Going With the Flow… Is it Yours?

Last month I wrote about Finding Your Centre… amidst the Noise of your Life… all those musts, haves, shoulds, needs, wants… all those challenges that drop in your lap that add clutter… all of which seem to take priority over allowing yourself time to rest, reflect and review all this activity, allowing you time to reconnect with who you are… time to reconnect with your Chi… Maybe you are able to find your Centre, perhaps through meditation practice, mindfulness techniques or exercise, able to find your sense of Self and check-in with yourself that you are being you in your life… But then you have to re-engage with the rest of your life… what happens to your sense of Self then? Can you maintain that Centred feeling whatever is going on around you or do you start to feel out of your depth or just pick up from where you left off…?

Your Flow… Is the Flow of your Life Yours?… Have you had moments of feeling really happy, even excited about something you have been doing? Has a problem or stress resolved itself without you putting in all the effort?.. without you feeling solely responsible for the outcome? This is Chi in action, but more than that, this is Chi fully integrated with your Body, the Whole of You being You in your Life. If this centred feeling is unsustainable, then the resulting Flow is not truly yours. Finding Your Centre is a skill but being able to flow as your Chi Energy Self in your Life as part of everything else, not just observing but being fully immersed in your experience, is a further challenge and, to me, is the ultimate goal of the Healing and Self-Development Journey.

Flowing as Your Chi Self 🙂 Last month I asked you to “Imagine an Empowering World… where everyone has enough of whatever they need to be fulfilled and naturally healthy…” and where there is… “a natural flow of expression and appreciation”… When you are flowing as your Chi Self, you decide in each moment where to go, what to think about, and what to do. It is not even a conscious decision but is a natural subconscious flow that feels right for you and the situation, feels comfortable and easy, feels happy, feels complete and you could change it at any point if you wished…

Real Life Flow Disrupted… What a Paradox… When your Centred feeling is not sustainable, there will be a physical fear interfering with your Chi expression. And this is the Paradox. If we could look truthfully at any situation and deal with it on its own merits in the moment, and support and listen to each other, life could flow smoothly and enjoyably. We all however have patterns of behaviour and perception which worsens, or unexpectedly triggers, the Fear response, especially if it is a situation we have faced many times. When we can support an empowering non-judgemental living and working environment, building confidence and ways of working together that help heal all our vulnerabilities, then we can be truly creative and inspire each other 🙂

Going With the Flow… Disempowering or Empowering? Uncomfortable or Joyful?

‘Step back within, reconnect with your Chi… wait for inspiration…’ This was how I ended last month’s page… so I did… I got on with life… went with the Flow… didn’t think too hard about anything (usually difficult for me?!) and dealt with situations that arose… eventually I started thinking about Noise… that background type of Noise that gets filtered out of a distorted electrical signal to make the sound you hear clearer… so…

Imagine an Empowering World… where everyone has enough of whatever they need to be fulfilled and naturally healthy both physically, mentally and emotionally… where we can all pursue our creativity and enjoy sharing our lives with each other without anxiety, harm or mistrust. There are challenges, opportunities for personal growth, where you naturally meet the right person, pick up the right book, find the right web link, be inspired in some way to find understanding about what you are facing. You have a wonderful circle of friends for all sorts of occasions, some friends for a season and some are friends for life but this happens naturally in tune with everyone’s needs. People do not harm each other in any way; they naturally know when someone needs their own space or when they need company. Conversations flow easily whether just passing the time of day or for those in-depth analyses and life-changing times. We all have enough money because we are all doing work that we are passionate about that uses and expands our talents and that others around us value because it helps them in some way… a natural flow of expression and appreciation. How wonderful would this World be?…

Noise… Life pulls and pushes all of us around with activities that have to be done, that we want to do, that others want us to do, that we feel are important, that are part of our routine or traditions… but are you able to give yourself time to rest, reflect and review all the activity?… To consciously decide if you are on the right track? Do you give yourself time to reconnect with your Centre to step back within and observe the Noise of your Life? Noise is all the patterns of behaviour which control, limit and disempower. They are patterns that are fuelled by our vulnerabilities and self-protection… they disrupt and distort our Chi, our natural one-ness with everything, our natural empowered way of being… Where are you limited? What situations are uncomfortable? What do you do to avoid them or how do you defend or compromise yourself? Do you try to control the outcome? Do you want a life like this?

Step out of the Noise… Find your Centre… Give yourself some time. Do something you enjoy, just for you. Choose not to engage with disempowering behaviour, anything which feels uncomfortable. When ‘Going with the Flow’ feels peaceful, happy and easy, when life starts to unfold in an empowering and joyful way all on its own, you will have found your Centre 🙂