The Courage to Love
What is your love story?
Are you overflowing with love in your life, romantic as well as friendship love? Are you in love? Out of love? Grieving a break-up? Have you given up in love or are you heartbroken?
Whatever your love story is, you will infuse it with magic and inspiration in this short video love letter that is my gift to you this Valentine.
So often Valentine messages are only for those who have a partner, but love exists beyond the meeting with the beloved. It expands us beyond the relationship. It does not go when the beloved departs.
Therefore, this Valentine message is for you no matter what your love story is, if you are in a relationship, alone, going through a breakup, grieving a love relationship or hiding from love.
This is a love letter to celebrate your capacity to love, to infuse you with the courage to love again and to inspire you to dive into your loss to grow your love (instead of hiding and protecting yourself from loving again.)
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Is this you?
Do you hurt for your friend like this?
When women repel success
Every few months I meet her and the minute she sees me her eyes light with a paradoxical mix of hope and desperation.
As she walks towards me I ask myself “Will this be the time?”
She barely says hi. She dives into a stream of complaints. You know that string. That’s how your friend goes on and on about what she really, really wants to do instead of the boring or grueling job she now has.
You hear it every time you gals meet. You try to help her, but any suggestion you give is met with a “Yes, but…”
After a while you get it that she is resisting to take any action on her own behalf, so all you can do is seat there patiently, listening to the streams of complains, wishes and dreams that you know will never happen.
You listen because you love your friend. But for that same reason, it hurts like hell and you go home with a broken heart.
If that has happened to you, then […]
Are you Feeling Alone and Abandoned?
One of the complains that I have been hearing from your feedback is the feeling that you are alone and unsupported. There is a sense of isolation ~even when you are surrounded by people. This is debilitating and makes you feel abandoned just when you need more support than ever.
This feeling if often masked by the excitement of festivities, but just about now, as you come down from the Holiday high, it is making you feel tired, weighed-down and even more alone than ever.
I’ve been there. I know that it is of little consolation to know that you are not alone in your aloneness, but today I offer you something more than sympathy or empathy.
I invite you into a journey of Story Alchemy, a path of storytelling that empowers you to shift from that aloneness into alignment with your beautiful, radiant Sacred Self.
If you have not read about Story Alchemy before, here it is in a nutshell:
Humans explain our world and our role in that world through the creation of story segments called Story […]
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Drowning in Overwhelm:
No Time for Friends?
It’s been a while since my last post. I had to take a break from posting seven days a week. As I gave myself that space to finish my novel and catch up with projects that were dragging, I also took time to be with friends.
That’s when I heard it for the first time. “I’m drowning” I’m too overwhelmed to deal with anything else” “I’m too busy to be with my friends.” It suddenly hit me…
The way of friendship is changing.
It’s not a change I like at all.
People are so busy that they can hardly take time to be with their friends.
I realized that in years past I would talk on the phone with my friends almost every day. I’d see them almost every week. I knew what was going on in their lives. We share our pain and our pleasure. We were there for each other’s ordeals.
And now, the phone rarely rings with a call from a friend.
It’s beyond ironic. It’s tragic that now that we have email, we rarely write each […]
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This is day four of my birthday week, culminating on my birthday, on June 8 when I turn 65 years young.
I just published a novel that encompasses my own journey to release the past and embody my purpose. This story is where real life and fiction intersect!
I began the novel when I was left homeless and penniless after a home disaster. As I wrote the story of Angelina releasing her fears and sharing book, my novel got written and now, as Angelina has her happy ending I have mine. I just publish my novel, like the protagonist of my book. I love magic!
In my birthday week I’m revealing the secret sauce of living one’s magic, embodying one’s purpose and becoming one’s dream… in this magical, inspiring and uplifting fantasy.
And I am giving you access to the digital bundle of the novel, which contains ALL digital formats… at a 50% discount!
And the printed novel you can get for a $5 discount also.
Plus a Book Bonus Package of valuable bonuses
Angelina is at the edge of giving up on her talents to […]
Naysayers, Haters, Mirrors and Messengers
The other day I was watching a video by Jeff Walker. I love this person! He shines with authenticity and love, and he says it as it is. You can watch the video here.
I warn you that this is a long post, but if you offer or want to offer your gifts to the world, or if you have been held back by the fear of criticism, I promise that it is worth your while to read.
I agree with Jeff that one of the things that is holding many of us back is the fear of being rejected, judged, criticized and even “crucified” by others; especially by our loved ones ~but also by influential people or large groups.
That fear of criticism is like a barb-wire fence that blocks many paths to success, especially among women and Spiritual Creatives.
We all have been the victims of that horrific infestation: Gossip. We know what that does. It spreads like toxic gas even before you get to a place, and when you enter everyone is looking at you […]
This is day two of my birthday week, culminating on my birthday, on June 8 when I turn 65 years young.
I love magic pills in my life, don’t you? Magic pills are those extraordinary synchronicities, daily miracles and amazing stories that let us know magic is alive in the world.
I have a magic pill for you today:
My pen/stage name, “Maria Mar” literally means “Mary Ocean” because the Ocean is my Elemental Mother. I love the ocean! Well, guess what? June 8, my birthday, is Ocean Day…. coincidence or Sacred Design?
I am celebrating this sacred design with a new fantasy that I wrote, just for this occasion.
NEW! Get this ecological fantasy, Song of the Ocean, especially written to celebrate Ocean Day, which is my birthday! at 50% discount… today is the last day.
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By the way, do you like my Ocean Celebration Cake? LOL!
SERIES: Dream Creation: From Desire to Embodiment
This article is part 4 in a series of four articles. Part 1 here. Part 2 here. Part 3 here.
What Makes your Dream happen
If you believe in overnight success, miracles that will sweep you into fame or things that happen all by themselves, go call Tinker Bell.
(She’ll tell you to bug off and not waste her time.) LOL!
In the previous articles in this series, we already ascertained that wanting is not enough. We proved that Dreaming is not enough. And we established that the only way to manifest that Dream of yours is to eat it; to make it an integral part of you.
We also explored that the next step after you swallow your dream is to chew it, and this means to make a choice:
To commit or not to commit? That is the question!
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But what is Commitment?
Imagine commitment as a banquet. What happens when you seat down to dinner?
What follows is the short menu for your Dream Banquet.
Identity and fluidity = Your plate
If the food looks too alien, […]