The True Faces of Refugees

In this chaotic and chilling political environment, we as a nation have stepped into as the new President has taken office, leaves a lingering feeling of sadness and powerlessness. As a Mexican-American living in the U.S.- the land of the free and the land of immigrants- I am afraid. I had not experienced this type of fear first hand till this past November 2016, when Trump was elected to the presidency. According to the Southern poverty law center a rise in rascist hate crimes have been recorded and fear has taken the country into its grips.  I had read it many times on the news, in our own American history during the civil rights movement. An empath by nature- my heart would cry tears of sadness for my brothers and sisters who endured so much in a very dark and unjust history. Not to mention our Jewish brothers and sisters who endured the largest extermination, one group of people had ever encountered in the past. Our brothers and sisters in the Middle east and Africa suffer on a daily basis and must live in a world of terror, and so many just want their families to be safe and sound and put them out of harm’s way. So many refugees who have been persecuted and terrorized, such as Yaman’s story of survival of how he and his family made it out alive when others were not so lucky.

We must realize- even though we look different- we are more similar than what we think. We all want to live in a loving, accepting and just world- isn’t that land the United States? A land that in its very foundation- laying down its first cornerstone- paved the nation into a democratic land, free from persecution, freedom from religious persecution and freedom of thought and free to be.  Not one person in this great nation has more rights than others to be here…this is a country of immigrants, whether your a first, second, third generation American, we are all immigrants…it is a country of dreams, a country of freedom, a country of hope, which seems to shatter as the days progress into this presidency that seems to be filled with a racist, misogynist, xenophobic rhetoric- a rhetoric that eerily mirrors Nazi Germany.

No matter who you voted for, what your politics are, at this point, that doesn’t matter, what matters is that we shift as people, and shift this feeling of hate, into a feeling of LOVE.

Just as Martin Luther King Jr. said not so long ago- his words still resonate in our psyche and memory. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

We must remember these words now…be love rather than hate, be accepting rather than rejecting, be kind rather than mean-spirited, be forgiving rather than punishing, be light rather than darkness, be one rather than dividing. Becuase the sooner we realize we can be one nation, one world living in peace and love, and the only way to do that is by accepting each other as we are, with all out beautiful differences that make this world so diverse and so unique. We are a beautiful rainbow in all its splendor. Let us come together as ONE world tribe to tear down walls and build bridges instead.

With love and light,

Mariela

Compassion for Dalai Lama’s birthday wish

The Dalai Lama is turnned 80 years old on July 6, but he doesn’t want any gifts. Instead, your social media presence is the present.

In honor of his milestone birthday, His Holiness is asking people to share photos, videos and quotes depicting people simply treating one another kindly, along with the hashtag #withcompassion on social accounts.

“He has done so much to spread peace and compassion to the world – this is our opportunity to truly say thank you and to show him the incredible impact his work has on the global community,” Ven. Lama Tenzin Dhonden, founder and chair of Friends of the Dalai Lama nonprofit, said in an email statement.

I think we should all come together to honor the birthdate of such an admirable and blessed man who has bathed this world with love and light!

Happy birthday Your Holiness! Thank you for showing us a different way. Let us celebrate  the Dalai Lama’s 80th Birthday Wish by living #WithCompassion

In love and light,

Mariela

Notable Today™ is recognizing Mariela Stewart with inclusion in the prestigious Notables List

Being recognized is always a wonderful thing! However, for me- getting a “thank you” from an unknown source, or someone you may barely know- is just as valuable.  The reason I write, teach and provide positive messages on social media and to those who interact with me on a daily basis, is merely to touch a heart. Of course I would love to touch every heart on this vast universe! but even if I just touch ONE heart and help them is some way, everything I do has been worth doing.

I was touched and so grateful by being recognized from  Notable Today™  with inclusion in the prestigious Notables List. I hope to continue to make a positive impact on others lives, so they too can realize there is power in numbers and together we can change the world!

Read Article Here

Join me in the CHANGE…as we enter this new era of love and light. Together we can bridge each human being into the collective force that unites us all…into changing our world into a better place.

We must “Be the change that you wish to see in this world” –Mahatma Gandhi

In love and light,

Mariela

 

Video

The Mystery of Water

http://thespiritscience.net/2012/10/14/water-the-great-mystery-full-documentary/

Water has such amazing forces- from healing, cleansing, to nurturing. This amazing documentary explains the mystery of water and the power of prayer, mantras, meditation and intention! It is Just amazing!! Watch it before it get’s removed again from youtube.

Our friends from Spirit Science talked about this on their website and put the link to the documentary. If you still have not checked them out- I highly recommend them! Their movies are truly transformational!

As we know the power of intent, of words, prayer and mantras are vibrating, like everything else in this universe. The higher the vibration, the more align we are with Source/God/Creator, the less their vibration, the less we are aligned with Source.

So words- good and bad- can affect our environment and reality. In the documentary you will see how this is proven scientifically by Dr. Emoto, who has been doing research on water for decades. We can see how “I love you” vs “I hate you” can have totally different outcomes in our environment and reality. We see how the power of words can change the water itself.

Words can literally create whatever intention we give them. So next time you state something to the universe, make sure that your words are beautiful, full of loving intent.

Hope you enjoy this documentary!

Love and light,

Mariela

Power of water