Open the right door, follow the path less traveled, get yourself in the right room- and it will make all the difference!
“Two roads diverged in the wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by and that has made all the difference.” Robert Frost
I have a vision of myself standing at a crossroads in front of two doors. I suppose it could be standing in front of two roads in the wood as well. One was known to me, while the other was a mystery. If I entered the one that was known, I understood that I would be going backwards to the safety of what I had already experienced. I may have to sacrifice my dreams and grovel for entry as I had already made a decision to leave. If I get the chance to walk through that known door, I know deep within that I would never be truly happy and I would always be wondering what if. I would always be at the mercy of the ones who allowed me to return, stuck in the cycle of looking for my worth and approval and never ever getting it. It would seem safe to the naked eye, no risk, but would the sacrifice of my soul’s calling be worth it.
If I entered the one that was a mystery, I understood that I would have no idea what would unfold as I journeyed on, but I would be moving forward- this is the path less traveled. Somehow, deep inside I know I would be traveling in the direction to the right room where I would get to meet those who align with me. There is no guarantee, but as long as I stay the course and remain persistent, no telling the endless possibilities, no telling the wisdom that would come my way.
Picking the known would seem to spit in the very face of a universe whose arms were wide open, begging me on, while choosing the mysterious would be a resounding YES to the life that was waiting for me! Practicality aside, trust and faith are what would be called for. So which door to choose, one that is safe but yet I give up so much in the end, or the one that takes courage to walk through, but the payoff could be immense.
I suppose the question to ask really is which door to take to get me in the room that is right for me, which path do I travel? This is an intensely personal choice. For me, I have chosen the mystery and turning back now would have me questioning the gift of life that holds strong to a belief in myself and the beautiful divine. I cannot live with that- so I boldly continue down the path of the mystery, the less traveled to learn more about myself, to gain more wisdom and to grow in conscious awareness of why I am here. And with this, I hope that it will make all the difference.
So when you are faced with two doors or two paths in front of you, my wish for you is this: I hope you choose exactly what you need to get yourself in the right room. Have a little faith the size of a mustard seed and there is no telling how it will grow. In times of doubt, stay the course. For I am certain, when you get to where you are going, there will be a huge celebration and it will make all the difference.
“There are no mistakes, no coincidences. All events are blessings given to us to learn from.” Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
When you look at life in this way, you allow the freedom of acceptance to take hold. You start to use the experiences and knowledge that you have gained to move ever so forward on your path in life. This approach to life allows you to stand without judgment or critique as to what you may have done, where you may have traveled or what people have come into your life experience.
There is just an acceptance that this is your path and whatever you have experienced up until this point is there so that you can learn and grow. When you acknowledge that there are no mistakes, that the universe is unfolding exactly as it should, you are not burdened by regrets and can embrace the blessings and perfect synchronicity of it all.
Without judging what lies before you, you have a greater power to choose how you will react. Calm, with grace, with love, or with gratitude. When you think about life in this way, it can all be received as a blessing. I am truly lucky to have been supported in the good and bad times- inspired throughout both. I am on the path of accepting – doing my best to put past resentments behind me so that I can release my spirit from harboring anything that weighs too heavily. Any way I look at it, as long as I take the perspective that the events are sent for me to learn, i can find peace knowing that right here, right now, I am exactly where I am meant to be.
Tune into Manifesting with Meg on Facebook Live 1/15/18 at 8pm : I Have a Dream-the Power of Intention with Guest Mari Vina Rodriguez
“Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” A.A. Milne
Stand in your truth. Authenticity is so powerful. You are the gift. It is about time you realized it. Stand in your faith. You are liberated. Integrity to spirit and calling is what this Earth lesson is all about.
You were born with a knowing in the uncertainty of life. It is about time you embraced it. Stand in your beautiful energy. You are amazing. Learn to own how you show up in this world. Then you will own wherever you show up! When you understand who you are, trust in that, and truly embody the magic of you, there is no telling what you are capable of.
