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Oprah and Deepak Chopra – Desire & Destiny – 21 Day Meditation Experience Review

Oprah and Dr. Deepak Chopra guide us through a 21 day meditative meditation experience

Two highly celebrated individuals whose lives have been dedicated to the upliftment of others have joined forces to bring a synergistically potent and emotionally rewarding 21 day meditation experience. This is not the first time these two beautiful souls have joined together to create a meditative experience for the masses.

Dr. Chopra and Oprah ( ha that rhymes ) seem to be a perfectly natural union to help us achieve this inspiring goal – to connect and tap into our destiny via our truest heart’s desires.

This is an alliance of Dr. Chopra’s “The Chopra Center” located in Carlsbad, CA and Oprah’s “Oprah’s Lifeclass” an Emmy award winning primetime TV program hosted on her OWN network… quite literally – her network is called OWN ( Oprah Winfrey Network). I think its a wonderful union of both personalities and common purpose.

Deepak and Oprah Narrate Our Experience

Both Oprah and Dr. Chopra are heard narrating this audio-guided meditation program. It begins with Oprah opening each day and imparting some insightful and inspiring wisdom to aid us in our natural unfoldment, attraction of abundance, self-worth and so forth. Oprah exits, handing the baton to Deepak, at which point he takes us deeper into the general concept of the day tying together some eastern philosophy and introducing us to our key daily meditative focus points. These focus points are a “Centering Thought” and the daily “Sanskrit Mantra.”

Dr. Chopra instructs us in how to breathe and relax while letting go of all thoughts, focusing only on our mantra for the day. He explains that he will strike a bell ( and you hear the demonstration ) at the end of the meditation, at which point he will gradually bring our awareness back to our bodies and we’ll open our eyes.  Before we enter the day’s meditation Dr. Chopra repeats the Sanskrit mantra for us a few times and a background of nature sounds plays ( birds chirping and such ).

I have taken the time to transcribe Day 1’s introduction and explanation of the Destiny and Desire 21 Day Meditation Experience by both Oprah and Dr. Chopra. Both deliver beautiful and inspiring words that usher us into this new collective experience with them. You really can’t get much better than this for free. Truly an excellent, thoughtful, well-produced program. I am registered and very much enjoying the program as I keep you updated. Even though the program has started I believe you are still able to jump in and join at any time. The “experience” ends December 1, 2013. Click here to be taken to the website in a new window.

Oprah

Welcome everyone, I am so happy and honored once again that you are joining Deepak and me on our new 21 day meditation experience. This one is called Desire and Destiny. Whether you’re joining us for the first time or you’ve been with us for previous meditations, I know you will be profoundly changed by this world wide experience of joyful transformation. What I know for sure is that each of us has been put here for a purpose. We each have a unique destiny and that destiny unfolds with light and clarity when we are still enough to hear the whispers of our truest desires. When you let that deep, quiet, beautiful energy rise up from within it will begin to shape your intentions, shape your thoughts and especially your actions. And ultimately it will light a path to your most abundant wondrous destiny. Over the next 3 weeks we will journey together on that path toward more abundance.  In week 1 we’ll begin to shift our perceptions by creating the space to feel our true essence at a vibrant new level. Then in our second week we’ll open up to the whispers of our deepest heart wishes so we can begin to create a more blissful life, guided by passion and inspiration. And then in week 3 we bring everything together as we move towards sharing our light and expanding the momentum of abundance in the world. Exciting huh? So here we go, take a deep breath, get comfortable and invite this beautiful new energy in. Let’s all listen as Deepak shares his wisdom and begins to pose the most important soul question. I remember when he asked me this question. Who am I? Then we’ll meditate together.

Deepak

Over the next 3 weeks we will share a journey toward living each day of our lives with inspired passion and abundance. Connecting with our deepest desires, we will cultivate a state of peaceful awareness open to our pure potential, aligned with our souls purpose and realize our true destiny. As we begin, let’s consider what desire and destiny really are. Desire is often interpreted in spiritual philosophies as a selfish distraction, which when in indulged pulls us away from our connection to spirit. I believe that desires are seeds planted within to do just the opposite. I believe they lead us to our divine passion and purpose. They are our dreams our divine wishes, they are signs. When we pay attention to and explore our desires they help connect with our destiny. As the ancient Indian sages observed thousands of years ago our destiny is shaped by the deepest level of our intention and desire. Once we plant the seed of an intention in the fertile ground of pure potentiality our soul’s journey unfolds automatically, as naturally as a bulb becomes a tulip or an embryo becomes a child. Over the next 3 weeks we will contemplate a series of timeless soul questions to tap into our true desire and destiny. so where do we begin our journey? Long ago William Shakespeare observed a profound simplicity. It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves. This wise statement leads us to our very first essential understanding as we step forward into our journey together. The most empowering transformational step we can take in life is to discover the truth within. Close your eyes for a moment and ask, “Who am I?” This timeless question has no wrong answer. It is a question I encourage you to ask yourself every day “Who am I?”

