AUTHENTICITY is my New Religion!

“Authenticity is the highest state of being that a spiritual practitioner can achieve. In fact, in the years to come, authenticity will become the replacement for enlightenment as the true goal of spiritual practice.”

– Teal Swan

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BEHOLD! Spirituality and Religion are now making headlines as one’s own AVOIDANCE strategy! Most of us turn to spirituality because we want to feel better, but then all too often spirituality becomes the tool in which we use to AVOID looking inside at our core issues. Then blindly, it becomes the dangerous bandaid that we use that does not allow us to heal properly – using spirituality as a basis for avoiding our psychological issues. THAT’S WHY SO MUCH OF OUR SPIRITUAL PROGRESSION HAS SO MUCH TO DO WITH US FACING OUR PSYCHOLOGICAL ISSUES. We must first be able to admit to where we are.

Teal Swan also describes this as “Pulling out a map while you are on a hike, and you want to go in a certain direction, but you are unwilling to admit to where you are. You’ll never be able to chart that distance of where you are and where you want to be. If you are unwilling to admit to where you are, if you are avoiding where you are”

In today’s society we have very little tolerance when working through one’s pain. With all life’s distractions and chaos we’d prefer to take a pill for it. When we turn away from our pain, we are ultimately AVOIDING and RESISTING ourselves, which guarantees that WE or THAT particular issue, will continue to POP-UP in our reality. Meaning that this issue will continue to mirror itself by becoming MORE and MORE obvious. UNTIL you have NO OPTION to avoid it.

Authenticity holds a numerous amount of definitions. However, the one of most relevance now I believe is that it is a particular way of dealing with the external world, being faithful to internal rather than external ideas. 

As placed as a question to you “Without the incessant need to be right, can we begin to live our truth?”

Are we fully prepared as humanity to release our past conditioning into one that fully embodies the truth of all in that we are? Our feelings….To our internal heart, soul, and core. In our most purest expression towards expansion? Without the indoctrinated rules of societal, cultural, and even spiritual/religious conditionings that sometimes, can lead us away from love. Avoiding us way from our truth…..

It’s something that The Spiritual Catalyst Teal Swan calls “Spiritual Bypassing”, or as she says in other words “The Cancer of the Spiritual World” a disease that has run rampant in religious and non religious circles. Which is the act of using spiritual beliefs to AVOID your unmet needs, deep pain, and unresolved wounds. Which is a form of avoidance, which is a form of RESISTANCE. IN fact the SHADOW SIDE of spirituality….In my opinion; ANNOYING and LETHAL ways of being…

Universal religionEach religion, whether it be Christianity, Buddhism, Hindu, New Age, Islamic, and even self-help can provide ample justification for living in total inauthenticity. They can all provide ample justification for one to avoid their feelings, and state of being, in what one considers to be a MORE ENLIGHTENED STATE. Even the famous “Keep calm and carry on” is truly a glorified term of spiritual bypassing.

Some examples of Spiritual Bypassing Include…

#1. Anger Phobia 

#2. Exaggerated Detachement 

#3. Emotional Numbing and Repression

#4. Blind or overly tolerant compassion. “Forgive and Forget”

#5. Weak or “Too Porous” Boundaries. Almost quite like huggin’ a cactus, yea?

#6. Using Cognitive Reasoning to Escape Emotional Feeings.

#7. Debilitating Judgements about One’s Negativity or “Shadow Side”. 

#8. Devaluation of the Personal relative to the Spiritual.

#9. Avoidance of physical Day-to-Day life. I’d rather be meditating than doing laundry!…Really?

#10. Delusions of Having Arrived at a Higher Level of Being. 

#11. Over emphasis and attachment to THE POSITIVE. To the level that there is a great deal of resistance to anything negative, “just stay positive”.

Every religious practice and spiritual tradition propagates it’s fair share of spiritual bypassing.

-Catholic confession; which is supposed to effortlessly “wash” away ones sins and alter someones negative behaviour.

-Buddhist pre-mature transcendance; Which is to act above and beyond the messiness of life’s drama. When the truth is one is NOT.

-Meditation is also frequently used to escape life’s unresolved situations. For those IN DENIAL of their personal feelings and wounds, meditation reinforces the tendency towards detachment, disengagement, and personal distance.

The use of spiritual drugs. Can be used to avoid getting one’s hands dirty in the work when looking at ones personal issues. It is easier to spend time in an altered state of consciousness than to spend time facing one’s pain.

There is a HUGE difference between being authentically positive than forcing positivity to AVOID what is actually being experienced on a soul level.

Earlier I mentioned that I believe spiritual bypassing to be LETHAL, now let me explain….

Spirituality is a concept that is meant to bring wholeness in and of yourself. When walking the path of spirituality (which is intended to be a path of integration) one could walk on a “split” idea of what this path is meant to be…a division between where you are, and where you think you should be. Lying to ourself and deluding ourselves, living through the eyes of a projected false self. We cannot heal unless we can admit to where we truly are. Almost like breaking your arm and being unwilling to admit that, that just indeed happened. Placing a band-aid over a compound fracture, and then trying to continue functioning the same. Could you imagine the level of danger that would come to someone who did that? 

Spiritual bypassing does the SAME THING yet on an emotional level, that a compound fracture does on a physical level. 

We need to take time to move through, to heal, to transcend our emotional pain and unresolved wounds in order to move forward emotionally. In the same way that we need to face that our arm is broken, reset the bone, and allow our arm to heal, in order to move forward physically.

Often our Spiritual Identity will cover up that deep down we have IMMENSE insecurities. Because we have an idea about how a spiritual being “should be” we are not taking the time to heal and address. We have such a deficient sense of identity – we are not our race, nor religion, we are ourselves and we should come from our hearts instead of plastering on seperateness.

Our religious or spiritual practice can be used as a form of denial or defence. Creating split personality disorder….

Here are 5 questions to find out if you are Spiritually bypassing…

#1. Are you avoiding the fact that you feel like you are deficient and not good enough…or bad…by creating a persona of a spiritually transcendent persona? 

