Living Within the Flow

The No Pain, No Gain Paradigm

Engrained within the consciousness of mankind for many thousands of years has existed a belief paradigm that could be summarized with a common slogan known to many as: “No pain, no gain”. The idea behind it is that your sheer will and tremendous effort and struggle will give you the rewards you seek. This belief system is embedded within sports, educational systems, religion, politics, business and many other organizations.

As you dissect this particular thought form, you’ll find that it is built on a 3rd dimensional framework of duality. In other words, there is a level of opposition (or limitations) that must be encountered if you are to achieve your desired results. For example, an Olympic Athlete must exert tremendous effort, pushing his/her body to its limits and going through intense mental discipline in order to go faster, jump higher & endure more than the average person can do. This idea of struggle is almost perceived with a form of reverence. Even nations participate in this as one country goes to war to punish another country for its policies or wrongdoings (or to exercise its influence by trying to control another group of people). This paradigm promotes the agenda that there is always a winner and loser. Or from a religious point of view, a Heaven and a Hell or the good people and the bad people.

Here on Earth, there is no doubt that we have all experienced opposition in one form or another. Opposition can occur in the form of our own physical/mental limitations or it can appear in the form of other people who set up barriers to achieving your desired outcome. People who endure the struggle and end up ‘winning’ are considered successes. Yet for all of those who struggle and win, there are many more who struggle and fail, struggle and fail, struggle and fail, etc. These are the vicious cycles of self-defeat that keep us locked into duality consciousness and believing that we are less than what we truly are: Children of God. In addition, this vicious cycle engrains within us the idea that the only way to succeed is to push harder, study more, endure more pain, etc so that you can arrive at your intended destination.

Living in a world of duality is not a natural state of being. It is an artificial construct designed to teach us the lessons of separation. Through this experience, we learn many lessons that accelerate our spiritual growth. Every experience, whether good or bad contributes to our learning, joy and development throughout the eternities.

However, we live in a unique time of history. The world of duality is leaving and the world of oneness is coming. This transition does not happen overnight, but it has already started and many of us are currently experiencing symptoms of both worlds while going through this transition. We still feel the struggle associated with money, relationships, health, etc but yet we are waking up and seeing through the illusions that we have been placed under.

How the Synchronicities of Life Help Us to Live in the Flow

Within the higher dimensions, duality consciousness leaves and we no longer succumb to the artificial thought forms of the “No Pain, No Gain” mentality as well as the winner/loser, good/bad, light/dark belief systems. Removing the opposition from our lives frees up the flow of the universe as it interacts with our consciousness. For example, in the 3D world, lets say you have an idea of bringing an elephant into your backyard. Well, you are going to face some obstacles to accomplishing that. First, you will have to get a permit to be able to do so. Most likely, your house is not in a zone where having an elephant would be permissible, but even if it is, you will then have to figure out where to get the elephant, how to purchase it and then how to transport it to your backyard. Even if you succeed, you might encounter lots of issues with damage to your house and to other little pets in the neighborhood, not to mention the costs of feeding your large friend. ☺

In the 5th dimension, you make the intention of having a well-mannered elephant in your backyard and then it instantly appears because the limitations and opposing forces have been dissolved. There are no opposing forces to you manifesting the elephant. As Earth goes through this transition, what happens is that the speed of manifestation increases. Perhaps things that normally would take a longer period of time start happening faster, until at some point in the future, we will experience instantaneous manifestations for things that would have taken much more time previously.

Seeing the Synchronicities or Coincidences in life are simply ways in which we are being shown the Hand of God in our lives. They are indications that we are part of the Oneness and that the illusion of separation/duality consciousness is leaving. There is no such thing as a coincidence because when we become one with All That Is, then instead of having opposing forces keeping you from your intended outcome, you have ‘helping’ forces who want you to experience what you consciously and unconsciously desire.

