Jacqui Saburido – The Power of Forgiveness – Soul Story

Have  you ever held a grudge over someone for not calling you back or standing you up for the umpteenth. Are you still holding onto those feelings of rage against those bullies who put you down every day when you walked through the school gates. Can you still stand the sight of you ex-partner who betrayed you? Could you ever forgive them for what they did to you? Well Jacqui Saburido is a master of forgiveness, she knows that forgiveness has a power that can not be measured by anything. If you ever doubted the power of forgiveness allow this video below to show you just what forgiveness can do.

What did I tell you? After I watched this video I looked at the grudges and anger I held inside against people that had done me wrong and to be honest they all looked petty now. After I had looked at my past experiences and slowly but surely I am beginning to free myself from each of these feelings of hate and regret and each time I let one go there is more room in the heart and soul for love and happiness. Thank you Jacqui Saburido for teaching me the power of forgiveness.

Justin “Hippie Jedi” Verrengia – Soul Story

This was taken straight from Mr. Jedi’s Facebook page, it is a good read.

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Law of Attraction is for “weird folks” like me. It blows my mind how I speak on stage in front of thousands but growing up introverted I couldn’t hold a 2 minute conversation.
ONE THING CHANGED all that and I will share it with you.

I have said a lot of the same things I say today for years but NOBODY CARED. Now that I make more than a lot of NFL players and celebrities people listen. LOL

The crazy thing about it all is that I don’t even spend a lot of money though or do anything flashy. It’s just because my income is public information that I even care to share the fact.

My biggest passion in life is spreading higher consciousness awareness. I love things like The Law of Attraction, Meditation, Yoga, Qi-Gong (the art of cultivating vital energy) and studying and teaching hidden knowledge, etc.

A lot of people growing up called me weird because I was introverted and believed in things so different than the masses.

My heroes were not Brad Pitt or Angelina Jolie nor did I even care about celebrity gossip. My hero’s were and still are people like Tony Robbins, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Bruce Lee, Lauryn Hill, Bob Proctor, Deepak Chopra, Esther Hicks, Wayne Dyer and Louise Hay, etc.

The truth is though I am bit weird, and I am totally fine with that.

My reality right now, I get to do basically anything that I desire. I speak on stages in front of thousands of people on a regular basis. When I “speak life into people” on stage the crowds hang onto every word I say and then I exit the stage to standing ovations. I can now do amazing things for my family that I have always desired to do. I often pay double what people ask for when they come help clean the house.

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Let me rewind for you real quick… Only 18 months ago I was struggling to pay my rent for $450 a month. Only 18 months ago I didn’t even feel like a full man. It would tear me apart that I couldn’t even afford to take my wife out for a nice meal on her birthday. People would often make fun of me when I would share with them about my big dreams.

People like Tony Robbins & Wayne Dyer had me believing that I could be anything I desired. I would share these visions with people and they would just laugh in my face. For 6 long years it looked like they were right. I failed and failed trying to make it big. At times, I can’t even lie because I started to doubt myself. Even with all the positive books I read it couldn’t help me because of my self doubt which was sabotaging my own success. (just keeping it real)

I remember one time specifically what “almost” made me quit on my dreams. It was coming close to Christmas and I told my wife we would go home for it. We are both big family people so it’s all good when we can go home for the holidays.

I was running an online business at the time. There was this tool that was meant to help me with my business. It was the price though of tickets to go home for christmas. The way they made it seem was that I would double my money really quickly with this tool.

Long story short I ended up actually losing all the money. Let me say that the argument with my wife was not pretty. She really had me feeling terrible about the decision that I made. In my mind I was doing this for US. Then she started crying, and with the holidays coming up it just tore me apart to see my wife like this. I really started asking the UNIVERSE, “Why are you punishing me?” “What have I done wrong?… I am good person.” I went to sleep that night in tears, ashamed and just disappointed in myself that I let my wife down. I gave her my word, so breaking this promise tore me apart.

I just really didn’t feel like a man because I wasn’t taken care of the responsibilities that I knew I could. I felt so drained that I put my heart and soul into my dreams but didn’t feel like I was getting anything back in return.

My wife was talking about having a baby and I would just make excuses why we couldn’t. I never really shared this publicly because it is so personal. In reality I was just scared of that type of responsibility. I mean, we could barely take care of ourselves and I was still asking my family for help when we came up short.

