Fito and I have both been having a similar experience, but not necessarily sharing it with one another. Finally on one of our nightly walks, it came up.
We have both been feeling the energies of ‘expansion’. The energy of flow, abundance; the energy of more. Yet prior to our conversation we had both been dealing with it in different ways. Fito was not talking about or sharing his experience of these energies of expansion because he “didn’t want to jinx them”.
He thought that somehow, if he talked about what he was sensing or feeling.., those energies would go away.
I on the other hand have shared with you, through this blog, that I have been feeling these expansive energies since the beginning of the year. However instead of being afraid I would cancel them out somehow by sharing them.., I have spent a lot of time looking for proof or evidence of this expansion in the 3-D world. Do we have more clients, transactions, workshops, etc… Or is their more money in my bank account.
What we decided was that both of us are putting barriers in our own path. If you feel a new flow or rush of energies and then refuse to acknowledge it for fear it will go away; it is your fear that disrupts the flow. On the other hand, if you don’t trust it and begin to search for proof or start collecting evidence; that too can disrupt the flow.
Instead, you have to simple bask in the energies that are flowing in and around you and be willing to “RECEIVE” them. And trust me.., more of us have a harder time receiving than you might imagine!
I tend to think I am good at receiving, but the truth is, I have not been. I am willing to receive if I feel whatever it is I am receiving is in balance with what I am giving. Yet there is no measuring system that works for this, except those contrived by the ego!
I was participating in a group share last week, and one of the messages that was shared was about people who do energetic healing work. The basic message to the group was that it didn’t matter if the person on the table who came for healing work or session, was getting or receiving the healing energies…, that once they started the session to just keep going, because those energies would find someone who was willing to receive them!
It was such a simple message, yet it inspired an amazing visual for me. I could see someone laying on a massage table. They had asked and even paid for a healing or energetic session. Yet, even with all the right energies there and available to them, because they didn’t trust them or were in fear… the energies simply swirled around them, and eventually moved on.
I started wondering how often I do that myself? Visualize, imagine or pray for something and then actually close myself off from receiving it?
This week has felt incredible and amazing! Getting ready and then actually celebrating the 7th Anniversary of Storm Wisdom. I was doing everything I could to remain present to all the positive energies around me. Until.., I locked on to a mini-drama for about a day. A distraction. An energy drain. Except.., I realized I had pulled myself out of the joy of feeling this expansive energy all for the sake of something as trivial as drama!
I want to feel these new energies that are all around us. I want to receive all that the Universe has to offer, from both the seen and unseen world. I choose to be in the flow. Without searching for proof or evidence (trust) or without worry, fear, or scarcity!
How do you stay in the flow?
In looking at flow- I thought about when I went to Paris 2 weeks ago with my daughter as she ran the Paris Marathon. My goal was to stay in the moment to take advantage of every opportunity of being with my daughter and Europe. I started wondering about “in the moment” vs “in the flow” . I think my focus of being in the moment had the illusion of flow- but I think it sidetracked me to be “on focus”- and I think derailed my flow. This reminded me of the work of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi on FLOW and Finding Flow. I recommend his work if you haven’t read it. In Book Summary “…how everyday experience becomes a moment by moment opportunity for joy and self-fulfillment. Csikszentmihalyi, a renowned social scientist who has devoted his life’s work to the study of what makes people truly happy, satisfied and fulfilled. While much of the study of psychology investigates disorders of the human mind, Dr. Csikszentmihalyi takes a different route. He focuses on the noble side of human nature, our capacity for living a life of integrity, courage, and perseverance. With his landmark research on flow, he reveals what he considers beautiful in life, ways of being and behaving that make people happy, satisfied and delighted to be alive. His insights into the “flow experience” show ways to lessen stress, fear and anxiety while increasing feelings of challenge, joy and excitement. The revolutionary findings of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s Experience Sampling Method offer unprecedented information about the specific ways we can turn life into a continuous high quality experience. You’ll discover how anyone can enrich his or her quality of life simply by learning how flow occurs and what it feels like. You’ll learn about the key elements of the flow experience including:
•why it is important to know what you want to do in any given moment
•specific activities you can do that produce flow easily and naturally
•how to improve your experience of work so you feel in control and rewarded by it
•keys to harnessing the power of concentration
•the difference between pleasure and enjoyment (only one leads to personal growth)
•how to match challenges with skills to avoid boredom and frustration and maximize enjoyment
I think of you and StormWisdom- and how the energy of your store is a reflection of flow- through the 7 years your flow has changed and seems physically manifested in how you have changed the store itself.
Wow Diane… First let me say Thank You for being such a supporter of me and Storm Wisdom! For reminding me of our journey and experiences before SW had form.., and we were focused on function!
And thanks for sharing your thoughts on flow versus being in the moment. A dance for sure! I also appreciate the information about Csikszentmihalyi and his book and your personal reflection of time in Paris with your daughter! You are filled with and overflowing!
I find myself doing both of the energy flow barriers you mentioned! The “jinx” really hitting home and sounding silly, but reassuring at the same time. Thank you for reminding me that we are all working on similar blocks and barriers. And to remind myself to trust and allow; the two things I have made a conscious intention to do this year. I appreciate you sharing your honesty in such a compassionate way.
Thanks for sharing Patricia.., and for being human! ???? I personally had forgotten about the idea of jinxing something. However once we started talking about it.., I knew the part of me that bought into old messages like “Don’t get your hopes up!” Or “Don’t count your chickens before they hatch”. All well intentioned advice that asks us to suppress hope, dreams desires and to control our imagination!
Now I am trying to pay attention and make sure my imagination is in overdrive…, whenever it wants to be creative or active!
I think we are taught at an early age not to receive. (“It is better to give than to receive.”) If this is true and we are giving who is receiving? I have had this giving/ receiving conversation with many friends. We all agree iI is hard work to always trust and be open to all the gifts the universe or our friends send to us. Life is a journey. Let;s enjoy the flow and the moment. Thanks for being so open and sharing your joys and awakenings with us. I want to receive this gift you are giving us.
Thanks Nancy! And you are so right about being taught early and might I add often. Like you… I am now ready to receive what is available in this moment and stay in the flow! And So It Is!