A Weekend With Oprah

In the last year, I have managed to cross three things off of my bucket list, in this order:

1. Visit Israel
2. Drink a bottle of Petrus, and
3. See Oprah

For nearly 20 years a friend and I have sought to get tickets to "The Oprah Show" show or various of her venues, albeit unsuccessfully. But when Elizabeth Gilbert, of "Eat Pray Love" fame mentioned in her newsletter she would be part of an Oprah weekend and that tickets could be had before they were released to the general public, my friend and I jumped on the bandwagon without the slightest hesitation!

And it did not disappoint, though we nearly waited a half year to attend!

Oprah's "Live the Life You Want" event was perfectly planned and orchestrated and it was a marvel to be with 25,000 other similarly positive individuals and her "trailblazers" - the extraordinary teachers that accompanied her on this tour: Elizabeth Gilbert, Rob Bell, Mark Nepo, and Iyanla Vanzant. It was one of those events where each person was worth the price of admission, and which was inspirational beyond words. 

I took copious notes, but I will leave you with just a few inspirational highlights from the weekend:

There is no life without the spiritual life. Our being in disconnection is directly proportional to our connection to the spiritual life.

The energy we put into this, is what we get back.

We are not responsible for others - only for ourselves. We have no power in someone else's territory.

Our power comes from our strength. 

We must learn to set our intentions and use our power to co-create what we want.

Every day we wake up is a gift and we can begin again. We can decide to live is a state of Grace.

Love is all that matters...


Thank you for sharing. It sounds amazing. I have really enjoyed all your posts on FB too,
Olga Rasmussen said…
You are most welcome!

Though anything I wrote hardly did it any justice!

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