What Can We Learn From Superdogs?

Upon arrival at the CNE (Canadian National Exhibition) in Toronto today, we didn’t really know what to start with (it really can be overwhelming!), so we spotted that our timing corresponded with the second showing of Superdogs. As we didn’t have much planned, we decided to check it out, and move forward from there.

And I am so, so glad I did.

If you’ve never watched Superdogs (www.superdogs.com), it’s a company whose product is a core group of friendly, loving, extremely well-trained dogs who do a bunch of tricks. But here’s the catch: unlike those stiff, serious competitions where the dogs are judged by measurements and performance and then awarded (or not)  – an environment where what colour ribbon you come home determines the level of the animal’s worth – Superdogs is just about plain, old-fashioned, having fun!! The whole event is MC’d by a guy who makes up his own numbers in the sports that are friendly competitive, and often dogs are trained to purposefully rig the game, or cheat, just to keep the seriousness OUT and playfullness IN. (I’m thinking of the moment when there were a lineup of dogs bounding over bars on a Dog Jump, and the very last one was cantering towards the jump, anticipation in the crowd was high, the trainer made an almost indecipherable move with her arm … and suddenly, instead of jumping over the bar, this pup skidded to a stop, grabbed the bottom bar like a stick, and ran off the stage, chased by a fake-angry trainer! It was HILARIOUS – talk about taking away the serious and putting in the FUN!)


As I was watching this, I realized I was just as pumped up about the pups as the the 6-year-old girl in front of me. And I mean, how could you not, when you are watching a pug fly over jumps, racing a border collie, all for the sheer joy of the game? And I got to thinking, what can we learn from Superdogs?

1) What’s the point if you’re not having fun?
So take the pup, Leap of Faith, in the picture above. He holds the Guiness World Record for highest-jumping dog in the world. But what does that mean for him? What does a World Record mean to a pup who gets such bliss just from jumping just for the sake of jumping?

See, it’s not that these animals HAD to jump over hoops in order to survive. It’s not that they “weren’t feeling like it”, so they lay on the couch and watched TV instead. Nope — these animals were in their bliss just jumping, playing with focus, and hanging out with their trainers. They just loved to use their body, and play with their trainer so much that, no matter what they were “feeling” at the time, they were just stoked to be in the game. Which brings me to my next point….

2) It’s actually really easy to be IN THE ZONE

Hundreds of people going crazy in the stands, maybe thousands of yummy smells reaching up to their nostrils, and each puppy’s eyes were locked on their trainer for the duration of the time on stage. Perhaps they’d lose focus for a moment, but the trainer would snap her fingers, and the pup would be right back there, ready to complete the job.

Of course, it couldn’t hurt that the trainer had (highly nutritional) treats, hugs, and rope toys waiting for them upon completion. But hey, isn’t that what motivates us as people anyway? How can we create our own treats, hugs, and rope toys to complete a task that takes some concentration?

3) It’s totally OK to fall, just get back in there!

I think one of my favourite parts of watching these dogs do their thing was watching them mess up. There was one routine – led by a father and his 11-year-old son, actually, who did a cute mini-acrobatics routine while throwing big frisbees for their dog, who would jump REALLY high to grab the frisbees. Sometimes he’d miss, but would he dwell on that missed one, think about what he did right and wrong, and feel sad? Heck no! He had his eyes on the next one, and would often jump even higher and catch even better!

I’d say this amazing pup caught about 90% of the frisbees thrown. An impressive number, right? But how often do we either congratulate ourselves on the 90% or berate ourselves for the missed 10%? And then miss the next Frisbee because we’re too busy being in ego?

4) Where you come from doesn’t matter.

Did I mention that over 40% of the puppies from Superdogs are rescue animals from various shelters? And yet every single one was pure joy.

5) At the end of the day, It really isn’t about the final result — but about the bliss in the action.

To be totally honest, the audience couldn’t have cared less about how high Leap of Faith jumped. Though it was nice to know that he’s a world-record-holding dog, I have to say, the true enjoyment came from watching him just LOVE to jump. In fact, the most amusement came from when the puppies were just being in personality, not in how well they fulfilled their job.

To see doggies in action click -> HERE!

