I found a way to bend time, and it was one of the easiest things I have ever done.
Like most humans, I have a lot on my plate: kids, a husband, a dog, a business, and — until recently — some lovely turtles. Because I conduct my business (The Akashic Records Institute) in two languages, it is the same as having two businesses.
It was about a year ago when I set my intention to create an Oracle Deck. I am naturally energetic and creative, so I was excited about making something so special and new for my community. I could imagine it in my head so clearly, the deck abundant with beautiful mandalas. But up until a week ago, it simply wasn’t done!
To be “successful” in business and life, it really does come down to three resources: time, people and money.
As far as time goes, there never seems to be enough hours in the day (or minutes or seconds, depending upon how you count). And depending upon your levels of responsibility and even ambition, you can feel a lot of pressure. With this pressure comes strong emotions, such as overwhelm and — most commonly — guilt.
In my case, I had this beautiful thing I wanted to do, but didn’t get around to it for sometime. If you have been following me recently, I had a super busy month launching new programs. Despite all that productivity and accomplishment, I felt this nagging guilt about not getting the Oracle Deck done.
Then something shifted. It was unexpected.
After that incredibly busy month, I decided to just relax this month. I committed myself to having fun and enjoying connecting with the new members of my programs, and of course, taking advantage of renewed time and energy for my husband, kids, dog and my 6am pilates course.
It was in that space of relaxation and fun that I heard the message …
The mandala is coming.
So I created a mandala. Then another. And another, until I reached 21 mandalas, as if I was bending time to get them complete. I was proud of every one of them, each precise and beautiful, and activated with intention.
Strangely, it was in the month where I had no agenda that I was able to complete the project I set out to do so very long ago.
I was able to make the resource of time work for me without trying. Being relaxed and having fun certainly helped, but that is not the whole secret.
When you are driving and believe you are going to be late, and start white-knuckling the steering wheel while staring at the time, chances are you’ll probably be late. And nine times out of ten if you didn’t look at the clock, and relaxed a bit, you’d probably get to your location at the right time.
It goes the same with a project. For me, it was an Oracle Deck, and for you it may be something different. For the person behind the wheel, it wasn’t relaxation which got them to their location on time, but it was letting go of the guilt associated with time, especially in the face of overwhelm and pressure.
By letting go of the guilt, a surrender occurs, where you truly internalize the deep knowledge that things happen in their own time. You’ll get there when you get there (wherever “there” is). If things don’t happen the way we want them to, when we want them to, or if we feel overwhelm, pressure, guilt, or even anger, it may very well be the intelligence of the body trying to tell us something — that we need space to process information. The limitations of our body to process information and get things done may even have less to do with the present moment, but more to do with what’s written in our Akashic Records.
And a final thought: preparation is work. The year or so I “waited” to create the mandalas was not procrastination; rather, it was preparation — a period of time for the idea to gestate, grow, mature, and for my soul to let me know when to put it all on paper (“the mandala is coming”).
So, let yourself off the hook, and let go of the guilt. You may too be able to bend time, and get done what you always wanted to without trying so hard.