Shaman Jon Rasmussen shares three uniquely shamanic approaches to cultivating ideal relationships on all aspects of your life. Be allowing of the diversity, don’t take anything personally, and make ongoing efforts to be grateful for the people in your life.
Do you feel like you reflect on things more than everyone else? Do you find yourself worrying about how other people feel? Do you prefer quieter, less chaotic environments? If the above sound true to you, you may be highly sensitive. The personality trait — which was first researched by Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D., in the early 1990s — is relatively common, with as many as one in five people possessing it. Aron, who has written multiple studies and books on high sensitivity, including The Highly Sensitive Person, also developed a self-test (which you can take here) to help you determine if you are highly sensitive. While recent interest in introversion — driven largely by high-profile publications on the subject, including Susan Cain’s book “Quiet,” — has brought more awareness to personality traits that value less stimulation and higher sensitivity, Aron notes that highly sensitive people still tend to be considered the “minority.” But “minority” doesn’t mean bad — in fact, being highly sensitive carries a multitude of positive characteristics. Read on for some of the commonalities shared by highly sensitive people.
Believe it or not, approval isn’t something you should chase after. Approval is something that should come effortlessly your way from simply being yourself, from loving who you are and what you do and and from living your life in a beautiful and authentic way. Today I would like to share with you 5 great ways that are meant to help you let go of the need for approval. Here they are.
Ever wonder how some people have amazing relationships without even really having to work for them? Well, there’s more to it than just magic. In fact, it has very little to do with what they DO and much with who they let themselves BE. Here are 9 qualities of people who tend to have amazing relationships. The good news is that with some knowledge and effort, you can develop these traits and have a beautiful, effortless romance.
Cancer New Moon, Friday, June 27, 2014 ~ 1:10 am PST (note: this feminine full moon takes place at 1:10 am “tomorrow,” so it can be effectively celebrated tonight and/or tomorrow). I want to start out by expressing my amazement that this new moon marks six years since I started writing these posts. It all began with a […]
I have a message for the courageous men who will hear it and act on it. It is time for you, my brothers to go forth even in fear, but with courage, and pledge your service to the Feminine – supporting and encouraging women and girls to dream big, follow their wild nature, take charge and feel safe. I want you to learn to discern the difference between the Masculine and Feminine in women and men and in yourself, so that you can encourage and cultivate the Feminine. Know the difference between the fear-driven warrior masculine and the courageous warrior masculine and cultivate the latter. Here are some helpful suggestions.
If you think getting into a relationship will make you “whole” or “complete,” think again. So many people enter into a relationship thinking the other person will have the ability to make them happy, when in reality happiness starts from within. If you want a healthy, long-lasting relationship, make sure to have these 15 qualities before you start looking for that perfect match.
Can you improve your conversation skills? Certainly. It might take a while to change the conversation habits that’s been ingrained throughout your life, but it is very possible. To not make this article longer than necessary let’s just skip right to some common mistakes many of us have made in conversations and a couple of solutions.
A lot of us have trouble accepting compliments. We’re worried that it will make us seem self-absorbed, or we just don’t believe that what the person is saying is true. But studies show that accepting compliments doesn’t just help you, it also helps your relationship – so we brought in real couples to prove it.
Emotions such as fear, anger, frustration, and immobility are energies. And you can potentially ‘catch’ these energies from people without realizing it. If you tend to be an emotional sponge, it’s vital to know how to avoid taking on an individual’s negative emotions, or even how to deflect the free-floating negativities in crowds. From an energetic standpoint, negative emotions can originate from several sources: what you’re feeling may be your own; it may be someone else’s; or it may be a combination. Here is how to tell the difference and strategically bolster your positive emotions so you don’t shoulder negativity that doesn’t belong to you.
You know what I realized? That in the same way people settle for way less than they are worth when it comes to doing work that has meaning and living a purposeful and happy life, they do the exact same thing when it comes to love. Just the way they cling onto all kind of limiting beliefs, fears and excuses about what they can do and what they can’t do, about what is possible and what is impossible, they do the same when it comes to love.
Shaman Jon Rasmussen shares this video blog on the importance of fully expressing your feelings in the moment and releasing them in effective ways to stay happy and healthy.