Revamp on Defining Genius

“It is a phenomenon that bypasses the individual self, or ego. The capacity to finesse genius can be learned, though often only through painful surrender. When the phoenix of genius arises out of the ashes of despair after a fruitless struggle with the unsolvable. Out of defeat comes victory; out of failure, success; and out of humbling, true self

– David R. Hawkins from the book Power vs Force

Revealing Life’s Greater truths: As we evolve along the path called life I feel we must bring into our awareness my perceived truth (presenting the opportunity that may it serve as that for you perhaps as well) surrounding what it means to be considered a “Genius”. May it be more helpful to see genius as simply an extraordinary high degree of savvy in a given area of human activity.

GeniusLet us remember that IQ is merely a measure of academic capacity for logically comprehending symbols and words. It is within a gross understanding that the term “genius” is confused with having a high IQ. This misconception regarding IQ has arisen from the fact that many celebrated geniuses in the fields of mathematics and physics indeed did have high IQs however, in those fields IQ is necessary to comprehend the work is a prerequisite.

Genius can be more accurately identified by perseverance, courage, concentration, enormous drive, and absolute integrity. The following are also random genius traits as well;

  • The genius is frequently inspired to intense activity by insights beyond our understanding.
  • Values life and sees the intrinsic worth of all it’s expressions
  • Often notoriously interpreted as unconventionality or eccentricity.
  • Life has a different meaning to them; they present a different perspective on reality
  • Live quiet lives and only reluctantly come forth when there is a cause that must be supported.
  • Many have never had formal higher education

That which supports life is supported by life: survival is thus effortless, and giving and receiving are one and the same thing. Naïveté, which truly for the genius, is the basis of non-materiality is a radical understanding of the nature of the universe itself.

Until one acknowledges the genius within oneself, one will have great difficulty recognizing it in others.

Do what you like to do best, and do it to the very best of your ability. 

May you geniuses live in absolute truth and total freedom!


Marina Love is a Bio-Energetic Healer/Mystic who also serves as an Alchemical Nutritionist and Herbalist. Although Marina studied extensively with The BodyMind Institute and various other private institutions, she accredits her teachings and wisdoms to not being born out of a theory or concept but from direct experience of real living situations in the natural realm. Marina offers Goddess CirclesCacao Ceremonies and Individual Intuitive Guidance Readings and Alchemical Sessions & Programs in addition to her projects Goddesspreneur Academy, Love Movement, & Guiltless Chocolates. Her mission is to heal broken hearts, reveal life’s greater truths, and holistically empower individuals to live in natural magic.


Femme Fatale: Ladies the REAL reason you are not attracting your soul mate

Femme Fatale

An attractive and seductive woman, especially one who will ultimately bring disaster to a man who becomes involved with her.

maneater She is a vicious vampire in hiding, one who will smile to your face and speak with the most convincing care. But get her behind closed doors alone by herself and the company she keeps really doesn’t impress her. She is energetically sucking and sniffing out blood; judging and constantly tearing down others, nothing is ever good enough for this woman and her reaction to you is half hidden from you to see.

She is out there eating and feasting on her own lackful sense of self. It’s not confidence these women have it’s a dangerous insecurity covered up, where she will push her way in front of you and walk with her head a little too high. She thinks the world owes her everything. But trust me, it’s only because she is taking too much space out of the world and this is why she cannot have the right guy.

Her abundance of the hormone testosterone is pulsing through her blood, which makes her attractive to the opposite sex. So attracting partners is easy peasy for the femme fatale. But her grandiose sense of self combined with her lack of compassion for others will starve the opposite sex of an authentic nurturing essence that is required.   The Femme Fatale will fool you with her charm, but it won’t keep people engaged for long. Who she is behind closed doors intimately is who the man sees and it’s so shocking! It’s like the boogieman strutting out of the closet wearing high heels!

Deep rooted in a man’s unseen and unspoken needs is the real essence of a woman similar to what a mother provides to her child, someone who is empathic and nurturing. They don’t expect to see cold-hearted, uncaring, selfish, and callous behavior the femme fatale presents.