Sunshine! It is my intention to walk into a room and bring my light whenever I possibility can. Maybe you have had that experience too. Standing in your truth, grabbing on to your faith and engaging your beautiful energy, you walk in the world and share all that is you. There is an effortless magic that follows when you intentionally show up and engage the beauty of your energy. One could say that you will own any room if you show up in that manner. There is no more beautiful a gift than to be invited to sparkle and shine a light into the world of the other. There is no more beautiful exchange than the ask, believe and receive and what comes from that conscious collaboration is magnificent. And as you and I take a step into that freedom of life no longer encumbered and the embrace that we are in it, we will meet that something wonderful there. And We will Own it.Remember you are brave, you are strong, you are smart, and you are loved.
For more go to megnocero.com and get The Magical Guide to Bliss and let’s do this!
STOP buying into the nasty rhetoric that our so-called “leaders” are spewing, Time to CHAMPION a different vibration!
“If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.” Stephen Covey
I learned something the hard way long ago, the lesson went something like this: Not every person who is in a leadership role is qualified to be a leader. Quite simply, I will never follow someone whose vision of the world I do not believe in.
That being said-THIS GUY! I am quite certain that there have been many like him throughout history. THIS GUY! I am quite certain that none of what we are going through as a country is new. THIS GUY! So blatant in his disregard for the humanity of those he finds less than himself, an interesting proposition for someone whose narcissism gives way to an insecurity of quite possibility a lineage that is less than royal. THIS GUY!
But he is just a small minded, perhaps scared little man. He has no power over our minds. We get to choose what we think, how we feel, which ladder we shall climb. Perhaps there is a greater lesson at hand here. One that is guided by a desire to raise the collective consciousness and vibration for something wonderful beyond the veil is going on. Those who seek to evaluate the bigger journey find themselves facing clear contrasts that exists within each of us. Shall we follow our lowest base feelings and conform because of fear, or shall we lead from a place of courage that looks to bring the light despite what surrounds us. If we choose not to climb another’s ladder, then we take accountability for our own and place it on the wall that aligns with where we want to go on this next phase of our collective journey.
There is no hiding THIS GUY’s words, he is not even trying to. Modern day technology has a peering into the psyche of the darkest parts of ourselves. Perhaps we once considered what he says out loud, but something inside holds on to the love. Holds on to the light. No one sets out wanting to end up in the wrong place. We as a whole need to start thinking about where we want to place the collective ladder so that we move to the right place faster.
So it may be time to return to the tenets of what our forefathers championed “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” We live in a country that has evolved over time, the pendulum swings from right to left as the tides of enlightenment and goodness battle the storm of the other. Yet, there is no duality here, it is all oneness. And if that is the case, we must embrace both the yin and the yang and get clear as to what direction we choose to follow as we move forward and stake our claim to history.
What shall our legacy be? It is time to champion a distinct vision that is bolstered by the higher energetic force of love. A time where we return to the Golden Rule. Match your words to the vibration that empowers others. Love one another, people, places and things, as you wish to be loved. And, our mark on this Earth shall exhibit a different sentiment. Be aware of what is being said, keep them accountable for their actions on both sides, show up as authentically YOU as possible, let it change you for the better and choose the wall of your next adventure wisely. For if you do, when you get to the top of that mountain, the view will be better than you even imagined.
BIG NEWS: It’s time to get intentional in 2018-New Podcast: MANIFESTING MONDAYS WITH MEG-Like the greats Oprah and Jim Carrey, set out your vision and lets do this! Stay tuned!
“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.” Joseph Campbell
I have always been a big dreamer. Endless possibilities always around the corner. Incredible people to connect with that always seem to share with me another piece of the puzzle. Seemingly bad fortune that shifts me down a new path to only discover something even more amazing for my life!!!!!!
I have become a magical manifester of my dreams! And, I am ready to share my story and my journey with all of you. After nearly 20 years of sharing my wisdom with 100s of ready and willing students in my former place of employment, my classroom has just gotten bigger and I am ready to help you get intentional one empowered conversation at a time!
