The WISDOM Podcast with Dorothy Zennuriye Juno
This IS Love | The WISDOM podcast | S3 Bonus Episode 3

This IS Love | The WISDOM podcast | S3 Bonus Episode 3

November 20, 2022

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The L.O.V.E List  

The WISDOM podcast  Season 3  Bonus Episode 3

 

~ Love is how you choose to show up for yourself each and every moment. ~

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Love is kindness. 

Love is the grace that others bring into your life.

Love flows in kind action and in words and messages,
direct and subtle ~ 

Love is the feeling of being right where you need to be ~
of being grateful for who you are and who you continue to become.

Love is the goodness you are ~
the positive feelings that fill your being to overflow in buoyancy, joy, and light.
 
When you recognize that you can be the love in your own life
you draw love to you ceaselessly.

 

 

This episode highlight my weekly WISDOM Notes ~ offerings of inspiration, guidance and love for the week ahead and for the rest of your life.  Here the focus is the love that is worth noting as you field your personal love list.

 

Namaste! 💜

 

 

To support you in recognizing all the ways love shows up in your life...

Download & Print the PDF that accompanies this episode...
• Take notice of the ways that love shows up in your life.
• Feel the gratitude for all of the ways that love finds you. 

 

 

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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  

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A generous 'thank you' to Audio Engineer, Pavel Kirpikau for your incredible help!  platosound.com  

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

 

 

How to Release Anger + Guided Meditation | The WISDOM podcast | S3 Bonus Episode 2

How to Release Anger + Guided Meditation | The WISDOM podcast | S3 Bonus Episode 2

November 13, 2022

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How to Release Anger 

+ Guided Meditation

The WISDOM podcast  Season 3  Bonus Episode 2

 

~ You release anger when you find peace ~ peace that lives within you." ~

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'This is a meditative experience within the spiritual teachings of self-integrity, self-love, of peace and tranquility ~ of guiding yourself into the present moment and to your heart and to the sacred presence of what miracles live here.'

 

 

Anger itself is a natural emotion to the perception that we are being treated unfair or unkind, we can at times find ourselves helpless to the overwhelming feelings of anger that overtake our rational mind. Anger misdirected and uncontrolled is destructive.

 

 

Anger rises up when you perceive you are being treated unfair and unjust. When another is unkind, disrespectful and deliberately hurtful.

 

Anger focuses your attention onto the injustice and damage that you are witness to. As you continue to dwell in its presence, you perpetuate all of its symptoms: annoyance, irritability, frustration and rage. This is how anger becomes debilitating.

 

Anger is built upon the experience of hurt. It can be a defence you hold as you perceive others treating you unfairly and unkind. It can be your justifiable reaction to trauma and abuse, and to any words and actions that deny you the privileges you deserve.

 

Anger itself is a cue (a reminder) to re-examine a situation from a higher perspective ~ one that does not immediately cast blame and to observe your intuition if it incites that another may be unfair in their treatment of you.

 

There is much that you will benefit from when anger is not your first response.

 

The meditative practice that I guide you through here is a practice that I use. It is one that I teach. It works beautifully ~ as you hold yourself accountable to releasing anger by choice.

Anger is not meant to be an emotion that you live in. The intentions that you hold for releasing anger are most important.

 

 

Let your anger be a cue to look within ~ for honesty and understanding and for you to change the scope of what you think and how you react to all of the situations in which you hold the power to choose what is right and best for you.

 

 

The rest of what you wait for is your own. It is the peace and tranquility of your heart returning to love and to this perfect state as love and conviction. Anger is not yours to hold.

 

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 healing and meditation (and love) here:

The Cycle of Abuse Stops With You ~ 'ask dorothy' ~ A Real Life Client Story  [Podcast S3 E34]

Escaping Abuse: Why We Stay ~ How To Leave For Good ~ 4 Strategies to End The Cycle  [Podcast S2 E10]

How to Release the Trauma You've Been Keeping  [Podcast S3 E24]

The Voice of Trauma [Podcast S3 E33]

The Violence That We Cause Others ~ AHIMSA  [Podcast S3 E40]

The Miracle of Peace + A Meditation Experience for Inner Peace  [Podcast S2 E40]

Set Yourself Free | The WISDOM podcast | S3  Bonus Episode 1

Set Yourself Free | The WISDOM podcast | S3 Bonus Episode 1

September 24, 2022

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Set Yourself Free 

The WISDOM podcast  Season 3  Bonus Episode 1

 

~This is a message of healing and personal choice.  ~

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Maybe it is one of the hardest decisions - to let go of another person and a relationship that you have had all of your life.

