When it’s right, it’s easy. We’ve firmly established this in my woo woo group. Over and over again we find ourselves exclaiming how easy it is when something goes right for us, when something we want just drops into our laps. But why do we lose faith in that concept in between? Why do we find it so difficult to remember that’s precisely how it works and to make that our modus operandi?
One of my esoteric pals reminds me that our job is to turn our boat into the stream and let go of the oars, from Abraham-Hicks. “Allow yourself to float on the current of the stream. You’ll be taken to a better place if you allow the stream to guide you. Stop looking. Stop searching. Stop grasping. Just be and let the stream come to you.” It sounds so easy when you hear Esther say it, but blimey…stop pushing/shoving and just allow? Is she having a laugh?
Controlling types comme moi will recognise this dilemma. And yet today I’ve had two messages about letting go, letting God, allowing, just be, just trust. And I want to, honestly I do. And yet all my life my “successful” way was pushing on through, forcing my will on the world and making it happen. Not much allowing energy in there but boy did it work! Trouble is, not only does it not work anymore for me, I don’t want it to be that way either. It no longer serves me and I find I’ve lost the knack.
At some deep level I know these messages are right. Heck we’ve even proven it in our group, where we were experimenting with the esoteric and find out what works reliably for each of us individually and what doesn’t. And although we’ve got a lifetime of experimentation ahead of us still, we know about this one. When it’s right, it’s easy.
When I notice that I’m feeling the way is tough going, I know I’m not in flow. Not only am I controlling the oars, but often I can’t even feel the flow or see the river so I’m rowing on dry land. It doesn’t get much harder than that. And yet I’m aware that when I do that, that it’s my choice; I’ve made it hard for myself.
What do you do when the going gets tough? Is this the time you knuckle down, bed in and toughen it out? Or is this precisely the time you are kind to yourself, rest up, laugh at yourself a tad for taking it all so seriously and know it will turn out alright in the end? I wonder at the human condition, I really do. It seems we succumb to our darkest emotions at precisely the moment when we need to be the most supportive to ourselves.
If you were a client of mine I’d give you a kindly, supportive virtual cuddle and gently explore some options. I’d remind you about your own proven mechanism for manifesting successful outcomes you’ve seen work over and over, and I’d counsel you to relax, let go of the oars and let the current do the hard work. And you’d would say “yeah, but…” but I’d know you were going to be alright. And so it would turn out to be.
I love that moment when a client turns up and says, after just such a session, “You’ll never guess what…!” And honestly I don’t need to know the detail of the outcome, just that they got the outcome they wanted. And we ask each other what was all the fuss about, then? And we shake our heads in wonder. When will we ever learn?
Life’s a cycle. It ebbs and flows like the current. But from now on, I’m not learning to go with the flow, I’m choosing it. ThAT’S my new MO.
Image Credit: Hazel McNab of 366Hearts.com (this is number 430!)