How You’re a Remarkable, Powerful, and Divine Woman

How You're a Remarkable, Powerful, and Divine Woman
Yudy Veras Bueno, The Joyful Shaman
Written by Yudy Veras Bueno

Featured photo by Brooke Cagle

How You’re a Remarkable, Powerful, and Divine Woman

You are a Divine Being… It’s time to remember that!

10 truths that will help you explore and discover your divine essence:

We have achieved so much progress in the last few decades. Never before have we had more access to technology and information in such a fast flow, and in our lives. At least here in the USA, for the most part, we enjoy a very comfortable life.

So why do a great majority feel so disconnected and discontent? Why is it that we are not able to feel more joy and happiness?

In the USA alone there are millions of people suffering from some sort of depression and anxiety. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, major depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the USA. In 2015, an estimated 16.1 million adults aged 18 or older had at least one major depressive episode in the past year.

It seems like the more we achieved and the more we accumulate the unhappier we become. Why is that?

The Answer:

The answer is simple; we are conditioned to believe that we are separate and isolated entities or beings. We believe in “me” or “us” and that we are different from “the others.” The Darwinian theory of “Survival of the fittest” hasn’t helped us at all.

We are raised to compete against each other. The notion that somehow we need to defeat somebody else in order to win is a very normal and accepted rule in our society. And it is perfectly normal to teach our kids that rule and pass it down to them.

Truth #1: Our truth essence:

We haven’t been taught about our truth essence, that we are not only a combination of flesh, bones and nerves, solid and unchangeable, that we are not only a body, but are consciousness-expressing life, and that we are the eyes from which consciousness is observing and experiencing that life.

As per Lynne McTaggart in her book, The Field, she said that we started believing that we live in a physical and mechanical world. Our Western culture indoctrinated us to believe that human beings are a survival machine largely powered by chemicals and genetic coding. That we human beings are isolated from our world, and the mind is isolated from the body. So far from the truth!

Truth #2: The miracle of life:

There was a point in our lives that we stopped believing in miracles and magic. There was a point where miracles and magic equated to myths and ignorance. Admitting that you believe in something bigger than yourself was some sort of disgrace. The notion of GOD became an old concept. There was no space for him in our modern society, so we took him out our lives.

We stopped believing in miracles, and as we did we stopped believing in endlessness opportunities of what can be possible. Albert Einstein said, “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” I choose to see life as if everything is a miracle, because it is.

Truth #3: You are a miracle:

It is fascinating to see how the more science is trying to understand consciousness, the more it gets closer to what Eastern cultures knew for centuries: People are not separate from their environment. Living consciousness is not an isolated entity. We are not just flesh, we are much more.

The truth is that human beings have incredible powers, and our body has an innate capacity to heal itself.

You don’t believe me?

Well when by accident, you cut your finger, the skin is able to regenerate and heal. You are witnessing that healing power at work. So yes, we do have the ability to heal ourselves; our brothers and sisters, and be able to bring healing to our planet, and to create a life of joy and happiness.

Think about this…

Your heart is pumping blood in and out, at the same time as your lungs are taking the air that you breathe and converting that into oxygen, at the same time as your stomach is digesting food, at the same time as your brain is creating a thought, at the same time as you are reading these words… and you don’t have to move a finger to make this happen.

Tell me now… why is this not a miracle?

Think about this… gravity is keeping us grounded, planets are not colliding in their orbit, and science has proven that the universe is expanding…

And you don’t have to move a finger to make this happen, isn’t that a miracle?

Why then did we remove God from our lives?

The modern man and woman disconnected from God because we believed that in order to explore and tap into our own potential, He needed to cease.

We could compare this to our kids. When they are little they look up to you, you are their super-heroes, and everything you say is the ultimate truth. However, it comes a time when they no longer need you.

There comes a time when you become an embarrassment for them. They don’t want you to kiss or hug them in public, “mom you are embarrassing me,” “dad, stop that.” And it has nothing to do with love, they still love us as parents however, something happens that we are no longer worshipped by them.

