My Walk

My Walk by Joy Truscott Inspired by a walk on the beach in Jeffrey's Bay, South Africa

My Walk by Joy Truscott Inspired by a walk on the beach in Jeffrey’s Bay, South Africa

My Walk

By Joy Truscott – Inspired after a walk on our Jeffrey’s Bay Beach

Walking on the beach I see the footsteps forming behind my path.  I look back and see that the line of steps is not in a straight line, even though I thought I was walking a direct route.  The pathway curves gently around the slight impressions of the sand mounds.  I was not even aware that I had been following the contours of the earth.

I walk now with a sense of purpose, placing each foot gently on the earth.  Where the sand is hard and unyielding the steps are barely visible and where the sand is soft, I see my mark pressed into the ground.  I understand that the world can be like the sand.  Soft and yielding at times, allowing me to leave an impression that is well formed and noticeable.  At other times, the earth is hard and unrelenting.  I have still traveled that way yet the mark I leave is known only to me, so slight is it.

The wind blows towards me and lifts my hair and my spirits, bringing in the smell of the ocean.  The breath of life.  I breathe it in through my nostrils, recharging my energy and my soul.  The wind dances on the sand and lifts the edges from the footprints, smoothing the indentations and sometimes covering them up entirely.  Still, I know that I walked that way.

I stop to see, to breathe, to rest a while.  My prints are behind me and not yet made ahead of me.  I see the expanse of clear sand washed beach and feel the tingle of anticipation realizing that the steps I am to take from this moment on are the ones I wish to make.  From this point of pause I can decide which direction I choose to walk; how firmly I intend to place my feet; how far I intend to take myself along the route.

All the while the scene is changing - I am changing

All the while the scene is changing – I am changing

All the while around me the air is changing; the wind the light, and the  scenery.  It might be the same place it was moments before, but now it looks different.  I am aware of the ever-changing, moving and shifting of the atmosphere.  As I walk, I adjust my jacket to shield me from the cooling air.  I adjust me.  The scene will always change.  How can I possibly think that it will stay the same?  I am not the same.  I make the changes in me that allow me to stay in the changing scene.  I move myself across the path, following the curves and avoiding the beach debris.  Before, I never considered how amazing this ability within me actually is.  Now I am aware and grateful.  So much goes on within me that I am unconscious to.  What an amazing, resilient being I am!

God is in every detail

God is in every detail

At times I look down and find treasures along the path.  Tiny, beautifully formed shells in vivid colors.  Fragile and perfect, until an idle step shatters them.  Some things will not survive on our walk through life.  We are bound to fracture something along the way.  Nature forgives by supplying abundance.  I give thanks for the abundance.  I forgive generously and earnestly.

Pattern in Everything

Pattern in Everything

I look up and see the expanse of sky.  Even the horizons are not the end.  There is more.  So much more.  I could feel small and unseen in the vastness, but I feel held and loved.  I am part of this wondrous creation and loved as much as the tiniest shell.  I see the purpose and the plan for even the smallest of creatures.  Each life interlocking in exquisite precision.  Without one, the cycle cannot sustain itself.  I long to have all of mankind see this picture; this connection.

The wind has blown patterns in the sand.  The bits of drift wood hold similar patterns.  The sea snails weave their hieroglyphic messages in the wet sand.

There is a pattern for all beings.  We are part of an intricate tapestry.  The thread that holds us all together is the breath of life.  We are encapsulated in the same pod of earth.  Sustained by the same light and Source.

Driftwood and Shambles

Driftwood and Shambles

The reflections of the mountains and the clouds shine in the water washed beach.  The earth reflects the sky.  The sky reflects the earth.  Heaven and Earth.  Ying and Yang, Good and Difficult.  Ease and Challenge.  It is all one.  The separation is in our seeing of it.

Earth Reflects Sky

Earth Reflects Sky

I turn to walk back, my footprints still showing along some of the journey.  I try to walk inside my step.  My haltering steps are laboured.  I cannot place my feet in the same mark without walking backwards and looking over my shoulder.  This is ridiculous and makes me laugh.  I stumble and fall.  In life why would I consider trying to retrace my old steps?  They do not fit me anymore.  I cannot walk them with the same sense of trust and ease.  I have to concentrate so much on each step in order to “get it right”, that I cannot enjoy the journey.  The unrealistic expectation could leave me disappointed and unfulfilled, if this was a serious walk-for-life.