Many of these women are in the helping professions – as they seek the goodness in others while overlooking and minimizing their faults. Playing a false role of an empathic angel to the devil they know, but refuse to acknowledge.   Her lack of ability to acknowledge herself and feel compassion for others comes from an emotional starvation of the nurturing feminine essence; that positive nurturing from our mothers – our emotional environment which embeds a pattern of woundedness that encourages lashing out an emotional source of energy.

The femme fatale a.k.a sociopath is a product of a broken promise made to women, by women.   She is a product poised to disappear into the immense darkness from which she came unless she can realize herself and transcend her starvation and fill her heart with the sustainable abundance of true authentic love.   Is a sad place to be ladies, and I see so many of your there.

Do you know that your internal world dictates your outer world? Why? because your energy is creating space for situations to manifest. So if you are sincerely looking for a man to be with in the longterm – ladies check yourself! Rather than feeling like all the good ones are taken or don’t exist – look inside yourself to explore what has been taken and doesn’t exist anymore. Often, the femme fatale will feel that she is perfect, whole, and complete – which is a state she (and every human) alive today has the ability to be and is innately our birthright. We are all deserving and capable of giving love, it is just that our reactions to this world has faded and jaded us, and it’s time we come clean.

If you want to know what I mean – check out my program offered at Goddesspreneur called “Charm School”. If you are noticing bad relationship patterns in your life and are sincerely feeling jaded, washed out, zero energy, and lack of confidence this is the program for you! If you want to explore the way of the goddess: a woman who has it all. Where at the drop of the hat and the bat of an eyelash all is yours! Click HERE to explore and enrol today! My promise is to take you from woman to Goddess, where radiance, confidence, and magnetism is what you are – effortlessly!

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Beautibul mia minaMarina Love is a Heart Healer and Revealer of Life’s Greater Truths. Being a leader in the fields of Holistic Healing, Nutrition, Herbalism, Longevity, Beauty, Entrepreneurship & Personal/Spiritual Development. Marina studied extensively with The BodyMind Institute and various private programs to acquire authentic knowledge and wisdom. Marina offers Goddess CirclesCacao Ceremonies and Individual therapy sessions & Programs in addition to her projects Goddesspreneur Academy, Love Movement, and Guiltless Chocolates. Her heart’s mission is to return humanity from headless living into heart harmony based conscious living for the freedom, expansion, and sustainability of the greater good.


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R.I.P Doctor Emoto

Dr Masaru

When I was probably no more than 12 or 13 years old, my mom showed me a movie I will always remember today as one of the first times I questioned the world. The movie was called “What the Bleep Do We Know?” and as many of you know, it discussed the nature of consciousness from a scientific, but yet very practical and spiritual way. It was the first time I was introduced into quantum physics, and the first time I learned about Dr. Emoto.

emotopassingDr. Masaru Emoto was a world renown scientist that had been visually documenting molecular changes in water by means of his photographic techniques,  and in doing so expanded our concept of Consciousness.  His work has influenced millions, and paved the way for a massive transformation in the evolution of consciousness, quantum physics, and our understanding of reality. His work was legendary.

This morning, Masaru Emoto passed away peacefully with his beloved wife by his side.

Since he became ill in Shanghai, he has received so much love and gratitude from his dear friends of all over the world. He was very encouraged and happy to receive all of the kind messages with love.

His last word was “Arigato”. (“Thank you” in Japanese) The IMH staff said this last word was to you, everybody. He was so grateful for you and thanked you all so very much.

He used to say, “Life is LOVE which is a gift from God and parents, and DEATH is gratitude for going to a new dimension”. So now he is in another dimension and continues to look over us warmly with love and gratitude.

We are going to carry on his mission of spreading the power of “love and gratitude”.

emoto-water-crystalMasaru Emoto was born July 22, 1943 and he was a Japanese author and entrepreneur who claimed that human consciousness has an effect on the molecular structure of water. Emoto’s conjecture has evolved over the years. Initially, he believed that water could take on the “resonance” of “energy” which was directed at it and that polluted water could be restored through prayer and positive visualization.  In 1986 he established the IHM Corporation in Tokyo. In October of 1992 he received certification from the Open International University as a Doctor of Alternative Medicine. Subsequently he was introduced to the concept of micro cluster water in the US and Magnetic Resonance Analysis technology. The quest thus began to discover the mystery of water. Emoto has stated,

“Water is the mirror that has the ability to show us what we cannot see. It is a blueprint for our reality, which can change with a single, positive thought. All it takes is faith, if you’re open to it.”

