Manifesting More Time

February 16, 2013 | 18 Comments »

Create More TimeEver feel like you could use more time?  If so, this post is for you.

Many folks are good at creating a shortage of time, by speaking these sorts of things into being:

  • “I’m so crazy busy.”
  • “There isn’t enough time for that.”
  • “Where did the time go?!”

And sometimes we make time the fall guy to get out of things we don’t really want to do:

  • “I’d love to … but I’m too busy.”
  • “My schedule is so packed I simply can’t fit it in.”

Which just exacerbates our shortage of it.

We also manifest a rigid experience of time by buying into limiting thoughts like: “Well, there are only 24 hours in a day” and “You can only do so much.”

No one would argue with you on that, but if it’s not the vibration you want to activate – you’re going to need to choose something else.

I’ve been playing with a more fluid experience of time.

That has included divorcing my constant attention from the clock and the schedule as much as possible. And being aware when I’m speaking into being something I don’t want.

It has also included creating a more satisfying relationship with time – the same way we create one with money:

– I get friendly with it
– I appreciate it
– I trust it and expect good things from it.
– I affirm that Time and I are on good terms!

The point is that how we feel is what we create. Are you willing to experiment with a way to feel more abundant with time? Even just imagining what that might be like shifts your time vibe.

In Marney Makridakis‘ book Creating Time she invites us to imagine who we would be if we didn’t worry about time. And to examine what our payoffs are for experiencing a shortage of it. (Does it make us feel important? Keep us safe from engaging a risky new venture? Keep us distracted from issues we don’t want to address?)

A powerful tip from Mike Dooley last week is to speak it how you want it “I have sooooooo much free time,” he affirms. Say it even when you don’t. Especially when you don’t!

I’d been feeling rather busy, so I started playing with that declaration whenever I feel pressured for time.

As a result, several times this week – despite having a very full schedule – I’ve had experiences where I felt absolutely abundant with time. It’s like time stretches to accommodate my new thoughts about it!

Abraham offers this insight on wanting more time:

You don’t really want more time, you want less resistance.

Time is a perceptual thing. When you’re up to speed with who you are, time not only stands still, it becomes irrelevant.

You’re looking for the leverage of being in the vortex. (Any shortage consciousness is always out of the vortex.)

You don’t need more time. You need more alignment.

You only need time when you’re not in the vortex. When you’re out of the vortex it takes lots of time and manpower and wrestling with uncontrollable things. When you’re in the vortex you have everything at your fingertips.

We don’t want more time, we want more alignment. That makes sense!

It’s very popular to blame time (and money) as the reason we don’t feel better or live happier. But the truth is the entire world is just responding to what we think.

The bottom line is that when we change our thoughts about time we’ll change our experience of it. It’s how it works.

Here’s to becoming rich with time!

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18 Responses to “ Manifesting More Time ”

  1. Sara G says:

    I immediately thought of Sweet Brown, lol!! “Ain’t nobody got time for dat!” LOL!!!

    I LOVE this post, Jeannette! I’ve had to challenge my beliefs about time as a mom, especially. Too often I hear parents talk about how quickly time with our kids goes by, and to savor it as much as possible because of the shortage. I agree with the savoring, but because it feels good to savor and bask. To savor knowing that there’s more where that came from is much different than savoring with the anticipation that the good times are running out.

    I find that adding more laughter, hugs, snuggles, Eskimo kisses, play time, dancing, and a simple attitude of ‘being with’ can genuinely slow time down. It’s amazing what happens when we allow ourselves the luxury of our most desired feelings. 🙂

  2. Funny, when I focus on just being happy I seem to have more time and more money. I like to do that Abraham exercise, I think they call it the placement exercise, where you put the things you are going to do on one side and the things universe is going to do for you on the other. The universe loves to be my personal assistant!

  3. Evan Griffith says:

    Oh Jeannette — What perfect ‘timing’ — I can’t wait to forward this to a friend who always complains of a lack of time.

    I used to have the same ish . . . and I found that taking time — for small breaks, short meditations, for a brief nap, for whatever — seemed to open up time in the most luxurious ways.

    From the outside my life might look busy to some: I own and run an art gallery, I’m writing a book and a blog, I exercise . . . and I love connection time with my wife and son and friends. I almost NEVER feel rushed for time anymore. The perfect antidote for harriedness is literally to STOP . . . for five minutes.

    You nailed it in this post. I find that inserting little pauses in the day opens time up. Hitting the pause button seems to tell the Universe you have all the time in the world . . . and it delivers it right back to you.

    Thanks for this (timely) reminder —

    Evan

  4. That’s so true, isn’t it, Michelle? And yay for putting Universe to work on your behalf!

    Evan, I love that: “taking time” opens up time. Such a good reminder to slow down!

  5. It seems to me moms feel frequently challenged to create a more fluid and expansive experience of time, Sara. Especially working moms. I love that you shared your fun examples of how to slow time down!
    Thanks for that. 🙂

  6. Stephen says:

    I have sooooooo much free time!! heehee!