#2. Do you use spiritual beliefs to avoid your pain or problems?

#3. Do you (or others) notice that the “spiritual you” is different than that of the embodied you?

#4. Do you use spirituality to justify insecurity within yourself?

#5. Do you use spirituality to avoid looking at things in your reality that you would rather think did not exist?

Also, are you addicted to Food, Smoking, Drugs, Drinking, Shopping, Sex, Work, Distractions and focusing on others? These are often ways we turn to bypassing to cope with our internal pain and suffering. 

For all the texts and stories in the world will not save you from yourself if you cannot LIVE what you have learned.  HURT PEOPLE, HURT PEOPLE. Know thou self and break the cycle.

This translates deeper – beyond me. Look at what is happening in Palestine – all in the name of Religion. When on a innately human level – don’t you think if these “holy texts” were followed and lived correctly these wars could not go on. JAY Z even SAID IT in one of his songs (It’s called Beware of the Boys) – “Only love kills war when will they learn.”

We are human, yes, we make mistakes. But to some degree – how has blanketing ourselves with the false protection of a book, going to yoga classes or seminars (which are great tools by the way, but a tool is only useful if it is USED.), spewing out stories, spinning in avoidance circles and considering someone higher than us as our master really helped us towards achieving what the real reason we are here for is?

Spirituality must be lived.

We are here to sort through the contrast of your experience…coming here to truly transform your unresolved wounds.

We must be brave enough to authentically express how we feel, brave enough to admit to what we want and don’t want, what we like and don’t like, willing to admit to who we really are and how we really feel EVEN IF WE FEEL LIKE WHO WE ARE AND HOW WE FEEL IS NOT OKAY. Authenticity is more sustainable than avoidance. Think about that…

To begin resolving we need to APPLY what we have learned to our lives. Here are some tips from Teal to begin walking with more authenticity

#1. We need to allow our traumas, wounds, and pain to surface healthily with love. 

#2. Let go of the fear, judgement, and suppression of emotions. 

#3. Make peace with being uncomfortable: if you are avoiding and numbing yourself then this is a “breeding” grind for other issues to harbour and manifest.

#4. GET TO THE ROOT OF YOUR PROBLEMS. 

The truth is, we are all spiritual – simply just having a human experience. Each and everyone of us. Where Our spiritual expansion is similar to that of a butterfly;

 

“When a butterfly crawls itself into a space so that it can cocoon. What will happen is that butterfly will dissolve within that cocoon. Into a soup, which is nothing but pure genetic material. A butterfly had to breakdown COMPLETELY in order to become a Butterfly instead of a caterpillar. Not like the caterpillar simply grew wings.”

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Marina Love is a Spiritual Psychotherapist and leader in the fields of Nutrition, Herbalism, Longevity, Entrepreneurship & Personal/Spiritual Development. Marina studied extensively with The BodyMind Institute and has become an entrepreneurial power-house in Feminine Empowerment Medicine. Marina offers Goddess CirclesCacao Ceremonies and Individual therapy sessions & Programs in addition to her projects Goddesspreneur Academy, Love Movement, Guiltless Chocolates & Goddess Beauty. Her heart’s mission is to holistically empower women by all means possible in the spirit of sisterhood, non-competition, embracing the Goddess within and holding space for surrender.

Women’s Mysteries: Getting to know the Moon Cycle

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“Throughout history women were believed to be a part of Mother Earth, a giver and sustainer of life. They were perceived as a manifestation of Goddess and treated accordingly. People paid great attention to the cycles that occurred in nature and the menstruation was one of the most obvious cycles of human life.”

 

Menstruation has been seen as a curse for hundreds of years but in all actuality, it is the greatest blessing and should be treated as such! The truth is that people have been separated from everything that is basic and primal, and have been cut away from nature. In doing so as women, we have forgotten what it means to bleed each month and the importance of our cycles.  Most women perceive it as a necessary nuisance, and try to bear their suffering, isolated and alone.  Most men fear the process of menstruation, as it is so alien and unknown! In society menstruation is perceived as something shameful and disgusting. It is a taboo. People do not feel comfortable talking about it.

It was easier to separate the society from the unknown and mysterious. It was safer but as a result, women have been cut away from their sacred cycles, and from their bodies. They stopped paying attention to the messages about themselves and about the world around they were receiving monthly. The wisdom flowing with their blood was lost. For centuries they have been reassured that their period was a disgusting nuisance, and they started to believe that to be true.

Menstruation, once cherished, became a source of shame. From generation to generation the bleeding time was becoming a time of isolation and secrecy. All the knowledge about the sacredness of the fluid “from a woman’s Mysterious Gateway” has been forgotten. Women started to perceive it as a curse, a time that disables them and makes them less valuable. During those few days a month they could not do what they would normally do if they did not have “it”. The power turned into disability. The women, instead of being happy with their bodies, began to blame them, making themselves weak. The more they hated their cycles, the more pain and misery they experienced every month. Something that was such a big part of women’s lives started to be a curse.

The more time passed, the more the women separated themselves from their blood. The lack of connection with Mother Earth caused irregularity of their periods, so they began to take hormones to force the balance into their bodies. The dependence on the drugs made women even more vulnerable. They gave away the control over their bodies to the pharmaceutical companies. The businesses have been developing fast. It has become an avalanche. The more hate there was towards their monthly blood, the more pain, the more money put into the hands of those owning the drug companies.

Moon222“Truth be told women were walking further and further away from the wisdom and appreciation of being a female……”

The media contributed to the distortion of a healthy woman’s image. The products’ advertisements, which are supposed to ‘facilitate’ those hard days are numerous. The message is simple. The blood is wicked and it needs to be hidden. Women do not have to suffer the ‘horrible symptoms’ associated with the menstruation any more. Nobody has to discover their shameful secret because products, such as tampons and deodorants, can help to completely forget about menstruation. There is no need to even think about menstruation. Women can go to the swimming pool, they can wear white clothes, and they can have freedom.

Something to think about…..

Do the procedures of masking this natural process offer a real freedom, or they take it away? Do they help to regain the balance or they take woman further away form their mental and physical health?

