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People often want to know how to get started Flowdreaming. So, I’ve put together the simple program that follows.
The technique of Flowdreaming has three components:
1. Awareness of Flow energy
2. Strong, directed emotion
3. Guided daydreaming
First, remember that your mind or consciousness is already adrift in this Flow. After all, it’s made of this energy. Your brain creates, stores, and synthesizes data, but it does so more like a quantum computer would-using quantum Flow energy instead of regular electricity. So your mind is already in the Flow, at all times. But you need to convince yourself of it, so this where guided daydreaming comes in. When you daydream, your mind seems to “detach itself” from your exterior surroundings. It “goes” somewhere, and you often don’t even realize it. Well, instead of “drifting off” unaware into a fantasy, in Flowdreaming, you pay attention to where you’re going. You still drift-but you watch where you’re drifting, similar to having a lucid dream.
This means you close your eyes, and let your mind wander. Daydream. Bring up an image that makes you think about the concept of Flow. Maybe you see a beautiful, winding river of light with an internal “aliveness” so it knows exactly where it’s going. Or, you see a starry sky with a glittering path that weaves through space, surrounded by strings of light energy moving in and out of complex and beautiful patterns all around you. Or maybe you see an ocean of light, with a current that tugs and pulls you gently toward a perfect destination.
Put yourself into this place, and feel this direction, like a bird on the wind. Feel yourself carried. Feel how expansive this place is. Feel how it’s the place “before” everything you see around you. It’s the germination point. The blueprint or matrix
of it all.
Give your mind plenty to see and feel here. This isn’t mediation. Don’t clear your mind. Open it-see, feel, and hear whatever images, emotions, or sounds that come to you. People with very busy, creative minds love this aspect of Flowdreaming.
The next part of Flowdreaming has to do with emotion. So, you know what Flow is, and you’ve “daydreamed” what this place is like. Now, how do you communicate with it? What kind of paint do you use on this canvas? You use your emotion.
Emotion is the universal language-not just between all mankind, but within the universe itself. A thousand words can’t describe the immensity of one single, strong feeling. The Flow responds to emotion as if you were to drop food coloring into clear water. What you feel, your Flow becomes. If you feel joy, your Flow radiates that joy all through it, and the physical things that manifest in your future must somehow align or support that joy. If you feel “release,” then your future holds opportunities for you to let go of things. If you feel rich (and the feelings of safely, relief, and excitement the idea of “rich” generates in you), then your future has been coded for more of these feelings and will generate opportunities for you to experience them.
I call this emotional communication method, “pre-action.” Unlike re-action, which is what we do 90% of the time, pre-action means that we’ve given ourselves permission to feel an emotion before there is any triggering event in our life to justify that feeling. For example, in reality, let’s say you’re ill and usually feel tired, heavy, depressed, and sick. You react to your illness with those heavy emotions all day long.
But you want to change that. So, you might go in your Flow and feel radiantly healthy, alive, and full of energy. You are pre-acting what you want to feel in your future. If you feel happy, light, freed, and healthy in your Flow, you are tasking the universe to figure out a way to translate that into your physical life. Your flow must then match you. Your Flow must match your exterior state to your interior state. So changing your interior Flow through pre-action forces your exterior life to match whatever has been pre-acted in the interior. Now you may have heard of this idea before: that you are what you think. However, you’re doing more than just thinking here: you are being it, in your Flow-the genesis point.
So here you are, in a Flowdream. You imagine or daydream what you think the Flow looks like. And unlike most daydreams, at first it feels odd, since you are aware of yourself doing this (whereas daydreams just “happen”). And so you might feel a little self-conscious. You might be saying to yourself, “What do I do next?” You might worry that you’re not “deep enough” in.
I say, relax. Flow. Daydream. Allow yourself a few minutes or however long it takes before your mind lets go of its self-consciousness. Create a picture in your mind of the Flow-however it presents itself to you. Then begin to feel, or pre-act, your goals and desires. Feel the emotions of them, not the actual “things” that you’re desiring.
