The Birthing Of A New Humanity

 

On the 22nd December 2012 at The Sanctuary, Adelaide Zoo in Adelaide, South Australia, the Unite Your Light – Rise Up event celebrated and anchored the birth of a new humanity.

Unite Your LIGHT – our future is now, was born out of Elizabeth Ellames passionate heart to help others identify and use their gifts to make a difference in our world.

Unite Your Light has built a community of innovators, practitioners, teachers, artists, leaders, and everyday angels of compassion; a living example of the power that true unity in our communities creates.

Elizabeth, the Primary Vision Holder along with five Stellar Teams each consisting of a Vision Holder, Stellar Coordinator and complimentary team members formed in January 2012 to develop the content for this event. With a goal to embody unity-based principles at every level and truly serve in the transformation of humanity: for the individual, the community, and the world.

The event was designed to raise positive awareness in people, as well as raise funds for the “Because I am a Girl” campaign, which is connected to Plan International which is a development charity working with communities in 45 countries to alleviate child poverty.

Asking the questions throughout the year, “Who and what does it mean to be The New Woman, The New Man, The New Story, The New Family, The New Child, The New Business and The New Style Leader, this leading-edge project created a new understanding around the power of community.

It was an honor to experience young Kaurna and Narrunga man Vincent ‘Jack’ Kanyana Buckskin performing the Traditional Welcome to Country in his native tongue of Kaurna, the Kaurna Peoples being the traditional custodians of the Adelaide and greater Adelaide plains region of South Australia.

Jack Kanya Kudnuitya Buckskin is a proud Kaurna and Narungga man who has dedicated his life to learning and passing on his knowledge and language of the Adelaide Plains to future generations of Kaurna people.

Jack is a strong icon in the revitalization process of Kaurna language through managing and performing song and dance and through teaching Kaurna language.

He believes that as Kaurna language has come from the land this is the only place in the world you will find it, it was in the country before we were born and it is our duty to ensure it continues by learning and using it together.

The Unite Your Light attendees were privileged to have Jack and ‘Kuma Karro’ perform a traditional smoking ceremony and a number of their first-class traditional dances as they looked on holding their ‘united lights’ (lanterns gifted by the Unite Your Light women to all attendees at the conclusion of the event).

Sacred ceremonies, video clips, performers, and presentations by guest speakers including the renowned Brandon Bays speaking on the New Consciousness & Elder Brian Butler talking about the ‘Decade of Lateral Love around the World 2012 – 2022′ along with Mia Handshin and Khadija Gbla from ‘Because I Am A Girl’ were all captured on the night.
All of humanity’s next phase of development will need to be imbued with Lateral Love in the Light of Unity. How we all contribute will be important.

It is time to truly connect with each other and Unite Your Light through the principles of the Decade of Lateral Love Around the World 2012 – 2022.

Click the link for more information on

Lateral Love  – http://laterallove.com.au/about/

Jack Kanya Kudnuitya Buckskin – https://youtu.be/84Vkf-R5U4k

 

 

A Creative And Transformative Process

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Cinema is an experience we have together. 

Perfect description about the screening FACES of CLAY held on March 14th, 2019 – written by CHERIE ROWETT of Heart Choice Enterprises who was our brilliant and charming MC for the night. 

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“This week I had the absolute pleasure of MCing the inaugural screening of a short film titled Faces of Clay by Elizabeth Ellames and Harvey Newland-Harman. The film captures the creative and transformative process involved in making some of the art pieces for The Art of Being Human exhibition in the 2019 Adelaide Fringe Festival. The art exhibition was a project developed by Serafina Tané to strengthen community and collaboration in Adelaide CBD.

The remarkable sculptures produced by Scott Eames for the exhibition were the focus of the film “Faces of Clay”, and were on display in the foyer of The Mercury cinema on the night. To hear in the film the life stories of Angela, Wolf, Bushy, and Jill, who were the subjects of the sculptures, was to be granted powerful insights into human vulnerability and human resilience alike.

Each of the sculptures will now reside in agencies that assist people through the most fragile times – Hutt St Centre, MOSH, Catherine House and Baptistcare. My sincere congratulations to the artists and everyone involved in the art exhibition for your talent and commitment to strengthening community, to Scott Eames for your amazing sculpting talents, and to Elizabeth and Harvey – the “Faces of Clay” filming and production team – for your commitment to telling stories that matter with such beautiful technique and tenderness.

The night was complete with original live music from Souzi and the Cool Mints in the foyer before the screening, a tastefully run auction by Dale Gray, and the great audience. It was indeed a memorable evening of connection and celebration, and I have much gratitude for being invited to MC the event.”

 

Why we did this project

An Invitation To Participate In Social Change 

This project is a genuine invitation to participate in a social change venture and all who have chosen to collaborate on this project are committed to creating possibility and opportunity for personal growth on many levels – Moreover, everyone on The Art Of Being Human project is growing in their humanity. No matter whether they are in production, storytelling, creating or making an appearance – they are all growing toward their own potential or personal mastery, which in turn adds great value to the collective outcome of the project and the community at large.

