Down the path of self-discovery and inner navigation, there comes a point where looking at our past choices can offer valuable insight. One of the greatest teachers and ways of learning about ourselves and who we are is to take a look at the relationships we created and engaged in throughout our lives. Relationships are valuable because they can show us the things that we cannot see on our own. In this episode, I take a trip down memory lane and reflect on a few past relationships in order to gain insight and understanding. At first, I was blaming the men I dated for my series of failed relationships, thinking that there was something wrong with them. But over time, I came to realize that the common denominator here is me and thus began the shift in perspective. What am I doing to contribute to these relationships? What choices am I making that are part of this pattern? What am I putting out into the universe that is bringing these people to me? Self-reflection can be fun… sometimes.
In this week’s episode, I talk about Istanbul, Turkey! At this point I have been here for one month and I talk about what the city is like, my overall experience adjusting to it, and some of the political fears I had to face before arrival. I also look at the city from a spiritual perspective and really try to understand the energy of Istanbul and how it has affected me. If I could describe the energy in one word, it would be: Healing.