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Expanding Time

“Time is just a construct.”

A sentence I’m sure you’ve heard… but is it one you have ever really contemplated?

We both know what it feels like to have a month or year pass by in the blink of an eye. Time seems to fly by as you fill your days with tasks to complete and your to-do list seems to never end. Weeks, months, years mold together as our schedules repeat themselves day after day. Your years are marked only by those couple of weeks of vacation you are allowed to take and the rest is just a blur.

But have you ever experienced what it’s like to live a week in a day?

What does it feel like to be moved by the gentle force of life itself, where everything flows perfectly together and somehow you end up accomplishing more than you thought you ever could in a day simply because there was, dare I say, blank space in your calendar?

This has been happening to me lately, where time seems to be expanding instead of contracting.

I somehow have enough time in a day to do an hour long yoga practice, meditate, drink my morning cacao slowly, go for a long walk with my husband and dog, work in the garden, clean the house, complete work tasks, journal and write a poem, cook all my meals at home, call a friend to catch up, and check off everything and more that was on my to-do list. And at the end of the day still feel energized instead of exhausted.

As I have been experiencing days like this, days that feel so easy and flowy and everything gets done without stress, I realized that my usual thoughts around time were ones that limited me.

“I don’t have time.”

“There isn’t enough time in a day.”

“So much to do, so little time.”

I had to pause and ask myself.. if time is just a construct, then if I believe that I don’t have enough of it, I won’t have enough of it. BUT if I believe that time expands for me, that I always have enough time, and that I can trust things will get done with perfect timing, then won’t those beliefs be true too?

This is where magic begins to happen. This is where you become the creator of time. This is where you get stuff done without trying to get stuff done. Effortless effort. Rest in action. Surrender in motion. Free flow state.

Living in your fire, living in your purpose, living in your truth will expand time for you.

Playing small, staying in your comfort zone, getting stressed about not having enough time will contract time for you.

If time is just a construct, then you get to decide what you believe about it.

Whatever you choose will become your reality.

If you want your reality to feel like magic, it doesn’t have to make “logical” sense. And that, my friend, just might be the secret to success.

I’ll leave you with a poem I wrote:

time expands

for freedom

time expands

for surrender

time expands

for presence

time expands

for anyone willing

to believe

they have it

time expands

to fit everything

you desire

and more

time expands

when you live

on the edge

of who you are

and who you are becoming

time expands

as you become

the version of you

abundantly knowing

time expands

for you

Journal prompts:

1. What are your beliefs around time?

2. Are they limiting or expanding you?

3. How can you change the limiting beliefs around time to feel more abundant and expansive?

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