Luckily for me, I can choose to even dance some of the way.  I step and leap, swirl and sway, leaving a myriad of different prints to show the movement of flow and ease.  My spirits are lifted and I feel as light as the seagulls that swoop overhead.  I have moved a great distance and haven’t even been aware of labour.  My dancing feet have freed me from the stilted, restricted, concentrated, self-imposed labouring walk.  I choose to dance more.

It is the end of the meander now and I look back over the path and feel a sense of light and satisfaction for giving myself this time of life.  I have moved over rocks, hard and soft sinking sand and I have adjusted to each change and moved on.  The wind has blown and it has been hot at times.  Still, I danced and laughed and I will keep on dancing and laughing, even when my footprints can no longer be seen by others.  I know that I have participated regardless of the visible impression left behind.  That has made all the difference to me.

... and that has made all the difference to me ....

… and that has made all the difference to me ….

Port Elizabeth – now it is your time – Experiencing Life Creatively Workshop

Thank you to the participants of this workshop and Jean and Charles Wildervanck for hosting the event at their Integrated Health Centre – 104 Walmer Street, Port Elizabeth.

Intergrative Health Centre Port Elizabeth

Intergrative Health Centre Port Elizabeth

http://www.wildervanck.co.za/

This is the place to go if

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR EFFECTIVE ALTERNATIVES TO:
Medical drugs, which do not heal…, which can be dangerous…?
not being heard…, being treated like a statistic…?

I was also fascinated to learn about the M-Water and Core Water which is also known as primordial water / perfect Living Water, which is a source of electrons (i.e. energy!) and has profound effects on oxygenation, acid-alkaline balancing, detoxification and the balancing of positive–negative charges of cell membranes.

Charles can tell one in detail about the quantum science behind this refreshing and re-hydrating water. To read more click on the link below

http://www.wildervanck.co.za/CoreWater.aspx

Also contact the centre if you are in the PE area and wish to learn more about health and wellness.  Inspiring talks offered regularly.  Now where have you seen this kind of intelligent and enlightened approach to wellness ?

Core Water

Core Water

wPE Exp Life Wkshp March 2012 (2) - Copy

Leo, Antony and Tanya

PE Exp Life Wkshp March 2012 (2) PE Exp Life Wkshp March 2012 (3)

As we move through this life we experience so very much and it is our uniqueness, ingenuity and creativeness that allows us to interpret the meaning of our Life Journey.  This ability is the gift we give ourselves – to make sense of this amazing Life.

Blessings to Jill van Brecht, Antony Aspeling, Marleen Reid, Mark Mans, Tanya Hemmings, Leocadia Meiring, Colleen and Jean Wildervanck

Anthony has kindly shared his favourite book and movie list with us.

Just a few Movies:

Tiger and the Snow – also Roberto Benini (from Life is Beautiful) (sub)

Shawshank redemption

Le Placard (The Closet) (sub)

As it is in Heaven  (sub)

The Big Blue

Jean de Florette (sub)

Manon of the Spring (sub)

As it is in Heaven

Amelie – arty offbeat movie. Brilliant

Bagdad Cafe 

Cinema Paradiso 

Eat Drink Man Woman 

Mao’s last dancer

Little chinese seamstress

Monsoon wedding – Bollywood – very little singing dancing, human drama

Koi.. Mil Gaya – science fiction Bollywood style – shot in Canada, long movie and is rip off of ET, Dancing in the Rain and Rain man combined

Water – Bollywood – drama about widows in Hindu culture.

YouTube Gabriella’s song

 

Books:

 ‘Mister God this is Anna” and “Anna and the Black Night”. by Fynn

Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts

Consolations of Philosophy by Alain de Botton

Fooled by Randomness/The Black Swann by Nassim Talib

The Trachtenberg System (Maths)

The Seth books  - there are a lot of them

Molecules of Emotion

Like water for Chocolate – Laura Esquivel 

 

Inspirational photography by Fran van Rooyen

Inspirational photography by Fran van Rooyen

This two day workshop is coming to Port Elizabeth, Saturday March 10th and Sunday March 11th2012.  If you are ready to untangle your life and make sense of the journey, de-stress and re-align with your life purpose, then you are invited to be one of the ten participants to Experience Life Creatively. 