Emoto’s book The Hidden Messages of Water was a New York Times best seller. Emoto’s water crystal experiments consist of exposing water in glasses to different words, pictures or music, and then freezing and examining the aesthetics of the resulting crystals with microscopic photography. Emoto makes the claim that water exposed to positive speech or thoughts (intention) will result in “beautiful” crystals being formed when that water is frozen and that negative intention will yield “ugly” frozen crystal formations.

To learn more about it, please check out this video we made about his work here. (We = Spirit Science)


Spirit Science is a discussion and exploration into the nature of the universe and our infinite connection to everything around us.

Spirit Science started as an animated video series, and today they are still creating more and more to expand the discussion about what all of this stuff really means! If you want to go straight to the video collection, click here.

Return to Love: Marina’s Moments with Marianne Williamson

A Powerful dialogue for mothers, daughters, sisters, and KINGS…….

Where have we gone to – and from where did we come? 

Marianne Williamson & Marina Love

“Tears, nightmares, Running mascara, Gasping for air……Every woman alive today KNOWS heartbreak.” 

The warriors were once women, where strength – so innately in us, it was never a question. 

So ladies, I ask – where have we gone?

It’s easy to see when you observe the harsh implants from society, scrambling our ideals of love, beauty, strength, and intelligence. 

No one to blame, yet we are all guilty; when we threw out our identity and worshipped pop culture. 

“You are too flat chested!Your butt is far too big!Your thighs are too fat! Your lips aren’t full enough….with the latest fashion craze being THIGH GAP.” 

We were too broken to teach our daughters NONE of this is correct!

So Tell me darling – who schooled you? Who told your daughter that being herself IS enough?


Who NOW is raising our daughters? Telling her that she IS enough and she is perfect just how you made her?




This is the kind of messages our so deeply beloved “Pop culture” is sending to our children.



She feels EXPOSED…..

She is UNPOPULAR if she is not wearing a Victorias Secret pushup bra at 12…

POP CULTURE  that brainwashes us into our street slang, style, and behaviour…

She is SHAMED for not carrying a designer bag or wearing the latest label….

She virtually has NO VALUE for who she is but for what she is wearing…

If she is INCAPABLE of displaying that she is not part of pop culture…

Her possessions define her…..

Not her behaviour.


So I will ask AGAIN….Where have we gone to – and from where did we come? 

And to the MEN yes you are victims too…

With PORN Teaching you how to love a women

because your fathers were too BROKEN to tell you…


Then we end up with 2 BROKEN PIECES


And as we spiral downwards and away from ourselves.





 Where have we gone to – and from where did we come? 

 Step ASIDE and take PRIDE in BEING who you ARE at your CORE

And I leave you with one last thought dear friends…

Men take your woman for the magic that she is…

“Really love her”

Take her as she comes from the beloved earth..

As one who nourishes..

And TRULY gives birth to CREATION

Women take your man for the magic that he is..

“Really Love Him”

As the sun casts it’s light away in the night

Darkness will fall after the light.

The light that nourishes you

and makes everything inside of you grow….

Give thanks to this man

For he holds space for you


Do not fear his warrior essence

The same exists within you

Know he is honest…..

Plant everlasting seeds of trust together

Even in the stormiest of weather…

Love can be perfection

Or it can be loving an imperfect person


I don’t KNOW

For I know NOTHING

It’s comes from my SOUL

That is all I KNOW

I’m just as confused

or as Brilliant

As everyone else….

With Love you came and it is to Love you shall Return.

Cherish the day.

xoxoxox Marina Love

Beautibul mia minaMarina Love is a Heart Healer and Revealer of Life’s Greater Truths. Being a leader in the fields of Holistic Healing, Nutrition, Herbalism, Longevity, Beauty, Entrepreneurship & Personal/Spiritual Development. Marina studied extensively with The BodyMind Institute and various private programs to acquire authentic knowledge and wisdom. Marina offers Goddess Circles, Cacao Ceremonies and Individual therapy sessions & Programs in addition to her projects Goddesspreneur Academy, Love Movement, and Guiltless Chocolates. Her heart’s mission is to return humanity from headless living into heart harmony based conscious living for the freedom, expansion, and sustainability of the greater good. 

