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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 


video

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



Sunday, May 7, 2017

Laugh Out Loud!

Ha, Ha, Ho, Ho, Ho!


"Laughter gives you the freedom to create."
Dr. Madan Kataria



Watch: Laughter and Painting Creates Powerful Art

Laugh Your Buts Off!

You can remove structured blocks from the left brain that stop growth in all areas of life with Laughter Yoga, celebrated today on World laughter Day. 


I was introduced to LY many years ago at the same time I met Dr.'s Deepak Chopra and Andrew Weil at a collaborative talk about Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine. 

Then, as I began my life "re-start" to heal from a lifetime of chronic illness, I began my path of learning the ancient secrets of yoga, Ayurvedic well-being, laughter yoga and meditation. 

One of my passions is guiding people to change their lives to help prevent heart attacks and strokes. As I worked with the Go Red 4 Women event for the American Heart Association, I was introduced to Gulshan K. Sethi, MD who also presented a workshop on laughter yoga and healing from cardiac events at Tucson Medical Center. 

As a result I now teach this transforming practice and implement it in the art of business and lifestyle well-being.


A few snapshots of our Laughter Yoga classes in Tucson
 and at TMC's
The Core Fitness Center with Dr. Gulshan Sethi
Did you know that World Laughter Day is May 7, 2017 and was created in 1998 by Dr. Madan Kataria? 


The "founder of the worldwide Laughter Yoga movement, Dr. Kataria, a family doctor in India, was inspired to start the Laughter Yoga movement in part by the facial feedback hypothesis, which postulates that a person's facial expressions can have an effect on their emotions. The celebration of World Laughter Day is a positive manifestation for world peace and is intended to build up a global consciousness of brotherhood and friendship through laughter. It is most often celebrated by gatherings of people in public places with the sole purpose of laughing.Its popularity has grown exponentially with that of the Laughter Yoga movement now counting thousands of Laughter Clubs in more than 105 countries."
- wikipedia

The science of laughter, combined with hand clapping (pressure points) and the feelings of mindfulness, passion and joyful emotions that are released make you feel really good! Laughter with friends, by yourself, real or faked can all work and 

"trigger an increase in endorphins, the brain chemicals known for their feel-good effect."
- New York Times
Laughter Yoga with Friends at The Chopra Center, Carlsbad, CA 

"Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain." - Charlie Chaplin

It is interesting that many of Charlie Chaplin's difficulties and successes that resulted are a reflection of our current political environment:

"In 1959, federal officials hoped to entrap Chaplin at an immigration office with a question about a girlfriend’s abortion—he’d have been forced either to admit it, rendering himself “mandatorily excludable,” or to perjure himself."


The Laughter Prescription is also what Norman Cousins in his groundbreaking book "Anatomy of an Illness" say's healed him from a devastating, life threatening illness 37 years ago.  


‘A clown is like an aspirin, only he works twice as fast.’ - Groucho Marx

is the founder of the Gesundheit community, the doctor who's story House Calls was made into a blockbuster movie you must see starring Robin Williams. His work continues to save lives and proves the experience of illness and trauma can be turned around with laughter and love. 

Whatever you do today, stop from the whirlwind of news and responsibilities and laugh! 

10 Ways to Feel Joy:

  1. Stock up on funny movies and watch them with friends
  2. Enjoy your favorite comedy show without multitasking
  3. Play with your kids outside with no phones
  4. Learn Laughter Yoga, it is easy! 
  5. Enjoy your pets with no TV
  6. Go dancing, any kind you like
  7. Stay away from people who are toxic...UGH!
  8. Laugh at yourself
  9. Paint, sing, play music and twirl
  10. Say yes to fun, the dishes can wait...
Laughter is the best thing worth catching!
XO Jilly

PS: During your prayers and meditations, please send a heartfelt smile of care and love to all you know who are in harms way, grieving or suffering in any shape or form. Veterans of war to babies in need of loving parents, love and laughter is the only answer to universal healing.    

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Why March?


Strength in Synergy, Diversity and Passion

This year I have felt the power of the feminine in collaboration as we are faced with a new unexpected challenge. What does this mean? 

I have observed that many of us have been too comfortable either in our pain, status or safe zone. 
Many people have gone through horrific times beyond anyone's imagination and many have not causing a huge clash in viewpoints. 
As a result the universe is telling us we need to shake things up to move forward again. 

A firestorm is errupting and it suprises and shocks me when I see comments reflecting the questions: 

"Why are we speaking up and marching?" 
"What is the big deal?"
"What do you have to complain about?"

