Episode 69: “RAISE” (Part 2 of 2)

Episode 69: “RAISE” (Part 2 of 2)

Hosted by Jodi Hildebrandt.

This is the second episode in a two-part series about the RAISE process.  Listen to Part 1 >

In this episode, Jodi continues introducing the “RAISE” process:

  • Recognize your emotions, feelings & triggers
  • Ask for validation
  • Invite feedback
  • Spot distorted thoughts / false beliefs
  • Engage the Truth

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Episode 69: “RAISE” (Part 2 of 2)

Jodi: Welcome back. Let’s pick up where we left off, part number two in the RAISE process. We just went over recognizing your emotions, your feelings, and your triggers. That is your responsibility to know those things, and if you aren’t aware of what it is that you’re feeling, that’s okay, you’re just going to need to talk to someone. This is why I said we cannot go through life on our own; we need other people.

The R in RAISE – Recognizing Your Emotions

Going through this RAISE process, it is possible to do it in on your own, and there are many times in our lives where I need help, I just don’t know what I’m feeling. And so, I need help figuring it out, so I will call a friend and say, “Okay, here’s what “happened”, here’s what I’m dealing with, help me figure out why I’m reacting, or responding, or thinking the way that I am.”

Basically, “Help me get in touch with my feelings.” And so, I need someone’s help.

[00:01:14] The A in RAISE – Asking for Validation

The next part on the RAISE is the A. So, you recognize your feelings. A stands for ask for validation. I’m not going to go into a lot of depth around validation on this podcast because I’ve already explained it in podcast 12 and 13, so I would encourage you to go back to those and listen to them.

Asking for validation is what I call the juju juice, it’s really the bonding of getting into connection. You must receive validation; I don’t even know how to explain how imperative it is. It’s not just highly suggested or recommended, it is something that is needed. It’s like breath, validation is breath for the soul. You must be seen. You need to know that you are loved, that you are wanted, that you are seen, that your experience matters, that your value and your worth are always set and fixed, and that people are present and care for you.

Here are some Truths about validation.

Validation is confirmation that your worth is independent of anything you think, anything you feel, anything you do, or anything that has been done unto you. It’s very important. Validation is confirming that your worth is stable—your worth is not connected to what you’ve done, what you think, what you feel, or what has been done unto you; it is independent of that. You need relationships that confirm that to you, and you need to learn how to confirm that to you, as well.

Another Truth about validation: validation from another creates the safety you need to explore your distorted thoughts and the false beliefs that nourish them. You need to be validated first in order to be able to feel safe to explore your distortions.

Number three, when you feel deeply validated, you will invite others to support you to be more humble. You will invite others to teach you how to be impeccably honest and be rigorous about your responsibility. When you are validated, you will invite those people to do that with you.

Resistance to validation is evidence of distorted thoughts and false beliefs. That’s another Truth about validation. When you are resisting being validated, it is evidence that you are in a distorted thought or thoughts which are being nourished by those false beliefs.

Validation gives safety to you. As the safety comes to you, it allows you to expose those distorted thoughts and false beliefs back into Truth.

Validation creates safety, and then you’re able to expose the distortions that you believe in, and walk you back into the Truth about who you are and that your worth is independent of anything else.

Another Truth about validation: connecting with those who can provide validation weakens the grip of distorted thoughts and false beliefs. So, connecting with those people who can provide validation will weaken the grip of those distortions inside your head.

Again, it is very important that you find those people or teach those people how to validate so that you can receive nurturing and love from them through that validation, and that you’re becoming one of those people as well, so that you can offer that gift—that free loving gift—to anyone.

Validation is not permission for what you did. It is confirmation of who you are. People always ask, “How do I validate somebody who’s just making really poor choices?” I’ll say, “Well, validation is about acknowledging the emotion inside those poor choices that that person’s making.”

If somebody is making a poor choice, let’s say they’re an alcoholic or they’re really depressed, they don’t know how to get up and take care of themselves in lots of different ways. I would say those are some poor choices that they’re making, and it’s not about blaming them. It’s just saying those choices are only going to lead to more poor choices and create more feelings of sadness, isolation, and loneliness.

And so, you can talk about how desperate this person must feel, and I’m so sorry that you’re having these kinds of experiences that cause you to believe that you’re not able to get up and take a shower in the morning, that must be really scary and frightening, you probably feel very alone. That’s an example of validation—the experience, the emotion inside the experience—but you’re not confirming or supporting the choice that the person’s making on how they’re managing those feelings.

