The WISDOM Podcast with Dorothy Zennuriye Juno
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  

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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 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

Visit me on social media💜 :  Twitter   Instagram  Facebook

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

What is Your Path of Joy? | ’ask dorothy’ | A Real Life Client Story | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E36

What is Your Path of Joy? | ’ask dorothy’ | A Real Life Client Story | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E36

April 12, 2022

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'ask dorothy'

What is Your Path of Joy? | A Real Life Client Story

The WISDOM podcast  Season 3  Episode 36

The beauty of joy is that it acts as a road map for the expression of happiness and the inner fulfillment that honours your heart in light of your moment by moment choices. -

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Timestamps:

Podcast Theme Intro:  0-1:32 |  An Intro to this Episode and A Memory of 'Joy' of My Life:   | What is Your Path of Joy? Question For Your Contemplation:  2:53 | My Client Sarah*:  5:04 | Sarah's Path of Joy:  6:42 | How Joy is Experienced:  9:10 |  How Sarah Would Reclaim Her Path of Joy: 9:55 |  The One Protocol That Will Always Illuminates Your Path of Joy:  11:32 |  Podcast Theme Outro:  13:43

 

What is your path of joy? How is joy your inspiration; leading you on your journey through life? Where in your physical being do you feel joy? How does joy reveal itself to you?

 

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For my client Sarah, joy became a desired longing and a precious gift the longer that she remained out of joy.

In our session, Sarah reminded herself of her path of joy – of how it felt as the energy of lightness and ease and of the happiness.

 

Joy is experienced in the simple and deliberate expressions of gratitude and abundance. Joy is always with you. It is easily accessible as you acknowledge its existence and as you hold a place in your heart for its infinite love in the present moment ~ and in your pure witnessing of it.

 

The beauty of joy is that it acts as a road map for the expression of happiness and the inner fulfillment that honours your heart in light of your moment by moment choices.

 

Sarah would need to be wholly honest with herself to reclaim her path of joy. You need to do the same. We all do. Joy is easily accessible. It is the acknowledgement of all that you are in appreciation of, and the kindness you hold in your thoughts and words for yourself and others.

 

Joy lived in Sarah’s expression of honesty and acknowledgement of what she needed to be happy.

 

Could you live in your expression of self-honesty? Could you follow what is truly your right path, moment by moment?

 

*My client’s name has been changed to maintain confidentiality.

 

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

 

 

If you would like my help to find your path back to joy and authentic happiness, please reach out to me.

 

 

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  J  O Y  and  w i s d o m:

 

* The Experience of Joy: A Guided Meditation  [The Wisdom Archives]

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

*  Peace Unto Me: A Meditation  [The Wisdom Archives]

*  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]

*  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

 

 

 

 

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@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 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

 

 

 

 

 

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

Visit me on social media💜 :  Twitter   Instagram  Facebook

 

 

More  l o v e  and  w i s d o m:

* How to Live As Love  [YouTube Video]

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

* Live Your Greatness [Podcast Episode Season 1]

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

* The Ultimate Self-Love WISDOM toolkit

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

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

* Work with Me [Life Coaching & Therapy]

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

Build A Positive Sense of Self: 8 Wildly Important ‘Best Practices’ to Live By | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E18

Build A Positive Sense of Self: 8 Wildly Important ‘Best Practices’ to Live By | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E18

January 30, 2022

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Build A Positive Sense of Self:

8 Wildly Important ‘Best Practices' to Live By

The WISDOM podcast  Season 3  Episode 18

“You can check in with all of those who love you; whose love is unconditional and unwavering but the true feeling of certainty is born out of the love that you liberate yourself unto.” - dorothy ratusny

 

 

Your positive sense of self is the means by which you live - awakened to know and appreciate all of the aspects that define you; in the context of how you witness yourself in the world, self-honest and willing to live honourably – to do the right thing – because this is how you experience yourself as a being of love.

 

 

In psychology, sense of self refers to your conceptualization of the collection of characteristics that define you.

 

Personality traits, abilities and skills, your likes and dislikes, your belief system, your morals and values, what motivates you — how you view yourself in relationships and your perception of how others relate to and receive you. These all contribute to self-esteem and your unique identity as a person.

 

There are many natural and organic ways that each one of us develops our sense of self beginning with our early childhood. With the known research in neural plasticity, we have the ability to change our sense of self; to develop a more positive and certainly a healthier sense of who we are.

 

In this episode we discuss what it means to have a healthy and strong sense of self – one that exists because of the relationship you build and nurture with yourself. This is the most important relationship you will ever have. It begins the true awakening of what lies within – what you are beyond the physical and your mind.

 

Sense of self is achieved by developing the means by which you can be comfortable and content in your own company and to enjoy the companionship of your self.

 

 

 

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

 

 

Your Positive Sense of Self - Up levelled:

*  Who Am I? (Part One)  [YouTube Video]

*  Know Yourself Best: Who Am I Becoming? (Part Two)  [YouTube Video]

*  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

 

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

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

January 9, 2022

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LIVE AS LOVE. Do These 3 Things

The WISDOM podcast  Season 3  Episode 12

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

Embody the practice of living as love.

 

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

 

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

 

Sending you great 💜 love...

 

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

Namaste!

love, dorothy

 

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

 

Find all Episodes of The WISDOM podcast here  

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

Visit me on social media💜 :  Twitter   Instagram  Facebook

 

 

More  l o v e  and  w i s d o m:

* How to Live As Love  [YouTube Video]

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

* Live Your Greatness [Podcast Episode Season 1]

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

* The Ultimate Self-Love WISDOM toolkit

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

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

* Work with Me [Life Coaching & Therapy]

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

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

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

June 6, 2021

Chakra WISDOM: Your Anahata Chakra

The WISDOM podcast  Season 2  Episode 78

 

Welcome back to this sacred journey into the chakras.

