It’s been a while since I have written a blog or posted to my Streams of Consciousness Facebook page. I had to take a break; stop writing, stop checking social media, and pretty much lose touch with what everybody in the world was doing, saying, and thinking.
However, I have been reading others works of the spirit, and since I have had a lot more time to really digest what others are saying, I have found some thoughtful, honest, and intelligent articles. These writings have filled my life and given me much to meditate on.
I share one of my favorites with you.
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It feels like I will be back online sometime in the near future. Until then, be happy, know you are loved and live every day in kindness and generosity of spirit.
August 17, 2015
Working with a Larger Energy
Going with the Flow
by Madisyn Taylor
Going with the flow doesn’t mean we don’t know where we’re going; rather we are open to other ways of getting there.
The expression going with the flow is a metaphor that applies to navigating a river. When we go with the flow, we follow the current of the river rather than push against it. People who go with the flow may be interpreted as lazy or passive, but to truly go with the flow requires awareness, presence, and the ability to blend one’s own energy with the prevailing energy. Going with the flow doesn’t mean we toss our oars into the water and kick back in the boat, hoping for the best. Going with the flow means we let go of our individual agenda and notice the play of energy all around us. We tap into that energy and flow with it, which gets us going where we need to go a whole lot faster than resistance will.
Going with the flow doesn’t mean that we don’t know where we’re going; it means that we are open to multiple ways of getting there. We are also open to changing our destination, clinging more to the essence of our goal than to the particulars. We acknowledge that letting go and modifying our plans is part of the process. Going with the flow means that we are aware of an energy that is larger than our small selves and we are open to working with it, not against it.
Many of us are afraid of going with the flow because we don’t trust that we will get where we want to go if we do. This causes us to cling to plans that aren’t working, stick to routes that are obstructed, and obsess over relationships that aren’t fulfilling. When you find yourself stuck in these kinds of patterns, do yourself a favor and open to the flow of what is rather than resisting it. Trust that the big river of your life has a plan for you and let it carry you onward. Throw overboard those things that are weighing you down. Be open to revising your maps. Take a deep breath and move into the current.
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