Flow Control

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Flow Control is a Connection Tehnique. It 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.[1] For best effect, Flow Control must be combined with Flow Purification.[2]

Connection Techniques

Connection Technique > Affirmation, Affirmation of Connection, Autogenic Training, Biofeedback, Bornless Ritual, Breathing, Caloric Reduction, Cocooning, Connection Visualization, Dance, Deprivation, Detachment, Dhikr, Drumming, Fasting, Flow Control, Flow Purification, Graduation Invocation, Holotropic Breathwork, Hypnotism, Hypoventilation, Intent, Intent to Connect, Japam, Mantra, Meditation, Mindfulness, Mysticism of the Historical Event, Poetry, Power Quest, Receptive Seeking, Relaxation, Sensory Deprivation, Spirit Canoe, The Method of the Lamp, The Way of the Hollow Bone, Thought Control, Vajra Breath, Vision Quest, Visualization, Writing, Zazen

Elements of Connection Practice

Connection Practice >

Related LP Terms

Flow Control > Flow Purification

Non-LP Related Terms

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To engage in Flow Control

  • Redirect your attention, take deep breaths and distract your self. Listen to calming music, stare at a candle, hold a single positive thought in your mind by repeating an affirmation "I am strong, I am capable, I can handle the Flow."
  • Willing the Flow of Consciousness to slow down. In other words, assert mental control over your thought process. Forms of connection practice like Transcendental Meditation are designed to train you to control the flow.

For more details on the LP practice of Flow Control, see Lightning Path Workbook Three - Connection.

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 behavioural control (i.e. manipulation by others).

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


  • In Vedic teachings, Flow Control is conceptualized as concentration. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali[3]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."[4]. Certain forms of meditative practice are designed to train the mind to focus and concentrate. [5]
  • Pantanjali

Related LP Courses


  1. Sosteric, Mike. Lightning Path Workbook Three - Connection. Vol. 3. Lightning Path Workbook Series. St.Albert, Alberta: Lightning Path Press, 2017
  2. Sosteric, Mike. Lightning Path Workbook Four -Archetypal Study and Flow Control Using the Triumph of Spirit Archetype System. Vol. 4. Lightning Path Workbook Series. St. Albert, Alberta: Lightning Path Press, 2020.
  3. Patañjali. The Yoga-Sûtra of Patañjali: Sanskrit-English Translation & Glossary. Translated by Chip Hartranft, 2003.
  4. Akhilananda, Swami. Hindu Psychology: Its Meaning in the West. Routledge, 1948. p. 85.
  5. Akhilananda, Swami. Hindu Psychology: Its Meaning in the West. Routledge, 1948. p. 104...