Babalwa Mhlauli

Lovelight flower Babalwa

Louvre

 

"Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house;

your children will be like olive shoots around your table.”

Psalm

 

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Sport, Art and Culture

 

The children skipping about, clapping tiny hands, screaming at the top of the voices! :-) :-) :-)

 

Sing Song!!!

 

Sing Song!!!

 

Sing Song!!!

 

 

Hoe kom raas die kinders?

 

(Why are these children screaming out loud!)

 

What are they saying?

 

Wat (what) is sing song?

 

(Bafuna ukucula ingoma yabo abayiqambileyo)

 

(They want to sing their song that they composed. They say they won't wait,

they about to burst through the seams!)

 

Endless Giggles!!!! (Grandpa can't take the noise!)

 

We wrote a nice sing song

 

We don't want to wait

 

We sing sing!!!

 

Now Now!!!

 

(Giggles :-)

whispering

They can't write, but they really wrote this exquisite sing song. *wink* *wink*

I have to share it!

We show off their work, because it  glorifies God.

 

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Harmony we honor sport

Tranquility we praise team players

Laughter we uplift nations

Through Sport, Art and Culture

Joy we salute cooperation

For what unites us Is richer than what divides us

 

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We love our neighbour as we love ourselves, thus;

 

"We learn to look lightly at what the ego has made. Holding the hand of one who sees

truly - Jesus, Ramana, the Holy Spirit, our Father........we look with and through their

eyes of only Love. Illusion evaporates. And joy and great gratitude arise as we come to

see yet once again, how incredibly invulnerable, untouchable, immortal we are in truth." Vibrant Heart

 

We admire

Agility of body movement

Beauty of well formed bodies

Sport, an art, free and available to all

But we know that poverty stricken

Human beings are deprived even this activity that brings people together

Reach out to your neighbor

Do it now!

Its doest take much

You simply share what you have

Rich, poor

Sad, happy

We are all in a position to give

Thus change our world for the better!

 

Deepak Chopra says

The deepest nurturing you can give your child is spiritual nurturing.

 

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"I am not talking about forcing hard-and-fast rules on your children, the way we teach them to be good or risk being punished. Each of the Seven Spiritual Laws should be conveyed not as a rule or rigid precept but as your own way of looking at life. As a parent, you will teach much more effectively by who you are, not what you say. This itself is part of the spiritual perspective.

 

Every child had a spiritual life already. This is because every child is born into the field of infinite creativity and pure awareness that is spirit. But not every child knows that this is true. Spirit must be cultivated; it must be nourished and encouraged. If it is, then a child's innocent spirit grows up to be strong enough to withstand the harsh realities of an often unspiritual world.

 

Loosing touch with spirit does nothing to the infinite field creativity, which is beyond harm, but it can do much to damage a person's chances in life. With spirit we are all children of the cosmos; without it we are orphaned and set adrift.

Let's take an example. The seventh law says,

 

"You are here for a reason."

 

A child's reason for being here can be put in simple, everyday terms, such as

 

How did I make a difference today?

 

What talent did I uncover?

 

What came to me--- a gift, a lesson, a beautiful experience---that made me feel special?

 

What did I do to make someone else feel special?

 

These are all simple variations on the basic question Why am I here. We all asked that question as children and only quit asking it because we felt that our parents and teachers didn't really have an answer.

 

A child who has not learned to look for meaning in simple ways will one day have to try to find a purpose in life under much more difficult circumstances..."

 

Take a look at this;

 

Prince Harry shares George the Poet poem for World AIDS Day

 

The poem titled "We Can Fight" was written for Sentebale's opening of the 'Mamohato Children's Centre, Thaba Bosiu, Lesotho on Thursday 26th November, the first purpose-built children's camp in Lesotho to support young people coming to terms with living with HIV.

 

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"It was Prince William's brainstorm for her (Lady Di) to auction off her old gowns for charity in New York, and Diana loved the notion." He was a baby and could hardly write his name, Ubuntu inbred! This is how God works.

 

"Didn't you know that He put perfect praise in the mouth of babies and sucklings?"

 

"Following his parents' examples, William took interest in various causes from a relatively early age in his mother's charitable work with HIV/AIDS aid and prevention, and the Prince of Wales' work with the natural environment and the inner-city disadvantaged, directed William into those areas. He also showed a desire to focus on the needy in Africa, sometimes working with his brother's charity, Sentebale."

 

William became aware of HIV/AIDS in the mid-1990s, when his mother began to take her two sons to visit shelters and clinics for those suffering from the disease. In January 2005, William and his brother volunteered at a British Red Cross aid distribution centre to pack emergency supplies for countries that were affected by the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami. Later, in September, William granted his patronage to Centrepoint, a charity that assists the homeless. During the period when his mother had been patron of Centrepoint, he had accompanied her on visits to its headquarters and projects.

