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I look forward to sharing ideas, yoga flows, meditations, poetry, and general (sometimes off the wall) life commentary with you on this page. Welcome.
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Standing At Midstream
(Lessons in Learning to Flow)

Yesterday I said goodbye to Bella. Bella is/was my 20 year old burgundy Toyota Rav4. Some may find it odd or even a little silly to be saddened at saying farewell to a car. But as I thought about the sadness, it occurred to me the many reasons why 'letting go' of her was an emotional event.

I purchased her in 1996 when I was living in Nashville, Tennessee and in 2001 she made the move with me to Birch Bay, Washington. During those two decades, she was privy to many a life event, often joyful, some scary and others heart-wrenching.
Bello and Me
Bello & Me

She was there when I lowered the windows, playing favorite tunes singing at the top of my lungs. She was there when I closed all the windows and either screamed or swore in frustration. She was there when loss entered my life and I cried my eyes out. She was there during many journeys carrying several of my past canine companions (at one point three at once) as well as my most recent sidekick, Bailey Nanda. She was there during travels with some of my closest friends, offering us a haven to share our deepest dreams, concerns and triumphs.

So yes. I am sad. Her successor is a very good-looking 2015 Kia Soul who, being her brother, is christened with the name 'Bello.' (Male version of Bella. Not sure how I know he is a boy but it felt right.) When I was about to leave her at the dealership in Everett, tears in my eyes, I asked the salesman if any of his other clients had cried when they said goodbye to their cars. He had a twinkle in his eye as he replied, "Maybe one or two." (Somehow I think there may be many others who will relate to this story.)

As I pondered what I wanted to say in this blog, a poem that I wrote way back at the tender age of 19 sprang to mind. I was considering leaving college to go travel and had some big decisions to make. It was a time of letting go at that early point in my life as well. The words to the poem seem now quite timeless to me. No matter our age, our situation or our evolving path, it seems we all celebrate, mourn and experience very similar life emotions.

Namasté.

Standing At Midstream

standing at midstream...
looking back, looking ahead-
wondering why, and then why not...

smiling at memories, aching at losses.

hoping for more time to live,
more strength to love,
more will to conquer
all that crosses my path.

needing someone near,
finding them.
needing to be needed,
being there.

breathing deep to clear my head...
phrases, conversations, bits and pieces
of long ago and yesterday
flitting through my mind.

hello's, goodbye's,
intermittent moments shared with friends.

goals accomplished,
others discarded...
new aims to be molded and strived for.

a whirlpool of endings,
a collage of beginnings...
flow on,
flow on.

- Maureen
© sage butterfly



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NEW QIGONG/MEDITATION CLASS




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UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

I will be be teaching various other workshops in the near future, to include Acupressure for Women and Acupressure for Pets in various locations. Please email me or check back on my site for information regarding dates and further details.





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SATURDAY, OCT. 14 - 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Whatcom Community College
Well-Being in Body, Mind & Spirit
with Specific Info for Health in the Fall Season
Click here to learn more and register.



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PRESS HERE: Acupressure (& More) For Animals

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...

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Gentle Chakra Yoga Flow, Senior Yoga

Click here for full yoga schedule.


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MEDITATION - Private & Group Offerings

If you are privately interested in learning more about establishing a meditation practice, or your workplace would like to have access to a practice onsite, please contact me for more info.

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



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.


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Authentically YOU - Family Relationships,
Career & Life Transitions


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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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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!!



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


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

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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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