Today’s Deepak/Oprah meditation is entitled, Abundant Me, and our centering thought for the day is, “I choose abundance.”
The following is copied from my transcription of today’s guided work into my journal (I always write it down as I listen, since I “get” it best that way). Frankly, I can’t put it better than they do and I’d rather re-write (and re-read) what it is they’ve said. And until they flag me for copyright infringement, I’d love to share it with you!
What lights me up more fervently than anything else in my life? Listen to whatever immediately comes to me — these are signs leading me to me true passion, my most heart-felt desire and, ultimately, to my destiny.
When I heed the call of my deepest desires, I fulfill my TRUE DESTINY!! Live from a place of wonder, play, and delight.
We’re often taught that we must abandon our natural passions as we cross the divide between childhood and adulthood. And YET, passion is what drives me to be the very best individual I can be. !!
Today in meditation, I reconnect to my internal spark & begin to gently release my long-held stories about who I should be & become more intimately re-acquainted with who I really am. Today, I’ll practice shining brightly as the person I was born to be, as I freely share my gifts with everyone I meet.
Truth: what I focus on expands.
When I do what I love, energy & prosperity flow in every way. I may believe that living my passion & desires is out of my reach, that I’m not worthy or talented enough or brave enough to realize my dreams. But, Oprah is here to tell me that it is my birthright (my inheritance) to receive INFINITE GIFTS from the Universe. My desires forge the path that leads me DIRECTLY toward the fulfillment of that purpose. Joy and abundance come effortlessly when I am paying attention to my life.
When I pursue the moment that is lighting me up, I build one moment at a time a life filled with passion, intention, and fulfillment. When I do what I love and give freely of myself, what I offer comes back to me in ways just FAR beyond my imagination.
There are no limits to what I can share, or receive. So let us open the door together to clear the way for an endless bounty of blessings.
Passion is the free-flow of energy that leads me toward the fulfillment of my dreams, desires, and purpose in life. When I do anything with passion, I express every aspect of who I am. (wow) Time seems to stand still as I engage in whatever activity fills me with inspiration, love, and joy.
Without passion, life can feel flat or stale. (mm hmm) In the moments when I do what I love, I open the door to abundance and prosperity in all areas of my life. It is that simple.
As I grew up, I began to learn that what I wanted was unacceptable. Or that it was wrong. Or impractical. Or selfish to go after my dreams.😦
I may feel powerless and think why bother having desires when they will never be fulfilled anyway.
As I listen to these words, what feelings come up? (sadness, low) Do I feel connected to my passion? (No!)
When I wake up in the morning, am I usually excited about my projects and plans for the day, or do I feel lost, bored, or stuck? If I’m not doing what I love, what thoughts or beliefs are holding me back?
Most have to do with money and worth. Many people tell themselves I can’t make a living doing what I love😦 or That dream is simply out of reach, it is not really meant to be.
When I hold some part of myself in reserve, I severely limit what life can bring to me, and what I can bring to life. (!) Abundance flows when I am centered in the awareness that my true self is pure spirit, unbounded in time and place.
Spirit does NOT PLACE LIMITS on my joy, prosperity, OR fulfillment. It is the ego that creates limiting stories about why we cannot make enough money doing what we love. Or that we are not worthy of prosperity.
As I recognize that these stories are SIMPLY THOUGHTS, not the truth, I can gently let them go, and return to my natural state of
No matter how deeply I’ve buried my desires, they are a force of evolution and growth that can never be completely denied (addiction tries to). I am here to fulfill a purpose in the world and my desires are clues that lead me directly to the expression of my destiny.
As I live my Love and Purpose, I will be held in the arms of abundance (aw).
I was born to deeply receive the bounties that Spirit provides. (Oy) All that is required of me is to say, Yes.
Take a deep breath and receive. Receive. Receive.
Approach today with certainty as I contemplate the centering thought: I choose abundance. (mmm…)
I choose abundance.
I choose abundance.