Healing, Inner child, personal development, relationships

I love smiling, smiling’s my favorite

This line from the movie “Elf” suits me perfectly. Lately, I can feel myself smiling more often just because it feels good to activate theΒ tiny molecules in the brain that are designed to fend off stress. These molecules, called neuropeptides, facilitate communication between neurons in the brain. Also, whenΒ I’m smiling, my brain is releasing dopamine, endorphins and serotonin aka the happy hormones. Spending time out in nature whether walking, running or riding my bike, dancing, listening to music, laughing with friends and family, writing poetry and practicing the art of shamanism is how I heal. Expressing myself in these ways makes me smile!

I was guided recently to rewatch one of my favorite movies, “The Wiz”. This movie is a reflection of how life has felt for me growing up, afraid to be who I am. Learning to express myself by believing that I am worthy and good enough are core wounds from childhood traumas both big T and little t. Three songs on the movie’s soundtrack really spoke to my soul and I would like to share two of them through their lyrics and one video that I urge you my dear readers to watch because I want you to tap into the emotion of Dorothy played by the legendary Diana Ross.

Can I Go On?
Sang by Diana Ross

Lose it?
Lose it?
I don’t even know the first thing
About what they’re feeling
What am I afraid of?
Don’t know what I’m made of
Can I go on
Not knowing?

Something tells me
That it’s more than I can deal with
Though I never knew the song
Some words still catch on
Like caring and sharing
Being together no matter

Can I go on
Not knowing?
Don’t know what I’m made of
Why am I afraid of feeling?
If I dare to take a chance
Would someone lead me?

Believe in Yourself
Sang by Lena Horne

If you believe within your heart you’ll know
That no one can change
The path that you must go
Believe what you feel
And know you’re rights because
The time will come around
When you’ll say it’s yours

Believe that you can go home
Believe you can float on air
Yes, click your heels three times
If you believe
Oh, then you’ll be there
That’s why I want you to
Believe in yourself, yes

Right from the start
You got to believe, believe in the magic
Right there in your heart
Go ahead believe all these things
Not because I told you to, no

Believe in yourself, oohh yes
Believe in yourself
Believe in yourself, as I believe in you

Yes indeed, home is within ourselves, in our own hearts.Currently my dear readers, the cosmic planetary alignment is ripe for healing childhood wounds while Venus is conjunct to the Sun. We are being asked to acknowledge and release these past wounds, to close these old chapters once and for all. The objective is to feel comfortable in our own skin. This is soul integration my dears, shadow work that calls the truth in recognizing all aspects of ourselves that furthering the creation of our whole soul self. These are the poems that I have wrote while reflecting on my own truths, using self love as a healing salve through artistic expression.

I take virtual dance classes from time to time with my fellow sister in dance and soul Sophia Sabino creating founder of SopHIIT, a fusion of dance and fitness. I urge you to follow her on Instagram and take her classes. Last Sunday we did a routine to “Fix You” sang by Sam Smith. She suggested we think about the song in the vein of self healing, my favorite topic. So often we feel we need to change or fix the ones we love when really it is us who needs our own attention. This is what our soul is projecting outwards and serves a great lesson. I ask you my dear readers, when you feel triggered to do this, turn the question inwards and ask yourself, “what am I seeing in this person that needs healing within me”? I believe if we follow these breadcrumbs we are led to our own soul and can further the healing process of accepting ourselves fully, loving ourselves without judgement and feeling inner peace and contentment. Let me know how the healing process is progressing for you in the comments below.

“Fix You” sang by Sam Smith

We are in a New Moon phase in Aries my dear readers. This is forcing change, much needed changes upon us. I’ve noticed many of my fellow bloggers are stepping back from writing to take time for themselves, reassessing where their energy is best served. I too will be doing this as I travel in these last two weeks of April. First, a chance for a reconnection with my former partner to North Carolina and then to visit my boys and dear friends in R. I. As I prepare for these adventures my heart chakra is expanding, my solar plexus is healing within these most important relationships with people I love dearly. I am incredibly grateful for these opportunities. This is the crystal healing grid I constructed last weekend to orchestrate healing both myself and my relationships. The song is “Ave Maria” sang by the incomparable Josh Groban.

