Category Archives: Inspirational

Angel Wings

angel wings

Angel wings
wings of pure white lace
stretching toward heaven
up, far up in the sky
but
what if heaven is deep
very deep within ourselves?

There it is – inside me
inside my soul, inside your soul

Why do I drain my soul’s life and energy
if I can choose heaven as my soul’s residence?
I want to choose heaven for my soul to live in:
Light, white, pearl

What is the colour of light really?
Is it the shine on teeth that smiles at you?
Is light in the creases around smiling eyes?
Maybe light is in touch
doesn’t matter if it is human or animal
it’s in touch

Light is in the glint of the eye of your loved one
Or even a stranger you connect to
in an instant
where souls touch
quite unexpectedly

Light is everywhere
in everything
in everyone
Just notice it

Tanja Joubert
24 February 2015

Eight is Great!

8 is great logo8 years ago, I followed a dream and was guided to start an Holistic Fayre in the Northern Suburbs. Little did I know where I would be guided and the events that would follow.

In July 2007 we opened our doors for the first time in Durbanville. Exciting times lay ahead. Twenty Exhibitors signed up, and by 4pm we had over 200 visitors stream through our doors. Wow! What an achievement! The thrill of a Drumming Circle and Free Talks strengthened our foundation.

In July 2008 we celebrated our first birthday in Durbanville. By this stage, we were so busy, and we outgrew the hall, there no room for new Exhibitors and the public found the venue very cramped. So: by the end of 2008, we moved to our new and improved hall, in Bothasig.

Within a few month of transferring the Fayre to Bothasig, due to unforeseen circumstance, The Holistic Fayre together with 35 Exhibitors, moved temporarily to the little community hall in Edgemead for 6 months, and celebrated our 3rd birthday there. By Christmas 2009, we were back at our favourite hall, Bothasig.

Our 4th Birthday in 2010 saw the World Cup Soccer played in South Africa, and we celebrated it under the first rain that The Holistic Fayre ever experienced. The rain washed away all our old problems and gave birth to new ventures and experiences.

2011 saw the first of our now popular shows: Belly Dancing, Hula Hoop, Bollywood Dancing, Fire Dancing, Drumming Circle to mention but a few.
In 2012 the 20minute Free Informative Talks and Mini Workshops were re-introduced at The Holistic Fayre. These talks have proved to be extremely popular and well attended.

In 2013, we saw the burst of 3 new Holistic Fayres opening doors in the Northern Suburbs. We were proud to be the catalyst in this new trend. We were proud to be the leaders and pioneers in breaking new ground in the Northern Suburbs by introducing wholesome living. Sadly, not one of them celebrated their first birthday.

Today, as we celebrate our 8th Birthday in 2014, we proudly announce that we have grown to be the most popular and biggest indoor market in Cape Town. Boasting over 50 Exhibitors; experienced in their field and offering something unique. Hosting Free Entertainment every 30mins. A Farmer’s Market was introduced with home-made wholesome goodies.

Visitors come from far and wide to spend the day with us.  We are proud of what we have achieved

Join us as we celebrate our 8th Birthday on 12 July 2014

Five Finger Prayer

We are all the same. We need to look past all the ways we seem different and alone. With the shifting energies the prayers for World Peace are more needed than ever. We all know the “Golden rule”. It is so simple yet has not been seen in full effect. The five finger prayer is a short and simple way to pray effectively. Let there be peace on Earth and let it begin with me, is a beautiful song and a good place to begin.

  1. Your thumb is nearest to you. So begin your prayers by praying for those closest to you. They are the easiest to remember. To pray for our loved ones is, as C. S. Lewis once said, a “sweet duty.”
  2. The next finger is the pointing finger. Pray for those who teach, instruct and heal. This includes teachers, doctors, and ministers. They need support and wisdom in pointing others in the right direction. Keep them in your prayers.
  3. The next finger is the tallest finger. It reminds us of our leaders. Pray for the president, leaders in business and industry, and administrators. These people shape our nation and guide public opinion. They need God’s guidance.
  4. The fourth finger is our ring finger. Surprising to many is the fact that this is our weakest finger; as any piano teacher will testify. It should remind us to pray for those who are weak, in trouble or in pain. They need your prayers day and night. You cannot pray too much for them.
  5. And lastly comes our little finger; the smallest finger of all. Which is where we should place ourselves in relation to God and others. As the Bible says, “The least shall be the greatest among you.” Your pinkie should remind you to pray for yourself. By the time you have prayed for the other four groups, your own needs will be put into proper perspective and you will be able to pray for yourself more effectively.

This is a great step towards world peace

Little Angel

Barefoot and dirty, the girl just sat and watched the people go by. She never tried to speak, she never said a word. Many people passed, but never did one person stop.

Just so happens the next day I decided to go back to the park, curious if the little girl would still be there.

Right in the very spot as she was yesterday she sat perched on high, with the saddest look in her eyes. Today I was to make my own move and walk over to the little girl. As we all know a park full of strange people is not a place for young children to play.

As I began walking towards her I could see the back of the little girl’s dress indicated a deformity. I figured that was the reason the people just passed by and made no effort to help. As I got closer, the little girl slightly lowered her eyes to avoid my intent stare. I could see the shape of her back more clearly. It was grotesquely shaped in a humped over form. I smiled to let her know it was ok, I was there to help, to talk.

I sat down beside her and opened with a simple Hello. The little girl acted shocked and stammered a hi after a long stare into my eyes. I smiled and she shyly smiled back. We talked ’til darkness fell and the park was completely empty. Everyone was gone and we were alone. I asked the girl why she was so sad. The little girl looked at me and with a sad face said “Because I’m different.”

I immediately said “that you are!” and smiled. The little girl acted even sadder, she said, “I know.” “Little girl,” I said, “you remind me of an angel”. She stood to her feet, and said, “Really?”

“Yes, ma’am, you’re like a little guardian angel sent to watch over all those people walking by.” She nodded her head yes and smiled, and with that she spread her wings and said with a twinkle in her eye, “I am.” I was speechless, sure I was seeing things. She said, “And since you thought of someone other than yourself, my job here is done.”

Immediately I stood to my feet and said, “Wait, so why did no one stop to help an angel?” She looked at me and smiled, “You’re the only one who could see me, and you believe it in your heart.” And She was gone. And with that my life was changed dramatically.

So, when you think you’re all you have, remember, there is an angel always watching over you.

Everyone of your friends is an angel in their own.