God Circled This Spot on a Map For You

Conversations from the Heart - September 18th 2020

Author: Rachel Brathen

Topics: Growth, Healing, Self-Love

Links: Apple Podcasts / Spotify

About the Episode

Are we all going to be ok? This is one of the most heartfelt questions that Rachel answers on this week’s episode. It has been a while since she sat down to take questions from our listeners – and ultimately, we are all wondering about the same things.

As we navigate this new world, we are not feeling grounded, centered, safe or secure. We are swinging from high to low, trying to find some type of normalcy and balance during a global pandemic – and we are starting to develop a new reality of actually not being ok. But, Rachel shares inspiring advice that gives us all a reason to move forward.

Tune in as Rachel opens up about the deeper questions of finding peace during global panic, how to take care of yourself as an empath, accepting our pain, and also things like her LEAST favorite yoga pose, how day to day life is going in Aruba, if her family will leave the country, and how Lea Luna desperately wants a sibling.

This episode will remind you to honor yourself first, to care for yourself first, to lean into and own uncomfortable feelings, and to contemplate what it is that you need to be doing on a daily basis in order to take care of YOU.

Key Takeaways

  • Have check-ins with yourself every single day. Check in with your heart and give yourself whatever it is you need to get by and make it through. Build this into your day to day routine.
  • If you are feeling drained by other people’s emotional pain, make a bigger effort to be present in your own body. You have to be present and aware of your needs before you can take on the needs of others. Practice drawing boundaries and making time to do what it is you need to do to be present with yourself.
  • The more you listen to your heart, the more you honor your truth, the more you own all of the feelings you are feeling, the more in alignment you will become, and more helpful to others.
  • It’s ok to make a decision that honors your need, even if it will disappoint someone else. Forcing yourself to do something only creates inauthenticity and will not serve you or anyone else. Be ok with drawing healthy boundaries that take care of your needs.