Out B E Y O N D Conventional Ideas of Life –
There is a Hidden Landscape All Around You...
SEEK WHAT MOVES YOU
& Find Others to MEET YOU THERE!
Science Fiction / Fantasy applied to
everyday life in a new kind of community arena: Open to anyone & everyone who
is inspired --where we create new,
sustainable, extremely imaginative activities, occupations, resources, city
planning, ways of living, etc… to
use our human potential & birthright of living every moment on the edge
…The REST Of The
~ WHY close your book & END YOUR STORIES
with ‘HAPPILY EVER
AFTER’?... Why do books end there?...
Ever WONDERED what
happens in THAT PART OF THE STORY?
TAKE PART IN IT!
~Don`t live your Life
experiencing Only a Part of Who You Are & what life offers:
Your Whimsies are Your
Live like a PIRATE --
Revel in Your Passions
& Recognize their
Power to Create & Recreate the World!~
Never doubt that a small group of
thoughtful, concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only
thing that ever has. --Margaret Mead
Join us in exploring, engaging,
/the universes’ potentials, + the
mysteries between & BEYOND…, *NOW* in an
arena which operates in the new frontiers space that exists beyond *unperceived* barriers:
The WHIMSYUM has created 'MEMEstitutes' where people from diverse backgrounds brainstorm & collaborate to identify, then dispense with, unseen barriers in everyday life which suppress natural potential (e.g. not being aware of how our daily habits, or our perceptions &/or acceptance of how to run & structure a city, --affect us). Then,
the MEMEstitues offer new directions thru creating not just new, but new KINDS, --of free & by-donation
community activities, resources, occupations,
environments, projects, curriculum, contexts & patterns for living…at our New Directions Centers. Interested in participating?: Click here to read more...
Share who you are & the unique untapped gifts that every individual
brings, in an awesome exhilarating experience of life in this
reciprocative community of spiritual & imaginative activism; for
people who think outside the box who want to challenge, expand, enrich
their & their community's experience & potential:
a free-spirited, extremely imaginative, multi-discipli
multigenerational, interactive, undauntibly upbeat, friendly
philanthropic network of individuals from all walks of life who are
putting their dreams in motion, or are living the life of their dreams
-- supporting each other to make this happen: The
WHIMSYUM is filled with people who are not just talking about, or
planning, to redesign the world to reflect their fantasies—but many have
been living with quite different structures, resources, communities,
lifestyles, etc… for years: We stand behind the knowledge that Everyone
has a unique gift they can enjoy contributing to the world, without struggling
or martyrdom; & that Everyone on this planet deserves to experience a
life filled with magic, comfort, & delight; spending every moment
in mind-body-spirit epiphany: Created when people actually live utilizing their potentials, --& using the continuously evolving knowledge & wisdom we've been gathering for centuries.
New primary colors…
The WHIMSYUM is centered around the practice & wisdom offocusing on
positive thoughts & intentions, sharing positive energy & actions. *~
We celebrate friendship, collaboration/cocreation, & leadership from people of any background no matter their: style choices, lifestyle, shape, educational background, financial situation, age, skin color, state of fitness, sexual preferences, spiritual path, behavior preference ( hyper people, quiet people...), etc...
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OUR SITE WILL BE GOING DOWN for as much as 3 or 4 MONTHS
while we update & create some new resources for the community,
+ not all events are posted on the site here!:
HOME PAGE: www.Whimsyum.org
NEXT DROP-IN GATHERINGS!:
Sun. Apr. 30, 12:00pm
Sun. Apr. 30, 2:30pm
Sun. Apr. 30, 4:00pm
Ongoing SERIES (not drop-in):
1st Saturdays, 11:30 am
2nd Saturdays, 1:00 pm
4th Sundays, 11:30am to 4:30pm
SCROLL DOWN for DESCRIPTIONS:
(We have free drop-in gatherings monthly in West LA, sometimes on a Weekday before five o'clock, sometimes on Saturdays & Sundays. We also host group series to which you need to pre-register tp attend; join list for details!
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Some Gathering Descriptions!
SCROLL DOWN For Descriptions for each:
Walk/Discuss Upbeat Sci-Fi/Fantasy Books/Movies/TV!
