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

Who inspired Starseeds? My muses…

Every writer has it’s muses and I am no different in that respect. I write with meaning, there is always a deeper purpose behind my stories. Its creation is not by chance, but by divine inspiration- or so it seems. It almost feels like there is an insistent calling that hopes, or sometimes, demands to be put into writing and this was the main feeling behind The Starseeds Series.

Go HERE to know HOW Star Rise came to be, and WHO inspired is genesis.

Here is a clue…

My muses: Seth, Sienna and Syler- The Trinity

My muses: Seth, Sienna and Syler- The Trinity

Yep- you’ve guessed it. It was my kids. Sienna is the main character and while she is only 7, her personality is already strong and it inspired me to create Sienna Sinclair. The other two characters I cannot quite say, without dishing out too much. But I assure you, you will be in for quite a surprise. I loved writing about my daughter this book links us in a special way. My other kids too as you will soon see.

We all have a story to tell, we all have some message we want to share with the world. So I invite everyone, writer or not, to share their wealth of experience and knowledge, because it might just create an amazing story, memoir, autobiography, fiction or non-fiction or it may become a piece of art or a symphony. Let it exist and let it touch every heart.

Visit my MY MUSES page to learn the whole story.

Free your inner- true self, who is waiting to burst out and show the world what it is made of!

In light and love,

Mariela

Wisdom received from the heavens

DIvine wisdom from above

As Above, So Below

“Look at the stars, at the magnificent sky and realize that the starlight comes down to bathe us with divine wisdom”.

―Mariela Stewart

For me, the stars have been a magical element in my life. When I ponder at the vastness of the stars above, I am entranced and the inspiration and wisdom I receive is limitless and speaks to my soul. Call it God, the Universe, the Creator, the Source, Akasha- they are one and the same.

Many artists, scientists, writers, musicians have connected to this source to create masterpieces. Sadly, in our day in age, we are entrapped by technology and do not look up at the heavens who have the ability to bring forth universal wisdom and inspiration that has the power to create our reality and change our world.

So look at the sky, even if it is for 5 minutes and see how you too can connect to the source, who will connect back with you and will speak to your soul.

Star Rise- The Initiation is all about this light, this force that has the power to change you from within, which will expand without and will touch your life in every way. Let the light pour forth.

I end my post with a phrase from inventor Nikola Tesla, whom you will read more about in my book. Go HERE to learn more about this genius.

“My brain is only a receiver, in the Universe there is a core from which we obtain knowledge, strength and inspiration. I have not penetrated into the secrets of this core, but I know that it exists.”

― Nikola Tesla