“The First Step Toward Getting Somewhere Is To
Decide That You Are Not Going To Stay Where You Are”
This quote holds so much power and truth. Wherever you are in your cancer journey: just diagnosed, in treatment, the “ever after,” you know that you want to move forward toward a goal. Some of that moving forward will be focused on the physical (especially during treatment) and as you progress the focus becomes on the body, mind, and the spirit. If you have been reading my blog, you know how much I depend on stress and “fear” relief. I have been relatively successful in both (this of course, is an ongoing process) through yoga, massage, meditation, and prayer. I had to decide that I didn’t want to stay where I was “in my head.” I had to acknowledge my fear of recurrence, let go of the hypervigilance and anxiety, and begin to change my own thought patterns to bring peace into my heart and my life. Meditation is an extremely effective method of opening yourself to changing negative thoughts into positive thoughts. The concentration on breathing that centers you as you begin your meditation helps the body to relax and prepares the mind to focus on whatever positive thought patterns that you wish to achieve.
I want to enrich and deepen my meditation practice. I have begun a 21-Day Meditation Challengeby Deepak Chopra/The Chopra Center called Creating Abundance. It is a 4 disc CD set. The first week the goal is to learn the unlimited potential of “true abundance:” i.e. limitless love, optimum health; learn the infinite source from which it springs and how consciousness and the mind affect its flow.
The second week the goal is to learn how Abundance relates to the seven spiritual laws of success beginning with the law of pure potentiality.
The third week the goal is the understanding and the incorporation of the practical aspects of Abundance through living in abundance and “Synchrodestiny” by harnessing the power of intention and meaningful coincidence, consciously manifesting our destiny.
I light an aromatherapy candle and give myself over to Deepak Chopra’s soothing voice as he instructs and guides me into meditation. The music is soothing and healing as I meditate on the thought/mantra of the day. Each day’s meditation takes about 15 to 20 minutes.
When I have completed this 21 day meditation challenge, I want to experience Deepak’s meditation CD on Healing. If any of you have already experienced either of these meditation CD’s, please share how they have affected your mind/spiritual growth. When I have completed the “challenge,” I will share the results of my deepening meditation practice.