Flow Control

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Flow Control refers to the ability to control the thoughts that flow through the mind of the Physical Unit, particularly the negative thoughts and emotions that can be amplified by powerful and intense Connection Experiences. For best effect, Flow Control must be combined with Flow Purification

Related Terms

Flow Control > Flow Purification

Notes

Flow control is a critical aspect of Connection Practice. Without flow control, thoughts derived either from the unconscious contents of your mind or from expanded/accelerating flow of Consciousness from The Fabric can run out of control, cause Fear or other forms of Connection Pathology, and ultimately shut down the nascent connection.

Lack of flow control interferes with Healing and Connection by putting the physical unit at the mercy of uncontrolled thought processes, by stripping the physical unit of the ability to focus on specific tasks (esp. in higher states of consciousness), and by facilitating easy external behavioral control (i.e. manipulation by others).

The practice of Mindfulnessis a step towards the practice of Flow Control.

To practice Flow Control, simply accept thoughts you want to think and reject thoughts you do not want to think.

  • In general, dismiss ideas that are negative, self-defeating, judgmental. In general, reject Old Energy Archetypes.
  • In general, accept ideas that are positive, life-affirming, inclusive, and uplifting. In general, accept New Energy Archetypes
  • Use deep breathing, affirmation and visualization to help with flow control. For example if, during connection, you experience feelings and thoughts of unworthiness, press these thoughts and feelings away with an appropriate affirmation, something like "I am worthy, I am strong. I am worthy, I am strong."

Concentration

  • In Vedic teachings, Flow Control is conceptualized as concentration. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali[1]open with a discussion of the various influences which may corrupt Consciousness. The sutras advise extended and disciplined spiritual practice designed to still the bodily thought processes so that pure consciousness can shine through.
  • Flow control may be facilitated by strengthening your ability to concentrate, by disciplining the mind and compelling it to "think of one thing at a time."[2]. Certain forms of meditative practice are designed to train the mind to focus and concentrate. [3]
  • Pantanjali

Footnotes

  1. Patañjali. The Yoga-Sûtra of Patañjali: Sanskrit-English Translation & Glossary. Translated by Chip Hartranft, 2003.
  2. Akhilananda, Swami. Hindu Psychology: Its Meaning in the West. Routledge, 1948. p. 85.
  3. Akhilananda, Swami. Hindu Psychology: Its Meaning in the West. Routledge, 1948. p. 104...