The WISDOM Podcast with Dorothy Zennuriye Juno
Self-Study IS Liberation | ’ask dorothy’ | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E56

Self-Study IS Liberation | ’ask dorothy’ | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E56

June 23, 2022

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'ask dorothy' | Q & A

Self-Study IS Liberation

The WISDOM podcast  Season 3  Episode 56

 

~ "gnōthi seauton" ~ Know Thyself ~

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In this episode of ‘ask dorothy’ I answer the question: What are the characteristics and traits of those who self-actualize and who live in liberation and the freedom to be all that they can and more?

 

If you are here and listening, this is for you. 

We live in a society and a world in which we are taught to look outside of our self for answers, for authority, for validation, for friendship, for community; for the ideals that we are taught to strive for and the timeline for accomplishing what is deemed acceptable.

 

Nowhere is our heart more certain than when we have found another who loves and adores us.

 

The gaze is always external. Even when we are asked to know ourselves, we still compare what we see with what we perceive to be the inspired ideal.

 

Self-actualization can be misrepresented. We may have an idea and an image of what it means to experience a state of being in which we have arrived. We are here. We are complete.

 

Self-actualized people have an acceptance of who they are, including what I call ‘the ego mind’ ~ the human construct that at times pulls us in to the limited ways in which we think and act and which create our suffering.

 

When you are self-actualized you experience a drive to be creative in all aspects of your life. This is in fact how you thrive.

 

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, connect with me here:  dorothy@dorothyratusny.com

 

Find all Episodes of The WISDOM podcast here  

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More WISDOM and LOVE right here:

 

* SVADHYAYA ~ Self-Study  [Podcast S3 E55]  * The Niyamas Series: 4/5

* TAPAS ~ Self-Discipline  [Podcast S3 E53]  * The Niyamas Series: 3/5

* SANTOSHA ~ Contentment  [Podcast S3 E51]  * The Niyamas Series: 2/5

* SAUCHA ~ Purification  [Podcast S3 E49]  * The Niyamas Series: 1/5

 

* APARIGRAHA ~ Non-Attachment  [Podcast S3 E47]  * The Yamas Series: 5/5

* BRAHMACHARYA ~ Non-Excess  [Podcast S3 E45]  * The Yamas Series: 4/5

* ASTEYA ~ Non-Stealing  [Podcast S3 E43]  * The Yamas Series: 3/5

* SATYA ~ Truthfulness  [Podcast S3 E41]  * The Yamas Series: 2/5

* AHIMSA ~ Nonviolence  [Podcast S3 E39]  * The Yamas Series: 1/5

 

* Impermanence  'ask dorothy'  [Podcast Episode]

* The Yamas & Niyamas  [Book by Deborah Adele]

* Live Your Greatness [Podcast Episode Season 1 Episode 1]

* How Do I Become Whole?  [Podcast Episode S2 E56]

* Forgiveness IS F R E E D O M  [Podcast Episode S3 E35]

* Self-Love is 'Being Love'  [Podcast Episode S3 E29]

 

* The Ultimate Self-Love WISDOM toolkit

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

* 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

 

 

 

SVADHYAYA ~ Self-Study | The Niyamas Series: 4/5 | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E55

SVADHYAYA ~ Self-Study | The Niyamas Series: 4/5 | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E55

June 19, 2022

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SVADHYAYA ~ Self-Study ~ 

The Niyamas Series: 4 of 5

The WISDOM podcast  Season 3  Episode 55

 

~ The world gives you what you see. ~

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In this week’s episode we dive into the discipline of self-study and why this is necessary for self-fulfillment, epic growth, and personal freedom.

 

Here I share the steps for self-study and the ways in which we can experience our perceptions to invite us deeper into ourselves with love and grace and appreciation and for learning how capable we are.

The Sanskrit word for this is svadhyaya. Sanskrit is the world’s oldest language and it is the ancient and the classic language of India.

