Dear USA: Please be kind to one another. Be motived by joy and love. #sharejoynotfear

Selfie-jump Photo by Eyoälha Baker http://www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

Selfie-jump Photo by Eyoälha Baker http://www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

Dear USA:

Please be kind to one another.

Please put your focus on expanding and sharing your joy, not your fear.

Please use your goodness and compassion to inspire unity.

Keep the light in your hearts shining bright.

Set an example of how beautiful humanity can be.

Choose to be motived by joy and love, rather than fear and hate.

Make the choice to be a positive example of humanity with your, kindness, love and joy.

You can do it. I believe in you, I believe in us.

#shareyourjoy #jumpforjoyphotoproject #upliftyourselfandothers #chooselove #choosejoy

we start to cultivate love, kindness, and inspiration… #quote #jumpforjoy #possibility

“…if we start to cultivate love, kindness, and inspiration, then we tap into much higher levels of universal consciousness and thus ‘download’ information directly from the field in ways we never thought possible.

Insight, creativity, wisdom, knowledge of all things – this is what we tap into, and this is the source of all great works of art, or achievements of human thought.” – Brandon West

#TBT Looking back and forward w Elise Jené aka @suryadevi @templeoflakshmi Feature Archive from Dec. 2014

Elise has a beautiful spirit of joy and shares it with everyone she meets. Today she will be performing in a benefit concert for Napal – tickets art still available – The Cobalt to help the people of Nepal rebuild after the devastating earthquake. Even if you don’t live in Vancouver and would like to contribute and support the people of Napal you can still HELP REBUILD NEPAL DONATE HERE

Read more about what inspires Elise to jump for joy here!

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live out our lives as best we can…

“What we can do is to live out our lives as best we can with purpose, and love, and joy. We can use each day to show those who are closest to us how much we care about them, and treat others with the kindness and respect that we wish for ourselves. We can learn from our mistakes and grow from our failures. And we can strive at all costs to make a better world, so that someday, if we are blessed with the chance to look back on our time here, we can know that we spent it well; that we made a difference; that our fleeting presence had a lasting impact on the lives of other human beings.” ― Barack Obama

Jumping self-portrait.. and GRATITUDE

Self-portrait by Eyoälha Baker.. Jumping for Joy! in the foyer…

I was playing around taking jumping self-portraits in Berlin, Germany almost a month ago, I landed wrong and sprained my ankle. This was such an interesting experience for me as you may be able to imagine, as I love to move, jump and be free and independent. None of which is easily possible with a sprained ankle. However, I like to look at every experience in life as a chance to reflect and learn about myself and this experience offered me just that opportunity. I have been required to put my foot up and given the time to focus my full attention on creating, fundraising, making contacts and planning my Jump for Joy! Photo Project in a way I may not have done if I was capable of walking. For this I am very grateful and am happy to say I have used the time very productively.

More importantly, I have been given the opportunity to practice asking for help and receiving it which has always been a bit of a challenge for me. I am quite independent and don’t like to put people out of their way so it has been incredible to experience the gracious thoughtfulness and kindness from people, especially complete strangers. It has been humbling and inspiring. I have had a few challenging days during the healing process but over all it has been a very joyful and enlightening experience, a different joy than I get from jumping, this is a joy and appreciation for kindness and compassion. A good reminder to slow down and focus your energy towards the things and people you love. Regardless of your circumstance, there is always reason to feel JOY.