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20140505-023603.jpgWow! An extra day of Oprah and Deepak Chopra’s Finding Your Flow Meditation Experience. I am grateful!

I woke up in the middle of the night, and in my restlessness, found this gem in my inbox! What a beautiful gift to receive, right?

Today’s meditation is on “Expressing Global Peace.” There are a few things I want to share from the meditation:

Oprah mentions, “we are the Peace we want to see in our world.”

Deepak shares why there isn’t a chakra for harmony and balance. “These things aren’t separate from the whole. True peace belongs to your whole being.”

“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.” —Gautama Buddha

Deepak ends asking us to be in harmony with each other for this will lead to peace.

As we radiate our true selves and our beautiful Light, we can help spread kindness to each other and promote peace outside of ourselves–to everyone in the world. I believe that kindness is one of the ways to peace. Imagine if we each, in this world, shared an act of kindness today… what miracles we can expect! Peace and harmony start with us.

20140505-024934.jpgToday’s centering thought is “my peace is the peace of the world..”

Today’s Sanskrit mantra is Shanti, which means “I feel my Being as the Being of all creation..”

Link:
Visit The Chopra Center for more information about available meditation experiences.

(Image courtesy of The Chopra Center.)

Older posts:
Day 1: Finding Security (Lam)
Day 2: Finding Happiness (Yam)
Day 3: Finding Power (Ram)
Day 4: Finding Love (Vam)
Day 5: Finding Expression (Ham)
Day 6: Finding Wisdom (Om)
Day 7: Finding Consciousness (Sahasrara Im)
Day 8: Activating Security (Om Dakini Namaha)
Day 9: Activating Happiness (Om Rakini Namaha)
Day 10: Activating Power (Om Lakini Namaha)
Day 11: Activating Love (Om Kakini Namaha)
Day 12: Activating Expression (Om Shakini Namaha)
Day 13: Activating Wisdom (Om Hakini Namaha)
Day 14: Activating Consciousness (Om Katyayani Namaha)
Day 15: Expressing Security (Om Bhu)
Day 16: Expressing Happiness (Om Bhuvaha)
Day 17: Expressing Power (Om Swaha)
Day 18: Expressing You (Om Maha)
Day 19: Expressing You (Om Janaha)
Day 20: Expressing Wisdom (Om Tapaha)
Day 21: Expressing Consciousness (Om Satyam)

20140411-011701.jpgI am thankful, and very grateful, for the entire 21 days of Oprah & Deepak’s Finding Your Flow meditation experience.  When I had decided to redo my Trust The Flow #1 project, I was worried if I could truly do it. I had a hard time before.

Luckily, Finding Your Flow came at the right time.  It made surrendering, letting go, and going with the flow, a whole lot easier. I felt “supported.”  I felt “empowered.”  Even through some really tough times.

I was glad I signed up. I was glad I was diligent each day. I was glad I opened my heart and mind to the teaching and experience.

I loved it, and 21 days of my 45-day Trust The flow #1 project, went much smoother because of Finding Your Flow.

Link:
Visit The Chopra Center Meditation for more information on available meditation experiences.

(Image courtesy of The Chopra Center.)

Related Posts (so far):
Trust The Flow #1 Project
Trust The Flow #1 Redo
Trust The Flow #1: The First Day
Trust The Flow #1: The Second Day
Trust The Flow #1: First Week

20140504-091048.jpgThis is the third week of Oprah and Deepak Chopra’s Finding Your Flow Meditation Experience. Week three focuses on transformation, from opening and activating the seven chakras, to allow for more joy, love, possibilities, and fulfillment in our lives.

So far, we have experienced the following meditations (earlier posts below):
Day 14: Activating Consciousness (Om Katyayani Namaha)
Day 15: Expressing Security (Om Bhu)
Day 16: Expressing Happiness (Om Bhuvaha)
Day 17: Expressing Power (Om Swaha)
Day 18: Expressing You (Om Maha)
Day 19: Expressing You (Om Janaha)
Day 20: Expressing Wisdom (Om Tapaha)

From today’s message:
“Our seventh chakra is our divine light. It is where we take in that universal light of consciousness, and it is also where we radiate that same light to all creation. Our meditation will help spread the light of our inner awakening to every being in the universe, gently calling them to awaken as well.”

