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A Look Inside Your Walls

BUILDING YOUR BEST LIFE: At the beginning of the weekend, my fiancé and I had our “open wall” walkthrough of the new house. This is the home as it looked on Friday morning, just prior to the next round of inspections. We met with our GC/Foreman and did a literal walk-through of the property, while the expert told us everything we could ever want to know about it. We were encouraged to ask questions, and found it fascinating to learn not only about the specific materials used, but why the builder is so particular about what goes into each home. It was a good feeling to be able to see behind the scenes and know that we are getting exactly what we want, without corners being cut or important steps being hidden. Fascinating! (No, really!)

So of course, it got me thinking: When we are building our own best life ever, how important is it to pause and check in with ourselves as the Master & Creator of our reality? How powerful is it for us to inspect our own internal “construction project” and see specifically What we are putting in, & Why it matters?

I love to help my clients see that we build the home that our souls live in every day, with every choice. It all matters. And you know what? You really do deserve to imagine, create, & build your own best life.

Schedule a free consultation call with me today to get started!

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Michelle Lewis (she/her/they) is the creator & founder of The Blessings Butterfly, a holistic coaching & energy healing practice that is teaching people to live a life that they love. She is a writer, speaker, energy witch/healer, and author of the Amazon bestselling positive affirmation books, The Blessings Butterfly and The Blessings Butterfly Companion Guide Having worked hard for decades to overcome severely traumatic events that began in her early childhood and repeated in painful, looping patterns well into her adult life, Michelle is passionate about using her gifts and wisdom in bringing hope and healing to millions. This is more than “mindset hacks” and “Pollyanna” positivity. Through the work of what she calls Transformational Positivity, Michelle helps her clients to get clear on where to shift their thoughts and actions, while dismantling the culture of toxic positivity.

Thoughts on Healing in the Aftermath

True Confession: Last night, I handled my heartbreak in the most awesomely adult way possible. I curled up on the bed in a fortress made of stuffed toy animals and just sat with my sad feelings for a while. Inside my soft, safe, quiet space I cried for the victims of yet another senseless terror attack. I cried for the unrelated loss of yet another cultural icon and music legend. I cried for the divide among people around the world who are more interested in defending their positions than in engaging in helpful dialogue to address our very real problems. After letting myself feel the full weight of the world’s pain and letting the tears flow like prayers from my heart, I got back up and resolved to take action.

Loves, if you are a positive & sensitive person like me, I know that some days you feel weary and beat up by the tragic events of the world. You get physically and emotionally tired of the seemingly constant stream of bad news and people arguing about their different views. You may feel the need to retreat from it all (news, social media, other people) for a little while, and I want to let you know that is totally okay. In fact, it’s a good thing to give yourself space to emotionally recover so that you can get back to being a bright, clear light of peace & healing. You can give yourself permission to take a time out!

Try this: For a few hours, turn off the news channels, log off of Facebook, Twitter, Reddit or any other social bullhorn. If you can stay offline for 24 hours or longer, that’s even better. Give yourself enough time and space as you need.

Connect your bare feet and hands with nature, talk to the trees, listen to the water. Count the stars. Meditate, stretch, dance. Pray, paint, sing. Play with puppies and kittens. Eat healthy and bathe luxuriously. Dream up your most perfect day…

And then, once you are feeling lighter and clearer again, do take action to create a positive ripple.

Try one or more of these positive actions: Hug and kiss your loved ones. Say a silent prayer or kind thought for each person you see. Let someone go in front of you at the grocery store. Secretly pay for the person behind you in the drive-thru. Send a small monthly donation to a humanitarian organization. Donate blood. Pick up trash in your neighborhood or along your favorite stretch of beach. Give all of the clothes that no longer fit your body to your local thrift store or homeless shelter. Tip your server more than 20%. Leave a kind note for an elderly neighbor. Send a text message to your friends with a smiley face emoji.

What else can you do that is a positive action? Use your voice!

Contact your representatives in Congress and thank them for their work, and let them know you want them to act on your behalf to support legislation that is important to you. Speak clearly and with kindness (that is a real person you are talking to). Call and use your voice. 202.225.3121


Step Into the Fire (Pt. 1)

Today I did something way out of my comfort zone that I’ve envisioned doing for a while, but had been too scared to attempt. 

It was one of those things that I really wanted to do, but kept talking myself out of by mentally postponing it. “I’ll do that when I have more time/lose some weight/am stronger/blah blah blah.” You ever play that game with yourself? The one where fear wins and desire loses? Yeah. That game sucks!

Anyway- in my role as an empowerment expert, I am all about encouraging people to keep reaching for their big dreams by taking small steps forward. Being a little risky. Taking a leap.  Trusting yourself.  So how could I possibly keep holding myself back from just trying this one thing? 

Deep breath. Heart pounding. I had to go for it! I enlisted the help and skills of a trusted friend, we set a date, and I just freaking went for it.  

And OMG it was totally awesome!  

I’m exhilarated from the whole experience, and so glad that I stepped into the fire today. Because the truth is, if we don’t go through the fire, we can’t burn off the old beliefs that hold us down. 

So… What was my thing? More importantly- what is your thing?

Next Week: Step Into the Fire, Part 2