Mariel Rose Garcia

Goddesses Share Their Secrets


What is success to you?
Success, to me, is having a deep and fulfilling connection with self, the Earth and Great Spirit. Expressing the gifts that we have with creative conviction. Feeling joy and having an open heart. Being delighted by each day and with the smallest of things; a flower, the trees, bees, a child's smile.... Success is moving through one's life with grace and purpose, able to navigate through the choices we make each day with intuition and wisdom, no matter what that path looks like to each one of us.. 

What is magic to you?
Magic is all around us.. The cosmos and the Earth are magic. Spirit, healing, and the human mind are magic. Every plant, animal and mineral, down to the molecule is magic.. Plant medicine is magic. Water is magic.. Ancestral, cellular memory and knowledge are magic. It has been removed from us in our modern fairy tales, but each one of us posses true deep magic in every cell of our body,  in every thought and action. Life is magic!

What is love to you?
Love is a part of the magic of life.. Of Spirit, & the Earth.. It is a way of being and a way of caring for one's self, family, and community.. Love is a cellular response to all that is God within and around us on a deep molecular level. Love is the deepest essence of life... 

What is your health / beauty practice?
My health and beauty practices revolve around self love. I am fluid with my practice and allow myself acceptance when my routine is out of sync. I always strive for a deeper discipline, so that means always accepting where I am at in my current practice.. 

This practice includes, but is not limited to, good sleep, healthy food and water, meditation, cold plunges, ceremony, time in nature, mountains and sunshine, the purest essential oils and masques, exercise and movement, good love making (alone or with a lover), song & dance, dry brushing, lemon water, hot springs, saunas, massage, and many beautiful teas and herbs. 
My self care also includes a lot of laughter and fun; as well some tears, both joyful and sorrowful, because a good cry from time to time is healthy and beautiful as you truly purge toxins and emotions that overwhelm the heart and mind; tears cleanse the spirit. 
I keep a long and running list of self care practices so that I may choose what feels good to me at that time, thus greatly reducing any negative self-talk that may come up when goals are not being met. It works well for me to be flexible with myself in this way. 

What makes your spirit glow?
Many magical things of the Earth and the Universe feed my soul and make my spirit glow.. Ceremony makes my spirit glow! Making life a daily ceremony... Staying in a place of inner prayer as much as possible.. 
Spending time with my daughter and a few good people in nature always makes my spirit glow. Dance, music, doing my art and singing, flowers, sunshine and the cold creeks of the Sangre de Cristo mountains feed my soul! 

How do you stay centered in the middle of chaos?
I stay centered by staying connected with my community. I remember that everything changes, I call in my ancestors and I breathe. I remember my deep unfaltering strength of soul and I pray!

What causes/organizations are you passionate about?
I am excruciatingly passionate about healing the sacred waters of the earth, and of women. We must protect our life-source within and outside of ourselves. I hold space to heal the water on a molecular and cellular level within the bodies of each individual that come into contact with my healing hands. I am deeply passionate about educating our children and youth in practices if self love, creative expression, and of environmental restoration and preservation. We must build healthy, sustainable community and create a consciousness that promotes and protects a space of love..  We must engage with each other in a safe space of truth and acceptance for each individual's process of expression to be revealed and allow each member of community to bring their gifts with grace and reverence for the greater whole. We are the One-Song, the Uni-Verse.

If you could say one thing to the world what would you say?
The world needs love and positive, conscious thought, intentional prayers for healing and a rebirth of the collective consciousness.. The state of the world is a direct symptom and representation of the extreme disconnect Man has with the Earth, Spirit, Nature, and subsequently each other. It is time to reconnect. We must recall the old medicine knowledge and implement it for ourselves, our people and our planet. 

What has been the greatest lesson as a mother you've learned?
The greatest lesson of my motherhood is unconditional love, for my daughter as well as myself... In the face of the most humbling times as a mother the only way to self preservation and the saving grace of child rearing is unconditional love. To be forgiving, patient, and kind. 

What advice would you give to a new mother?
My advice to a new mama is to make time for self care, whatever that looks like to you, not as an escape as much as a way of life. Involve your children in the process so they see how a healthy woman cares for herself first in order to care for the ones around her. Teach them that it is a natural part of the day and its ok for you to make time for Mama.. They will then grow up to have amazing self care practices and support the people in their lives to do the same. Its not just for your own sake but for the ripple effect this way of raising our children will have on our evolution as One-Song.