By Leona Thomas
So many people I know talk about being in the flow but it can be frustrating when nothing seems to be working out right! If everything seems to be going against you, you might be wondering what does it mean to be in the flow?
Let me share something personal to illustrate being in the flow.
I had been praying and taking actions in my life yet things were definitely not going smoothly. It all came to a head after an overnight camp trip ended in disaster. I needed a hot shower and a good sleep by 11am. My body was aching and I could barely stand up but it was 6pm before I got my shower and bed for the night because I was mostly in charge.
Finally I gave up. I told my Angels they would have to do everything for me in my life now because I really couldn't do it my way anymore. I admitted that I just didn't know how to make things work and I gave in to complete surrender and handed over the reigns to my God.
Suddenly new things began happening.
I met people in hostels who wanted to pay me for healings or to do massage. It became easy to pay for my room. I was invited out for dinner again and again. People gave me things I needed even though I had told nobody about it.
When I was told at one hostel that I couldn't go there anymore, somebody else told me where I could get a private room and I had the cash for it too.
But that private room was too hot. So next time I got led to a much better private room with air conditioning and my own bathroom and a balcony!
Friends generously fed me, and supported me emotionally, and even stepped in to sponsor me for training for my work!
The synchronicities have been astonishing and very easy. Friends and strangers have stepped in to help when I need it so I now feel safe and provided for. People have let me borrow all kinds of things I need and have been so generous and kind.
I have discovered that the universe adjusts itself to match what I am asking for. Sometimes I pray formally and sometimes I just clearly state what I need to the universe...
For example, recently I had been camping because I needed to be alone in nature but after 2 consecutive nights on the land, sleeping on a mat, I told my God that my body couldn't take the cold. I said, "I need the nature but I also need to sleep on something soft."
The very next day a man asked me if I would take care of his house and his dog for 2 weeks because he had to leave to do his work. The house is in the heart of the hills so I am in amazing natural forest but without the camping!
Just today I was feeling upset about something and was sobbing.
It was time to pray on the mat. (I prayed and fasted for Ramadan this year and discovered that my heart wants me to continue to pray to Allah.)
I began the prayers and my crying got worse.
But Allah knows me and knew why I was upset.
As I stood with my hands on my heart speaking the opening prayer Allah showed me a vision. My crying stopped immediately and deep peace descended upon me. He showed me the same vision again and again during the prayer session. Now I have strength again.
Being in the flow is different for each of us, of course, because we have individual needs and desires. But when the universe responds quickly and efficiently to surprise and delight you, you can be sure you have found your flow!