Procrastination

Is it possible that by working on the things we resist and procrastinate over in our outer world, that we can affect our inner world? A bit like energetic surgery, in reverse. And from my experience, I would most definitely say that “yes” – “yes, it is.”

There are some jobs that I love to do and will do first, and others that I will procrastinate over. And then there are some that feel so uninviting that I don’t get around to doing them at all. Cleaning shelves is one example. There’s something about having to take everything off a shelf, dust it and then replace it, that simply makes me want to just give up. But I know there are people that love the whole process of dusting.

What this then leads me to understand is that the things that each of us procrastinate over are specific to us. And therein lies a jewel. If the things that each of us resist are different, then the origin of those things must be coming from within us. We are each therefore the creator of the things that we either procrastinate over or resist completely. Hence we can trace everything that exists in our outer world to an energetic starting point in our ‘inner world’ –– our inner world being the energetic starting point within our bodies.

Tackling my almost pathological avoidance of technology is a great example of how, by addressing something in my peripheral world, I was able to simultaneously work on my inner world. What I discovered was that the energetic starting point for my resistance to technology was my investment in identity. I was heavily invested in being seen as a rather quirky woman, who was going against the grain by not being on social media or having a phone that did much more than texting or calling people. By addressing my resistance to technology, I unearthed my investment in identity and lanced a boil that had been festering for years.

But there’s more. Addressing things in our outer world deals with the inner blockages, and so then frees up space within us for more clarity and more flow.

As my awareness around this topic has grown, so has my determination to explore the effects of committing to doing the things that are way down on my invisible to-do list. In the beginning, tackling the jobs, chores and issues that I was avoiding was as palatable as swallowing a mouthful of gristle.

However, I have been able to apply myself consistently enough that there is a part of me now that actively embraces tackling the things that make me falter. What motivates me is the fact that I can feel how when I get stuck on something in my external environment, it is reflecting an inner stagnation: one whose rot sits within me, whether the job is on my invisible to-do list or not. The things that ‘dropped off’ the bottom of my to-do list, because I never got around to doing them, never really disappeared. They continue to sit deep within my body, like a fungus, until such time that I eventually get around to dealing with them.

What I can feel on a very physical level is that when I finally get around to tackling something that I have been procrastinating over, this then opens up an incredible sense of space and freedom in my body. It’s then that I realise just how energetically congested I have been, even though I haven’t been consciously aware of it. So now, everything that I am resisting gets flagged, and to the best of my ability I work through the steps that are needed to complete the task.

Last weekend I went to the hardware shop and bought a washer for my laundry tap (fixing my dripping laundry tap is something that I have been procrastinating over for months). A wonderful shop assistant took ages showing me how to change a washer, and the next steps are for me to learn where to turn the water off from, and to then to go down to the garage and find the tools that I need. By completing another job that I have got stuck on, I will free up even more space in my body. But space is not empty: on the contrary, it’s crammed full of communication – communication from the Universe. Universal Communication knows no bounds and carries with it the answers to every problem that man is currently facing and indeed will ever face.

By working on our internal energetic congestion, we open the valves that allow Universal Communication to flow freely through us. And it is by restoring the flow of Universal Communication that we will begin to restore true harmony on Earth.

By Alexis Stewart, A woman who has remembered that she made a commitment a long time ago to serve God and is now dedicated to fulfilling that commitment.

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673 thoughts on “Procrastination

  1. It’s never about the things that are there to be done, but our relationship with evolution and what we place between ourselves and what’s to get done that creates both the distraction and delay.

  2. “Addressing things in our outer world deals with the inner blockages, and so then frees up space within us for more clarity and more flow.” I love how this happens so organically. The more I sort out/address things in my life that need attending to, the more clarity I feel within me, and the more efficient and committed I become. Its a wonderful feeling.

  3. Procrastination is so dulling that it can lead to a deep stagnation if not watched and taken care of. Staying committed to learning and, the ‘what’s next’, enables completion to take place and an aliveness which follows.

  4. Learning to say yes without procrastinating has allowed my life to flow. Procrastination is us just wanting to delay what is there to be done, far better to say yes and enjoy what comes next.

  5. This really makes sense to me; ‘Tackling my almost pathological avoidance of technology is a great example of how, by addressing something in my peripheral world, I was able to simultaneously work on my inner world.’ I know that when I work on things in my outer world, such as; tidying up, invoicing clients, completing projects etc.. that this allows me to feel settled in my inner world.

  6. ‘Procrastination’, reading this word I can feel how tidying up is something that I procrastinate over. My house and car can get really messy and this feels awful and unsupportive, but rather than regularly dealing with this i can allow the mess to build up until I have no choice but deal with it. It’s great to be honest and to work on this as having a tidy house would feel amazing and I know really supports me and my family.

  7. I love how you say we are the creator of the things that we either procrastinate over or resist Alexis. When we procrastinate about something, we are choosing to clog the system instead of clearing it, and it’s all felt in the body. We know there’s nothing stopping us simply getting on with it, other than ourselves.

  8. Step forward, make a change and don’t delay. As I start to embrace that way of being everything in my life changes. Things happen and there are grander and grander next steps.

  9. Very often the things we procrastinate over are the very things that will allow us to grow and truly evolve. This is a great clue to keep in mind if we really want to take life by its horns and live it in full.

    1. Yes I agree Henrietta Chang…….and this reminds me of what I have learned in my swimming lessons and that is to feel absolutely connected to myself and feel very settled in my body before I start…..no taking a big breath and hoping everything is going to work out. We need a steadiness and a consistency that naturally builds itself when we start from the beginning surrendered, grounded and spacious.

  10. Procrastination !!! Something we all have been afflicted with at some time or another as we all innately know that the outer affects the inner and it’s dealing with the inner that we try so hard to avoid.

  11. We can all recognise the procrastination and putting off jobs that need doing, but there does sometimes feel a time comes when we decide to get on with something, and when that happens, we manage to sort it super quick because it just flows so easily.

  12. It is so obvious that the outer will affect the inner because we know everything affects everything. Simply deciding to get on with the things we feel like putting off is the best start to stop the delay.

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