EPILOGUE: BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLY, LA BELLA FARFALLA

Epilogue

Journal Entry – September 27, 2018:

I miss my mother. I know that will never change. I miss her voice, I miss her touch, I miss her face, I miss her smile, and I miss her wisdom.  The grieving process hit me like a ton of bricks, at first leaving me hopeless and anxious. While I did not know how to move forward and at first spiraled into the dark night of the soul, with the love and support of others and with determination to learn a new way, I picked myself up and moved forward one step at a time. She has been with me the entire time, I just know it.  I channel her spirit, as I am inspired to write insights of the day. I channel her love for me as I reach out to be supported by and to support others.  There is a hallway in my parent’s home lined with many many pictures of family, friends, and moments in time. There is also a small heart that contains the following words “you touched me, I have grown.”

I say to my mother today, “you loved me and still continue to love me through your god winks and synchronicities, I have grown and continue to grow as I move forward without you physically but spiritually standing right by your side.”

I am grateful I still get to share her with those that she loved well, my dad, my sisters, our families and our extended family.  It is a journey, no one said it was easy, we can only hope that it will be worth it!

She left me a message on my voice mail in February of 2011- it is the last recording I have of her voice- she said” Hello my Meggie, I am looking for you wherever you are.”  I know she is. I just have to remember to acknowledge that she is there even when I feel alone.  No one can ever replace her, nor should they.  But, I know that whenever I do something for another person or look for ways to give love and empower others, I know she is smiling down on me. So it is with joy that I remember my mom today, what would have been her 75th birthday, and it is in love that I am grateful to her that she still teaches me how to live even in her death!

Sometimes an event happens in your life that just changes you.  Everything that you knew prior to that event is no longer your reality.  A new perspective colors everything that you experience afterwards.  Everything looks different, everything even feels different.  And when the impact of the change sets in, you yearn for the innocence of your childhood that is lost forever.  It becomes a life changing moment in time that leaves you forever altered, searching for equilibrium, however knowing that you must get on this rollercoaster ride first before you achieve that state of mind, before you can find peace.  As the great leader Winston Churchill once said, “If you are going through hell, keep going.”  Feel the pain, just don’t unpack and stay there. The storm will pass, just keep moving forward and you will know this to be true.

Daily, I am surrounded by intelligent and beautiful women and men.  I am influenced by real people who come to the table of life with all their qualities and flaws. To all you courageous warriors who get out of bed each and everyday to face the world once again, you will find your way.

I know that whatever I do in this life, I must give magical service every magical day.

I can no longer stand in judgment for what has happened in the past.  I cannot change it, but I can go forward into the future and look for new opportunities to make my life even better than before.  It is in paying it forward that we all make a difference in this life. I will embrace each of my bridges in life one by one and with love.   I know I have many more lessons to learn along the way. As I walk confidently out of the dark night of my soul and into the sunrise of my soul’s bliss, I do not know the next chapter, but I am excited to live it.  I look around at the many blessings of my life and I see that God has many faces.  I can look into the mirror and see the presence of my own beauty within.  The message for me at the lighthouse was may peace prevail on Earth. Peace knowing that we are connected to something so much greater than we can even imagine.  Peace knowing that we are part of this incredible universe.  Peace just breathing and taking it all in.

Since she passed, my mother has come to me in my dreams.  In one, my mother and I were sitting at the kitchen table, the place where we spent hours talking.  She looked so young, as if she were about 30 years old.  She was wearing one of her light blue nightgowns and robe.  She looked at me and stated matter of factly, “Well I guess the chemo didn’t work.” Feeling incredibly lost without her, I then asked, “What do we do now?”  She said, “I guess we just have to move forward.”  So I guess that is just what I have to do, move forward.  And in moving forward, I embrace my hero’s journey, excited and scared not knowing what each day will bring and what lessons I will face.  But, I know now that each lesson I experience is designed to teach me something new about myself.  And, this time it helped me to return to live life, laugh often and love much.