*From getting into my #1 choice of colleges, to traveling and studying all over Europe and South America.
*From those famous words “Come on Down” called me to the stage on The Price is Right only to spin 1$ on the wheel, to getting called on stage with Oprah in front of 15,000 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami.
*From getting my dream job and creating a program where I train and mentor students in professionalism as well as how to live the life of their dreams to publishing my first book, The Magical Guide to Bliss.
*From having the incredibly good fortune to working with the Coconut Grove Art Festival’s Artist of the Year, Hector Prado, on the cover of my next book to serendipitously meeting the founder of Love Button Global Movement and being invited to my favorite singer’s home for a private concert.
*From standing on stage overlooking the creation of a magical vision as Jon Saxx plays “Pure Imagination” to standing as a VIP backstage after the Coldplay concert watching my daughter get inspired by the musician whose words gave me hope.
*From being able to help so many people by virtue of sharing my story to whatever awaits me as I follow my bliss and see all the doors opening before me.
The key for me is living from a place of intention, to make a difference in the lives that I cross on a daily basis and leave my mark and legacy of positivity and possibility for my children and anyone else who is so inspired.
So get ready! My bliss comes from helping you find yours. Transforming Dreams into Reality! Cause here I come and with me a whole cadre of guests who are living and manifesting their own magic and their own dreams. HOW EXCITING IS THAT! We want to connect with you and help you to bring your talents and passions to a world that so desperately needs you to heal! ITS PROGRESS, NOT PERFECTION THAT WE ARE GOING FOR!
Target launch date- JANUARY 15TH-Martin Luther King Jr. Day! No better day to launch than with the man who inspired Dreams!
NOTE:I am also available for one on one success coaching sessions. Email me for pricing and packaging @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let’s make this year an amazing one to remember! I certainly intend to!
“If you do what you’ve always done, you will get what you’ve always gotten.” Tony Robbins
BIG NEWS! NEW PODCAST LAUNCH.
For those of you who follow me on my blog, you may already know that this past year I have been shaking things up a bit! After 20 years as a practicing attorney with the Feds, I decided that it was time to finally move on and in the direction of my Dreams! I am a Butterfly and felt like I could no longer soar where I was! With the Magical Guide to Bliss by my side, I took the leap of faith.
AND BOY WAS I SCARED!!
Most humans are looking for security. Something safe in life! It takes a lot of courage and guts to step out of your comfort zone and step into the unknown. Risk is a very interesting thing, what we think is secure becomes a cage that does not allow us the freedom to become truly who we are. To think, you keep your soul safe when you follow your bliss and go for your dreams! If you feel stuck, trapped or otherwise, perhaps it is time to take a look and see what your life is telling you. And to tell you the truth, I was more terrified of staying where I was never truly giving my dreams a chance to become a reality as I envisioned.
RECREATING YOUR VISION IS SO EXCITING!
You can say I have been recreating myself too. At 40 something, I am truly figuring out what I want to be when I grow up. Stepped out of the old paradigm, but getting to keep all the wisdom and knowledge that I have gained is an amazing thing! Giving myself permission to do the very thing that makes me come alive.
HERE WE GO!
I am launching a podcast in 2018 and am looking for guests who have already created the life of their dreams or want some guidance to get started! Aren’t you tired of doing the same thing that you have always done expecting a different result? It is time to set your world on fire and get excited again about day to day living. If you want to shake things up a bit, I am looking for YOU! It’s time to manifest your dreams with me guiding you along the way. And if you are already on your way, EVERYONE wants to celebrate you too! Let’s have empowered conversations making a difference using our strengths out in the world! I can think of no better way to begin 2018!
If you are interested in sharing your story, email me at email@example.com.
I look forward to hearing from you. I look forward to inspiring hope, love and joy and empowering us to get what we have always desired. When you live with intention, your wish is already fulfilled!
“You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go and see what happens.” Mandy Hale
Ok-Time to Breathe!
