soulspiceadventures

"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing!" …Helen Keller …Saving the world, one life-changing, consciousness raising, wonderful adventure at a time.

how to stretch time with a tree….

walk in woods

Yikes!!! Time is just a-tickin’ away.  I just realized I haven’t written a post for over 3 weeks now!!  Not that I haven’t got ideas or stuff that needs to be said… I’ve even got a couple dozen drafts waiting to be finished and posted…and new stuff just keeps pouring in waiting for its chance to be placed onto the printed page.  And I refuse to use the excuse that I don’t have the time…because I’ve learned how to stretch time.

I know that time can be bent and shaped according to my inner state.  It shrinks and expands.  When I’m impatient, waiting in the slow line, time takes forever, and when I have a deadline, I can magically finish a 5 hour job in one hour.  When I’m away from a loved one a week seems like forever but when we’re together no amount of time is ever enough.  And when I’m out on a silent walk in the woods, or deep in a beautiful meditation one moment holds infinity within it.

I love everything that brings me back to remembrance of the importance of every single minute of our lives…whether it’s a deadline or a slow line, an un-done blog post or just a tree in the woods.

PINCH OF SPICE:  This simple process is one way to stretch time and change your life!!!
It’s time once again to take an inventory of how you spend your time.  Review your last 2 or 3 days and make a list of things you did hour by hour.  Then make a list of your priorities in your life.  Does your inventory list match your priority list?  What can you add to or subtract from your days to make them more meaningful…to make each minute be a well used minute?   Be sure to add in some walks in trees and some meditations to bring that timelessness back into your daily doing.

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Spring’s Treasures

spring

Spring’s Perfume

Wind whipping through my hair, sunshine on my face and sending its warm and oh-so-longed-for rays through my body, and all the glorious wafts of spring’s amazing perfumes.  And all the brilliant, glowing greens of new leaves, new life!!  What a great idea!  A last minute adventure to go and spend a few days on the houseboat before it sold and I was on my way to town for a coffee, and just loving the drive down winding, hilly, tree-lined roads with the top down in my little car.

Spring is filled with wonderful surprises.  Later that evening I was walking with my sister and sudden waves of the most beautiful fragrances blew our way.  I looked around to see which tree would have such wonderful blossoms but she said no, it’s not flowers, it’s the leaves, she smelled that every Spring.  Not believing her ridiculous story I looked around and there were no flowering trees or flowers of any kind nearby but there was a giant poplar tree right in front of us.  I walked over.  It was filled with baby leaves that had just come out of their buds.  They looked wet, shining in the light of the sun.  I touched one and it was sticky.  New born leaves!!!  So fresh, so brilliant green, so new!!  And YES!!!  When I bent over to smell it, it had a most wonderful perfume.

Pinch of Spice:  For a little spice this week, each day go for at least a half hour walk in the woods and notice all the gifts that Spring has for us.  Relish in each thing you notice taking at least 5 minutes to just absorb the wonder and beauty of it.   Notice the new leaves, birds, insects, the colors, smells, touch, flowers, grasses, fluffy clouds, warm Spring air.  Notice how you feel new energy, new life, close your eyes and take at least 5 more minutes to just be there and feel the stirring of new life inside of you.  Take that energy with you to renew you through the week and weeks to come.

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