Manifesting True Success is a 21-Day Guided Meditation created by Oprah Winfrey & Deepak Chopra, to learn more click here.

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

Today’s meditation centers on the role our emotions play in supporting our success. Nothing is more intimate to us than our emotions. The current of feelings that underlie all of our thoughts and physical sensations has a major influence on every choice we make. Even after a careful, rational analysis, we tend to make our final decisions based on what feels right to us. For that reason, it is vital that we heal and train our emotions to be reliable and trusted allies. We want our emotions to support our success.

Emotions like anger, depression, and anxiety can undermine our success, but the answer is not in repressing emotions. Emotions need to move, and settle into calmer patterns so that they can reliably support our success with insight, energy, and joy.

Manifesting True Success is a 21-Day Guided Meditation created by Oprah Winfrey & Deepak Chopra, to learn more click here.

CENTERING THOUGHT: My emotions are my most intimate ally.

SANSKRIT MANTRA: Om Shanti Om (I invoke peace).

1.) To help make your emotions a better ally in your success, you must become better acquainted with your feelings. Ask yourself, “How do I feel?” and write down in your journal a few words that describe your emotions.

Right now I feel slightly transitional and slightly grounded. More so grounded than transitional but the energy from that transitional space makes for numerous thoughts turned emotions which can get subtly intense.

2.) Now note how your body feels in relation to those emotions. Do the positive emotions feel more open, expansive, and light in your body? Do the negative emotions make your muscles, breathing, and posture feel more contracted, tight, and tense? Write down the feelings you experience.

Over time I find that positive emotions do cause me to feel more light and free while negative emotions can be so restricting both physically and mentally. Attempting to balance the two is what can cause anxiety at least for me.

3.) Sit comfortably and notice one of the uncomfortable emotions within. Perhaps it’s a persistent worry you have about your mother’s health or a difficult relationship with a coworker. Notice where that worry is held or felt in your body, then begin to take slow, deep breaths from your diaphragm. Dialogue with your emotional self and say, “We can manage this worry and start to feel better.” As you continue to breathe, see your body relax in your mind’s eye and release the worry it is holding. Write down your experience of how the release process went, and how you felt afterward.

Sometimes the release process from worry can be short and quick while others can be so physically draining that you feel mentally and emotionally depleted once you have released the tension from your body. Short and quick is always good but sometimes things take time and although it may not last as long as it feels, being completely disoriented in a moment can get intense. If you don’t have the proper methods of release the moment can be prolonged which is never fun.

4.) Daily Reflection:

Being centered and aligned are always the goal and how we should go about our day but we all know that life isn’t perfect and neither are we. No matter how spiritual, religious, intelligent, powerful, or peaceful we may be things do affect us. They may not have a direct effect on us but even bearing witness to difficulties in others can indirectly affect us as well. The timing of this post couldn’t have been more divine. I had all these intentions and plans set for my Friday night only to have them abruptly halted by a massive anxiety attack. I’ve had anxiety attacks before but this was by far my worst one yet. For the life of me I couldn’t figure out why or what was going on and after slightly gathering myself I opted for an early bedtime. Seeing as though I went to bed so early, I rose early today to the email for this meditation. As I began to read the focus for today’s meditation I saw the direct correlation of my experiences last night to the message for today.

My goal last night was to channel the energy of the new moon and just relax with an easy going Friday getting some work done. In hindsight I guess there was a greater message for me as well as a need for purging. I’m often reminded that we must enjoy our daily victories and not take them lightly because we have a greater vision in mind. This is also something I speak to others but obviously still need to work on myself. I spend a lot of time working for not only myself but others as well. When I’m not working, I’m visualizing and planning. When I’m not visualizing and planning, I’m spreading what little time I have left among my loved ones.

Take all those things and sprinkle in the various things others dump on you daily, put a dash of retrospect and possible regret, all while trying to shield yourself from the negative energy that’s being projected your way….you have me and the anxiety I experienced last night. When I say anxiety I mean shortness of breath, cold sweats, and light headedness. All of those things sweeping in at once and you are then no longer in control of your body. You are now hovering over a trash can vomiting unable to move while your inner voice is trying to guide you back.

Even though I didn’t physically sit at my computer and do work or read, there was a lesson in my experience last night. One that I possibly couldn’t have written about this morning had I not had the night I had last night. Maybe my mind needed to purge and my inability to do so led to a physical purging. I can truly say I feel better and my mind is a little more clear. I haven’t had the time to process what I think and feel completely but the message is loud and clear.

Our minds can have us weighing options and reflecting on decisions when our hearts know the answers. We can even have others trying to blindly sway our decisions when they are objectively basing their opinions on a lower vibrational level. They don’t have the feel nor are they aligned with themselves to see past their own inability to make the proper decisions for their lives. A lot of people make decisions based on “just because” when all they have to do is trust themselves. In order to trust yourself you must know yourself. I can confidently say I know myself and my new goal in this new season in my life is to trust myself.

Trusting myself got me here. It got me out of darkness, depression and overall poor decision making on a consistent basis. Trusting myself has allowed me to start my own business and travel the world. It’s caused a lot of things to be removed from my life but the gains have been far greater.

Why question where you stand today if you are living your dream and at peace with yourself? Why look back when you are so steadily moving forward? Do yourself a favor and stay focused on the tasks at hand and the the journey you see going forward. Looking back will slow you down and the people and opportunities that are meant to be a part of your path will be there or make their way to you no matter the duration.

You don’t change the world by carrying it on your back. You change the world by blazing a trail and being a light for others that may be in the same darkness you once found yourself. You change the world by your walk and you reiterate it through your talk.

Free yourself. Be yourself.

Manifesting True Success is a 21-Day Guided Meditation created by Oprah Winfrey & Deepak Chopra, to learn more click here.

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