Challenging Times and Living In the Flow

waterfall wideIn these times of great change and economic and global uncertainty what if we knew that the universe always had our back, that there is enough, that we are safe? What if these challenging times were asking us to live from our hearts, from a deeper way of knowing and being? What if we knew how to really go with the flow of universal energies and support?

In talking about flow, we often use the metaphor of riding a river where we let ourselves follow the currents rather than resisting or struggling against where it wants to take us. If we watch a river we notice how it can split into two forks or rush down over rocks or swirl as a back eddy into a calm pool before the water flows on. All these images and more can apply to living in the flow of universal currents.

Going with the flow doesn’t mean that we don’t have some sense of where we’re going. It means that we are open to more than one way of getting there. We are also open to going in a different direction from what we had planned. We hold more to the essence of our goal than to the particulars, knowing that letting go and making adjustments are part of the process. An awareness of being part of an energy that is larger than our small selves comes into play and we are open to working with it. In the flow we are essentially co-creating with the universe.

We may be afraid to go with the flow because we don’t trust that the universe really wants to support us. Our mind tells us that we have to control everything. It wants to keep us small and safe. We tend to cling to plans that aren’t working, keep doing the same things even though they are not working, and stay in relationships that aren’t fulfilling.

When you find yourself stuck in these kinds of patterns, stop, take a deep breath and drop your attention down into your heart and gut. From this place knowing we can access the currents of universal flow where a sense of magic and synchronicities abide. Our heart will always steer us toward what we love which is key to living in the flow.

It doesn’t mean that we sit back and do nothing or stay home and meditate hoping for a miracle. Rather it means listen to our intuition or gut sense moment by moment and take inspired action from a sense of knowing. Sychronicities or chance encounters will unfold. We start having more ah..has. We don’t necessarily need to take broad, sweeping action. One small step a day can do it. As we take those small step the path becomes clearer.

Going with the flow doesn’t mean we just let the currents of life take us. Rather it means we let go of our individual agenda and notice the possibilities all around us. We tap into that energy and flow with it. We open to new levels of awareness, presence, and the ability to follow the energy that feels light and good, where we feel more expanded.

Trust that the river of the universe and your soul or higher self are here to help. If you knew that was true or even just hoped it was, what would you want to create. What one small step would you take today and then tomorrow. Try it. Be open to being surprised that what happens. Let go of the doubt that is dragging you down. Imagine yourself floating in that river buoyed up by a loving universe. What would you do? What life would you choose? What world would you create?

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