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Reiki I – Heartfelt, Fun & Meaningful Reiki I Certification (Lisbon, Portugal)


If you’re interested in comprehensive Reiki I training program with an experienced practitioner – this Reiki class is for you! Maria Salomão-Schmidt is a practicing full Usui Reiki Master Teacher who teaches all over the world. She is also a an intuitive, full spectrum healer and an expert in neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), chakra balancing and energy healing. Maria is the author of the best-selling book, Finally FULL Of Yourself: Unlocking Your Spiritual DNA.

 Usui System of Natural Healing (Usui Shiki Ryoho)
Within the Usui System of Reiki practice there are three degrees or levels of training; each building on the other and each outlining a unique, specific scope of practice. The daily hands-on self-treatment practice taught in Maria’s Reiki I class provides the foundation for all levels of training.
Becoming attuned to Reiki is a wonderful life changing process. The only pre-requisite to learning Reiki is an open heart and a desire to grow and learn. Anyone who desires to learn Reiki can learn it and share it with the people and pets in their life.

Once you are attuned to Reiki by a qualified Reiki Master, like Maria, it will be with you always for the rest of your life. Reiki inspires you with ideas, insights and understandings; comfort you when you are in pain or emotional distress; support your natural healing processes; reduce the stress response; and give you an outlet to share love and healing.

Whether your desire is to practice Reiki for yourself or on others, learning Reiki is not just an intellectual process. Reiki is an empowered practice and development takes time and practice. Give yourself the time and space to integrate emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually what has been initiated within each degree level. Maria’s programs are structured the way they are in order to provide you with the foundation and depth necessary for carrying the practice of Reiki out into your life.



What You Get With Your Reiki I Degree
The Reiki I program prepares you for a daily self-practice to support your own healing and growth; and to confidently give treatment to family, friends, and pets. The Reiki precepts, history, and other topics are also covered at this level. Maria’s Reiki I program includes:

  • Half-Day Intensive learning how to best use your energy
  • Individualized one-on-one attention to develop your skills and confidence
  • Your own Reiki I packet
  • Reiki I certificate
  • Support even after the training

Classes are extremely small so you get a lot of personal attention.

Sign up now to help move your life forward… with the support you’ve always dreamed of!

Click here and start your glorious adventure…


What is REIKI?

Hello Beautiful!

Welcome to the third video blog of this series! Today’s topic is one that even hospitals are starting to pay attention to. Today’s question is… WHAT IS REIKI?

Two weeks ago, I had my first surgery at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton, Massachusetts. I was delighted to find that they offered Reiki to patients who requested it. I had a wonderful time explaining what Reiki was to some of the nurses who were on the fence about it. Reiki is such an interesting experience because many time it does not even need you to psychically touch the person. This is because our energy is not just physical. You can “feel” it through other sensors too. We as human being are going through a huge awakening and the becoming open to that energy is part of the journey that allows us a ticket to ride in helping bring more peace and love to our selves and our planet!

As a Reiki Master Teacher, I choose to lead small Reiki trainings because for most people, playing with their energy is something new and different. Having the space to safely explore makes a huge difference. The people who learn Reiki from me are mean and women from all different backgrounds, ages and professions. They have included moms, dads, hospice nurses, ministers, personal trainers, massage therapists, attorneys, grandmothers, special needs therapists and teachers. Many tend to be attracted to helping people and they are curious about how Reiki can help them aid on a deeper level. It does my heart good to see my Reiki students come back and report how they are using the energy they’ve always had to truly help others!

For those who live near Holliston, MA we have a REIKI SHARE we do as a community service. Basically a Reiki Share is when a group of people who know how to do Reiki get together and give Reiki for free as a gift to the community. The people who are receiving the Reiki make a small donation, in our case 100% of the money goes to the local food pantry. The next one is February 3, 2015. It’s only a $5 donation but you must sign up so we can make sure we have enough Reiki people present. Sign up here now.

For those of you who want to learn Reiki you can get more information about Reiki trainings at http://coachmemaria.com/events/.

I’m oh-so-delighted to be part of your journey back to the authentic you!!! Your WAKING UP is exactly what the world needs to heal! No matter how bumpy it gets you will love how wonderful it feels to BE YOU in the world! What I know for sure is that I was born to help you get “there”! If you have been struggling and want things to shift here’s a really great solution!  Book yours ! It will really help! As soon as I get your sign up I will contact you within 24 hours to book a session. <3

In the meantime, continue spreading the LOVE by commenting, liking and sharing this video blog with those you LOVE most! We are creating a perfect storm for a passionate peace to reign in our lives! It cannot happen unless we share what makes our heart sing! Sharing is caring! I look forward to your comments!

Remember: What the world needs most is for you to be YOU, not some version of what you or others think you SHOULD BE!

