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Good morning everyone 🙂

Last night I had a dream. I was in a corner store and the woman in front of me did something silly, to which I can’t remember the exact details, and I gave her some unsolicited advice, she didn’t reply. The woman behind me tapped me on the shoulder and said to me “You’re just going to be incomplete with her like that??” I made a confused face.

She gestured in a way that was collecting her thoughts. She said “You must center your life around something, but ONE thing, and you must commit your whole life to that. You should be able to write a whole book about it, even if to you, its something small. You must be the knowledge for this aspect, and all of life will fit into place.”

I looked at her directly and said “But my heart has many little passions and I like it that way.” She giggled and said “ok!” Immediately after I said that I doubted my statement. I wondered if I was being stubborn.

And that’s all I remember.

And, this morning, I can’t decide whether she was speaking as the omen, or I was. I have been debating about if I’m taking on too many things for some time now. It stunts the growth of each other thing a bit, but without them I feel a loss of Self.

I don’t have an answer for it, today, and thats ok. And so, my journey continues. ❤

Thanks for being on the other side!

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Good morning all my lovers out there!

How are you doing? My morning has been great so far. Simply stretching, listening to beautiful music, and warm water. How do you start your mornings?

I’m grateful for this project bc of what I’ve discovered about my Self and about my relationship to Self with others. I’m grateful that I have accountability on the other side that expects me to check in with myself first thing every morning. I love that I’ve been able to do that 83 days in a row. Most of you have stuck it out, I had 3 un-subscribers for reasons such as the posts being too much about God or not having time to read the length. And of course, thats ok.

Today, lets take some time today to tell THREE people what we appreciate about them. Every once in a while I’ll get a wild hair and just call people for the sake of calling them to appreciate them. Whether you call or do it in person, today just let 3 people know what it is about them that you love and appreciate. ❤

Thanks for being on the other side!

9. PRACTICE. THE LAW OF HERE AND NOW

– Looking backward to examine what was, prevents us from being totally in the HERE AND NOW.
– Old thoughts, old patterns of behavior, old dreams…
– Prevent us from having new ones.

Jojo ❤

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Good morning all!

Today I am looking at #4 (out of 12) of our Karmatic Exploration of Self. I hope you are learning, as well.

4. THE LAW OF GROWTH

– “Wherever you go, there you are”.
– For us to GROW in Spirit, it is we who must change – and not the people, places or things around us.
– The only given we have in our lives is OURSELVES and that is the only factor we have control over.
– When we change who and what we are within our heart our life follows suit and changes too.

I found this interesting bc as I started brainstorming on what to journal and how I feel about the Law, I realized I was beginning to journal on the next #, which is RESPONSIBILITY. However, whats being pointed to here is NOT responsibility but simply recognizing that the only way to grow is to realize the Self. Responsibility is a whole other topic.

So often we kill off friendships, perhaps we move, maybe we just quit at things, thinking that will let us be happy. And while I can’t say there’s never a time to move on or accept change, its not what will give us peace and happiness. That alone comes from our viewpoint. We are the ones that will grow, and we are the only things we truly have control over.

To be specific, its important for me to remember that I do NOT have control over my thoughts (they are going to come) but I have control over how I REACT to those thoughts. I do NOT Have control over what situations may arise, but I do have control over how I handle those things.

This was a very interesting one for me today, not only in the topic, but in the reminder/separation that growth and responsibility are hand in hand but different.

I love the idea that we are this ever changing entity that is experiencing life as it simply is, and our growth comes from our morphing of the viewpoint. I keep picturing a colorful blob shifting and shaping. So cool.

Hope you’re enjoying this! As always, please reply STOP if you wish to no longer receive.
Thanks for being on the other side!
Jojo

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Good morning everyone, happy new week!

Today I am reflective of forgiveness. I recently found out a friend of mine was hurting others, intentionally lying and manipulating ​them, including attempts at influencing people’s opinions of me. Needless to say it was easy to feel anger and frustration.

