Tea Time with Trish: Ahhh….time…
TIME. That one word can cause so much angst. Most of us feel we don’t have enough of it. We get caught up in worry that we aren’t where we want to be, or we’ll never get it all done. A lot of our concerns are wrapped up in this one word. I certainly know I have been guilty of this.
Over the last few weeks, I knew my body was giving me the message to let go of the need of “getting it all done.” And even though I was well aware of the message, I was trying to bargin with myself, saying, “Yeah, yeah, I will relax more, but just let me get this one last thing done.” And then I’d get that done, and something else came up, and I’d say the same thing, “Ok, ok, seriously, after this, I really will do something that feeds my soul, and re-energizes my spirit.”
Well, that can continue on and on, and it did for me for a few weeks, until my body said, “Well, we’ve given you plenty of messages, and even held off for awhile believing your lame excuses, but it appears you’re just not going to listen, so we will make you relax ourself.” …And it did.
Message heard loud and clear. Even though it has only been a cold, it was enough to wipe me out, so that I really couldn’t focus on anything but myself.
I’ve of course had these messages before, and always know what they mean, however for some reason this time, I really took it to heart, and fully understood the deeper lesson here. We truly need time to nurture ourselves without any agenda attached. I felt I didn’t have the time to give myself fully over to surrendering and trusting that it will all get done in the end, even though I have so much evidence that this is always true. However, by not allowing myself some non-productive, self-nurturing time, my body forced me to take that time, and by that time I didn’t even get a choice in how I could spend it. I now needed to spend it nurturing myself back to health.
So, lesson learned. I will get the time, and it’s up to me whether I take it of my own accord, or not.
If we relax enough and trust that everything is happening exactly as it is meant to be, the worry of time dissipates and we can begin to enjoy the journey we are on and give ourselves the nurturing that we need….always knowing we are exactly where we need to be.
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Trisha Savoia is founder/owner of Absolute Awareness, and creator of the Moms Who Want More Program. Through her programs, writing, and speaking she uses her skills and experience as a mother, teacher, & Clinical Hypnotherapist to mentor moms who want more out of their lives – mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually.