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Good morning all!

The book I referenced a few days ago, (I actually typo’ed and wrote 100 days in instead of 100 pages in. I guess 100 days was on the brain!) is really interesting. There’s another section I want to share with you about conceptual learning vs experimental learning.

Again, this book is called “The Originals,” it references and highlights a lot of sociological and psychological trends, everything from how men see assertive women as ‘less loyal,’ to what often times determines the age in life when someone becomes ‘successful’ for their works.

Regarding conceptual learning, these artists (writers, painters, inventors) were often known to become successful in the younger part of their life, where as the experimental learners caught on much later. The conceptual learners did a lot of hard work and through trial and error found an incredibly powerful formula that works for them. However, what this study found was that those who discovered this formula early on were also often *bound* by it. It was said of EE Cummings (happens to be one of my favorite writers) “He found his artistic voice early on. His books were all brilliant, but they all felt the same.”

Experimental learning took much longer, as though it was sifting through the whole world, with the artist never stopping to chase their craft. These particular artists blossomed in their mid 40s, 50s and 60s (many famous artists we all know) and they never “arrived” at any exact style, but continued to grow and mold themselves.

I just love this idea, it really speaks to me because last year I was forced out of my conceptual mold. 2017 was tough! I was constantly being shaped and by the end, I learned how to enjoy it. I believe that 2017 was one of my tougher years, but I also believe it was one of my favorites bc from it I found what I consider to be the beginning of deep woman-hood. The essence of loving Self, knowing Self, walking into a room without trying bc I have my own glorious mental world.

I guess for me, the point I want to bring up is, while we might find a technique that really works in life, even that can hold us back at some point if we don’t continue to develop it. Change is constant, necessary for growth, inclusive of flavor, and yes, its often difficult and tests our faith. I like to think those experimental learners didn’t stop bc they didn’t doubt where they were headed, or were indifferent to it bc they were simply immersed in their passions.

Where are you/I using an outdated algorithm? One that worked in the past but can use continuous upgrades, updates and a fresh perspective? I guess just take a look at where your life is repeating, where you’re not invigorated and go from there. I’ll be taking that inventory today, as well.

Sending love to all! Thanks for being on the other side.

To check out the book I’ve been referencing, go here.
Jojo

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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!

Yesterday I re-posted a quote on IG about how there are people who are more successful than you, doing what you want to be doing, simply because they chose to believe in themselves.

The wording on that is impeccable. They “chose” to believe in themselves.

It’s not something we have to wait for, right? It entails my circular thoughts the other day regarding the chicken and egg, or the self-love as an action or feeling. One day, I’ve just gotta CHOSE to love self, and thats the answer. The beginning is simply our choice.
Jojo.

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Hey all! Good morning! Anyone else out there stuck with this bug??

I am reflective this morning of the following quote:

„No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.” –Voltaire


There is a lot going on in the world today, most of it feels ‘over there’ for us. While our self-love is incredibly important, how important is it?

When you die you will meet God. Hebrews 9:27 This scripture has always meant more to me emphasizing the ‘you’ instead of the ‘die.’ When we, the ego, is removed, then we can experience God. Whether you believe in Jesus, a higher power that is in a glowing light, or just no God at all, either way, removing ego is at the forefront of growth. Thus, again, how important is our little world?

I’ve been swirling this around in my mind quite a bit lately. I have a passion for socio-economic prejudice and the impacts it has on education and impact on persona and a pre-determined and taught self-relationship with people in that society. And, I have things I have going on in my small world.

I continue to toggle about liking my haircut while there are others who are unsure of how to attain their next meal by no fault of their own, being born into poverty in this country. 

 
So, as I continue to self-love, my self-gaze dims, it expands, the self-righteousness of me needing to love my breasts disempowers, I move forward past my nose into society, where the whole world is living. In this I feel I am overflowing.

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

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Good morning all!

Today is the 81st day, can you believe it? I wonder how many of my emails you all have read. Some, all, barely? I hear from some of you but its nice to get check-ins from you all. 🙂 Hope you enjoyed your weekend.

You know, I cut my hair off the other week, it was pretty spontaneous. The haircut and the color both turned out to be done awfully bad. I’m not sure if its related but my hairdresser was fired days later. I had a friend come in and repair it but my hair looks nothing like it used to and I prefer it the old way. And, I can’t say for sure if I’d like it more than my old hair if it looks the way I wanted it to. And everyones so fast to say “Well, it will grow back.” And that’s true, it will in two years or maybe one year with daily Biotin, but isn’t it so easy for us to tell others not to worry? We are exceptional advice givers and have a harder time doing what we say.

And why is that? Is it the distinction between perspective and action? Or is it being able to see ourselves less clearly? Or more clearly? Or is it us just projecting our ‘crap’ onto others? At any rate, I often have found people are very empowered giving others advice they didn’t ask for. I don’t ever say “Oh I’m so upset about my hair, do you have any advice for me?” Its simply, I don’t prefer my hair responded with “Oh don’t worry it’ll grow back.” Whats my point I’m sure you’re asking if you’ve read this far.

My point is this: Why do we do that? Or first jump instinct is to provide something for someone, to give some help or advice or coaching instead of just being with that person. I personally would rather have someone laugh with me about it then come into the space of fixing it. That’s just me, of course. But the point is still, instead of these triggered and automated responses, where can I just be with someone?

Where am I just using automated responses verbally or actually? Where am I being inauthentic? Where am I just comforting someone when they don’t want or need to be comforted?

I can be honest in that a lot of my strengths in my personality are about helping others and I’m sure that bleeds into spaces it doesn’t need to be or is wanted. So, today, I’m forgiving myself for getting this haircut, (joke) for automated responses, I’m forgiving others for assuming I need something when I haven’t pointed to that, and I’m going to be in the moment, bringing to the table the interaction with that individual instead of pre-determined responses. How are you doing? “Good” is another example of a blanket response with no real interaction.

So, lets make it a day to be present with others, to offer more than consolation, to be For Giving, and to For Getting of our previous automated responses.

Also, I revamped my work program yesterday, I’m starting my 21 days again today and will KYP! Last but not least, here’s today Karmatic focus:

7. THE LAW OF FOCUS

– You can not think of two things at the same time.
– When our focus is on Spiritual Values, it is impossible for us to have lower thoughts such as greed or anger.

​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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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