Joy has no cost

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Hello my readers, 

           Do you ever feel that you need material things to make you feel better? Like you need a new pair of shoes or get the latest phone just to get that feeling of uplift. Yes, I remember when I had that need, when things went wrong and I got 4 new pairs of shoes, and an outfit to go with them. This is a sick reward system that we have grown up with, making us believe that we should get a outside reward to make us feel better. Specially in our country it’s what you deserve after all that hard work, a television, a new phone, new surround system, new car etc. They led us to believe that these rewards will make us feel better, no matter the cost. If you think about it at the long run, is this really going to make us feel better. I mean it feels good to get all of those things, and yes you are more than deserving of those material goods, but how attached are we to those materials goods? 

            One of my biggest lessons in life is learning how to detach emotionally from this materials things. I am still on this journey, but I have come a long way. I would spend hundreds of dollars on shoes, clothes, accessories, what ever that could make me feel good, when I had a bad day, a broken heart, fight with my parents, or just to fill the empty whole. I thought those things would make me have more friends, would make me look cool, would bring me joy. I was so naive to think that material good could ever bring me true joy when in reality nothing outside of me could ever do that. It all comes from within, true joy has no cost. Those are wise words written by Marianne Williamson, she is my personal guru. One must look inside and get in touch with our inner guidance in order to find true happiness, bliss, joy.  

Taking 5 mins as soon as you wake up to just sit, deep breath in and out and just picture your day going smooth, happy and in harmony. 

I send you much love and joy. 

 

Remember to smile because the universe Loves YOU! 

Love, 

 

Mara Lee

Love Sunglasses

 

Hello to all!

 

When you are in a situation where you are feeling offended, attacked, or just not comfortable with, have you asked yourself why I am feeling this way? Are these feeling coming from what the other person is saying?, if that is so, do you actually believe that of yourself? Or, are these feeling touching your buttons from past situations?  That’s a lot of questions, yet they are necessary in order to step out of those situations where you are feeling offended, attacked, or uncomfortable. Since no one has the power to make you feel that way, especially if those “accusations” are not true. Others will have the power if you want to give it to them, but you must understand who has the power. Yes, it’s YOU who has the power to either feel good, or not so good about yourself. You are the healer of your body, you carry that inner guidance that will lead you to greatness and happiness.

 

         Yes, there are mean and nasty people out there, but we decide if we get caught up in their mean and nasty world. I used to fall for that “trick” all the time. I would be like a caught fish, hooked on that fishhook, as redounded as it may sound, that is how I would get in certain situations. Especially with my father I would not let things go and I believed all those mean things he would say to me. I grew up thinking that I was no deserving of an amazing life, and that I had to suffer to get whatever I wanted. Now, I understand why my father is the way he is, and I just see him with loving eyes and accept him and love him just the way he is. He had no one to show him better and he thought that tough love was the way to show love. I no longer get hooked with his words because they are just words. I believe in the woman that I am and the love that resides in me, the love that makes me shine and that nothing in the world can take it away.

I know I am not perfect and have many things to learn and I forgive myself for any mistakes. I accept myself and carry on with my life spreading love to others; I may not be little miss sunshine all day everyday because life happens. I’ve just learn to step outside the situations ask all those questions from the beginning and put on my LOVE glasses, one of my favorite accessories that will never go out of style.

 

Enjoy your day, remember that every minute that passes is an opportunity for change.

 

Don’t forget to smile because the Universe Loves You!!

 

Love,

 

Mara Lee

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Drawing by: Mara Lee 

Transgressions

“We often must become painfully aware of the unworkability of a pattern before we’re willing to give it up.  It seems, in fact, that our live get worse rather than better when we begin to work deeply on ourselves. Life doesn’t actually get worse; it’s just that we feel our own transgression more because we’re no longer anesthetized by unconsciousness.” – Marianne Williamson,  A Return to Love 

Hello,

It’s never easy, but it’s not impossible. It will only be hard if you want it to be hard. It all comes down to your perception.

I find myself currently in this position, where it seems like things are just not getting where I want them to be, but it’s all part of the shift I am doing

right now. It’s the old patterns of not having the patience for things to happen on their own I want to control the outcomes, but I can only do so much.

The most important thing on these type of moments when things seem to look “bad” it’s just to sit down and ask the universe, “What would you have me do, Where would you have me go, and What would you have me say?” Be open to be a channel of life, a messenger, a miracle worker. Once you come into consciousness you will see things differently, you will be open and see the miracle happen right in front of your eyes.

 

Have a wonderful Thursday!!

It’s almost friday!

Don’t forget to smile because the Universe Loves YOU!

 

love,

 

Mara Lee

It just gets better

There are times when I become very annoying, I am even annoyed with myself. I get into a very negative and childish behavior because things are not the way I want them to be. Yes, its my ego, my ego in it’s fullest potential. Before I would think it was “ok” to behave this way because I  would put myself in the victim’s position, poor me. Now, it’s different once you have gained awareness you can’t pretend you don’t know that those tantrums come from the ego. This happend 4th of july, I had an ego moment, It took me a while to overcome the feeling, Iat first I decided to just become quiet and not say anything, I became a little prideful, it did not feel good. It was as if my old self was fighting with me new self, my new self wanted to just see love, but my old self kept looking  through the negative eyes. I finally just surrendered and let things happen. I started to enjoy my day opened my heart, and started to smile.

The answer to this situation was shifting my perception and surrendering. Do not get confused that if you surrender you give in and others “win” it is not a competition, its living in peace, surrendering means not getting attached to outcomes. We can not control everything or everyone, we are here to live in the moment. Just enjoy your day savor the moment.

When ever you feel like the outcome it’s not what you expected, surrender to the moment. There may be something better than you expected, in my case I had a much better time than I had pictured in my head. When you feel you are in one of those moments just tell yourself SURRENDER, deep breath in, and let it out by letting go the ego, and all of that control.

It’s the start of the week, practice, practice, practice…

Don’t forget to smile because the Universe LOVES YOU!!

Love,

Mara Lee

 

Affirmations

Affirmations

4 agreements

The Four Agreements
Be Impeccable With Your Word: Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.

Don’t Take Anything Personally: Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.

Don’t Make Assumptions: Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness, and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.

Always Do Your Best: Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse, and regret.
By Don Miguel Ruiz from his best-selling book The Four Agreements