Saturday, July 11, 2015

Finding and Engaging the Flow

 I was at my sister's house on my visit to America and low and behold, I saw the familiar cover of a copy of my most favorite book "The Celestine Prophecy" by James Redfield sitting on her bookshelf. I had given it to her years ago as a gift, and now, it called out to me, it looked me straight in the eyes and almost leapt off the bookshelf and into my hands. It was telling me that it was time to re-read it.

That's what it does, this book. It comes to you when, and only when, you are ready to receive it's gifts. Sometimes it sits on your bookshelf or your bedside table for months or years, and sometimes it finds it's way straight into your world like on this occasion. One thing is for certain, this book has a hidden agenda for who it reaches and when. That's the magic of it.

In the last 15 years since this book found it's way into my hot little hands, developing my spiritual awareness and the quest for true love have become the central focus of my life. Not surprisingly, the first led me to the second.  Now what? I feel as though I have become distracted, disconnected with my truth for some reason. I've settled in nicely to life I have manifested for myself, and I am incredibly grateful for all that I have and all that I have become. The time, however, has come to examine and re-define what I want from my life in this next stage because now I know I am capable of more and maybe need to do less. It's time now for another spiritual evolution.

I thought it would be a good idea to re-read this book since I am about to embark on my 5th 7 year life cycle as it helped me so much with my 3rd and 4th cycles. This book has brought me closer to my true self. Other books I've read since it have helped me to develop more clearly the idea of spiritual and personal authenticity. The Celestine Prophecy laid the groundwork for my growth. Now it's time to revisit my foundation and see how I can re-model with the new building materials I have acquired.

Reconnecting with this book has meant reconnecting with my spiritual self. It has meant taking the time to be more consciously aware of who I am and what I am here to do: and by here, I mean on the Earth, in Fiji, in New Zealand, in my family, in my relationships, in my head.

Re-reading the book has forced me to see through the things that I think define me (some consciously and some not) and taken me right back down to the root of my core being. It has an amazing way of helping you to connect with yourself this way and I am so grateful for the very talented writers who are capable of writing books that inspire introspection and self exploration such as this. This particular book does so with an uncanny ease as it is written in the form of an adventure story which makes it easy to pick up and hard to put down. It also makes it very easy to pass on to others.     Every time I read it, I find myself explaining it's insights to others whom I think would benefit from them. I tend to pass the book on to someone else, hoping that they will find the time to read it (when and only when the time is right for them) and then pass it on to another who might pay it forward and so on. The Celestine Prophecy has never spent any time at length on my bookshelf except for before I read it. I simply wasn't ready for it when I first was given it. Besides, it wasn't originally intended for me at that time in my life anyways! I read it when I was ready, and I'm ready again now.

This time around, I have been paying more attention. The first 2 times I read the book, I took it all in and then looked for the signs after it's completion. This time, I'm reading it and being fully aware of my surroundings simultaneously. This is the way I feel the book is meant to be read, although sometimes it can be very hard to do. This book must be read slowly, with your full attention and full awareness. Every paragraph that relates to the prophecies must be read carefully and fully comprehended before moving forward. To read it thoroughly is to truly benefit from this wonderful book. To read it consciously is to find the flow.

It's pretty easy to find the flow here at the Fiji Beachouse. There seem to be many like-minded people around who either "get it" or seem to be on their own personal path to "getting it". Travelers have this wonderful air of openness and adventure to them so it's no surprise that being surrounded by them has increased my energy levels and allowed me to feel more connected with the spiritual part of myself that I seem to loose touch with from time to time. I'm convinced that this trip to Fiji has been a necessary step in re-engaging the flow of energy in my life.

It can be draining trying to stay connected with this energy all the time. When you know it's out there and it's just up to you to tap into it, you feel kind of guilty when you are too lazy to put yourself out there or to find a way to plug into it even when you know you will benefit from it. The book suggests that every person you come into contact with has a message for you and that you in turn have a message for them. I too believe this to be true. With a roster of 30 staff and regular guests plus the 100 guests that filter in and out of the Beachouse on a daily basis, you can see how it may be difficult to offer your attention to everyone. I've learned to pay attention to my intuition and when I feel drawn to talk to someone, I do. Fiji time has afforded me that. I give them my time, and they give me theirs and there is hardly ever any rush. This is when we can truly uncover the messages that are meant for us.

Since I've been here, I've been leading a yoga class most days. I'm not a yoga instructor but I do feel comfortable leading people and I'm pretty confident with my basic yoga skills. I have been incorporating little energy lessons from the book and the yogis have been loving it, especially some of the boys who have never practiced before! They are looking forward to yoga every day and I feel happy to be able to give them something to look forward to. It's my little way of trying to share the energy I'm taking in here. Call it my energetic contribution to the Beachouse, but it feels like my duty. I feel that this is the work that I'm here (in Fiji) to do. There's something really nice about being able to give people something that they otherwise wouldn't get (or maybe wouldn't pay for) and watching them reap the benefits. It seem as though some sort of teaching might be the next evolutionary step for me. I'm not quite sure of the exact discipline I'd like to teach, but I think I'm on the right track. I think I'll explore the possibility of doing my yoga teacher's training course this year. It feels right. It feels like now that I've engaged the flow as the eighth insight of the book outlines, there's no stopping me!