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

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

June 23, 2022

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'ask dorothy' | Q & A

Self-Study IS Liberation

The WISDOM podcast  Season 3  Episode 56

 

~ "gnōthi seauton" ~ Know Thyself ~

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Sending you great 💜 love...

 

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

Namaste!

love, dorothy

 

If you have a question or if you would like my guidance or help, connect with me here:  dorothy@dorothyratusny.com

 

Find all Episodes of The WISDOM podcast here  

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More WISDOM and LOVE right here:

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

* Impermanence  'ask dorothy'  [Podcast Episode]

* The Yamas & Niyamas  [Book by Deborah Adele]

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

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

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

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

 

* The Ultimate Self-Love WISDOM toolkit

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

* Work with Me [Life Coaching & Therapy]

 

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

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

 

 

 

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

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

June 19, 2022

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SVADHYAYA ~ Self-Study ~ 

The Niyamas Series: 4 of 5

The WISDOM podcast  Season 3  Episode 55

 

~ The world gives you what you see. ~

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Sending you great 💜 love...

 

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

Namaste!

love, dorothy

 

If you have a question or if you would like my guidance or help, connect with me here:  dorothy@dorothyratusny.com

 

Find all Episodes of The WISDOM podcast here  

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

”You ARE Forgiven”  |  The WISDOM podcast  |  S2 E27

”You ARE Forgiven” | The WISDOM podcast | S2 E27

June 16, 2022

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"You Are Forgiven"

The WISDOM podcast  Season 2  Episode 27

 

These are the words spoken to offer you a clean slate; to remind you that for anything that you have ever said or done, for whatever has happened, for anything that you continue to blame yourself for – that you are forgiven.

 

What if this were possible?

 

Would it change how you feel about yourself?

 

Would you be able to let go of; to shed some or perhaps all of what has caused you to feel guilty, alone, sad, sorrowful; remorse or regret?

 

Can complete forgiveness directed towards yourself for every unkind or hurtful word or action, for every envious, angry, critical thought that you’ve held; be a positive step – or even the solution to break free of what holds you back?

 

I recently tried this experience for myself as an experiment to witness what rises up immediately to the notion that I am forgiven; that complete forgiveness is possible. It is entirely feasible and in fact it is a long awaited secret to healing yourself and feeling whole.

 

This is what we all intrinsically seek. We all want to feel whole and this is why we go in search of it; whether consciously or subconsciously.

 

Join me in this Episode for a certain and radical way to free yourself; and to experience self-love and wholeness.

 

💜 Namaste! xo

 

 

 

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

 

Find all Episodes of The WISDOM podcast here:  

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

 

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

Namaste!

love, dorothy

 

 

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

Accompanying Music: Eternell - 'Weightless Womb of Space ', and 'Maram'

 

 

Self-Discipline Is What Makes You Successful | ’ask dorothy’ | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E54

Self-Discipline Is What Makes You Successful | ’ask dorothy’ | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E54

June 14, 2022

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'ask dorothy'

Self-Discipline is What Makes You Successful

The WISDOM podcast  Season 3  Episode 54

 

~ The discipline supports the benefit. ~

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If you want to live more disciplined, if you want to take self-discipline to the highest level to live this easily and to allow it to work for you in creating a life even more successful and satisfying, this episode is for you.

 

Discipline is a teachable subject. We learn it first as it is modelled by our family of origin and we learn as we seek to be and become more.

Discipline is tenacity. It is strength. It is willingness to take the steps that manifest your goals and dreams. Self-discipline is what drives and also inspires the work that you do and what action becomes habit, routine, normalcy as a way of life.

 

In this episode of 'ask dorothy' meet my client Gavin who initially blamed his poor choices and his overall unhappiness on his girlfriend and others before the reality check of criminal charges and being on the verge of academic expulsion stirred within him - the fire of 'tapas' and the self-discipline he needed to turn his life around.

 

* The name of my client has been changed to protect his privacy.  His story is real.

 

 

Sending you great 💜 love...

 

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

Namaste!

love, dorothy

 

If you have a question or if you would like my guidance or help, 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:

 

* 'Cultivating the Fire of Self-Discipline'  [PDF]

* 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]

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

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

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

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

* The Ultimate Self-Love WISDOM toolkit

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

* Work with Me [Life Coaching & Therapy]

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

June 12, 2022

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TAPAS ~ Self-Discipline ~ 

The Niyamas Series: 3 of 5

The WISDOM podcast  Season 3  Episode 53

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 


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


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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

Sending you great 💜 love...

