The Flying Trapeze by Danaan Parry

About this story – I shared this at our recent DreamBuilder LIVE during our laser coaching session, and I received a lot of requests for the written version.

Hope you enjoy it!

Mary Morrissey

The Flying Trapeze

(from The Essene Book of Days by Danaan Parry)

Sometimes, I feel that my life is a series of trapeze swings. I’m either hanging on to a trapeze bar swinging along or, for a few moments, I’m hurtling across space between the trapeze bars.

Mostly, I spend my time hanging on for dear life to the trapeze bar of the moment. It carries me along at a certain steady rate of swing, and I have the feeling that I’m in control.

I know most of the right questions, and even some of the right answers.

But once in a while, as I’m merrily, or not so merrily, swinging along, I look ahead of me into the distance, and what do I see? I see another trapeze bar looking at me. It’s empty. And I know, in that place in me that knows, that this new bar has my name on it.

It is my next step, my growth, my aliveness coming to get me.

In my heart-of-hearts I know that for me to grow, I must release my grip on the present well-known bar, to move to the new one. Each time it happens, I hope – no, I pray – that I won’t have to grab the new one.

But in my knowing place, I know that I must totally release my grasp on my old bar, and for some moments in time I must hurtle across space before I can grab the new bar. Each time I do this I am filled with terror. It doesn’t matter that in all my previous hurdles I have always made it.

Each time, I am afraid I will miss, that I will be crushed on unseen rocks in the bottomless basin between the bars. But I do it anyway. I must.

Perhaps this is the essence of what the mystics call faith. No guarantees, no net, no insurance, but we do it anyway because hanging on to that old bar is no longer an option.

And so, for what seems to be an eternity, but actually lasts a microsecond, I soar across the dark void called “the past is over, the future is not yet here.” It’s called a transition. I have come to believe that it is the only place that real change occurs.

I have noticed that, in our culture, this transition zone is looked upon as a “no-thing,” a no-place between places. Sure, the old trapeze bar was real, and as for the new one coming towards me, I hope that’s real too. But the void in between? That’s just a scary, confusing, disorienting “no-where” that must be gotten through as fast and as unconsciously as possible. What a shame!

I have a sneaking suspicion that the transition zone is the only real thing, and the bars are the illusions we dream up to not notice the void. Yes, with all the fear that can accompany transitions, they are still the most vibrant, growth-filled, passionate moments in our lives.

And so, transformation of fear may have nothing to do with making fear go away, but rather with giving ourselves permission to “hang out” in the transition zone between the trapeze bars.

Allowing ourselves to dwell in the only place where change really happens.

It can be terrifying. It can also be enlightening.

Hurdling through the void, we just may learn to fly.

A Life-Changing Question

What’s the one question that could change your life?

Sometimes, all you need to jump-start your life is the right answer to the right question. Today, I’m going to give you that question, so that you can start applying it to create ideas and guide yourself toward the life of your dreams.

Just press ‘play’ on the video above to discover it.

Here’s to asking the right question that changes your life,


Calm in the Midst of Chaos

Discover how to root yourself in a place of unshakable calm!

Press the “play” button below to listen to a snippet of one of my audios.

Sometimes, bad things happen, and there’s nothing you can do about it… Right? Wrong!

Today, I’m going to reveal a simple shift in mindset that you can use to keep your joy and peace, no matter what’s happening. I’ll also show you how to create harmony with your circumstances, so you no longer feel like the universe is working against you.

Here’s to Keeping Your Joy and Peace,

Mary Morrissey

Discover The Gift Of Your Silence

Music is two components woven together: notes and silence. Unless you allow silence, you have no music. So today, listen into the silence beyond words.

Simply listen. Ask the wisdom in the silence to speak to you about your life today. I believe that as we do this, each one of us will find that we are part of a miracle just waiting our discovery.

Have a miraculous day discovering the gift of your silence.

Make Music,

Mary Morrissey

See the Majesty of the World

The Navajo have a very important word in their language called “Nizhoni”. It means, “The Beauty Way.”

What they believe is that there is a way to walk through life in beauty, seeing beauty, looking for beauty, acknowledging beauty.

It is a way of being present in each moment to see the majesty of the world around us.

You may think the sky looks ordinary today, or you’ve seen that kind of landscape before, but imagine for a moment that you could see the world in Nizhoni, in the Beauty Way. How would you see differently?

Celebrate the Beauty,

Mary Morrissey

We Are Imagineers

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the same man who wrote “The Little Prince,” said this: “A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single person contemplates it bearing within them the image of a cathedral.”

Today, you and I can remember that we are Imagineers and everything in our world was first a thought before it became a thing. We all know this. We just forget to remember how powerful it is to know this. We remember that this is an inside-out world, not an outside -in world.

We get to choose what we will make out of any rock pile in our life, or in our world.

Here’s To Imagination,

Mary Morrissey

How to Create Brilliantly

Many spiritual traditions emphasize living in the here and now, as well as the power of presence and mindfulness. What I suggest is that occasionally, mindfulness is well applied in doing some future planning.

So today I invite you to take a moment to envision your life five years from now in the most exquisite life-giving, fulfilling picture that you can imagine from where you’re standing. What would you love to create?

Then begin to use that idea, that dream, as a roadmap for the choices you make, the plans you choose, your decisions – what you say “yes” and what you say “no” to.

Mindfulness is a creative power, meant to both keep us present and guide us forward. It’s not either/or. It’s really both/and!

Create Brilliantly,

Mary Morrissey

Greater is He That is Within You

Are you feeling small and overwhelmed? Now is the time to re-center and rejuvenate yourself, so you can move forward with confidence and peace.

Just press ‘play’ on the player below, and I’ll show you how to tap into a source of wisdom, power and serenity that will help you accomplish anything you set your mind to.

Press the “play” button below to listen to a snippet of one of my audios.

Here’s to Your Power,

Mary Morrissey

3 Myths That Can Hold You Back in Life

Are these three myths sabotaging your efforts to create the life of your dreams?

We all pick up false beliefs while we’re growing up. But not everybody learns to see through these beliefs and create the life they desire. That’s why some people stay stuck in jobs, relationships, and lifestyles that they don’t enjoy, while other people forge ahead and create things that might have seemed impossible considering their circumstances.

In today’s video, I’ll reveal three common myths that millions of people believe in, and I’ll show you how to shatter these myths so they can no longer keep you from the life of your dreams.

(This video was the second in a 3-part series. Click for access to the first video. If you’d like to know more about the event I mentioned in the video click here)

Here’s to creating your best life,

Mary Morrissey

Inside Out Universe

There is a spiritual law that says you can have anything you are willing to become. We live in a world that operates by the Law of Attraction. We have a magnetic pull to externals that match the energy that we primarily hold internally.

So, if we want to bring something into our lives or experience a new result, the place to begin is within ourselves. It’s an inside-out universe. We can have anything we’re willing to become.

So consider what you like to call into your life. Then, ask yourself, “Am I willing to become that? If not now, when?” The key is to walk in the world radiating the very thing you want to bring in your life.

If you want more friendship, radiate friendship. If you want more love and close companionship, then be loving to every person you meet in the most appropriate way. But, be that.

Be the very thing you’d like to bring in your life. Each one of us can truly and really have anything we’re willing to become.

To Your Becoming All You Seek,

Mary Morrissey

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