ValuesJam Fanzine Edition 4
Value of the month: LOVE
Important dates coming up:
Chinese New Year
ValuesJam Social Justice
ValuesJam Guest Series go live
ValuesJam Open Mic session
Watch out for our Valentine’s offer in February:
Our Valentine’s offer: “Yours and Mine” duo pack for £45.00 is available until midnight on 14th Feb – simply use the code LOVE22 at checkout
In January we launched our YouTube channel:
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We’ve already created some playlists and uploaded up some videos for you to enjoy so why not head on over and take a look?
- ValuesJam on Innovation: https://youtu.be/q-hsC6nBR7c
- EDUCATION ValuesJam – Deepdive Conversation series: https://youtu.be/OrcRL_fLfDo
- ValuesJam Guest Session with Richard Barrett: https://youtu.be/geQArsHxkN8
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We’d be super grateful if you could please help us hit an initial 100 or more subscribers so that we can unlock a custom URL for ValuesJam and make it easier for us to be found?
ValuesJam on the Road
Alan Williams took a ValuesJam deck to the Emerald Isle near Enniskillen, Northern Ireland for an event with business owners seeking to cultivate a positive growth culture and scale their businesses. The trip gave Alan the chance to reminisce about childhood hero and footballer (or soccer player!) George Best. (Don’t tell anybody, but Alan used to send George a birthday card every year!)
We’ve had feedback about how ValuesJammers are enjoying experimenting with the ValuesJam card deck with family and friends as well as using it in a more focussed, intentional way. This playful curiosity is music to our ears
What are your favourite song lyrics about Love?
Here’s some to get you started:
Bright are the stars that shine
Dark is the sky
I know this love of mine
Will never die
And I love her
(John Lennon, Paul McCartney “And I love her”)
Join the conversation on our socials and share your favourites!
What’s coming up
We are excited to be planning the final details for a ValuesJam session for a global corporate organisation with 1300 attendees online!!!
Thanks to ValuesJammer 000019 PJ Jackson for creating the opportunity and leading the band on stage. This is the largest gig we have done and, fingers crossed, might be the start of a tour. You can learn more about how these sessions can be run along with a mosh pit of other tools, techniques and tips by becoming a certified ValuesJammer Pro. Look out for details coming soon.
ValuesJammer on Stage
Gentiana Koçi was the fourth ValuesJammer to join the band.
Who are you?
I am Gentiana Koçi – a Gardener of Values and Poetic living, passionate about the growth of Love at the Heart of Beauty and Truth.
What are your core values?
My core values are
Love, Beauty, Truth, Trust, Courage
Why did you join the ValuesJam community?
To bring a poetic voice in vulnerable conversations, the voice of love for the seen, the heard and the felt – in a mindful and joyful way (hopefully beautiful, inspiring)
How are you using your ValuesJam card decks?
Questioning – creating/making and asking beautiful questions, as well as the deck ones – every day, to breath life into more beautiful questions from others (less answers)! This idea came from the wonderful poetry of John O’Donohue which awed me.
What beautiful question are you asking today?
Fave rock n roll moment of magic from a ValuesJam session:
Any shared smile was/is a magic moment.
How could more LOVE improve the world?
It just Does – the heart knows!
What drew you to adopt the ValuesJam card Love?
I followed the heart after hearing the voice of somebody who ‘saw’ that in me and shared it with me.
How can people find out more about your work? (include contact details, social media handles and a pic!)
I would like my poetic voice to reach people and have a heart-to-heart conversation on LinkedIn – Gentiana Koçi, https://www.linkedin.com/in/gentiana-ko%C3%A7i-9713731b2
And here is a poem
“All Through Eternity”
by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
Beauty unveils His exquisite form
in the solitude of nothingness;
He holds a mirror to His Face
and beholds His own beauty.
he is the knower and the known,
the seer and the seen;
No eye but His own
has ever looked upon this Universe.
His every quality finds an expression:
Eternity becomes the verdant field of Time and Space;
Love, the life-giving garden of this world.
Every branch and leaf and fruit
Reveals an aspect of His perfection-
They cypress give hint of His majesty,
The rose gives tidings of His beauty.
Whenever Beauty looks,
Love is also there;
Whenever beauty shows a rosy cheek
Love lights Her fire from that flame.
When beauty dwells in the dark folds of night
Love comes and finds a heart
entangled in tresses.
Beauty and Love are as body and soul.
Beauty is the mine, Love is the diamond.
They have together
since the beginning of time-
Side by side, step by step
ValuesJammer Top Tips
Why not share your top tips for using your ValuesJam deck?
Thank you to ValuesJammer 000013 Alan Wick for the creative suggestion of adding your name to your ValuesJam member digital certificate. Simply follow the link to Canva (below), add your name and number and download in your chosen format. Voila!
We want to know what you think of this fanzine? What do you want to see, hear, feel? What ideas do you have for future editions?
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