True definition of Thanksgiving

There are so many definitions and meaning to this day. Thanksgiving in is earliest genesis was the moment when the natives helped the pilgrims- a group of people- different in all ways, and although many would see that as a threat, these humble and generous group of Native American Indians helped them survive their first winter in a strange land, taught them how to live, how to grow crops and harvest them…culminating with a celebration of two groups coming together as one- giving thanks for this new friendship and aid that was done with love ❤️ Let this story echo in our present, and let us not see the differences, but come together as one ☝️ people, one nation, one world 🌎 and pave the way for love and gratitude as it’s harvest 🙏🏼 ❤️ #truemeaningofthanksgiving #weareone

Failing is evident?! Es evidente fallar?!

If you’ve never failed…you’ve never tried anything new. I love this quote and underlying message. In this picture we see 6 failures! Yes- the 6 very successful failures, changed their failures around, beat the odds and rose like the Phoenix from the ashes to fulfill their own life destiny. So when I tell people “it’s ok to fail”, they look at me like I’ve gone mad…but it’s true. In the dark night of the soul, we encounter darkness, doubt and even question the pursuit of that dream, and sometimes that’s the breaking point of giving up or continue despite the challenges. In truth- our tears make us humble and cleanses our spirit. What comes after is a matter of choice- give up or continue? I choose the latter…why? Because anyone whose ever done anything great in history failed many many times, and thank God they continued. Would would have happen if the didn’t? Imagine a world without Einstein, Jordan, Oprah, Steve Jobs, Disney and the Beatles? Imagine the void of these different people in the area of basketball, science, music, technology, entertainment and imagination?

So fail, and fail again…rise above it, and fail again, keep trying, keep making mistakes, try new things, and fail, challenge yourself, until you turn your failures into realities. These failures, the journey will shape you and in the end will make you a better, stronger and more resilient human being, an example to others, that’s it’s ok to fail, the trick is to keep going, keep moving forward..without action we get farther away from our desires. If you don’t, you will never know the great void you will cause this world, if you decide not to try.

Love and light,

Mariela

Spanish version

Si nunca has fallado, nunca has intentado nada nuevo. Me encanta esta cita y el mensaje a fondo. En esta foto vemos 6 fracasos! Si- 6 muy exitosos fracasos, cambiaron sus fracasos, batieron las probabilidades, y ascendieron como el fénix de las cenizas, para cumplir su propio destino. Por ello cuando digo a las personas “es bueno fallar”, me miran como si me hubiera vuelto loca, pero es la verdad. En la noche oscura del alma, encontraremos oscuridad, duda y cuestionaremos la búsqueda de nuestros sueños. Ese es el punto de ruptura, rendirse o continuar a pesar del reto. En verdad- son las lágrimas que renuevan el espirito y nos hacen humildes. Lo que viene después es una elección personal- darte por vencido o continuar? Yo escojo la última opción…Porque? Porque cualquier persona que hizo algo en la historia falló muchas muchas veces y gracias a Dios que decidieron continuar. Imaginemos un mundo sin Einstein, Jordan, Oprah, Steve Jobs, Disney y los Beatles? Imagínate el gran vacío de estas diferentes personas en el área de basketball, ciencia, música, tecnología, entretenimiento e imaginación? Así que falla, y vuelve a fallar, levántate de nuevo, sigue intentando, sigue haciendo errores, intenta nuevos cosas y nuevos retos, hasta que conviertas tus fracasos en realidad. Estos fracasos, el andar en el camino, te formará, y al final te hará en una mejor persona con más fortaleza y resistencia, un ejemplo a los demos, mostrando qué es bueno fallar, lo importante es continuar adelante, ya que sin acción, nos alejaremos más de nuestros deseos. Será difícil, pero si no lo haces, nunca sabrás el gran vacío que existirá en el mundo, si decides no intentarlo.

Amor y luz,

Mariela

This new year…BE the change you want to see in this world

Be the change you want to see in this world

Be the change you want to see in this world

Happy New Year 2015!! I wish that you may have a year full of blessings, happiness, love and light! I love new years, because they are times of reflection. It is a time when we decide what we can change within us to become better and to become the best versions of ourselves. While many new year resolutions are aimed towards losing weight, saving more money, buying a new car, etc., and while all resolutions have a place in our holistic self that will make all parts of our life better and thus make us better. It all starts with US. We decide to BE. To be what? You may ask. I simply say: “Be the best you”. Such as the wise Gandhi once said “Be the change you seek to see in this world.” He was not far from the truth and in fact, this is what true change is all about. We need to be the best versions of ourselves. We all know what that means. We know the areas we might need to work on and most importantly, only we know what we must do to cleanse ourselves from the past and start anew with new light and new force, so we can shine once more and leave our mark in this world (or why not? In this universe).

