Yesterday my husband came home from work, less tired than normal. He attributed it to being in the "zone." Time ceased to exist. Work flowed effortlessly and smoothly.
This morning I wonder to myself how getting in the zone happens. It would appear that there is some kind of alignment going on here between the mind, body and spirit. When there's less friction and resistance, one can assume that things can proceed more smoothly. Could this be an example of "spirit in gear?"
Two days ago I woke up tired. I couldn't understand why. I went to bed earlier the night before and slept solidly for over 8 hours. It didn't take me long to realize that this wasn't just a lack of physical energy. I felt a deep mental fatigue, attributed to an intense work week.
The logical part of me said - "Tough it out, kid, and stay on task." A deeper inner voice told me something different. I received a strong message to change my routine that morning by changing the order of what I did. I chose to listen to the message. Instead of doing a left-brained activity, I did a right-brain one. (It can work the other way too.).
Changing my routine created some surprising (to me) changes. The right brain activity helped me to relax mentally. It felt much like a school recess does for kids who feel cooped up. As the day unfolded, my energy on all levels increased.
That afternoon the carpet cleaning fellow arrived at his appointed time. Since this was his first time here and he had various questions, I decided not to work in my home office while he was here. Instead, while he cleaned carpets, I cleaned out the refrigerator. This surprised me to no end. I hate this odious task, but for some reason was in the mood to do it. I took everything out, washed all the shelves and bins til all was sparkly clean. The carpet cleaner and I both finished at the same time.
When I returned to my office, my phone rang with two more huge real estate investment leads. This reminded me that I don't always have to MAKE things happen as much as ALLOW them to happen by paying attention to my energy and following it.
One of these days, I'll write a post on what happens when I ignore my own resistance and fail to get in gear.
In the meantime, how has "spirit in gear" showed up in your life recently, or not?