New Year: New You!

New Year: New You!


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Another year to live!

To banish worry, doubt, and fear,

To love and laugh and give!


This bright new year is given me

To live each day with zest . . .

To daily grow and try to be

My highest and my best!


I have the opportunity

Once more to right some wrongs,

To pray for peace, to plant a tree,

And sing more joyful songs!”


~ William Arthur Ward


This time of year is a chance to start fresh and make different choices.  A chance to become who you were meant to be and create the life you were born to live.  But isn’t that true of everyday.  We celebrate New Years with resolutions of change, filled with the excitement and expectation of new beginnings.  Each moment is really an opportunity to start fresh.

My sister has a great practice.  When her day is not going well and she needs to just start over she will reset her day by taking a shower and pretending this is the beginning of her day.

So just remember if you are already breaking your resolutions and feeling discouraged.  Each moment is a fresh start.  It is a chance to be a new you.  May this be the year you live on purpose and with purpose, drinking from the cup of excellence and basking in your magnificence!

So Happy New Year and Happy New You!

My Challenge: Reset as many times as you have too, each breath is a new opportunity.


Maria Elena Escobar

Wonderful Things Happen When You Believe

Wonderful Things Happen When You Believe

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“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.”

~ Carl Gustav Jung

When I look at this picture I think of surrender.  Her arms open waiting expectantly for her heart’s desire.  When we surrender it is not tight held fists raging against the sky, instead it is open arms waiting for our miracle to happen.

I think that is when we love God the most and when he feels it the most.  When we stop and recognize that within us is all that we need, we become empowered.  We are connected to the source of all creation and when we love and trust the Divine Love that created all things, we are free.  Love always trusts.

The greatest act of love is faith.  Stop looking at the surface temporary things and look at the eternal things within your reach, right inside of you.  When you surrender with open arms, wait expectantly for miracles to occur.

My Challenge: Find something in your life you want to get rid of and choose to surrender.  Maybe it is something that is not working and you need to let it go.  Open wide your arms (literally) and say, I surrender to a power greater than I.  Wait expectantly for your miracle.

Maria Elena Escobar

Dreams Are Just Possibilities Waiting to Happen

Dreams Are Just Possibilities Waiting to Happen

“If one advances confidently in the direction of one’s dreams, and endeavors to live the life which one has imagined, one will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”

~ Henry David Thoreau

I’ve always been a dreamer.  I have a vision and passion to see this world filled with love and compassion, I was born to be an instrument of peace.  I know that it is why I am here.  I know my purpose is to help others find their dreams and live their lives full of passion.  I’m here to inspire and be love, I know it with all my heart, mind and soul.

We are all sparks of the Divine; each of us is here to re-present the Divine’s love in a way only we can.  We are unique, no one is exactly like us and can do things exactly as we can.  There is no need for competition or comparison.  We are all divine and perfect the way we are.  There are people out there who need what we came to give.

Henry David Thoreau said, “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” So many people live small when they were meant to live such powerful fulfilling lives.

Somewhere inside of each of us a flame burns and when we are not fanning that flame and living lives of love and passion the soul aches with desperation, it needs to fulfill its mission.  When we don’t live our purpose something inside us dies.

“Do not lose hold of your dreams or aspirations. For if you do, you may still exist but you have ceased to live.”

~ Henry David Thoreau

Have you taken the time to ask yourself what am I here to contribute?  In the movie, The Dead Poet’s Society Robin Williams’ character shares the line, “The powerful play goes on — and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?”

What makes you light up?  What makes your soul sing?  When is the last time you just daydreamed about the possibilities of your life?

In the song, I Believe I Can Fly R. Kelly says if you believe it you can be it.  Nothing is impossible. We have spent too long listening to the naysayers who say what can’t be done.  What if you just went for it anyway?

“Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be.”

~ Karen Ravn

In order to discover new lands you have to be willing to lose sight of the shore; imagine if Christopher Columbus let fear of losing sight of the comfort zone of the shore stop him from discovering unknown worlds.

It takes taking a risk to have your biggest life.  You’re worth it.  What do you want your epithet to be?

I recently lost one of my dearest friends.  She was the most enlightened, loving, compassionate and gentle people I have ever met.  She was light and love.  It exuded out of every cell of her body.  You could not be in her presence and not feel her peace, gratefulness and love.

