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imageToday is Mercedita Day! I scheduled today as a floating holiday to celebrate my birthday so… Yay, for Mercedita Day! HaHa!

Mercedita Day is a day to celebrate joy and yummy food! So after sleeping in, I made Oden (Japanese fish cake soup). It is also Chinese tradition to eat noodles on one’s birthday for long life, so I added bundled Konnyaku (yam noodles) in my soup.

Today, I pray for peace and healing for all!

20140815-065138.jpgDay 3 – Feeling Peace

Today’s quote is from David O. McKay. “Happiness consists not of having, but of being. It is a warm glow of the heart at peace with itself.”

Today’s centering thought is I am peace.

Today’s Sanskrit mantra is Shanti hum, which means “I am peace.”

From today’s message:
I like how Deepak defines the different kind of peace. “Peace is an inner state that comes in many forms. Peace of mind is one. When you have peace of mind, you aren’t worried or stressed. You can go inside and relax.

A deeper peace is free of anxiety about the future – it makes you feel safe and secure.

Even deeper is the peace of self-acceptance. You are okay with who you are.

Then, there is Spiritual peace. Spiritual peace is the contented stillness of the soul. The bible calls this as “the peace that passes all understanding”. When we access this level of peace, we have moved beyond the mere absence of stress, worries, doubt, and insecurity. As valuable as it is to be free of those obstacles, we gain even more when we find Spiritual peace.”

The third day of Oprah and Deepak Chopra’s Expanding Your Happiness Meditation Experience is on finding Spiritual peace.

I am grateful that I have touched on the many kind of peace that Deepak described, but I think that it is important for me to continue to strengthen them all, because I still find myself rattled at times.

Oprah said that Spiritual peace is “a contentedness that is all-encompassing and cannot be taken away. It is something that “creates true and lasting happiness.”

It would be very nice to be at that point of having Spiritual peace at all times. I want that constancy, so that when things go very awry, I will have that “core level well-being,” that cannot usurp me from my stable foundation.

Deepak said that Spiritual peace is not just to help you through the very bad times. It will also be there in times of “love and fulfillment.”

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

(Image and course information are courtesy of The Chopra Center.)

Older posts regarding my meditation journey:
Day 1 – Feeling Joy
Day 2 – Feeling Inspired

20140809-075800.jpgI am grateful to be at one of the most Spiritual places in the world, and taking training in a vortex of light. How cool is that?

The energy is different here. Almost like Alaska, with its serene beauty. There is peace, calm, and hum of loving energy.

I almost didn’t make it. My red-eye was delayed in leaving because of a malfunction, and when we arrived, the jetway malfunctioned so I missed my last plane. All flights to my Buffalo were full, and I was wait-listed for the next flight. Without going into detail, it was a lesson for trust for me, but I secured the last seat.

(For 8/8/14)

20140806-065800.jpgThe Global Peace Meditation is on August 8 (9:00 a.m. Pacific, Noon Eastern). It may be the biggest one yet.

Help be the peace you want to see in the world.

Sign up at http://globalmeditation.chopra.com

20140731-185222.jpgI was telling a work friend about a genealogy show called, “Who do you think you are?,” and he told me a story about his own.

E is 100% Jewish on both sides. He told me that if things had been different, he would not have been born. He began to tell me about his paternal grandmother.

E‘s grandmother was born in Poland. She was the eldest of eight children. She was well liked in the town her family lived.

When one of the families left for America (New York) due to the problems that were arising during that time, they wrote to ask if his grandmother could come to New York to be their house maid. His grandmother, then twelve, with her family’s blessing, left for America. She was the only one of her family to survive…

Wow… I don’t even know what to say.

I am grateful for E. I appreciate him even more.

I believe we all have stories of survival and gratefulness for life in our genealogy, regardless of race, culture, etc. We all have this is common.

Let us appreciate each other. May kindness bring forth peace for all. We, each of us, have the right to live in this beautiful world.

Disclaimer: Image from LiveLifeHappy.com

20140708-202516.jpgAfter dinner, I went to one of my favorite places to hang out for some quiet contemplation and to enjoy the setting sun.

Our world is so beautiful. I’m glad to have moments like this just to simply enjoy it. Just be… Let go…

20140522-204530.jpgI was so grateful for being in Alaska and for being able to experience the serene beauty of Glacier Bay.  It was incredible that even in a boat full of people, it was still so very quiet and so very peaceful.  I was, and continue to be, in awe of my experience as we glided by glacial structures, snow capped mountains that reflected in crisp, cool water, and such abundance of green forests of trees!

I hope to have a chance to go back and visit the untamed beauty of Alaska, and be able to glide through glaciers and feel such wonderful peace again.

Note: For 5/14/14. I did not have coverage and had wi-fi issues on the boat.

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Day 1: Invocation

Day one of the Spirit of Mantra meditation series reminded us that we are all connected… That we are one big Spiritual family, and as such, we are here to help each other out.

I really like this mantra because it reminded me of a mindfulness meditation where we wish each other kindness, health, peace, and love.  This invocation  mantra not only celebrated how we are connected and encouraged us to seek enlightenment for ourselves, but it also helped us to seek out peace with ourselves and with others, for the highest good of all.

I think this invocation was to send out an intention of the inner work we are embarking on with the meditation series, for our betterment, within and without, and for a prayer for peace for all.

Mantra:
OM Sahana Vavatu
Sahanau Bhunaktu
Saha Viryam Karavavahai
Tejasvi Navaditamastu
Ma Vidvishavahai
OM Shantih Shantih Shantihi

Meaning:
May we all be protected.
May we all be nourished.
May we work together with great energy.
May our studies be enlightening.
Let us not give rise to enmity.
OM, peace (within), peace (with each other), peace (universal).

Inner Tuning:
As I embark on this auspicious 21-day journey with the healing world of Mantra, I commit to consciously setting myself a personal intention.

(Disclaimer: All images, mantras, meanings, and inner tunings are courtesy of The Spirit of Mantra.)

Related Links:
The Spirit of Mantra with Deva Premal & Miten Meditation Journey (visit to register, it’s free)
Deva Premal and Miten
Mentors Channel

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)

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)

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