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Here are 5 surprising facts about menstruation blood! 

#1. The word ‘blessing’ comes from an old English word ‘bleeding’.

When one looks close at menstruation its sacredness becomes pretty apparent. Women are the only females, except for a few animals that bleed a little around their ovulation to attract males.

#2. Blood is the most basic, instinctual, raw and earthy substance known to humanity.

It is life itself. It is its essence. The red color of this liquid indicates strength; it is associated with power, fire and emotions. The pictographs were usually painted in red, and most of the cave symbols are of this color. The red ochre has been used for centuries in Paleolithic burials (Walker 639).

#3. In Chinese tradition consider “red a sacred color associated with women, blood, sexual potency, and creative power”.

 

#4. In times when people believed that a woman was able to create life without the man’s semen, her “bleeding wound”, and a life giving blood, was treated as something mysterious and even godlike.

People could not comprehend how a woman could survive losing so much blood in such a short period of time. A woman’s bleeding played a significant part of people’ life. It was a source of life. It was respected.

#5. The bleeding time” had been a significant part of life in the times of the Goddess worship until the arrival of the new, male gods.

Around five thousands years ago the men, who prayed to the fierce gods of war, dominated the earth. They believed that the power belonged to men because they were stronger and wiser than women. The old chapels had been destroyed and the female figures replaced by the new, representing the male gods. The female was pushed aside. Her body, a sacred vessel that held a great power was diminished to the role of a procreating machine. The women were pronounced devil’s creatures and the menstruation, because of its incomprehensible complexity, was feared. “The Talmud said if a menstruating woman walked between two men, one of them would surely die” (Walker 641).

With all this lovely information into account – As women, lets begin honouring this time accordingly – and men, begin to learn the sacredness of a woman’s blood and her precious “moon time”.

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It is important to prepare your body for your “monthly gift.” I recommend drinking this incredible Al Iksr 1 week prior to menstruation and during.Try it out! You will be thrilled at how delicious and magical this medicine tastes.

The combination of all these substances, compliment another, by working on different aspects of a woman’s body, from the hormones, the ovaries the uterus, the kidney’s, endrocrine system etc. These herbs warm the uterus, builds blood, boosts fertility & vitality, improve endocrine function, and reproductive power.

Your moon time should forever be at ease if you try this decadent Al Iksr by Marina Love!

Vanilla Al Iksr

Vanilla Moon Cycle Al Iksr

3 Dropper Fulls of Eucommia Bark Tincture
2 Capsules of Dragon Herbs 4 Things Combination
2 Capsules of He Shou Wu
2 Capsules Rehmannia Six Combination
2 Capsules Cordyceps
14-16oz of freshly brewed Springs Dragon Longevity Tea
2 tbs Pumpkin Seed Oil
2 tbs Chia Seeds
1tbs Maca
1/8tsp Wild Vanilla
dropper full of Hazelnut Stevia
Pinch of seasalt

For a limited time we are selling these incredible herbs in a “Moon Time” package at a special price so you too, can enjoy this deliciously magical beverage to delight your life!

This package includes (all from Dragon Herbs)

Cordyceps 2CORDYCEPS

This is an incredible life-enhancing substance which is used to strengthen the body and mind at a fundamental level. It is said to increase the “primary motive force for life activities”. It also builds fertility, increases recovery, modulates immunity, nourishes blood, and improves digestion.

 

Eucomia Bark 2EUCOMMIA BARK

Want flexibility? This tincture works on skeletal structure toning the limbs, tendons, ligaments and can be used to mend the damage of these tissues whether it is related to stress, age, or trauma. It is the primary herb for lower back and knee problems, including pain, stiffness, dislocation, swelling, and weakness. Promotes endocrine system and sexual functions, and overall healing. Completely strengthening resistance and potentiates the immunologic functions of the body.

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He Shou Wu is a good source of iron and contains potent antioxidants and in antioxidant-potentiating molecules. This herb will fix endocrine system disfunction, and Its strength partially comes from its remarkable ability to support and maintain the healthful cleaning functions of the kidney and liver, which in turn clean the blood. He Shou Wu contains zinc which is an essential trace mineral required by all forms of life. Numerous aspects of cellular metabolism are zinc-dependent. Zinc plays important roles in growth and development, the immune response, neurological function and reproduction. Zinc is important to our sexual and reproductive functions. It is widely used in Asia to maintain the youthful condition and colour of the hair.

Six Combination 2REHMANNIA 6 COMBINATION

We all tend to be a bit irrational during our moon time. Rehmannia is a famous herb for grounding and restoration. As it works on the “willpower and drive” organs of the body. Keeping us aligned as it promotes regular menstruation, while also boosting the beauty of our hair!

 

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As women we are ruled by blood! This supplement is blood building, and therefore eases cramps during menstruation because it improves blood circulation in congested areas.  Another bonus of this product is that it promotes beauty by slowing down aging and wrinkling and drying of the skin.

 

Longevvity Tea 3SPRING DRAGON LONGEVITY TEA

In Asia, Gynostemma is known as a “magical grass.” Japanese studies have indicated that Gynostemma has a double-direction, regulating, adaptogenic influence on the central nervous system. It is calming when one is overexcited and invigorating when one is fatigued. Gynostemma has developed an enormous reputation in Asia as a major aid in weight management programs, and has been shown to have a double-direction activity with regard to weight. Since it accelerates the body’s metabolism and helps maintain healthy blood sugar and blood fat levels already within a normal range. Maintaining healthy blood sugar and blood fat already within a normal range are critical steps in attaining healthy metabolic function. Gynostemma may also help athletes, body builders or excessively slim people to gain weight. It has been reported to have a wide range of health-promoting benefits; -Invigorating -Calming -Anti-aging -Immune Support -Respiratory Tonic -Digestive Aid.

The combination of these substances restores deep primordial female power, in which you can go out and create the life you want! Overtime, accumulating this deep primordial life-force, giving you, women, the courage, the confidence to push further, to preform better, to restore quicker, to feel invincible on your missions in life! 

