The Wisdom Podcast with Dorothy Ratusny
Seeking Love  | ’ask dorothy’ | A Real Life Client Story | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E15

Seeking Love | ’ask dorothy’ | A Real Life Client Story | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E15

January 18, 2022

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Seeking Love. | A Real Life Client Story

The WISDOM podcast  Season 3  Episode 15

Because knowing your beauty is far more valuable than being told of it.  -

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This client story may resonate with you because it illuminates an important theme in all of our lives; and perhaps most important for all women who have at one time or another looked to their father or any man for reassurance, approval, acceptance and love.

 

In this episode of ‘ask dorothy’, I highlight my client’s journey into self-approval and self-love and how she arrived here; her father’s absence in her life and the real experience of abandonment by him that she continued to carry the burden of even though rationally she knew that her father left her mother - and not her.

 

For my client Samantha, it was about proving herself worthy of love and going above and beyond in each of her love relationships, often to the extent of forfeiting her personal needs in order to find and feel love - love that was always going to be external to her, and love that was often conditional because Samantha was choosing men that unknowingly to her, were much like her father – emotionally unavailable and not skilled in being able to express and connect using their communication of feelings.

 

As a young girl, a daughter looks to a father for how she is valued and received by members of the opposite gender – not in a sexual way, but rather to feel pretty and beautiful and to be commended for one’s intelligence, confidence, grace, strength, perseverance, and any other of the positive qualities that empower a woman.

 

If a girl’s confidence is encouraged, if she is supported to use her voice, to stand by her morals, to not settle or acquiesce to other’s ideals, then a father (and a mother) have done well to raise an independent and self-assured female who is confident in her pursuit in life.

 

 

Please check out the list of resources below for all of the goods including The Ultimate Self-Love toolkit

 

If you would like my help to feel love from within, and to make this your regular state of  being, please reach out to me.  namaste! 🙏

 

Sending you great 💜 love...

 

Sharing the wisdom and beauty of divine love with you...

Namaste!

love, dorothy

 

If you have a question or if you would like my guidance or help, please reach out to me:  dorothy@dorothyratusny.com

 

Find all Episodes of The WISDOM podcast here  

Love in your inbox?  Subscribe to my weekly WISDOM Notes here

Visit me on social media💜 :  Twitter   Instagram  Facebook

 

 

More  l o v e  and  w i s d o m:

* How to Live As Love  [YouTube Video]

* The Kindness Challenge [Read The WISDOM BLOG post here]

* Live Your Greatness [Podcast Episode Season 1]

* This Is A Self-Love Movement  [YouTube Video]

* The Ultimate Self-Love WISDOM toolkit

* Self-Love: A Meditation to Heal Your Life  [The Wisdom Archives]

* Do You Let Love In? How to Feel Deserving of Love  [Podcast Episode]

* Work with Me [Life Coaching & Therapy]

 

A generous 'thank you' to Audio Engineer, P. Kirpikau  radioplato

Podcast Theme Music: 'Aura' from the Album, Illuvia by Eternell  www.eternell.net/album/illuvia

 

 

 

 

This is Self-Love. | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E14

This is Self-Love. | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E14

January 16, 2022

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This is Self-Love.

The WISDOM podcast  Season 3  Episode 14

- this episode is dedicated to each and every client that I have been able to help feel the love that exists within; and that they are capable of being -

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What if self-love was something that you simply need to open yourself to; and to refrain from what thoughts and then behaviours keep you closed off from feeling its incredible effects?

 

You may have been struggling with how to feel more self-love, or perhaps you want to live more alive and free in your life; less burdened with the state of your mind and the world.  

Could you more easily feel the expression of beauty in life that exists everywhere you look?

I want to share a different perspective of self-love and one that is remarkable because self-love is your optimal state of functioning. It is how you feel at your best and most confident, and in a state of love you also live more authentic and true to who you are; uncompromising, purely creative, and carefree.

 

I think of it as a natural state of bliss, heaven on earth, and something that we are all able to experience here and now, and yes even in the midst of everything that we all have been living – and especially in the last couple of years.

As you align your thoughts and actions with love, you experience your higher good and your highest self as the pure energy of light. 

This is how you feel when you flow easily with ideas, and as you welcome situations and as you are able to think and feel positively about your life and the world. It’s akin to feeling and expressing happiness, joy, and bliss.

So dive in with me. Open your mind and your heart to more of what you already know, or to something completely new that will help you with what self-love truly is, and how easy in fact it can be to live this.

 

Please check out the list of resources below for all of the goods including The Ultimate Self-Love toolkit

 

If you would like my help to feel the love that you have and hold for yourself, and to live as this,  please reach out to me.  namaste! 🙏

 

Sending you great 💜 love...

 

Sharing the wisdom and beauty of divine love with you...

Namaste!

love, dorothy

 

If you have a question or if you would like my guidance or help, please reach out to me:  dorothy@dorothyratusny.com

 

Find all Episodes of The WISDOM podcast here  

Love in your inbox?  Subscribe to my weekly WISDOM Notes here

Visit me on social media💜 :  Twitter   Instagram  Facebook

 

 

More  l o v e  and  w i s d o m:

* How to Live As Love  [YouTube Video]

* The Kindness Challenge [Read The WISDOM BLOG post here]

* Live Your Greatness [Podcast Episode Season 1]

* This Is A Self-Love Movement  [YouTube Video]

* The Ultimate Self-Love WISDOM toolkit

* Self-Love: A Meditation to Heal Your Life  [The Wisdom Archives]

* Do You Let Love In? How to Feel Deserving of Love  [Podcast Episode]

* Work with Me [Life Coaching & Therapy]

 

A generous 'thank you' to Audio Engineer, P. Kirpikau  radioplato

Podcast Theme Music: 'Aura' from the Album, Illuvia by Eternell  www.eternell.net/album/illuvia

 

 

 

 

The POWER of Self-Honesty: How Honest Are Your Willing To Be | ’ask dorothy’ | The Questions I Ask Of You | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E13

The POWER of Self-Honesty: How Honest Are Your Willing To Be | ’ask dorothy’ | The Questions I Ask Of You | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E13

January 11, 2022

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The POWER of Self-Honesty: How Honest Are You Willing To Be? The Questions I ASK of You

The WISDOM podcast  Season 3  Episode 13

 

- Think of self-honesty as your superpower. -

 

How Honest Are You Willing to Be?

