August 19, 2012

Celebration of Giving!

Since I was a small child I understood the tremendous power of giving. Thanks to my parents for starting my siblings and I on that path. I remember handing out toys during Christmas to those less fortunate. I remember volunteering at hospitals and other organizations as a result.

As a young woman I found myself in many situations where I would use my power of giving and literally give it (my power) all away. My time, my talents, my money, everything that I had… I would… irresponsibly give away. Even when I knew I shouldn’t I did. Why? Because it felt so good to save the day. I felt like Wonder Woman! 

I said that I did it out of love but really what I was doing it for was for recognition, to be loved and to be held in the highest esteem. I used the power of giving in the wrong way and I realized this later in my life.

Today, I can give in healthy ways. I pay attention to what resonates on a soul level! I make contributions of my time, talent and treasure when it FEELS right! I believe that giving and receiving are one in the same. Each time I give, I receive! Each time I give, I create an experience of true prosperity!

Being a part of the Fly Tribe is one of the greatest honors of my life. Although most of the flyers I have never met in person the collective energy of love and community is alive! A year ago I could have never imagined the gifts that I would receive as a result of finally giving something to myself. Signing up for Flying Lessons with Kelly Rae Roberts has been one of the best things I have done for myself! It has brought me closer to claiming the idea that I am an artist, closer to my true self, closer to a group of women that support each other in loving and very genuine ways.

The positive vibrations lead me to be a more aware artist and a more open human. I have experienced first hand the wonderful benefits of giving. 

When it felt right I would create a piece of artwork and mail it or drop it off to a friend, I would send along messages of encouragement, I have visited them in their homes and listened with my heart. I have been called wise, compassionate, patient, caring, loving and soulful-giver. 

What has been given to me as a result of being more aware and open to these relationships is an indescribable sense of belonging and it just feels so fabulously good! It really is magical!

Being a part of the Fly Tribe has allowed me to open more freely in my everyday life. I have taken chances that I would normally shy away from. I can pull from the collective strength of this wonderful group and tackle difficult challenges and face those problems that seemed just too much to take. I have become fearless in my approach to life. I feel that I have pulled back so many layers in the last year that I am shedding my old skin and looking at a new face.

I wish this and so much more to those individuals who receive this great gift of giving! As the Fly Tribe and Kelly Rae Roberts soulfully donate Flying Lessons Courses to a lucky group, my hope is that you all experience the wonderful growth and uplifting vibration that will surely follow! 

I want to take this last couple of lines to thank every single woman that I have connected with online, in person or in spirit. My life is enhanced as a result of your presence…thank you and Namaste!

Go to this link to enter in the give away!

Click on the links below and find the blog of each of these beautiful artists and see what they say about the spirit of giving!  Leave comments and let's spread the goodness!!

Janet Forrest
Stacey Bockness Curry
Kelly Hoernig
Cindy Jones Lantier
Susan M. Walls-Beverly
Linda Kinnaman
Sofia Dabalsa
Sherry Richert Belul
Live Laugh Love Retreats
Catherine Pistone