Rubini Wellness

Healing Our Shadows: Dream Work Part 1

Posted by Joanna Rubini on

I've said this before but it bears repeating. The only way out of our self created despair, our self created hell, is through love of ourselves. I cannot speak from experience of living through torture inflicted by others, but I have lived through several bouts of self torture. And most of us in Western culture chronically live in a low grade of self inflicted torture. What we didn't realize was that we were 1) taught to constantly berate ourselves in the guise of improvement, which has 2) kept us hurt, fighting, efforting, suffering and 3) that this subliminally installed mechanism has allowed...

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How to Heal: Underlying Current of Emotion: ROOT CHAKRA

Posted by Joanna Rubini on

I was faced with responding to a negative review on Yelp the other day, a negative review of my family's business Rubini Jewelers. A business that I love to be in both because of the innate creativity involved, and because I love our customers. They are sometimes gentle, sometimes anxious, sometimes loving, sometimes open, enthusiastic, worried, psyched, creative...everything human and endearing. So when we received a poor review, I felt immediately off balance. My livelihood felt threatened, my family felt attacked, I wanted to defend the issues the review brought up with ferocity. But, I created exactly what the reviewer offered:...

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Body Love, Shame, Hate, Pride

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Body Love, Shame, Hate, Pride

We are all here, blessed on earth as little sentient intelligent beings, most of us reading this are in the form of human bodies. That's my topic, let's go: there's much talk in the spiritually awakened field about how we are not our bodies. Almost as if, to be perceived as spiritually awakened beings or to become a spiritual awakened being, we must let go of all attachment to our bodies. On the other hand, most of us running around with chronic  Western culture stress, and physical aches and pains, and constant striving for body perfection or chronic body shame,...

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Pandemic Awakening: Root Chakra Fear

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Pandemic Awakening: Root Chakra Fear

We are in what seems like the winding down of the COVID 19 pandemic. I understand it is not all about a paid vacation and more gardening and family time for everyone, that some people really are sick from it and suffering. I'm not removing any of the attention and validity that those affected by it deserve. What I'm about today is recognizing that this slowed down, changed time, has given us all either more space to reflect on how we feel, to globally become aware of ourselves and thoughts and behavior, or it has intensified our previously held fears....

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Fear of Abandonment

Posted by Joanna Rubini on

Is it really possible that adult humans are walking around with this childlike fear? After all, many adults have their own jobs, their own homes, their own spouses, partners, children, cars, ideas. This fear cannot possibly exist in adults. And yet, it does. I want to say that it is clear as day, but most likely it's muddled. We think our fear of abandonment has to do with our current situation. Or even, the relationship we had before our current one. Or even, our very first boy or girl friend. But if all of our patterns of behavior are learned...

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