10 reasons why Pocahontas is the BOSS of all Disney Princesses

  • By Meredith Blackburn


    1. Her journey is just as inward and spiritual as it is outward and physical.

    2. She is in search of the truth and listens to her heart and her dreams as her guides along the way.

    3. She chooses the unconventional and wild path over the smooth and predictable path, she is excited to see what’s ‘just around the river bend’.

    4. She has TWO close animal friends and a strong willow tree as her spiritual elder.

    5. She lives in the wild and her playground is the forest, mountains and rivers.

    6. She questions everything, and stands up for herself and her beliefs no matter the situation.

    7. She is intuitive, quick witted, funny and reflective.

    8. She has a badass tattoo, never wears shoes, and has hair for days; She is the picture of cool.

    9. Despite John Smith showing up unannounced into her life, she ends up being HIS saviour by helping him see the world through new eyes and by risking her own life to save him.

    9.25 Even though she did so much for him, she learned about herself through loving a man she wasn’t able to be with.

    9.50 She doesn’t marry John, in the end he travels back to his country as she stands solitary and strong on a big ass mountain. Like. A. Boss.

    10. She proves you don’t have to be in a relationship or to be “saved” by anyone to be happy. She finds inner strength and truth through cultivating eternal love for others and her environment.

    La MerMeredith Blackburn is a writer, photographer and explorer of all things. Her weaknesses are men with tattoos, animals, cute kids and anything with the words “Hot” or “Sauce” in it. Her writing, photography and editing are three out of four things that can keep her up all night… The fourth is coffee. What, did you think it was sex? Okay, maybe sex too. She loves to laugh and believes life is too short to take anything seriously; hence, this wonderful bio. She is a woman with the lust to wander and whole heartedly believes, all good things are wild and free. Her favourite Disney Princess is Pocahontas and she has an insatiable desire for anything ocean or surf related. Meredith writes about life, love and philosophies at length.

    You can follow her journey at or check out her collection of surf and ocean photographers on the Facebook page, Dove Ocean.

You are NOT crazy: Mercury is in Retrograde!

Article By Meredith Blackburn

“Oh, Mercury retrograde. You are here, AGAIN. You have arrived on our collective doorsteps in all your messy glory. You are our dreaded but regular house-guest. You stagger in the door, kick over our furniture, leave crumbs all over the couch and hog the bathroom. Then, as quickly as you appeared, you disappear again, leaving us slightly stunned but much better equipped to continue with our own lives!” –Gala

Mercury is in Retrograde. Scientifically this means Mercury is closest to the sun and is slowing down. From our view point on Earth, Mercury actually looks like it is travelling backwards, though it is only an optical illusion; This illusion is called a Retrograde. The planets are constantly moving around in our tight little solar system, and they all have an affect on us, though Mercury seems to have a stronger, more intense pull.

Mercury was the name given to the Greek mythological God Hermes by the Romans. He is depicted as having winged sandals and a winged hat. Hermes was the god of transitions and boundaries and was able to travel quickly through the worlds of mortal and divine. Mercury who is one of the major Roman gods was the messenger of the ancient gods and goddesses and is associated with travel, communication, clear thinking, literature, finances, merchants, thieves and trickery.

The current mercury retrograde which lasts from October 4th to the 25th will make these areas in our lives more difficult so we must take care to give ourselves more time in travel – Leaving earlier and taking time to get to our destinations safely. Plans are said to go awry in this time, so ‘going with the flow’ is beneficial in keeping our sanity. If you have difficulty communicating this is definitely not your time to shine, even if you pride yourself in your abilities you may find it a bit lackluster during the mercury retrograde. Take care to be patient with yourself and those around you. If you’ve been feeling a little hazy, you are not alone – Clear thinking is disrupted and you may not understand the most basic of thoughts or actions. Stay flexible and avoid making any big decisions like signing important contracts. Though we may not be entirely clear with our practical thoughts our intuition is strong and should not be ignored. If you don’t feel right about something or you have a gut feeling to call a relative or friend, follow your instincts; they will never lead you astray.

