Living in a state of Flow means letting the current of life take you.
There’s something incredibly beautiful about this experience – living in surrender to the flow of life, allowing expansion to overcome you, being grounded without being rigid.
And yet, flow isn’t always our natural tendency. It’s actually something we have to cultivate. With all of the uncertainty in the world, our instincts can tell us that we need to “hold onto the branch.” We’re afraid of being swept away, of losing control – so we contract.
We begin grasping to control. We look for ways to force certainty as a response to the uncertainty of life. But the irony is that the more we hold on, the more we grasp and control, the more we keep going in a loop.
At its core, being in flow is about trust. Trusting life. Trusting Spirit’s plan for you. Trusting yourself and your own inner knowing. It’s about staying open to other possibilities. Keeping your curiosity and sense of wonder alive, even when things don’t go your way.
It doesn’t mean you need to tune out from what’s going on in the world or in your life. It simply means becoming the eye of the storm and not letting everything outside of you take you off your center. It means practicing radical acceptance.
Being in a state of flow, in a state of self forgetting, is like medicine for the soul. It’s being caught by the wings of Spirit or held in the hands of the Divine. And it’s up to us to cultivate this sense of flow in our lives.
If you can achieve this state for even 5 minutes each day, it can make a massive difference in your life. Those pockets of peace, surrender, and ease you create will eventually weave themselves into everything you do.
One of the absolute best ways to achieve a state of flow and an experience of self-forgetting is meditation. I personally fell in love with meditation when I discovered guided meditations. For the first time, I was able to bypass my subconscious mind and quiet my swirling thoughts.
I’ve created countless guided visual journeys that help people find a sense of flow, peace, and grounding. One of my personal favorites for getting into a state of flow and releasing our tendency to want to grasp and control is my, Removing Blocks Guided Meditation. You can listen to it for free here:
One of the things that stands in the way of us finding flow in our lives is our tendency to seek control in the face of uncertainty. In order to overcome this tendency and to shift our relationship with life from one of fear into one of trust, we need tools for self-exploration and reflection.
Journaling is one of my favorite tools for this kind of personal exploration and growth. When you feel yourself getting caught up in a pattern of fear or a desire to control, it’s a great time to take your pen to paper and do some self reflection.
To get started, take out your journal and respond to this question: What’s beneath your desire to hold on, and where can you let go?
Did you know that there are universal themes and energies that run through all of our lives, which impact our ability to experience a sense of flow?
When these energies are aligned and in balance, we naturally relax into the flow of life. Things that felt sticky, scary, or complicated can begin to resolve themselves without us having to solve them or come up with conscious solutions.
I created my, Find Your Flow Meditation Challenge, to help people easily connect with the energy of the Universe and create a natural sense of flow in their lives.
When we learn to trust life, flow can happen much more easily. We release our need for control and instead, approach life with curiosity. Uncertainty is a natural part of life.
In my book, Uncharted: The Journey through Uncertainty to Infinite Possibility, I explore the challenge we all face: to sail into uncharted waters. We have to let go of the familiar ways that don’t work anymore to discover ourselves and the infinite potential for our lives.
If you’re looking for a guide to help you find a sense of trust, groundedness, and flow, I highly recommend checking out Uncharted.
Feeling in flow is deeply connected with your ability to trust life. And your feeling of trust in life is largely dependent on your relationship with your Higher Power.
Oracle Cards are a unique spiritual tool because they allow us to have a direct dialogue with Spirit – giving us guidance and support on our path.
In order to use Oracle Cards to find more flow in your life, you have to release the idea that the cards will give you exact certainty. They will not allow you to control outcomes or know exactly what’s going to happen. Instead, they will offer you guidance, give you affirmation when you are on the right path, or point your awareness in the direction you need to find what’s next for you.
Try using your favorite Oracle Card deck and asking the question, “What do I need to know to experience more flow in my daily life?” Then pull a card and consider the messages in the guidebook. If you don’t own your own deck, you can also use my free online deck to pull a card.
Nature can be one of the most healing tools available to us. We are naturally connected to the cycles of nature, and when we spend time outdoors, our bodies and souls attune to those cycles.
All of nature has a natural rhythm and flow. And the more time we spend in nature, the more we orient and ground into that natural cycle. Nature reminds us to slow down, connect with our bodies, and relax into the natural rhythm of life. If you’re feeling ungrounded or out of alignment, a simple walk outside can change your whole perspective.
Have you ever experienced a total shift in mood and energy after a walk, a workout, or a good stretch? So much of the way we feel in life comes down to the way we feel in our bodies. When you feel stagnant, stuck, frustrated in any area of your life, it’s time to get moving!
Yoga is, of course, a wonderful way to find a feeling of flow. But so are most kinds of exercise and movement. When you get the energy moving through your body, loosen up, and find physical flow, it will typically extend into other parts of your life as well.
Physical movement is great when you need a “quick fix” to bring more flow into your day.
A feeling of flow is something that will naturally ebb and flow in our lives. Just keep in mind that it’s up to you to cultivate that feeling of flow, and not to expect it to naturally come to you.
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