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Introducing myself and my journal: The Theater of Life

About Me:
I am a woman and minister living in Portland, Oregon, though I do not have a church. My background and graduate degree is in theater arts and I have tried to tie this in with creating sacred rituals and ceremonies celebrating all aspects of Life. I was very blessed to be introduced to global women's issues and women's empowerment through a book called The Soul Of Money by Lynne Twist. I had at one time wanted very much to support women in the arts, and through a series of events, I was led to this book, then to a young woman who had been to India on an internship to study women and NGOs in Puna. I met more women who introduced me to Kiva.org, and I began to see that I could make a difference in women in the arts through supporting micro loans, buying and sharing information on Fair Trade artisan items, and through supporting self-reliance and empowerment through putting my money where my heart is. While by American standards I am considered resource poor, by global standards I am extremely rich, and so with an open heart and an open purse, I began giving Consciencious Giving Parties where each person was encouraged to donate what they could afford (usually $5-$10) to the chosen organization. This year's first annual party is to raise money for Heifer International both in livestock and through their WiLD (Women in Livestock Development program). What I realized is that most of us want to make a difference, we want to reach out and connect with a larger global community of women, but don't know how or don't feel what little we can give is enough, so I encourage all of us to realize that while individually we can create a beautiful stream of abundance for others, collectively we can make a an entire ocean. When we pool our resources, giving with open hearts we contribute so much more than each of us individually. And this in turn strengthens our connection with our local and global community. We reach out and meet those we never would have had the opportunity to meet and come together to create greater good in our own and collective Life. Life is like a theater and each of us has a role to play that is uniquely created for us. The drama, the beauty, the greater expansion of Life comes when we join in community and work together, collectively, collaboratively to create something greater than any of us could ever imagine. As World Pulse has expressed, we pulse with the river of Life through each of us, and we are connected by a deeper force, a primordial force that ties us together.

I bless all who cross my path and those whom I may never meet but I know touch my life through their beauty, dedication, will and strength to carry the light of womanhood forward to greater expression and greater voice. I have so much to learn, thank you all for sharing your stories and your Truth with us all. Feel free to visit my website, engage in the blogs, I thank you all!
http://sacredceremonies.weebly.com

My Passions:
Theater, music, connecting with other women around the world

My Challenges:
Working to be true to myself, to find my own voice, and to bless my prosperity while at the same time growing it so I can do greater good in the world

My Vision for the Future:
A world where women are truly equal. Even in America, where we do have a greater sense of freedom, we are still oppressed by our own sense of limitation and often low self esteem. I hope for a future where women believe in themselves.

My Areas of Expertise:
Theater, music, giving benefit concerts and fundraisers

Comments

JaniceW's picture

Welcome

It is a blessing to have you as a member of PulseWire. Your words are an inspiration. It is wonderful to read about your efforts to raise more awareness of the support needed around the world and how collectively, we can make a difference. Your strong sense of community and solidarity with your neighbours around the world is so appreciated and I look forward to hearing of your continued efforts on their behalf.

Your theatre and faith background provides you with a unique perspective and I sense that your contributions will transform lives as you share your knowledge, dreams and hopes with the community. Here, you will find inspiring women who have courageously confronted the difficult environment they found themselves in, and women who are speaking out for those who are oppressed into silence or are unheard. I encourage you to reach out to other members to share your ideas, visions and success stories, or start a dialogue by commenting on another journal entry.

Voices, such as your own, have such power in creating awareness of what is happening around us and I look forward to reading more from you. Here, you can never speak too loudly or say too much. Your words ring out and bring ideas to life. You can empower others who have been hesitant to speak and show them that indeed, together we can create a future where anything could be possible. Again, welcome and thank you for joining PulseWire.
Janice

georgetted's picture

Addition of my webiste

Janice,

Thank you for your kind words. I feel so inspired! I forgot to put my website on my intro, so here it is

http://sacredceremonies.weebly.org

Thank you for the amazing work you do and may your holidays be filled with joy, hope, love, and wonder!

Georgette

I just wanted to share that last night I held my First Annual Consciencious Giving Party with the donations going to Heifer International. I had a suggested donation of $5-$10 so that people felt empowered to give without feeling the stress of not giving enough. I set the goal for the party at $150.00 and we raised $170!!!! I feel so incredibly blessed and honored that my community supported this small, but vital event. With the $170.00, the party donated the following to Heifer International

$40 to WiLD (Women in Livestock Development)
$60 for a flock of three bunnies (bunnies have up to 6 litters a year, so the gift of the first female offspring and training can be passed on to another person in the community quicker than with larger animals, and because everyone likes bunnies!)
$40 for two flocks of chickens
$20 in general cash donation through my Team Heifer website to go where Heifer most needs it to go.
$10 for a share in a sheep

Collectively we were able to make more donations than if we had donated individually, so thank you to everyone who attended the party, and for those who donated even though they were unable to attend, and for those who expressed blessings for the success of the fundraiser.

Blessings to you all
Georgette

Maria Howe's picture

Welcome to Pulsewire!

Hello!

It's exciting to have you here and to learn a bit about you. We all get a little more empowered when more voices join the choir! Please feel free to share your thoughts, stories and encouragement. Hopefully you enjoy becoming a part of this global community.

I think you will make such a positive impact here. I love the idea of Conscientious Giving Parties. It's hard to feel like you are doing enough when you know you would like to be doing so much more. Pooling resources is a great way to do that. Thank you for sharing your perspectives on giving and women's empowerment (even the limitations we place on ourselves). That really resonated with me. I look forward to seeing more of you online and hearing more of your voice.

Listen. Engage. Have Fun!

Regards,
Maria

georgetted's picture

Thank you!

Thanks Maria!
It's been so nice to actually have women hear and respond to each other! I look forward to reading other women's journals and entries as well. What a blessing this site is. Thank you, thank you!

Blessings and Light
G

Fatima Waziri's picture

Hey there! Welcome to

Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

Its so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fun time with your new online friends. I know that you will find this to be a positive experience and I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community.

Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!

Peace!
Fatima

georgetted's picture

Thanks!

Hi Fatima!

Thanks for your welcome! It's been so awesome to receive such encouragement and welcomes from the Pulse Team. I also look forward to learning and connecting more on the website

Many Blessings and Light this holiday season!

Georgette

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