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Season 1, episode 3: The one with Ariaaisms: Ariaa Jaeger

In this episode we meet best-selling author, spiritual coach and mentor Ariaa Jaeger. Ariaa has had an interesting life. This includes working on the set of the TV shows Full House and LA Law. She has sung for the United Nations, and has met some prominent rock musicians.  In 1993, she experienced a death experience that changed her life forever. From this experience she decided to use the insight that she gained to not only approach her life differently, but too also help others connect to their inner resources and live in a more positive manner. Her work has received attention on the social media platform Twitter. She has also caught the attention of Oprah Winfrey, who has also interviewed her. The theme of this show is looking out our inner resources.

 

In this episode Ariaa shares:

 

  • 4:40 – How there is usually a close correlation between illness and inner personal issues. How meditation can be used to get closer to the truth.Teaser quote: ‘Flat line the brain waves’
  • 12:45: Why it is important to be honest with yourself. Teaser quote: “Self denial will lead to [your] eventual implosion”.
  • 13:20: The end of day test that you can do to help you reflect and move forward in a positive manner.
  • 17:00: Finding your path. Teaser: ‘seek not to be validated, but seek to be comfortable in your own skin’ from her book Araaisms.
  • 18:22- Insight into feeling confident about our own our decision making and taking personal responsibility. Teaser: “You have the answers within”
  • 23:00: Her Hollywood experience including LA Law and her connection with the musician David Bowie.
  • 25:00: Her death experience, which was the catalyst to her changing her life and helping people.
  • 30:50: Why mistakes can be good for you.
  • 39:00: ‘The Fuck You’ incident. Teaser line: “you are going to get what you attract”
  • 42:10: Ariaa tips for attracting the things you want into your life.
  • 52:25: What is her word for the year
  • 55:35: Her thoughts on being selfish – self-love.
  • 58:12: She talks about how you contribute to the world. Teaser quote: “don’t get caught up in a participant culture”

 

You can visit Ariaa’s website and find out more here. You can also purchase her books, which are now also available on Kindle on Amazon. She is very social and you can follow her, and her conversations via Twitter or FaceBook.

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Maya Angelou – let’s celebrate interconnectness

This afternoon, I heard the news that Maya Angelou has died. Although I did not know her personally, it was sad to hear this news. I loved that she was also a fellow artist: being an author and poet. I remembered watching some of her interviews, which were with Oprah Winfrey. She lived an interesting life, which in some parts people may have been described as tragic. I admired how she seemed to have lived, experienced, observed and always took some positive insight that she would share. Some of these later became inspirational quotes that people share via online posters.

 

Upon hearing the news of Maya Angelou’s passing, I started to read some obituaries on her. This was interesting as a few months prior, I was looking at her profile online. I think I read an article about her involvement in Civil Rights, and felt compelled to do some background reading, which also included learning about her time spent in Ghana too. I then went to my pinterest account to look up some of her quotes, I came across the following which stood out:

maya angelou

“We are alike”

What was poignant about these words is how she expresses that all of us go through our different challenges; and how we are not alone – we are alike. This is so true! I have an interest in mindset and love. I started writing a book on love that got put on pause. This was due partly at the time to realising that I needed to understand love more. On my journey into exploration, a theme that kept popping up was  ‘separation’; how it does not exist with love. People may feel separated or divided due to sex, faith, gender, religion, race, money, social background and many more.

[Tweet “Separation does not exist in love #SophiaWorldWisdom”]

So often, people feel disconnected, lost, or alone; and this could be because they see themselves as being in it, on their own. They may have experienced some pain or trauma at some time. But pain is something that is natural, like the “bee” sting.  Hopefully if we are not seriously allergic then we will recover. If we did not know how to treat the sting, there will be a person who knows how to deal with it. They may even have experienced a similar sting.

[Tweet “Pain is like a bee sting, that is a natural process of life #SophiaWorld”]

“Please reach out and smile”

We are not alone. There will always be someone there who will listen with an open heart. It may be someone who you know that you can email, or pick the phone up and call. It can be a person online who at first may appear to be a stranger.

I like to close with the following Maya Angelou quote:

 

“Open your eyes to the beauty around you,

Open your mind to the wonders of life,

Open your heart to those who love you,

And always be true to yourself”

 

May you rest in peace Maya Angelou <3

 

 

 

 

Mr Prince Harming

I first came across Karen Salmansohn, a year ago in my FaceBook feed. I was curious about her tag on her website, “Self Help for People Who Wouldn’t Be Caught Dead Doing Self-Help”. The line was catchy, and I liked how she played with the area of self-help, that seemed to become increasingly popular. People were starting to become more self-aware, wanting to understand “why are they here” and “what is there purpose”. As the case when something seems to be on trend, you get different people popping out of the woodwork, giving their two cents!  I also like people who do not sound too “cliche”.

“Oprah Winfrey is a fan”

As I navigated around her website, I also found out that she had been endorsed by Oprah Winfrey, which is always a good sign. I paid attention to a book that she wrote on dating, called: Prince Harming Syndrome. I loved two things here: 1) The play with words and 2)  It was about breaking bad relationship patterns. This was different to how to the love acquisition styled books, which shouted how to get the one. As mentioned by Karen, this will not make a lasting happy ever after style relationship.

“You can have your happy ending”

I liked how Karen started the book with giving an account of her old relationship pattern, with the Prince Harming type, to where she is today with her husband and son Ari. From reading the book, I learnt where she got the inspiration for naming her son.

“It’s an inside job”

There are three types of categories of relationships described in the book. Two out of the three, you do not want to fall into if you really want to have a sustaining relationship. In the book, Karen looks not only at the outward view of looking for love but also about your internal workings. So often, people are going looking for things when they do not truly know the person inside. Like with the philosophy of letting things in: sometimes you need to let go of the negative baggage, which is not really serving your purpose. This can mean past relationships, and even the stories that you may have learnt from your parents. So it is therefore an inside story.

Be LOVING

Be kind. Being kind is about loving you, as well as being loving to others. In a relationship as Karen states, you need to be a good listener and show appreciation. Often when we think we have something, we may start to take it for granted. People want to feel special.

“Fools Rush In”

Shakespeare, who has to be one of my all time favourite writers, once said that if you act in haste, then you will repent in leisure. Too often in the dating game, people like to jump in and forget to ask those questions that are important to them. And you can see this when you read articles where people complain about being in a relationship, where their partner does not want to commit. As Karen suggests, the early stages of a relationship is getting to know the person. Find out what their views are on commitment, what is important to them, and I do not want to ruin the surprise for you so read the book to find out the rest!

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