Free Will Versus Free Flow

Learning to co-create with the Universe

Beth Louise

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I used to think that leaving things up to the Universe was a total cop-out. Surrendering and doing nothing didn’t feel logical, it felt lazy. There’s a lot of cardinal energy in my chart (Capricorn sun, Cancer moon) and I firmly believed that things happen because we make them happen.

After I turned thirty, though, my thinking shifted. I started to believe in the power of letting go and trusting the Universe. Partly, I think, because I was tired of forcing things and getting nowhere, and partly because there was a magical, unexplainable force bringing good things into my life when I seemed to be trying least.

Looking back now, it wasn’t that I’d stopped trying altogether though, it was just that I’d redirected my energy. Instead of stressing about career success, I focused on feeling engaged at work and helping my team. Instead of forcing friendships, I concentrated on peoples’ vibe and nourished the connections that felt expansive and whole. And instead of chasing happiness, I learned to love both the highs and lows that come with evolving. That’s when things started flowing.

So, sometimes doing nothing is actually doing something. Why? Because we’re co-creators in this experiment. Free will (taking action) and free flow (letting the Universe take over)…

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Beth Louise

Adventures of a metaphysical girl in a material world. Instagram @21xseven