“Once you accept helplessness over others and over events, then you are empowered to take care of yourself.” ~ Dr. Margaret Paul

Dr. Paul is the author/co-author of several best-selling books, including Do I Have To Give Up Me to Be Loved By You?, Inner Bonding, Healing Your Aloneness, The Inner Bonding Workbook: Six Steps to Healing Yourself and Connecting with Your Divine Guidance. Dr. Paul’s books have been distributed around the world and have been translated into eleven languages.

She holds a Ph.D. in psychology and is a relationship expert, noted public speaker, workshop leader, educator, chaplain, consultant and artist. She has appeared on many radio and TV shows, including the Oprah show.

Dr. Paul begins by talking about the importance of self-love during the holidays.  She says when you learn to love yourself and bring compassion to your own feelings and needs, then you approach others from a full place, not a needy place.

For Dr. Paul, people don’t realize that we live in a universe of love.  We can open to that love, bring it inside and fill ourselves up.  It’s not only love, it’s peace, joy, intelligence and laughter and so much more.

However Dr. Paul reminds us that it’s not about getting it externally, but rather learning to tap into that source which is here all the time.

Our feelings let us know whether our loving adult or our wounded self is in charge.  If you are feeling negative emotions, then you are in a wounded state and you are abandoning and rejecting yourself.  If you are feeling positive feelings, then you know you are taking loving care of yourself. These feelings tell us that it’s time to attend to something.

She reminds us of those KEY questions to ask ourselves regularly: what’s loving to me now?  What’s in my highest good now?  

So let’s dive into this spectacular conversation with the always wonderful Dr. Margaret Paul!

And to learn more about InnerBonding, you can visit her website right here.