Making Time

Ballroom Dance / Shamanic Experience / The Buffalo Diaries
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One of the battles within that I have fought countless times is one that makes no real sense when I think about it in a logical sense. It has to do with the minds perception of time, along with the training my mind has gone through in this lifetime. My mind was trained to look at things from a logical perspective. As with most of my generation, I was trained in school to be left-brain oriented. I have come to find out what this means for me personally during this journey and I am working to break the neuron-networks that have been created as a result of this.

Here is an interesting example…

spinninglady Making Time

What do you see?

With a little research, I see that this image has been around for a while and the jury is out as to whether or not it can be used to indicate left vs. right brain dominance. For me, however it rings true…

LEFT BRAIN FUNCTIONS…………. RIGHT BRAIN FUNCTIONS

uses logic………………………… uses feeling

detail oriented……………………. “big picture” oriented

facts rule………………………… imagination rules

words and language…………………. symbols and images

present and past…………………… present and future

math and science…………………… philosophy & religion

can comprehend…………………….. can “get it” (i.e. meaning)

knowing…………………………… believes

acknowledges………………………. appreciates
order/pattern

perception……………. spatial perception

knows object name………………….. knows object

function
reality based……………………… fantasy based

forms strategies…………………… presents possibilities

practical…………………………. impetuous

safe……………………………… risk taking

As I continue to deconstruct my experience so as to better understand the present moment without any preconceived idea of what is happening from a mind that has been habituated to look at logic, I see the great error in this way of being. When I look at the above table of information, I see the left side representing an experience of dominance, whereas the right allows for expansive opportunities to launch into new experience. The left side wants to dominate and the right wants to seek and express, to create. The left side wants to hold onto what it knows and the right wants to scout new pathways of experience.
Interesting… I know for myself, my experience has been one of letting go of all the dominant and controlling behaviors I have cultivated over the years and am now seeking a more balanced experience. Has this been difficult? For me, yes it has been difficult as I was fully engaged in that way of being. Is it getting easier? Yes, how about for you?
As I contemplate the notion of time, I am intrigued. Is it natural or has it been something that has been manipulated to push us towards a less natural experience. I find myself sometimes saying, I don’t have the time for this and often this is associated with some form of spiritual work or taking care of myself mentally, physically or emotionally. Often when this has happened I find out later that if I had just made the time to meditate for a while and find my center again, I could have avoided something that became rather difficult.
I have found out that if I don’t take care of myself first, everything else in my life tends to suffer. I am less able to manage life’s perceived uncertainties when I am not in my center and connected to my Authentic Self. My guides and helpers in the spirit world are there all the time, watching and listening. It is up to me to do the work that is needed to be able to connect to my Higher Consciousness so I can tune into the higher realms of experience. The work takes time, yes, but my experience of time in this sense is that I am using it for my spiritual development, which then makes it easier for me to stay grounded and present all the time. I know it seems strange, but this is what moving into the unknown is all about. Take a step, create a hypothesis, test it and move on…
I have come to see that creating time to do the work is up to me. The time of the outside world doesn’t allow for much spiritual development, but the time created by me does. It is far better for me to sit down, meditate and clear any energetic debris, thought patterns, programs or influences that may be affecting my experience right now, rather than working through it and doing something while these forces are at play. It seems silly that I would have come to a place where I would suborn my health and well-being for anything else, but that is what happened.
So, now I take total personal responsibility (TPR) for all of that in thoughts, words and actions and in doing so, it has revealed to me what I need to do differently. I am no longer plugged into that way of being and this journey has been all about change and growth, so I continue…
In learning to Ballroom Dance I am reminded of all of this. It is something new and much of the old ways must go for me to fully embrace this new way of being. I must make the time to learn how to do it… Sound familiar? If I don’t, then stuck I would remain as those patterns of old are deep-rooted and stubborn. I have been through this before and with practice it gets easier…
What do you think of your time? Do you have enough or do you make the best use of it? Do you even know what is the best use of your time or are you stuck in a world of dominance and control? If so, you can be free if you choose. It truly is all up to you.
Love and Kindness,
Marc

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Marc


Marc is a modern yogi and visionary guide for new paradigm thinkers and creators. He brings a current approach to the science of yoga and meditation, blending masterfully, ancient practices and philosophy to soothe this tumultuous modern experience and support purposeful, organic and dynamic creations that bring humanity to a higher consciousness experience. He has served business, government and international non-profit organizations, as well as coached individual clients from all walks of life to realize their highest good.

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