Posted by: ButterflyMoms | August 5, 2011

Wiggle At Your Own Discretion….

Our guest speaker Paula Mark and her kids. SHE ROCKED THE HOUSE!!!

Good Morning Dearest Beautiful ButterflyMoms,

Here are this week’s important yet “wicked” fun ButterflyMoms updates…

*Just finished our 10th week in a row of ButterflyMoms workshops! WHEW WHO!!! This week had the beautiful Paula Mark of Holliston who runs Doe Hill Farm. Since we have been talking about the first three chakras she brought in the herbs that accompany them. We learned about infusions and concoctions and had a great time tasting and smelling them. It feels awesome! Next week we are doing something different. We’re continuing our 11th class again next Thursday, August 11th, 8pm.

Wait, there’s more…GREAT NEWS! For those for whom Thursday nights don’t work I’m going to teach ONE Wednesday night class on HOW TO MANIFEST WHAT YOU WANT from 7-9pm. See if this will work better for you. 🙂

Both workshops will be held at 783 Washington St, Holliston. Plenty of FREE parking in back. Only $25 at the door or just $20 if you drop off a check or pay through Paypal… .   If you have been thinking about coming just do it…Come to feed your soul! You will be soooooooooooo happy you did!

*SAVE THE DATE. I’m thrilled to let you know that we are having our very first ButterflyMoms retreat!!!! This time in Vermont. Save the date on your calendar for the weekend of October 22, 2011! You probably want to take that Friday off so that you have even more time to yourself!!! 🙂 TALK ABOUT REJUVINATING YOUR SOUL!!! WOW! 🙂 More details to follow!

*For the 17thth week my computer and website issues are still a work in progress. My computer is now in the hands of the fifth computer guy, maybe the fifth time is the charm, eh? Please keep sharing the site to friends.

*No books sold this week. *To buy your very own personally autographed copy Click here now…

Now onto the ButterflyMoms blog…

Good Morning Beautiful ButterflyMoms!

We are experiencing the middle of summer and I’m personally sensing a SHIFT. Are you? I have taken enough classes, read enough books, seen enough soap operas (both real and on TV) 😉 and lived enough to know that TRUE happiness comes for being present in the moment. Not to be rude but I don’t really need a long-bearded “guru” to tell me that, but KNOWING and DOING are two different worlds. What I do need is gentle and sometimes not-so-gentle reminders of being in the moment, where all of LIFE’s JUICE is! And I, for one, ENVISION myself living life in a JUICY WAY! How about you?

YUP this is definitely me! 😉

This week after years of procrastinating, my husband Doug and I went to the Ashram in Millis, Massachusetts and took a yoga class there. Now I’ve been doing yoga for a very long time, longer than most on the east coast and whenever I CARVE out the time for it, I feel sooooooooo wonderful! I feel like I’m connecting to the fun part of me, the deeper more present part of me.

Now two nights before I had seen EAT, PRAY, LOVE (book is better but movie is good too) and I had that vision of her there in my mind. I like Julia Roberts’ energy so it was a reminder that yoga is fun and for me to CONNECT with that fun!

My yoga class was taught by the beautiful Victoria Haffer, the Ashram's director! She is sooo great at what she does!

Honor thy "toesies"... it should be one of the Commandments

So there I was at the Ashram in Millis in this STUNNING room. I was sitting in a pose with my knees bent in the position most of us call the BUTTERFLY…did not get that HIT until now, WOW! DUH! The Butterfly! Ahhhhhh….never a dull moment!

So in this position the soles of my feet are together and as I’m looking down I see my toes and especially the bottom of my toes…that started me thinking, no, not thinking more like wondering while I was OBSERVING my “toesies” (as my 3 year old Isabella would call them). For a few PRECIOUS MOMENTS I was completely mesmerized by them. They seemed to wiggle at their own discretion. They seemed really happy and childlike to me. I noticed I had never REALLY noticed them, especially the bottom of my “toesies”. I thought about all the thousands and thousands of miles they have helped me move from one place to another. REALLY take that in for a moment. I let myself feel what it would feel like if I had not had that ability. In those few precious moments I was in my own blissful world, being present and loving every moment.

Sometimes in a world full of people who are SLEEPING or going through life on AUTOMATIC PILOT, only something huge like drugs, sugar or Disneyland can bring some satisfaction but really THE SECRET is much closer than most of “the advertisers” would lead us to believe, just look down at your “beautiful” “toesies”, notice them, wiggle them, love them and thank them for all the happiness and adventure they have brought and continue to bring to your life….This is being in the present moment. This is the recipe for how joy and meaning gets invited into your life…I invite you to send out YOUR INVITATION every moment you see your BEAUTIFUL TOESIES!  :)!!!!!

