Healing, Mental health

May is for mental health, celebrating the many colors of my soul

Hello my dear readers, I’m back from my social media detox and vacation stays in North Carolina and Rhode Island. Ahhhhh, I feel so absolutely rejuvenated and refreshed! I had a real adventure while experiencing many hiccups and unexpected detours along the way. Life continues to delight and surprise me as I can hear the Universe whisper, “surrender my child, allow the flow”. These messages color my soul, the shades and hues are both vibrant at times and muted I others. The ongoing process of allowing myself to learn from my mistakes, when things don’t go as planned or fall apart completely teaches me to stay curious and open. Smooth waters never make a skilled sailor of any of us my dears.

Over these past two weeks I kept myself in nature’s glory, sunshibe and rain, in the moment and observed with all my senses what life was presenting me. This post is a celebration of how far I have traveled in one year since moving back to my parent’s home in South Florida and learning the art of shamanism. My hope is that my adventures awaken the colors of your own soul, ignite your passion inviting you to explore your own unique path. We are all here for a purpose and I’m continuing to uncover the depths of mine my dear readers through writing poetry, music and dance while enjoying the great outdoors! This is how I honor my soul’s aliveness!

Why do we tell others not to cry? It’s something that has always fascinated me. When my boys were young, I encouraged them to cry while their father had a tendency to shame them by telling them “don’t be a baby”. That statement really frustrates me! Crying is a signal from our body’s keen alert system to release energy. If we block, hide or suppress this important urge we are only hurting ourselves further. I intend to start a movement with the poem “Go ahead, please cry” and teach others with the poem “Hurting people hurt people”. We all deserve love, it starts from within. Once we can learn to love ourselves, heal our own wounds, we can share and give love to others. You can heal your life in this way my dear readers, I am living proof of that!

Home in my soul
Colors of my Soul
Home aura vibes
Drum solo take 1
Drum solo take 2
Be free, skip rocks with me
Blue hues of my soul
Flow like water
Drums on the rocks

May is mental health awareness month and I’m offering free consultations to anyone who’s interested in my healing services. I have a list of them in the menu here and I also provide home cleansing ritual kits complete with herbs to burn and crystals to set in the four corners of your house. Let’s practice self care, not just when we’re stressed but when we feel at our best so that our body intuitively knows how to regulate itself. We hold ancient wisdom inside our souls, follow the breadcrumbs by listening to your own body and discover your wellness.

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

26 thoughts on “May is for mental health, celebrating the many colors of my soul”

  1. Hello, dear Maria!!!!!! I missed you so much and thought of you often!!!! I could feel your bright spirit and beaming energy, I knew you were well!!!! So happy to have you back! I LOVE this post, it’s such an honest piece of your heart, soul, being and journey!!! All your poems are stunningly superb, my favorite has to be β€œold wounds”! You shine so brightly and I feel so lucky to call you friend!!!! I always appreciate your honesty, vulnerability and encouraging advice! Thank you for being YOU!!! Love you, sis πŸ–€πŸ€—πŸ’–βœ¨

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    1. I love you dearly Ace, your words always feel like a big hug!! It warms my heart that my poems serve your soul as they do mine. This trip has taught me so much and I will be adhering to a more relaxed schedule from now on because technology and I are best partners in small doses. I much rather enjoy being in nature without any technology πŸ˜‰πŸƒπŸŒ±πŸ’šπŸž

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      1. Awww I’m so thrilled to hear that!! I totally get it and am always cheering you on in your journey!!!! The Universe is so lucky to have you πŸ–€πŸ–€πŸ€—πŸ€—


  2. I can only imagine how rejuvenating your time-out must have been. That’s why I hope to soon have a chance to go back to my beloved California and visit all the places again where I can recharge my batteries in a way, no other place does it to me. Blessings to you, Maria!

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    1. Absolutely πŸ’― I can feel those sun soaked, saltwater airy vibes working their magic on you Erika πŸ˜ŽπŸŒŠπŸ™ it will be as amazing as my visit was! Love and blessings to you my friend ❀

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  3. What a wonderful summary and poetic feast of poetry, pics and dance of your trip Maria! Love you drumming and the cool background fades… Oh you make me feel like dancing and I loved watching you. Sadly these bunions are holding me back.. sad and yes, I’ll cry if I want and be a proud cry baby. Nicely penned.

    loved this:
    “Smooth waters never make a skilled sailor of any of us”
    So much truth in these lines and beauty in your smile and setting.
    Lots of love and welcome back πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸŒ·πŸ˜¬

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    1. YAYπŸŒŠπŸ’™βœ¨πŸ˜ I’m so glad you felt the celebration vibes in this post. May is a grand month for our mind, body and spirits to honor all the beauty this month brings. My trip really showed me these sentiments in big ways! My sis has bunions and has had multiple shavings of them, even a minor foot surgery to correct them. I feel that, I know you are dancing in your beautiful, compassionate and joyful πŸ’—
      Love yaπŸ˜˜πŸ™Œ

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      1. I did, I did and I so wish I dould dance like that again these days sister πŸ’ƒ but they are etched in my memories. Oh wow, always new surprises an learning. Dids it work for her? It’s one of those surgeries you want to stave off as long as possible as it doesn’t always work 😬 and can be worse. The gift of genitics in my case.. 🀣

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      2. It did, she had it done after we stopped competing and pre child bearing. She still can’t wear certain shoes but we here in Florida wear our flip flops mostly πŸ˜‰ Dance is definitely my greatest soul expression and I’m so blessed to be able to do it and having it appreciated makes it that much more awesome πŸ₯°


    1. It most certainly is indeed my friend ❀ It was wonderful after a challenging year of lots of big changes. Moving across the country a few times, my father’s passing, changes within a long term relationship and all while studying to become a certified master shaman. Yes, spending time at my old stomping grounds was so very healing ❀

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  4. It’s great to see you again, Maria Teresa!! I’m so glad to hear that you had some great time off from social media, so important!!! My computer is being a jerk and not letting me watch your videos, but I sporadically saw the drum solos, awesome stuff! I think you should run with that idea of making a movement out of “Go Ahead, Please Cry” poem, so many people could benefit!!! Love you sister, keep dancing and inspiring us with your light!πŸ₯°πŸ™πŸŒž

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    1. YAYπŸŽ‰ I super appreciate your love and support my dear Tiffany ❀ I am going to do everything in my power to push forwards with this movement. I know and believe as you do how important crying is, releasing and processing emotion is for all of us. My devices are screwy too, I seriously enjoy NOT interacting with technology πŸ€ͺ Thank you always for stopping by, reading and giving me your lovely feedback πŸ™β€

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