Today is the last day of the Finding Your Flow journey. I am truly grateful for all 21 days of meditation, especially because it helped me through the beginning of a very hard project for me in surrendering, letting go, and trusting the flow.

We experiencing a lot more awakening to spirituality. Many people are finding how divine they truly are, not only from their own personal journey, but also because there are more and more inspiration out there to be closer to God, Goddess, Higher Power, Pure Awareness, Source, however you call it, or however you believe. There is a huge spiritual expansion, and a call to be a part of it.

To receive from the Light that is in us, and to be able to give that same divine Light is truly a gift. It is a gift of sharing, forgiving, healing, joy, and loving, in the most highest possible way. I am honored to be a part of that.

I wanted to share a beautiful saying by the Chandogya Upanishad that Deepak quotes about Light. “There is a Light that shines beyond all things on Earth, beyond us all, beyond the highest heavens. This is the Light that shines within us.”

Let the Light shine, ever so brightly!

Today’s centering thought is “I radiate light.”

Today’s Sanskrit mantra is Om Satyam, which means “I express my pure awareness into the world.”

Link:
Visit The Chopra Center to sign up for the free 21-day meditation experience.

(Image courtesy of The Chopra Center.)

Older posts:
Day 1: Finding Security (Lam)
Day 2: Finding Happiness (Yam)
Day 3: Finding Power (Ram)
Day 4: Finding Love (Vam)
Day 5: Finding Expression (Ham)
Day 6: Finding Wisdom (Om)
Day 7: Finding Consciousness (Sahasrara Im)
Day 8: Activating Security (Om Dakini Namaha)
Day 9: Activating Happiness (Om Rakini Namaha)
Day 10: Activating Power (Om Lakini Namaha)
Day 11: Activating Love (Om Kakini Namaha)
Day 12: Activating Expression (Om Shakini Namaha)
Day 13: Activating Wisdom (Om Hakini Namaha)

20140503-084350.jpgThis is the third week of Oprah and Deepak Chopra’s Finding Your Flow Meditation Experience. Week three focuses on transformation, from opening and activating the seven chakras, to allow for more joy, love, possibilities, and fulfillment in our lives.

So far, we have experienced the following meditations (earlier posts below):
Day 13: Activating Wisdom (Om Hakini Namaha)
Day 14: Activating Consciousness (Om Katyayani Namaha)
Day 15: Expressing Security (Om Bhu)
Day 16: Expressing Happiness (Om Bhuvaha)
Day 17: Expressing Power (Om Swaha)
Day 18: Expressing You (Om Maha)
Day 19: Expressing You (Om Janaha)

“To share our wisdom and truth with others, we don’t need a large audience or a scholarly mind. We only need wisdom and truth alive in our consciousness along with a willingness to be of service to others in need… True wisdom is seeing what needs to be done and then acting on your inner knowing.” (Excerpt from the meditation’s message of the day)

Today’s meditation is about sharing our truth.

Oprah said it really well that “the more closely we connect to the Source, Capital S, of every truth, the more wondrous and full our life experience will be.” I feel and know this for myself.

Deepak shared two beautiful messages I want to share. The first is by Rumi. “There is a community of the spirit. Join it, and feel the delight of walking in the noisy street
and being the noise.” The second is “when we say “Namaste,” we honor the truth in another. More important though is to respect everyone’s essence, which lies beyond the surface of appearances. Be your own inspiration, there’s no better way to inspire everyone around you.”

The truth is what motivates you from deep inside and it is the authenticity that helps set you free. The truth is your true nature (your true self), that helps you share yourself to the world. It is the true self that help you live with joy, love, happiness, inspiration, and fulfillment.

Namaste!

Today’s centering thought is “I radiate truth.”

Today’s Sanskrit mantra is Om Tapaha, which means “I express my truth into the world.”

Link:
Visit The Chopra Center to sign up for the free 21-day meditation experience.

(Image courtesy of The Chopra Center.)

Older posts:
Day 1: Finding Security (Lam)
Day 2: Finding Happiness (Yam)
Day 3: Finding Power (Ram)
Day 4: Finding Love (Vam)
Day 5: Finding Expression (Ham)
Day 6: Finding Wisdom (Om)
Day 7: Finding Consciousness (Sahasrara Im)
Day 8: Activating Security (Om Dakini Namaha)
Day 9: Activating Happiness (Om Rakini Namaha)
Day 10: Activating Power (Om Lakini Namaha)
Day 11: Activating Love (Om Kakini Namaha)
Day 12: Activating Expression (Om Shakini Namaha)

20140502-203201.jpgThis is the third week of Oprah and Deepak Chopra’s Finding Your Flow Meditation Experience. Week three focuses on transformation, from opening and activating the seven chakras, to allow for more joy, love, possibilities, and fulfillment in our lives.

