Looking into the future I felt fearful, looking back at my day all I could see and feel was Abundance & Gratefulness

After a challenging evening, going through my day I noticed how much abundance I’ve received today! My daughter Yin and I went to her nursery on a discovery day. It was her third visit and she was already exploring many new areas. It was so heartwarming and I was so proud seeing her explore with such confidence and curiosity.

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Each time we’ve visited there’s always been new children wanting to connect with us. Today while I was watching Yin making sand castles, a little quiet girl came and asked if I could help her putting on her socks and shoes.

While still there I told one of the teachers about my life story being adopted and how Yin, Adam & I will be travelling back to South Korea for the first time since I was 1,5. Tears came rolling from her eyes and she gave me  a big warm and supporting hug.

A precious moment exchanged by strangers.

After our nursery visit we went to do a family mystery dine with Adam. Amazing food and great to have time to re-connect as a family, although having Yin jumping and climbing around the table did take some extra energy and assertivness!

During our walk to the station we witnessed a man coming off his moped by a set of traffic lights. Suddenly he started walking a bit funny, twirled around and fell down on his back. He was laying in the middle of two busy roads in the city. It gave me so much joy and hope about the goodness in people, seeing all the people (including ourselves) rushing to help him. Luckily no cars came anywhere near him. He accepted some water and chocolate from us, apparently he said his blood sugar was low.

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Before accepting any help whatsoever he tried to convince everyone standing around him that he was ok, although he was clearly not (which he quite quickly realised). That made me think how hard it is for many people to accept or knowing how to receive help from others. Also how many of us that don’t know when to stop, before putting ourselves or others in danger. We just keep pushing ourselves until many times we reach our limits.

On our way back we bumped into dear friends for a quick chat and hug. Nice synchronicity as I had thought about them earlier in the day.

We finally got home and had a little snooze before heading off again. Adam went to see a client and Yin and I went to one of our local parks where one of her favourite playgrounds are. There we ran into more friends and spent some golden time before they had to leave.

On our way back Yin and I met up with Adam and his client. We found a lovely little children’s balance bike that someone was giving away, on the side of the road. Yin was so excited and started using it straight away saying: “I have my own bike!!!”.

So despite feeling a bit stressed about work being cancelled again, looking back at my day I have to say that all I can see and feel is this immense gratitude for having such an abundant life. Wow! Thank you, thank you, thank you and good night everyone! Or actually…good morning!!!! Bring on a new day with a new canvas!

– Maria ♡ Yoo

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Dear woman this one is for you!

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Here’s to women helping to empower others. The women building each other up. Here’s to all the women following their dreams even if it means sacrifices and having to face their fear. Here’s to the intuitive women listening to their hearts and gut feeling when everyone else including themselves questions them.

Here’s to the women doing what they believe is right for themselves  and their family, while the outside world judges them. Here’s to the awaken and conscious women that continues their path even when other people don’t believe in them, judges them or look down at them.

Here’s to the women that came in to this world to make a difference despite of the obstacles and challenges they go through.

Here’s to the women who’s religion is love, belief is freedom and that work of service to others and themselves.

Here’s to all women that don’t feel like they fit into any of the above descriptions. You’ve done the best with what you’ve got so far.

I am not here to judge you, I am here to share a little love with the hope that a seed will be sown. A seed of hope and belief. That it will grow giving you courage to see what you need to look at, strength to take action where action is needed and to rise and become who you were meant to be.

Maybe one day you’ll see, that there’s not a difference between you and me. You have a body and soul. You too have a story to tell. Be gentle with yourself. Your day will come. But not unless you start now, unless YOU make the decision. No one is here to save you but yourself. You are the one you’ve been waiting for.

Here’s to all women of all ages, religion, culture, colour and belief. Every single one of you count. YOU matter. Therefore I wish that you’ll have the courage to become the best you can be for yourself, your family and planet Earth, including everything on it.

Here’s to you. It’s time to be yourself and enjoy life’s mysteries!