 

'Self-study' or Svadhyaya refers to knowing our true identity as divine consciousness. Think of it like this: This means that you already are ‘good enough’ capable, and perfect as you are.

 

Svadhyaya is the fourth of 5 Niyamas or observances that originate in the ancient text of the Yoga Sutras of Pantanjali.

 

The Yoga Sutras or ‘threads’ (as this word translates from Sanskrit) are a collection of 196 short verses that serve as a guide to attain wisdom and self-realization on how to live in order to advance along a spiritual path towards enlightenment.

 

Beyond the postures of yoga, the scripture of the yoga sutras provides the disciplines and observances that guide you in a practical and sacred methodology – to bring greater understanding to your life experiences and the guidance for taking ownership of your life, directing it towards the fulfillment that you seek.

 

 

In this episode I cite and also quote directly from Deborah Adele’s book: . From my research and study of the Yamas and the Niyamas, I’ve found Deborah’s book to be thoroughly enjoyable to read and I love how she has woven personal stories and other wisdom teachings throughout. I will leave a link here for how you can get a copy.

 

The yogis teach that we, as human beings, are at our core ~ divine consciousness.

 

Around this pure consciousness we have been impacted by our varied experiences, our conditioning, and our belief systems. This changes the way in which we see and identify ourselves, what we believe to be true, our preferences and dislikes, and our fears ~ and imagination.

 

If you think about the various layers that we hold ~ each informed by country, culture, gender, family history, the groups we belong to, and our personal experiences, it becomes difficult to remember who we truly are.

 

Who you are is the god consciousness. You don’t need to pray to a god outside of you. You simply need to be your god consciousness far more of the time ~ to live this ~ and to realize how incredible you are as your goodness.

 

The yogis tell us that we suffer because we forget who we are. We forget that we are really the divine.

Svadhyaya or self-study is about knowing our true identity and understanding the experiences that have shaped us. We find clues to this by watching our projections, tracing our reactions back to a belief we hold, and by courageously looking at life as it is.

 

This process of knowing ourselves creates a path to freedom. The ability to shift the way in which we identify ourselves from our ego to being a witness, and finally to our true identity as the divine itself is what svadhyaya – calls the joy of self-study.

 

I close out the episode with the practical ways to embrace the teaching of Svadhyaya.  Please join me!

 

Please consider a practice of self-study.  Leave a note for me here!  Share with me what you are learning in your devotion inward.

 

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, connect with me here:  dorothy@dorothyratusny.com

 

Find all Episodes of The WISDOM podcast here  

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More WISDOM and resources on the Niyamas:

* The Yamas and Niyamas. Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice  [Book by Deborah Adele]

 

* SAUCHA ~ Purification  [Podcast S3E49]  * The Niyamas Series: 1/5

* SANTOSHA - Contentment  [Podcast S3 E51]  * The Niyamas Series: 2/5

* TAPAS - Self-Discipline  [Podcast S3 E53]  * The Niyamas Series: 3/5

 

The Yamas Series

* APARIGRAHA ~ Non-Attachment  [Podcast S3 E47]  * The Yamas Series: 5/5

* BRAHMACHARYA ~ Non-Excess  [Podcast S3 E45]  * The Yamas Series: 4/5

* ASTEYA ~ Non-Stealing  [Podcast S3 E43]  * The Yamas Series: 3/5

* SATYA ~ Truthfulness  [Podcast S3 E41]  * The Yamas Series: 2/5

* AHIMSA ~ Nonviolence  [Podcast S3 E39]  * The Yamas Series: 1/5

 

* How Do I Become Whole?  [Podcast Episode S2 E56]

* Forgiveness IS F R E E D O M  [Podcast Episode S3 E35]

* Self-Love is 'Being Love'  [Podcast Episode S3 E29]

* Live Your Greatness [Podcast Episode Season 1 Episode 1]