So far, we have experienced the following meditations (earlier posts below):
Day 12: Activating Expression (Om Shakini Namaha)
Day 13: Activating Wisdom (Om Hakini Namaha)
Day 14: Activating Consciousness (Om Katyayani Namaha)
Day 15: Expressing Security (Om Bhu)
Day 16: Expressing Happiness (Om Bhuvaha)
Day 17: Expressing Power (Om Swaha)
Day 18: Expressing You (Om Maha)

Today’s meditation is about sharing our authentic selves to the world. As we celebrate our own uniqueness, we can inspire others to also share their real selves to the world.

Each of us have a different song we want to sing, and that makes each of us so special. There will never be another (state your name) here, in this world. Knowing that, wouldn’t it be nice to share your song?

Today’s centering thought is “I radiate my unique expression.”

Today’s Sanskrit mantra is Om Janaha, which means “I express my uniqueness into the world.”

Link:
Visit The Chopra Center to sign up for the free 21-day meditation experience.

(Image courtesy of The Chopra Center.)

Older posts:
Day 1: Finding Security (Lam)
Day 2: Finding Happiness (Yam)
Day 3: Finding Power (Ram)
Day 4: Finding Love (Vam)
Day 5: Finding Expression (Ham)
Day 6: Finding Wisdom (Om)
Day 7: Finding Consciousness (Sahasrara Im)
Day 8: Activating Security (Om Dakini Namaha)
Day 9: Activating Happiness (Om Rakini Namaha)
Day 10: Activating Power (Om Lakini Namaha)
Day 11: Activating Love (Om Kakini Namaha)

20140501-015726.jpgThis is the third week of Oprah and Deepak Chopra’s Finding Your Flow Meditation Experience. Week three focuses on transformation, from opening and activating the seven chakras, to allow for more joy, love, possibilities, and fulfillment in our lives.

So far, we have experienced the following meditations (earlier posts below):
Day 11: Activating Love (Om Kakini Namaha)
Day 12: Activating Expression (Om Shakini Namaha)
Day 13: Activating Wisdom (Om Hakini Namaha)
Day 14: Activating Consciousness (Om Katyayani Namaha)
Day 15: Expressing Security (Om Bhu)
Day 16: Expressing Happiness (Om Bhuvaha)
Day 17: Expressing Power (Om Swaha)

“The greatest gift we have to offer the world is our love. We deliver this offering when we make time each day to align with and express the infinite source of love within.”

I love today’s meditation. Unconditional love is a true gift to give and to receive. In this meditation, we are reminded that we are unconditional love, and we come from it. It is not something that is so far out of reach. It’s there, always.

It is just a matter of accessing it and working with it daily, each moment, and eventually we can live it and share it.

Think of someone you love dearly. Feel what that love is like. Now imagine sharing that with everyone in this world for a moment. You’ve just given and radiated love.

Today’s centering thought is “I radiate love from my true self.”

Today’s Sanskrit mantra is Om Maha, which means “I express my love into the world.”

Link:
Visit The Chopra Center to sign up for the free 21-day meditation experience.

(Image courtesy of The Chopra Center.)

Older posts:
Day 1: Finding Security (Lam)
Day 2: Finding Happiness (Yam)
Day 3: Finding Power (Ram)
Day 4: Finding Love (Vam)
Day 5: Finding Expression (Ham)
Day 6: Finding Wisdom (Om)
Day 7: Finding Consciousness (Sahasrara Im)
Day 8: Activating Security (Om Dakini Namaha)
Day 9: Activating Happiness (Om Rakini Namaha)
Day 10: Activating Power (Om Lakini Namaha)

20140430-213214.jpgThis is the third week of Oprah and Deepak Chopra’s Finding Your Flow Meditation Experience. Week three focuses on transformation, from opening and activating the seven chakras, to allow for more joy, love, possibilities, and fulfillment in our lives.

