Where no plan is laid, where the disposal of time is surrendered merely to the chance of incident, chaos will soon reign. ~Victor Hugo

I am the flow of change,and I am grateful for the shift of conscious choice.

Namaste’ Fellow Traveler,

Our lifetimes are like a flowing stream. As the years progress, our bodies grow, develop, and age, taking us through the decades of our lives. Early in life, we establish a perspective based on our earliest experiences. Through exploring that point of view and determining whether or not it has served you well you can decide whether or not you want to continue honoring it with your thoughts, words, and actions. If you decide like I did that a healthier perspective around how you spend your time is possible, you will need to make a commitment to change your thinking. Patterns of thinking are habits, which are well ingrained, so it will take conscious and consistent awareness to make these shifts.

Of course, the first step is to have a clear vision of what is desirable, which you have already done. You may have also explored how you arrived at the less desirable mindset, which is also helpful since you can now realize that no matter what the situation, you were the one who created your earliest perspective. Now you can create a new one. The secret to making effective

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changes around how you spend your time is to fully own your power to choose and consciously make the choices that will support your ideal vision.

For me, the changes had to come slowly, yet now in hindsight, I understand there was a divine presence always ready to assist me in shifting my thinking. The more I observed this, and the more grateful I was to experience this, the less real and daunting were the prison bars of my own making. At the same time, I felt closer to the child who built playhouses and had a passion for life that I had not felt since I started my periods. With this clarity, I realized I had allowed my own conclusions to act as a period, an end-point to living a life of freedom and passion. By seeing things differently, I feel grateful for my progress, and I now feel closer to my True-Self. Thus, I am able to give myself permission to allow the Divine to show up as me.

My commitment is to that child, that voice of Truth, that part of me who knows how to live life to the fullest. My shift or change is to listen to her, to turn within and ask when I am allowing old beliefs about the world’s expectations to take over. I am also committed to seeing the gift in my daily activities, especially those that bring me back to that creative, passionate child who fills her days with the things I love fully.

While struggling with the perfect way to use my time and what that looks like, I developed a Covenant to Myself, which has everything to do with how I use my time.

Covenant to Myself

I vow to start each day by looking within; tuning into my Truth sets my course for the rest of my day.

Each day is my personal creation for which I take ownership by determining how I will fill my minutes.

Constantly checking in with Spirit, I determine what is important for me to do at that moment.

I consciously employ my ego to diligently perform the “get-it-done” tasks my soul creates.

I limit my commitments to allow for the variables that arise out of “creative activities,” (being fully alive.)

When I elect to participate in commitments with others, I consider deadlines and meeting times sacred.

My commitments to myself are divine because I am working with the most important person in my world – ME.

My opinion of myself is the only one that counts. This is my life, and I am absolutely the only one I can count on to get it right.

Journal Question: What has to change in order for you to create your perfect vision for how you use your time? In what ways will you benefit from these changes? You may want to write your own covenant to yourself concerning your use of time.   

Affirmation: Summarize your journal writing in a powerful, positive, and personal one sentence summary. Example: I take charge of my time.  

Letter from your Source: Review your journal entry and your affirmation then write a letter from your soul to you reflecting on both. Address the letter with a term of endearment because that is how your soul sees you. Then allow the love that your soul has for you to pour out onto the page.

Bueno Camino, Pat

As a single footstep will not make a path on earth, so a single thought does not make a pathway in the mind. ~Henry David Thoreau