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How Can I Best Use Time?

Time is relative.  Our perception of it is variable, fluctuates, and changes depending on how much attention we are paying to it.

Einstein told us that time is an illusion.  More specifically, he said, “The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.”  Yet our whole society obsesses over these distinctions.

TimeLast week, I wrote about my tendency to always put my work on conscious reality creation ahead of me.  Not in the here-and-now, but coming soon or just ahead or some similar notion.  All this week, I have written about how many people, myself included, use the New Year as a point of renewal.  As I continue to work on crossing the bridges between my worlds, I am also working on defining just what my worlds are.

It is easy for me to make a case that crossing the bridges can apply to not just the different forms of writing I partake in, but in time.  The past, the present and the future are often perceived as having either imperceptible or enormous gaps between them.  More often than not, people see them as far apart, requiring, at the least, bridges for crossing.

Past, present and future, according to Einstein, are in fact non-distinct.  They are an artificial illusion we have created for ourselves.  Why?  Because time is like a flowing river.  Like the river, we have a need to find both its beginning and its end.

I have been working on better living in the now.  This is particularly tricky.  Not only because I struggle to not focus on the past or look ahead to the future.  I am also torn between my personal and immediate now, and the now of our society.

“Time is the reef upon which all our frail mystic ships are wrecked.”  – Madam Arcati, from Noël Coward’s Blithe Spirit.

When I start scrolling through Facebook to read updates from my friends, I am also inundated with news.  Some is biased, some is scary, some is infuriating…all of it is sensational.  The headlines are meant to get our attention, and immediately set our emotions in action.

When I manage to fall down this rabbit hole, it becomes increasingly difficult for me to keep focused on the reality I want to manifest with conscious reality creation.  When idiotic, childish madmen are making threats about deploying weapons of mass destruction, and uncaring, unsympathetic rich white dudes are only about making themselves richer, how can anything I want to create for myself matter?

I need to remind myself that what I want to manifest does matter.  Why?  Because if I want to make a difference in this world, I can only start by making my life as full as I can.  To do that, I need to use my consciousness to create my reality, manifest my desires, and share it with you.

When, here and now, I see my dreams made manifest, I can share my process.  Than I can help anyone else do the same.  Even with the variables between what I want for my life, what you want, and what someone else might want, the process is no different.  As I make it happen, I will be more capable to help others do the same.

I mentioned in Pathwalking this week that I was taking an online course from Jen Sincero in creating new and better habits called You Are A Badass at Habits.  One of the things she talks about is how habits are more prevalent than we think.

“We only get to be in our bodies for a limited time, why not celebrate the journey instead of merely riding it out until it’s over?” – Jen Sincero, You Are A Badass

Habits are more than just smoking, over-eating and brushing your teeth.  They also include the routines we do every day by rote.  Or, to put it another way, habitually.

One of the dominant habits I have developed is to surf Facebook when my mind wanders.  This inevitably has me reading more news that makes me feel negative, and as I feel bad my mind wanders further.  Then, look at that, I am still not consciously creating the reality of my choosing.

The time has come to change this habit.  Reading through Facebook, in particular when my mind starts to wander, is like stopping in the middle of the bridge.  Not to look out at the chasm below or the clouds above, but to look at my own feet.  Or worse, the screen on my phone, while ignoring what’s actually around me.

And that is the thing I have to keep in mind.  While I can write about how I feel, vote in the next election, or partake in a protest, I can’t do anything more about the bad things I encounter.  I can, however, work on what I am thinking, how I am feeling, and intentional actions I can take in regards to my own life.  When I work on living better, I can impact others better.

This is not going to be an easy habit to break.  But I recognize that I need to.  Time will tell how I do with it.

As always, thank you for crossing the bridges between my worlds with me.

 

This is the sixty-seventh entry of my personal journey, the Crossing the Bridges series.  My collectively published writing can be found here.

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Positivity: Joy

Joy is one of the ultimate expressions of love.

We tend to not do nearly enough things that bring us joy.  We believe the lie that joyful things should only come in small doses, and that it is a limited achievement that should be particularly savored.

Why is this true?  Because we have accepted it as so.  Yet, really, it is not the truth.  Joy can and should be one of the driving motivations for everything we do.

Are we here on this planet, running around in these meat suits, simply so that we can labor and toil in sometimes unpleasant situations to earn currency to buy the essentials, let alone everything else?  Or are we here to experience life, to live as fully and abundantly as we can, with new adventures on a frequent basis?

If consciousness creates reality, and we live in an abundant Universe – and I am certain this is the truth of how it really is – then joy is not something that you store away like retirement money in an IRA.  Joy is an experience to be had as frequently as possible.

What is joy?  Joy is a feeling of tremendous happiness and excitement.  It is the thrill a dog shows its owner every single time they return home, no matter how long or not they have been gone.  The obvious pleasure and happiness as a dog squeaks and rumbles and wags their whole butt in addition to their tail, hardly able to contain his or her self.  That is a perfect example of joy.

