Abundance – Choprah 21 Day Meditation Challenge


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Day 1 – The Reality of Abundance

Today’s Centering Thought:  “Today, I behold all the abundance that surrounds me.”

Today’s Sanskrit Mantra:  So Hum

“Welcome to Day 1.  Welcome to the Chopra Center 21 Day Meditation Challenge, Creating Abundance.  We are very happy you have decided to embark upon this journey into stillness and silence to experience authentic abundance consciousness.  Over the next three weeks, we will focus on the different aspects of abundance.  In our first week, preparing for abundance, we will consider the promise for unlimited potential.  During this time, we learn what true abundance is; the infinite source from which it springs, how consciousness and the mind affect it’s flow, and how we can more deeply understand that abundance is a divine right bestowed upon each and every one of us.

During our second week, we’ll show how abundance relates to the seven spiritual laws of success beginning with the law of pure potentiality – what exactly is possible, and ending with the law of dharma – how to increase abundance in our lives by serving humanity with our unique skills and talents.

In our third week, we’ll contemplate the practical aspects of abundance through living in abundance, our natural state of being.  During this time, we’ll explore the concept of synchrodestiny, consciously manifesting our destinies by harnessing the power of intention and meaningful coincidence.  We’ll also discuss the importance of living gratefully in a manner that is carefree and with love and in unity to create an environment of abundance around us.

so as we begin, let’s ask ourselves, “What is true abundance?”  True abundance is the experience through which all of our needs are easily met and our desires spontaneously fulfilled.  We know true abundance when we feel joy, health, happiness, a sense of purpose and vitality in every moment of our existence.  An overflowing fullness that infuses every facet of our lives.

We never need to seek abundance, we simply need to notice and open up to what is already there and allow the bounty of the universe to flow through us.  Each of us experiences abundance every day in the unbounded joy of a child, the  bright sunlight that fills the room as you open your eyes to a new morning, the many friends and family who are always there for you.  Nature, too, reflects abundance in all it’s glory – vibrant fields of wild flowers, majestic mountain peaks, lush and fragrant forests, and the wildlife that thrives on our planet.  All of these gifts that nature provides to us in every moment are examples of true abundance.  It is impossible to count the grains of sand in one inch of the shore, or the twinkling stars that fill our night skies.  Even our own bodies, composed of the same molecules that make up the entire universe contain billions of cells.  In nature, the universe, and even within us, there is no such thing as scarcity or lack.

Now that you possess this knowledge, you can live the concept of unlimited abundance, knowing that the desires of your heart are always available provided you are open to receiving them and sharing your gifts with the world.

At some point today, take time to witness examples of abundance within and all around you.  You will see the myriad riches the universe offers us in every moment, and begin to experience true abundance consciousness.

As we prepare to meditate together, let’s take a moment to focus on today’s centering thought, “Today I behold all the abundance that surrounds me”.  “Today, I behold all the abundance that surrounds me.”

Let’s begin our meditation to connect with the source through which all abundance flows.  Find a comfortable position, placing your hands lightly in your lap palms upward and close your eyes.  In this moment, go within to that place of inner quiet where we experience our connection to the higher self.  Let go of all thoughts and begin to observe the inflow and outflow of your breath.  With each inhalation and exhalation, allow yourself to become more relaxed, more comfortable, more at peace.  Now gently introduce the mantra, repeating it mentally and allowing it to flow with effortless ease, So Hum.  So Hum.  Whenever you find yourself distracted by thoughts, sensations in your body or noises in the  environment, simply return your attention to mentally repeating the mantra.  So Hum.  Continue with your meditation for about 5 minutes.  So Hum.  So Hum.  Now silently in the mind.

Release the mantra.  Bring your awareness back into your body.  Take  a moment to rest, inhaling and exhaling slowly and deeply.  When you feel ready, gently open your eyes.  As you continue with your day, carry this new understanding of true abundance with you, reminding yourself of today’s centering thought, “Today I behold all the abundance that surrounds me”. “Today I behold all the abundance that surrounds me.   Today, I behold all the abundance that surrounds me.”

Namaste

Day 2:  The Source of all Abundance

Today’s Centering Thought:  “I create my  personal abundance from an infinite source.”

Today’s Sanskrit Mantra:  Aham Brahmasmi

Welcome to day 2.  All material creation, everything we can see, touch, hear, taste and smell, is made from the same stuff and comes from the same source.  While we may refer to the source by different names – God, a Higher Power, The Holy Spirit, or perhaps the Cosmos, this source is the entire universe, the unified field  -everything that is beyond the perception of the five senses.

The key to living an abundant life is to embrace the idea that abundance comes from this unified field.  Within it lies the power of infinite creativity just waiting for your call.  Whether you desire more love, more joy, more friends, more money, or better health, it’s all yours for the asking and accepting and, if you’re willing to let go of any resistance you have to receiving abundance, relinquish any belief that you are limited, open your mind and heart to the possibility that you can attract anything you desire in life and abundance will flow to you effortlessly and easily.

True abundance begins with a thought followed by an intention, a clear understanding of what you want to happen.  Then an expectation and finally the pervasive feeling that lets you know you can be, do and have anything your heart desires as long as you believe in it’s possibility, it serves you and others, and brings harm to no one.  This is the exquisite creative process of attraction at work.

Inviting the unlimited abundance that already exists around you into your life requires only hour awareness, intention and silence.  No matter what your life was like in the past, now is your time to enjoy the fruits of abundance by going directly to the source and accepting what is waiting there for you.

For today’s meditation, ask yourself the question, “What would I like to have more of in my life?”  Maybe you want more love or better health.  Allow your answer to help you form a clear intention of whatever it is that you desire.

As we go into meditation, plant the seed of this intention into the fertile soil of the unified field and allow the universe to take care of the details.

As we prepare to reconnect with the unified field, the source of all abundance, let’s focus on today’s centering thought, “I create my personal abundance from an infinite source”.  “I create my personal abundance from an infinite source.  I create my personal abundance from an infinite source.”

Find a comfortable position, placing your hands lightly in your lap and closing your eyes.  In this moment, go within to that place of inner quiet where we experience our connection to the higher self.  Let go of all thoughts and begin to observe the inflow and outflow of your breath.  With each inhalation and exhalation, allow yourself to become more relaxed, more comfortable, more at peace.  Gently introduce today’s Sanskrit mantra, repeating it mentally and allowing it to flow with effortless ease, Aham Brahmasmi – the core of my being is the ultimate reality.  Aham Brahmasmi.  Whenever you find yourself distracted by thoughts, sensations in your body or noises in the environment, simply return your attention to mentally repeating the mantra, Aham Brahmasmi.  Continue with your meditation for about 5 minutes.  Aham Brahmasmi.  Aham Brahmasmi.

Release the mantra.  Please bring your awareness back into your body.  Take a moment to rest, inhaling and exhaling slowly and deeply.  When you feel ready, gently open your eyes.  As you continue with your day, carry the sense of abundance with you, reminding yourself of today’s centering thought, “I create my personal abundance from an infinite source”.  ” I create my personal abundance from an infinite source.”

Namaste

Day 3: Mind, Matter and Spirit

Today’s Centering Thought:  “Today I focus on what I want to attract into my life.”

