Posted by: ButterflyMoms | March 1, 2013

Let me ask you a personal question…DO YOU PUT OUT?

My published article in the fabulous INTERNATIONAL WOMEN IN PORTUGAL publication!

My published article in the fabulous INTERNATIONAL WOMEN IN PORTUGAL publication!

Dearest ButterflyMoms,


First some rockin’ news! I AM SOOOO EXCITED! Yesterday I found out that I just got an article [“Your (quick and easy) Guide to Energy Therapies] published in “A JANELA”, the International Women In Portugal’s (IWP) global newsletter, Spring Edition! It is read by an international group of the most amazing women, not only in Europe but also in South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Canada, etc. I’m honored! It deeply fills my heart with so much joy to share energy work with people! I love getting chances like this one to live my life’s purpose of IGNITING PEOPLE’s SOULS! I’m giddy with joy!!!! Now onto this week’s ButterflyMoms blog… THANK YOU for popping in! <3!


We are more than halfway done with our year in Portugal and it is a very bittersweet time. There have been times in my life where I wish I could stop the clock and luxuriate in that very moment in time. Wishing for such things only wastes time but I cannot seem to help myself. The answers will come. They always do, meanwhile it’s good to stay as open as I know how. There are MANY ways to stay open. One of my favorites is in the middle of lots of ICKY thoughts simply sit back and from that “bubble of ickiness” and start looking at the world looking for beauty. Literally ask yourself the question, “Where is something beautiful in this room?” Energetically that shifts you from LEAKING energy back to filling your “container” with pure love energy. Another way of filling up your energetic container is through YOGA!!!!!!


Doug and Maria on the beach doing yoga in Carcavelos with a German yoga teacher! :)

Doug and Maria on the beach doing yoga in Carcavelos with a German yoga teacher! 🙂

Although I first started doing yoga back in the 1900’s ;), I have recently started doing yoga on a more regular basis again. Today, I was searching on YouTube for yogic music, which creates the atmosphere I love when I don’t have a teacher there to guide me. I came across this breath-giving video clip of one of my very favorite artists, MC Yogi, who I first heard about when I was in energy medicine school. Give yourself a FREE treat for your eyes, ears and soul…!


In one of his songs MC Yogi asks a question about LOVE, but not as MUSHY, KISS-KISS, SHACK-UP, GET-MARRIED way (which is from an emptiness desperately looking to be filled) but from a HOW DO YOU SERVE THE WORLD way (which is from a how to you give out into the world and that giving fills you – regardless if it is returned or not).

It is another form of the question that America’s beloved and controversial 35th president John F. Kennedy asked, “My Fellow Americans ask not what your country can do for you — ask what can you do for your country.” But then, he went on to a lesser known line, “My fellow citizens of the world, ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.” Here is the clip to help you feel what you are reading…

OMG! JFK was having a zen moment, well as “zen” as you could in the early 60’s! Sure it was sexist and American-centric but he was speaking at the highest level that he and the mainstream culture around him could handle. He was also speaking about LOVE! President Kennedy was calling the citizens of the world to unite!


I understand there were other political factors/layers going on at the time, but I can clearly see there something hit our cultural psyche for this quote to have survived and to still be recognizable over 50 years later. Especially in the American culture where history and geography are our some of our weakest subjects.  There is something energetically compelling there…

… and it started me thinking!


So you combine MC Yogi’s short video clip and that of President Kennedy and you have today’s ButterflyMoms assignment for you… It is simple, just a 27-step Assignment…(BAH HAH HA!) Just kidding! It is just a small question…


The divine Miss Olivia! :)

The divine Miss Olivia! 🙂

Ask yourself,

How much love

can I put out

into the world

in this moment?


Write it down so you can read it to yourself over and over. Post it in your car, wallet, office, toilet paper holder, fridge, sink, night stand. Use it on your kids. Use it in traffic (you know who you are! 😉 Use it with your family. Use it at work. Use it when looking for work. Use it when you are paying your bills. Use it when you are kissing someone. Use it when you are grocery shopping. Use it when you are about to eat. Use it when you are about to cheat on yourself. Use it when you are about to drink. Use it when you are about to do something you dislike. Use it when you are about to do something you love. Use it when you are mad or disappointed at someone. USE IT ALL UP!


Great big hugs,





Soooooo much LOVE that even when Doug went running along the Atlantic Ocean, he sweats in hearts... totally true photo. The second I saw it I asked him to hold his shirt and took the photo.

Soooooo much LOVE that even when Doug went running along the Atlantic Ocean, he sweats in hearts… totally true photo. The second I saw it I asked him to hold his shirt and took the photo.



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Asking how I can give out even more love!!!!!

Asking how I can give out even more love!!!!!

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Picking grapes at a magnificent Portuguese winery at someone's birthday party

Picking grapes at a magnificent Portuguese winery at someone’s birthday party

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  1. Great writing once again. And it is wonderful how you used JFK’s word in your blog to get your message out into the world for whom ever needs to read it and understand it.
    Thank you for the love you put out into the universe.