Truth #4: We all want to experience Freedom:

They just want to be independent, and no matter what you tell them, they just want to experience life on their own terms. They want to explore their own potential, they are yearning to experience what freedom looks and feel like.

They are trying to define who they are and find themselves. At this stage they feel the need to create a separate identity. This is considered healthy and is a normal transition from childhood to adulthood. Wanting to experience freedom is a healthy and normal state.

Truth #5: Each one of us has a unique journey:

Here is the thing; each of us needs to make our own mistakes and to experience life from a new perspective. Each one of us has a unique journey. There is a part of us that is being formed, called into existence when we leave our parents, when we depart from them, we grow and mature.

As our kids leave home, they make their own mistakes; they experienced pain and dissolution from the world, their friends, college, work and relationships. Nonetheless, in experiencing pain they build their character and their identity starts taking shape.

This is part of our journey. We might see our kids suffering after an overwhelming experience, and we could say “I told you so” but instead we open our arms and welcome them back home. We understand that there was no right or wrong, it just is.

They are our precious gift from God and we treasure and embrace them. When we see our kids suffering and in pain, we forgive any insult, arguments or disagreements. The truth is that we’ll do anything to remove the pain.

Truth #6: Remove judgment:

See, it is not about judging our kids or telling them how wrong they were, it is loving them regardless. It is understanding, being compassionate, and helping them to heal so that they become more kind and loving individuals, ready for forgiveness when the time comes.

The same way God does not hold grudges; He is welcoming you back home when you are ready. God is not a punisher and will not condemn you into eternal hell, how could a loving father do such thing?

Truth #7: Know that you are an amazing creature made out of eternal love:

At the same time, He wants you to know that you are not a sinner; you are not a bad person or damaged goods. He wants you to know that you are an amazing creature, made out of eternal love. You were made out of the same stuff as the stars and the universe.

He wants you to know that you have untapped potential, are greatness in the making, and as you expand and become more; the source is also expanding and becoming even more.

He wants you to know that you are his prodigal son, the son that came back after a long and painful journey, and that He is ready to have the most amazing celebration for your return.

He wants you to know that you were just a kid following his own path. A kid yearning and thirsty for knowledge, that you should explore the wonders of this universe that He created out of nothing for you and for every living create that inhabits this planet and every other planet on this vast and precious infinite.

God is only compassion, love and eternal gratitude. He rejoices in happiness and laughter when one of his kids comes back home.

So we became disconnected, stressed out and depressed, and “left” God out of our lives so that we can appreciate Him even more when we let Him back in. It sounds contradictory, however, we cannot experience light if we don’t know what darkness is. We don’t know what happiness feels like if we don’t know sadness.

We cannot experience God, without “feeling” the absence of God. For me the absence of God is nothing more than believing that there is something wrong with you. When we regain our faith, there is a knowing that no matter what, everything will be ok. When you regain your faith, you feel safe and fearless.

There is only one problem…

There is no way for us to leave Him out of our lives, even if we want to. It is not possible. We believed in the illusion of separateness, but this is just that, an illusion. We cannot separate from the source, as we are part of that source. The key is in the word “feeling,” we feel the disconnection, because we are experiencing pain, and we concluded that God has abandoned us. However, there is no real disconnection.

The same way countless petals form a rose; and a rose is formed by countless petals; there is no rose without petals, and the petals don’t have any purpose without forming a rose. The same way we are part of the source, and the source is part of us.

We are the conduits from which consciousness (God/Source) is experiencing life, and, on the other hand, consciousness is the Zero Field of Energy, the Primordial Substance from what the universe is made of, the Akasha Field. As we are expanding and becoming more; consciousness is expanding and becoming even more.

Truth #8: We are one; therefore we have the power to affect others:

“Our cells and DNA communicate through frequencies. The brain perceived and makes its own records of the world in pulsating waves. A substructure underpins the universe that is essentially a recording medium of everything, providing a means for everything to communicate with everything else.” — The Field

As we help others we are helping ourselves, as we hurt others, we are hurting ourselves. Bringing new awareness and new healing energy, new ways of thinking, and more love and compassion, we are not only helping the planet and every single living thing on the planet, but we are also healing ourselves.