Revisiting our past and reflecting is natural during this time, as well as possibly rekindling old friendships and romances; This is also a great opportunity for tying up lose ends, finishing projects, sending that engagement ring back to your ex fiancé (ahem) and with that, recognizing how far you have come, along with gaining new perspective on your current situation and any new opportunities on the horizon.

We associate Mercury’s Retrograde with traveling to the underworld or the spirit world. Psychic senses are heightened as well as the feeling of living in hyper reality, where it’s hard to distinguish reality from simulation. If you have ever felt this feeling, you understand how uncomfortable this can be, but with discomfort comes the opportunity to grow and to see and feels things that we might otherwise overlook.

Final thoughts:
Take your time, reflect, get shit done, love.

La MerMeredith Blackburn is a writer, photographer and explorer of all things. Her weaknesses are men with tattoos, animals, cute kids and anything with the words “Hot” or “Sauce” in it. Her writing, photography and editing are three out of four things that can keep her up all night… The fourth is coffee. What, did you think it was sex? Okay, maybe sex too. She loves to laugh and believes life is too short to take anything seriously; hence, this wonderful bio. She is a woman with the lust to wander and whole heartedly believes, all good things are wild and free. Her favourite Disney Princess is Pocahontas and she has an insatiable desire for anything ocean or surf related. Meredith writes about life, love and philosophies at length.

You can follow her journey at or check out her collection of surf and ocean photographers on the Facebook page, Dove Ocean.

Loving More Than One

By Meredith Blackburn

“Our fight is not with each other, our fight is with an outdated, Victorian sense of human sexuality that conflates desire with property rights, generates shame and confusion in place of understanding and empathy. It’s time we move beyond Mars and Venus, because the truth is that men are from Africa and women are from Africa.”

– Christopher Ryan

The idea of more than one lover at a time can make some people feel uncomfortable. Words like promiscuous and thoughts of cheating come to many peoples mind.  But this idea is not new, and according to the Authors of ‘Sex at Dawn’ The prehistoric origins of modern sexuality’ Christopher Ryan PHD and Cacilda Jethá MD; having many sexual partners is the ‘Standard Narrative’ of our sexual evolution. If you haven’t read the book “Sex at Dawn”, you can watch Dr. Christopher Ryan’s Ted Talk called, ‘Are we designed to be Sexual Omnivores?’ He speaks about the idea of sharing lovers and open relationships and how we might actually be built to be naturally promiscuous. He touches on many points, one being that anatomically modern humans have been around for about 200 000 years and out of those years, Agriculture has only been around for 10 000 years.

What does this have to do with our sexuality? According to him, before Agriculture, we lived in groups and we shared everything, food, family and even sex. So with the coming of Agriculture, and in resemblance of it, men have leased from women, sexuality in exchange for fidelity, which has, in return, created oppositional relationships or ‘the war between sexes’. Whether you want to believe that correlation or not, It is still a compelling argument to consider the way our ancestors once lived and the way many people and groups still live. A life of Egalitarianism, to me, and to many others, is like a big, deep breath of fresh air, especially in a world of greed, war, jealousy and possessions.

To share a lover or partner is more than being promiscuous, it is courageous and loving and does not have to be classified as Taboo. The notion of shared sexual openness within modern groups and relationships is right under our noses, and many believe is crucial in expanding and evolving our complex social systems and networks, while also strengthening bonds and trust from within. Polyamorous relationships (the practice, desire, or acceptance of having more than one intimate relationship at a time with the knowledge and consent of everyone involved) may be the answer to many people’s instincts of wanting to be with more than one partner. To those who do feel uncomfortable, that is okay, and to those who are interested or inspired, that is equally okay! This is the beauty of having the choice to live your life as you please, to live authentically and to be true to yourself!

Think about it….

La MerMeredith Blackburn is a writer, photographer and explorer of all things. Her weaknesses are men with tattoos, animals, cute kids and anything with the words “Hot” or “Sauce” in it. Her writing, photography and editing are three out of four things that can keep her up all night… The fourth is coffee. What, did you think it was sex? Okay, maybe sex too. She loves to laugh and believes life is too short to take anything seriously; hence, this wonderful bio. She is a woman with the lust to wander and whole heartedly believes, all good things are wild and free. Her favourite Disney Princess is Pocahontas and she has an insatiable desire for anything ocean or surf related. Meredith writes about life, love and philosophies at length.

