The word that I’ve been planning to tattoo on my wrist for awhile already is the word ease.
Definitely not because it is something that I am succeeding at daily, but because it is the state and the feeling I am striving towards.
I think the first time I heard the concept of “living in ease”, “flowing with ease” or simply “giving into ease” was in one of the Abraham Hicks’ talks. This concept resonated so deeply with me, because all I’ve ever known was the contrary. Life is pain, struggle, blood, sweat, tears. No pain no gain. If you want to succeed and be happy you have to suffer certain amount of time.
These are the messages that are programmed into our minds since the very early age, but what Abraham says is that it is upon us to choose HOW we want to reach our goals - with ease or through struggle and resistance. Everything comes down to our belief systems.
If we believe that we have to be sleep deprived and working 20 hours a day for years before reaching our career and financial goals - that is exactly what will happen. On the other side, if we believe everything flows to us easily (attention! that doesn’t mean we don’t have to put in the work and just lay down on the couch) that is exactly what will happen. It is not about working and taking action or sitting on the beach waiting for the things to come to us - it is about, yes, giving our best, putting in the work and effort but doing it from the place of ease and flow, letting go of the resistance and creating in alignment with our Higher Selves.
I’ve been practicing this concept as much as I can, even though I slip more often than not. The little trick I learned just recently is putting myself in the right state before doing the certain thing. Let me explain. We have to do something we REALLY don’t want to do - it can be a creative task, just something that needs to get done, workout, whatever. So, we have three options:
1) procrastinate and don’t do it and end up feeling even more stressed out and guilty;
2) push ourselves into doing it but doing so filled up with resistance and low vibe feelings;
3) changing our emotional/mental state beforehand so that we tackle the task from different vibrational state.
The last one is what I am talking about - it has been a real game-changer for me since I realized it. Maybe you think you don’t have time to do things that will raise your vibration before crushing your to-do list, but trust me - working 1 hour from the place of ease and flow will bring sooo much better results than working 3 hours tensed up and resistant.
If we feel we need to workout, but not feeling like that and dragging ourselves to gym while hating the world and anyone who invented exercise there is a high probability we will fuck up some of our joints, slip in the shower or drop a dumbbell on our feet. Carrying that low-vibe around just to get it done does more harm than good, in my opinion. Yes, you may feel a bit better ‘cause of endorphine release after the workout but nothing compared to if you put yourself in the right mindset beforehand.
Is it watching motivational videos before hitting the gym? Putting on your cute gym gear and instantly feeling ready to kick some ass? I don’t know what is your thing, but you should definitely find it out as it will make your life so much easier.
In my life, the area I personally am very careful when diving into is my creative work. If I go into it stressed out, straight after coming home after a long ass day - I would just make shit, have noise and mess in my head, not do anything nearly good and start to hate myself, doubt my abilities as an artist, doubt my value as a human, want to quit art, want to quit life and so on. You know the drill.
BUT if I put on some healing music, take a shower, make a short meditation to ground myself, clean my mind and reconnect with the Flow - I am able to produce much better, ideas flow more easily to me and my focus is less distracted by that little hateful self-critic all creatives are struggling with.
Sooo...I feel like I wrote so much and don’t know whether I transmitted well my thoughts - but however - be aware of your mental/emotional state before tackling any task! It is important, guys! It is more important than the actual execution of the thing because the quality of execution depends on the vibration you carry with you when diving into the task.
Take care and lots of love,