How to go with the flow

My favorite place to flow is in front of the vast ocean. It reminds me of the abundance we enjoy as humans and it connects me with profound wisdom I cannot find inside the walls of my home. The ocean teaches me to go with the flow. Even with its unpredictable waves and currents, it is a great teacher for acceptance and surrendering.

If you speak to surfers they will tell you the ocean brings them a sense of peace and at the same time excitement. They’ll tell you that the simple act of waiting for the right wave creates a sense of communion with nature, and the embrace of its waters makes them feel like they belong.

How does this relate with going with the flow? Surfers do not go against the current but wait to be taken away by the resistance and flow of the wave. They do not judge a wave when is less than ideal for a ride, they learn to manage it, floating above it or ducking under.  They don’t stress about when the next wave will come because they trust another one will come at any moment.

They bask in the silent rocking of this blissful moment.

This surrendering to the moment and being completely present with yourself without judgments or expectations is where you find the flow. It is not forcing the situation to conform to your expectations and desires, but becoming aware of the opportunities that come your way, learning about your innate desires and limitations, and accepting the whole of you with respect and compassion.

Going with the flow is knowing yourself, it’s healing your wounds, and soothing your discomfort. Going with the flow is listening to guidance, the one that speaks inside your being with infinite wisdom. Going with the flow is allowing and trusting that things happen for a reason and to keep your eyes open for the next wave. Going with the flow is hoping, believing, trusting without attachments or judgments. Going with the flow is sitting in stillness and noticing that you can be moved by inspiration or force, you decide. Going with the flow is finding power in releasing. Going with the flow is letting go.

 

Did you know?

The movement of natural water produces negative ions that improve your mood. Exposure to electronics, fluorescent lights, etc, charges our bodies with too many positive ions which dysregulates our nervous system. Exposure to negative ions found in nature, reestablishes the balance of ions and in addition increases the production of serotonin, a feel-good hormone crucial for the management of anxiety.

Not only being around water is helpful, but safe exposure to sunlight increases the production of Vit D and consequently Melatonin, both important in regulation of sleep and management of depression.

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Tap it away

Clearing my limiting beliefs is a task that never seems to stop. I have used various techniques to release and heal, but my favorite so far is Tapping.

Even though there are different ways of tapping, I believe Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) provides the best outcome, freeing you from strong, debilitating or negative emotions easily and effortlessly.  Dozens of books, articles and studies have been written highlighting the benefits of using this tapping technique to release trauma, PTSD, anxiety, and toxic habits and is currently being utilized with veterans with successful results.

What is tapping? You may ask.  Let me start from the beginning.

The Chinese discovered that we possess, inside our entire body system something that resembles thin wires which they call Meridians. Similar to wirings behind the walls of a house, the body contains thousands of threads creating pathways of energy.  In a house, you flick a switch and the light turns on, plug in your toaster, microwave and hair dryer at the same time and the fuses blow up. In similar manner, our internal electrical system breaks down when we experience strong emotions or have faulty belief systems.  The Chinese discovered that, by stimulating specific points in the body with light electrical currents, the flow of energy, or Chi increases, bringing homeostasis and improving health. Using small needles, they learned to trigger the flow of these energy currents and focused on developing ways to prevent dis-ease.

How does any of this relate to tapping? Tapping uses a similar approach. By creating a small vibration in specific points in the body, tapping tends to increase the movement of energy and  liberates emotional charge related to specific traumas or beliefs. The emotional charge of an event is not only stored in the mind, it is also stored in the body. When we tap on specific acupressure points, we mimic the work of a needle in our skin and we send currents of electricity to parts of the body that are holding stuck energy which keeps us sick. When we tap, we free these emotions easily and effortlessly.

I cannot say enough about this super easy technique. If you are interested in learning more about ways of tapping can help you, I encourage you to attend this free Summit. It runs twice a day for ten days and it started today! Don’t miss it. Lots of super valuable information from extremely talented people. Enjoy!