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Going with the Flow with Discernment
I originally embraced
going with the flow as just that - totally allowing myself to be
moved from one place or person to the next. Then I learned how
discernment is equally as important as going with the flow – and
that pairing the two leads to a balanced way of moving through life.
When should you go with the flow? When should you
insert discernment and choice?
Many on spiritual
paths propose going with the flow of life - and so do I. However,
when that is your only approach, you are not co-creating your life
or carefully considering who and what you want to be a part of it.
Personal boundaries fueled by our personal choices are very
important to a balanced and successful life. We can send love and
compassion freely to others, but we do not necessarily need to be
someone’s best friend when they drain our energy.
control our lives inhibits our ability to be fully present and
receive God’s gifts. Discernment is a tool to help you choose what
is best for you, without trying to control things that are not yours
to change. It offers the perfect balance with going with the flow.
If we live in the flow without discernment, it can lead to
an unfocused, unfulfilling, and unhappy journey. If you find
yourself seeming to wander from one moment to another, never moving
forward, it’s time to turn to discernment. It may seem easier to
live this way - not taking responsibility for what you create or
choose to experience, but it can be very unsatisfying. Spiritually
we are called to be empowered and create our reality, not wander
from moment to moment.
Part of this balanced approach
includes letting God and the Universe know your desires and
intentions to create a direction for your life. It is best to source
this direction while in alignment with your own true spiritual self
in a meditation state. It is equally important to express your
intentions for what you desire and deserve from your heart and from
the knowledge of who you really are, a divine spiritual being. Then,
let go of your need to control. Go with the flow, allowing God to
bring you the desires you have co-created, while using discernment
throughout the process.
Be true to your intentions, to your
desires, and to what you’re attracting/manifesting. If someone or
something shows up in the flow of your life related to your journey,
take the time to discern. Discern with your heart felt wisdom if
this is really the right fit for you. Even if something or someone
appears beneficial, ask probing questions to make sure. Do their
goals match with yours? Is investing in a new business, personal
relationship, or trusting their input the right move forward for
If you discern that the situation presented is close to
your intentions, but just off the mark – thank God and the Universe
for bringing this opportunity to you and rework your intentions with
further clarity. Trust and use your discernment.
become stuck in trying to make something ‘close’ work. Hoping that
the situation or person will change because it is the best option
you have experienced so far, isn’t the answer. Don’t settle for
less. You are worthy of having the full knowledge within you that
your choices are the best ones for you in each moment.
brings us red flags all day long and part of going with the flow is
fully observing your life. Use this information to help you discern
- to help you to choose.
Remember your journey – why you are
here in this human existence - to know your true authentic spiritual
self (not your human ego emotional self). Once we acknowledge who we
are, honor your unique self by not settling for less or trying to
make a draining situation work. Have the courage to act on your
heart knowing to move into situations and relationships that support
you – the expanded you, fully.
Go with the flow, but do it
with discernment. A discernment based on knowing who you are, what
you stand for, and what is important to you. You are worthy and
deserving to be true to your unique self!
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