Wednesday, 30 October 2013
Unfortunately blogger is playing up so you will need to follow the link~ Worth the extra click! Have a blessed day. ~Jaz
Monday, 28 October 2013
Sunday, 27 October 2013
It's Sunday and just for a change we are posting a sermon!! We have shared wise words from people of different faiths previously and today we come from the Christian angle. This sermon speaks straight to you, is amusing and looks at every day subjects such as the difference between joy and happiness.
Matt explains God's ultimate mission and preaches from the 23rd Psalm; very enlightening and easy to listen to. Whether you agree or not, there is plenty to consider, Matt having a highly refreshing approach and ideas that may be new to some of us.
Tuesday, 22 October 2013
Young children are truly free because they always live in the moment. This is why they often have a problem taking turns- no matter, life isn't perfect!
How amazing life could be if we actually developed the ability to enjoy every moment. As adults, we know that 'now' is the only time we are guaranteed, therefore we should try to capitalise upon it. Sometimes this can be incredibly difficult yet it's simply a case of mind over matter; although this will take a while to cultivate. One solution is to re-live great moments when experiencing doubts and worries. This helps boost the mind into a positive, receptive state putting control back into your domain. Happy thoughts create joy which is something most of us prefer to feel, and joy attracts more joy.
Sometimes it is worth asking, 'what can I do in this moment? Hopefully you are too busy enjoying yourself to worry with this question! If however, you are counting time clock watching then you are wasting it! Little pockets of time can be quite valuable and soon add up. Journey time is a great for relaxing so I often listen to positive talks whilst travelling on buses or trains. Five minutes can be used to de-stress by taking a few deep breaths in the middle of a busy day or alternatively, a great opportunity to grab a quick cup of tea before the next client enters your office- or a healthy glass of water!
Finally, give thanks for time. It is very precious and cannot be retrieved if wasted. The better use you make of time, the more enjoyable and satisfying life becomes.
Monday, 21 October 2013
There is some serious talent on UK X Factor this year and Hannah Barrett, brought up on the old school artists, really delivers some old school soul.
Hannah started out as an extremely troubled 17 year old with the weight of the world on her shoulders, and has proven ability to put all of her feelings into her music. An amazing singer who has yet to develop her potential and one of my personal top 3 contenders.
Sunday, 20 October 2013
'and he gives us the power to live, to move, and to be who we are. “We are his children,” just as some of your poets have said.' Contemporary English Version
Wednesday, 16 October 2013
~IB~ loves bringing new poets to your attention and today we are excited to be featuring a poem by Kyillie-Ann Jones, from Trinidad and Tobago. Kyillie-Ann much prefers to 'speak' her poems, making good use of open mic nights, however this work stands well as a written piece and tells a very sad story of loss emphasising the inability to grieve and let go. It is easy to relate to the emotional tug-of-war even if you have not been through this experience.
(Re-formatted by Jaz McKenzie)
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Tuesday, 15 October 2013
Time to share a little bit of Fonzo- great song here in a very laid back style from this UK artist who has a somewhat American flavour. Definitely chill out zone so sit back and enjoy!
Photo shoot and as you can see, Fonzo is in the middle with the ladies!
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Monday, 14 October 2013
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Tuesday, 8 October 2013
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Saturday, 5 October 2013
Friday, 4 October 2013
The poster says it all!!
Make sure you catch this brand new reggae event hosted by Ma'ad entertainment. Launching Saturday 26th October, reggae will be hitting South London as part of an exciting entertainment package.
MA'AD CLUB will be held on the last Saturday of every month at the Excelsior, Balham, presenting an exciting mix of D.J's, hosts and both known and up-coming artists. Mixed with a little comedy, we have a great recipe for a brilliant night out.
The launch will be hosted by well known host/comedian Devon Morgan with Selector Festus Coxone and DJ King C in the house!! Guest artists will be present on the night, so stay tuned.
Book your tickets NOW to avoid disappointment!
Thursday, 3 October 2013
Life is so unpredictable. Everything in our lives can be stable and cosy when suddenly, completely out of the blue, something happens that alters us dramatically. We have to re-evaluate, find inner strength, step out in new directions. At the time we are usually unable to see a reason however, when we come out the other side, even if the reason is elusive it doesn't matter. What counts are the lessons we learn about ourselves, our inner resources, strength, adaptability, imagination and so. Here's a very quick poem I jotted down that looks at the jolt!
Tuesday, 1 October 2013
This is especially for those of you who find meditation difficult.
The chakras are energy wheels in our bodies, identified within Eastern religions, that relate to different fields within us. There is a great deal of information available about this but today we are simply familiarising ourselves with the colours and locations.
Each chakra has a colour and we work from the bottom to the top- root (red) sacral (orange) solar plexus (yellow) heart (green) throat (blue) brow (indigo) crown ( purple or white)
This meditation helps balance and tune the chakras which will help you to feel and perform better.
First of all choose a calm place and make sure you are warm and sitting comfortably- most people cross their legs and if you like candles use them as they create atmosphere. Always take 3 deep breaths to relax before focusing on the meditation. In the first instance you can simple imagine the colours flowing in and out of your body as you breathe and don't worry about keeping your mind empty, simply acknowledge your thoughts and re-focus on the colours. Feel the vibrations and when the meditation draws to a close, give yourself a short while to enjoy the peaceful feelings.
I really found this to be the easiest way into meditative practice and hope it will be of benefit. Later you can start using more focused methods to derive greater benefit from chakra meditation. Have a calm and blessed day!