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Nov 222013
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There are 5  Trouble Trapdoors through which your Inner Thieves come and go as they sequester your happiness and evolution. Today I will share the fourth Trouble Trapdoor: Power. It steals your Fulfillment.

The Trouble Trapdoors

These trapdoors are nothing inherently evil. Quite the contrary. They are normal areas of life. That’s why it is so easy for the Inner Thieves to sequester your intention, energy and attention.

When they do, normal activities that are usually beneficial to your happiness and evolution, become fear-based acts that feed your Shadows and sabotage your best intentions.

Today I will share the second Trouble Trapdoor. In the next three days, I will share a trapdoor per day.

The first trapdoor is food. Read more about it here.  The second trapdoor is sex. Read about it here.

Trouble Trapdoor No. 4: Power

Whether to engage in it or repress it, to abuse it or depend on it, to seek it from a place of emotional hunger or fear or to reject or avoid it in judgment; power is the fourth trapdoor through which the Inner Thieves come and go, sabotaging your happiness and growth.

Power is the sense of competence, worthiness and ability to respond to life in a meaningful, effective way that enables us to grow and experience happiness and fulfillment.

Without this sense, we feel helpless and adopt a role of victim in life. Fear becomes our rudder and dependence our sail and we cannot grow or experience happiness.

Therefore, power ~like sex and acceptance~ is necessary for our individuation, growth and survival as adults.

But just as sex can be dysfunctional and acceptance can lead to co-dependence, our search for power can lead to substitutes that summon the Inner Thieves.

When your Inner Thieves sequester your need for power, it becomes any of these:

  • Perfectionism
  • Workaholism
  • Attachment to effort and struggle
  • Control obsession
  • Obsession with success, money or power over others
  • Bullying and other violations of justice and human rights (yours or others)

A lot of the stress in our daily life comes from our dysfunctional ways to get a sense of power by controlling everything, pushing ourselves beyond endurance, overworking or over-delivering in an attempt to be perfect.

The Inner Thieves use the Trouble Trapdoor of dysfunctional power placebos to steal:

  1. The effectiveness of your intention and willpower
  2. Personal Power, which includes your humanity, vulnerability and capacity to face your mistakes to awaken your Personal Medicines
  3. Co-creative power and Female Leadership, which are seen as weakness in the patriarchal “control as power” mindset
  4. Balance, relaxation and health
  5. Genuine confidence and authority
  6. Support and capacity to collaborate, ask for and receive help
  7. Harmony, Inner Peace and self-care which go out the window as you struggle and overwork.


 Action Tips

  1. Take some time each day this week to find the power in your Essence and Presence. The definition of power from the Sacred Feminine is PRESENCE. Everything that you know, are and have to give to the world is carried in your Presence and no one can take it away. This relaxes you and helps you release struggle, effort, obsessions and control as power.
  2. Practice co-creation, co-leadership and collaboration this week. Begin by recognizing that life and the Universe, the Divine are your co-creation partners and listen to their guidance and signs. Then expand this to practice asking and receiving help and finding collaborative ways for mutual benefit. Finally, lead go of perfectionism and try co-leadership



 Do you Deserve Success? The Answer is Yes!

This book is a portal for women and Spiritual Creatives to walk into Authentic Success.

bullet It helps you find the Unique Essence at the core of your being that ALREADY is the success you long for.
bullet It allows you to experience right now that you are a success and were born a success.
bullet With that experience, your heart is full and you do not mistake what you have or achieve with your inherent worth.
bullet This makes you fearless and unstoppable, as you will not weaken with any failure or difficulty.
bullet This book helps you to spot and release the Prohibitions to Success and Happiness which have been laid over you, like Cinderella’s ashy rags.
bullet  When you release these self-diminishing notions that hold you back, you become an Authentic Success right now.



“Once you realize that what your Soul desires and what brings you joy is exactly what you came here to do, you stop denying and sacrificing yourself and start embodying your Grace by expressing your Essence in a BIG way and receiving the quality of life your soul longs for. I call this to Bless your Success.”

Maria Mar


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About Maria Mar

Maria Mar is a Sacred Storyteller and shaman who champions you to change your old limiting story to create the new story of your brilliance illuminating the world. She helps you awaken your magic, express your creative genius, embody your purpose and live your potential now.

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