I lived most of my life with the idea that life is hard, that getting where I needed to go would be very difficult and I would have to sacrifice myself for it. I understand that anything worth having in life comes through unbelievable amounts of work and effort, BUT, and this is a big but! There’s a difference between something being effortful and being hard. That distinction is the key to all success, if you define success as having inner peace and joy while you live your life. I have healed my belief that life is hard and in it’s place is now unconditional allowing. My experience has taught me that feeling and believing things are hard is resistance that blocks the flow of life, that resistance confirms our beliefs, becoming a self fulfilling prophecy that keeps us in a vicious cycle where we suffer and strain ourselves more than we need to. I now see all of my feelings of resistance as my greatest teachers, truth guides. I know that if something feels heavy, and dutiful, it’s not in alignment with my highest truth. My antidote to the heaviness is letting go of ideas of who I “should“ be, and expectations of how things “should” turn out. There’s nothing that we have to be or do, everything is a story that we are choosing to believe. Choosing flow is more enjoyable, and from that place we are limitless.
Resistance blocks creative flow. When I feel resistance I let go. I allow for whatever wants to present and manifest. Once the flow of life presents those things to me, I choose to honor them, and put all of my work and efforts there. I know when I’m aligned with the flow of life because it brings me prosperity and ease, my life flourishes unexpectedly and delightfully. Being in flow never feels hard or straining, no matter how much work it is, it feels right and joyful. It’s not that we want to rid ourselves from resistance, we definitely want to pay close attention to the information it reveals. It’s more like we want to transform that resistance from a wall that blocks flow, into a spring board to propel us closer to our truth.
We all have bad days, off seasons and ups and downs… but continual feelings of our efforts not being fully appreciated, feeling like we take one step forward while others around us take 20, or feeling like we have to work so so so hard to get tiny amounts of progress is a clear indicator of resistance.
If you feel this way, it’s time to reassess all of your belief systems, and look into the areas of your life where you’re attached to a thing, belief or outcome.
Joy is the key to the door that opens flow. Look for what brings you joy and embrace it. Little by little, look at the small adjustments you can make to bring you closer in alignment to your unique truth. There, you will find flow.