* The Ultimate Self-Love WISDOM toolkit

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

* 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

TAPAS ~ Self-Discipline | The Niyamas Series: 3/5 | The WISDOM podcast |  S3 E53

TAPAS ~ Self-Discipline | The Niyamas Series: 3/5 | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E53

June 12, 2022

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TAPAS ~ Self-Discipline ~ 

The Niyamas Series: 3 of 5

The WISDOM podcast  Season 3  Episode 53

 

~ "If we choose to walk into the fire, it is perhaps the greatest gift life could offer us." ~

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Welcome to the third episode in this series on the Niyamas. Niyama is a Sanskrit word that translates as “rules, guidelines, or observances.” Niyamas appear in Hindu and Buddhist texts, and they are best known as the second limb of the eight limbs of yoga, as described in Patanjali's Yoga Sutras.

 

These eight steps act as guidelines for how to live a meaningful and purposeful life. They serve as a prescription for moral and ethical conduct and principles; they direct attention toward one’s health; and they help us to acknowledge the spiritual aspects of our nature.

 

The Niyamas are an invitation into a radical exploration of possibility. Just how good can you feel? How joyful can your life be? Can you reveal just how amazing you are?

My hope in sharing each of the five niyamas – is to open you further to the spiritual life that you can live in the physical ~ and the absolute beauty and wonder that you may cultivate readily for yourself.

 

In this episode I cite and also quote directly from Deborah Adele’s book: The Yamas and Niyamas. Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice in addition to other sources that I will list in the description. They if you wish to continue your study.

 


Tapas - or self-discipline, austerity, perseverance, burning enthusiasm ~ describes a spirit of ‘fierce grace’.


In Tapas we employ physical and mental conditioning to push against the natural resistance our body and mind present. This resistance is what generates your inner fire.

 

The literal definition of tapas is “heat” – and in this case it is the heat that builds during periods of determined effort. Tapas accompanies any discipline that is willingly and gladly accepted in order to bring about a change of some kind—whether it be improved health, a new habit, better concentration, or a different direction in life.

 

Tapas is a process of burning through untruths, fears, discomfort, pain, and struggle ~ channelling the fire of that experience into self-disciplined actions that fuel your evolution.

Tapas focuses energy, creates fervour, and increases strength and confidence.

For example, the practice of asanas in yoga is a form of tapas for the body; meditation is a tapas that purifies and focuses the mind.

Tapas is the encouragement to tap into your inner fire as what you draw from ~ as discipline to transform yourself into something else.

 

 

I also invite to check out my 5-part series on the Yamas next. These are moral disciplines that transcend all world religions as guiding us to live of our light and our highest self. I will leave links for this series in the description.

 

 

 

Please consider how you can live with greater self-discipline.  Allow your discipline to guide you into the fire of fierce grace.  Leave a note for me here!  Share with me the discipline that you invite into your life.

 

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, connect with me here:  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 WISDOM and resources on the Niyamas:

*A Journaling Tool for Cultivating The Fire of Discipline  [Downloadable PDF ~ My gift to help you engage in your self-discipline practice]

* The Yamas & Niyamas  [Book by Deborah Adele]

 

* SAUCHA ~ Purification  [Podcast S3E49]  * The Niyamas Series: 1/5

* SANTOSHA - Contentment  [Podcast S3 E51]  * The Niyamas Series: 2/5

 

* APARIGRAHA ~ Non-Attachment  [Podcast S3 E47]  * The Yamas Series: 5/5

* BRAHMACHARYA ~ Non-Excess  [Podcast S3 E45]  * The Yamas Series: 4/5

* ASTEYA ~ Non-Stealing  [Podcast S3 E43]  * The Yamas Series: 3/5

* SATYA ~ Truthfulness  [Podcast S3 E41]  * The Yamas Series: 2/5

* AHIMSA ~ Nonviolence  [Podcast S3 E39]  * The Yamas Series: 1/5

 

* How Do I Become Whole?  [Podcast Episode S2 E56]