It’s a question that arises often in my work with clients and it is a question that I’ve posed and suggested more times than not.

 

And here are a few others that you will or have already heard me ask...

 

Is that really true?  

Is that completely and wholly honest? and

Are you begin honest with yourself right now?

 

As I write this I know that its going to land exactly when you need to hear this message. Its one of the most important values of self that you could develop together with loving-kindness, and respectful behaviour that you uphold.

 

Here’s another thought. You are inherently honest. You learn how to misguide yourself from the truth and it is a conditioned behaviour that you are taught early – largely unknowingly.

 

It’s powerful to practice self-honesty; to be self-honest because this is how you will make the right decisions, even when your decisions will at times challenge you to face your fears, to step up, to be more, to live easier and to feel happy naturally - because in the moments you have nothing to fear, you always have truth to back you.

 

Join me in this episode of 'ask dorothy' and a little reveal of the questions that I sometimes, or often... ask of YOU.

And a little story of self-honesty from my life. 💜

 

Each Tuesday at 8pm EST, I take you on a journey - inside - what happens in a session of Life Coaching and Therapy in the 'ask dorothy' series as we answer the questions that honour your path and your life.

 

If you have a question or if you would like my guidance or help, please reach out to me: dorothy@dorothyratusny.com

 

 

Find all Episodes of The WISDOM podcast here

Love in your inbox?  Subscribe to my weekly WISDOM Notes here:  

 

Sending you great 💜 love...

 

Sharing the wisdom and beauty of divine love with you...

Namaste!

love, dorothy

 

If you have a question or if you would like my guidance or help, please reach out to me:  dorothy@dorothyratusny.com

 

Find all Episodes of The WISDOM podcast here  

Love in your inbox?  Subscribe to my weekly WISDOM Notes here

Visit me on social media💜 :  Twitter   Instagram  Facebook

 

 

More Personal Transformation and Love right here:

*  The Kindness Challenge [Read The WISDOM BLOG post here]

*  Live Your Greatness [Podcast Episode Season 1]

*  This Is A Self-Love Movement  [YouTube Video]

* The Ultimate Self-Love WISDOM toolkit

* Self-Love: A Meditation to Heal Your Life  [The Wisdom Archives]

* Do You Let Love In? How to Feel Deserving of Love  [Podcast Episode]

* Work with Me [Life Coaching & Therapy]

 

A generous 'thank you' to Audio Engineer, P. Kirpikau  radioplato

Podcast Theme Music: 'Aura' from the Album, Illuvia by Eternell  www.eternell.net/album/illuvia

 

 

LIVE AS LOVE. Do These 3 Things. | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E12

LIVE AS LOVE. Do These 3 Things. | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E12

January 9, 2022

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LIVE AS LOVE. Do These 3 Things

The WISDOM podcast  Season 3  Episode 12

- a heartfelt plan if you looking to reconnect with yourself, and as you grow along your spiritual path -

 

These three best practices are to help you begin each day in balance and on the right footing; to shift your perspective and to focus yourself on what is most important.

The beauty of each best practice whether used in conjunction with one another or unto themselves and as their inherent power will return you to your divine state – each and every time you embody these.

 

If you’ve been wondering how you can bring more joy, more love, more light into your life, these three best practices are the way in which you open yourself to the god source.

You open yourself to live as the divine; as the energy of pure and unconditional love; as you hold deliberate intention and as you open your heart to this.

 

All of us are on a spiritual path. When you merge your physical reality with your experience as a spiritual being, you embrace the wisdom of the love you hold in your heart as a metaphor for how you live.

 

Embody the practice of living as love.

 

Allow the energy of the divine – your soul consciousness – to open you to love and to being love.

 

And if you would like my help as you navigate this new year in your life; to find and reach your greatness, your goals, your personal triumphs.... please reach out to me.  namaste! 🙏

 

Sending you great 💜 love...

 

Sharing the wisdom and beauty of divine love with you...

Namaste!

love, dorothy

 

If you have a question or if you would like my guidance or help, please reach out to me:  dorothy@dorothyratusny.com

 

Find all Episodes of The WISDOM podcast here  

Love in your inbox?  Subscribe to my weekly WISDOM Notes here

Visit me on social media💜 :  Twitter   Instagram  Facebook

 

 

More  l o v e  and  w i s d o m:

* How to Live As Love  [YouTube Video]

* The Kindness Challenge [Read The WISDOM BLOG post here]

* Live Your Greatness [Podcast Episode Season 1]

* This Is A Self-Love Movement  [YouTube Video]

* The Ultimate Self-Love WISDOM toolkit

* Self-Love: A Meditation to Heal Your Life  [The Wisdom Archives]

* Do You Let Love In? How to Feel Deserving of Love  [Podcast Episode]

* Work with Me [Life Coaching & Therapy]

 

A generous 'thank you' to Audio Engineer, P. Kirpikau  radioplato

Podcast Theme Music: 'Aura' from the Album, Illuvia by Eternell  www.eternell.net/album/illuvia

 

 

 

 

What Beliefs Limit You?  | ’ask dorothy’ | A Real Life Client Story | The WISDOM podcast| S3 E11

What Beliefs Limit You? | ’ask dorothy’ | A Real Life Client Story | The WISDOM podcast| S3 E11

January 4, 2022

'ask dorothy'

What Beliefs Limit You? | A Real Life Client Story

The WISDOM podcast  Season 3  Episode 11

 

We all hold core beliefs that impact and influence our thoughts, feelings and behaviour.