New Moon intention setting with crystal grid for healing

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

17 thoughts on “I love smiling, smiling’s my favorite”

  1. Wow Maria, this is such a beautiful piece!!! I always love your authenticity and the knowing in your bones of the place your soul is at on your journey, it’s inspiring to me! Smiling is quite magical, you cannot smile without feeling that something special in you heart!! I LOVE your poems, especially Unspoken Strength…just wonderful!!! This piece was an uplifting break from reality and I feel a charge of energy after reading…thank you for that!!! Love you, sis!! You’re a true gem and I’m lucky to have connected with you on this journey!!!

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    1. Whenever I read your work or a comment from you I 😁 because of our in synch soul reflections πŸ’— Always a pleasure to serve others as I express my own personal journey. We rise together in light, in shadow and always with love πŸ’— so much for you dear Ace πŸ€—

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      1. Awww I feel the same!!! It’s crazy how we’re always so in sync…so glad the Universe aligned us!!! Love you, sister πŸ–€πŸ–€πŸ€—

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  2. What I love about your transparency is the touch of Sui Generis that flows through the writing and expressing! That’s a major focus of mine, a positional aspiration, to become that which I already am. Big smile for this post.

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    1. YAY 😁 I am very humbled by your comment and compliment my friend. I am definitely focused on opening my being further, as the lotus flower of life, to what I AM reflected in everything I do. No more masks, hiding or blocking. My smile is my glowing expression of how I feel on the inside shining out for all to seeπŸŒ πŸŽ†πŸ™ŒπŸ’—πŸ˜

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  3. The new moon phase is very special this time. I did some rituals for renewal, transformation, and manifestation. So, I wish you all the best for all the realizations you are approaching. Much love, dear Maria.

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      1. That made me smile. You have such an important message to share, dear. It is always a pleasure to hop over, when even I cannot do it every time. But we are soul sisters anyway, as you said πŸ’–

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      2. Absolutely we are and I believe in my heart that of we all share the love I our hearts, what a more loving and peaceful world we can all live in πŸ’™πŸ’›πŸŒπŸ₯° sisters in soul eternally πŸŽ†πŸŒ πŸŒˆ

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  4. Your smile can light up the world beautiful lady! Your poems are so raw, so real, and inspiring, thank you for sharing your gift! I totally remember that song from The Wiz, a great movie/play, now I want to watch it again since I haven’t seen it since I was a kid! Have a great weekend spreading your love and light! πŸ€—πŸ₯°πŸŒžπŸ’•

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    1. I am receiving all your love and kindness Tiffany and shining it back to you πŸ˜πŸ™ŒπŸ’›πŸŒ πŸŽ†
      The Wiz is a masterpiece by the legendary Quincy Jones, I highly recommend a rewatch as the entire production is electrical to me. I just put together a dance compilation to “Home” and mixed it with video editing from Vimeo and shared it on Insta…. playing around in the creative playground is where we move and groove sis😘


  5. Great post Maria and you pulled out the stops with your brilliant poetry and factual info on your neorons dancing with happy feet and singing your beautiful poetry. Loved all of your music as well. Each poem is such a beautiful reflection of your soul!!! Not sure how you write them that fast. Happy Saturday! πŸ’–πŸŒ·πŸ€— Have fun with your boys! β€οΈπŸ’–πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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    1. Thank you Cindy 😊 mostly my poems are channeled messages from Spitit so I listen, record and share πŸ’— I’m so excited to get hugs and love from my boys πŸ₯° it’s so close now!! Always feel the hug and love from you when I read your comments sister, so blessed by our connection πŸ™Œ

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      1. You’re so welcome! It’s the only way to fly for me as well and your spirit and yours are jewels!
        Oh I bet you soooo are and I’m so happy you will have this special time together!

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