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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Rebels

My Inspiration for 2018
"Journalism is an act of faith in the future."
 - Ann Curry



Wednesday Wisdom: Dream It and Do It
While Having Fun!

#WomenToWatchAZ Founder Jilly Jesson Smyth

International Women's Day 

is Thursday, March 8, 2018

Today I know for sure our paths are aligned for a very special time. A wave of several generations are interwoven in a vision that has never been seen before, a collaboration of trust and integrity is making things happen with young women and mentoring wisdom that is not the norm of the past. A new quilt of many colors, many ages and many experiences is being wrapped around humanity.

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We are Rebels with a Cause

My purpose in today's essay is to share how one can be aware of the disfunction and pain in todays reality yet stay balanced and focused on our dreams and desires at the same time. Anger can fuel good and great things for you. 
Do not get distracted from your creative talents for too long because it is these talents that will raise us all higher. 

Collaboration is key to balancing radical empathy and helping while staying on point with our work, we have to do this together. 

It has been ironic to feel so excited by all the fantastic progress we are making in so many arenas yet knowing the daily barrage of cruelty and horror is happening at the same time. 

What To Do?

One of the exciting vehicles I have created is my feature stories and coverage of some of the coolest women in my sphere that I cover in Women To Watch AZ. My next feature is about an incredible woman who has published a searing and brilliant memoir on rising from the ashes of trauma in the midwest. The fact that there are no more secrets means we can dare greatly together. #NeverAgain #MeToo #Enough

Be Crazy Makers of Change

Creative and Crazy Strong Stories shared by Jilly Jesson Smyth
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George Clooney Karma

"George and Amal, I couldn’t agree with you more. I am joining forces with you and will match your $500,000 donation to ‘March For Our Lives.’ These inspiring young people remind me of the Freedom Riders of the 60s who also said we’ve had ENOUGH and our voices will be heard."

- Oprah 


Make A Difference
George and Amal Clooney Give Back  


Anyone Can Make A Difference

Women Are Kicking Ass and 
Our Children Are Starting A Revolution

This year is a turning point in every neighborhood, industry and home and women are leading the charge.

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"The only time that counts is NOW!"
- Jilly Jesson Smyth 

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

State of The Dream

All Creativity is Inspired by Freedom 


My Dream is for All Women in my sphere of influence be inspired by powerful collaboration and connection beyond knowing.

~ Women To Watch AZ ~



Today a new movement has begun fueled by a fire to burn off all that is old thinking that has returned again because we did not do it right the first time, second time and many more times. Practice makes it happen, we need to keep going and respect all the women who have come before us and had been told to be silent. No more. 


Thank you to  for posting the links and directions:_

#StateOfTheDream Initiative
OVERVIEW

On Tuesday night (6pm PST/9pm EST), Donald Trump will deliver his SOTU address. #StateOfTheDream will highlight what truly makes America great: that we come from many places, races and creeds, and together work for a more perfect union.  
Our digital #StateOfTheDream address will support our dreamers and immigrants, call for a DREAM Act, lean into the Senate, fundraise for United We Dream, and express our vision for a more inclusive, progressive America.
We will provide a social media toolkit closer to the 30th, but we also invite you create a brief (60 seconds or less) video describing your dream for America: What you hope for. What inspires YOU. (We especially encourage those running for office and those already serving to do so!). All videos should be posted simultaneously at 6pm PST/9pm EST with the hashtag #StateOfTheDream on all of your social channels. After the video blast, you can proceed to post tweets from the toolkit or your own messaging. We just ask that you continue the unifying tweetstorm with the #StateOfTheDream hashtag.
WHEN: Tuesday, January 30th at 6pm PST/9pm EST
WHAT: #StateOfTheDream initiative
WHO: Members of The Resistance, elected officials, those running for office, any and all Americans who want to use their voices for positive change! Love IS louder.


We are ready!

