About Carola Marashi M.A.

I LOVE my body!

 

Humanity needs YOU to show up. It no longer serves you to ‘bite your tongue’!

Published author of SENSUAL EATING; and In2it! Cards and Guide.

 

I found gold
digging in my backyard.
It all started in the playground. You know, where you had your 1st kiss
and did your dumbest move EVER!!!
I threw a party called ‘Sacred Playground’
to celebrate my NEW In2it! deck.
The playground is where I gave my first kiss, under the slide.
The playground is also where I almost died from shame.
Pushing the merry-go-round, my underwear fell to my ankles.
I was wearing Mom’s underwear because I didn’t have a clean pair.
Throwing my 58th birthday party, I faced HUGE fears.
I thought only 3 friends show up; who said they’d help set up.
I believed that people would shame me
for being vulnerable-when I asked “Will you play with me?”.
I dreaded my boyfriend would walk out of the room-
because he didn’t like seeing the real me.
Gee! Thank GAWD none of that happened. In fact the OPPOSITE happened.
When I saw everyone
looking back at me with soft compassionate eyes, my fear melted.
And even though I stammered and stuttered
while trying to explain what I wanted everyone to do,
my dream came out better than I imagined.
They really did jump in, feet first! And played with me!
But…Right after my Ahh-Mazing party…
I woke up on a Tuesday morning. I clicked on Facebook and scrolled and scrolled
line after line, reading too many stories of how my girlfriends were sexually violated.
As I read their stories, my vision blurred from tears pouring down my cheeks.
I felt helpless. Then angry. Then overwhelmed.
As I shut down FB, I had to shut down my feelings.
M y lips moved in silence – WTF!
I could barely catch my breath.
Shit. I thought it was normal to be violated because I was born a girl in my CRAZY family.
I bullied myself to ‘get over it’, toughen up, and SHUT UP about it.
The sound of FUCK strangled my throat.
Seeing women refuse to be shamed into silence
cracked open my vault of buried memories.
I wasn’t alone anymore.
Inside my Sacred Playground lurked a bully I could no longer ignore.
Seizing the opportunity to ‘take my turn’ I volunteered
to be interviewed for a documentary on sexual violence .
I planned to talk about being dated raped at age 15.
Since I blogged about it, I thought it would be ‘no big deal.’
The interviewer asked GREAT questions that directed me
into more memories of sexual violence I hadn’t accessed.
Before the end of the interview-I said
“I’m ready to face the truth. The truth is that I’m not alone.”
Determined and committed, after three attempts
I found a therapist I could trust to go In2it.
Together we unearthed buried memories
that I had vowed I would never revisit alone.
In reflection,
I cast a spell at my Sacred Playground birthday party!
In therapy, I took my turn standing up for myself.
I called out foul play. And best yet-
I reclaimed my lost innocence!
Intuition really truly is the flashlight into the soul.
I’m on the other side of the tunnel.
I faced the ugly things that did ‘happen to me.’
When I look in the mirror now-instead of seeing a violated girl,
I see a fierce innocent girl who became an AWE-dacious woman warrior.
No wonder I believe Innocence is a solid root of intuition.
Innocence gets stronger through adversity.
This is the gold I found digging in my back yard.
I look out onto my backyard through the window.
Everything around me is reaching out for the light.
We’ve got a limit on hot sunny days, up here in the Pacific NW!
Nature’s rapidly swelling, ripening, bursting forth sweetness.
Picking raspberries, my girlfriend Amy giggled,
“I gotta go for the ripest before they drop to the ground.”
Inside I smile wide, ooh follow the sweetness!
What a lovely direction to FOCUS attention!
LIGHT is flooding my senses.
I’m Beaming Gratitude for being Ahhh LIVE!
That spunky, ferocious, unstoppable girl is BACK!

Celebrating being Ahhh-Live

I’m singing along with

Janelle Monea . Click and sing along too!

20180801_112252-3.jpg I’d be honored to be your soul advocate and Heart Whisperer.

Let’s keep you moving forward and staying focused.

Let’s schedule a free introductory session

My 30+ years of professional experience is primarily Body Based Therapy

  • Hakomi,
  • Psychodrama,
  • Eating Disorders,
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy,
  • Movement-Ecstatic, Contact Improvisation.
  • Founder of Body Choir 1994-Community Ecstatic Dance and Facilitator Trainer.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition.
Master of Arts Degree in Psychology.

Here’s what previous clients have said about me:

“Carola channeled an amazing reading for me. Her intuit abilities are clear, spot on and found the depth of my souls yearning! Looking back at my notes I took during this reading, I’m noticing I’m walking this path effortlessly where as before the reading it was an effort! Thank You Carola for designing and reading of your beautiful cards.” 
Blessings,
Sharon Wilson, Ashland Oregon

“My reading with Carola and her deck was different than any reading I’d done before.  The entire experience was steeped in intuition, from the way she created the deck and the energies the cards hold, to the way she was expertly able to coax my own intuition and interpretation out of them. It was a deep and very meaningful experience.” 

Spyder Carneol, Portland Oregon

“Carola’s sweet and loving energy is only surpassed by her ability to tune into a higher channel and by doing so guide you in finding your highest good. She helped me reaffirm a huge life change and especially my purpose for it. It was a confirmation AND an expansion. It was empowering. Knowing this woman will fatten your soul! Thank you x 3! -Aloha”

“Carola’s intuition ability is excellent! Through her fine-tuned listening, she helped me unearth core areas in my personal life that had been unexamined; she supported me to become more empowered and clear.”

“She has a special ability to listen in a way that allows you to connect with your true self. She is a steady, insightful and a supportive guide. Through her skillful leadership I developed confidence in my ability to connect with myself more deeply.”

“Most importantly, I learned how to ‘follow the energy’, to listen for what resonates within me. I feel lucky to have found her and I am more attuned and authentic as a result of our work together.”

Let’s schedule a free introductory session

Please feel free to contact me if you have questions. call me at 512-925-0625 or email me at carolamarashi@gmail.com.

I teach what I desire to learn which is how to listen, discern, and respond to YOUR intuition.

“Carola was so perfectly right on and complete. As I look back on the experience now I’m struck that the nature of the communication was not something the egoic mind can really grab hold of and make an action plan out of. (wink!) The message was directly communicated to the heart where it still lives glowing encouragingly. Your open-hearted acceptance and sweet encouragement allowed a natural and easy deepening, and I especially like that you encouraged me to articulate for myself what I had received in the session. Thanks for your openness, your spiritual maturity, and your insightful sharing.”

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