Any time I feel like I’m hitting brick walls of resistance, nothing is flowing, I’m edgy, and the magic has disappeared, at some point I come to the following realization – I’ve stopped doing what was working. It doesn’t happen all of a sudden, it’s usually a gradual shift for me. Whenever we experience a shift from things flowing, to hitting walls and feeling out of the flow, it would be my suggestion to go back to the basics.
For myself, the basics include things like making spiritual connection daily, finding time to exercise and walk outdoors, eating healthy foods, writing or journalling, connecting with people, meditation, Reiki, and creating time for my hobbies like artwork, music, jewelry making. It’s not that I have to do all of these things every day or even every week, but am I doing any of them? Or am I just getting up, hopping onto Facebook, checking my phone, showering, and heading off to work, and then coming home, checking my Facebook, eating dinner, watching T.V. and shuffling off to bed?
One of the most important parts of my day is making spiritual connection. What does that mean? For me, it means talking to the Universe in some way, whether it be in a journal, or by lighting a candle and having a conversation with my guides, with the Divine. This week I’ve rearranged my little “altar” with some new crystals, I light a candle, and I sit and meditate at least once a day in front of it. I’m not even asking for anything, or offering anything. Just getting silent and sitting with crystals and items that help me to feel spiritually full.
After a long winter, I notice that my soul yearns to get outside, and not just for a walk to work, but a walk that has no destination in mind, perhaps down by the river, or in Jackson Park. Any time I go out into Nature and connect by observing the animals, spending time with the trees, breathing in the fresh air, I feel full, and connected to my Universe.
When I make time to connect in Nature, to connect with the Universe in meditation or prayer, when I return to the basics, things return to being in the flow. Why? Because I’m more aware. I’m asking for daily guidance and receiving it. I’m paying attention to the synchronicities and heeding the advice given through them. I’m listening better to the people in my daily life. There is more awareness to my thought process, and I can turn off the constant chatter and listen to my intuition. I get out of the driver’s seat, I hand the keys back to the Divine, and the ride is soooo much smoother as I take a passenger seat on the Bus of Life. Ahhhh… back in the flow.
So, if our life is feeling out of balance, and the magic that we were experiencing is currently not there… let’s ask our self, “What was I doing when it was in the flow, that I am not doing now?” And let’s do that!
~ Tracey Rogers, March 25th, 2015