I’m revisiting the Deepak Chopra 21-day Abundance meditation again. In fact, we talked about it today on Daily Dose of Dr Marry & DD because, while it’s all extremely useful, there’s a particular concept that’s incredibly powerful from the 13th day.
I truly love it when all the things I encounter start to converge into a common theme. This concept is a continuation of the work I did a couple of weeks ago to create more space for what I want to move towards versus react from. As noted, I can easily fixate on checking to see who’s watching or reading my content, how many likes has a post gotten, any new followers. It’s silly, and I have to keep working to lessen the weird but very real hold all of this has on my time and mental energy.
The centering thought for day 13 is “As I let go the need to arrange my life, the Universe brings abundant good to me.”
Not my strong suit.
I like to hold on…sometimes (often?) with a death-like grip.
But this idea of naming what you want, putting steps in place to achieve it and then leaving the rest up to the Universe hit me squarely as I was reflecting on it yesterday.
Is it time to pull a George Costanza and go against my instincts?
I did that yesterday. I posted our Daily Dose and sent it out into the world to fend for itself. I didn’t check it every 30 minutes. In fact, I didn’t check it at all. I posted my blog post about being Hamlet and didn’t check it every 30 minutes. I hardly spent any time at all on any of my social media channels (definitely something I am still doing much better at since deleting nearly all of my network).
When I got up this morning, things had changed. I mean, nothing had gone viral or anything bonkers, but I had a few new subscribers to my YouTube channel, a woman whose content we used for Daily Dose recently shared the post and put up the loveliest note about it. I had a number of incredibly interesting conversations with people I am just getting to know about all kinds of content issues and opportunities. And most importantly, I slept well, something I rarely do.
So my offer to launch the Chopra 21-day meditation again starting on March 13 stands for you if you are reading this, too. Send me a note and I’ll get you signed up. It’s a work at your own pace kind of thing and there’s no ask anywhere during it for a deeper commitment to anything. It’s just an opportunity to shift your thinking a bit and see if things don’t open up for you.
Whether you are seeking more money, more time, more relationships, more opportunities or anything else, there’s value in spending a little time contemplating abundance and letting go of the things you absolutely can’t control anyway.
I hope you’ll join me. Abundance is just around the corner if you’ll only let it go.