The Wisdom Podcast with Dorothy Ratusny
What’s Beneath Your Anger? | ‘ask dorothy’ | A Real Life Client Story | The WISDOM podcast  | S2 E81

What’s Beneath Your Anger? | ‘ask dorothy’ | A Real Life Client Story | The WISDOM podcast | S2 E81

June 15, 2021

'ask dorothy'

What's Beneath Your Anger?| A Real Life Client Story

The WISDOM podcast  Season 2 Episode 81

 

A recent session with my client Hayley illuminated what we have all experienced; and what surfaced during our time together was the simplicity of what you can do to help yourself in situations where you feel an unwanted and uncomfortable emotion. In Hayley’s case, she identified it as agitation, irritation, and a growing feeling of anger.

 

I dove right in to the question: What’s beneath the anger? Hayley laughed and replied, “Good question!”

 

Sometimes we just need to stop for a moment and do a deep dive into our self. Our focus can be on getting through something or pushing past an emotion and we may not realize how important it is to stop and acknowledge our feelings. Hayley knew immediately why she was feeling unnerved and – her words: “unraveled”.

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

 

Resources and Recommended Reading:

Feeling Angry

 

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

 

More Resources and Love:

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]

 

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

 

 

 

 

CHAKRA WISDOM: Your Vishuddha Chakra  | The WISDOM podcast  | S2 E80

CHAKRA WISDOM: Your Vishuddha Chakra | The WISDOM podcast | S2 E80

June 13, 2021

Chakra WISDOM: Your Vishuddha Chakra

The WISDOM podcast  Season 2  Episode 80

 

Welcome to this beautiful series and a journey through the sacred centers of wisdom called chakras.

As I share the sacred wisdom of this fifth chakra, I lean to the resources of teachers that hold a wealth of knowledge in their study of these ancient energy centers. I have directly quoted and referenced their work throughout each of the episodes in this 7-part series and I do so again here. I will leave links in the description for where you can find their books. I am very grateful to each one of these wise women. Thank you Carolyn Myss, Dr. Brenda Davies, and Anodea Judith for your interpretation and collective gathering of this ancient wisdom.

 

Your VISHUDDHA CHAKRA: Your Communication Centre and  The Power of Will

As we enter the etheric level of the throat chakra, we enter a paradoxical realm of great subtlety yet powerful influence. We leave behind the balanced middle ground of the emerald green anahata chakra and reach into the etheric range of turquoise and blue that resonate with the throat chakra.

The element of this chakra is akasha, a Sanskrit term that translates as “ether”, “limitless space” or “sky”. The enveloping element of air still surrounds us, yet we reach beyond it into the unknown ether – the realm of vibrations, sound, communication, and the awakening of creative identity. It is an awakening that stems from a realization of yourself as a separate being from your security in your social environment, and from your desire to make a personal contribution to the world around you.

 

Communication is the essential function of the fifth chakra. As self-expression, communication is a gateway between the inner world and the outer. Only through self-expression does the outer world get to know what is inside of us. And, we may only know what is inside of someone when they choose to tell us. (We trust they are speaking their truth and in complete honesty).

 

 

Be sure to take part in the guided meditation that closes out this episode.  It is a beautiful experience in balancing the beautiful sacred energy of this chakra. 🧘‍♀️💜 Namaste!

 

Resources on the Vishuddha Chakra:

Your Heart Wisdom: A Guided Breath Meditation  [YouTube Video]

Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing - Author: Caroline Myss

Eastern Mind Western Body: Psychology and the Chakra System as a Path to the Self - Author: Anodea Judith

The Rainbow Bridge: Seven Steps to Self Healing - Author: Dr. Brenda Davies

What are Chakras?

The Origin of the Chakra System

 

Your Muladhara Chakra [Podcast Episode]  

Your Manipura Chakra [Podcast Episode]

Your Swadhisthana Chakra [Podcast Episode]

Your Anahata Chakra [Podcast Episode]

 

 

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

 

More Resources and Love:

* This Is What Therapy Can Do For You [Podcast Episode]

* The Ultimate Self-Love WISDOM toolkit

 

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

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

 

Social Anxiety: What You Don’t Want People to Notice  | ‘ask dorothy’  |  A Real Life Client Story  | The WISDOM podcast  S2 E79

Social Anxiety: What You Don’t Want People to Notice | ‘ask dorothy’ | A Real Life Client Story | The WISDOM podcast S2 E79

June 9, 2021

'ask dorothy'

Social Anxiety: What You Don't Want People to Notice| A Real Life Client Story

The WISDOM podcast  Season 2 Episode 79

 

Have you never felt anxious or awkward in social settings?