Her message remains: you are special, you are important for this world, and you must meet every challenge you face as an opportunity to learn more about yourself.   Life is there to be lived and we are blessed with that opportunity to do so.  Don’t miss out. Stress will kill you. Have no regrets. You are loved and you matter.  You can make a difference in your life and you can make a difference in this world.  As my beautiful daughter sang to me as I sat crying in a beautiful hotel room on vacation thinking I could not go on, “Don’t give up, never never give up.”  Because the reality is there is a light at the end of the tunnel.  And it only takes one candle to shine in the darkness. It only takes one spark of your spirit to bring light back to your world. And, the good news is that you don’t have to do it alone.  Reach out to others around you and connect with their healing love and you will find hope and you will find strength again.  You will come back stronger than you started. Then I urge you to reach out to others in service using your beautiful talents.  This is the way we will heal this world and this is what we are here for- and then you will bear witness to your own sunrise of your soul’s bliss and how beautiful and glorious that will be.

One final quote from Mark Twain that sets out my truth, “the two most important days in your life are the day you were born . . . and the day you find out why.” May each day in between and thereafter be filled with inspiration towards the WHY and when you discover it, may you also open another person’s eyes on their journey as well.

This new sunrise welcomes me with its beautiful hues of orange, yellow and red.  It awakens my soul to what the world renowned musician and artist Jon Saxx declared “pure imagination and its endless possibilities.”  For this sunrise is created by the Divine.  I am a part of its beauty and its lightens the heaviness of my experiences and brings me back to the simplest notion that just for today, I reset and embrace my life with excitement and love as I have been granted this blessing and opportunity to do so.  Just for today I am empowered anew and as long as I follow my passions in life, my hero’s journey will continue to open up new understandings and experiences in the world for me. And there, with a knowing that you are made up of magic and miracles, you will begin to experience the sunrise of your own bliss inspired anew to the beauty of your own dreams. Are you ready? Finally, thank you Mom for this gift.

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Success is Finishing What You Started!

This Chapter in My Life: Failure Strips Away the Inessential

“Why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me.” 

J. K. Rowling

As a wordsmith, I remember loving the term of art in English called the “dangling modifier”. A dangling modifier is a word or phrase that modifies a word not clearly stated in the sentence. It always seemed like perfect visual description of what an unfinished scenario in grammar looked like.

Metaphorically, my life right now feels like this dangling scenario. Keeping in a state of uncertainty, waiting for the magic to come to guarantee failure no more. Setting out to finish the telling of a part of the my story, I am vulnerable to the criticism that comes with the unveiling of mistakes made along the way. And, the finish line is so close. It is I who needs to get out of my own way.

I just love JK Rowling’s words to get me there. She said, “I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was. . . ” To garner all of my energy to build up the escape velocity that will catapult me, I face and embrace everything that has happened for the last eight years when I thought I lost my mom, or even the last fifty years as that auspicious birthday slowly gets closer with each passing day. Knowing now, it is the word success that seems to be missing from the pages of my life. Actually owning this chapter, I tie up what dangles. Turning with confidence to the work at hand, I release my story ready to enjoy the something wonderfuls waiting in the next.

Next Chapter in My Life Begins: Success is Finishing What You Started

Long ago, I set out to walk my journey of a million miles. Leaving the closet, I realized that I could never really protect myself from pain. I found others with whom I could come alive and there is where I found my peace again. With that, I now fill in the final pages. Success will come when I am done. It is not too far off, the work that matters most pushes me on. Finishing what I started, here it becomes my victory song. I am afraid of what comes next, but not getting there is far worse a fate. Unfortunately, I am still unable to give it a firm date. But page by page, word by word, I dangle no more. Hoping that in the final pages, I get to settle some score.

Mostly with myself, as I have allowed my worth to be undervalued. But grateful, so very grateful for the freedom to see who I am from a more loving place. Our purpose here on Earth could be special for humanity or perhaps the entire human race. Head up, eyes on the prize, joyful and ready to play. I will finish the Beautiful Butterfly, and get ready to get ready for another magical hooray. No plans, no apologies, nothing but confidence to guide me on my way! For success is finishing what you started, no matter what it looks like at the end of the day.

