It seems like everyone in the world is fighting with some kind of struggle or experiencing some kind of fear from which they would like to flee. Very few of us are going with the flow, that is, flowing with the moment, in harmony, with love, enjoyment or even excitement. Flow is the exact opposite of fight or flight. When things happen, we wobble and go into resistance mode. We struggle and become afraid, or we do not know why we are struggling. We want to fight or flee because we are afraid. Fear is caused by lack of knowledge, the feeling of not having enough, old beliefs, conflicts of opinion, misunderstandings, and anxiety about what might happen. Flow is synchronicity, when wonders and magic seem to happen as if by chance. However, nothing is by chance. Everything that happens has a cause, an origin. Whatever we vibrate, the universe reflects back to us as a reality. I, and only I, control my reality.
Each one of us, each unique soul or consciousness, has a vibration. The vibration is made up of all the feelings, that originate in thought, that the soul is constantly putting out into the cosmos. Feelings are the language of the soul; the body is the device of communication. Souls feel but can only act out those feelings when present in a physical body. However, once those individual vibrations have rippled out into the cosmos or universe, that vibration becomes part of the whole. Not only that, but the reverberation, or the flow back to the originator of the vibration, takes about 60 seconds. So, positive thoughts, full of love and possibility flow back to us in one way or another within 60 seconds. Therefore, it follows, that thoughts of stress, harm, weakness, anger, and irritation, also flow back to us. Thoughts of fighting a situation or a person, thoughts of fleeing from something we feel unable to face or handle, bring us disruptive events, small difficulties, or large deficits into our lives.
To go with the flow, we need to, first of all, understand these truths and secondly, we need to step back and detach a little from what is going on and listen quietly to our feelings. In other words, check our feelings and if they are not in the flow, and we feel like fighting or taking flight, stop and stay quiet and still for a moment. If we react, then we create more stressful vibrations, and they will begin to accumulate. Struggles will always appear, in situations or relationships we find difficult but if we stay calm and send out vibrations to the source of all good energy, God, then what to do next will become clear even if only a tiny next step. In other words, our conscious connection with God brings us into the flow and natural synchronicity. Gentle, clever and amusing resolutions, which in our state of stress we could never have thought of. If we struggle, we fight with the cosmos – which is like trying to swim up a waterfall. Spiritual knowledge tells us never to struggle or fight things out, but to be endlessly kind to people, vibrate love and peace, and be generous and tolerant. We need to take great care of our responses to people and situations and understand that others are dealing with their own.
Each one of us has access to the energy of the creator or the Almighty. This energy is unlimited and abundant. This infinite ever-flowing source, brings us goodness always, no matter what.
Divya Shah, is an author and a trained Bharatanatyam dancer, based in London, UK.