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New Hermetics

Time, sweet time

Watch by code1name on stock.xchngI find that I have an interesting pattern in my life. I see something that I want to do, and I go for it.  Then I realize that I need to change my patterns to accommodate it … and I do.  Then I get busy at work, or with other things, or sick, or travel, or whatever takes me out of my routine … and then I lose it.

I started the New Hermetics course all gung-ho!  Now I find that I want to do the work, but I’m having a hard time finding the time.  Taking 45 minutes out of my morning, or when I get home is tough!

I’m most easily distracted by work, which I seem to feel like I *have* to do, or mindlessly browsing the internet.  I don’t really *need* to do either.  I already spend well over my 40 hours a week in the office, and while there is work to do, it rarely needs to get done NOW.  (Occasionally it does, but I’m helping to support a live service so sometimes things happen at weird hours … but not normally).  And Facebook … I really only care about keeping track of a couple of people regularly, but it’s so easy to get sucked in.

It’s like breaking a bad habit, or maybe an addiction.  These things don’t add to my quality of life, in fact, they are preventing me from doing some things that I want to do.  I don’t *need* to check my email every 30 minutes after I get home, or surf Facebook.

I don’t really like taking time away from my evenings, as that’s often time with my hubby .. but the mornings … I don’t need to check email for an hour before I get to work .. that time I can use for my other Work.

Do you get caught in the bad habits of connectivity?  How do you handle it?

Let there be Love

In addition to my work with the ADF, I’ve been working with the New Hermetics course from Jason Newcomb.

This week’s lesson takes us through an exercise that’s about sending out love to the universe.

It’s amazing how just focusing on love can put a smile on your face.  We’re not talking about sexual love, but about love and compassion for the world around you. It’s about recognizing that we are all connected, and we are all (at least a little bit) magical.

Take a moment today and share your love.

Smile at yourself in the mirror, smile at the conductor on the train, or the driver in the car next to you.  Sharing your love and compassion is about recognizing that the other person as a human being, as their own entity, yet connected to the whole.

We are all connected, and yet we are individuals, and together or individually, we can do amazing things.

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2014 Reading Challenge

2014 Reading Challenge
Victoria has read 1 book toward her goal of 6 books.