XOXO Jilly

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Saturday, January 6, 2018

Believe

2018: The Year of the "Yang Dog"

We have moved from the year of the Fire Rooster into the year of the Earth Dog, a time of "interrupting the interrupters" with Yang energy to strengthen the earthquake now happening in earth's humanity. 

My wire haired dachshund speaks to me at this point in my essay. Miss Frida was named after the artist Frida Kahlo, she was full of powerful wisdom bursting forth with exactly what she knew was important and needed at any moment. She lived out loud and her nick name was "Frida Buddha" for her big loving eyes full of old soul knowledge.

Dachshunds are also known as "Rat Dogs", they can smell and find a rat in any environment. Miss Frida could always find the cockroach in any room or bug in any yard. I believe this is what is happening now. What used to be just a bad smell gracious people ignored is now a rotten mess that must be raised and removed to no longer infect our next generation. 






Building Community

The #MeToo, #Enough, #TimesUp and 2018 Women's March schedule now in process is powerful. To support each other rise into our highest ambitions and talents, we need to collaborate with all of our voices and play a better game. 

Makers Conference

Women are leading the way and rising to our highest selves. The way to change is to be in charge. Being in charge means setting an example of female leadership for our girls to learn from, we need equality plus knowing how powerful our female energy is as mentors.



"The world is waking up. We all feel it. On every continent, in every industry, at every level, women are raising their voices and taking charge like never before. The 2018 MAKERS Conference will take this movement to the next level. We'll explore new ways to make shock waves, unleash our collective power, and lift each other up as we fight for causes that matter."


Did you know that 1.59 billion people are ready to either stay behind or move forward on the largest interactive platform on the planet, Facebook? 

All this has happened since the movie "Enough" came out in 2002. Technology for the people has had to catch up with the  reality that has only recently been identified and confirmed by the medical community as irrational gaslighting, a narcissistic behavior that does not make sense and never will. 

This behavior is not OK 
We have to own that we allowed this to happen by not supporting our sisters in the workplace and at home. 


ENOUGH:

"Working-class waitress Slim (Jennifer Lopez) finds her life transformed when she marries wealthy contractor Mitch (Billy Campbell). She settles into an idyllic suburban life and seems to have everything she wants. Her dream is shattered when she discovers her husband is anything but perfect. His abusive behavior forces her to go on the run, eluding an increasingly obsessive Mitch and his lethal henchman."

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Enough

Conspiracy of Silence

This has been a long time coming, women supporting each other in speaking up in regards to unethical behavior from powerful men.

Yes I believe you. Me too.




In an exclusive interview with Diane Sawyer, Judd said she confronted
Harvey Weinstein in 1999 after he allegedly sexually harassed her.
Weinstein denies all allegations.


I thought I was over all the poor behavior men have shown in the workplace since day one of my many experiences in the career arena but I was not. Did I want to address this concern in my writing and art? I told myself I do. It is about damn time.
"We are doing this for her..."
 - Ashley Judd

When I was a young girl I never had a problem speaking up when I saw an injustice, I always had an inner strength beyond my age, an understanding of not putting up with poor behavior from anyone, either from an adult or another child. This has served me well in the long run but made people angry if I did not play along, especially someone older or who had more power.

I believe the culture of silence is real. At every single turn there is a man, sometimes a woman, who is testing you, to see if you will give up your integrity for a dollar. It begins at the first job as you work your way through school. It begins when you speak up about unacceptable behavior and no one believes you. As a young women you learn that no one listens and it is best to move on and handle the BS with humor or quit and move on, no one cares so get tough.

Timing is everything. If you speak up to soon, you could lose a career path. Oprah did not speak up early in her career either. Women and men have had to keep their mouths shut to survive, this has now changed with strength in numbers and the momentum of the internet.


I Stand with Girls and Women Everywhere
I Believe You.
There are no more secrets.
Women are at the tipping point.
You have a voice, we have a voice together.
It is about time. Every woman has a story.


