Wow! I was bowled over this morning when I switched on my laptop to find the blog got almost 5,000 hits in one day and so many kind messages of love and support from meditators on the Deepak Chopra site. It lifts my wings and makes me feel less alone. It was exactly a year ago I started doing the Deepak Chopra/Oprah 21 Day Meditation Challenge when Laura and I were at the Gerson clinic in Mexico. We got up at 5.30am so Laura could do her first coffee enema of the day. And if all went well (not on castor oil days) I would take 15 minutes to sit on my bed and meditate. Afterwards it seemed as if the whole day flowed more sweetly and easily. I kept up the meditations back in New York and often found words, or clear thoughts, pop into my head at the start of a meditation . When Laura and I were desperately searching for a cure for her depression three words came into my head while I was meditating. Later, when I put these words into Google, they led directly to the Fisher Wallace stimulator that healed Laura’s lifelong depression. At first I thought meditating was clearing a space for my own intuition. But now I think Michael Newton (Journey of Souls) is right, our spirit guides talk to us when our minds are stilled. Perhaps that is what Deepak Chopra meant today when he said: ‘To be inspired means being filled by spirit… It can be experienced as joy or insight, a sudden aha moment or the quiet flow of contentment’. Namaste.
Here’s a link to the latest 21 Day Meditation Challenge https://chopracentermeditation.com/