Great big hugs,


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Hudson 4

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Stony Brook 1


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  1. Loved the Yoga class. Looking forward to our next one. And thinks for the reminder about my toes.

  2. Good afternoon, Maria, just waking up! Love the reminder about wiggling my toes, love to walk barefoot outside, makes me so connected to the earth. I will request that weekend off from work so I can go to the retreat with you, Love and miss you, Vicki

  3. Dear Maria, I’m not just woken up! It’s very nice of you that you always remember me and wiggle your toes can be nice. The photo is still full of life and everything looks positively forward.
    I know. I will always give you my beautiful soul with love always.

    But here I have many things to do with my family at the same time. I do not do it with a purpose. All the things I must do. held most of the time in the same moment. I really appreciate your work very important. and I’m proud of you.
    You are and will remain my dearest soul in all.
    But you know, everything takes time and rest so I can convey my thoughts. I’m just slow at writing, but we still have a valuable heart and soul together. That’s nice but.
    I ask of you only loving patience, as you have always had with me.
    Allso, I’ll do it with love. I embrace you with love.. 🙂

  4. Dear Maria,
    Toesies are great, but what i really liked about this post was your expression, “LIFE’S JUICE.” That is so great!!! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Maria, I so enjoyed this…I’m not wearing any shoes…I too need gentle reminding every now and again. Thank you so much, One love, Sally-Anne

  6. Dear Maria….
    10th ButterflyMoms Workshop … Herbs & Chakras w / special guest Paula Mark
    1. Your event where each week to learn on Thursday was hard-working, and always presented with affectionate and informative online content chakra.
    The weekly Chakra-learning workshop to me is so deep in my soul and heart. How wonderful, for 20 years you have this dream in my head, and you will leave me with the chakra Chakra-learning workshop very easy to dream with you, and my soul is fed with new energy and ideas.
    PS: When I look at this photo, with the six active women, which means the flow of chakra energy HARMONY experienced live. Everything strives for harmony, to balance the chakra energy. The stronger the weaker and determined it to be like. Woow nice as I look to online and I dream of chakra energy.
    That means that all the chakra energies consist of the harmonious coexistence every week, the give and take of the elements and forces that act in the highest level. (I admit, and what I take with me home?)
    By holding many things creates a traffic jam, leading to internal unrest. The chakra energy exchange, movement. Different effects offset each other forever, so that as soon as possible and HARMONY chakra energy balance is restored. The chakra energy is constant, and learn to take on new openings. Chakra energy balancing in living by Dyman lightness, harmony and inner peace love. All chakra energy are various indications of the energy flow. My God, that sounds so beautiful and I want to learn everything from you and learn from you.
    I really wonder sometimes only in my head, what’s up with that famous Chakra-learning workshop, and why should I pay for a need for an event where everything takes place live in Holliston, Washington. An event that never takes place online, but is mostly live. In the online chat area, there are only discussions … Thank you for your detailed and written information.
    My love. I must really be there in person, and even a free parking lot for the live event and you have 25 – to pay $.I have to think constantly about how much click and search work, I’ve done here, in these 10 weeks, without having to be there live.
    For 10 weeks, I have myself a nice way, faithfully endeavored always to activate the online participation. I’ve been waiting for your loving forwarding of you, the live event from Holliston Washington. Ok. I embrace you and I eagerly await your Wednesday GREAT NEWS. You show me everything exactly as I am learning to work properly. And you can send me a forwarding event of you for reading text of a chakra.
    I’ll wait for always faithful, until now, I’m not from you with your entire chakra original documents get video. I think. I am a loving soul and I continue to wait patiently.

    2. I will on 22 October 2011 save the date, because you want to make a first ButterflyMoms retreat in Vermont. But why. I am amazed, and I’ve done everything with you honestly and faithfully with. I have always given me much trouble. I have sat for hours and only you. Right now I can not write better, as an artist. Everything I do and have done comes from my heart, and you’re never satisfied as a writer. I am what I am, and so you must love me with all the weaknesses and strengths that I have. Ok .. I embrace you follow … more details …

    ** For the 17th th weeks and your computer has internet problems … Please. I will not share the site with your friends. For a year now, I’m only with you. It is enough for me.

