You know that feeling when everything you touch turns to gold? You cannot believe your good luck. You go to Target, and you find a parking spot right up front... that NEVER happens! Or, you forget to pay a bill, and someone calls to remind you and you take care of it over the phone with no stamp, no fuss? Or, how about a time when you know you did something wrong - forgot something, messed something up, sent an email that had a mistake in it, and then you go to correct it only to find that by some miracle, it had never gone through in the first place? All of these are examples of being in the flow of life. They are seemingly small to anyone else, but you know what a true miracle they really are.
When you are in the flow, you know it. It is a magical place. You think of things that you want to experience or do something with, and then the phone rings and someone is offering you a solution to the thing you were just thinking you should put on your to do list. Life gets easy.
I remember one of my very first Abraham lectures where they talked about letting go of the oars. The point of the talk was about how we are paddling upstream, using all of our energy to go in against the natural flow of the river and that we would be served much better by simply, letting go of the oars. I was very taken by this concept because of the craziness of it... did they understand what a wreck my life would be if I let go of the oars? If they only knew how carefully managed and created my little world was, they would understand that what they were asking for was complete chaos. In truth, as wonderfully organized and perfect as my world was, it was hard work. I was tired. And, I am not sure it would be truthful to say I was happy. The reason I was so upset hearing this was because I desperately wanted it to be true. I wanted to let go of the oars and see what would happen. I wanted to believe that something even more amazing would happen. At the time, it was a bridge too far and I was not able to truly let go of the oars.
Then, life did was it does. It gave me an opportunity to let go of the oars. Not a happy, pretty, gift-wrapped opportunity, but a scary, frightening one. I was sick. I was super tired. I did not have the energy I needed to manage my perfect, careful world. I had to let go, simply because I could not hold on.
That is when the miracles started happening. It is when the work that I needed to do got done by someone else through some sort of a miscommunication and I got credit for it. It was when meetings started getting cancelled or changed to phone in meetings from in person meetings (so no commute in LA traffic was necessary). It was when people started coming over with homemade soup for me (having no idea I was unwell, they just had the idea and popped by hoping I would be home!). Things just started happening through no effort on my part. And, the year I was sick, I made more money than any of my previous years. How this was "logically" possible I cannot tell you, because I truly was doing the bare minimum. However, I learned how this is spiritually possible. I learned something that has changed my life.
When you are in the flow of life, you get everything you want and need with 0% Effort, 100% ease.
I learned that when you are in the flow, oars just get in the way.
I wrote about this experience and many others I had by trusting the flow of life and offered a practice to allow others to experience this magic. As part of my personality, I like to understand things. I like to learn them. I like to replicate the results. And, then I like to teach them to others. I did that with 0% Effort, 100% Return. Last year, my dear friend and coach, Jeannette Maw, suggested I lead this 30 day experiential learning for my co-creators at Good Vibe University. What started as a simple exercise to show how being joyful could result in you getting your biggest dreams became the Joy Challenge. This April, we will be doing the Joy Challenge again. This is a 30 day FREE program to allow you to experience what happens when you let go of the oars in a completely safe and supported environment. All you have to do is add joy to your life, the Universe will take care of the rest. And, the Joy Challenge program will give you many moments of joy per day as well as a community to keep your joy vibes high, so that the Universe can deliver on your biggest goals with 0% effort on your part.
Are you ready to see what is possible for you? It worked for me. It has worked for many others. Are you willing to try something new for 30 days. Are you willing to allow the possibility that by simply following your joy, you could get what you really, truly want? 0% Effort, 100% Return. Isn't it time to allow the good that is yours to flow through you easily and effortlessly? Create the space for it to come in, through Joy, and watch the miracles occur as you throw away the oars! Sign up for the 30 Day Joy Challenge today!
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