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The Magic of Words

What happens when a globally recognised figure who is active on social media does not understand the power of his words?

Firstly, those words reverberate around the world within minutes, because of social media.

We need to understand the power of our words.  Saying words is the final part of the creation process, and every word carries its own magic.

We also need to take responsibility for what happens in our own small corner of the world, by being aware of the consequences of what we say.

Any eye for an eye based on words spoken in haste or words not thought through does not make the world a more peaceful place.

Rather than say "we are not like that" - and adding a barrier, say "Tell me more? I want to know about the other side"
The result is that we accept and tolerate our differences, and look out for each other.

Listen to Elsabe Smit explaining the magic of our words on The Elsabe Smit Show on 10th Decembe 2017 at 4pm on this link: https://www.facebook.com/AskElsabeSmit/videos  

Here is a link to the recorded show on Youtube.

 

Acupuncture: The Tip of the Iceberg

How does acupuncture work?

Acupuncture is only one of the five pillars of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Paul Roger explains the power of acupuncture when it is used as part of a holistic approach.

Paul is a qualified acupuncturist and a member of the British Register of Complementary Practitioners.

He is passionate about Traditional Chinese Medicine and feels genuine care for all of his patients. His mission is to help them get rid of their pains, discomforts and stresses, so that they can make the most out of their life and enjoy it to the fullest.  Result-driven, he keeps studying the various forms of acupuncture in addition to pursuing a diploma in Chinese Osteopathy.

Originally from Normandy, France, Paul has settled in the UK with his wife in October 2012.

Being from an Economics and Marketing background, Paul studied in Le Havre, Montreal, Edinburgh and Lyon between 2007 and 2012.  In the summer of 2015 Paul decided to really make a difference in the world one person at a time through healing.

With an instinct for reading human bodies and an interest for shamanism, Paul enrolled in a diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Academy of Oriental Medicine from which he graduated in April 2017.
Wanting to extend his knowledge about this millennia-old technique, Paul attended the Foundation track of the SiYuan Balance Method Acupuncture in Paris in May 2017, which unveiled yet another way of practising acupuncture, providing patients with instant results.

The name Yggdrasil Acupuncture came about as a way of merging the Norse and Oriental influences present in Paul’s life into a coherent whole. Yggdrasil being the Norse Tree of Life, it bears strong connections to healing and shamanism.

In addition, Paul is a Drengr (warrior) of the Jomsborg organisation, attached to the Ulflag and considers himself a modern viking. With their companions, he and his wife campaign throughout the UK and Europe, re-enacting life and battles of the viking age around 800-1200.

Listen to Paul Roger explaining how acupuncture is a part of a bigger solution, on The Elsabe Smit Show on 31st December 2017 at 4pm on this link: https://www.facebook.com/AskElsabeSmit/videos  

A link to the recorded show will be posted here after the show.  If you cannot connect on the live show, diarize the date and come back later to watch the recording on Youtube.

Gandhi's Gift of Awakening to the World

Some people leave an indelible imprint on the history of mankind. Cynthia Lucas helped capture the life of peace activist Mahatma Ghandi as a reminder of what can be, in a time when we desperately need such a reminder.

Cynthia Lukas—CO-PRODUCER is a film producer, writer and lecturer of transformative films that educate and inspire.

She and Director-Co-Producer Kell Kearns created the non-profit educational media organization, Heaven on Earth Creations, in 2004.

They have co-produced six acclaimed documentaries about humanity's oneness and nonviolence, such as the acclaimed PBS Biography of the great Sufi poet, RUMI RETURNING (2007).

Their 7TH AND 8TH are GANDHI'S GIFT and GANDHI’S AWAKENING, to be broadcast by American Public Television on PBS. These are the first major films about Gandhi made in the U.S.

Cynthia began her career as a college English professor and print journalist. She was a two-term City Councilwoman in Scottsdale, Arizona. Now Cynthia lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.

She loves to present these films around the world, such as at the UNESCO Universal Forum of Cultures (Monterrey), World Peace Festival (Berlin), University of Kwa-Zulu Natal (Durban), St. Ethelburgas Centre of Peace and Reconciliation (London), National Cathedral (Washington, D. C.), Parliament of World’s Religions (Salt Lake City), Spiritual Living Convention (New Orleans), etc.

After a recent program of GANDHI’S GIFT, an audience member offered: “While I have been a fan of Gandhi for many years, watching GANDHI’S GIFT and listening to you speak sparked a new interest for this great man in me. I want you to know that I enjoyed your question and answer period after the film, as much as the film itself."