Truth #9: Our universe is alive and friendly, and is there to help you flourish.

Our universe is alive and friendly, ever expanding and growing. You are the “u” in universe. We are all in it together, whether we choose to believe it or not.

When you have peace of mind, and know that God is on your side, there is no fear or feeling of inadequacy. You become an open door from where blessings will start to flow. The universe is there to help you flourish and grow.

You are not alone… I was there too:

For many years I suffered from a sense of inadequacy, depression, anxiety and feelings of not being enough, like so many others. I knew that I should feel blessed because I had everything to be happy, but I was not happy. And so this made it worse, because I felt guilty for not being happy.

I knew there was something deeply wrong, but I was not able to figure it out. I felt excruciating pain and suffering, which translated into physical pain, to the point where I suffered a heart attack at age 36. I was stressed out and deeply sad, and was desperate for healing and answers.

Are you listening?

I meditated, prayed and looked for help. God as a loving father sent me the help I needed. The difference was that I was willing, able and ready to hear the answer to my prayers.

How many times have you prayed and said… this does not work, God is not listening.

The truth is, that the source is always answering our prayers and requests… the question is… Are you listening?

I was able to reclaim my inner joy, power and peace of mind, and with a new perspective I was able to find a new purpose and mission in life, which is helping others bring even more happiness and joy into their lives and a sense of peace.

Truth #10: We are all trying our best with what we know at the moment:

When someone hurts another human being we all contribute in inflicting the pain, so when we are faced with a “bad” person, stop all judgment. We are all trying our best with what we know at the moment. If you grasp this concept, and this is the only thing you learn from this article, then we have made progress.

We are all trying our best with what we know at the moment, because it is a moment-to-moment experience.

Don’t be fast to judge (re-visit truth #6):

If a person knows better, he’ll do better. If a person asks better questions, he or she will obtain better answers. So don’t be fast to judge. Learn to be more compassionate toward yourself and others.

When you judge or reject somebody because they might have “lost their way,” then you are contributing to the pain. Instead, learn to love your enemies, then we’ll be contributing to the healing of our planet and the universe at large.

You are a divine woman… Get used to it

A brief summary: This is who we are, divine beings, holy and pure. We are made out of love and compassion, and each of us is contributing to the expansion of the universal mind, the mind of God, the Source, or Consciousness or however you choose to call it. Therefore, each one of us is amazingly loved, divinely guided and protected at every moment. So let go of fears and start living a life of passion and compassion.

Identity Magazine is all about guiding women to discover their powers of Self-Acceptance, Appreciation, and Personal Achievement. We ask that every contributor and expert answer  the Identity 5 questions in keeping with our theme. Their answers can be random and in the moment or they can be aligned with the current article they have written. In that way, and as a team, we hope to encourage and motivate each other, thus inspiring you to Get All A’s.

1. What have you accepted within your life, physically and/or mentally? Additionally, what are you still working on accepting? Now, we’re talking about resignation, rather stepping into, embraced, and owned.

I accepted that we are trying to do our best with what we have. Coming with that perspective has helped me to stay grounded and stopped any type of judgment about myself and others. Always learning new things, I’m a student at heart, the more I learned the better I can serve others.

2. What have you learned to appreciate about yourself and/or within your life, physically and mentally? On the other hand OR in contrast, are there elements of who you are that you’re still working on appreciating?

A few years ago I was in a dark place, I was suffering with deep-rooted emotional and physical pain. I suffered with depression, low self-esteem, obesity, and poor health in general. At age 36 I had a heart failure, my father died of a heart attack when I was seven years old, and that changed my life, so I decided that I didn’t want the same for my kids.

