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Life Class: A Weekend With Oprah, Creating The Life You Want
October 10, 2014
Oprah Winfrey is one person who I would not turn down the opportunity to learn from. She can teach me how to be a successful CEO any day! The billionaire, television, and media Queen has a career that is unprecedented, making her testimony a strong source of inspiration. This year Oprah decided to take her vision and mission on the road and embarked upon an eight city tour called Oprah's Live You Want Weekend. When I found out the tour would be making a stop in Washington, D.C. I was super excited and knew I had to be there. Not only was Oprah coming to D.C., but Oprah was coming to D.C. in September, my birth month. So on September 19 and 20th I found myself in the company of Oprah Winfrey and friends.
Spending two days with Oprah was one of the best experiences of my life. The words that were spoken, the images that were shown, and the energy in the Verizon Center was inexplainable. Literally! Each attendee recieved a cool bracelet the illuminated at high points of the program that you could actually feel the energy in the room.
The weekend included a personal night with Oprah where she shared her story and what she endured and overcame to get to this point in her life. Her story is amazing and I never really knew that Oprah was that funny! The weekend also included a workbook that complimented the activities that we completed with Oprah and her panel of guest speakers including Mark Nepo, Elizabeth Gilbert, Rob Bell, and Iyanla Vanzant. We prayed, meditated, exercised, sang, cried, and elevated in our thinking with the goal of creating the life we want.
I tried to keep up with my note taking, but there was so much that was said. I just jotted down what I could and soaked in the rest. Check out my notes from both days below and some videos from Oprah's previous Life Class that give a snippet of what this creation life is all about!
On night one, the screens showed a beautiful bright orange sunrising and one of the first things Oprah said was:
"No matter what, no matter how dark it gets the sun will always rise."
The rest is just me writing down things that resonate with me, my journey, and my desire to create the life I want:
We are all energy. What will you do with the energy that is you?
Turn up the volume in your life! Exactly your passion and your purpose.
You become what you believe. Surrender to the flow. You are a co-creator of your life.
Why are you here? You are here because you have been called.
Your job, if you're here is to honor your calling.
When things are going wrong it's the universe pushing you in another direction.
"I'm not going to compete with other people. I am going to set my own path"
I am working with the ultimate creator of life to co-create my life.
The law of motion. The 3rd law. Energy!
You co-create your life with the energy of your intention.
Every action and thought has intention.
State your intention first. Be clear with your intention. What do you want to feel and experience?
You're responsible for your intentions and the way you think.
No limiting beliefs! I believed that everything is possible.
Energy is everything! Be responsible for the energy that you bring.
You have control of the vibration of your energy.
Mind your own energy, that is your responsibility.
You are either walking in the direction of love or fear.
Your life is speaking to you all the time.
Remember: In God I move and breathe and have my being.
The lesson of surrender. After I've done all that I can do, I surrender and return to a place of gratitude.
Look at the light. Whatever your going through stop and say thank you.
Gratitude and sunrise faith.
Shift! Find out what you have to be grateful for. Write a gratitude list.
Honor your calling. Be clear about what you believe. Live in a space of surrender and gratitude.
Write a new story for yourself that creates the dawning of greater possibility for you.
Make the shift into the life you were born to live.
Whatever has happened to you has happened for you.
Claim your power! New Vision! See yourself from a different perspective.
Whatever you seek shall come to you.
Have the courage to be who you are.
When we can be who we are we can inspire each other.
Don't let the voices of the world drown out the voices of your spirit.
If you're in a working environment that doesn't align with your spirit. It is ok for the right now. Whatever you are doing right now that you don't want to do, use it as information and a launching pad. Change the energy and change the direction.
Take complete accountability for your amazing life.
Your best beautiful is empowering and uplifting.
When you want something all of the universe conspires for you to get it.
The life you that you want begins by embracing the life that you have and the life that you is miraculous.
Words are powerful. What words do you chose to use?
What follows "I Am" comes looking for you.
Tomorrow begin to create the new vision for your life.
Pursue your own path and do your own work.
Act as if you already have those things that you desire. Act as if you are already living the life you want.
You are responsible for your life...only you have the power to take responbility to move your life forward. And the sooner you get that, the sooner your life gets into gear.
This is the life I want! Cheers to the life of your dreams!