 

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

Namaste!

love, dorothy

 

If you have a question or if you would like my guidance or help, connect with me here:  dorothy@dorothyratusny.com

 

Find all Episodes of The WISDOM podcast here  

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

Visit me on social media💜 :  Twitter   Instagram  Facebook

 

 

More WISDOM and resources on the Niyamas:

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

* The Yamas & Niyamas  [Book by Deborah Adele]

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

* The Ultimate Self-Love WISDOM toolkit

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

* Work with Me [Life Coaching & Therapy]

 

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

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

 

 

 

Fall In Love With Your Life | ’ask dorothy’ | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E52

Fall In Love With Your Life | ’ask dorothy’ | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E52

June 7, 2022

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'ask dorothy'

Fall In Love With Your Life

The WISDOM podcast  Season 3  Episode 52

 

~ Live with the perception that everything is (as I remind clients) ~ 'perfect as it is’.

This is 'Santosha' or contentment. ~

💜

 

In this episode of 'ask dorothy' I ask you the questions.  They are questions intended to provoke self-introspection, self-realization and a new dialogue for who you want to be.

 

What can you hold your heart open to? What can you live in full appreciation and contentment of – here and now?

 

To say the words to yourself ‘I AM content’ in any moment ~ becomes a visceral and definite reminder of a state of being that you choose deliberately. As you truly align with your words, you are already that much closer to happiness and joy.

 

We choose contentment because we are present with the experiences of each moment without judging them right or wrong, good or bad.

 

Something important about the teaching of santosha ~ it calls upon us to acquire the skill of abiding calm – an unshakable centre that exists when you realize that there is nothing missing in each moment. There is nothing missing in your life.

 

There is also space for you to create whatever you wish for and then to take the steps that will bring what is wanted to you.

 

If you live with the perception that everything is (as I remind clients) ‘perfect as it is’ – this is the practice of santosha – to allow life to reveal itself to you in each moment without you needing to control or seek or grasp something different. This is the path and the joy of living content.

 

 

I remind clients of this who become mired in their focus upon what is wrong with their lives or who require certain circumstances in order to feel content.

 

For example, they will be happy once their son graduates from high school because right now he is behind one full semester, or they will be happy when their divorce is complete because it has been dragging for several months and draining their energy, or happy when they lose the weight they have gained and lost and gained again because they continue to self-soothe through eating.

 

If you remove yourself from the opportunity and the experience of contentment because you are not where you want or need to be ~ it is no different then when I decided I wouldn’t enjoy cycling because of the effort of hills to climb without contemplating how one can be content in the moment of the climb.

 

We climb hills every day metaphorically ~ challenges before us, tasks and responsibilities that need our attention and effort.

 

If you choose to approach your life content, it will lead you into authentic happiness and it will invite you to experience more of life’s wonder and beauty and it will allow you to be content even if you feel discouraged, frustrated, lonely, or sad.

 

Join me as we discuss how to live in full contentment of your life.  I also share four of the best practices of santosha - contentment for you to live now.  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 WISDOM and LOVE right here:

 

* 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]

* 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

SANTOSHA ~ Contentment | The Niyamas Series: 2/5 | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E51

SANTOSHA ~ Contentment | The Niyamas Series: 2/5 | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E51

June 5, 2022

SANTOSHA ~ Contentment ~ 

The Niyamas Series: 2 of 5

The WISDOM podcast  Season 3  Episode 51

 

~ "Contentment is falling in love with your life.” - Swami Rama  ~

💜

 

Welcome to this series on the Niyamas. Niyama is Sanskrit for “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.

 

In Indian traditions, particularly Yoga, Niyamas and their complement, Yamas, are recommended activities and habits for healthy living, spiritual enlightenment, and a liberated state of existence.

 

The five niyamas the focus of this series ~ are constructive tools for cultivating happiness and self-confidence; the opportunity to practice and live in the balance of each of these arises in almost every moment day.

 

The five Niyamas are practices to be nurtured and cultivated. They will remain with us throughout our lives taking us ever deeper into the subtle realms of our being, moving us closer to the stillness inside.

 

The Niyamas as spiritual and practical teachings lead us beyond the body (in our activity and our asanas) and our mind (in meditation). Without them, samadhi ~ a state of joyful calm, or even of rapture and beatitude, in which one maintains full mental alertness and acuity ~ would be an impossible dream.

