Finding and following the flow

I love the way that life leads us, with infinite intelligence, to situations that can reveal to us where we're blocked or unhealed. If we're prepared to be led, that is. And the wonderful thing, at least in my experience, is that it tends to find a way of communicating that's 'just for us' - a language that we can individually understand. And this is usually, for me, through symbols or metaphor. This was powerfully demonstrated to me recently on a walk I had in Nature, a place where I tend to be able to pick up cues more easily than anywhere else.Now I've been having quite a lot of fun 'processing karma' in recent years - and most of the time it has happened spontaneously as part of my everyday life. The way it's tended to happen is that I've noticed either emotional pain or a 'tightness' in a part of my body or energetic field and I've directed my consciousness there. From there, I'll either see a 'flashback' of an event in the past or, more commonly, I will feel the emotion surrounding the event where the pain or tightness originated. Allowing myself to fully feel this emotion, if I'm lucky, then enables the karma to unfold and, if I'm lucky, for it be released.Well anyway, a couple of weeks ago, after I'd had a particularly intense few days of feeling tightnesses and related emotions in particular areas of my body-mind - and particularly intensively at the front and back of the 'heart chakra' and the 'solar plexus' area - I found myself walking along a path in a tranquil forest. I was intuitively 'pulled' to walk downstream along a stream (well, in the stream actually - so I took my shoes off and got in). I felt my way downstream, under little bridges and over moss-covered rocks. As I did I became aware of all the little eddy currents where the flow kind of 'got lost' for a while (and noted the metaphor).After five minutes or so, the stream widened out and I could see, ahead, a vast body of water. At this point, I started to feel tinges of tightness in the areas I'd identified above. I was led on, the water becoming shallower until it became little rivulets across the sand to the open water - what I soon realised was an enormous lake. The inner pull led me irresistably on, to the point where the river met the lake. And at this precise point, I felt all the energetic blocks in my body-mind (the ones I'd identified above) intensify. It was no coincidence that this happened at this point (ie, where the 'small I' of the stream became the limitless 'big I' of the lake).I stood there in the ice-cold water (it was colder here at the lake), the emotional and physical pain in the areas of tightness intensifying all the time, soon becoming almost too much for me to bear. I chose to allow myself to feel the full pain of them. And as I did so, I found myself physically going to all those things that were stuck in the stream, sobbing as I went - and picking them up and 'setting them free', ie throwing them into the lake or setting them back in the current so they could go on their way unimpeded. And as I was doing this I realised that I was metaphorically unblocking my own self (it felt like there was something in my 'willingness' to pick up the debris in the river and free it (ie, put it back 'in the flow') that signified to the universe that I somehow 'meant business' - ie, that I wanted to 'go the whole way' to be free). The universe, as I see it, loves symbolic gestures.And the universe itself was, of course, communicating with me rather elegantly, too, in showing me all those areas of my body-mind that still needed to be unblocked and healed (as I understood it at least) before I could merge with the vastness of my own being. In such a poetic and beautiful way that I would be sure to 'get it'. Sheer class!If you need a little extra help processing your own karma, you might find one-to-one transformational coaching helpful - either on skype, telephone or in person. Alternatively, join us for our five-part Tools for Transformation course (starts January 24th, 2015). Get in touch to find out more...

Ascension, GeneralTonya