Mare Cromwell

Mare, a world of knowledge, a well of soul; she brought us her light, she is very determined to marecromshare, Mother told her to do it.

Mare speaks as she writes, with the determination and self-assurance of those that have a mission, that know their path; she can talk for hours about the Mother and her lessons, and about her very personal relationship with Her, with nature, healing, ancient knowledge…just knowledge, inherited by all men an women, acknowledged by few. She has been closed to the earth most of her life, to Nature, to plants. Being a sacred gardener, a shaman apprentice and a plant whisperer, Mare has been granted a different angle, a different perspective by understanding, by closeness and sense of kin. She learned to heal by healing herself, by listening to herself and to her body. Mare listened to her body to discover that something was leading her in the right direction, the path of healing. She healed her body healing her spirit, getting united with Nature, with Mother Earth…Listening to the wise words of a shaman and the sure inspiration of her yearning spirit; learning to trust Nature, her Nature and her connection to sacred Mother, the connection that we all have with Mother Earth.

She is an author and a messenger, or is it the other way around? Mare talks about her being instructed to write, when to do it and how. Mother is loving but demanding, taking Mare for a ride of the senses, an awareness of source, guiding her closely on her journey. Giving mother, attending daughter, Mare tells us we are all of that quality; we can all listen and contribute. It is in all of us to reach out spirituality through our feminine energy, our birthright to be women and to be strong, in our own right, by our own power.

You can learn more about Mare and her work at  www.marecromwell.com

If I gave you God’s phone number…. Searching for Spirituality in America http://www.tocallgod.net

Messages from Mother…. Earth Mother http://messagesfrommother.org

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People that Care

This past week’s show was fabulous. Teresa had so much to teach us regarding coaching and teresaavipurpose. I love it that she was inspired by her childhood experience of helping others, this vocation come from far and away.

Teresa is a regular woman in her daily life, married, with a teenage son; but Teresa has a lot to offer behind that sweet presence. She has a will of steel, covered with velvet. She considers that we all have the strength needed inside, in our innerself; she knows by experience, we just need to uncover it. And she should know. Teresa has gone through her own tribulations as most everybody that has had the fortune to make it past a certain age; Teresa has had life as a conscientious human being, observed, learned and practiced growth on herself, now she is teaching others what she learned through experience, living life and succeeding as a human being, as a woman with aspirations. Having worked on herself, she has had not only the experience, but the feeling, the emotion, the actual know of how it feels to be wounded, to fall, to make mistakes; but mostly, she has the knowledge, first hand, of how to pick up the pieces and keep on going until success is reached.  She has seen it, she has done it and now she is teaching it, for the benefit of all of us, for our personal growth. Thank you Teresa

http://teresacapaldo.com/

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/becausewomenareamazing/2013/12/04/the-caring-crew

Talking and Sharing

prettygirlintheworldBeautiful feelings are emanating from these conversations. We are creating a space that feels good and invited others to participate. We like that.

We had Danica and Shannon join us to share their story with us. They brought incredible experiences, know-how and energy. It was an amazing moment that lasted for half an hour. Women sharing for the benefit of other women, and really for all the people in the world that have an interest on living, thriving, growing. Our energy is feminine, and we like it that way, but not necessarily restricted to women. We feel that all and every one of us have room in our hearts and our souls for femininity, care, compassion, empathy and all the qualities that are feminine. We want to honor and empower women, but we want to share with all beings that finding the feminine side of their souls, the sensitive and nurturing woman that lives inside all of us. With no exclusions

Everybody is welcome and everybody is thought of and considered. After all, we want a better world through femininity, we don’t want to segregate and discriminate as women have been through centuries

Our guests shared their stories, both very deep and touching, and were incredibly generous; they shared their pain, but not needlessly, they also shared their solutions. Danica and Shannon gave us all hope and a huge example of bravery. They sent a message for all of us to hear: “If I can, you can too”.

Lots of different ideas, all of them great, came up in this show: it is amazing how much can be covered in ½ hour.

Catherine and I feel empowered by the people that listen and participate in our show, a show for all of us.

