It’s easy to get caught up in overwhelm these days. So much to do, so many distractions. It makes me wonder: what if there is a way to create that could help us conserve energy?
When you peek into the past, you see that shamans and soulful leaders know that timing is everything when it comes to conserving energy. They know that when you observe the laws of nature, you work in harmony with the energies of creation, and as a result, you are able to let nature work for you.
You rest and plan during the dark times when it’s difficult to do anything else. (This could be winter, the new moon, or nighttime.)
You plant ideas when the time is ripe for germination. (This could be spring, the waxing moon, or morning.)
You fertilize and bring ideas to fruition when things need nourishment. (This could be summer, the full moon, or daytime.)
You harvest when the fruits of your labor have finished growing. (This could be autumn, the waning moon, or evening.)
Then you start all over again.
When you skip parts, or go against nature, you expend more energy to get stuff done and you end up feeling overwhelmed. Also, doing any of these steps out of order or during the wrong time of year can result in problems.
Just imagine what would happen if you needed to grow vegetables to feed your family. How much energy would you waste trying to dig a hole in a frozen field in December because you were impatient and in a hurry? Even if you managed to plant the seeds, they would never grow and you’d have to start all over again in spring. Doing the steps out of order wastes energy and doesn’t usually accomplish anything.
And yet, many of us, especially those of us with BIG visions, want to skip right to the end. We want the finished book, now. We want the 6-figure income, now. We want the gallery exhibit, now. However going from an idea to the final product is pretty unlikely to happen. Not only is it overwhelming, it requires an extraordinary amount of energy to leap from zero to done in the blink of an eye.
The good news is that when you observe the laws of nature in every aspect of your life, you conserve energy and the natural rhythms help you dream your desires into being with more fluidity.
So plan your day in the morning. Then tend to your projects. Nurture them. Let them grow. When necessary, weed the things that are getting in your way and toss them into the compost bin. If you keep doing this, you’ll end up with something that is fully grown and ready to harvest. Then you can enjoy the fruits of your labor.
But you’ll never get to the fruity part if you skip the in between.