GAMES PARTY! Designer/Euro Board/Card Party Games,Surrealist Party
Games & WHIMSYUM Party Games!
Party Activity/ Recreation of The Future: New Directions in Massage Therapy
If there are a lot of white spaces between info below --
just keep scrolling down, website system is being updated &
Walk/Discuss Infinite Positive Possibilities in Sci-Fi/Fantasy Books/Movies/TV!
Meet & introduce ourselves ,
15 min later: ***leave promptly; don’t be late or you’ll miss us!***
Upbeat Sci-Fi/Fantasy Tribe!:
Tired of cynical, dystopian fiction -- wars, apocalypses, bad attitudes & everyone against the
witch...?: Many of us read/watch Sci-Fi/Fantasy regularly like a meditation; filling our lives
w/positive & perception-expanding ideas of community & the future, shared there: Take it 1 step
farther & have that kind of community regularly!
Meet people in this awesome community who celebrate/share your values/interests: Share your
fav stories w/a positive tone & a happy ending! Imaginative, inspiring, sustainable ideas of future
worlds/cities/human-lifestyles; w/resourceful characters who think outside-the-box, work together in
interesting ways, & have successful relationships.
GAMES PARTY! Designer/Euro Board/Card Party Games,
Surrealist Party Games & WHIMSYUM Party Games!
Join us for games & other scintillating party activities & surprises!
BRING EITHER: Your fav game, dish to share, nifty toy/gadget or enigmatic-object
to pass around for thrills, a fav party activity to lead, or $15 to help chip in for the
There will be Euro/designer board/card games, Surrealist games, WHIMSYUM games,
etc… + we’ll play the Cards Against WHOmanity we created for the Gallifrey One Lunch
--& anyone’s welcome to create new cards to add to it!
This party is ~*Substance Free*~
GROUP MASSAGE Exchange Community Gathering:
Generally 2 hour duration
4 People Massage 1 Person, Fully Clothed, Outdoors, FREE!
Be on time or you may only get to give & not receive!
Join us for this G-rated, fully clothed, great social party activity & recreation of the Future: No
experience necessary; includes an awesome new ‘framework’ for therapeutic massage from
The WHIMSYUM Future Studies Institute, created especially for this interactive activity. Too
many social recreations in our urban culture are sedentary; though you don’t need to expend
much energy to participate, this activity is good moderate exercise:
In groups of 5, 1 person lies down on a massage table, & 4 people simultaneously
massage them for 20min; then they get up & give, while next person lies down &
receives. No experience necessary, easy 15 min lesson as we begin: Only the areas of
the body massaged in professional therapeutic massage practices, are massaged
(you can choose to have us skip areas). You must be comfortable giving & receiving
from both men/women, + give as much as you receive:
Join this wonderful community for a blissful, SO FUN interactive gathering in the beautiful
outdoors w/warm loving people, great exchanges of energy, heartfelt connections,
fascinating conversation, combined w/nurturing physical release & occasional bursts of
glee & laughter w/gentle breezes caressing us in a sweet circle of trees!
When 4 people massage 1 person, the person pretty much melts no matter how shy or
tense they are: You don’t have to put as much energy into it, or worry what you’re doing
is good enough, as getting massage from 4 people is an amazing unforgettable
experience way way transcending massage from 1 person. Folks feel free to relax, talk,
laugh, breathe, listen to conversation around them, the breezes in the leaves, or look up
into the sky.
Yoga mat, blanket, or beach towel.
Extra Massage Tables always great, but not necessary.
No donations requested at this gathering, but if you're always welcome to thank us &
support the gatherings by contributing to our ongoing fundraiser here www.whimsyum.net
so which keeps the gatherings free, & is raising funds for a regular space so gatherings
don't have to be cancelled when it rains; + for equipment & other fees we have to pay to
host the gatherings.Diana (310)936-3150 phone doesn’t accept txt msgs, but fine to
leave voicemail24hrs I won't check internet after 6pm day before. Phone will be on 15m
in before, & into gathering.
Community Series, COED, ONGOING,
1st Saturdays, 11:30 am:
INTERACTIVE Exhilarating Chakra Breathwork
w/Movement, Chant & Therapeutic Touch;
+ Interactive Sound Healing Activities w/Tibetan Singing
Bowls/Bells & Medicine Drums!
