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Sacred Warrior: THE CLEAR POWER OF MANIFESTATION

On the evening of the Harmonic Convergence, I was walking on the beach with a friend . . . 
The sun had already set so it was really dark out. I was quite taken aback when out of the ocean, with great intention, a turtle was coming up on shore to lay her eggs. She was the size of the hood of a small car. Once we recovered from the initial shock, we were able to witness an incredible experience. With a slight shade of light, we could see tears coming from her eyes.

Oddly enough, just a week prior, a woman shared with me the process that a turtle goes through in order to lay her eggs. She informed me of every detail. Little did I know at the time, a week later I would witness such an incredible act of nature.
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Lion’s Gate 2021

Children of the Light Awaken: forsake your political positions in duality and assume your Rightful Positions in the Oneness-Cosmos as beacons of Divine Love.   

Unity Consciousness brings into sharp resolve your Souls’ Intention and commitment to Be The Light in this life as never before.  

As the Lionsgate Portal opens building to the rising of the Brightest  Blue Star Sirius  on August 8th, its ancient alignment with the Giza Plateau, Pyramid And Sphynx speaks to us in a Light Encoded Language of our True Heart Mission In Love As Love Everlasting, calling unto you with the Lion’s Heart of courage, strength and freedom to ‘drop your nets and follow Him’ as the Lion of your Greater-Self takes us home to our creativity and personal power.  

The 8:8 Lionsgate is a Celebration Of Your Soul. Contemplate that. Not the ego or lower self, but True Divine Identity. To do so is to be honest with the self, to connect with love, to forgive and to surrender to Soul Plan. 

The Soul now and always had a plan for each of us greater than our fears. The Soul knows no fear. Where IT lives in Oneness with God, fear does not exist. The Soul lives within you. A place of peace and no fear lives within you. You can find it!  

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The Revelation of The Butterfly

Every energy you are experiencing is meant to ascend, to be used for your ascension. You’re at the point in your awakening where it’s time to allow your personal vibration and frequency to ascend into the frequency of divine love. Freeing you of control and resistance allows every experience to flow through you and facilitates your ascension. 

We do this by coming into an inclusive framework of our humanity which is what we’ve been doing in our Call to Calm Meditations over the past 400 and something days, and by allowing all of our energy to flow upward. This is important because you have been conditioned to take your energy and to make it everything outside of you. It’s why you are exhausted. This is how you’ve been trained and how you’ve been disempowered. 

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What's Your Favorite Tool for Transformation?!

When you discover the right tool on your path to transformation, it can feel like discovering a “soul GPS” or a magic mirror that shows you everything you need to know about yourself and about life. 

On the quest for spiritual transformation, there’s nothing better than the feeling that you are being Divinely guided – like the Universe is showing you clues and signals that light the path home toward your higher self. 

This was the feeling I experienced when I first discovered Oracle Cards as a tool for personal growth and transformation. Initially, I was surprised to find out that Oracle Cards weren’t really about fortune telling at all, although yes they can be used to do that too,  but rather that they were like a direct line to an inner ancient wisdom and guidance from a High Power that knew me better than I ever could. From that moment on, I was hooked. 

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Watch and Release Yourself from Disturbing Thoughts and Feelings

All of our life experiences have been trying to teach us a certain grand lesson: Liberation from our captive condition (whatever that may be in the moment) cannot come by further deliberating it. We can see the wisdom in doing nothing toward our own troubled thoughts and feelings when we realize that the only way not to be dragged under by these negative states is to stay out of their life.

 

In many ways, this kind of watchfulness is a meditation. It involves our willingness – wherever we are and in whatever we’re doing, and regardless of what that moment may be that brings up in us what it does – that to do nothing in the face of those reactions is the beginning of a new relationship with them, the beginning of the next level of meditation. Because you see, meditation isn’t just sitting someplace with our eyes closed, quietly contemplating something of a spiritual nature, or doing whatever discipline we do in order to make the mind be still. No. That’s not meditation, at least not the next level that we’re looking at together.

