Mar 172015
 
Self-assessment: Caterpillar or Butterfly, which one are you?

Is this You?
Are you trapped inside your Caterpillar Self or
ready to fly into your Butterfly Self?
Self-assessment tool

Each of the areas below has 10 items, each worth 1 point. The more points you have in any area, the more your Caterpillar Self is dominating and your Butterfly Self is being held back.
Click to here read about your Journey from Caterpillar Self to Butterfly Self
A. Power, Career and Money
1. There must be a key ingredient missing from your Power Pie because you really don’t feel powerful —though you know that you are not powerless.
2. You feel like the Brave Dutch Boy, perpetually with your finger in the hole, dealing with emergencies and crisis. How can you take time to strategize, to reflect on your career, to create systems for your business?
3. You can’t find a way to position yourself in your field. What is your uniqueness? What value do you bring to others? How are you different from other experts or service providers?
4. Being the boss for you seems about sending others to do the real job while you spend your time […]

Jul 182014
 
Why do you resist what you want?

Quotes by Maria Mar

Resistance is walking against the Winds of Change. When you resist you cannot receive.

Think about it…
Why do you resist what you want?
You resist something you want because it’s new and therefore you are not familiar with it. This leaves you paddling in the murky waters of the past, full of debris and waste. As long as you resist the unfamiliar you are unable to unable to move to new, fresh waters.
Anything that you want is by definition new, otherwise you’d have it already. But your RAS, your Reticular Activating System, does not allow anything in that is not familiar.
It especially repels anything that is not congruent with who you feel yourself to be.
What can you do to stop resisting?
The response is in your Internal Actions such as allowing, listening and receiving.
These subtle intentional processes do several things:

Allowing tells RAS that it’s OK, that this is part of who you are. Pushing will only get more pushing… back.
Listening allows you to find the way in which what you desire is familiar, so that it can then be accepted […]

Jul 172014
 
Swimming against the current

Quotes by Maria Mar

When your Emotional Undertow drags you back, you never get to the shore of your Dream.

Think about it…
When you feel that you are swimming against the current, that your goal or dream is moving farther away… what do you do?
If you are like most people, you swim harder and faster. You struggle and work harder because that’s what you’ve learned to do.
In fact, surrendering is the solution.
Surrendering ~not in defeat, not to give up or conform~ but to listen, to allow whatever resistance force is working invisibly in the depth to come up and become visible and tangible.
What you find out often is that the force is your Emotional Undertow.
This is the quagmire of old, toxic emotions that have been repressed and driven into your subconscious, becoming an emotional swamp.
These muddy waters are activated any time a familiar trigger is pressed. Then all the feelings you’ve accumulated of similar situations and past experiences with their old, repressed emotional responses is agitated within you and begins to pull you down and under, away from your goal.
The overwhelming emotional […]

Jul 162014
 
What is freedom?

Quotes by Maria Mar

We usually seek freedom because we want to be free from or free for. You may want to be free from pain or free to do what you want. In both cases, you are running from yourself. This is not the path to freedom.

 
Think about it…
When you seek to be free from, you are running from yourself by escaping your past.
Your perception is that something that has happened to you holds you a prisoner.
Therefore, you are relinquishing your freedom as the creator of your life. You are not recognizing that you are your own prison. You are giving away your power to your past. You are not free.
When you seek freedom for, you are running from yourself towards the future.
Your perception is that something in the future holds a key to your happiness.
Therefore, you are once again relinquishing your freedom as the creator of your life. This time you are not recognizing that the only time you have is the present, and your choices and perceptions in the present create or co-create that which you are trying […]

Jul 152014
 
What is creativity?

Quotes by Maria Mar

Creativity is a magical, powerful force that links your imagination and emotions to generate change, innovation, art and transformation within and around you.

 
Think about it…
There would be no civilization without creativity. It is the force behind any innovation, discovery or invention.
So why are we lead to believe very early on that art is superfluous, a luxury and not a need?
If a society wants genius, innovation and leadership, it promotes the arts. It promotes free out-of-the-box thinking. It cultivates creativity.
If a society wants drones to do mindless labor and all it wants from them is to follow instructions, then it promotes obedience, do-as-you-are-told, draw-inside-the-line and “back to the basics.” (It can never be forward. This is a retrograde approach.)
Which would you rather your society promote?
Which would you rather be?
 
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Apr 182014
 
Q&A: I can't afford your help

Q&A with the Dream Alchemist
I’m worried that I can’t afford to get your help!
 
Today’s question comes from a beautiful woman whose soul is crying to embody her purpose and live a life of meaning. She is referring to my new group: Dream Crossover MasterSoul Group (beta). She took a courtesy session with me and I gave her a conscious living ritual called “Place the Horse before the Cart” to enable her to join the group. I’ve changed some of the question and circumstances to keep her identity anonymous , so let’s call her “Longing Heart”
Question
“What is the latest news on the group?  How much is the early bird discount? I’m worried that I may not be able to cover it and want to know the fee as soon as possible. Also, I can see a possible schedule conflict about being in the group for live evening meetings. My computer pretty much died and I’m using a laptop someone gave me, but I don’t have access to the outlook email where I kept all the links. I hope you will be […]