Each one of us holds beliefs that are absolute truth, as well as beliefs that we continue to be affected by even though we can discern that the belief is unfounded and untrue; that it is what we have been taught or told or conditioned to model, and yet we know there is no basis in truth for our belief.

 

If you struggle with a behaviour and you recognize that your action or inaction is limiting you, take a look at what your beliefs are about whatever you are struggling with.

Often there will be a core belief that is untrue or mostly untrue that you have adopted, causing you to doubt yourself, your abilities, and it holds you back from realizing all of your potential.

 

In this episode of 'ask dorothy' I share the story of my client Cassie, and how two seemingly innocuous experiences of childhood became the unwritten rules of conduct and behavior that kept her small and afraid to speak her truth.

Join me and discover how you can reclaim what core beliefs never served you, and how rewriting your beliefs free you to live authentic and true.

 

Each Tuesday at 8pm EST, I take you on a journey - inside - what happens in a session of Life Coaching and Therapy in the 'ask dorothy' series as we answer the questions that honour your path and your life.

 

If you have a question or if you would like my guidance or help, please reach out to me: dorothy@dorothyratusny.com

 

Find all Episodes of The WISDOM podcast here

Love in your inbox?  Subscribe to my weekly WISDOM Notes here:  

 

Sending you great 💜 love...

 

Sharing the wisdom and beauty of divine love with you...

Namaste!

love, dorothy

 

If you have a question or if you would like my guidance or help, please reach out to me:  dorothy@dorothyratusny.com

 

Find all Episodes of The WISDOM podcast here  

Love in your inbox?  Subscribe to my weekly WISDOM Notes here

Visit me on social media💜 :  Twitter   Instagram  Facebook

 

 

More Personal Transformation and Love right here:

*  The Kindness Challenge [Read The WISDOM BLOG post here]

*  Live Your Greatness [Podcast Episode Season 1]

*  This Is A Self-Love Movement  [YouTube Video]

* The Ultimate Self-Love WISDOM toolkit

* Self-Love: A Meditation to Heal Your Life  [The Wisdom Archives]

* Do You Let Love In? How to Feel Deserving of Love  [Podcast Episode]

* Work with Me [Life Coaching & Therapy]

 

A generous 'thank you' to Audio Engineer, P. Kirpikau  radioplato

Podcast Theme Music: 'Aura' from the Album, Illuvia by Eternell  www.eternell.net/album/illuvia

 

 

”We All Love One Another” | Wisdom For A New Era  | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E10

”We All Love One Another” | Wisdom For A New Era | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E10

January 2, 2022

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"We All Love One Another" | WISDOM for a New Era

The WISDOM podcast  Season 3  Episode 10

- a heartfelt plan if you looking to reconnect with yourself, and as you grow along your spiritual path -

Welcome to a special episode to guide you forward into a new year of life and also into each new day that opens your heart to love, to great mystery and to the promise that life is truly the most compelling vision of personal desire and mastery.  

 

As you live in majesty of life’s ever-present wisdom and beauty; and in the knowledge of what you are as a spiritual being and a being of love.

 

After listening, please continue on as I have also included a beautiful meditation.  It is a practice and a sacred teaching of how you can live as light and love.

 

And if you would like my help as you navigate this new year in your life; to find and reach your greatness, your goals, your personal triumphs....please reach out to me.  namaste! 🙏

 

 

Find all Episodes of The WISDOM podcast here

Love in your inbox?  Subscribe to my weekly WISDOM Notes here:  

 

Sending you great 💜 love...

 

Sharing the wisdom and beauty of divine love with you...

Namaste!

love, dorothy

 

If you have a question or if you would like my guidance or help, please reach out to me:  dorothy@dorothyratusny.com

 

Find all Episodes of The WISDOM podcast here  

Love in your inbox?  Subscribe to my weekly WISDOM Notes here

Visit me on social media💜 :  Twitter   Instagram  Facebook

 

 

More  l o v e  and  w i s d o m:

* How to Live As Love  [YouTube Video]

* The Kindness Challenge [Read The WISDOM BLOG post here]

* Live Your Greatness [Podcast Episode Season 1]

* This Is A Self-Love Movement  [YouTube Video]

* The Ultimate Self-Love WISDOM toolkit

* Self-Love: A Meditation to Heal Your Life  [The Wisdom Archives]

* Do You Let Love In? How to Feel Deserving of Love  [Podcast Episode]

* Work with Me [Life Coaching & Therapy]

 

A generous 'thank you' to Audio Engineer, P. Kirpikau  radioplato

Podcast Theme Music: 'Aura' from the Album, Illuvia by Eternell  www.eternell.net/album/illuvia

 

 

The Snow Globe Effect: Transformation and Change | ‘ask dorothy‘ | A Real Life Client Story | The WISDOM podcast  | S3 E

The Snow Globe Effect: Transformation and Change | ‘ask dorothy‘ | A Real Life Client Story | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E

December 28, 2021

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The Snow Globe Effect: Transformation and Change | A Real Life Client Story

The WISDOM podcast  Season 3  Episode 9

- A special episode for anyone who has faced the ending of a love relationship -

If you are listening because you have recently gone through a life change that was or was not decided by you; it can easily be overwhelming. It can cause you to question your life and what choices you have made and whether you need to rethink everything.

 

Change is being imposed upon us all of the time.  Our lives become more abundant through the change sought through desire, growth, opportunity, new thoughts, and actions.  Some change when we label it as: bad, unjust, wrong, only makes it more difficult to accept and navigate as a life experience that is causing us to break open; to think and feel and live beyond what we have - until now.

Therein is the snow globe effect - our world as we know it – shaken upside down for a time; not forever.  Then as we watch in anticipation and wonder, we see the snow fall; filling all of the space inside the snow globe, delighting us in the magic of what we are witness to; creating a beautiful scene with nothing more than the simple action of movement; of changing the form of what already is -to reveal so much beauty.