 

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.

 

 

In this episode I cite and also quote directly from Deborah Adele’s book: The Yamas and Niyamas. Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice. Her wise words guide us into the practical and the spiritual as we explore the significance of the focus of this episode and the niyama santosha or “contentment” as well as “delight, happiness, joy.”

 

Santosha invites us into contentment by taking refuge in a calm centre, opening our hearts in gratitude for what we do have, and practising the paradox of ‘not seeking’.

'Not seeking' as not needing to be seeking and grasping whilst missing out on what is right in front of us ~ and often what is pure perfection.

 

While there is always a place and a need to look forward and plan the future, it is equally important to measure this with the balance of enjoying what is right here and now and directly in front of us. This is how we cultivate contentment for ‘what is’.

 

Along with getting ready for the next thing we seek, we tend to look at people’s lives and then decide what is missing from our own, rather than appreciate what we have.

When we compare ourselves to others and envy them, we move ourselves into a state of lack and disappointment. This moves us further away from feeling contentment, complete, and whole.

 

Contentment arises out of acceptance—of life, of ourselves, and of whatever life is offering to us in the present.

If you live the practice of Santosha ~ life would instantly be happier, easier, better, and with far more freedom to enjoy ‘what is’.

When we are content, we are happy. Thus—and here is the practice of this niyama—through the power of contentment, happiness becomes our choice.

 

Please join me in this beautiful practice.  Send me a note! Let me know how you are living the practice of santosha in your life.

 

Sending you great 💜 love...

 

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

Namaste!

love, dorothy

 

If you have a question or if you would like my guidance or help, connect with me here:  dorothy@dorothyratusny.com

 

Find all Episodes of The WISDOM podcast here  

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

Visit me on social media💜 :  Twitter   Instagram  Facebook

 

 

More WISDOM and resources on the Niyamas:

* The Yamas & Niyamas  [Book by Deborah Adele]

 

* 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 Discipline of Purity | ’ask dorothy’ | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E50

The Discipline of Purity | ’ask dorothy’ | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E50

May 31, 2022

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'ask dorothy'

The Discipline of Purity

The WISDOM podcast  Season 3  Episode 50

 

What are the ways in which you can seek to live with a pure heart? ~

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Patterns of thinking, beliefs, assumptions, and the daily habits of the mind and body that keep us far removed from the precious experiences of our life and the way in which life reveals how perfect each moment truly is and how we can witness this purity with an open heart.

In Sunday’s episode of the podcast we began the journey ~ the first of a series of 5 into the Niyamas.

Niyamas are the second limb or path of the yoga sutras and are the Sanskrit word for observances.

These ancient wisdom teachings impress upon us the gifts of living the sacred possibilities of life ever abundant ~ unfolding in perfect ways and of our inner dwelling appreciation of the relationship we hold with ourselves and to which we seek to live as spirit in action.

In this episode of ‘ask dorothy’, we examine how life can be sacred, how it can feel special and hopeful ~ and how you can live your daily habits and routines as the most beautiful moments ~ enjoyed purely.

 

In this Q & A episode I ask you the questions that help embrace what has been missing; what has kept you far removed from seeing the pureness and beauty of life ~ in the simple pleasures and in the richness of living each moment present to the fullest.

 

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:

 

* 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

 

 

 

 

 

SAUCHA ~ Purification | The Niyamas Series: 1/5 | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E49

SAUCHA ~ Purification | The Niyamas Series: 1/5 | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E49

May 29, 2022

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SAUCHA ~ Purification ~ 

The Niyamas Series: 1 of 5

The WISDOM podcast  Season 3  Episode 49

 

~ “Saucha invites us to make full and honest contact with the present moment in all that we do.” ~

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Welcome to this series on the Niyamas. Niyama is Sanskrit for “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.

 

In Indian traditions, particularly Yoga, Niyamas and their complement, Yamas, are recommended activities and habits for healthy living, spiritual enlightenment, and a liberated state of existence.

 

The five niyamas the focus of this series ~ are constructive tools for cultivating happiness and self-confidence; the opportunity to practice and live in the balance of each of these arises in almost every moment day.

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

In this episode I cite and also quote directly from Deborah Adele’s book: The Yamas and Niyamas. Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice. Her wise words guide us into the practical and the spiritual as we explore the significance of the focus of this episode and the niyama saucha – purity.

 

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

 

The first niyama and the focus of this episode is Saucha ~ the Sanskrit word for purity and it carries a two-fold meaning.