 

 For those who desire to make an authentic, empowering change in their lives, Joy is offering her tuition and guidance in this dynamic weekend that will give you the step you have been waiting for in your Life Journey. 

Experiencing Life Creatively is a program that was designed to help you find creative ways to live your life in a more meaningful and delightful way.

What others have said about the experience:

“Feeling Great.  So much happier! Handling things better at home”. 

“I gained a sense of perspective, renewed purpose to honour my hearts desire.  This workshop was a blessing”. 

“Through this workshop I have gained a deeper insight into myself and the life path I have travelled”.

The exercise with the child photo showed me that the child within is still there; eager to explore and quite happy being just as ‘she’ is – confident of other’s approval”.

“This workshop has given me insight, encouragement, love and support as well as new hope and energy”.

“I have accepted the fact that my purpose is not static and I am able to identify my behaviour patterns as a result of the exercises.  I am beginning to recognise negative thought patterns”.

“Thank you for the journey and for re-igniting my enthusiasm for life and all its potential”.

Revive Mind, Body and Soul as you work in alignment with your inner compass.  This weekend will empower you to begin making changes that will enable you to live a more relaxed, happy and authentic life, regardless of your life situation. 


·        
Gain insight into your incredible Being Why not begin your gentle journey back to you. 

·         Begin to understand the rhythms and patterns that often block progress and limit our sense of inner peace

·         Learn to trust your inner guide – your Intuition

·         Find the Bliss that empowers us to be the best we can be in all life situations

Joy Truscott is skilled in guiding participants towards higher self awareness and release from the trauma and stress of everyday living.  Joy has a teaching background and lived in Colorado, USA for a few years where she gained her Masters Degree in Social Work, Clinical Counselling and studied Integrated Health Care, Healing Therapy, at Mercy Medical, Durango, Colorado.  Joy worked with Hospice and continues to study and work in the field of Energy Therapy, Energy Alignment and Trauma Release. Joy has presented this course to both American and South African participants, all who have testified to the value of this course in their lives.

This is a workshop that you will not want to miss.  The number of participants will be limited.

Each participant to bring a photograph of themselves at about two to five years of age, (this is a vital part of the program so please ensure you remember this as it begins our journey work). Also a few pens, pencils, hardcover book, clipboard for writing exercises and any other comforts and refreshments that will make you feel relaxed, “at home” and nurtured.

Workshop hours from 9:00 to about 5:00 each day. 

Integrative Health Centre, 104 Main Road, Walmer, Port Elizabeth – will be our weekend sanctuary space with our hosts Charles and Jean Wildervanck.

Any queries about the venue, please speak to Jean or Charles at 041 581 1206

Contact Joy at 079 180 7639 or email at joytruscott@gmail.com to book your space

Guideline of Work

The Journey of the Inner Childconnecting with the insight and authenticity of the inner child

·         a glimpse into our inner soul-self

·         sensing the rhythm and patterns  of our life

Clearing the Clutterseeing through the clutter we accumulate along the life journey

·         insight into our thinking mind and how we can be the master of our thoughts and intention

·         the opportunity to look at the emotional and physical burdens that hold us back.

Re-think, Re-pack gaining perspective about emotional energy and energetic drains

·         how to remain emotionally in control; to view from enlightened perspective

·         methods to use Left / Right brain functioning to stabilize emotions.

·         how to work with the mind to set positive thought processes in motion.

Setting Sail for your Destination steering through to alignment of soul’s purpose.  Mapping the life path to find perspective and meaning

·         the formula to find your heart’s desire and work towards it.

·         the ability to see our lives in a more creative way, even in the “menial”.

Honouring the Journey of Pain and Disappointment the greatest gift we can give ourselves is that of Release, but how do we do it?

·         guidance on how to use energy to release blockages so that the system can flow.

