Do you find that just as you feel you are “on course” and life is great, suddenly things spiral and are, well, not so great anymore?
Like a roller coaster ride, or the ebb and flow of the tide, life does have its ups and downs. And, of course, we would all like to keep a steady “up” and for everything to just be peachy. But often, instead of riding the tide, we fight back and make things much worse than they should be. Negativity and frustration take over and suddenly you are questioning this whole “law of attraction” thing.
I really like Abraham’s stream of well being and the teachings of learning to go downstream, or in other words, go with the flow.
Visualize yourself on a tube on a fantastic river called life. This river of life flows fast and slow but it does flow downstream and you, on your tiny tube, will hit bumps along the way. The key is to sit back, and know that if the bumps and choppy water come, you will allow them, trusting that you will pass them and be in smooth water again. You just know that you will, whether that be a minute, an hour, a day, a month; time is not of concern.
Though we all get impatient, the process of accepting and allowing things to flow can be hard. We want things now; we are demanding on the clock and grow weary of waiting. I have done it myself and it only serves to create more of those bumps and choppy water, more frustration and feelings of despair that we will never get what we want. We are actually clinging so tight that we block what we want. Holding too tight to a dream? Can that be true? Can we dream it, and then let it go and just know that it will happen at its own time without obsessing over it? It is not always easy to do, but well worthwhile. I struggle with it often myself but I see the wonderful and amazing manifestations that happen when I back off and loosen my grip on those dreams.
Like when you read of a relationship where someone clings so tightly, the other person cannot give any love back and struggles with their feelings. There are battles and confusion, insecurity, and sadness. Nothing gets solved. But if the “clinger” can learn to let go, often things take a wondrous turn toward joy and openness that was always hidden and now shining through.
We have to learn to ask for things, to expect them, then to sit back on that tube in the river of life and let us flow to them and them to us. Easily. Joyfully. Relaxed.
The more we cling to a dream and try to rush it and obsess over it, the more we are caught struggling.
Rather, lean back and let go. Like the old saying “Let go and let God,” we need to trust that everything will be fine and allow it to smoothly enter our lives.
Life is meant to be fun. Let it be.