Maybe you have deliberated this for some time, and questioned yourself about your decision to step free.

 

This episode follows some of the earlier content of Season Three on the topic of abuse, of trauma, and of the ways in which we can heal ourselves.

 

I wrote this episode as a message of healing and to offer you permission to step away; to set yourself free from those who continue to be hurtful and who have repeatedly shown you that they are not ready nor willing to change.

 

Whether the pattern of abuse and trauma has occurred in your family of origin, or if it has existed in a workplace environment ~ and if you have felt trapped and unable to break free, let this episode offer you both the permission and the viable means in which to free yourself ~ to stand strong on your own ground of what you know is right and best for you.

 

Remember that you need to choose this because others have chosen to continue in their abusive and harmful words and actions. 

 

There is no blame, only acceptance and permission ~ to live in peace.

 

I hope that my words here will help you ~ empower you ~ liberate you to live free. 

Namaste! 💜

 

More on the subject here:

The Cycle of Abuse Stops With You ~ 'ask dorothy' ~ A Real Life Client Story  [Podcast S3 E34]

Escaping Abuse: Why We Stay ~ How To Leave For Good ~ 4 Strategies to End The Cycle  [Podcast S2 E10]

How to Release the Trauma You've Been Keeping  [Podcast S3 E24]

The Voice of Trauma [Podcast S3 E33]

The Violence That We Cause Others ~ AHIMSA  [Podcast S3 E40]

 

 

PRATYAHARA ~ Awareness of the Senses | The Fifth Limb |  The WISDOM podcast  | S3 E65

PRATYAHARA ~ Awareness of the Senses | The Fifth Limb | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E65

July 24, 2022

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PRATYAHARA ~ Awareness of the Senses ~ 

The Fifth Limb of The Yoga Sutras

The WISDOM podcast  Season 3  Episode 65

 

~ See without the senses distracting or pulling the mind,  ~

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*Pratyahara is the fifth limb of yoga in the Ashtanga yoga system—also called the eight-limbed path of the yoga sutras—and it serves as a foundation for the practice of meditation.

 

Through meditation, you can better understand how to hone your awareness, connect to the present moment, and find inner peace or calm.

 

In the practice of pratyahara you draw your mind inward ~ you release the urge to immediately react to incoming sensation. You approach stilling the mind by shifting the act of sensing from an external to an internal orientation.

 

Through the practice of pratyahara, you develop concentrative powers that could be called supra ~ above sensory because the act of seeing or feeling becomes heightened to a tremendous degree. It is as though you have new eyes and ears, new senses. You perceive colour more vividly and enjoy your food more, and as you truly wake your senses, you awaken to and value the inner psychological and spiritual dimensions that are the substance and source of what you feel, see, taste, smell and hear.

 

Your attention in the practice of pratyahara is directed inwards, being totally aware of where the impulse to breathe in and breathe out arises. The total awareness of this itself is pratyahara – or drawing one’s attention into and within oneself.

 

 

I liken this to what I call a state of bliss. And yes it is a state of being that you can live in as you practice pratyahara ad as you seek to live this state more of the time – especially during the practice of meditation, mindfulness, inner contemplation, presence in this moment.

 

 

Join me for this beautiful exploration of the fourth limb of the Yoga Sutras ~ PRATYAHARA.

 

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 Yoga Sutras:

 

* Yoga Nidra for Deep Healing and Relaxation  [YouTube]

* Yoga Nidra 'Inspired Consciousness'  [YouTube]

 

* How to Breathe Deeply with Pranayama Breathing  [with dorothy]

* Why Taking A Deep Breath Feels Good ~ The Self-Healing Benefits of Deep Breathing: What You Need to Know  [The WISDOM BLOG]

 

* ASANA ~ A State of Being  [Podcast S3 E61]

 

The Niyamas Series

* SAUCHA ~ Purification  [Podcast S3 E49]  * 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

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

* ISVARA PRANIDHANA ~ Surrender  [Podcast S3 E57]  * The Niyamas Series: 5/5

 

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

 

 

* The 10 Sacred Habits of Meditation  [Online Course @ The School of WISDOM]

* The Four Essential Principles of Meditation  [Online Course @ The School of WISDOM]

 

* 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

 

 

 

 

PRANAYAMA ~ Extension of Life Force  | The Fourth Limb | Part 1/2 |  The WISDOM podcast | S3 E63

PRANAYAMA ~ Extension of Life Force | The Fourth Limb | Part 1/2 | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E63

July 19, 2022

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PRANAYAMA ~ Extension of Life Force ~ 

The Fourth Limb of The Yoga Sutras   Part 1/2

The WISDOM podcast  Season 3  Episode 63

 

Pranayama breathing guides us into the ease of pure existence.  ~

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Pranayama is a Sanskrit word formed by two words. Prana means a subtle life-force / ‘vital energy’ / ‘breath of life’ which gives energy to the mind and body (it is also translated as the substance of the astral world) and ayama which signifies the voluntary effort to expand, lengthen and direct life-force or prana.