* Forgiveness IS F R E E D O M  [Podcast Episode S3 E35]

* Self-Love is 'Being Love'  [Podcast Episode S3 E29]

* Live Your Greatness [Podcast Episode Season 1 Episode 1]

* The Ultimate Self-Love WISDOM toolkit

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

* 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

 

 

 

Self-Discipline Is Your Superpower  ’ask dorothy’ | The WISDOM podcast  | S3 E38

Self-Discipline Is Your Superpower ’ask dorothy’ | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E38

April 19, 2022

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'ask dorothy'

Self-Discipline Is Your Superpower | A Real Life Client Story

The WISDOM podcast  Season 3  Episode 38

- Self-discipline is you acting on your greater conscience to do the right thing – for yourself and in any situation. -

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I think of self-discipline as a superpower because it is precisely what brings the inertia into the present moment for you to take action. It is what stops the chatter of the mind and overrides the old scripts that you replay with new language, the determination that says quite instinctively, “I can do this” and “I am doing this.”

 

Self-discipline could be exactly what you are missing and what keeps you from living your life in the way that you deeply desire.

So to ask yourself:How self-disciplined am I?’ Be wholly honest with your answer. and ‘Where in my life do I need to be more self-disciplined and how?’ These make great journal prompts for you to better self-examine the areas of your life that need self-discipline.

 

Self-discipline is so important that it is the single identifying criteria as to whether you get things done and in a timely manner.

 

Self-discipline stops the procrastination effect and the relinquishing of responsibility and it is the solution if you’ve ever struggled with unproductive or self-sabotaging habits that limit your potential.

 

In this episode we take a deep dive into the mechanisms that you need to build self-discipline; including how to up level your self-discipline in a way that supercharges your decisions and the actions you take ~ to support you in all of the best practices that you will live.

 

And if you are a parent, this episode will be helpful as it reminds you of the importance of setting the right example because your children will see the incongruity between what you say and what you do. Your actions speak louder than your words. Your children will learn the habits that you hold including a lack of self-discipline.

 

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.

 

 

To help you up level your self-discipline, please let me help you live your truth.

 

*The name of my client and the names of her parents have been changed to maintain confidentiality.

 

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-Discipline and  w i s d o m:

 

* Why You Need Self-Mastery  ['ask dorothy' Podcast Episode S3 E8]

* Self-Regulation IS Self-Mastery ['ask dorothy' Podcast Episode S2E63]

* The Power of Self-Honesty. How Honest Are You Willing To Be?  [Podcast Episode S3 E13]

*  The Intention You Bring to All You Do Is How You Live in Happiness  [Podcast Episode S2 E61]

*  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]

*  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

 

 

 

 

 

Shedding The Inauthentic Self: An Experience Into Wholeness | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E37

Shedding The Inauthentic Self: An Experience Into Wholeness | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E37

April 17, 2022

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Shedding The Inauthentic Self

An Experience Into Wholeness

The WISDOM podcast  Season 3  Episode 37

 

~ The inauthentic parts of you are those parts that you are not happy with. ~

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Timestamps:

A Mantra:  0-1:56 |  Podcast Theme Intro:  1:57 |  The Inauthentic Parts Defined:  3:24 | How to Feel Whole and Complete:  5:41 | Reclaim All of Who You Truly Are ~ A Visualization Experience:  6:46 | Podcast Theme Outro:  23:14

 

This episode begins with a mantra to help you begin the energetic release of the aspects of you that you no longer wish to be ~ as you reclaim your wholeness with the behaviors, attitude, and beliefs that best represent your highest self.

Here we do some very cool shape-shifting towards living whole and of your authentic self.  

It’s time to break free from what aspects of yourself are inauthentic ~ that is ~ what has never served you.

 

We learn so much from the external world that does not serve who we truly are and all that we desire to be.

 

What traits, behaviours, mindset is not wholly kind and loving is also not authentic.