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New World, New Lives

The media these days is full of stories of angry disputes between individuals and groups over what each sees as “truth” in the world. Much of it has become centered on making rules/laws about everything from masks to voting restrictions, often from single-minded opinions or self-interest, not mutual caring and cooperation. It seems increasingly hard to believe in the possibility of peace on Earth. Some of us may recall past lives where entire civilizations were destroyed from such conflicts. We had hopeful visions of bringing back a lost world, without the power struggles. But what once was is done. Despite appearances, everything is new this time around.

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4 Spiritual Lessons for Finding a Path Through Loneliness

As human beings we are all vulnerable to loneliness, especially during periods of grief. We want to feel safe, protected, and not alone, yet a sense of loneliness is quite easy for us to access. We may feel alone in our bodies, in our homes, or alone in the world. So how do we find our way through loneliness?

In my work as a teacher and spirit translator, I came to realize that in order to move through my own loneliness, I had to acquire a deep understanding of the pain that other people go through. It might seem as though connecting with other people’s pain would intensify my own, but on the contrary, it helped me to release my loneliness. Through physical and emotional pain, I was able to understand the suffering of others, and that profound empathy tied us together. It granted me the safety and protection that I wanted. If you feel this way, you are not alone!

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Optimizing Our Experience

Everything is moving us to optimize our experience in being a human being. 

Optimizing our experience means you have to get in touch with what you need to figure out inside of you, getting in touch with what resonates with you and with what no longer resonates with you. For example, you don’t have to accept every invitation and go to everything everybody else is doing when you already know it’s not going to be in harmony with you, and you know it’s not aligned with who you really are. You know on a soul level that you are wasting time. For every moment, come into the acceptance of the moment. Our ancestors knew full well how to navigate our reality. 

We’ve complicated self-care and it doesn’t have to be complicated. You basically need to sweat, you need to hydrate, and you need to move to whatever degree you can. You need to provide yourself the fuel and support yourself in strengthening your foundation. There’s freedom in this. 

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What Would Your Soul Do?

Do you ever feel out of alignment and confused and then you start hearing a loud voice in your head saying: “What am I doing?” “I can’t keep living like this” or “Something’s got to change”?  When you’re asking these questions, it’s usually a big clue that your soul is trying to get your attention.

I call these moments: Soul Cry Outs. Your soul is yelling out to you: “Hey! I’m here! I can help!” That’s what’s great about your inner guidance. It sends up signals to both your psychic and physical senses.

When you need a wake-up call, your soul stops at nothing to get it to you. You may even meet a stranger who will somehow give you the message. Your inner guidance can bring up a thought, an action, or even manifest a situation in your outside life to get you to stop and think about what’s happening in front of you.

It’s easy to get caught up in our day-to-day routine and we have a tendency to focus only on our physical world and the issues in front of us - and forget about our spiritual self and its needs.  We pull away from the Source that infuses our soul, which only exacerbates our feelings of being tired, drained or confused. But now more than ever it’s important to force ourselves to check in and reconnect with our soul for its power, wisdom and guidance. 

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Sacred Warrior: ENERGY IS KEY

Change your energy and your life will change. It’s a simple truth


The easiest way to measure your beliefs in the power of this truth is to notice if you are feeling disconnected or drained rather than energized or impassioned about your life.

The flow of life cannot reach you if you are blocked with layers and layers of protection.Or if your attitude is of a fixed position. Or if you are unwilling to start waking up so new energy can flow through you.

As long as you believe you are the producer of your own energy, you will often be tired and weary and feel there is never enough. You do, of course, play a significant role in creating and maintaining your own energy by getting proper rest and nutrition. However, you are not the producer of your own vibrant energy any more than you had to think about breathing today before you took your first breath.
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Having the Courage to Express Our Vulnerability

Sometimes what we're missing is the courage to express our vulnerability. We're unwilling to be vulnerable. Sometimes we’re hell bent on powering through things, needing to prove things, or needing to assert certain things in certain situations. At some point we have to embrace vulnerability, especially as empathic sensitive beings. This can be scary because you've put yourself out there before and you've articulated your fears and concerns only to be shut down or not be embraced or not be heard. And so I get that vulnerability is really hard. However, I've discovered that it's the only way to truly make it.  


