Come Practice Together!

 It seems that the days are going by fast as we ride this new year, don’t you think?

How have you been taking care of yourself? Did you have a chance to take an inventory of your life and start adding new and positive commitments to your own personal growth (mentally, physically, energetically, and spiritually)?

Sometimes thinking of what we would love to add to our lives at the beginning of each new year seems easier compared to the actual steps and actions we might need to take to get to the vision of ourselves we have for the future. That’s why when we join a practice group, there is a greater chance of us really “sticking” with the plan! We feel more inspired and pushed to give a little more of ourselves than if we were to get started alone. That happens because of the increased energy around intention in a group.

I understand that maybe not all of our community practices at Corpo e Alma Healing might be your cup of tea. However, if you haven’t tried any of them yet, I encourage you to give it a chance. A group practice of any form of energy healing and meditation magnifies the energy in the matrix of all individuals that are practicing together. It can form an energy field, if you will, of protection, strength, healing, and above all, unconditional love.

5 Element Healing Movements – Spring Forest Qigong

 

I will keep sending you our schedule for classes and any new special workshop I might be offering. Keep an eye on your emails. In Feb I will do a workshop (about 2 hours) on the opening of the heart and liver meridians, with guided sound meditation (Jonathan Goldman) and sound bath. All classes are online via zoom. If you would like to join us, please text me or email me (maria@corpoealmahealing.com) so I can send you the link.

Classes Online

Maria Helena Corrêa Anderson

CLASSES & ONLINE SESSIONS

This past week we tried the first tentative schedule for the month of January. I will keep it as it is for now and hope that more of you can join the classes! Please, reach out to me if you would like to join but you have a conflict in your schedule. I will do my best to accommodate new classes.

I intend, in the next few weeks, to add a class for healing and strengthening the liver and heart meridians. This is very important, especially nowadays, as the energies of the world outside are carried with anger, frustration and hatred. Energies that directly affect (the outside magnifies the inside) the liver and heart. Anger and hatred, if not addressed on an energetic level can truly cause havoc to the physical body.

According to Tradicional Chinese Medicine, if there is a blockage in any energy channel of your body, this blockage can grow bigger and eventually make the body sick. “The physical body has intelligence for healing itself because it was designed that way. The 5 Element Healing Movements can activate this intelligence.” Master Chunyi Lin -founder of Spring Forest QiGong.

Let’s keep taking care of ourselves at an energetic level, so our physical, emotional, and spiritual bodies’ health can keep improving.

This past Friday I offered an introductory free session on TAT (Tapas Acupressure Technique) to release trauma, PTSD, and heavy emotions. I will keep offering this session throughout the month of January (Fridays @ 6:30 pm) and the fee will be $15/ session/per person. Also, I continue to offer individual virtual healing sessions (Qigong healing and other techniques might be used).  Please, contact me if you want to get more info about it.

You can let me know via email (maria@corpoealmahealing.com) or text (805-728-5573) if you would like to participate in the classes so I can send you the link to zoom.

“Energy moves in waves. Waves move in patterns. Patterns move in rhytms. The rhytms gave me a way to map the movements of my own psyche as well as the ever-changing state of the universe.” Gabrielle Roth ( Sweat your Prayers: Movement as Spiritual Practice)

Much love, and let’s keep moving and breathing consciously, praying and taking care of one another.

 

Maria Helena

 

 

Happy Holidays

This year of 2020 will undoubtedly be remembered as one of the most challenging years for humankind in the modern era. A year when humans had to stop, rethink their way of living, their way of treating each other, their way of treating themselves, their way of treating the Earth. Some of us pondered, for the very first time, about unhealthy patterns in families, in communities, in societies, in countries. Wounds became more apparent and truly painful for many. There is a great read about that “Feelings buried alive never die…” by Karol K. Truman. And for so many of us on Earth the grief and sorrow have been really profound.

“…when you change your life, it isn’t to become the new you. It’s to become the real you- the one-of-a-kind diamond that will never exist again and can never be replaced. Everything that’s happened to you-all the choices you’ve made until now, all the ways you’ve tried to cope-it all matters; it’s all useful. You don’t have to throw everything out and start from scratch. Whatever you’ve done, it’s brought you this far, to this moment. The ultimate key to freedom is to keep becoming who you truly are.”  The Gift -12 Lessons to Save Your Life, by Edith Eger (a holocaust survivor).

The Age of Aquarius has begun! Let’s make 2021 the year we truly embrace with courage, determination, and strength all the challenges that may come our way! Let’s spread unconditional love and heal!

