Dorothy Stover

Helping You Bring More Love Into Your Life

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LoveBlog -Freedom


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✨Freedom✨

Years ago, my friend Doug Smith planted the freedom seed within me. Over a decade ago he was making moves to be able to work from anywhere with his business True Nutrition . This inspired me. About five years ago, I also began moving toward that type of occupational freedom. I wanted to be able to work from anywhere and to be with those I love, to travel freely and not be tied to just one spot. 

Now I have that freedom. I can be anywhere in the world, do what I love and contribute. I work every day and a few times a week, I wash my hair, throw it in rollers and plug away just like this. This is what I look like behind the scenes.  I work from my bed when I'm home because my cat Jack will climb all over me if I work from a desk. So I brought the desk to the bed. He lays on my lap or beside me and I work away. I love it! Plus, the bed is where I get all my good ideas 💕

Last year I was able to pack myself and Jack up and help my family. While my mother was in the hospital, I was able to be with her and not think about an office I would have to get back to. Being with her during that time, and then having that freedom in the first few months of mourning her, was such a blessing. So many people don't have that luxury to really dig deep into their grief. I remember getting off the phone with a new client and then bursting into tears. I was alone with my cat.  I could break down completely, then slowly put myself back together and go back to work when I felt ready to. 

My office is always with me. In the coming months I'll be moving back to San Diego, but I’ll always have time for Nantucket. People ask, "what will you do out there?". 

And my reply, "Same thing I'm doing now"! 

Working from anywhere does have its challenges. I wake up and I start working. This isn't so much a challenge per se because I love what I do, but the boundaries are not quite clear. There are also days I'm not motivated and if you work from home or have your own business you need to stay motivated. No one is going to cover me or do the work for me. I am 100% responsible. Freedom is precious.💕

One of my gigs that allows me to work from anywhere is with a great company called @tawkify. I'm a matchmaker with them. If you're interested in learning more about being a matchmaker, direct message me and we can chat. If you're into love and helping people, this will be perfect for you! 

I have spaces left for The Love School Feedback group. You'll have access to The Love School for life as well as a bunch of great goodies! Email me if you're interested dorothy@dorothydstover.com

LoveBlog - Free Healing Signup & Protection in relationships

Have you ever had a emotional/physical/mental/spiritual wall up? I'm here to tell you that's ok. You are doing whatever you believe to be helpful and to survive. When it's time, that wall will come down. You'll still be able to learn and grow with the wall up. You'll still be able to have relationships and fall in love with a wall up.  So don’t fret.  

I will say, you won't go very deep into growth, personal development and reach the deeper stages of love until the wall is no more. Walls are the blockages to the really really good stuff. Walls are out up for protection. For whatever reason you have the wall. Perhaps it's from this life or perhaps another life. Either way, it's there.

How does one remove a wall? Will you could smash it down or allow it to be removed one brinkbat a time. My suggestion, explore of avenues of growth and have a therapist. This will allow you to explore safely and openly. Avenues of growth are books, yoga, church, exploring different Faiths, workshops that you feel attracted to, art, movies, discussions with those that don't believe what you believe and seeing their side and on and on.

Spirit guides us to what we need. So if there's something you keep seeing or feeling you should do (without harming yourself or others) such as take a yoga class. Explore different yoga classes. Keep exploring and keep talking. The walls will come down safely. Your world may become disruptive but keep going. Take breaks when you need to.

Prayers and healings really helped my mom while she was in the hospital.  I would like to turn my grief into love and honor for her. Each week people are able to sign up for their prayers and healings here. It's free. Lay down in a comfortable space at 9pm every Tuesday. Be open to receive the healing and prayers. http://www.dorothydstover.com/healingprayers/ 

Join the weekly LoveLetter here, http://eepurl.com/bFrkfn. It's Free, the way love should be. It takes about 30 seconds to sign up. Peace, Love & Hugs! And thank you for reading/watching/sharing and checking in ❤️  

Love Lessons EP 18 Protection in relationships https://youtu.be/JisaId-Hc9s 

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Love Lessons EP 18 Protection in relationships https://youtu.be/JisaId-Hc9s

LoveBlog - Free healing/prayer sign up & new Love Lesson - Forgive them, they don't understand

I recorded this week's love lesson while my mom was in the hospital almost two months ago. Actually, I have this video and two others I will be posting in the coming weeks. All recorded during this time. I didn't get around to posting them because my focus was on my mom and I couldn't quite wrap my head around much.

