Healing and Life Drawing

What does healing have to do with drawing? You might ask.

Creativity and Healing?  Is there a parallel or inverse relationship between the two?  You bet!

So I have found that I really wanted to do something creative for years.   As luck or synchronicity would have it, an art studio opened up around the corner from my home about 3 years ago. I have been in, collected biz cards to make a time. But never actually got round to going in and doing a class.  The intention was there but something stopped me.   That is until today. I drove past and there was a sign out that said “today life drawing 1-4pm”.  Today was the day.  I was ready to explore this parallel of creativity and healing.

healing through creativity

I walked into the studio – an absolute novice and jumped in. There was a life model, posing for us, in position for us to create.  I started at the beginning, became grounded and then created.  Whilst dissecting the model, I felt it was not unlike what I do with energies and anatomy. I started to look at patterns and shades. Actually cool when you just stay present without expectation. It is healing in itself. Just being – without judgement of self or others. It just felt good. Exploring the right brain creativity in such a different setting to the norm.

Effect: Relaxed my nervous system

I am so thrilled with the results. I found that it totally relaxed my nervous system too. By the end of the session, my breathing was slow and methodical – just the sweeps of the charcoal I was using.

healing and creativity

It was delightful to be in a room with people who were just present and focused on the life drawing, creating, enjoying, being. There was a synergy in the room.

Feeling disconnected or frazzled?

So next time you feel disconnected or just frazzled with life, do something creative and play – no expectations – just fun.

How do you relax your nervous system? What fun things do you do regularly?

If you would like to heal through creativity, find something fun to do – something that nourishes your soul.

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The Art of Receiving

This year has been a year of abundance. Abundance and prosperity comes from within.

The art of receiving is something that I am learning along the way. It is not a natural state for me. However, the art of giving is more than natural, it was my modus operandi. To the point of over giving and then becoming depleted.

Does this resonate?

This year it finally clicked that the art of giving, without the art of receiving is actually creating a deficiency in my energetic loop and depleting me from the inside out.

the key

Unless I opened myself to receive, I could not give anymore. Oh my, this created a whole energetic, paradigm shift. I sat with this, fought with this and finally decided that if I was going to succeed in business, this was something I had to tackle with clarity, assuredness and observation.

The learning curve was beginning and more importantly the significant shift in identity was about to take place.

Once this penny dropped, I was on a mission. I started to look for guidance. I googled.

giving and receivingOne of the first insights into this world of receiving came from a Denise Duffield Thomas, also known as Lucky Bitch. She had a free audio on her website which I devoured. I also downloaded her book – Get Rich, Lucky Bitch. Then I was lucky enough to go along to a one day mastermind with Denise, herself in March last year. This just proved to me that she was sharing a journey that I was just embarking on. However, she had been on the journey and was on the other side. So many insights.

I came home from that one day and purchased Denise’s Lucky Bitch Bootcamp.

The bootcamp itself is paradigm shifting as she gives a lot of great value, including subtle energetic shifts which happen along the way. Yes, your thoughts about receiving do change.

transformation, abundance, propserityMy journey thus far has included becoming open to receive from a generous space. My self-esteem has increased. I can actually write this now. “I serve, I deserve.” In retrospect, it does start with opening your heart to yourself, but when I was first beginning, I wasn’t aware of this small but fundamental detail. Prosperity can only come from within.

Coming from a place of service and having the innate ability of closing the chasm between giving and receiving will only enhance your mission and open you up to potential and possibilities.

If you are ready to choose both giving and receiving as an energetic complete loop which will fill your heart and your world with your desires, then I highly recommend sourcing guidance. This program and the community is wonderful and can lead to paradigm shifts which indeed can make you a lucky rich bitch too.

Here’s to raising the prosperity consciousness of all the generational change agents and women entrepreneurs in the world.


New York Is Calling

Call me crazy but with guaranteed entry into the New Marathon for 2015, I am committed. It is 48 weeks away, I am 30kgs overweight but I am doing it. I have started to train.

As a way of keeping me accountable and a record – I put it out into the world – see my facebook post.

new york marathon facebook post

My first goal post is 5km.

This comes in 2 phases.  One is to cover the distance (walking/running) and then the second is to run the whole distance. My body is in revolt and my spirit is soaring. This is an experiment. Change your thoughts, change your world. 

I have been at it for 4 weeks now and yesterday, I completed the 5kms. It was exhilarating to achieve the first of many milestones. Along the way I spoke my mantras and called on my angels and guardians. Especially, in the last kilometer, of which I ran continuously. This is the longest stretch of running I have completed since I broke my leg back in 2010 and I felt very accomplished.