  2. ❤ The theme song in Epcot's American Adventure uses both of those lines from JFK!

  3. 1. Schoen, Schoen dein veroeffentlichter Artikel in der fabelhaften internationalen der Frauenwelt. WoooW.

    Das koennte ich auch in meiner schoenen Kunst b.z.w. bei meinen wundervollen Skulpturen gebrauchen. Ich versuche schon sehr lange Zeit einen guten, treuen, ehrlichen und absolut verlaesslichen „Verkaufsmanager=Freund“ zu haben. Der meine Skulpturen, mein Schmuck Design wertschaetzt und an meine Talente glaubt und wirklich meine innere Groesse erkennt und foerdert. Um die Kuenstler-Exitenz mit Familie = Kinder zu stabilieren und alles in Verbindung mit meiner Kunst zum gemeinsamen Verkauf bringen kann. Es erfordertet eine gute verkaufsfoerderende Kunstkritik (<schon bestehend aber zu wenig pfiffig), Einzelgeschreibungen der Skulpturen und zu guter Letzt eine neue Konzeption zwischen Skulpturen mit SchmuckDesign zu kombinieren. All diese Dinge, wuerden auch verkaufsfoerdend wirken, wenn es gutes Verkaufs-Management hat. Andere Seelen und meine Seele wuerden sich fuerchterlich erfreuen, mit meiner Kunst etwas aus Alltag heraus gehoben zu werden und das Leben wieder in einer neuen Perspektive zu betrachten. Wunderbar kann man diese Dinge kombinieren, mit einem guten und verlaesslichen Seelen-Freund, um die =Tiefen und Hoehen des Alltags aus zugleichen. Bis jetzt ist es mir nicht gelungen, ein irgendwelches Interesse zu meinen Skulpturen zu erwecken. Ich habe vermutlich ein wirklich schlechtes Management meiner Selbst. Ich bin zu viel fuer andere im treuen Massen zur Verfuegung, um wirklich ein verlaesslicher Seelen-Freund zu sein. Was eine Seltenheit ist!! Einen vertrauten Seelen-Freund zu haben und zu halten, dass waere ein Traum, dass man sich total gegenseitig unterstuetzt. Das waere ein Hit.

    Vielleicht hat dein Butterfly, auch endlich mal ein wirkliches Interesse die Skulpturen-Kunst in das Konzept zu intgrieren und wunderbar davon zu Fruechten. Die Kunst ist ja die Beste spirituelle und meditative innere Heilung deiner Selbst oder unser Selbst, weil sonst ist alles so fuerchterlich einseitig und das wird auf die Dauer langweilig und ist nicht mehr so motiviernd, **so wie es am Anfang den Anschein hatte. Das wohl kein leichtes Unterfangen fuer diese liebevolle Kuenstlerin. Normalerweise, gute Seelen gehen auf die anderen Seelen ein und wenn sie sich lebendig sehen wollen und untersuetzende Hilfe brauchen in der Kunst und das Buch etc.., dies auch verantwortlich der treuen Freundschaft zu tun. Leider funktioniert alles immer in einer einseitigen Form. Seufz macht Seelen-Muede!!!

    2.OH! Du meine Herrlichkeit, so ein toller internationale Sprung deines Schreibens, man muss so, so viel Stolz auf sicher Selber sein. Da bleibt fuer dich, keine Zeit endlich sich um anderen treuen Seelen-Freund zu kuemmeren. Da nimmt sich diese bestimmte treue Seele seit 2 Jahren Zeit, um in dieser Seelenbeschreibung mit zu wirken. Es ist schon langsam anstrengend, so einen einseitigen Seelenkontakt zu haben, der sich immer wieder nur sich selbst bestaetigt, was„Sie“ alles geschaffen hat und schaffen wird. Wozu bin ich ueberhaupt noch praesent, frage ich mich wirklich selbst. Wahrlich, ein Paradoxum!! So viel Zeit zu sitzen, um zu schreiben fuer so einen einseitigen Seelenkontakt, der sich nie interessiert, was treue Seelen-Fruend so tut. Wie dieses Leben, so geht usw.. Ein guter Seelen-Freund(e) unterstuetzen sich lebendig gegenseitig.

    PS: Noch etwas zu deinem.. Ehemann Doug in seiner live Praesenz, ist er immer geschmueckt von einer herzlichen Liebe, dass an seiner Kleidung nicht zu uebersehen ist. Das muss fuer ihm eine grosse und wertvolle Bedeutung haben, zu verstehen, was treue Liebe im Leben heisst zum Lebenpartner. Apropos: Dein Ehemann Doug, hat irgendwie eine Aehnlichkeit mit meinen treuen Lebenspartner Kevin. Unglaublich, so ein Zufall!! Hallejuhja ___________________) Man sagt unter uns Seelen LG Wien

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