Living Synergistically And Turning On The Spigot

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Deutsch: Gartenschlauch English: A Garden hose.

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Do you know what it means to live synergistically?

In the book, “Living Synergistically” The late T.D.Willhite expressed what it takes to truly align our conscious and subconscious thereby being able to tap into the power of the superconscious or “universal mind”. He helps us understand what blocks our desires, how balance becomes a key to achievement and what actions are mandatory to become limitless leaders. I want to share this excerpt from “Living Synergistically” by Thomas D Willhite:

“Picture in your mind a sweltering day. Out in the yard, lying on the grass, is a garden hose, rolled up in an orderly fashion, immobile but prepared for action…ready to be of service. It is a vehicle for the life-giving element of water, but it can give nothing and is of no value until the spigot is turned on. As the spigot is cracked open, the water may first come through in just a trickle. Take a drink from the hose. You will probably find that the hose contains stagnant water and perhaps tastes a little rubbery. The water was clean and pure when it left the spigot, but it has picked up impurities from the garden hose. Now, turn the spigot on full force! Taste the water again…is it not fresh and pure? This water has not had time to stagnate from lack of use.

So it is with man. Become aware that man is much like a garden hose. Man is the vehicle through which universal power will flow…when allowed to flow.

Universal power is ever present, but it may be stagnant from inactivity. Man has the ability to reach up, crack the valve, and allow this “water” to flow through him. The degree to which he opens the spigot will regulate the amount and quality of water coming through the hose. It is his choice. He can allow it to flow through him abundantly, or he can turn it off and say, “Well I’m stupid and a slow learner and just can’t do those things.” We need to discover how to allow this universal power to flower through us, and how to put its life-giving force to use in our lives. ”

Living synergistically means to keep moving forward

I would like to hear your feedback on this interesting analogy. The message is keep moving forward. Do not allow stagnation and keep growing.

Source: Living Synergistically, T.D.Willhite

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26 thoughts on “Living Synergistically And Turning On The Spigot

  1. Yorinda
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    Hi Raena,

    that is indeed a very interesting analogy.

    We sure are the ones who allow the water to flow or not or be stale and not so nice tasting.

    When we really get the hang of creating belief systems which are in alignment with the universal abundance and well being we can use our ‘hose’ to water the gardens of our dreams and see the endless possibilies come to fruition.

    Will keep the book in mind for when I have read the ones stacking up now.

    Cheers
    Yorinda

    P.S. this reminds me of the song: “Let your love flow like a mountain stream”

    1. Raena Lynn
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      Hi Yorinda,

      Frist, I want to say that your blog is a great inspiration for me. Second I think your analogy “When we really get the hang of creating belief systems which are in alignment with the universal abundance and well being we can use our ‘hose’ to water the gardens of our dreams and see the endless possibilities come to fruition” is awesome. I especially like the part “to water the gardens of our dreams.” It gives such a vivid graphic! Thanks Yorinda!

      Raena Lynn

  2. Hi Raena,

    I my, I love that analogy of the water hose. I am beginning to open my spigot by hosting my first telesummit.

    After living in fear for twenty years, I have broken free and want to help others do the same.

    I must pick up this book as it sounds like the kind of read I love.

    Thank you

    1. Raena Lynn
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      Hi Eldridge,

      Thanks for your visit! Living Synergistically is an amazing little book with a powerful message. I hope your telesummit goes well!

      Raena Lynn

  3. Thanks for sharing this very inspirational message! I agree that opening ourselves to the power of all the possibilities is the way to create magic in our lives.

    1. Raena Lynn
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      Hi Marquita!

      It’s always fun to see you! I know that you have already opened yourself to the power of all possibilities in your life and you do a wonderful job sharing it with others. You are in inspiration to so many people! Thanks!

      Raena Lynn

  4. I like the analogy that you used.

    It is sad that so many people do not take action towards their big dreams–I suspect most due to fear.

    Our natural state is one of joy, health and abundance, and thus, we are always seeking to attain these states of being through our dreams and desires. The other factor working in our favor is that Life itself flows toward progress and joy. It is only when we allow fear to stop the flow that stagnation or drag happens.

    1. Raena Lynn
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      Hi Lavern,
      I love what you said with this quote, “Life itself flows toward progress and joy.” It is sad that many people put so much energy into the negative aspect of life rather than going with the natural flow. It is also sad that many people use external ways to “feel better” when they can get a much better feeling it they let the natural state take root. Anyway, great insight and thank you!

      Raena Lynn

  5. I think that the garden hose is a great analogy for our lives. Of course the more power we push through that hose, the more will come out at the other end.

    Have you ever been using a hose and all of a sudden it stops flowing and you discover that it has got twisted with a kink somewhere or caught on something which is stopping the flow? We are just like that too. When we find that we are not operating at full power we have to find out what needs untangling and getting straightened out just like that hose.

    1. Raena Lynn
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      Hi Trevor,

      Once again, thanks for your visit! I really like your comparison of the hose analogy and our lives. I can’t stand when there are “kinks in the hose!” They feel so unnatural and frustrating! Excellent and thought provoking response! Thank you!