May the challenges be few, may our courage be as strong as never before, and may we keep reaching out to the tools from our toolbox: Qigong, meditation, prayer, mindful breathing, walking in nature, yoga, eating healthy, volunteering (whenever possible), TAT, and keep strengthening our inner energy.

I intend to be more present within our community offering more online classes, sound baths (I have the studio better equipped with professional microphones, lights, and incredible new crystal singing bowls that can make you transcend this world!) and private online sessions for Qigong healing and TAT (Tapas Acupressure Technique) and when we have the ok from the state to reopen to offer energy massages again, I will! There were a few detours this year to care for the family, so it wasn’t possible to keep our practice consistent.

For those that have young kids or even teens that are interested in learning easy ways to get into meditation practices, and have better coping mechanisms, please get in touch with me. I have been offering a Mindfulness and Meditation class for kids (6-10 years old)-Finding the Magic Within- Tuesdays at 4 pm (Pacific Time).

I wish lots of love, peace and happiness to you and your loved ones.

Happy Holidays!

Maria Helena Corrêa Anderson 

REOPENING

This past Friday Governor Gavin Newson announced that massage is now allowed to occur indoors with modifications in EVERY county in California!

I am looking forward to a safe, easy and mindful return next week (1st week of November).

I intend to work with you, respecting the new guidelines and protocols for everybody’s safety. At the beginning of November I will take just a few clients per week (no more than 2/day and will be open 3 days/week).

While I still use Schedulicity to schedule sessions, I will ask you to communicate with me directly on my cell (805)728-5573 to schedule your appointment. The sessions will be no longer than 90mins and I will need to do an intake over the phone the day before your session is scheduled. After 7 months of having my practice completely closed and being able to open slowly now, all the sessions will have an increase of 10% in its value. Payments, for now, will be only taken in cash or Venmo. I appreciate your understanding during this time and I promise you: our exchange of energies will be worth it!

During this pandemic, I was incredibly blessed to have completed my certification in Advanced Qigong Healing (Spring Forest QiGong) and TAT (Tapas Acupressure Technique) both absolutely powerful for energy healing, healing past and current traumas, soul retrieval, and a general well being and balanced flow of energy.

Here I am guiding Gabe, my oldest son through a TAT session

Playing with an Ocean Drum at home…it is almost like being by the ocean 🙂

My new training will allow me to offer you healing sessions without touch and with immediate results in the flow of energy. Believe me, it is true! I am not the doer, I am the vessel.

For those of you that are struggling with anxiety, insomnia, uncontrollable fear, anger, or anything resulting from trauma or from the current situation in the world, these healings are for you! If you don’t feel comfortable yet to receive a massage, these healings are for you! If you just would like to feel your energy more balanced to experience better health, these healings are also for you!

My Qigong Classes (virtual, via zoom) and Sound Baths should also return next week. The children’s classes continue on Tuesdays at 4:00 pm and Thursdays at 4:30 pm (Finding the Magic Within- children 6-10yrs old), you can contact me directly for more info and to register.

A snippet of a sound bath session

I will do my best to add to my website all these new classes, appointments, and added healing sessions soon.

There will be more communication this week, but I wanted to make sure of the announcement of the reopening of Corpo e Alma Healing.

Much love, much health, lots of peace and hope

Maria

(805-728-5573)

Collective Grief Requires Collective Healing

This past Sunday (January 26th) was a very special day for my family. It would be my nephew’s Leonardo’s  32nd birthday.  It was day of remembrance for us. And just like that our community was deeply shaken by the tragic accident that took the lives of 9 people, amongst them a well known and beloved member of our Los Angeles community, Kobe Bryant.  It was a collective sorrow and pain that can still be felt around us now. A heavy and dense energy of grief ( so familiar to many, magnified by millions of people feeling it at the same time). It can be a very difficult veil of energy to move if we do not have tools to cope. Collective Healing is so much needed now.

                Leo (age 12) with his biggest fan, my oldest son Gabe (age 6 1/2)

The intention with the post is not to talk about my past pain and grief, but to share how energy work helped me heal and how it can help us heal. Energy work can help our community to connect with each other in a deeper level and heal together.

Leonardo passed away almost 15 years ago at the age of 17 for brain cancer. When somebody says “nothing can prepare you for that” he or she might be right.  It seems that life, as we know it,  with endless distractions, with material possessions and entertainment, prepares us very little for its real meaning,  significance and ephemerality. Spirit is always in command ( however you want to call It) and distancing ourselves from this Divine Light can cost us deep, profound and lasting suffering.

