Connie L. Habash, author of Awakening From Anxiety, has released her Awakening Self August Newsletter.
|Your Relationship with Time
|Hello, Awakening Ones –
Have you noticed your relationship to time lately? Especially during this pandemic, we may be experiencing it differently. On the other hand, this situation may be bringing into sharp focus how our perceptions of and attitudes towards time affect us.
Before I elaborate, here’s my upcoming events for the next two months:
Mondays, starting August 10th – (online) – Living a Calm and Confident Life class series, 6 weeks (except Labor Day) beginning August 10th, 7-8:30pm Pacific Time, through Unity of Walnut Creek. Register now!
Saturday, August 22nd (in person) – ***SOLD OUT! Summer 1-Day Retreat, 9am-3:30pm in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
Sunday, September 6th (online) – Guest Speakerat the Unity Spiritual Center of San Jose service, 4pm Pacific Time.
Saturday, September 26th (online) – Listening Within: A Journey Into Meditation and Intuition Workshop, 2-4pm Pacific Time with Unity of San Jose. Open to all – Registration coming soon!
|Especially when I’m planning out and scheduling my calendar, I feel the pressure of time on me. At least, that’s what I think. But it’s really the self-imposed pressure of my perceptions and attitudes towards time that create my tension and discomfort; and the decisions I make as a result.
As you know, we all have the same 24 hours, every day. We can recognize that time is a human conception of how to structure those 24 hours, and we can do it any way we want to.
Instead of believing that “time has gotten away from us” or that we’re “short on time”, or that “I don’t have enough time”, we can shift into receiving time abundantly.
|That’s why I wrote my blog this month, to share with you the gift of timelessness that I received by choosing to let go of measuring time (well, I also didn’t have my cell phone with me!) and dropping into being with what is. It allowed me to drink in the gifts of nature around me and feel fulfilled. Read more below.
Yes, it’s a novel idea – but we can change our relationship with time. We can actually receive time, like we receive love or energy or money. Instead of “spending” the next hour, how would it feel to receive it? Time is a gift that is always being given to us.
A Spiritual Guide to Living a More Calm, Confident, and Courageous Life
Competent, spiritual people suffer from anxiety and depression too: Spiritual people often find that their own expectations of living a life dedicated to a higher power makes them more susceptible to high-functioning anxiety. Sometimes, traditional relaxation techniques either do not work, don’t last, or, in some cases, actually increase their anxiety.
The missing keys to managing anxiety: Psychotherapist, yoga teacher, and interfaith minister Rev. Connie L. Habash shows us a way to transform our perceptions using mindful awareness, in order that we may live divinely inspired lives. In over 25 years as a counselor helping spiritual people overcome anxiety, Rev. Connie has taught that it takes more than chanting mantras, stretching, or relaxation techniques to calm anxiety. It requires a transformation in perception, moment-to-moment body awareness, and a conscious response to thoughts and emotions.