Today’s Sanskrit Mantra:  Sat Chit Ananda

Welcome to Day 3, What is reality?  Is it what we can experience with our senses?  Or is it something else – something deeper?  Consider for a moment, where was the chair you are sitting on before it was created?  Where was your newborn before she came into this world?  Just because we cannot see or touch something does not mean it doesn’t exist.  It simply means we can’t experience it in our three dimensional world at this moment.  The same holds true for whatever you consider abundance – limitless love, unbounded joy, optimal health or greater material possessions.  Just because you’re not experiencing what you desire in this moment doesn’t mean it can’t exist for you.

We live our lives primarily on the physical plane which includes everything that has form or substance, what we normally refer to as matter.  Some look at this physical realm and see lack – others see abundance.  Some feel abundant, others feel limited based on certain messages they may have received in the past.  While we believe matter to be reality, we often view reality as changeless yet, matter and form continually change.  So, what then is reality?

As we exist in the physical plane, we also live at the level of the mind.  The mind is that part of us that perceives, reasons, thinks, and evaluates.  The mind is potential energy and because of this, we can change our physical world simply by changing our thoughts and beliefs.  Beyond the mind at the deepest level of consciousness resides the spirit.  This is the part of us that is eternal, unchanging and imbued with pure, unlimited potential.  Tapping into this potential is what allows us to manifest miracles.  The world out there may appear to be objective but, in fact, it is subjective, a construct of our own interpretations.

Our words, thoughts and beliefs create specific results in the physical world.  Therefore abundance does not spring from an external source.  Rather it comes from within – from thought, intention, attention and expectation.  You, as a powerful creative being, can change your perceptions, change your mind and change your reality by transforming your thoughts and expectations.  You can begin to speak and understand nature’s language and harness it’s infinite flow of energy, information and intelligence to enjoy the great bounty of spirit that is your birthright.

As we prepare for meditation, let’s contemplate today’s centering thought, “Today I focus on what I want to attract into my life”.  “Today I focus on what I want to attract into my life.”  Now let’s begin

Please find a comfortable position, placing your hands lightly in your lap and closing your eyes.  In this moment, go within to that place of inner quiet where we experience our connection to the higher self.  Let go of all thoughts and begin to observe the inflow and outflow of your breath.  With each inhalation and exhalation, allow yourself to become more relaxed, more comfortable, more at peace.  Gently introduce today’s Sanskrit mantra, repeating it mentally and allowing it to flow with effortless ease, Sat Chit Ananda. Existence, consciousness, bliss.  Sat Chit Ananda.  Whenever you find yourself distracted by thoughts, sensations in your body or noises in the environment, simply return your attention to mentally repeating the mantra, At Chit Ananda.  Continue with your meditation for about 5 minutes.  Sat Chit Ananda.  Just mentally.

Release the mantra.  Please bring your awareness back into your body.  Take a moment to rest, inhaling and exhaling slowly and deeply.  When you feel ready, gently open your eyes.  As you continue with your day, carry the sense of abundance with you, remembering to consider the centering thought, “Today I focus on what I want to attract into my life”.  “Today I focus on what I want to attract into my life.  Today I focus on what I want to attract into my life.”

Namaste

Day 4:  Pure Consciousness

Today’s Centering Thought:  “From this moment forward, I invited unlimited abundance into my life.”

Today’s Sanskrit Mantra:  Aham Brahmasmi

Noted Swiss psychiatrist, Carl Jung, coined the term, “collective consciousness”.  He coined the term to signify the beliefs we hold that are based on what others have taught us.  All these beliefs stem from object referral, seeking answers externally and accepting others’ portrayals of  how life is supposed to be.

As we reconnect with the higher self, delving within for guidance, we begin to live our lives through self-referral, detaching from external messages and living from pure consciousness or the unified field.  As we contemplate our understanding of abundance, we may realize that our social conditioning has led us to believe  there is only so much to go around – a finite amount of money or a limited number of opportunities.  Whether we define abundance as material wealth, love, joy, friends or recognition, we project the idea that these resources are scarce and when they are gone, there will be no more.

If this has been your experience when you move through the physical world, abundance can seem elusive.  If you identify with pure consciousness, however, true abundance is natural phenomenon.  Pure consciousness includes pure potentiality, meaning that anything is possible in the realm of spirit.  It is self-referencing, self-evolving and self-regulatory.  In this realm, you are the one who chooses your present and your future.  In this moment, what are you choosing?  Become a silent witness to your thoughts, ask your heart and you will know.

Collective consciousness resides in the physical world – that of mind and matter; pure consciousness exists in the gap between thoughts.  Here is the foundation of all creativity, the place where you can give rise to anything you want, need or desire – without limit.

Embrace your true being, your highest self today.  Leave behind the past and any preconceived  feelings about the physical world, notions of pre-conditioning, and tap into the universal mind to bask in the bliss of transcendent silence, pure consciousness.

Take a moment today to consider a situation in  which the thoughts and beliefs of others have shaped your perception and then contemplate a new scenario that reflects your highest vision of circumstances.  Ask yourself, “What have I been choosing in this situation?”  “What new choices can I make from this moment on that will help me realizes my new goals?”

As we move into our meditation, let’s focus on today’s centering thought, “From this moment forward I invite unlimited abundance into my life”.  “From this moment forward, I invited unlimited abundance into my life.”  Now let’s begin.

Please find a comfortable position, placing your hands lightly in your lap and closing your eyes.  In this moment, go within to that place of inner quiet where we experience our connection to the higher self.  Let go of all thoughts and begin to observe the inflow and outflow of your breath.  With each inhalation and exhalation, allow yourself to become more relaxed, more comfortable, more at peace.  Gently introduce today’s Sanskrit mantra, repeating it mentally and allowing it to flow with effortless ease, Aham Brahmasmi.  Aham Brahmasmi.  The core of my being is the ultimate reality.  Aham Brahmasmi.  Whenever you find yourself distracted by thoughts, sensations in your body or noises in the environment, simply return your attention to mentally repeating the mantra, Aham Brahmasmi.  Continue with your meditation for about 5 minutes.  Aham Brahmasmi.

Release the mantra.  Please bring your awareness back into your body.  Take a moment to rest, inhaling and exhaling slowly and deeply.  When you feel ready, gently open your eyes.  As you continue with your day, carry the sense of abundance with you, reminding yourself of today’s centering thought, “From this moment forward, I invite unlimited abundance into my life”.  “From this moment forward, I invite unlimited abundance into my life.”

Namaste

Day 5: The Field of All Possibilities

Today’s Centering Thought:  “Today, I embrace my potential to be, do and have whatever I can dream.”

Today’s Sanskrit Mantra:  Sat Chit Ananda

Welcome to Day 5 – The Field of All Possibilities.  There is a saying, “You are known by the company you keep” and through our environment we tend to inherent the beliefs of those with whom we spend the most time.  These philosophies then become part of our subconscious mind.

Though research shows we function primarily with our subconscious minds that have been programmed by others, as humans we have the amazing ability to change past conditioning.  We can achieve this by releasing negativity, interacting with like-minded conscious people, enjoying inspirational sights and sounds, and engaging in uplifting activities.  In this way, we can develop new, positive ways of  living and begin to clear the subconscious of all that does not serve us.

True transformation is brought about by the two qualities inherent in consciousness – attention or focus and intention, a clear vision of a desired outcome.  Attention energizes and intention transforms.   What we place our attention on expands in our lives and our intention for the object of our attention will orchestrate the forces of the universe to support our desired result.  Harnessing this power of attention and intention, you can change your life to reflect exactly what you envision.

