Joyfuel Saraswati Playshop, can you come and play?

art by Sue Halstenberg

Dear Joyfuellers,
It’s time to shine and play together in a zoom-based playshop devoted to YOUR creativity and JOY and a creativity goddess, Saraswati…. Can you join us?
Who:    YOU are invited.
What:   2 hours of creative play and expressive heART exploration through listening to stories, music, movement and expressing our own creative nature. (No previous art making experience necessary. Nothing is required but an open heART. Bring whatever art supplies you might enJOY playing with. More details will be shared with friends who register.)
When:   Sunday August 1st, 7pm to 9pm EDT (New York timezone) and/or Monday August 2nd, 11am to 1pm EDT. (Come to ONE or BOTH.)
 
Where:  Join us from YOUR place in our world, in Becky’s zoom room. (This is a private event and will NOT be livestreamed.)

Why:    Joyfuel Playshops provide time and space to rekindle and express your creative nature, perhaps meet some new friends, and make something of meaning and/or beauty that did not previously exist! Come to dance, enJOY music, hear a few stories and be inspired by a Goddess of Creativity, Art, Music, Words–Saraswati!What’s NEXT? RSVP by emailing me to let me know you can join us for the first or second session–or BOTH, that’s fab too. becky@joyfuel.org

Oooooh and in case you’re wondering….  there is no formal cost but your precious attention. I offer my work in gift economy spectrum with the intention to be as inclusive as possible. I’ll share more during the playshop, but please know you are not required to pay anything. If you choose to gift to me, I am grateful and shall share half of your gift with an organization doing worldchanging work.
so much LOVE for your JOY,

Joyfuel is simmering a new Playshop May 28, join me for JOY!

Dearest Joyfuellers,

I have so many beautiful stories to share with you about this past year. I have never felt more devoted to my sacred mixed-media work than this past year, and finding ways to express, and attempt to inspire the JOY of others –my favorite music of all– through my work.

By breaking our hearts open in sadness, physical separation and loss during this past year of the Pandemic, Mama Earth is calling us into loving action towards the reduction of unnecessary suffering in the world. It is time to risk and love as if today might be the last day to love, because truly I know that LOVE and a new way of looking and being love will save us and create our new story together.

I am devoted to using–and reinventing– media and technology for kindness, creativity and joy, aspiring  towards co-creating peace on earth.

Through intentional use of technology, my heart and actions fly around our Earth (while from my home upon Tuscarora and Catawba land in North Carolina) working with and for so many others who are no longer waiting for governments to fix broken and hurtful systems of our world… instead we are doing the healing and restorative sacred listening work we need now.  It is beautiful. It is time to shine and become the love we were made to be.

I am humbled and in awe of what I am connected to, In service to a bigger vision than Joyfuel. While Joyfuel is on the backburner, it is still simmering while I learn, listen and discover more of how I might use my lifelong experience in communications to make a more significant impact for good in the world. Joyfuel is still here and in a few months, after World UNITY Week–a massive global giftfest, for which I am working behind the scenes–, I will begin devoting more daily time to the Joyfuel Trifecta (kindness, creativity and joy).

In the meantime I wanted to share what I hope is a lovely opportUNITY for us to play together towards animating YOUR joy. This Friday May 28 at 12 noon EDT (New York time) we have a Joyfuel Playshop! WooHoooooooo!!!!!!!!

Register for JOY HERE

Come and dedicate two hours to your own personal JOY, creativity and more than a smidge of self kindness.
Using basic art supplies (crayons, markers, oil pastels, etc… whatever you have!), music and words we will journey and co-create together what I hope will be a playful and joyful uplifting time together in our private zoom room.
This playshop is offered within the spectrum of gift economy. Half of all funds bless me and my family, the other half will support two groups of women doing healing and restorative work in the Amazon Rainforest and in Cameroon.
You are welcome to gift to me if you choose and as you are able, any amount you choose, or support my work through Patreon.
I am deeply grateful for all gifts,  and especially the gift of your presence.
Here is a short video sharing more about the Playshop!
https://youtu.be/TCys-6j3Ez4

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To complete your registration visit
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(This is a private event and will not be streamed online. This is for YOU if you are interested in learning more about consciously cultivating JOY in your life and JOY as a daily practice.)
So much love from my heART to yours,
Becky
p.s. Make a wish…. blow out (yes, exhale on the image for realsies)… and I am praying with you: We shall be blessed.

Joyfuel Kindcast musician Pushkara Sally Ashford

dear ones,

On my journey to reclaiming my personal joy I made a conscious decision to bring people and experiences into my life that brought me joy— daily. Today I would like to extend an opportunity worthy of your attention and time— for your JOY!

Check out the Joyfuel kindcast – with Pushkara Sally Ashford who shares her journey as a singer who lost her voice and went on to find her soul. Pushkara is a peace activist, is 80 years old and lives on Whidbey Island in Washington state. Please join us for about 70 mins and comment in the chat and offer your own reflections on her remarkable life story, and her music which is totally UPlifting and beautiful!  (Visit the Joyfuel YouTube Channel here and SUBSCRIBE https://www.youtube.com/user/monkeychimonkeydo/videos .)