You can follow her journey at or check out her collection of surf and ocean photographers on the Facebook page, Dove Ocean.

Freedom Culture: Valhalla Movement to Love Movement

Article by Marina Love

Testing! Testing!  1,2,3 you are about to be blast off into a magical reality!!!

Could you imagine just for one second what life would be like if you had no bills for housing? Could you imagine what life would be like if you had more free time to actually LIVE instead of slaving away just to pay your bills. The motto should no longer be “Live to work”, and “work to live”, as no longer should we be following that reality. Here’s a new perspective, a dawning of a new age of FREEDOM CULTURE, a reality in which we have more time to spend with ourselves and our relationships rather than in a cubicle in front of a computer for 8 hours a day. 

Which leads me to ask you the question: Where would you rather be?

A few weeks ago, I was a guest on the Superhero Academy Podcast for the Valhalla Movement. Another incredible project that can change our whole reality as we know it.




You ask….

Valhalla is a growing tribe of storytellers out to proliferate freedom culture by igniting a global passion for sustainability, self-reliance, and collaborative action.

In my words, The Valhalla Movement is another way of re-creating heaven on earth by educating the public about true sustainable measures they can take and are demonstrating this actively. From their multiple education and raising awareness initiatives including the centre piece of what Valhalla’s true mission is. Which is building fully off-grid, free-energy generating sustainable housing called “Earthships” worldwide. Which supplies basic needs to everyone!


Some people have referred to Earth ships as “The Post-Apocalyptic Housing of Tomorrow, Today.” This is simply because If civilization collapsed tomorrow, the old motto of the United States, “Out of many, one,” would be replaced with the more appropriate “Every man for himself.” The cities of our country would descend into total chaos, but in the quietness of being fully self-sustaining, for anyone living in an Earthship  nothing much would change.

Earthships, are the brainchild of 68-year-old architect, Michael Reynolds. Concern over environmental devastation in the early 70’s led Reynolds to begin constructing these Earthships out of scavenged materials such as cans, bottles, and tires packed with dirt. These new building methods led the innovator to abandon the square forms of traditional architecture for the rounded forms found in nature. Utilizing rainwater collection and recycling, solar and wind power, greenhouse agriculture, and thermal mass-regulated climate control, Reynolds has inspired many to go completely off the grid, including the whole centre piece of Valhalla’s mastermind Earthship building initiative.

Here are a few photos of what these brilliantly genius Earthships look like;

Doesn’t that kind of life look appealing? Where you have more time to do what you were put here to do, which is LIVE!!!!

Think about it……


Lipstick Smackdown! The Truth About Your High End Lipstick

Try saying this about 3 times fast….


If you don’t know how to pronounce this, (and chances are you don’t even know what it is) then why oh why oh why would you put it on your lips!

Yep, this crazy chemical is in most commercial high end lip stick brands, specifically in D&G’s Monica Lipstick.

How is this even lipstick!? I think it’s LIP SICK, because whatever we put onto our skin goes directly into your blood stream.

Pretty crazy right?

We are crazy for thinking that we are making ourselves “pretty” when we are placing chemicals all over our faces that are poisoning our bodies.

One of the reasons I created “Love Movement” is because sustainability means a lot to me. Being sustainable in not only the way we engage in life, but also in what we are supporting. Through awareness on our actions we can begin to make choices that will benefit not only our bodies but also our world.

When we “vote with our dollars” the demand to produce these chemicals dissipates. Not only do we save our bodies but we truly save the environment!

I love Tera Warner and all the work she is putting out there in the world about the truth on our beauty products. Check this shocking article she has written about the truth on your high end lipstick….

DG SmackdownLipstick Smackdown: be you’s luxury lip nutrition vs. D&G’s Monica Lipstick

By Tera Warner and Chere Harbridge

Here is the second article in a series of blog posts which dare to compare our line of authentic beauty care products with some conventional high end and brand name cosmetics. Since most women are used to spending pennies on little plastic bottles of petroleum-based products to make them “pretty,” we felt it important to accompany our authentic beauty project with a re-education initiative.