The more you begin to embrace vulnerability, the more your energy, frequency and your gifts expand. This takes being willing to be honest about how you're doing it. Be willing to be honest about what you're going through. The more you can be honest about what you're dealing with and what you're going through, the less of an issue it is.

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Sacred Warrior: PRESENCE

Ernest Holmes was a Sacred Warrior. He spoke what he believed, and the world benefited immensely.

While attending a well-known garden in California and viewing and experiencing all the beauty around him, he came upon a struggling little plant. Ernest went up to the grounds keeper and said, “Hi, I am Ernest Holmes, where are the people in charge?”

The young man looked somewhat puzzled as he pointed to the offices on the second floor of a large building. Ernest instructed him to get the individuals in management to come and see him. In a few minutes, a few men came walking towards Ernest in their suits and ties and Ernest said, “Hi, I am Dr. Ernest Holmes and I would like to know what you are doing about this little plant?” The men looked somewhat baffled, but suddenly located a water hose and some fertilizer and began to take care of the little plant.

When the efforts were completed and the men had left, Ernest went over to the little plant and knelt down. He said, “I told you I would take care of you, didn’t I?”

The power of life is everywhere and in everything like plants and all living creatures. Ernest knew the intelligence of life is all around us, and as a Sacred Warrior he changed people and circumstances at depth. A Sacred Warrior is called to service in day-to-day life. More often than not the Sacred Warrior is willing to speak what very few are willing to say.

The Sacred Warrior possesses a willingness to honor the deep connection to the Divine, while at the same time no longer driven by an energy or desire to fit in with what is the norm or maintain the status quo.

This article is an excerpt from my new book: Being A Difference Maker: A Guide For Living Life Out Loud. 

Loving Life,

 

Pivoting out of the Personal and into the Universal

There are different aspects of the divine. There’s the manifest aspect, which is light, and it’s this reality. Everything in this manifest material world is the form of God. Once you begin to accept the form, you then access the formless nature of God, which is the void and it’s pure potential, pure space. 

In India, these two manifest forms of guides are categorized as Shiva and Shakti Shiva. The alpha, the masculine, is the formless Shakti. The creator. The omega is the form. When you have both together, you have the infinite. Everything outside of us, all of these deep esoteric truths and teachings, correspond to everything inside of us. 

Liberation is no longer offering any aspect of yourself. The more you are in a loving, inclusive relationship with yourself, the more the masculine and feminine aspects of who you are merge, and you become infinite.

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Stillness of the Heart and Soul

The nonstop noise of the external world often keeps us from experiencing the quiet at the core of our being. There, a timeless eternal presence without sound or language awaits us, a connection to something greater than our individual, seemingly short lives. Outer distractions, both audio and visual, continuously surround us from our TVs, laptops, and cell phones and prevent a deeper relationship to all of life. Traffic sounds, machinery, and loud voices in nonstop conversation interrupt our peace of mind, even if we don’t consciously recognize the dissonance. Yet, something within each of us does know something is amiss and longs for an absence of sound within which we can feel calmer, more centered. How do we get there?

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Meditation for Addiction Recovery: How to Start

Recovery from addiction is a long road, but so is the process that led many people down the past of substance abuse in the first place. Any noble endeavor deserves time and care, and reclaiming your life from the drugs and alcohol governing your behaviors is no easy feat.

Meditation is a powerful tool for addiction recovery. Much like a gentle and well-trained therapist, it puts you in touch with your inner workings and lets you examine the beliefs, behaviors and patterns that lead to substance use. Here’s an in-depth look at how the process works and how you can get started with your practice.

How Meditation Works Hand in Hand With Therapy

Meditation and therapy complement each other in myriad ways. One form of treatment, dialectical behavioral therapy, directly incorporates mindfulness techniques into the modality.