My family’s life was changed forever on  May  1st, 2005. The world stopped for a while for my family and yet people around us insisted in living, in rejoicing with life’s blessings. I am so very grateful they did. At that time I didn’t know that the vibration of love, laughter and joy of those around us, were actually uplifting us, elevating us and allowing us to heal.

That is the power of the matrix of energy we are ALL connected to! 

“Cords are like sticky ropes of mental/emotional energy that keep you “tied into” someone else. We can cord into anyone and anything, but the strength of the cord depends on the amount of time/energy/emotion we put into thinking about that thing.

We can cord into ideas, places and things as well. These cordings can be quite thin or temporary depending on the amount of energy we expel thinking about them.”

The Ties That Bind: Understanding Energy Cords

 

My life’s work has been a call  during a time of almost unbearable pain and grief I had experienced. You see, all my life dance has been a part of my daily routine. I love music, I love dancing.  I have to say that one of the greatest blessings from my culture that I carry so close to my heart is our music, the beat and rhythm of samba (“Drums represent the beat of the heart, the beat of the Earth Not surprisingly, they have been used by many ancient cultures in their healing ceremonies” – Song of the Spine by Dr. June Leslie Wieder.). I used to wake up my kids with music and used to dance while cooking. That’s how my older kids remembered me until Leonardo got sick…then I stopped doing everything and anything that could possibly bring me joy and connect me with Spirit. Crying was a new common thing for my daily routine. 

My Divine Call came through on the day that my daughter Georgia ( at that time she was just 8 years old) crying said to me “I want my mom back!”. 

Such powerful words that required from me immediate action. Those words echoed deeply in my heart and my whole being. There I was raising three kids (the youngest was a little over 2 years of age) and completely absent at every and each moment with them, to the continuity of life.

I soon started taking yoga and energy work classes, since the meditation, that I was so familiar with from very early age, wasn’t enough for me at that particular situation in my life. After I started my practice my body and my emotions slowly started to dance in harmony. As I felt my grief without paralyzing my being,  I could help my own children in the process. Life was intense for our family after that event with the loss of another chid in the family.  Spirit kept guiding and uplifting us as much as we allowed the messages to come through(and acted upon them).

When we work with energy,  we become very familiar with the effects of its stagnation or excess in the physical body. We can feel it, we can play with it, we can move it,  we can cut it so the path ahead is clearer ( not always an easy work, but so important). It is a process that requires our commitment and patience and of course support of family, friends and community. That is why a community that heals together is a strong community.

I have been humbled in my path by the stories of many of my clients. Paths of courage, determination and faith, despite their sorrow and pain.

At home, I am raising with my husband my stepsons (ages 13 and 17) who have tragically lost their mom years ago. Having tools to cope is of such enormous importance. Not everyone will accept the tools we have to share, in that case a good prayer direct from the heart can do miracles.

If you feel very affected by the energies around us at this moment, at our studio we offer twice a week (Tue & Thu, 6-7pm), Qigong and meditation classes that when done in a group, magnify the healing energy. You are welcome to join us. Old wounds and unhealed emotions can be triggered and opened at this time, make sure to honor and love them now, so you can heal.

 

 

This coming month of February I will be adding a new class to open up more deeply the meridians of the body (through Brazilian and Latin music), with some stretches , Qigong and sound bath. It is a very powerful class to release old energies, to accumulate new and refreshed energy  so you feel renewed. You will feel deeply connected to Spirit, to your heart.

Much love and gratitude,

Maria Helena Anderson

 

 

 

 

Happy Holidays!

I wish you and your family a peaceful holiday season!

May you all be blessed by the Divine light that lives inside and all around us.

I hope you can have a great time in the company of your family and loved ones. If it is a time when you feel lonely and not as cheerful and joyful, know that you are not alone. Reach out for help and remember the tools collected along your path that can help you uplift your mood at this time of the year: a walk in nature, some QiGong (playing with the energy ball and merging it into your heart is a great way to generate love and peace), yoga stretches (bow pose, tree pose, lifting up both legs against the wall are some examples) and meditation might bring you more peace and balance .

 

 

Essential oils are wonderful allies to uplift your mood if you feel that a boost is needed.  Below are some diffuser blends that are good for this time of year. You can be creative and make your own mix, just remember to use caution if you intend to use oils directly on your skin.