Great big hugs,
Mariaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

PS Every year I do two VERY SPECIAL events called THE ‘HAPPY ME’ RETREAT.  In 2015 they will be EXTRA special! I will be holding one in April at Cape Cod, Massachusetts and the other in October in Lisbon, Portugal. Come delight yourself! For more details check out http://coachmemaria.com/events/ Sign up with a friend and you BOTH get $100 off! <3

PPS Looking forward to seeing you on February 3 at the Reiki Share!

Can Watching THIS Movie Make A Difference?

CascaisDearest ButterflyMoms,

I’ve been resisting writing today. It is not for lack of content, but the very opposite. There is a lot going on and I want to write about it all. I start getting overwhelmed. When this happens I sit back and “ask” for guidance. The answer comes in the form of an idea “popping” into my head. If I don’t pay attention or pooh-pooh the idea that comes, it dissipates and that is a wasted opportunity. I’m getting better at listening. I love that we all have the gift of guidance.

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Cascais at night – Stunning!

So what is coming up to share with you today is something you will love! Yesterday I got invited to a movie screening in a very special Portuguese town called “Cascais”. (Sidenote #1: Cascais is a magical place! I highly recommend putting it on your bucket list. It is actually thought that the mystical lost city of Atlantis was part of Cascais! How very cool is that?!) (Sidenote #2: When you visit Cascais, there is a café/gallery called HOUSE OF WONDER which has beautiful local art and handmade & heartmade food with lots of yummy vegan/vegetarian options. It also has a killer rooftop terrace with a view of the ocean! EVERYONE who works there is simply SPECTACULAR and the FOOD IS AMAZING!)

photos of choicepoint 1I took my newly turned 9 year old, Mialotta, to this very special screening in Cascais. The name of the movie we saw is “Choice Point”. All I’m going to say is WATCH IT! From my coaching clients, I am getting the message stronger and stronger that it is more imperative than ever to clear out the drama from our lives and start living our life’s purpose. We all have one, and you will never be happier than when you are living it. Watching this movie will help… http://www.choicepointmovement.com/movie/

The AMAZING Isabel Magalhaes is running for mayor!

The AMAZING Isabel Magalhaes is running for mayor!

After the movie, the group watching the movie was introduced to someone who completely bowled me over! I love meeting those who are changing our world right before our eyes with their courage and vision. These are the people among us who are listening to their soul’s path. Her name is Isabel Magalhães. She is an attorney, like Gandhi was. Isabel is also a mother and grandmother. Early on she had a calling to run for office because she was so disheartened with how things were here in Portugal, but never answered it because of how very challenging it is to do that here. Well, a few years ago, she experienced something that changed her life forever. Isabel had a stroke and literally died for several minutes. She described to us how the whole experience gave her the incredible gift of having lost her fear. She saw what death holds and she described its magnificence to us.

Some of Isabel's supporters!

Some of Isabel’s supporters!

Isabel is now answering her calling to run for office in a way Portugal has not seen. When you see the movie, you will know the principles that each one of us can take and go out and make our world a truly better place. Isabel is running as an independent. The powers that be have already come after her. They have ransacked her office, graffitied her signs and even threatened her life, but she is unshaken and her support is growing! This is the kind of refreshing leadership that our planet needs! Our planet, the quality of our children’s future depends on what we, like Isabel, have the courage to do right now. It is sooooooo not just about paying bills!

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Isabel's campaign logo captures the movement she is creating...This is what she saw when she was in the tunnel between life and death. Amazingly this image concept is also mentioned in the movie.

Isabel’s campaign logo captures the movement she is creating…This is what she saw when she was in the tunnel between life and death. Amazingly this image concept is also mentioned in the movie.

I am personally asking you  that you go on Facebook and hit the LIKE button for Isabel’s two sites… “SerCascais” (no space) and “Isabel Magalhães” (public figure) so that the people who are bullying her know that she is well supported from all over the world! This woman wants to shake things up and this is one small way we can all make a HUGE difference! GET INSPIRED!!!!!!! (It’s contagious!)

Great big hugs,

Mariaaaaaaaaaa

🙂

WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON? MORE WAYS TO FEED YOUR SOUL TO START 2013 OFF ON THE RIGHT FOOT!…

√  REIKI 1 WORKSHOP: I’m teaching Reiki 1 in Cascais, Portugal (Feb 16 & Feb 23 10:00-2:30). Cost is only €130, includes materials, Reiki 1 certification and attunement. Class size limited and will fill up very quickly so if interested email me at maria@butterflymoms.com.de Arcos, 2770-210 Paço de Arcos, Portugal. Fee is 25€ at door. Sign up right now and get in for only 20€. Do it here…http://tinyurl.com/cslw7l4. See you there!!!!! Please RSVP so we can plan accordingly.