Emma Thompson: Harvey Weinstein 

'top of harassment ladder' - BBC Newsnight


Who believed Anita Hill? I did.
Say yes to your integrity and be heard and listen to those who speak up.

"The dam has burst in a big way."

- Tom Hanks

When You Experience Sexual Harassment at Work know that there is strength in numbers. There is a real gaslight behavior that happens with bully behavior so believe your gut and intuition first. 


Do your research, take notes and be patient as you decide what to do. You are not crazy: 

1) Weinstein allegedly hired intelligence agency to target accusers | ABC News

3) We have failed you


“If you feel lost, disappointed, hesitant, or weak, return to yourself, to who you are, here and now and when you get there, you will discover yourself, like a lotus flower in full bloom, even in a muddy pond, beautiful and strong.” 

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

All Souls Rise


TOGETHER

We honor and celebrate a time of grief and love with a ritual that is historic and special to our souls and united in expanding our hearts together.   



The 28th Annual All Souls Procession Weekend will be November 3-5, 2017!

All Souls Day 

Is celebrated after Halloween on November 2nd and is a ritual of remembering our loved ones who have died. In Tucson we had over 150,000 people participate in our one of a kind parade of the dead. It is a subversive, theatric, tear filled, dance and music extravaganza of spiritual vision and expansion beyond religous beliefs 

The offerings, face masks, puppets and theater embrace the eclectic and creative nature of Tucson. Our souls who have been drawn to live here are wild and artistic, the ghosts are all around us from from those who came before in our western frontier of magnificent mountains, dancing saguaros and rolling tumbleweeds.

Photo by Jeffrey Scott Brown | ArtbyJilly.com | Artist Mirrored | Designed by Jilly Jesson Smyth

My cowgirl spirit was awakened at The Historic Rialto Theater in Tucson, Arizona to submit my grief for all who have died in my life over many years including almost all family, tons of friends and dozens of pets. I turned in my personal photos to be included in the slide show with everyone who did the same and felt the universe receive the release and celebration. 

Watch the Amazing All Souls Procession 

2013 Grand Finale with Flam Chen



Our Beloved Animals are Also Honored... 

We lost Miss Frida and our cat Mr. Sinatra this year

The meaning of Fall:

"In the Christian calendar, November 1 is the Feast of All Saints, a day honoring not only those who are known and recognized as enlightened souls, but more especially the unknowns, saints who walk beside us unrecognized down the millennia.

In Buddhism, we honor the bodhisattvas - saints - who refuse enlightenment and return willingly to the wheel of karma to help other beings. Similarly, in Judaism, anonymous holy men pray the world from its well-merited destruction. We never know who is walking beside us, who is our spiritual teacher. That one - who annoys you so - pretends for a day that he's the one, your personal Obi Wan Kenobi. The first of November is a splendid, subversive holiday.
― Mary Rose O'ReilleyThe Barn at the End of the World: The Apprenticeship of a Quaker, Buddhist Shepherd


Halloween
is the only the beginning of the season based on a commercial commerce business model initiated during the industrial revolution and our grandparents recovery from the depression. I believe we are moving into a shapeshifter time of evolutionary change. We will expand our humanity to an enlightened wisdom out of the current chaos where All Souls Rise.

As our souls rise this season, get in touch with our future together.

Much Moksha Love,
XOXO Jilly

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Re-Set "A Woman for All Seasons"

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Talks Past and Future at Resnick Aspen Action Forum





“I consider myself tremendously fortunate because the kind of things I have said are things women have been saying forever,” Ginsburg told the crowd. “But earlier societies were not yet prepared to listen.”

Why a Re-Set 

Today I thank God for the wisdom of women thinkers on the Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagen and Sandra Day O'Conner. 


The grounding and balance we need now comes from smart women in law who have had to work within a "bad old days" system to understand how one needs to complain and speak up against injustice, discrimination, harassment and sexual perversion. Speaking up does not mean you are a victim, it means you are courageous and bring light to reveal wrong doing and poor decision making. Darkness and evil comes to those who will do something and correct the injustice. 

