Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Spiritual Tools for Getting in Flow

"The electric energy which motivates us is not within our bodies at all. It is a part of the universal supply which flows through us from the Universal Source with an intensity set by our desires and our will." ~ Walter Russell, The Man Who Tapped the Secrets of the Universe

"Genius is Omniscience flowing into man." ~ Wallace D. Wattles


What is flow?
to move along in a stream: The river flowed slowly to the sea.
to circulate: blood flowing through one's veins.
to stream or well forth: Warmth flows from the sun.
to issue or proceed from a source: Orders flowed from the office.
to come or go as in a stream: A constant stream of humanity flowed by.
to proceed continuously and smoothly: Melody flowed from the violin.
to hang loosely at full length: Her hair flowed over her shoulders.
to abound in something: The tavern flowed with wine.
to rise and advance, as the tide (opposed to ebb).
Physics. the transference of energy: heat flow.

Why would we want to get in flow?
To create, to be sustained, to be propelled, to experience grace, to manifest beyond what we have imagined using the source of all creation.

So do you think of your desires as a means to an end result…or do you see the constant stream of abundance in your life and on the planet for that matter (even if it’s not monetarily), realize you’d like to manifest or create something and put your intention into that stream?

Here are 12 Tools to get and stay in Flow...

1 QUESTIONS?

"To know oneself is the first step toward making flow a part of one's entire life. But just as there is no free lunch in the material economy, nothing comes free in the psychic one. If one is not willing to invest psychic energy in the internal reality of consciousness, and instead squanders it in chasing external rewards, one loses mastery of one's life, and ends up becoming a puppet of circumstances." ~ Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi quotes from Good Business

Questions are TOOLS!
Do you go to the well, to the source for inspiration and guidance?
Do you think that your will alone is all it takes?
Is your conscious will aligned with your whole team – body/mind/heart/soul/Spirit?
Have you made a clear decision about what you want?
Or is your decision/intention still under development?
Have you surrendered your intention to all the powers that be?
Do you trust in the Laws of Attraction? Do you fully understand them or seek to understand them? Do you work with them in your life?
Can you drop your limiting beliefs about yourself and the capacity of the human being and the intelligence of the source to see the deeper magic that is available to you?
Do you really believe that a deeper magic, a higher intelligence is available to you?
Or are you still in the process of proving it to yourself?

2 WRITING TO RECEIVE GUIDANCE
Writing down anything moves it from the side of your brain that mainly focuses on symbology and imagery and passes it over the side of your brain that deals with more concrete realities. Bingo - if it's something you want to manifest you want to take it out of the ethers and get it into the physical. Writing it also does just that - paper to pen is the real deal!

3 MEDITATION & REFLECTION TO RECEIVE GUIDANCE
Did you notice that I placed writing above meditation? I did this for a reason. Sometimes when we go to meditation the mind becomes active. If we do the writing first, this creates a sort of "brain dump" effect, which may allow for even higher refinement of information and reflection to occur. And if the writing is more "automatic" initially and less about hard thinking, the results are usually more guided. You can always write more after reflection, as well.


4 DIVINATION TO RECEIVE GUIDANCE
This might be a new one to some of you, to others, breaking our your affirmational card deck might be something you routinely do! This is a very powerful way to affirm the directions and actions that your higher self and the Universal powers that be may be may be suggesting to you. I always recommend to use divination in a layered effect. You can ask for signs and synchronicities to confirm your direction. And if you're not sure, keep asking. Higher energies are not offended by this, and understand that we must stay grounded.


5 COMMUNITY TO RECEIVE GUIDANCE
Finally, after you have taken counsel with yourself, going to members of your community, you family and friends is possibly the next best step to take. I purposely am suggesting this as the last step in your quest to receive guidance, not because it is not important - but because it is so important that you empower yourself first to setup the vibration of confidence within yourself. It is too easy to become confused or unduly swayed by the advice of others if you have not contemplated your own situation. This gives you a baseline to work from, as well, and allows you to speak more intelligently and thoughtfully from those whose counsel you seek. It also signals to the Universe that you are taking responsibility for yourself and part of that responsibility is to reach out to your people.