Pranayama, therefore, means “extension of life force.”

 

Pranayama is essentially a process by which prana is controlled by regulating the breathing voluntarily. It involves a temporary pause or interval in the movement of breath.

The practice of pranayama according to the sutras helps in transforming the total personality by clearing mental obstructions, purifying the subtle channels (nadis) with prana flow, awakening dormant vital forces in the body, focusing attention, developing concentration and improving overall health and vitality.

 

Pranayama aims primarily at controlling the mind and suspending the mental activity and ego-consciousness in order to bring about a still mind. When the mind still and the breathing calm, the inner light of the true self shines radiantly.

 

The light of the self is always pure even though it is affected by the filters of the mind. When the filters (belief systems, mindset, thought, biases) are removed – as it is a state of pure awareness – there is only one pure light ~ the true self.

 

Join me for this beautiful exploration of the fourth limb of the Yoga Sutras ~ PRANAYAMA.

 

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 Yoga Sutras:

 

 

* How to Breathe Deeply with Pranayama Breathing  [A Pranayama Practice with dorothy]

* Why Taking A Deep Breath Feels Good ~ The Self-Healing Benefits of Deep Breathing: What You Need to Know  [The WISDOM BLOG]

 

* ASANA ~ A State of Being  [Podcast S3 E61]

 

The Niyamas Series

* SAUCHA ~ Purification  [Podcast S3 E49]  * 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

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

* ISVARA PRANIDHANA ~ Surrender  [Podcast S3 E57]  * The Niyamas Series: 5/5

 

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

 

 

* The 10 Sacred Habits of Meditation  [Online Course @ The School of WISDOM]

* The Four Essential Principles of Meditation  [Online Course @ The School of WISDOM]

 

* 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

 

 

 

 

The Official Name Change Episode | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E59

The Official Name Change Episode | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E59

July 3, 2022

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The Official Name Change Episode

The WISDOM podcast  Season 3  Episode 59

 

~ "Change is needed.  Change is inevitable.  Change is freedom.”  - dorothy zennuriye juno ~

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What bold and daring decision have you made a reality?

Do you follow your heart regularly and do you follow it through to where it leads you?

Have you ever done something radically different and then fallen in love with it?

Have you ever felt an inner desire that you gave your attention to that spurred you towards action ~ whether it was to write a book, learn an instrument, build a garden, , move your life to a different geography, have a child, give up an addiction, or perhaps to fall in love with yourself and your life?

There are some of the many experiences of making decisions driven by an awakened voice within you and the conscious desire to evolve and transform ~ to live full on and unapologetically as your true self ~ even if at times, you may not know (just yet) where the path unfolding ~ will lead.

This episode is dedicated to each one of you as you begin the steps ~ a simple yet excitable idea that launches you towards sight unseen, what will become a future revelation of you ~ and at other times the giant and indeed scary leaps forward ~ towards the vision you have always held ~ your heart certain ~ all that you need to do is follow its urging towards something new and always in hopes of a brighter and more compelling life ~ that you are choosing.

 

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-Love Right Here:

* 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

 

 

 

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  

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

Visit me on social media💜 :  Twitter   Instagram  Facebook

 

 

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  

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:

* 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

 

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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

 

 

 

The Teaching of Impermanence | ’ask dorothy’ | A Real Life Client Story | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E48

The Teaching of Impermanence | ’ask dorothy’ | A Real Life Client Story | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E48

May 25, 2022

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'ask dorothy' | A Real Life Client Story

The Teaching of Impermanence

The WISDOM podcast  Season 3  Episode 48

 

“This too shall pass.”  ~

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In this episode of ‘ask dorothy’ I share a real-life client story (and a little of my own) that speaks to the beautiful nature of the human spirit when we can offer kindness and care to others in the words we speak, in sharing of our chainsaws to help clean up fallen trees and other examples of the actions that convey our oneness.

