Growing up the movie Star Wars (now called episode IV) was and is still one of my favorite movies. The movie presents many classic themes – good (Light Side) versus evil (Dark Side), a love story (a love-triangle in the beginning), finding oneself and owning your personal power etc.
Another aspect of the movie that resonated with me was the concept of the Force.
According to the character Obi Wan Kenobi “The force is an energy field that binds all living things. It surrounds us, it penetrates us, it gives a Jedi his powers.” Star Wars creator and producer George Lucas when asked whether the Force was God in the movie stated,” I put the Force into the movies in order to try to awaken a certain kind of spirituality in young people. More a belief in God than a belief in any particular religious system[i].”
Nearly 40-years later I still relate to a monotheistic view of one power and presence in the universe. I call this God and believe that God is the ultimate source of all energy and we are different manifestations of it.
Another aspect of the movie that dovetails with my work is the notion of light vs. dark. Today I teach about how lowering resistance can increase the amount of Flow in your life. If you would like to learn more please sign up for my FREE course. Flow 101 – What Is It and How To Get More of It.
Here is a video overview inspired by Star Wars.
In summary the more resistance we offer to life– the less brightly your life shines.
The spiritual notion of resistance is a blockage to the divine flow of energy – i.e. God, while from an electrical standpoint resistance consumes power that otherwise could be utilized for more purposeful work.
While I believe the Force is always with us, sometimes we often go against the Force. Unfortunately this is a waste of energy which is why I say Let Go (and not resist) and Let It Flow.
[i] “The Force (Star Wars).” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 31 Jan. 2016.