 

from Doug2√  COACHING: For those who want a coach with a lot of heart, I’m here to help you get rid of your blocks and go towards your goal. I’m living what I have been teaching clients for nearly two decades. Whether you are curious or serious send me an email to maria@butterflymoms.com to set up a time to get you to your first step. For those who want something to shift in their lives this is a great time!!!

 

√  INTERVIEW: Here is the magnificent ButteflyMoms interview on Nancy L. Cantor‘s Dream Factory Television Show… I hope you watch it and that it feeds your soul! ! http://vimeo.com/30095902

 

Buy a copy to feed your entrepreneurial soul!

Buy a copy to feed your entrepreneurial soul!

√ BOOKS FOR SALE: “Mom Entrepreneur Extraordinaire” See list below for all the places in the world where this book has been sold! Last year I co-authored the book ENTREPRENEUR MOM EXTRAORDINAIRE. If you have been thinking about starting a business or want to take your business to the next level this is a wonderful way to start. WAY cheaper than going back to school…and very helpful! To feed the soul of a friend, buy them a copy by CLICKING HERE NOW… http://bit.ly/gRxe4U.  Feel part of the magic below and see where in the world people have bought this book…

BOOKS SOLD INSIDE THE UNITED STATES

CALIFORNIA
Anaheim 1
Fullerton 1
Sacramento 1
San Bruno 1

CONNECTICUT
Cromwell 1
Greenwich 1
Yalesville 1

FLORIDA
Fort Lauderdale 1

Seminole 1

GEORGIA
Roswell 1

ILLINOIS

Lake Forrest 1

KENTUCKY
Louisville 1

MAINE
Biddeford 1

MARYLAND
Chestertown 1

MASSACHUSETTS
Ashland 3
Blackstone 2
Bolton 1
Canton 1
Framingham 1
Holliston 17
Hudson 4
Medway 8
Millis 1
Millbury 4
New Bedford 1
North Easton 1
Rutland 1
Sherborn 1
South Grafton 1
Watertown 1
Westborough 1
Wrentham 1
Worcester 3

MISSOURI
Lee’s Summit 1

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Laconia 1

NEW YORK
Scarsdale 1
Stony Brook 1

OHIO
Dublin 1

RHODE ISLAND
Bristol 1

Newport 1

VERMONT
Waitsville (Mad River Valley) 2

 

book 12BOOKS SOLD OUTSIDE UNITED STATES

AUSTRIA
Wien 2

IRELAND
Dublin, Ireland 1

ITALY
Rome, Italy 3

JAPAN
Tokyo  1

PORTUGAL
Carcavelos 1

Lisboa 11

Ovar 1

Sintra 1

Santa Maria (Azores/Açores)  1

SCOTLAND
Greenock 1

SPAIN
Madrid 1
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * **To buy your copy Click now… http://bit.ly/gRxe4U

 

butterflies on white gownWHAT 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 Friday Morning, as a way of honoring her daughter Sophia’s soul, Maria writes 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. Maria is a Reiki master and every time you read it you are showered with healing love.

Tell your friends… http://butterflymoms.wordpress.com and spread the love!!! FEED YOUR SOUL!!!!!

WHAT PULLS YOU INTO THE WORLD OF BUTTERFLYMOMS?

DSCN5959Dearest ButterflyMoms,

Every week that you come here to devour the ButterflyMoms blog, you are being drawn into a very sacred and nurturing circle of magnificent energy. Out of all the things you could be doing, a part of you chose to come here to the ButterflyMoms blog. I take that calling to come here very seriously for that “signal” you get in the “firestorm of busy” has to be strong. The more I do my “work” of grounding, letting go, protecting, deepening and expanding my energy, the more your intuition will be called to the ButterflyMoms’ channel.  It is happening on a level that is “invisible” to most of the five sense and  brain, instead it comes more in through the heart, really. If you find yourself being drawn here celebrate because you are definitely on to something! It is the same special something that magically opens morning glories every morning, makes the sun rise and the egg find its perfect sperm.

DSCN6011There is a magical channel here on planet earth. To be truly happy you need to tune into it, but how? Little babies seem to know how to find it but then somewhere along the way early on we override our innate joy ability and learn a different way of living and being. In the process of getting to a “safe” place in our life, we lose that ability to be happy.  Most of what we learned will not get us aligned with that channel. Chasing it won’t get you there. In fact, no matter how much money, intelligence, education or influence you have, there is only one way to access it. The only way is by LIVING IN THE PRESENT. You know that cheesy saying… “The past is history, the future is a mystery and today is a gift,” Well, it’s not today that is a gift, it’s right now….. and now right now…. and now right now…. you get the idea. NOW is the gift. Realize this. Yes, you have read this concept a million times but have you TRULY let it sink in? Want to find out? Do this simple, little test:

