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Greetings ...

I look forward to sharing ideas, yoga flows, meditations, poetry, and general (sometimes off the wall) life commentary with you on this page. Welcome.
Bo Admiring Roses

Full Heart, Empty Arms
Playing 'Hide and Seek' with Grief

"The best way out is through." - Robert Frost

Grief is a process.
I can't just say,"It's done"...
It must travel its due course.
In this journey, I honor my pain,
my need for solitude,
my aching heart.
And, when the time is right,
I will emerge
from this place of loss
ready to love again.
- Maureen





Bo Bearing Gifts

As I meander this winding road of grief in the loss of Bo, my dear Golden, many thoughts and feelings join me on the path. I believe it's perhaps natural to wonder if you are 'staying there too long' but in truth, there is no right or wrong way to grieve. I'm reminded of another time of sorrow, this one after my divorce from a man whom I loved dearly, but after many years together, the time had come for us to part ways. Shortly thereafter, when seeing me crying, someone I thought cared for me asked me quite matter-of-factly, "Aren't' you over that yet?" Not only did those words cut like a knife, it aroused both anger and guilt inside of me. ("Maybe should I be 'done' with this," I thought…)

But now I know better. Not only is everyone's journey with grief totally unique and personal, there is no 'correct' way to experience it. Even years after going through a loss, something can trigger that memory and pain, calling up a wave of heartache.

Sometimes guilt does become a part of the journey as well. We may find ourselves comparing our circumstances to those who are in 'far worse states' - perhaps having survived unthinkable catastrophes - and this triggers a sense of self-reproach. But again, the experience of grief cannot and should not be compared.

We must feel what we are feeling. Know also that it is not a weakness, but a strength to ask for help - whether from a friend, from Mother/Father God, the benevolence of the Tao, angels and spirit guides - from whomever you feel will understand and offer compassionate presence.

Another aspect that might keep us feeling stuck on some level is the perhaps unconscious presumption that letting go of the pain also means letting go of the bond. "If I stop hurting, my connection will be severed." But trusting in the belief that NOTHING can separate us from a gift of a love shared, regardless of dimension, can indeed be a balm to the heart.

Rumi quote on Love So yes, feel gratitude for all of the wonder and gifts that grace our lives every single day. But don't allow guilt or 'wondering if you are doing it right' to stop you from fully experiencing what you must experience. Know that this pain is indeed enlarging the chamber of your heart to allow just that much more joy and love in.

I will end here with a quote from the timeless spiritual teacher, Eileen Caddy.

"Call upon me and I will answer you. I will be with you in trouble. I will uplift you and set your feet upon the right path and will guide your every step. I am with you always."
- Eileen Caddy/ Opening Doors Within

Blessings All.




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UPCOMING WORKSHOPS


press here for women

More Workshops Coming Soon!

ALSO...

PRESS HERE: Acupressure (& More) For Animals
Date: POSTPONED ... NEW DATE ANNOUNCEMENT SOON.
Venue:
Village Inn Conference Room, Fairhaven, WA

$40 preregistration / $50 at door
(or click here for more info.)

bless our dear pets

*If you have a group interested in learning more about the benefits of acupressure as far as seasonal health, women's health, pets or overall benefits, please contact me for more info.



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Yoga For Everyone...

yoga

Gentle Chakra Yoga Flow, Senior Yoga, Qigong-Yoga Mix

Click here for full yoga schedule.


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TUESDAY EVENING MEDITATION GATHERING

TEMPORARILY 'ON HOLD' - WILL POST WHEN WE RECONVENE

Blaine Chiropractic Center
5:30 pm - 6:15 pm

Many of us may not have access to a place where we can remove ourselves from the 'noise' of the outside world. This is why I have been drawn to offer these sessions, both for experienced meditators as well as beginners.

Come into the silence of you and tap into a place of knowingness and peace.

"Inner Peace Investment": $5
Learn more here.


I’ve come to meditation for the very first time in my 70’s.  With Maureen guiding us into deep relaxation,  it comes fairly easily,  with a wonderful feeling of peace and calm.  Very, very good for any of us with a hectic “normal” life,  reminding us of what is possible. - M.S.
 
Maureen’s relaxation techniques and her provision of a meaningful meditation Mantra makes for a deep and enjoyable meditation experience. I appreciate the chance to attend only to myself and to only recognize the external world – but then let it go. - L.S.


meditation gathering



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Authentically YOU - Family Relationships,
Career & Life Transitions


allergies??

As a long-time consultant in the uses of both the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) as well as the Murphy-Meisgeier Type Indicator for Children® (MMTIC®), I have witnessed first-hand the clarity and guidance these two instruments offer particularly in the world of...

* Family relationship - Learning to honor communication and diversity within the family unit

As well as...

* Individuals seeking life direction during times of transition: changing jobs, retirement, loss of a loved one, geographical move...

For more information about these instruments and consultations,
please visit http://www.sageworkshops.net/mbti.html


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surrender

As I surrender to the guidance of a Higher Power,
the way becomes clear.


For more info on Pocket Gurus, click here.



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BRING LOLITA HOME...

This beautiful tribute song for Lolita is from the Whisky Minstrels
in an effort to raise awareness of her captivity...
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The captive killer whale, known by her stage name "Lolita," has been in the smallest orca display tank in America for 45 years.

It is TIME for her to retire and go home to her FAMILY.

To download the song, "Bring Lolita Home," please visit: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/whiskyminstrels

All proceeds from music download goes to Orca Network's Free Lolita Campaign: http://www.orcanetwork.org

Please help share the word!!



Sage Butterfly Brochure - an overview of services, classes, workshops and more.
Downoad here.



Sage Butterfly
ACUPRESSURE SESSIONS...
(Healing Touch.)


Learn more.
(Tuning Fork Therapy available as well.)
CHAKRA Yoga!
Find balance... within you and around you.

balance

Click here for more info on classes and locations.

VOICEBIO
voicebio
A tool that gives you a snapshot of your overall health through a simple recording of your voice... Wow.

(Now available through Skype!)

Visit my new expanded
workshop site!



(Something for everyone.)



A Tribute to Love
Honoring:

Nick
Nick
Jack
Jack the Buddha Kitty
Francesca
Monkey last trip to meadows.
"Pimmy"
Angel Pim
Bo
My best friend, Bo.
(and my other dear animal companions)

And click here for more info on Vibrational Healing for Animals.






To contact Maureen: sagebutterfly2@comcast.net * (360) 920-1125
Trust in the Magic.

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