(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)
This is a distinction which can require a major shift in your approach to life because we have been trained our whole lives that, in order to have a comfortable life, it is good, and even necessary, to gather as many possessions as possible – money, cars, homes, toys. We then naturally slip into the mode of protecting and defending them, using energy to hold onto them.
This holding energy is energy that cannot be used to enjoy life, to grow yourself, expand relationships or discover your true gifts. Holding is fear-based and a reflection of the ego.
To create yourself as a part of the flow is an alternate way of approaching life that frees up all of your energy to truly live your life, not an inherited or imposed one. When you shift to put yourself in the flow the attraction principle takes over and people, money, opportunities and situations come to you rather than you having to chase them. Instead of being ego-based you become self-based, an inherently attractive position of strength.
An interesting result of shifting to flow is that you will probably find yourself with more money, more love, toys and experiences than before, but you won’t have the attachment to them you did! Your havingness level goes up!
Copyright 1995 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.