Monthly Archives: September 2009

Recipe for JOY…

Please make sure you take the time to access all the ingredients and prepare everything with loving intention….

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RECIPE FOR JOY (only delightful once shared)

1 Vessel / precious purposeful human being
1 cup of good intention (cup guideline only – infinite resource of this is Very healthy)
1 pinch of time ( a little goes a long way)
1 touch of kindness
1 heap of love

for garnish
2 or 3 creative dabs of face paint
1 red nose

This is not your typical recipe as it starts with the preparation of the garnish.
Take the human being and creatively doodle the garnish on the face.
Less is more, especially when preparing to share joy with the children in homes & hospitals. A little flower or heart compliments the red nose perfectly.

Next take the time (just one hour a week) and gently, carefully, totally ego-free, mix the good intention, kindness and love and enter into a space full of needy children. It’s amazing how the joyful mixture of the ingredients and the time – JOY just naturally, magically forms and flows.
Within minutes the JOY is created and shared equally with all.

enJOY and be part of the positive revolution… Become an “agent of JOY”
You could be creating and sharing joy every week
By Nikki Jackman

Contact The UPliftment Programme (or your local JOY organisation) and become a Care Clown or joy activist…

Together we can share this recipe abundantly!

Teehee

I hope you’ll Dance

EARTH DANCE

When I dance, I tune into joy, when I dance I feel at one with the earth, the people and all that I am

This weekend is one of the largest PEACE movements in the world… Earth Dance this year has over 60 countries and 360 events all attracting the “Good Will Warriors” – to DANCE for and celebrate PEACE and our Earth -

I love that collectively so many will be sending those good vibrations and am so pleased to be one of those peace and earth loving bodies…

Perhaps even if you’re home this weekend, you can turn on your favourite song, move your body and send love and peace to this precious planet too – let the miraculous, magical healing power of us all dancing as ONE, be just the beginning of loads more inspirational, positive vibrations we’ll all send to our Earth.

I hope we'll all dance

I hope we'll all dance

Lee Ann Womack – I Hope You Dance

I HOPE YOU NEVER LOOSE YOUR SENSE OF WONDER,
YOU GET YOUR FILL TO EAT BUT ALWAYS KEEP THAT HUNGER,
MAY YOU NEVER TAKE ONE SINGLE BREATH FOR GRANTED,
GOD FORBID LOVE EVER LEAVE YOU EMPTY HANDED,

I HOPE YOU STILL FEEL SMALL WHEN YOU STAND BESIDE THE OCEAN,
WHENEVER ONE DOOR CLOSES I HOPE ONE MORE OPENS,
PROMISE ME THAT YOU’LL GIVE FAITH A FIGHTING CHANCE,
AND WHEN YOU GET THE CHOICE TO SIT IT OUT OR DANCE,

I HOPE YOU DANCE,
I HOPE YOU DANCE,

I HOPE YOU’LL NEVER FEAR THOSE MOUNTAINS IN THE DISTANCE,
NEVER SETTLE FOR THE PATH OF LEAST RESISTANCE,
LIVIN MIGHT MEAN TAKIN CHANCES BUT THERE WORTH TAKIN,
LOVIN MIGHT BE A MISTAKE BUT IT’S WORTH MAKIN,

DON’T LET SOME HELL BENT HEART LEAVE YOU BITTER,
WHEN YOU COME CLOSE TO SELLIN OUT , RECONSIDER,
GIVE THE HEAVENS ABOVE MORE THEN JUST A PASSING GLANCE,
AND WHEN YOU GET THE CHOICE TO SIT IT OUT OR DANCE,

I HOPE YOU DANCE,
I HOPE YOU DANCE,
I HOPE YOU STILL FEEL SMALL WHEN YOU STAND BESIDE THE OCEAN,
WHENEVER ONE DOOR CLOSES I HOPE ONE MORE OPENS,
PROMISE ME THAT YOU’LL GIVE FAITH A FIGHTING CHANCE,
AND WHEN YOU GET THE CHOICE TO SIT IT OUT OR DANCE,

