Sound Therapist &
Holistic Wellness Consultant
Hello beautiful souls!
I’m Mayara Souza, and I want to share a bit of my background with you, with the hope to inspire you on overcoming any mental blocks or self-limiting beliefs that might be holding you back from becoming the best version of yourself.
I was born and raised in Brazil, in a family of heavy drinkers. When I was 4 years old, my father had a heart attack and died at the age of 37. I was told that he was a very violent and abusive alcoholic. I had a rough childhood with lots of struggles and violence, sexual, physical and mental abuse, that brought a lot of pain and fear into my life.
As the old patterns go, I started following the “family’s path” and drinking heavily to numb the pain and hopelessness I felt when I was around 12 years old. The addiction to alcohol and destructive behavior patterns were a big part of my life for many years. Many years of making the wrong decisions and recreating the same dysfunctional patterns that have being in my family for generations.
In my mid 20s, my family and I relocated to the United States. I was still drinking heavily and feeling miserable about myself, and specially about my mental and physical health. That’s when I was getting closer to my 30s and something started changing inside of me, I started rethinking my life and my decisions. There was this subtle voice, almost like a whisper, always reminding me of my father’s premature death and showing me how I was following on his footsteps.
I realized that moving to a new country wasn't going to solve all my problems if I didn't change who I was being. It felt like we were stuck in this generational cycle that keeps repeating itself until someone literally “wakes up!”
That’s when I started discovering my own healing and spiritual path. I started studying holistic wellness, self-development, spiritual, emotional and physical healing, almost obsessively. I am very thankful that fortunately I came across several incredible teachers, books, courses and programs, coaches and spiritual friends that added so much value into my life.
After over a decade of personal healing work in the USA and thousands of hours of extensive research on trauma healing, neuroscience, quantum physics, epigenetics, meditation and consciousness, sacred plant medicine and sound/vibration therapy, I've become a certified sound therapist and holistic wellness practitioner. I have learned a whole lot about myself, my culture and family history, human behavior and conditionings, and the power of the effect we have on those around us. I’ve made a commitment to myself that I was going to break that family cycle and start to take better care of myself in order to heal myself and support the healing of all those God is bringing into my journey.
The shift on consciousness has been amazing! I’ve learned that there’s a lot of forgiveness and acceptance that we must go through in order to truly be able to love ourselves and all the people around us, so that we’re able to co-create a peaceful and fulfilling life. I’m very grateful for all the guidance the universe gives me and the person I’m becoming every day. I realize that it’s always going to be a work in progress, always asking Spirit for new perspectives to overcome old beliefs and conditionings that don’t serve me anymore. However, now I can just accept myself for who I really am! There’s no need for alcohol or any other substance to numb reality anymore. I eat well, practice yoga, prayer and meditation to align mind, body and spirit inviting God’s peace into my life everyday, and it feels amazing to just be alive! Today I am tremendously grateful to live with my family in the beautiful New Zealand, and for the opportunity to homeschool my daughter and share all these beautiful and powerful holistic practices with her as we keep evolving our self-awareness to create a healthy relationship with each other and with those around us.
Every day is a gift to treasure and bring out the love and light we all have inside of us, that is why it’s called “the present.” Life is easier when we live and enjoy in the present moment.
My intention is to share my experiences along with all the tools and techniques I’ve learned along the way, and hopefully be able to inspire all of us to accept ourselves as we are and live our authentic truth. Shifting from negative and destructive thought patterns to self-acceptance and inner peace. And from that space of empowerment, unlock our full potential to excel as the best version of ourselves and to co-create with the Infinite Intelligence a more peaceful and beautiful future for ourselves!
May God bless your journey,