My mom has since passed and now more than ever I need my own love lessons.

We are each walking a path that no one can walk for us. No one can learn the lessons we need to learn. We certainly can help each other as well as give advice and guidance but we can't live life for someone else nor can others live life for us.

With that said, people won't know or understand where we have come from or our current circumstances because they are not us. They may have walked a similar path and have some form of understanding. It will never be exactly the same. Why? Because no two people are exactly the same. We all have different experiences and perspectives. It's neither good nor bad. It does make for miscommunication and misunderstandings. It also makes for an opportunity to forgive because not everyone is going to be there for you the way you would like them to be. Not everyone will react to a situation the want you expect them to react. Not everyone will process the same way you process. This can be frustrating. So forgive. Let it go. Their path is not your path. Challenging to say the least. I understand it full well having been through the time in the hospital with my mom and now grieving. People, including myself, say stupid things that don't make sense.  My mother always taught me no two people grieve the same. I'll take that further, no two people see the same way. 

I wrote last week how prayers and healings really helped my mom and how I would like to turn my grief into love and honor for her. Each week people are able to sign up for their prayers and healings here. It's free. Lay down in a comfortable space at 9pm every Tuesday. Be open to receive the healing and prayers. http://www.dorothydstover.com/healingprayers/

Click below for this week's Love Lessons EP 17 Forgive them they don't understand https://youtu.be/8k7yCpCEWg4

Love Lessons EP 17 Forgive them they don't understand  https://youtu.be/8k7yCpCEWg4

Love Lessons EP 17 Forgive them they don't understand https://youtu.be/8k7yCpCEWg4

LoveBlog- Yoga Reaches Out Helps To Heal The World In Two Unexpected ways (And it's not what you think.)

 