Done in Pairs & Small Groups in supportive, physically
connected postures, OUTDOORS!
Reserve your space by pre-registering for 4 gatherings at a time, 4 months in a row
(not a drop-in event)
Ongoing gathering for people who enjoy coming regularly to celebrate & support each other.
For all levels of flexibliity & fitness; description at link above.
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4th SUNDAYS, 11:30am to 4:30pm:
YOU MUST Call Diana, then REGISTER IN ADVANCE TO ATTEND:
AFFIRMassage! Community Series: 6 Playshops, COED
In groups of 5 (taught in several different ways): 1 person lies down (fully clothed) on a massage table, requests support for what they most need & want in their life, --then 4 people shower them simultaneously w/therapeutic Massage (including new WHIMSYUM techniques) *and* shower them w/ Positive Affirmations, Healing Sound, new creative therapeutic & playful metaphysical practices, & LOVE --which celebrate them & support the manifestation of their request. Then they get up & give while the next person in their group of 5 lies down & receives. Taught simply & easily, no experience necessary! Creates bursts of celebration within & deeply releases patterns from mind, body & spirit!:
6 gatherings (6 Months) in a row:
Read more DESCRIPTION + HOW TO PRE-REGISTER here: www.whimsyum.net/affirmassage.html
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4th Sundays, 11:30 am to 4:30pm
YOU MUST Call Diana, then REGISTER IN ADVANCE TO ATTEND:
POSITIVE HOMEMADE MAGICK CIRCLE, Part 2:
CoCreate Rituals & Traditions to Celebrate & Support Each Other's Journey!
Community Series: 6 Playshops, COED
6 gatherings (6 Months) in a row:
You must be pre-registered for the AFFIRMassage Community Playshop Series
to Register for this Positive Magick Circle playshop series!
Read more DESCRIPTION + HOW TO PRE-REGISTER here: www.whimsyum.net/human-potential-arts-dojo.html#magick
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Part 1 : 1st Sundays, 1:00 pm .
2nd Wednesdays 12:00pm
~* LA OUTSIDE-the-BOX WIZARDESSES ! *~
Outrageously Women-Centered, Body-Celebrating, LOVE-filled, Exultant
Positive MAGICK CIRCLES !
Celebrate & Support Each Other Thru CoCreated Ritual & Traditions!
4 & 6 Circle Series ( once a month) over 4 or 6 Months:
Pre-requisite for attending Magick Part 2:
Either joining COED group in Feb;
~OR~ WOMEN-Only Part 2 ( after above series)
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Starts on a Sat. or Sun soon!:
UPBEAT SCI-FI/FANTASY / Future Studies Community Series!
Participants commit to attend once monthly for 6 months.
Limited to 20 people.
***To attend --you must have first attended our drop-in gatherings,
or one of our series.***
4 hours will be part of the commitment, preceded by an optional
additional 1 hour gathering: More info posted soon!
WRP Diana is the founder & director of www.Whimsyum.org which brings positive new directions to communities locally & globally creating new kinds of activities/occupations/resources, & offering them thru the above free & by donation community gatherings!
~*Thank your community for by telling folks about this & inviting your friends!*~
Extra DESCRIPTIONS of GATHERINGS
(we have many more than are listed below):
Upbeat Sci-Fi-Fantasy Tribe!
FREE, no donations requested.
Stroll/Discuss Ideas/ Enigmas Explored in Star Trek+
recommend Star Trek inspired or other Upbeat Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Books/Movies/TV related to our conversation:
Many of us continue to watch shows like Star Trek Next Generation regularly, almost like a meditation or
spiritual practice; filling our lives w/positive & perception-expanding ideas of community & the future, shared
there: Take it 1 step farther & have that kind of community regularly by meeting people who celebrate/share
Gather at cafe & talk a bit while people are arriving; those who work at 1pm catch a quick lunch. ***not a
problem to management if people don’t buy anything; they love us, we meet here all the time.*** (Indian
food but they do have a handful of normal/bland menu options...);
(we’ll leave on the dot! ...Though if rain, we'll stay at cafe; see below!) Stroll & explore themes, ideas &
enigmas from Star Trek; + recommend Star Trek inspired or other upbeat Sci-Fi/Fantasy books/movies/TV
related to our conversation (...New Outer Limits, Vorkosigan Saga, X-men, Lindskold...?): Stretch your minds, get a bit of exercise, build fun friendships in this awesome community!