The real story began in 2009

This is where the real story began. It was 2009 and I was clinically depressed as I crossed the finish line of the London Marathon. Each step of the 33,000 steps was filled with dread, heaviness and sadness. I didn’t know it at the time that I was suppressing the depression and pushing against it. But the black dog was there and it wasn’t until many years later, on reflection really, that I really got it. It is now 5 years down the track and the memory is trying to protect me by keeping me safe. Safety is doing nothing. Safety is standing still. Safety is being numb. Safety is being protected by the weight, which is a cocoon.

But I can tell you, I am breaking out one step at a time. 

For me, the wakeup call came in three parts. 

Post London Marathon, 7 months later, I broke my arm by slipping during my son’s swimming excursion. I was very angry, but still not taking the message to heart. I defied gravity and tried to run, even though painful with a broken arm.  I stopped running albeit very resentful.

Then 6 months after, I slipped again and broke my leg. This was severe. This stopped me in my tracks. I was declared an invalid and disabled. This was the catastrophic trajectory that changed my life. I was in a wheel chair, I was housebound, I was hopeless. Now I was clinically depressed as well as suicidal.

I was being treated for the depression. With the mix of sedentary life and the medication, the weight piled on. At the end of the 6 months, I was 30 kgs heavier and was not me anymore. My identity had shifted and I was lost.

I tried to go back to my normal life. I was at work, on the outside looked bubbly and well, but on the inside really didn’t want to be here. Another message, I mishandled a piece of equipment in the studio and it dropped on my toe. My toe was broken. That was the end. I was making plans.

I recoiled and withdrew. They were dark times.

Fast forward to the end of 2014

I am now training for the New York Marathon for 2015. Each step of my training is a step into the light. I am using all my healing work on myself. I understand and appreciate the body, the subconscious mind and my heart space.

Can I do it? Absolutely yes!

Will I do it from a space of lightness and transcendence? This is what I am striving for and call on my supporters every step I take – I am documenting the journey with pics on my facebook page – you can follow me here. 

Moral of this story – asking for help is ok and taking inspired action with tiny steps can be the catalyst to big results. 

If you are resonating with this, then please seek medical advice. For me, it was a mix of physiology as well as thoughts, which created my reality. I required medical assistance but also wanted and needed the support of an earth angel who could help me find my way. I wish I knew someone like me back then – this is my catalyst to being here. This is my mission. I am available for sessions or programs. Apply here to set up a time. Blessings xx

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    Excellent site you might have got here.. It's difficult to find good quality writing like
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    Take care!!

  2. Deb

    Thanks for sharing Maria! Yes, plunging into the deorhs and then coming back strong is amaxing! Keep it up – and call out if you ever need a hand at anybtime – love deb

  3. Cathy Sykora

    Congratulations on making the commitment and also for putting it out there! I think it is wonderful to share our goals with others, accountability can make such a huge difference. It sounds like you have quite an inspiring story and it is wonderful that you are taking the steps, creating and working toward your goals, and moving forward. What an inspiration! Thank you for sharing this!

  4. Elizabeth MacLeod

    That was riveting … Maria… you are a brave soul. Thank you for sharing your self in such a real and most beautiful way. I send you big hugs and love … I wish you had someone like you back then too….. Geeze… I wonder… if I could come and watch you do this in NY… hmmm…. wouldn't that be amazing… hmmm… when exactly is it? I can't find the date….

    1. Maria Post author

      Thank you Elizabeth. I so appreciate it.

      New York Marathon for 2015 is Sunday November 1, 2015 and that would be amazing xx

      Yes, YES come to New York xx

  5. Dana

    Ahh, way to go Maria! Congrats on the 5k. I ran my first marathon in 2013 I trained for forever to do it. It will be an amazing accomplishment, you've got this!

  6. april

    wow – way to go, maria! i've seen some of your pictures on facebook and your radiant smiling face is truly inspiring. good luck with the training journey!

    1. Maria Post author

      Hi Karen, it would be great to catch up Karen – lets set a date – see you in New York xx

  7. Susie

    Congratulation Maria!! This makes me so happy for you and this New Yorker will be cheering you on. Loving your journey 🙂

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A Reflection of the Journey

Written prior to my second experience, June 2012, in the Medical Anatomy Lab…..


Wow the time has come! It is 4.48am Sunday morning – June 10, 2012.  The day before my second cadaver dissection.  There are so many emotions.  Anxiety, overwhelm, fear, excitement of the possibilities of what I will become. Anticipation. The feelings are so deep, profound and confronting.  It is difficult to acknowledge or even articulate them.

