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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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

On what level do you give to yourself and through your actions, help changing the world?

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When you purchase something, do you ever think about who you are buying from and where your money goes?

Many of us are conditioned to spend money without questioning how much we spend on services and products from bigger corporations.

As an example, we could pay nearly £3 for a coffee without blinking. If that amount has to be paid on an organic smoothie or juice, either in a farmer’s market or supermarket it could easily be seen as expensive.

Other items people purchase  without a second thought are things like alcohol, cigarettes, food, clothes, etc.

I’m not here to judge anyone by the way, I’m just here to offer you a different view and awareness.

 

What’s the story and intention behind what you are buying? How will your money be spent?

Wouldn’t it be nice to know the quality, ethos, intention, care and attention to details of the energy put into creating the product or service you’re buying?

Also wouldn’t it be nice to know how your money is spent?

 

Instead of complaining ask yourself how you can help changing the world for the better, by your actions!

Instead of just complaining how the richer are getting more rich, how about becoming more conscious about your own actions and role in it all?

 
Finding the balance between doing and what is seen as ‘shoulds’

I myself are not perfect I still buy from bigger corporations when in need to look after my wellbeing. So in the end of the day I believe that the better I can handle my own energy levels and wellbeing, it’s going to be the most beneficial for myself and people around me.

I believe that services and products essentially exists to help us feel better. That means if we try too hard to get what seems to be healthier and better, for ourselves and the environment, that we jeopardise our own wellbeing and people/animals around us – then it’s not worth it.

So the best way I’ve found is step by step becoming more aware of my choices, and to when possible support family, friends, dedicated people/smaller companies, farmer’s markets, etc.

 

A beautiful journey from A to B to C or further than that….!!!

Ideally I’d buy something from someone that took a leap of faith and followed their passions and dreams. Knowing how much effort and love they’ve channeled into their product or services would make me feel good, helping them expand and equally enjoying what I bought but also the intention/love. A bit like when you eat something home made vs something factory made.

Imagine where the money I just spent would go? Perhaps to a new home, toy, course, long awaited holiday or trip to see family and friends? Not the third car, 5th house, expensive designer clothes and accessories, etc.
Apart from that why not purchase items second hand to save things going to waste?

 

A leap of faith…
I myself took that leap 7 years ago when I started working as a self-employed Masseuse and Wellbeing Coach. I started a mission of finding the best quality and most powerful tools in helping me to gain ultimate wellbeing for my body, mind and soul.

I attended several one-to-one therapy/coaching sessions, workshops, talks, courses and did my own research on a regular basis.

What I realised is that each person are such intricate beings and so what works for one person can defer massively to someone else. Therefore I continue learning every day how I can assist other people to live healthier and happier lives.

 

“Having invested in my own wellbeing and constantly finding new ways of living in a healthier way, I am now enjoying helping others to do the same.”

 

Let’s end the suffering together

Apart from all the money not currently being ‘fairly’ distributed. There still are very unethical companies out there using child labour, buying from companies with unsafe work environments, unfair pay. Animals suffering for the price of our greed and convenience.

 

You have the power to be part of changing the world

Know that you have a voice. You might not feel that you have time, energy, power, courage or money to make a difference – but know that each time you purchase something, you have a voice. Make that voice heard.

 

Be compassionate with yourself and others!

At the same time be gentle with yourself and others. Do what you can and focus on yourself instead of comparing yourself with others. Together we can make a difference!

(Photo of Conscious Cakes by my friend Danica Apolline. Check out her company The Conscious Cake Company and her mission to change the world!

https://www.vmbvoom.com/pitches/the-conscious-cake-company)

The Ugly Duckling

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I am back to share with you again! Motherhood took over. I will tell you more about that journey another time. Below I will share some quite private feelings and thoughts. I will let myself be vulnerable in this way and maybe some of you will recognise yourself in my story?

Tonight I’m having one of those sleepless nights. My mind is on overload. Not sure how I got reminded of this memory, but I felt like sharing it.

When I was a teenager I felt like an ugly duckling. Not so strange after growing up in a small Swedish city, looking very different from my peers as I was adoped from South Korea. As I grew older I learnt how to appreciate and love myself more.

Alongside looking different I also felt like ‘an ugly duckling on the inside’. I couldn’t get myself to ‘fit in’. After a few years in London I started finding more and more of people that seemed to be from the same planet/species as me. We were able to understand each other.

My intention is to continue being ‘me’, going even deeper within, travelling the world and explore all the gifts this planet has to offer me. Continue learning ancient knowledge and mixing it with new energies/ research/ techniques.

While I continue learning I will keep enjoying sharing and passing on these powerful truths/ practises to whoever is open minded enough to look past their fears/ ego/ mind/ judgment.

Bit by bit I realised the illusion I’d been living in, jumped into a different illusion, ‘spiritual snobbery’ as one of my friends calls it. I had to experience that too, before somewhat stepping out of ‘the matrix’.

Here I am experiencing it all, allowing myself to accept/ feel/ see/ express all of me and my world. In one way I feel re-born. Still finding my feet in this new reality I’ve woken up in. It’s a bit scary, although exciting! A whole new canvas to paint on.

This time around I feel determined, strong, get gentle, calm and vulnerable. As if my inner feminine and masculine have been balanced. I feel deeply rooted in my feminine energy. I have arrived!

I feel like I don’t have to go to war to get what’s mine or to protect myself. I can dance and just be who I am and everything else will fall in place.

~ Maria Love Yoo