Weekly Goal: Go With the Flow

Last Monday, my goal was to open up more and allow my true voice to come through. Since making that goal, I have worked (with help!) on balancing my throat chakra and speaking more honestly. It’s still something I am working on because it won’t magically stick after only a week. It is Monday again, though, which means it’s time for another goal!

This week, I would like to focus on going with the flow. This goal actually has a few mini goals that branch off from it, so I’m very excited to really work on this one! What does “going with the flow” mean to you? For me it means avoiding the urge to overthink every detail of life. It means instead of analyzing every situation to keep order in the world around you, let some things unfold organically. The unraveling of destiny always leads to an unknotted thread.. how many more knots do you create each time you pull the thread in an attempt to control it? We can get stressed and angry about life not moving the way we want it to, or we can hop in the boat and enjoy the ride! There are still things we control through the choices we make. We determine the type of boat, and what size it is. How many people there are in your boat, and the quality of the life jackets. We control whether or not we enjoy the ride. We even have some control of where the boat is going!

The unraveling of destiny always leads to an unknotted thread.. how many more knots do you create each time you pull the thread in an attempt to control it?

Imagine being in your boat, riding the gentle waves, when you see the water split off into two paths. Down one stream, you can clearly see jagged rocks popping up from the surface. The second path looks clear, calm and gentle. The obvious choice would be the second one, right? In life, you can’t always see the end result of the path you choose. The end of that calm second stream may lead to an enormous waterfall, while the path with the jagged rocks was actually a safe choice once you get through the initial obstacles. We only have a few close details to base our decisions off of. It can be easier to overanalyze and work our logical skills to death trying to make a choice. It’s hard to trust that things will be okay if you aren’t controlling every aspect. Sometimes, if you just let life move, it will take you where you are meant to be.

I am really going to work on trusting the flow of the universe this week. This is going to help me be a happier person, a better mom, and maybe I’ll get some interesting stories from it! I’m not saying that all logic should be ignored, because sometimes the mind needs to work at least a little bit. I am saying that when the universe guides me to a choice, I will listen to my intuitive prompts. I can’t know where every path will take me, but I can enjoy the scene as it unfolds, the thread as it unravels. I can go with the flow.