 

~ Maria Love Yoo

Chaos, Order & Brexit

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I’m laying in bed next to my sleeping little toddler girl. I was going to have a little nap but felt strongly inspired to write.

When I woke up this morning the result of the EU Referendum was on my mind. I was surprised finding out that Britain had voted to leave the EU. 95 % of my Facebook feed showed friends voting to Remain. Then I saw on the news that London had 60% votes for remain and 40% leave.

Having a look on my Facebook feed today I predominantly have been seeing angry or fearful posts. Rightfully so.

Altough I feel very surrendered to the whole situation. I believe that this is potentially a big wake up call! It’s time to change our thinking, how we react, our feelings and actions. We can no longer stay in our comfort zones.

I myself was born in South Korea, adopted to Sweden and have been living in London for the past 12-13 years. For a while now I call the world my home, not seperating myself from one place or the other. My faith gave me that gift of perception, but also my journey.

This is not a time to blame, this is a time for UNITY. Let’s stop wasting our time on judging and blaming. Instead it’s time to go deeper within, finding ways of healing the shadow parts of ourselves and taking action for what kind of life we want to live. What kind of world do we want for ourselves and our children?

There are many injustices going on in the world, a lot of pain, anger, sadness and hopelessness.

Let’s not repress these emotions with addictions anymore. Lately I’ve realised that if I can feel other people’s emotions that I meet or pass by, how much are the group consciousness emotions affecting me?

I then have to ask myself if I get affected by the emotions on a larger scale, what can I do to change things?

Although I see myself as always having been a searcher, my path to becoming more awake and conscious started 7 years ago. Back then my life became quiet chaotic, more on the inside than on the outside. It sent me deeper within and made me enquire more about myself and life.

I made it through and what followed was a ‘better’ life. I am more connected with myself and my family. I have a partner that I can share my passions with and a daughter that is happy and healthy. I work with things I’m passionate about and have more freedom and abundance, then ever before.

In the recent  Family Constellations course I attended we explored ‘Chaos and Order’. This is what the facilitator Yishai Gaster says:

“Every order or structure has a limited period in which it is good enough. At the end of this period, chaos will start surfacing usually as tension or crisis, and then we find through a process of chaos what new order unfolds.”

I have seen situations before when Chaos isn’t in fact a ‘bad’ thing even if many people may perceive it that way. Like the ‘Death’ card in Tarot, it’s a time for Change.

Many of us know that big changes are needed to change our planet and the future for our children.

This is from me a reminder to accept what has happened, surrender, then re-asses where we are in our lives and what we can do to ‘Be The Change’!

Many recent events in the Western world have caused people to go deeper into judgment and separation. The world doesn’t need more of that, what it needs is more UNITY and alignment with LOVE.

Let’s change the way we think to change the way we feel. Let’s unite and save our planet so we can create a better world for our children, animals and land.

Our ancestors risked their lives for us at some point further back in time. We have a chance to make the world a better place. Let’s come together to take that chance!!!

~ Maria Love Yoo

How I helped my car sick toddler in a natural way

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My partner and I don’t own a car which means that our daughter don’t usually travel much in them, only occasionally in family, friends cars or cabs. While on holiday to see family we’ve travelled quite a lot by car, every other day. She is nearly 2 years old but is still travelling rear-facing. I did some research and saw that it’s common.

I can get car sick too. However, I also get nauseous from toxic fumes like plastic. My intuition told me that it could be a combination of motion sickness, toxic air and something to do with the gut. Below is an article about toxic air in cars.

http://www.christysnontoxiclifestyle.com/car_air_pollution/

 

We made it through the car ride today!
Today we travelled in the car for up to 50 minutes in total. Before we left I opened all the doors to air the car for 5 minutes and removed the wonderbaum. (Synthetic/toxic air freshener by the dash board) She’d still be rear-facing. We also didn’t give her any food just prior to leaving and during the car ride. We followed the advice on not giving her anything that would take her attention away from the road. My daughter would only say that she had tummy ache three times. (Instead of constantly complaining) Each time I’d ask her to count cars, houses, trees or check what colours the flowers where. Then she’d not continue saying she was in pain. Since my father was driving I was sitting in the back with her. I would also put my hand on her tummy and had the intention to ground ourselves, doing a bit of Reiki.

