I was invited to a business conference in San Diego recently. I felt fortunate because it would allow me to visit my son, who has re-located there, afterwards. I have a fondness for CA anyway and San Diego is my favorite city.
Because it was business and there’s never much free time to do anything fun, I didn’t check out the Omni La Costa Carlsbad resort amenities. That was a mistake.
Much to my surprise, I discovered that this beautiful resort is the home of the world famous Deepak Chopra Wellness Center. Yes, Dr. Chopra, the famous author, speaker and MD whose holistic brand of medicine blends modern western with ancient eastern medical treatment. The Chopra Center focuses on the principals of mind-body-spirit healing and is an integrative wellness center. There is an amazing menu of day services. They also offer a variety of intriguing weekend or weekly special programs. There is one for women only too that features author Elizabeth Gilbert – “Eat, Pray, Love” fame. (Ladies, contact me if you are interested in attending in 2015).
Wow, so this center was right up my alley. Their philosophy is exactly what I talk about in my book. Wish I had known about it before I arrived, so that I might have had time to explore it better. But, I managed to forgo breakfast one morning and got a yoga class in. Afterwards, in speaking with the staff, I noticed something called “Chakra Balancing”. I scheduled an hour during a meeting break to do this too. (You can Google “what are chakras” to learn more about them.) I was blown away by what occurred when I had my reading!
So, with a certified professional, I enter a quiet, dimly lit room that is scented with an aromatic oil. After doing some yoga type breathing and meditation, she directs me to a table that has the 7 Chakra cards on it, all face down, lined in a row. She instructs me to meditate for a moment and then to put my right hand on my heart, and to use my left hand’s middle finger to choose the card that “sends out energy to me”. I am worried that my perpetual logic won’t let this work for me. I move my left hand and think that I feel energy from the very first card lined up. “No, can’t be so soon” I tell myself, “must be that I felt something ‘cause I lowered my hand.” But, with all of the other 6 cards, I feel nothing. Hmm… I ‘m worried that I am not doing something right. I go down the line again and again, it’s the first card that seems to tingle my hand. I am second guessing myself, internally insisting that it can’t be the first card and that darn, this isn’t working. So, I take my hand away, take a few deep breaths and try again. But this time I just hover my hand over the cards and then delve into touching. OK it’s the first card again with that discernible feel. With the other cards, I feel absolutely nothing except the wood of the desk supporting each of them – no vibe, no energy, just literally, dead wood. It is like they are not even there. So, although I fought it for who knows why, it’s the first card alright.
So – what Chakra card is it? She turns it over and smiles slyly. She says that it is rare that people pick one that I chose. It is Chakra #7, which is the last one at the top of the head. She explains that it is rare to be picked because it indicates that a person has already worked their way through, (literally), all of the preceding 6 chakras. Chakra work is like working through your life lessons. Accordingly, those that resonate with #7 indicate that they are now in a period of “gratitude, enlightenment, transformation, and sharing and teaching of their wisdom and lessons.” Wow! Could that have described my book quest journey any better than that?! My book is exactly about doing the above, and more.
Why then, was I so hesitant to accept card #7 that “called out” to me? Again her reasoning made sense to me. She said that because in my life I am now essentially multitasking, with my full time work while pursuing my book writing & publishing, that this process has been longer than I’d like. And that I have experienced many incidences of self-doubt along this long journey these past 2 years+. So that is why I may have sub and unconsciously not acknowledged this card and that this is indeed my destiny.
Wow – I am profoundly moved by this totally unexpected experience! It is another positive affirmation that this is the journey that I am destined for at this time. This surprise encounter is another mystical guidepost for me and indicates that the brass ring is getting closer. Hope you are as moved by this as I am.