Do these bouncy curls and the dazzling smile look familiar to you?
Well, that’s the woman who took a long deep look into my soul and it’s actually no exaggeration if I admit that it was a truly transformative experience.
Maybe you also came across Maria Christina Gabriel and her fantastic vibes via a Podcast, her Instagram account or the book We are Proud to be Sensibelchen?
Maria Christina Gabriel works as a Spiritual Mentor and is the founder of Power of Ceremony. Over the past year, Christina has become a great source of inspiration for me, whenever I follow her work I feel the rare mix of courage to follow my passion, a giant curiosity for all there is still to learn and discover, a very rare feeling of peace and calm (I mean: almost uncanny to feel that while scrolling through social media) and a before unknown sense of belonging. Crazy, right?
To perhaps grasp a little better why this woman is so inspiring, what it is she does in her life and to introduce her here if you haven’t crossed paths with her yet, I had the honor to ask her some questions about her work. To actually also really feel her work, I let Christina conduct a soul reading, which was an overwhelming experience, I am happy to share with you.
Let’s get started:
In one sentence, Christina, what is it that you do?
My work is all about creating a life with purpose and I support others through this process with 1:1 mentoring sessions and soul readings.
One of the first Instagram posts I read from you was a reflection describing how for a long time you were hesitant to go to some yoga class as you had a certain image in your head of how your body was supposed to look when you go there or something similar and I was so impressed with your honesty and vulnerability that made me more curious about you and your work. What is your view on vulnerability?
I think the concept of vulnerability is this meaningful to us now because as a collective we have been living quite the contrary for decades. Hiding shame, guilt, fears and creating a lifestyle that wasn’t supporting us in being connected humans. Showing up in my emotions, staying present when I don’t have the answers and keeping an open heart through the the challenging parts of life. To me, vulnerability lets us connect with others on a profound level but most importantly, by making ourselves vulnerable, we are expanding our capacity to give and receive love.