This came up in a discussion and I thought it worth sharing.
Flow is the movement of primary qualities of nature through the physiology. We could say the movement of consciousness with qualities. When our identification with being a separate individual softens and lets go, nature can move through us. We’re much less in the way of the universal flows of life.
This may begin prior to awakening or well after. It depends on when we’re clear enough through the lower koshas for these qualities to flow.
This process has been called the liberation of the laws of nature that make up our physiology. They become free to act much more fully. (Awakening of the devas is a different topic.)
Then we’ll find universal qualities like love, power, and action move through us automatically, as needed. We become vehicles of experience and expression.
Or more accurately, we get out of the way of being the vehicles we’ve always been.
As these principles first wake up, they can move through us with surges of energy, graceful movements and mudras, spontaneous asana, and openings of all sorts. Flow differs from purification, although it can come with it.
It may feel like a relief but not a resolution, a release but after an opening.
We’ll notice new areas of life where we’re supported. Life goes more smoothly, inspiration comes easily, desires are fulfilled, and happiness is normal.
We’ll also find that distinct areas of our life and physiology have different degrees of clarity. There will be smooth flow in some areas and shadow remaining in others.
We’ll still have bumpy spots. But even there, the support will be enhanced. Tough experiences will still arise, but we’ll be able to move through them more easily and not be as caught.
All of life becomes easy fulfilment. Or as Yoga might put it, steady pleasantness*.