I am almost in trance like state.   My day is planned. Walk 30 mins – good – will clear my head.  Breakfast. Pack. 11am pickup for airport. 1pm depart Pittsburgh and fly to Boston. Arrive Boston. Taxi to Hotel. Get bearings, have a plan of how to get to Tufts uni and then hopefully sleep.

There is almost a dread – a sense of the unknown.

The bodies.

How many will there be?

How many people in the room that will become my colleagues

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My beautiful colleagues

How many bodies in the room – all together

It is almost too painful for these thoughts to develop.  There is suppression and an awkwardness and i am finding it hard to define or access what I am feeling.  Just sitting with it and see where I go.

I am definitely feeling change in the air.  Not just an overture to change but a real profound knowing that there will be change.


The thought of rebirth or moving forward is present and strong.  Identity – professional and personal. I know this was an amazing journey last year – anticipation of what this year will bring is immense.

Before I left Australia, I was feeling very nervous as I knew it was going to be huge.

so I reached out to my mentor and he replied with this



I do believe it takes even more courage to come the second time than it does to come the first time, at least that was true in my own case! And, also, you will take things in at a deeper level given your prior introduction to the space and work and approach… We will have a lovely time, there is no end to the transformation love!! And we’ll have fun at it 🙂

See you very soon, safe travels,


I feel like I moved mountains but really I just moved myself.  Very profound indeed.

16 thoughts on “A Reflection of the Journey

  1. Cathy Sykora

    Amazing courage and a great example of the growth that can come from walking through our fears! The unknown in itself can be frightening, but it can lead to such beautiful transformation and opportunity. Congratulations and thank you for sharing!

  2. Cathy

    This is such a deep journey, Maria. Amazing where transformation finds us, where we find our courage and step up regardless of the fear.

  3. Lois Olson

    Sometimes I think moving myself forward despite fear is like moving a mountain. What an amazing experience that must have been for you! A whole new journey.

    1. Maria Post author

      Hi Lois – thank you – the journey is compelling, satisfying, including the fear which is motivating me to go to the next step.

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Peeling Back the Layers

My experience with strolling beneath the skin was mind blowing, soul shifting and a synaptic evolutionary process.

It all started with watching a youtube video. Attending a conference. Awakening the hunger and the need to know more.

My Mentor and Teachers

My mentor and teachers have paved the journey into the physical and the metaphysical.


So the story begins in a Gross Medical Lab

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A few years ago, I found myself in a gross medical anatomy lab. A lifeless physical body in front of me. I was standing there with a scalpel and hemostat. Ready for the journey. Ready to explore the physical body in the most profound, humbling and honoured experience. The exploration of strolling under the skin started with the first incision. Peeling back the skin, exposing the layers of matter. Anatomy, structure, lines, fascia, unknown, known, theorized facts, came to life in my hands.

As I peeled back the layers in front of me, I also peeled back my own layers. My protection, my shield and opened my heart to what is possible. To experiences beyond my wildest dreams.

Cathartic Process

Such a cathartic process! It felt like a rebirth.  Here I was thinking that I was quenching my thirst and curiosity to know more, help my clients and educate the masses. But I actually supported my own metamorphosis.

Feeding my soul, healing my past (my life and many past lives) and allowing potential and possibilities.

The physical matter is only one part of us. The spirit is a major component. In that wet lab, my spirit was soaring.

I flew into my future

The combination of physical and metaphysical.  My practice of being a Medical Intuitive was born.  Appreciating the energetic presences, the thought patterns. Seeing and feeling what these could do to the physical.


As I continue to feel, see, connect with souls, I am reminded and I go back to my time standing with the scalpel ready to peel back the layers – these are our stories. What stories are you telling and what story is your body portraying? The cells carry our stories, past, present and future. What are the choices you are making?

Back in the lab, I chose to accept, acknowledge and take inspired action. The first thing I did was forgive myself and appreciate me, for all that I am. Body, mind and soul.

This cathartic experience opened my heart to what is possible. It showed me that pain is temporary; honesty and choices will free us all permanently.


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    Thanks for writing this. I really feel as though I know so much more about this than I did before. Your blog really brought some things to light that I never would have thought about before reading it. You should continue this, Im sure most people would agree youve got a gift.

  2. april

    "Here I was thinking that I was quenching my thirst and curiosity to know more, help my clients and educate the masses. But I actually supported my own metamorphosis." though different experiences, a transformation has been happening in my own life (as i've been seeking greater inspiration and knowledge to assist my clients). what a fascinating adventure this must have been, maria! thanks for allowing me a glimpse.

  3. Dana

    Maria, as a former LP nurse, I relate to this metaphor…my body has been speaking since birth..I began listening and gauging my environment this way as a child. AND yes, how did you get in that lab???

