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Embracing Flow

Be open to the promptings of the universe. We never know where it will come from. It may be from a phone call or a book that catches the eye or a random thought seemingly plucked out of thin air.


And yet nothing is by accident, everything was/is put into place for our learning, for our understanding, for our growth…


The universe truly, truly wants to conspire with us to make things happen. To make them happen through us. If we will only let them.


Our job is to become a clear channel. A channel so clear that we don’t stop the flow, thinking if something is right or wrong or the way we expected it to be or not to be or ever to be or that it can’t possibly be happening.


The universe is sensitive and obedient and only wants to please. If it feels like we don’t believe or are resistant, they will go somewhere else that is prepared. No judgement at all - just an understanding that things come in their perfect divine timing.


Love is the same way. It is always there for the taking. True, real, deep throated, solid love, steadfast and unconditional. Ready and waiting for us to approach and bask and believe it is our birthright and the purpose of our creation.


“In showing up for what is, no matter how pedestrian or tedious, how aggravating or shameful, the what is begins to reveal itself as imbued with holiness. How do we make space in our lives for this kind of sacred seeing?” Mirabai Starr (Wild Mercy: Living the Fierce and Tender Wisdom of the Women Mystics)

 

Potential Practice

“Assume your favorite meditation posture and ask yourself this simple question: ‘Who am I?’ Cultivate your curiosity and open-mindedness. Be willing to peel back the layers of superficial self-definition and go deeper. ‘I am a woman.’ No, take it deeper. ‘I am a mother, a daughter, a lover.’ No, take it deeper. ‘I am an activist, an artist, a physician, a baker.’ No, take it deeper.


You are not denying that you love to make bread or dance your ass off or that you care about carbon emissions or your children’s education. What you are doing is lifting the layers of dualistic consciousness and returning to your true, essential, vast, and spacious nature. From this place of luminous emptiness, you can fully engage with your life without being tossed away.”


Wild Mercy: Living the Fierce and Tender Wisdom of the Women Mystics, Mirabai Starr


“Surrender asks us to be strong enough to engage each moment with integrity while being soft enough to flow with the current of life.”

Deborah Adele, (The Yamas and Niyamas: Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice)



Originally published in Michelle Farnsworth's weekly coaching newsletter 11/13/20

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