 

I explained to my client Kara that social anxiety is an experience that happens to us all.

 

An invitation to a party; work colleagues that you know fairly well but there is also a room of other people that you will have only just met. You arrive late and after a long shift at work; but in honesty you’ve been procrastinating as you got ready and secretly hoped that you could maybe just blow the party off; except you do want to go. When you arrive, everyone is already seated around a large dining table, eating, talking, laughing; and now all eyes are on you. You have difficulty breathing and making eye contact as the host introduces you to each person around the table. You wish you stayed home but everyone seems so friendly, well maybe everyone except her; the woman that staring you up and down. You’ve forgotten what you’ve just said to a question someone has asked, and you don’t know where you should sit and is that an open seat? ...and why is this so difficult?

These are some of the rapid fire thoughts that cross your mind as your heart is racing; pounding so loud that your own voice seems inaudible. You feel self-conscious; you should have worn the other outfit you had lying on your bed; you dressed up way too much compared with everyone else. What have you gotten yourself into?

 

Join me in this episode as we discuss:

What is a social situation? 

When does social anxiety becomes a problem?

The symptoms of social anxiety disorder; and

The best treatment approaches.

 

Please use the following assessment tools to help you:

Online Social Anxiety Self-Assessment 

Criteria for Self-Diagnosis

 

Resources and Recommended Reading:

Common Signs of Social Anxiety

Social Anxiety Disorder

Social Anxiety Disorder: Resources and Help

Social Anxiety Disorder: More Than Just Shyness

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health: Social Anxiety Disorder

 

The name of my client has been changed to maintain confidentiality. Her 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

 

More Resources and Love:

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]

 

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

 

 

 

 

Chakra WISDOM: Your Anahata Chakra  | The WISDOM podcast | S2  E78

Chakra WISDOM: Your Anahata Chakra | The WISDOM podcast | S2  E78

June 6, 2021

Chakra WISDOM: Your Anahata Chakra

The WISDOM podcast  Season 2  Episode 78

 

Welcome back to this sacred journey into the chakras.

The chakra system originated in India between 1500 and 500 BC – more than four thousand years ago in the ancient literature of the Vedas. Evidence of the chakras, is also found in the Upanishads, the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, and perhaps most thoroughly in the sixteenth century by an Indian yogi in a text called the Sat-Chakra-Nirupana.

 

The chakra system was taught orally by the Indo-Eurpoean people (also called the Aryan people). It was traditionally considered an Eastern philosophy until New Age authors, like Anodea Judith and others, resonated with this wisdom and began writing about the chakras.  

 

If you’ve been joining me in this series, I hope that you’ve allowed yourself to explore the wisdom of these ancient energy centers; these spinning sacred wheels of life. They are believed to hold energetic space within us; and which link areas of the body and psyche with associated metaphysical realms.

 

Within each episode in this series, I describe how each chakra affects our psychology, and our emotions and behaviours as human beings. Based on the teachings of this ancient wisdom and the modern day authors who bring this wisdom to life, I share it because it is yet another important way to understand the self; your patterns and behaviours; and how you may help yourself unblock and balance the flow of energy that moves through you. You also begin to draw insights and a helpful perspective from the ancient wisdom of the chakras, including what limiting thoughts and beliefs hold you back from living the full expression of life.

 

Perhaps, most important still, my hope is to give you additional resources and another source of self-healing; for finding and thriving ‘in balance’, and for helping to effect the change you seek – within yourself and of your life.

 

As I share with you the teachings of your fourth chakra, I reference and take direct quotes from Anodea Judith’s book: Eastern Body Western Mind: Psychology and the Chakra System as a Path to the Self and the work of Carolyn Myss and her book: Anatomy of the Spirit. The Seven Stages of Power and Healing. I’ll link up their work here in the description; as both are esteemed experts in this field, and these are great reads if you wish to learn more.