    1. Maria Post author

      Hi Dana – it was a journey but an amazing one. I just knew I had to be there and off I went to make it happen. It all started at a Pilates Conference in Sydney and then the pieces just fell into place. xx

  4. Cathy

    Fantastic story – I too want to hear more about it. it seems crazy that we tend to focus so heavily on the state of the tissue, but it really is just the shell, the first layer of the onion skin. How amazing to start exploring the parts way below the surface that animate the tissue, that direct the actions of the cells, and to see that we are so much more than the sum of our parts.

  5. Susan Seale

    Was that Bruce Lipton? It sure looked like him. lol
    Maria you are amazing. I so love the humble tone of your writing, there is so much love in your words.
    So, we're all waiting expectantly now for more posts on your journey…

    1. Maria Post author

      Hi Susan, I have met Bruce Lipton but no that was the amazing Professor Elbermani (an incredible scholar, head of the school of Medicine in Boston) He said he taught most of the Doctors in the Boston area.

      Oh yes I look forward to sharing my journey too. Thank you xx

  6. Susie

    WOW! Peeling back the layers both literally and spiritually must've been an unbelievable experience. I would love to hear about all of the steps that got you to where you are as a medical intuitive.

    So fascinating to me!!

    1. Maria Post author

      Hi Susie, it was amazing and life changing. I see things through different eyes. My journey as a Medical Intuitive began on so many levels. I would love to share the experience with you Susie – let's chat soon. xx

  7. Sue Ann Gleason

    Wow, Maria, I want to know more about 'that' story. How did you end up in a gross anatomy lab?
    My body has much to tell me when I take the time to honor its wisdom and listen with a wide open heart.

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What is consciousness?

Wow – this is a huge question!

It has been discussed since forever, even in biblical days. So I am little frightened entering this sphere of dignified gentry and accomplished scholars but here I go – I will dive in.

Am I going to definitively answer the question – no! But I am going to give you my observation and experience of what consciousness is to me.

Consciousness is a form of waking up to what is actually possible in your life.

Consciousness is:-

-seeing all parts of you as they present and working with them, no matter what.

-being present in the moment

-developing a curiosity and objectivity outside of yourself. With this you can make assessment without judgment. You experience a more objective curiosity. I love this insight for myself. It works so well.

I have been in judgment mode for a lot of my life, without realizing. Now I surrender myself to this, give myself permission to judge. With this surrender comes transcendence into an amazing vortex of awakening to pure potential. It is pretty cool – just notice and be aware.

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When I began to awaken I wanted to know more. 

How to maintain this sense of being free to be me?  How to lean in to the present moment?

What other information is out there? Boy – there is a lot.

I was intrigued by the term “unconscious competence”.  It is part of a paradigm, a matrix, a personality diagnostic tool or simply a theory.

The Four stages of Competence are

  1. Unconscious incompetence
  2. Conscious incompetence
  3. Conscious competence
  4. Unconscious competence 

As I began to investigate and discuss this theory with a colleague, I heard the term “unconsciousness incompetence” for the first time.  Wow this was a big aha moment. What are we, if we continue to not be conscious? I think, personally I was asleep for a long time. I did not want to hear or know or appreciate my inner gifts. I probably was unconsciously incompetent and that’s why it was a big WTF moment.

awakening consciousnessNow what I know in my heart…

That life and living is more than just existing.

Life is about enjoying the little things.

It is wondering and philosophizing about life, engaging in the potential.

It is being in awe of nature and the beauty within.

It is appreciating the struggle and living through it without suppressing emotions, feelings.

It is an energetic loop of giving and receiving.

It is looking at every aspect of ourselves and loving our innate gifts from the inside out.

Life and living consciously is loving the lessons and embracing the shifts.

So where I am now with my work as a Healer, I am at the steps of being unconsciously competent. 

Now I would love to know where you are on this spectrum of consciousness. Comment below – we are always learning – oh boy what a ride – isn’t it magic!!

If you would like to develop your consciousness click here to find out more – I am running a workshop on Developing Prosperity Consciousness.  Click here for more information.

