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Episode - Dawn Siler

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Why do so many marriages fall apart when people begin to spiritually awaken even if both people believe they share a soul connection? How can two people who met on the way to a Buddhist retreat and meditated together for many years grow apart? Shouldn't that type of kismet alignment guarantee forever for-ever-ever?

In recent years, the term "conscious uncoupling" has gained momentum. Our guest describes her version of this as well as the fear and guilt of starting over with three children after being a stay-at-home mom for fourteen years (married for sixteen). We also speak candidly about looking for happiness in relationships. Why do we still hold onto the idea that there is a ONE who will provide the answer to the deepest questions we've started to ask ourselves?

This episode nudges us to think more deeply about what it is within us that urges us to take actions that inevitably disrupt our lives even though we feel fearful of what may come. It's as if we can't stop ourselves. And if that's true, who or what is living inside of us that is unstoppable?

Other ideas discussed:

• Fear allows you to grow. If you're fearless, are you really growing?

• My children were thriving, my husband's career was great...but there was something missing in my life and I couldn't quite put my finger on it. I just knew that there were some changes that needed to be made.

• Spirituality may simply be the awareness that something is missing

• Parenting consciously

• I felt guilty about leaving another person who loved me even though the relationship was not serving me.

• How does spiritual responsibility differ from codependency or care taking?

• The best gift we can give our children is our own testimony and our own life.

Dawn Siler is an accomplished HR Professional, SHRM-CP, live and interactive webinar trainer, artist, instructor and speaker based in Chicago, IL, specializing in all matters of general, sexual and sex-based harassment course work.

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