Victoria Steele 
shared why our Tucson Womens March on Washington is vital to our personal, family and community wellbeing

"It takes empathy to form a more perfect union"

- Victoria Steele 


In a year when Harriet Tubman made headlines to honor and acknowledge people of color, 
the fact that it feels like we are starting all over again to stand tall for our 
equal rights seems insane. 

This month is Women's History Month and we are finally free to choose and be respected for our ambitions. 

Therefore the pushback has started again


"There is an enormous amount of ignorance."

I believe that we are undergoing another evolutionary breakthrough in our humanity and we have to step up to the plate. 
We either change and grow or go backwards and wither. 


Life is is a cycle of remembering and forgetting. 


Synergy is in action when several complimentary films are produced in the same period. This is a reflection of the universal momentum that rises subconsciously and begins through the arts first. 
Now that we have many female mentors in strong positions to create a world based on respect and accomplishment, the bully factor kicks in to fight from an old luddite mentality. 


"Is war still the only language men listen to?"


Why "Personal is Political"
She is Beautiful When She is Angry


"There is no appreciation for women intellectuals"
- Miss Representation


In 2017 Stereotypes Are Still In Play

"A women in power is often seen as a negative thing."

- Pat Mitchell, Paley Center for Media
Variety

Messages for girls and young women have basically sucked and women themselves are still a huge part of the problem. 

Many of us did not 

“have time to be pissed,...” 

Womens March Washington - Tucson
Smyth and Jesson Media

If we do not make the time now 

when will we? 

Now is time to align with strong smart talented women and support each other's work, there is only room for collaboration. Old thinking still degrades our strength and women fall into the quick sand everyday by lack of awareness. 


Womens March Washington - Tucson 
Smyth and Jesson Media 

10 Wisdoms to Put Your Passion Into Action:

  1. Pay attention before sharing anything, do a few moments of research and reflection, ask yourself and others "where does this originate from?"
  2. Support other women's talents and businesses that support their families. Network where it counts.
  3. Help by being there when you know a friend is caretaking a dying friend or family member. Remember that they have a ton of responsibilities that you may not have.
  4. Stop playing into anything that lacks integrity for a short term gain. You will have to live with the ramifications.
  5. Show up and listen to what is affecting our communities.
  6. Do more for other women than "just do lunch" in women's groups.
  7. Learn, be a part, listen and incorporate change.
  8. Treat others with respect and empathy.
  9. Collaborate with conscious communication.
  10. Stop the cycle of being a victim in your own work and life just because it is the norm.
Examples for number 10: 
- I saw another comment recently to raise money for "poor broke ass_______(you fill in the blank)'. Why would that be a wise investment in a community that has been saying that same thing for decades? 
- If you observe sexism and abuse in your workplace, neighborhood or home do you speak up?

How to Start: I highly suggest journaling to get in touch with how you really feel, do more knowing and allowing for yourself and less pleasing. Pleasing is not caring, it is only a habit. Meditate on what moves your heart beyond anger. 

If you have children or are a teacher I suggest MindUp to help guide the future leaders of our world. 


" helps children develop greater empathy and compassion for themselves and for others, through understanding different perspectives."

- Goldie Hawn, The Hawn Foundation




As one of my friends, who sadly has since passed away, 
said as her business and life motto:
"No Guts, No Glory!"  

Until Soon,
Much Moksha Guts, Jilly
@JillyWisdom @JillJessonSmyth

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Why Love?

Is H2H a trending hashtag in your life too? 

I believe taking action by connecting with emotions from the heart has been missing from western civilization for a long time. Living only from the head has not served us well and it shows. 

"Love is, without a doubt, the basis of everything."
Eben Alexander, M.D. Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife 

Miss Samantha my beloved chihuahua
Many people have never experienced business and a career from a heart centered approach from the corporate environment. It is only recently that I have seen others besides me gravitate to not living their lives and work in a superficial way. It is now no secret in extremely successful organizations that empathy, manners and creativity is valued first and foremost in the workplace. 

Ignoring the important things in life, not really listening and plowing through is now old style with the hashtag #H2H, Heart to Heart, now gaining momentum.

Now when I run across the lack of empathy and grace in networking with others it is like talking to a person made of cardboard.    
  


Everyday is Valentine's Day
Wishing you a Happy Valentine Every Day!

I hope when someone say's "bless you" they mean it and when they look at you, to listen or to talk, they see your eyes and feel your soul. This is what is important and I hope we find this buried treasure as we reconnect to restore balance to humanity through conscious communication.