 

A chakra is a center of organization that receives, assimilates, and expresses life force energy. Based on their location in the body the chakras have become associated with various states of consciousness, archetypal elements, and philosophical constructs. The lower chakras, for example which are physically closer to the earth, are related to the more practical matters of our lives – survival, movement, action. They are ruled by physical and social law. The upper chakras represent mental realms and work on a symbolic level through words, images, and concepts. Each of the seven chakras from the base of the spine to the crown of the head, represents a major area of human psychological health.

 

Here we dive into your Anahata, your heart center. Since the heart chakra is the middle point in a system of seven centers, balance, together with love and relationship) are the essential principles at this level of integration. This implies both internal balance between various aspects of ourselves (mind and body, persona and shadow, masculine and feminine), as well as between ourselves and the world around us (for example: work and play, giving and receiving, socializing and being alone).

 

It is important to continue to find and live in equilibrium, for without balance within ourselves it is difficult, if not impossible, to achieve healthy and long-lasting love relationships. The basic right of the heart chakra is to love and to be loved.

 

Be sure to take part in the guided meditation that closes out this episode.  It is a beautiful experience in balancing the beautiful sacred energy of this chakra. 🧘‍♀️💜 Namaste!

 

Resources on the Anahata Chakra:

Your Heart Wisdom: A Guided Breath Meditation  [YouTube Video]

Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing - Author: Caroline Myss

Eastern Mind Western Body: Psychology and the Chakra System as a Path to the Self - Author: Anodea Judith

The Rainbow Bridge: Seven Steps to Self Healing - Author: Dr. Brenda Davies

What are Chakras?

The Origin of the Chakra System

 

Your Muladhara Chakra [Podcast Episode]  

Your Manipura Chakra [Podcast Episode]

Your Swadhisthana Chakra [Podcast Episode]

 

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

 

More Resources and Love:

* This Is What Therapy Can Do For You [Podcast Episode]

* The Ultimate Self-Love WISDOM toolkit

 

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

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

 

How Long Have You Waited For Love?  | ‘ask dorothy’  |  A Real Life Client Story  | The WISDOM podcast  S2 E77

How Long Have You Waited For Love? | ‘ask dorothy’ | A Real Life Client Story | The WISDOM podcast S2 E77

June 1, 2021

'ask dorothy'

How Long Have You Waited For Love?| A Real Life Client Story

The WISDOM podcast  Season 2 Episode 77

 

For so many clients it is in that very first session that we chart a course for the journey deep within; a journey that is often overdue; a journey that will help free them from what hurts and trauma has caused them to doubt in their abilities to feel whole and of peace; a journey into healing, love, acceptance, and approval for whatever was not given freely and without conditions; and of which they (sometimes unknowingly), are now ready to give unto themselves.

 

How Long Have You Waited For Love?

 

We are beginning to understand that love must be willingly given to our self; that we cannot thrive in the absence of it; and we do not need to wait for someone to love us; to feel loved.

Love as a feeling and a state of being that is experienced out of living in self-love.

Each one of us is equipped to love; to give love ceaselessly. We are all hard wired for this; to love our self and to love others, and to do this as the love of one human being to another. It may be that we need to practice self-love; to first learn it and to be reminded of the ways that we already do this.

The experience of love directed inward is how we reclaim our power and our wholeness. To direct love inward through words and actions of loving-kindness, is how we walk the planet in perfect oneness; feeling attuned with our ability to feel loved.

The names here have been changed to maintain confidentiality. My client’s 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

 

More Resources and Love:

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]

 

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

Accompanying Music: Eternell - Autumn Sky - 'Elevation' + Purl - Stillpoint - 'Melora'

 

 

 

CHAKRA WISDOM: Your Manipura Chakra  | The WISDOM podcast  | S2 E76

CHAKRA WISDOM: Your Manipura Chakra | The WISDOM podcast | S2 E76

May 30, 2021

Chakra WISDOM: Your Manipura Chakra

The WISDOM podcast  Season 2  Episode 76

 

Welcome to this beautiful series and a journey through these sacred centers of wisdom called chakras.