So far, we have experienced the following meditations (earlier posts below):
Day 10: Activating Power (Om Lakini Namaha)
Day 11: Activating Love (Om Kakini Namaha)
Day 12: Activating Expression (Om Shakini Namaha)
Day 13: Activating Wisdom (Om Hakini Namaha)
Day 14: Activating Consciousness (Om Katyayani Namaha)
Day 15: Expressing Security (Om Bhu)
Day 16: Expressing Happiness (Om Bhuvaha)

Having found and activated our personal power, by radiating it, by expressing it… we can not only help ourselves through difficulties, but we can share support and give strength and compassion to others who need them the most, and become a source of inspiration and hope.

“Spiritual power is the flow of universal power focused through us to support and benefit others.”

Oprah mentions that by surrendering to the flow and trusting that which is greater than ourselves, we “radiate a vortex of strength and power.”

Deepak adds that by expressing power through the solar plexus chakra, we gain access to a “core of support that knits together mental, emotional and spiritual strength.” These three kinds of strengths are what we need in order to overcome obstacles, reach our goals in life, and share our strength with others.

I’m in the process of surrender, of trusting in a higher power, and just letting go. It has not been easy at all, but I am flowing, and doing my best.

I am sure that trusting in the belief that I will be okay, no matter what happens, is helping. That was something I learned, through many obstacles, first hand, but grateful for.

But surrendering and letting go doesn’t happen automatically for me. I still resist and still want to take control. There isn’t a day that go by when I have to stop and remind myself why I am surrendering and letting go at least once a day, but I also know that I am more at peace when I do.

Surrendering isn’t about giving up control of your life. To me, it’s about giving up control of the part of me that can self-sabotage all the self-work I have been doing and giving in to the ego’s wants, fears, and doubts that get in the way of my happiness. My life is a whole lot easier when I swim with the flow than against it.

Today’s centering thought is “I radiate strength and support.”

Today’s Sanskrit mantra is Om Swaha, which means “I express my confidence into the world.”

Link:
Visit The Chopra Center to sign up for the free 21-day meditation experience.

(Image courtesy of The Chopra Center.)

Older posts:
Day 1: Finding Security (Lam)
Day 2: Finding Happiness (Yam)
Day 3: Finding Power (Ram)
Day 4: Finding Love (Vam)
Day 5: Finding Expression (Ham)
Day 6: Finding Wisdom (Om)
Day 7: Finding Consciousness (Sahasrara Im)
Day 8: Activating Security (Om Dakini Namaha)
Day 9: Activating Happiness (Om Rakini Namaha)

20140429-062704.jpgThis is the third week of Oprah and Deepak Chopra’s Finding Your Flow Meditation Experience. Week three focuses on transformation, from opening and activating the seven chakras, to allow for more joy, love, possibilities, and fulfillment in our lives.

So far, we have experienced the following meditations (earlier posts below):
Day 9: Activating Happiness (Om Rakini Namaha)
Day 10: Activating Power (Om Lakini Namaha)
Day 11: Activating Love (Om Kakini Namaha)
Day 12: Activating Expression (Om Shakini Namaha)
Day 13: Activating Wisdom (Om Hakini Namaha)
Day 14: Activating Consciousness (Om Katyayani Namaha)
Day 15: Expressing Security (Om Bhu)

I woke up early to be able to do today’s meditation before going to work, and as I was listening to the introduction from both Oprah and Deepak, I realized what had happened yesterday to me and why the restaurant owner’s wife suddenly hugged me.

It was because, at that present moment, at dinner with my mom, I was radiating happiness, and somehow I touched her–enough so that she gave me a hug. Wow!

I feel both a wonder and a bit of responsibility, because if my happiness could touch someone in that way, then if I am sad, fearful, angry, or whatever negative emotion I might be experiencing, that could also do the same.

It becomes even more apparent to me now how important it is to choose happiness.

Deepak said that “when we express happiness, we change the world… the way a single candle once lit, adds to the light of the world.

I want to be one of those candles that adds to the light of the world, and so can you.

Today’s centering thought is “I radiate happiness and generosity of spirit.”

Today’s Sanskrit mantra is Om Bhuvaha, which means “I express my happiness into the world.”

Link:
Visit The Chopra Center to sign up for the free 21-day meditation experience.

(Image courtesy of The Chopra Center.)