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BUTTERFLIES: Relief in Release!

BUTTERFLIES: SPRING IS IN THE AIR

“You were born with wings. Why prefer to crawl through life?” Rumi

Butterflies it is time to release the cocoon! Not that you need permission, but if you want it, here you go. No better time than the present to start to play with all the new tools and lessons that you have learned. Whether you are 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 or more, everything up until this moment in your life is for a reason. Time to start to embrace that and feel your wings again.

I have been ruminating for too long over those things in my life I would like to change. Beating myself up as I look at my life under a microscope. Why am I looking for imperfection after imperfection? Setting out to do my best, feeling like I am falling short. I keep trying to follow the lead of others for too long who I surmise “know better”. Falling off the path, going upstream rather than cruising down the path of least resistance. Then, I think to myself, only I really do know how to live the life I want. I have the vision of what that looks like. And, perhaps it is time to stop showing up crawling when I am meant to fly.

BUTTERFLIES: IT’S TIME

Last night, I went to bed with an intention to wake up this morning a kinder and gentler version of myself. I set out to release any agenda that I would undertake to berate myself for not being precisely where I think I should be. And, when I woke up, I smiled to myself with the knowledge that I get another opportunity to enjoy this day and play. I saw beauty in the mirror where I once saw flaws. I felt the strength in my body where I once felt weak. And, I knew that it is time to approach this life listening to the bray of my heart singing “I am”.

It will be eight years ago on Friday that my mother was freed from her cocoon to fly as an angel above. I am no longer reliving that loss, but celebrating her in a different way. I am grateful that I have healed from the breathtaking pain. My journey has not been smooth, it did change me, I suppose it was meant to unfold that way. But, with the gifts of wisdom, I am empowered with hope and love to keep going despite the fact that perfection is far away. You see, I am a little girl who chooses to bounce through life on a big yellow ball. Perhaps you like to run, but this is what makes me happy. This is what gets me excited enthusiastically as I see the magic in the world and it is more than ok.

BUTTERFLIES: RELIEF IN THE RELEASE

I am what I am and keep an open mind to figure out what I like. Trying things once, is more than enough to figure it out. Meditation works at times, sometimes silence drives me out of my mind. Smiling is an accessory that I do my best not to leave at home. But tears, they flow when the pain is too great to hold. Sure, I like the nightlife, but succumb to sleep when my body can do no more. I always do my best to be grateful for my life and this path that I have taken. Sometimes, I don’t do the best job acknowledging what others mean to me. Proudly, I serve others to thrive. Sometimes, I feel exhausted and need to put the mask on first. Travel is the nectar of the Gods as it moves me out of my comfort zone to meet new people or engage with those I already love. Sometimes, the beach and ocean in my own backyard is more than enough. Exercise that resonates with me ultimately does its magic to clears my mind and get me back to center. Listening to my body, caring for it gets me further.

Last year, I found the lighthouse and its message of peace. Now, I have figured out what it all means. It is time for closure and to find relief in the release. Peace comes to those who accept themselves and others exactly where they are, detach with love when necessary and speak up for what is important to them. And this becomes more of the things that make you happy. It really is as simple as that. I release the need to defend my point of view. I wholly take responsibility for my life and my actions. And, I will never apologize for loving exactly as I am. There, my friends, lies the power to move mountains. A confidence and belief that we are all exactly where we are meant to be! Stop crawling, it is time to release the cocoon and fly. Real Bliss!

 

 

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Time to Get Your SHINE Together!

Change Your Life to SHINE

“Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.” Carol Burnett

April is here. My sister often declares “Rabbit, rabbit, rabbit” on the first day of a new month. This is a superstition found in Britain and North America wherein a person says or repeats the words “rabbit” three times aloud upon waking  to ensure good luck. Therefore, because I believe in magical rituals to put you in the right headspace, why not all of us exclaim “Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit, today is the day to get ready to transform dreams into reality!”

Time to Get Your SHINE Together!