Sorting out the Ego Mind and the Whole Mind Perspective understanding Mind perspective

 ·     how to harness the thought processes that enable us to make the changes that will sustain us and bring greater harmony in our own lives and into the lives of those with whom we share this life path

·         Connecting our walk through this life to our authentic guiding light

 “A course that will change your life!”

Experiencing Life Creatively - Joy Truscott - SoulAwakeningSA

2012 Here it comes! Experiencing Life Creatively Weekend Workshop in JBay

If you missed the opportunity of being part of this life-changing workshop; now is your chance.  Our venue is the luxurious and spectacular On the Beach Guesthouse in Jeffrey’s Bay.  Just look at the pictures and see yourself here – recovering, reviving mind, body and spirit, refreshing and releasing patterns and behaviours that no longer serve your Highest Best.

Why wait to live your best life.  Each day we need to be experiencing the De-Light of being alive and fulfilling our life purpose.

Experiencing Life Creatively
Revive Mind, Body and Soul in Jeffrey’s Bay – South Africa

On the Beach Guesthouse is blessed with the most exhilarating views imaginable – a seemingly limitless vista of ocean and sky, 180 degrees of blue on blue brilliance. Enjoy your most memorable moments in an exceptional, lavish and stylish setting. Feel the sand beneath your feet while breathing in crisp salt air that carries the unmistakable freshness and magnificence of the ocean while exploring kilometres of beaches and see your lone footprints fade into the distance behind you.
Revive Mind, Body and Soul as you work in alignment with your inner compass. This weekend will empower you to begin making changes that will enable you to live a more relaxed, happy and authentic life, regardless of your life situation.
In the sanctuary space of On the Beach Guesthouse in Jeffrey’s Bay we will begin our gentle journey back to you. As we gain insight into our incredible Being, we begin to understand the rhythms and patterns that often block our progress and limit our sense of inner peace.
Joy Truscott is skilled in guiding participants towards higher self awareness and release from the trauma and stress of everyday living.

Find creative ways to live your life in a more meaningful and delightful way.

25 – 26 February 2012
R1824.00 per person sharing
R2544.00 single
(Rates include 2 nights’ accommodation in a superior ocean room with breakfast and full course tuition)

Guideline of Work

  • The Journey of the Inner Child – connecting with the insight and authenticity of the inner child
  • Clearing the Clutter – seeing through the clutter we accumulate along the life journey
  • Re-think, Re-pack – gaining perspective about emotional energy and energetic drains
  • Setting Sail for your Destination – steering through to alignment of soul’s purpose. Mapping the life path to find perspective and meaning
  • Honouring the Journey of Pain and Disappointment – the greatest gift we can give ourselves is that of Release, but how do we do it?
  • Sorting out the Ego Mind and the Whole Mind Perspective – understanding Mind perspective 

The workshop exercises will be interspersed with soul restorative walks on the beach, rest and guided meditation, peace and tranquility, laughter and fun.

“A course that will change your life!”

The Magnificent Views from On the Beach Guesthouse, Jeffreys Bay, South Africa

On the Beach Guesthouse
32 Waterkant Street – Jeffrey’s Bay – Eastern Cape – South Africa
Mobile +27 825279414 Telephone +27 42 293 3427 Fax2Email 0866 905 117
bookings@onthebeachjbay.co.za www.onthebeachjbay.co.za

 

Energy Alignment Workshop – Jeffreys Bay

If you have become aware of the need to work with energy in your own life or perhaps assist others in gaining alignment in their life then you might like to consider a workshop like this …

What is Healing Therapy?

Healing Therapy is the gentle art of using the hands to direct energy to help relieve pain, release blockages, promote relaxation and restore the natural balance and flow of energy within the system.  This non-intrusive process makes use of visualizations, relaxation and affirmations to help you access your own healing potential and bring the mind, body and soul into alignment.  When we find this inner state of awareness we are better able to manage our lives, regardless of the life situation.

How does it work?

Information is processed and stored in different areas of the brain and for this reason sometimes talk therapy alone does not enable us to access trauma or painful memories.  This therapy helps to connect and bring about congruency in all our systems in a gentle way that diminishes the chances of re-traumatising the mind and body.  When this happens, healing follows.