I don’t know about you but that is how I want to be remembered.

“This world is but a canvas to our imaginations.”

~ Henry David Thoreau

I was thinking about fear today and how it is a waste of imagination.  I see so many people settle or shrink back because they listen to fear.  Fear is just and acronym for False Expectations Appearing Real.

What if instead of using your imagination to think of all the things that can go wrong and make yourself terrified, you used your gift of imagination to dream, dream big?

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Imagine the possibilities, if you stopped getting in your way and believed you could fly, that anything was possible. Try it out. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

My Challenge: Sit down and write what your perfect life would look like 10 years from now if there were no obstacles and you could have any life you wanted.  Write in great detail. What your home would look like?  What would your career look like? Relationships? Daily activities? Dig deep and dream big.

If your serious about making those dreams a reality I am a master at finding the resources, creating a plan and helping you get there.  If you need help discovering your dream and purpose or overcoming the limiting beliefs that are holding you back I can help.  Join my Living on Purpose Group and find out how to live the life you were meant to live.  It is possible.  It starts with a dream.


Maria Elena

Are You Ready to Live Life on Purpose?

Are You Ready to Live Life on Purpose?

“Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.”

~ Gail Devers

I just got back from a conference in Florida, Emerge 2.0.  It was challenging, I pushed myself harder than I thought I could.  I learned so much but the big take a way’s for me were to show up in your life and to take decisive action.  It was a theme throughout the conference.

When I returned I found out that one of my dearest friends passed on the day of my return.  She was the most enlightened loving person I’ve ever met.  We’ve been playing phone tag for the last month or so and I never got to say good-bye.  I know that she is shinning bright because she really lived her authentic life, she was light.

I’ve been mentioning in my last few blog posts that I was signing up people for my Living on Purpose Group.  When you lose someone you love like that you realize that time is a luxury that none of us have.  If not now then when?

There will never be a perfect time when all your ducks are in a row.  You have to go for your dreams now, today because you don’t know you have tomorrow.  Our biggest regret will be the things left undone not the things we did.

What are you waiting for?  Are you ready to make the climb and go for it?  There will always be another mountain.

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If you’re feeling like there has to be more than this or you don’t know what your purpose is but you really are ready to find out this is the right group for you.  If you know what your here for but need help figuring out how to get there this is the right group for you.

Since it is my birthday week and I believe God gave me as a gift of love that day, there is a 50% off birthday reduction as my gift back to you until Monday, Sept. 14th 2015

I started the Living on Purpose Group to create a space for people to live bigger, juicier and empowered lives.  I want to help people step out of their comfort zone and break off the chains of limiting beliefs that keep them stuck in lives that are not fulfilling.  I hear so many people just working jobs to pay the bills but not living their purpose, feeling their life’s are empty and wanting more.  Well here it is a chance to really make it happen.

The next Living on Purpose Group starts in October 2015.  There are limited spaces available so please check this out quickly and then take action.  Only through action will your life ever become what it was meant to be.


Here are the details:
Through group coaching exercises, Personalized Strategy Sessions, use of proven tools & techniques, discussion, email support/assignments and the support of the group, you will begin creating an authentic and fulfilling life.

Click link to learn the details for the Living on Purpose Group and I hope you join me for this life changing program.

My Challenge: Take a moment to check it out you have nothing to lose, what if this is exactly what you’ve been looking for.  I know I recently took some major leaps of faith to create the life I want.  I believe if you leap God will give you wings.  You deserve to live a fulfilled life.  Give yourself that gift.


Maria Elena Escobar

Honoring Dr. Wayne Dyer, A Life Well Lived!

Honoring Dr. Wayne Dyer, A Life Well Lived!

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”

~ Dr. Wayne Dyer

It saddens me to say good-bye to one of my hero’s.  Even though I know he would not trade where he is now for anything, he was looking forward to his next chapter, the world has lost a powerful teacher, writer and poet and a moment to remember his wisdom and humor seems in order.

“I would rather be hated for who I am than loved for who I’m not.”

~ Dr. Wayne Dyer

When I created my “mind movie” of my dreams and vision of my life, meeting Dr. Wayne Dyer was a big part of my dream.  I realize that I will not have that chance in this life again.

“You have everything you need for complete peace and total happiness right now.”

