Tap Into Transformation, May

Tap into the
M_____ of your Soul!

TAP INTO TRANSFORMATION

May 1, 2015   7-9 pm

Viriditas Studio
4939 N. Broadway, Unit 65
Boulder, CO 80304

flamenco dancer

MEXICO  
Mariachis;  Margaritas  
Like  a  place  to  express  the  M  of  our  souls

What is the M______ of your soul? This Cinco de Mayo come and find out what tapping into the M of your soul means. It could mean tapping into the Muddle of your soul or the Magnificence of your soul… or even the Mystery of your soul. One thing is certain… we will definitely tap into the Mexico of our souls. Yes, we will have Mexican music, Mexican food, and our now famous Margaritas. And… our glorious dark green Mexican sombrero will reappear! Brings yours if you have one!   ¡¡VIVA!!

comida-mexicana

Join husband and wife duo Dr. Jeannine Goode-Allen and Dr. David Sharp in an evening of transformational song, poetry and tap dancing in our gorgeous and inspiring Viriditas Studio in North Boulder. You will laugh, smile and stomp your feet while feeling the joy of moving your body and opening your heart to awe, wonder, beauty, gratitude and more.

Our world so needs each of us to step out onto the stage of life and make manifest our great potential. Experience us as we pave the way to do this by exhibiting the power of Divinity in Action through our spectacular and fun gifts.

mexican guitar player

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity, in a creative community, to acknowledge and share your own gifts, or be inspired to dive into new ones! We will teach you tap steps, and with these tools, we will journey into our hearts to explore and celebrate the human journey, honor its triumphs and challenges, and spark new breakthroughs in the art of living. We will create rhythms, poetry, prayers and praise with our feet, our voices and our bodies, individually and as a group.

To Reserve Tickets: 
1.888.612.8189   or  www.viriditasllc.com
$15.00 admission 
 

We provide the tap shoes!   No experience necessary!

 

Come  manifest  your  most  powerful  creative  self  while  having  an  absolute  blast!  

Power For Life Now, April Newsletter

Greetings!

Our April Tap Into Transformation was a wonderful experience of SINGIN IN THE RAIN. That’s right! I put together a tap dance based on Gene Kelly’s classic scene. I mean, who hasn’t dreamed of doing that dance? Well, we even had umbrellas, and we all danced our hearts out in the safety of a studio where no one was watching but us! This gives our participants the freedom to go for it! Yes, I would love to video it and show what a wonderful time we have every month. Maybe in the future, but for now you will have to trust me on this. Or better yet, come join us! If you want to check out the promo video for it, you will see the routine we taught. I re-imagined myself as Gene Kelly, and Jeannine does a mean Debbie Reynolds!

Gene Kelly

To watch the video click on our photo below.
J and D - singing in the rain

For the second half of the evening Jeannine and I asked “What do you do when you encounter the storms of life?”  We got answers ranging from cooking, to being out in nature, to going running, to praying.

What do you do? I’d love it if you would share it with me.

storms of life

For the last three years, Jeannine and I have journeyed into an extensive study on the music of Africa. Yes, all 54 countries! It has been wonderful and amazing, and it has come to an end as of April. With Jeannine and Gary Grundei, we have created a group of songs that you might enjoy listening to and reading about, if you have not yet done so. This music is based on what we have learned and brought into our own creativity. It is meant to be joyful, entertaining and uplifting. Give it a listen. My last song is a celebration of the Borana people of Ethiopia. They are a nomadic tribe that sometimes has to go to great lengths to obtain water, especially in the dry season. They will dig wells as deep as 90 feet down. I mean huge wells! Then up to twenty men will climb down and haul water up from the depths. And they sing while they are working! This is not your Disney movie with the 7 dwarfs singing, “Whistle while you work.” This is an amazing sound to listen to.

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You can click this link to go to the JOY COLLABORATIVE. Once there you can read about our work and listen to all of the songs. Here are the lyrics to the last song on the Borana people and their amazing wells.

WATERS OF MY ANCESTORS’ SOULS:
ODE TO THE SINGING WELLS OF BORANA
Lyrics and music by David Sharp

Waters of my ancestors’ soul,
may you never run dry.
Hmmmmm.
I will climb down and drink from you.
I will climb down in gratitude.

Thank you for the life you give.
When the ground is dry you let us live.
I give thanks for your waters of life.
I give thanks, you keep us alive.

Waters of my ancestors’ soul.
May you never run dry.
May your waters be blessed.
May your waters be blessed.

No fighting at the well.
There’s no fussing at the well –
this sacred place with all we are
where all are welcome to life.

No money changing hands.
No trade.
Just the gift of life you see.
Just the gift of life.

Waters of my ancestors soul
May you never run dry.
From the high to the low,
the water serves all
the water serves all.

Singing gratitude to the ancestors.
I will climb down and touch you there,
where life is found
in waters deep beneath the earth.
In song the waters rise
that souls may survive
when the dry season comes
we’ll still be alive.

Waters of my ancestors.