 

In this episode I share the story of my clients Harold and Delia; and how heartfelt desire and self-honesty is necessary for the change that becomes our personal transformation.  Join me!

 

 

Each Tuesday at 8pm EST, I take you on a journey - inside - what happens in a session of Life Coaching and Therapy in the 'ask dorothy' series as we answer the questions that honour your path and your life.

 

If you have a question or if you would like my guidance or help, please reach out to me: dorothy@dorothyratusny.com

 

Find all Episodes of The WISDOM podcast here

Love in your inbox?  Subscribe to my weekly WISDOM Notes here:  

 

Sending you great 💜 love...

 

Sharing the wisdom and beauty of divine love with you...

Namaste!

love, dorothy

 

If you have a question or if you would like my guidance or help, please reach out to me:  dorothy@dorothyratusny.com

 

Find all Episodes of The WISDOM podcast here  

Love in your inbox?  Subscribe to my weekly WISDOM Notes here

Visit me on social media💜 :  Twitter   Instagram  Facebook

 

 

More Personal Transformation and Love right here:

*  The Kindness Challenge [Read The WISDOM BLOG post here]

*  Live Your Greatness [Podcast Episode Season 1]

*  This Is A Self-Love Movement  [YouTube Video]

* The Ultimate Self-Love WISDOM toolkit

* Self-Love: A Meditation to Heal Your Life  [The Wisdom Archives]

* Do You Let Love In? How to Feel Deserving of Love  [Podcast Episode]

* Work with Me [Life Coaching & Therapy]

 

A generous 'thank you' to Audio Engineer, P. Kirpikau  radioplato

Podcast Theme Music: 'Aura' from the Album, Illuvia by Eternell  www.eternell.net/album/illuvia

 

 

THE HOLIDAY EPISODE: Practical Wisdom for Living the Magic, Wonder, and True Meaning of the Holiday Season | The WISDOM podcast | Season 1 Episode 10

THE HOLIDAY EPISODE: Practical Wisdom for Living the Magic, Wonder, and True Meaning of the Holiday Season | The WISDOM podcast | Season 1 Episode 10

December 26, 2021

THE HOLIDAY EPISODE: Practical Wisdom for Living The Magic, Wonder, and True Meaning of the Holidays.

The WISDOM podcast  Season 1  Episode 10

a little love, magic and wonder from Season One....

  

TIMESTAMPS:

Podcast Intro:  0-2:09  |   Episode Intro & Your Thrive Guide to the Holidays: 2:11 |  Do You Attempt to Recreate Magical Moments? 2:54  | 2 Questions to Engage Your Inner Wisdom for Joy and Happiness:  5:07  |  Create Your Game Plan; aka Your Holiday Strategy:  7:31  |  The Full Thrive Guide Formula: 3 Best Practices:  949  |  1. Be Love:  10:08  |   2. Bring Joy:  15:39  | |  3. Offer Peace:  22:22  | Episode Summary and My Wish For You✨:  27:07  | Podcast Outro:  27:54

 

 

 

The psychology behind our desire to recreate and re-live our most cherished memories of holidays past is to feel that same childlike joy, fascination, and wonder that was magical. 

 

In this episode we dive into The Three Best Practices for cultivating the magic of the holidays in real time; and the strategy for how to do this most successfully. 

This is your thrive guide for the holidays.

 

TRUTH SERUM: You decide that something is magical and beautiful because of how you choose to think about it.  Let your memories of Christmases past be inspiration as you witness the magic and beauty of life all around you.  We sometimes forget our ability to conjure magic in simple things.

A-HA MOMENTS: It matters that you find and feel joy in the real meaning of the holidays.  Practice being love, bringing joy, and offering peace as you cultivate the present moment experiences of wonder, joy, and enchantment at the holidays.

PRACTICAL WISDOM: It is you that co-creates the magic; by choice.  This episode offers an experience of high level consciousness and the best strategy for cultivating magic, wonder and love.

  

Do you aim to recreate the magical moments of holidays past? 

Do you imagine yourself at a particular moment in time during childhood where everything was enchanting; surreal, and as if you were living in a fantasy? 

We tend to go to moments of our childhood as they evoke imagination and powerful imagery that immediately places us back in that time of innocence, of wonder, and of belief in the magic of the holidays. 

Do you think back to memories that evoke pure joy, laughter, and fun, so that you can feel those precise feelings now?

 

As a child, you may have anticipated what gifts were waiting for you under the tree on Christmas morning or what you might receive on every night of Hanukkah.

As an adult, I encourage you to decide how you will curate magic and wonder by design so that you can experience joy, anticipation, excitement, and of course love because you've opened your heart to it; and because of the actions that you've taken to feel magic through the acts of giving, of being grateful, of loving kindness and of nurturing your relationships with your loved ones.

 

In this episode we dive into the best strategy for curating the magic of the holidays; and for experiencing joy in the anticipation of new experiences and shared laughter and fun.  I hope that you will want to continue using these Three Best Practices as 'the' strategy for how you live life! 

  

Discover new ways to feel the magic and wonder of the holidays by opening your heart; and by being grateful for everything as it is now. 

What can you say and do to bring joy and comfort to others through your kind words and actions?

 

Let's begin with a few questions.  Right here is a perfect opportunity to engage your inner wisdom.  Let whatever intuitive answers that rise up, be what you give your attention to. 

Grab some paper and a pen because you are going to want to capture the first impressions and ideas that enter your mind. 

These are important and will be  worth exploring more as you decide what new actions and thoughts you will hold for what you wish to co-create.

 

What are your sources of joy?  What allows you to feel happiness easily? 

Write your answers.  Point form.  Dare to speak these aloud so that you can hear the enjoyment in your voice as you speak your words.

 

Next ask yourself: How will I feel love, joy and happiness throughout the holidays? 

