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! http://fly-tribe.blogspot.com/2012/08/givingflight.html

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 http://www.tatterednworn.wordpress.com
Stacey Bockness Curry http://www.starhitchedwagon.com
Kelly Hoernig  http://www.kellyhoernig.com
Cindy Jones Lantier http://www.lantier.org
Susan M. Walls-Beverly http://www.charmingtrinkets.etsy.com
Linda Kinnaman http://lindakaysart.com
Sofia Dabalsa http://sofiadabalsa.blogspot.com
Sherry Richert Belul http://www.simplycelebrate.net
Live Laugh Love Retreats http://livelaughloveretreats.com
Catherine Pistone  http://www.catherinepistone.com

20 comments:

Janet said...

Sofia, I am loving being a part of your tribe! Thank you for being such a special part of it!

Cheryl Dossey said...

Magical indeed! :)

carolynchenault said...

Beautiful story about your lifetime of giving!

This Moment said...

Hey Wonder Woman! I love how you used her to compare the power of giving:) It's great to see that you were raised to be generous - I was not so much I guess, so I now feel so good to be part of this group.

Jill

Flutter Before You said...

You are awesome! I love your post and your generous spirit! It's been such a wonderful year for all of us, and I am thankful for having been a part of this journey together! XO

Deborah Velásquez said...

Clever girl...love the "unity" in community!!!! Now who's the WORD GIRL!!! Happy Anniversary. Lovely and beautiful story.
xoxoxox

Mary Sterk said...

Time, talent and treasure - I like that!!!

Lenore said...

Hi Sofia, such a wonderful post! Your giving spirit is amazing. Thank you for shining a bit of it my way.
Lenore

Sherry Belul said...

Hey Sofia! Stopping by to say hello and wish you a delightful and happy anniversary. I love your story of giving. Especially these lines: "Today, I can give in healthy ways. I pay attention to what resonates on a soul level!" So healthy and positive. :-)

May you give and receive much love and light in our second year ahead of soaring. :-)

Carol said...

Love your pictures and art throughout. And I love your name. My granddaughter's name is spelled Sophia. So glad we've been part of this wonderful anniversary celebration and getting to know one another throughout the past year.

Kris Lanae Binsfeld said...

Sofia,

Your blog post is so beautifully written and I really relate with so much of what you say. I learned a lesson about giving, and the basis of it is, do not give until it hurts, give so that it feels good! I am so honored to be a flysister with you. We are thankful that you are a part of our group! I loved how you phrased comm "unity", so true!! Hugs and thanks! Kris

Tinachicky said...

Keep those positive vibrations going!!!!

Stacey said...

Such kind words about the tribe...and feeling I am sure we all share... it's such a wonderfully supportive living group of souls!!

Jamie Burch said...

Beautiful post, Sofia! Your giving spirit shines through in your words. So honored to be on this path with you and celebrating as fly sisters. Happy Anniversary!!! ((hugs))

Wini said...

Hi Sofia, This is a beautiful post. It really touched my heart. Thank YOU for connecting online and its great to be sharing the journey with you. xox

Mary said...

Hi Sofia,
What a warm, heartfelt post filled with so much wisdom. This was so touching. Looking forward to another year of learning and growing with the Flyers.

Ursula said...

Hi Sofia- happy anniversary! It has been a great year! So glad I got to share it with you!

sally rose said...

It has been wonderful, sharing this experience with you this last year, Sofia, watching and helping each other grow and soar! I love your heartfelt art, it always makes me smile! Happy Anniversary!

Lori said...

I love Wonder Woman and you post just made me smile. I have enjoyed being on this journey with you. Magical!

Lori Leissner said...

Thanks to you, Sofia, for the beauty that you put out into the world. That is a gift! xxoxo