Living Without Burdens Danielle Rogers April 12, 2016 Enlightenment, Spirituality, Uncategorized, Visionary, Words of Wisdom “Shedding the Weight: Mind, Body and Spirit” is a 21-Day Guided Meditation created by Oprah Winfrey & Deepak Chopra, to learn more click here. “We think so often that we are helpless, but we’re not. We always have the power of our minds… Claim and consciously use your power.” ― Louise L. Hay In today’s meditation, we explore how life feels when the old burdens have lifted. When our mind, body, and spirit become lighter, our life becomes a field of new possibilities. As we are freed from the restraints of old habits and self-criticisms, we may feel a lightness of mood, confidence, and joyfulness. With an expansive spirit we feel unlimited, peaceful, and creative. “Shedding the Weight: Mind, Body and Spirit” is a 21-Day Guided Meditation created by Oprah Winfrey & Deepak Chopra, to learn more click here. CENTERING THOUGHT: I embrace my life with ease and joy. SANSKRIT MANTRA: Om Prani Dhana (I open my awareness to the divine in the universe). 1.) Self-judgment keeps the weight on, whether it is physical, mental, or spiritual. Focus on how you judge yourself, and detail the ways you do this. For example, you might blame yourself when bad things happen or feel that you lack the positive traits other people have. Feeling as though I’m not doing enough. Failed relationships. Opening up to the wrong people. Dwelling on the past. 2.) Taking each item of self-judgment, pretend you are your best friend or loved family member. For each item, write down what this person would say about it. Feeling as though I’m not doing enough. Look at how far you’ve come! Failed relationships. Sometimes it may or may not have been your fault but everything that is meant to be, is right here in your present moment. Opening up to the wrong people. Sometimes it takes a while to see who people really are and sometimes you’re too damn nice. Protect yourself and trust yourself. Dwelling on the past. Everything that has happened is an intricate piece of what got you here. Where you’ve been and what you’ve had is nothing compared to all that you are, all that you’ll do, and everything that will come with it. 3.) Now that you have seen both sides of the coin, which viewpoint seems right: the viewpoint of your self-judgment or the viewpoint of someone who loves you? Hands down the view point of someone who loves me. 4.) Daily Reflection: Self judgement is not something that can be turned on and off. It can and will come in waves, some times the waves are mild and meek. Other times the waves are mighty and strong. It is up to us to choose to see the progress we have made and during the times when we can’t see or feel it, it is essential to have people who can place things into perspective for you. We get so hard on ourselves sometimes and no one is above feeling this way. Life is hard and changing for the better is even harder. Its easy to stay the same. Its easy to do nothing. Its easy to just get by. Its easy to look like we have it all or have it all together. What’s difficult is sharing your fears and doubts and admitting that you’re not always strong. It’s okay to not be perfect, it’s okay to not be okay. What’s not okay is feeling like we don’t have anyone to share those feelings with. I am capable, I am able, and I will… “Shedding the Weight: Mind, Body and Spirit” is a 21-Day Guided Meditation created by Oprah Winfrey & Deepak Chopra, to learn more click here.