Flow, Don’t Force.


The great poet, Maya Angelou once said, ‘everything in the Universe has rhythm. Everything dances.’

Timing is everything.

Nature has a rhythm and the cosmos work in synergy with one another — perfectly timed, aligned, and synchronistic.

It is a real art to be totally tuned in, to know when to push and when to fall back. To understand when to hang on or to let go, and when to lean in or to retreat.

This is what being in grace is all about; a dance with the Universe of making it happen, and letting it happen.

The only way we can determine the right move though, is through awareness 

Awareness happens by taking the ego out of it for the moment, along with it’s endless chatter. It happens by getting real still, and paying attention to the whole picture. A clear channel is a good receiver of cosmic advice.

When you do this, you begin to think and feel on a higher vibration.

When you allow your higher self to be in the forefront of your life, and align yourself with something greater that will move through you, it will light and direct your path.

I love this quote by A Course in Miracles:

Delay does not matter in eternity, but it is tragic in time.‪

There is a deep reservoir of divine information hidden inside of us all that can make your life so much easier, graceful, and fulfilling.

If you try to manipulate time by forcing things to happen (according to egocentric timetables), you will suffer and struggle, because you are separating yourself from all that is.

If you’re doing the Cha-cha while the Universe is doing the Waltz, you’ll end up fighting against the natural flow of things.

The great spiritual teacher, Lao Tsu, taught us the following:

All straining, all striving are not only vain but counterproductive. One should endeavour to do nothing. But what does this mean? It means not to literally do nothing, but to discern and follow the natural forces — to follow and shape the flow of events and not to pit oneself against the natural order of things. First and foremost to be spontaneous in ones actions.

What does it mean to go with the flow? Here are 3 ways you can flow with the rhythm of the Universe:

1)   Synchronicity.

Oh, the magical world of synchronicity. Harness it, because these are signs that you’re on the right track. They’re everywhere, so make sure you pay attention and you’ll see them. I once planned an event and had a feeling that the date I had in mind, wasn’t the right date, and so I  decided to push it a week or two later. Guess what? Everything flowed nicely and the date was convenient for all of the guests. Timing really is everything.

2)   Be flexible with your plans, but stick to your goal.

A delay doesn’t have to be a denial at all. Au contraire. Many people become frustrated when plans go haywire. Been there done that, and I’ve learned that you’re more frustrated with how things are unfolding because it is not going the way we want it to go. Little do we know that it is going the right way, but the Universe may have a more efficient way of doing things, if you could just trust in the divine order, and be more patient.

3)  Be spontaneous – stay open.

Miracles come in moments, be they big or small. Pay attention to that moment of opportunity. The moment that feels right without a doubt. Don’t over analyze it. You need to act on it even if it doesn’t make sense, even if you’re scared out of your wits. If it’s not in line with your so-called plans – seize it!  Trust your gut, because it has your name on it, and ignore external voices, because your gut will always lead you in the right direction.

Now over to you, I love hearing stories about strange coincidences and synchronicities that have led people to their goals.

What’s the most amazing way this has ever happened to you? 

Or, need advice?

Please share with the rest of the community on the blog. We’re listening.

With love,

Abby xo

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