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Mar 202020
River of Tranquility

Reading Time: 2 minutes
As we face COVID-19

The emotions as we face Covid-19 are intense. Change is upon us. What is happening? What does all of this means? How to stand empowered? How to not get depressed in isolation? What are we called to do? How to connect the dots? This ceremonial poem by poet-shaman Maria Mar (yours truly) takes you in a journey to answer these questions as I shares my own shamanic soul-deep journey.

This journey is a sharing at no cost to you. It’s my way of connecting and doing my part in this time.

But if you feel that you want to engage my support as a shaman to go in a transformation shamanic journey that empowers you to transform this crisis into a new way of life for yourself and humanity, then I have created a 35% discount so you can receive the support even in these hard times. Go to: https://gumroad.com/l/livejourney/covid19

If you want the journey in an instantly downloadable package that includes the text and audio of the poem, journal writing questions and an idea list of how you […]

Nov 112019
My Soul Program Essence: Art as marketing?

Reading Time: 3 minutes
I created this poem and collage art during a magical marketing journey guided by Diane Douiyssi. See more at the bottom.

To: Diane Douiyssi. Thanks for your guidance

In front of you there is an open hand. Watch as the lines in that hand move,forming a beautiful radiant heart.Slowly a five-pointed star emerges

From that heart, illuminating your being.And from that warm, golden lighta beautiful fuchsia rose unfolds.Its fragrance awakens the wisdom of your heart.

The rose in the star now speaks to you.

“I am the Alchemical Rose,Sent here to open your eyesto the potent elixir you hold in your heartand the magical power you hold in your hands.

Open your hands and look closely.All those lines were edged with your pain, your choices and your courage.They are your wisdom, gifts, talents, experience and skills.They grant you the ability to dip the brush of your perceptioninto the palette of your beingand paint with it the life and work you want.

I stretch my open hand in invitation. Hold it.I will take you into a journeywhere your hands revealthe wisdom of your heart.

Watch as the magic of […]

Jun 282019
Ceremonial Poem: Clearance

Reading Time: 5 minutes

This ceremonial poem helps you to flush out all the gremlins, feelings
of insufficiency and low-level constant stress (the most harmful for
your health) into the surface. Then it brings you into a peaceful,
spacious frequency where you can experience movement in stillness.

To use this poem as a ceremony, copy/paste and print. You have permission to do this for yourself and your personal use. For printing somewhere else or to pass it on, contact us to get permission.


Stay focused on the heart-intention of releasing these fast-spinning mental vibes and embrace spaciousness.

Poem as ceremony:

To benefit from the poem as ceremony, make sure to breathe gently and fully as you read it. Read it once in silence, then out loud. To increase the potency, stand up and read it while allowing your body to move intuitively, using your arms, hands and all your expressive faculties.

Play with the phonemes at the beginning and end. They trigger certain alchemy in your brain. The opening set helps you to get in contact with chaos and dissonance and the closing set helps you […]

Jun 192019
Shamanic Fantasy? What is that?

Reading Time: 6 minutes
If you love fantasy, you probably prefer one type of fantasy over the other. This preference often has to do with the goal for your reading as well as with the type of journey that ignites your imagination.

If you like to escape harsh reality, you may like lighter types of fantasy. If you want to experience larger-than-life adventure, you may like Heroic or High Fantasy. If you are romantic, you may like Romantic Fantasy and if you are like me, who likes to engage my imagination in journeys that are relevant to and transformative of my real life, then you will like Visionary or Shamanic Fantasy.

Princesses, dragons, dangerous quests, alien worlds, knights and queens… what do you like, and what is that revealing about your secret journeys.

There are so many types of fantasy these days! Here’s a small list:

Alternate History Fantasy– This is a retelling of historical events where magic or other elements of fantasy are involved. If you love history, you may love when authors add their imagination to historical periods or events. For me, going back to the […]

May 262019
What Defensive Reactions Cost to your Success

Reading Time: 9 minutes
After more than 20 years working with spiritual, creative women in the areas of empowerment, success and manifestation, I have a wealth of observations about what helps and what hinders our fulfillment.

Today I want to talk about one of those things that hinders our success ~though our intention is to protect our beautiful essence and precious talents. I’m going to request that you keep an open heart and mind because this is delicate topic which can bring out defensiveness or a quick “that’s not me” reaction that could lead you to missing something valuable.

I’m risking entering these deep waters because what I’m going to dive into is essential in our ability to grow our business, share our gifts and succeed. My intention is to open a space of exploration where we can examine if, how, when or with whom we tend to respond in ways that hinder our success and to practice a shift in our response that opens new horizons for our growth, empowerment and success.

Break free of the fences in your mind that keep you trapped in the […]

Apr 202019
When Kindness Wars with Self-forgiveness

Reading Time: 7 minutes
When Kindness Wars with Self-forgiveness

I want to share this with you, my beautiful magical sister or brother ~my worse moment this week~ because it was agonizing and I feel that you could relate.

I found myself at war between kindness and self-forgiveness.
I had not responded as kindly and compassionately as I could have done —in hindsight, of course.

“I really really messed this up!”

The person had withdrawn and I could feel that I had not
been as receptive as she needed and as a consequence, she did not feel trust
enough to share any further.

Had I damaged her trust? Would she now curl inwardly and
avoid others? Would she not seek help? Did she feel judged? The questions
tumbled over each other, each making me feel worse and worse.

I was heavily challenged to forgive myself for this mistake,
and I was surprised at the level of distress running through me.

Wrapped in self-judgment, blaming, shaming and dread.

The Shift

 I thought I had already
gone through this. A bunch of years ago, I spent an entire year rewiring my
habit of self-flagellating myself every single time I made a mistake.

I […]

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