I gotta tell ya, these dogs made my DAY. Not only was it great to have some nice life lessons to ponder,  but along with the Blue Bees theme of late of vibe raising… talk about an instant lift!!

So I ask you, today, how can you live your life like a Superdog?

Love, hugs, and bliss,

Megan 🙂

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The Magic of Sistership

I am always in constant awe and wonder of the magical workings of the Universe. Since setting out on this path to build community and teach the Art of Manifestation through the Blue Bees Network some pretty incredible attractions have manifested into our worlds. One of which was attending and being of service at the Power of Women event here in Vancouver this past month.

This event really brought together all the incredible aspects of women, Goddess energy, sistership, learning and community. We were privileged to be in the energy of some magical women teaching the world through their inspirational, courageous and powerful examples. Ellen DeGeneres, Marlee Matlin, Suzanne Somers, Amilya Antonetti, Jessica Holmes, Leigh Anne Touhy all presented amazing messages and the one I will share with you today is from the epicly amazing Loretta LaRoche.

Loretta is a firecracker. At 72 years old she still has the spunk of a youthful teenager, the wisdom of a wise elder and the playful essence of a beautiful child. Her message began with a lively and comical conversation encouraging everyone in the audience to have fun with their life and stop taking themselves so darn seriously. She frankly got to the point that we are all responsible for our energy, perceptions and actions in this world, and to be exceptionally mindful as our energy always has an impact on others around us. The following is how I interpreted the remainder of her presentation. Knowing that we all get something different I encourage you to leave your feedback on this article and share your experience of her message or any of the other beautiful speakers of the event 😉

What I really heard in her message was as women we are the major influence on the future generations, we have to speak up for ourselves and our children. We have the power to encourage the evolution of consciousness by turning off the TV and getting ourselves and our children outside to play and use our imagination.

Right now children are being brought up in an age of overstimulation, this experience of constant entertainment creates dependancy. This fosters an entire generation who then are dependent on others or an external source for entertainment or stimulation. When we constantly put our children in front of the tv we rob them of their essence, of their creatively, their independence and their imaginations. In order to turn this around and create environments and children connected to their true selves, we must first unveil that for ourselves. As women, sisters, wives, friends we are encouraged to find this childlike essence within ourselves. For some of us it may be buried deeper, and so we build community, we share, we love with our whole hearts open. When we love ourselves for our creative genius, explore our ever expanding true self, give ourselves permission to laugh and play we begin to teach our children and younger generations it is safe to do the same.

Our new generations learn to be free to express themselves, have full trust in the fulfillment of all and every desire coming from the heart, to follow their hearts, dream big and support everyone they know in doing the same. In the end we are all the same, we are all looking for the same peace of mind, happiness and love. When we learn we are the only things we’ve spent our lives searching for we can stop searching, we can be present to the magic and beauty that exists abundantly in this universe every single moment.

Within the Blue Bees Network, we love bringing groups of women together to encourage them to live their freedom, express their voice and delight in the magic that is their lives. In the words of our new friend Loretta Laroche “Life’s too short…wear your party pants” 😉

Only Love

Kelsey

Raise your vibes and make the world a better place, one good deed at a time.

On my way to work this week at the yoga studio in Richmond, I headed up No. 3 Road as I always do from the skytrain at Lansdowne Mall.  I paused mid-step as I noticed a large eye-catching poster on the bus stop.  I couldn’t help but wonder if it had been there all along or if this was the first time I was present enough to notice it.  In huge letters the sign said, “Hug a Stranger. We are all relatives if we go back far enough“.  I pulled out my iPhone and snapped a shot (see below) before continuing on to work.  I couldn’t help but smile as this awesome message, displayed in such a wonderfully public location, permeated my soul and settled in my heart.  I wondered upon how many other faces it had spread a smile that day…

On my break I was curious about the website address on the poster, People for Good.ca, so I looked them up.  I was delighted by what I found.  A group with an awesome mission: To make the world a better place, one good deed at a time. They even have a page with some ideas and inspiration on how and what types of things you could do in your everyday life to spread a little good in the world.  Things as simple as giving a stranger a high five or calling your mother. They even have video testimonials that support studies showing that when you do something nice for someone, it gives you a natural high that can last for weeks or even months.