More about the workshop

The first class is scheduled to begin Wednesday April 6th, 2011.  This will be the introductory class and it is important that all participants attend all classes as the learning will rely on the knowledge of the previous class.  Please only book if you can make a commitment to all the workshops.  Booking is essential as a limited number will be considered.
Workshop Dates and Times: All classes will start punctually at 5:00 to close at 8:00
First: Wednesday, April 6th 2011                  
Second: Wednesday April 13th 2011
Third: Wednesday April 20th2011
Fourth: Wednesday April 27th 2011

Workshop Learning

How to Read Energy

Energy Assessment Tools and Techniques:  How to Read a Pendulum
Energy Treatment Techniques
Guided Meditation
Visualization and Affirmations
Breathing for Wellness
Balancing Energy
Bringing all Fields of Energy into Alignment
Self Care

Bring to Each Session

Bring a portable therapy bed if you have access to one, or a mat, blanket, couple of cushions, white sheet.  Bring drinking water.
Arrive fresh and comfortably dressed as we will be working with partners.
Bring a warm wrap for after the session or a jacket.
If you have a pendulum you can bring it along or beautiful, well balanced, wood-turned pendulums will be available for purchase at R200 each.
A hard cover A4 book for notes / inspiration and a pen.
We will share a snack at the end of each session.
Joy Truscott gained her Masters Degree in Social Work & Clinical Counselling and graduated from the University of Denver, Colorado, USA.
Certified Energy Healing Therapist studied the Art of Energy Healing in Colorado, USA, with Dr Middleton and Dr Pam Kircher, (author of the book – Love is the Link).  The training programme was the brainchild of Suzanne Bolton RN, HN-BC Integrative Care Services TLC/SASS Mercy Regional Medical Center with trainer Gaella Ellan Rae MSW.
Joy has BA in teaching and has worked with families in crisis for many years Worked with the Durango Hospice Programme as a volunteer.
Joy is a water colourist and enjoys group teaching as well as art therapy work.
 
 
Joy and Lynda Allen (ClinPsy) offer courses, seminars and workshops on the following topics.  Their company – Evolve – designs each experience to uniquely fit the client, whether an individual, group or organization.
 

Types of Revive Getaways Offered:

 
*  Manifesting Your Goals   *  Healing the Body, Mind and Soul   *  Awakening your Creativity
*  Dealing with Divorce      *  Parenting  *  Intergenerational Communication      *  Rediscovering your lost self   *  Water colourists  Weekend
* Meditation, Relaxation and Stress release    * Stress Management * Developing your Emotional Intelligence   * Trauma Release and Self Care
 

 

For more information and bookings contact Joy at 079 180 7639

 

 

 

Some examples of Revive-Getaways:
Body Mind and Soul Purifier – a cleansing and detox experience
Stress and the Brain:
Connecting thought and emotions is the subtle act of awareness that allows us to find our way through the confusion, disappointment, and the overwhelm of our lives.
This workshop will give us a view of the workings of the brain and how we can regain control, or at least find inner peace in the process.Emotional Intelligence gives us the ability to view our reactions and the courage to change them when needed.We will be “drawing” on our emotions, (no artistic talent needed), and examining Boyatzi’s formula as a tool for changing thinking and patterns that no longer serve us.
Participants to please bring an A4 note book, pens and pencils
Each session will include a guided meditation.Please dress comfortably in loose fitting clothes so that you can feel relaxed.
Fresh Start – De-stress and clearing old habits, creating new healthier ones
Descansos:

My Walk

The Beach of Kabeljous - Jeffreys Bay, South Africa

Walking on the beach I see the footsteps forming behind my path.  I look back and see that the line of steps is not in a straight line, even though I thought I was walking a direct route.  The pathway curves gently around the slight impressions of the sand mounds.  I was not even aware that I had been following the contours of the earth.

I walk now with a sense of purpose, placing each foot gently on the earth.  Where the sand is hard and unyielding the steps are barely visible and where the sand is soft, I see my mark pressed into the ground.  I understand that the world can be like the sand.  Soft and yielding at times, allowing me to leave an impression that is well formed and noticeable.  At other times, the earth is hard and unrelenting.  I have still travelled that way yet the mark I leave is known only to me, so slight is it.

