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The #1 burning question from Dr. Reddy to you
By Dr. Vidya Reddy

Hello, and welcome to the questioning corner – this week, I have one question for you.

The Burning Question from me to you – How do you want it all to feel?

Your day? 


Next success? 


Nervous system? 


I asked this question and then beautifully created programs to help us determine a really simple way to decode goals, resolutions, and plans. My suggestion is to begin a new year, the next chapter in your life – with the burning question to ask yourself…

How do you want to feel?

Let these thoughts and answers to this question start you off with inspiration and motivation to consider how you want to live your beautiful life. I love that the answers are so juicy, fresh, and alive!

It’s only fair that I answer this most important question. Here are my answers:

How do you want it all to feel? Sensuous goal refinement + emotional magnetizing

Feelings are magnetic. So, it goes that if you generate certain feelings – and you have the power to create any feeling you desire – then you increase the power of your emotional magnetism. But we need to limber up, loosen the images and adjectives encrusted on our goals and most-desired states. It helps to get poetic, lyrical, and abstract. Go there with me.

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Dr. Vidya Reddy

I want my day to feel like jazz. 

I want kissing to feel like eating an orange off the tree from my back yard. 

I want my next success to feel like Beyoncé must feel with her latest album. 

I want my body to feel like a Jaguar in a new open field. 

I want smiling to feel like the sweetness of ripe mangoes. 

I want my friendships to feel like sandalwood oil, and bowls of popcorn, and hand-knit, with Vodka mixers, served up at Crescent Bay Beach. 

I want my nervous system to feel like The Buddha must have felt when he discovered The Middle Way. 

I want my gigs to feel like AC/DC playing “Back in Black,” and Gaga doing a “Born This Way” finale, with some Leonard Cohen tenderness. 

I want my neighborhood to feel like a new Jason Mraz song. 

I want my integrity to feel like the Hope Diamond.

I want my money-making to feel like walking through a vineyard, surveying ripeness, a production of sun and earth for craft and pleasure. 

I want my word to feel like gold bullion. 

I want my laughter to feel like electric pineapple children.

I want the end of the day to feel like a happy quiet baby. 

I want being of service to feel like The Medicine Woman mixing herbs into healing paste for warriors. 

I want my philanthropy to feel like a cosmic Queen on her best day. 

I want my challenges to feel how Siddhartha felt when he left the kingdom. 

I want my love to feel like a gorgeous secret that only he and I know. For eternity. 

I want my writing to feel like Citrine, and Jack Kerouac with a fresh buzz on. 

I want my ideas to feel like sunrise.

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How do you want to feel? 

For more inspiration from me, please refer to the Naturally Happy podcast. I created it as a tool to help as a reflection exercise and for building spirit muscle. Please listen to it at Use the podcast guide to find episodes to create some catharsis in your life.

I was brave enough to ask these questions of my one of my besties. Here are Isobel’s Answers:

The way she wants to feel: 

My day: juicy, fresh, and alive…like sunshine on my face. 

Next success: strong, solid…like a very muscular, sexy arm.

Friendships: yummy, fun…like moist chocolate cake with buttercream frosting and creamy sweet tea.

Nervous system: engaged, relaxed, present…like fresh cut grass, laundry hanging on the line.

Money-making: joyous, easy, solid…like walking through the forest in the early morning, on a quiet path, fresh air, pine trees. 

In Peace, Love and Gratitude. 

‘Til next time. 

Dr.Vidya Reddy, ND, AMS, DAC, CLC


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