Inner Alchemy

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Living in the Flow

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Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.   ~Lao Tzu

When you are grateful – when you can see what you have – you unlock blessings to flow in your life.    ~Suze Orman

This has been the most exciting revelation in my life. For many years I found success through my competence in yang attributes such as strategic thinking, goal-setting, and action-oriented behavior. Upon learning to step into my feminine self, I discovered that I can get the same things done, the same tasks and goals achieved, but without a sense of “hard work” and determination. Instead of a mechanical, step-by-step process, the process becomes one of allowing, unfolding, receiving, flowing. For me, it is much easier and more joyful. Now, when I have a choice between the yang and the yin ways of doing something, I always choose the feminine yin, because it’s just so much more fun.

In a culture that rewards masculine attributes such as drive, achievement, goal setting, and hierarchy, many of us have forgotten how to embrace our feminine qualities such as being in flow, allowing, receiving and using our intuition.  We love supporting people of all gender orientations, to re-learn how to use the gifts of the feminine to live life with more ease and joy.

Living in the flow acknowledges the cycles of life- the in-breath/out-breath, tidal flow and seasonal cycles of sun and moon that are the truth of the physical world we inhabit.  When we “ride the waves” of the cycles of time, we are able to harvest the gifts of each flow, rather than resisting and fighting what is.  Here in the 4 season world of New England, the cycles are tangible.  Spring and Summer are times of large external growth and abundance, and after the harvest season of fall, we turn inward for the stillness and quiet of winter.  When we match our human endeavors to the seasons of the sun and moon, we are able to harness the energy and catch the wave.  If we fight what is and try to plant our seeds in the depth of winter, we resist what is and make things much harder for ourselves.