Entering into the field of all possibilities during meditation allows us to bear witness to our co-creative powers and change any situation in our lives.  For instance, if you want to move from where you currently live, to be closer to the ocean, then you might envision a two bedroom home one block from the water’s edge with a vegetable garden and a yard for the dog.  Being specific helps crystallize the vision.  When you go into meditation, look at this intention and let it go.  Surrender it to the field of all possibilities and allow the universe to correlate the details.

You are a radiant, cherished and deeply loved being, imbued with the seeds of divinity and possess the power to live a life filled with love, joy, health and passion, friends, material possessions and whatever else you choose.  Expect and accept this ultimate good and revel in the truth of your resplendent existence.

Right now, as we prepare for mediation, take a moment to contemplate today’s centering thought, “Today, I embrace my potential to be, do and have whatever I can dream”.  “Today, I embrace my potential to be, do and have whatever I can dream.”

Now let’s begin.  Please find a comfortable position, placing your hands lightly in your lap and closing your eyes.  In this moment, go within to that place of inner quiet where we experience our connection to our higher self.  Let go of all thoughts and begin to observe the inflow and outflow of your breath.  With each inhalation and exhalation, allow yourself to become more relaxed, more comfortable, more at peace.  Gently introduce today’s Sanskrit mantra, repeating it mentally and allowing it to flow with effortless ease, Sat Chit Ananda.  Sat Chit Ananda.  Existence, consciousness, bliss.  Sat Chit Ananda.  Whenever you find yourself distracted by thoughts, sensations in your body or noises in the environment, simply return your attention to mentally repeating the mantra, Sat Chit Ananda.  Continue with your meditation for about 5 minutes.  Sat Chit Ananda.  Sat Chit Ananda.

Release the mantra.  Bring your awareness back into your body.  Take a moment to rest, inhaling and exhaling slowly and deeply.  When you feel ready, gently open your eyes.  As you continue with you day, carry the sense of unlimited potential with you and consider today’s centering thought, “Today, I embrace my potential to be, do and have whatever I can dream”.  “Today, I embrace my potential to be, do and have whatever I can dream.  Today, I embrace my potential to be, do and have whatever I can dream.”

Namaste

Day 6 – The Seeds of Success

Today’s Sanskrit Mantra:  Rum 

Centering Thought: “Everything I desire is within me”

We are born with everything we need for a life full of love and success.  But often we measure our love, joy, health, vitality and other positive qualities by comparing ourselves to something or someone else.  Perhaps thinking thoughts like “I have a loving relationship but not as loving as my friend’s” or “I live in a nice house but not as big as my brother’s”, or, “I have a good job but I don’t make as much money as my colleague”.   Such comparisons stem from object referral, looking outside oneself for validation.  But an abundant life is not about external comparisons but instead, a life of fulfillment comes from within with the knowledge that you were born with everything you need to be happy and successful, and can access those seeds of abundance at any time.

Currently, all over the world, many people are experiencing difficult times.  When we experience such setbacks, we sometimes feel as though we’ll never achieve success.  Yet, in every perceived failure or setback is the seed of success.  In every situation , we have new opportunities to find creative solutions for our problems, redefine our priorities and explore other options.  We begin to view our challenges more positivley once we realize we have the power to focus our attention on new possibilities and possibilities for abundance are endless.  There are no limits to what we can have.

Take the time to look at each situation which challenges you and find those seeds of success that will attract greater abundance into your life.

Consider the abundant banquet of life that has been spread before us in all of it’s splendor.  Spend a moment focusing on this centering thought, “Everything I desire is within me.”  “Everything I desire is within me.”

Go within to that place of inner quiet where we experience our connection to our higher self.   Let go of all thoughts and begin to observe the inflow and outflow of your breath.  With each inhalation and exhalation, allow yourself to become more relaxed, more comfortable, more at peace.  Gently introduce the mantra, repeating it mentally, and allowing it to flow with effortless ease.. Rum, rum.   “Everything I desire is within me.”  Rum. Rum. Rum.

Whenever you find yourself distracted by thoughts, distractions in your body, noises in the environment, simply gently return your attention to mentally repeating the mantra.  Rum.  Rum.  Rum.  Please continue with your meditation for about five minutes.

Release the mantra.  Bring your awareness back into your body.  Take a moment to rest, inhaling and exhaling slowly and deeply.  When you feel ready, gently open your eyes.

As you continue with your day, take with you the sense of stillness and remember today’s centering thought “Everything I desire is within me”.  “Everything I desire is within me”.

Namaste,

Day 7 – Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire

Centering Thought:  “I use my conscious intention to manifest my dreams.”

Over the last six days, we have discovered the reality of the source of abundance which is unlimited and eternal.  We’ve learned that mind, matter and spirit work in conjunction with one another to manifest abundance, as in the silent field of all possibilities lie the seeds of success.  When you live from within, your desires are fulfilled quickly, spontaneously and with minimal effort.  This week, we’ll contemplate what we sometimes call a coincidence, a miracle, or just luck.

Ask yourself how long does it take for a dream to come true?  In the minds of some, specific conditions must be met, plans must be in place, a certain amount of time must pass, and effort needs to be exerted.  However, these conditions all spring from the physical three-dimensional world.  In deeper levels of consciousness, what we call a dream, miracle, or lucky coincidence can happen in an instant.  Is a lucky coincident something that happens to some and not to others?  Or is what we call luck what is actually the result of awareness and intention?

Having your dreams spontaneously fulfilled is not luck, in fact, luck is a concept invented and used by those who have not yet discovered the power of living in alignment with the soul, spirit and source.  Once you realign with your source, you will find that you can spontaneously fulfill your desires and enjoy every day miracles.  There will never be a need to worry about when or if your dreams will come true if you hold the faith and trust that they will.

Take a moment to envision an everyday miracle you would like to have happen in your life.  Consider your circumstances as they are now, and how you would like them to be.  For instance, perhaps you work as an accountant but have always wanted to express your artistic side.  Paying attention to your body, notice how you feel when you think about your present circumstances and when you focus on your dreams.  Pay attention to these feelings of comfort or discomfort, sadness or joy.  Your body is a wonderful tool to help align you with spirit.   Noticing how it feels helps you to make creative choices that will bring you closer to what you desire.

Consider today’s centering thought, “I use my conscious intention to manifest my dreams.”  “I use my conscious intention to manifest my dreams.”   Go within to that place of inner quiet where we experience our higher self.  Let go of all thoughts and begin to observe the inflow and outflow of your breath.  With each inhalation and exhalationk allow yourself to become more relaxed, more comfortable, more at peace.

Mantra is Sat (Saht) Chit Ananda (Ahnanda).  Sat Chit Ananda.  Existence, consciousness, bliss.  Saht Chit Ahnanda.  Repeat today’s centering thought. “I use my conscious intention to manifest my dreams.”

Day 8 – Abundance and the Law of Pure Potentiality

Centering Thought: “Through the Law of Pure Potentiality, I can create anything, anytime, anywhere.”

This week, You will learn how to attract greater abundance by applying the laws from my book, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success”, to your life.

Today, we’ll focus on the first law, the law of  pure potentiality that asserts that in our essential state, we are pure consciousness, pure potentiality and the field of all possibilities.  When you discover your true nature and know who you really are, you experience pure being and stand fearless in the face of any challenge.  In this state, you are anchored in the unlimited and eternal power of yourself which draws people, situations and circumstances to help support your deepest desires.