Funny that this has to be a reminder at times. As a baby, because I was born healthy, it was the first thing that I did. I took my first breath and filled up my lungs with life for the first time outside of the womb.
As an adult, I cannot tell you how many times I hold my breath as I move around my world. Never fully taking in what I need to sustain a healthy balanced existence. Now it is time to breathe!
What is it going to take to relearn the basics? Breathe in all that is good, breathe out what holds me down. Breathe in the light within that is there supporting me everyday. Breathe out as I let go of any built up stress. The Breath. It is the basis of a healthy mindset as I travel into a brand new year. Breath in and stop beating myself up, breathe out as I celebrate what I did courageously this past year, breathe in as I get better sleep, breathe out and surround myself with an entourage of love. You don’t always need a plan. Just remember to breathe in trust, breathe out and let go-see what happens…
Are you ready to live differently, I AM-breathe in-breathe out!
Are you ready to do things differently, I AM-breathe in -breathe out!
Are you ready to take this journey to the next level, I AM-breathe in-breathe out!
Are you ready to live the life of my dreams, I AM-breathe in-breathe out!
Just remember to breathe!
“I dreamed I was a butterfly, flying in the sky; then I awoke. Now I wonder, am I a man who dreamt of being a butterfly, or am I a butterfly dreaming that I am a man?” Chuang Tzu
I once had a dream that I was a beautiful spirit. I was free and flitting here and there, everywhere, just experiencing life. I remembered it was a time when I experienced the world as it came to me and through me as mystical, magical and miraculous. I remembered just existing in nature as one with it all. I was a magnificent energy to behold, so colorful and bright, my aura was a hue of electric blue that looked purple in the light of day. I remembered being surrounded by many other equally marvelous spirits, all of us feeling the delight of the wind beneath our wings, just grateful to be alive.
Then one day, my life changed. As I was flying on a path, I saw something rumbling in a dark green bush below. I stopped and flew overhead to see what it was and that is when I met a caterpillar. He was dark and hairy and was inching along the branches of the bush when our eyes met. He looked at me with his dark beady eyes. I said to him in good humor, “Good day my friend.” I asked him rhetorically, “Don’t you just love the magic of the fresh breeze that caresses you and the warmth of the sun that embraces you.” He looked back at me as if I was crazy and said emphatically, “There is no magic here, just the ordinary, dreary experience of my everyday.” Then he continued to chomp away on the already half eaten leaf that he was grabbing onto. Not to believe that one could not appreciate the beauty that stood before me I insisted, “Come with me and see. Come and discover the magic that lies before me and before you!” Almost bored, he told me, “My confused traveler how misinformed you are. The world before you is not as magical and wonderful as you seem to believe.” He continued speaking with a sadness in his voice, “I know the hardship of everyday and the loneliness it holds. I cannot imagine venturing out of what I know on a whim to only find what I already know.”
How could he be so disillusioned? How could he be so wrong? I continued, “Please, if only you knew the world as I saw it then you feel the magic throughout every part of you.” He replied annoyingly, “Stop bothering me with your childish ways. I have no time for your make believe. I am a caterpillar and will become nothing more. I am here to spend my days trudging from place to place, hoping to find enough to eat, praying not to be eaten. Little spirit you need to start seeing reality for what it is, hard and filled with sadness.” And, before he crawled away, he said, “ Surrender to the fact that life is not enjoyable and suffering is inevitable.” As I saw the last of him, while the conversation ended, what he said remained with me.
In shock, I sat myself on the branch of a beautiful sycamore tree and wept tears of sadness, something I never felt before. Could it be true? Was the world a terrible place? Was there only pain and sadness? Was there really no joy? If so, I had to show others that there was another way to experience life. I needed to show them that life was so precious. I had to go and see that this was not the only truth, by giving and receiving love, hope springs anew. However, as I continued to ponder his words, I felt my energy grow dark and I grew more and more distressed. I spun out in a daze and flew here and there in an anxiety-ridden state. Was what he said true? Was the magic of the world only an illusion? Was what I had always known been a mere figment of my imagination? Who was I now and how did I fit into this “other” reality ? I flew around aimlessly for hours and hours until the weight that I now felt brought me down to the ground and I no longer could fly.