What brings you joy?  There are things that we often take for granted, like listening to a cat purr as you pet it; savoring the flavor of the perfect chocolate mousse; the excitement as the trumpets blare at the opening credits of your favorite movie; the ding of a text message on your phone from your sweetie; all of these can bring us joy, and make us feel good.

Why does this matter?  Because we live in a world where our society is inundated with messages of lack, of sorrow, of fear and anger.  Changing this has to start small, and that means we can and should start with ourselves.  If consciousness creates reality, and everyone and everything is energy, then we all vibrate at various frequencies.  If we resonate joy, we draw more joyful things to us.  Joy being positive, it will draw more good things our way.  The end result is that we will be happier, and when each of us can be happier we can then strive to share that with others and change society.

Love is the ultimate in drawing positive energies our way.  Joy is an expression of love, and I know I prefer joyful things to sorrowful…don’t you?

Finding positivity is not hard, but it does require action.  Knowing that joy is an expression of love, which draws more good things to us, we can work to experience more joyful things.  When we work with things that bring us joy, we make ourselves happier, and when we are happier we empower ourselves.  When we feel empowered, we often spread that feeling to others around us, and as such can build more positive feelings in the collective consciousness.  We can use the positive feelings this generates to dissolve negative feelings.  When we take away negative feelings, we open up space to let in positive feelings, and that is something we can be grateful for.  Gratitude leads to happiness.  Happiness is the ultimate positive attitude.  Positive attitude begets positive energy, and that is always a good thing.

 

This is the one hundred seventy-first entry of my Positivity series.  It is my hope these weekly messages might help spread positive energies for everyone.  Feel free to share, re-blog and spread the positivity.

In relation to Positivity, check out my Five Easy Steps to Change the World for the Better.

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Positivity: This is Good Because…

One way to approach the unexpected is to look at it and consider, “This is good because…”

This is one of the best mechanisms I have ever come across for redirecting negative thinking.  Jen Sincero explains it in her outstanding book You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Live an Awesome Life (I cannot recommend this particular book enough).  When you encounter the unexpected, this idea can totally turn it around, and give you a more positive perspective where it might otherwise be lacking.

When you get pulled over by the cops for speeding, or dumped by your lover, or simply face a typical Monday, applying this can help shift your thinking, and raise up your vibration to bring in more positivity.  I got pulled over.  This is good because maybe I avoided getting into an accident and having an even larger expense.  I got dumped.  This is good because he/she clearly was not right for me.  Monday.  This is good because anything is possible.

Our perspective is unique to each and every one of us.  How I see the world is not how you see the world, nor anyone else.  We all come at life from different places.  This is why small groups of people all believe things that larger groups of people can empirically prove to be untrue.  While this can be a disadvantage when it comes to larger groups, more often than not it can actually be advantageous to us as individuals.

We live in an abundant universe.  Yes, I know that that can be hard to see sometimes.  But that does not diminish the truth of this statement.  The universe is full to overflowing with anything and everything we can conceive of.  Reframing the negativity to create positivity is a matter of raising our vibrational energy, and when we vibrate at a higher frequency we create better things for our lives.

How you perceive the world around you is wholly your perspective.  You have more control over this than you think, which is why when you are faced with a negative, redirecting it to something positive can help how you feel.  I know that I prefer to feel positive and good way more than I prefer to feel negative and bad.  Approaching unexpected things, or even unwanted and expected things, with the notion of seeking out a “This is good because” can open us to better possibilities.

This is not just the proverbial silver lining in a given cloud.  This is about turning around certain situations so as not to lower our vibrational energies, and manifest more of what we do not want.  Consciousness creates reality; like attracts like.  When we see we can choose to maintain a higher frequency and draw better to ourselves, we manifest more of the things we desire.

This is good because it means that I can find a way to handle anything that comes my way, no matter what it may be.  It’s all a matter of perspective.

Finding positivity is not hard, but it does require action.  Knowing that when we can look at a given situation and reason out a “this is good because”, we can alter our perspective for the better, and we give ourselves a number of helpful options.  When we see that we can find a positive from nearly any negative situation, we raise our vibrational energy, and in the process we empower ourselves.  When we feel empowered, we often spread that feeling to others around us, and as such can build more positive feelings in the collective consciousness.  We can use the positive feelings this generates to dissolve negative feelings.  When we take away negative feelings, we open up space to let in positive feelings, and that is something we can be grateful for.  Gratitude leads to happiness.  Happiness is the ultimate positive attitude.  Positive attitude begets positive energy, and that is always a good thing.

 

This is the one hundred seventieth entry of my Positivity series.  It is my hope these weekly messages might help spread positive energies for everyone.  Feel free to share, re-blog and spread the positivity.

In relation to Positivity, check out my Five Easy Steps to Change the World for the Better.

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