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The privilege of a lifetime is being that of what you are! – Joseph Campbell

 

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Cheers to that!!!

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Marina Love is a leader in the fields of Nutrition, Herbalism, Longevity, Entrepreneurship & Personal/Spiritual Development. Marina studied extensively with The BodyMind Institute and has become an entrepreneurial power-house in Feminine Empowerment Medicine. Marina offers Goddess Circles, Cacao Ceremonies and Individual therapy sessions & Programs in addition to her projects Goddesspreneur Academy, Love Movement, Guiltless Chocolates & Goddess Beauty. Her heart’s mission is to holistically empower women by all means possible in the spirit of sisterhood, non-competition, embracing the Goddess within and holding space for surrender.

Grow-the-Garden Various health authorities I have studied with believe that “Health and happiness begin in the gut.” After reading the facts, it’s hard to disagree with this statement! How many of you have heard the statement “I have a gut feeling,”?   When suffering from emotional stress we often have stomach pains, right? Did you know that 90% of valuable serotonin (or 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HTP) is located in the enterochromaffin cells in the gut? Serotonin is a critical neurotransmitter that is responsible for the success of many functions within the body including regulation of mood, appetite, and sleep. Serotonin also has cognitive functions, including memory and learning, and is most associated with helping to combat depression. In order for your digestive system to produce a healthy amount of serotonin to make these functions optimal, it is crucial in my opinion, to be taking a good probiotic. This ensures that the digestive system is effectively doing its job of breaking down your food and eliminating harmful toxins and wastes out of your body, so the production of serotonin can successfully take place. What is it that causes an imbalanced digestive system? The answer is bad bacteria. Bad bacteria imbalances your microflora, leading to diseased states within the body. Here are factors that can lead to an overgrowth of bad bacteria;

  • Stress
  • Aging
  • Bacterial infections
  • ‘Travelers bugs’
  • Antibiotics in food production or prescription meds
  • Acidic Foods/Beverages – Chlorinated water, pop, coffee, low fiber foods, and undercooked foods (applies to foods with high meat and/or sugar content only).
  • If you have bad breath it is a profound indication that bacteria levels in the intestine are impaired. (It’s not bacteria in your mouth causing this, regardless of what your dentist may have told you)Probiotics are the friendly bacteria that live in your stomach and intestines. They are necessary for creating  health, immunity, and pleasant emotional states. As explained above, they are responsible for creating the optimal intestinal environment for serotonin production, where they are also responsible for 50% of your immune system health. Probiotics produce anti-oxidants and combat yeast and fungal infections. Healthy happy gut = Happy mind.

     

Marina is a leader in the fields of Nutrition, Herbalism, Longevity, Entrepreneurship & Personal Development. Marina studied extensively with The BodyMind Institute and has become an entrepreneurial power-house in Feminine Empowerment Medicine. Marina offers Goddess Circles, Cacao Ceremonies and Individual Coaching Opportunities & Programs in addition to her projects Goddesspreneur Academy, Love Movement, Guiltless Chocolates & Goddess Beauty. Her heart’s mission is to holistically empower women by all means possible in the spirit of sisterhood, non-competition, embracing the Goddess within and holding space for surrender.

Hidden Hazards: EMF’s

 

thermalimageHow Does that picture above make you feel? Have you ever considered your cell-phone as a cancer causing device? 

A recent interview I watched with Dr. Mercola and EMF expert Vicki Waren described EMFs as more harmful than cigarette smoke! After doing a bit of research myself, I would have to agree with them. THINK ABOUT THIS – if it requires a certain amount of energy to power a device – imagine what that energy is doing to your body!

The health industry has known about the harsh side effects of EMF’s for over 40 years now and have failed to address their severity on our biological health. It’s time we all receive a bit of enlightenment on this issue and start taking the necessary measures to protect ourselves and our families in order to upgrade your current lifestyle.

So here are the facts; There are 4 kinds of EMF’s effecting us on a daily basis;

  • Electric fields – Comes from anything that has voltage or electricity – lamps, extension cords, outlet plugs, wiring in the walls. Can affect the body especially when you are sleeping – brain waves, inter-cell communication, ability of the neurons to fire and to communicate. Problems that can manifest are neurological and behavioral health mostly, but can impact conditions such as cell growth, fibromialga, chronic fatigue, and cancer.
  • Magnetic fields – Occurs as a result of an unbalance in the electrical wiring, point source motors, and electrical meters. ex – refrigerator, Meters on the wall, television on the other side of the wall.
  • If you live near a power line
  • If plumbing was done with metal – as the current carries EMF’s

The worst culprits of EMF’s inside your home are wireless routers and cordless phone base stations. Your cellular phone is a major major culprit as well! How you can protect yourself is very simple;

  • Never talk on your iPhone 5 or cellular device by holding it to your head. Use speaker phone for short calls, and a EMF protecting wire headset for major calls.
  • Unplug all electronic devices in your room prior to sleep
  • Place iPhone or cellular device on “airplane” prior to sleep ( I started doing this and have been sleeping 100X more better than ever before!)
  • Sleep in reverse in your bed so that your head is away from the outlets on the wall.
  • Turn your circuit breakers off at night (everything around your bed should be battery-powered)
  • Stay away from hair dyers! They shouldn’t be used – they are only safe if used within 5 feet of the body – you can’t even reach that long, forget about it! Your hair will thank you for doing so!
  • Use laptop computer on a surface – never on your lap!

These are just a few protection strategies I have tried and have noticed a substantial difference with. If you would like to know more about protecting yourself and learning more about EMF’s my teacher David Wolfe has a lot of protection devices that he sells, and Daniel Vitalis has a lot of great advice when it comes to protection. Check out http://www.DanielVitalis.com and http://www.DavidWolfe.com for more info!

I say beware of the iPhone 5 because its loaded with radiation! Protect yourself and your health!

