Flow: An Illuminated Training Manual: How to Thrive in Love, Work, and Play

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"Steven Budden is your gift from the universe. If you are reading this, a universal flow brought you here to awaken your soul." Amazon Review

Broke, desperate, and completely alone, I nearly gave up on life. Twice.

Whatever creative force drives us had other plans.

At what seemed like the most inopportune moment, I was enlightened on a beach in Northern California in 2005. When I witnessed a wave wash out a set of footprints, I viscerally experienced an earth-shattering connection to everything. Life and death; agony and ecstasy; bliss and pain were all in perfect balance.

That moment was complete... even if my life was... not.

Broken Bones.

My life was turned upside down as I tried to integrate the experience. I moved to San Diego to live by the beach.

While I was undulating between agony and ecstasy, I broke my neck bodyboarding in the Pacific in 2008. A wave slammed my skull into the ocean floor and sent my life hurtling off in a new direction.

I crawled out of the water, bloody and trembling, and flow was born.

Now I no longer believe in accidents.

What do I believe?

Our physical and emotional pain contains sacred messages from our body. We can use it as an excuse for not living a rich, full life or a gateway to surrender and spiritual awakening; a catalyst to physical and emotional unfoldment. This is where the miracles happen, our relationships touch new depths, and we thrive.

We are each here for a unique purpose, which we can either resist or embrace. (Hint, resistance creates suffering).

No matter where we go, what we do, or whom we love, if we do not meet the experience with our whole body, life feels like its slipping by. Life happens where our body meets the present moment.  

When we release our blocks and flow into the present moment, the body's innate intelligence system takes over and beautiful things happen. This frees us up to love, work, and play with our whole being.

Unfolding/awakening/healing is a process; a process we can choose to celebrate.

Life energy networks in complex and dynamic ways. In order to truly thrive, we need to thrive in every aspect of our lives.

Welcome to Flow.

Flow: An Illuminated Training Manual, is the culmination of a desperate lifelong quest to fully experience life. For over a decade I used my body as an alchemical laboratory. Nothing was taboo, as long as it added depth, meaning, and richness to my life.

This is a tale of how I went from sick and nearly dead to thriving in so many ways. After moving through the fear, I finally discovered real intimacy.

I live my passion by helping others come into flow. And I play in the ocean of possibility like a child. Nothing feels as good as fully experiencing the full spectrum of life... the surge of energy, chills, tingles, tickles, throbs, heart-wrenching passion, floods of tears and laughter. Nothing.

As you come into flow, there will be tears of pain and joy, breakdowns and breakthroughs, epiphanies and healing. Guaranteed.

We can't figure everything out intellectually. 

We weren't supposed to.

So take a break, take a breath and sigh. This is a good thing. Now we can play...

Now we can flow.

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Steven Budden is a speaker, catalyst, and the author of Flow: An Illuminated Training Manual - How to Thrive in Love, Work, and Play, The Flow into Joy Journeybook, and The Flop Eared Gospels (a Novel). An awakening experience in 2005 and a broken neck in 2008 were catalysts to a new way of being, which he refers to as Flow. "Our physical and emotional pain contains sacred messages from our body. There are no "accidents." Our past can be used as an excuse for not living a rich, full life, or it can become a gateway to surrender and spiritual awakening; a catalyst to physical and emotional unfoldment." (From his website) He is the founder and owner of Flow Healing Arts in the bay area, where he supports a diverse group of luminaries in releasing the past, embracing the present, and creating the future, through custom programs and acclaimed private sessions. He is a certified health and wellness practitioner, master bodyworker, and holistic life coach, coaching and consulting on sacred intimacy and trauma release. For the past 5 years, he has been innovating with entrepreneurship, running an assortment of innovative businesses, often while living a minimalist lifestyle on farms, in a renovated vintage airstream, and on a sailboat. He is a published poet, graphic designer, songwriter (Saint Milkweed), and visual artist, earning his MFA from the prestigious San Francisco Art Institute in 2004. Find him ruminating on love, creativity, life, and the human experience on his blog at flowhealingarts.org.

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Book Description Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. JOIN THE FLOW REVOLUTION There is wisdom in his words; and also something more- a river of essence subtly calling us back to source. -Jeff Brown, Bestselling author of SoulShaping. *** Are you in pain? Do days, weeks, years slip by, leaving you drained and unfulfilled? Do you struggle with anxiety or depression? There are countless self improvement books. Most of them have one critical flaw; they leave you inspired for a few minutes, or months, but fail miserably when it comes to delivering actual, tangible results. You may be stuck, but not where you think you re stuck. In which case, you ve been pouring your energy, time, and resources in the wrong direction. This book can get you back on course. It s like a lighthouse for those at sea. The mind / body separation is a myth that will be challenged with fascinating case studies. What impacts one impacts the other, without exception. Example: if you re depressed or anxious, the body is breaking down; if the body is breaking down, you re depressed or anxious. If you dislike a body part, or a fragment of your being, even unconsciously, you ve planted the seed of disease in that part. You ve fragmented yourself. Feel incomplete and broken? That s why. Flow will show you how to uproot these seeds before they become massive, knotted trees. You ll read about Lucy. Devastated by her father s death, without knowing it, she was caught in a relationship; she couldn t move forward, and she couldn t get out. Gently tugging at her arm healed it. Stories like these reframe what we believe about consciousness. It is limiting views of consciousness that create symptoms like depression, anxiety, disease. What does a shoulder have to do with love? Her father used to take her by that hand when she was a toddler, to cross the street. He passed away, and his memory was still anchored in that shoulder. Once we released it, tears for her father poured out, and she was able to marry her love soon after. If you tend to argue with partners, chances are there are stories like these between you. Somatic stories. Stories about our parents can block us from loving who is in front of you. But only until you discover them. What are yours? FLOW: An Illuminated Training Manual will help bring these damaging stories to the surface so you can break free, take deep breaths again, and love. This book will help you uncover the brilliant ways you ve been sabotage your own growth and healing, and smoothly re-direct into a forward motion. It s a primer for a new way of being in FLOW, a state that dissolves obstacles without effort. This is where relationships touch new depths, and we thrive. Depression, anxiety, and even chronic diseases are transcended and healed. - Your body will thank you. - Your loved ones will thank you. - You ll become an inspiration to those around. - Everything you need to do to move forward will suddenly become clear. If you re still working on an issue, you re STUCK between a rock and a hard place. The more you push, the more there is to push against. If you were in front of me right now, I d demonstrate this using your own body. Thousands have already downloaded this book. Hundreds are noticing their consciousness flip. Once this happens, you can t go through life in the same way. Once the light comes on, it can t be unseen. Let s face it. most people are SLEEPWALKING THROUGH LIFE. That isn t YOU. Read the book today and join your kindred spirits. If you APPLY EVEN ONE of the principles, your LIFE WILL IMPROVE DRAMATICALLY. If you APPLY TWO or THREE, your life will be completely TRANSFORMED. IMAGINE applying ALL TWENTY ONE! Buy Flow: An Illuminated Training Manual now, and discover the BEAUTY of MOVING FORWARD. Welcome to FLOW. Seller Inventory # APC9781481293266

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