“The first step to success is getting out of your own way.”
— Steven Stromick
Message of the Day:
Welcome to Week Three of Manifesting True Success. This week we will take the material we have been learning and put it all together so that success becomes second nature. We begin today with a meditation that connects us to the infinite organizing power of Nature. Often our days can become a chaotic series of tasks, events, and problems to deal with. Life is dynamic and ever-changing, and we can’t stop that. But to be a success, your day must be a success. That seemingly chaotic activity must begin to flow with a kind of ease and grace beneath it. This orderly flow happens from within, from the self-organizing power of our awareness. This is the same intelligence that governs all the diverse activity of the universe. As we tap into that inner power, it will automatically coordinate and harmonize the events of our day into a success.
I use the organizing power of my awareness.
Shree Gum Namah
I open my awareness to unlimited possibilities.
Here we are, beginning week 3 of our meditation experience. Deepak and I are so grateful to be on this uplifting journey with you. How far we’ve come. Together, we have discovered how success can be a living reality rather than this distant goal. We’ve begun a path of fulfillment that can serve us in every area of our lives. Now, in week 3, we will bring it all together so that success becomes as effortless and natural daily for you as possible. How? Well today let’s begin to see yourself as the center of an intelligent dynamic and perfectly balanced natural order. Think about that! Just as nature flows in a miraculous pattern that we really can’t explain or understand at all, so do we. As you relax into this awareness and stay centered there, releasing any resistance, the miracles of your own natural order will start to show up. Let your consciousness orchestrate the flow. So let’s sit, get still, breathe into Deepak’s teaching and then we’ll meditate.
To be a success your day must be successful. In a typical day, we all face overlapping demands on our attention between work and family, texting and emails, duties and chores. Everything can pile up in a jumble. This leads to frustration and you can run out of time before you’ve handled the most important demands as well as you want.
Success requires making order out of chaos. There are ways to organize your day as efficiently as possible. The real secret is to be orderly and organized on the inside. Order can be fixed or rigid. Life is dynamic and what you need is the ability to meet each challenge as it arises without overlaps and multi-tasking. The idea is simple. As each demand on your attention arrives, you focus on it, make a decision and have confidence in what you’ve decided. We’ve covered the most important part already, making sure that your choices are smart ones.
But how can you arrange your day so that there is a flow of events, each one allowed time to be carefully considered. You can’t control your day in every detail and you don’t have to. Consciousness has organizing power. As you go deeper into your own awareness, outer events begin to organize themselves. There is no longer a jumble of events but a flow that carries you along.
Nature gives us a clue to its infinite organizing power in the way our bodies perfectly handle thousands of cellular processes every second without flaws or accidents. You are embedded in the same field of consciousness as your cells.
Today, begin to see yourself at the center of a dynamic flow of everything you need to do. Approach your day calmly with an expectation of success.
- Don’t focus on disorder or struggle.
- Be confident that everything can be handled well by letting consciousness do it for you.
- Don’t resist and don’t focus on resistances from others.
You are the author of your own story. Starting today, you can build the confidence and security of knowing your true order in the infinite field of all possibilities.
As we prepare to meditate together, let’s take a moment to consider our centering thought,
I use the organizing power of my awareness
Now let’s prepare for our meditation. Make yourself comfortable and close your eyes. Become aware of your breath and breathe slowly and deeply. With each breath, allow yourself to become more deeply relaxed. Gently introduce the mantra, Shree Gum Namah. This mantra integrates your awareness with the intricate organizing power of nature. As you repeat the mantra, feel your consciousness expand into the supportive matrix of existence. Repeat it silently to yourself, Shree Gum Namah. With each repetition, feel your body, mind and spirit open and receive just a little more. Whenever you find yourself distracted by thoughts, noises or physical sensations, simply return yourself to repeating the mantra, Shree Gum Namah. Continue with your meditation for about 10 minutes Shree Gum Namah. Just mentally Shree Gum Namah.
Now release the mantra. Continue to sit restfully, inhaling and exhaling slowly. When you feel ready, open your eyes. As you continue with your day, contemplate the centering thought
I use the organizing power of my awareness
- Reflect on your old strategy for organizing your life: trying to control every detail, multitasking three or four activities at the same time, and using willpower and emotional intensity to impose order. Was that a successful strategy that achieved long term results? Did you gain support from others? Did it allow you to feel relaxed and satisfied afterward?
- For awareness to organize your daily activities, it must be centered, calm, and alert. When your awareness is agitated, upset, or tired, your day will not be successful. Write about the events of two different days that represent those opposite states of awareness.
- The organizing power of consciousness creates a natural flow to the events of your day. Describe a time when you felt well-connected to your source, and everything flowed smoothly the entire day.