Engaging in our daily activities, we sometimes hear thoughts and opinions often expressed as fact that do not define our divine essence.  We may hear news that good jobs are scare, that the global financial picture is bleak, or that the world resources are rapidly dwindling.  It is important to note that such statements are not universal truths.  Instead, they represent a collective consciousness that provides a sense of scarcity and the illusion of competition.

With so much negativity going around us, how then do we discover the deepest part of ourselves?  Coming into silence, we’re able to tune into ourselves and embrace our inner knowing aligned with spirit, our highest self, we silence the chatter and negativity of our three-dimensional world and tap into our unlimited power.  Here, in the stillness, we experience our inner essence which helps us manifest our heart’s needs and desires.

Spending time each day to silently commune with nature and witnessing it’s perfect intelligence will also allow us to connect with higher consciousness.  Yyet another way to achieve inner calm is to to release the need to judge other people and circumstances as good or bad, right or wrong.  When we judge people and events in our lives, we create turbulence which gets in the way of our getting in touch with our higher selves.  Relinquishing this need will allow us to be in the place of deep stillness.

To practice the law of pure potentiality today, commit to spending some time in silence and nature.  Free yourself from the need to judge people or situations.  Say to yourself, today I will judge nothing that occurs and periodically remind yourself of that commitment.  Allow this message to settle into your consciousness.  “Thru the law of pure potentiality, I can create anything, any time, anywhere.”  “Thru the law of pure potentiality, I can create anything, any time, anywhere.”

In this mometn, go within to that place of inner quiet where we experience our connection to the higher self.  Let go of all thoughts and begin to observe the inflow and outflow of your breath.  With each inhalation and exhalation, allow yourself to become more relaxed, more comfortable, more at peace.

Sanskrit mantra is om buvahm namah, “I am absolute existence, I am a field of all possibilities.”  Om buvahm namah.

As you continue with your day, carry this sense of abundance with you, reminding yourself of today’s centering thought, “Through the law of pure potentiality, I can create anything, any time, anywhere.”  “Through the law of pure potentiality, I can create anything, any time, anywhere.”

Namaste,
Day 9 – Abundance and the Law of Giving

Centering Thought:  “Today, and everyday, I give that which I want to receive.”

Life blooms through the flow of giving and receiving.  Nothing is static.  Our bodies flourish through dynamic and constant exchange with the universe.   Cells thrive through cooperation with one another as do all organs.  Blood must flow freely and stopping it’s flow creates coagulation just as thwarting the flow of a river creates stagnation.

Nature similarly provides us with a perfect symphony.  The sun provides warmth for seed pods to sprout.  Rain brings much needed moisture to crops which subsequently give us food to nourish our bodies.   No where in the natural world does hoarding exist.  The process of giving and receiving is a crucial part of natures abundance.  In this way, the law of giving is very simple.  If you want joy, give joy to others.  If love is what you seek, offer love.  If you crave material affluence, then help others become prosperous.   The easiest ways to get what you want is to circulate the flow of abundance and help others get what they want and what they need.

To be blessed with all of the good things in life including abundance, learn to silently bless everyone with all of the good things in their life – pleasant thoughts, good wishes, appreciation, compliments or even a smile.  The more you give, the more you receive.  Consider abundance as simply another name for universal good which is always available to you as a divine, loving and compassionate being.  By accepting life’s goodness and offering it to others, you will create true abundance in your own life.

Today, practice the law of giving by offering a small gift to everyone you encounter.  The gift does not have to be expensive, or of any monetary value at all.  A flower, a smile, a heart felt compliment, a helping hand or a silent blessing.  Remain open to gratefully receiving all gifts that are offered to you.

Take a moment to focus on today’s centering thought, “Today and every day, I give that which I want to receive.”  “Today and every day, I give that which I want to receive.”

Sanskrit mantra for the law of giving is Om Vardhanam Namah.  I nourish the universe and the universe nourishes me.

As you continue with the day, carry the sense of abundance with you, reminding yourself of today’s centering thought, “Today and every day, I give that which I want to receive.”

Namaste

Day 10 – Abundance and the Law of Karma

Centering Thought: “Today, I make great choices because they are made with full awareness.”

Although all of the events in your life are governed by the result of cause and effect, and are karmic events, there is great freedom in knowing that if you do not like the results of a previous choice, then you can always choose again.  In every situation, there are countless alternatives that effect you and those around you.  When you make a singular choice it should nourish you and everyone else influenced by your actions.  This is the law of karma, conscious choice making.  True abundance is the ability to fulfill one’s desires with minimal effort.   When we speak of abundance as it relates to the law of karma, we can look to the concept of stewardship, responsibly caring for something we value as a path to realizing our dreams – taking care of a child, making healthy choices for our bodies, suing earth’s natural resources responsibly.  All of these are examples of good stewardship.

Every action we take generates a force of energy that returns to us in kind.  As we sow, so shall we reap.  As we make conscious choices to care for what we have, more will be given to us.  If you want to increase your material worth, then consciously minding your financial affairs will add to your bounty.  If more love is what you want, then practice being more loving with every person who comes into your life.

The law of karma reminds you to consciously sow seeds of abundance and tend to them with the utmost kindness and care.  Soon you will enjoy the plentiful fruits of your loving choices.

Today, lets spend a moment asking the heart for guidance in conscious choice making.  Putting your attention in your heart, ask yourself, will this choice bring fulfillment and happiness to me and to those who are affected by this choice.  Do this each time that you are faced with a decision that will impact you and those around you.  Listen to your heart for the answer and you will always make a conscious choice.

Take a moment to focus on today’s centering thought.  “Today I make great choices because they are made with full awareness.”  “Today, I make great choices because they are made with full awareness.

The Sanskrit mantra for the law of Karma is Om Kriyam Namah.  My actions are aligned with cosmic law.

As you continue with your day, remember the importance of conscious choice making by reminding yourself of our centering thought for today.  “Today I make great choices because they are made with full awareness.”  “Today, I make great choices because they are made with full awareness.”

Namaste

Day 11 – Abundance and the Law of Least Effort

The universe is an elegantly orchestrated symphony.  When body-mind is in concert with the universe, everything becomes spontaneous and effortless and the exuberance of the universe flows through us  in joyful ecstasy .  This is the essence of the Law of least effort, trusting that everything in the universe is as it should be, in perfect harmony.  Knowing this, we dance to the rhythm of the cosmos, living life in comfort and ease, shedding the belief that abundance is the result of struggle.

The law of least effort tells us that we can do less and accomplish more.  But first, we must practice acceptance.  The more readily you accept the circumstances of your life in this moment, the easier life becomes.   When you struggle against this moment, you’re actually struggling against the entire universe.  And while you may have the intention for your life to change in some way, accepting it as it is, right now, places you in the best position to attain your goals.

We have likely all heard the maxim, no pain, no gain, that we have to work diligently to achieve what we want in life.  However, the law of least effort teaches us that when we act in harmony with nature, established in the knowledge of ourselves, and motivated in love, we can achieve the success and fortune we desire with effortless ease.

Today, put the law of least effort into practice, accept all people and circumstances in your life exactly as they are.  Take responsibility for your life without blaming yourself, knowing that everything is as it should be.  Practice defenselessness and relinquish the need to influence or persuade others of your point of view.

