Day 15 – Bringing Your Creativity into the World [Oprah and Deepak Chopra Teachings]

Self-expression must pass into communication for its fulfillment.” – Pearl S. Buck
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Getting Unstuck – Creating a Limitless Life – Oprah and Deepak Chopra 21 Day Meditation Experience

 

These are amazing notes – not transcripts –  from Deepak and Oprah’s meditation challenge, Getting Unstuck, Creating a Limitless Life, written by DoinTheGratefulDance .  I have enjoyed several of the meditation series Oprah and Deepak Chopra have shared.  I am not affiliated with them – just a grateful listener too and wanted to share these wonderful notes.    I couldn’t have done a better job!  Thanks for sharing these notes!

 

Day 15 – “Bringing Your Creativity into the World
“Self-expression must pass into communication for its fulfillment.” – Pearl S. Buck

 

Message of the Day”:

Today’s meditation is about naturally creating solutions for everyone around us when we live life from our limitless creative source openly, joyfully, and with collaborative awareness.  This isn’t a solo journey that we’re on – it intimately involves relationships – professional, personal and friends.

“When I relate to anyone, both of us will gain something”

Sanskrit Mantra:  

“Om Prani Dhana (Sounds like Ohm Prah-nee-Tahn-uh )
My individuality expands to universality”

 

Oprah says….

When we share the spirit of unlimited possibilities with others, we unblock obstacles in relationships and all aspects of our lives.    Happiness isn’t something we get from someone else.  Our happiness is in direct proportion to how happy we are, the love we give.   If we want our partner, friends, kids and others to be more open, we need to be those things and be relaxed, more positive and more open with them.  Pay attention and be more loving to ourselves and others and see what happens – our love will be expanded and reciprocated in small and large ways.  It’s spiritual law.

Deepak says….

He says this week we’re going to expand the spirit of creativity into the world, beginning with relationships – an aspect where many of us would like to be unstuck.  A key word in any successful relationship is collaboration and it involves 3 things…

  • Cooperation
  • Sharing
  • Communication

Most relationships are not black and white – we may feel good about some aspects but need to work on other areas.  When we look at our relationships with these in mind, we can creatively relate in an unstuck way.  Ask myself

  •  Am I cooperating in my relationships equally?
  • Am I sharing good and not-so-good aspects of my relationships?
  • Am I communicating in a way to avoid confusion, resentment and misunderstanding?

Every relationship takes 2 people and it takes the same 2 to get unstuck.  When we begin with ourselves and don’t pressure or push the other person, our changes will be mirrored in the other person’s behavior and attitudes.  If we’re frustrated with another person, that person will continue to do things to frustrate us but if we’re open and optimistic, it will change the other person’s behavior.

Mirroring can be an unconscious response because others usually react to us without even knowing why. Other times we mirror our interpretation of something fairly neutral in the other person.  It doesn’t really matter though – when we make an inner shift, the relationship will be affected.

When we meditate, we shift in powerful ways because our consciousness is expanding and beneficial things begin to happen when we’re more relaxed, open and centered.  We find it easier to be receptive to other’s ideas and we want them to be receptive to ours – a creative spark between two people- feeling excited with ideas and passing them back and forth.  This makes it easier to think of “us” rather than “me”.  Rather than retreating into our egos and feeling restricted inside, defensiveness isn’t necessary as awareness expands. When we meditate, our intuition becomes accessible and we find ourselves asking for things they really would like to give/be…their desire to help, shine, be creative and truly themselves.  Watch for these shifts to happen as we practice meditation.   That’s what collaboration is about – both partners gaining and sharing mutual satisfaction

Repeat to myself,
When I relate to anyone, both of us will gain something
When I relate to anyone, both of us will gain something

 

Listen to some relaxing music, breathe slowly and deeply,  become more and more relaxed, and meditate for about 10 minutes using the Sanskrit mantra –

“Om Prani Dhana (Sounds like Ohm Prah-nee-Tahn-uh )
My individuality expands to universality”

Deepak says the mantra “guides awareness in the natural process of letting go of constricted, conditioned feelings and behavior, allowing the unlimited self to expand in love and compassion.”

Om Prani Dhana
Om Prani Dhana
Om Prani Dhana

 

Continue meditating  for about 10 minutes and then release the mantra.  Concentrate on the centering thought:   being fulfilled and being who you want to be and repeating:

When I relate to anyone, both of us will gain something
When I relate to anyone, both of us will gain something

 

Reflections on Day 145 write about it…

  • Every successful relationship requires cooperation.  Choose one that’s important in my personal or work life and describe 2 ways that I can cooperate more and make it easier for the other person to see it as “us” rather than “me” – a collaboration.
  • Successful relationships require sharing.  Think about how I can share myself more generously with the other person in my life – my sympathy, close attention, appreciation, expertise and other good things.
  • A successful relationship requires communication.  How can I open the lines of communication – being a better listener?  Not being Judgemental? Be interested in what interests the other person? Speak my truth without being harsh?

 

Oprah lessons  written by by DoinTheGratefulDance

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