Introduction: This is part of series I am entitling, “Stoking the Fire by Using the Rainbow Bridge.”  The general idea is that the colors of the rainbow can be used like stepping stones which help people cross over from a lackluster life to living life fully alive. 

The heart is a pump, and the world is always creating circuits of flow.  One thing I have learned is that if there is no flow, death creeps in slow mo.  Think about a pond that never gets a current of circulation that brings new air into the water.  Algae begins to take over, literally taking the breath away from everything else living within the life-giving waters.  Our physical bodies, our mental states, our emotions are no different. When they don’t move, they attropy. And, if any one of them is not used long enough, they will wither away.

I used to get so frustrated when I had a desire.  I’d obtain it and then be like, “okay now what?” With the act of obtaining the desire accomplished, it was like there wasn’t anything else to look forward to.  Yet because you are living and have a heart (that literally pumps creating circuits of flow) you will always desire more.  It will never stop.  

Society often tells us that we should be “happy with what we have.”  When we listen to that belief, and accept it as part of our reality (more often than not, I have found) it leads to anxiety, anger, depression…fill in the blank.  Now this doesn’t mean that we should only obtain, obtain, obtain. A pump also lets go, lets go, lets go. This is how flow is created, preventing back ups from occurring within the pipeline that can lead to bursts–either physically in the form of heart attacks, mental breaks, or emotional explosions.

Challenge:  How often do you allow room for, and create “flow” in your life physically (through exercise and updating your physical environment), mentally (by learning new things), or emotionally (by forming new bonds with new animals or people)?  What’s something you can let go of today (that may no longer be serving you) so that you can make room for something new?