Let’s return ou attention to today’s centering thought, “I expect and accept abundance to flow easily to me”.  “I expect and accept abundance to flow easily to me”.

The Sanskrit mantra for the law of least effort is Om Daksham Namah.  My actions achieve maximal benefit with minimal effort.

As you continue with your day, carry the sense of effortless ease with you and remember the centering thought, I expect and accept abundance to flow easily to me.  “I expect and accept abundance to flow easily to me.”

Namaste

Day 12 – Abundance and the Law of Intention and Desire

Centering Thought – “I place my intention into the vast ocean of all possibilities and allow the universe to work through me.”

Having an abundance consciousness allows us to view life as a magical adventure where our needs are met with grace and ease.  It includes the ability to see beauty wherever we go, have gratitude as our primary emotion, open our hearts to everyone we meet and trust in the cosmic plan

According to the law of intention and desire, we recognize that at the deepest level of reality is a field of energy that gives rise to all the forms of creation.  Placing your attention on exactly what you want to create in your life – beauty, love, prosperity, will energize the object of your desire and draw it to you.

Attention energizes.  Intention transforms.  Once you clarify your intentions, surrender them into the silence and allow the universe to work out the details.

Today I will guide you through a visualization mediation where we’ll create our intentions and release them.  Let’s begin…

Find a comfortable position, placing your hands gently in your lap and closing your eyes.  Allow your mind to carry you to a luxurious beach where the ivory sand flows like sugar between your toes and the turquoise waves gently ebb and flow at you feet.  The scent of the crisp salty air tantalizes your nose and you breathe deeply.

In the distance, you spy a flack of gulls flying deftly above the water, and a school of dolphins at play.  A bottle that contains a scroll, and a pen is close by and you pick it up.  On the scroll you begin to make a list of your heartfelt intentions one-by-one.   These are your deepest desires.

As you complete your list, you place the scroll back into the bottle and toss it into the vast sea.  Feel the abundance of the beautiful beach that surrounds you.  Ask the universe to deliver the contents of your bottle and cast those intentions in to the ocean of consciousness.  Now take a slow, deep breath and gently introduce the Sanskrit mantra for the laws of intention and desire, repeating it mentally and allowing it to flow with effortless ease.    Om Ritam Nemah.  My actions and desires are supported by cosmic intelligence.  Om Retim Nemah.   Whenever you find yourself distracted by thoughts, sensations in your body, or noises in the environment, simply return your attention to repeating the mantra, Om Ritam Nemah.  Please continue with your meditation.  Om Ritam Nemah.

Please bring you awareness back into your body.  Take a moment to rest, inhaling and exhaling slowly and deeply.  When you feel ready, gently open your eyes.  As you continue with you day, know that your deepest desires are supported by the universe, reminding yourself of today’s centering thought, “I place my intention into the vast ocean of all possibilities and allow the universe to work through me.”  “I place my intention into the vast ocean of all possibilities and allow the universe to work through me.”

Namaste

Day 13 – Abundance and the Law of Detachment

Centering Thought: “As I let go of the need to arrange my life, the universe brings abundant good to me.

In the words of Dr. David Simon, my beloved friend and cofounder of the Chopra Center for Well Being, abundance is a state in which you believe you were intrinsically created, and that you are an expression of the universe.  If you accept the idea of an unlimited abundant universe, you relinquish the desire to  manage circumstances and force solutions in order to manifest your desires.  This is the essence of the law of detachment.

The law of detachment teaches us to focus our attention on what we desire, take the necessary steps to achieve our dreams and then find security in the wisdom of  uncertainty by letting go of any attachment to outcome, an essential step in achieving our goals.

Think for a moment about a time when you tried to recall a name with no success.   Finally, after struggling to remember, you let go of you efforts, then a while later, the name flashed across the screen of your consciousness.  In this same way, casting your intention into the womb of creation, without attachment to the results, ultimately fulfills you desire.

In the physical world, there are perceived boundaries such as time, space and opportunity.  In the spiritual realm, no such boundaries exist.  Opportunities are limitless and there is no space or time.  What exists are pure possibilities, pure potentiality which you activate through your thoughts, beliefs and intentions.  Abundance springs from this unlimited source, therefore, release any thoughts of limitation.  Go directly to the force which lies within, and proclaim your intention.

Today, put the law of detachment into practice.  Detach from all expectation of outcome by allowing everyone and everything the freedom to be exactly as they are.  Accept uncertainty and witness the solutions and opportunities that spontaneously spring from it.  Then, step into the field of all possibilities, remaining open to its infinity of choices.

Take a moment to consider today’s, centering thought.  “As I let go of the need to arrange my life, the universe brings abundant good to me.”   “As I let go of the need to arrange my life, the universe brings abundant good to me.”

The Sanskrit mantra for the law of detachment  is Om Anandham Namah.    My actions are blissfully free from attachment to outcome.  Om Anandham Namah.

Release the mantra.  As you continue with your day, remember to release all attachment of the outcome of your efforts by reminding yourself of our centering thought for today, “As I let go of the need to arrange my life, the universe brings abundant good to me.”  “as I let go of the need to arrange my life, the universe brings abundant good to me.”

Namaste

Day 14 – Abundance and the Law of Dharma

Centering Thought: “There is a way I can fulfill my true purpose in life.”

Today’s Sanskrit mantra is om Varunam Namah – My life is in harmony with cosmic law.

You are well on your way to attracting the abundance that is waiting for you.  This past week we’ve explored the topic of abundance as it relates to the Seven Spiritual Laws of Success.  Now, we’ll consider how the Law of Dharma has the greatest influence on your ability to fulfill your deepest desires.

The first component of the Law of Dharma is to discover your true self.  The second and third components are inextricably intertwined.  They are to express you unique talents and to share those gifts to bring happiness to you and others.   Explore all the things that make you heart sing and enable you to make a life.  Not just a living.  Ask yourself, “How can I help”, “How can I serve?”.

Expressing your gifts in service to others is the highest expression of the Law of Dharma.  When your creative expressions match the needs of those around you, abundance effortlessly flows into you life in perfect divine order.  You can put the Law of Dharma into practice today simply by listening to the spirit that presides inside you, consciously acknowledging your unique talents and asking yourself how you can best use those gifts to serve the world.

As we prepared for meditation, turn your attention to today’s centering thought, “There is a way I can fulfill my true purpose in life.”  “There is a way I can fulfill my true purpose in life.”

Please find a comfortable position, placing your hands lightly in your lap and closing you eyes.  In this moment, go within to that place of inner quiet where we experience our connection to the higher self.  Let go of all thoughts and begin to observe the inflow and outflow of your breath.  With each inhalation and exhalation, allow yourself to become more relaxed, more comfortable, more at peace.

Gently introduce the Sanskrit mantra for the law of Dharma, repeating it mentally and allowing it to flow with effortless ease.  Om Varunam Namah.  Om Varunam Namah.  My life is in harmony with cosmic law.    Om Varunam Namah.  When you find yourself distracted by thoughts, sensations in your body or noises in the environment, simply return your attention to repeating the mantra, Om Varunam Namah.  Please continue with your meditation.

Please bring you awareness back into your body.  Take a moment to rest, inhaling and exhaling slowly and deeply.  When you feel ready, gently open your eyes.

As you continue with your day, carry the sense of divine purpose with you, reminding yourself of today’s centering thought, “There is a way I can fulfill my true purpose in life”.  “There is a way I can fulfill my true purpose in life.”