    3. I do not know what you have this issue soap operas ever. Your themes are very well a widespread thought. Are sometimes not easy to understand for me. and overwhelm me mentally. and encourage me to grow spiritually at the same time with you.
    In fact, you’re the writer, and I’ve always tried to follow the thinking of your soul. I’m not a real leader of the written letter that is your Beautiful ButterflyMoms blog and you show the relevant topics, I try as far as it goes, my idea of bringing different one. Sometimes come from my own ideas, which I integrate in between to your topics. Even if you do not like you and perhaps bring a bit of internal discontent. I currently can not write any other way as an artist. You have to be content with what you get from me with that.
    For example, I can turn you into no great sculptor, but with much determination and patience you can see the long hard road of sculpture (art world) step by step to learn sometime. The same is in writing and I’ll never be a writer, as you are, but I’m trying with great difficulty, in some way with your loving and patient help to get out there.
    I think. We are two loving people who always come together, share their common feelings over a long period of time and eternal. The opposites attract and motivate each other.
    Aproposito. I only read books that interests me is that many specialized books on art and the content of my work-scope is endless. The rest of the books are meditation, different culture, nature, wildlife, recreation, health care and education books for my children.
    I do not like zulesen all day long books, that makes me uneasy, sit quietly for hours and read. If I’ve caught up enough knowledge and have read everything. I need my practical side of art. My attitude is all about, learning while doing, because of the practical part of life surpasses most of the theoretical part. I think so.
    As far as I can remember. I’ve written you a lot more soulful and smooth, when you told me, here in ButterflyMoms blog. Sometimes were and are my idea was so emotional here in the blog, so you always made me understand that it is not the place to talk so openly about love. It sounded from you so. I must express my love neutral in the blog. I think. I’ve shown you everything in the highest degree, of deep love, little pain, so much sympathy for new areas, various soul-feeding and with enormous juicy ways of life. etccc.
    Again you have to love me as I am, even though I sometimes thought of writing insecure, that’s my weakness. I hope with you everything will get better.

    4. Mediation (yoga) is always an important part of life, to bring the soul and body into a unified sound world. You do it properly, meditate, like your soul and your body needs it, with the help of various and experienced teachers who give you the proper meditative instructions on how, where and what everything get has to be in a mental and physical unity. This is total relaxation of meditation. Super!
    For my part, I have developed my own meditative part, how can I come to a complete relaxation. It’s always, my spiritual inner strength that always lives in me and supported me in the right moment, when I need it for me.

    5. Now.. wiggle the toes on your feet, is a fun and imaginative things, but that connected with me live every day. As my foot and toes, they are by nature a masterpiece.
    This is a most important functions that are dear to my foot has toes, and are a permanent wrap, wobble and shake every time. Are always in motion and they are always connected with me. Each piece is inseparable to the other part. Each needs the other, otherwise there is no going further into the future.
    I find brilliant, indispensable and valuable piece body … hmm … There are a lot of bone structure at the right. And each intermediate link is, again from other intermediate links, and so the chain continues to the intermediate links.
    Not to mention the cartilage are always located between the bones of the limbs, and provide the continually moving and compensating for the soft bone. The ligaments and muscles are one of the strongest forces that hold everything together. The joints and tendons provide for all maintenance, joint mobility and perfect.
    You could say there is no end to the perfect function, which need each other so to live. This miracle of life, depends on the perfect unit.
    My lowest part of the foot, these are my toes are particularly soft and delicate. And it requires a large and careful daily care and protection. WE also know that quite quickly. But how the individual “parts” of my feet know and what they do, how valuable and loyal they carry me back and forth. The entire life. Everything is in motion and always connected together for an eternity with me every day.
    I know most accurate. To my empathy for my feet theme and introduce it with my own feet to make more familiar, a reflection help to wiggle, toes on my feet.

    6. ahah. It sounds kinda cute but I am certainly not one of the people who slept through their day, be happy for that matter. With this approach to life is not far. Allso. I am an active and creative person who is always on the creative level of thinking…………You want me, say something else.
    It’s nice to hear from you again that you are in any way in all sorts of precious moments that inspired me were and still are. I hope so. I understand you correctly, you want to tell me that (shake) my soul and thoughts …
    I have neither you childish, yet somehow treated adventurous, and still been there to be happy. That’s not really.
    I’m sorry if my soul feels for you so, I’ve always tried to just loving your thoughts take part in the world and nothing else.
    Here are many issues here it from you, which also move itself from place to place, and my soul goes with these issues, but that is a normal process of a joint journey of the soul.
    In this present moment. I feel happy, I’m joy and my heart is with you. This recipe is always honest love, and that is always with you.
    I embrace you. 🙂 🙂

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