The heart and the empathatic emotions that come from within can be lost in the rush to win before being eaten by a shark. This way of life becomes reinforced every time we suffer, most recently by the 2007-2008 recession.

I propose that this whirlwind stop as each of us begins to look within for answers using the creative heart with the left brain's rational support.

To Be a Better Human here are 10 suggestions to implement:

1) A No Gossip Policy
2) Say Thank you Often 
3) Listen More
4) Put the Phone Away  
5) Look Eye to Eye 
6) Be Respectful
7) Have Integrity First
8) A No Bully Policy
9) Learn Anger Management
10) Speak Kindly First 

Be Different, Be Kind
To begin fresh this year reminds me to start with the heart.
It takes courage to break a habit that doesn't serve you or humanity but the payoff is HUGE... 
I highly recommend it! 
Much Moksha Love, Jilly
@JillyWisdom @JillJessonSmyth    

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Why Art?

Arts and Government with Senator Tom Udall, Melody Barnes and Damian Woetzel



What do we invest in as a country?

Join the work in announcing the "Create Act" 
The value of our communities depend on how we support the creative fields and education in the business of art.

Be a champion of turning around our neighborhoods with a foundation of the joy and beauty the arts bring to social change.

Much Moksha Love Jilly
Smyth and Jesson Multi Media Network

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Excited!


Path of Feathers

 This is a feather that showed up for me this month at the entrance to my home. This ancient symbol means shift and change guided by angels.

Joining in with belly dancers at the
Seduction of Spirit retreat at
The Chopra Center

I am thrilled to share how exciting it is to do exactly what I was born to do and 10 tips on why a better term for the Law of Attraction is the Law of Allowing as proposed by Anita Moorjani in her book "Dying To Be Me".

Anita Moorjani signing my book "Dying to Be Me" at The Chopra Center

The universal energy that you want to tap into you were born with and can remember.

"This divine energy is your Charism, a unique expression of grace that empowers you to fulfill your Sacred Contract." 
 - Carolyn Myss, Sacred Contracts, Awakening Your Divine Potential

My Top 10 Daily Law of Allowing Tips:

  1. Meditate twice a day. Begin simply with 10 minutes before doing anything and 10 minutes at night. Grow your practice gradually to a half hour 2x per day. Make it a habit you can not live without.
  2. Journal and write down your dreams in the morning. Much will be revealed from your subconscious.
  3. Learn to breath properly and deeply. If you are stressed or in a hurry, stop and breath.
  4. Take a break every hour during work sessions. Say no to overwork.
  5. Have fun, participate in laughter yoga, watch funny movies and choose to be happy.
  6. Go outside and play, walk and smell the roses. Dance, read and do art. Turn off the phone to allow your inspiration to reveal itself.
  7. Eat really good nutritious food. Turn off the electronics and BE with the people you are with now and listen.
  8. Practice being grateful and recapitulate your day every evening in a way best for you, after or before meditation and by journaling.
  9. Forgive yourself and others, even when you have come up against evil and poor behavior that lacks grace, you can move on to your highest self. Even after life emergencies, trauma and PTSD, be patient and let it all go. Your heart will thank you.
  10. Treat yourself and love yourself first. You do not owe anyone anything. You were created by the divine for a higher purpose, your own heart's desires and talents.    
I AM EXCITED FOR YOU!  

As you see signs cross your path, like the feather, and animals or images in your life and dreams, pay attention and know that life is sending you symbols of revelation.

"Attention and Intention" 

will guide your desires with ease and grace.  

 KNOW that the change you wish for will be revealed if you are listening.

Namaste' and love, Jilly

 

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Transitioning

Download in June



My sacred contract is unfolding during the most ebullient time of the year, June, bursting with color and joy and protected by Danu, a Goddess of class, grace and creativity, a good friend to my mythic Goddess: "Athena of the Desert". 

Here are some June "gems" based on tradition:

The moonstone reflects and receives love and protection, the pearl symbolizes churning out impurities to gain protection and the alexandrite draws in the energy of good fortune.

When I sculpt in wood, I choose oak for it's strength, stability and power. 

Father's Day in June represents the father of all Gods, Zeus, and my father is center to my shift in awareness and growth.  

You are welcome to watch my June story that reflects the above qualities:

"TORII: The Profane to the Sacred" 




A few minutes to Knowledge that Will Help You

I will leave you with a June poem...

Soar with the Eagle and ground yourself with the Bull,

Delight your senses with summer Roses,

Rebirth your life with Honeysuckle. 

Much Moksha Love, Jilly