Sometimes Life Sucks!

Katelyn Mariah, Empowering Health


I am an optimistic and positive person by nature and that is why I have survived all of the challenges I have experienced but I have to tell you,

*There is a lot that sucks about having a tumor on the back of your heart!
*There is a lot that sucks about having 5 heart attacks and recovering from them.
*There is a lot that sucks about having open heart surgery and recovering from it. Like having your chest and sternum sawed open.
* There is a lot that sucks about arguing with doctors who want you to take a handful of pharmaceuticals and tell you you will die if you don’t when you know your body would heal using natural medicine.
*There is a lot that sucks about not having a partner to support you through it. When I am on the ledge and no one is around I…

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Parathyroid Tumor Be Gone

Katelyn Mariah, Empowering Health


Many of my readers know my story about the parathyroid tumor that is in a rare position behind my heart. Story here

I had an emotional week last week because I was supposed to go in for the scan of the Parathyroid Tumor on Monday and if it was still there I would have been scheduled for surgery. This issue hadn’t even been in my consciousness for months.

After the scan was scheduled I went into fear because I felt I had to resign myself to the fact I would have to go through major surgery again. I had tried fundraising last fall to get the funds to do an alternative treatment but only raised enough to do a month. One month was not enough.

To be honest it scares me to have to go through this rare surgery to retrieve the tumor from behind my heart.

A group of…

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Visionary Art

I love the energy in my last three paintings. There is something beautiful happening that I just can’t see in the outer world yet.

Do you see/feel it too?

The Circle of Health and Wellness


This happened on Monday. I wasn’t going to post it but there is something here that might touch someone else.

We help each other return to wholeness and health through our connection, support and compassion.

I was blessed by a circle of women last night focused on healing the parathyroid tumor that is still present on the back of my heart.

We all held the vision of me being in the vibration of perfect health and wellness and that intention included all of us. My secondary intention was to accept the process and outcome that unfolds.

The circle took place in my new Creative Classroom which is like a temple and sanctuary.

The power of my sisters and the presence of spirit helpers was palpable. The room was full of energy. Most of my friends met for the first time last night yet everything just flowed without preparation as we all became sisters.

Because I am a visionary, I had visions.

Here are some of the symbolic things that happened:
It was a new moon, the time to plant and nurture new seeds and intentions. The perfect environment to support us.

At the beginning and the end a cardinal sang its song. The cardinal is a positive sign from the Divine. Blessing the beginning and the end of the circle.

I saw the eye of Horus which is an ancient sign of healing.

I had a vision of being in the embrace of Ganesh, who is the remover of obstacles. He placed his truck on the back of my heart where the tumor would be and sucked. That was A very powerful image for me.

At one point the woman chanted the AH sound which is the heart sound and it reminded me that when I was between the ages of 4 and 8 I would sit on the couch and rock while sing this sound. I did this a few times a day and I feel it was my way of coming back to my center. I will be working with this chant.

I know that what is in my highest and best will be what happens.

The next day I painted the vision. What a fortune blessing that I have this ability to paint like this.

Painting from Soul Art Day


Title: The Path if the Highest Version of Myself as an Incarnated Human

This is Year I participated in Soul Art Day, which was June 5th. I knew about Soul Art Day for a few years but it called to me this year.

We were lead through a process to help us get clear on the intention we wanted to set for the soul art.  Part of the process was two take 2 minutes to write a spontaneous story using the words that came out of the meditation.

My story:

There was a Vibrant, free spirited woman who is on s path of revolution. She wants to have an impact on the world. It is her task to Awaken the world to the Divine Feminine through love and an open heart. She paints…she writes…she creates magic we’re ever she goes.

As she played in her mission she is joyful because she knows she is doing what she came to do. As a result she lives a bountiful, lush and regenerative life.

That woman is me.

As I opened the space to paint I asked to be shown the path to the highest version of myself as an incarnated human.

The painting unfolded like magic. No preconceived notions or thoughts about symbolism. Just listening. The hand in the painting is a tracing of my actual hand.

One of the fun parts for me is exploring the symbolism. I am always surprised at how the symbolism that shows up is perfect for the question. This piece was no exception.

“Trees remain connected to their origin by an umbilical Cord” (actual message I received)

You can see that each tree has an umbilical cord to the acorn it came from. Druid is the Celtic Word for acorn. My ancestry is Irish and I wouldn’t be surprised if I have Druid origins. This is talking not only of the tree being connected to its origins but me as well.

Acorn has deep and rich symbolism in Druidry. It literally translates as oak knowledge, and is the symbol of the Druids. Oak knowledge dealt with the survival of the Celtic People. This was the knowledge of nature, astronomy, math, growing food and of the spirit world.

The acorn teaches us about our own potential and how one acorn can grow into a massive oak and seed a whole forest. Even though we can’t see the roots, we can see their influences.

On the left hand side a rainbow spans over five seeds of possibility popping through the fertile, moist soil being nourished by the sun.

The dream seeds that I have planted are beginning to grow! The rainbow speaks to hope and trusting the process.


“A honeymoon comet flies through the sky.” ( message I received)

The comet signals a rebirth within us, new beginnings from which we can begin the next part of our life journey. We have witnessed the death of old things, ideas, patterns in our lives. We have experienced a period of upheaval, where we are unsure of all the things we were once certain of and we have taken time to evaluate the path we were on. Now is the time to start a new path with the clarity that is reborn within us, and we embark on a new journey, towards our true destination  that is realigned with our soul.

This is exactly where I am in my life after three years with heart issues.

Couple this with the honeycomb and we have a profoundly powerful symbol.