6 SETTING YOUR INTENTION
"The goal should not be to make money or acquire things, but to achieve the consciousness through which the substance will flow forth when and as you need it." ~ Eric Butterworth

CLEAR INTENTION = STRAIGHT SHOT
UNDER DEVELOPMENT = RESISTANCE
WRITING YOUR INTENTION – STATE IT IN THE POSITIVE - EXPANSIVE
PROTECTIVE LANGUAGE
(For the highest good of all concerned, I will to will thy will, this or something better, etc.)

7 SURRENDER
"By banishing doubt and trusting your intuitive feelings, you clear a space for the power of intention to flow through." ~ Wayne Dyer

DO NOT TELL THE UNIVERSE THE HOW OR EVEN THE WHEN. WHEN YOU ENGAGE TIME AND SPACE YOU ARE KEEPING YOURSELF BOUND IN THE 4TH DIMENSION AND TAKING YOURSELF OUT OF FLOW. THERE ARE RESOURCES WORKING ON YOUR BEHALF THAT WORK OUTSIDE OF TIME AND SPACE IN THE QUANTUM. ASK FOR DIVINE TIMING – THEY CAN HANDLE IT FOR YOU. YOU WILL BECOME INSPIRED and RECEIVE GUIDANCE AND ACTION STEPS TO TAKE AND DIRECTION. IN FACT IF YOU ARE NOT BEING GUIDED TO TAKE CERTAIN ACTIONS THEN YOU MAY ALREADY BE OUT OF FLOW.
BURNING BOWL CEREMONY TO RELEASE FEARS OR TO SURRENDER INTENTION TO SPIRIT.

8 CLEARING YOUR OWN ENERGY
“Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate.” Chuang Tzu

IF YOU ALLOW YOURSELF TO BECOME IMPATIENT OR FILLED WITH NEGATIVITY OR FEAR YOU TAKE YOURSELF OUT OF THE FLOW. YOU CAN QUICKLY PUT YOURSELF BACK IN FLOW BY CONSTANTLY CLEARING YOURSELF. SIMPLE PRAYERS AND RITUALS, SUCH AS CALLING ON ARCHANGEL MICHAEL, GANESH, JESUS, MARY OR OTHERS. FOR MORE SERIOUS ISSUES CORD CUTTINGS AND ENERGY BALANCING BY A PROFESSIONAL CAN HELP. HEALERS THAT DON’T GET HEALINGS WILL EXPERIENCE BURNOUT AND BE OF SHORT SERVICE TO THE WORLD AND THEMSELVES.
RELEASING FEAR ABOUT YOUR OWN MAGIC. BUT ALSO OWNING THE FACT THAT YOUR OWN NEGATIVE ENERGY CAN BOOMERANG TO HARM YOU. UNDERSTANDING THAT ANY LIMITING BELIEF YOU HAVE NO MATTER HOW INOCUOUS CAN CREATE BLOCKAGE AND IMBALANCE.

9 FOSTERING A HIGHER VIBRATION
“As your faith is strengthened you will find that there is no longer the need to have a sense of control, that things will flow as they will, and that you will flow with them, to your great delight and benefit.” ~ Emmanuel Teney

BRINGING IN HIGHER ENERGIES THROUGH ACTIVITIES SUCH AS PRAYER, RITUAL, ACCEPTING SUPPORT FROM COMMUNITY AND FRIENDS, READING INSPIRATIONS AND AFFIRMATIONS, AND CREATING OR GOING INTO SACRED SPACE ARE EXTREMELY HELPFUL.