When you validate, you acknowledge that others feelings exist, and you stand compassionately with the person who is experiencing them.Again, that’s one of these beautiful gifts: you stand in a place of empathy and compassion for the person who is experiencing the experience, and you’re validating the emotions that you see that are coming off of that person in that experience.

One of the last Truths about validation is: the only way to close the gap between how you feel and how you wish you felt is to seek validation of who you really are. So, let’s talk about the person who can’t “get out of bed” to take a shower, I feel really alone, desolate, and unheard, and I how I wish to feel is seen, important, and loved.

So, there’s a gap between feeling desperate and desolate, and wanting to be loved and seen. And so, that space in between there is where validation comes in: validating that person around how they feel and what their experience has been like. Even though you may not agree with the choices that they’re making, just being able to say, “I just can’t imagine not being able to feel like I can get up in the morning and just brush my teeth, that must be so frightening to believe that.” And they’ll say, “Oh my gosh, it is. It is. It is.”

That space between where I am and where I want to be can be filled with validation.

So, validation is not just sympathy—understanding how they feel—it is empathy, actually feeling what they feel, and people will say, “Well, I haven’t had that experience, so how can I know how they feel?” Well, that’s true, you may not have the exact experience, and you do know what lonely feels like, and you do know what desperate feels like, and you do know what sad feels like. So, you validate—you connect with the emotion, not the experience.

Sympathy, it doesn’t get emotionally involved, it just kind of looks over the fence and says, “Yeah, that looks hard.” But empathy means I actually get in the situation with them and feel the emotion with them.

Seeking validation requires you being vulnerable, and vulnerability is necessary for the person offering the validation. Again, listen to podcasts 12 and 13, they talk a lot about vulnerability.

Vulnerability is something that is necessary in order to receive the validation that’s coming. When validating someone, it’s okay to feel uncertain about your or their emotions, like letting the other know that you’re not quite sure what to do here: “I don’t know how to support you.” That’s okay when you’re validating someone. Letting the other know what you’re feeling will move you towards connecting with them. To go to them and say, “I’ve never had this experience, I’m not quite sure how to be with you.” Or, “It scares me, I’ve never lost anyone in my life, and here you’ve lost a child. I’m not quite sure how to relate to you.”

Typically, that would be an okay thing to say as long as you did it with a lot of vulnerability, a lot of Truth, and a lot of humility.

When you’re offering validation to another, you are simultaneously giving validation to yourself.

Validation is a desire to be present. It’s a movement, and you’re creating empathy with someone else. It requires a willingness on my part to be vulnerable and to be emotionally honest with myself and the other.

Validation means I am open, I will be sincere about my desire to see, hear, witness, understand, and be with you. Validation is saying to another person, “I see you and I want you to know that I see you. I want to know more about you and to better understand you.”

Validation is connecting. When you the validator, acknowledge the person in all emotions, not just the comfortable emotions. That kind of validation will create connection.

That’s A in the RAISE process. Now, you can imagine if someone is having an experience where there’s a whole lot of conflict, and they call up and talk to somebody who can validate them, oh my goodness, it’s like instant love. It’s wonderful that people feel heard and seen, and appreciated, and safe. It gets them ready for the next step which is more difficult, which is inviting feedback.

[00:12:43] The I in RAISE – Invite Feedback.

The I in RAISE is for invite feedback. It is now their responsibility after they have recognized their emotions, after they have received the validation that they need: that they are loved, they are seen, they are worthy, that they’re enough, then, they get to say, “Okay, let me have it. Hit me with what I need to hear. Give me Truth, tell me where I’m not being responsible. Let me know what part is mine and what part is not mine because I need that. I need to know what I need to do to change. I need help hearing my distortions, hearing where I was inaccurate, or selfish, or entitled, or submissive where I needed to assert myself.” I need that person that I trust that knows how to be honest with themselves and also with other people. I need to have that person who doesn’t have an agenda with me, that is not codependent with me, that is willing to tell me the clear and direct Truth about what’s going on—I need them to give me feedback so that I can change my behavior.

When I’m in that inviting feedback stage, I must be humble. I have to be open in that spot or I will not be willing to see the Truth about my part in the experience.

