FREE THE FLOW

Provide emotional oxygen

for others and for yourself

Rumi

Why do you stay in prison

when the door is so wide open?

The free soul is rare, but you know it when you see it---basically because you feel good, very good, when you are near or with them.

Charles Bukowski

 

Free the Flow.   People see and hear and feel the difference.  You flash spirit and vitality, and people want to be with you.  You provide emotional oxygen.

 

You don’t just read about how to free the flow.  Waste of time.  Come along with me and do it.  Out into the world and within yourself.  Increasing the freedom of the flow is one of the most beneficial changes you can make in your life.

A.  Control the flow---Energize & Relax

B.  Flow out into the world---Wild & Free

CFlow within yourself---Open and Receptive

D.  The risk and glory---do you DARE!

 
 

A

CONTROL THE FLOW

Energize & Relax

Freeing the Flow is very powerful.  Best make sure you can control the flow when needed.

 

AUDITORY POWER WORDS

Lie down or sit in a comfortable chair.

Slowly breathe in and feel the energy of your mind and body.

Feel the alertness and energy grow as you breathe in deeply

Perhaps tighten muscles to feel the power

SAY ENERGIZE out loud or in your mind.

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Close your eyes and slowly breathe out.

Feel peace and relaxation flow through your mind and body

SAY RELAX out loud or in your mind.

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Repeat 5 or so times every morning and evening for 5 days.  That will create strong associations.  A nice combination of the placebo effect and the intrinsic power of Pavlov’s classical conditioning.

 

WHAT DID YOU FIND?

 

 

 

 

 

VISUAL POWER WORDS

If your favorite modality is visual rather than auditory, SEE the words ENERGIZE & RELAX in your mind as you create the associations.  Or, print ENERGIZE & RELAX on cards and flash them to create the associations.

 

WHAT DID YOU FIND?

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

KINESTHETIC POWER

If your favorite modality is kinesthetic---use your body.  Slowly CLENCH YOUR FISTS to anchor ENERGIZE and slowly OPEN THEM to anchor RELAX.

 

WHAT DID YOU FIND?

 

 

 

 

 

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Now when you want to give your energy level a boost trigger ENERGIZE.  If stressed trigger RELAX.  Works great, and so much cheaper, quicker, and safer than pharmaceuticals.  You control the effect.

 

RELAX also has the power to control your thoughts, emotions and impulses.  The next time you sense the beginning of an unwanted and unneeded thought, emotion or impulse, trigger RELAX.  Catch it early, while still weak.

B

FLOW OUT INTO THE WORLD

WILD & FREE

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The Flower Children of long ago

Love and Joy

Spirit and Vitality

Now instead of controlling your thoughts, sounds, emotions, and impulses---flow them out into the world with Spirit and Vitality.  Each time you do this adventure you shake off more and more assumed constraints.  You may start constricted and constrained but that will not last long.  Your Inner Self will flow ever more freely out into the world.

 

 

SPEED-WRITE OR TYPE

You can begin the flow in many ways.  Here are three for you to consider.

1.  Hold a book in your hand.  Close your eyes, open the book, and stick your finger down on a page.  Open your eyes and use the word or sentence your finger found to start the flow.

2.  Start the flow with a question.  “Is my life going the right way?”  “Why do I sometimes get so angry?”  “What is my greatest strength?”  Anything.

3.  Or just flow Wild & Free.

 

Sit in front of a blank piece of paper with pen or pencil in hand, or in front of your computer monitor, fingers on the keyboard.  Write or type as quickly as you can for 5 minutes.  Pay no attention to grammar, spelling, logic or style.

 

Speed write or type once a day for 5 days, and occasionally thereafter to keep the flow free.

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Tap the table or say START to begin the flow of your Inner Self out onto the paper or screen.

 

Quickly write or type with Spirit and Vitality for 5 minutes.

START!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FREEDOM FLOW YOUR BODY

Wear lose clothing.  Let movement, sounds, emotions, impulses flow freely from your Inner Self out into the world with Spirit and Vitality.  Repeat once a day for 5 days, and occasionally thereafter to keep the flow free.

 

Keep enough control not to hurt yourself or grandma’s tea pot.

 

What the hell, go naked and really flow Wild & Free.  I dare you!

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Flow your Inner Self out into the world with Spirit and Vitality for 5 minutes.

START!

 

 

EXPLORE AND INTEGRATE

Now use Words-Data-Logic, rationality, to explore and integrate what you experienced.  Which of the two ways to flow out into the world did you enjoy the most?  The least?  Why?  You might consider putting a little effort into increasing the flow you found the hardest, or liked the least.  Big payoff.  Greatly increases your ability to best respond to the needs of the moment.

 

The more times you do this adventure, the freer the flow of your Inner Self out into the world.  You flash spirit and vitality when you walk into a room or onto a stage.  You provide emotional oxygen for yourself and for those around you.

 

WHAT DID YOU FIND?

C

FLOW WITHIN YOURSELF

OPEN AND RECEPTIVE

 
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OPEN AND RECEPTIVE

In the last adventure you flowed your Inner Self out into the world.  Now be Open and Receptive to whatever your Inner Self flows into your conscious awareness.  Could be words, emotions, fantasies, impulse, images, smells, sounds, etc.

 

Repeat the adventure once a day for 5 days, and occasionally thereafter to keep the flow free.

 

Find a comfortable chair.  Eyes open or closed.  Many find that candlelight in a darkened room is very provocative.  Sit quietly.  After you tap the table or say START, become Open & Receptive.  Don't be bothered if the flow doesn't start right away.

 

When you dig a well,

there’s no sign of water until you reach it,

only rocks and dirt to move out of the way.

When you have removed enough;

the pure water will begin to flow.

The Buddha

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Allow the flow of your Inner Self into conscious awareness.  For 5 minutes.

START!

Open and Receptive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have fun playing around with your Inner Self.  Become more and more aware of all that you are.

 

Repeat as often as you like.  The flow between your Inner Self and your conscious awareness will become ever freer---greatly increasing the quality of the flow.  Beautifully increasing your ability to respond well to the needs of the moment.  And you’ll have a whole lot more creative fun.

 

WHAT DID YOU FIND?

D

THE RISK   THE FUN   THE GLORY

Freedom or prison?

 
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As soon as you know you are in prison,

you have a possibility to escape.

William S. Burroughs

Explore when to control and when not to control the flow.  Sometimes you'll over control when you should have let your mind flow free.  Sometimes your mind will flow free when you should have used more control.

 

Are you willing to take the risk?

Your goal is to find a good balance

between spontaneity and discipline.

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In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out.  It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being.  We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.

Albert Schweitzer

WHAT DID YOU FIND?