I Intuitively feel that not giving her food prior and during the car ride, airing the car before and during the journey, removing the toxic air freshener, not giving her distractions taking her away from looking out and asking her to look outide every now and then really helped!

She used to have silent-reflux and still gets it sometimes so her being sensitive in general, like myself, I feel that the combination of actions may have helped. This was the first car ride in a while where she’d been fine for pretty much the whole journey. Since its the first journey applying all these precautions I’d have to still monitor it to know for sure. I’ll let you know how it goes.

 

More suggestions 

After writing this blog post and sharing it in different groups in combination with more research here are other suggestions:

  • FRESH AIR – Travel sickness is made infinitely worse by strong smells. Avoid perfume, petrol fumes or smelly food when in the back of a car or moving vehicle.

  • ACUPRESSURE WRISTBANDS – 

    Acupressure wristbands work by putting pressure on points on that control nausea and a study in 1995 found them to reduce feelings of sickness.

    They’re a new version of an ancient Chinese fisherman’s remedy. Wear them before you travel or slip one on when the sickness starts.

Has anyone else tried anything that works?

Please comment below.

Also let me know if anyone of you tried any of the above and if it helped?

I hope this information can help other families too.

 

Warm wishes,
Maria

How I calmed my overtired toddler girl which fell asleep within 5 minutes of doing this beautiful practice

Last night I anticipated my daughter to go to sleep at a ‘good’ time. Her eyes looked tired and everything seemed to be going according to plan. We lay down and she began to feed. These precious moments snuggling tightly together, connecting really deeply on many levels they are priceless.

She didn’t go to sleep as soon as I thought so daddy stepped in as I had to facilitate a Healing Session on Skype. They went for a walk and we were hoping she’d fall asleep in her buggy.

As I finished the session I looked out through the window and saw them coming back. Before I even saw them I heard my daughters little footsteps and heard her vibrant, non-sleepy voice!

Oh no! She sounded so hyper and over tired.

I tried feeding her back to sleep again without any luck. She asked for food and since she hadn’t had much for dinner, due to teething I allowed her to go downstairs to eat. Back downstairs she ran into the living room where her dad was working, not seeming interested in food anymore.

Oh dear! The dance between food, feeding, daddy, books, singing….which can go on and on and on!

Instead of becoming stressed which I sometimes get if I’m really tired and need a rest, I let go of the pressure I felt, of trying to control the situation. As I did that I got inspired to do the following;

Intuitively I sat my daughter in my lap in bed and said: “Do you remember when you were in my tummy? We used to call you (a seed of a flower, which I’ll keep private). Do you remember my heart beat?”

I placed her head with her ear facing my heart. “Do you remember that sound? The sound of my heart?” Bit by bit I felt her little body relax more and more. I then layed down with her and within 5 minutes she was fast asleep.

What a beautiful experience and it completely makes sense that she’d feel more relaxed, hearing the sound of my heart beat. I don’t know why I haven’t thought about that before?

I remember reading an article that pre-mature babies laying by themselves in hospital without their mother, would benefit by listening to heartbeat music. Yet I didn’t think about it until now.

So if everything else fails and you haven’t tried this one out, give it a go!

The combination of warmth, touch, love and sound is a great way of soothing our little ones. I also believe that when we as parents take time to slow down and cuddle with our children like this, we feel more relaxed. Since children are so receptive to our emotions, it helps them to relax even more not having to feel our stress.

Another thing that made me feel emotional was when she woke up this morning, the first thing she said was her name that she was given when she was in my womb. The name I reminded her of before she fell asleep last night.

 

I hope my insights and precious moment with my daughter can help others.

 

With Love,
Maria

 

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Why do we resist healing and ultimate wellbeing?