Each of the seven major chakras that we explore in this series, influence and govern accompanying areas of the body as well as the emotional, physical, psychological and spiritual states that impact our path into the self.

 

On a physical level, these spirals of energy correspond to massive nerve centers in the body. Each of the seven main chakras contain bundles of nerves and relates to major organs as well as our psychological, emotional, and spiritual states of being. Since everything is moving, it’s essential that our seven main chakras stay open, aligned, and fluid. If there is a blockage, energy simply cannot flow and we can literally feel stuck in life.

 

The Symbolic Power of the Seven Chakras
Each of the seven energy centers of the human body contains a universal spiritual life lesson that we must learn as we evolve into higher consciousness. I take lead from the work of Carolyn Myss, one of my longtime favorite authors and someone whose work I followed early in my own spiritual development. Her book: Anatomy of the Spirit. The Seven Stages of Power and Healing. is another beautiful read of the chakra system and from where I directly quote and reference much of the teachings for the third chakra; our focus in this episode.

I’ll drop a link for it in the description. It is a classic. If you wish to read more on your third chakra, please check out the reading list I have prepared in the description.

 

 

Be sure to take part in the guided meditation that closes out this episode.  It is a beautiful experience in balancing the beautiful sacred energy of this chakra. 🧘‍♀️💜 Namaste!

 

Resources on the Manipura Chakra:

Manipura Chakra Meditation [YouTube]

Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing - Author: Caroline Myss

Eastern Mind Western Body: Psychology and the Chakra System as a Path to the Self - Author: Anodea Judith

The Rainbow Bridge: Seven Steps to Self Healing - Author: Dr. Brenda Davies

What are Chakras?

The Origin of the Chakra System

How to Open Your Solar Plexus

The Muladhara Chakra [Podcast Episode]  

 

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

 

More Resources and Love:

* This Is What Therapy Can Do For You [Podcast Episode]

* The Ultimate Self-Love WISDOM toolkit

 

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

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

Accompanying Music: Eternell, 'Birth of an Ocean' + 'Lethe' + 'Grey Havens'

Who Do I Really Want To Be? | ‘ask dorothy’  | A Real Life Client Story | The WISDOM podcast  | S2 E75

Who Do I Really Want To Be? | ‘ask dorothy’ | A Real Life Client Story | The WISDOM podcast  | S2 E75

May 25, 2021

'ask dorothy'

Who Do I Really Want To Be?| A Real Life Client Story

The WISDOM podcast  Season 2 Episode 75

 

To awaken begins the inner journey; a flurry of questions that ponder a deeper longing, that begin to highlight and address what needs to improve; to change; perhaps to end, in order that you may be content and happy, and at peace.

 

When your questions become a source of deeper longing for change; and of what is both needed and important for you now and for the rest of your life... it is time to know your answers.

 

Jon’s questions center around a theme of self-examination and the desire for change. It is usually our dissatisfaction and unhappiness with one or more aspects of our self and thus impacting the quality of our life; that makes change necessary.

 

We can continue to live – and sometime we do – indefinitely – hoping and likely also working to fix or change a situation, a relationship, or how another person treats us; yet in the end, you have control only over yourself: your thoughts and perceptions, how you feel and your actions and reactions.

 

You are self-governing. If your life situations or a particular person is contributing to your disharmony and sadness, I encourage you to find your solution; to no longer continue in the pain and suffering of what is not fulfilling nor kind and loving.

 

Begin to ask the questions that will help guide you towards truth and the right solutions that you can then act upon with growing confidence.

 

 

It is only when you are no longer willing to continue on a path that is detrimental; that imposes suffering; that happiness can be found again.

 

Ideally, the goal is to continue to make healthy adjustments and to auto correct all the time. To adjust and reposition, to amend and re-calibrate what you are doing or not doing means that you do not ‘find’ yourself in a situation that is heartbreaking and difficult because you are self-aware and awake.

 

As you experience yourself in the present moments of your life; and simultaneously a witness to what you see and sense, you are able to determine through self-awareness, what you need and how you need to be. “You fix a problem with the solution; and not by focusing on the problem.”

 

Ask the deeper questions. Be willing to hear your answers. This helps you to live in your truth. This is the first step to solving a problem; to finding the best solution; to navigating a path and a strategy that will always help you.