The first three months have come and gone.  And boy did I put it all out there. I was so obedient to the vision that I had for S.H.I.N.E. I listened with intent to the signs all around. And, boy oh boy, the universe effortlessly danced with me for an incredible result. Perhaps, some would say I was obstinate, ignorant, or even perhaps a bit selfish. I think I was mostly scared mixed with magic. Because I was sometimes lead by fear, it was hard to be in faith. Because I was lead by magic, I was carried. I think this is how life often goes.

Perhaps that is why dreamers are hard to work with at times. I live in a place where I have seen what is about to unfold. It is very difficult to communicate sometimes to others. I trust and at times, this has lead to defensive behavior.

I have much to learn about leadership, but I am learning. The biggest lesson, as an empath, I cannot get distracted by the drama. This can lead to veering off the course and getting stuck in the so-called weeds.  I have often said pay attention to what the universe calls you to do. Magical things take inspired work and dedication to see them come to light. But when you follow, effortless magic sets in. The being astonished part is all about the celebration as to the vision made reality. And if you are lucky, you get to have magical people at your side for the ride. If you want to see the dream come to pass, then it is time to back off the judgment and self-critique and believe in the who you are becoming and the why to get your SHINE together!

Transform Dreams into Reality

So here we are, the Fourth Month of 2019. I, for one, am ready to not get distracted by the drama and set out to finish what I have started on many fronts. It is exciting because I believe more in myself today than I did yesterday. The phrase march to the beat of your own soul makes so much sense to me now. It is not in just one part of your life, but in all.

This is the month I gained an angel 8 years ago to watch over me. I know for sure that she is all around me. She is holding me in her loving arms as I continue to walk in the direction of my soul’s calling. I know this. I hear her beautiful words when I get still and listen. You may or may not understand this, but there is a presence just beyond the veil waiting to help you as well if you welcome it.

As you embark with me on this month of transforming dreams into reality, I support you, I cheer you on, and I will be there to watch you sing your song. I am ready to share my divine knowledge with others through my own brand of teaching that has connected me to my own heart space and the world. That is my dream. I am making this a reality. I stand in gratitude as I am still walking my own Camino. Looking forward to celebrating every day of it from this day on!

Oh and if you get the chance, let your light shine so bright that it shifts the energy in the room! Happy April!

Here is the You tube Clip of S.H.I.N.E. 2019:

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S.H.I.N.E. LOVE- Love Is All We Need! Introducing Our 2019 S.H.I.N.E. AMBASSADORS SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS:  Andrea Peña & Sawyer Garrity

3/3/19 from 10-3:33pm at the Ritz Carlton Coconut Grove

S.H.I.N.E. LOVE- Love Is All We Need! Introducing Our 2019 S.H.I.N.E. AMBASSADORS SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS:  Andrea Peña & Sawyer Garrity

MEET ANDREA PEÑA & SAWYER GARRITY

Want to start to see hope in this world again? Team S.H.I.N.E. is excited to introduce our 2019 S.H.I.N.E. AMBASSADORS Scholarship recipients, Sawyer Garrity and Andrea Pena, co-founders of the non profit ShineMSD. They turned the tragedy at their school, Marjory Stoneham Douglas in Parkland, Florida on February 14, 2018 into something positive with their Camp Shine – a camp offered to anyone in need of healing through the arts. Team S.H.I.NE. is proud to support their futures as they are the epitome of  young innovative leaders making a difference.

The video below provides a glimpse into the camp.

Introducing the Amazing Andrea Peña

Andrea Peña is a junior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas. She is in her third year in the drama program and in her second year as Treasurer of Troupe 4879. Andrea is proud to be a part of Shine and looks forward to being able to give back to her community. She loves hanging out with her friends in drama who are practically her second family and loves expressing herself through art forms such as singing, acting and dancing. Andrea has been singing ever since she can remember and has been playing piano ever since kindergarten. She hopes that she can connect with others and bring people together through the powerful and universal language of art and music.

