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Downstream Life: How to get what you want

Updated: Aug 12, 2020

Everything you want is downstream

I’m sitting on an outdoor couch at my friend’s farm in Northern California one summer afternoon talking to her mom, Carol, a professional astrologer, about what it means to allow life to flow. We were talking about effort versus ease.


Life should be easy. We shouldn’t have to fight for what we want. When we go with life’s flow things should run smoothly and come to us effortlessly. This is the message we’re told often and the message I was discussing with Carol that day, at first. Up for debate: Is this an accurate way to view life? If we’re in the flow, on the path, is life supposed to be easy?


I took the position