 

As humans we all experience moments when we are living out of our dark side ~ the inauthentic part of our self, largely ingrained with the ego’s need to be right, to be in competition with or better than another – and the desire to find approval and importance when really you already have everything you need to be monumental in your life ~ and true to your highest good.

 

“Release what you will no longer be – the antithesis of something is something better.”

 

Shedding the inauthentic self is releasing what is not wanted. This is replaced with a return to embracing what you truly are at your core. The new behaviours, mindset, thoughts, and actions all contribute to feeling whole and complete ~ as you are.

 

In releasing the cycles of your past, you are free to live whole ~ and true to yourself ~ all that is built upon what you are ~ that is pure goodness, grace, kindness, love, inspired to create and to thrive, and the ability to appreciate all of life’s beautiful moments in the present.

 

 

 

If you would like my help in your journey of living authentic, 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, connect with me here:  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-Authenticity...

* The Three Secrets of Manifesting  [Podcast Episode S1 E8]

* The Power of Self-Honesty: How Honest Are You Willing to Be?  [Podcast Episode S3 E13]

* How Do I Become Whole?  [Podcast Episode S2 E56]

* Forgiveness IS F R E E D O M  [Podcast Episode S3 E35]

* Self-Love is 'Being Love'  [Podcast Episode S3 E29]

* Live Your Greatness [Podcast Episode Season 1 Episode 1]

* The Ultimate Self-Love WISDOM toolkit

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

* 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forgiveness is  F R E E D O M  | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E35

Forgiveness is F R E E D O M | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E35

April 10, 2022

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Forgiveness is F R E E D O M

The WISDOM podcast  Season 3  Episode 35

 

-  Forgiveness is for giving yourself healing and love.  -

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Timestamps:

A Place for Forgiveness:  0-1:07 |  Podcast Theme Intro:  1:08 |  An Intro to this Episode :  2:35 | Forgiveness as a Solution:  3:44 | Change is Always a Conscious Choice:  5:25 | The Formula for Freedom:  5:51 | How to Break the Cycle:  7:20 |  Out of Your Choice to Forgive Emerges Freedom: 10:08 |  Words to Release Hurt and Suffering:  11:22 |  Peace:  14:27 |  Forgiveness For Your Own Past Actions:  15:59 |  The Greatest Power In Healing:  19:47 |  The Universal Law of Cause and Effect: 21:09 |  The Spiritual Benefits of Forgiveness:  22:08 | If there is someone that you need to forgive...  24:10 |  Forgiveness is Your Willingness to Step Forward:  26:25 |  Podcast Theme Outro:  27:23

 

There can be a place for forgiveness in your heart for the unkind and hurtful actions given by another; for any damaging and abusive behaviour together with the harmful messages that have caused you to hold doubt and a lack of confidence in yourself and of your abilities ~ and for what has evoked within you ~ to question what you know is true and best for your life.

 

I want you to know that you can find a place for forgiveness in your heart and throughout your being - that leads you out of the sadness and suffering you have felt and into freedom: freedom that releases the hurts of the past, freedom that liberates you into the moments of now ~ and no longer mired in thoughts that ruminate on the extent of the damage that has been caused to you.

 

"You break the cycle when you liberate yourself from needing to make another person see the truth of their actions and to change, you free yourself to heal, to refocus on your life, and you are able to release your suffering.

You are not responsible for fixing another person nor a relationship.

You cannot change the past.

You must simply make a decision as to what kind of relationship this is realistically able to be based on all that you have been observing ~ of the other person, and yourself."

 

You may be wondering how forgiveness is a solution; how will it change any of the replete demonstrations of someone’s unkindness, dishonesty, and disrespect ~ or worse - the inconceivable acts of rage and violence from one human being to another.

 

Something that I want you to keep in mind as we go through this episode is the fact that people who are hurting, hurt others.

 

As humans, we repeat the cycle of dishonour, disrespect, aggression, and abuse in its many forms as learned behaviours and for as long as we remain unaware of and/or if we refuse to look at these actions with honesty and reverence.

