WOW! What a very cool date today is 11-11-11!!!! I don’t know that much about numerology, but even so, if I let myself pay attention, I can FEEL that there is something very cool about that number, and about today. I’m tempted to go online and read what it means, but for right now, I just want to FEEL, check in on my soul/instinct/gut/ intuition and PRACTICE FEELING what I’m feeling.
Why do I use the word “practice”? Well, we on planet earth are, oftentimes, in the middle of the race before we realize where we are. In other words we are not very PRESENT with the PRESENT. When you were born into this planet, just like everyone else, you received a body. Slowly you started acquiring skills like walking and talking. Learning to BE PRESENT or learning how to ASK for what you want, is no different. You must also acquire these skills. Ahhhhhh, but to add a little spiciness to the mix, each one of us is born into UNIQUE CIRCUMSTANCES, some are born to parents who are violent or neglectful. Some are born in bodies that are “challenging”. Whatever YOU have been given has TWO STORIES…THE CURSE or THE ADVENTURE.
Take a DEEP DEEP BREATH here for this is a GREAT BIG JUICY lesson…if you let it be…YOU get to CHOOSE which story you want by HOW you live your life. Honestly, check in with yourself, it’s just you and me right now, here playing with these words…YOU ARE SAFE. Check in with yourself and notice if you are living YOUR life… or someone else’s. (BREATHE)
My beautiful husband, Doug and I went to see Wayne Dyer and Carolyn Myss speak live this past week in Boston. Wayne talked about how most of us are trained to live ORDINARY lives, which means you “fill out the forms, go to school, pay your taxes, buy a house, get married, have kids, get a “good” job, have grandkids and then die. Many people do it and there is nothing “wrong” with that if that is what YOU CHOOSE. The challenge is that most of us do not choose, but rather, we fall into it and SLEEPWALK, squished into the box of life we have been told we SHOULD HAVE. How’s that working for ya?
There is another choice you can make…gentle reminder to TAKE A DEEP BREATH…and that is to lead an EXTRA-ORDINARY life. You see, the “ordinary” is still in there, but by CHOOSING this life you get added adventure, purpose and meaning that most other people do not get. To get it, you have to ALLOW yourself to get out of your box.
First step is to notice…take a moment and notice what box you are in. Sounds a bit silly but lots of inspiration and awareness can come from moments of silliness! 😉 Notice YOUR BOX. What are the boundaries and parameters you put on yourself? How do you use words to KEEP yourself in your box? Can’t SEE your box…perhaps I can help…
Play with me for a bit… if your dream is to take a dream trip to Portugal, for example…REALLY FEEL that for a moment. “Ohhhh I’d love to take a month long trip exploring Portugal.” Yup I said “a month”. Out of 12 whole months is it that “ridiculous” to say one of them is for you to relax and enjoy life? Notice what voices pop up and what they are saying. Go so far as to write them down, if you feel inspired.
Remember this is ONLY a PRETEND exercise and there is a part of you that is already getting LAMBASTED for simply DREAMING…..BIG BREATH here….and another. The breath helps keep you moving, not breathing causes stress and stagnation. Taking a breath ALWAYS feels better. ☺ HOW you truthfully reacted to this exercise is a good mirror for how you keep your SELF in the box of the ordinary life most people live (without even realizing it).
For instructions on how to get out…bring awareness to your life. NOTICE what you are feeling and move TOWARDS what feels good and AWAY from what does not. Sounds simple, real simple…but how often do you REALLY listen to your own feelings? May 11-11-11 be the day you started NOTICING YOU! ☺!
Great B-I-G hugs,
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 workshop 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 workshop on Thursday nights.
*Every Friday morning, as a way of honoring Sophia’s soul, Maria gets up at 4:30am to write the weekly ButterflyMoms blog. Hundreds of people read it every week to feed their souls. Maria started writing the blog in 2009.
WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON?…MORE WAYS TO FEED YOUR SOUL…
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