"Trusting the flow" is one phrase that I sometimes use to describe the intuitive process.
Sometimes, the information comes through in bits and pieces. Often, the bits and pieces feel completely unrelated--I may see a bicycle, and then smell chocolate--and part of my work is to form an understanding of the connection between the two things, and then help the client understand where their power lies.
Other times, the information comes through in one massive package. This can happen so rapidly that I am racing to describe the enormous amount of data that has come through to me, before I can no longer remember it all. This is always exciting, but it's always a challenge, too--sort of like getting a sneak preview of completely unconnected portions of a movie. (You know, the parts when someone is standing in the kitchen chopping onions, or walking outside to the old playground, or choosing a bottle of juice from the shelf. For someone who is just flipping channels and turning past the movie, the moment itself may not appear to mean anything, but to the person who has watched the whole thing, the same clip may explain who stole the cookies, or who the corporate mole is, etc.)
There are stages in between, of course; times when the information is relayed to me through a series of video clips, or when the answers suddenly appear in my mind; or seem to have been written across a large chalkboard.
By trusting the information as it comes clear to me, no matter what the method, I make my channel stronger. But when I try to pick the information apart, the common threads disintegrate, and the bits of knowledge swirl away from me like dry leaves in a strong wind.
It has taken a while to reach a place where I understand how to be a good channel for whatever is coming through. Part of that is developing some habits that help me understand when I am, energetically speaking, in the right place--which means that I have mindfully opened my channel, and am unavailable to other kinds of distractions--versus being in a more physically present mindset.
Trusting my flow also means being mindful about what is happening around me. Instead of trying to control everything, I can act on faith that things are proceeding just as they ought.
It also means that I need to have clarity about when it is up to me to take action. 2012 revealed a lot of client questions about how intuition works, about anxiety, and about how to have more peace in our lives. I am listening to the wisdom of the universe. Part of my plan for 2013 is to offer workshops on meditation, handling anxiety, and a collaborative series on developing intuition.
I am also committed to Health at Every Size principles. Health at Every Size, developed by Dr. Linda Bacon, is a set of principles that suggests that overall health is dependent upon eating well and moving our bodies. That means that health is a series of habits, and anyone who has a body can participate in these habits, independent of body size and shape.
This year, I will offer workshops about using massage and Reiki to help you develop a new relationship with the body that you're living in right now.
All of these things are in the flow for me. I have learned that when I try to work against the flow, things do not work out the way I plan.
What is your awareness about flow? How do you work within your flow? What do you notice when you work against your flow?
It's time to welcome more into your life. I stand ready to help. Are you ready to say yes?