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  1. Deb

    Yes Maria, This is what we are doing for all of our loire. Every time we learn something new we are consciously incompetent, then we become consciously competent and then unconsciously competent. The big thing is recognising there are always areas of our life where we are either unconsciously incompetent. Of course, as we are unconscious of that area, the question then becomes: How do I uncover my blind spots? Asking for feedback from others is one great way to do that. Others see things about ourselves that we do not see for ourselves. One of the reasons coaching can be so valuable. Keep up the good work! Love to you. Deb

    1. Maria Post author

      Oh thank you Deb – you taught me well. It was during one of our discussions that the term came up – it peaked a profound curiosity – I had to explore. It is such an evolutionary process – moving continuum. Awakening is heart and soul fuel. xx

  2. Elizabeth MacLeod

    I go in and out of all those stages of consciousness depending on where I am in any given moment!!! you are right, it is quite a ride… I think for me, it's curiosity that keep me alive in my soul. I remember long ago, a profit healer said to me as we were working together… "A healer only needs to have the curiosity of a 5 year old." That stayed with me my whole life. Reading this… reminded me of that moment … thank you… x

  3. april

    "consciousness is a form of waking up to what is actually possible in your life." i seriously love this definition, maria. and i'm thinking that CONSCIOUSNESS may be a perfect word of the year for you in 2015! 🙂

  4. Kathleen

    Of course I'm in stage four! haha, I wish. I'm sure I run the gamut of each of the stages all in one day. I do know that I've come a hell of a long way from where I was even ten years ago.

    1. Maria Post author

      Hi Kathleen, I do believe that transcendence into stage 4 happens momentarily. It does feel good when it happens 🙂

  5. Cheryl

    I just realized I have a long road ahead. I don't know where I am but I think I have a little of all four on any given day. Maria, please be free to be you. Share your gifts and your light; you are so inspiring.

    1. Maria Post author

      Hi Cheryl – thank you so much – the continuum can be long but oh so exciting for those brief moments – I so can relate, lovely xx

  6. Cathy

    Those are some head-spinning definitions, Maria. Will have to let them settle. I'm definitely aware of the moment when I went from unconscious to conscious in terms of "waking up" to myself, my gifts & true aspirations, connecting to that sense of higher/deeper self. Would you say the incompetence of that consciousness comes in the inability to surrender to it? If so, I'm in the forward/backward dance of easing into competence.

  7. Michelle

    Hmmm… Interesting. I would consider myself unconsciously competent. But I think it's easy to slide backward a little when life gets in the way. And of course, those are always the teachable life moments that bring us back to unconscious competence. It's the circle of competence. 🙂

    1. Maria Post author

      Mmmmm that feels good – doesnt it – the teachable moments in life are the best – always (perhaps some in hindsight). xx

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What is Prosperity?

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Is it having enough money in your life?

Is it having enough love in your life?

Is it doing everything you want, when you want – you know, choices and freedom to choose?

What exactly is prosperity in your life?

It is anything that makes you feel safe, joyous and cup half full type of feeling. I want to say “satiated on all levels”. Mind, body and soul.

Years ago (the old me), prosperity actually meant having it all, money, time, love and security. Whatever that meant. How did I quantify it?  This was before I really dug deep and evaluated my life.

Well, in my wisdom, I found that there is never enough money, never enough time and never enough hugs. Until I became curious and started to really tap into the prosperity in my life. After some serious trauma and cathartic processes – I mean life changing – I know now that prosperity exists from the inside/out.

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What makes me feel prosperous?

My family being happy

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  • The colors in the garden
  • The time I can spend with my friends
  • Doing what I love
  • Small things daily

Recently I was at a workshop and one of the exercises was to dissect and list your perfect day. I was blown away. I live my perfect day almost everyday. It was such a cool realization.

Core Desired Feelings

As prosperity comes from within – one of the main focus was to identify what I really wanted to feel on a daily basis. Then make my decisions accordingly. If I could feel these feelings then the decision was in alignment with my core values.   Danielle La Porte writes about core desired feelings in her book “The Desire Map”. Knowing what you desire opens your awareness so your daily decisions are synchronistic and aligned. Making you feel prosperous from the inside/out.

Inspired Action

Know that you are worth it. Whatever it is? There are no rules. If you live life in flow, then inspired action is effortless. As you know from your core, that whatever you are doing is worth it. For example, meditation was very hard for me as my monkey mind was very active. Five years ago, I promised that I would start with 5 secs a day. And so my meditation began. This was two fold – not only did I feel I was worth it (that 5 secs a day) but also I got the benefit of the theta healing which occurred during this time. Yes, 5 secs works. It is a start and then it grew to 30 mins daily. I love the space the meditation gives me. Space leads to clarity, energy and direction. 

Self Actualization

According to Maslow’s Law of Hierarchy – if you think, it shall be true. If you focus your thoughts of scarcity day in, day out – this is what you will receive. Focus your thoughts on prosperity and what it means to you – your heart will open, energetically to having more of what you desire. In my work, I find that most people who come to me – know what they don’t want but don’t know what they want. Focus on what you want in your life and don’t be afraid to ask. The law of attraction offers us many examples to prove that the more you focus on something the more it eventuates.

So what does prosperity mean to you?

