I am in the flow.
What does this phrase mean to you?
I am aligned. Everything is working out. Life is moving me forward. I am dancing with life instead of resisting and pushing. I live with ease. I live with passion. I love what I do.
I am in the flow.
Are you in the flow? Or do you remember the time in your life when you were?
Ideas, opportunities, and people seemed to show up right in time, moving you forward where you wanted to go. Serendipities followed you everywhere.
Small and seemingly insignificant events had a whole new meaning for you because they were there to show you – you are on the right track.
You felt excited, motivated, inspired.
You found your muse.
And you rolled with it.
You do know what I am talking about, right? I know you do. You might be in the flow now. Or I bet you remember at least one period in your life when you were in the flow. It might have been short or it might have been long. But I know you know what I talking about.
Where did all that magic come from?
You tapped into your Inner Genius. You tapped into your Inner Source of Creativity, Inspiration, Motivation and Wisdom.
We all have that Inner Genius that can help us with anything. That Inner Source of Creativity that is ready to provide us with a million ideas about how to make our dreams a reality. That Inner Source of Wisdom to help with taking action on opportunities.
It is inside of us waiting for us to reconnect with it.
Maybe you got disconnected from the source and never found your way back. Or maybe living in connection with it is your everyday reality. Lucky you, if it is the latter.
All the success stories you hear are about people who tapped into the source. Success rarely has anything to do with luck. In fact I don’t believe in luck, but I guess it is just the matter of how we define certain terms.
And I am even going to dare to say that success rarely has anything to do with hard work alone (don’t throw stones at me yet, let me explain).
Sure, both luck and hard work might take place but they took place because the connection to the source was there. It might have been weak or it might have been strong but it was there.
I truly believe that big and authentic success can’t come only because of luck or hard work. If you are completely disconnected you’ll never find enough motivation to keep up with the hard work. And luck will never ring its charms on you.
All the answers are truly inside of us. All we have to do is to learn how to connect with the source on a regular basis and you will always be in the flow.
So without postponing it any further, how do you connect to your Inner Genius?
How do you get in the flow?
Here are the exact steps to follow:
Find who you are. “Know thyself” for centuries has been proclaimed to be a key to happiness, meaning and fulfillment. Do you know who you truly are? What are you good at? What are you passionate about? What are your values?
Do this quick exercise for me. Grab a piece of paper. Now close your eyes and imagine your Best Self. Imagine a time when you are at your best – you look the best, you feel the best, you are happy with yourself, you act exactly the way your Best Self would act.
Get into that feeling of being your Best Self. Now open your eyes and write down 7-10 words that describe your Best Self. Courage, trust, powerful, sophisticated,… what are your words?
Don’t think. Don’t analyze. Just write them down. That’s going to give you a good glimpse into your True Self. There are tons of other exercises you can do to discover who you truly are.
Find yourself. Don’t postpone. This is the only way to get in the flow and stay there.
Write down your life purpose statement. Now expanding from the step above, come up with your life purpose statement. You can read this series to help you with that.
They often say you don’t discover your life purpose, you create it, and I totally agree. As long as it resonates with you on a deep level, inspires you and is clearly stated, you got it right.
Come up with your Vision. Having an authentic vision aligned with who you are and your life purpose is the next step. Your Vision should answer two questions – what and why. What you want your life to be and why you want it. Write it down.
Get clear on your goals aligned with your True Self, your Life purpose and your Authentic Vision. Write them down as clearly as possible.
Everything we were doing up until now was to help us gain true clarity. 95% of the population lives without that degree of clarity. Are you going to be in the winning 5%?
I believe and saw many examples that true clarity can create miracles.
Live consciously. Why? Because this is the only way to ensure you live every day aligned with your True Self, your Purpose, your Vision and your goals. When you live consciously and with awareness you won’t allow yourself to slip into the old patterns. You won’t allow your limiting beliefs to distract you.
You’ll live your Vision fully.
If you do all of the above, there is a very high chance you’ll get in the flow. Your Inner Genius will wake up and start doing everything to help you along the way. But in order for you to not disconnect again make sure you do the following regularly as well.
Spend time with yourself. What are the activities you do that reconnect you with your True Self? It might be journaling, it might be meditating, it might be reading a book or listening to some particular music. What makes you feel inspired? What makes you vibrate high? Whatever it is, find it.
Do it regularly no matter how busy you might be. Remember, if you lose your connection, no amount of hard work will help you to reach your goals.
If you stay connected though, if you are in the flow, hard work will never feel like hard work. You’ll enjoy it. You’ll be motivated to keep up with it. You’ll be inspired. You’ll have tons of ideas. And see opportunities everywhere you go.
You’ll be in the flow.
And you’ll get the results that you want.
Most importantly, you’ll enjoy the journey.
That’s all that really matters.
Remember, happiness is a process, not a destination.
Notes: As you might have noticed with major blog redesign I am also very excited to launch my coaching that I’ve been doing only offline up until now. This is exactly what my coaching is designed to help you with – to get clear and to get in the flow. And I give you the tools to stay there — I create a custom made visualization CD just for you to help you get aligned with your Authentic Vision. Check it out.