It’s been a full year now that I’ve been writing these Sunday evening messages to you and that we’ve been opened for classes in the studio. In many ways it seems much longer and, in some ways, it seems like it was only yesterday that we were planning that first class in the studio after being closed for months due to the pandemic. Have things changed?? Yes and no! For a while it seemed like we were heading in the right direction as people were getting vaccinated and feeling more freedom and then the Delta variant changed our course again. So, it all comes down to going with the flow once again. I know I talk about it all the time, but it is a principle that I truly believe in and live by. We must go with the flow in order to peacefully navigate this life and the currents that we encounter. When we go with the flow, we follow the current rather than push against it. What is the flow? The flow is life energy. Going with the flow doesn’t mean we kick back, take it easy and become lazy or passive. It’s not about letting things happen to you. It’s truly the opposite as going with the flow requires greater awareness, presence, and the ability to let go of our individual agenda and notice the play of energy all around us.
And going with the flow doesn’t mean that we don’t know where we’re going; it means that we are open to multiple ways of getting there. We are also open to changing our destination. We acknowledge that letting go and modifying our plans is part of the process of the flow. Going with the flow means that we are aware of an energy that is larger than ourselves and we are open to working with it, not against it. Because life is not only messy, chaotic, painful, sad, crazy … and completely unpredictable, but it is also beautiful, exhilarating, spectacular, thrilling and breathtaking! Life is not something static, but a flow of change, never staying the same, always getting messier and more chaotic, always more beautiful and exciting. So, take a deep breath. And realize we can’t control everything — but if we can go with the flow and trust that the universe will support us along the way, we can navigate this life in a more peaceful and easy manner. Hope to see you this week in any one of our in-studio and online classes where we will definitely learn more about our ability to go with the flow!!