An important point here has to do with our level of awareness. At this point, we are not yet able to comprehend all of our realities and existences as multi-dimensional beings. We think we know something, but we really only catch a tiny sliver of the information that is available. The more we grow spiritually, the more we start to see how much there is that we don’t know or comprehend. So our perception of what we think we want might be different from what our Higher Self sees that we want. The Higher Self knows more than what we know with our limited conscious mind. So, being able to release our ego and open up our awareness to another outcome or another way of getting to the same outcome is very important as we learn to live within the flow.

Have you ever had a time where things just seemed to click? Or where the path for you to accomplish your goal just fell into place as you went through the various steps that led you to your ultimate destination? This is what it is like to live within the flow. Sure, you still have to take action (at least for now), but so many times that action is easy, quick and you find yourself enjoying the process.

Any time you experience resistance to a particular path you are following, you are not living within the flow in that situation. Either your ego is pushing you in a direction that is not for your highest good or you have limitations/belief systems that are manifesting the opposition you are experiencing.

The first step to being able to live within the flow is to release your ego and to be okay with where you are right now. You most likely have issues you are ‘fighting against’. We all do. But understanding the role of duality consciousness and how it serves you and then realizing that the time we are living in is facilitating our abilities to live within the flow allows us to bless and release the opposition as we go with the flow and ask our Higher Self, “Now what is the best thing to do?”.

Mentally fighting and struggling with the undesirable situation only keeps you in the situation. When you are fighting against something or someone, you are locked in the 3rd Dimensional Duality Mindset. This is a cycle that we will repeat over and over until we get it. Just like a hamster running on a wheel in its cage, it will not go anywhere until it decides to get off the wheel (and then escapes from the cage) ☺.

Think about the negative cycles you are experiencing in your life. Are you fighting them? If so, you must stop fighting them and come to a point of understanding and acceptance of the situation exactly as it is at this moment. Only then will you be able to open yourself up to living within the flow as it relates to that situation.

When you release and surrender your ego, you can start to feel the change that occurs within. You can feel the peace even before you see the outward manifestations.

The second step is allow yourself to feel the emotions, vibrations, energies of the desired outcome with the caveat that you will allow that something different or better to come instead of your stated desire. This is the insurance clause in case there is a difference between what your lower conscious self and Higher Self wants. Sometimes we get what we want to our own detriment if we allow our Lower Self’s desires to supersede what is truly best for us.

The third step is to give yourself time for meditation and relaxation. While thoughts that lead to effective actions can come at any time, your abilities to manifest and be where you need to be, contact who you need to contact and say what you need to say will only be enhanced by tapping into the deeper aspects of yourself. Your awareness expands and you start listening to the subtle directions that your Higher Self gives you.

Just as in the movie Avatar, there is a Higher Self who sees more data and has more connections than we can possibly imagine. Living in the flow means to let this Higher Self do the driving and as we do so, we are going to experience the journey in a way that is much easier, fun and fulfilling!

Enjoy the Ride!

How Blaming Others Can Affect Your Ability to Manifest

Welcome. It is a pleasure to meet with you today and to convey some important messages related to the divine path of spiritual growth. You understand many important truths, but the vast knowledge that is available to you is so much greater than your current level of understanding can comprehend.

Obstacles to Manifesting Your Reality

In your 3D life, you become accustomed to certain beliefs, patterns, rituals & cycles that may seem difficult to escape. People go through their entire lives struggling to achieve some desired outcome, but yet lack the ability to overcome the limitations preventing them from succeeding. This knowledge and so much more is available to you now. Your ability to create your reality as you desire is one of the most important things you can do to accelerate your spiritual growth.

By doing so, you become a co-creator with God in manifesting the desires of your heart. As you examine the qualities of God, it is easy to realize that God’s abilities are unlimited. Do you think that He struggles with losing weight, manifesting abundance, finding true love or feeling confined with limitations that do not allow Him to manifest what He desires? Absolutely not. He has the ability to instantly manifest whatever it is He desires to create.

As co-creators with God, you are also learning those skills, but in a test environment. Your 3D environment now gives you an opportunity for growth that is unprecedented. Developing those same skills of manifestation in a 3D environment is more difficult because of the lower density & vibrations which move more slowly than when your wishes are inserted into the universal consciousness at a higher vibration. In a nutshell, there is more clutter and more obstacles that get in the way in the lower levels of consciousness.