To test this theory, since I am part-scientist after all, I high-fived a total stranger at the studio as we passed each other in the hallway. It felt awesome!  At the end of the night on his way home he requested I give him one the next time I see him as well…success!  The vibes were definitely high and even as I write this post I am still smiling about the whole thing.

Week 1 of our interactive 5-week, “Get Your Goddess in Gear!“, course on the Art of Manifestation has a beautiful section on how to raise your vibes and personal frequency to be aligned with the energies of on purpose manifestation.  This story was such a great example of how you can practice this concept.

Now get out there and bake your neighbor some cookies, hand write someone a thank you note or smile at the next person you see.  Make someone else’s day!

Thanks People for Good, you sure made mine!

Only Love,

Adrienne

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Vedic Astrology and Goddess Energy

Thursday, August 18th, 2011, 7-9pm.

Professional Vedic Astrologer Paddi Moore teams up with The Blue Bees to facilitate a beautifully enchanting evening of Goddess energy, Vedic Astrology and sistership.

Vedic Astrology is the sacred language of light and is a fundamental tool for self discovery.  It gives us answers to the questions of ‘Who am I?’ and ‘What is my purpose?’.

For this one night only, Paddi will be combining the magical insights of ancient Vedic astrology with teachings of Goddess Energies to create a night of true connection to the feminine Goddess and your truest essence.

Paddi is one of the only professional Vedic Astrologers in all of Western Canada and it is our true honour to host her magical Goddess teachings for this one night!

Trust us, you want to bee there;)

To register click -> HERE!

Only Love,

The Blue Bees

Get Your Goddess In Gear!

Check out our interactive 5-week course on the Art of Manifestation!

Each week we work through different Goddesses to focus on specific aspects and keys to manifestation:

Week 1: Clarity and Awareness 
Goddess: Kali- Hindu Goddess of Endings and Beginnings
~Clarity and Awareness about what you want and why you want it
~Clarity of what stops you in manifesting
~How to raise your vibes and personal frequency to be aligned with the energies of on purpose manifestation
~Omens and Syncronicities
~Meditations and grounding techniques

Week 2: Activating the Flow of Divine Feminine Energy
Goddess: Lakshmi- Hindu Goddess of Bright Future
~ Illuminating personal limiting beliefs
~ Reframing limiting beliefs and keeping the energies within you clean
~Fear vs Love
~ Creativity and intuition activation
~Healing energies of yoga/dance/movement

Week 3: Pillars of Manifestation
Goddess: Sulis- Celtic Sun Goddess who oversees Bodies of Water associated with Healing
~Creative Visualization
~Intentional scripting/life mapping
~Power of focus and collective energy
~Positive energy, supporting beliefs and creating certainty

Week 4: Laws of the Universe
Goddess: Diana- Roman Moon Goddess of Focused Intention and the Ease of Birthing New ideas in the world
~Overview of the laws of the universe
~Understanding the main laws for optimal manifestation
~How to apply the laws in your daily life
~Contribution, gratitude and community

Week 5: Creating Actions and Habits Aligned With Your Desires
Goddess: Ostara-Teutonic Goddess of Fertility and Spring Time
~Language patterns
~How to create a positive social community within your current networks
~The value of on purpose social activities and where to find them in Vancouver
~High vibing foods and nutrition
~Exercise to feed your soul

When: Tuesdays from 7-9pm on July 12, 19, 26 August 2 and 9th.

Where: The nature of the course is interactive and free flowing and so we are choosing the locations to fit the content theme for the week. Locations will be disclosed to all Goddesses registered for the event!

Cost: $108 or $97 for any Goddess within our Blue Bees Network. To receive this discounted rate just “like” our page and follow the link below!

There is also a newly added drop in feature if you are looking to supersize your knowledge and wisdom in one particular module feel free to purchase the drop in option for $25*.

*Please note that pre-registration is required for this option too, (so we can monitor the energy and allocate adequate space for the ultimate comfort and learning environments for every Goddess).

To register visit us at: The Blue Bees Network on Facebook
Or e-mail us at: bluebeesnetwork[at]gmail.com
 
Join us for this exciting and amazing 5-week journey!
 
Only Love,
 
The Blue Bees