 

 

Sometimes clients will email me questions. For some clients, our entire session is communicated in an exchange of emails. Such is the case of my client Jon. Next, I share my email reply together with more questions for him to probe deeper. Jon’s real name has been changed to maintain confidentiality.

 

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

 

More Resources and Love:

* This is what therapy can do for you [Podcast Episode]

* Your Swadhisthana Chakra [Podcast Episode]

* The Ultimate Self-Love WISDOM toolkit

* Who Am I? [YouTube Video]

* Who Am I Becoming? [YouTube Video]

 

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

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

Accompanying Music: Eternell, 'kalimba' -ambience- (24min) and 'auryn' (11min)

 

CHAKRA WISDOM: Your Swadhisthana Chakra  | The WISDOM podcast  | S2 E74

CHAKRA WISDOM: Your Swadhisthana Chakra | The WISDOM podcast | S2 E74

May 23, 2021

Chakra WISDOM: Your Swadhisthana Chakra

The WISDOM podcast  Season 2  Episode 74

 

Welcome to this beautiful series and a journey through these sacred centers of wisdom called chakras.

Welcome to this beautiful series and a journey through the sacred centers of wisdom called chakras.

As we dive into the realm of our second chakra, we encounter emotions and sexuality. Where the first chakra centers around survival and structure, the focus here is all about movement, creativity, and flow. The Sacral Chakra or Swadhisthana governs the energy of creativity, pleasure, sex, procreation, control and morality. It also presides over dreams and fantasies.

The second chakra is located in the lower abdomen. The color of this chakra is bright orange. Its glow fills the pelvis, bathing the sexual organs, enlivening our desire and capacity for pleasure.

As I share the sacred wisdom of this Chakra, I lean to a wonderful book titled: The Rainbow Journey: Seven Steps to Self-Healing, Dr. Brenda Davies. Years earlier, I would find a used copy of this book. It was very worn and the spine had let go, and yet I saw it as a ‘sweet’ find and it continues to be a wonderful resource and guide to the chakra system. I’ll leave a link for it in the description.

I purposefully use the word ‘sweet’ as the Sanskrit word Swadhisthana has many translations – ‘the sacred home’, ‘the sweet place’ and ‘the goddess’ favorite standing place” because here at the second chakra it is about allowing pleasure and joy in the many experiences of life.

As I share with you the teachings of this Chakra, I also reference and take direct quotes from Anodea Judith’s book: Eastern Body Western Mind: Psychology and the Chakra System as a Path to the Self and I’ll link up her work here for you also, as she is an esteemed expert in the Chakras.

Be sure to take part in the guided meditation that closes out this episode.  It is a beautiful experience in balancing the beautiful sacred energy of this chakra. 🧘‍♀️💜 Namaste!

 

Resources on the Swadhisthana Chakra:

Eastern Mind Western Body: Psychology and the Chakra System as a Path to the Self - Author: Anodea Judith

The Rainbow Bridge: Seven Steps to Self Healing - Author: Dr. Brenda Davies

What are Chakras?

The Origin of the Chakra System

How Do You Balance the Sacral Chakra

The Muladhara Chakra [Podcast Episode]  

 

 

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

 

More Resources and Love:

* This Is What Therapy Can Do For You [Podcast Episode]

* The Power of Saying "I'm Sorry" [Podcast Episode]

* The Ultimate Self-Love WISDOM toolkit

 

 

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

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

Accompanying Music: Eternell, 'Home' & 'Planes'

What Are My Boundaries? | ‘ask dorothy’ | A Real Life Client Story  | The WISDOM podcast  | S2 E73

What Are My Boundaries? | ‘ask dorothy’ | A Real Life Client Story | The WISDOM podcast | S2 E73

May 19, 2021

'ask dorothy'

What Are My Boundaries?| A Real Life Client Story

The WISDOM podcast  Season 2 Episode 72

 

The topic of boundaries is a popular theme in therapy and an important personal practice when you are seeking to make your life better and to feel an ease in happiness.

When you have clear and present boundaries that you live by, it makes it easier to navigate your life; it allows you the autonomy to always choose based on your needs and highest values; and others appreciate and respect that you know yourself well and are consistent – in your words and actions.