The wind blows towards me and lifts my hair and my spirits, bringing in the smell of the ocean.  The breath of life.  I breathe it in through my nostrils, recharging my energy and my soul.  The wind dances on the sand and lifts the edges from the footprints, smoothing the indentations and sometimes covering them up entirely.  Still, I know that I walked that way.

I stop to see, to breathe, to rest a while.  My prints are behind me and not yet made ahead of me.  I see the expanse of clear sand washed beach and feel the tingle of anticipation realizing that the steps I am to take from this moment on are the ones I wish to make.  From this point of pause I can decide which direction I choose to walk; how firmly I intend to place my feet; how far I intend to take myself along the route.

All the while around me the air is changing; the wind the light, and the  scenery.  It might be the same place it was moments before, but now it looks different.  I am aware of the ever-changing, moving and shifting of the atmosphere.  As I walk, I adjust my jacket to shield me from the cooling air.  I adjust me.  The scene will always change.  How can I possibly think that it will stay the same?  I am not the same.  I make the changes in me that allow me to stay in the changing scene.  I move myself across the path, following the curves and avoiding the beach debris.  Before, I never considered how amazing this ability within me actually is.  Now I am aware and grateful.  So much goes on within me that I am unconscious to.

What an amazing, resilient being I am!

At times I look down and find treasures along the path.  Tiny, beautifully formed shells in vivid colours.  Fragile and perfect, until an idle step shatters them.  Some things will not survive on our walk through life.  We are bound to fracture something along the way.  Nature forgives by supplying abundance.  I give thanks for the abundance.  I forgive generously and earnestly.

I look up and see the expanse of sky.  Even the horizons are not the end.  There is more.  So much more.  I could feel small and unseen in the vastness, but I feel held and loved.  I am part of this wondrous creation and loved as much as the tiniest shell.  I see the purpose and the plan for even the smallest of creatures.  Each life interlocking in exquisite precision.  Without one, the cycle cannot sustain itself.  I long to have all of mankind see this picture; this connection.

The wind has blown patterns in the sand.  The bits of drift wood hold similar patterns.  The sand ploughs weave their hieroglyphic messages in the wet sand.  There is a pattern for all beings.  We are part of an intricate tapestry.  The thread that holds us all together is the breath of life.  We are encapsulated in the same pod of earth.  Sustained by the same light and Source.

The reflections of the mountains and the clouds shine in the water washed beach.  The earth reflects the sky.  The sky reflects the earth.  Heaven and Earth.  Ying and Yang, Good and Difficult.  Ease and Challenge.  It is all one.  The separation is in our seeing of it.

I turn to walk back, my footprints still showing along some of the journey.  I try to walk inside my step.  My haltering steps are laboured.  I cannot place my feet in the same mark without walking backwards and looking over my shoulder.  This is ridiculous and makes me laugh.  I stumble and fall.  In life why would I consider trying to retrace my old steps?  They do not fit me anymore.  I cannot walk them with the same sense of trust and ease.  I have to concentrate so much on each step in order to “get it right”, that I cannot enjoy the journey.  The unrealistic expectation could leave me disappointed and unfulfilled, if this was a serious walk-for-life.

Luckily for me, I can choose to even dance some of the way.  I step and leap, swirl and sway, leaving a myriad of different prints to show the movement of flow and ease.  My spirits are lifted and I feel as light as the seagulls that swoop overhead.  I have moved a great distance and haven’t even been aware of labour.  My dancing feet have freed me from the stilted, restricted, concentrated, self-imposed labouring walk.  I choose to dance more.

It is the end of the meander now and I look back over the path and feel a sense of light and satisfaction for giving myself this time of life.  I have moved over rocks, hard and soft sinking sand, and I have adjusted to each change and moved on.  The wind has blown and it has been hot at times.  Still, I danced and laughed and I will keep on dancing and laughing, even when my footprints can no longer be seen by others.  I know that I have participated regardless of the visible impression left behind.  That has made all the difference to me.

Inspired and written after a cleansing, healing walk on the beach outside my Mom and Dad’s home in JBay x Joy x

 

 

Your journey lies before you

Like the sand on clean washed beach

Place every step in awareness

For the possibilities are within your reach.

 

Joy Truscott

 

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