    I am also a fan of taking breaks. Like Evan said, it kinda opens time up. I have to really take the break, though. If I stop my body for 5 minutes, but my mind continues spinning along I get limited benefit. But a few minutes spent looking at clouds, listening to birds, watching squirrels being busy for me, slows me down to a more luxurious pace.

    Another way I stretch time is by being fully present in the task at hand. If I treat what ever I’m doing as the only thing I have to do (which is true at that moment) I tend to do it well and in less time. Trying to do multiple thing at once seems to make time contract and make everything take longer.

  7. Stephen, you’re reminding me of when Esther would tell Abraham, “I don’t have time to meditate” and their response would be, “You don’t have time NOT to meditate!” lol

    Love your tip to become fully present, too. I can see that you would be really good at that.
    🙂

  8. Mike Golvach says:

    Hey Jeannette,

    Loved the post 🙂

    I’ve always been able to slow down time just by reminding myself that I have more than enough time to do everything that’s required and everything that I desire.

    If I ever feel like I’m losing my grip, by getting overwhelmed or finding myself in time-stress situations, I’ll go an extra mile (like the other members do) and not just take a break, but intentionally waste time doing something enjoyable and completely unrelated to whatever’s “supposed” to be getting done. It’s my little way of telling the Universe “See, I’ve got plenty of time. You might be implying that there’s a big rush, but that doesn’t mean I have to agree with you” and the Universe always delivers a little extra. Sometimes, when I’m running behind, I’ll drive to work in the slow lane, just so I can start my day off amazed that I still got to work early, even though I left late 😉

    Thanks, again,

    Mike

  9. Mike, that is so powerful for us to get really conscious about how we’re talking about time!

    And I love that you can “waste” time even when you feel pressured by it. Way to put your money where you mouth is!!
    🙂

  10. “I have soooo much free time!” Oh, how I love how that feels.

    Here’s to stretching time to wrap itself around all the lusciousness we can imagine.

    Here’s to letting it flow, unhindered and unconfined, into the crevices of every adventure we can dream of.

    Here’s to having an abundance, an excess, and more than enough.

    Time for everyone.
    And everything.

    Have I mentioned how much I adore you, Ms Jeannette??!

    Bliss-ings and endless admiration
    the goddess known as Jacqui

  11. Indeed!

    When I catch myself thinking (including wondering, worrying, or doubting) I’ll have enough time…I have learned to INTEND that I not only have plenty of time, but that it is beneficial to all concerned. Then, I let it go!

    😉 Works like a CHARM!

    Many blessings,
    Nancy

  12. The adoration is mutual, Jacqui! Thanks for bringing your sweet energy to this topic.

    Nancy, thanks for mentioning the “letting go” part that works so well. This isn’t about micromanaging time, but getting more trusting in general with it, isn’t it?

  13. MissyB says:

    Love this – thanks.

  14. Ming says:

    Jeannette,

    Ah that SO resonates! Another shift about to happen. From money to time to alignment!!! Woo !!!!
    Focusing on that takes away any anxiety that could creep up with either .

    Love it. Are we on the pulse or what ?! 🙂

  15. Lou says:

    Hi Jeanette

    Thanks for another great post!

    When I need more time I sing Louis Armstrong’s ‘We have all the time in the world’ to myself, especially if I’m stuck in traffic and beginning to fret that I’ll be late for an appointment.

    I discovered this years ago when I was writing my dissertation and the deadline was looming hard! I ususally find it works by relaxing me and giving me the bit of leeway I need to squeak through! And even if it doesn’t work, it makes me laugh trying to sing or hum it and that’s a good result too!
    Love
    Lou
    x

  16. It is like that, Ming, isn’t it? We’re learning to be more abundant in ALL sorts of ways, including with time!

    Lou, thanks for mentioning the power of music to help us relax into a different idea of time. That’s a great song for it, too!
    🙂

  17. Jeannette, flat out awesome post. Is time even real? Let alone do I have enough of it, if I start to explore what seems to me as a somewhat ‘physical’ illusion, the importance of time as a lack fades away, especially since all I or anyone else can ever experience is the present moment. I love to study time, hehe or the lack of it, because so many of the great physicists made it clear it was important topic, Einstein, Planck, Wheeler, etc spent years playing with what time is and so have I, on my own inner playground. As far as I am concerned it is completely malleable and when I am in the vortex, time does not exist, I don’t think about it, and it never seems to effect the outcomes of what I am involved with even if it seems as if it may. Within minutes or hours some aspect of what may have popped up as a random thought such as: “I am late.” turns into(through observing physical evidence) “I arrived at the perfect time.” This is a fun science article that explores some of the quantum aspects: http://discovermagazine.com/2007/jun/in-no-time#.USFCoKU1mLQ

    I enjoy saying to myself: I Am born of Stars, I Am Infinite, I Am beyond time and space.

    Helps relax me and connects me to who I really Am.

  18. That’s quite an affirmation, Matthew!! Love the reminder that in reality time is just an illusion anyway.

    Thanks for sharing the article link – off to read it now! 🙂

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