“Float down the river of life.”
That saying does not come easily to me. Either does “wear life like a loose garment.”
I’m working on it. What a paradox—working on keeping loose. Struggling to float. To just go with the flow.
In my latest GVK episode, I offer some (hopefully) illuminating personal stories that taught me about going with the flow–both literally and figuratively—plus some tips. Then read on for more.
LISTEN! | GVK: Going with the Flow
It takes consciousness and awareness. But sometimes I get so invested in what’s happening around me that I forget that I’m Divinely guided. And in the forgetting, I don’t tap into that eternal love and wisdom. Instead, I find myself wearing life like a straitjacket and practically drowning as I bumble down the river of life!
I sat in that place of forgetting through my teen years only to begin the process of remembering in my twenties. Life was constantly tightening its hold, pulling me under until I began blotting it all out with drugs and alcohol. It was a time of slumber and sorrow, an experiment in “alone-ness.”
It was a long journey back for me. There were many illusions to break free from. There were many lies that my ego nurtured to keep me in a place of fear and pain.
Now that I sit in a place of Knowing, I only step into forgetfulness occasionally. But, oh boy, but when I do… the waters of the river overtake me and I’m in that straightjacket fighting for my life.
Thankfully, I have a powerful support team in place who remind me of my tools—meditation, good friends who provide wonderful sounding boards, my deep connection to the power of All That Is and the love that surrounds me.
From there, I can be responsible for my actions and my part in a particular drama of life. I have to be willing to look at myself and move into a higher vibration if I want to float with ease.
While this does take work, I promise you that it leads to a life that contains more ease and grace. You won’t find it so easy to put on that straightjacket anymore. And then, my friends, we can slip into that rolling river and loosely, gently float down it. And not only wear life like a loose garment, but move from surviving to thriving.
Sending you love as you go with the flow and float serenely down the river of life. ~ xoK
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