 

 

 

If you would like my help in your journey of forgiveness and healing, 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, connect with me here:  dorothy@dorothyzennuriyejuno.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 Forgiveness and Healing:

* The Voice of Trauma  [Podcast Episode]

* The Cycle of Abuse Stops With You  [Podcast Episode]

* Spiritual Forgiveness *this was a great reference for me for this episode ~ read more here*

* Emotional Intelligence and Trauma  [Podcast Episode]

* Forgiveness IS F R E E D O M  [Podcast Episode]

* Live Your Greatness [Podcast Episode Season 1]

* The Ultimate Self-Love WISDOM toolkit

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

* 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

 

 

 

 

 

Perseverance | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E26

Perseverance | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E26

March 6, 2022

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Perseverance

The WISDOM podcast  Season 3  Episode 26

Perseverance aligned with chosen destiny and clear heartfelt desire is where the magic happens. ~

 

 

 

The textbook definition of perseverance is: the continued effort to do and/or achieve something. It is determination, steadfastness; adherence despite difficulty, failure or opposition.

 

I talk about perseverance because it encapsulates the skills of clarity – of knowing what you want and being willing to pursue this including all of what you learn about yourself in the process.

 

The skill of discipline is necessary for perseverance; for knowing what it means to show up and to do the work towards all that you desire.

 

You can be crystal clear about your goals and what you need to do but it is the action together with the discipline for seeing and living this process that awakens you to the challenge of what is needed.

 

Discipline is also how you boldly complete your action (steps) with conviction because you know that it is the daily actions that become the lifetime of success and rewards that you live.

 

 

What do you need to persevere? What skills, positive habits, clarity of mind, decisiveness, resolve, belief?

 

 

What is one thing that you are persevering now?

 

What actions best support you?

 

 

What would you define as the skills and the mindset of perseverance?

- Is it positive attitude?

- Is it assessment of what is most important to you and why?

- Is it owning your value and worth?

- Is it being of love in the world?

- Is it dedication to follow a right plan and a path – and to always do the right thing?

- Is it to be unstoppable?

– Is to focus on the end goals – and what you will accomplish today, this week, month, this year?

 

 

Why do you need to persevere at this? (at this one thing or many things)

 

Do you want something? Are you seeking to become something?

 

 

If you would like my help as you persevere to complete your goals, and as you wish to live a more spiritual life, 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]

* Balance as the Trilogy of Mind-Body-and Soul.  [Podcast Episode]

* The Kindness Challenge  [The WISDOM BLOG]

* 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

 

 

 

 

 

A Meditation of LOVE and LIGHT | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E23

A Meditation of LOVE and LIGHT | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E23

February 20, 2022

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A Meditation of LOVE and LIGHT

The WISDOM podcast  Season 3  Episode 23

~ Trust in the wisdom of your innermost dwelling self.  This is the part of you that lives awakened and of your light in the material world. ~

 

Have you ever wondered what the words 'love and light' symbolize?  What is this salutation and greeting and how can these three simple words be the guiding metaphor for you and for each one of us, to free ourselves from the conditions that hold us back from being our true self?  

 

Here and through the experience of guided meditation, embracing all religions and spiritual beliefs, let my words in this contemplative prose help you to discover your inner light and the love that you already are - to be and live in the world.

 

Love and light are the reminders of what your heart expresses in openness, in care, in love and in gratitude.  It is what you exist as now and also what you aspire to.

 

In love and light you hold the space for yourself to exist.  It is both a mantra and a reminder of how each one of us can walk through life in the pureness and grace of what we are.

 

You are love.  You are the energy of love and pure light.  If you see yourself as this; if you continue to remember that this is what you are, then you will feel at peace - comforted by your own choice to live as your light and of the playful ways that you are of love.

 

Now more than ever we thrive in our humanity; in the power of our word and our actions to live honorably - to be self-accountable and to always do the right thing.

