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World Pulse Tour October 2-22, 2011

Mentors and Midwives, Jensine and the three correspondents

The Media tour, World Pulse Live 2011, has impacted my life in various ways. Five cities, 14 speaking events, thousands seated and listening to us was a great honor. Actually it went on better and better; from Portland, the world Pulse office to the White House, the further we went, the more advanced it was.

At the beginning of the journey we did not know how and where to start from because we have so many things to tell the world but limited to only 5 minutes; most times we had to use one word to mean several and that was where the questions arose from. Thanks to Nan Crawford, the speaking couch for training us how to say what we wanted to say with specificity.

One major thing I realized from this speaking tour is that so many people in this world do not know about what happens outside their world. It was always jaw dropping to many to hear about for example a family ruined by HIV, a girl buying a dictionary to learn English, speaking to the trees and nature....
I think it is time for us to open up and visit places to find out what happens beyond our worlds so that we can be able to take actions accordingly (innovations for sustainability in both developed and the developing worlds).
As we were sharing our stories, some people were appreciating what they are and getting stronger to do the extra ordinary. I heard comments like "If you can do it, I can do it too." The atmosphere of sharing ideas and experiences brings about innovative thinking and courage which forces others to find solutions to the troubles in the world.

This may sound stupid but one of my greatest moments in the tour and in my life; I have always heard of massage and FEARED to even "try" to know what happens about it - exposing my body to someone, noway! Not until Ellie of World Pulse asked us prior our tour if we needed it and to what extent1/4, 1/2, 3/4 or FULL massage. Surprisingly we all secretly opted for full massage.
The day came for the massage, my heartbeat arose each time I thought of who was going to do this to me and how?! Portland massage by Krystee Sidwell Lmt - www.krysteesidwell.com became the most wonderful first loving touch in my life. I wondered how I would show her that I appreciated her handwork, I gave her my small treasure, my jewelries as a token of appreciation, I secretly hid it under her pillow. You can NOT imagine what she did the next day after seeing my note and the little gift under her pillow; Krystee fetched ALL her jewelries, 1000times more than what I gave her and gave them to us. I was like aaaaaaaawwwwwwwhhhh! I can never forget you Krystee! And Dr. Hauschka for the face and foot massage, and all the skin care supplies you gave to us and to all those who were present in all the events,also to Eileen Fisher for the bags and support you us and to all those who were present in all the events, I deeply appreciate all of you.

I would like to extend my sincere thanks to the World Pulse team, the team of mentors and midwives and to my mentor Kat Haber and Ruth Beedle and to you Rachael and Scott for making this happen in the very last minutes. Thanks to you Jensine for holding your dream and laboring to shoulder global voice, the voices of the forgotten, the voices of the unheard, the voices of the wounded. Your dedication, courage and heart will at one point twist the whole world to listen to the whole world (all peoples, all languages, all nations, all creatures).

I will wind my appreciation to all the listeners, all those who attended our events from Portland to Washington DC, what can I say about going to Intel headquarters? the White house, grassroots women, stepping into places of honors? A LOT to be thankful for forever. Thank you so much, from the bottom of my heart!!!

As the world population is expected to hit seven billion on Monday 31 October 2011 according to the United Nations, let us think of what we want of the world starting with our families, our communities, our countries, our continents and the whole world. Education?, Economy??, Marriages???, Children????, Nature?????, democracy and political freedom??????, Health???????, Technology???????. Say what you have to say, do what you have to do to save our world.

Comments

juliapp's picture

Beatrice, I want you to thank

Beatrice, I want you to thank yourself. Your resiliency, strength and humor have touched many hearts and souls. Thank you Beatrice. xojulia

AchiengNas's picture

I am thanking myself

For having let the world know realities they have never heard of. I did it!!
Thank you Julia

I believe everybody has the potential to live a better life. Given the Opportunity, Education and Motivation ANYONE can become someone admirable. Nobody is a NOBODY, everybody is SOMEBODY.

ruthibelle's picture

Beautiful recollections

Very beautiful recollections from your WP journey. It sounds exciting and absolutely thrilling. I'm really happy for all of you who overcame your reservations and spoke to those large audiences. Honestly wish I could've been there to see it.

Love,
Ruthibelle
ruthibelle.blogspot.com

AchiengNas's picture

Thanks Ruth

I am so glad I shared. I am so eager to see a world where people are no longer ignorant of what happens across their boarders, we have one planet, we need to embrace each other.

I believe everybody has the potential to live a better life. Given the Opportunity, Education and Motivation ANYONE can become someone admirable. Nobody is a NOBODY, everybody is SOMEBODY.

Greengirl's picture

Congratultions betrice

I cannot agree with you any less that the atmosphere of sharing ideas and experiences brings about innovative thinking and courage which forces others to find solutions to the troubles in the world. Sharing of ideas sure has power and force. I bet Beatrice, that the tour was a very wonderful and life transforming experience for you. I have also been inspired and stimulated by your sharing prowess.
A big warm hug and congratulations to you, dear Sister and Friend!