The key here is: how will you feel this for yourself.  (For example, do you need to to be kind to yourself to feel love?  Do you feel joy and happiness when you are doing something that you enjoy?) 

Take a few moments here and consider this.  Let whatever impressions and pictures that come to mind be helpful cues for you.  Record your answers so that you can remember this inspiration and implement it. 

Your visual prompts and ideas will help you create a game plan. 

The notes that you are making right here, right now will help you decide the strategy of the next several days and weeks of the holidays.  It may also give you new ideas for the best practices in which to live your life.

 

As much as we all love to feel enchantment, magic, and wonder; which is often cultivated by reminiscing about a past memory or experience that we associate with feelings of love and joy, I want you to decide how you will evoke these incredible feelings by choosing the specific actions and the attitude that will allow you to feel the way you want to feel throughout the holiday season. 

And, and if you've already figured this out, yes indeed - this is about what you can do to evoke these feelings and not what you might wait for or hope that someone will do for you.

 

We often idealize a situation that we would like but without taking all of the steps that ensures that we may have this.  This is how you manifest your reality. 

If you haven't yet, please listen next to Episode 8 of the WISDOM Podcast which is all about how you manifest your desires.

 

In thinking about how you will decide to feel the magic, wonder and love at this time of year, my hope is that this becomes a plan that inspires you to choose how you want to feel and experience life; and to remember that above all else, you always have a choice; and that it is you that defines your magical moments, whether at the holidays or any time because of your ability to hold presence in the moments of your life and to look for and see the beauty, the magic, in most everything; and perhaps in all of life.


 

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 What allows you to feel joyful at the holidays?  Does happiness and joy originate within you; and with your choice to be joyful, kind, and loving?

 

What makes the holidays enjoyable, less stressful and chaotic, more nourishing of love and self-care, is a rather simple yet ingenious formula - your thrive guide if you will, consisting of three effective principles or 'best practices'. 

 

First: 'Be Love'.  Practice giving love to yourself - first. 

Honour what you believe in and what is right for you (especially since others have different value systems and beliefs relating to the holidays).  Ensure that you have ample time for giving to yourself; for what is important to you, and what nourishes your soul.  This will always be healthy practices that allow you to feel 'in-balance', supported, and uplifted.  Giving to yourself first is not selfish. 

The definition of selfish is to lack consideration for others; and to seek or focus on your own advantage, pleasure, or well-being without regard for others. 

Giving to yourself is self-nourishing, and builds healthy self-worth. It is necessary for your well-being and positive mental state to care for and be loving towards yourself. 

As you practice and nurture self-love, it is easier to be loving to others; to give to others of your time and care, because you have first been able to care for your needs.

 

The questions and visualization we did a moment ago was to reveal to you what you need to feel happiness, joy and the energy of love.  Ensure that you take these ideas and implement them daily. 

As the holidays approach and then as you become immersed in them, give to yourself as the first task of the day; even if in small ways.  To acknowledge love unto yourself will have great payoffs.  You will feel more 'in balance', happier, more easily able to navigate stress and challenges, and you will find it even easier to give love to others.

 

This first principle is also a best practice for how to live life. 

Learn to take care of your needs on a regular (moment-by-moment) basis so that you can easily be at your best, and to be this with others.  Consider that when you are agitated or in a low mood, it will be more difficult to wear a smile and engage with positivism. 

From a positive mood state, it is far easier and less stressful to engage in conversation and to be 'on' for the moments when you are in settings that are challenging.  If it helps, repeat the mantra: 'be love' or 'I am love'.  It will remind you of your higher consciousness directives and it will help so much with a joyful, loving holiday experience.

 

How do you become better at the choices that will help you take better care of yourself and do what nourishes your soul? 

How do you better assess your needs and give yourself more love when there doesn't seem to be enough time in a day for this?


 

Here are some best practices and the positive mindset that is needed to ensure that you take the best care of yourself because to do so is self-nourishing and self-love.

 

1. Self-care and self-love begin as a mindset.  It's something that you must decide is important first in order for you to make this a priority in your life.  In the questions that you have already answered about what are your sources of joy and happiness, use your answers to inspire a plan for how you will practice self-care, balance, and love directed unto yourself during a time of year in which you may feel more pressure and external demands from others, and especially if you are new to this practice. 

This is why it's important to decide and map out in advance, what you are comfortable to do, and what you will decline. 

Saying 'yes' to everything may be helpful for some, however if you are honouring your needs and if this includes a need to decline some activities, or to choose how you will participate in something because in doing so, it honours your beliefs, then following this practice of self-care and self-love will help greatly in taking care of yourself. 

Discover how you can give to yourself in the ways that will sustain you and allow you to feel inherent joy; and how this is important and not selfish nor self-serving. 

 

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 "Self-care and self-love is the ability to acknowledge what would make you happiest; what is right and best for you, and to consistently give this to yourself."  - Dorothy Ratusny

 

 

Second: 'Bring joy'.  When you are inherently happy; when you recognize that authentic happiness is an experience that you choose; and based upon the positive feelings that you allow yourself to feel; that are inherently a part of you, you know that happiness is not the result of what others think, say, or do. 

This means that at holiday gatherings, others may not always be at their best; and you as well may have hurt feelings from unresolved past situations. 

Without needing anything or anyone to be responsible for your happiness, you can choose to bring joy; to show up at holiday functions and family gatherings in a positive mood state, and this allows you to spread joy; to observe how your innate happiness is like a feel good experience that is contagious. 

One of the easiest ways to feel happiness instinctively is through gratitude and love.  If you are being loving, you are also going to feel happiness.  When you are thankful for what is in your life; for all of the good that you might take for granted, you will immediately elicit feelings of happiness from within.

Be happy and fully present with family and friends.  Practice feeling gratitude and love for all that you have in your life; even as you continue to work on making aspects different or better. 