(DRUM ROLL) BUTTERFLYMOMS TEST QUESTION: Answer the following question in “YES” or “NO” format. “Are you happy RIGHT NOW IN THIS MOMENT?” YES or NO. (ENTER JEOPARDY WAITING MUSIC)

WARNING! Now this is where most people fall into a trap…. If someone answers: “Ya, I’m actually feeling pretty ok, right now. My life if fine. I’m actually pretty content.” (ENTER SOUND OF GONG OR ANNOYING BUZZER)

Uhm, excuse me! Are you not an amazing creation working in synchronistic harmony with all the miraculous systems in your body? Need a reminder? Here is a little rundown of just some of the things your body does EVERY DAY see if this helps you snap out of the land of humdrum…

``````human bodyYou have 30,000,000,000 (thirty billion) working sections in your brain.

You have 131,000,000 photoreceptors in your eyes.

You have 24,000 hair-like cells in your inner ear which react to sound and convert it to nerve impulses.

Your small intestine has a surface area of 970,000 square feet.

Your heart beats 100,000 times and pumps 2,000 gallons of blood every day.

Your liver manufactures more than 1,000 different enzymes, each controlling a different chemical reaction.

You have 60,000 miles of blood vessels in your body.

You breathe 438 cubic feet of air each day.

There are 35,000,000 gland cells in your stomach to allow it to break down food without digesting itself.

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Your kidneys have 40 miles of tubing and clean 500 gallons of your blood every day.

Every cell has 1,000,000,000,000 (one million million) bits of data in it. (That is as much information as 10,000 encyclopedia-sized books.)

Your body has 639 muscles that must work together.

Our joints must move 25,000,000 times in our lifetime without wearing out.

There are 30,000,000,000,000 (thirty million million) cells in our body with 10,000 functions.

HOLY SHIT! Did you put any of these things on your to do list? Nope, you didn’t and they still get done! Pretty damn cool!!!!! The answer above can easily be diagnosed as a case of NOTLD Syndrome…(Night Of The Living Dead Syndrome) where people go around existing in their lives like zombies. Unfortunately, it is so wide-spread that people don’t notice it when you have it, they only notice it when you don’t.

Hmmmmm…. Don’t believe me? Try this…Walk up to someone you know, look glum and exhale a lot. When they ask you why you are feeling so down tell them nothing happened, you just woke up that way, just feeling tired and icky. They will most shake their head and empathize, perhaps even share their own feeling tired and icky story. Now walk up to someone all happy and full of energy, beaming from every pore! When they ask you why you are so happy tell them you just woke up really happy. Most likely at some point your good energy will rub them the wrong way and they will get annoyed or talk behind your back to other who also like to share feeling tired and icky stories. This is, in general, the mode society lives in, but this is starting to crumble away. Those who are attracted to the ButterflyMoms blog are the light workers who are shining a path for those who will come after us. We are the antidote to the NOTLD Syndrome! We are doing amazing work, even without realizing it. We cannot help it because it is what we were born to do.

DSCN5851For those who are new to ButterflyMoms and don’t know, I am a Reiki Master Teacher and I am also a full-spectrum healer. So when you read the ButterflyMoms blog or share it with others, know that when I write the blog, I weave a lot of Reiki energy into each and every word. Whoever reads ButterflyMoms gets directly energized by universal Reiki love. (The cool thing about Reiki is that if you don’t want or need it, it goes to where in the world it is most needed. I’ve always loved that fact!) Now I’ve been writing this blog for almost four years and some weeks we get over 1,000 people from all over the world. Imagine with me if each one of those people is receiving Reiki think of how much love I’m calling in and sending out into the world! AMAZINGLY WONDERFUL! FEELS GREAT! FEELS VERY ALIVE!

I can see and feel things starting to energetically shift. I’ve gotten many more coaching inquiries within the last two weeks than ever before. This week I’m also proud to say that we sold 13 of the book Mom Entrepreneur Extraordinaire, which I co-wrote. I am holding my first workshop in Portugal next week. (Details are below.) Also, while introducing myself at an International Women in Portugal meeting a woman named Samantha spontaneously yelled out, “Wait ButterflyMoms!? No way!” Her friend from South Africa had just a few days earlier sent her my ButterflyMoms blog! How very cool is that!?! I love that I’m living my life’s purpose of BEING THE FIRE THAT IGNITES PEOPLE’s SOUL! If I can help you get into your alignment please let me know. I am here to fly!!!!!!