Thank you all for your time, your energy, your wisdom. I could not be more grateful

You can find Danica at danicanicholeworthy.com and if you care to send her a tweet, her user name is @danicainspires. That is what she truly does, Inspire. Both her energy and her writing are worth the time to go look for her. Beautiful soul that lights up whatever and whomever she touches, great soul-sister of mine

To get in contact with Shannon go to shop.4humaniTEEs.com where she supports awareness for cultural diversity and the struggles that come along being different in this world. Send her a tweet to get a connection with this magnificent woman, for deep human knowledge and compassion at @4HUMANITEEs

I feel honored to have met both of them, my life has been enriched by their acquaintance, I hope you get that opportunity also.

Next week we will be talking about abuse, and how to overcome the trauma caused by it. Our guest Jessica, is a great example to all of us, she has overcome and made the best of her tribulations. I hope you tune in an join us, we will be expecting you. This promises to be another wonderful show, full of lessons for all of us

Making the Best Out of It

What makes some people be able to live through terrible situations and make the best out of it? 1216121440aMost of us will go through pain and grief in our lifetime. Loss of a loved one, a serious illness, hardships and financial loss will reach every one of us at one point or another. Whatever the situation is, as we grow old, we all have one or many reasons to experience grief and to mourn. And we are all conditioned by society and evolution to deal with pain in more or less the same fashion.

Most human beings will go through 4 of the 5 stages of loss, not all with the same intensity or in the same fashion, but we will experience denial, anger, bargaining and depression. The 5th one, acceptance is reserved for some, but not all of us. Some times death reaches us before we are able to accept that we will die, or sometimes we will get stuck in one of the previous stages, not allowing for a healthy healing.

When we get stuck and don’t allow for the next stage to arrive, or when we go repeatedly back and forth in between stage, we develop PTSD, that very prevalent disease that was first identified to recognize the changes in mood and terrible experiences, that in many cases last for a lifetime, which affected WWII veterans.

Doctors evaluated certain traits, as deep depression, flashbacks, and nightmares that would not go away. Feeling sorry for oneself and having a monothematic conversation, usually centered in one’s loss is what we commonly see it represented as. All the symptoms of PTSD are normal and are part of the healing process. What makes it a horrible disease is that the individual is not able to keep going, to let the grief develop and the energy flow

We know today that not only veterans acquire PTSD. Many people, and specially women, will develop the disease when they go through highly traumatic events. But not everyone will. Some individuals are able to, no matter how traumatized they are, recover, pick up the pieces and get going with their lives. What makes this individuals able to cope when others end up destroying whatever is left of their lives by drinking, doing drugs, or sleeping in to a terrible depression that will not allow them to have a fulfilling life ever again, or at least for a long time? What makes some individuals more suited to pick up the pieces and go?

Why me? And the immediate answer is why not? What makes me better than anybody else that is going thought the same things I have endured, and in many cases worse times? To me that is the break point, when we finally realize that we are not the center of the world, ad that other people hurt as much as we do if not more. Now we can start working with ourselves, Now we can get busy and use the three magical attitudes, gratitude, compassion and hope

Gratitude for being here, for having the insight, for having the problem so we can learn from it…

Compassion for yourself, for others, for the situation, for the world that we live…

Hope that it will get better, that we will learn from our situation, that we will be an example to others…

All these take us to action, to taking a proactive attitude and to get out of our head and in to doing something, whether it is to fix the problem at hand if possible or to cut our losses and make the best of the hand that life has dealt us. Right at this point we stop feeling sorry for ourselves and we realize that we are responsible for what has happened, although not at fault, and we take charge of our lives. We are not the victim any more. Instead we are the heroes of our own story, and whatever may happen we are victorious, as we have learned our lesson and we can moved on.

Please join Catherine and I for a discussion on how we deal with grief and getting back on your feet. Or dial (347) 637-3317 I hope to see you there

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/captivating-chats/2013/07/24/picking-up-the-pieces

 

Enriching and Getting Enriched

We had our second show, and it is getting very exciting.  Our numbers are getting higher. We are

Looking beautiful in a harsh world

Looking beautiful in a harsh world

getting an audience and we had a caller, although we could not talk to the person, as there was no sound. Maybe they had their phone on mute. But never the less it was an exciting moment and it made a difference. We want all of you to call and participate, we want to hear what you have to say, what your opinions are, and what topics you would like to hear us talk about with you.

Catherine and I had fun, like always that we get together. We are so different and I think that that is one of the reasons why we click. We can learn so much from each other. Catherine likes to color coordinate and accessorize, I am your casual woman, dressed up when needed, but comfortable in jeans and shirts. She loves her make up and nails done, I wear a washed faced with natural oils to moisturize; but in our own ways we are both feminine, we look at the world from the eyes of woman, and we are both very driven and ambitions in our goals, still in a very feminine way.