~ Dr. Wayne Dyer

I had planned on going to the Writer’s Conference in Maui this year to get a chance to learn from him face to face but I did not make every effort and step out of my comfort zone to do whatever it took to make it happen.

“If you believe it will work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you believe it won’t you will see obstacles.”

~ Dr. Wayne Dyer

I realize now how important it is to go for you dreams because you don’t know if you will get tomorrow.


I have been writing a lot lately about living your purpose and going for it.  It really hit home when I realized that I missed my chance to meet Dr. Wayne Dyer and will never get it again.

“Anything you really want, you can attain, if you really go after it.”

~ Dr. Wayne Dyer

One of the things that I loved most about Dr. Wayne Dyer is his humor and honesty.

“You are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be.”

~ Dr. Wayne Dyer

I was really in a bad place after a series of operations and was just tired of being sick and in pain.  One of the things that really pulled me out of my depression was listening to his Essence of Being in Balance recording by, Dr. Wayne Dyer.

“With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.”

~ Dr. Wayne Dyer

It reminded me, as he always did, that I am a piece of the Divine and that I can change my life by changing my thinking and connecting with the Divine.  He always reminded me that it was my choice.  I choose love.

“Practice being the kind of person you wish to attract.”

~ Dr. Wayne Dyer

So many times when I get stuck I listen to him and I remember that the answer is within me and I reconnect with the Source of power.  He always helps me to plug into the Divine.

“When you’re at peace with yourself and love your self, it is virtually impossible to do things to yourself that are destructive.”

~ Dr. Wayne Dyer

Nothing I could say could be an adequate tribute to the man that I truly love from the bottom of my heart and soul, Dr. Wayne Dyer, but I felt like I could not let another day pass without saying, “Thank You!”

“Upon awakening, let the words Thank You flow from your lips, for this will remind you to begin your day with gratitude and compassion.”

~ Dr. Wayne Dyer

In the movie, The Shift, Dr. Wayne Dyer got up before dawn and put his feet on the ground and said, “Thank You”.  He often spoke about this, that the first thing in the morning it was important to say, “Thank You”.  I even created a wall of inspiration that I face when I wake up with the words, Thank You, in big letters to remind me to be grateful for another day.  I learned that from him.

“You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside.”

~ Dr. Wayne Dyer

I always teach that love is the only real power to change the world and Dr. Wayne Dyer was love.  His teachings called people to live lives of love and peace.  His message will live on and continue to create the shift he imagined.

“Love is co-operation rather than competition.”

~ Dr. Wayne Dyer

Dr. Wayne Dyer also often spoke of our power to choose.  I find as I share that with people there is always someone who says they can’t choose, and decide to stay a victim.  I was listening to him today and he talked about the un-reflecting masses.  When we live unaware of our power we become victims but we always have the power to change.

“The more you see yourself as what you’d like to become, and act as if what you want is already there, the more you’ll activate those dormant forces that will collaborate to transform your dream into your reality.”

~ Dr. Wayne Dyer


Here are some of my favorite quotes:


“The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don’t know anything about.”

~ Dr. Wayne Dyer


“When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way.”

~ Dr. Wayne Dyer

I make good company

“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.”

~ Dr. Wayne Dyer


“Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.”

~ Dr. Wayne Dyer

let go of ego

“Conflict cannot survive without your participation.”

~Dr. Wayne Dyer

Dr. Wayne Dyer always served and gave from his heart and he lived his teachings.

“It’s never crowded along the extra mile.”

~ Dr. Wayne Dyer

So as my tribute to his magnificence I share some of his many quotes.  I could not fit all his brilliance on one page, but I thank him for changing my life and for teaching me so many wonderful things.  I will continue to be a loyal student of his teachings and someday we will meet and I can thank him in person.

My Challenge: Life is short you don’t know how long you have.  Don’t put off your dreams do what it takes.  Anything is possible if a man who spent most of his youth in foster care and came from nothing could create such abundance than none of us have an excuse not to live powerful purpose filled lives.  Make yours count.  Live your dreams and go for it.

“You’ll seldom experience regret for anything that you’ve done. It is what you haven’t done that will torment you. The message, therefore, is clear. Do it! Develop an appreciation for the present moment. Seize every second of your life and savor it.”

~ Dr. Wayne Dyer



Maria Elena Escobar