 

3 drops of Frankincense + 2 drops of orange + 2 drops of Peppermint

3 drops of Eucalyptus + 2 drops of Peppermint + 2 drops of Rosemary

3 drops Frankincense+ 2 drops Cinnamon Bark + 2 drops Orange

2 drops Orange + 2 drops Eucalyptus + 2 drops Peppermint (great mood boost)

2 drops Bergamot + 2 drops Orange + 2 drops Lemon

2019 has been a year of opportunities and expansion to my practice and I embraced it all.  A small room practice became a studio, and together we can now offer so much more to our community. There were Qigong and meditation classes for adults and teens, Kundalini yoga workshops led by Petra, a very experienced yogi , Vinyasa flow yoga ( a unique class that added the angelic singing voice of opera singer, Allie, to the long and transcendental  savasana) and we started showing documentaries at the studio. Of course, I kept my private sessions and continue to add new skills in energy and sound healing.

I appreciate your continuous support, trust in my work, and dedication to your own personal spiritual growth and healing path, whatever that might mean to you. Certainly together we magnify the good in each one of us. Every time one of us heals a particular area of our lives, our family heals, our community heals, together. While it can be confusing to understand the matrix of energy we all live in, as energy beings we can no longer deny the reality of vibration and its importance in our lives.

I will be sending out the new schedule for the month of January soon. The focus on the first month of the year will be  Qigong, meditation classes, and sound healing.  We will take a break from yoga classes at the beginning of the year and will resume classes in the spring.

Happy Holidays and I wish you a wonderful 2020!

Maria Helena

 

 

The Biggest Little Farm

We are going to kick off the Documentaries Series at our Studio with the screening of this amazing, inspiring and informative documentary, The Biggest Little Farm.

I am a strong believer that knowledge is  power and the more we educate ourselves in relation to issues that affect us all directly: health, healing, environment, the more prepared we are to make positive changes in our personal lives that will certainly impact our home, our community and our country.

Please, save your spot online (since space is limited) and join us this Saturday, November 14th at 4pm, to watch this fascinating documentary! if you already have seen it,come again! You might be surprised with the new facts you will discover.

www.corpoealmahealing.com

When you go to the website, scroll down until you reach Schedulicity. The link will  be under “classes”.  Don’t hesitate to contact me if you cannot figure it out.

 

Looking forward to a fun time together!

Love,

Maria Helena Anderson

Gratitude and Love – A Bow to Life

I have been teaching the 5 Element Healing Movements from Spring Forest QiGong for the past couple of months. This is an amazing practice that, if you are really committed, can bring you amazing benefits for your health and well-being. It is truly a bow to life.

For those of you unfamiliar with QiGong practice, QiGong is an ancient Chinese practice of movements of the body and controlled breathing with the intention of moving the life force (Qi- pronounced “chee”) or prana inside the meridians of the body. The meridians are channels that run along the body; they are the energy network where energy flows.

If you have ever had an acupuncture treatment, you probably know that the goal of the session is to unblock energy channels. Our thoughts, the food we eat, the air we breathe, our environment, the way we relate to people can all play a role in blocking these energy channels. When energy is blocked, we can manifest in the physical body symptoms of pain and illnesses.

The last movement of the 5 Element Healing Movements is my favorite. It is a movement where we gently bow repeatedly while invoking the energy of gratitude. Our hands are pressed against each other in prayer pose (this stimulates the heart and lung’s energies). During 5 minutes we can bring into our minds and energy fields all the reasons to be thankful: the fresh water we drink, the good food we eat, our family, our friends, the roof over our heads. 

I have written this before in previous blogs: as energy beings, we cannot expand if our hearts are not open. The wounded heart learns to shield itself for protection, blocking the natural flow of energy within the whole body.

Did you know that the heart is said to emit an electromagnetic field 5000 times stronger that of the brain? Can you imagine what we can do with this information? It means that the more our hearts open, the more we love, the more we can help ourselves heal and also those around us.

From my experience in my practice, and in life, I believe it is through the heart we make peace with ourselves and with the world around us.

Several years ago a client of mine shared a beautiful experience she had. My client was a social worker for patients in hospice care. At that time one of her patients was on the verge of crossing over; however, for some reason, it was taking a long time to let go. One night my client used lavender essential oil and massaged her arms and hands, while she  thanked her for all the good she imagined she had done–the meals she might have cooked, the diapers she might have changed. The next morning the patient passed away with tranquility and apparently at peace. This story moved me deeply, and it still moves me when I remember it.

