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Applying Universal Principles

Applying Universal Principles

The magic of alchemy works by aligning with the principles that make up the universe’s operating system. Here are examples of how you might apply these universal principles on a daily basis.

The events in my life reflect who I am: I will apply one experience today to myself. Whatever catches my attention is trying to tell me something. If I feel angry at anyone, I will see if what I dislike in the person actually exists in me. If an overheard conversation catches my attention, I will take those words as a personal message. I want to find the world that is inside me.

Whatever I pay attention to will grow: I will take inventory of how I’m using my attention. I will keep a log of how much time I spend with television, video games, the computer, hobbies, gossip, work I don’t care about, work I am passionate about, activities that fascinate me, and fantasies of escape or fulfillment. In this way I will find out what aspects of my life are going to grow. Then I will ask, “What do I want to grow in my life?” This will tell me where my attention needs to shift.

At any given moment, the universe is giving me the best results possible: I will concentrate today on the gifts in my life. I will focus on what is working instead of what is not isn’t. I will appreciate this world of light and shadow. I will receive with grace the remarkable gift of awareness. I will notice how my own level of awareness makes me perceive the world I am co-creating.

Adapted from The Book of Secrets by Deepak Chopra (Harmony Books, 2004).

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Deepak Chopra

Acknowledged as one of the world's greatest leaders in the field of mind body medicine, Deepak Chopra, M.D. continues to transform our understanding of the meaning of health. Chopra is known as a prolific author of over 49 books with 12 best sellers on mind-body health, quantum mechanics, spirituality, and peace. A global force in the field of human empowerment, Dr. Chopra's books have been published in more than 35 languages with more than 20 million copies in print.


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5:22AM PDT on Aug 7, 2012

great article

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3:24PM PDT on May 13, 2012

Thanks for posting.

4:04PM PST on Nov 6, 2011

Makes sense to me. Good vibes, bad vibes.

8:04PM PDT on Oct 24, 2011

What a lovely frame of reference for our daily lives! Thank you.

1:25AM PDT on Oct 18, 2011

Wow. I needed that.

12:39PM PDT on Oct 13, 2011


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