Scrooge in FULL-OUT "Fear Mode". Not in the moment. Not really seeing the gifts in front of him just looking at everyone and everything as a treat. How many times do we feel this inside and hide it from the world?
Our Thursday night Support Your Soul Sessions have unearthed a huge enough block for me to share here…Although it is it has been more than 3 months since Christmas we were visited at the ButterflyMoms Support Group by the lessons of Scrooge. You know Scrooge, right? The character from A Christmas Carol who is visited by the four ghosts, his friend, Christmas past, Christmas present and Christmas future. It is pretty clear that our world is shifting. If 10 years ago someone told me I would not have a home phone by choice I would have thought them cuckoo but it happened because things I could not have imagined (cell phones) emerged and SHIFTED the way we did things.
That SHIFT is an important of today’s blog. There are new technologies emerging all the time that are affecting us directly. That fact is crashing into the way we are used to doing things. For millions of years people have done the same things as our parents, generation to generation…grow up, find a mate, work, get a place to live, have babies, have grandkids, retire, die…although there were variations that was basically the equation that kept getting passed down. NOW THINGS ARE SHIFTING… BIG TIME!
One of the biggest AHAs I “downloaded” yesterday while at yesterday’s ButterflyMoms group was the gift of Scrooge. He was living his life in total fear believing that if he had enough money he would feel safe. As someone who made her first million by the time I was 27, I can tell you that it does not keep you safe, it actually scares you more because you are sooooo afraid of losing it. Now that I have “lost” it I can look at the gift of the lesson instead of focusing on the loss. Scrooge got his AHA moment from the ghosts who came to visit him. He was sooooooo TRAPPED in his fears and thoughts that he could not SEE all the gifts that were all around him. The ghosts gave him clarity and FROM THAT CLARITY CAME GREAT JOY!
Does your family look "perfect" from the outside?
It has NEVER been MORE IMPORTANT than NOW to CHECK INTO YOUR LIFE! Most of bought into the formula above of doing the right thing, filling out the necessary forms, having the perfect wedding, celebrating our kids’ birthdays with the appropriate birthday parties, visiting the in-laws, attending the neighbor’s BBQ, going on the once a year vacation…blah, blah, blah…. All the SHOULDs that are chocking the very life out of you. Don’t get me wrong. It is not that we would not LOVE to do things if we were living in the juicy moment of life but it’s the fact that soooooooooo much is coming at us that for many we are on automatic pilot. For me, I very often am so flooded that I avoid to-do lists all the time because I feel like I will never even come close to finishing them. When we are in this flooded mode others can come in and do things that we do not have enough energy or focus to defend against.
At the writing of this blog it is the year 2012 and the people who run the bohemoth corporations, because their number one goal is financial “profits”, are mindlessly raping and pillaging our planet right in front of our eyes. With those profits they are changing and controlling many of the things we do including even the very essence of our food! Our oceans are full of trash. Even though the corporations have a lot of power, if we all become AWARE and even do small things to SHIFT then we will all be a better planet for it! May this blog be like one of the many ghosts who came to visit Scrooge to lead him FROM HIS BOTTOMLESS FEAR INTO HIS DEEP JOY!
I invite you this week bring AWARENESS into your life! Start by going around the dining room table and having everyone respond to some version of the question… “What are you THANK-FULL for?” The kids love it. This will help your whole family/friends re-align to being more grounded and present in their life. Do it daily and see the magic that begins to unfold…Now in the comment section share with others what you do to LIVE MORE IN THE NOW!
Great big hugs,
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WHAT IS BUTTERFLYMOMS?
ButterflyMoms is a community of people who realize they are souls first and human being second. They want to explore more about themselves, to find out what makes them happy and how they can lead a life of purpose. It is simply about FEEDING YOUR SOUL. Although it has the name “MOMS” in the title it is more about being nurturing to your own transformation, as the butterfly is to its own metamorphosis. This community is led by Maria Salomão-Schmidt whose transformation was ignited by the birth and death of her BELOVED thirteen month old daughter Sophia (Sophalicious), the original butterfly.
*Every Thursday Night we have a BUTTERFLYMOMS SOUL SUPPORT GROUP at 783 Washington Street in Holliston, MA at 8pm that feeds your soul. They started after Maria manifested her dream…with the help of Sophia…to be a guest on THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW and every week since she had done the SOUL SUPPORT GROUP on Thursday nights. Any questions call my cell at 617.877.3616.
*Every Friday Morning, as a way of honoring her daughter Sophia’s soul, Maria gets up at 4:30-5:00am to write the weekly BUTTERFLYMOMS BLOG. Hundreds of people read it every week to feed their souls. Maria started writing the blog in May 2009 and has written EVERY Friday since. Tell your friends… http://butterflymoms.wordpress.com
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