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Resources on the Anahata Chakra:

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

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

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

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

What are Chakras?

The Origin of the Chakra System

 

Your Muladhara Chakra [Podcast Episode]  

Your Manipura Chakra [Podcast Episode]

Your Swadhisthana Chakra [Podcast Episode]

 

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

Namaste!

love, dorothy

 

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

 

Find all Episodes of The WISDOM podcast here  

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More Resources and Love:

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

* The Ultimate Self-Love WISDOM toolkit

 

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

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

 

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

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

May 30, 2021

Chakra WISDOM: Your Manipura Chakra

The WISDOM podcast  Season 2  Episode 76

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

 

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

 

Resources on the Manipura Chakra:

 

Manipura Chakra Meditation [YouTube]

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

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

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

What are Chakras?

The Origin of the Chakra System

How to Open Your Solar Plexus

The Muladhara Chakra [Podcast Episode]  

 

 

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

Namaste!

love, dorothy

 

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

 

Find all Episodes of The WISDOM podcast here  

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

Visit me on social media💜 :  Twitter   Instagram

 

More Resources and Love:

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

* The Ultimate Self-Love WISDOM toolkit

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Accompanying Music: Eternell, 'Elysia'

 

Where Do I Begin?  | ’ask dorothy’ |  A Real Life Client Story |  The WISDOM podcast  | S2 E57

Where Do I Begin? | ’ask dorothy’ | A Real Life Client Story | The WISDOM podcast | S2 E57

March 23, 2021

'ask dorothy'

Where Do I Begin? | A Real Life Client Story

The WISDOM podcast  Season 2 Episode 57

 

Your answers are waiting for you. 💜

This is a natural response to the idea of beginning therapy for those who have never had the experience. It’s a response that I myself, and the other clinical interns that I trained with all shared as we looked at each other with a blank expression and a little apprehension because after all, what if you had never spoken to someone about something very personal and private; and something that would reveal parts of your life and your upbringing and some of your behaviours were less than ideal.

 

Unsure of what it will mean; or perhaps not fully read to open Pandora’s box; to look at your life from a perspective of:

What was the impact of that experience on me?

How can I reconcile that situation so that I’m not reliving it each time I think about it?

How did those life events, and the way that I was raised shape my thinking, my beliefs, and my confidence?

Is there a way to change what I do so that I’m not feeling stressed, angry, or sad anymore?

How can I improve parts of my life so that I can feel and live happy?’ and

Could I possibly fix or heal that hurt or wound of the past?’

 

There is an answer for each of these questions, waiting for you.

 

Join me for  the answers to where and when you would benefit most from beginning therapy, and the real life story of my client Garret and his wife Dina and how the timing of therapy could have made all of the difference.

 

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

 

Find me here:

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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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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: Album - Autumn Sky 'Elevation' & Album - Weightless 'High Clouds'

 

Compassion IS LOVE + A Guided Meditation  | The WISDOM podcast  |  S2 E16

Compassion IS LOVE + A Guided Meditation | The WISDOM podcast | S2 E16

August 9, 2020

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Compassion IS LOVE

The WISDOM podcast  Season 2 Episode 16

 

TIMESTAMPS:

Podcast Intro:  0-2:08  |  An Introduction to this Episode: Part Three in a Series of Six of Beautiful Guided Meditations: 2:14 |  An Introduction to Compassion: 3:13  | Kindness and Love is so Powerful:  4:09  |  When You Offer Yourself Compassion...  4:28  |  There are Many Reasons to Practice Compassion: 5:23  |  A Prose Meditation on Compassion  9:56  | Podcast Outro: 35:56 

 

 

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In this part three of a six-part series of beautiful guided meditations, I invite you to open your heart and your mind; to witness yourself and the world in ways that remind you of how kind and peaceful your presence can be; how soothing and comforting your actions are for yourself and others, when you choose to walk in your life with greater presence of what it means to hold compassion; to be compassionate towards yourself and all others, for this is how you are 'love in action'.

 

Special for this series, I have written a new meditation on the practice of compassion; and of how you may instinctively be of compassion to yourself and others.

 

There is no greater offering when someone is less fortunate or suffering than to be compassionate; to feel for them and their situation because this is how you offer care and kindness.

 

Compassion is love.  It is in being compassionate that others are able to feel your genuine concern for their well being; and to hold even for a few moments, the space and the opportunity for them to know that they are  not alone.

 

Your kindness and love is so powerful.  It is this sacred action of compassion that allows others to rise up, to be heard, to heal, to take the right action for themselves. 

 

When you offer yourself compassion, you breathe in giving yourself patience to recognize where you are in your life; and you choose to offer unto yourself this gift of kind reverence; of patience and comfort, of understanding, of reassurance that you are not alone; that you will feel better; that kindness directed within is how you help move yourself into a state of peace, responsibility to what is needed and comfort in the knowing of your presence.

 

love dorothy

 

 

 

*If you have a question or if you would like my guidance or help, please reach out to me.  You can find me at: dorothyratusny.com.

 

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More Love, More Compassion...

*Check out this audio on Self-Compassion in THE WISDOM BLOG: Self-Compassion IS Self-Love

 

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  www.eternell.net/album/illuvia

Accompanying Music: Illuvia - Past Lives & Inner Worlds - Drupad

 

 

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