21 Day Mindful Meditation – Day 14

WELCOME TO DAY 14!  🎉

“Next to love, fear is one of the most powerful emotions that exists. We cannot tap into what is for us and live in our purpose without releasing the fear that keeps us from finding our reason for being.” ~Yvette Treco

For those who are catching up or have taken a break and have now decided to pick up where you left off –Welcome back!

Today is a favourite for many who have come before you on this same journey. Think for a moment about a world where each of us lives in our purpose. What would that world look like? How would that reality be different than the one we live in now? Take a deep breath and dive into this abundance!

✨✨TODAY’S PHRASE✨✨

“There is a way I can fulfil my true purpose in life.”

✍️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 Varunam Nama

🙏MESSAGE Abundance and the Law of DharmaToday we are completing the second week of the 21-day meditation program of the Chopra Center – KEY TO ABUNDANCE.

Over the past week, we have examined abundance in terms of the principles described Deepak’s book, “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success,” from the Law of Pure Potentiality to the Dharma Law today.

When your life is full of true purpose, your dharma, or abundance, rushes toward you easily and effortlessly.

As the saying goes: “Do what you love, the money will be.”

It is not only about material wealth, but also about satisfaction, confidence, optimism, and joy. All of the manifestations of abundance will come to you if you live your true purpose in life.

🔈MEDITATION LINK:

📘JOURNALRecord your thoughts in your journal:

QUESTION 1: What brings you the most joy?

QUESTION 2: How do you feel this joy in your everyday life and in your current work?

QUESTION 3: How can you approach a life full of joy, by living your Dharma or life’s dream?

💫TASK

Enjoy this day, noticing the generous gifts of the world that surround us, seek us, and ask us to notice and accept them. Seek, find, accept and give thanks for each of them.At the end of the day, write down at least three paths/sources through which abundance has come to you today. Even if it was something very small.

🎥Watch this short video:

❣️The Importance of Overcoming Struggles in Life

✍️Write down 3 cases when you may have deprived someone of the opportunity to learn and grow. Think of examples such as helping a family member/co-worker, showing your power over children, etc.

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.

21 Day Mindful Meditation -Day 0

DAY 0

Thank you so much for joining me on this journey! Especially in these uncertain days, meditation can give you the opportunity to slow down your mind and take time for yourself.

Mediation does not come easy to many, it takes practice and these daily exercises are great for those who have never meditated to those who grew up meditating.

The meditations with the mantra help bring the wandering mind back to centeredness and each day one grows with practice.

Since I believe there is more than enough for everyone, I am grateful to have this incredible opportunity to share a “21 Days of Abundance” meditation practice with you. I could not think of a more perfect time in our lifetime to source abundance individually and collectively, and it is an honour to have you here.

This is one of Deepak Chopra’s most powerful “21 Day Meditations” and it’s meant to support you in cultivating the habit of abundance. The tasks are shared exactly as provided by the program.

The goal is to get you to know yourself better and change, or clarify, your beliefs and attitudes.If you chose to join, we will work together to open the flow of abundance by committing to a 21-day practice. As you may already know, studies show it takes 21 days to form a new habit.

Participating in this practice will also support you in realizing your blocks, fears and limiting beliefs in the area of abundance.

As we realize these blocks, we can then actively work to heal them by opening up an infinite source of abundance.

Every day there will be:

✅ A published task

✅ An affirmation of the day

✅ A Deepak Chopra meditation audio file

If you’re still into it and want to take this journey with me, Awesome!! Keep on reading, there’s so much more! If this doesn’t resonate with you, no worries at all, I get it.

🙏 To those of you that wish to stay………

Here’s to an incredible journey of Gratitude, Growth, Abundance & Joy!

HERE IS HOW IT WORKS:

TIME COMMITMENT:

⭐ 10 minutes for the meditation at a convenient time, morning, noon or night!

⭐15-30 minutes to complete the task of the day. You can break up the time spent on each task if you wish. But I asked that each task is completed before moving on to the next. The program will officially start TOMORROW with June 7th, being Day 1. I will post a task and meditation each day for you to complete.

Today, you have one simple task of actively OPTING IN.

Here are the detailed instructions for the group and our journey together

IMPORTANT:

This is not about me, it’s about all of us creating abundance, growth and gratitude.

HOUSEKEEPING RULES: Friends, please read this post carefully; it contains all of the rules of our journey: 21 days of Abundance

⭐This meditation practice is 21 days long.

⭐Today, Sunday, June 6th is Day 0 – the meditations start Monday, June 7th

AGREEMENTS AND ARRANGEMENTS:

1. Get a journal to dedicate solely to this practice.

2. After the publication of the daily task, you have 24 hours to complete it.

3. If in the task you need to write or draw something, do so by hand, with a pen or pencil in your dedicated notebook. It doesn’t have to be perfect, draw to your own comprehension.

4. Before you write, come to a calm state, using slow, deep breathing or meditation. Ideally, you will complete the task after Deepak Chopra’s meditation.

5. Please send any questions in a private message to me.

6. Be fully focused on the daily task; allocate time and space for it.

7. If you cannot participate, or keep the rhythm of the program, please consider removing yourself from the group with compassion and no judgment. Make this decision on your own. It is important for us to maintain the flow so that the energy input into this process does not dissipate.

8. After completing the daily task, please ONLY write the completion statement.For example, “Day 1 Done” as a confirmation for all of you. There may be days in which I will ask you to leave other comments.

9. If the work no longer resonates with you, please simply remove yourself from the group…again with compassion and no judgment.

✨You may consider turning off notifications for this group.This process is an opportunity to learn how to allocate time for yourself and your development every day. Have an awesome adventure!