Listen to Cynthia Lucas explaining the heritage of Mahatma Ghandi on The Elsabe Smit Show on 24th December 2017 at 4pm on this link: https://www.facebook.com/AskElsabeSmit/videos  

A link to the recorded show will be posted here after the show.  If you cannot connect on the live show, diarize the date and come back later to watch the recording on Youtube.

Is Numerology The Key to The Universe?

Ever wondered what numerology is about? How can it explain the world we live in? How can you benefit personally from such knowledge? Best-selling Amazon author Sonia Ducie provides her expertise and insight .

Sonia is a Teacher with The Connaissance School of Numerology, UK.

She is the best-selling author of 12 Numerology books and also 'The Self Help Reflexology Handbook', which was translated into 14 languages. With a background in music and health journalism and an early fascination for mathematics, Sonia was drawn to the intuitive, transformational and metaphysical aspects of Esoteric Numerology.

She's been providing business seminars, workshops, courses, professional training, consultations, and promoting Numerology in the media for more than 24 years.

Sonia continues to be inspired, and inspire others to become their true self (soul), and with the Connaissance School helps to raise consciousness for the world peace. 

'From naming babies and businesses, to dates for new product launches, for spiritual development and soul growth...Numerology is for everyone'.

Listen to a fascinating talk on the intricacies of numerology on The Elsabe Smit Show on 7th January 2018 at 4pm on this link: https://www.facebook.com/AskElsabeSmit/videos  

A link to the recorded show will be posted here after the show.  If you cannot connect on the live show, diarize the date and come back later to watch the recording on Youtube

 

A Change Is As Good As a Holiday

Do you believe that a new beginning means leaving your past behind you?  That is not the case. 

You take your entire past with you into your new beginning.  The question is not whether, but how you deal with your past.

Will you have doubts?  Yes, of course.  Again, how do you deal with the doubts?  Because if you don't ackowledge the doubts, they will grow and set you back.

Elsabe Smit and her friends from the Pleiades give some advice on The Elsabe Smit Show on 12th November 2017 at 4pm on this link: https://www.facebook.com/AskElsabeSmit/videos  

Here is the link to the recorded show on Youtube

I Feel Fine: How to Ground and Protect Yourself

Rob Burlinson grew up in Newcastle Upon Tyne, and from an early age was very interested in subjects such as Astrology, crystals, and spirituality.   After gaining a degree in English, he initially pursued a career in music, and ended up composing music for theatre productions.   It was while in north-east Scotland touring with a show in 2002 he came across the Findhorn Foundation, which, after first visiting, was like being hit by a ‘spiritual sledgehammer’, and after which he was never quite the same again.   He began attending Findhorn regularly, and doing numerous workshops there, including ‘Astroshamism’, with Franco Santoro, ‘Communicating with the Intelligences of Nature’, with Dorothy Maclean (one of the three founders of Findhorn) as well as on ‘Spiritual Development’ and ‘Life Purpose’.

 His experiences at Findhorn led him to first train as an Integrative Counsellor, and then do a five year training in crystals and subtle energy with the Vibrational Healing Foundation (VHF) in London.  He gained the qualification of ‘Subtle Energy Medicine Specialist’. 

 At various times he has also studied sound healing, Astrology and shamanism.

 With the support of VHF in 2013 he founded the ‘Academy of Inner Resonance’ a school of subtle energy healing and inner development, that runs a two-year part time Crystal and Energy healing Diploma course at the Holistic Centre in Godalming, Surrey, which is accredited by the ‘Federation of Subtle Energy Medicine’   He also offers workshops and talks in the Surrey area on crystals, astrocrystal therapy, sound healing, and spiritual development and writes articles on various aspects of healing.   Earlier this year he presented a week long workshop ‘Working with crystals and subtle energy’ at the Findhorn Foundation in Scotland.

Find ways to protect and ground yourself on The Elsabe Smit Show on 3rd December 2017 at 4pm on this link: https://www.facebook.com/AskElsabeSmit/videos  

Here is a link to the recorded show on Youtube.

The Cat and Cauldron: A Modern Pagan Shop

What is the difference between a pagan, druid and witch?

Where does paganism fit into modern life? 

What are the tools of the trade and why? 

Trevor Jones, the director of a witchcraft shop in Glastonbury provides information.

Trevor Jones speaks English, French, Spanish, and some Dutch. He has a BA Honours in Humanities from the Open University, and is a Director of The Cat and Cauldron, a witchcraft shop in Glastonbury in the south of England.

Listen to a fascinating talk on  The Elsabe Smit Show on 26th November 2017 at 4pm on this link: https://www.facebook.com/AskElsabeSmit/videos  

Here is the  link to the recorded show on Youtube.