Now I ​definitely haven’t been holding onto these feelings of anger or frustration, I let it go after several days

​(help from and ​thanks to my support system,​)​ but I am reflective this morning on the difference between ​letting go and forgiveness. There was still a part of me that was judging him.

​So, I’m reminded that forgiveness was still something that I was doing in a way that made me feel better than the other person. “Be the bigger person” I thought to myself. Is that real forgiveness? Or is that ego?​​

​In order to forgive him I actually have to focus on myself, and WHO I WANT TO BE.

At first I thought forgiveness was for them, and then I realized it was for me, but AFTER THAT, I realized its for me only, and not me in comparison to the other. While I still have to remind myself of this, theres an area that exists in between selfishness and pleasing others, which is simply me focusing on who I want to be.

This is Self – Love, creating a world where I strive to be who I want to be, not to be pleasing to others, but to be pleasing to who I believe I want to be, which, for me, is centered around God.

I hope this helps in some way, it helped me by writing it! Thanks for being on the other side.

 


Love is the reward for love. 

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Good morning!

Last night I was chatting with a good friend about intrigue, its something I deeply admire in others and something I wanted for myself. While I feel I have *some* I was excited and inspired to dive deeper into how it feels for me.

I believe that this truly exists inside of our time in our inner world, creating a way of life that is unique to us, that uniquely works for *us* and that creates an intrigue because you offer something powerfully independent and fresh to those around you instead of simply being a reaction to your surroundings.

The deeper I go the more gold I’m finding!

Very inspired and touched today, spending more time with myself changes my whole existence, not in the way I previously thought, which might be vibrationally only, but logistically knowing myself more creates both more simplicity and inspiration.

Sending you all love, thanks for being on the other side.

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Good morning everyone!!

Today is the start of the new week! And while last Monday was the 1st of the year and it was so easy to look at it as a fresh start, lets have that EXACT SAME MENTALITY TODAY! We have a clean slate, a new beginning, a chance to reflect on this past week and start new with new ideas, promises and behaviors.

1. How did I do last week?
2. What got in the way of my 100% empowerment?
3. What do I want to create this week?
4. How does who I am impact others?
Let’s really make every week a new chance for not only our improvements in our character and actions, but the feeling of a ‘dust it off’ fresh start.
Thanks for being on the other side!
Jojo

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“The Voice Of Silence” 

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Today I read a story about a mother and child sitting together, mom asks the daughter, how was recess today? Daughter replied “I played a game on the monkey bars and kept an eye on the buddy bench.” The daughters school has a wooden double seater, nestled on the edge of the playground, which is a simple call for anyone who is needing a buddy in that moment. Anyone who needs a hug, a friend, someone to talk, someone who feels alone or lonely, sits on that bench as a gentle but clear call that they need emotional support. And the kids always come.

I absolutely teared up when I read that… I sure would have sat on that bench as a child, many days feeling so different and unwanted from my peers. In an instant the child inside me felt emotion just reading that.

This story really touched me for several reasons. 1, I love the idea of asking for help, plain and simple. When we let others know about our struggles only then can they help. But all too often as adults we try to look or even feel strong, which is made up by our own definitions. Isn’t a huge part of strength vulnerability? Of course it is. “Strong enough to cry” I always used to say. This buddy bench metaphor really opened my heart for myself and for others, keeping in mind that often times peoples request for help isn’t as gentle or clear, but sometimes comes in the form of worry, sadness, insecurity, and fear.

The other thing that touched me was knowing that both God and my own self-love are also a form of a buddy bench. God is there for me whenever I call on him, and my own love and respect and relationship to myself are also there for me.

Last but not least, the daughter kept an eye on that bench. She was listening for support, listening for the silence that speaks for comfort. What if we were all more keen to hear others as wanting love and support instead of finding defects and faults?

I’m very, very grateful for my incredibly supportive friends and family, I’m grateful to my Self for getting to a place that communicates what I’m feeling instead of responding to it.

Let’s all be someone’s buddy bench today, and let us all be more able to ask for support when we need it. ❤
Thanks for being on the other side!