We came to different conclusions about what we feel what being feminine is, but somehow we have come around and seen the other’s point of view. This show definitely gave me some pointers one how to be more organized and efficient in my life.

We finally got to the conclusion that being empathic makes our job a little bit harder and the lives of others around us a little bit easier in this masculine ridden world.

It is a lot healthier and fulfilling to us women to be in tune with our vibration, in touch with our instinct.  If we are willing to make a compromise, if we make the effort to be true to ourselves, we will have the power to change the world, one of us at the time.

The world is going through a lot of changes, and I believe that femininity is getting past due recognition. There are more men and woman recognizing the power of female, the energy of nurture. Take a leap and explore your inner self, it is time to take control of who we are.

If you didn’t get a chance to listen to our show, please feel free to go back and listen to the archive of the show:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/captivating-chats/2013/07/17/what-does-being-feminine-mean-to-you

 

Next coming show, scheduled for Tuesday July 19, 2013, we will be talking about picking up the pieces after a fall, getting up and getting going. We hope you join us and celebrate your femininity by taking action and making a conscious effort to change your little corner of the world.

On Being Feminine

We all want to be feminine, but are we? 1017522_481324855288917_209918415_n

As little girls we liked dolls, an indication that we are maternal, and pink bows and to look pretty so we can be admired and told that we are nice and wonderful. Girls just like to be sweet and soft, we like to be nice.  We are vulnerable and we like to be taken care of. We like our man, whether it is father, boyfriend or husband to be ready and help us, we like to give love and nurture, and most of all we like to care and empathize.

But what does it mean to be feminine?

I today’s society it isn’t very easy to be feminine. We are brought up to like all feminine things. We are told that we are sugar and spice and everything nice, but we live in a go-getter masculine world. By the time we reach sexual maturity we are all confused. We have been told that caring is for losers, that if we don’t get up and go, we will never make it. We are told that we need a man to take care of us, but we find ourselves competing with men. There are too many contradictions I think, and I also think that we can change that.

I believe that being feminine is actually caring, nurturing and empathic, that we can, and actually should, treat the world in a loving, and sweet manner. We don’t need to be forceful and aggressive. We have our ways.

When a woman loses her compassion, she loses herself. We can be sweet and assertive, and we should.

We evolved to wait in the “cave” making a home while man went out to hunt the bison and mammoth to feed the family. We are to stay around and do our work, light the fire, gather seeds and wait for man to bring us the meat. And I think that here is where the problem lays. We are to let man do their work, not tell them what to do. We are to do our work, not expect man to tell us what to do. But most of all, we don’t have to accept what man, or society for that matter, gives to us. When we stay in our cave we are not waiting for the man, we are making our life. We are not dependent on them, as we know how to gather seeds and roots, and we learn how to sow and harvest. We can take care of ourselves. We can take care of our lives and the lives of others; we can create a home, where there is fire for warmth and safe shelter, so why should we go by the rules of others, by imposed preconceptions of what our lives should be. We are not to accept everything that is given to us. We are to choose if we want what we are offered.

Why do we expect men to ask us to marry them, get on their knees and tell us that they will bring us the world and then we don’t let them? Why do we try to fill masculine roles in society that drive our nature berserk?  By trying to fulfill a role that is not ours we are getting shortchanged and actually very damaged, both emotionally and spiritually.

Don’t get me wrong. I don’t believe that women today should stay home and wait for her man to bring home the bacon. I believe that we are plenty capable of bringing it home ourselves, and cook it and clean after ourselves. I believe the by going back to our sweet ways, our compassionate ways, and by allowing time, thinking things through, and slowing down our pace, just like our foremothers did, we will be more in synchronicity with our true nature and we will be able to have and independent and fulfilling role in society. I believe that we can be feminine and strong, that we can be nurturing and successful and that we should be women first and foremost in everything that we do, because it is in our nature and that way we will be most successful in our lives and we will be able to contribute to this world that is forgetting what a helping hand is, and what home really means.

Please Join Catherine and me Tuesday July 16th at a8 PM Pacific Time for our new show, we will love to hear your opinions and concerns http://www.blogtalkradio.com/captivating-chats/2013/07/17/what-does-being-feminine-mean-to-you

or call 347-637-3317 to join us live from your phone