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"If you do a good job for others, you heal yourself at the same time, because a dose of joy is a spiritual cure.”
-- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Yoga Reaches Out mission. "To bring the yoga community together to create seva (selfless service) through the gift of yoga. Yoga Reaches Out  focuses on raising funds for organizations that impact the health, education and well-being of children."
Besides the fact that Yoga Reaches Out will directly help so many children in need, it also heals the world in two different ways we may not normally think about. The first is how yoga in large groups changes people and the second is how yoga changes the self and those around those that practice yoga. 
With regard to yoga in a large group, the more peace and love that is practiced within the world the better off we all are.  Energetically speaking, yoga moves energy throughout the body. Stagnant air, energetic blockages all of this is transmuted into love. More often than not, effortlessly we can heal ourselves just by breathing and moving with intention.  Yoga is about undoing all the baggage/excessive negativity/pain we hold onto. So when we come together in a large group to practice yoga, we are helping to heal our bodies as well as others around us; We become a collective couciousness. Especially, Yoga Reaches out because the collective couciousness intention is to help. In a way similar to the power of prayer. I've seen people in my home town of Nantucket come together in large groups and pray for an individual and that individual makes a rapid recovery. This rings true with yoga as well. Yoga creates a love bubble. The larger the group, the greater and more powerful the love bubble becomes. Miracles of all kinds can happen in large group yoga settings. It's quite incredible! As you practice, you inspire those around you. Of course we never want to compete with those around us.  That's when injury occurs. What we want and what happens is we inadvertently send the love vibe from the core of our being to those around us and within the world. Helping to heal ourselves, those around us and sending out love in ways we don't even realize we are doing. Energy can neither be created nor distroyed. So this love bubble energy moves beyond the yoga mat and reaches beyond our own personal reach. Another portion of the love bubble is that we hold space with each other. We also help each other's practice. There have been times I didn't want to go to class but I knew there would be others and I also had a place to go to practice. A community of people that supported me. This became motivation. Always by the end of class I felt at my best. Most of the time, I have others in the room to thank for helping me get to my mat and stay there. If you've ever practiced yoga at home, you know how temping it is to leave once the going gets tough or you get bored. Yoga in large groups helps in more ways than one. Yoga Reaches out gives you the space and opportunity to connect with a community of people, help children, heal yourself but also heal the world. It's a beautiful gift. 
The second way Yoga Reaches Out helps to heal the world is through Self love and self healing which lead those around that person to healing themselves, not just those practicing yoga. This is a type of ripple effect or pay it forward in a way. Let's says that Jane the yogini goes to Yoga Reaches Out. She leaves in the love bubble. She's hungry and decides to head over to the market to pick up a few items for dinner. From there she interacts with the people she sees at the grocery store where she picks up dinner. Runs into a man in the veggie section.  She smiles and says hello. Next an older lady in the spice section. She smiles and sends hello. Then heads to the checkout, where a teenager is finishing up their Sunday shift. Yoga Jane interacts with each of these persons with love from the very bottom of her heart. Then before she goes home, she stops off at a family members house, she is smiling up a storm.  "You look different".  The family member mentions as they smile back at Jane. Then she heads home and invites a friend over for dinner. Let's says she interacts with a total of five people after leaving Yoga Reaches Out. Most likely those five people she interacted with will feel good by being in her presence. We can even go as far to say that Jane brighten their day by just smiling from the heart. Then those people go on to interact with five people and so on and so forth. The yoga ripple effect. It could even be started you don't personally need to practice yoga, just spend your time with someone that does. Their happiness and love will rub off on you. When we take care of ourselves, we inspire others to do the same. And when we also take care of ourselves we bring love and joy to those around us, they in turn and bring love and joy to others. As if Jane is the candle and she lights everyone around her and then those people light others around them. The more Yoga Reaches Out events happen within the world on a regular basis we may even see world peace just because of the yoga ripple effect. 
Which brings us to today's Love Tip - Send love to yourself that you so generously send to others. 
What do you think? If you're looking for how you can become involved with Yoga Reaches Out, come to Yoga Reaches Out or support this organization here's the website. Take a look for more information and inspiration. You don't need to practice or go to Yoga Reaches Out to be a part of the healing and love. The event has more than just yoga. It's a community of people with the purpose to send love and help others in need. 
For New England, "Yoga Reaches Out" will take place at Gillette Stadium on May 1st of this year. The proceeds go towards Boston Children's Hosptial.  And in Connecticut a Yoga Reaches Out event will take place in October. There are more events and locations coming up.  Make sure to sign up for their newsletter to stay a part of the community and be in the know. And if you're on Nantucket and would like to support the Nantucket Yoga Tribe, here's their link.
Yoga offerings for this week: Wednesday at 5:30 pm at Dharma Yoga Nantucket I will be guiding a hatha yoga class with an emphasis on the throat chakra (energy point) this chakra when in balance allows you to speak your truth. How beautiful is that! 
If there is someone you think would benefit from this post, please share with them. And if you would like more love sent to your email box, please join the LoveLetter here. It's Free!  Just the way love should be. 
Peace, Love & Hugs!
Dorothy

LoveBlog - Don't turn your back on love.

Loveblog. Don't turn your back and on love.

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Today is Day 22 of #MoreLoveMarch and it's to kiss someone you love. The whole idea behind more love March is to bring more love into the world. Before the month began, I knew this would be a tough month for not only myself but others. I know the little prompts each day has helped me feel love on days love was the furthest thing from my mind. If you're following along, I hope it's helped you as well. I know for some, this month has been very taxing and challenging. There's so much going on; astrologically, election year and energetically. There are also so many happy times and miracles as well. How could there not be? The world likes balance. For every hurt there is a healing.

 

There's an infinite amount of ways to love and be loved. Don't deny whatever way love comes to you. A hug from a stranger, a kiss from a muddy dog, or the chance to say I love you when you mean it. Don't deny love. Don't turn your back on it. And if you think you don't have love in your life, become that which you want. Easier said than done, I know. Take a moment and write down what's missing in your life, then star what you could do yourself. Think outside the box. And please, to bring balance, write down all the good things in your life. All of what you are grateful for. 

 

Which brings me to today's love tip, kiss often. Kissing is a hug for the lips and the heart. A kiss is a direct connection to parts of ourselves we don't share with others. A kiss on the cheek can chase the blues away. A kiss makes the world a better place.

 

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This week's yoga offering is getting back to basics, the root chakra. The root chakra governs your place and connection in the world and to other people, your basic needs like money, food and shelter. Wednesday, 530pm Dharma Yoga Nantucket upstairs at in the hayloft at Bartlett's Farm. Come feel grounded and secure.

 

If there is someone you think would benefit from this post, please share this with them. If you would like more love sent to your email box, please join the LoveLetter HERE. It's free! Just the way love should be.

 

Peace, Love & Hugs!

Dorothy