Fri, Feb 24, 2012
by AbundanceFocus.com Author
James Redfield, the author of the Celestine Prophecy, gives us principles in the form of 12 insights which assist in the interpretation of the universal laws that govern the unseen spiritual world, just as scientists assist us in understanding the physical realm.
The seventh of these insights is called ‘Engaging the Flow’ This happens most effectively when we are able to accomplish the work of the sixth insight being, ‘Clearing the Past.’ We need to let go of the past to move beyond it. When we free ourselves from the baggage that we have accumulated in our lives, we are able to engage the flow and move with it and be the people we were created to be. It is only as we continually engage the flow that we are able to accomplish our life’s work. Once we clearly understand our own mission for this life and begin to pursue it, guidance comes to point the way for us toward our ultimate destiny. This happens through the process of constant questioning. When a question arises in our minds, it focuses our thoughts. Our thoughts take the shape around this question in the form of dreams, daydreams and intuition which then lead us forward to the answers that we are seeking. So often, these answers come through a providential conversation with someone where just the right wisdom is imparted that we need at that particular time.
To engage the flow effectively, we need to become consciously aware of all that is passing through our minds each moment of every day. Dreams play an important part in this guidance, if we are able to remember and pay attention to them. They speak to us through powerful imagery, which we connect with more readily than mere words. Something will be impressed on our mind, either through our thoughts or a dream or daydream. This guidance comes to us to lead us into the next step we need to take along our path of discovery. Bad dreams are particularly significant, while daydreams give us an indication of what is yet to come. They can both prepare us for what is about to happen.
Many thoughts are continually passing through our minds unnoticed every day. When we identify them and consciously examine our every thought we will make many new discoveries, which will lead us forward. This mindfulness is a new way of thinking, which we must consciously engage in at first, until it becomes an instinctive, natural part of our daily lives. When we notice a new thought, we need to ask the question, why did this come into our mind now? What is its purpose? How does it relate to the ultimate questions in our life? When we take this stance of observation, we are released from our need to control the events in our life, which places us exactly where we need to be, engaging the flow.
Fear is false evidence appearing real. Fearful pictures should therefore be rejected as soon as we perceive them. They are not reality and should not be given power in our lives. They need to be replaced by more desirable outcomes. This is because what we choose to focus on, is what we will draw to our lives. If we focus on the negative consequences we fear, we will inevitably experience more of them in our lives. However, when we continue to control our thoughts, we will lessen the impact of the negative forces in our lives and the negative pictures will eventually disappear. These negative thoughts are not always unproductive though, sometimes they are warnings of future events to be avoided. When we have this foreknowledge we can escape an impending tragedy and remain on track towards our destiny.
When we continue to allow our energy to build and focus ourselves on our situation and the questions that are arising, we will receive some guidance concerning where we need to head next or what we need to do. This will be confirmed as we step out, by the flow of events that follow to guide us in that particular direction. Every time we follow these spontaneous events we mature and become more of the person we are meant to be.
We need to presume that no matter how trivial an event may seem it forms part of the whole picture of our lives. Everything happens to us for a reason. It is an opportunity for us to learn and grow. We just need to discern how it relates to our questions in life and continue to move forward into our destiny. However strange it seems, this is especially true of the trials and tribulations that come our way. We need to learn the lessons from these events and turn them to our advantage, from a negative impact into an opportunity for growth. When we see them in the light of our ultimate objective their power and impact in our lives is nullified, as they are momentary and transient, while ultimately our life is eternal.
Stay tuned next week for a discussion of the Celestine Prophecy’s Eighth Insight…