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Live in Peace, Not in Pieces, Free Guide from My friend, the Holy Woman

If you’re anything like me, the last fifteen months on planet earth have been challenging, at times nerve shattering, and stressful to the max.

I’ve been craving peace.

Something that has really made a difference in returning me to a state of peace and contentment is a guide written by my friend, Sadhviji, who has spent the last 25 years in India as a holy woman studying the Vedas in English and Hindi.

She went from working on a Ph.D. on psychology at Stanford to running one of the largest ashrams in Rishikesh for the past twenty-five years, and she serves hundreds of thousands of devotees around the world as one of todays’ pre-eminent spiritual teachers.

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Our Inner Worlds

"Look closely at the present you are constructing. It should look like the future you are dreaming." 
—Alice Walker

I've Been Thinking...


“Happy inner Independence day, Maria!” my friend Tom said to me last Sunday.

Hmm, I thought to myself. Now that’s different. The concept definitely got me thinking, though. It got me thinking about my inner freedom, and my struggle to find it and feel it.

Over the years, I’ve learned that so much of what we are seeking from the outside world is actually an inside job. Freedom, peace, joy, kindness, recognition, worth, and love are just a few examples. 

This revelation came to me later in life since I did not grow up with this message. Quite the contrary, in fact. From the earliest age, it was drilled into me that my purpose was to better the outside world. Plain and simple. “That’s why you’re here,” I was told, “and that’s that!"

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Sacred Warrior: Living Truth

The sky is not the limit; it is just the beginning of the Sacred Warrior path.
We start in the East with the strength of a mountain below and an aerial view of the endless sky. From here, we step into the now of the present moment. We see further and with greater distance to gain a clearer perspective of our lives. We understand the mission is greater than our egos. When we think of Sacred Warriors, we think of those who can communicate with presence and power—Gandhi, Mother Teresa and Martin Luther King. Fearless spirits who have shone light on the darkest places. Strong believers grounded in Truth who changed the world through the kindness of their actions.
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The Ten Cardinal Signs Of A Healthy Spiritual Practice

New Age thinking, spirituality, crystals, Law of Attraction, psychics and more, are seemingly at an all-time high in popularity. This has created an amazing platform for new thoughts and dialogue about the potential of the human experience. It has also created a pulpit for fear-based misinformation to be shared. If you have ever felt confused about metaphysical beliefs and practices, keep reading. This blog shares ten cardinal signs of a healthy spiritual practice that can enhance your daily life.

What is Spirituality?

Spirituality can be viewed and experienced in countless ways, but the common denominator is recognizing a feeling or belief that there is something greater than oneself. This experience brings with it an understanding of connection with the cosmic world or universe.

My understanding of spirituality is experiencing life as a continuous expansion of awareness. This expansion occurs when living and creating with an open heart and mind. This mindset welcomes the connection to source and all that is. It holds the potential for love, compassion, joy and inspiration.

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Maintaining Energy

Throughout the years, I personally have learned how important it is to be loving to myself by maintaining my own energy so as not to absorb the energy around me. I’m talking about the energy of the living, as well as the deceased. As sensitive beings we have a tendency to absorb the energies around us, and we take on the negative energy unknowingly when we are experiencing fear in some way. If we choose to, maintaining and protecting your own energy and vibration is very important. Many people live in a world where they absorb the negative thoughts and feelings of both living and deceased ener­gies. At times, this energy can feel overwhelming and scary; therefore, people start to live in fear of the Spirit world.

I tend to use words “protect” and “maintain” interchangeably. The word protection is per­ceived as the safeguarding of somebody or something – the act of preventing somebody or something from being harmed or damaged; or the state of being kept safe. However, when I use the word protection, I mean it in a sense of maintaining your own energy, being mindful of your energy and how you absorb or take on the energy of others around you. Protection means to witness rather than absorb. Be an observer of energy, of Spirit … not an absorber of it.

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