Hey everyone, good morning!
I’m going to briefly pause for the Karmatic Laws for today to share whats going on for me these past few days.
First of all, I’ve been pursuing my program for 21 days in all of my passions, but with not much success. The 8 hour work day structure I set up isn’t realistic for all the extra things I have going on, not to mention so much travel lately. So, I’ve been tweeking here and there, but essentially, I am going to go back to the drawing board tomorrow (Sunday, as the new start of the week) and re-plan. In terms of simply working harder, its possible, but then I would be compromising my 8 hours of sleep, and with all the physical work I do I simply do not choose to do that. So, the efforts have been attempted and now we know one more plan that doesn’t work so thats great!
Secondly, I’ve been really enjoying my movement lately. I have felt so laid back mentally, just really enjoying what comes out, and of course my dance has been reflecting that. However, I have chosen to enter a battle today, which I normally don’t do and haven’t done for some time, and so my mind is rusty in this game. Entering battles, while I feel they are over-used, are helpful for me as a check-in. While again, yes, I do have some principles against not battling all the time, I also believe that entering them once in a while allows me to challenge myself in a new light.
So, today is that day. I could feel little moments of anxiety and doubt about it creeping up. Over 10 years ago I had a terrible, terrible battling experience, and instead of re-approaching battles to have a new relationship with them I ran and stayed stuck in that theory. This was not the smartest choice! But I went out last night and had several inspiring moments happen.
The first thing that happened last night was they played amazing old school funk, I’m talking a slloooOoOoow 2-step. It was soo nice! What clubs are doing that anymore? And I’ll tell you most people did not know how to dance to that! But, sure enough, I did, and so did Jade, and we were just smiliinnnnnn and 2 steppin and feeling the music and being moved. And I just kept feeling like… I have nothing to prove, I dance for me, I dance from the music, I just love dancing, and there’s nothing to be afraid of bc all I have to do is dance and whatever happens happens. And it. was. so. beautiful. And thats how I feel today.
The second thing that happened was that someone walked up to me and asked me “Are you Jojo?” and I said “I am!” and they said “Are you judging tomorrow?” and I shook my head. They paused and opened their eyes and asked “Wait, are you battling??” And I nodded my head. This person literally threw up their hands and was like “ahhh” in disappointment and walked away. Now, I know this is a compliment, but I immediately was like.. this person doesn’t get it. They’re just going out there to win, instead of enjoying the challenge. And then I realized it was me God was showing me, just the exaggerated version. (Kind of like Dojo, Jessie’s dog hehe)
So, today, I really feel so grounded. Today, I am honored and excited to be with all these young dancers who are incredibly talented. The experience of these challenges is going to be amazing. I am not going there to win, I am going there to share my dance, celebrate life, and enjoy others, as well. Today is going to be wonderful. ❤
I hope you all are having a great time this weekend, I hope you are enjoying these messages. Thanks for being on the other side. We are officially 3 weeks out!