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ABOUT MARINA LOVE:

Marina is a leader in the fields of Nutrition, Herbalism, Longevity, Entrepreneurship & Personal Development. Marina studied extensively with The BodyMind Institute and has become an entrepreneurial power-house in Feminine Empowerment Medicine. Marina offers Goddess Circles, Cacao Ceremonies and Individual Coaching Opportunities & Programs in addition to her projects Goddesspreneur Academy, Love Movement, Guiltless Chocolates & Goddess Beauty. Her heart’s mission is to holistically empower women by all means possible in the spirit of sisterhood, non-competition, embracing the Goddess within and holding space for surrender.

Monday Picks: Inner Beauty Protocol

Be a force of BeautyMeet one of the most potent and magical protocols for building inner beauty that radiates outwardly! Call in the herbal healing “big guns” and return the sparkle to your Spirit. My signature Dragon Herbs Inner Beauty protocol promises to offer you a daily dose of glow, showering you with beauty that make-up can’t create. Authentic beauty is about FEELING GOOD and looking good because you feel good. Tap into a wellspring of endurance to help you to envelop your lifestyle with vitality.

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♥♥♥ If your inner beauty became your outer beauty – How would you look? ♥♥♥
There is an inherent beauty about a people who believe in themselves. They know if they fall, they can pick themselves up, and move on.

Through this formulation, I’m offering you some of my personal secrets to cultivate and radiate ALL that is necessary to build a beaming, radiant and calm spirit; shining eyes, lustrous hair, and all the energy and will-power you need to shine as your best self. When you have enough energy to meet the demands of your ideal lifestyle, it has the room to show up! You can begin to manifest your best life through heightened vibration and can move through the ebb and flow of life with grace. Riding the storm with the most optimistic outlook, because YOU FEEL GOOD.

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How to Use This Protocol:

In the morning (or anytime of day) brew your beauty tea by;

Adding 1 bag of “Spring Dragon Longevity Tea” into a tea pot (3-4 cups)

Breaking open 3-6 capsules “Pearl Powder” and mixing directly into tea

Adding 1 squirt of Goji & Schizandra Drops


With this protocol you will receive your supply of:

1. SPRING DRAGON LONGEVITY TEA

601In Asia, Gynostemma is known as a “magical grass.” Japanese studies have indicated that Gynostemma has a double-direction, regulating, adaptogenic influence on the central nervous system. It is calming when one is overexcited and invigorating when one is fatigued. Gynostemma has developed an enormous reputation in Asia as a major aid in weight management programs, and has been shown to have a double-direction activity with regard to weight. Since it accelerates the body’s metabolism and helps maintain healthy blood sugar and blood fat levels already within a normal range. Maintaining healthy blood sugar and blood fat already within a normal range are critical steps in attaining healthy metabolic function. Gynostemma may also help athletes, body builders or excessively slim people to gain weight.

It has been reported to have a wide range of health-promoting benefits;

-Invigorating -Calming -Anti-aging -Immune Support -Respiratory Tonic
-Digestive Aid-Stomach Protectant -Adaptagenic -Mood Elevator -Cardiac Health


2. PEARL POWDER

 539Pearl is one of the great secrets of the most beautiful women in Asia. Finely ground pearl powder has been used as a dietary supplement for thousands of years because it is rich in minerals, amino acids and co-factors that make it a premier anti-aging tonic. Pearl Powder can

help prevent the development of melanin, which causes freckles and dark spots, it can also help prevent the skin from developing wrinkles and sagging. Consistent use of pearl powder can not only delay the aging process but can also eliminate blemishes such as colored spots and even occasional pimples (not cystic acne).
Pearl Powder is also a powerful Shen stabilizer, relieving uneasiness, nervousness, anxiety and tension. It also supports the nervous system. Consistent use helps a person maintain their energy and vitality. It may be used for occasional sleeplessness.

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Various components in Pearl participate in DNA and RNA
metabolic activities, and thus can support cell renewal. Pearl has been shown to increase libido and sexual potency. Pearl powder supports skeletal tissue and function, especially bone, and it is also known to supports cardiovascular functions.

 

 3. GOJI & SCHIZANDRA DROPS

Goji and Schizandra Goji berries have been considered to be a “magical” longevity herb and superfood since the dawn of Asian civilization. Goji is revered in Asia for its youth preserving, health protective, strengthening, and mood-supporting properties.

 Evidence supports the traditional notion that consuming Goji berries regularly can help support cardiovascular health, support the functions of the pancreas and liver, support immune functions, support eye health, support mood, and help increase and sustain libido.

 In China, Goji is considered to be a “beauty herb.” It is universally believed in the East that Goji berries help prevent drying and wrinkling of the skin. Goji is rich in phospholipids, the main lipid component of all cell membranes. Women are particularly fond of the influence Goji has on their skin.

 Goji is known as “Happy Fruit” in China. A research study conducted in England has demonstrated that consumption of Goji berries for several months significantly enhanced mood.
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 The Goji berry is unquestionably one of the supreme tonic herbs in the world and is widely used specifically to tonify vital essence, known to those “in the know” as Jing. It replenishes the Yin component. In traditional Chinese medicine, it has been documented extensively as a favorite ingredient in recipes for elderly people as an anti-aging herb.

Schizandra


schisandraSchizandra fruit, is “the herb that does it all.” It develops and protects the primary energies of life. Schizandra, known as the “quintessence of Chinese tonic herbs,” supports vitality and beauty when used regularly over time. Schizandra is said to help purify the blood, to support the mind, to help maintain a strong memory, to promote beautiful skin and to help maintain sexual energy and sexual function in both men and women.

 

Schizandra specifically supports the skin and its functions allowing the skin to hold its moisture becoming full and beautiful. I have personally seen the benefits of this herb with my own eyes! People who start taking Schizandra regularly, all change for the better. Their skin virtually glows and becomes clear and fine after several months.

 This herb is used to support concentration, memory and alertness. Yet, unlike caffeine or other stimulants, Schizandra does not produce nervousness. In fact, some people consider Schizandra mildly “calming” while producing wakefulness and focus. Conversely and paradoxically, Schizandra is also mildly sedative (“Shen stabilizing”) however Schizandra does not make people sleepy.