DANCE…………..I HOPE YOU DANCE,
I HOPE YOU DANCE, I HOPE YOU DANCE
I HOPE YOU DANCE, I HOPE YOU DANCE,

MCee-ing another awesome JOY…

Dearest friends and family… a new week and I’m again full of JOY reflections worth sharing…

Last week was an inspired one, full of many births – including the storyline for MAfrika, documentary seeds for The UP, an inspired JOY TALK and I’ve also applied for a Ted fellowship too… boy oh boy oh boy…  I love my life …

What I’d like to share today, is the inspired Sunflower Saturday… Every year I sUPport the Sunflower fund by MCee-ing their V&A Waterfront event and every year, I’m blown away by how magical the day is…

Bandana Day

As it should be, for the very deserving charity that The Sunflower fund is, they raise money to help increase the Bone Marrow Donor registry and since their beginnings 7years ago, they’ve grown the local registry from just 2500 members to over 67 000 members ! INSPIRED!!!

Basically this V&A event is aimed at raising more funds and awareness of Bandana day on 14th of October and enjoys the entertainment whilst buying bandanas and sUPporting the Sunflower Fund.

But what I really want to share is a one of my personal magic moments of this Saturday…
I was trying to inspire those with more disposable income, to buy more bandanas, tempting them with a Huge prize for those who buy the most bandanas and make a “rope of hope”, this little girl came forward with about 20 and I was so impressed and announced – “wow, now ladies and gentlemen this young being is really serious about winning the prize”; we laughed… She smiled, but she shook her head and approached me, what she said blew me away and I handed her the microphone to repeat it…
This is what she said, in her little 4/5 year old voice, “I don’t want the prize, thank you, I want to give a bandana to those who don’t have one”.

Wow! what you say to that… I honored her, asked everyone to applaud her and am still just as impressed…It’s just amazing this new generation – yay – I have so much hope in this inspired beautiful species, whom I know at their core, are all pure, precious, beautiful, Love!

Wishing you all a week ahead full of JOY full wonder and heaps of LOVE!!!

PS – Joy pod casts go live Friday…

PPS – go buy your bandanas (R20 @pick’nPay) and diarise 14th Oct to wear them

JOY – the journey (joyrney)

It’s really totally possible!

What’s possible? Absolutely anything you put you’re whole BEing into…

I’m experiencing this more, every day I find I am given the opportunities to tune into the JOY frequency and when I do, miracles flow abundantly. I hear the “nay” sayers say  “you’ve really got to be realistic”, or “I wouldn’t do that if I were you” – well thankfully they’re not me and it’s my strange but wonderful calling to carry and inspire  JOY on my journey, I LOVE THAT!!

In the last week, I’ve been sharing with different friends, how much I feel JOY and PEACE are connected, in fact I’ve been saying “they’re best friends” and that they truly are… what joy full society will declare war or for that matter, what peaceful society is without joy…

To affirm my message of joy on the journey and this inspired relationship which peace and joy seem to have, Big Dad, with his fabulous sense of humor, inspired me to pick up the two different hitchhikers in the last week (yes I heard the “nay” sayers saying “what – no way – hitchhikers don’t you know what times we’re living in” – trust me, I do, for many these are desperate times and a little lift uplifts them and saves them +-R10 on travel)…

Both of these hitchhikers, one on Monday and one on Friday last week, were absolute sweeties, precious human beings, full of light and love and their names appropriately, translated from Xhosa meant Peace…I loved that and reflected to them my excitement to have both JOY and PEACE in my car … YAY, now that’s just beautiful!

So with PEACE dear friends go with JOY on your journeys through life!!!