The holidays are a time for many of us to come together for a short while; make this time joyful. 

Consider how magical it was for you to feel joy and happiness as a child because of how others wanted so much for you to feel the magic of the holidays.  Now, bring joy into the lives of others as you decide to be happy and positive and as you share of yourself fully.

 

"Important for the success of family gatherings at the holidays is the practice of building and nurturing your relationships throughout the year.  Then, when you come together at the holidays or at any family gathering, you will have built rapport and closeness which then makes it more enjoyable and easy to be with loved ones."  - dorothy ratusny

 


What would a healthier relationship look like? What are some simple steps that would improve your relationships?  How would having better relationships with family members feel?  

 

Here are a few helpful reminders as you navigate the relationships that are important to you, and how to improve connections, gain a deeper appreciation of a loved one, and to cultivate closeness and a positive and loving relationship:

 

1. Practice building and nurturing your relationships throughout the year so that it will be more enjoyable when you gather for festive occasions. Far in advance of the holidays and as a practice for how you live life fully, plan to keep in touch with loved ones, to make an effort to see people that are important family members, and to address disagreements or conflict so that you can resolve what hurts you (and others) are feeling. 

This is an important practice that often gets lost in the busyness of our life and yet, we gain so much from making a conscious decision to invest more in our family relationships. 

I've seen firsthand how the ongoing effort to reconnect and build closer relationships leads to much healing of past situations, and an opportunity to feel closeness and comfort in being together, so that you can all enjoy this improved relationship at the holidays, and ongoing. 

At the very least, prior to gathering with family and other loved ones, if there is an unresolved hurt that may take some time and effort to resolve, a phone call or loving note to your loved one, explaining your desire to overcome past hurts; will go a long way to feeling the love and making a otherwise uncomfortable situation, far more comfortable.

 

2. If you are not interesting in the work of building a better relationship with a family member; perhaps because you have tried and this has been one-sided; and you recognize the limitations that exist, do your best to remain neutral; to be in the moment as you are together, rather than to focus on what hurts or bad behaviours have happened in the past.  You may give yourself permission to not have a relationship with every person of your extended family. 

If your time with this person is limited to gatherings once a year (if that); and if you have made peace with the fact that the person is how they are; that you are not responsible for changing them; then it is important for you to offer peace in your time with them; and not to use this setting to rehash the past or aim to change them. 

Practice gratitude for your ability to put in place healthy boundaries and choose instead to offer kindness and peace here in this moment.

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Why You Need Self-Mastery | ‘ask dorothy‘ | A Real Life Client Story | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E8

Why You Need Self-Mastery | ‘ask dorothy‘ | A Real Life Client Story | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E8

December 21, 2021

'ask dorothy'

Why You Need Self-Mastery | A Real Life Client Story

The WISDOM podcast  Season 3  Episode 8

- A special episode for parents -

Life happens in the distinct and beautiful way that you name your power; that you hold divine wisdom and truth as the highest standard by which you live; and that nothing limits you when you are seeking all of what is most wanted.”

 

The timing of this episode is perfect. I have been waiting for just the right moment to share this ‘ask dorothy’ episode of the wisdom podcast with you; and as much as we are about to step into one of the theoretically happiest times of the year; and to give ourselves the gift of relaxation and a healthy balance of social connection; and as we prepare to ride out the last days of this year and to also contemplate new beginnings and hope for a year that is awaiting, the topic of self-mastery is absolutely on point. Because it is something that we all strive for; and that we all need to become even better at.

 

To take you through the rest of the holiday season, to help you consider your goals for up levelling your life and for ensuing that what you have mastered and are living continues to be an important and distinct part of your life, join me in this episode of ‘ask dorothy’ as we look into the lives of one couple and their family and how even a very difficult situation can always offer the success of personal change and growth that improves the lives of one person and has the magical and compound effect of affecting so many others.

 

If you have been in search of one specific life skill that will be a game changer for the rest of your life, this is it. Join me as we are about to dive deep into what you need now and what will help you to achieve the rest of what you seek in your life.

 

Each Tuesday at 8pm EST, I take you on a journey - inside - what happens in a session of Life Coaching and Therapy in the 'ask dorothy' series as we answer the questions that honour your path and your life.

 

If you have a question or if you would like my guidance or help, please reach out to me: dorothy@dorothyratusny.com

 

Find all Episodes of The WISDOM podcast here

Love in your inbox?  Subscribe to my weekly WISDOM Notes here:  

 

Sending you great 💜 love...

 

Sharing the wisdom and beauty of divine love with you...

Namaste!

love, dorothy

 

If you have a question or if you would like my guidance or help, please reach out to me:  dorothy@dorothyratusny.com

 

Find all Episodes of The WISDOM podcast here  

Love in your inbox?  Subscribe to my weekly WISDOM Notes here

Visit me on social media💜 :  Twitter   Instagram  Facebook

 

 

More Self-Mastery and Love right here:

*  The Kindness Challenge [Read The WISDOM BLOG post here]

*  Live Your Greatness [Podcast Episode Season 1]

*  This Is A Self-Love Movement  [YouTube Video]

* The Ultimate Self-Love WISDOM toolkit

* Self-Love: A Meditation to Heal Your Life  [The Wisdom Archives]

* Do You Let Love In? How to Feel Deserving of Love  [Podcast Episode]

* Work with Me [Life Coaching & Therapy]

 

A generous 'thank you' to Audio Engineer, P. Kirpikau  radioplato

Podcast Theme Music: 'Aura' from the Album, Illuvia by Eternell  www.eternell.net/album/illuvia

 

My Holiday Wish For You. Live The Magic of Your Heart Wisdom. | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E7

My Holiday Wish For You. Live The Magic of Your Heart Wisdom. | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E7

December 19, 2021

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My Holiday Wish For You. Live The Magic of Your Heart Wisdom.