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If you want to develop your prosperity, I have developed a workshop, Developing Prosperity Consciousness Workshop, all geared to you becoming Prosperous and Conscious. This is a full day immersion program in mind, body and soul.  Come along and delete, transmute old beliefs, self sabotaging patterns and be introduced to effortless practices which will open your heart to prosperity within.




26 thoughts on “What is Prosperity?

  1. Cathy Sykora

    I love how your take on prosperity is so much deeper than material objects. I believe that true prosperity starts internally. I also really like the idea of focusing on what you do want versus what is not wanted. Great post!

  2. Sig

    I love this! My view on prosperity changed completely after having my baby boy and quitting my job to start my own business. So yes, freedom is a huge one of my core desired feelings too. It's all because my viw on what success is has shifted as well – meaning that freedom, family and fun are my top 3 😀

  3. april

    "i was blown away. i live my perfect day almost everyday." what a fabulous realization, maria. i had a similar revelation not very long ago, in answer to a question in an online course i was taking. imagine the world if everyone could be experiencing their own perfect days.

  4. Jodie

    This is such a thought provoking post Maria. So often we tend to define prosperity in terms of finances. But to me prosperity is feeling abundant in all areas of my life – health, energy, relationships, career, relationships as well as money.

  5. Dana

    Love this read Maria, prosperity for me is family and freedom. Conscious choices have been integral to living in a prosperity mindset 🙂

  6. Bon

    Love the idea that prosperity is so much beyond the "usual" definition. I am constantly inspired by the prosperity I feel, just by living at the beach, breathing in the moist air, setting the tone of my day by my own centeredness. Love this post. 🙂 Your family is adorable!

    1. admin Post author

      hi Bonnie, love the beach, I live by the beach too – it grounds me too – just love the energy and universal messages and energies that come from a visit down at the beach. Oh thank you – my biggest joy is spending time with the family xx

  7. Michelle

    Prosperity to me means doing what I love alongside those whom I love. 🙂

    "Focus on what you want… and don't be afraid to ask." Love that! We often get so caught up in the day to day that we forget to ask for what truly makes our souls sing.

    1. admin Post author

      Hi Michelle – just lately I have been asking and it was interesting because I did not know how to ask – I know it seems simple and it is – just ask – it is ok 🙂

  8. Lori

    Prosperity… Being surrounded by the people I love most in the world. Enjoying good health and honoring my body with good choices. Feeling blessed to have a career that I love with the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of my clients. Appreciating the simple things like sunrises and a warm, gentle breeze. Expressing gratitude each and every day for all the blessing in my life. Just writing these thoughts has me smiling on my end of the computer!

  9. Juila

    Prosperity means to me: happiness, lightness, and freedom to do what I want, when I want whether that be with my family, my husband, my friends or just myself. I like freedom of choice. I love what you wrote about the mindset. This year I've truly been focusing on having an abundance mindset versus a scarcity mindset. Thank you for the reminder!

  10. Elizabeth MacLeod

    You know, it's interesting…when you said… "not only did I feel I was worth it (that 5 secs a day)" and I thought of the mediation I do each morning…that I didnt' do this morning… when he says… just doing this each day, sends a live message that you are worth it or something like that…anyways..when I read … that 5 secs a day… I thought of that and decided that i will set my alarm for a half hour earlier so I don't miss my meditation tomorrow before help comes to help me move… cause.. I want my body to feel prosperous … and abundant… and to remind myself… that I am worth the time… 🙂 awesome. I had myself a little moment there …xoox

    1. admin Post author

      Hi Elizabeth, when I first started to meditate – I didnt know what it was all about – but I am an athlete and athletes know how to stick with the plan – so 5secs I could do. Little did I know the profound long term effect and impact on my life that 5 secs a day would have – meditation is an amazing healing practice. Let's spread the word. xx

  11. Susie

    I agree that prosperity begins from the inside/out. One of my core desired feelings is FREEDOM, in my mind, body, spirit & even finances. It allows for more meaningful connections. Great post, Maria!

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      You and I both – freedom is one of my core desired feelings too. I so hear you, Susie on all levels. xx

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Feeling too tired & stressed out to transform?

I just spoke to my friend, Andrew. He was dogging on himself for putting on weight. In the same breath he was telling me about how tired he was and it just seemed too hard to do anything about the weight. The conversation continued with “if only I could relax my mind, not be so stressed then maybe I wouldn’t feel so tired!”.


Yes that is it, but “how?????”.

I was like this, and I so relate.


Here are 3 quick tips towards transformation:-

1. Delete – Could, Should, Would

Delete “could” “should” “would” out of your vocabulary.  This in itself changes the expectations which in turn lower the idea of failing. Fear is an acronym for false experiences appearing real – I like to substitute expectations for experiences ie. false expectations appearing real.