Now, some people will say, “Well, what if I didn’t have a part in the experience?” Well, the Truth is, is that the part that you might have, it may not have been a part like you’ve physically done something, your part might be that you’re distorting the experience.

Your part might be like with the auto mechanic where the guy’s honest, and he still is a good guy, and I’m the one that’s distorting the experience because I went from, “oh my goodness I thought it was $100, now it’s $1,200 more,” so all of a sudden my part becomes that I distorted the Truth, and started blaming him, and getting angry at him, that was inappropriate.

So, I need someone in my life to say, “Jodi, I can see why you’re upset.” And validate me, and then I say, “Okay, what’s my part?” And they say, “Johnny’s a good guy and he’s an honest guy, and there is an explanation for why this is so much more money, and so you need to go and talk to him and find out why that it is. It’s inappropriate of you to jump to these conclusions and start gossiping about him, or saying these really aggressive things about him to yourself and to your family because those things are just not the Truth, and whatever the reason for why he’s charging you $1,200 more, there is honesty in it because you and I both know that he’s an honest, integrous man.”

That might be my part. So, inviting feedback means you’re going to open yourself up to the Truth. Let me say that again, go to people who will give you the Truth about the situation, the Truth about you, and it’s really hard, a lot of people are not willing to be honest about your poor behavior, your distorted thinking, because they get their own distortion, like, “oh, I don’t want to hurt their feelings,” or “I don’t want to be the one to tell them that they’re really being selfish.”

But my goodness, if someone doesn’t tell you, then how in the world are you going to change? That is really the definition as far as I’m concerned of a person who loves you: it’s someone who will validate you, and then also point out the Truth to you.

Humility means being open, teachable, and willing to change your behavior. It’s willing to hear feedback and change your behavior if it’s necessary.

Distortions tell you that if you are wrong or make a mistake, then you are worthless. The feedback of Truth says making mistakes and being wrong is a part of being human.

So, when I invite feedback, the Truth about feedback is that I get to make mistakes and be wrong. I get to make a mistake and go, Woops, I was gossiping about Johnny, and I was in my distortion, and I apologize, and I get to go clean that up, I get to go repent, and ask for Johnny’s forgiveness.

So, here are some Truths about feedback. As you invite feedback from those who you trust, and you exercise the knowledge, the faith, that your worth is not diminished even by your worst mistakes.

Let me say that again, it’s really important. When you invite feedback from those people you feel safety and trust with, you are exercising the understanding that even though you’ve made a mistake or possibly did make a mistake, that your worth is fixed, your worth is stable, your worth is not diminished because you’ve made a mistake. And even if someone says, “Wow, that was a doozy, you really messed up.” And that’s the feedback, your worth is still present and still intact.

Another Truth about feedback, to invite feedback is to practice vulnerability. We tend to perceive vulnerability as strength in others and weaknesses in ourselves. Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, creativity, and Truth.

Being vulnerable, which means being open. Again, listen to those podcasts if you don’t know what vulnerable is. It’s very important you understand that vulnerability is the birthplace of connection, it’s the birthplace of connecting, of love, of belonging, of having empathy for self and others. It’s the birthplace of creation, and living in Truth. So it’s a really important thing to be able to understand and be able to accept in yourself is that you’re vulnerable.

Another Truth about feedback: inviting feedback is a necessary step in understanding yourself and accepting validation from others. We talked about that a minute ago, that in order to receive validation, I must be willing to be vulnerable, and the way that I am able to stay in my vulnerability is I must be honest with myself which means I need feedback about myself. If I go into distortion, then I immediately am not being honest with myself. I may not be conscious that I’m not being honest with myself, but I’m still being dishonest, and so it will disconnect me.

So, inviting feedback is a necessary step in understanding myself and accepting validation from others.

Giving feedback is only appropriate when asked for. It is not appropriate to give feedback unless solicited. This is a big one, I get asked this quite a lot. I’ll tell people, “Listen, if you’re an adult, you get to say to other adults, I would appreciate if you would not give me feedback unless I ask for it.” You get to do that; it’s called a boundary. That’s appropriate. And, when we give feedback to people when they’re not ready to hear it, all it does is cause them to go into further distortion. So, people need to be “primed”—the pump needs to be primed. The catalyst for giving someone feedback is giving them validation first. You must validate people first.