 

Day 1
Theme Who Am I?
Centering Thought I am my deepest desire
Sanskrit Mantra So Hum ( I Am )
Day 2
Theme Empowered Me
Centering Thought I am a powerful creator
Sanskrit Mantra Om Kriyam Namah ( My actions are aligned with cosmic law )
Day 3
Theme Confident Me
Centering Thought Abundance flows easily and freely to me
Sanskrit Mantra Sat Chit Ananda ( Existence, consciousness, bliss )
Day 4
Theme Conscious Me
Centering Thought Abundance surrounds me
Sanskrit Mantra Aham Brahmasmi ( I am the universe )
Day 5
Theme Abundant Me
Centering Thought I choose abundance
Sanskrit Mantra Om Bhavam Namah ( I am absolute existence. I am a field of all possibility)
Day 6
Theme Resilient Me
Centering Thought A gift resides in every moment
Sanskrit Mantra Om Vardhanam Namah
( I nourish the universe and the universe nourishes me )
Day 7
Theme Fearless Me
Centering Thought I am free
Sanskrit Mantra So Hum ( I Am )
Day 8
Theme What do I want?
Centering Thought My heart knows the answer
Sanskrit Mantra Om Varunam Namah ( My life is in harmony with the universe )
Day 9
Theme Focused Me
Centering Thought I am focused on what I want
Sanskrit Mantra Om Varunam Namah ( My life is in harmony with cosmic law )
Day 10
Theme Passionate Me
Centering Thought Now is my time
Sanskrit Mantra Om Vardhanam Namah ( I nourish the universe and the universe nourishes me )
Day 11
Theme Intentional Me
Centering Thought I create my reality
Sanskrit Mantra Aham Brahmasmi ( I am the universe. I am absolute existence )
Day 12
Theme Inspired Me
Centering Thought I am inspired. I am unstoppable
Sanskrit Mantra Om Varunam Namah ( My actions are in line with cosmic law )
Day 13
Theme Faithful Me
Centering Thought I believe. I trust. I let go
Sanskrit Mantra Om Bhavam Namah ( I am absolute existence. I am a field of all possibilities )
Day 14
Theme Grateful Me
Centering Thought Gratitude is my prayer
Sanskrit Mantra So Hum ( I am )
Day 15
Theme How Can I Serve?
Centering Thought Serving others serves me
Sanskrit Mantra Om Vardhanam Namah ( I nourish the universe and the universe nourishes me )
Day 16
Theme Uniquely Me
Centering Thought Bliss be my guide
Sanskrit Mantra Om Varunam Namah ( My life is in harmony with the universe )
Day 17
Theme Inspirational Me
Centering Thought I embrace the teacher within
Sanskrit Mantra Om Varunam Namah ( My life is in harmony with the universe )
Day 18
Theme Creative Me
Centering Thought I play. I create. I succeed
Sanskrit Mantra Om Bhavam Namah ( I am absolute existence. I am a field of all possibilities )
Day 19
Theme Blissful Me
Centering Thought Joy Is My Highest Purpose
Sanskrit Mantra Sat Chit Ananda ( Existence, Cosciousness, Bliss )
Day 20
Theme Visionary Me
Centering Thought The world is waiting for my vision
Sanskrit Mantra Aham Brahmasmi ( I am the universe )
Day 21
Theme Extradordinary Me
Centering Thought My destiny is joy
Sanskrit Mantra Om Bhavam Namah ( I am absolute existence. I am a field of all possibilities )
Day 22
Theme Abundant World
Centering Thought Love and abundance for all
Sanskrit Mantra Yum ( Opens the heart chakra–activating peace, harmony and love )

 

Final Thoughts and Review

This was a great experience. I looked forward to doing the meditation every day. Aside from the meditation, each day started off with Oprah and Deepak gearing you up for the meditation and leaving you with some spiritual food to ponder and digest. We get so busy that we hardly stop and pause to reflect on the big picture and positive ways to filter and experience our reality.

This program boosted your self worth, increased your appreciation for your life and those in it and got you excited about life’s possibilities and the fulfillment of your own unique destiny. I personally don’t meditate with a mantra but enjoyed it and liked that I didn’t have to say it out loud.

I’ve tried out sanskrit mantras in the past and liked them but never stuck with them. The mantras do help give you an anchor to bring your drifting mind back to. Some say that those words are the sound manifestations of what they represent and by repeating them you automatically manifest them as the vibration of their sound resonates through your being and begins shifting it.

I learned that this was not the first meditation program that Deepak Chopra and Oprah Winfrey have collaborated on and I hope that it isn’t their last. I will certainly be there for future programs.

I don’t know if its from the meditation and mantras but I am in a MUCH better place in life than I was before I began the program… in just 21 days. Hmm. Interesting.

About Doctor Scott Health

Dr. Scott McLeod, PharmD is an independent researcher, health advocate and author living in Santa Barbara, CA. For more information about Scott and Doctor Scott Health please visit the 'About' section, here.

2 comments

  1. Thank you for this. I was trying to decide if I should go through the program, and this was the personal reflection I was looking for. I’m going to do it.

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