Where To Go When There Ain’t No Flow!
Dearest sparkle being,
Are you feeling it yet? You know what I’m talking about yes? Mercury retrograde is here again, and although it can be a wonderful time to regroup and revisit, deepen understanding of things etc. it’s not the ideal time to be sure or rigid about your plans.
I’m on the road and beginning my first leg of three touring Canada. This trip I’ll be visiting 12 awesome cities large and small and the whole thing is during mercury retrograde! You know what’s hilarious? I make a point of never planning anything other than staying home to regroup during a retrograde time! But for some reason the celestial calendar lined up so that this was the only 3 weeks to begin the Canadian tour. So I believe I have some lessons to learn and I’d love to share them with you, then maybe you’ll share yours with us.
Now, every retrograde has its lessons personally and collectively.
Communication can be a bit wonky, and travel plans might glitch up, computers can do all kinds of interesting unexpected things with your important files etc. So it’s good to be aware.
Now, I am at the best of times a home- body, so traveling to me needs to be “just so”, each hotel room becomes my nest, and my events become my place to bring Spirit home. I do take the home thing seriously. It’s easy to do when things are running smoothly. I have toured a lot in my day and have my travel experience down.
There is always a flow when I go. And that is the point.
This trip we took our two little dogs with us since we’ll be away for so long. Sebastian is a trooper as long as he can see me he can curl up in his little crate in the airplane under my feet no problem. Our new addition Coco Doozie is not as certain and made it known the entire 5-hour flight that she was less than enthusiastic in hers. Then she had the runs when we got to our hotel, which I managed to slide through en route to opening the door. My husband had shipped all this important tour equipment to our Calgary hotel which we found out got turned away –OOPS-One unexpected expensive time consuming hairball to contend with. Then, ordering room service was like playing charades, each time the game getting more and more complicated with surprises on trays showing up followed by “ I didn’t order this” calls ad nauseum. And this is just our first day!
So it’s obvious. My usual travel flow that I rely on is now like a pin ball machine and I admit I’m being being thrown off by these new experiences. So where do you go when there ain’t no flow?
Well, since I need to walk my talk, and had to do something, and fast before I got too anxious, I began to “get on my bird” to see the big picture. (If you know my work this is an essential part of my Invision Process®) I recognized that my ways were too rigid, and I needed to be flexible and stay in the moment. Nothing could be important. Not the fact I lost all my Mac makeup, expensive perfume and Sebastian’s medication in the airport security bin. Not the fact I forgot to bring a jacket, but managed to over pack as if I were going on a Caribbean cruise etc. etc. Nothing could matter. I had to bring it all down to letting it be.
I had to be fully present in each moment.
I noticed my breathing had gotten shallow and my mind over chattering about how I might be able to control the next few minutes.
I had to surrender to the Divine flow, not my idea of flow. There’s a big difference.
Do you have an idea of what flow is to you?
Has your flow been rudely interrupted by life?
I didn’t even realize that my idea of flow had become so rigid that I forgot what it meant when life became inconvenient. When I remember Spirit is in charge I can relax and deal with whatever shows up as long as I let go my expectations and wants. My will is good for some things for sure, but I can’t force anything to go my way. I am hearing the lesson loud and clear. Be here now with whatever shows up and stay grateful, and allow others to make mistakes as well as yourself.
In this moment, I am sitting here, thinking of you, feeling so grateful for this wonderful respectful awesome tribe, having just cleaned up the puppy, the carpet etc. I’m here at a Hay House event with my wonderful colleagues, about to give readings to a sold out theater.
There is always a flow if I go to Spirit and center in my heart. No matter what.