So the fact that I’m still here is a big reason for appreciation. I learned to appreciate and take better care of my body for what allows me to do everyday, dance, eat, play with my kids, hug, speak, smile, etc… and even more important, I learned to appreciate who I am. For many years I convinced myself that there was something terribly wrong with me so I wasted a lot of time feeling sorry for myself, and making myself sick.

After my healing journey I discovered that I’m God’s greatest creation and so you are… Therefore, I live in constant appreciation for life and all it’s miracles, no time to compliant about anything. Life is great regardless of the conditions and the situations.

3. What is one of your most rewarding achievements in life? Tell us not only what makes YOU most proud but also share the  goals and dreams that you still have.

My most rewarding achievement is that I was able to give myself permission to dream once more at age 40 when many women are ready to give up. I’m most proud of my family, my wonderful kids and my loving husband. They are the best gift that anybody can ask for. My most exciting and immediate goal is to expand my practice to help healing the planet one mom at the time, because when we healed the moms, we are able to heal the kids and the community at large.

So, I’m committed to help my client to find hope, more joy and happiness in their lives. I’m also part of a beautiful but challenging cause: To eradicate human trafficking (specially kids) around the globe so that every kid have an opportunity to thrive. We have a Walk on May 20th “Lacing Up for Freedom” We invite anybody who wants to be part of a community to bring about real change to join us.

4. Of course, we all have imperfections, or so we think. In truth, we are all perfectly imperfect. What are your not-so-perfect ways?  Likewise, what imperfections and quirks create who you are–your Identity?

I love that phrase “I’m perfectly imperfect” I love myself for who I’m but I have many imperfections. So we can have a field day with this questions. So let’s see the stories behind it: I get lost easily, my sense of direction is really bad, I really need my phone and I’m so grateful for the invention of the GPS. I don’t take life too serious anymore and I don’t watch the news for the last six years, except for the Women March to Washington, that was something worth watching.

In addition, I can be very silly, like childlike silly sometimes, make voices and faces, and so on…. for some people it’s pretty funny, for others, it is childlike, but since I’m not concerned about what people think then it’s OK. Sometimes I  lose the sense of time easily if I’m having a great conversation, learning something new or writing. So I have to be very careful with my time if I want to be productive, so time management is not my greatest skill, I’m getting better, however.   I’m just happy!

5. “I Love My…” is an outlet for you to appreciate and express all the positive traits that make you…well…YOU! In fact, sharing what you love about yourself will make you smile, feel empowered, and uplift your spirit and soul. (We assure you!) Therefore, Identity challenges you to complete the phrase “I Love My…?”

I love my God/Source who is always guiding, loving and protecting me.  And the love for my body  because is one of the greatest creation. The obvious, I love my family, my kids, my husband, my mom, my sisters, my friends. My mentors and guides who are inspiring me everyday and I love my life because it is a miracle. We are walking miracles. Lastly, I love the gifts that I’m being given because it allows me to help others to realize how wonderful life is.

About the author

Yudy Veras Bueno, The Joyful Shaman

Yudy Veras Bueno

Yudy Veras Bueno, is a Spiritual Guide, international speaker, and best-selling author. She is known as the “joyful shaman” to the women in her tribe. “Finding joy”, she says is “the key to life.” Her #1 best, selling book, The Becoming of A Light Warrior, a practical guide to emotional breakthrough is written to answer the cry of many women in need of healing. She has served hundreds of women and their loved ones.

The book is a powerful guide to self-transformation. In it, readers will find the push to become unstuck, redefining their self-love and self-care. Yudy says,
“I want women to understand that the road to emotional breakthrough all begins with redefining self-love and self-care so they can find their true self-worth.”

In her award-winning coaching program, The Light Warrior Series and through her life-changing healing circles, women breakthrough emotional pain, self-imposed limitations, and chronic stress. Yudy’s mission is to help women create
a thriving life that comes from the heart, unleashing the Light Warrior within.
The program is raw, real and inspiring.

Yudy has appeared on television, radio, podcasts and in print. She is a certified reiki master practitioner and mindfulness coach.