 

First, saucha invites us to purify our bodies, our thoughts, and our words. As we purify ourselves physically and mentally, we become less cluttered and heavy. Purification brings about a brightness and clarity to our essence.

 

Second, this guideline has a relational quality as we relate to one another and to our shared experiences ~ including the clarity to meet each moment with integrity and with childlike wonder.

We become more pure in our relationship with ourselves and one another ~ in each moment through our attention to live in the pureness of each moment as it is and as we cultivate it using the language and compassion of our heart ~ rather than through critical eyes or judgment.

 

Pureness is to be entirely present in the moments of our life as they are. To do so always offers us the brilliance of the unexpected. To move in flow with life yields the most incredible results.

 

Please join me in this beautiful practice.  Send me a note! Let me know how you are living the practice of saucha in your life.

 

Sending you great 💜 love...

 

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

Namaste!

love, dorothy

 

If you have a question or if you would like my guidance or help, connect with me here:  dorothy@dorothyratusny.com

 

Find all Episodes of The WISDOM podcast here  

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

Visit me on social media💜 :  Twitter   Instagram  Facebook

 

 

More WISDOM and resources on the Niyamas:

* The Yamas & Niyamas  [Book by Deborah Adele]

 

* 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APARIGRAPHA ~ Non-Attachment | The Yamas Series: 5/5 | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E47

APARIGRAPHA ~ Non-Attachment | The Yamas Series: 5/5 | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E47

May 29, 2022

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APARIGRAHA ~ Non-Attachment ~ 

The Yamas Series: 5 of 5

The WISDOM podcast  Season 3  Episode 47

 

Aparigraha is the teaching of letting go – ‘of detachmentand release.  ~

💜

 

So here we are. This is the fifth and final episode in a series on the yamasmoral disciplines that guide us to a life that is built in grace and harmonyand a conscious path that shapes our honourable choices and a life that is cherished and blissful.

 

I have truly enjoyed every moment of sharing with you these five ancient wisdom teachings called yamas. Yama is a Sanskrit word for “restraint”. The five yamas in this series include: nonviolence or Ahimsa, truthfulness - Satya, non-stealing or Asteya, non-excess - Brahmacharya, and non-possessiveness - Aparigraha.

 

The yamas and the niyamas - the niyamas are the focus of the new series we begin together next ~ are both founded on a governance of moral and ethical conduct ~ modelling what teaches us a holistic and reverent approach to living life more fully and deeply – and in a way that honours our needs and desires to seek all that we wish for.

 

With trust in life to support you, there is no need to hold attachments to things and people. Unhealthy attachments can unconsciously create unrealistic expectations, criticisms, and disappointments all because we forget to have faith in ourselves, in life; and to exist in the present moment ~ to exhale – to let go – to feel full of our own self-worth and self-love.

 

Like the breath when it is held too long, what nourishes us can become suffocating if we resist the natural flow of receiving and releasing and letting go.

 

Listen on as I share the three ways that you can practice aparigraha of which honour the values that uphold a most august way of life.

 

 

Sending you great 💜 love...

 

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

Namaste!

love, dorothy

 

If you have a question or if you would like my guidance or help, connect with me here:  dorothy@dorothyratusny.com

 

Find all Episodes of The WISDOM podcast here  

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

Visit me on social media💜 :  Twitter   Instagram  Facebook

 

 

More WISDOM and resources on the Yamas:

* The Yamas & Niyamas  [Book by Deborah Adele]

 

* 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  

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:

 

* 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

 

 

 

 

 

Life In Exquisite Balance | ’ask dorothy’ | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E46

Life In Exquisite Balance | ’ask dorothy’ | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E46

May 17, 2022

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'ask dorothy'

Life in Exquisite Balance

The WISDOM podcast  Season 3  Episode 46

 

Brahmacharya as a moral discipline is how we turn the mind inward and how we balance the senses, leading us to freedom from dependencies and cravings.  ~

💜

 

How do you live in balance? in harmony? with yourself and with all of life?  Why is balance and harmony the key for feeling complete, full, and whole?

In a culture of excess, can we enjoy and savour the sacredness of singular moments ~ each moment woven into the next and to which becomes the flow of life and all that we know life to be.

 

In the last several episodes we’ve been exploring the yamas. The word Yama is Sanskrit for ‘restraint’. It is more commonly defined as a moral discipline and moral code that guides us into self-actualization ~ meaning... to attain our psychological needs for personal growth and development throughout our life and to live a life of meaning and purpose.

