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Good morning everyone! I am inspired by this quote today:

„Life is 10% of what happens to you and 90% of how you react to it.”  Charles R. Swindoll

I FIRMLY believe that life is going to be a series of challenges that are what our higher power knows we need to achieve unconditional love. We will continue to manifest something until we can love and accept what has been. What, in your life, if anything, do you hate? Hate will never free you from it, and you’ll continue to bring it about until you can love it and let it go.

This includes our past and right now. I never thought I could re-write history until I did Landmark, and from re-arranging my view through incredible self-discovery, I learned how to look at my past in a whole new light.

If you want to sign up for a 3 day course that can transform every aspect of your life, look here: www.landmarkworldwide.org and SIGN UP. Best thing I ever did for myself.

Sending love to all, thanks for being on the other side!
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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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 everyone!

Hope all is well over in your land. My plan for taking-on of all 16 things has not been off to a great start, simply bc I had already prescheduled my time here in LA and have been proactively social, building with friends old and new. That being said I am sooo enjoying my time here, both my solitude and seeing so many people. My one day at home before I started traveling was amazing tho! Its been nice to have some focuses to ground me with the time I DO have. And, I have been trying to do half days of work still but sometimes I am gone for 12 hours and have been prioritizing rest and recovery.

I am still feeling badass and empowering myself despite not being able to push right now because the recharge is important too!

What do you all do to manage your energy? Sending lots of love and thanks for being on the other side,

Jojo

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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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Spread thin? Or doubling in size?

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