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Go With the Flow
Bohemian-Austrian poet and novelist, Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) said ďMay what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back, the way it is with children.Ē
The phrase Ďgo with the flowí is sometimes taken to mean to follow the actions of others, to do what they are doing, to agree with them. But there is another higher consciousness way to go with the flow. It involves connecting with our inner guide or God within and following the guidance we are given, working to create change, and then detaching from the outcome.
But to make this conscious connection, we first have to get out of our own way. We have to stop putting limitations on the outcomes we desire and just let things happen without trying to control them. While this may sound like this means we just sit down and wait for things to happen in our lives, it really doesnít mean that at all.
We are responsible for the footwork in moving our lives forward on a daily basis. We seek guidance from our inner guide (the God within part of us with whom we connect daily). We act on that guidance, and we turn over the outcome. Then we detach ourselves, moving into a place where we accept whatever outcome God deems is in our best interest.
Letís say we want to do a seminar. We choose the place and time for the seminar, we advertise it, and we prepare the materials for it. Then we turn over the outcome to God, assuring God that we accept whatever happens. If people sign up for our seminar, then it is in Godís plan for it to happen.
If people do not sign up for our seminar, that says nothing negative about us. It simply means the seminar was not in Godís plan for it to happen at that particular time. We go with the flow by doing the footwork and then turning the God-work over to God. We accept the outcome and move on with our lives.
Or letís say we want to make things better in our relationships. To do this, we offer others the best of ourselves. When we give others our best, allow Divine love to flow through us to them, and ask for the changes we would like to have, we then need to detach from the outcome. Until we step out of the way, God cannot work in our lives. That is why detaching from the outcome is so very important.
We detach and go with the flow, knowing in our hearts that Godís outcome is in our highest and greatest good whether it is the outcome we desire or not.
May the God of love add a blessing to these humble words.