Saturday, March 3, 2018

Go With The Flow

The Power of Surrender Cards by Judith Orloff

Sometimes I'm impatient. Sometimes I want what I want when I want it. Sometimes tomorrow is too long to wait. Sometimes I get a little ahead of myself.

And sometimes I realize that this moment is all that exists and all that matters, so why not simply go with the flow.

Today is one of those 'sometimes' where I will 'Surrender to Effortlessness' and live in the moment.

How about you?

18 comments:

  1. Excellent thoughts. The Guy says that I often don't know what I want but I want it right now!

    Sometimes that's true!

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  2. I endeavor to do it more and more. Not always easy, hours will go by and I'll stop and think where in the heck is that flow. But it's getting easier. I have a stone that I use to "anchor" me in the moment and it works when i remember to use it;)

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    1. You are right, Sandy, it isn't always easy. But it is worth working on. What kind of stone do you use?

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    2. I actually have three - one is amethyst, one is jasper and one is turquoise. I keep them in a small box by my bed or sometimes when I go somewhere they are in my purse or pocket. I'll explain at another time why.

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    3. That sounds lovely. I've been researching stones the past few days. I'm planning on picking a few up and one of them will definitely be turquoise! I really like that one.

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    4. i have such a story to tell you about turqouise...not sure this is the place but it was highly synchronistic and by staying in the moment - it all unfolded unbelievably with a twist of magic and a splash of miracles. I even have photographic proof...lol. and ..oh the stories I could tell - I keep a journal of all the magic/miracles that happen almost weekly and sometimes daily - it's so awesome. Do you keep a notebook and write them down when you are aware of them...jsut curious - because the more you do, the more that comes to you in miraculous ways.

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    5. It sounds intriguing, Sandy! I hope you do share the story at some point wherever and whenever it is comfortable for you. I do believe that as you become more aware, you notice all kinds of amazing things. I keep a journal that I write in each morning. In it I share thoughts and experiences, and write down all the cards I pull each day to meditate on. It starts my day off on the right foot.

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  3. Hi Martha :)

    Since I moved up north, I have been living by Nature's rhythms. This taught me to go with the flow more. For me, most of my life depends on the weather and I can't fight Mother Nature - nor do I want to!! Before the burnout, I was the want-it-all type of gal, and my career afforded me the finances to get whatever I wanted when I wanted it. I think I went into materialistic overdrive due to the neglect as a child. It's all so twisted. But when I lost everything, I had to learn to live with less. It was a forced lesson. But over time, I realized I didn't want more than what I had anyway.

    I have lived with people who were impatient and it's not pleasant. I've become buddhistically patient over time and I like myself much more this way.

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    1. As the quote says: "Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience."

      Life has a way of making the pace very frantic, especially if you live in a big city or have a demanding job, but no matter how much you are caught up in that, once you immerse yourself in nature, you have no choice but to slow down and enjoy the moment. There is a serenity found in Mother Earth that can't be found anywhere else. I don't think I need to explain the feelings that arise when I'm outdoors soaking up the sights and sounds and smells of nature. You totally get it.

      I'm so glad you are in such a good place now, Rain. Some of our hardest lessons in life turn out to be the most valuable.

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    2. i like reading Rain's posts.

      oh..i like the quote "adopt the pace of nature her secret is patience."...and yes that anchoring in the now moment collapses time so things manifest so much quicker - I am a huge nature lover also like you too.

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    3. Rain has a wonderful spiritual blog, as well. She shares some great thoughts. I also enjoy the comments she leaves here, as well. For me, there is nothing quite like being immersed in nature. Now that spring is on its way, I am looking forward to spending more time outdoors!

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    4. Hope you share some of your adventures out in nature - We've had rain for a few days up here in the mountains but once it stops I'm needing to get out and move!

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    5. I will definitely do that, especially when we start riding our bikes and exploring. That'll be fun. And I'll probably take a gazillion photos, too :)

      Not sure when that will happen because it's still very much like winter outside. Lots of snow on the ground.

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  4. ...soon I hope - for you ...weather warming up. Today we didn't think we would be able to get out because rain had been predicted but it's coming in later - the start of a very long period of showers with small breaks and then snow mostly at the upper atltlitudes but also here by next weekend - the another break and lots more rain. This is helping the drought a lot. We have been out almost every day. Today we did a particularly pretty hike that I'm fond of. Of course i took lots of photos...which never get posted, lol. Have fun if you get on that bike.

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    1. We've still got plenty of snow around here so it looks like it'll be awhile before we're out biking! But you just never know what happen. I'm hoping for an early spring. That would be great.

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  5. Feels like our winter is starting over - in the 30's today and wet and rainy - and yet we were told there was a tropical system also coming in which would warm us up and be warmer until the weekend. Not complaining though. Hope your spring comes early and you can get out on that bike.

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    1. It is starting over for sure here, Sandy! We had a lot of snow come down today. Spring is nowhere to be found...haha... I'm not a fan of this weather but it does look really pretty outside.

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