The definition of a boundary is: something that indicates or fixes a limit or extent.

 

In this episode of ‘ask dorothy’ I share one client’s journey to repair the damage of not having healthy boundaries in place with the solution of building those boundaries – now.

 

If your needs and requests have not being heard nor respected by others; it’s time to get clear about what is okay and what you no longer will continue. Setting boundaries and then upholding them begins with a change in how you think and your willingness to honor yourself first.

If you are unhappy with how others treat you – if you have felt a lack of care and respect in the value that others show you; and if others consistently make demands of you; of your time, help, efforts, and also love – you may be listening because you realize its time to set your boundaries and to better uphold what you decide for how you want to exist in your life; and the parameters for your relationships.

 

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

 

More Resources and Love:

* This is what therapy can do for you [Podcast Episode]

* The Power of Saying "I'm Sorry" [Podcast Episode]

* The Ultimate Self-Love WISDOM toolkit

 

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

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

Accompanying Music: Eternell, 'alcyone' condensed & 'alcyone' energy-transmission

CHAKRA WISDOM: Your Muladhara Chakra  | The WISDOM podcast  | S2 E72

CHAKRA WISDOM: Your Muladhara Chakra | The WISDOM podcast | S2 E72

May 16, 2021

Chakra WISDOM: Your Muladhara Chakra

The WISDOM podcast  Season 2  Episode 72

 

Welcome to this special series and a journey through these sacred centers of wisdom called chakras.

Our bodies are a complex configuration of energy. We also have 72,000 "nadis," or energy channels (think of them like highways) along which vital energy, or "prana," travels. When the nadis meet at different points in the body, they form a triangle. The Sanskrit word for this triangle is chakra and literally translates as "wheel" or “disk” referring to a spinning sphere of bioenergetic activity emanating from the major nerve ganglia branching forward from the spinal column.

 

There are seven of these wheels stacked in a column of energy that spans from the base of the spine to the top of the head. (image) There are also minor chakras in the hands, feet, fingertips, and shoulders for a total of 114 chakras throughout the body.

The chakra system according to one expert, Anodea Judith (and I will reference and also quote her work throughout) is a seven-leveled philosophical model of the universe. It is the seven major chakras that correlate with basic states of consciousness, and it is these that we will together examine here and in each of the next several episodes.

 

 

AFFIRMATIONS FOR THE ROOT CHAKRA:

I am a beloved child of the universe and I deserve love, peace, and security.

I open myself to receive the abundance of the universe.

I love my body and trust its wisdom to keep me healthy.

I am open to receive and accept love.

I am open to receive and be nurtured by the powerful energy of the earth.

I am a physical being and value my physical presence.

I resolve to take care of my body and accept it as it is today.

I value my body as the physical temple in which I live and I will aim to provide for its needs in terms of healthy food, rest, activity, and general nurturing.

Resources on the Muladhara Chakra:

The Color of Your Love [The WISDOM BLOG post]

Eastern Mind Western Body: Psychology and the Chakra System as a Path to the Self - Author Anodea Judith

The Rainbow Bridge: Seven Steps to Self Healing - Author Dr. Brenda Davies

What are Chakras?

The Origin of the Chakra System

Root Chakra Problems

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

 

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More Resources and Love:

* This is what therapy can do for you [Podcast Episode]

* The Power of Saying "I'm Sorry" [Podcast Episode]

* The Ultimate Self-Love WISDOM toolkit

 

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

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

Accompanying Music: Eternell, 'Home' & 'Planes'

How PTSD Happens  | ‘ask dorothy’ | A Real Life Client Story  | The WISDOM podcast  S2 E71

How PTSD Happens | ‘ask dorothy’ | A Real Life Client Story | The WISDOM podcast S2 E71

May 11, 2021

'ask dorothy'

How PTSD Happens| A Real Life Client Story

The WISDOM podcast  Season 2 Episode 71

 

Here I share the story of a client: of whom I continue to work with at the time of writing this. Her name has been changed to protect her identity; her story is real.