Great big hugs,
Mariaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON? MORE WAYS TO FEED YOUR SOUL…

Hey! I’m glad you are still reading! A few more things for those who want/need/desire a little bit more… Like extra credit without the pressure! 😉

√  WORKSHOP: Thursday, December 6th. FIVE EASY WAYS TO GROW YOUR INTUITION WORKSHOP… Are you curious as to how intuition works from an energetic point-of-view? How can you stop bumping into the walls of your life and start living in alignment with your life’s purpose? Come get some respite from all that thinking and efforting! Get many of your blocks removed and be able to feel better about living your happy life! Doors open at 9:45am. Starts promptly at 10:00am-12:00pm. Amazing ocean views at Quiosque Bar, Avenida Marginal, Praia de Paço de Arcos, 2770-210 Paço de Arcos, Portugal. Fee is 25€ at door. Sign up right now and get in for only 20€. Do it here..http://tinyurl.com/cslw7l4 See you there!!!!!!!

√  COACHING: For those who want a coach with a lot of heart, I’m here to help you get rid of your blocks and go towards your goal. I’m living what I have been teaching clients for nearly two decades. Whether you are curious or serious send me an email to maria@butterflymoms.com to set up a time to get you to your first step. For those who want something to shift in their lives this is a great time!!!

√  INTERVIEW: Here is the magnificent ButteflyMoms interview on Nancy L. Cantor‘s Dream Factory Television Show… I hope you watch it and that it feeds your soul! ! http://vimeo.com/30095902

√ BOOKS FOR SALE: Thirteen “Mom Entrepreneur Extraordinaire” books sold this week! And added 3 more cities to our list… See list below for all the places in the world where this book has been sold! Last year I co-authored the book ENTREPRENEUR MOM EXTRAORDINAIRE. If you have been thinking about starting a business or want to take your business to the next level this is a wonderful way to start. WAY cheaper than going back to school…and very helpful! To feed the soul of a friend, buy them a copy by CLICKING HERE NOW… http://bit.ly/gRxe4U.  Feel part of the magic below and see where in the world people have bought this book…

DSCN6058BOOKS SOLD INSIDE THE UNITED STATES

CALIFORNIA
Anaheim 1
Fullerton 1
Sacramento 1
San Bruno 1

CONNECTICUT
Cromwell 1
Greenwich 1
Yalesville 1

FLORIDA
Fort Lauderdale 1

Seminole 1

GEORGIA
Roswell 1

KENTUCKY
Louisville 1

MAINE
Biddeford 1

MARYLAND
Chestertown 1

MASSACHUSETTS
Ashland 3
Blackstone 2
Bolton 1
Canton 1
Framingham 1
Holliston 17
Hudson 4
Medway 8
Millis 1
Millbury 4
New Bedford 1
North Easton 1
Rutland 1
Sherborn 1
South Grafton 1
Watertown 1
Westborough 1
Wrentham 1
Worcester 3

MISSOURI
Lee’s Summit 1

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Laconia 1

NEW YORK
Scarsdale 1
Stony Brook 1

OHIO
Dublin 1

RHODE ISLAND
Newport 1

VERMONT
Waitsville (Mad River Valley) 2

DSCN5945BOOKS SOLD OUTSIDE UNITED STATES

AUSTRIA
Wien 2

IRELAND
Dublin, Ireland 1

ITALY
Rome, Italy 3

JAPAN
Tokyo  1

PORTUGAL – 3 new Portuguese cities added this week! J
Carcavelos 1   – NEW CITY ADDED THIS WEEK!

Lisboa 11 – NEW CITY ADDED THIS WEEK!

Sintra 1 – NEW CITY ADDED THIS WEEK!

Santa Maria (Azores/Açores)  1

SCOTLAND
Greenock 1

SPAIN
Madrid 1
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
*To buy your copy Click now… http://bit.ly/gRxe4U

DSCN5847WHAT 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 Friday Morning, as a way of honoring her daughter Sophia’s soul, Maria writes 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. Maria is a Reiki master and every time you read it you are showered with healing love.

Tell your friends… http://butterflymoms.wordpress.com and spread the love!!! FEED YOUR SOUL!!!!!

I’m Feeling Hungry…

Lighting candles for our beautiful Mandy and Sophia. Also for a wonderful year of dreams fulfilled.

Dearest ButterflyMoms,

As I move through each day in the three weeks I’ve been here, I’m noticing the habits I did not like are starting to slowly creep in, soooooooooo slowly, in fact, that I almost don’t notice. What I have learned is that no matter where I go in the world, I pack my habits with me. New start does not automatically mean new habits. In this lifetime, I’ve had the enormous privilege not only to have TRAVELED to many countries, but to have also LIVED in Asia, Europe and North America. No matter where I have gone I always found that those pesky habits of mine somehow pack themselves and show up at my destination. (Wish all of my daughter’s shoes that I forgot to pack would have also packed themselves too! 😉 ) It’s the ‘ole saying, “Wherever you go, there you are.”

Well, I am here, in beautiful Portugal. I find myself using my Reiki Master Teacher training to bless people, trees, plants, animals and places wherever I go. It feels wonderful in that split second. I feel sooooo peaceful and connected. The more I try to hold on to that feeling, the more it escapes me. The more I TRY to get it back, the more it MOVES FURTHER AWAY.

