Posted by: ButterflyMoms | November 16, 2012

Do Zombies Clap?

Dearest ButterflyMoms,

Ever go to a kids’ play and as the final curtain falls they bounce up on stage to proudly take a bow? What happened if no one, or just a few people clapped? Why is clapping so important? Sure there is the self-esteem, being seen element that is so obvious but there is also the energetic aspect of it. Clapping and cheering at the end of a performance are important because they complete the cycle of energy. The actors gave to you and now you give it back.

What the actors are really doing is sending out a big wave of connection and love to the audience through their acting. You can really see how energy plays a role by noticing how the audience reacts at the end of a performance. If the actors do a great job, the audience gives them a loud standing ovation. Recently my beautiful husband and I went to see Bruce Springstein and the energy was palpable. It was all coming from Bruce going into the audience and then back again. It was soooo powerful you could almost touch it!

If the actors are not present (thus did not send out connection and love) then the audience either won’t clap or will “politely” clap, which is flat energy – it’s very uncomfortable to watch or be around. It is the same thing if you are watching a sports team or someone out there performing in some way for you. The audience is definitely a factor in the equation, and a powerful one.

The reason I bring this up is that many times in our life we feel drained. If we are in one of our going-through-the-motions-of-life-as-it-should-be phases and we read something inspiring like the ButterflyMoms blog, we take it in for the moment, but then life takes over and we are soon right back where we were, drowning in our own life’s “shoulds” and “have to’s”. I know this is the case because I see how many people read the blog, oftentimes it’s over 1,000 people per week and still only a small portion comment. This means many of you are blocking your energy. So after reading this blog, you don’t send the energy back out there so it falls flat, like energy falling of a cliff instead of being sent back when you leave a comment.

I’m using today’s blog to remind you to step out of your ZOMBIE state of energy flow. Do even the small things that give you energy back. By doing a simple thing like leaving a comment on someone’s blog or hitting the like on someone’s post, you are giving energy back, which in turn energizes you! Try this and see how very good it feels. Most people don’t stop long enough to realize that giving back in this manner will shift where you are in your life and give you more energy to live the life you envision in your heart.

Oftentimes we look for ways to get more energy into our lives when if we just learned how to use what we already have in ways that serve our souls, then we would lead much happier lives. I am a light worker and the fire that ignites people’s souls. I teach people how to live meaningful, happy lives even in the face of illness, financial problems, depression and despair. Try this one simple act of “clapping” for others who are putting themselves out there and see how it shifts your own life! J Leave your comment below…

Great big hugs,



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  1. I absolutely love this analogy- and never thought much about it, but as a regular “commenter” and “like clicker” on Facebook, you are soooo right, it is all about the energy. Thanks for sharing Maria – you rock!

    • Beautiful Faith,
      I sooooooooooooooo appreciate your reaching out! I love that I have the honor of feeding your soul!
      LOVE DAT!


  2. Here comes energy, right back atcha!! Missing all of you! Kären

    • Check in with me when you can. Sending you oodles and oodles of love. Hope you are using your time wisely!

  3. BRAVO!!! 🙂

    • Mille fois merci ma chere Jackie! 🙂

  4. Standing O and feeding both your energy and mine.

    • Sending a great big juicy kiss my love! 🙂

  5. You are so right Maria! And as an aside, you might want to check out my brother’s movie called The Joy of Sox…it is a documentary focusing on the power of fan energy and its ability to affect the performance of the Red Sox. It sounds right up your alley! Hope you are enjoying your sabbatical!!!

    • Beautiful Laurie!

      I always LOVE hearing from you! How is your brother’s movie doing? I can’t wait to see it!
      Love the way you describe it! Your bro bro is very lucky to have such an incredible sister!

      Great big hugs,

  6. I’ve been reading your blog and following your adventures for a few months. Your energy is soooo contaigious and appreciated! I am looking foward to meeting you when you return but in the meantime, know that every week I ( and apparently lots of others), look forward to endless head nodding, laughter and tears that you share through your life’s journey! I’m clapping and hoot n’ holloring in Grafton Ma! I will remember to clap a little louder each day! Thank you, Maria !

    • GRAFTON IN DAH HOUSE!!!!! Thanks soooo much beautiful Ann for that amazing visual! Comments like these are full of the type of love that fuel my depth of blogging! THANK YOU! THANK YOU THANK YOU!

  7. I’m clapping hard right now. xx

    • Thanks for your support beautiful Karen! 🙂

  8. Just getting around to reading this. Being present is amazing feeling. giving to others even if it is cheering them on comes back in waves to you. It is an amazing feeling. Put your love out there!!! You will get it back and soooooo much more! XOXOXO – Kristen

    • Hello Beautiful Kristen!

      Being present is where your power is. It is where your intuition lives. It is where all of live’s treasures are “buried”.

      Sending you great big hugs,

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