10 BEING IN GRATITUDE
"Bring the full tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house; and thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you an overflowing blessing." ~ The Bible, Malachi 3:10

FOSTERING GRATITUDE BY RAISING YOUR CONSCIOUSNESS, SO THAT YOU CAN READ THE SIGNS OF YOUR LIFE, SEEING THE BIGGER PICTURE, ACCESS THE HIGHER REALITY OF A SITUATION. THIS IS PROBABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT THING THAT YOU CAN DO TO STAY OR GET INTO FLOW. THIS DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU DENY YOUR EARTHLY EMOTIONS, IN FACT WHEN YOU ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR FEELINGS, EVEN IF YOU KNOW IN THE MOMENT THAT YOU WILL GAIN A HIGHER PERSPECTIVE LATER, THIS LEVEL OF SELF ACCEPTANCE KEEPS YOU IN INTEGRITY WITH YOURSELF AND CREATES RESONANCE WITH FLOW.
CONSCIOUSNESS RAISING WORKSHOPS & CLASSES
SUCH AS KABBALAH AND MEDICINE WHEEL, DHARMA TEACHINGS, COURSE IN MIRACLES, TAO PRINCIPLES, PSYCHIC DEVELOPMENT, DIVINATION, SHAMANIC JOURNEY WORK, ETC.
GRATITUDE LISTS

11 BLESS EVERYTHING
"Those who are victorious plan effectively and change decisively. They are like a great river that maintains its course but adjusts its flow". ~ Sun Tzu

BLESS AND AFFIRM YOURSELF TO YOURSELF EVERY DAY – BLESS EVERYTHING IN YOUR LIFE – AFFIRM YOUR FAITH IN THE SOURCE OF CREATION AND CONTINUE TO BUILD YOUR FAITH THROUGH CONSCIOUSNESS RAISING IF IT IS WEAK.
SELF CARE
SELF ACCEPTANCE
KINDNESS TO SELF AND OTHERS
RIGHT LIVELIHOOD & HOBBIES
GENEROSITY TO SELF AND OTHERS
TITHING TO SPIRIT
RECEIVING THE GIFTS OF OTHERS

RECEIVING IS LIKE BREATHING – IT IS FLOW

“It is the stretched soul that makes music, and souls are stretched by the pull of opposites /opposite bents, tastes, yearnings, loyalties. Where there is no polarity /where energies flow smoothly in one direction /there will be much doing but no music.” ~Eric Hoffer

THERE IS AN INHALE AND AN EXHALE. IT IS THE SAME WITH RECEIVING – THERE IS AN INHALE – THIS IS WHERE YOU NOURISH YOURSELF, CREATE YOUR PROJECT OR BUSINESS, INVEST IN YOURSELF AND YOUR BUSINESS – YOU ARE FULL - AND THERE IS AN EXHALE – THIS IS WHERE YOU PRESENT AND OFFER YOUR GIFTS TO THE WORLD – IF YOU’LL NOTICE DURING AN EXHALE THERE IS A VOID, AN EMPTINESS – YOU MUST ALLOW FOR THIS EMPTINESS TO CREATE A VACUUM – THIS MAY BE A TIME OF PROVING TO YOURSELF THE VALUE OF WHAT YOU HAVE EXHALED INTO THE WORLD OF SETTING THAT VIBRATION UP WITHIN YOURSELF – YOU’LL BE IN THE VOID FOR A TIME AND IT IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW THAT AND ALLOW FOR THAT SO THAT YOU DON’T ENERGETICALLY PULL THE PLUG ON THE FLOW. IN ALL THINGS THERE IS AN EBB AND FLOW – THIS IS THE LAW OF GESTATION, POLARITY and GENDER.


12 TELL THE TRUTH
“The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls.” ~ Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Nothing will take you out of flow quicker than when you are not in integrity with your true self and your hearts desires. All of the things mentioned above will help you to know yourself better, and strengthen your connection to wholeness so that you can tell the truth. To THINE OWN SELF BE TRUE! Telling the truth to yourself will also help you to clarify and purify your intentions and get your will in line with the will of your soul and the will of Source energy for the highest good of us all.

And so it is.

by Rev. Renee Bledsoe, Church of Spiritual Light 2010 copyright - www.churchofspirituallight.org
(Permission granted to reprint article in entirety with full attribution)

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