Of Course I'm Right: Using Judgment and Justice

What is right and what is wrong?  How do we learn the difference? 

How do we define justice and what does that have to do with the law? 

Do we find the definition of right and wrong in religion?  Or do our parents teach us? 

Elsabe Smit answers this sticky question with some straight answers.

Listen to a fascinating talk on The Elsabe Smit Show on 15th October 2017 at 4pm on this link: https://www.facebook.com/AskElsabeSmit/videos  

Here is a link to the recorded show on Youtube.

How do we manage communication, connection and relationships in a new on-line world where virtual people become more important than our family and circle of friends?

Amber McAuley explains and provides strategies for survival.

Amber acts as both the primary coordinator of all global online-learning programs as well as a facilitator of the various Mindfulness Without Borders (MWB) curricula and workshops.

She comes to MWB as a published author, public speaker and child and youth counselor.

Amber helms MWB’s Mental Health Matters free webinars for teachers and their classrooms across the globe and is the founder of Move-it for Young Minds.

Listen to a fascinating interview with Amber McAuley on The Elsabe Smit Show on 5th November 2017 at 4pm on this link: https://www.facebook.com/AskElsabeSmit/videos  

Here is a link to the recorded show on Youtube.

Zen and The Art of Mindfulness

Teri West began entertaining people as a teenager in the ‘60s as a singer/guitarist in pubs and clubs.  Life, and single parenthood intervened, until, after thirty-odd (very odd) nomadic years, pursuing various and diverse occupations, a set of mysterious circumstances led to her becoming a full-time student at Europe’s only School of Storytelling at Emerson College in 1994, when she rashly gave up all secure means of earning a living to concentrate on becoming a ‘professional’ storyteller.  Since then Teri has worked at clubs, parties, theatres and pubs; festivals, fun-days, play-days and fetes, in schools, halls, arts centres, and the street, around the UK, in France, and Japan for a wide variety of audiences.

Solo storytelling shows include:- ‘Gawain & the Green Knight’, ‘Dodgy Doings & Delightful Ditties’, ‘Speaking to the Stars’, ‘Welcome to Winter’, 'Under the Bodhi Tree'

Autobiographical anecdotes and old hippy songs make up ‘My Aunty Knew the Shah of Persia’ (true).

She sings a variety of melancholic and whimsical songs with guitar accompaniment, is a mean jaw harp player and has been seen on international boulevards and in Japanese shopping precincts playing in samba bands as an improvising surdo player (the big loud drums) and with youth groups making magic with trash (a la 'Stomp' in its infancy).

She has acted semi-professionally, playing Midi Paradoc in ‘A Resounding Tinkle’, Ratty in ‘Toad of Toad Hall’, Jean Brodie in ‘The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie’ and as ‘Mother Holly‘ or ‘Aunty April‘ (slightly ascerbic larger than life characters for street performing / festivals / parties.

Having been seduced into clowning a few years ago from a chance meeting with Nose to Nose (www.nosetonose.info)  Teri trained in fooling around and eventually became a founding member of The Fool Effect (sadly no more, one developed Parkinson‘s disease, one went blind, one left the country) an improvising group of clowns, taking stories or anecdotes from the audience, national or local news, and re-interpreting them in the fool's inimitable fashion.

From there Teri and Ali Dando, also from the Fool Effect developed a double act ‘Doris and Gladys’ a couple of theatre cleaners who carry the show when the main event doesn’t turn up.

Teri, Ali and Carol Thompson,  were on the streets again at the Summer Squall Festival in Ramsgate in August 2015 as ‘Tea Time Tales’ (Mad Hatter’s Tea Party meets Listen with Mother).

Current Fool Effect show:  'Heroes Anonymous' three biographical clown acts - with Carol Thompson and Judy Cassels

Teri is currently enjoying performing on the cabaret stage with 'In Bed with the Buddha' 'using material taken from her part in 'Heroes Anonymous'.

The cabaret stage may appear an unlikely environment in which to meet Buddhist philosophy, particularly concerning death.  However,  'In Bed with the Buddha' brings together a set of self-penned songs and personal stories inspired by the great deal of time Teri has spent sitting around with monks and nuns, pondering this and that.

The wisdom Teri brings from the Zen tradition in her songs and experiences may be deep, but comes with a generous helping of fresh wit, and a light garnish of irreverence.

Listen to an inspiring interview with Teri West on The Elsabe Smit Show on 29th October 2017 at 4pm on this link: https://www.facebook.com/AskElsabeSmit/videos  

Here is a link to the recorded show on Youtube.

 

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