This past week, watching yourself experience time, you’ve experienced it going faster or slower. This is way better than my telling you it does: now you know how fast-time feels. You know how slow-time feels.
You probably thought the next thing I was going to ask you to was to change something: make fast-time go slower, or speed up slow-time.
Nope. We raise clarity first because you often don’t need to do anything else.
So I just wanted you to get clear on time: it’s already moving at different speeds in your experience.
What begins to make you a time-sculptor or a shaman with time as I described in the Introduction to this series of posts is your clarity about how time feels. And for that, you needed the focus I asked you to bring to your experience of time.
Now I want you to play with time. Your clarity that time moves differently for you at different points means your first step is done.
Your second step is to become playful with time. At first, make this easy: just speed it up when it’s already fast. Slow it down when it’s already slow. For now. If you want a more advanced version of this, notice the texture of time–for you–when it’s fast and when it’s slow. How would you describe that texture? Or let me ask you what fast-time feels like? and what slow-time feels like? Use any sense-words you like. My examples are below.
For me, slow time usually feels like swimming in liquid fudge, delicious–my whole being tasting that delicious taste. Or it may feel quiet, like sitting safely in a still pool ona lotus. Once in a while, if I’m bored and want time to go faster, it feels crusty, dull and well past its expiration date!
Fast time to me feels fiery, red–and sometimes scary. The mistakes I make, the things that come out of my mouth in fast-time are sometimes things I regret. And sometimes they are flashes of intuitive brilliance!