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Creating A New Story – Through this project, we aim to add to the new and vibrant culture growing in Adelaide… We are respectfully uncovering peoples stories to build a new story and future story. Because we believe it’s through our stories that we create our value, which then builds a collective culture around belonging and our ability to contribute to our community.

“If you want to teach people a new way of thinking, don’t bother trying to teach them. Instead, give them a tool, the use of which will lead to new ways of thinking.” – R. Buckminster Fuller

Significance Of Belonging – People don’t really know their potential until they are given the opportunity to be creative. When people can demonstrate their ability to respond to their own needs – they then arrive at a new place of belonging in their community.

Opportunity To Grow – Humans are creative, innovative and curious by nature. We’re hardwired to be in relationship and it’s through our ability to collaborate and cooperate with each other that creates sustainable and unified results.

Growing Resources – We are seeking avenues of funding, resources, and support to make this initiative a successful and prosperous reality.

The production is open to any donations from people who want to support this significant social change venture.

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When

Adelaide Fringe 15 Feb – 17 March 2019, held for the duration of Fringe

Opening Night 

Date: Tuesday 19 February

Venue: China Town Plaza

Short Film Screening

Real Deal Productions is filming the sitters being sculptured while they share their story. It will also feature backgrounds of the individual artists and the two coming together for the Art of Being Human. The result is a heartfelt documented experience of the humans in and behind the art.

The Creative Team 

How to live an extraordinary life?

There’s lots of information out there today about how important it is to have a vibrant personal and professional brand?

But what does that really mean?

And how do you get there? 

I have explored years of personal development with my clients and on myself, but nothing beats applying “The Process Of Story” – It is indeed the most powerful personal development and branding exercise I have ever experience.

The real secret to developing a great brand is indeed ‘Owning the value of your STORY’ because it’s your story that informs your purpose, and it’s your purpose that informs your brand, in fact, your brand is your purpose!

This is my story of how I changed my life for the better… how I moved from a ‘nice life’ to an ‘extraordinary life’ enriched with mastery.

I Committed To Knowing My Self – I first needed to really know what my gifts were, which required identifying my archetypical patterning. Because it was through the process of recognizing my archetypes and values that I learned who I really was, which then lead to what I had to offer.

I Decided To Trust My Self – The next step was clarifying my shadow attributes and in doing so, I began to trust myself even more, by highlighting some of these attributes I started to see where I had been operating out of alignment. In a nutshell, I got to see in my life what was working and what wasn’t working, which gave me the clarity and courage to correct and transform persistent and unproductive behaviors. This new practice accelerated my trust in myself and built a lasting confidence in the benefits of my new awareness and actions. I began to see how everything in life was connected. 

I Discovered My Story – I created a gentle pause in my current life so I could reflect on my life gone by, and wholeheartedly began to write my story – Where I had come from and who had contributed to my life, both good and bad. I took time over it, making sure what came forth was indeed leading me to see why I was here, where gifts would be of value and who I could best serve.

I Discovered My Purpose – I then got very specific about what, why, who and how I was going to add value and by the way, this is everyone’s purpose is in life; to add value. I know that sounds too simple, but its been my experience over and over again that people who have a desire to be on purpose also want to add value to our world, they seem to go hand in hand. I then developed a personal brand that was all about quality, initiative, and consistency. I devotedly attended to defining and refining my self- exploration, which essentially revealed my true value.

I Began To Live A Larger Story – I confidently made the decision to live a larger story, because I knew I had dreams, desires and a healthy dose of direction. I also knew I wanted to step up and step out as a new style leader. Once I’d established where I could add value to the world and why I was the best person for that role, the rest followed naturally. Now I’m not saying its always-smooth sailing or I didn’t come face to face with a few emotional challenges. Because I did – that’s the nature of our human experience and we all know that a really good story requires plenty of colour, emotion, and texture to make it truly interesting.

So, that is how I got extremely clear on what I am here to do and how I want to spend my time; my life.

Elizabeth Ellames

What about you, have you made some valuable distinctions about your brand?

Being A Socially Responsible Business

Good people create great businesses, and great businesses create thriving communities.

Here are some tips on how to be a socially responsible business 

Choose A Cause For Impact

If the nature of your business or industry causes harm in some way, it would be useful to choose a cause that helps improve that area. Find something that is meaningful to your team. And supporting something that you don’t connect with will take the passion and success out of the initiative.

Be A Responsible Social Influencer

Being socially responsible is an ongoing process that starts from within and extends outward. If you are going to do it be mindful of what, why and whom you want to inspire, influence and create impact for. Avoid one-time events or annual donations that support a cause. These don’t necessarily qualify as being socially responsible.

Set A Social Intention Into The Culture Of Your Business

Every decision that’s made should address your social intention so that it becomes part of your culture, and not just an outside initiative. It should be part of your businesses journey, not just a standalone project. Whenever possible, think about how decisions might affect this cause, or how new initiatives can include the social intention in the planning.

Get Your Team Enthused And Onboard

Get the whole team involved and participating in the cause. It is not only up to management to drive the initiatives that make your business socially responsible. You can set up a fundraising committee that allows team members to be hands-on with organizations, which will give them a sense of ownership.

