Who knows about this? For the month of January, Oprah’s website is hosting the self-help book pictured above, The 21-Day Consciousness Cleanse by Debbie Ford.
The deal is that every day for 21 days, Oprah’s website features a new awareness goal, such as The Gift of Desire, The Gift of Release, The Gift of Not Having To Pay For This Book Thank Gah.
Each day features a new recording to listen to while you meditate on the goal at hand — and then later you are asked to answer certain questions, workbook style, which allows you to further contemplate your issues and carve new emotional and psychological habits.
Here is an example of the daily audio taken from Day Two, The Gift Of
Today’s the day to become the observer of your life. Take a deep breath. Allow yourself to float down to that place where you have all the wisdom that you need. That place right next to the intestinal gas from Kale soup.
Get comfortable in your seat of wisdom. After first shoving the dog off your seat of wisdom. Take another slow deep breath.
Bring forth the future that’s calling you. Wait, that’s not the future, that’s your mother asking you to paint her kitchen. Bring your outer goal for this cleanse into your awareness. Allow yourself to see it, to feel it, and invite that inner feeling you most desire into your awareness. And the inner feeling declines your invitation because it has to wash its hair that night.
Affirm that this is your future and now turn your attention back onto your breath. Affirm that this is the breath of Kale soup.
Now imagine you are viewing a film of your past, what do you see? Besides the neon leg warmers and that time you dressed in red cowboy boots and a red tie to match your boyfriend. What do you feel good about? What do you regret? Allow yourself to feel compassion for the person on the screen. Because that person is clearly a lunatic.
How can you view your past in a way that will empower you rather than keep you stuck? Allow yourself to hear three words that will shift how you see your past. Not those three words, knucklehead, because those three words are forbidden inside several institutions.
Relax in your seat of wisdom and breathe in today’s soul food. And then choke because that soul food is now stuck in your windpipe.
Click here for the Oprah link. It’s only Day Three of 21.