Namaste
“Day 15 – Living Synchrodestiny

Today’s Centering Thought: “As I live in present moment awareness, I live the magic of synchrodestiny.”

Today’s Sanskrit mantra is Aham Brahmasmi – The core of my being is the ultimate reality, the root and ground of the universe, the souce of all that exists. 

Mindful Moment – Witness the connections.  Explore experiences of synchrodestiny in your own life.  Make a list of  recent experiences that you’ve had.  Begin to notice these coincidences and see the universe at work in your life, helping you realize your dreams. 

During our first week together, we explored the reality of abundance, it’s original source, the universe,  and how we attract it through our consciousness.  Last week, we learned how to attract more abundance by applying the Seven Spiritual Laws of Success.   This week, we’ll expand on our foundation and discuss the many ways abundance can manifest in our lives, beginning with the understanding of how the effortless flow of seemingly unrelated events, come together to bring fulfillment to our lives.  I call this merging of of coincidence and destiny, synchrodestiny, powerfully leveraging the intelligence of the universe that orchestrates the whole dance of creation on every scale from the furthest reaches of the cosmos to the events of our down daily lives.

One of the main principles of synchrodestiny is recognizing and celebrating this cosmic dance.  Trusting that there is a rhythm to life and when we live in harmony with that rhythm, everything we desire comes to us effortlessly.  In this way, we can make miracles happen with no limit and without end.

Have you noticed that when things go right, they seem to continue to go right.   You get the feeling you are totally aligned with the flow of the universe.  What seem like coincidences pop up almost daily and opportunities and encounters that support you arise out of the blue.  That is synchrodestiny at work, the play of the universe that spreads the banquet of abundance before you.

Once you relax into the rhythm of life, its as if you are floating on the gentle current of a river, carrying you safely to shore where everything you have ever wanted awaits you.   Much like a powerful magnet, you will attract prosperity, emotional well being, spiritual fulfillment and a deep awareness of your life’s true meaning and purpose.

Pay attention to coincidences.  Listen to the messages they bring.  Live in the abundance of synchrodestiny.  Explore experiences of synchrodestiny in your own life.  Consciously recall to your awareness, recent coincidences that you have had.   Perhaps you were just thinking about an old friend and then she sent you an email.  Or you had an idea that would help you solve a problem and someone with the power to assist you had the same thought.  Begin to notice these coincidences and see the universe at work in your life, helping you realize your dreams.

Begin to contemplate the centering thought, “As I live in present moment awareness, I live the magic of synchrodestiny”.  “As I live in present moment awareness, I live the magic of synchrodestiny.”

Today’s Sanskrit mantra is Aham Brahmasmi, Aham Brahmasmi, the core of my being is the ultimate reality.  Aham Brahmasmi.

As you continue with your day, carry this feeling of synchrodestiny with you, reminding yourself of the centering thought for today, “As I live in present moment awareness, I live the magic of synchrodestiny”.  “As I live in present moment awareness, I live the magic of synchrodestiny.

Namaste
Day 16 – Living Gratefully

Today’s Centering Thought: “Today I remember to be grateful.”

Today’s Sanskrit Mantra – Om Vardhanam Namah – I nourish the universe and the universe nourishes me.

Mindful Moment: Cultivate gratitude.  Make a list today of the many things in your life that you appreciate.  Review you list and offer thanks for all you’ve included.  Practice this routine often.  Taking stock of you life’s many gifts and expressing gratitude will clear the way for even greater abundance to flow into your life.

Experiencing gratitude is one of the most effective ways of getting in touch with your soul.   When you feel gratitude, your ego steps out of the way, enabling you to feel greater love, compassion and understanding.  Genuine gratitude is also one of the most powerful ways to invite more goodness into our lives.   It is as if you are saying to the universe, “please bring me more of this”.

Gratitude is independent of any situation, circumstance or personal experience.   When you connect with this true inner joy, you feel bliss for no reason.  Simply being alive to gaze at the stars and appreciating the miracle of life itself brings you happiness.

To feel gratitude, consider all of the wonderful gifts you enjoy in your life, nurturing, loving relationships, connections you have with very special beings, the miracle of your body and fertile mind, and material comforts.  Appreciating your life in this manner, sweeps away any thought of lack or limitation and reminds you of the positive things that surround you.  You realize that everything you experience is a gift.

As you move into that place of gratitude, notice the warmth, love and compassion and sense of connection that enters your heart.  Find peace in knowing that there is a divine plan moving you forward on your evolutionary path.  Realize the seed of goodness in every situation and embrace each moment of your life as an opportunity to evolve into a more loving and thankful being.

Think of the many things in your life that you appreciate, taking stock of your life’s many gifts and expressing gratitude will pave the way for even greater abundance to flow into your life.  By giving thanks for all that you have, and commitment to live in deep appreciation, abundance is certain to flow to you.  That is the attractive power of gratitude.

Bring your attention to your heart and consider our centering thought, “Today, I remember to be grateful”.  “Today, I remember to be grateful.”

Keeping you attention in you heart, gently introduce the mantra into you mind, Om Vardhanam Namah.  I nourish the universe and the universe nourishes me.  Om Vardhanam Namah.

As you continue with your day,  carry this deep sense of gratitude with you, reminding yourself of our centering thought, “Today, I remember to be grateful”.  “Today, I remember to be grateful.”  “Today, I remember to be grateful.”

Namaste.
“Day 17 – Living Carefree

Today’s Centering Thought: “I move through my days light-hearted and carefree, knowing all is well.”

Today’s Sanskrit mantra is Sat, Chit, Ananda – Existence, Consciousness, Bliss

Mindful Moment: Bring in the joy!  Take some time today to reflect on good times, look at old photos, take time for a leisurely walk, or spend time with someone who warms your heart.  Experience the joy of all that you love, including yourself.  As a spiritual being, you fear nothing because you know there is nothing to fear, and all that truly exists in the world is love. “

There are some who live day-to-day, concerned about not having enough of whatever they feel is enough to have happiness and security.   Their bodies most likely echo those feelings by sending messages of discomfort in the form of anxiety, worry and stress.  This, however, does not have to be.  Instead, if we learn to trust the intelligence of the universe, and practice living carefree, we can live fearlessly without worry and focus on lack.  We can expect only the best and live our lives from a place of true joy.

When the mind nourishes the body with carefree thoughts and feelings, the body returns to it’s natural state of happiness and calm and, from this place of bliss, you are able to regain the memory of who and what you really are…a spiritual being.  Inextricably interconnected with the creative power of the universe.

Reconnecting with your true nature, you cross the invisible boundary between the ego and true self.   You begin to feel more humor in everyday circumstances, and laughing more, even at yourself because you no longer take yourself so seriously.  You handle the unexpected with calm and ease and your life becomes free of melodrama.

What if you learned to detach from worry about the future and instead trust that there is always enough of anything that you need or desire.  How would you change?  Would you feel happier and more carefree?   Notice that all of these qualities are available to you, right in this moment, if you chose them.  And, in this relaxed and blissful state, there is nothing you lack.   All of your needs are met with no exception.

Practice living each moment as it comes with a light and open heart and pay attention to how those carefree moments carry with them greater abundance and boundless joy.  To help you do this, take some times to reflect on good times.  Look at old photos, play a favorite song, pet you cat, take a leisurely walk, or spend time with someone who warms you heart.  Experience the joy of all that you love, including yourself.   As a spiritual being, you feel nothing because you know there is nothing to fear and all that truly exists in the world is love.

