Magic, Miracles, and Mosquitoes in the Amazon, Oh My!

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Magic, Miracles, and Mosquitoes in the Amazon – Oh My!

Iquitos-MapIs visiting the Amazon and going to Machu Picchu on your bucket list?  I highly recommend that you bump it up and go sooner than later. You need stamina for this kind of trip.  And it’s too good to wait. 

I had the great honor and blessing to spend 15 days in The Amazon jungle, living on site with the shaman and his family, alongside 7 other American friends as we seek out the wisdom and healing of the Ayahuasca medicine.  Afterward we spent 6 days touring around Cuzco, the neighboring cities, and finally making it to Machu Picchu.

 

 

MachuPichuIt was an incredible trip in so many ways.  It has been a few weeks since I got back and I am still struggling for words to describe and capture the full extent of the journey.  Partly because all the pieces are still coming together.  Perhaps that is one of the many messages that I am receiving:  Life and her lessons continue to show themselves to me, long after the event is over.  My job is to look, listen, and take in.  

I will break the highlights into different links, so that you can click on to whatever topic that interest you the most.  I have some beautiful pictures of the trip; the Ayahuasca process and her impact on us; and what 3 things I learned from The Amazon that might help you with your business and love life.  

 

As always I look forward to hearing your reactions and comments.  

Please leave me a note below and share what calls to you from the Amazon or the Ayahuasca Experience.

 

Now, That’s HOT!

 

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Mai

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Are You Tired of Dating Your Cat?

Tired of Dating Your Cat?

Hey, Ho!

Here we are in Valentine’s Day month, which may cause a twang in your heart to those of you who are divorced or about to be single. And so I thought it would be perfect timing for me to branch out as an advice columnist for the love-sick and Ready-for-Love peeps. Here, is a sneak preview of one of my first columns. Please send me your questions so that I may be of service to you!

Dear M:

I’m a 50-something single woman and I’ve given up on dating. I feel like I can’t compete with the beautiful young yoginis and cosmetically enhanced perfect-looking women. But I’m lovesick and wanting to find a wonderful life partner. What do you suggest I do to boost my confidence? I’m tired of just having a relationship with my cat.

Thank you,

Misfit Cat Lady

Dear Misfit:

First of all, you need to stop feeling sorry for yourself and calling yourself a “Misfit Cat Lady” (no matter how clever that title is). You are not! How you see yourself will become a reality. Let’s call you “Ready for Love” instead.

Second, reading your letter reminded me of a poem that I read a long time ago when I was in 8th grade. It was the first piece of advice from life that I got and took to heart. Perhaps you have heard of it, Desiderata by Max Ehrmann: “..If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.”

In your case, there will always be some yogini younger, cuter, and sexier or someone with bigger hair, and more expensive boobs than yours. And I bet you that they are probably feeling the same insecurities that you feel are unique to you. So buckle up, divorce your cat, get out and start playing in the world!

My guess is you probably don’t feel you are worthy of the love and adoration that you deserve — and those feelings probably existed long before in your life. In your trials and tribulations, you may have forgotten how loved you truly are and how to treat yourself with love and respect. You might even forgotten how truly sexy you are. And you constantly judge yourself for not being enough or doing it right.

Let’s turn this around, shall we?

Start with the inside:

Your inner voices need to be witnessed and loved. They are crying out for you to listen to their pain so that they can heal.  Unfortunately, most of the time, you ignore, deny, or suppress them because these voices seem so pathetic to you. But all that ever does is make you feel worse about yourself.

Take out your favorite journal, and capture these voices.  “Today I am in touch with….” (fill in the blank. Write out all of your sad and “whining” voice has to say, then finish it off with “I am grateful to be in touch with these feelings.”

I promise,  you will experience an amazing shift inside. If you are brave, get a partner and share your writing, let them witness you. All they have to do is read your writing and respond with “I see you.” This simple act of daily writing and witnessing will start to melt away decades of shame and loneliness and will allow you to see yourself as is, and develop compassion for yourself. From there, unconditional love will blossom. Once that happens, you will start to attract different people into your life who have the capacity to have unconditional love for you. That’s what you want, isn’t it? See how this works?

After the writing, do something that makes you feel pretty and sexy. Show some skin and feel your body’s movement. Focus on feeling good and move away from the comparison thoughts.

The truth is men love women at any age and in any shape. They especially love women who love themselves.

Love, Love, Love,

M

p.s. For more support, come to my next “Hot Life Hot Love” event. You will get to see me live and ask your questions. I promise, it will change your life!

I want to tell you a story:

Ann came to my Hot Life Hot Love event last year to learn how to let love in, so that she is loved, adored, and cherished. She cried and cried during the entire weekend because she was stuck in a 20-year marriage with an unresponsive husband. After the event, as she was driving  home and a guy drove fast behind her and convinced her to pull over. She finally pulled over and he said, “You are so beautiful. I want to give you my card in case you’d let me take you out for dinner.” She took it as a sign that she deserved better. Within three months she moved out, sold the house, and began to live her life.  Her husband completely turned around and apologized for how he has been asleep in their marriage. Now they’re reconnecting and dating again. They are building a new loving and romantic relationship. She told me she owes it all to my event!