Some of that clutter involves ego, lack of understanding of how the process of creation works, lack of love for yourself and others, fear, emotional scars that have not been healed and blaming others for your lack of success.

How Blame Plays a Role in the (un) Creation Process

Blaming others is one of the oldest games known to man. I call it a game because the assumption that others control your reality is false. Participating in this “Blame Game” causes you to be less empowered. You are essentially giving the control of your life over to other people who ‘supposedly’ have the ability to create undesirable outcomes in your life.

From a lower perspective, you may be inclined to cast blame when someone hurts you physically or emotionally or when someone makes a decision that acts as an obstacle to your desired outcome. Now, how many of us living on Earth have been affected in a negative way by the decisions/actions of others? I would venture to say that all of us have been in some way or another.

However, the important point to remember is that things that we see in our outer world are simply a reflection of what is transpiring in the Inner World. Holding resentments within us will only cause more of the same. As long as we continually vibrate the energies of ‘being hurt’, we will continually attract the situations where we will be hurt. The person who comes in to fulfill that role of ‘hurting you’ is not the person to blame. That person was the manifestation of what was going on within you.

A most effective analogy is the one of someone who looks in the mirror and sees something they do not like. Maybe they’re going bald, getting wrinkles, getting fat or not looking as good as they want. So because they don’t like what they see, they blame the mirror, because after all, it is the mirror that is showing them what they don’t like. Well, from this example, it is easy to see how silly it is to blame the mirror when the mirror is only a ‘reflection’ of the person standing in front of it.

The problem is that many of us spend our whole lives trying to fix the mirror instead of the source of the reflection. Blaming others is one of the biggest ways that we attempt to fix the mirror. The person who came in to fulfill the role is only helping to reflect back to you certain issues that need to be cleared. We can never get to the point of fixing the real issue if we are blaming someone else. We must take 100% responsibility of any undesirable outcome that comes into our life.

Taking 100% responsibility means that we are going to allow the situation to be cleared within us at an Inner Level. It means we allow love and light to come in and wash away the negative feelings that have occurred.

You see, problems are simply opportunities for growth, but yet it is so easy to get caught up in the “Who did this to me?” mentality. It is very possible that we will never know the divine reason why something ‘happened’ to us. So instead of ‘blaming so and so’, the best thing we can do is to find a way to forgive all of those who are involved, including yourself and ask, “What is the most effective way to clear this issue?”

The teachings of Ho’Oponopono that direct you to say “I love you”, “I’m sorry” “Please Forgive Me” and “Thank You” are some of the most empowering things you can say. These phrases allow true healing providing that the emotions of the words are felt as well. Having the deep knowledge that everything that happens, both Good & Bad fulfills a divine role in some way, even if it is only to experience forgiveness or some other lesson we needed to learn.

There are two paths you can take when something ‘bad’ happens. One is take the path of blaming someone else and the other allows you to clear it, learn the lesson, grow from it and move on. While many may be inclined to take the first path, it will always prove to be the most difficult because it doesn’t actually resolve the problem at the Inner Level and at a later time, whether in this life or the next, you will be given the opportunity to clear it again.

Now you may say, well there is no possible way that you were vibrating energy levels that would have caused all of the traumatic things that have occurred in your life. It is very likely you were not consciously thinking about them, however, there are a few reasons why negative situations occur in our lives:

1) On an unconscious level, we were vibrating at a level that attracted the outcome.
2) We had a soul level contract to go through that experience
3) The so called negative experience was really a blessing in disguise
4) There was something that we needed to learn
5) Some other reason

As mentioned previously, we don’t always know the reason, but we don’t have to know the reason. Know that whatever has happened can be turned into an opportunity for growth. The real master is the one who can bless the trials and thank God for those as much as the blessings. Doing so will allow you to live in the flow much more easily and experience an abundance of peace and joy that we experience in the higher realm.