Now, some people listening to the podcast might say, “I validate, validate, validate, and the person never accepts my feedback.” Okay, if you’re in that kind of situation, what’s happening is that the person is refusing to take responsibility for themselves, and all they’re doing is manipulating your validation, so they’re going to need some additional help. And so, you’re doing the right thing, I still would not give them some really harsh and clear feedback, but I would give them feedback that says, “you’re affecting me.” So, you always get to share how somebody affects you even if they don’t want it, if they’re affecting you in some way, you get to tell them that. That is not feedback about them that’s independent of you, if you’re being impacted by someone, then you absolutely, even though you may not even validate them first, say, “Hey, when you behave this way, this is how it affects me.”

The last piece about feedback is, feedback can give you an experience where you spot your distortions and false beliefs, and free you from pain and give you the ability to enter into peace. That is very true, feedback can offer you an invitation to go from pain to peace because you’re able to recognize your distortions. Qhich is awesome!You need that!

[00:22:09] The S in RAISE – Spot False Beliefs

Let’s go over the S. S stands for spot false beliefs and distorted thoughts. Spot. Once you have recognized your emotions, you’ve asked for validation, you’ve been loved and just licked up one side and down the other with validation, and connection, and concern for you, you then are ready to invite people’s feedback, and then as you’re getting the feedback, inside that you want to spot your distortions.

So, spotting distorted thoughts and false beliefs is a very courageous thing to do because finding those false beliefs means you’ve got to go through the distorted thoughts to find them because it’s the distorted thoughts often imes that are being triggered in those experiences.

Here are some Truths about distorted thoughts and false beliefs. Every distorted thought is rooted in a deeper false belief about your identity, your worth, and your safety. That’s really key. Every distorted thought is rooted in a deeper false belief that circulates around your identity, your worth, or your safety—your emotional safety, maybe even your physical safety.

What that’s means is, when I have a distorted thought that says, “Nobody understands me,” that distorted thought is a tributary of a larger false belief that says, “I’m unlovable, I don’t matter, I’m not enough.”

So, when I think about nobody loves me, it goes right to the fact that my worth is not set, because if nobody loves me, then that means I’m not enough, and that goes right to the fact that I’m questioning my worth, because if I were enough, then I would feel worth. But because I’m not enough, I don’t feel worth. Does that make sense?

So, you’ve got to look at those distortions, and that’s where you need another person to help you. These are really challenging. Finding these distortions and then tracking them back to those false beliefs.

So, Truths about distorted thoughts and false beliefs: False beliefs must be named precisely to be fully exposed. You cannot name a false belief just by identifying a distorted thought. So, you can’t just say, “I never do anything right,” and be able to get to the core of that distorted thought.

Or maybe my distorted thought is, “I’m always right, why are these people having a problem with me?” That’s a distorted thought too because the Truth is I’m not always right. And so, I need someone to validate me first, and then give me feedback that says, “Jodi, by the way, you’re not always right.” I need someone to say that to me.

Now, if I feel like I’m always right, and someone that I trust tells me that I’m not, I might have a bit of a crisis, and that’s okay because what’s happening is inside that crisis—that emotional crisis—I’m starting to realize the Truth which is, I’m not always right. And that me believing that I’m always right has been causing all sorts of pain and disconnection, not only with myself but also with other people because if I’m always right then that means that you, unless you agree with me, are always wrong. And so, that doesn’t bode well for connection.

So, you need to be able to name precisely what the false belief is in order to really expose it, so that you can actually go to that false belief and reframe it back into Truth.

So, you know you have named a false belief when voicing it produces a shiver of recognition. Now, that sounds rather nebulous, however it’s very powerful. When I say to myself, “I’m always right.” And my support person on the phone says to me, “Jodi, I’d like to give you some feedback. That really is unnerving to hear you say that you’re always right because 1) it’s just not the Truth, and 2) it’s impossible to connect with you when you talk like that. So, let’s start looking for that false belief underneath that distorted thought.”

Because when someone shows up in a self-adulating way like that, it is always, always, always a cover for very deep feelings of inadequacy, deep feelings of worthlessness, their identity is questioned, or their emotional safety is in question by them, and it usually comes from historical roots back in childhood of not feeling connected to the importance of who they are—their worth—as a being when they were a child. There was some form of abandonment that took place, whether emotional or physical abandonment, and they now question the veracity, and the importance, and the value of who they are.