THESE SUPERB SUPER-CONCENTRATED TEA, SUPPLEMENT, AND TINCTURE WILL SURPRISE YOU WITH ITS MULTI-TEXTURED FLAVOR AND WIDE RANGE OF BENEFITS. THIS ARE PRODUCTS THAT SHOULD BE ON EVERYONE’S HOME HERB SHELF OR HOME ELIXIR BAR. THESE FORMULATION ARE SUITABLE FOR MEN AND WOMEN, YOUNG OR OLD.


Marina Love is a leader in the fields of Nutrition, Herbalism, Longevity, Entrepreneurship & Personal/Spiritual Development. Marina studied extensively with The BodyMind Institute and has become an entrepreneurial power-house in Feminine Empowerment Medicine. Marina offers Goddess CirclesCacao Ceremonies and Individual therapy sessions & Programs in addition to her projects Goddesspreneur Academy, Love Movement, Guiltless Chocolates & Goddess Beauty. Her heart’s mission is to holistically empower women by all means possible in the spirit of sisterhood, non-competition, embracing the Goddess within and holding space for surrender.

 

Does This Sound Like You?

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Do You catch yourself consistently self sabotaging?

ON THE WAY YOU LOOK, YOUR LEVEL OF SUCCESS, AND YOUR BEHAVIOR? WHERE YOU ARE SO FED UP WITH HOW YOU LOOK AND FEEL IN YOUR BODY.
YOU CATCH YOURSELF BEING JEALOUS OF OTHER WOMEN.
YOU DON’T LIKE THIS UGLY TRAIT YOU SEE IN YOURSELF BUT YOU DON’T KNOW HOW TO STOP THE VICIOUS CYCLE YOU ARE IN.

Are you longing for something?

BUT YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT IT IS?
ALMOST AS IF YOU WATCH EVERYONE AROUND YOU LIVING HAPPILY AND SUCCESSFULLY AND YOU JUST KEEP FALLING FURTHER BEHIND AS IF YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHERE ON EARTH YOU ARE GOING AND WHAT YOU ARE DOING?

Have you ever been heartbroken?

AND FELT UNWORTHY OF SOMEONE’S LOVE.
UNWANTED, SHAMED, AND BETRAYED BY LIFE, AND TODAY YOU READ THIS AS YOUR HEART CRIES OUT FOR NURTURING?

have you hit “ground zero” “rock bottom” the road to nowhere?

AND ARE LOOKING FOR A SAVIOR?

you know you are made for something more

A NEW WAY OF THINKING, BELIEVING, AND BEHAVING.
MAYBE YOU’VE STARTED TO DO A BIT OF RESEARCH ON YOUR OWN….
YOU’VE SEEN THE IMPACT THAT SUSTAINABLE, HOLISTIC, VEGETARIAN, VEGAN, PALEO AND JUST DOWNRIGHT ORGANIC LIVING HAS ON PEOPLE AND NOW YOU ARE WANTING TO CHOSE THE BEST WAY OF EATING FOR YOU THAT ALLOWS YOU TO DEEPLY NOURISH YOUR BODY, MIND, SOUL, AND SPIRIT.
MAYBE YOU’VE TRIED TO MAKE YOUR OWN GREEN SMOOTHIES, AND NOTICED A DRAMATIC IMPACT ON HOW YOU FELT BY CONSUMING THEM FOR BREAKFAST INSTEAD OF SUGARY CEREAL AND TOAST.
PERHAPS YOU EVEN SWITCHED TO USING ORGANIC SHAMPOO AND BEAUTY PRODUCTS OPPOSED TO THE SKETCHY CHEMICAL STUFF AT THE SUPERMARKET.
EVERYTHING INSIDE YOU IN READY FOR CHANGE! IF SO…. YOU’RE THE PERFECT CANDIDATE FOR THE GODDESSPRENEUR 6 week TRANSFORMATIONAL COACHING EXPERIENCE. we know that change can be scary and we are offering special pricing on this radical self-love journey to help get you started! Coaching is available worldwide via Skype. Regularly priced at $597 is NOW available exclusively for purchasers who take advantage of this special offer before April 30th at the early bird price of $447! Price will return to its regular price value on May 1st.
WHY GODDESSPRENEUR ACADEMY, WHY NOW?
*It’s time to stop playing small. You have dreams that you want to realize, you have sacred work to do in the world that is aligned with your highest purpose. The world needs you to get on it!
*If you are struggling with feelings of unworthiness, tapping into supportive sisterhood is one of the best ways to confront that fear! LIFTING SISTERS UP, is what Goddesspreneur is ALL about.
*If you have health challenges that are holding you back, Marina’s background as a Goddess Nourishment professional and training in healing nutrition from The BodyMind Institute are available to you as well as her extensive knowledge in herbal medicine, natural healing techniques and gentle detoxification strategies to promote healing.
*If you are feeling “blah” about you life, your relationship, you goals, finding an inspiration partner through this coaching opportunity can breath new life into your day to day or give you the courage to make a life change.
*If your energy levels are low and you’re feeling depressed, anxious, hopeless or helpless, Marina can help you devise radical strategies to boost not only your energy but your vibes through nutrition, spiritual healing practices and creative outlets.
You’re not alone. It’s often important to have a partner in healing or in personal growth. Goddesspreneur Academy’s 6 Week Transformational Coaching Program is designed with exactly this type of therapeutic connection in mind.
If you’re ready to take the next step towards creating a Goddess-connected lifestyle, Marina is ready to guide you down the priestess path…

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Invest in yourself

Hidden Hazards

templeDo you ever wonder why those same chemicals contained in everyday products we use on ourselves and in our homes are those same products that in the lab they would treat very cautiously?

The thought frightens me a lot, and if you really think about this it should frighten you too!  Companies that sell products containing dangerous ingredients will defend themselves by saying that the amount of chemicals in their products is not significant enough to do damage. How could his be true if we are using many chemical containing products regularly?

My advice is to avoid anything toxic and dangerous at all costs. Save your brain from neurotoxins and your well-being people!!  I have composed this article as the topic of truly detoxifyng has been something I have wanted to tackle for a long time now. You have to understand that to truly detox it really goes beyond food and into things you use everyday. Here are a couple of suggestions and improvements you can make your life clean and green.