2. Mirror Work

Start to do your mirror work – say  “I love you” while staring in the mirror. This is not easy to start with you but do it for your soul not your physical self. Stare into those “baby blues, mysterious brown, ocean green or whatever color your eyes are” and start to really see your soul. It is calling for you to be kind and compassionate to the real you.

3. Breathe in life force

Start with 5 seconds – put your timer on. Yes 5 seconds only. Start to feel your breath (the energy of life) enter your body and then become curious how it navigates and respires (inspires) your cells.

You ask how will this lead to weight loss, less stress or even transformation.  You may see some weight loss on the scales eventually.   But it the most profound impact, these practices will have is to lead to you feeling a lot lighter, shielding yourself from the heaviness of your heart and soul. This lightness comes into your physical cells becoming more accepting of you.

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I am that I am – comes to mind.

State of mind and peace in your soul will propel you towards your goals, whatever they might be.

Let me know what inspired action you have taken lately to change or transform you! Thank you for reading.

If you are in Melbourne and are ready for transformation towards “developing prosperity consciousness” come and play at this unique experiential cell shifting, mind enhancing, soul inspiring, workshop  – developed with you in mind.

8 thoughts on “Feeling too tired & stressed out to transform?

  1. Deb

    Totally agree Maria. Noticing our language and our breathe is very insightful. The more we accept and learn to love ourselves the easier it is to take care of ourselves.

  2. Cathy

    It seems too simple when laid out like that, doesn't it? No wonder people resist. Then again, perhaps what they're resisting is the daunting prospect of being present with themselves. Simple, not always easy, especially when come up against false expectations & experiences.
    Good reminders, Maria!

  3. farah

    Hey Maria! 'One of those things I have been meaning to do for ages' is meditate. I have been doing it on and off, Meditation, Ha breathing, Qi Gong,love em all and always always feel great during and after. I'm doing a 60 day challenge to the end of the year, and daily conscious meditation is a part of it. As so the words- yes, couldn't agree more. It's like being punched in the stomach every time I hear someone say those words to me, in usually stressy tones and I just have to walk away. I love mirror work and smile at myself, and honour myself first thin gin the morning. A little me time goes a long way! Thanks for this Maria and heave fun at the workshop!

  4. Kathleen

    This is beautiful. For me, I work on peace every day. Lately, I've realized that I must hire a seamstress for my business to give my soul some peace!

  5. Susie

    The change in season coupled with some medical diagnostics is leaving me more tired than usual. I have tried to look within and begin some self-care rituals to help me feel more centered & grounded.

    Taking a moment to breath and feel each breath is part of the ritual.

  6. Michelle

    Breathing deeper as I read this. Ah, the power of suggestion. 🙂

    It's true. Only 5 seconds and there is release in practicing something so innately simple.

  7. Tanya

    Funny, I have been on this path for some time now, knowing that my blocks to weight loss have a deeper source. I have never truly believed in a simple 'calories in, calories out' model. I believe we can get stuck in negative thinking and that does as much damage as any donut. Thank you for sharing this with a larger audience.

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What is transformation? 

Transformation is when when can acknowledge all past, present and future wishes without investment of energy or judgement. A serenity and peace infuses from your soul and creates space in your body.  Feels abundant and prosperous from the inside/out.

Transformation feels like a release and then a transcendence into a new space, energetically.

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It is when……………..

the perfectionist (aka me) says progress not perfection is ok.

you see where you have been, appreciate the lessons with curiosity and smile.

you can teach and share traumatic life lessons with vulnerability

you can send love to someone who may have harmed you

you can feel equal with your colleagues and share skill sets to produce product

you open your heart and have compassion for self and for others.

Transformation is experience without judgement, with objective awareness and profound insight.

transformation, abundance, propserity My own transformation has been phenomenal. Opening my heart to my own potential and possibilities has been wonderful. My life is now more blissful than I could ever have imagined.

Open your heart and compassion to yourself and you will experience transformation at an intensity that light you up from the inside.

Join me at my workshop “Developing Prosperity Consciousness” for a full day of immersion into transformation.  The workshop was developed with you in mind – transforming, transcending and becoming open to your own potential and prosperity.

6 thoughts on “What is transformation? 

  1. Elizabeth MacLeod

    Beautiful description. "Transformation feels like a release and then a transcendence into a new space, energetically". I can feel the butterfly's journey in this. .. ohhhh…. I wish you didn't live half way around the world and I could come to your workshop on "Developing Prosperity Consciousness" xx

  2. april

    my personal transformation is always unfolding. i have reached a few pinnacles, yet have many more to climb. thank you for this glimpse into what it entails, maria.