So, during this month of November when we celebrate Thanksgiving, let’s remember all the blessings that are already present in our lives, so our hearts can open even more. That will help the healing of our physical body and enhance the body, mind, and spirit connection .

I have found a place deep in my heart, my happy place, my peaceful place, my recharging place and the most grounded part of me: my home. A well of joy that can spring at any time (for no apparent reason), I gather the courage to take the journey, despite the difficulties caused by the circumstances that surround me at any given moment. My home has helped me to not stray from my path. It is my North Star.

I encourage you all to keep taking the journey within, the journey that leads you to your heart, and experience the explosion of light and love you can create for yourself and your loved ones, wherever you go.

I am grateful for you and for the trust you place in my work so together we can make this journey a little easier and a little more gentle.

I bow to you, I bow to your life.

Much love and gratitude,

Maria Helena Anderson

 

 

 

Consciousness, Healing and Different Realities

        Definition of Consciousness (noun):

*the state of being awake and aware of one’s surroundings.

*the awareness or perception of something by a person.

*the fact of awareness by the mind of itself and the world.

                                                                    picture credit: www.scienceandnonduality.com

When I was very young, in Brazil, my childish perception of reality revolved only around my immediate needs and wants. I guess I was no different than any other human being, right?

I learned pretty quickly  that life wasn’t easy for my family and in my country in general. However I remember holding on tight to our routines. I knew my father would be gone all day at work and my mother would take care of us at home. She would take us to school, feed us, discipline us by sharing my parent’s values. I felt rather “safe”.

Sometimes we would watch the news with our parents, maybe listen to their discussion of what was going on in politics (until I was 16 years old Brazil was under dictatorship ), other times we witnessed their distress and fears about money and the uncertainty of our living situation.

                                                                     

Dictatorship in Brazil: 1964-1985

(The military coup had the support and “help” from a powerful nation concerned about the spread of the communism regime that Fidel Castro had started in Cuba)

A time when Brazil experienced some economical growth while social disparity increased and the military and police specialized in torture and killing. Many artists were forced to live in exile if they wanted to live at all. Fear and repression were the main leading forces of the nation. Between the years 1980 and 1985  (last 5 years of the dictatorship regime) the yearly  inflation varied between 110%-242% !

At that time I started to believe that miracles were real. FYI… I still do 😉

After all, the “multiplication” of food at our table and the joy of my mother to serve us and others were nothing, but miracles. My consciousness was being formed based on my reality (as it is for most of us) in the core of my family as well as the reality of the society I was living in.

During my childhood  I thought everybody thought and felt like me. At one particular day, when I was 9 years old I arrived at my friend’s house to go to school together. When the door opened I saw my friend frantically trying  to hide the pacifier that was in her mouth. I could feel her embarrassment so strongly in my body, as if I was her. All I wanted to do was to create a distraction so that feeling would go away, for her and for myself.

I was walking on Earth picking up feelings and emotions from almost anybody close to my physical body, something I learned later on during my Energy Healer training.

My perception of that reality transformed the chaos inside of me in episodes of severe anxiety and panic attacks. Thanks to the beliefs of my family, an alternative way of healing my affliction was always at hand.

My mother believed that if you weren’t sick because of a virus or bacteria, didn’t have any broken bone or other physical injury, there was a great possibility that there was a spiritual (energetic if you will) imbalance in your body. In that case only natural healers could help us.

Many times the healers very presence and intention rippled peace onto me “…we can raise people from one vibration to another that will momentarily relieve them of their misery.” (The Dayspring of Youth- by M), other times even a small prayer and ritual (for example taking a leaf from a plant and burying it into the soil, as a symbolic act to bury the fears that lived in my heart) did the trick.

As I grew older, life presented to me many moments of difficulties and seemingly invincible obstacles. My growing awareness of my reality (that changed quite a few times) helped to bring close to me people that had gone through similar experiences in life. Together we transformed those experiences into learned lessons. That is so important for our journey!

We are all, at this moment, on this planet transitioning levels of consciousness to higher realms, from the individual to the collective.

I hope most of us are capable to endure the rough path when it shows up for us and that we choose to keep growing despite the difficulties we might face.

Nurturing the body, mind and soul can help you tremendously during any challenge. Energy healing, meditation,  sound & aromatherapy and massage might give you some breathing room so you can reconnect with the most Divine part of yourself.

The once “hidden’ tools of knowledge and wisdom from sages that came before us are now out there in the open ( if we dare to look for them), no more secrets. As long as we keep focusing on our personal healing more and distracting ourselves less with the bombardment of information (so many times distorted), electronic gadgets and consumerism, we can really be conscious of what is truly going on in Our Planet and contribute to the elevation of its vibration.

