By Alana Bray You know you are reading a good book when you can't stop thinking about it, and ways that you could apply it to your life. For me, that book is In Tune with the Infinite by Ralph Waldo Trine. I am only 1/4 of the way through and I already feel the need to write about it. Written over a century ago, this book is a must read for those who want to strengthen their connection with the "infinite flow" in order to enjoy a free-flow of abundance, positivity and personal intuition.
Trine talks about knowing and fortifying your relationship with the abundant energy of the universe, our infinite source. The degree to which your connection with the infinite flow is strengthened, is the degree to which you will receive and manifest infinite potential to your life.
Our greatest tool in uniting us to the infinite energetic resources of the universe is our mind. Fear and worry are two of the most powerful ways to shield your life from the infinite flow, whereas trust, optimism and love are the greatest ways to magnetize abundance into your life. The degree to which fear and worry come into your life, is the degree to which they will shield you from all the goodness. Connecting this philosophy to our Yoga teachings, the Yoga Sutras say that if something is not working, do the opposite. Clearly fear and worry do not work for us in this philosophy. Part of the practice is noticing the negative, fearful thought patterns and immediately replacing that thought with a positive, trusting and open thought. Enough of that, and you will redirect your negative habits towards positive habits succinct with the infinite flow.
Our Yoga practice itself is an infinite flow; it is ever evolving, and some might even say lifetimes of evolution. Like a lotus flower keeps blossoming from an infinite source, so does our practice and so does our life. As we practice, we tune into this infinite flow through presence. Connecting to the present moment, feeling the soft embrace of devotion in our presence, expands and opens our consciousness towards abundance like a magnet. Feeling our breath inside our body, connects our mind and body to this flow. No more fear or worry as long as our breath is long, slow, deep and calm. When we are present we are limitless; there is no before, there is no after. There is space. It is in the spirit of this space that we become infinite.
May we use our Yoga practice to be In Tune with the Infinite.