“So this is how you swim inward. So this is how you flow outwards. So this is how you pray.”
– Mary Oliver
Not feeling like it or feeling up to par stops me in my tracks at times. If I keep moving with the energy, I seem to move back into the flow. I might be moving slower, I might not get everything done, however, I do move from the feeling of being stuck. It’s about doing the best I can with what I have for the day. I’m learning to listen to my soul more and more. Meditation and prayer is my foundation for listening. Having some time off has really showed me my rhythms, my resistance, my blocks, and my flow. What I have found is the more I listen to my intuition the more I move back into the flow, and all the things that I used to think are the little things are the big things. It’s about being present to the day, to love me and to love life in its all-ness. It all adds up, and doing what’s in front of me with mindfulness and openness is key, it brings me back into the alignment of the day.
“Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate.”
I jump right in listening to when my soul nudges. When it’s fun and I like it and I can resist, procrastinate, and ignore what I don’t want to do, that never serves me. When I dive into the hard stuff, it’s usually much easier or less of a hassle than I thought it would be. The quote, “What you resist persists” by C.G. Jung, is so true. I have experienced it several times, and I can be a bit hard headed. I notice in both my personal and professional life when I avoid something, it’s not comfortable, and it usually doesn’t go away. A lot of the time it gets bigger and becomes more of an issue. This is true for change as well: it can be challenging and yet it happens all the time. When I take care of those pending items that I have been avoiding and embrace change, I move back into the flow.
“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”
– Lao Tzu
Living life in the flow serves me in so many amazing ways. It’s like nature. Life has a natural divine flow, it’s the flow of the universe. As I move back into the flow life is easier, more fun, less stressful, and things happen naturally. That’s the place for me and I forget at times, then life gets a little uncomfortable and I remember that it’s like that for a lot of us. We are definitely not perfect, we are human and we do the best we can. Life is so beautiful, it flows all the time. We are the ones who get stuck, hold onto things for too long, and resist. The wonderful thing is that we can get back in the flow anytime we choose to. Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow.
“Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”
– Lao Tzu
All of this to say, let’s lighten up on ourselves. When we fall, we get back up and dust ourselves off. We see our overall process, maybe laugh and get back on the saddle of waking up and knowing we are fully provided for. We remember that we are divine beings, all love, infinite power & light. This is a journey and it’s a bumpy and windy road, which makes it an adventure, with all of it serving us our higher good.
For me, personally, I have some big decisions in life right now in purpose and career. I am trusting the flow and excited about the possibilities. Life is good, and even better when I open to it. Namaste.
“Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.”
– Greg Anderson