 

There are five yamas that are found in the ancient text: ‘The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali’. The Yoga Sutras are akin to a guide or an instruction manual on how to live and to advance along a spiritual path towards enlightenment.

 

This episode of ‘ask dorothy’ is a Q and A. It is for you to ponder my questions and to hold reflection whether as you include any of these in your journal writing, or simply as constructs in which to open your mind and your heart.

 

We all live with excess. Think about the means by which you have and acquire more. Does having more of something fulfill you ~ or ~ is fulfillment the appreciation of the experience or object before you ~ and in its fullest capacity?

Brahmacharya is about moderation of the senses. As a moral discipline it is a key practice for managing our sensory cravings.

 

The secret to live in the balance – to not need the excess – to moderate the indulgences so they are not in control of you, is to enjoy what is right now ~ what you already have, what exists all around you ~ and here in this moment.

 

This is what is meant to enjoy fully the pleasure of now. It is to witness the precious nature of each moment in its full capacity without the distractions of looking to something more or different.

 

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 Balance... More Yama WISDOM:

* A PDF Journaling Tool for Cultivating 'Right Action' and Moderation

* Brahmacharya: The Middle Path of Restraint  [Rolf Sovik]

* Brahmacharya: Practicing Moderation  [Gaby Goldberg, Evolution Yoga]

* 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

 

 

 

BRAHMACHARYA ~ Non-Excess | The Yamas Series: 4/5 | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E45

BRAHMACHARYA ~ Non-Excess | The Yamas Series: 4/5 | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E45

May 15, 2022

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BRAHMACHARYA ~ Non-excess ~ 

The Yamas Series: 4 of 5

The WISDOM podcast  Season 3  Episode 45

 

Brahmacharya as a moral discipline is how we turn the mind inward and how we balance the senses, leading us to freedom from dependencies and cravings.  ~

💜

 

Welcome to this episode and the fourth 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.

 

Brahmacharya reminds us to approach each day and each action with a sense of sacredness rather than indulgence so that we may experience and live life in wonder and privilege rather than the misgivings of greed and excess.

 

Brahmacharya—the moderation of the senses— is one of the key practices for managing sensory cravings. As the fourth yamas, or ‘restraints’, brahmacharya helps us cultivate self-awareness and transform habits that are out of sync with our spiritual aspirations. 

 

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 Yama WISDOM:

 

* Brahmacharya: The Middle Path of Restraint  [Rolf Sovik]

* Brahmacharya: Practicing Moderation  [Gaby Goldberg, Evolution Yoga]

* 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All That You Desire Is Within You | ’ask dorothy’ | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E44

All That You Desire Is Within You | ’ask dorothy’ | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E44

May 10, 2022

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All That You Desire Is Within You

'ask dorothy'

The WISDOM podcast  Season 3  Episode 44

 

To envy or judge, to diminish others’ success or devalue their accomplishments even ever so quietly in your mind - does not make you feel better.  ~

 

💜

 

This episode of ask dorothy’ is a Q and A. Here I share a question that I am frequently asked from clients and to which contributes to one’s feelings of anxiety and overwhelm.

The question: How can I not feel badly about myself or ‘less than’ when I look at others who seem to have what I want?

 

Answer: We feel badly about ourselves when we judge ourselves as 'less than' and as we look to what others have or do and envy this.

 

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

 

This means that we can be encouraged by the unconditional love and wisdom that resides within us and experience the wholeness of our true self.

 

From this sense of inner fulfillment, you no longer feel ‘less than’ nor badly, rather everything that you see and are in awe of inspires you to more.

 

Asteya is the Sanskrit word for nonstealing and it reminds us of an important moral code or discipline in which to live by.

 

According to the teachings in the Yoga Sutra (2.37), when we perfect the principle of asteya, riches come to us.

The teaching of asteya reminds us that everything we need to be fulfilled lies within.

 

The more we give to ourselves, the more we easily and freely want to give. The more we give of ourselves, the more riches of all kinds – worldly and spiritually – we are given.

 

While material wealth may unexpectedly appear when we need it, true spiritual wealth comes when we’re complete and whole within ourselves.

 

If you have a question or if you would like my guidance or help, connect with me here:  dorothy@dorothyratusny.com

Sending you great 💜 love...

 

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

Namaste!

love, dorothy

 

 

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 Inner Fulfillment:

 

* 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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