Time is the earth unfolding. It is an agreement of guidelines for the earth interactions. I always remember how time-challenged Pritham was. She had her own time/clock and if she could help it she was staying true to that.
I remember when Beverly Hills High school called me and said Pritham was late for every class even though she was on campus. Could I help them get her to class on time? I laughed—not the answer they were expecting. I shared what my mornings were like, getting her out of the house so her brother and cousin wouldn’t always be late for school. They called me back a few days later and shared this story: “We called Pritham in and told her that we would dock her a full grade every time she was late for a class and her response was, ‘Do whatever you have to do.’” They were freaked out and didn’t know what to do.
What’s the lesson there? Don’t ever give threats you can’t keep. Don’t threaten people with things they aren’t afraid of. Time is somewhat agreed upon by most of us. It keeps you grounded and on track. You look at your calendars to see what time you have appointments, to schedule your days, to try and separate the various aspects of your lives.
Space. It is the ether part of our lives. Do you schedule time to be in space? They say spacing out is very necessary for brain function—one of the top 5 things. We have curiosity, humor, deep sleep, spacing out, and fearless action. Even more nourishing than spacing out is meditation. One does not exclude the other. They both create space. Aren’t you always asking for more space in your life? You want more space to live in, more physical space, more space in relationships, etc., but what you really want is the spaciousness within yourself—that vastness that allows you to realize you are on the earth but of the ether. We need both aspects to filter through your “I am; your “I am-ness.”
Think of all the space movies and operas on television. These reflect the longing to know and be more connected to the vastness that is the universe; the known and unknown. We want to know the unknown, but mostly we look to others to tell us what is out there. Go there yourself and beyond.
Meditation/Chanting is truly there to take you into the spheres beyond time and space. First, you must go into the spaciousness of space before you can go beyond it.
The best way to get vast and connected is to:
- Have the desire to know and befriend the unknown
- Take the time each day to grow those muscles by spending time meditating
- Chant and play with the Essence of the Divine.
- Look at that percentage of your day you devote to your vastness.
This will feed the “I am-ness” of you. Then, you get time and space to serve you. Both of these aspects have vastness. Time is horizontal and space is vertical in their directions of vastness. When you feel fear, try this mudra. It will reconnect you to the vast essence of you.
Fold your ring (Sun) finger and your middle (Saturn) finger into your palm and press them down with your thumb. Do this on both hands, allowing the first finger (Jupiter) and the last finger (Mercury) to extend out, straight. Breathe long and deep. This will take you deep quickly. Do this often, 3-5 times each day for 40 days and then share what it has done for you.
Wahe Guru. May vastness encompass you.