Fear is the opposite of love. It is a dangerous tool that creates a prison of the mind in which we can get caught and locked up for many years. Fear that I was not enough, that I was not worthy of love, led me to build walls around my heart, barring me from enjoying healthy relationships. It also led me to create a contract with alcohol that allowed me to dissociate from myself when I drank in order to escape having to deal with the pain that had been building up over the years.
I first met Maria Johanna last year when we were both volunteering at a personal development seminar in London. I was instantly taken by not only her physical beauty, but also the joyful energy she brought with her every time she walked into a room. Maria, then going by the name Mariette, and I both lived in Amsterdam where we met up a few times after that first meeting, sharing our stories of personal and spiritual development and supporting each other on these deeply transformative journey's.
Maria, author of the Dutch book, "Quarterlife Challenge," is a seeker of truth, looking to guide people back to the core of who they really are through her coaching practice. Maria is following her heart on a divinely guided path that has led her to Bali to continue her spiritual transformation and is very excited to be The Holistic Explorer's very first Inspiration Sister!
In our society, we've collectively forgotten the beauty and sacredness of the process and experience of conception, pregnancy, and birth. We've forgotten that incarnation into the human form is not an accident, it is a gift that allows us to co-create with the universe itself. We've disconnected from our intuitive knowing that all life is sacred and that a mysterious force is guiding it's unfolding.