Women need to be role models and set and example in order to rise for our daughters, co-workers, families and future. 


The Lily Ledbetter case is an example:        

“But sometimes a defeat can end up being a huge victory,” Ginsburg said. “I was in that fortunate position in the Lily Ledbetter case.” The Court had ruled against Ledbetter due to the majority’s interpretation of Title VII’s statute of limitations. While she believed an egregious mistake had been made, Justice Ginsburg left it up to Congress to correct the error. This led to the creation of the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, a law prohibiting sex-based wage discrimination. It was the first act signed by then-President Barack Obama.
Retreating from a difficult situation or person does have the result of not giving the darkness energy, but retreating and also including being aware of one's responsibility in being chosen to handle the problem is a gift to growth. This is a wake up call to not hiding in the sand and rising to our highest potential as humans. 


I Stand With Our Future: Girls
Are you shaping the future with your decisions or retreating from learning what conscious communication and radical empathy will do for our world? It all begins in our neighborhoods and with our neighbors. 

There is a reason this has been the summer of our discontent and a reset on how this year of bully behavior came to be is needed. 

Mouse people need to become Tiger people.

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My good friend and Akashic Advisor Linda Joy Stone sent me an email about the "Rupture" we are now going through and how it is a predictor of the "Rapture" awaiting. As the shift and flow reset is upon us, it is vital that we are aware as we are uncomfortable.

After the Total Solar Eclipse, the timing of hurricane after hurricane, raging wildfires, floods and ICBMs it feels super crazy. The earth's temper is also reflected in people around us. We come together as we fall apart. Climate change is real. 

The journey continues upward, as we are aware that there are beings lifting us in loving hands for our evolution.

As my mentor Dr. David Simon said: "Attention! Attention!"

“It’s all about love. It’s always been about love. Love is the only thing that’s real.”

Much Moksha Strength... 
your path is our journey together  
   

Thursday, August 17, 2017

August Eclipse of the Heart

Dear Moksha Hearts,

This month is a very special time as we experience the Sturgeon Full Moon in Leo on August 7 and it's transition to the Solar Eclipse on August 21.

Why is this special?
At the start of this strong cycle of transition the sturgeon fish spirit totem dives deep in the Great Lakes, lives a long life and represents the dreams of your heart manifesting with success. This can be an emotional time with fire, water and air powerfully shifting, so it is even more important to quiet the mind and practice allowing of the next steps in order to reach your highest potential without pushing.

Your greatest good will arrive by taking a break.


2017 Eclipse: 

Earth, Moon and Sun 



On August 21, 2017, the Earth will cross the shadow of the moon, 
creating a total solar eclipse.
Eclipses happen about every six months, but this one is special. 

This special eclipse reminds me to share that it is vital to teach our children how to take a break from the noise by taking a break ourselves to self nurture and eliminate the clutter of behavior that does not serve us or humanity.

You may have felt that this time is HUGE as we shift to a new cycle of being, a new way of receiving the light that brings healing, removes limitations and brings great freedom.

The Solar Eclipse is nature's way of letting us know who is really in charge. We all need to take a break and pay attention to our heart's desires, placing our friends and families first.  


Watch Goldie Hawn on the Importance of Mindfulness and taking a Brain Break... 





"Live my life as me." 
- Goldie Hawn

We can learn during this energy shift that this is a time of plenty. 

Goldie Hawn reflects the wisdom that this is a time to 
"grow our children differently" 
in order to create the next {r}evolution. 

I suggest spending this time in ritual and meditation with your kids as you celebrate their unique talents and abilities that are beyond your knowing. You are sculpting the change you wish for, the earth you want and the life you desire.

Snapshot of my twitter art @JillyWisdom

Click here for safe solar viewers and 

The Night Sky Network 

for 2017 Solar Eclipse Resources, 

Clubs, Events and lots of cool downloads!


This will be the first total solar eclipse visible in the contiguous United States in 38 years.


Enjoy! XO Jilly