As the sun started to set, I woke up a bit and did not recognize where I was. Nothing appeared familiar to me from this new perspective. No longer soaring, I was grounded. And as far as my eye could see, I could not find any fellow spirits. It got darker and darker and I was lost and became more and more distressed as I could not remember what it felt like to be free, I wanted to go home.
Days passed and I became more and more exhausted. I needed sleep, something that was not a necessity before. Then, the fear of the caterpillar overtook me, it started to form roots and I started to lose my hope and my faith in myself. I started to forget the beauty of the world that I had known. I became isolated as I no longer could see the beauty of the gardens, the beauty of the sea, and the beauty of the mountains. And as days turned to nights, and nothing seemed to change, I started to give up trying and resolved myself to this new sad and painful existence. And each day thereafter, my wings became heavy and thin as they withered in the darkness of loneliness until ultimately they disappeared. Instead of trusting what I knew to be true, I started to believe what the caterpillar said to me and no longer had the strength to take flight. And ultimately, I lay on the ground in a ball only to find that when I stretched out I had changed, I was a different shape and color. Worse of all, my spirit changed and it affected every part of me. My electric blue had been replaced by a dull green that hid me from the elements. I began to blend into my surroundings and felt invisible in this world. I started to forget the experience of the life I once had. And, over time, I even forgot that I was ever a butterfly for to me that was only an illusion now.
As I lost my hope, I became something else. I started to crawl place to place in this mistaken reality, I could not understand what was the point of life. I had no joy and I had no excitement as I moved about in my colorless experience of the world. But it was strange. I never felt comfortable in this skin I chose and had come to accept. I started to fear the unknown and became numb to almost every previous feeling of love and light I had enjoyed. I felt a sense of melancholy because over time I had forgotten what it felt like to be who I really was and what if felt like to be free. I went for days, months, years depressed that I was in a strange and scary world where life felt hard, difficult even, not carefree and magical as I remembered. As I lost my hope, I lost my purpose and I had lost my way. And when I saw myself in the reflection of the water off the leaf I had been eating, I had become the caterpillar just like he was.
I was exhausted as time passed me by. I was alone and scared, I prayed that the world would just swallow me up. I chose to hide away during the light and only come out when it was dark and I would not be seen. Until one day, I happened out a little earlier than usual, and saw the sun for the first time in so long. I looked up at the light and in a last ditch effort began to pray that I would be shown a better way. Deep inside me, I knew that my life was meant to be so much more than what I was experiencing but I had no idea how to make it so. I could no longer go on the way I had. I began to pray that somehow the pain would stop and my spirit could be free again.
As I nodded off to sleep, exhausted from trying to exist other that who I was, I experienced an amazing vision. From the sun came a beautiful energy, it felt like a great source of strength. Could it be Her? I was in awe of Her beauty and in awe of Her grace. She was familiar, as if we had me before. And then the unthinkable, She communicated with me- She spoke to me and She said, “Oh beautiful butterfly girl, I do know you, look into my eyes and you will see yourself as I see you.” I looked and in her eyes I saw a great love. I welcomed that beautiful source of light and allowed it to wrap around me effortlessly. I nuzzled into Her embrace and allowed all the pain to melt away. It had been so long since I felt like this. I had missed it so. She looked down once again, caressing my hair, gently repeating, “It’s alright, I am still here with you- It’s all right, we have big dreams. Magical things to do, I just need you to return to you.” She continued, “while you may have forgotten, I remember you well. I know who you are, I could never forget you as you are a part of me. You are not alone here in this world, never forget that.” “Prayers are meant to be answered as long as we believe. Everything you had once known would return as long as you have faith that it would and not give up. I need you to dig within and trust that what you need to rise above the darkness is there within, inside you all along.” She smiled, “I know your inner beauty, it makes me sad to think that you had forgotten it was still there. While there were times before when we would fly together over the beautiful countryside, over the powerful ocean, and over the magnificent mountains, just close your eyes and I shall be there with you again as it is time to wake up once again to your truth.”
