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Yoga Teacher Shares Inspirational Message Upon Return To Malta After Six Months Of Travelling

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Mariah Gatt left Malta last May for a one-week holiday to Bulgaria, never imagining that she would end up staying away for six months living in places like Mexico and the Caribbean.

Now, the intrepid yoga teacher has returned back – and we could all learn a thing or two from her experiences.

“Dear Malta, thank you for welcoming me back into your arms,” she wrote in an emotional Facebook post. 

Upon her return back on the island, Mariah expressed how she immediately felt the strong and chaotic energy welcoming her back.

“In all honesty, my heart hurts. I can feel the pain through the strong energy that is consuming us all. An energetic frequency of pain, sadness, confusion, fear, over-consumption, over-production, and over-development,” she wrote.

“When was the last time you took some time to just be, Malta?” she questioned. 

What Mariah returned to is much different than the life that she’s been living for the last six months.

Surrounded in nature, she was living with indigenous tribes, without access to luxuries like wifi and the internet. At times when she was doing voluntary work in the jungle, she did not even have access to clean water or electricity.

“When I landed here, happiness was the last thing that came up. The island is full of pain, fear, terror, stress, and anxiety, and I’m trying to figure out how I can make an impact,” she said.

“I see it in my family, I see it in my loved ones and I’m starting to see it within myself. I feel like I’m sinking down the deep hole of this spiral of negative energy.”

As she explored the emotions triggered by her return to Malta, Mariah promises to keep striving to make a positive impact on the country.

“I promise to keep trying to create change, to work towards raising the collective consciousness because this way of being is not a way of living, it’s a way of simply existing,” she stressed. 

She ended her status by offering her help to those that resonate with what was written, emphasising that it does not have to be this way.

“You don’t have to go through it alone like me. I love you, Malta, but things aren’t working out right now and change needs to be done,” she concluded.

Mariah told Lovin Malta that the number one lesson she took from living with indigenous tribes was the return to simplicity. 

“Our minds and the societies we live in today are full of stimulus and want our constant attention. My healing took place when I went back to living simply – eating fresh food that I picked up myself from the farm, and cooking it in a simple way,” she said.

“Then I would sit with myself in silence, watching the beauty of nature and the sense of community of people being happy and full of love,” she continued.

Mariah expressed how she feels that Malta, and by extension Europe, has moved away from this simplicity. And this is what could lead us towards a better world. 

“We’re the ones overcomplicating everything,” she said. “We are the most connected socially but least connected with ourselves and the people that came before our time.”

Although her trip was full of beautiful moments, it goes without saying that there were still hardships. When she first arrived in Cancun, she had nowhere to stay, knew nobody there, had just two pesos, and didn’t speak Spanish.

“I had to be creative. I used to teach yoga at hostels and they would let me sleep there for free or give me breakfast or lunch. It was hard, but I had to go through it,” she said. 

Mariah’s mission now is to share the beautiful life lessons that she learned from the shamans and indigenous tribes that she encountered while being away.

“My heart knows that I need to start with my loved ones, and they’re all in Malta,” she said.

Mariah struggled with mental health and was diagnosed with anxiety and depression for eight long years.

Now, she is self-employed as a yoga therapist, working with clients privately to help them use spirituality and wellbeing to support their mental health, and is using her corporate background to raise money for indigenous people.

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