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It's Within Your Grasp

posted Sep 11, 2014, 6:31 AM by Suzette Vearnon   [ updated Mar 13, 2015, 8:57 AM ]
What an unusual morning.  First I was suddeny wakened by a phone call.  I had forgotten to leave something for my wedding planner, so I stumbled out of bed to meet her at my front door. As I got back in bed and tried to resume what was a restful sleep, thoughts about this and that flooded my brain. Talk about saturation overload.  "This isn't the way you should start your day," I heard inside of me. 

Since I no longer had access to the meditations from my 21-Day Oprah Deepak Challenge, I searched the web for morning meditation.  I came upon, who would have guessed it, a post that said Oprah's Morning Meditation.  No lie!  This is the God's truth.  I clicked on the video expecting to see Oprah sitting with her legs crossed and eyes closed in a yoga posture.  Not what I saw at all.  To my surprise, I saw instead her dog running down the staircase in front of her.  She was coming downstairs to fix her lunch for work.  As the camera flashed back and forth from her daily ritual and her giving the back story, she talked about her special space in her house where she spends 1 minute, 5 minutes, 10 minutes.  She explained, "I stop by to yield myself to something greater than myself."  As she rushed out the front door, her final words were, "I don't want to be alone as I move out into the world."  Unexpectedly, I had a soul swell moment.

"I don't want to go out into the world without you," brought me to tears.  So I decided to invite this mantra into my meditative space and offer it up to the Universe whom I lovingly call God, my Divine Strategist, my Friend, while relaxing music played in the background.  After about 5 to 10 minutes, I resumed my search for something more guided.  I came upon another post.  It was so good that I had to favorite it.  It was called...wait for it....Morning Meditation.  I'm amazed that the Universe can be so literal sometimes!  Well, it brought on another soul swell moment.  

About midway through, the meditative narrator, or should I call her a guide, said to picture whatever it was that I wanted in my mind.  Focus on it.  Picture it floating right in front of me.  Picture it floating in a radiant white light.  Feel the energy of what I desire.  Feel the happiness for what I desire.  For what I desire is within my grasp.  

Not only did I picture it but my mind created its own video.  I saw someone picking up my book and turning it to the back cover. I saw this person excitedly beckon for somebody else to look at it.  I envisioned them excitedly asking about the author and if there were any more books by her.  The staff looked in the computer and located my other two books.  She bought those too.  I saw my books being shown to others who in turn would buy them and share them.  I saw them entering the bookstore and buying.  I saw the email from the bookstore, asking me to bring as many copies as I could.  "I can't explain it," the buyer said. "People are asking for your book!"  I saw my book go from the back to having its own display at the front of the store.  My vision grew as the meditation guide kept saying, "It's within your grasp.  You can have it.  It can happen.  It will happen.  What you desire is right in front of you.  It's within your grasp."  

Is it wishful thinking or is it within my grasp?  I'd bet on the latter.  This I know.  When your soul swells in response to something, it's not coincidental.  When your dream feels the warmth of inspiration, it is not circumstantial.  It's within your grasp.  Just don't give up.