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Have you heard lately how limitless you are? No. That’s amazing, because everywhere I turn I come across someone explaining how we are incredibly limitless. Heck, I’ve even said it myself…right here and even here. And I’ve changed my mind. Sort of.
I’ve decided I’m personally going to put some limits on this limitless me. Not my higher self, which is the Divine essence in each of us. I’m not suggesting we see ourselves as anything other than the powerful beings we truly are. Unless and until Jupiter aligns with Mars, I’m totally invested in the fact that we are all Divine consciousness…infinite glorious beings.
In fact, I think it would be a great idea to have one day each week when we toss out the inner trash. Don’t mention this to my Darling One, but I think I’m in a spring cleaning mode. I wouldn’t want him to have great expectations for a brighter, shinier, sparklier home and then be a little, well disappointed. Spring cleaning the house just isn’t in my astrological chart this month.
I have something else in mind. All and any thoughts we’ve had, that have covered up our infinite joy, any self limiting ideas about who we are, that might have built up, like little dust bunnies, during this past week need to go straight into the dustbin.
Forget the annual household one, we need a weekly inner spring clean. Getting rid of all that accumulated rubbish about who we are and what we can or can’t do and polish up that inner light at the same time…that’s the way to go.
But for now, it’s the outer me that needs a bit of a spit and polish so I’m limiting myself. I want more time for connection and communication with the part of me that’s the maker and builder of my entire world. And yes, I’m practicing what I preach, I have been imagining a simpler, easier life for the past month or so, and consequently these are the actions that stem from my imagination, from my inner, higher self.
1. I’m focusing on one project at a time, instead of juggling three or four or dare I say it, sometimes even more. I’ve decided that the best multi-tasking I can do is one thing at a time!
2. I’m taking regular breaks from whatever I’m involved in. Spending one hour on my computer and then five minutes away, doing something, maybe doing nothing. Maybe I’ll just sit and dream…haven’t decided yet. But every hour, I’m off to experience five minutes of…different.
3. I’m limiting the time I interrupt myself checking stuff on the internet. Which probably goes back to number 1 – stick with one thing at a time.
I’m easily distracted by a great post, or article and I need to read it instantly, then I need to check out the links and before you know it, I’ve moved into an entirely new arena, leaving whatever I was involved in sitting on the sidelines, like some poor little sad sack. Phew, just writing that reminds me I might need to limit the length of my sentences.
4. I’m limiting the times I say no to fun because there’s something more important I need to do. Ha.
5. I’m going to deal with my mail, snail and internet using that old two minute rule, decide in two minutes iff you want it, need to reply to it, or junk it.
Now this might not seem limiting, but believe me when I tell you that leaving everything, as is my tendency, just means it all piles up and then I’m overwhelmed. So in effect I’m limiting my overwhelm. 🙂
6. I’m limiting the time it takes to stop what I’m doing when someone engages me in conversation. No more, hang on a minute. I’m closing my laptop, putting down my book, or phone or whatever activity I’m so busily doing or checking. I’m limiting my unavailability to those I love.
7. And lastly I’m limiting the judgemental thoughts I have…about anything. The unlovely is definitely heading for my mental dustbin.
Aah it feels better already. I think my inner being is smiling. If you’ve got things you’re limiting, how’s it going? Anything I should add to my list? Would love to hear your thoughts, if you’d like to join in the conversation.
Encourage one another.