She said that she came to me as an answer to my prayers. She said that I asked and now I must believe and be willing to receive what comes next so that all that I knew would reemerge in my world. She said it was time to trust. Then She explained, “Prepare yourself for a great challenge where you will have two choices: to not accept the challenge and whither away each day thereafter or choose to have faith that as long as you move forward, all that you know could be possible for your life would come true.” “So dig deep, little one, look deep inside yourself and make the decision to step inside the dark cocoon, for a great shift will come and deliver to you what you need to rediscover the inner freedom that you once knew.” “Do not be afraid, everything up to this point has prepared you and when the day comes you will break out into the light of day and be able to fly, even soar to great heights as you remember how to use your wings and feel the wind beneath them once again.” With those final words, she returned to the light and I felt tears stream down I could not bear to let her go again, as I looked up to the sky and thought, I knew who She was, and felt the pain of loss once again– I thought out loud, “Goodbye my Mother, I love you. I shall do my best.” And just like that, woke up.
And, so it came to pass. One dark night, I made the choice to enter the cocoon and its walls closed all around me. I felt the world tightening followed by moments of pain and moments of confusion. At first, I did not want to continue, I could barely breathe but I remembered the words of that loving energy and She encourage me onward. I continued to move through the process hoping that somehow my perseverance would show great reward. And through it all, I was given the sustenance and strength that I needed to grow. As it got scarier, I closed my eyes, and with great trust asked for what I needed to make it through. And when it grew darker and darker, and I could no longer bear it, I noticed a small crack in what I thought was the solid wall that surrounded me. A beam of light made its way through, so bright I had to cover my eyes to protect them from the sting of its brightness. Once my eyes adjusted, I started to move and turn towards it. Once I felt that give of the hard covering that surrounded me, I started to push. I pushed with all my might through to the other side, cracking out of my shell, basking in the warmth that was delivered directly to me. The walls that were once there started falling all around me, and jubilantly I experienced utter joy. I pushed, pushed and pushed and broke through. Letting the sun dry my wings, trusting that they would carry me again, feeling hope for the first time as I could not wait to fly from flower to flower. I remembered, I remembered, I remembered. I was a beautiful spirit. I was again free and flitting here and there, everywhere, just experiencing life. I remembered the mystical, magical and miraculous. I remembered just existing in nature as one with it all. I was a magnificent energy to behold, so colorful and bright, my aura was a hue of electric blue that looked purple in the light of day. I remembered being surrounded by many other equally marvelous spirits, all of us feeling the delight of the wind beneath our wings, just grateful to be alive.
And in this dream, I was the beautiful butterfly girl, “la Bella Farfalla”.
“In the long history of humankind those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.” Charles Darwin
Life is about collaboration, not competition.
While there are many who would tell you otherwise, it is those who learn to work together that experience the greatest success. For when one reaps the rewards of their hard work, there is no better feeling in the world than to stand proudly knowing that only together was the accomplishment possible. So when you set out in the world to do what you do, create what you create, and dream what you dream into existence, look for your team that aligns with your passion, your beliefs and your goals.
Follow your intuition as you make choices in this new year to be open to those whose professional and personal ethic matches what you intend to bring to light. For in truth, you are the company you keep, so if you want to raise the positive vibration in this world, be sure to surround yourself with other magical minds who intend to do the same. Therein lies the greatest collaboration possible, to find yourself in a place fostering hope, love, talent, innovation and empowering possibilities with others who want to bring this kind of positive change. If you want to be on that kind of team, I am taking applications asap.
Here is to a magical and intentional New Year! Together, with the highest good in mind, keep love high on the mountain and surround yourself with others who do the same, and we are all sure to prevail. Love is my mission!
Let’s do this!
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