 

In some of the episodes of The WISDOM podcast, I've previously included guided meditation because this is one important means of connecting with your highest self; to experience the energy of your heart, the energy of your being, to exist for a time as the nonphysical - to be aware of what you are beyond your mind and body and to also feel the peace and calm that exists within you.

 

I share this meditation of love and light.  It's the first in a very special series of eight of which each meditation guides you on a journey deep within yourself and to witness the inner world of peace and tranquility, of love and kindness, of grace and the true power that we all hold when we live from this place. 

 

Let your own life be guided by the presence of love and light.  Let these words be your mantra for how you approach and live in all situations and of great dignity.

 

In the comments, I'd love to hear from you as to what you experienced during and after this heart opening meditation.  It's a contemplate experience that awakens you to live as your nonphysical self - expansive and free.  

 

Please settle into a comfortable posture and give this time and space to your whole being for the reminder of what you are and the gift of how to live of love and light now and always.  

 

 

If you would like my help to feel the love and light that you are capable of living and feeling,  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

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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

 

 

 

 

”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

 

 

 

 

Self-Acceptance Is The Language of Self-Love  | The WISDOM podcast  | S2 E60

Self-Acceptance Is The Language of Self-Love | The WISDOM podcast | S2 E60

April 4, 2021

Self-Acceptance Is The Language of Self-Love

The WISDOM podcast  Season 2  Episode 60

 

 

Self-acceptance is how you move into your heart. It is how you choose to witness yourself in the presence of wonder and great light. If you are listening perhaps you have contemplated what self-acceptance truly feels like; how it embraces all of you; how the majesty of what you are and what you hold becomes sacred.

 

To live in the acceptance of who and what you are is to live of your spiritual self. It is to hold true to who you are in the face of honoring what you seek to become; and in the presence of right action.

 

A part of what you will hear in this episode comes out of my 10-day course: ‘The Sacred Teachings of Being Love.’ You can find this course and others in The School of Wisdom. (This course is set to launch in the summer of 2021).

Self-acceptance is one extraordinary element to living whole and feeling self-love. It is intrinsically tied to how you live and respond in the world.

 

If you have been struggling to build your confidence. If your self-esteem has cause you to doubt your abilities. If your confidence needs to be reflective of all that you truly are, then sit back with attention; you may choose to close your eyes to take in all of my words as you allow this wisdom in to you; to be what you have been in search of.

 

Acceptance is the value of appreciation and approval. It is the inner felt knowledge that you are more than enough. It is self-love in words and actions that are spoken quietly to yourself and as you speak about yourself in conversation with others.

 

I share this sacred practice with you as most people struggle to feel true acceptance. It is a part of our inherent desire; to be approved of and accepted by others as a hard-wiring for our oneness. We look for ways to make ourselves better in what measures we believe will be externally valued - by society, media, religion, culture; when true acceptance can only be yours to give to yourself.

 

You may also seek to become more just to do this because it is important for you and for your personal goals and the desires that fuel your right action. Then, what improvements you pursue, will continue to benefit all of you. Think of self-acceptance as the language by which you speak to yourself as encouragement, as pride, as the methods by which you choose to hold value and self-love.

 

Here I share the most important builders of self-acceptance beginning with your ability to appreciate and be loving of all that you already are. You do this with gentle and kind words written and spoken and the ever-present appreciation for that which you do not take for granted; and that all that you are capable of.

 

My hope is that you will dive and take advantage of the skill practices of self-acceptance that I share here as an excerpt from the 10 day course: 'The Sacred Teachings of Being Love.' Self-Acceptance is the topic of Day Two of the course.  This is one episode that you will want to dive into with pdf and pen!

 

Sending you much love....

This is Dorothy 💜

Namaste!

