What is Wonder&Flow?
Doesn’t Wonder&Flow sound dreamy? I strive to live it in my life every day. It’s how all of this (arms wide - waving around) got started. But I understand that it can sound a little bit woo without the full story.
When I recognized the healing in my life and I accepted that my late husband’s death was MY own awakening, the Wonder&Flow concept was born. To live in Wonder&Flow means:
To exist in the present moment...
 And to NOTICE the beauty all around you just as it is (not the cliche of stopping to smell the roses, although that is lovely). I’m talking about the gorgeousness + magic in our humanity, in nature and in all the other little intricacies known and unknown that make our experience on Earth what it is. (That’s Wonder!)
 And MOVE forward in alignment and peace with your purpose while honoring the beauty as life unfolds around you. (That is Flow.)
When I first experienced Wonder&Flow it was like coming out of a movie on a sunny afternoon. All my senses were firing, I was relaxed and equally inspired. It felt like blossoming personified. The gray film of grief was finally lifted. It was a huge shift from active grieving and felt like flying.
As I progressed in my own grief journey, I learned that Wonder&Flow are not constant. I couldn’t stay in “it” forever. As time goes by grief rises again in its typical fashion clouding out Wonder&Flow.
For me, at some point, I realize the dip out of Wonder&Flow and that my grief is active again. So first things, first. I recognize it as soon as I can and I acknowledge where I am. I used to have a really hard time with this. It was like I failed or something. It has taken a lot of trial and error and awareness to get to a point where I have compassion for myself when the tides turn and grief returns to me.
Once the acknowledgement is made, I ride that low tide of grief until I can gently float back into gratitude and into Wonder&Flow. This may require some journaling, talking with my partner or getting myself coached. Honoring the grief, I believe is like burning off the fiery layers deep within. Instead of getting upset with myself that I am not farther along or grief free, I now see it as another step in my healing process. For heaven’s sake, I just BURNED off a layer of grief so deep I didn’t even know it was there. That is kind of amazing. And necessary.
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