Power For Life Now, June newsletter

Greetings,

The June Tap Into Transformation event went off without a hitch, as we accessed our theme… BOLDNESS. Jeannine and I taught a great routine to the classic song, Mack the Knife. After a break to eat, we played a game of Sharpettes. This time Jeannine and I picked 10 people we considered BOLD, wrote Sharpettes for them, and had our participants try and guess them. Here are four of them. I “borrowed” (copied and pasted) them from Jeannine’s newsletter. Thanks honey!


_____?____
Moonstruck actress, I got you babe
Like a singing diva with outrageous clothes.


______?_____
A futbol star, Brazilian joy
Like a wizard, kicking spectacular goals.

And now two more without the pictures.

_____?_____
Prime Minister, British leader
Like an Iron Lady leading the way.

_____?_____
Crossbow in hand, yodeling strong
Like an alpine guy shooting apples off heads.

After several years of being asked off and on whether I teach tap dancing, I have now started teaching again. Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:15 pm to 8:30 pm are beginning classes. Tuesdays at 5:30 pm is an intermediate class. And Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:45 am is set for youth classes.

I am also hosting a camp in July! It is for youth ages 8-13, and is a unique offering of tap dance, acting and performance fun with theater games and such; plus educational games and toys, and success skills for the classroom and beyond! Click on this link to check it out on my web page. http://bit.ly/InnertainmentJuly

Finally, as the summer heats up, may you burn boldly and bright within your own being, shining your love into our world.

And may you have Power For Life, Now!
David

Coincidence vs. Synchronicity

There are coincidences, and then there are synchronicities. A coincidence is pretty much contained in the word…. co – incident. Something that happens at the same time as something else. There is no deep meaning to it (at least as one can figure) and seems random. However, a synchronicity is when something happens that aligns with another happening as a way one can see a connection that binds the two in some way. It is much deeper in meaning than a “mere” coincidence. It can act as a sign, a guide, an affirmation, or a confirmation in one’s life… if… you can see the synchronicity.
 

Now, there is the synchronicity of my wife Jeannine speaking what I think. It happens so often, it is clear it is not just coincidence. I will be thinking something, and she will say it, perhaps 5-15 seconds after I have thought it. Why didn’t I say it? Who knows? Why does she say it? Who knows? But invariably I will then tell her, “I just thought that!” And she will give me a knowing look and say, “There are no private thoughts.”

interracial-couple

 

Now, moving on… I recently received a Father’s Day letter from my mom. I didn’t know it because it was a week past Father’s Day. I got the mail, saw she had sent me an envelope, and I put the mail on the kitchen counter. I had wanted to watch a show I taped, so I made an ice cream cone and plopped myself down to be entertained. I had not made an ice cream cone in almost a year and had forgotten we even had ice cream cones. After the show, I opened my mother’s envelope and there was a $100.00 check plus a $1.00 bill with the attached note to the bill that said, “Have an ice cream cone or two!!” Love Mom, Happy Belated Father’s Day. So, this was not just coincidence… it was much too co-ordinated. But what could be the deeper meaning of a simple ice cream cone note? That energy moves beyond its borders and affects us in subtle ways. Would I have had an ice cream cone had I not touched the envelope? Did the energy of the note make its way into my consciousness and “communicate” to me though I hadn’t opened it yet? What do you think?

Obama ice cream

Lastly, I was recently doing yard work, and had some small plant clippers I used to cut back some vines. I gathered up the vines and bagged them. Then I went back to cut more, and could not find my cutters. I look all over, and they were not to be found. I went into the garage and found another cutting tool. I said to myself, “Well, I am sure they will turn up.” The next morning, I woke up, and went to make a cup of coffee. Out the window I spotted a robin hunting for food. I had seen this robin on many occasions, hunting in our yard. But I had never seen it where it was now. It was standing on the play structure, on the base wood about a foot off of the ground. It was just standing there. I found myself curious and went for a closer look as to what it was doing. As I got closer to the window, it hopped off and landed… right next to the cutter I had misplaced! How I could have missed that yesterday I do not know. But there it was in plain sight… shown to me by… a bird!? So, coincidence or synchronicity?

garden shears    robin

 
I have experienced life being more synchronistic as I continue to open myself to spiritual growth. The sensitivity to Holy Spirit’s guidance, signs, and messages is not contained in only one mode of communication. The creator can use all of creation to speak to us… and does. Hence the challenge of Jesus is clear when he said, Let those who have the eyes to see, see… and the ears to hear, hear.
 
May you have Power For Life, Now!
David

Tap Into Transformation, July

Husband and wife tap dancers Jeannine Goode-Allen & David Sharp
present a community tap dance event

TAP INTO TRANSFORMATION

firework

This month’s theme:

DON’T BELIEVE ME JUST WATCH!

Join us for fun, food and friendship at our gorgeous studio in North Boulder.

Friday, July 1, 2016, 7:00 pm

Viriditas Studio
4939 N. Broadway, Unit 65

Boulder, CO 80304

Tickets: 
$25.00 – At the door
$20.00 – Purchased online
($5.00 Discount for students)

Ticket includes dinner

For tickets call: 1-888-612-8189
Online at: www.viriditasllc.com

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

We will teach you tap steps… and we provide tap shoes for both men and women!

Prepare to have an absolute blast!

 

Sharpettes & Annie Ruth’s Truths, June

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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inspirational card

Inspiring
Deeply moving, touching the soul
Like grand vistas, small miracles, and love

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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?!”

Annie Ruth & David Sharp
On Greeting Cards

David, shopping at the local Walgreens with Annie Ruth: “Mom, did you want to pick up some cards?

Annie Ruth: “I don’t pick up cards, I pick OUT cards.”

This was her way to start talking about how she enjoys buying greeting cards specific to the person and personality.