This is what overwhelm feels like

They say you can’t pour from an empty cup. But you can’t really pour from an overflowing cup either. That is what it feels like right now. In my last newsletter, I told you about spending most of the last solar year working on myself. Well, it looks like I did a pretty good job, because the cup of opportunities is literally overflowing from every side. That should be a good thing, right?

Wrong. When you are in the middle of the overwhelm that comes from the cup running over, it is really easy to scream STOP. The problem is that STOP stops everything. Stop is not what I really want–what I want is a valve that allows me to better adjust the flow. If I am not careful, this overwhelm status will push me over the edge and I will block the flow, so now is the time to take a step back and think before I act.

In the Damanhur Alchemy School, we learned how to work with time, which was very synchronic since time is that thing I feel I have very little of. What I learned is that time is a fabric we travel across, which means that if I step out of the conventional linear thinking, I can manipulate events to set the order and speed I want. This makes me the driver in the time vehicle, instead of the passenger–very useful!

Now that I am starting to understand the true nature of time, I need to learn how to use it wisely. Before attempting to change anything, I need to really think about what I want to change, taking into consideration the possibile ramifications down the timeline. I know one of the first things I want to figure out is how to find the time to finish one big project that has been sitting on my desk for more than a month, and after that, how to organize the growing mountain of plant music and communication research that is being sent to me–for the last one, I am open to any ideas on organizing large amounts of disparate data.

First step: pick one thing on my list and find the best timeline to complete it. I will let you know how it goes!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fascinated by nature since her earliest memories, Tigrilla turned that passion into her vocation. As an inspirational speaker, Interspecies Researcher and Ambassador for Damanhur, she takes her expertise in high-tech, social dynamics and the arts and advocates for a greater connection to nature via plant music and communication. #natureinthecity

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