Bringing a baby into this world put pure fear into my heart. I wanted to raise my future child in the ways I desired. I don’t believe in the traditional medical system ways anyways because they disturb me. I didn’t want my child receiving forced vaccinations and putting all those corporate greed meds into their precious lil’ system. My wife and I decided we wanted a natural holistic birthing process outside of a hospital and I know they are not cheap.

I am not even into material objects really. I am not dumb, I understand how much mental stress having a lack of resources caused me. I could not reach my highest level of consciousness either while I am going to sleep and waking up thinking about things like… “How am I going to pay these bills and put food on the table tomorrow?”

This week I earned over $40,000 in a single day. That used to take me literally YEARS to earn especially back in 2010 when I was only earning $1,200 a month teaching English in China because we couldn’t afford to live in the USA. The money has not changed me really at all. I am just able to help a lot more people now.

I don’t wear fancy watches and my most expensive shoes are like $60. I bought a nice used car a couple months ago cash for $15,000. I could’ve bought a fancy car, but I am just not into it.

I am more into living for experiences and helping others than for material things. I am more about creating a legacy vs. buying things to impress others. There are things we do now though that we couldn’t do before.

We do fly first class, because it saves so much time when we are flying places and it’s definitely more comfortable. We are able to tip waitresses nicely now which feels so good. We are able to help friends and family in need. We are able to give back and pay it forward without asking for anything back in return. We are even able to set up future investments now.

We spend a lot on education, personal development and mentoring from people. We literally spend 5 figures a month to have advice from people who know more than us.

I believe the best investment you can make is in yourself. I always knew deep down inside I would accomplish something great. I just didn’t know how it was going to happen. While I loved all my heroes I never had the blueprint of how to achieve the success I visualized of living.

WHEN MY LIFE CHANGED………….

I am going to share 1 MAJOR thing which totally transformed my life.

That one thing was a MENTOR.

Once I found a mentor who cared and believed in me my life changed QUICKLY.

I loved everything that my heroes did and stood for but I couldn’t reach out to them. My mentor had everything that I desired. He had a mobile online business, he had time freedom, when he spoke people listened, he had respect, he had integrity and above all a really BIG heart.

At the time he was making in a day what I was making in a couple years. Thousands of people were craving for his time. I had to do something that made me stand out from the crowd. I was not going to be like 95% of the people. Most people just said to my mentor things like, “Hey can you help me be successful?” Me I thought differently… I thought about things like… “How can I help my mentor out?” and “What value could I bring to the table to benefit him?”

One thing I have learned is that the right information can take you to heights you never even imagined in record time. The wrong information has the same effect and can set you back YEARS.

I dropped my ego and told my mentor, “Whatever you tell me to do I will do” because the results I was manifesting in my life I was not enjoying.

I don’t care whatever it is you want to pursue, a mentor can share things with you to speed up your learning curve.

I was not like a leech either, my mentor would give me a set of instructions and I would go and knock them out and come back for more. I respected his time and he got that. He treated me like a leader from the start.

He expected greatness from me and saw more in me than I saw for myself. To be honest 18 months ago I just wanted to earn $5,000 a month and not stress about things. I couldn’t even see $10,000 in my near future.

He saw a lot in me and told me I could achieve much more. I didn’t even believe that when he told me that. It seriously was less than 2 months later from that conversation I had my first $26,142 month. My life has not been the same since, everything has just gone up from there. That was back in June of 2012 when I had my very first breakthrough month.

I had studied the greats for years and so I had a lot of the mindset and everything I needed. There was just small certain shifts I needed.

My mentored shared information that just blew my mind. Since that moment I have been on a mission to share it with everyone who deserved it. I struggled for so long and had experienced so much pain… so there was nothing I desired more than to help erase that pain for others.

If you want to find out in detail more information I created a website to show you just that…

http://loa.hippiejedi.com/

If not that is all good too I just hope you got some value out of my post.

Also on my site I will share with you how you can get a hold me personally too.

I do read my messages because I do really care. I am not the type of person who thinks he is too good to answer messages just because I make a lot of money. I never forget where I come from and who I am.

Love and Light,

Namaste my friend,

tsj

P.S. My wife is happily pregnant now, and so we have a baby Jedi on the way. It feels so GREAT to bring our future child into this world without stress the way they deserve. We are having an all natural water birth at an holistic birthing center and my wife and I couldn’t be any happier about that. Also we decided to be surprised and not find out if it’s a boy or girl until birth which makes things even more exciting.