  3. Cathy Sykora

    Great post! I love your take on what transformation is, it is absolutely wonderful. It makes me think of being a part of life and the world around us, not feeling the need to have control of external factors, and being at peace with what is. Very inspiring. Thank you!

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The Wounded Healer is Healed

Law of Attraction Freedom 2You don’t plan to be healed, it just happens.  We might hope but we never know when the penny will drop or the karmic lesson is going to release.  Trust, synchronicity and intuition – all ingredients in this healing.

I recently had the incredible unplanned delight in sitting in a workshop with the talented and generous spirited beautiful Alexandra Franzen – writer extraordinaire.

My attendance was unplanned but due to some synchronistic occurrences, I was able to attend.   Voila I sat there being mesmerized, whilst my heart was opened by genuine resolve to communicate from a heart space that is more than “the me or you” but incorporates the “we”.

I was there and I was ready to learn.

Write Yourself Into Motion

I was ready to write myself into motion, but had no idea how? But I didn’t expect that I would heal a longstanding karmic agreement. The wounded healer.


During the workshop, Alexandra demonstrated generosity and heart felt kindness with a poetry and prowess that transcended her years. There was a warmth and energy around Alexandra that felt healing.   But that wasn’t it.    It was the final hurrah that did it.

We did a lot of writing and Alexandra helped with editing. When Alexandra edited, it was like she was seeing your soul and putting your soul into words. healer

My Bio

When it came to writing my bio, I got a little stuck. This did not flow as easily as it could have. I asked for help.

Cathartic Release and Healing

I sat there patiently (not really, quite childlike – ready for something great). Boy, when Alexandra had finished, I cried, no I sobbed. It was such a release. I had been witnessed and thus my wounded healer was healed. It was a private, cathartic moment, which I will cherish.

I know that this was a once in a lifetime opportunity to work with someone who is unbelievably talented, epically appreciative of soul speak and enticingly honest, with abundant humility.

Not only do I feel honoured by her words but humbled by the release. Being witnessed, being heard and being seen is the way forward for all us wounded healers. Today, I know I am healer and am open to source as a channel. My role as a healer is in my blood and in my cells. I totally trust and know that I am in the right place.

Thank You, Alexandra

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Thank you, Alexandra – you have been what I have been waiting for. I am here and I am ready to heal.

Have you ever felt like a wounded healer?  Have done so much inner work that you are still not sure what it should feel like.  I would love to support you in the process of healing the healer within.

15 thoughts on “The Wounded Healer is Healed

  1. Deb

    Beautiful Maria! Yes, being witnessed is very previous. The witnesser allows us to be who we are, and in that moment accept ourselves. Well done. Love deb

  2. Susie

    Your bio is beautiful and I think I need some Alexandra in my life! Thank you for sharing her and sharing YOU! XOXO

  3. april

    as a huge fan of alexandra's work, i am thrilled that you received this opportunity, maria. and i'm even happier that you used it to dive deeply and challenge yourself to accept the forthcoming wisdom and transformation.

  4. Cathy Sykora

    That sounds like such a wonderful experience. It goes to show that everyone needs support. One of the greatest assets in being able to help others is through making sure we are taking care of ourselves as well. Sometimes the most beautiful experiences are the ones we don't plan for!

  5. Dana

    Being witnessed, being heard and being seen…so happy for you Maria. I believe we all possess healing powers in our genes, some just never tap into or recognize. Thank you for your vulnerability and sharing your journey with us.

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      Hi Dana – thank you so much – it feels good to have processed through to the other side. xx

  6. Cathy

    "Healer, heal thyself." was one of the first principles of naturopathic medicine I was taught as a student of natural health (a principle straight from Hippocrates, father of medicine). So, we spent almost as much time examining our pasts and issues and inner lives as we did on physiology and nutrition. At the time, I naively thought, "Great, that party's looked after." Ha!

    It's an on-going process. How lovely to witness a piece of your process here. Thank you for sharing. Because the other thing that became clear to me through my studies: when we own and heal a piece in ourselves, it opens the way for others to do the same.

    Thank you!

  7. Sue Ann Gleason

    I'm so glad you had this experience, Maria. There's nothing quite like being seen and heard and held. I'm sure that's how YOUR client feel when they are wrapped in your healing energy. Brava! Thanks for sharing.

  8. Susan Seale

    Oh Maria,
    This is the most beautiful post. I so resonate with your words…"having done so much inner work that I'm still not sure what it should feel like".
    What a fortuitous happening for you to be suddenly available for this workshop and to actually meet Alexandra in person! and have her support to create your new bio! Lucky you:) xo

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