Oprah Winfrey once said, “You’re either in flow or out of it…The flow is in proportion to the center of yourself where God and the universal energy abides”. The flow will feel peaceful despite the chaos that may or may not be happening in life. It’s when we are distracted that we go against the flow.
AGAINST THE FLOW
Going against the flow will happen from time to time but it’s our responsibility to assess and re-evaluate where we place our energy so that we can come back to the flow. Imagine a gentle stream and feel as though you are in it. All of a sudden you notice a rock and you decide to stop to hold on to it, what will happen? You can probably guess that the stream will go from feeling gentle to heavy because you have gone against it. This happens when we place our energy in something or someone that isn’t a part of the flow we are on. We try to figure out how we can make it work; how we can remain flowing while carrying the rock. I know it seems silly to think this would work but we don’t even realize that this is what we are doing in our actual life. We knew deep down we shouldn't have taken part in that extra project, gotten in that relationship or allowed temptation to control us but yet we did. Greed and fear make us feel that if we let go of that rock we will regret it.
LETTING GO OF THE ROCK
We must first have deep and profound curiosity about uncovering the rocks in our lives. Some of us get to a point where going against the flow feels so normal that we allow suffering to be a lifestyle. Anxiety becomes something we must deal with, meditation becomes an escape rather than a practice, and peace only happens when exterior sources give us the validation we secretly desire. Therefore, curiosity is where the process must begin so that we start to question our current reality. We all have an inkling about what these rocks are in our lives but we do a great job at convincing ourselves that we must keep placing our efforts in that place so that we “fight for what we want!”. Unfortunately, this gets misinterpreted far too often. If anything in life compromises our character, let it go. If holding onto someone means allowing disrespect, let them go. If a commitment in our life gets in the way of our health and drains us, let it go. Greed is when we choose to pursue something or someone even if it will cost the well being of others and our own. Doing something out of integrity and not honoring others will be catastrophic to our inner being in a way we can’t even grasp which affects our well being. Not letting go interferes with our purpose that lives within a bigger purpose.
FAITH IN THE PURPOSE
In our mind, we may understand purpose as this one assignment that must be done in our life. I myself have seen it this way but have come to evolve my definition of it. I believe purpose is being in the flow and in that flow we will meet people, complete assignments and evolve spiritually. In that flow, we aren't the main character, we are simply a part of a bigger purpose where others intersect that should’ve or else certain assignments wouldn’t have manifested into completion. Purpose is a Divine and Universal flow we are a part of. Having faith in the purpose is to stop resisting and to surrender to its will in our life. Knowing this truth in my core helps me realign and let go so that I can come back to the divine flow.
Message from Victoria GOLD
I hope that as you unfold with life, you remind yourself of the flow. As the days get heavy with responsibilities, don’t forget to practice stillness so that you can feel the flow and have peace in what it may ask you to leave behind. Peace and love be with you, remember I’m only a message away.