It’s healthy to form empathy with time, along with an understanding of how the cosmos and its cycles work (the word cosmos means ’order.) They are there to be read as signs of guidance and natural calendar diaries, but are often overlooked to our detriment. I know when I ignore these things and have to remind myself to take a deep breath and allow myself to align with them again. And everything gets done with more pace and ease!
Our physical bodies are part of nature and the 3D space/time continuum.
There are definite times in the day, a week, a month etc, personal to an individual or business, as well as generally, when the energies at our disposal are in flow and cooperation with new beginnings, events and personal growth. It often works magically!
Missing cues, like an unprepared actor in a play or in our life drama, can be tiring and costly but when we align with the inner pulse, the cosmic pulse and the beautifully intelligent planetary cycles, we feel less isolated and alone. We connect! We are not meant to do it alone.
"We are wired for connection." Brené Brown
Each moment in time is unique. The meaningful coincidences, also called synchronicity, are immediately apparent in the timing of the planetary cycles and our inner world. There is a hidden order of reality which can often surprise us and, especially when we make a heart centred decision or change course, we can sense another Self (of ourselves) living or walking beside us.
We are doers but it's the decisions we make, with right timing, that creates us. When we are connected and in our natural flow doors open and the timely information, advice or contacts appear! Growth surges inevitably occur when this happens.
“Whatever is born at a particular moment in time takes on the quality of that moment.” Carl Jung
Most of us know 'time' only in a form of linear time or clock time. The Greek name for time - Chronos (chronological) was their version of the Roman god Saturn – Father Time and patience. The chronological or sequential time! We need this time to perform our practical tasks as part of this world, starting and completing tasks to our advantage.
You must tap into spiritual time to reach your creativity.
There is another sort of time though. The Greeks called it Kairos..... which I see as inner timing and its wisdom. Kairos was likened to the heart centred gap between space and time wherein it’s the right moment for newness and time is indeterminate, allowing inner shifts and significant happenings to occur.
Be conscious of the importance of intervals and spaces. Try to trust the spaces between words, thoughts and movements.
In our increasingly busy world, simplicity, stillness and pausing are necessary.
Consider this... that what appears to be terra firma – matter – is mainly empty! Holes if you like. That’s what subatomic physics tells us. The nuclei of the atom, at the centre, is so small yet so very heavy, and the space around it and the electrons is comparatively huge. An atom with six electrons circling the nucleus can be compared to six wasps in Waterloo station with a fly in the middle. And nothing physical present. Empty the emptiness out of an elephant and it would shrink to the size of a mouse! These are facts taken from a beautiful book entitled ‘Vision of of Glory’ by John Stewart Collis.
If our atoms are build on emptiness - why are we so afraid to let quiet moments and silence into our every day lives?
In silence and pausing the inner and outer noise subside and we develop other senses waiting in the wings. Time is not wasted if you are connected and present. Indeed it is enhanced and used more wisely afterwards.
When time seems to stand still and we are lost in it can be powerful. We get lost in a thought, experience, and, magically, inner time spreads out (whilst the outer clock time is still doing its thing). Soul time spreads out and a lot happens.
We all have unusual experiences with time or heard about time seeming to stand still or slow down when we or someone are hurtling toward an accident, or maybe pulling someone out of the way of a coming fast car. Time drags when we are waiting for something important. Yet, in that waiting space it might be wise to use the time for contemplation and allowing creative insights in which otherwise don’t have a say.... we might as well, rather than be impatient!
Being part of the third dimension we affect time - our perception of it.
Using it wisely, with its sister companion - space and stillness - seems very important in these uncertain and fast technological times..
Creating the time and space to infuse love into what we do alters our perception of our 3 dimensional time/space existence and opens us to a bigger framework where the visible and invisible meets. In that place we feel the flow; by valuing ourselves, and of course others, in equal measure. We learn to value Time.
"The only thing you ever have is Now." Eckhart Tolle
We can’t escape time so working with it, not against it, makes sense. And never less so than in these seemingly off kilter but exciting days. It has never been a better time to make friends with Time and Space and use them wisely and with love.
Ysanne Lewis is a DrivenWoman member, timing expert, astrologer and speaker.