One day after years of working in corporate settings, doing what was expected, achieving what was expected, delivering what was expected, putting up with what was expected – hell, even trying to feel what was expected – I had an epiphany. I realized that I had been swimming upstream. Talk about exhausted! There wasn’t a part of me that didn’t ache – mentally, physically or emotionally. Is it any wonder salmon die after their annual spawning ritual?!
On that day, I not only stopped swimming upstream, but discovered that I could float in my own life’s flow. It took a while for me to understand that being in my flow was the key to my well-being. You know, things like happiness, joy, love, abundance, good health – all those wonderous states of being that can be drowned out if you try to follow someone else’s idea of flow? Oh, and here’s a goody! Most people who tell you what an acceptable flow should be aren’t in their flow – not even in the neighborhood.
There is no document that tells you what or where your flow is. Your soul and your feelings, however, are awesome guides. Your feelings instantly signal if you are in your flow (positive feelings), of if you are not (negative feelings). Neither set of feelings is bad; they are simply letting you know your proximity to your flow rather like a compass. And when you are in your flow, you are one with your soul, or divine source. Here, you find knowing – a state of being that feels beyond description. It is the peace that surpasses all understanding.
But your feelings won’t help much until you focus on them and the thoughts associated with them. Ever notice how you can be really, over-the-top happy one moment, and upset the next just because something changed that triggered an old thought pattern or false belief? Focus in this case means caring enough about how you feel to begin consciously seeking out positive thoughts and positive feelings, or positive feelings and positive thoughts. The sequence is unimportant, but the recognition that the thought and feeling are connected is.
Focused Flow is designed to share positive flow inspiration, co-creation, and love.
So here’s to enjoying your flow!