The Day of the Missing Mojo

Puck - nap guruThere are some days when your Mojo cannot be found. That was my day today. So, I said, OK Mr Mojo, you can play that hide and seek game if you want, but I ain’t gonna come looking. Instead, I took a nap, did some journaling, chatted with a friend (who totally lifted my spirits), took a walk with the neighborhood happy dog, ate some soup, and guess what? Mr Mojo came back. Imagine that. Sometimes you just gotta give in to what is and not fight it.

This is “Living Your Bliss”. Not forcing things along when the flow isn’t happening. Resting. Taking a break. Giving yourself the opportunity to rejuvenate when all the messages are telling you that is what needs to happen.

This is true both on a personal level, and within relationships too. Sometimes you just have to step back, take a nap from it all, and come back in a more rested frame of mind to your lover you just had some hard words with. Then you can think more clearly, have more compassion, be more forgiving. You have to do it with yourself first. 

Live isn’t easy. But it doesn’t have to be difficult. Give yourself a break. Let up on the need to be do, do, doing all the time. When Mr Mojo goes away take it as a sign that you need to slow down. Then curl up for that nap, or call that girlfriend that will lift your spirits, or take a walk with a happy dog. Mr Mojo will come back. Guaranteed.

Help Me Mastermind to Success!

January 19, 2013 by  
Filed under Health & Wellness

Dear Friends, followers, and all you bliss-full beings out there!
I know it has been a long time since I have posted anything here, and there are many reasons for that, of which I won’t bore you with all the details. Just suffice to say that life has been full, and wonderful, and exciting, and juicy, and filled with love! All the stuff that “Living Your Bliss” is made up of. I’ve been working on a whole bunch of things, manifesting amazing gifts, and attracting all kinds of great opportunities to me, one of which I do want to share with you.
Therefore, it is with great excitement, (and some nervousness) that I unveil a “GoFundMe” campaign for myself. (All of the information about the campaign and why I am doing it is on the page itself.) It’s a huge deal for me to be doing this, and I have had to work thru a whole bunch of things to get to this place of launching! It would mean so much to me if you would visit my page and offer whatever support you feel comfortable with (ANY amount is so very good!). Know that my appreciation and gratitude will be tremendous,and my heart filled with so much love I will most likely burst! And, if you are unable to offer financial support please do not feel guilty-I know that you love me and all is good! :) Thank you, thank you, thank you!! !
Blissings to you,
Margie
Crowdfunding

The Ever Winding Road of a Bliss-full Life

September 17, 2012 by  
Filed under Health & Wellness

 

Where in the world has Bliss Coach Margie been? About a year ago I wrote a post where I suggested that I might not be writing to much in the future, as I just might be to busy living and blissing out on life. Sure is funny how we can know what’s coming even when we don’t know!

Little did I know I would be re-visiting some of my gypsy life-style, as I traveled from AZ to VA, (where I now find myself in the moist and beautiful hills of Floyd County ) via Dallas, New Orleans, Tampa, and Atlanta, then onward up to W VA, and continuing onto CT and MA before winding back down to VA again. Whew. I think it is time to write that book about being a gypsy traveler and how to do so in comfort and fun, and most important frugally!

The photo above was taken at the beginning of my trip just outside of the small community of Bisbee, AZ, where I have been living for the last 12 yrs. Ahhh…. my beloved desert, wide open expansive vistas, big sky, sun and more sun, warm, dry….all the things that work so well for me. Funny how sometimes life keeps you somewhere longer than you anticipate, allowing you to fall in love with all that is around you. Boy, I sure do miss those beautiful views.

Now, as i find myself in the hills and hollers of VA, where I can see only about a 1/4 of a mile across the river to the hill on the other side, and everything is green, green, green and often it is wet, wet, wet, and the skies are gray, gray, gray. Sigh. Funny how life puts you where you least expect to be.

So, what put me on the road to begin with?? A desire for more fulfillment in my life. A yearning for intentional community. The recognition that change would be good. The need to be closer to my ailing father. A sweetheart. Funny how life helps to make it happen once you put it all out there.

The journey to a Bliss-Full life can be a long and winding road. Sometimes we get really tired and just wish we could “get there”. (I’ve been in that hotel bunches of times!) Sometimes we end up taking a side trip somewhere, and never getting back on the original  road. Sometimes we think the journey is going to end up in one place, and we end up somewhere completely different. And sometimes the road is bumpy and long, sometimes smooth and flowing. What we do with all these possibilities is really what determines the type of journey we will have. Ultimately, it’s the journey of our soul, and whether we have a burning desire to life a Bliss-full life, or not. Funny how you learn these lessons along the way.

And so, here I am. Right where I am today, settling into that which is, that which is appearing as my life right now. Recognizing it’s a journey, that life is one big road trip. Funny how life provides everything you need all along the way, all we have to do is to trust the process and recognize that every little thing that shows up in front of us is a sweet piece of the journey.

How prepared are you to hit the road with the next opportunity that comes your way? Are you in the flow of the journey that is your life?? What exciting things are just around the next bend for you? Take a moment to see where the road trip of your life is taking you. Is it where you want to be going? Is it time to take a side trip? Is it time to pull over and get some rest?

Sometimes, taking a road trip is the best thing to do, to open up the vistas in our mind, and to find a new sense of adventure. Just remember, where ever you go, there you are. So, be sure to pack a smile, a happy attitude, and a willingness to let the road show you the way. You just might be a little surprised where you end up.