 

Carol – a 26yr old female living and working in North America never knew that the physical, verbal and emotional abuse she sustained in a 3-yr relationship with a boy she met whilst still living in her homeland of China would be the reason for why she has been suffering with PTSD or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

 

Let me define first what this is because if you are listening; if you or someone you know has experienced exposure to trauma you – or they – may also be experiencing the ongoing symptoms of this mental health condition that often goes undiagnosed; the focus may instead be on one or some of its symptoms without truly understanding the magnitude of the impact of this disorder beyond the abuse itself.

 

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition in which people experience a variety of symptoms following exposure to a traumatic event. These may include flashbacks, nightmares, intrusive thoughts, anxiety, avoidance, and changes in mood and thinking. Symptoms may include re-experiencing the traumatic event, avoiding reminders of the trauma, startling easily, and having negative thoughts and beliefs.

 

Not every abusive relationship will traumatize someone to the point where they are exhibiting symptoms of PTSD, but it is possible. If you or someone you know has experienced prolonged abuse of any form; whether a witness to this or directly, and perpetrated by someone that was supposed to love and respect you, it is worthwhile to complete a screening tool or checklist for PTSD.

 

I invite you to use the link that I will place in the description for both an online post-traumatic stress disorder screening tool and a self-assessment tool that can help make sense of why you may be feeling the way you do. I will also leave resources for treatment so that you can begin to help yourself.

 

Resources

* Depression in COVID-19 Times: 'Take the Test' + The 12 Best Natural Solutions to Heal Yourself  [Podcast Episode] 

* A Time of Rebirth And Awakening: of Love, of Humanity, and the Earth  [Podcast Episode]

* Online Screening Tool for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

* Assessment Tool for PTSD (online)

* The School of WISDOM [Online Courses, Workshops, Trainings]

* The Wisdom Archives [Meditation Library]

 

 

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  

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

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

Accompanying Music: Eternell, 'Kindness of a Cloud'

 

 

What Matters NOW.  A Rebirth Awaits You. | The WISDOM podcast  S2 E70

What Matters NOW. A Rebirth Awaits You. | The WISDOM podcast S2 E70

May 9, 2021

What Matters Now. A Rebirth Awaits You.

The WISDOM podcast  Season 2  Episode 70

 

‘Reclaim your ability to look within; to live true to your highest morals and values; and to be love

 

At the time that I am writing this episode we are well into a fourth wave of this pandemic; and one that experts claim will may impact a younger cohort of the population. Many parts of the world continue to be in various stages of lock down and extended stay-at-home orders. The reported numbers of new cases of COVID-19 and its variants are in many places greater than they have ever been since the onset of this pandemic.

 

Among the first activities of the day for so many now include an update on the reported new cases of people infected and of how many have died; making this news – this reality - our fervent new normal. The scope of which can distract us further from our self – and from all that is within your power to change; to take hold of; to feel inspired by and for what matters right now; for all that lies within your control including the principles for how you choose to live your life.

 

I begin here because a planetary pandemic is also a global tipping point and the catalyst for your next steps - and your rebirth. A rebirth – a revival – a spiritual regeneration, a phoenix rising up from the ashes. A metamorphosis.

 

 

While we do not know what exactly the future holds; each one of us has control over what our thoughts and actions will be; whether fear or love; whether perpetual self-healing (emotional, physical, psychological, and generational) or the co-creation of more ‘dis’ ‘ease’ through the fear-based thoughts and beliefs that we continue to hold; that cause us to revive and relive trauma – as it relates to our greatest fears in this pandemic and also of our past, and everything that has ever happened to us.

 

 

You may continue to focus on the world’s pained struggles to help and heal our population as we experience such an overwhelming plight, and yet will you take more seriously your need to stand tall in your own life; to rise above what you have always done; what has not been in support of you; and what self-sabotaging behaviours you may continue in.

 

What matters now is for you to examine what you have been living; what you still struggle with; what you know could be better; to align yourself with what you have wanted for some time; perhaps what you have even given up on.

 

Do you need a rebirth or have you already begun a metamorphosis?

