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Good morning all!
Today, on a day which celebrates love, lets be mindful that it is a reminder for celebrating love everyday. ❤
Secondly, did anyone look or find anything from researching your learning and/or where you might be stuck or plateaued in growth?
Last but not least, I wanted to briefly write about wholeness. When I was younger, I really leaned into partying, alcohol, etc. I had an empty hole and filled it up with that validation and distraction. When I found dance, I was so much more empowered!! I immediately switched over and had this incredibly healthy tool to fill up that empty space with!

And, then, about 6 years ago (through my work with Landmark) I realized that I had been doing that; trying to fill my emptiness with something external. Then I realized that, no matter how healthy dance is, no thing will ever fill up that empty space I felt inside.

I had tried to fill it up with so many things, people, success, career, music, dance, IG, beauty products, so much more. But, then, about 3.5 years ago, God came along and since then I have been learning how to fill that empty space with God, with myself, with my Self love.

If we are using anything, anything at all besides our own Self to be complete, it will fail. Universe/God/Higher Power will not let that disempowerment continue, because, if you don’t complete yourself how can you fully love someone? You couldn’t, because the fear of them leaving and you ‘losing’ that completeness will dominate.

I recently read “Once you are happy alone others will want to be with you,” and thats true, but I don’t think it speaks better than the quote “Don’t find your other half, find another whole.”

Happy Valentines everyone, may the occurrences with the loves in your life that you find never alter your own love of self, for once you have God and that is enough, you are forever empowered and complete.

Thanks for being on the other side ❤

Jojo

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Good afternoon everyone! I wrote this hours ago and did not hit send!  🙂 Oops!!

For today:

5. THE LAW OF RESPONSIBILITY

– Whenever there is something wrong in my life, there is something wrong in me.
– We mirror what surrounds us – and what surrounds us mirrors us; this is a Universal Truth.
– We must take responsibility what is in our life.

As I started to distinguish yesterday, today is about responsibility. Essentially, we see in others what we see in ourselves, we hate in others what we fear in ourselves, we create around us what we need to experience. We are creating not always what we want, but what we need.

When I first discovered this law years and years ago I was really frustrated, even a little angry. How on earth was it my responsibility how others had treated me? How was it my responsibility that I hadn’t been dealt certain cards I wanted and felt I had worked for.

Soon after, I realized that this responsibility was a huge gift. This meant I was in a position of either control, clarity and/or gratitude. Since I was manifesting everything around me I could trust that its for my own benefit, either to teach me or build me, often in the same result but they feel different.

When I look back at certain tragedies and betrayals in my life, its hard for me to understand how its my responsibility. What was I doing as a naive teenager that could karmatically warrant my first love cheating on me with my best friend? It was my first time feeling that stinging pain of my life, and a shock to my awareness that people could do those things.

But when we have certain experiences happen to us, its not always a matter of punishment, which I believe Karma is often misunderstood as. ​
Karma is about what we’re creating in our lives that we want to create, not always what our conscious mind tells us that we want. It is our higher power running the show and we will continue to manifest things that block us from love, self love, unconditional love. ​
​This is, to me, the key to understanding the Law of #5.
Thank you all for being on the other side! ​
Jojo

Love is the reward for love.

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Hey all! Another late message from another day of travel. My apologies for those of you who enjoy having it in the mornings and will be nestled into Houston until Monday and have an early flight 🙂

I am excited to write though, here we are with #3. I found diving into this quite interesting.

3. THE LAW OF HUMILITY

– What you refuse to accept, will continue for you.
– If what we see is an enemy, or someone with a character trait that we find to be negative, then we ourselves are not focused on a higher level of existence.

I find this one to be a mixture of both “What you resist persists.” AND “What you see in others is a reflection of self.” Inside of each of these is an incredible lesson, and can be helpful to one another, however, they are clearly not the same.
Question is, why is it the Law of *Humility* though? When you research the definition of humility it is as follows:

“Having or showing a modest or low estimate of one’s own importance.”

Why would that be helpful? Shouldn’t it read “Having or showing an accurate estimate of one’s own importance” in order to be able to apply this?
Lastly, I understand the 2nd point more than the 1st in regards to humility, although I find it again, interesting, that in order to accept something there’s a placement to have a low estimation of Self.

In closing, I agree with the notes, but not the title. As I have understood humility it could make sense, but by its actual definition it seems like an ineffective way of approach.

What do you all think? Thanks for being on the other side!

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Good morning everyone! 