Take a moment to place you attention in your heart and focus on today’s centering thought, “I move through my days light-hearted and carefree, knowing all is well”. . “I move through my days light-hearted and carefree, knowing all is well.”

Gently introduce today’s Sanskrit mantra, Sat, Chit, Ananda.  Existence, Consciousness, Bliss.  Sat, Chit Ananda.

Today, carry a sense of light-heartedness with you, reminding yourself of our centering thought for today, “I move through my days light-hearted and carefree, knowing all is well”.  “I move through my days light-hearted and carefree, knowing all is well.”

Namaste,

Day 18 – Living Unity

Centering thought:  “I celebrate my unity with all life, knowing we are all one.”

Today’s Sanskrit Mantra is Tat Tvam Asi – I see the other in myself and myself in others.

Mindful Moment: Foster interconnectedness.  Be present and genuinely interested in the lives of others when you speak with them today.  In your conversations, give your undivided attention and, if you see someone in need, offer your assistance.  Fostering these experiences will help you cultivate a deeper understanding of true interconnectedness. 

Living only in the physical realm, we perceive the world through our senses, yet, if we depend only on our senses, we believe the physical world is our sole reality in which all beings are separate from one another and have access to limited resources.  From this perspective of lack, we begin to believe for instance that if someone else enjoys success or finds love, we may be left out.   We become steeped in a competition that pits us against one another and prevents us from experiencing true bliss.

In truth, at both the molecular and spiritual levels, you and I are one, sharing the unity of an all pervasive spirit.  Once we realize that we are completely connected, the spirit of competition disappears, giving way to cooperation and unity consciousness.  In this state, we know that when one person succeeds, we all succeed.  Furthermore, since I am you, I do not exist without you.

I illustrate at this point, two bundles of reeds leaning against each other for support.  Both bundles thrive.  Because one exists, the other does as well.  Remove one bundle and the other bundle falls.  In our own lives, we can come to understand this when we think about family.  Families support each other in times of need and when a brother or a sister achieves success, the whole family celebrates.  On the deepest spiritual level, we are not only related to our parents, brothers and sisters, but to the entire world.  When we grow in this awareness, we live in unity, celebrating everyone’s success.

As we move toward the idea of living unity, a personal self is replaced by the universal self.   We develop sincere feelings of relatedness to everyone and  greater empathy with others as we share in their triumphs and joy.   We become genuinely interested in their lives, give them undivided attention and assist them when asked.

In this state, miracles are common place.  Here, we are able to create anything we desire including abundance in whatever form we choose.  Miracles happen because we are living in love, service and compassion.  The understanding of living unity carries with it tremendous power.  When enough people come to the realization that we are truly one and release the idea of separateness, we can achieve a critical mass of uplifted consciousness that will not only benefit our own lives but will help heal the world.

Spend some time practicing living unity today.  Be present and genuinely interested in the lives of others when you speak with them.  In your conversations, give you undivided attention and if you see someone in need, offer your assistance.  Fostering these experiences will help you develop true interconnectedness.

Focus your attention on the centering thought, “I celebrate my unity with all life, knowing we are all one”.  “I celebrate my unity with all life, knowing we are all one.”

Gently introduce the Sanskrit mantra, Tat Tvam Asi.  I see the other in myself and myself in others.  Tat Tvam Asi.

Today, carry the sense of living unity with you, reminding yourself of today’s centering thought, “I celebrate my unity with all live, knowing we are all one.”  “I celebrate my unity with all life, knowing we are all one.”

Namaste,

Day 19  Living Love

Today’s Centering Thought:  Today, I remember to love everything and everyone I come in contact with.”

Today’s Sanskrit Mantra is Sat, Chit, Ananda – Existence, Consciousness, Bliss

Mindful Moment: Share your love.  Practice living love today by offering a kind word or thought to everyone you meet, recognizing that the greatest gift you can give to anyone is love. 

An Indian sage said to his followers, ‘Life is love and love is life.  What keeps the body together but love?  What is desire but love of the self?  And what is knowledge but love of truth?  The means and forms may be wrong but the motive behind them is always love.  Love of the me and the mine..  The me and the mine may be small or may explode and embrace the whole universe but love remains.”

Love is the most powerful force in the universe.  It can heal, inspire and bring us closer to the higher self.   Love is an eternal, never-ending gift to ourselves and others and when we truly experience love, we find ourselves.  Like a tiny spark that ignites a blaze that consumes a vast forest, a spark of love is all that it takes to experience love’s full force in all its aspects, earthly and divine.

The practice of living love exemplifies the unlimited abundance of the universe.  No matter how many people you love –  yourself, family, colleagues, the world, you can never run out because at the core of your being, you are pure love.

In ancient India, the ecstacy of love was called ananda, a bliss consciousness.  The ancient seers held that humans are meant to partake of this ananda at all times.  Living our lives with love for all beings helps us realizse our true nature.   Sat, chit, ananda.  Existence, consciousness, bliss.

Living from love attracts more goodness to you.  Therefore, to experience true abundance in your life, live the love that you were created to be, the love that you are,  and watch your life flourish in all ways.

Practic living love today by simply offering a kind word of love to everyone you meet, recognizing that the greatest gift you can give to anyone is love.

As we prepare for our meditation, let’s focus on today’s centering thought, “Today, I rememeber to love everthing and everyone I come into contact with.  Today, I remember to love every thing and everyone I come into contact with.”

Now lets begin.  Find a comfortable position, placing your hands lightly in your lap and closing your eyes.  In this moment, go within to that place of inner quiet where we experience our connection to the higher self.  Let go of all thoughts and begin to observe the inflow and outflow of your breath.  With each inhalation and exhalation, allow yourself to become more relaxed, more comfortable, more at peace.  Gently introduce today’s Sanskrit mantra, expressing it gently and allowing it to flow with effortless ease.  Sat, chit, ananda.  Sat, chit, ananda.  Existence, consciousness, bliss.  Sat, chit, ananda.

Whenever you find yourself distracted by thoughts, sensations in your body or noises in the environment, simply return your attention to mentally repeating the mantra, sat, chit, ananda.  Please continue with your meditation.  Sat, chit, ananda.  Do this for about 5 minutes.  Then release the mantra.  Bring your wareness back into your body.  Take a moment to rest, inhaling and exhaling slowly and deeply.  When you feel ready, gently open your eyes.

As you continue with your day, carry the sense of living love with you, reminding yourself of today’s centering thought, “Today, I will remember to love every thing and every one I come into contact with.  Today, I remember to love every thing and every one I come into contact with.”

Namaste,

Welcome to Day 20:  

Today’s Centering Thought, “Today, I treat myself to moments of luxury.  Today, I treat myself to moments of luxury.”  

Today’s Sanskrit Mantra: Om Ritam Nemah..My actions and desires are supported by cosmic intelligence

When you believe you are valuable, you surround yourself with luxury, comforts and pleasures beyond those needed for everyday living.  Luxury is not materialism.  It doesn’t have to be an expensive car, or opulent home.  It can simply be the sweet fragrance of flowers picked from a garden, a drop of scented oil in a warm bath, a piece of rich chocolate, or the sound of beautiful music.  These are life’s small luxuries that cost very little but mean so much.