So this new year, let it be about YOU. Do not worry what others need to do or change. That is not up to us. But what we can do and focus is on our own life, our own little universe. This we can control, and hopefully one good choice, will lead to another, and another and like a domino effect cause an expansion of light and love all around us that will not only touch your family, friends, community, but the entire world and push towards the collective force that will pave the way to change our entire universe. And it starts with you. Do it my friend. Take the first step and BE THE CHANGE!

Love and light,

Mariela

Every intention can transform your life

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This quote from Deepak Chopra is extremely powerful- it’s main premise is that every intention triggers a reaction. When we begin to be co-creators of our reality and we intently release our goals/dreams/desires into the universe, the reactive force of the law of attraction will bring about a different experience which will transform our life.
When we realize this very simple premise, we will no longer be living in autopilot, in others realities. Rather we take the reigns and we pull the direction in which we want to go and this will bring about inner-change.
The heart of the Star Rise series is that it too follows this idea. The characters must act with intention for them to inner-transform into powerful beings. We must take this lesson and apply it in our daily lives to regain the power that lies dormant within.
So have intention in everything you do and be marveled at how quickly you and your life transforms!
I end this note with a quote from Star Rise-The Initiation:
“You must always have intent, undetermined folks never find their way.” Character Raulin Fogg, The Intitiation, Star Rise– Mariela Stewart

You are what you believe

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I love this quote by Oprah Winfrey! Who doesn’t love Oprah, right? She is amazing! She is such an inspiration and her life work is one of true example, perseverance, peace, love and light. But she is so right- You are what you believe!

This quote is so powerful because it teaches us to visualize or imagine the grandest vision possible. So what could that look like to you? Do you want to be an actress? An artist? A writer? A doctor? Whatever tickles your fancy- should be the fire that kindles your dreams.

The next step is to BELIEVE it. As I have stated many times in my blog posts, if you do not believe in yourself and if you do not have faith in your dreams; those dreams will expire and die out.

Don’t let this happen. Realize that you CAN achieve greatness, you CAN create miracles in your life and you CAN make a difference. It is up you what kind of life you want to live. So make that shift and start creating the biggest vision possible and follow it with your heart.

 

The Power of Words

thepowerofwordsCan words have the power to create your reality? I will put it this way, all sound has a frequency and can be measured, but at a deeper level, sounds resonate within our psyche and can be as powerful as our imagination.

Mantras, which are Vedic in origin, act on the same principle of sound frequency and although they were created in the Sanskrit language, which is now a dead language, our soul recognizes these sounds and its powerful effects can transform our lives.

It is no surprise to know that words can also be hurtful and can cause damage, this echoes the same premise of the power of sounds. So if you tell yourself all day “I CAN’T DO THIS!”, guess what? You can’t do it. That is how powerful your words are. But instead, if you tell yourself “I can do this!”, “I am wonderful”, “I am intelligent”, “I am loved”. Guess what? You are and will be all of that and more.

It is important to focus on the positive words and only state those to yourself and to others as the power frequency will envelop your environment and will literally pave the way for whatever you are stating or verbalizing to come to you. Good or bad.

Words, backed up by your inner- belief and your positive emotions will bring those things to you even faster. Sometimes a quick shift of words when you’re having a bad day can transform the negative experience into a positive one. Try it one day you’re having a bad day and witness how the power of words can affect your reality almost instantly.

That is why words, mantras and prayers are so powerful and can have such a healing and peaceful effect by delving into its daily practice.

Star Rise- The Initiation goes into these premises and you will learn how the power of words and mantras can literally transform your reality and your powers can awaken. The Gayatri mantra is a central aspect of the book, listen to it HERE as it is sung by Deva Premal to feel its powerful effects.

I end this note with a very powerful quote:

“Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.” —Frank Outlaw

You can decide your destiny

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I love this quote: “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

This resonates so much with The Star Rise series and with my own life. Since we decide and create our reality as we go along. It is important to allow ourselves to dream and chose what we want in our life and to be the person we want to be.
Life is a creative process, we need to allow it to be and not feel bad to want more than what we we think we deserve.
We are magical beings on a magical journey! So enjoy the ride and make sure you decide to be magical!