#1.EAT ORGANIC (Of course I am going to tell you this) The use of insecticides, fungicides, and herbicides on fruits and vegetables can leave a toxic residue that’s probably not so welcome in your garden salad. Choose food products that are certified as organic (READ THE LABELS!) That means that at least 95% of the products content has been grown without pesticides. If you don’t have the option to buy organic, you can significantly reduce the residue on your fruits and veggies by washing them for at least 30 seconds. You can also purchase a vegetable wash that’s been specifically designed to remove unwanted residue. Also eating organic saves you from ingesting harmful GMOs, Genetically modified organisms. Why would you eat something injected with chemicals and created in a lab.

#2.REMOVE HARMFUL CLEANERS, SOAPS, AND DETERGENTS Many detergents and disinfection used in the home contain ingredients known to be harmful such as formaldehyde, ammonia, and chlorine. Not only can these be inhaled while your cleaning, but they can linger in your home after you’ve used them, and are eventually released into the environment. I encourage you to make your own products. If you are interested in learning how to do this please contact me – it is unbelievably simple and you can make them using products you already have in your home. It saves you money and your health!

#3.MAKE AIRING OUT YOUR HOME/WORKSPACE HABITUAL Since we spend about 90% of our time indoors, we are inhaling household toxins and dead air almost all day long. Think about it….I recommend buying an Ionizer, Himalayan salt lamp, and opening the windows any chance you can.

#4. RETHINK YOUR CLOTHING FIBRES Clothing may contain chemicals and compounds known to be health hazards. These come from sources including pesticides, dyes, plasticisers, and flame retardants. consider that your skin is the single largest organ of your body. Why not be more conscious about the fibres that hug your skin all day. My advice is to choose clothing made from organic, untreated natural fibres including cotton, hemp, and bamboo. Take steps to reduce the chemical residue left on your clothing by laundry detergents. Buy biodegradable, nontoxic laundry detergent, or make your own by mixing a cup of pure soap flakes with a quarter-cup of washing soda (sodium carbonate.)

#5. JUST SAY NO..TO MERCURY! Many of us try to include fish in our diet for their omega-3 fatty acids. But far from giving your health a boost some fish dishes, can burden your body with mercury, a known poison. Even low amounts can cause health problems. You are fooling yourself if you are buying your fish from the supermarket. You need to reasearch healthy low mercury options. There are many distributors online you can order your fish from. To protect yourself from these heavy metals also consuming Shilajit powder in your foods (I put it into my smoothies and superfood pies) as it helps to remove heavy metals out of your body. #6. TRAFFIC CONTROL! Traffic fumes contain a mix of carbon monoxide and harmful chemicals such as benzene. To reduce your exposure don’t sit in an idling car (With rising gas prices this is a smart idea!). Car pools and walking are better options, although not as convenient. The key is to do what you can when you can, every little actions helps. If you have an attached garage or room over your garage, never leave your car running while the garage door is closed. Many studies have shown that the indoor air of houses with attached garages tested positive tested positive for car emissions, while houses with no attached garages had almost no detectable levels.

#7. STOP CONSUMING PROCESSED FOODS!!! Evidence suggests that many food additives, such as sodium nitrate, artificial colours, and the preservatives BHA/BHT, are associated with cancer when eaten in large amounts. Although processed foods contain only small quantities of these suspect compounds, why not cut your risk completely by cleaning your pantry? Go back to the basics by making dishes from scratch and seasoning your own meals. Your grocery costs will go down as well. So take out the trash to the recycling – canned and boxed foods need to go!

#8. THINK ABOUT RENOVATING TO ECO-FRIENDLY The wall-to-wall carpeting in your home – and the glue used to install it, may be stealthily releasing chemicals including formaldehyde and fungicides. Carpets also collect and trap bacteria, allergens, and chemical pollutants. Do you really want your baby learning to crawl on a carpet that’s crawling with contaminants. Re-think carpets all together! Use a washable area rug made of natural fibres.

#9. AVOID PLASTIC FOOD CONTAINERS Bisphenol A (BPA) is guilty! This popular plastic compound is guilty of its adverse health effects! They should not be used as they leach chemicals into your food. NEVER heat your food in these guilty criminals! Send them to jail (the recyclers if applicable) and avoid them all together!  Great videos references are on my youtube channel.

 


WATCH HERE For Information About Cleaning Products & A DIY Tutorial!


Marina Love is a leader in the fields of Nutrition, Herbalism, Longevity, Entrepreneurship & Personal/Spiritual Development. Marina studied extensively with The BodyMind Institute and has become an entrepreneurial power-house in Feminine Empowerment Medicine. Marina offers Goddess CirclesCacao Ceremonies and Individual therapy sessions & Programs in addition to her projects Goddesspreneur Academy, Love Movement, Guiltless Chocolates & Goddess Beauty. Her heart’s mission is to holistically empower women by all means possible in the spirit of sisterhood, non-competition, embracing the Goddess within and holding space for surrender.

 

Beauty Magic: Unleash Your Inner Goddess


bmagicAuthentic beauty is about radiating an inner glow that comes from a place of balance, healing & confidence.

Find your inner sanctuary of radiance through this journey to connect with your Goddess-self through: sacred kitchen rituals for nutrition, natural beauty practices to summon your glow, sacred connection to the inner feminine through radical self-love and moontime ceremony, healing your body-temple through movement & elixir-craft for healing beauty from the inside out.

This 5 week journey will connect you with the tools to regenerate health, develop confidence, connect with your sacred feminine nature and create a healed living environment that supports a Goddess lifestyle.

Why Beauty Magic?

*You want to live with greater balance and openness

*You want to feel more connected & in sync with nature

*You are seeking greater experiences of sacred pleasure in your life

*You’re seeking greater feelings of alive-ness, confidence, intuition & spiritual satiation.

*You want to reconnect with yourself, nurture your body with beautiful foods, embrace the rituals & rhythms of life and honour your sacred feminine.