Swing by cafe for people who need to rush to work; then walk approx 45min more; Afterwards go back to cafe
& share more over late lunch, coffee, or dessert: *** time/duration of last part is tentative, so people don’t
expect to drop-in & find us there; we could still be walking... or not have stayed long after.***
***If raining, we’d stay at the café we meet at instead of walking! If it rains, I have a fun & thought-provoking
activity I can share in which we can still get some exercise w/a bit of laughter & moving around etc).***
This will have a decent turnout: I post it to friends & related groups & often have 20 people show up for things
posted on weekdays before 5pm.
Diana (310) 936-3150 phone doesn’t accept txt msgs, but fine to leave voicemail 24hrs I won't check internet
after 6pm the day before. Phone will be on from 11:45am to 12:30pm day of gathering
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Outside The Box Romantics Tribe!
Share About Your Favorite Upbeat Romantic Fiction
(Books, Movies, TV) w/Substance
then 4:00pm Community Salsa Dance scroll down for different address/
description (IF RAIN, we'll instead host a COED, Social Belly Dance Lesson at
Santa Monica Indoor Food Court, see below)
Our last gathering like this was awesome, let's do it again! Celebrate & truly ~*LIVE*~
your own unique life story/path --free of peer pressure or society expectations: *Choose*
a positive life, & 'Happy Ending'! What we read/watch affects how we think,
how we interact w/life, what we bring into our life, & how we shape the world:
Tired of romantic movies/books/TV series where everyone looks like a model, strives
to be cool, & love-making scenes seem copied from playboy rather than expressing the
truly attractive & deeply moving romantic, magical diversity of human beings?! Share
about your favorite imaginative, inspiring Romantic fiction, sci-fi, or fantasy books,
movies, &/or TV series w/happy endings &, ideally, which don’t focus on mainstream
Enjoy meaningful, thought-provoking, open-hearted, & sometimes deeply humorous
conversation w/this community of peers! Although you're welcome to share mainstream
stories if they have substance/ inspiring messages, -- it's challenging to find stories which
aren’t the same ole thing & push the envelope, opening up our perspectives; & a great
opportunity to have a community of friends who can recommendation more alternative/
outside the box stories -- so we'll focus more on this! Here are some examples, or food for
Couples that share creative & ‘thinking’ activities together ...especially romantic ones
(romance beyond flowers & candlelit dinners)! Time-Travel Romances, Historical
Romances that transcend the rules of society of that time(& ideally even transcend
today's rules), Alien Romances, etc... Couples w/muscular empowered women & men
that want them to stay that way (… not become insecure when they get romantic). How
about a story w/a sensitive male belly dancer? Stories about African-Americans, mixed,
or GLBT couples that are joyous adventures rather than struggles w/prejudice/abuse.
Whimsical Romances like the movie Amelie, etc…
We'll go around the circle, share about our fav piece --giving just enough info for people
to know whether it'll interest them, but not enough to give the story away. ***After 10
things have been recommended we'll let loose & have some amazing unstructured group
discussion! Then we'll recommend more pieces; ..& have more discussion! The last 15
min. we'll mill around & chat.
Look forward to sharing & hearing about some great stories!
FREE, no donations requested.
HOW TO FIND US:
1). Parking: 1st 90 min free at the mall ( next hour is around $1.25 or 1.95)
Outdoors if No Rain, Indoors If Rain/Cool:
If no rain: We'll be at far end of the upper level of tables by the 'Food Court'
(West end of the 3rd (Top) floor of the Santa Monica Place Mall: 395 Broadway St). I'll
have a red silk bandanna tied to the back of my chair.
If rain we'll be in the indoor Food Court area.
No need to purchase anything; this is just a lounging area at the mall; but there are
several food sellers right there if you want anything.
3:15 pm to 3:30pm
COED Beg. Belly Dance Lesson w/Diana
Outdoor Community Salsa Dance & Gathering
all styles/ages! Dance actually goes from 4pm til 9 pm if no rain.