✨ DAY 0 PHRASE: “Starting today, I constantly attract abundance with my thoughts.”

Write this phrase in your notebook and return to it several times; the more the better. Mahatma Gandhi taught us to remember that our thoughts generate words; words generate actions; actions generate habits; habits generate character, and character breeds destiny.

Get ready for a transformational experience! 🙏

21 Day Mindful Meditation for Growth, Gratitude and Abundance

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” ― Rumi 🧘‍♀️

I started meditating a little over 15 years ago, after being introduced to the practice by a friend. I really enjoyed it because it was so beneficial for me at the time. However, I’ll be the first to confess that like a lot of things in my life it was pushed to the back burner. But thankfully after about a years of being off the wagon, last year I found my way back again because I strongly believe, “Ask and you shall receive!” When I started on this 21 Day Meditation journey last year, I felt a shift in my consciousness. The key is to keep an open heart and mind, let go of your limitations, no matter what you’re going through, believe that all will be well and find that magic inside of you! I’m excited to see where your journey takes you. 💕

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Connecting With Our Emotions

“I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.”
~Oscar Wilde

I have always been able to keep my emotions in check, I dislike crying because it gives me a headache, I especially don’t like that sullen feeling of sadness because it bruises the soul and hangs like a dark cloud overhead. You don’t know if the rain of tears is going to flow to a trickle or if there’ll be a thunderstorm. Unless you can claw yourself free from its temporary state of despair,  emotions can sometimes paralyze, trapping us in a vacuum of fear and doubt.  I can honestly say that for me, they make no sense because our emotions never do what we want them to do.  We try to suppress the tears but they come anyway. We try to suppress the love, grief, heartache but they still manage to express themselves even when you don’t want them to thus we are all slaves to our emotions.


This has not been an easy week, but there haven’t been many easy weeks since Cancer entered our lives back in February, it’s not the first time someone close to me has had to battle the disease but it still leaves me in a tailspin because it’s never easy seeing someone you love suffer through the treatments of the disease and dear I say, it’s not fair on either side. Not fair for the sufferer or the family having to watch it all unfold. This time it really feels like the straw that’s breaking the camel’s back. Most days it’s a struggle to keep my emotions in check as it has become an uphill battle of trying to maintain a work/ life balance and trying to keep up the appearances that all is well while my emotions are boiling just underneath trying to claw themselves out. What I’ve learned in these past few months is that even if you know what to do to keep yourself going, there are moments when the mind and body become so overwhelmed that everything we know that’s good for us, go out the window then everything starts to shut down and our emotions take over. A few times I’ve found myself overflowing in joy, gratitude, sorrow, sadness, love, fear, anger during the most inconvenient! Bu through it all I’m grateful.


Why do we need emotions that leaves us so vulnerable and raw? I come to the harsh reality that our emotions may not always make sense but they’re necessary and that they help us in ways we don’t always understand.  They help us to survive by forcing us to take action in situations that would otherwise pose a danger to our well-being. Emotions also work to help us understand those around us and help them understand us. They can’t be reasoned with, they won’t submit to logic and they our emotions are what makes us human, all we can do it rationalise our situation and determined the best response for the situation or situations we’re faced with.

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Trading Hope

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

Living In Hope

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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,

The Power of Imagination, Hope, Laughter and Love

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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,

The Process Of Reinventing Ourselves

Our thoughts about what we are and what we can be precisely determine what we can be.

~Anthony Robbins

In life, there is seldom happiness or success without hard times or struggle. Coming out of our mother’s womb is a struggle for life as we take in our first breath and the time we leave this Earth we struggle for life as we take our last. Life is a constant journey where we learn to leap over boundaries and climb mountains while avoiding all the potholes along the way.  Yet we continue to push forward towards happiness, success and the passion for life. It’s human nature to want comfort, happiness and joy, it’s knitted into our DNA.

We live through a daily process of designing and redesigning ourselves to adjust to every challenge that presents itself thinking and doing the things that we feel will remove the obstacles and struggle from our lives. While we may think bits and pieces or our parents create us, sure they have contributed to our existence but we are also the creation our experiences, they is one also shape who we are, keeping us in constant evolution. Our sense of what life is, what life should be can only be changed through changing our thoughts, views and the way we handle the struggles that come our way. 

I am constantly evolving , I am not the same person I was last year, last month or even last week. There have been so many situation that has forced me to adapt, situation that required a different me, a stronger me. Like a soft shell lobster, I’ve had to shed my old armour and put on a new one, a more resilient one. I’ve had to reassess my stations in life and rebuild a body that could withstand the storms because I know greater stress can come if I don’t adjust my sails and that trying to sail against the wind those mountains will only get higher, obstacles get larger and struggles harder. Once your mind has accepted that and not cling to the negativity you can adapt to handle anything that comes your way.

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Take Control of Your Life & Be Happy!!

“Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have—life itself.” ~Walter Anderson

Bad things happen to all of us, we have all been hit by misfortune, unfortunate events and circumstances, which makes us wonder, why bad things happen to good people! Life is often unfair in its givings At some point in our lives have been or will be affected by some dreadful circumstances or tragedies. When these things happen, It’s okay scream, shout, get angry, and feel sorry for yourself and your circumstance. I’ve thrown so many ‘Pity-Parties‘ I have a standing selection of Wine, Chocolate, A bed & Pillow . Not necessarily in that order, but those are at the top of my go-to list. But I know at some point I have to shake it off, release everything, and not become entirely consumed by it; because if I don’t, there’s no moving forward. I’d be stuck in my pity party, enveloped in its madness.

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