White Dog Wavespell Butterfly of Love

by Mariela Maya

Butterfly of the Heart

White Dog Wavespell

Power of Authenticity and Relationships
February 22 – March 6, 2017

As we know, life is all about relationships. Relationships with our parents, siblings and other family members; relationships with our partners, friends, colleagues and acquaintances; relationships with our pets and immediate environment, and anybody that crosses our path and leaves an impression on us. While we try to understand our life’s experiences and circumstances based on our relationships, we tend to forget that it all starts with the relationship we have with our own self.

Self-Love and Happy Relationships

Self-love is a state of being, it is about embracing all of whom we are including our imperfections, weaknesses and shadows. It is about enjoying being with one self and having self-compassion when we struggle as humans. Self-love refers to being centered in our hearts, and self-centeredness is exactly the opposite of selfishness. When we feel love within, we open our hearts to others in a loving interaction of giving and receiving from a place of joy and peace.

Self-love is about being content in our hearts without the need of external approval or looking for someone/something to fill in our emptiness. When we love ourselves, we are full and complete and we are happy to share our wholeness with one another as we develop together healthy and lasting relationships.

When we share our totality with another person, we let him or her know who we truly are without the need of hiding or projecting to be someone we are not. In this way, our relationships become very magical and enriching on a heart and soul level, as we know we can be with each other from the freeing space of authenticity.

A happy relationship doesn’t mean that we all need to like or do the same things. It is about willing to be free to experience a relationship based on honesty, respect and trust while accepting and honoring the differences. And, part of self-love, is to also know when it is time to say “Basta!”, enough is enough, and set healthy boundaries for patterns and behaviors that are harmful to our personal growth and wellbeing.

Self-love is empowering, it increases one’s appreciation for all creation and the expansive feeling of oneness in our hearts. We make choices with ease and grace based on love rather than fear. We start enjoying our relationships instead of enduring, accepting instead of tolerating and allowing instead of resisting. From a place of self-love, we feel gratitude for one another and for all that is!

What are you grateful for today?

Much love and hugs to all!

In Lak’esh & Munay,

Mariela Maya
Yellow Electric Star
mariela [at] mayankin [dot] com
+1 (832) 454-3113


In Lak’esh means “I am another yourself!”, a Mayan greeting that recognizes the Divine in each living Being. It’s a message of Unity that reminds us that, when we give, we are also receiving. In this way, the Mayan honored and respected each other, reinforcing the belief that we are all interconnected: what we do to others and to our environment will also affect ourselves in the end…

Munay means both ‘Love’ and ‘Beauty’ in Quechua, the language of the Incas. Munay, translated as ‘To love’, is one of the three principles of the Andean way.

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