At one of my favorite places where my mom used to go as a child, the Baixa.

When we are babies we learn that (in general) if we cry,  someone comes and feeds us or changes our diaper. As I get older, and especially now that I’m swimming in this new experience of how to operate in this other culture, I find that I’m a bit whiny at times. I don’t do it so much externally. I do it more internally. It feels really shitty. It does not feed my soul. It drains me. It’s the fear showing up and growing inside. When I notice that it’s fear, I stop the REWARD.

What is the reward? Ahhhhh, there are many rewards and in a culture that worships WOUNDOLOGY, as the beautiful Carolyn Myss describes, there are plenty of opportunities to kvetch with others. Could be “POOR ME syndrome” where I can even get my vampire-on and suck other people’s energy (usually with their consent). Could also be a way to not have to grow in the direction of my dreams. Whatever we choose to reinforce in our lives creates a pattern. Over time patterns become habits.

EVERYTHING we do is a habit. What is a habit? It’s a “formula” that you have developed consciously or subconsciously for how to live this in lifetime. What we don’t oftentimes realize is that…LOVE, BEING IN THE MOMENT, THANKFULNESS, HATE, FEAR, GOSSIP, PEACE… anyone of these things can be habits in our life.  Each day we wake up we are given 100 energy dollars/euros. What habits will you feed today with your magnificent universal love energy?

Great big hugs from beautiful Portugal,
Mariaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

PS Last week I added another section to the ButterflyMoms blog but got zero feedback on it so I’m eliminating it this week. It was including a small section teaching cool Portuguese terms and culture.

If in Lisboa, you have got to stop at O Basileiro, one of the most beautiful cafe’s you will ever see!

WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON? MORE WAYS TO FEED YOUR SOUL…

√  For those who want a coach with a lot of heart, I’m here to help you get rid of your blocks and go towards your goal. I’m living what I have been teaching clients for nearly two decades. I only take on 6 clients at a time so right now I have space for two more. Whether you are curious or serious send me an email to maria@butterflymoms.com to set up a time to get you to your first step. For those who want something to shift in their lives this is a great time!!!

√  Here is the magnificent ButteflyMoms interview on Nancy L. Cantor‘s Dream Factory Television Show… I hope you watch it and that it feeds your soul! ! http://vimeo.com/30095902

√  Last year I co-authored the book ENTREPRENEUR MOM EXTRAORDINAIRE. If you have been thinking about starting a business or want to take your business to the next level this is a wonderful way to start. WAY cheaper than going back to school…and very helpful! To feed the soul of a friend, buy them a copy by CLICKING HERE NOW… http://bit.ly/gRxe4U.  Feel part of the magic below and see where in the world people have bought this book…

THE BOOK… “Mom Entrepreneur Extraordinaire”
The following is a list of places where ButterflyMoms live who bought our wonderful book, MOM ENTREPRENEUR EXTRAORDINAIRE… Buy one so you can put your part of the world on the list, like so many other beautiful ButterflyMoms have!

“Mom Entrepreneur Extraordinaire”

BOOKS SOLD INSIDE THE UNITED STATES

CALIFORNIA
Anaheim 1
Fullerton 1
Sacramento 1
San Bruno 1

CONNECTICUT
Cromwell 1
Greenwich 1
Yalesville 1

FLORIDA
Fort Lauderdale 1

Seminole 1

GEORGIA
Roswell 1

KENTUCKY
Louisville 1

MAINE
Biddeford 1

MARYLAND
Chestertown 1

MASSACHUSETTS
Ashland 3
Blackstone 2
Bolton 1
Canton 1
Framingham 1
Holliston 17
Hudson 4
Medway 8
Millis 1
Millbury 4
New Bedford 1
North Easton 1
Rutland 1
Sherborn 1
South Grafton 1
Watertown 1
Westborough 1
Wrentham 1
Worcester 3
Wrentham 1

MISSOURI
Lee’s Summit 1

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Laconia 1

NEW YORK
Scarsdale 1
Stony Brook 1

OHIO
Dublin 1

RHODE ISLAND
Newport 1

VERMONT
Waitsville (Mad River Valley) 2

 

 “Mom Entrepreneur Extraordinaire” BOOKS SOLD OUTSIDE UNITED STATES

AUSTRIA
Wien 2

IRELAND
Dublin, Ireland 1

ITALY
Rome, Italy 3

JAPAN
Tokyo  1

PORTUGAL
Santa Maria (Azores/Açores)  1

SCOTLAND
Greenock 1

SPAIN
Madrid 1
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*To buy your copy Click now… http://bit.ly/gRxe4U

Cool modern cafe in the touristy section. You can hear people there from all over the world having their morning tea/cafe! 🙂

REMEMBER TO…
*Mark your calendar to read ButterflyMoms EVERY Friday!
*Share the ButterflyMoms blog with your beloved friends! Spread the love…http://butterflymoms.wordpress.com/

