Posted by: ButterflyMoms | December 23, 2011

ACTS OF LOVE…OR…Is it a STRESSFUL TO DO


Today’s blog is dedicated to… Dot Walsh and Lewis Randa(founder) who run The Peace Abbey http://www.peaceabbey.org/ in Sherborn, Massachusetts. They have created a magical space.  It is a center that was created when Mother Theresa came to visit and requested that it be formed. Since that time they have had many amazing people link up with the Abbey like Yoko Ono, Muhammad Ali, Joan Baez, Nelson Mandela, Maya Angelou and the list goes on and on. The Abbey is on the brink of closing in February if some major donors don’t come through but in the meantime when you go there, let yourself explore, like a child would explore. You will be in awe of the magic you will find and how much of yourself that you thought was lost will re-connect with you there.  Beautiful Dot and Lewis, I see you! THANK YOU FOR YOUR HEART-FELT work!

TAKE A DEEP CLEANSING BREATHE AS YOU ENTER TODAY’s BLOG… (IN…………HOLD…………OUT……WIGGLE YOUR TOESIES….Let’s begin…ACTIVATE YOUR SOUL :)!

Dearest ButterflyMoms,

Today, I find myself drawn to writing about checking in with yourself…to gently remind you to avoid the CRAMMIES (the battle each one of us seems to wage to fit more and more and more into our day) What would your holidays be like if you honored your SELF first?

Let’s take the act of sending out “holiday” cards….Check in with yourself. Are the cards you send out are ACTS OF LOVE…OR…Is it a STRESSFUL TO DO that when you think about you cut your breath short? Be as honest as you can. Check in. How are YOU feeling about this?

Now for this small example if you are already GROUNDED (meaning you have checked in with yourself and are on the feel good channel no matter what you have decided it fits for YOU and thus gives you back even more energy than you put out and is effortless to do) then you are all set, but if you are feeling STRESSED (lack of breathing, a pressure, a sense of panic/fear/hopelessness, feeling of not enough time) then you are draining your life’s energy. It is at this simple IMPACT POINT that the proverbial SHIT HITS THE FAN.

The good news is that the more you start noticing this IMPACT POINT and how you are leaning (either towards being GROUNDED or STRESSED then you can make the necessary adjustments. So taking our simple holiday card example, if you are feeling stressed SHIFT something from don’t do it this year to add some fun and creativity to the process. Remember that people most want to BE SEEN, so one example is to get your kids onboard and create some family tradition around it. (BFM TIP: Usually whenever you add CREATIVITY and FUN to what you are doing you are filling your SELF with ENEGY…ESPECIALLY if you add GRATITUDE to the mix). This year we did some of ours while on a long car trip.  It was a pretty funny experience…much like life if you don’t take it soooooooo seriously…remember no one gets out alive! Savor the bits!

MERRY EVERYTHING!

Great big hugs,
Mariaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

🙂

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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 and has written EVERY Friday since.

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Responses

  1. Merry Christmas Maria !
    I hope you have a wonderful holiday with your family and it been a great year of following your blog on here ~!~ I wish you and the Butterfly Moms an Amazing 2012 !! God Bless all of us !! I always have the fan hitting the Shit !! LOL !! It’s just the way life is sometimes !!

  2. i agree with Albert. and, to me, if it’s a stressor or not is really not a factor in what i do or don’t do, cuz frankly everything is stressful other than staying in bed and reading the paper, and even reading the paper can get my blood boiling! Life is just SOOOOOO difficult, i just can’t do or not do something based on if it’s stressful. It’s MEANINGFUL to me to get and give cards…although i am always sad that i get only about 1/8th or less of what i give. i don’t care about gifts, but i really love getting cards, and i am lucky to get a half-dozen. But i am hopeful that someone enjoys receiving them from me as much as i enjoy getting them! i don’t want to cook and clean for a celebration, but i DO want to have a party, and that’s just a part of it, so ya just gotta “suck it up” in order to go through with your choices. i choose to give cards and have a party, and it IS stressful…but a great part of Christmas, to me! I hope whatever you chose to spend your energy on is meaningful to you as well. From what i know of you, i’m pretty sure you’ll make wise and fruitful choices! Wishing you the best, Celeste.

  3. You always seem to nail what I need to hear, Happy Holidays.xxxx


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