Dr. Marry and Me,  Personal Writing

Abundance and letting go

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.”

Let go…

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.

Dayna Del Val is on a mission to help others (re)discover the spark they were born with through her blog and newsletter, her professional talks and the (re)Discover Your Spark retreats she leads. Dayna works with people to help them not just identify and articulate their dreams but to develop a framework to get going on the pursuit of those dreams—today, in the next few months and for the years ahead. She's at the intersection of remarkable and so, so ordinary, but she knows that pretty much everyone else is, too. She's excited to be sharing this extraordinary journey with you.

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