There’s Something About Ellen

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Ellen, Ellen, Ellen.

There is something about Ellen DeGeneres that just makes me so very happy. This is a woman who I would literally swim oceans for. I don’t understand why there aren’t more people like her in this world. If you don’t know who this woman is then you SERIOUSLY need to get out from under that rock that you are clearly living under.  Just bring you up to speed with who she is and what she does let me quickly go over everything Ellen.

So firstly she started out as a stand up comedian way back in the 80’s. Then in the 90’s she starred in her own self-titled sitcom from 1994 (the year I was born) right through to ’98.  During the fourth season her sitcom Ellen in 1997, DeGeneres came out publicly as a lesbian in an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show. In my opinion it seems that Ellen DeGeneres really came into her own after she stood in her truth and owned it. Many of my generation (the 90’s babies) will probably recognise her from ‘Finding Nemo’ where she played the amnesic loveable blue fish that goes by the name of Dory. This was where I was first introduced to Ellen and I must say it was love and first .. sound? She was bubbly, energetic and fun, and for me, little miss Dory stole that movie. It appears that Pixar agreed with me, because in the year 2016 a WHOLE movie dedicated to the character of Dory is going to be out in cinemas everywhere and this movie is going to be titled ‘Finding Dory’ and Ellenhas agreed to come back and play that role I am just so excited by that! She was a judge on the hit TV show American Idol, she has hosted both the Academy Awards and the Primetime Emmy’s. She has won thirteen Emmys and numerous other awards for her work and charitable efforts.

OK, so now your up to speed I really want you to understand why it is that Ellen is such an inspiration of mine. to mark her 1500th show the Ellen team put together a little montage of all of her best bits and this video truly embodies everything about Ellen which I just love and adore. So here is a challenge for you, try to see if you can make it to the end of this video without experiencing any kind of positive emotion. Take a look.

As you can see from this video she is such a positive force of energy in this universe. Every day I am going to strive to be a little more like her and find the joy in every thing I do and bring laughter and love everywhere I go, I hope that you do the same.

After seeing how well she is doing and observing how successful her show has become I began to wonder why her show is doing so great and why does everyone, including myself want to tune in and watch her. I do not watch Ellen on the daily, because her show does not broadcast over here but from the many clips that I have seen all over the internet, Ellen has yet to deliver any real ground breaking interviews. So if she isn’t delivering any REAL top quality journalistic style interviews what is making her so popular. Well I will tell you, her success is solely based on her kind nature her giving spirit and that beautiful smile, she makes us  laugh with happiness and cry with joy. Ellen is just being Ellen and THAT is the key to her success and the key to yours and by you being more of yourself. Thank you Ellen for teaching me that.

For more information on Ellen you can visit her website http://www.ellentv.com there you can find more thing Ellen.

Long Lost Family

Ever had that one family member you wish you could see again? That one who left and vanished without a trace? I bet you never thought you would see them again, huh? Well it seems that ITV is going to answer all your prayers with their series ‘Long Lost Family’.

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The general layout of the television series is it starts with a tragic story of a person/s who have lost contact with a specific family member.  This person/s has been trying for years to get in touch with their long lost relative and each and every avenue they have searched has led them to a dead end. So now clinging on their very last strands of hope they are forced to call upon the help of a ..TV show desperately believing that a team of people will stumble upon something that they have missed and perhaps find there lost loved one. Eight times out of ten they do find the lost loved one and bring them together in a very emotional moment bursting at the seams with joy and love.

Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell are the face of this series and have hosted all three seasons and they are both planned to return to film series four.

LONG LOST FAMILY Thursday 12th April on ITV 1 Pictured- Presenters Nicky Campbell and Davina McColl-787475

The Daily Telegraph gave the show a mixed review “the presenters seemed to be trying slightly too hard to squeeze tears out of their interviewees“. They went on to say “I wonder what the producers would do if the two people they brought together, instead of embracing joyfully, launched into a furious rally of accusations and blame. Perhaps I’ll tune in next week to see whether it happens, although that will depend on whether I can stomach more of Pavlov’s Piano, or for that matter Davina McCall’s habit of talking to her interviewees, even the elderly ones, as if she were their proud mother, waving them off at the school gate“. The Daily Telegraph were not the only ones to give it a review The Guardian also had something to say but they had more positive feedback for the show “Within its own parameters, it succeeds quite nicely. Davina’s common touch remains infallible and her co-host Nicky Campbell’s almost pathological lack of charisma is obscured and alleviated by his status as an adopted son himself, makes the whole thing slightly less painful than it might have been“. 

