Day 21 – The Highest Vision: Creative Evolution [Oprah and Deepak Chopra Teachings]

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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 21 – “The Highest Vision: Creative Evolution”

 

When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” – Rumi

 

Today’s meditation is about achieving the life we were always meant to live, creative evolution of spiritual growth that isn’t directed by outside forces or even our internal beliefs and ideas.  It comes from the evolution of awareness directed from our higher self to enable us to live a limitless life full of joy, love, beauty and peace.

“I realize every day that my true purpose is to evolve”

 

Sanskrit Mantra:  

“Eem Hreem Shreem (sounds like it’s spelled)
My being radiates wisdom, truth and abundance”

Oprah says….

We all have moments when we need to get unstuck and Deepak has taught us some ways to achieve this. An even more important point is that we are always, in every moment, creating our life.  She says that it’s ultimately being aware that our life is a creative endeavor in and of itself so that we can live a boundless life.

Oprah cites the dictionary definition of creativity –  the ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships or the like, and to forge meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, interpretations.  It is originality, progressiveness.  We are “originality” whenever we tap into our creative souls.

She talks about Liz Gilbert’s book, Big Magic as being “a splendid manifesto on creative living”.  Liz Gilbert “sums it up beautifully in a whimsical conversation with herself.  She asks herself, ‘And what is it that you want, Dear One?’.  Her answer, she says, is always the same, ‘More wonder please’.  Liz speaks for all of us.    As long as I’m still moving in that direction toward wonder, then I know I will always be fine in my soul, which is where it counts.  And since creativity is still the most effective way to access wonder, I choose it.”

Oprah encourages us to choose wonder and embrace our infinitely creative soul….”Trust it, reap it, grow it and your life will know no limits.”

Deepak says….

“Our creative self is always dynamic, curious, open to new things and fascinated by discovery.”  He says that as we become aware of these qualities, we become unstuck and it will feel both remarkable and yet completely natural.   When these qualitive become fully  active, we’ll be living our creative self but there is an even higher vision that we can work towards.  He calls it self-evolution, or self-directed evolution.

Evolution means growth and progress – in children, this happens automatically, developing physically according to our DNA and our environments – family, school and friends.  This helps us become socially acceptable in our human world and many people don’t progress much beyond that – a reasonably secure sense of self, functional at work, with family and responsibility but don’t know how to go beyond that.

Deepak reminds us that creativity is the path and not the destination – our destination is limitless life.   The next step is spiritual growth, higher evolution, a deeply personal dimension of growth that society doesn’t provide.  It’s a conscious decision to shape our life according to your vision of our higher self, looking for ways to grow on the inside and be true to our higher self.   The essential element is consciousness with one goal… evolution without limits, a constant unfolding of beauty, truth, meaning and creativity in our lives.

We all pass through different stages of life and encounter a myriad of experiences – good and bad- that become dim memories but our lives can be much more than a series of experiences.  When we follow our highest vision, we have purpose that lasts a lifetime.  When we consciously become who we truly want to be, we have achieved something that no one can take from us, it has no price and will never leave us no matter what we encounter in life.

Repeat to myself,
“I realize every day that my true purpose is to evolve
I realize every day that my true purpose is to evolve”

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

“Eem Hreem Shreem (sounds like it’s spelled)
My being radiates wisdom, truth and abundance”

Deepak says the mantra “harnesses all the forces of spiritual growth behind your attention to evolve. ”
“Eem Hreem Shreem
Eem Hreem Shreem
Eem Hreem Shreem”

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:

“I realize every day that my true purpose is to evolve
I realize every day that my true purpose is to evolve”

Reflections on Day 21-  write about it…

  • Creative evolution begins with an expanded attitude toward myself.  List the 2-3 of my highest personal reasons for desiring inner growth (nurturing myself? finding more fulfillment? getting more out of life?
  • Regarding this expanded attitude, list 2 ways I can expand my self-awareness today – maybe journal about what my highest version of myself looks like/means? tell a trusted friend about my secret dream? read inspiring poetry/scriptures?
  • “To achieve creative evolution, which is the highest vision, we must take an open attitude towards the unknown”.  List 2 ways that I see tomorrow as being better than today using any measure I choose – physically, mentally, emotionally,  spiritually. Visualize it blossoming and make it as real as possible. Then let go and open my heart to the unknown field of all possibilities.

 

Oprah lessons  written by by DoinTheGratefulDance

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