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.

neroliplant(1)75x57Neroli – This essential oil can help cure chronic depression and invoke a feeling of joyfulness. It helps in the healing of scars and marks on the skin, and promotes the regeneration of new skin cells.


Rose – Rose Essential Oil is soothing to the heart and uplifts the soul.     It is soothing and cooling on the skin and aids in elasticity.

grapefruit75x57Grapefruit – This refreshing, uplifting oil tightens and tones the skin, helps prevent blemishes and aids in the promotion of lymphatic flow.

Now, which would you rather be putting on your lips and sensitive kisser? :)

Have Your Ordered Your Kit Yet?

Meet our Luxury Lip Nutrition in two bold, beautiful shades: mocha and crimson!

be you's luxury lip nutrition--more than a stick for your lips, it's nutrition for your kisser. Whether you kiss, communicate, or contemplate the nature of the universe–while you nibble and twist your lips, only the best oils, natural waxes and potent plant extracts should be gliding across your loveable lips!

Our smooth, soothing blend of luxurious lip nutrition makes your lips so irresistibly smoochable! Wind, rain, sun, snow, heat, cold, wherever you go this lickable stick of potent plant extracts is a luxurious gift to your lips.

In crimson, mocha, or a playful combination of the twoour luxury lip nutrition is the perfect companion for your hot date or a moment of self-indulgent pampering just for you!

Here’s what you’ll LOVE about our luxury lip nutrtition:

  • bursting botanicals, and juicy roots
  • layers of crushed gemstones from mineral-rich micas
  • infused with vibrant color
  • made with pure wax from the happy honey-bee
  • a rich blend of nourishing botanicals high in natural anti-oxidants and lipids to create healthy lips

It’s more than a stick for your lips! It’s gorgeous botanical-based nutrition for your kisser!

Experience Authentic Beauty

beyou_productshot200x146To get your be you authentic beauty kit,either contact one of our Certified Coaches near you for the in-person experience, or order directly from this link. There is a way to be a radiant, positive example of beauty in the world without compromising your health, confidence or authenticity.

So how’s all that in the name of beauty?

I truly hope that you will highly consider choosing a holistic version, one that creates and promotes beauty, not taking away from it and damaging your health.

We must end the beauty war with these chemical assassins lurking in our make-up cases, purses, and cabinets!

Want to know more?

Try my Beauty Magic Program! Where I reveal more hidden beauty assassins and teach you how to build 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.

Tera Warner
Tera Warner is the eternal hostess of the world’s healthiest lifestyle design system!
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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.

Women’s Mysteries: Getting to know the Moon Cycle



“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”.


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.



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.


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.


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.



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







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.

Beauty Busted: The Truth about Sunscreens

I think it’s time you learn…..

The truth about Sunscreen and Bronzing Creams!

“ The sun has been my lover for millions of years, whenever I offer my body, brilliant light pours from his heart.” –Hafiz 

Who doesn’t love basking out in the suns love? The sun is an important element in radiant health as it delivers vitamin D3 to your body. Vitamin D3 is a crucial element in Goddess-like health as vitamin D3 activates over 2000 processes inside the body!

Did you know? That our skin literally opens up to receive the sunlight. The sun penetrates through trillions of pores on our skins surface, and that underneath in the epidermis layer it dilates to receive the sunrays? Producing melanin and vital internal secretions? Fascinating! This means our skin comes with the ability to receive sunbeams.

Sunscreens are promoted to protect of our skin and to prevent wrinkles and aging, but what they are actually doing is PREVENTING our INNATE intelligence of our cells. Encouraging carcinoma -Free radical agents that accumulate in our lipid layers. Accumulating zeno estrogens that oxidize our amino acids, causing cellulite. They also prevent melanin from working, which is our ancient photo-protective mechanism that was put in place for our interaction with the sun.  Melanin transforms the photons into harmless heat which sunscreen disables.

Research has shown that….

We do want to avoid sunburns BUT sunburns are actually easier for our DNA to process then the cell damage from being in the sun with SUNSCREENS!


  • Increase estrogenic activity
  • Generate free radicals
  • Increase cellular damage
  • Causes Indirect DNA damage
  • Absorbs UVB rays, but lets (most) UVA through
  • 2007 study at university of California (27 studies) concluded significant correlation between sunscreen use and skin cancer
  • No evidence that sunscreen prevents melanoma
  • Blocks production of vitamin D
  • Carcinogenic ingredients
  • Contains toxins that inhibit skins respiration cycle
  • Disables skins warning system.

Then there is the opposite side to having a goddess summer glow – Bronzing creams…..which are just as harmful to your health, containing a plethora of chemicals that your skin cannot process which end up creating havoc in your blood stream, and often it will end up in your cells, creating you guessed it – again CELLULITE! 

My skin-care mission is to not only offer my best research in this field but also to deliver transdermal plant medicine using only the highest quality skin healing ingredients. When it comes to healthy sun exposure I have created a new Chocolate Body butter that contains a therapeutic dose of Helichrysum to keep your skin forever ageless and protected with it’s safe natural SPF (found naturally in Helichrysum, Coconut, and Cacao oils) so you can allow your skin to get bronzed naturally without baking carcinogenic chemicals onto your skin, or applying a faux tan in a bottle. The butters and oils used in Goddess Beauty Chocolate Body Butter are the perfect combination that will leave your skin moisturized for days after applying!

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Here’s to your healthiest Goddess Bronzed Glow!

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.

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.