The WISDOM podcast  Season 3  Episode 7

 

In this special holiday episode of The WISDOM podcast, I share the ways in which you can live the MAGIC of this time of year, in all of the moments of your life.

Join me, as I share the secrets for returning to your childlike wonder, and to live with appreciation, hope, and the joy that fills your being; expressed as love, gratitude and happiness!

 

Magic arises as you choose to see the perfection and the beautiful in all of life; to look for magic; to open yourself to its definition experienced in many ways and as you choose to live hopeful, grateful and in appreciation of life’s pure blessings that shower you in a state of love; and as you continue to witness the moments that are filled with all that is still to come – so that you can imagine and live in the magic of life that you live now.

 

Look towards all of what possibilities of magic live everywhere.

 

Find the magic in the life you live now, in the precious moments that you live fully present and awake; and in what you gift to yourself as imagination and ideas that come to life.

 

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!! 🎄🕊💜

 

Sharing the wisdom and beauty of divine love with you...

Namaste!

love, dorothy

 

If you have a question or if you would like my guidance or help, please reach out to me:  dorothy@dorothyratusny.com

Find all Episodes of The WISDOM podcast here  

Love in your inbox?  Subscribe to my weekly WISDOM Notes here

Visit me on social media💜 :  Twitter   Instagram  Facebook

 

 

Resources / Online Courses and Recommended Reading:

* The Wisdom Archives [A digital healing sanctuary of meditation, mindfulness, spiritual wisdom and best practices for your mental well being.]

Presence [The WISDOM BLOG]

* The Ten Sacred Habits of Meditation  [The School of Wisdom]

* The School of WISDOM  [all courses!]

* The Ultimate Self-Love WISDOM toolkit

* Self-Love: A Meditation to Heal Your Life  [The Wisdom Archives]

 

A generous 'thank you' to Audio Engineer, P. Kirpikau  radioplato

Podcast Theme Music: 'Aura' from the Album, Illuvia by Eternell  www.eternell.net/album/illuvia

 

 

Kindness as Love, is Eternal  | ‘ask dorothy‘  | A Real Life Client Story | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E6

Kindness as Love, is Eternal | ‘ask dorothy‘ | A Real Life Client Story | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E6

December 14, 2021

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Kindness as Love, is Eternal

'ask dorothy' A Real Life Client Story

The WISDOM podcast  Season 3  Episode 6

Where in your life can you practice greater kindness? What are the specific examples of kindness that would benefit you most?

 

My client Rosa had been reflecting upon some of the changes that she sought to make with my help. Kindness was first on the list.

 

Kindness as a life practice; as a way of treating others and yourself are important as overarching themes that we all need to live from.

 

So how do you practice kindness amidst the daily life challenges that throw you out of balance?  How can you practice kindness even when you feel anxious, stressed, angry, or hurt?  Can kindness be universal as a life teaching that we all uphold?  Is kindness one of the measures of universal peace?  And is kindness really love in action?

 

Join me in this episode of 'ask dorothy' and The WISDOM podcast.

 

Each Tuesday at 8pm EST, I take you on a journey - inside - what happens in a session of Life Coaching and Therapy in the 'ask dorothy' series as we answer the questions that honour your path and your life.

 

If you have a question or if you would like my guidance or help, please reach out to me: dorothy@dorothyratusny.com

 

Find all Episodes of The WISDOM podcast here

Love in your inbox?  Subscribe to my weekly WISDOM Notes here:  

 

Sending you great 💜 love...

 

Sharing the wisdom and beauty of divine love with you...

Namaste!

love, dorothy

 

If you have a question or if you would like my guidance or help, please reach out to me:  dorothy@dorothyratusny.com

 

Find all Episodes of The WISDOM podcast here  

Love in your inbox?  Subscribe to my weekly WISDOM Notes here

Visit me on social media💜 :  Twitter   Instagram  Facebook

 

More Kindness, More Love here:

*  The Kindness Challenge [Read The WISDOM BLOG post here]

*  Live Your Greatness [Podcast Episode Season 1]

*  This Is A Self-Love Movement  [YouTube Video]

* The Ultimate Self-Love WISDOM toolkit

* Self-Love: A Meditation to Heal Your Life  [The Wisdom Archives]

* Do You Let Love In? How to Feel Deserving of Love  [Podcast Episode]

* Work with Me [Life Coaching & Therapy]

 

A generous 'thank you' to Audio Engineer, P. Kirpikau  radioplato

Podcast Theme Music: 'Aura' from the Album, Illuvia by Eternell  www.eternell.net/album/illuvia

 

 

 

The Path of Light  | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E5  | Part 3/3

The Path of Light | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E5 | Part 3/3

December 12, 2021

The Path of Light (Part 3/3)

The WISDOM podcast  Season 3  Episode 5

 

“Knowledge is power. The knowledge that you hold when as you think about all that you are capable of is the knowledge of light; of wisdom – of your heart out flowing into deep and certain wonder and appreciation.” - Dorothy Ratusny

 

In this episode of The WISDOM podcast, we dive into the final of a three-part episodic journey into knowing your truth and how to live it.  

With the knowledge that you are the co-creator of your life, you open yourself to the incredible inspiration of your soul infused with light and the messages of wonder and wisdom that you receive.

 

‘The Path of Light is the wisdom that each one of us is capable of living as pureness and love.”  In this episode, I share what it means to live a path of light; how you must choose this intentionally... and the steps to do this.

 

Each Tuesday at 8pm EST, I take you on a journey - inside - what happens in a session of Life Coaching and Therapy in the 'ask dorothy' series as we answer the questions that honour your path and your life.  

 

 

Resources / Online Courses and Recommended Reading:

The Wisdom Archives [A digital healing sanctuary of meditation, mindfulness, spiritual wisdom and best practices for your mental well being.]

Presence [The WISDOM BLOG]

The Ten Sacred Habits of Meditation  [The School of Wisdom]

 

Sending you great 💜love...