So, when you have the shiver of oh my gosh, that’s it, I can feel it, it kind of clunks in, that’s how you know that you’ve come right on top of your false belief, and then you get to reframe that back into the Truth, and you can have somebody help you reframe that back into the Truth.

Another Truth about distorted thoughts, dislodging false beliefs takes patience. You have spent decades, possibly, feeding the false beliefs. It will take time to weaken it, so be patient with yourself. Patience doesn’t mean you just sit around and say, “Okay, I’m just going to sit around and wait for this thing to change.” You have to engage in Truth telling, you have to engage in this RAISE process to tell yourself the Truth about what this really means—the Truth about what it means.

Every time you process a trigger, (every time you process emotion and connect with the Truth about the emotion), the false belief gets weaker. The more consistent you are about processing your triggers, the faster you will heal. So, it’s kind of like, if you have this huge ice sculpture, and the ice sculpture is representative of your distorted thoughts and false beliefs, and then you’ve got this hair blower, this $9.99 hair blower and you’re blowing this huge ice sculpture that’s six feet tall. You can imagine that’s going to take some time for that little bit of heat flow to start melting that ice sculpture.

However, if you are persistent and consistent, you will be successful with that. So, every time you’re willing to process—process means go through the RAISE process with an emotion and connect to the Truth about the experience inside the emotion—your distortions and false beliefs will become weaker. That is the Truth, that will happen, and you will start healing.

[00:29:47] The E in RAISE – Embrace the Truth

Last stop on the RAISE, E. E stands for embrace the Truth. This final step to peace is to declare the Truth that banishes the lie that held you captive. So, Truths about Truth: Truth replaces distortion. You cannot connect with Truth unless you practice impeccable honesty, humility, and rigorous personal responsibility. Basically, you’re saying to yourself, “Am I willing to be wrong? Are you willing to be responsible? Are you willing to be emotionally honest?”

That’s basically what the question is, because if you’re not willing to do those things, you cannot connect with the Truth, that’s just the way it is. And so, if you want to change those false beliefs and distorted thoughts, and invite them back into the Truth and hear someone else tell you what the Truth is, you must be willing to be honest, and responsible, and be wrong, be off, and that requires humility.

So, Truths about Truth, what is the Truth about your worth and safety? Well, the Truth is, is that you are always enough. Your worth, your value as a soul, has never been in question, it’s just never in question. It’s kind of like, you don’t question if you can control time, do you? Time is just time, time passes. I don’t think there are people out there—maybe there are, but I doubt it—that are trying to control time, because it’s just fixed. Time is time. We each get 24 hours every day. The sun rises, the sun sets, and we all have the same amount of time. Nobody questions that, I don’t think. Nobody I know questions that.

It’s the same thing about your worth, your worth is fixed. It doesn’t matter what you do to try and control time or control how you view your worth, it never changes, it’s always the same. It’s always infinite, eternal.

Your safety: this is a more difficult one because we live on this planet, there are all sorts of unsafe things that we can participate in, but what I’m suggesting is that your soul—not your body, your soulis tucked away inside your body, and it is safe. There’s no way for anyone really to access your spirit except for you. Again, I want to be sensitive to anyone who has had their body violated because I know there are millions of people who have had and will have that experience, AND, your soul is safe. No one can violate your spirit except for you.

The way that we inadvertently violate our spirit is that we unfortunately buy into lies about ourselves, our distortions, and we don’t hold onto the Truth about ourselves, which is you are of infinite worth, you have a divine spirit, you are loved by a higher power or a God, whichever you believe in, and you cannot be touched, your spirit cannot be touched. That is the Truth.

So, as you’re declaring Truth, either to yourself or to another person, search for those words that express the Truth, search for words that declare Truth to you, that you can feel the stir inside you, because words matter. The meanings that you place onto words matter, and so find those words that have the appropriate meaning, that help you feel energized about changing those distortions and coming back into the Truth.

The Truth is fully formed when saying the Truth invites an infusion of light. Now, I don’t know if you’ve ever had that experience. I’ve been fortunate to have that experience; when I say Truth to myself, I can feel my body just say, “That is correct.” It’s like this connection of light, and Truth, and vulnerability just all kind of meets at one place, and I just have this feeling of “that’s right.”

So, as you embrace the Truth about yourself, you will feel this connection, this power of connection, and it’s from that position of connection where it gives you this energy that you can move forward, that you can embrace this experience that you’re having though even though it’s still uncomfortable, and be able to manage staying in the experience because you have recognized your feelings, you are asking, you’ve asked for, and you will continue to ask for validation.