Olanike

While there, so many things inspired me to take action. I have that we should mind the impact of whatever we do or say to anyone, it can either inspire them to do more or tire them apart. We should always inspire and motivate others as much as we can because the torn will tell their story some day. Let us work for the good of our world and not just our income, our families and countries because we are ONE.

I believe everybody has the potential to live a better life. Given the Opportunity, Education and Motivation ANYONE can become someone admirable. Nobody is a NOBODY, everybody is SOMEBODY.

usha kc's picture

Dear sister Bea, thank you so

Dear sister Bea, thank you so much for sharing your unforgetable experience among us I enjoyed to read it dear.

AchiengNas's picture

Thank you Usha

I would like to recommend you to keep your stories, ideas and dreams alive in these social networks. We should never loos hope on our passion. Say it out whenever you have the opportunity, speaking and writing is another way of healing.
Thanks for following with us.

I believe everybody has the potential to live a better life. Given the Opportunity, Education and Motivation ANYONE can become someone admirable. Nobody is a NOBODY, everybody is SOMEBODY.

Stella Paul's picture

I know why they love you

Sitting continents away, I am able to visualize the tour through your words. I am sure, this is what everyone who heard you - and in person - did, see and live all the experience and the dreams you shared with them.

There is something else I am feeling here: a lot of warmth in your voice and a strong sense of strength. This is what women -especially those in trouble and those without a direction - need. So, you, my dear, have the qualities to be a great leader -one that everyone loves! I will keep following your work, promise!

Stella Paul
Twitter: @stellasglobe

AchiengNas's picture

Thank you Stella

You are one of the most active 2011 correspondents. Keep up! and thanks for following with us.

I believe everybody has the potential to live a better life. Given the Opportunity, Education and Motivation ANYONE can become someone admirable. Nobody is a NOBODY, everybody is SOMEBODY.

faridaY's picture

Well done Beatrice. Continued

Well done Beatrice. Continued good wishes to you on the journey ahead.

AchiengNas's picture

Thank you Farida

Good wishes to your journey too. Lets not loose hope, social networks is the way to go, put your life experiences, innovative ideas (technology) and dreams into action using the internet and some day it will be like a dream.

I believe everybody has the potential to live a better life. Given the Opportunity, Education and Motivation ANYONE can become someone admirable. Nobody is a NOBODY, everybody is SOMEBODY.

MaDube's picture

Not only did you get to raise

Not only did you get to raise your voice but you got full body massages in the process too!!! What more can a woman ask for, you have freedom, you have dignity plus pampering :-). Your post is inspiring Beatrice and well done to you for the job aptly executed.

AchiengNas's picture

Thank you MaDube

Yes I loved the pampering. Having shared my story was the most important beat of this journey. I felt I was fulfilling the mission of my living. Whether in the schools I work in or local community here in Uganda, I gladly love to see someone take positive action for their lives and the lives of others.

I believe everybody has the potential to live a better life. Given the Opportunity, Education and Motivation ANYONE can become someone admirable. Nobody is a NOBODY, everybody is SOMEBODY.

Potter's picture

What a lovely message!

Beatrice, your words never fail you! What a wonderful summary of your WP tour. And, now, Uganda yearns for your return. Your talent, idealism, creativtity, empathy, compassion, dedication, insight and and and...and LOVE and SPUNK...all that, will prevail. Now you have a world full of women who want to know what you embark on next!!! With loads of love and admiration, Jana P

AchiengNas's picture

Thank you Jana

I am even more proud this week that the organization I work for has won an award as the best charity to work for. It means the grassroots people are feeling our impact. We need to change the face of this world by creating positive impacts wherever we go and keeping the network ALIVE.

I believe everybody has the potential to live a better life. Given the Opportunity, Education and Motivation ANYONE can become someone admirable. Nobody is a NOBODY, everybody is SOMEBODY.

Potter's picture

Hooray!!!

Congratualtions! What a lovely welcome home gift!

jap21's picture

Hi Beatrice

It is soooo exciting to hear all this! Thanks for sharing it with us. One is left asking oneself: Could it get any better? and yes, it does get even better, because afterwards you get to build more friendships, get to know better some of the people you met, and share your new attitude with other crowds that are, believe it or not, eager to hear you speak.

You are a true leader, go on! We are all cheering you!

Love,

Jackie

Jacqueline Patiño FundActiva
Tarija - Bolivia
South America
www.jap21.wordpress.com

AchiengNas's picture

True Jackie

You were on this platform last year, you were the first couch in our very first speaking couching by Nan I would like to appreciate your strength and courage especially the determination to get education and the level you are in now. We share alot in common. Yes, some of the people I met would like to do something about my community. Simple connections with great impacts. As long as hope is restore to the hopeless through my speech, regardless of the country I shall always remain blessed and will be glad they did!!

I believe everybody has the potential to live a better life. Given the Opportunity, Education and Motivation ANYONE can become someone admirable. Nobody is a NOBODY, everybody is SOMEBODY.

jap21's picture

Yes dear

And I am awed at your determination, strength, and peaceful love showing off from within you.

Lots of love,

Jackie

Jacqueline Patiño FundActiva
Tarija - Bolivia
South America
www.jap21.wordpress.com

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