On The Ning, Nang, Nong


On the Ning Nang Nong
Where the Cows go Bong!
and the monkeys all say BOO!

There’s a Nong Nang Ning 
Where the trees go Ping!
And the tea pots jibber jabber joo.

On the Nong Ning Nang 
All the mice go Clang 
And you just can’t catch ‘em when they do!

So its Ning Nang Nong
Cows go Bong!
Nong Nang Ning
Trees go ping
Nong Ning Nang
The mice go Clang

What a noisy place to belong
is the Ning Nang Ning Nang Nong!!

By Spike Milligan

Anyone remember this poem???

I had this poem pop into my head whilst on a dog walk this week.. inspiring this post.

‘On the Ning Nang Nong’ was one of my favourite poems as a child.

I loved poems and particularly rhyming poems. The sound and rhythm really spoke to me.

This, and many other poems with sound + rhythm inspired me to start writing my own poetry…

I had fun with this space and loved playing with words..
So, when one of my primary school teachers (and if I could remember their name I would be naming + shaming them!) after I’d read out one of my poems in class – told me that rhyming words together didn’t make something a poem (!!) I was crushed.

I felt my heart centre (the centre of my chest) scrunch in and my soul retreat somewhere inside of myself.

I also stopped writing and playing with words. I felt that nothing I wrote was worthy of being called ‘a poem’.

The dream, creativity + inspiration died right there.

And, this memory (that came back along with the poem whilst on the dog walk..) made me wonder how many other times in my early life had I been told something was an absolute truth when for me it actually wasn’t..

And, it is often these moments that form our being, direct our path and shape our Soul in life as we move forward.

The job (and realisation) of these memories isn’t to name + shame the other participants in the scenario (much as we might like to..) it’s actually to recognise we have been living inside a lie.
And, then take that recognition and make a conscious choice to do something different.

Do we want to continue living life inside that lie?

Or, do we want to re-shape our reality from here?

So, I encourage to have a little digging expedition on yourself – today – or, when you next have some quiet time..

And see what emerges as an untruth for you – that you have been allowing to shape your own life, actions and thoughts.

And, then make a conscious choice about whether you’re going to continue in that story or, write a new one.

For me – I’ll be churning out more of these blogs + posts – speaking my truth – working towards a book..

Oh yeah – and, dancing + healing too!

And, who knows..
I might even get some poetry out there too :-)

And, if you need extra support or, guidance. Get in touch.

Energy Shifting + Healing

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