I Tried the 21 Day Abundance Challenge and Here’s What I Found

At this point, we’ve all heard talk about mindfulness and manifesting our best lives. These practices are an antidote to the penchant we seem to have for working ourselves to exhaustion without feeling like we have much to show for it. There’s a superfluity of literature and other content out there if you want to dive into it, from The Secret to The Law of Attraction for Dummies. You may have even heard of meditation challenges cropping up. In 2003, Oprah and Deepak Chopra (world-renowned pioneer in mind-body medicine and personal transformation) started introducing a series of meditation experiences. One of these experiences was the 21 Day Abundance Challenge, which I recently gave a go…



The Concept
This particular challenge is all about clarifying your beliefs and attracting abundance into your life. Members of your groupchat receive a reflection task from the host of the group and have to complete it by a certain time each day. Once the task is completed, you simply state to the group that you’ve completed it. If you don’t state that you’ve completed the task, the host will remove you from the group, as to the keep the energy flowing properly. These tasks are accompanied by a short daily meditation, about 15 minutes each. By the end of the 21 days, you should feel more equipped to harness an infinite source of abundance with just your thoughts, allowing you to lead a more prosperous life. 

The Reality
On Day 0, I was added to a group by our lovely Anjé CEO. She set the intentions of the group and explained that there was no heat if we didn’t want to commit to the challenge. Saying that I’m a meditation rookie would be an understatement, so this was definitely out of my comfort zone, but I decided I’d give it a try anyway!
 

I did Day 1’s meditation on my morning train ride, still half chewing my breakfast sandwich. The task required us to write a list of at least 50 people who influenced our development, which I did with ease as soon as I got into the office. This might not be so hard after all!  



Day 2 involved another meditation (also done on the train) and the task of writing out all of our debts and monthly payments. It was satisfying to have my debts and payments laid out in front of me like that. It gave me good perspective on my financial situation. I noticed, however, that meditating on a rush hour train was a truly testing endeavor…yet I persevered.

Day 3’s challenge was to draw anything that would help to pay off the debts that were listed from Day 2’s exercise (please don’t judge my lack of artistic direction). Day 3 occurred on a Friday, which meant I had to force reluctant friends to do the meditation with me since I was meeting up with them right after work. This proved to be even more distracting than the train...



By Day 4 I was starting to get into a rhythm, but maybe only because it was a Saturday. I did the meditation comfortably on my bed and thoughtfully wrote my task for the day – a list of people I consider to be prosperous. 

Day Five’s challenge was to create and host a group of our own…which threw me for a loop. I was already struggling to allocate the time to keeping up with my current group. How would I be able to run my own? As I bustled about my day, I wondered who I should invite to the group, or when I could really put aside time each day to conduct it. Before I knew it, the deadline came and went, and I was graciously removed from the groupchat.

The Verdict
So I only made it 4 days in, but I’m glad I gave it a shot! In trying out this 21 Day Abundance Challenge, I realized how much I rely on multi-tasking (or doing multiple things at the same time poorly.) If you’re going to try meditating, make the extra time for it! I was also reacquainted with the importance of visualization. Having a clear picture of your goals can help keep you focused on them #visionboards people 😉! While this structured meditation program didn’t do it for me, I can see myself incorporating meditative practices and reflection exercises into my over-abundant schedule…just not on the train this time.

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Have you ever tried one of these meditation challenges? What are your thoughts on manifestation? Lay it all on us by commenting below!


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  • interesting that people are here on day 5.. today was my fifth day too and i was threw off with the task.. i am not creating the group but just commented on the group that day 5 meditation done.. lets see if the host is going to kick me out of the group.. probably not because i am only one other than the host..

    • vishal
  • the whole 21 days are available free on spotify.

    • sue
  • I am halfway through!! AND I was thrown for a loop on day 5. I was nope, I am out! And then I thought this is discomfort in trying something new. When I am in discomfort I can step into the challenge or go back and stay small. I swallowed hard and yeah at first I was not happy because I was really enjoying the process and they made it so hard and I didn’t want to stop. I followed the steps to make my own private group and invited a few people. The next day, it said you can skip this step and stay in the group. What! I made a group and didn’t have to, and now I am enjoying copy and paste and sending to my group. And I think if I had private messaged my person she would have told me I don’t have to do it. I have not removed anyone who isn’t doing it. Their path. Meet people where they are. No judgement. Most of my group have stopped there are a few embracing it. I have learned so much about myself. Putting pen to paper is beneficial. Meditation gives you so much. I am on day 11 right now and not stopping. Have I done my day task yet, no and it’s almost bedtime I will because I see the changes in me.

    • Lori Jokinen
  • Greetings. I find it too soon too to start my own group on day 5 of a 21-day program which is today for me. And thought no wonder we were asked to list names of people within our orbit prior to day 5. Meanwhile I found the four days useful. And it helps to read similar reactions on this platform. Thank you. No day 6, etc. for me.

    • Helena Elsina
  • I finished the 21 days of meditation. It was a great learning experience. I struggled with some tasks, i would imagine it depends on our live experiences but now i can see in a different way several aspects of my life that before this meditation it were quite difficult for me to understand. Also, apart from the meditation per se, I realized/learned the power of the discipline, 21 days to change a habit/paradigm… its powerful. i was surprised that i was able to accommodate in my crazy schedule 30’ every day to do it. Just this learning is fantastic for me. Last comment, since i was invited to join the meditation the fist day , I invited some family friends to do it..i created my own group before knowing that you have to create it on day 5th. Instead of thinking this is a scam, that i dont have time, or i will have to pay something later…etc, I reacted to give/share as a first step (darma) and expected for the best … and it was!, I am proud of that learning and behavior that i had. Wish you all the best on this personal journey on earth.

    • Carlos