If you can’t join live, the video will still be there after it airs so you can revisit… but if youcando LIVE we can connect and reflect in the chat beside the video. (This sounds like joy to me.) with so

much love for our joy… becky

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creativity and the headvoices that lie

Dear Ones, Please join me for 28 days of creative play! Joyfuel HeARTs is open for “registration”. Registering means I will send you creative, joyfuelled messages for 28 days. (Or however many days we have left when you register.)

Watch this video to hear what I believe about you (and me) and the voices in our head.

Want to come and play? If so, register here.

much love for your JOY!
<3 becky

new ePlayshop dedicated to JOY–YOURS

dear ones,

I’m super excited! I have been very busy preparing a new Joyfuelled-adventure dedicated to activating our JOY through lots of 15-minute bursts of creative expressive heART projects!  Drumroll….

Registration is now open for JOYFUEL HEARTS–
a MONTH-LONG ePlayshop dedicated to
JOY through creative art play!

  • Beginning Friday August 23rd, 2019 you will receive at least one email a day for 28 days with yummy, creative, colorful content to inspire you for at least 15 minutes creating everyday,  for JOY! Emails will include creativity videos, writing prompts, audio recordings, Joyfuel Gems of Wisdom, and joyfood for thoughtall to inspire creative muse and ultimately your JOY.
  • In addition to once-a-day email LOVE we will have once a week LIVE Zoom calls where we will meet and get to know each other by sharing stories, live creativity projects and joy!
  • We also will have a private Facebook Joyfuel Circle!

Gifting (aka cost, money, moolah, $$$$)

I’m offering this in gift economy which means participants can gift back to me, if and as they choose. The bottom line is JOY!

Suggested Supplies

In determining our projects I was very cognizant to use as few materials as possible, to UPCYCLE or MAKE something from something else, and to provide multiple options so hopefully you won’t need to purchase very many things. (If you live in the Raleigh/Wake Forest, North Carolina area and want to borrow some of my things, you are welcome to my stuff… my studio is YOUR studio!)

I will send our participants the full list soon, but here are some things you can start gathering to put in your heART box to get ready for the adventure! These are our to-be- upcycled materials.


♥ craft foam, flat packing foam
♥ assorted plastic bottles tops, lids (plastic and/or metal), and wine corks (Plastic or cork)
♥ make up foam sponges (used is fine)
♥ flat cardboard (like cereal, crackers or food boxes)
empty toilet paper rolls or paper towel rolls (curious? : )
♥ TWO or more flat erasers (look in drawers before buying, it’s ok if they have been slightly used)
♥ an old hard-covered book to be turned into a heART journal
♥ assorted scraps of paper, wrapping paper, colorful napkins (serviettes), sheet music, programs, words/images ripped from magazines/newspaper
paper with something printed on one side
♥ 2 or 3 Compact Discs you no longer want 
♥ an old white cotton t-shirt, OR plain white tea towel 
OR piece of cotton or linen

 

Register by clicking image above or here.

(Ooooooweeeeeee! I like seeing all that BOLD text…. and I LOVE using what we have instead of buying NEW!)

After reading this list I hope you are curious about WHAT we will be making!!!! I’m going to remain a little secretive as I think some of the greatest JOY might come from surprises, but here are a few little hints 🙂

♥ mini journals ♥ prayer flags ♥ stamps ♥ cards ♥ heART journal ♥ stencils ♥  & MORE ♥

This online ePlayshop is inspired by my real-life playshops and I am going to do my best to make this as personal and enJOYable as if we were sharing the same paint tray!

I hope you will join me for this adventure. Please email or leave me a message on the Joyline with any questions and I’ll get back with you!  And register now for our August 23rd start date!

dedicated to JOY, (especially yours) xoxo
becky


Register by clicking image above or here.

p.s. if you’d like to read how participants felt about their experiences with the past Joyfuel ecourse check these out…

Discovering Our Gifts (video)

Hello Dearhearts!

Last year so many people cheered me on and backed my attendance at the Appalachian State Expressive Arts Therapy Institute, in North Carolina. Thank you so very much! Because of kindness and generosity –and my husband’s holding of the fort   — I was given time and space to deepen my own heART practice, to study Joanna Macy’s work Active Hope–among the many other en spirited offerings of the Institute.

Infused by my heARTfull mountain experience I wrote and gave a talk about our super powers. In this 7 minute excerpt I talk about the power of “Our Gifts” . I share this with the prayer that we each remember and discover the powerful gifts we have to live and give!

Because of you, I am.
becky suzik

Thank you to UU Peace Fellowship of Raleigh for the opportunity to share my heART in this talk. And I hold deep gratitude always to my many teachers including Joanna Macy and those attending and creating the Appalachian State Expressive Art Institute. 

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