Inspiration – In spirit, in tune, in joy…

Inspirational unique callings each one of us

Inspirational unique callings each one of us

Listening to Wayne Dyer this morning I was inspired by how he looked at the word inspiration – he saw inspiration as “INSPIRIT” (ation) – when we tune into the core, the pure essence of who we are, our deepest calling, our ultimate purpose, we tune into SPIRIT, into The DIVINE and here we truely feel JOY in all that we are, all that we are born to be…

Hmmm I just love being alive – sure I too have challenging times, but with such inspired teachings so readily available to remind us to make wise, empowering, uplifting choices with our existence, it’s just so easy to live IN SPIRIT… inspiration-ally. YAY!

Today in lieu of this wonderful word, I’d also like to share a little from

PATANJALI from around 200 B. C.

“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project,

all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations,

your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new,

great, and wonderful world.

Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and your discover yourself

to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.”

Be inspired dear friends – listen to the Divine Spirit within you – your calling is a unique,

special one and it’s time for us all to live our inspired dreams…

Moving through life’s chapters

I find myself in different times of my life, returning to this inspired poem…

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AUTOBIOGRAPHY IN FIVE SHORT CHAPTERS
by Portia Nelson

I

I walk down the street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk
I fall in.
I am lost … I am helpless.
It isn’t my fault.
It takes me forever to find a way out.

II

I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I pretend I don’t see it.
I fall in again.
I can’t believe I am in the same place
but, it isn’t my fault.
It still takes a long time to get out.

III

I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I see it is there.
I still fall in … it’s a habit.
my eyes are open
I know where I am.
It is my fault.
I get out immediately.

IV

I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I walk around it.

V

I walk down another street.

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in different areas of my life I feel I’m still in chapter 1 and 2, in other areas I’m pleased to say Chapter 4, sometimes I slip up and return to Chapter 3 to see if it’s still the same hole I remember, but I swiftly return to the pleasing Chapter 4 and constantly keep aiming for Chapter 5 in ALL the areas…

New street...

New street...

one day, I believe we’ll all gather in our new street and share our journeys through the chapters…

Till then my friends… here’s to a  joy-full , enriching journey through all the chapters…

A new year begins…

I’ve just celebrated my 35th Birthday and it’s amazing how thrilled I am to be the age I am, to be living in this changing, inspired time and to be committed to living a life of purpose, fun and joy…

I admit I’m a little Birthday obsessed and I celebrate a Birthday month, week and Day… so in reflection of my Birthday I need to tap into some of what the whole month of August brought me, the gifts, blessings and opportunities.

Vibrant JOYful 35th year

  • I had the inspired opportunity to learn steps to release and share the UP responsibilities and very soon the organisation will be a collectively run operation – full of growing JOY
  • I was able to join UP with the other UPpers and collectively strategize the UP’s future
  • I was able to share a little time with my family in Namibia and MC the Smile FUNdraiser there
  • I shared a JOY Session with Spier Wine Estate and proved once again that corporates are ready to learn to play and share joy again
  • I had a little me time  – the flu insured that and the bed rest was wonderful
  • Cirque de Soleil Social Circus training was the perfect way to spend my Birthday Week, playing, learning and re-connecting me to my inner performing artist (who’s been patiently waiting for the next Big project) and all the other trainers in Africa…
  • and then… BIRTHday – time with my prince – Breakfast in the bath, decadent lunch at Constantia Uitsig, a whale breaching and then a massively playful, joyful party in MaJiDe – Japanese Game Show style – WOW wow WOW

This year is going to be one of my most inspired yet… I herewith share my dreams for my 35th year…

  • “on The UP” – a new magazine type show coming soon
  • MAfrika – my one woman show – 1st performance next year by my 36th Birthday
  • The UP – a collectivley run, managed and JOY driven organisation
  • 2 Corporate JOY Sessions a week…

and that’s just the beginning… and I feel excited to keep Blogging and sharing joy and the journey with you all…

thanks for your support and love

Giggles and Gratitude