Deepak Chopra’s “Future of GOD”

Deepak Chopra is an author and a New York Times bestseller. He has authored eighty books that have been translated into over forty-three different languages. His books fall into both the fiction and non-fiction categories. Time magazine heralds Chopra as one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the 21st century and gives him credit as “the poet profit of alternative medicine…”

Deepak Chopra is on a mission to teach the world how to connect back with GOD. He feels that the world has lost that “link” to our higher power. We have put up walls and road blocks in our lives that will not allow us to connect with GOD on a deeper and more spiritual level.

How is your relationship with GOD or do you even possess or desire to have a relationship with him? This was definitely an amazing event and I wish I could have been in the presence of the crowd as he spoke to them. In the end, Deepak laid out a road map to help people connect back with GOD.

There are four main ways that Deepak spoke of, that can assist us in finding our way. You have to first, discover the “inner you”.

You can do this by understanding 4 main principles:

1. Expanding your awareness
2. Meditation
3. Prayer
4. Self-awareness

These four principles are a foundation to begin unlocking your spiritual awareness. Check out this article and let’s talk about it…. Tell me what you think!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alex-kip/deepak-chopras-future-of-_b_5648217.html?utm_source=concierge&utm_medium=onsite&utm_campaign=sailthru%2Bslider%2B

The Benefits of Meditation

Meditating is an ultimate stress reliever and it is extremely therapeutic for the mind, body and soul. It is the process of training your mind to clear itself, completely, of all thoughts. In an article that I read, it stated:

” It’s extremely difficult for a beginner to sit for hours and think of nothing or have an “empty mind.” But in general, the easiest way to begin meditating is by focusing on the breath — an example of one of the most common approaches to meditation: concentration.”

With that being said, I have recorded several amazing meditations for you to enjoy, for purchase and download. You can take these meditations anywhere and listen to them on your own time. Learning to meditate takes time and patience. It is a good practice to start with focusing on a single point. Some experts say that focusing on your breath by slowly breathing in and out; clearing all other thoughts is a good way to start.

Some of the benefits of meditation are:

Lower blood pressure
Better sleep
Improved blood circulation
Less Stress
Slower respiratory rate
Less nervousness
Lower blood cortisol levels
Better awareness if your surroundings

The most amazing benefit of all is the freeing of the mind and attachment to material things. For more information on the benefits of meditation, click on the link below!

http://life.gaiam.com/article/meditation-101-techniques-benefits-beginner-s-how

Most importantly, check out these easy to follow meditations from me, Amy D.! You will be so glad that you did! Enjoy!!

http://www.choosevolution.com/content/products-activate-your-awareness

Let me know what you think!

Do You Know When to Close Doors and When to Open Them?

Sometimes it feels like a never-ending transition from one struggle to another. Other times, there aren’t any arising problems or drama; it’s just moving from one season, degree plan, job, or city to another. I know from experience the feeling a dichotomy like living in more than once place or maintaining friendships in multiple social circles can bring. The phrase, “being spread too thin” feels too real when planting roots in a new season while still holding on to old ties. While rose-colored lenses can make this look like: “Multiple homes! So many friends! So many places to go!” be wary of these ties that bind becoming knotted.

Of course, there is nothing wrong with the open hearted, wide-eyed desire to gain all, see all and be all. This can be a beautiful attribute but one can benefit from putting into practice the act of closing doors. It is true that what you do on a small scale renders itself onto a larger one. I have found the nightly pre-bedtime exercise of mentally closing various doors from the day to be extremely beneficial to bringing rest and preparing oneself for the next day. Close the door on the little things like a bad day at the office. Continue to work on visually closing the door on a larger struggle like the tumultuous end to a relationship or loss of something dear to you. When we allow those passages to shut we open ourselves up to new experiences. I’m going to reiterate this life-giving truth: When we actively allow passages to shut we open ourselves up to the possibility of new experiences.

We can be thankful to the encounters we live and the people, places and seasons we learn from. In fact, it is by being grateful to even the sourest of struggles that we open ourselves to the possibility of better seasons, more enriching relationships, and empowered readiness for what we permit to come next.