And with that person who is validating you, you invite feedback from them, and you spot those doggone distortions that keep lying to you about your worth, and lying to you about who you are as a being, lying to you about the safety of your soul, and you change them back into the Truth. And you have that person or people that are with you that are willing to be so loving to you by telling you what is the Reality.

Here’s an example, someone shared this in one of my therapy sessions. I asked her permission if I could share it with all of you and she said that was fine. This young woman is preparing to go to a university this year, and like so many of you who are listening to this podcast, there are two universities inside our state—well, there’s several—but there’s two that have been in a rivalry for I don’t know, 100 years plus. Maybe some of you have had the same experience where you go to the state school versus just the other school, and there’s a rivalry. Well, that’s alive and well in our state, and she, as well as many other people in the state,(a lot of it’s just playful, but some of it’s very serious)say that one’s better than the other. “This school is better than the other.”

Any time I go into a comparison where the comparison is one’s better than the other, I am automatically in a distortion. And so, this young woman has been to a couple of the classes that I’ve been teaching, and we had just gone over the RAISE process, and I said to her—I’ll change her name—“Roxy, why don’t you practice the RAISE process here?” She’s like, “How do I do that?” I said, “Let’s recognize what you feel about that particular school.”

Because she was going to a school and she was on one of the athletic teams, she was running track, and while she was at that school she had this distortion that she wanted to go to the other school because people would see that if she ran track at the other school, then she would be a better track runner, that she would have more noticeability, or accolades, or prestige because she would be running for this better school.

I said to her, “There’s no Truth in that at all. They might have a program that’s more established, but on any given day, one runner can be better than the other, it doesn’t have anything to do with the school they’re at.”

She’s like, “Well, so many people believe that if I run for this particular school—the better school—then it will be better for me. I’ll get more attention that way, I’ll be more recognized.”

I said, “I understand that, that a lot of people believe that, and maybe that is true—not the Truthmaybe that is true for a lot of people. People do get more recognition by running for this other school, and there is no inherent Truth in that. You’re all individuals, and you could be a fantastic runner, and be at a school that many other people do not see as better than.”

She was starting to hear that, and she’s like, “Wow, that’s amazing how so many people have that distortion.” I said, “Isn’t it? But you don’t you have to have to have that distortion, so let’s walk through your feelings, recognize your feelings.”

She processed this with me, and she recognized what she was feeling, she recognized her triggers. I gave her a ton of validation, that’s the A, and then I gave her some feedback. She invited feedback, I gave her that feedback about what the Truth is versus what’s true, and she was able to spot her distortions and really get to the core of her false beliefs which were, “I fear I’m not enough if I don’t run for this more prestigious school—that I’m not enough.”

That was a big false belief for her, and she started recognizing how that false belief showed up in lots of different area in her life, it wasn’t just running track, and we were able to talk about the Truth, and talk about the Truth in detail.

Now, did that make her false belief just go away miraculously? No, but it’s like the hair blower: every time you go into Truth and you address Truth, it weakens that false belief. Those distortions become weaker every time she gets validated, every time someone gives her feedback after they’ve validated her and give her Truth—those false beliefs become weakened.

I just wanted to share that experience with you. This is a powerful, powerful process, the RAISE process. Like I said at the beginning, I would really implore you to learn these, practice these, have your friends, your family, teach them these principles, have them listen to the podcast so they learn. And then, you can practice this stuff all day long—the RAISE process—because all day you’re inside experiences that many of which are “causing” (triggering) you to feel uncomfortable or painful experiences which you are in need of seeking validation for, and then getting back into Truth.

It has been wonderful spending several hours with you this morning. I am sitting here, you probably have heard in the background the birds singing and chirping, I am sitting on a very quiet place on the Earth, and just looking up at the beautiful rock mountains. It is absolutely gorgeous where I’m sitting, so I hope you find yourself in an equally beautiful spot where it is you’re living, and you can appreciate this beauty that’s all around you called the Earth, and connect with the majesty that’s you and that’s around you.

I am so excited that I’m back online doing podcasts, and I will talk with you again next week. I believe I’m going to be talking about the power of words next week.

I look forward to that, so between now and then, stay connected and we’ll talk to you soon. Bye.


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