For those who haven't noticed, I have a blog about dreams called A Faraway View. A while back I had a dream about a concept called "Dynamic Flow". According to the information that I received in this dream, Dynamic Flow is the theory that states: Outward movement of money will result in an incoming flow of money.
I will be blogging about this dream on A Faraway View tomorrow. However as I was preparing that post I began to wonder if the concept delivered to me in my dream was original. When I googled the term I found various entries that used the term, but one in particular caught my eye.
I have invited the author of that Google entry to Tossing It Out to provide her explanation of Dynamic Flow. You may want to save this post for deeper contemplation since it does invite some thought, but do give it a read through now and let us know what you think. I am honored to introduce you to Halina Goldstein:
Money is, without doubt, one of the most interesting aspects of our lives, and as such it is surrounded by excitement and fear, desire and frustration, and last but not least: mystery. Even if the subject has been explored in depth in countless ways already, there doesn't seem to be any universal trick or ultimate solution to the money challenge. No matter how evolved our philosophy around life, spirituality and money may be, and regardless whether we choose to live a simple life or strive for wealth, our day-to-day experience most often reveals a complicated and often difficult relationship with money.
So here's another perspective on money, and, as you will see, a somewhat unconventional one:
In most relationships, much of the difficulty stems from lacking ability or willingness to understand and accept the other person as is, unconditionally. Approaching another person with hopes, fears or expectations which most people tend to do much of the time - equals inviting complications, pain and dissatisfaction into the relationship.
In that respect our relationship with money is no different than our relationship with people. Much of the difficulty is due to our limited understanding of money as such and hence a tendency to approach money as merely "a thing". A thing that we earn and then use to buy other things, or a thing that we use to fulfill our needs, physical, emotional, mental and spiritual, including the need for safety and freedom.
Money affects every aspect of our life, sometimes in big and visible ways, and sometimes in equally big yet subtle ways. In any case, because of the key role money plays in our lives, transforming our relationship with money can lead to a transformation of our life as such, and not just our finances. But how can we transform this relationship?
One such way is to approach money -- and everything else by the way - as a flow -- as energy flowing.
As I experience it, money flow (like all flow) is dynamic by nature. Dynamic in the sense that it changes, and that these changes are meaningful and in no way coincidental.
How can that knowledge help us create a more harmonious relationship with money, and from there in fact a more harmonious and joyful relationship with ourselves and our world?
First of all, knowing that money is a meaningful, dynamic flow we can choose to go with it rather than fight against it. Experience shows us that when we follow it, in other words, when we are willing to learn from our money flow, it supports us on our unique life journey and leads eventually to more freedom and lightness. And the other way round: when we fight against it, it often leads to stagnation or crisis.
To learn from your money flow is to be willing to look at money with fresh eyes. It is to learn from your financial biography (which also is an emotional and spiritual biography), and also to be willing to learn about the money dynamic as such: how it reflects your energy, your receptivity, your relationship with yourself, your relationship with other people and the world as a whole, your purpose -- and also how it by itself shapes your journey and thus helps you move in the direction that you are meant to move in.
The latter is often being overlooked by the way: Money has a very specific transformational role in your life, and if you don't understand that dynamic you may find yourself struggling in one or more aspects of your finances even if it looks like you're doing everything you're supposed to do. You may for example be applying all the best advice to your business yet nothing seems to work.
As you learn to relate to money as a flow, without clinging to it, as you learn to be receptive to the way that flow supports you you realize that money, like everything else, is here to help and support you. As you open to that support you may be surprised by the way money can show you your way to freedom, joy, and purpose.
This article is written by Halina Goldstein, coach, teacher, writer and the creator of the Flow~Integration Approach-- a fresh approach to living with flow, joy and purpose. Visit Halina's Flow blog here and download a map for your Flow Journey plus a beautiful Flow Contemplation and Music mp3. (no money will be required. :-))
Thank you Halina! And be sure to check back tomorrow on A Faraway View for my thoughts on this dream "message".
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