As a young Catholic, I tried hard to be a ‘good girl’ so I could get into heaven. I was never taught that heaven was a state of mind; all I needed to do was get in the Flow!
While reading the Science of Mind Magazine, I ran across an article by Rev. Emile Gauvreau. Here is how he defines Flow:
It’s All About the Flow
Ernest Holmes said there is a power for good in the universe, and we can use it. I believe another way to say this is there is a flow in the universe, and we are in it. The challenge many of us experience is that to be part of the flow, often we have to let go of our attachments.
I immediately thought about The Force referenced in Star Wars. It was a perfect example of being in the universe’s Flow of power for good. And like Luke Skywalker, we need to learn to let go of our preconceived limitations and attachments and lean into the already existing Flow. The difference between what Rev. Emile was talking about and what Luke needed to learn is that we all have access to this force/Flow — not just Jedi Knights!
So, what are the attachments that keep us out of the Flow?
In my case, wrong actions or attitudes separate me from Spirit. When I am in a state of unforgiveness, anger, resentment, or a mindset that disrupts my life, I fall out of the Flow of Spirit.
I also look at where I am focusing my attention. Do I focus on the ‘bad’ in our lives? Do I walk in fear about my future? Indeed, we can focus on many negative situations, but when we do that, we walk away from the Flow of Spirit.
And what brings us back into the Flow?
Once again, where are we placing our attention? For me, I remember that I am love, peace, whole, and perfect in Spirit.
Like the Bible says in Galatians 5:22-23, NLT:
“The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control”
When we walk in the fruit of the Spirit, we are walking in the Flow of our lives. And when we focus on the negativity around us, we walk away from the Flow.
I focus on the goodness of life around me. It does not take time to do so, but it requires being mindful of the thoughts I am currently entertaining.
It’s a good thing to remember when we fall into a funk! Get back into the Flow!