How Sabbath Time (aka Downtime) Can Deepen Intimacy in All Your Relationships.
One of the first challenges I noticed when I was going through my own “Calling in ‘The One’” process was that I was living my life in a schism; there was the Anastasia who was deeply attentive to my inner world and could carefully mirror and respond to my inner feelings and needs (when I made the time), and there was my robot Anastasia, the older version of me who put the demands of everything else ahead of me – be it work requests, the needs of friends or family, or almost anything anyone could ask for that would reflexively provoke the people-pleaser in me.
How to Forgive Ourselves.
As a student of The Course in Miracles, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about forgiveness. Usually, when I read or think about forgiveness, it’s in the context of practicing it towards other people as a means of remembering my interconnectedness with everyone and everything. And for some reason, this has generally been relatively easy for me to practice towards other people.
Yet I discovered one critical area has been lacking in my understanding of the word.