      Raena Lynn

  6. Jim Talbott says:

    Indeed moving forward really is the best course of action. I like what Trevor says in a recent comment that “the more power we push through that hose, the more will come out the other end.”

    As we dedicate more time and deliberate focus and attention to our purpose we most usually generate more results. Sometimes all it takes is pushing ourselves just a wee bit more to get that flow really gushing. Of course it helps to have good mentors and support.

    It’s a great message and a great reminder.

    Thanks Raena

    1. Raena Lynn
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      Hi Jim,

      I’m so glad to see you stop by. I especially agree with your comment about having good mentors and support to help push us over to the “land of success.” Moving forward is the only way to go and I thinkg one key is constancy. However i also I think that establishing consistency is one of the most difficult part of focusing on our purpose. My goals are to establish a serious, consistent, daily routine in my marketing efforts. We both know that we both want the same things and we are capable as long as “use the power” you referred to in your comment. Thanks Jim!

      Raena Lynn

  7. Lynda Cromar says:

    That is really a most interesting analogy. Here is something else that you didn’t express but I get from that: When you only open the valve a crack you are responding as someone in fear. When you open it full you are operating as someone with faith!

    1. Raena Lynn
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      Hi Lynda,

      The only way to design life is to open it full throttle! Living in fear is how most people life and it is something we MUST overcome in order to create an abundant life.

      Raena Lynn

  8. I love that analogy. I know we sometimes have resistance to things like change or other things that we feel a bit of fear about. I use EFT to release it. It is like the flow you mention and the spigot. When we have resistance we slow down the flow.

    1. Raena Lynn
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      Hi Melodie,

      Thanks for stopping by again! I think your approach to marketing using EFT is extraordinary and I love your blog entries on the subject. I can see how the hose analogy parallels beautifully with EFT!

      Raena Lynn

  9. It’s a PERFECT analogy, Raena, especially for a Green personality like me. I love to soak up knowledge, but if I don’t use it continuously to teach and benefit others, it stagnates.

    Another analogy I think of, is a person who eats and eats without ever burning off fuel by exercising. It doesn’t matter how nutritious his diet is… if he eats too much, or never exercises, he isn’t using it, and it just piles on the weight.

    Willena Flewelling

  10. Marcus T Cox says:

    Hey Raena’
    There are so many ways of looking at this. The one that pops in my head is the term “function determines form” you will become what you do. Like the hose sitting there on that day. It was made for one reason, to move water from one place to another. When in constant use it make the world a better and greener place. It’ itself stay clean and flexible.
    Now if it just sits there rolled up not doing what it was made for. It become dirty and stiff. It fills with dirt and bugs. The surrounding around it become brown and wilted. It was there. It was just not use in the way it should have been used and it’s form is the reflection for it’s daily function which is the cover for a bug ecosystem.
    Now it can still be used for what it was made for, but you have to start using it in that way. this is what happens when we just sit there and not do what we are here to do. Our forms reflect our daily functions or the lack of daily function. Life will find something for us to do, but not what we should be doing. Great post, it got me talking – TTYL

    1. Raena Lynn
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      Hi Marcus,

      Your in depth analysis and commentary is greatly appreciated. Your statement, “The surrounding around it become brown and wilted” is an interesting twist. When we do not pursue what we are meant to do, we have an effect on our surrounding environment. It is a different way of showing how important it is for contributing and doing our part. Thanks for the great insight!

      Raena Lynn

  11. Raena Lynn, thanks for this great insight. As a Christian, I relate this to being connected to God through meditation and prayer. Unfortunately, I am way too stagnant because I unfortunately often place busy-ness ahead of the most important things. I think of it as being like an iPhone unplugged from a Power Cord. When I go too long without taking quiet time to connect with God, I become weak and stagnant.

    1. Raena Lynn
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      Hi Steve,

      I really like your analogy of being like an iPhone unplugged from a Power Cord relating to your connection to God. I’m glad you see the value in this post. Excellent comments!

      Raena Lynn

    2. Raena Lynn
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      Hi Steve,

      Thanks for the visit. You’ve made a great analogy to your relationship with God. We should always take some quiet time to keep everything balanced and flowing.

      Raena Lynn

  12. Paul Reimers
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    Excellent post Raena,

    I believe that clearing up these types of blocks is one of the most important things a person can do. We all have infinite potential but our beliefs of limitations and focusing in a negative direction cut us off from this energy.

    I love the analogy of a hose and spigot. My wife’s Feng Shui teacher used this same analogy when he was first explaining how energy flows in people’s homes.

    1. Raena Lynn
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      Hi Paul,

      It’s nice to see you again! I really believe that if we do not clear those blocks, we will limit ourselves. Synergistic Living will definitely help. Also, I think that Feng Shui is so interesting. I tried it when designing my daughters room and we actually set up her bed so it was in the proper direction for energy flow! Great stuff!

      Raena Lynn

  13. Great post, Raena! This is as an amazing example of the corrupting influence. I really liked that analogy. It brought back memories to me of summertime.

    1. Raena Lynn
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      Hi Steve!

      I’m glad you enjoyed this post. I was intrigued with many of the responses! It’s all about keeping the energy flowing!

      Raena Lynn

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