090 – Five Levels of Attachment: An Interview with don Miguel Ruiz Jr.

don Miguel Ruiz Jr.

Today, we welcome Toltec Master of Transformation and author, don Miguel Ruiz Jr. to Vagina Chronicles Podcast. Miguel Jr. is the son of don Miguel Ruiz, author of the New York Times bestseller The Four Agreements… If you feel the way we feel about The Four Agreements, wait until you listen to this fantastic, uplifting interview.

In his recently released book, The Five Levels of Attachment: Toltec Wisdom for a Modern World, Miguel explains how attachment to our beliefs can move us from a preference to fanaticism and how we all move in and out of the different levels of attachment throughout our lives.

Miguel shows us the freedom in noticing our attachments without judgement. He shares how we can get in touch with our authentic selves by detaching from our beliefs – about others, about the world, about truth, and about ourselves – and how this clarity leads to taking action.

Please enjoy this incredible conversation and do yourself a favor and purchase, check out, borrow, listen to The Five Levels of Attachment: Toltec Wisdom for a Modern World.

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088 – Do We Have to Forgive?

 

This week, we are tackling one of the most personal topics out there: forgiveness.

For some, there is a massive cyclone of guilt and shame when it comes to forgiveness. From all directions, we receive messages of how we should be handling our emotions, which ultimately means many of us feel like failures.

The truth is, everyone comes to forgiveness (or not) in their own time, on their own terms. There is no one way to be and there certainly is no one way to feel. Most people mean well with their advice to forgive, but the pressure to make others feel better can be overwhelming if we haven’t yet accepted that the rollercoaster of emotions sometimes lasts 60 seconds and sometimes 30 years.

The one piece of advice that we firmly stand behind is this: forgive yourself. Make right things where you can and fire the judge. Be gentle with yourself. It isn’t easy. But if you can start there, you are on your way to freedom.

Please enjoy this conversation about our feelings on forgiveness.

 

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056 – Free Yourself: Tips for Financial Independence

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At this year’s Women in the World Summit, Dame Helen Mirren shared what she believes is the greatest gift we can give our daughters – financial independence. We must say, we absolutely agree with her. Financial independence gives us choice! It gives us power over our own well-being. It allows us to craft the circumstances of our own lives. It can help us boot the creep to the curb or stay single as long as we’d like.

(Side note: How have we not already dived into this?! We both love managing our finances!)

As it turns out, many women have little to no control over either their own money or that of their household. This single factor can be the difference between being stuck or being free, so it’s important to do the best we can to get a firm grip on our cash flow.

In this episode, we’re going to help you begin, if you haven’t already, or hone your money handling skills. We’re sharing tips that will help explain how your money can work for you. We also discuss the importance of cultivating a positive relationship with money. Subconsciously, many of us harbor negative feelings about money that can actually repel a balanced financial plan.

Please join us for a great discussion on financial independence!

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