*Buy your copy of the book now at http://bit.ly/gRxe4U

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 Friday Morning, as a way of honoring her daughter Sophia’s soul, Maria writes 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.comand spread the love!!! FEED YOUR SOUL!!!!!

YOUR PHONE RINGS AT A PARTY… “Hello? Hello?”

Wherever you go this week remember that YOU are a part of the AMAZING ButterflyMoms community! Know that you are not alone, that you don’t have to effort in life. LIVING is NOT EFFORTING. If you are efforting you are GOING THE WRONG WAY. Come every Friday to connect and feed your soul…It’s the part of you that is absolutely PERFECTLY YOU! :)! YAAAAY!!!

This week’s ButterflyMoms updates…

*Just finished our 13th week in a row of ButterflyMoms Workshops!!!!! My beautiful baby daughter Sophia lived for 13 months and because it was the 13th one everyone who came got a certificate for a free Reiki session! We also did a wonderful meditation that everyone love, love, loved. Don’t miss out on all the fun…Come next Thurs, September 1st at 8pm!  783 Washington St, Holliston. Plenty of FREE & EASY PARKING in back. Only $25 or just $20 if pay through Paypal http://bit.ly/mS7c70

*We sold yet another ENTREPRENEUR MOM EXTRAORDINAIRE book this week to the wonderful attorney Janice Wilson who is putting the city of WRENTHAM, MA on the ButterflyMoms map. YAY JANICE FOR SUPPORTING MY DREAMS! THANK YOU!… See the cool list of all the countries and states where people have bought books…*To feed the soul of a friend buy them a copy by CLICKING HERE NOW… http://bit.ly/gRxe4U

*Just finished my Reiki III Master Certification last week in Rhode Island. Have already done some long distance healing to people who don’t necessarily believe or even know what it is but the results were wonderful, because Reiki is wonderful. One was in Lisbon, Portugal, the other two were in Hudson, MA. I feel very happy to have accomplished this! Next comes teacher training :)!

SAVE  THESE  DATES…FOR YOUR HEART :)!

 

√  WHIP OUT your calendar and write down Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 21-23 you have a date with yourself in Vermont at the beautiful Lareau Farm Inn for the first “EVAH” ButterflyMoms Fall Retreat! Price is only $299 if you pay before October 2, after that it goes up to $365 which includes all the workshops, materials, most meals and lodging. There are a very limited number of spots so don’t be on the outside wishing you had booked it! Just book it now and be done with it! YOU WILL ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!!! TALK ABOUT REJUVINATING YOUR SOUL!!! WOW! For a flyer send me an email maria at butterflymoms.com :)!

 

√  On the 10th anniversary of 9-11 there will be a ButterflyMoms Healing Share on Sunday, September 11 from 4-6 pm at the offices above Brick House Realty. For more information please send me an email maria @ butterflymoms.com. This is a way to shift the energy of our planet from the horrors of 9-11 into healing and love. Bring a donation to the food pantry. Event is Free. Kids are welcome.

 

√  I will be speaking at the DreamFactory Luncheon on Thursday, September 22 from 11:30-2:00pm. The topic is IGNITE YOUR BIGGEST DREAM! It will be held in Framingham at the Bella Costa restaurant (147 Cochituate Rd). Lunch for 1st time attendees to the DreamFactory Community is only $25 (the lunch is VERY yummy!) If you have a business to promote and would like support around that this is a wonderful community to belong to…To sign up: http://www.cantorconsulting.com/Programs/tabid/298/CategoryID/68/Default.aspx

 

 

Now onto the ButterflyMoms blog…

 

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLYMOMS!

WOW! When you are on your path, you start noticing and seeing how life shifts!

When you were very little, you played in the world. As you began to grow, the good opinions of others also grew.  You noticed that you would be rewarded for certain behaviors and punished for others. You began to follow a line of behavior that comes from the OUTSIDE of YOU, instead of INSIDE. This has worked for millions of years of human existence because it truly helped us simply survive….but now…Now we live in a different world where the OUTSIDE voices have run amok!

Yes, we start off listening to our inner voice then somewhere it switches to such a degree that we don’t even know if we still have one anymore. If you are alive, you have an inner voice, no matter how silent you think it has been. That precious voice is your INTUITION, the very first GPS in the universe. ITS PURPOSE is to guide you towards YOUR PURPOSE. So what happens when you ignore it? You know what happens. You start wandering aimlessly through the world trying this and doing that but not really ever “fitting” anywhere.

