Living Life in the Divine Flow
by Steven Taylor
How would you like every moment of every day to feel like one miracle happening after another? How would you like to accomplish your goals and realize your dreams without undue struggle or strain?
Itís possible. Itís called living life in the divine flow.
Whether you are consciously aware of it or not, there is a divine flow in your life that is continually guiding you toward the effortless fulfillment of your heartís desires. The trick is learning how to recognize and cooperate with that flow, instead of blocking or restricting your experience of it.
Fortunately, thatís not a very difficult thing to learn how to do. In fact, there are two fundamental steps that you can take right now to begin living life in the divine flow.
Step one is to simply pay attention. The divine flow is continually guiding you toward the effortless fulfillment of your heartís desires... continually! But to take advantage of that guidance, you must be aware of the subtle ways that the flow is attempting to guide you.
Here are three ways that you receive guidance from the divine flow:
First, you are continually receiving direction from your own intuition. Your intuition is the most valuable and reliable source of guidance you have. It is the spirit of the divine within you. It is the spirit of the divine that is you! Your divine spirit always knows the next right step to take. And it is continually trying to tell you what that step is. So take the time to slow down, get quiet, and listen to that still, small voice. Honor it. Respect it. Follow it.
A second form of guidance comes to you through the wisdom of others. The divine flow often speaks to you through the people who cross your path. It is through their wisdom -their intuitive guidance- that you are often led to your next right step. That doesnít mean that you have to accept and act on everything that everybody says to you. But you should at least be open and receptive to others, and willing to consider what they have to say.
A third way that the divine flow communicates with you is through signs, coincidences, and synchronicities. These occurrences are not mere chance or happenstance. They are meaningful. They are divinely designed to open doors for you and create opportunities for you in direct response to your desire. But you have to pay attention to those signs and synchronicities. And you have to act on them. You have to go through those doors and take advantage of those opportunities.
Which brings us to the second step for living life in the divine flow: You must let go of what you think you know. The divine flow often guides you to your good in a way that is far different -and far better- than anything you would ever come up with on your own. But to take advantage of that guidance, you must be careful not to hastily dismiss it or overrule it because "you know better".
That doesn't mean that you have to forget everything you have been taught, or ignore the conclusions you have drawn based upon your experience. It simply means that you must keep an open mind -and realize that there is always more to know than you currently know. As certain as you are about something, if you are willing to admit that there could still be something that you just havenít considered, you will leave an opening in your mind that is wide enough for divine direction to get through.
So there you have it. Let go of what you think you know. And pay attention to the flow. Stop trying to force things to go they way you think they should go, and be willing to move in a direction that is different from what you planned on or expected.
Do those two things, and you will begin to live a life that is dramatically more fulfilling, immensely more joyful, and, on top of it all, remarkably effortless!
Steven Lane Taylor is a spiritual author and speaker now living in Sedona, Arizona. Since the publication of his book, "Row, Row, Row Your Boat: A Guide for Living Life in the Divine Flow," Steven has been sharing his message with congregations and organizations all across the country. For more information about Steven and his work, to see where he is speaking and conducting workshops, or to sign up to receive his free weekly inspirational email, visit http://www.rowrowrow.com
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