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Although we’re aiming to feel better we may experience resistance such as delays, cancellations and tiredness due to our own unconscious mind, when we’re about to attend a treatment, workshop or course.

This often happens because of fear of feeling the deeply rooted emotions that often gets released during the healing session. It may also be because on some levels we identity with the emotions or the trauma subconsciously. We may also have an illusion that the emotions serve a purpose.

Many people may be unaware of the emotional baggage they still carry. Often the emotions and negative self-beliefs are ‘stored’ in the subconscious mind as a safety mechanism.

Until the person ‘carrying’ toxic emotions finds ways of releasing/detoxing them, they may experience reoccurring uncomfortable patterns. I prefer to use the term ‘uncomfortable’ since I don’t see them as negative, they are in fact symptoms of something needing our intention.

Toxic emotions such as shame, guilt, anger and sadness may be emotions that you felt when you were younger but not able to express or digest. They can then get stored as negative emotional energy and may manifest as mental or physical illnesses.

Unless you find a way to release this negative emotional charge, it can create blockages that keeps you away from living the life you want.

It can show up as an unhealthy relationship with yourself (destructive behaviour), the relationship with others, how you relate in the world and even as physical illness.

Therefore some Alternative Medical Treatments are recommended as they look at the issue from a Holistic viewpoint. They have used this approach in Eastern Medicine for centuries.

Even if you’ve been through traditional treatments talking through your issue, unless you find a way to ‘dig’ deeper and find emotional release and resolution you might not be able to get to the core of the issue.

It’s when you release emotional charge that stimulates the limbic system in the brain that you may feel a since of peace and lightness.

I myself do clearing of negative emotions, energies and self-beliefs on a monthly basis. One-to-one, through group work in courses, workshops and also by myself.

The changes I’ve been able to make in my life. Living happier, healthier and with closer, more loving relationships is due to all the self-work I’ve done over the past 7-8 years.

It’s an ongoing process which I find really powerful and that I feel very passionate about.

Finding the right Practitioner can be the difference between having a succesful Healing Session or not. I recommend using your gut feeling when choosing someone.

With love,

Maria

Maria the Holistic Therapist

For more information or/and to book a Healing Session send me an e-mail:

beautiful.inside.and.outside@gmail.com

Full Moon – shifting a cocktail of ‘negative’ emotions

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Today I can really feel the full moon. I experienced a trigger moment that completely ungrounded me for quite some time, before I managed to become present and more grounded again.

Having my toddler daughter to look after whilst this is happening is both challenging, yet helpful. Harder to find space to process the emotions, but easier because I have to be present with her.

In the event I hosted yesterday I announced that I wanted to allow myself to really let myself feel the emotions coming up, instead of closing them off, comfort eating or distracting myself.

Letting go of protecting myself from my feelings and letting myself feel them. I want to be able to feel them so that they can guide my actions and/or healing process.

All these emotions feels quite overwhelming. My first sense is to get rid of them. Having allowed myself to stay with it, it doesn’t feel as overpowering anymore. I am stubbornly acknowledging them. The cocktail of toxic emotions, boiling under the surface. They are real and they are there.

They are a part of my journey and they won’t just leave. They are neither good or bad – they are emotions creating movements in my heart, mind, body and in my soul.

As I’m writing this after formally having admitted how I feel and acceptance of it all, taking responsibility for it, there’s a glimpse of joy and peace in my stomach.

There’s a light in the end of the tunnel.

I’m writing this as my daughter is having her nap so my time is limited. She will soon wake up, and when she does I choose to be there for her. No phone’s just her and me.

So I thank you for your time and hope that you’ve been able to take with you, a piece of magic, that you can use for yourself. Because magic is what it feels like, the process of changing a state of deep heaviness to a lighter state. Higher vibrational way of being and living.

Through this dialogue with myself, writing this blog post to share with you, I already feel better. Let’s call it emotional/energetic detox or self-healing.

Ok. I’m ready to meet the world again. Feeling a bit softer and a bit more open.

Feeling grateful having been able to create this shift within. Feeling more at peace.

~ Maria Love Yoo