How to allow

This month I’m really putting my focus on allowing – the process of being open to whatever happens without resistance or angst or irritation. It’s about being with the energy of the Universe and letting it come through you, instead of trying my other technique which requires you to micro-manage the entire Universe. That is so not working.

When you allow, you get to use whatever comes, and whatever works to step into the flow of your life. Whatever isn’t working, gets acknowledged, but then it’s allowed to pass. You don’t have to cling on to the drama. Simply, by noticing you allow it to flow out.

This isn’t as woo-woo as it sounds. In fact the steps to allowing are very practical and can help you feel instantly better and more in-tune during your day. When you allow things to happen as they are, you don’t have to hold on so tight and try to figure everything out. You no longer micro-manage.

Allowing is more about accepting what is, rather than putting up resistance and fight. When you do this, you operate from a place of clarity with your focus fully on what you want to bring into your life rather than what you don’t want.

Basically, for me to do this, I have to get my mind out of the way, become more mindful and open to whatever comes.

Here are some other tips to allow more of the good energies to flow in and the ick to flow out:

Become aware of and acknowledge your emotions. You don’t have to cling to them, but they often offer cues about what we want and need in our lives and the tough ones can motivate us to move in a different direction.

Don’t judge the emotion or event, just observe it and move on.

Pay attention to how your body feels. If it’s tight and stressed, you’re resisting something (figure out if something is making you afraid or stressed, that’s usually the source of resistance). Once you identify the resistance, practice relaxation strategies (mindfulness, meditation, exercise) to let go of resistance and open to whatever appears.

Professional athletes often say they “let the game come to them” instead of trying to push too hard or do to much. This is allowing. Let life come to you. See what shows up. When you can do that you’ll be operating from a place of greater clarity and this will help you make better decisions, be more creative and less stressed and worried.

Hey, isn’t that worth trying?

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