Podcast 38: Self-Forgiveness is Key

Podcast 38: Self-Forgiveness is Key

In this podcast episode, I talk about the importance of forgiving yourself and why is it so necessary when it comes to healing and moving on. Just as we can feel and experience pain because of the actions of others, so too can we feel trapped or burdened because of the own emotional weight that we are carrying within ourselves.

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037: The Way to Forgiveness

How do we forgive?

In this episode, I talk about what forgiveness is and the path that we must take in order to fully forgive.

We hold onto blame and resentment because in a way, it feels better to have a concrete reason as to why we feel a certain way. But justifying how we feel by blaming someone else only perpetuates resentment and keeps forgive at bay.

So then what is the first step towards forgiveness? Acceptance. 

Accepting how you feel and why you feel that way. Being completely honest with yourself without attempting to hide it, change it, or deny it. 

Because how can you move on when you are only denying where you are at ?

031: Do you Fear the Hurt to Come?

On the path of moving forward and moving on, there comes a time to accept the things that will eventually come your way. And accepting that the future holds both love and loss is difficult for me on many levels. In this episode, I confront the fact that opening yourself up also means opening your heart to both the love and the pain. Ultimately, there is no way to avoid the pain the only thing that we can do is to go towards in an effort to heal it and understand it. Shallow living is best avoided by going down into your depths and accepting whatever you find. Even if you fear the pain that you are going to eventually experience, there are still lessons to be learned in the present moment. Because if that fear is calling you, that means that you must towards in order to hear it's message and meaning. 

028: Why Going Back is Not Failing

Just because you are taking a step back, doesn’t mean you are going backwards. In this episode, I wrestle with the fact that just because I'm going back to something that I know, it doesn't mean that it is a failure. I have an obsession with moving forward and automatically assuming that where I am at is not good enough. I am constantly not just trying to move onwards but also sometimes pushing myself too forward and too fast. Learning how to take a step back is needed because it's showing me that it is okay to be exactly where I am at and that ultimately that I am okay. Basically what it comes down to is learning how to have acceptance and compassion for myself. to matter the situation, taking a step back is both needed and necessary. If that is the step in front of you, then that is the step that you need to take, whatever direction that may be.

025: Letting Go of What?

We all hear the concept of letting go, but what does it actually mean? In this Episode, I try to understand the philosophy of letting go and why there seems to be a disconnect with how it is done in practice. Letting go is something that I struggle with, probably because I don’t understand how I am suppose to go about letting go of something. What exactly are we letting go of? How do we know when we have let it go? Or how do we let go of something when we aren’t even sure of what it is? I find that I convince myself that I have let something go, but then it keeps coming back up days, months, or even years later. This makes me question, maybe I’m not doing it right?  

009: Spiritual Awareness, Intuition, and Traveling Pt. 1

What is “spiritual awareness” and how does it relate to traveling? To become aware of something means to be conscious of it and to recognize its existence. When you become spiritually aware, you have a greater understanding and increased perception of what’s going on around you in the non-physical. No matter where in the world you are, your surroundings have an effect on you whether you are conscious of it or not. Using your awareness while traveling isn’t only important in terms of guidance, but it is also necessary in order to find a deeper connection, wherever in the world you end up. (Part 1 of 2)

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002: Master Your Fear of the Unknown

Stepping into the unknown can apply to so many different aspects of one's life. Although it could seem daunting at first, the unknown is a very unique place. If you let it, the unknown can be a place of creativity, change, and opportunity.