

Another 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?

contemplation on time

Another Variation:
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 phrases below. Place your hands the waistline, inhale and exhale a few times, and repeat the phrases below. Place your hands on the upper chest, inhale and exhale a few times, and repeat the phrases below:

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.

all changes happen in time 😉

Some Useful Inquiry:

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?

“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

While investigating 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. I now know, experimentally, that the timing of everything in life is impeccable.

When caught up in time issues it helps 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 limitless, Timeless, Eternal LOVE.

Hope you enjoyed this blog, with eternal love and gratitude, Ranjana

*The Facebook group Liberating Conversations 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.