 

 

The Bliss of “Heartstorming”

heart in handRecently, in a lovely conversation with a great friend, he spontaneously plopped out of his mouth the word “heartstorming”. It landed between us with this delicious sense of possibility. We agreed we had never heard anyone use this word before and imagined the possibilities of it. For us, it meant the joining together of hearts to create a storm of fabulous potential using that shared energy to design dreams, manifest desires, create community, and build support. Just saying the word seemed to create a great hush that was comforting and exciting at the same time.

Our hearts are magnificent and alive , pulsating with passion and purpose, constantly tugged by the ebb and flow of emotion, and seemingly with a mind of their own. ‎”The heart knows it’s reasons, which reasons knows not of”  says Blaise Pascal. Ahhh, isn’t this so true? How often does our heart lead us in a direction we were not intending on going in, yet go anyhow, only to discover great gifts of abundance and deliciousness on the journey?

A hotbed of emotion our hearts can be considered a conduit to our soul…it is what helps us to understand all our mixed up feelings, to conceptualize them, and to discover what course of action we need to take. Yet, the heart is the leader, more often than not. What if we harnessed all that amazing power, and worked with others to, rather than brainstorm, to heartstorm!! If we imagine that our hearts have an intelligence of their own, then it is possibly to conceive that heartstorming may indeed offer a whole new way of looking at things, that could potentially change the very world we live in.

As it turns out, a simple Google search revealed that there is indeed, already, a philosophy of Heartstorming, developed by a Father Paul Keenan. He has a book about it , where he suggests that heartstorming “helps unlock the healing potential of our emotions.” His 3 part process includes “the heart’s reaction to an experience, the mind’s reflection on the reaction, and the soul’s synthesis of the experience, resulting in a new sense of purposefulness” that he believes is a “path to lasting inner peace and fulfillment”.

When the word plopped out of my friends mouth, we were indeed heartstorming as were sharing our reflections on an experience we were having together, and it allowed us to come into a synthesis of it all. My sense is that heartstorming is all this and so much more. I like the imagery of a great big storm-you know, the kind we welcome and look forward to, such as the ones on a hot summer day-building up as we join our hearts together in a great shared synthesis of explosive power that unlocks the healing potential of our lives, not just our emotions. They say the longest journey is from the head to the heart. Maybe, just maybe, if we stopped doing so much brainstorming, and began to heartstorm more together, that journey would become shorter.

Eskimo Kiss

How are you and your partner heartstorming together?? If you are ready to explore new ways of being together that serve the manifestation of perfect yummyness as a couple, check out my new offerings specifically for couples.

 

Love is Bliss

February 15, 2012 by  
Filed under bliss, love, relationships

Valentines Day was the other day. Did you notice?

Hard not too if you’ve walked into any store within the last month or so. Or peeked in on Facebook yesterday, as every friend was making some kind of post about it, for or against. (Most are for the whole love thing, thank goodness, just not the commercial element of it!)

The night before I had a conversation with a friend and said “wouldn’t it be awesome if people treated every day as if it were Valentine’s Day? Bringing each other chocolates and flowers and writing little love notes to show appreciation and affection to those special people in our lives?” I don’t know about you, but I much prefer to get special treats for no reason, and to be surprised by a spontaneous expression of love rather than one inspired by a Hallmark holiday.

Appreciation is a good place to start. Do you make it a regular practice to let people not only know that you appreciate them, but why? Do you hear yourself saying things like “I really appreciate the way you listen when I’m talking without interrupting, because it helps me know that you really are interested in what I have to say”, or “I appreciate the way you contribute to our group with your grounded-ness and wisdom, as it really helps us stay focused”. These little expressions show others how we value them and it sets the tone for intimacy and love to deepen.

Other ways to show appreciation are through actions……by keeping commitments with our loved ones, by being honest and acting from a place of integrity. I cooked a wonderfully simple yet delicious meal for a friend last night, which for me is a metaphor for nurturing and says I value this relationship and so nurture our relationship by nurturing you. Get creative. How can you discover new ways to show appreciation and gratitude for the people in your life that are special?

Love calls upon us to open our hearts, to be love and give love in order for love to come back to us. While it may sound narcissistic, the ability to manifest love in our lives comes from a foundation of loving ourselves. Before we are able to truly appreciate others we must be able to appreciate the incredibleness with in ourselves, and to value ourselves, right now, right here, as we are. Before we can embrace love coming towards us, we must be able to love ourselves enough to be able to send love out, unconditionally, compassionately, and with trust. Andy Dooley, a very cool dude who I have been following lately, really nails this idea in this funny and wonderful video. 

While many of us know that we might need to do things differently in our relationships, it’s not always easy to integrate this awareness into our every day lives. Sometimes it is just a matter of re-training ourselves while committing to creating positive change and transformation. They say the longest journey is from the head to the heart. Why not bring along a guide who can support you in bringing light to the dark places, who is skilled in recognizing the blocks that keep you from intimacy and connection, who has the awareness of new ways of doing things, and can train you to make that shift??

I invite you to consider the idea of hiring a skilled relationship Coach to help you on your way. You can check out my offerings here .

My heart is full with the wonder and gratitude of all the love in my life, and the many opportunities placed before me to engage in ways that serve love, to guide and support others on their path towards deeper intimacy, and to bring an alive juiciness into the world around me. Yaa love, it really is the answer to most any question.  :)

 

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