Introducing the Sensational Sawyer Garrity

Sawyer, 17, is a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, and a proud member of Troupe 4879. She has been with the drama program for two years and loves everyone who is a part of it. Along with MSD drama she has been a part of various outside theater companies such as, Barclay Performing Arts and Broadway Bound. She has been attended French Woods Festival Of The Performing arts since she was 8 years old. Theater has always been a strong constant in her life. Sawyer found her voice with music at a young age and has been deeply connected to it ever since. She uses music to help cope with her problems in the world, it is her outlet when she needs to express anything at all.

While writing Shine with her close friend, Andrea Pena, Sawyer realized the full power that music has on people, and it’s healing properties. She hopes that with the ShineMSD Foundation, people from her community can find ways to express themselves through art and start the healing process. Sawyer wants to help her community come together to heal during these trying times. She also wants to make sure that the 17 angels we lost will be remembered forever. With the power of art- music, literature, dance- she hopes to start to accomplish these goals.

Along with songwriting and singing Sawyer also enjoys reading books, spending time with friends, discussing Harry Potter, and spreading love and kindness to others. She truly believes that art has the power to transform us all. She wants everyone to remember to be kind to everyone they meet and treat others with love.

S.H.I.N.E. LOVE, March 3, 2019 from 10:00 am -3:33 pm at the Ritz Carlton, Coconut Grove:

Come S.H.I.N.E. with us and fall in love with your life again. It is sure to be a wonderful day as the DJ has us dance, sharing spirits with old and new friends, of networking our ideas and dreams and of inspiring creative rediscovery. All sponsorships will receive a 501(c)(3) letter for your donation.

Get your tickets and sponsorships, at:

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Year of Magic: Feeling Good in My Own Skin

YEAR OF MAGIC 2019

“I shut my eyes in order to see.” Paul Guaguin

THE ARTIST’S JOURNEY CONTINUES

This week, I examine what makes me authentically me. Not a surprise, when I set out to write my blog yesterday around this subject, writer’s block has overtaken me. Too much coming at me, I thought that I was supposed to be having fun. If I create my own reality, then what the heck am I doing with this back pain that reflects unfinished business and fear of my own monsters. So, on the advice of Paul Guaguin, I close my eyes to see and hope that I will recover a sense of a newly empowered identity.

RECOVERING A SENSE OF IDENTITY

Make it alright where you are. Feel good in the skin that you are in. Go the path more lightly and easily, and be sure to do so consciously. Let my guard down to help bring down the walls that I have constructed to keep me safe. Trust always a question that comes to mind with each and every new interaction. These are the mantras I practice to bring me back to awareness.

Then, yesterday, I was called to the principal’s office at my daughter’s school. As my daughter was having some issues, I was hoping to meet with the teachers to figure out what we can do. Trust. Will these people do the right thing for my little girl? Guard back up as I transformed into the warrior for her. Contracted, the throbbing pain in my lower back reminded me that I still have past issues to resolve. Getting past it so  I could show up effectively for this young soul entrusted to my care.

FEEL AMAZING IN THE SKIN I AM IN

Close my eyes. Who am I? Her mother. Yet, I am clearly aware that I am also that young girl who so long ago suffered in silence. Memories return as I recalled those days where another comment or nasty action chipped away at my resolve and confidence. That’s not me anymore, why do I go there again? It does not define me. Triggered. Determined to not have the same kind of  past revisited on my daughter, I was her champion, her advocate, her protector. At the same time, I showed up and stood up for her so I could re-parent the little girl in me.

I follow inspiration now, pure positive energy surrounds me. Eyes closed, I like me. Sure, there are things I can improve upon, but I am not done yet. I am different now, I do not need to return to where I was long ago. Those are memories not my identity. I am not scared. Having faced the monsters, I realize it is only the over-exaggerated shadow of a field mouse that I see. I face my fears, my pain, my life so differently.

Close my eyes and see what it is that needs to be seen. Away from the chaos, I embrace harmony. I am taking the path of least resistance and feel the wind of change against my skin pushing me on. I feel amazing in this skin. Each mark, wrinkle, and beauty mark is mine. Everything is exactly as it should be, this is what I will use as I deliberately create an empowered life and identity. I am eternal. The magic inside of me opens up my eyes to more clarity. Now, S.H.I.N.E. with me!