If you’re ready to make a pilgrimage to your inner temple, the journey is about to begin…

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your 5 week Beauty Magic Journey to Unleash Your Inner Goddess is now just $99

A Message from Marina Love, Visionary Leader Behind Beauty Magic & Goddesspreneur Academy:

“It is my mission to pick up and nurture women with broken hearts, to awaken their inner Goddess , to teach them how to stand in their power, love their lives and themselves, to discover their authentic purpose, and to never feel fat, frumpy, unwanted, or discouraged again. 

Through unleashing the Goddess within, we can stand in our full power, claim our dreams as reality, and change the world through compassion. A Goddess is a woman who knows of the magic and mysterious places inside her, the sacred places that can nurture her soul and make her whole. She is a woman who radiates light. She is magnetic. She has power and softness at the same time. She has a body that she adores and it shows by the way she comfortably lives and moves in it. SHE IS WOMAN WHO TAKES RESPONSIBILITY FOR EVERYTHING SHE CREATES IN HER LIFE. This is the intention behind Beauty Magic: Unleashing Your Inner Goddess.”

About Marina Love:

headshot smallMarina is a leader in the fields of Nutrition, Herbalism, Longevity, Entrepreneurship & Personal Development. Marina studied extensively with The BodyMind Institute and has become an entrepreneurial power-house in Feminine Empowerment Medicine. Marina offers Goddess Circles, Cacao Ceremonies and Individual Coaching Opportunities & Programs in addition to her projects Goddesspreneur Academy, Love Movement, Guiltless Chocolates & Goddess Beauty. Her heart’s mission is to holistically empower women by all means possible in the spirit of sisterhood, non-competition, embracing the Goddess within and holding space for surrender.

 

INTRODUCING: Goddess Body and Weight Loss System

 

 Are you ready to no longer STRUGGLE with the way you look and feel about your body?

Are you ready to shed the excess weight and emotions that keep you heavy and frustrated?

Are you ready to reveal to yourself just how beautiful and at peace you can be with your body, soul and spirit?

 

For nearly 2 decades I struggled with my weight….

Being in the modeling/entertainment industry I was being brainwashed by what bodies should look like.
I was in a trance.
I used to binge eat, and was literally AT WAR within myself.
Food was constantly on my mind as if I lived in a third world country and food was no where to be acquired.
I felt horrible and my emotions were completely unbalanced
as a result I know what we as women go through….
TRULY.

Counting calories, measuring everything, the binges, the crash dieting, the deprivation, the sacrifice…

The feeling like S*it and never feeling nourished or satisfied.
This is NOT how we should be living.
AND our ideals about how attain our ideal healthy (GODDESS) Body MUST CHANGE.
Having your dream healthy body is created by building on your strengths.
Simply and sustainably
(so you can maintain your body through all the dinner parties, family gatherings, and vacations)
and most importantly through pleasure!

Goddess beauty is all about authenticity and comfort.
There is no greater comfort than feeling at ease.
Relax and nourish the beauty that’s already within you!

What could having a new body feel like?

Freedom from worrying about what to eat next
Freedom from feeling horrible about yourself
Freedom from hating the way you look in your clothing
Freedom from trying to figure it all out by yourself

I really want to reveal to you how we do it in my new program Goddess Body

I want to give you a taste of what having your Goddess Body
LOOKS AND FEELS like.

Click HERE to schedule your free 30 minute Goddess Body  Consultation with me!

To your Goddess Body success!

 

REBECCAAMBERPHOTOGRAPHY-2577Marina Love is a nutritionist, herbalist, cacao shamanista, women’s mentor, writer, speaker, who also makes handcrafted skin care and raw chocolates.

10 Healing Benefits of Ginger

from foodmatters.tv…..

Ginger

Ayurveda gives ginger the status of a virtual medicine chest. That’s because this wonder spice has time-tested, digestion-friendly properties, in addition to its numerous other health benefits. In India, ginger is liberally used in daily life. Ginger-infused chai is a household favorite, and it’s grandma’s antidote of choice for battling cold and flu.

On millions of dining tables in India, you’ll see matchsticks of fresh ginger that have turned a soft pink from being soaked in lemon juice and salt: a zingy accompaniment to any cooked meal.

Let’s give this knobbly root a closer look.

10 Terrific Benefits of Ginger

1. Haven’t been feeling hungry? Eat fresh ginger just before lunch to stoke a dull appetite and fire up the digestive juices.

2. Ginger improves the absorption and assimilation of essential nutrients in the body.

3. Ginger clears the ‘microcirculatory channels’ of the body, including the pesky sinuses that tend to flare up from time to time.

4. Feeling airsick or nauseous? Chew on ginger, preferably tossed in a little honey.

5. Can’t stop the toot-a-thon? Gas—oops—guess what?! Ginger helps reduce flatulence!

6. Tummy moaning and groaning under cramps? Munch on ginger.

7. Reeling under joint pain? Ginger, with its anti-inflammatory properties—can bring relief. Float some ginger essential oil in your bath to help aching muscles and joints.

8. Just had surgery? Chewing ginger post-operation can help overcome nausea.

9. Stir up some ginger tea to get rid of throat and nose congestion. And when there’s a nip in the air, the warming benefits of this tasty tea are even greater!

10. Bedroom blues? Try adding a gingery punch to a bowl of soup. (Psst…the Ayurvedic texts credit ginger with aphrodisiac properties)

3 Ways to Use Ginger Essential Oil

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1. Ginger & Herb Rice

Cook basmati rice. When you take the lid off the pan, quickly stir in finely chopped garlic, green chilies, fresh cilantro leaves, and a few drops of Ginger essential oil—the burst of flavor and fragrance will drive your senses crazy with desire!

2. Ginger In Your Juice

Combine carrot, apple, and a little lemon into your juicer. Add a drop or two of essential oil into the fresh pressed juice – Totally yummy and, of course, so good for you!

3. Gingery Dessert

Add a drop of ginger on your vanilla panna cotta or strawberry sorbet can wake up the flavor!

Source: http://www.care2.com/greenliving…

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