Monday, August 29, 2011

Spirituality behind the drum

This Sunday at our drumming circle there was an excellent turn out! More so, Ala taught us about each rhythm, its history and beliefs behind djembe drumming. I would really have to take a note pad and pen with me next time but I do insist that you come and join us! There is so much to learn about Djembe. See, when you drum, you start to become aware of things that would not even be a thought before. For example seeing how important nature is. Having respect for living creatures. Since I have started drumming I have noticed extreme changes in my own view points, good changes. I now see the uglyness of mass production in meat! I see water as a precious gift and how important it is to bless it and look after it. The world is crumbling down, the earth is in need of someone to stand up for it. We need to think of future generations. I don't want to preach, that's not my job but there is something that has changed within me for the better. I certainly was not who I am now a year ago. I guess we all continually change but Djembe has brought a great gift to me, eyes that see and understand that this earth is free for all. The water we drink should be free and not abused. There I go rambling again. I still have much to learn.

I do encourage you to try it, it is very relaxing. I am waiting on the spiritual aspect of drumming, their names etc. But Ala has difficulty emailing me as he comes from a very poor area without internet so he is unable to give me that info however I will do some research and upload it in time. There are specific rhythms that have meaning. Djembe was used 500 years ago as a method of communication but through history, as we delve into it, Djembe is more than just communicating. It is a method built on team work. Togetherness, Oneness, Love, Peace, Respect, Honour and so much more that it would take me days to research and being a working mom, I am juggling it but I promise within the next week or two to really bring more detail to what I have said.

Happy Drumming, You are important, remember that!

Fun Walk

There is a fun walk on the 3rd of September. It is a walk to raise funds for Pietermaritzburg Assist. They are a non profit organization aimed to educate Hiv mothers and they look after orphaned babies. The walk starts at 10am from Moyos at Eden on the Bay and we walk to dolphin beach. For more info click the link below.


Lets come together and make a change! You also stand a chance to win a meal for two at Gold Restaurant prize valued at R670.00! So come and have some fun and help make a difference!

Monday, August 22, 2011

20 Steps to a Beautiful South Africa

1. We unite

2. We cut out westernization - don't cut out the people, allow yourself to share!

3. We depend solely on the natural

4. We plant hemp and let nature do its thing

5. We regain truth and respect all living things

6. We come against the false,we object the world and it's indoctrination, we become tribal, following our gut at all times

7. We love and appreciate a simplistic life and love God and its creation

8. We honour all things especially each other

9. We protect the weak and the needy

10. We turn the rubbish called television off and we create music together

11. We fight the good fight of faith, never surrender

12. Cut all ties with external forces and make our nation stronger

13. We use only South African resources, businesses and farmers

14. We stop using oil and boycott such sources anything that kills the life called water!!!!

15. We clean with natural substances, we rebuke man made things

16. We respect the water and share it freely, we respect water! We bless it.

17. We work together in unity and stand together in unity

18. We do what we can do to help one another freely

19. We love creation and have respect for the lives we take prior to eating

20. Self sustainability

If you hear these things and follow these things, Africa will be the safest, most nurturing land for ALL. We are One!

By Davida Stephanie Westman

Monday, August 8, 2011

Songs make you feel better!

excellent quotes

To truly find God, truth needs to be found independently from the opinions of others. The truth has to be found in our hearts.

If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
-Vincent Van Gogh

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
-Mahatma Gandhi
Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.
-George Bernard Shaw

Tough times never last, but tough people do.
-Dr. Robert Schuller

We do not sing because we are happy, we are happy because we sing.
-William James

Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

 When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.
-John Ruskin

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
-Albert Einstein

Thursday, August 4, 2011


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