I’ve come to the realisation that I don’t have to always know where I’m going. I just need a plan to get me there because it’s only when we jump that we grow our wings. A mother teaches her chick how to fly by pushing it out of its nest, without the chick knowing where it’s going, the chick strengthens its wings in flight. We cannot strengthen our wings while sitting on one shore. We have to force ourselves out of the nest, unravel our wings and fly. You may still not know where we’re going but we sure as hell will get to your destination as the winds of faith, hope and love guide you there.
“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.
“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.
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.
This is the time to trade in hope. Buy, sell, barter, distribute, exchange & spread hope. Promote so much hope that even the hope start hoping to establish a permanent residence in our minds. Remember, the markets are under siege by armies of disbelief, distrust, doubt, fear, hopelessness, despair, discouragement & pessimism. The most efficient weapon & shield against this enemy is “the hope.” ~Shahenshah Hafeez Khan
The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof. ~Barbara Kingsolver,
I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death. ~Robert Fulghum,
My life and most people’s lives are a series of little miracles — strange coincidences which spring from uncontrollable impulses and give rise to incomprehensible dreams. We spend a lot of time pretending that we are normal, but underneath the surface each one of us knows that he or she is unique. ~Colin Clark
And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.
~ Haruki Murakami
I grew up near the water, I grew up being lulled at night by the sound of the ocean crashing against the shore, sometimes I still imagine the peaceful sound of waves hitting the sand. My grandfather and great-grandfather taught my brothers and me how to swim when we were knee-high or maybe before. It’s been so long it’s difficult to say when my first swimming lesson was. One thing that I always remembered though was my great-grandfather saying telling me, “if your arms and legs ever get tired, roll on your back and float!” Back then sometimes I would float just for the fun of it. There’s something about the sun hitting your face with the waves carrying you like a baby in its mother’s arms and hearing the sound of your heart beating in your ear, that made life wonderful. It takes a lot of concentration to float on water, you have to imagine yourself, light as a feather, your mind has to be clear because it’s easy to just sink to the bottom like a brick if you lose your thought. In that moment of floating on your back, nothing else matters, you are one with the water and if you listen carefully enough, I’m sure you could hear the voice of God through the waves. Can you imagine that?
There have been so many times in my life that I wished I could just hit that reset button. Those times stuck in traffic and forgot to take that short cut, late for a flight and having to pay that penalty, missed on on the big one and didn’t make that investment. Here I am again, finding myself looking for that reset button, only this time it’s not about being late for a flight, we’re in lockdown, I have nowhere to go? Or about missing that big investment or being stuck in traffic. This time is beyond my control, this time, it’s a test of love, hope, but most of all a test of faith. Is my love great enough to pass on the healing energy to another Being who has lived in my heart for the past 11 years? Do I have enough hope to carry them through this unfortunate ordeal and is my faith strong enough to be rewarded with a much-needed miracle? These are the questions that have been playing in my head for the past two weeks.
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1 There is a thin line between holding the faith and letting go. We all go through seasons in our lives where our faith is rocked to the core and we just want to let go. But life is about learning to take leaps of faith, putting one foot in front of another even if you can’t see the path in front of you. Life is about believing in what some may call the impossible, it’s about living beyond the boundaries of what our mind tells us is the limit. I stand at the threshold of that line, my faith is being tested and I wished to God there was a reset button right now. Throughout our journey, there have been struggles, we climbed mountains even when we couldn’t see the top. Through those struggles, we’ve learned to laugh, cry, and to accept things even when they weren’t going our way. It has to led us to a greater appreciation of the good times. it gave us insight into how our life should be and how we wanted it to be and it has been a wonderful life, is it selfish to want more of those years together?
Right now I’m trying to remind myself that on cloudy days, even when we can’t see it, the Sun is there. Faith is no different, even in times we question it, faith is there, hope is there, love is every present and even in our darkest hours, the Universe is conspiring to give us that which we seek and like all things in life through the next God is omniscient and miracles happen everyday! This day and everyday until we get a clear diagnoses, I’m keeping the faith, while praying for a miracle!
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Life has a way of turning us inside out. We do our best to create the best life for ourselves and those we care deeply about. But what happens when our lives are shattered into a million pieces? Simple, we pick up those pieces and move on. A friend this week reminded me that it’s ok to stay down, while this is true, I’m also reminded that it’s also important to get back up. Get back up, push your shoulders back and move on with those shattered pieces, it’s ok to nurse those wounds, time has a way of healing all wounds and helping us put those pieces back together. The picture might be a bit distorted, a bit faded, it may even be unrecognisable. But this is what happens after a renewal, we shed the old and come into the new. That old distorted, faded, unrecognisable vision is overshadowed by your renewed vision of hope, joy, desire…….All you have to do is believe in the process and keep moving!