Want some of this?  Reserve your seat now for the next Hot Life Hot Love – 2 Day Live Event!

 

 

 

 

 

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My Predictions for 2015. Are You In It?

My Predictions for 2015. Are You In It? 

Happy New Year! I am so excited to bring you this newsletter. I hope it will inspire your heart and tickle your funny bone. I want it to delight and entertain you! In this newsletter, we are celebrating the love and miracles my clients made this past year to inspire and give you a glimpse of what is possible. My “2015 Predictions” video is super funny as I introduce a new part of me – MaiDame Vuvuvuvuski. See below.

2014 Celebrations

In my closing sessions with my VIP clients, I had the pleasure of witnessing the love and miracles that they brought into their lives. Click the picture to read some of the ones that they shared or click here

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“I want to thank you for your work and the impact it has had on my life and my kids. Before I worked with you, I was dating all the wrong guys, stressing over my business and how to make ends meet, and frustrated all the time. After six months, I saw a huge change in myself. I am so much happier and at peace. I am with a very nice man who loves and adores me. My business is making twice the income and it continues to grow. I am so happy I can’t stop grinning. Your work is life changing. Thank you for showing me the way.” D. H. 

 2015 Predictions From MaiDamme Vuvuvuski…

I hope you enjoyed this video! I truly want the world for you and want to be there every step of the way. I know deep in my soul that my support will help make amazing things happen in your life. Below are some fun ways you can play with me in 2015 as my New Years gifts to you:

  • Pre-register for my Big Event: March 7th & 8th Hot Live Hot Love It will knock your socks off!

Want to see or hear me live before the big event? Then come to:

  • FemTalks, Women Wanting to Be Successful in Business, in Berkeley Feb 9
  • Understanding Men webinar on Feb. 12th, 6:00pm PT  (more info coming soon)

With love, Mai (& Maia, my daughter and videographer and film editor for MaiDamme Vuvuvuski) Love Life - Mai and Maia

Redefining Progress

Redefining Progress

If you are like me, you often times might have an internal dialogue that goes like this when you are working on something:

Is this working?”

Am I doing this right?”

Am I making progress?”

When these questions take root in my brain what follows is a few days of doubt and even frustration that I am not progressing fast enough.

Here, inside the Mai Vu Coach community, I help my clients build a sustainable Hot Life and Hot Love and we are always looking at our progress.  In my signature work, I teach my clients to distinguish and integrate the three archetypes: The Peasant, Princess, and Priestess inside them, so that they can have the love, support, success and joy that they want.

Last week a few of us had a beautiful conversation about PROGRESS, and how each of those 3 P’s thinks about it, during one our program calls. It was so powerful that I want to share it here as a resource for you all.

What we learned is that how we define progress will determine our reactions, understanding, and level of satisfaction in ourselves and our effort.  It can easily defeat us or encourage and inspire us forward. To see this even deeper, read how each of your 3 archetypes think about progress. Do a mental test on which of the three you might be listening to (remember, no archetype is better than the other, we have all three, and we want to have a healthy balance of each).

Peasant on Progress: (from our limited thinking, hard working, tangible and logical self)

  • She is moving toward a positive goal
  • She believes in sweat on the brow and getting it all done, forging ahead at light speed
  • She believes that progress is a good thing and it is also a bad thing
  • She needs tangible proof to move forward
  • She has a judgement of what progress should be and look like
  • She is very critical because of her expectations and judgements
  • She believes that something is never good enough meaning she will poo-poo all over her progress
  • She thinks she can do it all by herself . She might say something like, “I don’t need anybody because I can do it better faster, cleaner, & quicker”
  • She asks herself,  “How much can I accomplish?” and then says yes to all of it

Princess Progress: (from our all loving, generous, trusting, gracious and compassionate self)

  • Progress is light and flowy much like dancing and singing
  • She thinks of it as a flow, you might not get things done on your practicality list, but what you have done, feels really pleasing
  • She knows that progress is individual and group based, and it takes a community to move forward.
  • She asks for help and won’t do it alone.
  • She will do things to be recognized and to recognize the people that helped her
  • LOVE is her currency

Priestess Progress:  (from our wise, deep knowing of wisdom from the past and clarity and foresight for the future self)

  • She assumes progress and knows that it is going to happen.  She is very grounded.
  • She has a deep knowing and nothing rattles her.  Meaning she has no judgement and can stand in her KNOWING, “it’s in my DNA”.
  • Progress doesn’t have to be HUGE, an inch can be an incredible progress for someone.
  • Progress is different for the Priestess: She thinks progress is when she breaks everything down and there is FREEDOM and real POWER for me.  She doesn’t really care about success and safety like the way the Peasant thinks.

The point of seeing it from all three archetypes is to have a balance, and wise look of our progress, instead of being driven by our fearful limited peasant self which is typically what we are trained to listen to from an early age.

If you’d like to balance out your 3P’s, schedule a complimentary Hot Life Hot Love Discovery Session with me by filling out this short 3P’s questionnaire.