 

A grand example of both impermanence and oneness is the world covid pandemic and the fact that 77 countries at this very moment are still deeply struggling as case numbers in this week alone have increased, while in other countries we are quickly choosing to forget the discomfort and personal hardships that we have suffered.

 

Even as we are in different stages of a shared experience, this global phenomenon is one significant reminder of our oneness as humanity in a way that we typically are not able to see.

 

In this episode, we see how my client Olivia* chose to face the negativity and criticism among some of her colleagues with a teaching of impermanence and connection, and by practicing the presence of 'oneness'. 

* All clients names and some details of their story are changed in order to protect their 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, 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:

 

* 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]

* 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

 

 

 

 

 

ASTEYA ~ Non-Stealing | The Yamas Series: 3/5 | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E43

ASTEYA ~ Non-Stealing | The Yamas Series: 3/5 | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E43

May 8, 2022

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ASTEYA ~ Non-stealing ~ 

The Yamas Series: 3 of 5

The WISDOM podcast  Season 3  Episode 43

 

If you have everything and if you have the ability to have everything, you will never be in need.  ~

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Welcome to this episode and the third of a five-part series on the yamas. Yamas are the first limb of yoga in the Ashtanga yoga system.

 

The literal translation of the word Yama in Sanskrit is “restraint”. Religious texts of Hinduism and Jainism outline five yamas.

 

In the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, asteya is described as the emptiness that is caused by a deep loss, unfulfilled desire, and the resulting lack or insecurity, jealousy or resentment that we focus on rather than looking inward ~ which always guides us to what we can and still need to do to support our well being; and to feel fulfilled, content, peaceful, and joyful.

 

According to the teachings in the Yoga Sutra (2.37), when we perfect the principle of asteya, riches comes to us. Although material wealth may unexpectedly appear when we need it, true spiritual wealth comes when we’re complete and whole within ourselves.

 

We don’t need to envy or take from others – whether in their time, their energy, or to seek attention and approval in order to feel good about ourselves.

 

We can rest in the unconditional love and wisdom that resides within us and experience the wholeness of our true self.

 

From this sense of inner fulfillment, we naturally want to give to others rather than to take from them.

 

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 Non-violence:

 

* My Sacred Life: An 'I AM' Meditation  [A Meditation to support your Asteya practice]

 

* 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

 

* The Violence We Cause Others 'ask dorothy'  [Podcast Episode S3 E40]

* Yoga International [Article by Irene Petryszak ]

* The Yamas & Niyamas  [Book by Deborah Adele]

* 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Truth Sets You Free | ’ask dorothy’ | Q and A | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E42

The Truth Sets You Free | ’ask dorothy’ | Q and A | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E42

May 3, 2022

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The Truth Sets You Free

'ask dorothy'

The WISDOM podcast  Season 3  Episode 42

 

~ Truth will lead you out of darkness because it is in illuminating ‘what is’ that you then may in the very next moment, find your path again and into the light.  ~

 

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This episode picks up where we left on last in our discussion of the five Yamas – moral disciplines that are recorded in the ancient philosophical texts of the Yoga Sutras and here I dive into some ‘Q and A’ on the topic of truth.

 

Truthfulness or ‘Satya’ is the second yama or limb of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and this moral vow holds many secrets for how we can free ourselves from our suffering.

 

There are many ways that truth finds you. As much as some may avoid truth’s yearnings you can never avoid or deny its huge revelations.

 

I’m going to let you in on a huge secret to what will always bring joy into your life and for what will always reassure you – to live honourably – to feel supported in your decisions – and to always guide you along a right path.

 

Satya the Sanskrit word for truth is the definitive ground. It is what supports and upholds all of your faithful decisions. It is truth that compels you to seek change and to honour what you stand for and believe in.

 

Truth is how you create relations and connection and how you show yourself to be trustworthy and reliable. You need to know ‘what is’ true with accuracy and factual information in order to make the right and best decisions.

 

Truth is not always easy. It is not always what you want to hear or know especially if what is desired is something different. Let me say here that the truth will always be what you need to know.

 

You can work with truth. You can find your way to your right answers when you have the correct and accurate information.

 

Making a decision of any importance needs to rest upon knowing the truth.

 

 

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

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More WISDOM and Truth:

* 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

 

* The Violence We Cause Others 'ask dorothy'  [Podcast Episode S3 E40]

The Path of Truth  [Podcast Episode S1 E1 Part 1/3]

* The Yamas & Niyamas: Exploring Yoga's Ethical Practice  [Book by Deborah Adele]

* 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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