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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)

20140423-183039.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 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)

A few weeks ago, my Acupuncturist started to help me with my yang, because it was weak; therefore, so was my energy core–my solar plexus. While she was using pressure points to activate that for me to ensure proper energy flow, I decided to do meditations and visualizations to empower my solar plexus. One of the things I do is envision my solar plexus chakra spinning and getting brighter and brighter golden yellow, and then the golden yellow energy flowing out of my chakra to fill my whole entire body–until you are completely golden! Now how do you feel? Hopefully, ready to go on an adventure!

When your solar plexus is weak, so too will you feel week and tired all the time. Your spleen and stomach gets affected and your body can’t metabolize your food well or derive nutrients from what you eat. You start to lose focus and clarity, and maybe even get depressed and/or have low-esteem issues.

Today’s meditation activates the solar plexus (third) chakra and helps align us “with the infinite source of true strength and power.” By harnessing this power in us, we can utilize it to get us going to accomplish all that we want to manifest in this life.

Today’s centering thought is “my life energy organizes life effortlessly.”

Today’s Sanskrit mantra is Om Lakini Namaha, which means “I activate my power.”

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)

20140506-100429.jpgToday is day three of Oprah and Deepak Chopra’s Finding Your Flow Meditation Experience.

Today’s meditation is about finding the power within–to align with your true power.

While meditating, I recalled a memory from when I was a small child. My paternal grandmother would often take me with her to visit churches, spiritual healers, etc.

We would often visit a particular healer’s house, but while they were talking in the house, I would have to stay in the courtyard, to sit and keep my frilly dress from getting dirty.

The healer’s 14 year old nephew would often tease and taunt me (I was 5 or 6), even when I would just be playing by myself. One day, I had enough, curled my fist, and decked him. I can still remember the surprised look on his face and the blood oozing from his lip, but he stopped bugging me after that.

I am not relating this to encourage violence, but I remember keeping what I did a secret on the way back. There was a sense of shame for what I did (yet a feeling of empowerment at the same time), plus I didn’t want my grandmother to see that the knuckle on my right hand was severely skinned–like coming off. I kept my hand hidden the whole way home.

In life, we often come across really hard experiences, and sometimes we tolerate our situation until we have had enough.

This happened when I was in an abusive relationship when I was younger. The brave little girl inside of me had to encourage the broken woman I had become to get her power back and leave the negative situation. I had to build myself up to find and strengthen myself so I would never ever again be in the same situation, and to finally know my worth. My worth came from finding the power within and from my long and continuing hard work on self love.

Today’s centering thought is “my power and strength are within.”

Today’s Sanskrit mantra is Ram, which means “I am strength.”

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

(Image courtesy of The Chopra Center.)

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