Imagine that you are at a party in the middle of nowhere with no ride. Assume this is a vvvvvvvery loud party with people talking, laughing, yelling, and loud music. Your phone rings. It is someone who wants to give you important directions. You can make out a few words but most of it is incomprehensible. Let’s say that the caller is giving you directions on how to get to your happiness, your life’s treasure, your purpose. What do you do then? Do you stay at this party and keep trying to piece what is being said? Do you turn off the music? Do you tell people to be quiet? Do you move to a place where you think you can hear better? When none of this works what do you do? Do you start to get angry and start blaming…the phone, the people, the party, the noise, your situation, the caller, your hearing?

TAKE A DEEP BREATH! If you are a fan of mysteries like James Bond (or Austin Powers) 😉 where you were wondering how he would get out of his predicament, let’s apply those powers of figuring it out here.

No matter what you believe, what label you give it, we all come from SOURCE ENERGY. SOURCE ENERGY is constant. It never takes a day off, never has a blip in the matrix. The more you can become aware of that SOURCE ENERGY the more you can HEAR/SEE/FEEL/KNOW what your next step is. BTW, SOURCE ENERGY is the one calling you at that loud party.

Now you might be wondering, “WHY WHY WHY would SOURCE ENERGY be calling me when I’m at a vvvvvvvvvvery loud party!? How inconsiderate!” The key here is that all that party noise is what you create in your life. That represents all the STUFF you keep adding to be able to live the life others have told you (directly and indirectly), you are supposed to live…. “good grades”, “good schools” “good job”, “good husband/wife”,  “nice house”, “2.5 kids”…and a dog. WE are all GUILTY of FILLING OUR LIVES with all the things(both activities and items) that are supposed to make us happy. We do it for a while, might even do it for a long while but it’s like wearing shoes that are a tad bit too big/small. It might look fine on the outside but on the inside it does not FEEL GOOD. Sure you can cut off your feelings and “suck it up” (as we say/insinuate to our kids and ourselves) and walk in those shoes anyways for a while. Some even do it their entire lives because after a while they are just numb all over. They kill their feelings because they want to hear the message. SIDENOTE: This is typically when DIS-EASE (diseases) start entering the body.

So HOW do you start listening to/ connecting with SOURCE ENERGY? Think of your day today. It is most likely filled with STUFF you “have” TO DO. REMINDER TO TAKE A DEEP BREATH HERE! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! :)! FEELS GOOD!

If you choose to CARVE OUT time in your day for a moment, a minute, a string of moments to still your mind you will get to this place where you connect to SOURCE ENERGY. The word MEDITATION “scares”, or maybe it more “annoys” people because to the mind it is has the perception of being “boring”. I was (and on certain days still am) one of those people. I never grew up with it. Did not know what it was or HOW to do it. I now see how wonderful of a gift it can be. There are a million different ways to meditate. It is worth taking the time to explore which one works best for you. It can be as simple as getting on YOUTUBE and doing a guided mediation on there with someone who looks worth listening to, for you. Meditation is so important that we do meditations at the ButterflyMoms Workshops and will also be doing it at the Retreat in October. (I soooooo hope you join us.)

Most of the things on your TO DO LIST will drain you, putting:

 √ Play with Meditation today

will feed your soul.

Great big hugs,
Mariaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

PS   HEY! HEY! I CO-AUTHORED A BOOK! YESSIR I DID! The following is a list of places where ButterflyMoms live who bought our wonderful book MOM ENTREPRENEUR EXTRAORDINAIRE… Buy one so you can put your city/town/country on the list like so many other beautiful ButterflyMoms have!

UNITED STATES

California

Anaheim 1

Fullerton 1

Sacramento 1

San Bruno 1

Connecticut

Greenwich 1

Yalesville 1

Florida

Fort Lauderdale 1

Kentucky

Louisville 1

Maryland

Chestertown 1

Massachusetts

Ashland 2

Bolton 1

Holliston 13

Hudson 4

Medway 3

North Easton 1

Sherborn 1

South Grafton 1

Watertown 1

Worcester 3

Wrentham (NEW THIS WEEK! THANK YOU JANICE WILSON FOR ADDING YET ANOTHER TOWN TO OUR EVER GROWING LIST! HOW COOL! )

Missouri

Lee’s Summit 1

New York

Scarsdale 1

Stony Brook 1

Ohio

Dublin 1

Rhode Island

Newport 1

Vermont

Waitsville (Mad River Valley) 2

AUSTRIA

Wien, Austria 2

IRELAND

Dublin, Ireland 1

ITALY

Rome, Italy 3

JAPAN

Tokyo  1

PORTUGAL

Santa Maria (Azores/Açores)  1

SCOTLAND     

Greenock

SPAIN

Madrid 1

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