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The Ouststanding Blogger Award

I’m so very honored to be nominated by Ace of Getting the opportunity to share insights about myself with our wonderful WordPress community warms my heart.  So here it goes my dear readers, first a nod to the creator of this award and the rules:


  1. Provide the link to the creatorโ€™s original award post (Colton Beckwith RPC)
  2. Answer the questions provided.
  3. Create 7 unique questions. Nominate 10 bloggers. Ensure that they are aware of their nomination. Neither the awardโ€™s creator nor the blogger that nominated you can be nominated.
  4. At the end of 2021, every blog that ping-backs the creatorโ€™s original post will be entered to win the 2021 Outstanding Blogger award.

I nominate the following bloggers that I admire and enjoy:

1. Cindy Georgakas of

2. David Duncan of

4. Jane Tawel of

5. Edward Smith of

6. Susan of

7. John Coyote of

8. Kelly Merritt of

9. Bryan Wagner of

10. Vee of

My answers to Ace’s questions

1. If your life was a movie, what would the title be?  I would call the movie of my life “Soul Sense” because it’s how I process the world, through all of my senses, compelled and driven by my deep soul. Always evolving, expressing my soul essence through the creative channels of writing, painting, movement, music and the art of shamanism.

2. What’s your favorite song of all time? This is a hard one because music is so very special and dear to me. I love so many songs and they each hold great meaning for me. I guess if I had to choose just one it would be “Eyes of the World” by The Grateful Dead. Traveling with the band in my late teenage years really ignited my soul and began to open my spirit up to the freedom it enjoys now. I live by the phrase, “the eyes are the windows to the soul” and it is how I read others. So much is said by not saying anything at all, just seeing people through their humanity, our common bonded thread. It’s all there in the eyes.

3. Handwrite or type? Handwriting is the style of writing I most prefer and is how I do the majority of my writing. I have multiple journals and I like to use different pens in many colors for the projects I’m working on, coordinated by what they are for. It’s the artist in me I believe. I struggle with technology, I definitely have a love/hate relationship with it.

4. What are three things you can’t live without? Definitely music is #1 for sure, next would be my crystals and lastly paper and pens! All the tools I need for the mind, body and spirit to stay in alignment.

5. Do you believe in telepathy? I absolutely do and have had hundreds of experiences with it. This is the basis for energy transmission and what I continuously study as a shaman dipping into other realms, dimensions and worlds. It’s all available if one keeps an open mind. I know I’m not alone on this one my friends.

6. When have you felt your biggest adrenaline rush? When I gave birth to both of my sons. Each of them came into this world with a different set of circumstances yet both experiences were glorious and incredibly powerful. My sons are my greatest achievements in this life, they are my whole heart walking around in their perfectly imperfect bodies. A close second would be when I was officially anointed a shaman through a life changing sweat lodge ceremony with my mentor and teacher. There are no words to describe the out of this world feeling of ecstasy and exhilaration. No drugs involved just the potent medicine of breath and body powered by Spirit!

7. If there was no internet, do you think the world would be better or worse? This is an extremely interesting question. I’m a person who accepts what is and the grand achievements by my fellow humans will always continue, therefore the invention of our world wide web was inevitable. However, I am old enough to have very fond memories of what the world was like without it. We were more plugged into Mother Earth and ourselves for that matter. I believe the rise of technology has polluted our world tremendously in many aspects. Most importantly, to me, it’s created a constant distraction away from ourselves. The “push a button” instant gratification world we live in now that is supposed to bring us closer together actually isolates us further from one another. Many of us have become addicted to having our faces in screens and expecting everything in life to happen instantaneously which can create more problems than solutions in my opinion. All in all, I’m grateful for the opportunity to connect with people all over the world by using the internet.

Here are my questions for the bloggers I nominated:

1. What’s the 1st thing you do in the morning to greet your day?

2. What’s the last thing you do at night to end your day?

3. What was your favorite activity as a child?

4. What makes you feel most alive?

5. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?

6. If you had a superpower, what would it be?

7. In your opinion, what’s the greatest thing ever invented?

Thank you all for your cooperation and participation. Please share, like and comment below.

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In light and in shadow, always with love. Namaste.

17 thoughts on “The Ouststanding Blogger Award”

  1. Congratulations my dearest Maria and well deserved. I’m soooo honored you chose me!!
    Thank you so much. You know I would have to choose you again. lol.
    Ahhh birth, yes such a high and gift, pen, paper, crystals and the sun and the moon. You know how honored and busy I am and I know you’ll understand when I say thanks but I have to pass but when and if I can I sure will and haven’t forgotten your review.. ugh.. sorry to be so long! ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

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    1. No worries, I knew you would graciously pass but still wanted to give you the award๐Ÿ’— I so enjoy your expressions on your blog and our soulful connection. It’s all so outstanding right ๐ŸŒ ๐ŸŽ†๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’“

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      1. And I know you know and that’s what makes me appreciate your kind gesture soooo much. We will always be BFF’s, souls sisters of the heart and that’s what matters more. Hugs and love!

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  2. Amazing job, sis!!!! I love love your answers, especially the title of your movie and your beliefs on telepathy – I resonate deeply!!! Youโ€™re such a magical and beautiful soul, so lucky to have connected with you!!! Congrats to you and your nominees!!! Incredible job as always, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this! Hereโ€™s to many more awards!! Hugs and love ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿค—

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    1. I’m ๐Ÿ˜ and ๐Ÿ’ƒโค๐ŸŒ ๐ŸŽ† reading this Ace!!! I really enjoying doing this and it makes me happy you can feel thatโค Love you tons sister๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿงก

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  3. I so enjoy reading everything you put out Maria on word press! So insightful & most interesting & truly you are unlike anyone I know! So refreshing & honest & very unique! Thank you my dear!

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    1. ๐Ÿ˜ mission accomplished ๐Ÿ™ that’s a great compliment โค that is my intent, to show up as my most vulnerable, real, raw and honest self in everything I do. Love ya๐Ÿ˜˜


  4. It’s always fun to read these answers and learn a little more about you! Of course, Eyes of the World is the perfect song for you, it has always been one of my favorites too!!! Have a great week my dear! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒž๐ŸŽถ

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    1. Thank you dear Kate ๐ŸŒ  shining within both the light and the shadows, allowing my life experiences and expressions to flow from my soul. When I receive such beautiful kindness, my heart feels such warmth. Love to you Kate โค

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