Share it now!I once heard a phrase in a movie that is probably borrowed from somewhere else, but it made me smiled with one of those bittersweet smiles we draw when something is painfully true.
“I don’t respect anyone who respects me”
Funny eh?… and terrible.
Do you secretly believe “I don’t respect anyone who respects me?” Find out!Click To Tweet
Yet I’ve seen it time and again.
A client sees the expert as a guru… until the expert works with her and praises her value and tells her that she has something extraordinary to give. Then somehow the expert loses her glow and the client wonders if she’s trustworthy!
A writer longs to find her Tribe, but when people start buying and writing good reviews, she starts secretly despising or at least disbelieving these readers.
A woman longs to find a man who values her, and the moment a date cherishes her, the woman [...]
Share it now!Three magical stories
from the Sacred Feminine to celebrate
Women’s History Month with your girlfriend!
As a priestess of the Goddess, I love to create stories where the gifts of the Sacred Feminine unfold, wrapping around you like the scent of fresh roses, inspiring and uplifting you and awakening the Goddess in you.
For Women’s History Month I want to celebrate your Herstory by giving you a discounted bundle of three stories, all with strong female characters facing doubt and challenges. Not only I’ve discounted the bundle, but for this month only, I’m giving you a “Give one, Get One” (two-for-one) discount, so you can share the stories with your best friend.
These Sacred Stories Transmissions are a combination of good fiction reading with shamanic journeys. They transmit new frequencies and open new windows of possibility in your psyche, allowing for instant changes gracefully unfolding without time or effort, [...]
Share it now!If you are trying to manifest something new, then it is something strange, something for which you have little or no experience. Your subconscious mind will see it as dangerous and resist it. That is why you see your dreams so far away!
One of the most powerful reasons why we do not manifest is because our dream in not familiar, and our psyche resists what is unfamiliar. It sees anything strange as dangerous.
Here’s a core Medicine for this problem:
Make the unfamiliar in your dream familiar.Click To Tweet
But how to do this? If it is new, if you’ve never experienced it before, how can you make it familiar?
There are several ways, but today I’m sharing the most powerful, simple and joyful way to make your dream familiar.
Bring it into your heart.
That’s it. Simple.
You know why it works?
Because your dream is already a reality in your Soul. Your [...]
Share it now!I’ve been observing that many people ~way more than I had realized~ do not KNOW how to receive. They have issues asking for help, delegating, receiving, collaborating or being vulnerable enough to engage others to support them. They may even be actively repelling what they want without even realizing it! If the fine Art of Receiving is lost to you, then what you are missing or not manifesting may be a direct result of what you are not receiving.
You may be unknowingly generating an impoverishment in your relationships, wealth, success, love and even in your health! You may be working hard to manifest on the one hand and on (and with) the other hand, rejecting all the help the universe is providing you to make your dreams come true.
In this article series I’m revealing what the Art of Receiving is, how to activate it and how [...]
Share it now!If you are committed to finding your soulmate this year, I have a recommendation. Before you send a call to arms to all your friends announcing that you are seeking to meet available men, spend some months Romancing Life.
What do I mean by that?
There was a period in my life where I engaged in the terrible practice of Kissing Frogs.
This is my name for something women often do. We project our magic, majesty and mojo onto little men who cannot handle or understand our greatness. We dress them up with kingly attire and pour onto them the magic that is ours.
We fall in love with a frog that we have turned into a Prince. Then one day, shazam! The frog escapes our spell and we are faced with a frog in our bed.
Before you invent a romance with a man, spend sometimes Romancing Life, romancing yourself.Click [...]
Share it now!Monday Meditation
I’m an elder and I have lived and loved magically, freely and passionately. Like a ripe fruit, love has yielded its delicious essence and poured it abundantly into my heart. Today I want to share one of three secrets that love has often whispered and and sometimes roared into my heart.
At the same time, I am a baby boomer who started youth as a feminist, a child of divorced parents and a woman wounded by the arrows of 20th century biases and traumas around love and gender. This personal herstory has left deep imprints that I’ve had to lovingly, painfully remove, like long sharp splinters embedded in my heart.
These splinters harden the female heart with lonely beliefs that pit love against freedom, independence or personal power. Our fear shows up in each love story and gives it the same painful ending until we stop believing [...]
Share it now!Sunday Prayer
May I come from love and not neediness
For I have assume my power to fully feel my own needs.
May I come from the deepest, unconditional self-love.
the fullest acceptance of myself, just as a I am now;
not the need to prove myself to others,
to please others or
to fix what I perceive to be broken in me.
May I come from love, not judgment;
for I have released self-judgment
and in so doing, I have been liberated
from the need to judge others to prove myself right.
May I come from love, not loneliness,
for I enjoy the brilliance and warmth
of my own company.
May I come from love, not co-dependence,
for I own my value and I am immensely satisfied
of the gifts I bring to each relationship.
May I come from love to meet love.
Maria Mar (c)February 15, 2014
New York, New York
For more self-love inspiration, read our Valentine Issue of the Butterfly You! Magazine.
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Share it now!Saturday Poem: “Ode to your Sacred Self.”
I share an “I Am” poem that I do every birthday to connect to my Sacred Self and celebrate who I am and how I’ve grown. I include an excerpt and invite you to read the rest in the “Be your Own Valentine” Issue of my Butterfly You! digital magazine, where I’ve included the instructions to write your own “Ode to your Sacred Self.”
…A speck of dust
flying in the wind.
The pollen perhaps
that germinates a field.
The oxygen atom
that revives a breathless man.
A tiny drop
in the vast ocean.
The drop that joins others
to rise in a huge wave.
The drop that carries
food to a school of fish.
Continue reading and get the instructions to write your own Ode to your Sacred Self here.
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Share it now!I did my homework, based on Ryan Eliason’s instructions to develop our Compelling, BIG World Vision. Here I share the World Vision that emerged from my passion, gifts and highest love.
In my World Vision humanity is connected to the magic of the Sacred World and the love in the Natural World, so that each of us lives in wonder and oneness.
(The vision as a whole moves my service to the world. The items highlighted in yellow are my direct services and gifts. The ones highlighted in pink are the causes to which I contribute.)
I see a humanity that is conscious of its oneness with the Natural World and the Sacred World, so that we each feels supported by life and by a world that is in our side; so that we also stand on the side of our planet.
I see a world where the individuals [...]
Share it now!I was participating in a webinar series for Social Entrepreneurs facilitated by Ryan Eliason and was deeply moved by the vision he inspired us to seek during the first webinar. I’ve been ambivalent as to what to use as the motivator for my New Year Growth Plan. Should I focus on being specific with the numbers in my goals or nurture a compelling vision, that taps into my desire and ignites my passion? Ryan helped me understand and heal my ambivalence. His prompt to create a compelling vision remind me of the difference between my Sacred Feminine and my Sacred Masculine.
Making goals I can measure is practical and convinces my logical mind and Sacred Masculine that I’m doing something “real”.
But “real” for my soul, my Sacred Feminine is something totally different. It is about a compelling vision of my gifts transforming the world to make it [...]