Welcome to Rickie Byars Beckwith.com!
LET'S CELEBRATE HOW GREAT IT IS THAT RICKIE FINALLY REFRESHED HER WEBSITE, LOL!!!
STILL HOT OFF THE PRESS - IT'S TIME TO STAY AWAKE UP, KEEP FOCUSSED AND KEEP SMILING... THE BEST IS YET TO COME, BUT A LOT OF GOOD IS GOING ON RIGHT NOW. KEEP BREATHING... THAT'S THE BEST GIFT WE GOT AND WE OVERLOOK THAT PART ALL THE TIME.
It is a little late right now and I am going to bed with that wonderful husband of mine, Michael Bernard Beckwith in a moment. But I want you to know that I appreciate your visit to my site. Now that I can log in again, I'll do better.
THINGS TO WATCH, SIGN UP FOR AND PARTICIPATE IN:
1. RHYTHM & JOY FESTIVAL 2013 - October 4, 5, & 6, 2013
Rickie Byars Beckwith, Chaka Khan, Verdine White with EWF and the Agape International Choir (omigosh), Deva Premal, Miten and Manose (they are craaaazy incredible), Georgia Muldrow & Declaime, DJ KIILU & his crew, DJ Romes and his crew, Celebration from Austin, Texas as well as Sons of Fathers from South by Southwest Festival/Austin, Niki Haris, Leon Mobley and DA Lion (who will lead the colorful parades (that you could participate in) I could go on and on but why don't you just visit the site: RAJFESTIVAL.COM.
You want to buy tickets now... It's gonna sell out and for three days, October 4,5 & 6th, you'll be so mad at yourself if you are not there!!! Early bird tickets are on sale. Go to RAJFestival.com and do the right thang! Camping, Hotels, and VIP stuff is all available and arrangeable. Day passes are also available
2. AGAPE SOUL SISTERS WOMEN RETREAT - Our Loving Will Change The World - www.agapelive.com In it's 15th year, this retreat is facilitated with myself, Rev. Greta Sesheta, a powerful group of service angels and a Council of Wise Women that will include my beautiful mother of 87 years. Women come from various parts of Amercia and beyond to feel the energy in our unique gathering of great women. For women only: If you have never been to a women's retreat just know that our retreat is friendly... I promise you will be so glad you came. It's not a cerebral gathering... It's fun, creative and just like me... spontaneous with music and rhythm. You will cry and fly or perhaps... laugh and fly. Either way... you be flying. It's inexpensive by most retreat prices. We want to make it easy for you to come. For more info: www.agapelive.com
KUUMBA In Motion Summer Arts Camp was nothing short of phenomenal. Those of you who knew about our six week camp and answered our call for help last summer... Thank you so much. We were able to provide for well over 100 children over the course of six weeks! We provided summer jobs for two high school students, 10 KUUMBA Guides and 12 artists. We (adults who participated) were completely anointed in the innocence and energy of YOUTH! It was by far, the most amazing summer of my life... and that includes everything. Singing with happy children (and adults) on a bus to the BEACH every Friday??? Now that's what I call living!
Look for more and greater to come from KUUMBA-In Motion. Registration opens in two weeks and soon, our campaign drive will begin again. Last year we raised approximately $30,000 and parents were able to pay an additional $12,000. This year with earlier notice we will do even better. Thanks for your joyous response. If you did not receive a letter of gratitude with tax info for your records, please send an email to comIKuumba@gmailcom. We will get a letter out to you right away.
For more info: www.kuumbainmotion.org (I have not updated the website, but you can check out what we did in the fall until I do! Thanks for your patience.)
IN CONCERT: Innerlight Ministries/Santa Cruz, CA - Concert & Sat. Morning Workshop June 28-29, 2013
Here's a prayer for us.
Pray that we will be strong enough to release more joy, more music, more innovative ways of serving the good that we all came to know and share!
Pray that we stay open to the good that's overflowing!
Pray that we remember to Sit Our Butts Down and be with our Self on a regular basis... like maybe three times a day... two... ok, 1 1/2!
And Pray that I get to meet you sooner than later. Invite me, build an event... I will come. Just ask Wendy!
With love for you and this abundant life that we share,
I AM -Rickie BB
aka/Angel of Triumphant JOY!/Momma Rickie/Big Momma Rickie/Grandma/Nobantu/Dr. Rickie and to my honey... Baby!
Good news is always fresh!
About My First Book...
WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT... that a work such as Let My Soul Surrender would have as far reaching effect as it is having all over America. Folks are feeling my true intention in this work which consists of stories, music, paintings and photographs.
AND WHAT IS THE INTENTION I HOLD? I want you to know how Art emerges from me. I want to continue to tell my stories - in my own voice and in my distinct way. I want you to know how music lives and breathes through this soul of mine... I thought it might be interesting to you... and guess what?
FOLKS ARE LOVING THE BOOK AS MUCH AS THE MUSIC ... Women, Men, Teens and even young children can understand it! And what's more, folks are returning to get copies for other members of their families. AMAAAAAAAZING!!!! (Can you tell how much fun I'm making so many new friends!!??)
TO ORDER YOUR COPIES NOW... Just click the yellow hand in the upper left hand corner that will take you to the Surrender order form. (This book is a great gift for anyone!)
Mighty People... this is a new day and it is our time! Let's Celebrate, Surrender to the highest and best in us, and Love the world awake.
With Triumphant Joy,
Rickie Byars Beckwith
aka Rickie BB~
PS: Check out www.agapelive.com to see Michael and I at Agape, live on Sunday and Wednesday services. Agape is the place to be for spiritual unfoldment. Michael Bernard Beckwith is a great teacher (and husband... oh yeah!) and now you can watch the services like others are doing all over the world. There is no music like the music at Agape... so tune in and sing along with us.
In the meantime, I invite you to find a way to express and share the good things that you love to do. Be alive in what you love to do and watch the world around you get better. That's what I did and my life has never been happier. Do your thing, because for real, that is what you came to do and the world will be better because you did.
I pray that you will see the best of life, the best of love, the very best of everything.
Blessed and free,
aka Nobantu (Nobantu means the Mother of the Nation, the One who Loves the People and the One that the People Love. This name, Nobantu, was bestowed upon me during a naming initiation in Soweto, South Africa, 1992. All the attendees cheered in agreement that indeed, the name was a fit. And now, I am ready, willing and able to step into the power of what it means to be Nobantu. Watch Me Fly and even more... fly with me. Rickie BB~