I loved today’s meditation over at The 21- Day Meditation Experience at the Chopra Center.
How could I not with the word Renewal in it?!
Day 4 – How to Be Renewed Every Day
Today’s meditation teaches us that when we rely upon familiar repetition to guide us through life – instead of stepping into the ever-new possibilities of the present moment – we remain in a stale, stuck pattern of living. When we learn to fully embrace the limitless potential in the now, we are continuously renewed and liberated from the stuckness of powerlessness and blame. Living in a state of renewal then becomes easy and natural.
TODAY’S CENTERING THOUGHT
I get to much out of these…today I had a hard time of ‘just being’ as I listened to both Oprah and Deepak speak..cause I was like YES YES YES!!! Like Deepak says .. “As we connect with our essence we are re-vitalized, restored and renewed.” And we can do that at any moment, anytime!!!! BRILLIANT!!! 😊
“I thrive in and embrace the Newness of my Now….I breathe in all the ‘new life’ it blesses me with..and exhale the old staleness that keeps me stuck.”
Om Sarvatva Namah
The wholeness of the universe is my true nature.
I didn’t always feel ‘this way’ about Dragonflies. In my past life (i.e. pre-divorce) they were nothing more than a flying insect. At age 39, my journey began. The journey of finding myself, finding me. It would be 5 years before the dragonfly would enter my life in a meaningful way. On a wing and a prayer my husband and I uprooted and moved 625 miles from our families to start a new life on what has now become our island home. With few possessions, no jobs and $600 to our names we took a chance on a gut feeling we both experienced while visiting 4 months earlier. We were, and still are very Blessed. Things just seemed to fall into place. We had met a few ‘island folks’ who immediately became friends. Within a month my husband had a job interview which would eventually lead to a full time job, doing what he truly loves. That summer, while sitting in our yard with a friend, a dragonfly showed up, and continued to hover and hang around. This friend, a Native American explained that in Native American culture, the dragonfly is a symbol of resurrection and renewal. How fitting for me, for us. We were starting over, completely over. There had/have been many bumps in the road, with as many twists and turns, but each obstacle found us, found me stronger. It also represents freedom, and I was finally free from my past, free to be the ‘real me’. Though I’m still a work in progress and always will be!!
On this, my continuous journey, I’ve also been looking for spiritual enlightenment. Having been raised a Catholic, I broke away from it and any religion a long time ago. I found it to constricting, to one-sided. It wasn’t until I moved down here, that I found my true religion and church. I found it on the beach. It is where I can go and reconnect, where I can ‘talk’ and pray, and even get some answers in the most amazing and wonderful ways. I’ve seen it, I’ve felt it. Once the blinders come off, it’s amazing what you can SEE. Hence the name, Spiritual Dragonfly……….They also exemplify Change and Living In the Moment……….all these things spoke and continue to speak to me.