Have you ever stopped to think about how you treat your money?
Do you respect or abuse it?
It may seem strange, but there really is a crossroad here. People who respect money tend to have a good relationship with it, of course.
And people who abuse money may not do it consciously, and clearly do not have a good relationship with it, though they often don't have the awareness.
But what does it mean to "abuse" money?
For example, we abuse our money when we do not charge enough for our services, so
When we do not claim our money, when somebody doesn't pay us, and we don't honor that and ask to be paid because we're too proud or too aloof is another example. Some people just don't get paid, and
when people who don't pay vanish, and the people who don't get paid don't claim it, it's a disempowering attitude that also abuses money.
Another way to abuse money is when we don't understand how it works.
Did you ever stop to think about how blaming other people for our misfortunes is the easiest subconscious way to remain in child mode?
On the other hand, taking full responsibility for who you are and not playing the blame game is one of the most powerful mental attitudes we can decide to take - and it turns most people into adults.
I know we don't do this on purpose, but you'd be surprised to see how many people playing the blame game walk into Ranova, complaining about life until they choose to try another perspective.
Most of us do not do this consciously, of course. But even when we complain about other people, we're still doing it :-(
There is a way to start acting differently. It starts with paying attention to our thoughts, feelings and words that come out of our mouths.
You can be your own guide or coach, and whenever you catch yourself blaming other people for...
Did you ever stop to think why
In my practice I've observed three important reasons that seem to cut across age groups, nationalities, and economic status, because when it comes to our free will, desires, dreams, and pursuing our happiness, many times specific groups seem to share common ground.
The first reason I observe is collective, and external.
Women in our western culture are bombarded with specific values that have conditioned us.
I know a lot of this has changed, but there's still so much ground to cover and so much
I'm not saying we should not be altruistic and care for others and serve the highest good, but it is...
Did you ever stop to wonder about the causes of overweight?
What could be the root causes of overweight?
In my research and everything I've observed about human nature and our behaviors, especially considering health behavior and distorted behavior in general for more than a decade, I've noticed there are two types of people we need to pay attention to when it comes to overweight:
1. the obese people; and
2. the ones who binge, struggle with their weight, gain and lose weight all the time, and overeat.
These two types of people seem to have different motivations, or different emotional intensities when it come to their relationship with food.
in the category of obese people I've observed that, first of all,
We're not necessarily talking about obese ancestors, but about some very painful emotional energy being experienced by ancestors....
Did you ever wonder about the story behind physical symptoms?
I've been observing this for quite a while - consistently for about eight years.
I see this in soul healing group sessions and individual sessions, and
This means there's a story behind each symptom.
Whenever there's imbalance in the physical body, be it scary or not that bad, if you've been reading this blog long enough by now you know consciousness speaks to us in subtle or intense ways.
such as accidents, physical symptoms, diseases, and so forth.
So this is really about being Life nudging you to see there's something beyond matter.
Before something becomes an accident, there's emotional turmoil. Before something becomes a disease, there's...
Did you ever stop to wonder about what free time really is?
What does it mean to have free time?
After many years of wondering about my job, my career, my so-called free time, I kept asking myself -
Because we don't always do what we want all the time in our everyday lives - but does our routine have to be boring, hard-to-get-by or meaningless?
After a lot of thought, I've come to the conclusion that
So people work nine to five from Monday through Friday in a job they hate so that they can enjoy the weekend... something's not right there.
Or they work 350 days a year so they can enjoy two weeks of "free time"... also not good.
I'm sorry to break it to you if this sounds harsh, but if your job is not something you love, or if you don't love what you do...
The first step in this direction...
Have you ever stopped to think about love addictions?
It seems weird, right?
What does that even mean?
Are love and addiction compatible energies?
Conceptually and practically, no.
Love in a healthy, pure state does NOT co-exist with addictions or other distorted emotional or psychological energies.
In our human experience, "love" is commonly contaminated by addiction - or more precisely, attachment. The Greeks categorized love in many types of love, and there are three main types: Philia, Eros, and Agape.
Because it theoretically does not involve pain, it's usually purer when directed to abstract energies, most commonly in the form of Philosophy, which is love for wisdom.
Philia can also mean friendship when it does not cause pain. When it causes pain it's not Philia...
We're talking to Awesome People today!
Our guest is Michelle Gonçalves, founder and owner of Feminine Power Fusion in North Miami Beach (links & info about her at the end of this blog post).
As a fellow Brazilian, I'm so happy to see her flourish in the U. S. and to witness how powerfully and gracefully she has been walking her amazing path. Michelle is a real life inspiration and example for women.
I was very honored to be in her space yesterday to talk about the Sacred Feminine! Check out our social media channels to see it!
Here are some of the highlights of our interview below:
Michelle, the first thing I want to ask you is what really inspired you to move from Brazil to the United States? And then what motivated you to take this leap of faith and create this beautiful studio?
I think the first thing that inspired me to come here is because when I was a kid, I lost my father when I was eight years old because of a robbery. So for me it was really...
Did you ever wonder about how we escape from emotional pain?
In my book, Your Cardinal Connections, I talk about the concept of Spiritual Escapism, which is a specific way to escape from emotional pain. There are others, such as intellectual escape and physical escape.
One of the most common ways to escape from emotional pain is indulging, overeating, overdrinking, and exaggerating in "pleasures of the flesh" - which numbs our bodies.
On the other end of the spectrum, some people become fitness freaks (I myself went through a phase like that for a couple of years in my late twenties).
In these cases, we are
And we are not as aware of our bodies as we could be if we were willing to feel them.
Did you ever stop to wonder about how powerful our relationships with our siblings are?
One of the things that I always tell people, especially in constellations, is that, believe it or not,
We feel equal with our siblings because we're in the same generation, often with the same parents.
So there is a sense of identity and shared origin that speaks profoundly to our souls.
I remember I first started thinking about this strong bond before I was introduced to constellation literature. In 2005 we had a study group about Ancient Greek Philosophy in the University Center I used to teach, and the students loved the play Antigone by Sophocles so much they actually presented it in a cultural festival.
If you want to fully understand the deep loyalty between siblings, check this play out. It is a timeless work of art, and very practical for us to understand family consciousness.
Siblings are the most powerful...