As a public speaker I joined Toastmasters to gain confidence where a whole new world slowly blazed 2 bright, right here, in front of me: new friends, more education on personal/work advocacy, through an ordinary/special Pathways to Knowing. I had little clues that acute listening skills are treasured presents learned along the various topics towards effectively communicating with anyone, and for creating Ideas worth Sharing.
In our cities where Freedom of Speech is being eroded at an obscene rate, by plenty of greedy ass-a-holics, Speaking Out is sometimes viewed as negative and troublesome. As an author I now SEE that unless one has massive propaganda carriers, Paid Lobbyists, marketing to the MAX, Big Bucks, and In The Know, we have almost diddly squat chance of berthing our Talents 4 Genuine Public Interest, or to contribute in society and Truly Serve. Walking. Circles. In. The. Mustard. Makes me Mad as Hell, and Stronger!
The Good News is that our Best Allies are OURSELVES/Each Other, and relationships formed through shared hobbies and interests. Remember the Civil Rights Movement and Black Lives Matter? Yes. Its worldwide success was all about Getting Together. Stacked Up with Courage to Take Our Piece of Peace...
This pic above shows how powerful we are, how far we've come, and our hopes for the present and future. Following The Light. Are you living your Precious Heart's Desire? I am, through small endeavours which ripple out through the universe and come back to me, and others, as Altered Thought Waves.
The pic below represents You and Me having a Lightbulb Moment. Make Sure To Plug In or the Frequency may move right on past, to Robot Joe next door. Be Aware If You Dare.
My friend George has been teaching grounding this week (not my best subject), and leaving the world alone. Not quite there yet George, but keeping the balance with you is what makes life worthwhile. Lulu & George Forever, and Another Day.
I will be interviewed by Peter Gray for his show On The Couch VCA RADIO 88.5FM Ellenbrook Western Australia this Sunday at 6pm, to promote Toastmasters. If you'd like to join us, TUNE IN. I'll have plenty to say! For more information please go to www.toastmasters.org or my Facebook Page.
How do you advocate for yourself? Tell me your story @ www.hunterksmith.com and thanks for reading my blog. If you enjoyed it, please Share.
PS: I regularly write through my book characters. Between George and Lulu, the world as we know it can easily change for the better. I look forward to the day when my book is made into a movie and George and Lulu come to life, this time on screen. If you'd like to read more about them plus other wild and meaningful characters, you'll find them in my latest book which is titled Creating with a Bang! and received Three 5 Star Reviews from The International Review Panel.
All The Best,
*The Views expressed by Hunter K. Smith in this fictional blog or in any other form or media are based on her own interpretation of 15 years' science and medicine research including The 26 Year China Study and Forks Over Knives DVD. They are personal views only. Please consult a Nutritionally Qualified Doctor, Dentist or Vet for advice and before using (or ingesting) any food, drink, plant, nutrient or natural recipe remedy, on humans and/or animals. Thank You.