Honeycomb takes its symbolic meaning from the bee and the beehive as well as the honey.  It is one of the key symbols used to describe cells in the matrix. It is literally the place where a bee stores it’s honey. Symbolically, a bee is a spiritual traveler, honey is spiritual input, thus a honeycomb is symbolically the place in the body where spiritual input is stored. In the painting that would be the heart. Spiritual input is healing energy.

The template of the body is a form of matrix with cells all mapped out, like the honeycomb, so the honeycomb represents the spiritual body. If the honeycomb is full it is packed with spiritual energy.

Healing angels descend on ladders of light. “ (message I received)

The ladders of light are actual strands of DNA and the Angels are going right into the DNA to repair and heal it.  The tumor parathyroid tumor on the back of my heart is the target.

The other thing happening is the darkness is lifting in the background.


The Vine of Life surrounds the sun. “ (message I received)

The sun is a universal symbol of the higher-self, god made manifest and the central source of the light of the soul. The sun is a figure in the outer world of the Heart of God according to Jacob Boehme.  As a symbol of the higher self it is a means by which the lower consciousness shall rise to union with the higher. In this case the Christ Consciousness, which is known as the vine of life.

the Vine of Life is an early Christian symbol that was considered sacred in Ancient Sumerian. The vine is a symbol of life and represents something deeper: abundant life.

As you can see the hand, which is my own hand, has been activated with ancient healing symbols, one on each finger and the Palm is filled with healing energy from the spiral. All of life in the three-dimensional universe moves in a spiral path, from the tiny DNA helix to the greatest galaxy. The spiral represents the whole process of the cosmic evolution.

Just looking at ancient symbols can have a positive effect. They invoke an ancient remembering and instill peace with in you. They can also boost your energy levels. Often times we don’t find references to specific symbols because ancient alchemy symbols were often hidden to disguise there power from the church of Europe. The symbols on the hand are probably a combination of a couple of symbols.


All of this speaks to the powerful healing that is depicted in this painting that permeates deeply into the psyche.

My link in the International Soul Art Day Gallery



Opening the Heart

I like to look at my paintings in groups after they were painted because it gives me so much insight into my personal process. The paintings come from a higher realm in my consciousness to they aren’t created out of thinking.

These three for example. The one on the lower right was the first of the three. You can see that the heart is just a seed beginning to sprout. In the upper right it’s a cocoon with a door opening to release the butterflies.


The painting on the left, that I did today, is the real heart, fully open and expressing its radiant energy and beauty. The third eye is open and energy is coming from the throat as well.

The painting had to go through different phases as I did the same.

What do you notice that I might have missed.

Real Financial Support for Artists and Authors


My passion is creating art, writing and healing. If any one of these is your passion you understand that for most of us our income isn’t consistent and often doesn’t come at the same time as the bills.

Imagine a life where you can live your passion and not have to worry about finances. Imagine, for example, you have enough money and more to cover all of your expenses so you don’t have to worry about selling art or books or having enough clients. This is more than possible, it can be a reality.

In the past I have had to put my passion on the back burner to get a 9-5 job to pay the bills. I was always dreaming about the day when I didn’t have to work and I could paint as a full time business. That day never came.

I did find a way to have financial support that more than paid my bills. It allowed me to travel the world studying with a master teacher, teaching a technique that I wanted to learn. I didn’t worry about buying the supplies I needed when I needed them. You don’t have to pass on opportunities to show your art because you don’t have the entrance fee. I didn’t have to decide if I was going to spend my money on food and necessities or supplies. I always had money when I needed.

What was the secret?

I think the best vehicle for anyone who feels they have a mission as an artist, author or healing is a Relationship Marketing Business. It is the kind of business model that you can work part time and leverage your time so you have a lifestyle that allows you to live your passion at the same time.

Why I decided on having a Relationship Marketing Business in the first place:

1-I set my own hours and work as much or as little as I want.

2-I am my own boss

3-I can built teams and share the work

4-There is no limits on the money I can make

5-I can build my business on the internet and don’t have to leave home.

6-I can travel when and where I want

7-I can study with experts because I have the money.

8-I can buy the best quality supplies

9-I don’t worry about having money to pay my bills.

10- I can focus on doing what I love

11-I have money to share with family and friends.

12-I have money for shipping, advertising, showing my art.

13-I can pay off credit cards, student loans, mortgages and cars.

Those art just a few reason for choosing a Relationship Marketing Business.

I know from experience that this works. I have been successful working this kind of business very part time. I built a team of 80,000 people working with me and have made as much as $11,000 a month. It also gives me another avenue to help people have health and wellness which is another of my passions.

If you would like to live a creative life by your own design take a look at the business I am building an get back to me to talk about how you can do this too.

Showing Your Work


After many years of not showing my art I am looking for places to show.

My current show is in a coffee shop right now.  Coffee shops are fine but I don’t know how much real interest you get there. I noticed that a few of my business cards were gone so there is some interest.

My current show is based on the art I painted while recovering from all of the heart issues. I have 32 images that all focus on the heart, many of them contain an anatomically correct heart as part of the image.

My intention is to have them showing in hospitals, clinics and wellness centers. They hung in a wellness center for three months before this and there was a lot of interest there! I want to be able to do presentations about my work and my healing process.

Where do other artists show their work?

Galleries of course, but they may be hard to get into and not as accessible to buyers as other places.

Banks, restaurants, coffee shops, music venues, art festivals and fairs and other spots routinely rotate artwork from local creatives. Approach them with the same professionality you would a gallery.

You can view the art in this show on line HERE

If you live in the Twin Cities Springboard is a great resource