21 Day Mindful Meditation – Day 13

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WELCOME TO DAY 13! 🍂 

Thank you for your commitment to this journey.

“In detachment lies the wisdom of uncertainty…in the wisdom of uncertainty lies the freedom from our past, from the known, which is the prison of past conditioning. And in our willingness to step into the unknown, the field of all possibilities, we surrender ourselves to the creative mind that orchestrates the dance of the universe.” -Deepak Chopra.

Throughout my adult life, I’ve come to understand that abundance meant something different to everyone and that each person strives to fulfil his or her goal of abundance according to his or her own belief system.

For some abundance is a lush forest or beautiful garden with abundant wildlife, and flowing clean rivers. For others, it could mean a beautiful sandy beach that runs on for miles, while for others it might be an endless stream of income.

To help you understand abundance and the Law of Detachment, today, we will learn how to abandon a desire to get a certain result.

I found it a bit difficult dealing with the law of Detachment, after being introduced to the laws of attraction many years ago by my friend Joy, made me understand the importance of letting go and letting in. Though trusting the process wasn’t easy! It took some time for me to realise that by detaching from that need of wanting a certain outcome, I could create clarity to see the outcome. This may sound crazy and you may not get it at first, I didn’t! But after a while, you will because as you grow into your own, the practice of detachment becomes second nature to you.

However you decide to approach today’s task and lesson, I ask that you open up your mind and heart to the possibilities of letting go.

✨✨ TODAY’S PHRASE✨✨

“As I let go of the need to arrange my life, the Universe brings abundant good to me.”Write this phrase of the day in your notebook and reflect on it throughout the day.

MEDITATION & MANTRA:🧘‍♀️

This is the Sanskrit Mantra you will repeat during meditation: Om Anadham Nama

✨Try to make time to listen to today’s meditation twice in a row.

🔈MEDITATION LINK:

Abundance comes in many forms. As long as you create through desires that benefit the whole world, you can get whatever you want.


Symbols of abundance: a big house, a new car or elaborate jewellery will bring waves of excitement into your life. And yet, these symbols may mean sacrificing the ocean for the sake of several transient waves.

“Live, overflowing with an abundance of love, passion, creativity, and significance, and then these symbols themselves will “chase” you.” 

💥Dr. David Simon, Co-Founder of the Chopra Center.📘JOURNALRecord your thoughts on the following questions, in your journal:

❣️QUESTION 1: What symbols of abundance do you dream of?

❣️QUESTION 2: How could they improve both your life and others?

❣️QUESTION 3: How else will such abundance positively affect your life?

💫REFLECTIONSThink about your mom’s description from Day 11. Considering your life and your patterns of behaviour, what similarities do you see between you and your mom? What are they and how were they formed? Write these reflections in your notebook.

The Heaviness In Trying Hard To Get Something!

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I believe that with all things in life, there is a constant need to let go of the idea of “trying hard”, there’s a heaviness in trying hard to get something, have something or be something. As long as people comply with the idea of “trying hard” they will constantly remain in a place of heaviness. The opposite of this is the state of allowing, of setting out the intentions of what you wish, putting in the required action and not self-sabotaging yourself by “trying hard” or expecting results to unfold in a particular way. Anything that’s worth something to you in life such as love, abundance, freedom, peace is in a continuous state of flow. A state of lightness is the only way to allow yourself to go with the flow of things. Heaviness only makes you become a rocky solid object at the bottom of the stream. You can see the flow of things in the life of others who embody the lightness, but you yourself become unmovable in your state of heaviness as if blocking the flow from reaching you. Will you let yourself move with the flow of abundance or sink at the bottom with the heaviness of your scarcity mindset?”
~Virgil Kalyana Mittata Iordache

Nothing Can Hinder You From Rebuilding Your Own Consciousness

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“When you are in difficulties, look upon the overcoming of them as a great adventure. Resist the temptation to be tragic, to give way to self-pity or discouragement; and approach the problems as though you were an explorer seeking a path through Darkest Africa, or an Edison working to overcome difficulties in connection with a new invention. You know that there is a way out of any difficulty whatever, no matter what it may be, through the changing of your own consciousness by prayer. You know that by thus raising your consciousness any conceivable form of good that you can desire will be yours; and you know that nobody else can by any means hinder you from doing this when you really want to do it – relatives, customers, employers, the government, bad times, so-called – nothing can hinder you from the rebuilding of your own consciousness – and this rebuilding is the Great Adventure.”

~Emmet Fox

Build Serenity and Poise If You Want To Succeed!

 

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“Don’t be a slave to other people’s opinion. Do what you know is right. Those who are always trying to please everyone, seldom succeed in pleasing anyone. They tear their emotional nature to pieces instead of building serenity & poise.”  ~Emmet Fox

Phenomenal Friday- Exercising Your Freedom Of Choice

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“Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain… To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.” ~ Kevyn Aucoin

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Terrific Tuesday-Do You Know Your Why?

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“If you know the why, you can live any how.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
One book that’s handily stored in my ‘book basket’  is ‘Man’s Search For Meaning’ written by Austrian psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl. In it, he gives first-hand accounts of his experiences during his time in  Auschwitz , where he endured much cruelty and hardship and was surrounded by sickness, despair and death. Through all the horrors he experienced in the camp, he held on to one hope and that was the hope of being  reunited with his family. This was his ‘why for living.’

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms — to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” ~Viktor Frankl

The book is what I’d call a coffee table book, one that can easily be read in one two days. One sitting if you can read fast without losing content. However, I kept going re-reading certain chapters so it took me nearly two weeks to finish . Then the final chapter was left a few days simply because there was so much meaningful content I didn’t want the book to end.

 “Everywhere man is confronted with fate, with the chance of achieving something through his own suffering.”  ~Viktor Frankl

Like so many great pieces of work, written in 1946, Man’s Searching for Meaning” is timeless for the mere fact that people are still faced with challenges, hardship, pain, death, despair and sickness. Maybe not in the same sense as Viktor Frankl, but the experiences are present and we all search for meaning and purpose in our lives; we are all holding on to something, we all have our ‘why’ for living.  This is what keeps us going, it’s the thing that gives us the strength to face all of life’s challenges, it’s the carrot at the end of the stick that keeps us moving forward through all the distractions.
Find your Why and you can overcome  anything!
~Happy Tuesday
©Etta D. Richards