Hope your weekend was spectacular and empowering. What are your resolutions for this week? Have you reflected on the past week and looked into this new one? For me, what didn’t work was a feeling of “hiding” my shortcomings to others. I realized late on Saturday that I had been trying to angle myself in a way with particular shortcomings that hid them. With some I was bold, with others I was not. While shortcomings are always perspective, I took it upon myself to re-introduce myself to those that I felt I had experienced that hiding feeling with. This is who I am, and I know that if you love me you’ll be right here with me through them. It was empowering and I woke up feeling sexier and more peaceful on Sunday. That carried with me throughout the day. 

Today I am starting a little study of the 12 forms of Karma and each day I’ll be walking through them with you, not so much focusing on the karmatic response, but moreso of the personal responsibility. Hope you enjoy them!

1. THE GREAT LAW

– “As you sow, so shall you reap”. This is also known as the “Law of Cause and Effect”.
– Whatever we put out in the Universe is what comes back to us.
– If what we want is Happiness, Peace, Love, Friendship… Then we should BE Happy, Peaceful, Loving and a True Friend.

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This is always a basic reminder, and we’ve seen it written in multiple places, in various suggestions. One thing I had been reflecting on last year was a lack of a very closer inner circle, I felt lonely and rejected. And when I stopped being a baby (I say that truthfully but joking with love) I realized I hadn’t made those efforts! So I took it upon myself to let people know what I want as well as answer the phone when people call, call other, announce things to people first instead of on IG and FB. Things of this nature already shifted things for me.

But what I can say I can still work on is my confidence. How I carry myself WILL be how others interact me. I’ve done something similar with you all/this journey/myself before, but today I am going to be very aware of what I say and how I hold my body, taking on deep confidence for the whole day.

What will you take on for today regarding “The Great Law?”

Thanks for being on the other side!

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Good afternoon all,

I just made it to LA safe and am in my VRBO (for those that don’t know thats a better alternative to AirBNB.) Its a beautiful peaceful retreat for me, I am definitely looking forward to a peaceful and enlightening and FUN weekend!

This morning I was having a lovely conversation w a good friend named MK, she and I spoke on many things, one of them being light. After I got off the call I wondered if I had lost my light, if it had perhaps dimmed… and then I realized NO! Its just been in the shop! My light used to be very loud and boisterous, huge, but not controlled. Over the past few years yes, it has gone down a bit, and now I’m ready to have it at its brightness, this time controlled, grounded and way more intentional. An adult light, if you will.

All this to say, be cheerful, for all things are in perfect timing. No need to worry, God has a bigger plan and you will always be right on time, unless you yourself get in your way. Even then, God will relentlessly find solutions to keep you continuing.

“Enjoy the frustrations. They’re also the good stuff.” – me 🙂

Thanks for being on the other side!

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Good morning all! So, this morning I woke up very very early which happens sometimes when Jade comes to bed very late. Often times I can fall back asleep but sometimes my mind gets going and it just won’t stop. Because I’ve been feeling a bit of a lull lately and was feeling like I couldn’t think still, I decided to get up. I’m really glad I did that.

I reviewed my goals for 2018 and thought to myself how spread thin I am. I wish I could just focus on one thing. Lately I’ve been seeing memes about dedicating yourself to one thing and the rest will follow. But I just thought about how I have many loves and I’d miss a lot of things if I didn’t pursue them as well. I felt great in my areas but stagnant in that greatness. I want excellence and growth.

So, taking a real look at myself, I accepted I had never been willing to do the work it takes to focus intensely on this many things, so ya, my hard work was dispersed. So, I am taking on 3 weeks of really trying this out. I have scheduled out 8 hour days for myself, not including whatever comes my way.

After the 3 weeks I will be able to take a real look at myself and see whether or not this is something I can and want to keep up. I will be also to see what I wanted to take a front seat and back seat at times. Today is Day 1, scheduled and completely mapped out and I’m ready!

For those curious, here is my 16 categories:

1. social support (considering starting a freestyle or choreo crew)
2. closer to God (wanting to do more bible studies)
3. finances (considering investing)
4. freestyle expression (started studying 2 new styles this year)
5. art projects (working on a film this year)
6. career
7. family (not a goal, but I want to take a trip w them this year)
8. diggs deeper (I want to throw the Training session weekend, our anniversary, a choreo competition, our mentorship program and a party this year)
9. fitness (want to build 10 lbs of muscle)
10. vlogs (want to start doing vlogs on the dance scene, mental development, fitness, dance, so on)
11. mental growth (want to take some developmental courses this year)
12. style (updating my look and closet, as well as need to do more photo shoots this year)
13. physical health (daily stretch and full body healing)
14. organization (I really struggle staying on task when I travel)
15. mentorship (i’m mentoring 4 people right now)
16. self love / project (doing 100 days of self love emails and blogs, I’m on day 69 today.)

Wish me luck!
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.