💜

 

 

Resources

* Depression in COVID-19 Times: 'Take the Test' + The 12 Best Natural Solutions to Heal Yourself  [Podcast Episode] 

* A Time of Rebirth And Awakening: of Love, of Humanity, and the Earth  [Podcast Episode]

* Reclaim Your Life: The Path to Living Awakened  [Podcast Episode]

* The School of WISDOM [Online Courses, Workshops, Trainings]

* The Wisdom Archives [Meditation Library]

 

 

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  

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

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

Accompanying Music: Eternell, 'Maram' (30min) and 'Auryn' (11min)

 

 

 

I Know The Answer Is In Me  | ‘ask dorothy’ |  The WISDOM podcast  S2 E69

I Know The Answer Is In Me | ‘ask dorothy’ | The WISDOM podcast S2 E69

May 4, 2021

'ask dorothy'

I Know The Answer Is In Me|  Q and A

The WISDOM podcast  Season 2 Episode 69

 

In this episode of ‘ask dorothy’ I share a question from a client that highlights the struggle to arrive at peace; and the simple and ever so profound means by which peace is always a part of you. This is how it is easily accessible.

This is why I wanted to share this client question because within her question is her answer. It the answer that will also be the right answer in your quest of finding and living in peace.

Peace is what we need to have more than ever; as well as the ability to access it from within; that you may no longer feel ‘lost’ or ‘reliant on something’ to be responsible for your own inner peace.

 

 

Please keep sending in the questions. They are amazing! They are so rich and real and helpful for others. I hope that this answer provides a greater understanding as to why it can be difficult in some moments to lose yourself in your meditation practice.

Sometimes we need to be more attentive to our body’s experience and thus mindful breathing will not only dismiss the noise in the mind, it will help relax your body; giving you a different experience of meditation and of what you can enjoy as you feel peace within.

 

More love...

* Why Taking A Deep Breath Feels Good

* The School of WISDOM

 

*The names of my clients have been changed to protect their identity.  Their stories are real.

 

 

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

 

 

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

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

Accompanying Music: Eternell -' Cove' (meditation)

 

The Four Essential Principles of Meditation - Part Four: PURPOSE  |  The WISDOM podcast  S2 E68

The Four Essential Principles of Meditation - Part Four: PURPOSE | The WISDOM podcast  S2 E68

May 2, 2021

The Four Essential Principles of Meditation

Part Four:  P U R P O S E

The WISDOM podcast  Season 2  Episode 68

 

Here we are. This episode rounds out this very special ‘how to’ meditation series of the four essential principles of meditation.

These are the foundational elements that will guide you in a successful practice of meditation and these are also the four elements that will lead you into the most beautiful experiences of your life.

If you’ve struggled with how to meditate; how to build a sustainable practice and a beautiful ritual; if you would like to have further gentle guidance that affirms the benefits of meditation and how it helps you in other areas of your life; “these principles are the path and the tools to your holy grail.” They are the masterful, integral elements to guide and support you as you begin your practice or nourish an existing one.

 

Meditation is something that teaches us how to go within to feel comfort and peace, to reclaim the path home – and into our self; and to quiet the thoughts that stir and rouse; that keep us distracted and far removed from accessing our inner state of calm and Zen - and meditation is one path into your inner wisdom, and the truth that lives within you.

Here in this fourth and final part of the essential principles of meditation, we examine the principle of purpose. As you listen on, consider how this final element is the beautiful accompaniment to the other three principles: that of presence, allowing and will; since purpose is what identifies and ignites the importance for why you choose to meditate; why you develop faith in its cumulative benefit – even if “nothing” seems to be happening at the surface – just yet; and how you witness the greater meaning and purpose of your practice beyond what you experience during meditation itself.

So let’s dive into this fourth principle and its true potential for supporting a beautiful practice and the approach that you bring to all of life. 💜

 

 

Resources

* Reclaim Your Life: The Path to Living Awakened  [Podcast Episode] 

* This Is Your Calm: Breath Meditation  [Guided Meditation]

* Why Taking A Deep Breath Feels Good: What You Need To Know  [The WISDOM Blog]

* The School of WISDOM [Online Courses, Workshops, Trainings]

* The Wisdom Archives [Meditation Library]

* The School of WISDOM  [Get the FREE Course!]

* Video 4 - 'in post production' Please Check Back...Coming Soon!

 

 

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

 

 

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

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

Accompanying Music: Eternell, 'Cove' (Meditation)

 

 

 

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