Love Note for Life - Flow
By Anne Round
Published The Magic Happens Magazine April 2021
Image by Cameron Brodrick used with permission
I woke up this morning with a sense of satisfaction flowing in my being. In the liminal space between sleeping and waking, I felt the gist of this article pour forth. Now, as I sit to capture the words, I am attempting to recover the magic of those moments that felt so complete and vibrant. Truly catching the sublime and allowing it a place to flourish in our lives requires awareness and patience.
I found myself reliving sweet memories of snowshoeing with my husband on a warm Spring day in the majestic silence of Northern British Columbia. We were standing on an ice-covered river, listening to the water flowing with the gurgles of thaw happening. The serenity of Nature was palpable when rustling began behind the bank. We stood very quietly, holding our breath, then a wolverine popped up onto the snowbank. It looked at us, gave a few sniffs of the air, and decided to disappear. We let out our breath, startled by our sighting and curious if it would return. Afterward, we calmed ourselves by listening to the flow of the river once again. The tranquillity returned as the river continued to sing her song of Spring. This story reminds me that the undercurrent of life is flow and magic.
The key to living life in flow and openness no matter what is happening is trusting that the Universe always has our back. It sounds easy to do when life is moving along with ease. It takes practice in times of smooth sailing to learn techniques that will serve us during stormy weather. I learned to love myself in every moment, even when I am agitated by worries and fear of the future. I practice remaining in a state of relaxed calmness as life whirls around me. I reduce my expectations, become flexible with my thoughts about how things should be and what I want to achieve. Trust and patience are essential ingredients in my life. I surrender my agendas so that magic has space to create in my life. I live in deep confidence that what truly needs doing will happen with ease and grace. I often find myself creating and achieving more than imagined when I flow with life.
Every day, I move through my life, flowing along, trusting the rhythm, and making choices as they arise. I developed this lifestyle when I was raising three little ones. I began meditating in search of calm within the chaos. I stopped and took deep breaths to return to my center. I danced, a moving meditation that taught me to be grounded and dynamic. I trained myself to connect to the flow of life and trust that I am a precious being. Nowadays, I am grateful for my flowing lifestyle. I experience joy in the ordinary and confidence that all is well, even in times of trouble. There is a temptation to force life into my distorted vision of how it should be. Every time I do, it always backfires on me. My wisest choice is accepting and trusting that creation happens in divine timing. I surrender to the flow of life that moves us exactly where we need to be, in a state of perfection.
Creating Love in Motion:
Imagine yourself standing beside a river. It is a sunny Spring day. Take a deep breath, satisfied that this is the exact place you need to be. Let your thoughts drift into the water to be purified, giving clarity space. Let your emotions flow into the river to be softened, creating ease. Feel the rays of the sun enter your body, creating brilliance and knowing that all is well. Rest here for a moment. Know that all is well. Then with a deep breath and a smile on your face, bring along clarity, ease, and trust to be with you as you return to your day.
May we trust all is well and allow life to flow.