The Independent gave the show a mixed to positive review, they wrote; “It was all very warm and fuzzy and just what you’d expect, apart from the presenters, who struck me as an odd duo. His connection is obvious – adopted at four days old – hers rather less so. Still, she’s really rather good: none of the overgrown-yoof presenting she favours on Big Brother. I can’t imagine this continuing for more than a couple of series – it’s all a little one-trick: once you’ve got the hang of the tracking-down-strangers part, there’s only so much to be astonished about. But, for the meantime, it ain’t bad“. Sam Wollaston of The Guardian praised Long Lost Family calling it “very good” and “so much more interesting than the programme Who Do You Think You Are?“. He went on to say “It’s so moving because it’s real, and it’s about separation and hurt, guilt and regret, growing up, identity, belonging, family, love, life. Now I’m blubbing, like a baby.

Well Sam Wollaston I completely agree with you sir. This show is probably the onlyhappy-cuteness-overload-l TV show to have made me literally cry sitting on my couch. I don’t understand how or why this happened. Whenever the closing credits began to roll I would find myself in a sobbing mess on the floor surrounded by tissues..in a good way. I would truly recommend this to anyone who needs to fell good and just have a good, what I call, a good joy-cry. What it is for me is, this series carries a very important message, in fact it carries several in addition to what Mr. Wollaston said earlier. Persistence, redemption, new beginnings, faith, forgiveness and hope. I absolutely watched every episode that I could get my eyes on.

And it seems that my fellow British have agreed with me.

The series, which has just finished its third run, averaged a live overnight audience of 5.2 million viewers…making it the highest rating series yet.

Since its launch, Long Lost Family has consistently won its prime time weekday 9pm slot. The first series averaged a consolidated audience of 5 millions viewers, series two averaging 5.15 million and series three has leaped to an average audience of 5.9 million so far, [based on consolidated data].
Based on these statistics taken from the ITV website and the Press Centre it appears that many of us in the UK enjoy watching this series. I don’t know whether they all get all teary eyed like me but they enjoy it nonetheless. I loo forward to next series and I hope that you will all be watching along with me. If you have missed any episodes they are all available on the ITV Player website. Here is a link to the page  https://www.itv.com/itvplayer/

My ‘U-CARE Urban Culture Against Racism’ Journey

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‘Europe has always been a continent of migration and cultural diversity, and has drawn both cultural and economical wealth from this. Recently, the ongoing crises in Europe have lead to a rise of extreme right-wing and anti-European populism in many European countries, making worse the situation for immigrants and minorities in terms of racism and discrimination. Old manifestations of intolerance receive new vigour and new forms of racism, coupled with economic, social and political marginalisation of affected groups, deepen their exclusion from active social participation.
In November 2012 the new project “U-CARE – Urban Culture Against Racism in Europe” started, where 11 organisations in 8 countries join forces and pool their knowledge to combine an anti-racist/anti-discrimination peer coaching approach with urban culture and media. Young people with diverse cultural backgrounds (including the national majorities) will be educated in national seminars and an international summer academy 2013 to become U-CARE Junior Coaches. They will empower themselves to spread the message of increasing mutual understanding and combating racism and discrimination.’

‘Being part of urban youth scenes themselves, they have potentials of reaching other young people that are mostly inaccessible for adults from social majority groups. Thus, the U-CARE Peer Coaches will carry the torch of respecting cultural diversity and deconstructing negative stereotypes on to other young people. Together with them, they will do workshops, run campaigns and create public events making the U-CARE message visible, reaching 1000+ young people all over Europe. After this project, the U-CARE Junior Coaches will be ready to run further activities on their own.’ (Taken from the official U-CARE website http://www.u-care.org)

In the summer of 2013 I was selected to attend (along with seven of my peers) an incredible academy that was located in a little place called Heek Nein-Borg, that is right near the border between Germany and The Netherlands. Screen Shot 2013-10-30 at 02.12.40I went there to partake in a 2 week academy that was all about battling racism and discrimination. People from all over Europe came and I am proud to say that I now have friends and adopted family in Romania, Italy, Greece, The Netherlands, Hungary, France, USA (not a part of Europe) and Germany. Each of these people that I had the honour to meet and live with for 2 weeks, were artists and masters of their discipline I met incredibly skilled comic artists, beautifully gifted dancers, skilful wordsmiths and inspiring spiritual teachers.