Do you feel worthy of such luxury?  Luxury is our natural state and abundance a birthright.  As Aurvedic wisdom tells us, every person is a piece of gold.  Pure gold is your essence, created from the love of the universe.  Love is as luminescent and cherished as are you.

As such a treasure, you deserve all the good the world has to offer.  With this in mind, know that by elevating your view of yourself, you elevate the quality of your life.   Your outer world will echo your thoughts, beliefs and intentions, that you are a  treasured being, worthy of abundance.

Practice living luxury today.  Take some time to do something for yourself that you consider luxurious.  Take a bubble bath or a long walk.  Meet a good friend for tea.  Or lose yourself in a favorite old film.  Make this a habit.  The more you bring small luxuries into your life, the more you will recognize yourself as a worthy, spiritual being, deserving of love and abundance.  Preparing for our meditation,  let’s focus on today’s centering thought, “Today, I treat myself to moments of luxury.  Today, I treat myself to moments of luxury.”

Now let’s begin.  Please find a comfortable position, placing your hands lightly in your lap and closing your eyes.  In this moment, go within to that place of inner quiet where we experience our connection to the higher self.  Let go of all thoughts and begin to observe the inflow and outflow of your breath.  With each inhalation and exhalation, allow yourself to become more relaxed, more comfortable, more at peace.

Gently introduce the mantra, repeating it gently and allowing it to flow with effortless ease, “Om ritam nemah”, Om ritam nemah”.  My actions and desires are supported by cosmic intelligence, Om ritam nemah.”  Whenever you find yourself distracted  by thoughts, distractions in your body, or noises in the environment, simply return your attention to mentally repeating the mantra.  Om ritam nemah.  Please continue with your meditation for about 5 minutes mentally repeating, Om ritam nemah.  Om ritam nemah.

Please bring your awareness back into your body.  Take a moment to rest, inhaling and exhaling slowly and deeply.  When you feel ready, gently open your eyes.

As you continue with your day, carry the sense of luxurious abundance with you, reminding yourself of  today’s centering thought…”Today, I treat myself to moments of luxury.”  “Today, I treat myself to moments of luxury.”  “Today, I treat myself to moments of luxury.”

Namaste,

Welcome to Day 21  Living Abundantly

Today’s Centering Thought:  Every Moment of every day, I live my life abundantly.

Today’s Sanskrit Mantra:  So Hum

“Congratulations on completing the Chopra Center 21 Day Meditation Challenge, Creating Abundance.  It has been our gift to share these rich meditation experiences with you.  Throughout our time together, you have acquired the daily tools to help experience daily abundance in your life.  You have grown in confidence that abundance is assured, certain in the knowledge that it is your birthright.

Experiencing abundance all around you, you know that you cocreate with your higher self  and can truly express yourself as an abundance being.  One who can enhance the lives of others and effect a positive change in the world.

Today, I will guide you through a visualization meditation where we will plant the seeds of this abundance consciousness to grow more love, happiness, prosperity.  Anything you wish.  Blissfully aware that abundance will flow easily and effortlessly into your life.  Let’s begin

Sit comfortably and softly close your eyes.  Inhaling and exhaling gently, let go of all thoughts.  Allow your  mind to take you to a beautiful meadow, so peaceful and inviting that you want to sit among it’s verdant grasses and enjoy it’s splendor.  The meadow soil feels soft and rich as you move it through your fingers, embracing your connection with the earth.  With you is a small package of seeds of all varieties, seeds of gratitude, appreciation, love, peace, material wealth, interconnectedness, harmony, health, well-being and bliss.  You open the packet, pouring the seeds into your hand and sprinkling them into the fertile soil.  You trust that once you’ve planted your seeds, the sun and rain will nurture them and they will grow into strong and vibrant plants.  As you revel in the meadow’s gentle fragrances before taking your leave, silently repeat these words after me, feeling them resonate within your heart center.  I am unlimited abundance.  I am blissful happiness.  I am exquisite well-being.  I am unconditional love.  I am complete harmony.  I am inner peace.

Now, take a slow, deep breath through your nostrils while repeating the sound, So.  Slowly exhale through your nostrils, repeating the sound, hum.  Continue to allow your breath to flow easily, repeating So on the inhale, and hum on the exhale.  Should your attention drift to sounds in your environment, or sensations in your body, gently return to repeating the mantra, So Hum.  So Hum.  Continue with this meditation for about 5 minutes.

Release the mantra and bring your awareness back into your body.  Take a moment to rest.  Inhale and exhale slowly and deeply.  When you feel ready, gently open your eyes.

You have planted the seeds of abundance into the womb of creation where they will surely blossom with effortless ease.  Trust that at any time you can connect with the source, your true essence.

As we end our time together in this challenge, I leave you with one final centering thought which will leave you with a wonderful thought of all we have experienced together.  Every moment of every day, I live my life abundantly.  Every moment of every day, I live my life abundantly.

Namaste,
Welcome to Day 22:  Happiness and Humanity

Today’s Sanskrit Mantra:  So Hum

Today’s Centering Thought:  As I elevate my abundance consciousness, I do my part to heal the world.

Welcome back!  Now that we’ve experienced this miraculous transformation over the past three weeks, I want to guide you in a visualization meditation dedicated to transforming the energy of our planet by sharing our loving, peaceful presence with our global community.

Happiness and oneness help form the core of abundance.  Every creative vision of the world we want to be in – a place of love, happiness and prosperity for all – and hold it in our hearts, then so it will be.

Let’s begin.  Please find a comfortable position placing your hands gently in your lap and closing your eyes.  In this moment, go within to that place of inner quiet where we experience our connection to the higher self.  Let go of all thoughts and begin to observe the inflow and outflow of your breath.  With each inhalation and exhalation, allow yourself to become more relaxed.

Begin to imagine a light emanating from the core of our planet.  We are all gathered around it holding hands.  This glowing light, which the earth reflects before us, is the same spiritual source of all abundance that flows through each person on the planet.  This is the essence of our expression.  Namaste.  The divine light within me  honors the divine light within you.

As we look around, we see the ribbons of people from every nation standing with unity, smiling, hopeful, inspired.  We are all one.  Let’s set the intention right now for greater compassion, understanding, joy, love, equanimity, peace, abundance;  a more just and welcoming community… and cast our intentions out into the unified field, allowing the universe to handle the details.

Now take a slow deep breath through your nostrils while silently repeating the sound So.  Slowly exhale through your nostrils silently repeating the sound hum.  Continue to allow your breath to flow easily, repeating so on the inhale, and hum on the exhale.  Should your attention drift to thoughts, sounds in your environment, or sensations in your body, gently return your focus back to the mantra, So Hum.  So Hum.  Continue with your meditation for about five minutes.

Release the mantra.  Bring your awareness back into your body.  Take a moment to rest, inhaling and exhaling slowly and deeply.  When you feel ready, gently open your eyes.

Thank you for being part of this global transformation, a shared visualization for worldwide abundance and well being.  It has been my privilege to be your guide over the past three weeks to help you awaken to your inner knowing and the reality that we are inherently abundant, spiritual beings.  As you continue on your journey, when you look into the silence of your heart, continue to feel connection with all humanity and enjoy your natural desire to give, receive and be part of the expansion of happiness across our planet.

Please allow today’s centering thought to stay with you always.  “As I elevate my abundance consciousness, I do my part to heal the world. As I elevate my abundance consciousness, I do my part to heal the world.  As I elevate my abundance consciousness, I do my part to heal the world.”

Namaste,