Tuesday, November 10, 2009

SP - The ingredients are mixed – SOUP and UBUNTU - SOUP REPORT 23RD October 2009

The spirit of our ancestors breathed their joy into the call for action
The trees bent their heads as they agreed with the wisdom of the elders

The wind committed to sending the messages to the far corners of the earth.

The seeds of nourishment smiled as their bellies expanded
as the water of life fed them with encouragement to push through the earth
For all to reap the rewards of the harvest.

The birthing of SOUP – Spirit of Unity Project – began with the vision, wisdom and action of Tracy Stallard, Julie Gunn, Wanijiku and Sibylle based on the principles and philosophy of Ubuntu.
Julie Gunn, Chef of SOUP and XL World SOUP Guardian is an eXtraordinary example of Service with Love as she facilitated this landmark conference call.

Her generosity of spirit exemplifies the spirit of Ubuntu on which the philosophy of SOUP was created.

Ubuntu is an Nguni word from South Africa which addresses our interconnectedness, our common humanity, and the responsibility to each other that flows from our connection.

South African Nobel Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu describes Ubuntu as:

"It is the essence of being human. It speaks of the fact that my humanity is caught up and is inextricably bound up in yours. I am human because I belong. It speaks about wholeness, it speaks about compassion. A person with Ubuntu is welcoming, hospitable, warm and generous, willing to share.
Such people are open and available to others, willing to be vulnerable, affirming of others, do not feel threatened that others are able and good, for they have a proper self-assurance that comes from knowing that they belong in a greater whole.

They know that they are diminished when others are humiliated, diminished when others are oppressed, diminished when others are treated as if they were less than who they are.

The quality of Ubuntu gives people resilience, enabling them to survive and emerge still human despite all efforts to dehumanize them."

XL Nation Effective Transformation Circle Call was the catalyst for SOUP to form a circle through the initiative and foresight of Tracy Stallard who willingly shared the above principles.

The result of this opportunity for people to link to-gether to celebrate in Union the meeting of minds, hearts and desires saw the meeting of the 4 chefs with people both inside and outside of XL Nation to open to giving of their wisdom and vision for the accelerated steps to be taken to the next level on a global conference call Friday 10pm London time on the 23rd October, 2009.

Recognition of the fact that Unity must flow through from the inner circle to the outside world is a pre-requisite to build a leadership of quality and accountability. The ripple effect will be a natural re-action for Causes to link with Causes, Business with Business and people with people for quality of life through Freedom of Choice to be a reality in our known lifetime.

Wanjiku Croy who is Kenyan by birth has been residing in London for the past 10years. Her insight of her beloved Africa through the eyes of the World has propelled her forward to be a Chef in SOUP.

Her passion rang through the line as the people on the call heard her speak with their inner ear the value of SOUP bringing projects together through the building, connecting and leveraging a platform which will provide a database for all to unify in the spirit of Ubuntu.
Her thoughts then took her into explaining the upgrading of current projects through the expertise and involvement of existing successful initiatives and causes.

Wanjiku's excitement was contagious as she explored the opportunity for grass roots projects to connect globally with people of like mind. Gaining wisdom from other communities was also forefront in her mind as a resource for the evolvement of mankind’s attitude to each other.

Mica May’s exuberance for life and living was felt by all as she shared her initial reasons for joining XL Nation.
In her fabulous style and with wit and charm she acknowledged right time, right action is the precursor for people to working to-gether to create better communication and action of purpose.

Her heartfelt passion for the growth of Social Enterprise through the collaboration of Causes plus equally bringing Causes together to forge a sustainable and co-creating environment led her to SOUP through XL World Circle.

Ubuntu message reached into her essence and has lifted Mica up for her light to shine within SOUP.

WOW...Words of Wealth continued to flow.....

Sibylle Bernardakis one of the Chefs bringing SOUP into the awareness of the world since January 2009 gave voice to her joy, compassion and empathy for the brewing of harmonious relationships within the framework of the co-creation of activities that are happening within SOUP.

Motion in movement flowed to Annemaree Cotterell, SOUP Circle XL World Scout spoke on making a bigger difference in the world through unifying Business to Causes.

Her expertise with Corporate Business as a Business Coach showed her experience in opening doors for communities of prosperity to regenerate lifestyle and social entrepreneurship with local and global initiatives.

Speaking with dignity and strength of purpose she elaborated on the awareness of value adding business through their code of ethics as they step forward to adjust their mindset in working for the greater good of the whole.

Lynne Hazeldene from Brighton UK then stepped forward to share her goals and visions of linking people globally to achieve peace in our lifetime www.blogtalkradio.com/plantingseedsforpeace

The reality she lives is summed up through Peace Radio:

“We are Creating Peace in OUR Lifetime, by creating partnerships with all leaders for peace and the ordinary people who are making peace happen every day.

We have created a banner to count to one billion souls standing together for peace.

Why?

Wiser people than me say that if we stand together we can cause a shift in mass consciousness, or at least life would never be the same. We are testing the theories of spiritual texts and quantum scientist!

Probably the greatest opportunity for us all ONE by ONE to choose.. There is only one valid question..... WHAT DO YOU CHOOSE?

And in the question lays a solution.

Gina Lazenby staying in Los Angeles had joined the call and immediately the synergies between her and Lynne were recognised as they welcomed the sharing of resources with the group.

Currently Gina is enjoying being a global gypsy and had just returned from a Bioneers conference, which is a 20year American project based on objectives which aligns with Ubuntu philosophy.

Her undisguised emotion of following her truth as a Peace activist was evidenced in the telling of Bioneers partnering with Pachamama Alliance. Her energy then swung to Brazil 20/20 as she recalled the value of this community’s commitment to reducing carbon emissions.

She laughingly said “Ordinary people need to be trained to be activists who don’t climb trees” and out of the blue shared a quote by the Dalai Lama “The World will be changed by Western Women”

More synchronicity happened as Gina finished revealing the book she is reading “Real Wealth of Nations” about the invisible work of women when flow continued with:

“Are we all women present on the call?”

Clarification was called for.

Mica May, Lynne Hazelden, Annemaree Cotterell, Wanjiku Croy, Sibylle Bernardakis, Gina Lazenby, Tetka Rhu and Julie Gunn

It goes without saying, I spoke with passion and conviction as reporter for SOUP in XL World as once committed I am fully present.

My focus is definitely in shining my light on people to elevate their personal enterprises to link them with others of like-mind so that the value created then offers more opportunity to give back for the education and empowerment of those who are ready to take those steps.

We have found a better way to work together through communication and understanding as the essential ingredients. This group is dedicated to exploring, sharing, learning about our similarities and shared connections as we fused the greater vision of SOUP into being.

Join us and have Fun being true to YOU!

And so the trees whispered after listening intently to the voices carried across the seas:
Natural Law speaks of this time, WE are ONE and WE are ALL

Until next time, this is Tetka Rhu – Reporter

www.xlworld.org SOUP Circle
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