 

More Resources, More Love on Self-Acceptance:

A Meditation on Self-Acceptance  [Guided Meditation]

More on: 'Who Am I?'  [YouTube Video]

More on: 'Who Am I Becoming?'  [YouTube Video]

Join The School of Wisdom and check out my other online courses here:

Get the pdf and the questions to guide your journey of Self-Acceptance here:

 

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, 'Elysia'

 

How to Live Your Greatness | The WISDOM podcast | Season 1 Episode 1

How to Live Your Greatness | The WISDOM podcast | Season 1 Episode 1

September 29, 2019

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How to LIVE Your Greatness

The WISDOM podcast  Season 1  Episode 1

 

TIMESTAMPS:

Podcast Intro:  0-1:32  |  Intro to Episode:  What is your Greatness?  1:33-3:31 |  What Does It Mean to Live Your Greatness?  5:38  |  How to Begin Your Journey of Greatness:  8:36  |  A Bonus Strategy for Tapping into Your True Potential Now:  10:10  |  My Ideal Self ('bonus guided meditation'):  11:36  |  The Importance of Living Your Life's Purpose:  6:57

 

Your G R E A T N E S S  is both your incredible potential for all that you are becoming and what you already are.  You live your greatness most readily (and naturally) by being your authentic self.  Your authentic or genuine self is another way to describe living your truth.

 

Here in Episode One of The Wisdom Podcast, I define what spiritual greatness is; how it has nothing to do with ego, but rather the conscious and deliberate way that you live your life, that aligns you with your infinite potential. 

 

In this episode we dive into how you may live your greatness each day; and how doing so actually helps you to feel far better about yourself and to own your worth.

 

TRUTH SERUM: Greatness is not ego-centric, rather it is a way of describing your infinite potential as a being of love. 

You live your greatness through deliberate acts of kindness, generosity, compassion; through being of service and giving of yourself, and by being loving without boundaries, expectations, or conditions.

 

A-HA MOMENTS: You also live your greatness when you are living as your ideal or highest self.

This is living as the pure and most loving aspect of what you are.  Your highest self is often referred to as your inner being, source energy, the divine, and universal consciousness.

 

PRACTICAL WISDOM: You live your greatness by choosing a life that is authentic, based on knowing yourself best.

When you allow yourself to expressively be your authentic self; when you follow a path of what you enjoy most; (and likely what you are naturally good at) and when you allow your inner guidance or intuition to guide you along a path of what is 'right' and 'best' for you; these are examples of living as your greatness - as your truth.

 

"You live your greatness by following a path that is authentic and right for you; and to follow this with your heart (and mind) open to the experiences of life; with loving kindness, forgiveness, and compassion.

 

Living your greatness is pursuing your path to the nth degree - immersed in it fully, and enjoying its beauty and perfection as it continues to unfold before you - and as you savour its welcome pleasures and bliss."              - dorothy ratusny

 

 

 "Your true potential is your limitless capacity for greatness"

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"You live your greatness by choosing a life that is authentic, based on knowing yourself best."  - dorothy ratusny

  

 

As a gift, I invite you to experience a Guided Meditation; titled 'My Ideal Self'.  You can experience your ideal self as a series of new thought ideas and a blueprint that inspires how you can live each day - even if you are new to the practice of Meditation.  All that you need to do is choose the space and time to be quiet and still, and to remain open without expectations.  During this meditation, allow your imagination to reveal the sacred imagery that will help you experience yourself as greatness.

 

I hope that you will feel encouraged to live your greatness, to appreciate every moment of your life, and to find - and live - your life's purpose.

 

 

A generous 'thank you' to Audio Engineer, P. Kirpikau  https://radioplato.by/

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

Accompanying Music: Stellardrone, 'Eternity'

 

 

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

Namaste!

 

love, dorothy

 

More Resources to Support Your Greatness:

The Path to Living Awakened

My Ideal Self: Guided Meditation

The Ultimate Self-Love Toolkit

The Spiritual Practice of Presence  [S2 E23]

This Is Your Life: A Morning Meditation to Inspire Your Greatness

 

 

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