Very freeing, very self-loving and more love is all we need.  Let this time be magical!

 

 

Come S.H.I.N.E. Love with us!

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S.H.I.N.E. LOVE- Love Is All We Need! Introducing S.H.I.N.E. 2019 SPEAKER Simone Christine Gers

3/3/19 from 10-3:33pm at the Ritz Carlton Coconut Grove

S.H.I.N.E. LOVE- Love Is All We Need! Introducing S.H.I.N.E. 2019 SPEAKER Simone Christine Gers

MEET SIMONE CHRISTINE GERS

Meet Simone Christine Gers, M.A. of Expanding Horizons as she teaches us to Transform Through Love.
Simone Christine Gers has been working with clients from all walks of life for the past ten years. She is able to access the science of spiritual energies of the universe, and through her own methodology, she grounds those non-physical energies into the physical. She is a shaman who surgically removes energetic obstacles to shift a client’s physical body and bringing it into alignment with the Spirit and Soul to make true embodiment possible. In doing so, Simone brings forth a new medicine. Simone combines her expertise with unconditional love for each person she works with and an unwavering trust that each human being can reach the fullest potential.

TRANSFORM THROUGH LOVE

Life is a journey, and an essential aspect of this journey is transformation because each one of us as human beings has distinct inner obstacles to overcome to become the true self. LOVE is the energy necessary for transformation. We must choose love to transform the aspects of ourselves that limit us. To choose LOVE, we must understand it and not limit it. LOVE is an energy that is accessed through all of our humanity. It is our birthright, and when we fully allow LOVE, it transforms.

S.H.I.N.E. LOVE, March 3, 2019 from 10:00 am -3:33 pm at the Ritz Carlton, Coconut Grove:

Come S.H.I.N.E. with us and fall in love with your life again. It is sure to be a wonderful day as the DJ has us dance, sharing spirits with old and new friends, of networking our ideas and dreams and of inspiring creative rediscovery. All sponsorships will receive a 501(c)(3) letter for your donation.

Get your tickets and sponsorships, at:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shine-2019-shine-love-love-is-all-we-need-tickets-54560166928

http://www.megnocero.com

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S.H.I.N.E. LOVE- Love Is All We Need! Introducing S.H.I.N.E. 2019 Speaker MEG NOCERO

3/3/19 from 10-3:33pm at the Ritz Carlton Coconut Grove

S.H.I.N.E. LOVE- Love Is All We Need! Introducing S.H.I.N.E. 2019 Speaker MEG NOCERO

MEET MEG NOCERO

Want to start to fall madly in love with your life again? Team S.H.I.N.E. is excited to introduce the founder of S.H.I.N.E. and Empowerment Coach, Speaker, and Award Winning Author of The Magical Guide to Bliss Meg Nocero of Butterflies & Bliss, LLC, The Meg Nocero Network and You Tube Manifesting with Meg Show.

Meg Nocero remembers thinking how easy it is to get stuck in life, far short of where she wanted to be; and whether you feel trapped by tedium or pain, it’s hard to keep from despairing that this is all there is and that bliss is just a myth.

Yet, Oprah’s “Live the Life You Want 2014” came to Miami and catapulted Meg to take the final step and truly live the life she wanted. One of her long time dreams was to meet Oprah and she was one of the lucky ones to get called up on stage with Oprah in Miami and as they say, the rest is history; in this case, it’s a book, The Magical Guide to Bliss and a non profit S.H.I.N.E. Miami-S.H.I.N.E. Networking Event, Inc.

“I will never forget Oprah looking me in the eyes saying to me “this is your moment Meg, don’t miss it, it is time to live the life you want!”  And so I have!” said Meg recounting about her journey to finish the book she had begun after her mother’s passing.

EL CAMINO DI AMORE

Meg is a former Department of Homeland Security attorney. After 19 years of federal government service, she resigned to pursue her dream as a writer, inspirational speaker, a success coach, and attorney for justice.

