So many people have asked me to write a sequel to “Savasana – The Deepest Rest Around!”. Inspired by the rejuvenation and refreshment that Savasana invites, here is its ‘sister’ …
Most people in the western world – and millions if not billions in the eastern world, too – are standing both feet fully planted on the rapidly accelerating conveyer belt of ‘busyness’. Caught in an ego warp of ‘the busier you are, the more valuable you must be’, there is tremendous pressure to ‘keep up the speed’.
This is detrimental to your wellbeing – and to our wellbeing as a human culture, not to mention our species in relation to other species.
How do we break this spell? How do we slow this perpetual motion machine? How do we ‘get off’ – and still survive, if not begin to thrive?
My anticipation is that you will thrive far more fully and deliciously as you begin to explore ‘Wander Time, Empty Time’.
Why is ‘Wander Time, Empty Time’ so important? It has everything to do with creating space / time for you to digest your life experiences. I describe this potent concept in H.O.P.E. = Healing Ourselves and Planet Earth – A Blueprint for Personal and Collective Change, and in even more intricate detail in my forthcoming book The Ego and The Soul – A Map for Humanity’s Ultimate Survival.
I used to be a person with high energy on all common levels – physical, mental, and emotional. For the first twenty-seven years of my life, I was in constantly joyous activity (except for deliciously deep sleep!). My life was highly scheduled, and highly accomplished. Until I began to ‘wake up’.
When my spiritual awakening begin at warp speed in the summer of 1988 – my pace shifted. Learning swiftly how to ‘live in two worlds at once’ (the physical and the meta-physical), suddenly much of my energy was being called to the ‘non-physical me’. I began to need – at regular intervals (at least once a week) ‘Wander Time’ – time when I had absolutely nothing scheduled.
My pace began to slow and open wider. ‘Empty Time’ became a needed element in every day.
This ‘Unscheduled Time’ is full – full of integrating subtle energy experiences, as well as integrating and ‘digesting’ my day-to-day physical life.
My suggestion is that you may need this, too. ‘Empty Time’. ‘Wander Time’ (wherein you have no destination – no where to be, no thing to do). ‘Unscheduled Time’.
To give you an example (one of many), when my husband entered my life, he brought with him the strong desire to not schedule our Sundays. And so for eleven and a half years, I’ve enjoyed Sundays ‘without a clock’. Literally, we turn the clocks around – out of view – by Saturday evening (if not before). We ‘wander’. We flow. We follow our inspirations. And this ‘one day’ seems like a blissful eternity.
On Sundays we schedule nothing – absolutely no plans. On Sundays we experience accelerated insights, vantages, and perspectives – on our own lives and on life in general – the universe, its teachings, the human family, its challenges and ardent plights.
By Sunday evening we are refreshed – as if we’ve enjoyed an entire week of holiday. It’s absolute bliss.
Questions to Ponder: How scheduled is your life? When can you begin experimenting with ‘scheduling’ unscheduled time – time to wander, time to flow?
As you experiment with ‘Wander Time, Empty Time’, notice how your nervous system shifts. Notice how your breathing shifts. Notice how your tone of voice shifts. Notice what you begin to notice … 🙂
Are you interested in 1-1 support in exploring this further for yourself?
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