We were asked to build relationships from outside of our own countries and by the second day we all, remarkably, already felt like a family. Which to me was a true testament to the souls that were surrounding me, how quickly we each could connect to the other was mind blowing, the miles and distance between our homes, the different languages we spoke were boundaries that were effortlessly overcome. We were the untied by one common goal so straight away we bonded. We were family

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I have got to tell you this out of pure honesty every other experience in my life has paled in comparison to this. This entire experience was an eye opener into what REAL artistry is, what art means and the unmeasurable power it holds. The whole atmosphere just completely captivated me and held me hostage from day 1 right through to day 14, because this academy was so cut off from the rest of the world it was a very intimate setting and therefore we each got to see the world through the others eyes.

‘This entire experience was an eye opener into what REAL artistry is, what art means and the unmeasurable power it holds over the human soul’

Each and every single day was carefully mapped out so that every hour of every day we were working towards our ultimate goal. Long hours did not stop the creative souls from expressing themselves outside of  ‘academic’ hours. I remember vividly coming home from a VERY long day and walking past the building next to where I was staying and and I thought I could hear music so I went to investigate and to my surprise there I found a jam session taking place and all people were invited to attend if they wanted to. Outside you could over hear some a few people exchanging life stories and harsh lessons they have learned over a quite beer and a cigarette. Magic.

Just in case you don’t understand the pace at which we were working let me break it down for you. So, during some of the academic hours that you guys have just seen on the timetable from the academy (above right) a group of musical artists had come together and developed and concept for a song, written it, sang/rapped it, recorded it, produced it, developed a concept for a music video, shot it and edited it then finally published it within guess how many days? … Just to put it into perspective for you (according to wikipedia.org) it took Ms. Rihanna 5 months to shoot (all in the same location) and edit then publish the video to ‘Pour It Up’… now that you understand how long it takes the ‘pro’s’ to do it you will appreciate the awesomeness of this next sentence. It took the musicians three days to write, record, sing, rap and produce a song AND shoot, edit and publish a music video. HOW AMAZING IS THAT! ..Here is what they produced.

Where I’m From – U-CARE

Love that song. Great job guys!

Now as part of the cluster groups I ended up a part of a ‘super-group’ containing 15 members each with their own ideas and concepts. We eventually created our own Project … named Project Panda. Now this Project is so intense it will need its own page which I will be posting in the near future so stay tuned in.

To conclude this experience, this adventure this journey and discovery of self was an experience that I definitely will not soon forget.  Whilst I was there, there was a man that kept popping up with a camera it wasn’t until later on in the week I was informed he was creating a documentary. I must admit I was thankful that someone was documenting it all and capturing this incredible journey we were on because me being the doofus I am completely forget to bring a camera here is the completed documentary if you watch to the end you will see me at the end.

Welcome

Hello and welcome to ‘The Soul Journal’.

With all the constant bad news that is published each and everyday, the stabbings, the shootings, the robberies, the bombings, the kidnappings so on and so forth, this is a place where none of that exists.This is a place where, even if it is just for a little while, you can escape all of the negativity the world is seems to be force feeding us.

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This idea has been brewing in my mind for a long time. My name is Aaryn-James. Since I was young I enjoyed watching the news and learning about the world what was happening within it from science to politics and technology to health. As I grew up I noticed more and more that all the news that is being broadcasted and published on a daily basis all seems to be negative and showing humanity in a less than pleasing light. The more I watch the news and read newspapers I begin to lose my faith in humanity, finding myself doubting whether any true goodness does in fact exist in this world.

For those of you that know me personally I am not a very negative person I like to think of myself as quite a positive human being. I do see some positivity and good things happening in the world, but they don’t seem to have a light shining on them. That is the exact purpose of this blog I intend to use the tools at my disposal to spread as much positivity as I possibly can ..I truly believe that is my responsibility as a human being.

So throughout this blog you will be seeing some uplifting stories and something that has brought me or my friends and family happiness in the hopes that it will also bring you some joy, you can share it with your close ones and then so on.

And if you ever want to get in touch with me personally if you have a suggestion or comment  or a story you want to share with me you can email me directly on soul_journal@outlook.com and I would love for you to get in touch with me.

It takes but one positive thought … to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts

-Robert H. Schuller

Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll starts having positive results

Willie Nelson