Do you have a destiny? What has God planned for you?

I receive a variation of this question about fate and destiny almost weekly. Here’s what came to my inbox this week:

Hi Summer,

I am excited to be writing to you. I just discovered Flowdreaming ten minutes ago, and I wanted to ask something. My Flow is equal to my thoughts and my emotions, and they tell the universe what I want. I understand that. I’m at a point in my life where I’m learning about Law of Attraction . . . but I do not fully grasp the difference between what God intends for you compared to what you want and gain for yourself. Could you help me please? —Lavana

Lavana, when you awaken to the idea that you are a powerful creator within your own life, this can bring up a conflict in your mind. You wonder, How can I create if some things were already pre-planned for me? You might think some events or people are there by fate, karma, or because it is God’s plan.

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Best resources to learn Flowdreaming

Today’s post is a little unusual for me. Most of the time, I write about situations in my own life and how I’ve applied the Flow perspective to them. Or, I talk about solutions to the emailed questions that readers send to me, or ways, generally, we can look at our life and understand why we have what we have, and what to do about it if it “ain’t so great.”

So please grant me this exception…you see, a few weeks ago my second book about Flowdreaming came out. It’s called Creative Flowdreaming. And hot on the book’s heels is my other new project: a 6-month online course called,The Art of Flowdreaming, to teach you how to become a Manifesting Practitioner in your own life.

Between these two, you can learn everything you need to know to make real, concrete changes in your own life. First, it isn’t another “Law of Attraction” book. (LOL, I think just about anything worth being said on that has been said.)

Instead, Creative Flowdreaming takes you deep into what living in the Flow really means. Sure, the first few chapters lay out the nuts and bolts of the technique, and give you a thorough introduction to the art of manifesting in general, but from there, I go into the deeper questions that I’ve encountered over the years. Questions that are usually deal-breakers for the inexperienced manifestor,

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Your ideas: Lead … or gold?

I suffer from the “great idea” syndrome. In other words, I’m always thinking of what I think are good ideas. Then I (often) fruitlessly try to get other people to go along with them. What I’ve had to learn over the years is this: 1) not everyone will see the value in what I offer, 2) if I feel strongly about my idea, then I’m probably going to have to make headway on it myself and quit waiting for other people to help me, and 3) if it genuinely is a great idea, then my Flow will likewise scoop me up and help smooth the way for its implementation.

Let’s start with #1. For many years, I’ve been in a position where I’ve offered some excellent business ideas to someone.

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How to know what you should be doing with your life

Alright, this post is blatant rip off from Brazen Careerist. I read Penelope Trunk’s blog regularly, not because I’m always looking for business advice, but because I like her. She’s someone with just enough neurosis—and personality—to fit well in my own quirky family of renegade thinkers. For instance, she’s always telling us that to do well in business, you just have to be likable, not skilled. And because of her, I’ve decided that I’m not particularly likable. Though I am highly skilled.

Anyway, she posted recently about how to find your life’s work. Now, this is coming from a woman who’s written for yahoo business, and other fancy big-name sites. Penelope has also worked for corporations—as have I. She’s had start-ups. So have I. And she’s got young kids in the midst of it all. So do I. So I was curious to see her advice, and after I read it, I thought, Gee, what would I say?”

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Abraham and the Flow

The term “the vortex” first leaped to my attention several years ago when I was interviewing Stuart Wilde during a radio show. Then it again forced itself into my awareness  last year when I was teaching at a retreat with Denise Linn, when Denise led the group into an “energy vortex” as part of an exercise. Then, last night, as I co-hosted a two-hour online seminar with Esther and Jerry Hicks, the vortex was again forcing itself to my attention.

This is the second time I’ve hosted a program with Esther and Jerry, while Esther brings forward Abraham (a non-physical group consciousness). We sit in a studio for two hours with headphones, mics, and lots of blinking radio lights while Esther answers callers’ questions. It’s a privileged position to sit only a foot away while this occurs, and watch the truly joyful interaction between Esther, Jerry, and Abraham.

I first watched Esther from a similarly close viewpoint more than twenty years ago, in the 1980s, when a small group of us gathered in a hotel courtyard to watch Esther bring forward Abraham, when Abraham was far from well-known. My mother and I came home with a dozen hand-copied cassette tapes of Abraham’s teachings.  And now, here I am again, once more learning from them, through absolutely no effort on my part to have arranged it. I’ve often wondered at the complexity and foresight of my Flow, that it has maneuvered me into such a position.

It turns out that I’m not the only one who noticed the connection between the vortex and the Flow last night. Here is an email from my inbox today:

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