A Red Chestnut flower bud in Hopewell, New Jersey

A Red Chestnut flower bud in Hopewell, New Jersey

What does it take for me to bring my gifts and my truest self out into the world, in service of others?  I am learning that first I must begin. 

"Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. 
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!"  - Goethe

Once I begin I benefit from courage, persistence, faith and community.  I have been reflecting on all of this now that my first Mother's Circle series has come to a close. You see, the idea to lead a class for mothers had been living in my heart and mind for many years. Periodically I would revisit it, sketch something out... and let it be.

A few months ago I felt the time was finally right to launch this class.

The courage came mostly at the beginning, in making the commitment to hold the class.  Being persistent allowed me to stay true to my commitment.  Faith came in the form of trusting my inner knowing that I would be able to provide a beautiful experience for people and that people would show up!  Community were those who participated and those who provided advice and support. I am grateful for each person who helped to make this first series possible.  I am grateful also for the positive feedback I have received about the class. Here is what one participant kindly shared:

Mother’s Circle with Marla has become a really bright spot in my week.  Marla’s presence is warm and pure. The wealth of knowledge and bright yet soft energy she brings to each circle is refreshing, healing and empowering.  While the sessions follow a similar flow, each week has its own unique topic and flavor.  Marla is an example of living from the heart, and she’s an inspirational reminder that we all can embrace life from that deep well of love and light within each of us.

A new four-week Mother's Circle Series, called Freedom from Within will begin on Wednesday May 3.   I welcome you to join me and I would be grateful if you would share this information with someone that you care about. A mom who is seeking more peace within herself, and who is wishing to live more fully from her heart would be just the person who would enjoy it and benefit from it! The series makes a very wonderful Mother's Day gift!  (Each participant will receive two flower elixirs! One of which will come from the Red Chestnut flower -- see this flower bud at the top of this post.) For more information and to sign up click here.


Now that nature is blossoming all around us, I ask each of you -- is there an idea that is living within you that you want to bring out into the world?  I encourage you to begin it!  What a gift it will be when you begin it, and in the process learn more about yourself and see the beauty that it adds to the world around you. 

With blessings,