 

Sharing the wisdom and beauty of divine love with you...

Namaste!

love, dorothy

 

If you have a question or if you would like my guidance or help, please reach out to me:  dorothy@dorothyratusny.com

Find all Episodes of The WISDOM podcast here  

Love in your inbox?  Subscribe to my weekly WISDOM Notes here

Visit me on social media💜 :  Twitter   Instagram  Facebook

 

 

More Resources and Love:

The Path of Truth (Part 1/3) [Podcast Episode on Insight Timer]

* The Path of Truth (Part 1/3)  [Podcast Episode]

* How Do I Live My Truth (Part 2/3)  [Podcast Episode]

* The Ultimate Self-Love WISDOM toolkit

* Self-Love: A Meditation to Heal Your Life  [The Wisdom Archives]

 

A generous 'thank you' to Audio Engineer, P. Kirpikau  radioplato

Podcast Theme Music: 'Aura' from the Album, Illuvia by Eternell  www.eternell.net/album/illuvia

 

 

 

 

 

”i am special”  | ‘ask dorothy‘ | A Real Life Client Story | The WISDOM podcast  | S3 E4

”i am special” | ‘ask dorothy‘ | A Real Life Client Story | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E4

December 7, 2021

'ask dorothy'

I AM SPECIAL | A Real Life Client Story

The WISDOM podcast  Season 3  Episode 4

 

My client Jacob was having a difficult time believing that he was special and unique; that in leading with his heart, he was thoughtful, considerate, loving, and kind beyond what was ‘typical’.

We began the topic of what constitutes being 'special' as he expressed his current disappointment in the dating world; and as he lamented his previous love relationship in which, in his words, "despite all that he did" his then partner chose to break up with him.

 

The definition of "special" is: to be distinguished by some unusual quality; to be other than the usual.

 

This definition would suggest that each one of us is special as we all have both the inherent qualities that make us unique and different in beautiful ways and we also have the ability to stand out; to go above and beyond in what we do, in what we choose; in how we are different and unique.

When you realize that you are indeed special, your confidence grows as does your ability to feel self-love.

 

Join me in this episode of 'ask dorothy' and why it's important that you feel special based on what makes you unique and what you offer the world.

 

Join me here to watch this episode of 'ask dorothy' on my YouTube Channel!

*The name of my client has been changed to maintain confidentiality. His story is real.

Sending you great 💜 love...

 

Sharing the wisdom and beauty of divine love with you...

Namaste!

love, dorothy

 

If you have a question or if you would like my guidance or help, please reach out to me:  dorothy@dorothyratusny.com

 

Find all Episodes of The WISDOM podcast here  

Love in your inbox?  Subscribe to my weekly WISDOM Notes here

Visit me on social media💜 :  Twitter   Instagram  Facebook

 

More Resources and Love:

*  Live Your Greatness [Podcast Episode Season 1]

This Is A Self-Love Movement  [YouTube Video]

* The Ultimate Self-Love WISDOM toolkit

* Self-Love: A Meditation to Heal Your Life  [The Wisdom Archives]

* Do You Let Love In? How to Feel Deserving of Love  [Podcast Episode]

* Work with Me [Life Coaching & Therapy]

 

A generous 'thank you' to Audio Engineer, P. Kirpikau  radioplato

Podcast Theme Music: 'Aura' from the Album, Illuvia by Eternell  www.eternell.net/album/illuvia

 

 

 

 

How Do I Live My Truth?  | The WISDOM podcast  | S3 E3 | Part 2/3

How Do I Live My Truth? | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E3 | Part 2/3

December 5, 2021

How Do I Live My Truth?

The WISDOM podcast  Season 3  Episode 3

TIMESTAMPS:  Episode Intro 0-1:15  |  Podcast Theme Intro 1:16  |  What Does Living Your Truth Mean?  2:38 |  What is Heart intelligence? 6:07  |  The First Best Practice to Live Your Truth 7:22  |  The Second Best Practice to Live Your Truth 10:45  |  The Third Best Practice to Live Your Truth 13:17  |  Podcast Theme Outro 16:27  |

 

In this episode of The WISDOM podcast, we dive into the three best practices to live your truth. This means being courageous to honour what is right and best for you and to make it a natural outpouring of how you live life. You can begin to do these now; and to apply these as the sacred habits from which you will live the rest of your life.

 

Let me know in the comments how this has helped you! 💜🙏

 

Next Sunday at 8pm EST, join me in Part Three of this Three part series, titled: 'The Path of Light'.

 

Each Tuesday at 8pm EST, I take you on a journey - inside - what happens in a session of Life Coaching and Therapy in the 'ask dorothy' series as we answer the questions that honour your path and your life.  

 

 

Resources / Online Courses and Recommended Reading:

The Wisdom Archives  [A digital healing sanctuary of meditation, mindfulness, spiritual wisdom and best practices for your mental well being.]

Presence [The WISDOM BLOG]

The Ten Sacred Habits of Meditation  [The School of Wisdom]

 

Sending you great 💜love...

 

Sharing the wisdom and beauty of divine love with you...

Namaste!

love, dorothy

 

If you have a question or if you would like my guidance or help, please reach out to me:  dorothy@dorothyratusny.com

Find all Episodes of The WISDOM podcast here  

Love in your inbox?  Subscribe to my weekly WISDOM Notes here

Visit me on social media💜 :  Twitter   Instagram  Facebook

 

 

More Resources and Love:

The Path of Truth  part 1/3 [on Insight Timer]

*  The Path of Truth  part 1/3 [Podcast Episode]

* The Ultimate Self-Love WISDOM toolkit

* Self-Love: A Meditation to Heal Your Life  [The Wisdom Archives]

 

A generous 'thank you' to Audio Engineer, P. Kirpikau  radioplato

Podcast Theme Music: 'Aura' from the Album, Illuvia by Eternell  www.eternell.net/album/illuvia

 

 

 

 

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