While billions are spent on botox and chemical concoctions making women sick in the name of “beauty” we’re trying to lay a few bricks on the road to a sustainable, ethical, empowering and Nature-based model for women’s self-care. A model that isn’t about how you look, but how you live! A model that allows beauty to be what it should be--a true reflection of your overall well-being and an inspiring demonstration of authenticity itself! Isn’t that what “be you ty” is really about?

Dolce & Gabanna’s Lipstick

Today we are comparing Dolce & Gabbana’s high end lipstick with our luxury lip nutrition. First the price… ringing in at the till with a $42.50 US price tag (or 25.50 UK pounds) this luxury lipstick comes with a rather long and disconcerting list of “luxurious” ingredients:

Polybutene – plasticizer and viscosity agent with high risk for skin irritation, binding agent, removes hair

Diisostearyl Malate – Makes the skin “soft” and acts as a surfactant (scrubs the skin clean)

Polyethylene – Skin eye and lung irritant which may contain potentially toxic manufacturing contaminants such as 1,4-dioxane. It acts as an abrasive; adhesive; binder; bulking agent; emulsion stabilizer; film former; oral careagent; viscosity increasing agent

Hydrogenate C6-20 Polyolefin – skin and eye irritant used as an abrasive

Proplyene Carbonate – synthetic solvent which is highly irritating to lung, skin and eyes.

Dicalcium Phosphate – an abrasive salt, opacifying agent (makes the product “matte” or opaque)

Pentaerythrityl tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate – it’s used as an “antioxidant” and has a high risk of bioaccumulation (this means just like pesticides, your body will accumulate it in the tissues faster than it is able to get rid of it) and is toxic to the environment.

Phenoxyethanol – preservative that is a high risk skin and eye irritant, and somewhat toxic to the nervous system. It is considered an occupational hazard only allowed to be exposed in low quantities.

Fragrance – the word “fragrance” in a product could refer to as much as 1000 different synthetic aromatic chemicals which remain undisclosed and are not written on the label!Fragrance chemicals are known to cause allergies, dermatitis, respiratory distress and potential harmful effects on the reproductive system and irritates the skin, eye and lungs.

Propylene Carbonate – a synthetic solvent that acts as a skin, eye and lung irritant.

Titanium Dioxide – Colorant, opacifying agent; sunscreen Agent; ultraviolet light absorber that when inhaled acts as a carcinogen. It is considered an occupational hazard which can cause moderate toxicity to internal organs. It can’t penetrate intact skin, but given this ingredient is found in a lipstick it can be directly consumed into the mouth, so no skin penetration necessary!

Benzyl Benzoate – used as a solvent, preservative and fragrance ingredient. It is considered to be a high occupational hazard, disruptive to the endocrine system, causes allergies and skin inflammation.

And much, much, more…. *sigh*

be you’s Luxury Lip Nutrition

Ringing in at $20.00US, our luxury lip nutrition lasts a long time and contains the following organic and wild-crafted ingredients:

Here’s how these organic and wild-crafted ingredients measure up to scrutiny:

jojoba-oil75x57Golden jojoba oil – This golden oil naturally rich in lipids and peptides creating a soft, silky, feel that has long lasting conditioning effects on the skin. It also smooths and softens the skin, and contains Vitamin E.

Hippóphae_rhamnoídes - seabuckthorn75x57Seabuckthorn oil  Just a few of many benefits are: it is beneficial for all skin types, has anti-inflammatory properties, reduces redness and heals mucous membranes.

Beeswax75x57Happy Beeswax – Beeswax is known to protect skin from damaging environmental factors. It is a naturally nourishing moisturizer, and it’s anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties make it great for wound healing.


Stone Root – Stone Root is known as an anti-inflammatory. It also reduces pressure in the veins and eases congestion.

schisandra-chinensisy75x57Schizandra Berry – The schizandra berry is used as an anti-inflammatory. The essential oil from this berry increases resistance to stress and stabilizes cell membranes.


Immortelle – This essential oil promotes healing and cell regeneration, protects new skin cells, and reduces bruises and scars.

Carrot75x57Carrot – Essential Oil from the carrot is full of antioxidants that can help you retain your youth. These anti-oxidants can help prevent wrinkles, helps to detox the blood, and stimulates circulation.

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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.


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.