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“Open up to today.”

Lori Deschene

“The key to feeling peace is creating space for it. Give yourself that space by letting go.”

Lori Deschene

“Each day contains limitless possibilities for passion, peace, connection, and joy, but you can only embrace them if you release what you’re clutching–both the good and the bad.”

Lori Deschene

This morning I was determined to finish putting away all of the clothes a friend dropped off for the twins a week ago.

Let me rephrase that: I was determined to do this after nursing the twins and before walking to Prana Newton’s 9:30am class, and that gave me about 20 minutes to do so.

Girlfriend, when I tell you that I didn’t even make a dent in that ginormous bag—and the huge basket of clean laundry that I’ve been cleverly avoiding eye contact with for a few days—I’m not exaggerating.

I laughed to Philippe as I walked out the door, “That project is going to take a few hours! What was I thinking?”

Fast forward to now: I just spent I don’t know how long—wasn’t timing it…it was the amount of time that the twins could hold it together before I put them down for their nap—attempting the same task, and made a dent this time, but am nowhere near finished.

A few things came to mind that I wanted to share with you Super-people.

First of all, can we talk about the abundance we have?!

I’m talking about (not complaining—observing) how long it’s going to take me to put away all of the clothing that has been given to my twins, with love, by a good friend who also has twins.

Helllllooooooo?!

I heard some Super-moms talking about this very subject at PRANA NEWTON a few days ago…they were saying how it can be overwhelming instead of helpful to receive “so much.” That getting a huge bag of hand me downs can feel exhausting.

I hear ya Sisters, oh, do I hear you…but it’s also the best ever.

I feel a metaphor coming on…. ;)

Here it is: as we ask for abundance in our lives, and receive it, with that abundance can come a feeling of overwhelment. I may have just made that word up, and if so, it needed to be created. ?

One of my favorite quotes, that I read frequently, is: “Being overwhelmed means that The Universe is delivering you what you asked for—you’re just not ready to receive it.”

I love this quote (by Abraham-Hicks) because it has the ability to move me out of a frantic, overwhelmed “victim mode” in any situation, and into my power as a Super-mom. It’s a simple shift of perspective, and boom! I’m not overwhelmed anymore, but grateful for the abundance instead. And then I’m able to breathe in and breathe out and take whatever it is one step at a time.

Another thing came to mind as I sorted through onesie after onesie and tee shirt after tee shirt and made a big pile of those things that the twins have outgrown, that I’m passing on to another Super-mom: this is yet another lesson in receiving and letting go.

I receive the abundance of beautiful twin clothes from my friend and I let go of an abundance of beautiful twin clothes that my babies have outgrown.

It’s a flow.

It’s a balance.

You GOTTA let go as you receive, otherwise, there just ain’t no proverbial room “left,” my Sisters.

In your mind, in your body, in your closet, in your home, in your life.

Receive, and let go.

Receive, and let go.

Receive and let go.

Again and again we will go through this process, and as we do so—as we practice this important and essential part of life–we will learn to do so with integrity and grace.

“Each day, accept everything that comes to you as a gift. At night, mentally give it all back. In this way, you become free.”

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Daniel Levin

“We call a child’s mind “small” simply by habit; perhaps it is larger than ours is, for it can take in almost anything without effort.”

Christopher Morley

“The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.”

Richard Bach

“A mother understands what a child does not say.”
“When the first baby laughed for the first time, its laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies.”

J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)

“A new baby is like the beginning of all things-wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.”

Eda J. Le Shan

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Super-mom Kim Cherelli

 

WOW!! Supermom of the month.    I was shocked to say the least when Taylor mentioned she wanted me to be her super mom of the month.  Me?  I never thought there was anything super about me.  I’m as average as average is, nonetheless I was and am honored to be thought of.

 

I met Taylor a year ago during Teacher Training at Prana Power Yoga.  I was instantly drawn to her energy and knew I was in the right place.  I didn’t know why I decided to become a yoga instructor nor did I know what I was getting into.  You see prior to signing up for the 8 week teacher training I think I practiced yoga about a dozen times.  I woke up one day and said “ I think I’d like to be a yoga instructor”  I proceeded to ask my yoga instructor at BSC how one goes about becoming an instructor.  She told me about Prana and here I am a whole year later.  I wasn’t really sure what I was looking for other than the fact I was looking for “something” the something that yoga instructors have.  I’m learning every day and I’m a work in progress but this is a journey and I am excited to see where it takes me.  The teacher training was an emotional and beautiful experience.  As quickly as the thought popped into my head to become a yoga instructor the same happened for my understanding why.  I’m understanding I am where I am suppose to be right now at this moment.  Stress is not as prevalent as before and I’m understanding people a bit better.

 

So, a lil about me.  I’m a single mom of one 18 year old son.  I don’t consider myself any different than the next mother. I never found raising a child difficult because it came naturally to me. .  I raised him simply the way I wanted to be treated.  I always knew I wanted to be a mother. I was 24 when I found out I was pregnant and afraid to tell my mother.  I knew what she would say or better yet the look or her face would tell me how disappointed she was.  Most people know my situation and how my son was the result of an abusive relationship, however I wouldn’t have change a thing.  I had to go through that for my son to be born.  If I didn’t then he wouldn’t have been born and I can’t imagine my life without him.  People congratulate me for being a single mom  my son does too but I don’t think I deserve any special credit.  Putting aside all my heartache and struggles in my life, it’s nothing compared to what some are going through.  I do count my blessings and I feel blessed to have been given this gift of motherhood.  There are those who want children and can’t   I am so very thankful and I can’t say it enough…..It’s truly a blessing.

“where you are at this moment is where you are suppose to be”

Sending love and light to all

Kim Cherelli