The Magical Guide to Bliss was her first book, one that she began writing to help her navigate through the grieving process after the devastating passing of her mother from breast cancer in April of 2011. Choosing to move out of the darkness, Meg embraced a journey with this guide where she rediscovered her inner light. Her trilogy called The Sunrise of My Soul’s Bliss also includes her memoir Beautiful Butterfly and magical mantra handbook Sparkle & Shine in progress.

BUTTERFLIES & BLISS LLC AND S.H.I.N.E.

After mentoring hundreds of colleagues with professional development, she expanded her circle of influence. In addition to launching Butterflies & Bliss, LLC and her blog on The Meg Nocero Network at http://www.megnocero.com, she founded S.H.I.N.E. Networking Inc. to honor the legacy of her mother.  Her team hosts this event that re-energizes the community, inspires hope and provides educational scholarships to empower the next generation. Nocero founded the Give Love Project with her children to teach the importance of giving love. She is an Ambassador for The Love Button Global Movement.

She organized with traveler blogger Heidi Seifkas the first S.H.I.N.E. Adventure on El Camino de
Santiago. That spiritual journey gave her the inspiration to finish her book Beautiful Butterfly. The world is full of wonders and ripe with possibility. Are you ready to take hold of your share? Bliss is within your reach. Let’s do this!

 

S.H.I.N.E. LOVE, March 3, 2019 from 10:00 am -3:33 pm at the Ritz Carlton, Coconut Grove:

Come S.H.I.N.E. with us and fall in love with your life again. It is sure to be a wonderful day as the DJ has us dance, sharing spirits with old and new friends, of networking our ideas and dreams and of inspiring creative rediscovery. All sponsorships will receive a 501(c)(3) letter for your donation.

Get your tickets and sponsorships, at:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shine-2019-shine-love-love-is-all-we-need-tickets-54560166928

http://www.megnocero.com

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S.H.I.N.E. LOVE- Love Is All We Need! Introducing S.H.I.N.E. 2019 Speaker MARSIE ROSS

To S.H.I.N.E. LOVE- Love Is All We Need! Introducing S.H.I.N.E. 2019 Speaker MARSIE ROSS

MEET MARSIE ROSS

It is time to get inspired to live the most creative life you can ever imagine. Team S.H.I.N.E. is excited to introduce the self love crusader Marsie Ross of Edlyn Essentials and Happy and Healthy Coaching. 

Dr. Marsie Ross is “The Self-Care Crusader”. She is a Women’s Self-Care Expert, Award Winning Pharmacist, Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, International Speaker and Author. Dr. Marsie founded EdLyn Essentials and Healthy and Happy Coaching out of a passion to help women not just live to serve others, but to thrive in their own lives!

EdLyn means “Noble Protector” and that’s exactly how she feels about women health! Her motto is “Healthy is the New Beautiful”.  Dr. Marsie Ross empowers and educates women to take charge of their health and happiness. The pressures of “faking it til you make it” can have catastrophic effects on your health, relationships and careers. She works with professional women who are ready to get to the good part of healthy living so they can lead effectively, sustain quality relationships and have authentic confidence.

As a mother, wife and CEO, she knows first hand the uphill battles women face with sustaining positive body images and maintaining good mental and emotional health. Dr. Marsie is on a mission to build an army of self-care crusaders who embrace self-care without guilt or apology! Come get inspired to shine!

 

S.H.I.N.E. LOVE, March 3, 2019 from 10:00 am -3:33 pm at the Ritz Carlton, Coconut Grove:

Come S.H.I.N.E. with us and fall in love with your life again. It is sure to be a wonderful day as the DJ has us dance, sharing spirits with old and new friends, of networking our ideas and dreams and of inspiring creative rediscovery. All sponsorships will receive a 501(c)(3) letter for your donation. 