In other words, if you want a wonderful new romantic relationship, feel how you are deliriously happy. Sense a “presence” with you in your Flow, a partner, and how you’re adored. Don’t spend time on how this person looks. Don’t think about how you’ll meet. Don’t worry that this person hasn’t arrived yet. Let your Flow figure all that out. That’s the job of your Flow-to look at all the infinite possibilities present every moment as our futures are all rolling rapidly forward, and it weaves in the most accurate, perfect route or path to fulfill whatever emotional directive (blueprint) you’ve given it.
This is really important: Flow does the how, where, and when. Your job is to describe the what. You are the designer-your Flow is the builder. You can’t possibly forecast all the potential ways that a situation could develop in your life. The logistics are mind-boggling. But Flow has no physical limitation. It simply hears and responds, using itself as the medium to fulfill your wishes. If you want a better job, it “hears” your desire as a call for security, happiness, appreciation, and abundance in the form of income-then looks at all the flows of possibilities out there. Businesses and corporations all have their individual “flows,” or energy signatures. Every person has their Flow. Events have a flow of energy. Thoughts are flows of energy. Combine people, events, and thoughts . . . and there are so many ways situations can come together.
This means that when you Flowdream, don’t say or feel things like, “This is so unrealistic! How can this possibly happen?” Whatever you put in your Flow is what you are telling your Flow to do for you. Put in worry or doubt, and you’ll receive that back in your life. Put in feelings of fulfillment, or that your prayers have been answered, and your Flow can do that just as easily. You can see why so many people’s lives are filled with misery, bitterness, and unhappy events. They expect them, so they receive them.
You have to pretend you are reading a novel. You “daydream” just like you see the characters in your head. You feel or express emotion just like you feel your characters’ thoughts and feelings. You become the story; you believe the story. You don’t sit there the whole time telling yourself “it’s just a pretend story.” No, you give yourself up to it. Do this with your Flowdream.
And that’s it! 1) Flow, 2) strong emotion, and 3) guided daydreaming. Bring all three together, and you have a powerful tool.
If you’re working with one of my CDs, then you’ll notice that each track on the Flowdreaming CD is specifically targeted to an area of your life. The second track on many of the CDs, Positive Flow, is particularly important. This track aligns you with your Flow in every possible good way. This means that whatever is stuck, out of balance, or not working in your life will be impacted in a beneficial way.
The other tracks pinpoint whatever situation you want to focus on. So, you don’t need to play a whole CD at once. You can and should play just one or two tracks at a time, as you work on just one or two situations at a time.
Flowdreaming is flexible. You can do it everyday, or twice a day, or once a week…whatever feels right. The more you do it, however, the more organizing and programming you’re doing. Here is what I suggest:
Days 1, 2 and 3: Play Positive Flow once a day.
Days 3, 4, 5, 6: Play any track, twice a day. You can choose the same track for both sessions, or different tracks for each, depending if you want to work on just one or several situations in your life.
Days 7 and beyond. Vary it. Sometimes play Positive Flow, and other times play a different track. Do it once or twice a day depending on your schedule.
You can also move on to other CDs in this series, and mix in tracks from those. You can find a complete list here: www.flowdreaming.com.
And yes, if you have more than one CD, you can Flowdream for several different things at once (such as lots of money and great health). Switch up your focus whenever it feels right.
Now, select a track, and start Flowdreaming! All my best wishes go with you. And please, contact me any time to share your comments and experiences.
Does it matter how long a flow dream lasts? Is it any less powerful to do a shorter dream, like from your podcast than to do an extended dream from the CDs?
Flowdreaming is wonderful! For the writers in the house, Flowdreaming goes well with Scripting for Success where you actually write down you inspired happily ever after story inspired by your Flowdreaming sessions!
Summer, I love the tools and gifts you are sharing with the world. Flow, flow, flow your boat… life is but a dream! <3Ruth