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Jul 312014
Why we are all dead ~ and how to come alive

Reading Time: 5 minutes The Australian natives called the “Real People” call us mutants. They are kind, if we consider what the Kogi natives from Northern Colombia call us. They say we are dead; the dead people.
Because we have lost connection to the rest of the natural world so radically that we do not have the energy to be fully, vibrantly alive.
As I write these words, a tree is being cut in the garden outside my window.
It was a beautiful, exuberant tree with luscious branches that harbored birds, gave flowers and made my mornings a delight. It gifted me with its shadow and its green splendor. But it was more than that. It was a friend. It had inspired me many poems, taught me many life lessons, answered many of my questions. It shared my dreams and healed me when I was sick.
Today I woke up when a beautiful dream suddenly turned into a nightmare. I got up and heard the giant saws and looked out of the window to see my friend being mutilated. I looked at the label in the machine. “Tree […]

Jul 292014
A thing of Quality

Reading Time: < 1 minute Tuesday Tip
A thing of quality
A thing of quality is well planned.
It fits the environment like your glove fits your hand.
The details are well taken care of without breaking its flow.
It is created with ease and grace and it reflects this ease and grace as you see or interact with it.
Even when it is out-of-the-box, unusual, subverts the usual perception, rocks the boats or breaks the rules, it is presented with a kind of beauty that exalts the senses, opens the mind and pleases the imagination.
That is a thing of quality.
Are you creating things of quality?
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Jun 292014
Prayer: May I Awake

Reading Time: < 1 minute Sunday Prayer
May I be aware of my blessings,
for there are always blessings,
many blessings
that I often take for granted
like the air that gives me life.
May I receive the gifts,
for there are always gifts,
many gifts,
that I reject and refuse,
like the change that brings me
close to what I desire.
May I allow the miracles,
for there are always miracles,
many miracles
that I ignore or minimize
like the strength
that suddenly soars
from the depth of my being
in my weakest moment.
May I awake to Grace.
Maria Mar(c)2014
New York, New York
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May 192014
Don't bang your head against that wall:BEND it!

Reading Time: 3 minutes This is part 3 of the
Use Your Gifts Towards a Higher Calling  Series
See part 1
See Part 2
STEP 3: Transmute the WALL into a BRIDGE

Eliminate the attachment to negate from your vocabulary and mindset.
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Eliminating the negatives does not mean to be in denial or to become a Positive Polly (Pollyanna).
Shamans understand that perception creates reality. The reason you are seeing an insurmountable wall is not because there is a wall or it is in fact, insurmountable. Your beliefs and learned limitations are interpreting your circumstances right now and BUILDING this wall.
That’s why you don’t have to take a hammer to it or stay imprisoned behind it. There is a third option. BEND the wall into a Bridge.
To do this, first you need to let go of the negative interpretations that are painting your situation as an obstacle. By assuming responsibility as a creator, you BEND the wall toward you.
You say “this has to do with me, I’m creating this.”
The second way you BEND the wall is precisely by bending your perception.
“If I an creating this with my interpretation […]

Mar 072014
Stories to celebrate Women's History Month

Reading Time: 5 minutes 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, which is what we all need in these complicated, accelerated times.
This story bundle includes:

Joy and the Goldfish (fantasy)- this is the first story in a series called MagicMark your Life Story created to help […]

Feb 262014
You miss what you don’t receive!

Reading Time: 8 minutes 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 to employ it in the improvement of your relationships, wealth, success, love and health.
Busting the Seven False Myths About Receiving
Under our incapacity to receive, there are several False Beliefs or myths operating. I […]

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