 

William also worked in the children's unit at The Royal Marsden Hospital for two days of work experience in 2005, as well as helping out in the medical research, catering, and fund raising departments. The same year, he spent two weeks in North Wales with a mountain rescue team. In May 2007, William became patron of both organisations (his mother had also previously been patron of the Royal Marsden Hospital) and he became attracted to Mountain Rescue England and Wales in order to, in his words, "highlight and celebrate the vital, selfless and courageous work of our mountain rescue organisations"."

 

Children are great at giving

They lovely and so compassionate

They enthusiastic

And they enjoy giving

They are extremely inspirational

I speak as one who has taught them

One who has exhibited for them

But what I received from them

Is far greater than what I taught them

 

Now you see its easy

Everyone has a role to play

When you neglect your role

Everybody suffers

Then masters of destruction are quick

To blame the past, find fault and point fingers

Cut it out!

Your lies aren't working!

You simply fooling yourself

And you throw yourself in the rubbish bin

For being destructive!

Then people watch in disbelief

Others laugh, because they can't decipher what your true colors are

They gasp in disbelief

And maybe say

 

Yhu those beautiful people

Who are so rich

Only to realize the heart needs

A whole lot of scrubbing

Purification

Well, its never too late

Only if you truly want change

Beauty and loveliness is guaranteed

Are you allowing identity crisis to stand in your way?

Double standards, living in the closet?

Results---dysfunction!!!

Don't let your problems be our problems

Ultimately its about your joy, your well being

Your family and your friends

Who's well being is distorted because of you!

 

"The joy of Being, which is the only true happiness, cannot come to you through any form, possession, achievement, person, or event—through anything that happens. That joy cannot come to you—ever. It emanates from the formless dimension within you, from consciousness itself and thus is one with who you are.” – Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth

 

Happy New Year.

Big Hug.

Sweetness and God's deepest blessings to all.

Amen

 

 

 

Ahhh Ngonyama yakwantu

Sithunywa seZulu

Gokra langonaphakade

Sicaka senkosi esiphantsi

Sithunywa sangonaphakade

Zange bakhathale ngawe

Zange bakunike elona yeza lempilo yakho

Yonk' idoda inelayo iyeza

Angakho onke amanye

Kodwa linye

Ladalwa yiNgcwele yeNgcwele

Phambi kokuba zibekho zonke izinto

Umyezo ongcwalisekileyo wase Eden

Labaphilisa Dalibhunga

Kodwa bakuvimba wena kanye lento ibaphe ubomi, injabulo nemincili

They know that

Those who love fiercely

Hurt most

Still they didn't care

Why?

Kudala ndicinga

Kodwa NguThixo yedwa owaziyo

 

Why would they not tell you the greatest news about how God supported your mission of

Reconciling all Nations and building a solid foundation for your country

A 19 year old shows up and swiftly soften hearts of Afrikaners

She effortlessly grabs heart and soul of the enemy

She grabs Headlines in their newspaper

They write about her in their language Afrikaans

She moves your mission forward at the very moment that the commissioners were feeling discouraged because white South Africans were not cooperating.

Still they keep this from you Madiba

They deprive you your heart's desire Mr President

They were all employed by you, surely they must have know that you would want to know how God was with you in your mission of love! Still they keep this from you. Why?

 

Don't worry Khulu, Mtheb' omhle

 

that was God's way of saying

 

Well Done my dearest beloved, my faithful servant, now you may rest in the presence of your Lord.

 

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The very people you trusted

You gave them your love

You gave them your soul

You laid down your life for them

But it was not reciprocated

 

Perhaps its easy for me to feel your pain, because I have been in your shoes

The very first time my family saw me crying was during my TRC testimony

 

Ohhh she's always so strong

We didn't know???

 

Is there a human being who feels no pain?

 

"He who knows it, feels it!" Song

 

"Hurting some one is very easy, but when you yourself are hurt you then know the agony on being hurt and crushed into pieces."

 

“There’s a natural law of karma that vindictive people, who go out of their way to hurt others, will end up broke and alone.” Sylvester Stallone

 

Today I know your spirit is well and rested, because you did all your Master appointed you to do. And the Master has given you double portion for all the pain you suffered on earth.

 

What is comforting is that you knew without a shadow of doubt that;

 

"Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you." - Princess Diana

 

Today I smile too Khulu because,

 

“It doesn’t matter who hurt you, or broke you down, what matters is who made you smile again.”

 

And today we home in the heart of love, the very best home ever, because;

 

"A House is Built by Hands, But a Home is Built by Heart!"

 

Rest In Peace Maqhawe namaqhawekazi ethu, nisiphe the very best of things, love!

 

"You can do all things, but its useless without love."