Borana - 'Singing Well'

When you go to the site, there will be other links that take you to videos where you can hear how they sing and see how they bring the water up. Yes, I think it is a must watch!

Since 1981, I have been creating what I call Sharpettes. They are three line poetic renderings of words, and they help me understand the power of a single word… even words like a or the or and. I have secured a copyright for them and a trademark and have been developing a board game by the same name. I have many words for this game already, but would love to receive a list of your favorite 50 words. I will use your list to create more Sharpettes. I have hundreds of my own words, but I recently asked some teenagers to give me 50 words each that they would like to see turned into Sharpettes, and they were wonderful! I would never have thought of some of the words they came up with.

The number of words in the English language is roughly 1,025,109. That’s a LOT of words. I am at a point where I would love to have other peoples’ words to work on, not just the ones that come into my head. So please help me out and send me a list of 50 words. They can range from words you think are easy words in our language to difficult. Just send me words you like. THANK YOU.

PLEASE SEND YOUR LIST TO: drdavidsharp@gmail.com.

Here are a couple of examples of Sharpettes.

Contemplation
Soul searching thought; insight’s doorway
Like a meditation with heart and mind.
river canyon dark


Serenity
Peace and quiet; Stillness and calm
Like eternity whispering through one’s soul.Crestone 14

And finally, I am asking anyone who feels called to donate to Camp Kesem. This is a camp for kids whose parents have cancer or have died from cancer. It is a national project with individual chapters on college and university campuses. This year, the University of Colorado is in its second year of hosting such a camp, held at the end of June. My daughter, Danea Sharp, is the Director of the camp. Last year, in its inception, she served as a staff member. This camp takes kids out of their high-stress environment and into the woods, at a beautiful camp facility for a week of fun, bonding, and remembering that there is more to life than the present circumstances they are experiencing. Please check out the link below for more information. Thank you!

CLICK HERE FOR DANEA’S DONATION PAGE

If that link does not take you to Danea’s personal page, CLICK HERE for Camp Kesem, CU Boulder.

In this month of April, and as May approaches, may you have serenity, and may you have Power For Life, Now!

Sharp flying high 1..tt
David

 

 

Enthusiasm!

Enthusiasm
Will’s vibrancy, Gateway to youth
Like blossoms and birds proclaiming springtime.

My mother, Annie Ruth, kept hearing her grandson talk about all the losses he was having on his junior high school basketball team. She said to him, “I am sick and tired of hearing all of your sad stories. I’m coming to your next game and you are going to win. The grandson said, “How do you know?” And she responded, “Because… I’m coming to the game. And I am going to yell and scream so that you know it’s your time to win.”

That is exactly what she did. There she was, a 78-year-old woman, sitting in the bleachers at courtside wearing a fancy hat. As the team started falling behind she began yelling at the top of her lungs… “You’ve GOT to catch up. This is YOUR time to WIN… This is your WINNING time, so you have GOT to catch up. The game was very close and they were tied with a few seconds left when a player on her grandson’s team was fouled. When the player missed the first free throw she yelled… “You – have – to – make – the – next – shot… You have to because you’ve – GOT – to – win – this – game!”

The boy made the shot and the team won the game by one point. The crowd turned to my mother and cheered and clapped for her as well as the basketball team.

Annie_Ruth

Annie’s enthusiasm and love made a huge difference in the energy and self-esteem of the players. They started believing in themselves more because someone believed in them enough to stand up and yell out loud. This changed how they played and they won the game.

Who is an Annie Ruth in your life? Who are you cheering for? It is so important to support each other with our love, energy and enthusiasm.

AFFIRMATION  – This is my winning time.

May you have Power For Life Now!
David

 

 

Sharpettes & Annie Ruth’s Truths, April

I began creating what I call Sharpettes over 30 years ago. As a speaker and writer they became my own way of sharpening my understanding of the meaning, power, and energy of a single word. I am sharing them publicly now in hopes that you will enjoy them as much as I have enjoyed creating them.

The first line is the word.
The second line defines or describes the word twice, 4 syllables for each attempt. You may place a comma or semi-colon between each attempt. So, the second line has a total of 8 syllables.
The third line is a simile. It always begins with the word “Like”, and paints a picture of the word in 10 or 11 syllables.

On some Sharpettes the 4th or 5th syllable of the third line will rhyme with the word on the first line itself. This can yield another insight into the word chosen, and provides a unique and fun poetic challenge.

Enjoy!
David

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freedom

Freedom
Not controlled by; restriction-less
Like nothing in the way of your “yea” or “nay”

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Annie Ruth’s Truths are my renderings of folk wisdom and country common sense, gained from a lifetime of listening to my mom, who has a unique way with words, as well as a witty, joyous and playful attitude to go with it! Always fun or sassy, they tell the truth and can make you laugh, shake your head and go “Hmph!” or even make you shout, “Whaaat?!”

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“Folks treat you better if they know you have someplace else to go.”

This is the reason mom never sold our house when dad was offered jobs as a minister that came with a manse.