Show Notes from the 4/21/14 Breaking Free Show
with Guest: Rachel Awes
You are invited to a color party! Here is your visual + poetic invitation to join us on Mon Adiving into life,pril 21st at 1PM EST, to dive into the one life that is so beautifully yours, dive into your work and your life with color and passion. “diving in” is author Rachel Awes’ newest release. She returns to The Breaking Free Show. To watch the show in its entirety, tune in here: http://www.nissancommunications.com/breakingfree.php
Themes and questions that emerged during the show:
Rachel – My book, “diving in” came out of my experiences I was having under water. They were metaphors for life. For example, it’s harder to swim when there are lots of people in the water making big waves. I don’t think whales don’t concern themselves that. The water is big enough to hold all of us. Sometimes there are a lot of big players in our lives. I recognize that I can get through that, too. It’s just part of being in the water.
Rachel – I think it’s important to be awake to the language that rises up out of us. In the pool, we are bare. Water is so evocative for people. Some people love it. Some people are fearful of it. There are different variations of fear. I wrote the book as a metaphor. Water is a metaphor of life. I didn’t necessarily see how much it would bring up for people. Dive all the way into your life. Having the faith to know that in these waters, you are the most alive.
Marilyn – In your first book, you used clients’ comments.
Rachel – This second book is based on my reflections of being in the water. It’s an invitation to the reader to be bare. How often I can breathe too quickly past things that are lovely. My soul was reminding me to linger a little longer. My own living prayer is to live into the fullness of who I am.
Marilyn – How do you listen for that?
Rachel – I notice where I feel especially joyful and allow myself to be part of that. If I am drawn to a stranger in a public place, I go ahead and reach out or say something. I allow that to be there. ..going ahead and following where I feel drawn and alive and that one thing opens up the next thing.
In the sadness realm, I think it’s important to write those things down. What are you feeling sad about? The only caution I want to make is to avoid negative self-talk. If there is some kind of negative thinking, it’s important to challenge those negative voices. Try to find what is there that could be more affirming, loving and encouraging and passionate. Sometimes, it’s just good to feel sadness and acknowledge that. There’s freedom in not having to fake it.
Marilyn – Recently, someone told me that I was a kind person. Sometimes it’s one thing to feel a truth in your heart and to think it in your mind. But now I know it in my heart.
Rachel – …to receive who you are.
If someone is disabled by fear, there’s probably something that is triggering that fear. When that’s the case, it can be helpful to have people to talk to about what is getting stirred up so that you can move onto all of the amazing stuff that your life so that you can dive in.
Marilyn – Rachel, in your life now is there something in your life that goes hand in hand with diving in? What do you want to dive into?
Keeping and remaining available to keep my teenage sons open to things. I want to stay focused, joyful and energized. I want to keep emerging out and encountering people. Diving in also means continuing to promote my book and road tripping, of course!
Diving in always means having some fear about the unknown. Fear has vulnerability written all over it. There is so much bareness about getting into the water. That’s part of getting in.
Marilyn – Diving all the way into your life. Having the faith to know that in these waters, you are the most alive.
A person on the chat asked about how Rachel and Marilyn feel about toxins in the water
Marilyn – If you think about it that way, we’re afraid of the very thing we’re made up of.
Rachel – I approach this question with a lot of though and tenderness.
Marilyn – I am an optimist. Do you avoid the water, the thing that you need? Do you give it up? No, we have to tread in, dive in, or the toxins will take over and encompass us. I have to be a part of the change. I heard a person speak by the name of Howard who made a big impact on me. He said, “If you live, for the most part, a joyful and healthy life then when you do something that isn’t healthy, chances are you aren’t going to die. It’s the totality of how we live.” It’s “cumulative,” offered Amnon, our show producer.
Rachel – Yes, it’s all beautiful in there and the world needs you.
Below are Guests, People & Resources Referenced During the Show:
Guest Rachel Awes…is a psychologist, author, + art playgroundist, who loves listening to the beauty in people. find her at http://rachelawes.com.
*Rachel’s book: “diving in” is a 96 page, full color, visual + poetic invitation, using water as metaphor, to dive into the one life that is so beautifully yours. http://www.amazon.com/diving-rachel-awes/dp/1467598305/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1398292877&sr=1-4&keywords=diving+in
*Rachel’s first book – “All I Did Was Listen” – http://www.amazon.com/all-i-did-was-listen/dp/1467547727
*You can also find her on Etsy at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/RachelAwes
Author Masaru Emoto – <http://www.amazon.com/Hidden-Messages-Water-Masaru-Emoto/dp/0743289803>
Author David Hawkins – http://www.amazon.com/Power-vs…hawkins
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