Older posts:
Day 1: Finding Security (Lam)
Day 2: Finding Happiness (Yam)
Day 3: Finding Power (Ram)
Day 4: Finding Love (Vam)
Day 5: Finding Expression (Ham)
Day 6: Finding Wisdom (Om)
Day 7: Finding Consciousness (Sahasrara Im)
Day 8: Activating Security (Om Dakini Namaha)

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20140428-230434.jpgThis is the third week of Oprah and Deepak Chopra’s Finding Your Flow Meditation Experience. Week three focuses on transformation, from opening and activating the seven chakras, to allow for more joy, love, possibilities, and fulfillment in our lives.

So far, we have experienced the following meditations (earlier posts below):
Day 8: Activating Security (Om Dakini Namaha)
Day 9: Activating Happiness (Om Rakini Namaha)
Day 10: Activating Power (Om Lakini Namaha)
Day 11: Activating Love (Om Kakini Namaha)
Day 12: Activating Expression (Om Shakini Namaha)
Day 13: Activating Wisdom (Om Hakini Namaha)
Day 14: Activating Consciousness (Om Katyayani Namaha)

Today is so busy since rushing out of the house to go to work to coming home after dinner and light shopping, but I am happy that however late it is, that I can have a moment to sit still and go within.

I love this week’s meditations because it is about letting our higher selves come forth. Imagine what this world would be like if we say, do, act, and feel through our higher selves!

Today’s meditation focuses on security and peace. Before we can help others feel secure and at peace, we must be secure within. As we grow more secure and peaceful inside of us, the more we can extend these feelings to others through the expression of our authentic selves.

Today’s centering thought is “I radiate complete peace and security.”

Today’s Sanskrit mantra is Om Bhu, which means “I express my stability into the world.”

Link:
Visit The Chopra Center to sign up for the free 21-day meditation experience.

(Image courtesy of The Chopra Center.)

Older posts:
Day 1: Finding Security (Lam)
Day 2: Finding Happiness (Yam)
Day 3: Finding Power (Ram)
Day 4: Finding Love (Vam)
Day 5: Finding Expression (Ham)
Day 6: Finding Wisdom (Om)
Day 7: Finding Consciousness (Sahasrara Im)

20140427-030245.jpgThis is the second week of Oprah and Deepak Chopra’s Finding Your Flow Meditation Experience. Week two focuses on connecting with the seven chakra centers to “build a grounded state of peace and possibility.” Week two will activate what we found within last week.

So far, we have experienced the following meditations (earlier posts below):
Day 7: Finding Consciousness (Sahasrara Im)
Day 8: Activating Security (Om Dakini Namaha)
Day 9: Activating Happiness (Om Rakini Namaha)
Day 10: Activating Power (Om Lakini Namaha)
Day 11: Activating Love (Om Kakini Namaha)
Day 12: Activating Expression (Om Shakini Namaha)
Day 13: Activating Wisdom (Om Hakini Namaha)

I cannot believe we are already on the 14th day of this meditation journey. Today we activate the 7th Chakra, the Crown Chakra, which will help us align with “natural and divine consciousness.”

There are no words about this meditation that I can express better than the following…

From Oprah: “When you feel the flow of love and light filing you up, you are experiencing your true self. You are awakening the profound power of pure consciousness… pure awareness. You are able to bask in the magnificence of simply being. Trusting that your being, in itself, is connected to all that is.”

From Deepak: “Living as your true self is enlightenment. When you love simply being alive, when you feel as if love and light are filing you up, you are experiencing your true self. These are enlightened moments. Your life is meant to be harmonious and free. Today’s spiritual secret is incredibly simply… Being here is enough.”

By activating the crown chakra, we tap into creativity, intelligence, confidence, and joy so that we can link our everyday selves to our true selves… to help us flow more with life with ease. It “wakes” us up to all that is, and be able to understand the true magnificence that we truly are, and what we can offer in this life.

Today’s centering thought is “my life energy radiates the light of Being.”

Today’s Sanskrit mantra is Om Katyayani Namaha, which means “I activate my pure awareness.”

Link:
Visit The Chopra Center to sign up for the free 21-day meditation experience.

(Image courtesy of The Chopra Center.)

Older posts:
Day 1: Finding Security (Lam)
Day 2: Finding Happiness (Yam)
Day 3: Finding Power (Ram)
Day 4: Finding Love (Vam)
Day 5: Finding Expression (Ham)
Day 6: Finding Wisdom (Om)

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