“This golden consciousness will then reveal to us our individual path and give us a period of rest, absolute in our own world and to all that is within it. Here we are given that peace and serenity called Nirvana by those Yogis who have breathed in its perfume. And we are greeted and recognized as those who have at last returned from a long pilgrimage of labor and experience.”

(The Daypring of Youth- by M)

 

Love,

Maria Helena

 

The Celestine Prophecy, an amazing movie based on the book by James Redfield that might inspire you on your inner journey:

Courage and Strength to Live a Life with Purpose

Courage and strength must walk together during the course of our lives, nowadays more than ever!

During times of great challenges that many of us are going through right now, it is imperative to invoke our courage! To whom? You may ask…to our Highest Self, the most powerful, and untouched by the Ego, part of us. It knows every aspect of our lives, every part of our being, our joys and our sorrows.

Through breathing and body awareness, we can calm down our emotions and slowly bring ourselves into a state of deep communion with that wise part of us. Easier said than done, right? After all, we have accumulated in our bodies so much energy from suppressed emotions, that sometimes this simple task may seem insurmountable. I promise you…it is not!

We might need to change directions in a few areas of our lives. We might need to cleanup our inner channels which will allow us to experience such Divine communion. Once we plug into Source, all the information available to us to overcome any obstacle we might be dealing with will be delivered to us. The speed and quality of information we can access from Source are proportional to our faith, to the calmness and acceptance of our being to receive the blessings at the time needed…even if the blessings initially bring us pain.

“When we touch the center of sorrow, when we sit with discomfort without trying to fix it. When we stay present to the pain of disapproval or betrayal and let it soften us, these are the times we connect with Bodhicitta(awakening mind). Tapping into that shaky and tender place has a transformative effect. Being in this place may feel uncertain and edgy, but it is also a big relief.” Pema Chodron ( The Places that Scare You) “Being compassionate enough to accommodate our own fears takes COURAGE of course, and definitely  feels counter intuitive, but it is what we need to do. “

I recently finished reading the book “The Great Work of Your Life”, written by Stephen Cope( Founder and Former Director of the Kripalu Institute for Extraordinary Living).

The author examines the life struggles faced by such visionaries as Jane Goodall, Harriet Tubman, and Mohandas Gandhi, encouraging us, the readers, to reject the modern idea that “we can be anyone we want to be” and instead to discover and fully pursue our inner self’s calling.

Gospel of Thomas(mentioned multiple times by the author):

“If you bring forth what is within you, it will save you; if you do not bring forth what is within you, it will destroy you.”

Something to really think about it, don’t you think?

I believe it is critical to invoke our courage when we feel defeated, when we feel that the darkness left no room to the light to come in, when our intellect decided that we have exhausted all rational possibilities to get us out of ” trouble” or troubled emotions. Energy work is an amazing tool to help us navigate such challenging times. We can learn and practice  QiGong, Tai Chi, Yoga and meditation or even receive a massage and Reiki healing.

What if blazing a completely new path is the answer to many of our inner struggles? One step at the time.  The new path might demand from us a serious commitment to detachment…maybe from people, places, life style and even careers we identify ourselves with.

It’s important to remember over and over again that before leaving our body after this life on Earth, it will be required from us to empty our pockets completely from the material …and to open our hearts completely, taking with us only the experiences that made us a better human being than when we started this journey!

When we see so many of our brothers and sisters choosing to walk themselves to the other side during times of intense struggle and pain, action is a must. We must share with one another love and hope.

“There’s so much that we need to share
So send a smile and show you care
I’ll give a little bit
I’ll give a little bit of my life for you
So give a little bit
Give a little bit of your time to me
See the man with the lonely eyes
Oh, take his hand, you’ll be surprised
Oh, take it”.  (Supertramp- Give a little bit)

Whatever we have learned during our own time of darkness it might be just the hope and light needed on somebody else’s path at this very moment.

Let’s reach out to one another, instead of isolating ourselves ashamed for not knowing how to deal with our inner battles and desolation. Let’s bring to the light our own shadows(no shame in that) and learn that only when we have that courage, we will find the strength to get up once again and keep walking the journey until the end.

Much love,

Maria Helena Anderson

P.S. Remember that is always ok to disagree with other people’s point of view. Many times they will stir within us deeper thinking, and that might be just what we need… to have deeper thoughts about life.