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A new and different time zone. Why I refuse to be bullied by time

“Forget the to-do list. Create a to-be list.”—Kelly Sullivan Ruta

Here in the United States, we just ended Daylight Savings Time. If nothing else, this tinkering with the clocks is a potent reminder that time is a construct we made up, a construct we all agree upon and a construct we can change at any time.

As my hero Alby E. used to say, “Time is but an illusion, albeit a persistent one.”

So here’s my proposal:

Let’s rewrite the construct of time as a prison (“I never have enough.” “There’s too much to do.”).

Instead of a number on a clock face, let’s approach time as an unlimited gift of pure presence. As deep moments just to be.

Congress created Daylight Savings Time.

We get to create our personal approach to time.

Do you want surface time? Ferrari, go, go, go time?

Or do you choose deep time: where all is possible, all is unlimited, all is here?

My Course in Miracles lesson a couple days ago was “This instant is the only time there is.” It reminded me that the only real interval of time is now. No past. No future.

This beautiful moment is pulsing with possibility. Let’s grab it by the balls. Forget to-do lists, rushing, worrying, the forfeiture of our gifts that are right here, right now.

We have the power to conceive of time differently. I don’t know about you, but I’m changing my time zone today.

Pam Grout is the author of 19 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and the just-released, Art & Soul,Reloaded: A Year-Long Apprenticeship to Summon the Muses and Ignite Your Daring, Audacious, Creative Side.

17 Responses

  1. Yes!! Incredible but real!!! I started re-reading Eckhart Tolle’s “The Power of Now” two days ago and today I’d just decided to do exactly what you are telling us in this post. Pam, you are always my guide and inspiration and here I have proof once more!!! Thank you again!! Love U!

  2. Love this, Pam! Regretful that I missed the retreat (Yep, there’s a story!), this post is spot-on for where I’m at this week. Deepak and Oprah’s 21-day meditation topic is TIME, so I’m paying attention to how the big U is presenting me with multiple time opportunities. We can either wrestle with time or make peace with it; I choose peace. Whereas I prefer to grab time by the tits versus the balls, I’m totally on-board with changing my relationship with time. Thank you for this!

  3. Ahhhh love this SO very much. I constantly affirm “Time rises and stretches to meet all my needs”. Thanks for the quote too! Lovely to wake up to this morning xoxo

  4. Somehow Pam, you always remind me that there is more to life then the grind!
    Love you and Thank you for lifting us all up!

  5. Always lovely to start a morning with a fresh and fun inspiration and/or change of perspective. Thanks, as always, for sharing the goodness.

  6. Today I affirm I have all the time I need to complete the tasks that are mine to do. I love the idea of being able to change our time zone whenever we feel the pull to do so. Thanks for sharing! ~ KK

  7. Love it! And the reason I altered a clock face with the word “Now” in a pretty font where each of the numbers would “normally” be. It’s now-o-clock…. now! 🙂

  8. Yes! I’m in! I was lucky enough to have spent the past weekend at a workshop with Dr. Joe Dispenza and one of the myths he debunked is, “There’s not enough time!” I love when my favorite teachers are all saying similar things, so it made me squeal with joy when I saw your post, Pam! In my weekend’s note, I wrote, “I live in no time and easily accomplish all the things I love to do.” After reading your post, I changed it to, “I live in no time and easily accomplish all the things I love to do — and BE.” 💥💓💥

  9. I read somewhere (in time ;)) the past future and present all resides in this moment and that helps me giggle throughout my day sistah. Thanks for all your wisdom Pam!!

  10. How timely! 🙂 I just finished reading Gay Hendricks’ book called “The Big Leap” in which he instructs us to make a simple shift from Newtonian-Time to Einstein-Time. He says, “With EINSTEIN TIME, you not only save time—you’ll learn how to become the source of time so you can make as much as you want. With EINSTEIN TIME, you’ll also discover how to liberate the energy you need for accomplishing your most
    precious activities. You’ll understand exactly what drains your creative
    energy and how to stop the drain.” Read more here: http://www.hendricks.com/newwp/wp-content/uploads/Einstein_Time_EFP_Intro.pdf

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