***Food Court for the lessons there; then
we'll walk 2 blocks to the below dance:
super-easy COED Beg. Social Belly Dance lesson w/Diana:
Be on time if you want to participate, this lesson only goes to 3:45pm.
there's a large free, drop-in, outdoor community dance; all styles & ages, &
kinds of music, join us! Diana'll be there for at least 90min of the dancing, but may leave
after that. The dance itself goes til about 9 pm.
3rd St. Promenade BTW ARIZONA & WILSHIRE Blvd; behind DJ/dance
3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica
(It's sunday so if you can find street parking it's free):
4 Public lots: 2 on 2nd St., + 2 on 4th St, north & south of Arizona:
1st 90 min free, first hr after that $1.25.
Rendez-vous for some sexy Salsa Dancing (+other styles or freeform) at this great
event! "...Salsa Familia is the largest Community Salsa Dance in the world: Join us for the fun,
beauty & excitement of dancing on the community mall! They model themselves after
the street salsa gatherings you would find in places like Cuba, Puerto Rico and New York.
Not only are there Salseras & Salseros, but entire families, friends & others who
are interested in music, dance that gather to listen, spectate and talk. This is the 14th year
on the 3rd Street Promenade..."
"In addition to Salsa there are Tango and Swing community dance gatherings on the 3rd
Street Promenade, that you're also invited to stroll over to & dance with. The 3rd Street
Promenade has restaurants, theaters and street entertainment. "
They do Salsa, Merengue, Machata, Bolero, Cha-Cha-Cha, & several other Latin dances;
+ several people do free-form, improvise, do swing, etc...
Social Dance is an incredibly liberating, exhilarating, super fun, & romantic
experience that will literally change your life, & connect you to whole new communities of
peers/friends: I encourage you to take the leap & try it! It's a lot easier to meet people
& learn dance w/an accepting group of people, & at this dance that is more
informal than other dances & class environments.
fine to leave voicemail
24hrs. I won't be reachable after 6pm the day before, but will be reachable by phone 2pm to
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The WHIMSYUM Memestitute for creating programs to circulate reverberations of ~*CHUTZPAH*~ Everywhere, Locally & Globally!!!:) :) :)
Time to disperse everything but magick & delight from your life/communities, & transform
the world w/~*Chutzpah!*~ Co-create & LIVE boldly inspiring new rituals & traditions!
The ‘women’s’ movement & ‘spirituality’ movement created big shifts for humanity; especially
for women: But it’s time for another BIG SHIFT! All human beings of all ages need to be
educated & encouraged to globally embrace & exuberantly, positively, live their ~*CHUZTPAH!*~
What is Chutzpah???!!!
CHUTZPAH IS OUTRAGEOUS! It is the LAUGH that explodes inside you, ignites your whole spirit…even if you don’t make a sound. It’s about NOT HOLDING BACK. The joyous uncontrollable urge to LIVE. BE. Use your brilliance! Having the mettle & audacity to be not just different, but wholly unexpected: To joyfully leap OUTRAGEOUSLY, & often hilariously, beyond convention!
But it’s much more than that…
Chutzpah is the spark that ignites our genius. …To take the 1st step, to transcend obstacles, dissolve barriers, to fly, to open the heart: It’s the key to zest for life. It’s naturally in every child…; when not squished out Chutzpah built the 1st hand-glider, plane, spaceship... Chutzpah is what’s around the corner when you think all is lost. Sometimes people are afraid of Chutzpah, afraid they’ll go too far; because we’re raised & surrounded by a culture that does not train us w/the wisdom & power to use it.
Liberating chutzpah enables each individual to simply take the steps needed to nourish their world, each time they see them, -- rather than passively, waiting for politicians to do so; or wasting time w/games & mainstream thinking: People often identify Chutzpah w/those who stand out, ignite movements/fads/shifts of thinking & change the world; & yet it’s in every human being: Chutzpah is a key part of the most magickal & empowered part of human potential & leadership. So long as we identify it in only some people, we hold back the human race from evolving & reaching it’s truly magickal potentials; not just in healing politics & creating a sustainable world, but in manifesting our greatest art & invention.
Be accountable, cultivate your Chutzpah. Be a spice & color that’s impossible to miss or ignore. Follow your sacred whimsical urges. And in doing so activate that wild beauty in everyone who crosses your path, & across the world. Just by daring to BE, extremely, specifically, off the charts, *YOU.*