Give Your Staff ‘Social Change’ Time Off

There are a lot of other cool ways that you can give back, such as SCO (social change time off). Preferably, the cause that the staff member is volunteering for is their choice. The great thing about being a socially responsible business is it doesn’t necessarily take money to be socially responsible. The idea here is to give staff a paid day off so they can participate in some social change services.

CONTACT ME TODAY

Tel 040 330 9696

elizabeth.ellames@ozemail.com.au

KIND is the new COOL

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The REAL DEAL Benefits Of Being Socially Responsible in Business

There are benefits on both sides of being a socially responsible business. We all like to connect with good people, as do customers, who also prefer to associate with good businesses. And being a socially responsible business is a great way to attract positive attention to your organization, and also make your employees feel proud to be part of your enterprise. But before you can do this, it’s important to have clearly defined core values.

Build Your Brand From The Inside Out

Being socially responsible is a great way to build your brand, and create a positive name for yourself. Things like goodwill, trust, and an overall positive image are possible through being socially responsible. If you support the right type of cause, there can also be many co-branding and marketing opportunities.

Attract And Engage Appropriate Talent

Gen Y and Gen X are generally suspicious of big business, the government, and the media. And are especially connected to working for socially responsible companies. Millennial case studies show that around 80 percent of 13- to 25-year-olds surveyed want to work for businesses that care about their effect on society. Others studies have found that MBA graduates would prefer to sacrifice on average $11,000 of their annual salary to work for a socially responsible establishment. The current trends show that people really do want to make a difference in the world, and this is a great way to attract and engage the appropriate talent in your business. When staff members are proud of where they work they feel a sense of loyalty, which makes them ambassadors for the business.

People Want To Contribute To Something That Makes A Difference And Has A Positive Impact On The World

People Love Being Socially Responsible

Many studies have found that 50% of consumers, surveyed worldwide would be willing to pay more for goods and services from socially responsible companies. The caution is, and this is important for businesses to think about, is that in countries where there was already some disbelief, the willingness to spend more was lower. This means that businesses and the initiatives you’re applying need to be totally authentic. It’s extremely important to always be demonstrating “inclusiveness, kindness and transparency,” in everything from your business culture to your promotional campaigns.

It Helps To Encourage Connectivity And Engagement 

When you include your team in larger processes and vision planning, such as designing and applying a socially responsible initiative for your business. They’ll feel that they are part of something bigger, inspired, that they have influence and can create impact. Therefore they will be more engaged and generally speaking, people are most engaged when they feel part of a collective, rather than bound to their usual role and tasks.

It Keeps Your Business Innovative

Choosing to have a unique and value-add impact, as a business, and doing things differently to your competitors helps your business stand out more. This applies to all areas of business, including a socially responsible business. Your relationship with society is as important as your relationship with customers. Having a strong vision and connection to a cause that makes a positive impact provides a genuine “value add, caring, and innovative advantage.”

Collaborative Leadership For Good 

Being a small operation or a ‘sole trader’ needn’t hold you back from becoming a socially responsible business. The same principles apply whether your business is large or small. You can still be an inspiration, influence others and create social impact by simply collaborating with other small business owners, consultants and sole traders that have aligned values and who are equally passionate about making a positive difference in the world.

CONTACT ME TODAY

Tel 040 330 9696

elizabeth.ellames@ozemail.com.au

 

Being YOU!

Being the best YOU eliminates competition and comparisons. The truth is no one can be better at being you, than you!

I have been in the business of helping people identify their authentic self for well over 20 years. It’s been indeed a powerful, rewarding, challenging, and revealing process and I say that with absolute love and compassion.

  • I’ll also add my experience on this journey of self-discovery was the number one issue for most people that I’ve worked with is the limiting core belief of “not being good enough”.
  • This is often masked by what some call “the imposter syndrome”, whose flipside is “I have to be better than everyone else to be accepted”.

The problem with this thinking is one never reaches or even feels their potential for long enough to really grow their inner culture because their true potential lies within themselves and when someone is constantly viewing themselves from an external comparison their inner culture, their magnificence (light) starts to fade away.

So when I say… Being the best YOU eliminates competition and comparisons, I am suggesting you cant do it by looking outside yourself, you must go within. Being the best you is always going to be an inside job, sure we can use tools/practices to aid in that process and that’s why I created the tools I have for people. But the looking outside yourself is really for one reason only… to genuinely connect with other human beings.

Not for the purpose of gain or to copy them or even be better than them. Its to unite with them so we can ALL shine brighter. Of course, I’m not saying we don’t learn from each other because that’s a given.

However, what I am pointing out is “what’s the intention, desire, and motivation behind that need to learn from others?” In a world where we are made to think you have to “be the best” to get ahead, it’s no wonder people have adopted these destructive and disempowering ideas and become blind to the needs of their inner personal culture, essence, spirit, and value.

The truth is no one can be better at being you, than you! You then see that there is no competition, it’s just a figment of your imagination.

So, I will say it again… no one can be better at being you, than you! Which invites the question, Who are YOU?