Get your tickets and sponsorships, at:

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Year of Magic: Recovering a Sense of Safety

YEAR OF MAGIC 2019

“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” T.S. Eliot

THE ARTIST’S JOURNEY CONTINUES

In April of 2018, I made a promise to myself before I started to walk the 111 km on El Camino to Santiago de Compostela. I decided that whatever happens between the beginning of the journey at Sarria and the destination at El Cathedral of St. James,  I would do my best to listen to my intuition and fall in love with my life again. In that vein, I had to muster all that I could to walk through the pain, the doubts and my ever present fears to place one foot in front of the other to arrive at my destination. And, on the last day, after 5 days of questioning my “why”, I finally decided to finish the ride paying attention to my needs and marching to the beat of my own drum. Any other way, I would not stay true to that promise.

Now that 2019 has begun, I know that journey of love continues. In that respect, I can think of no better way to begin my year of magic than to start 12 weeks of rediscovering my creative self once again with Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way. Arriving at the same point where I started, I have done this twice before, I have high hopes that with eyes filled with love I will know this place in my life for the first time. In love the field of potential and everyone who crosses my path, I set out excited to see the something wonderfuls about to unfold again.

THE CONTRACT

As I stated, I have signed the Contract to complete this intensive guided encounter with my own creativity twice before, starting in June 2011 and June 2013 . This time, I got even more excited to sign because I have hard fast evidence that I have come so far coupled with this being the year I declared for Magic. Grabbing my new journal to execute my morning pages and batting around ideas for Artist’s Dates, I cracked open the guide once again to begin to recover a sense of safety for the first week. Having just finished the book by Hal Elrod, Miracle Mornings, I am overjoyed that others have succeeded with similar tools to further enjoyment of the journey.

And, no better way to start the process than to begin to create that safe, sacred space to explore fears that still remain so that I can be more vulnerable to healing. In order to love all of this,  I have started the writing pages again. No surprise that my same demons continue to show up. Now, the great surprise is that their illusory power over me is not at intense as it used to be, And, this week, for my Artist Date, I have planned a professional photo shoot for the cover of my upcoming new book collaborations. Terrifying to even think about it, but fears assuaged by the mastery of the professional chosen.

RECOVERING A SENSE OF SAFETY

My value seems to be coming up for me over and over again. After finishing the prologue of my memoir, it is not surprising that my relationship with my mother as a child coupled with a incessant lack of self worth and confidence still haunts me. Nevertheless, while I have done a great job keeping these old useless themes at bay, when I do get tired from struggling and striving, the old insecurities and negative self talk rear their ugly head.

There is a great part of this chapter that emboldens all that I have accomplished over the last 49 years. It is clearly a magical way to approach a lack of esteem any time of the day. As an attorney who used to craft arguments for a living, the “Letter to the Editor” heals the wounded artist child.  With my champions by my side, the Bellas, the Teachers, the Godwinks, I wrote a persuasive argument in favor of all that is good within me. No apologies, my words clearly set forth in no uncertain terms that if others don’t appreciate the value of what I set out to do in this world, quoting a very wise man (the Poppie) “Screw them!” There is no time to defend any point of view if my intentions are solid.

FEEL SAFE WITH THE SACRED GIFT OF LIFE

How I feel is so important, how I make other people feel important as well! But, if you try to please everyone in life, you are chasing waterfalls and will never be happy.   And after all, the point of this life that I promised to fall in love with, is to enjoy the miracle of it all. From a safe, sacred place at first, you find your tribe and hold them tight. They have your back and will show up for you giving you the benefit of the doubt when you screw up. (As a human being, it is a given that will happen.)

I love the notion that we are all masterpieces and works of progress simultaneously. It is so empowering to see our beautiful lives that way. When I feel like I get beat up by life and its toxicity, I go into beat up myself mode as well. As if I needed any more help to knock myself down! But over and over again, when I feel safe again, I clear my head and decide to go back to that promise to see my life with eyes of love. When I love life, knowing that I do what I do to add to the beauty of the world, everything I experience life changes. Knowing that I have a voice now to protect the voiceless child within, I self-validate instead of seeking approval from others.

Very freeing, very self-loving and more love is all we need. And, as T.S. Elliot sets forth above, “We (together) shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” Let this time be magical!

 

Come S.H.I.N.E. Love with us!

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Year of Magic: Recovering a Sense of Safety was originally published on Meg Nocero

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