Gem Magazine January issue: Golden opinions

“I have bought
Golden opinions from all sorts of people.”

– William Shakespeare Macbeth, Act 1, Scene 7

The first Gem Magazine of the year 2022 is about opinions. About assumptions we people tend to make.

As master Shakespeare said it; nowadays it’s about buying golden opinions of from the media, of from the news and of from the social media. The list goes on…

Then we believe them and make them our truths, dissmissing every other opinion along the way.

The trouble is, however, that one person believes in an opinion, then the other person believes in an opinion with the same issue. Opinions of the same thing clashing is what’s going to happen.

We should regard the opinions of the opinions of one person. Not the full truth of the Universe. Just one opinion. Are you being loud with your own opinions? Now I’m going through them..surely those are there, only people are just being nice around.

Now, assumptions are quite funny actually!

Personally, people just bomb you with assuming stuff. See, they have made Your Story up, like a dream, in their minds and then assume that it’s correct. This has happened to me thirteen times out of twelve. As I said, it is much easier just to say ‘yes, you’re (absolutely) right.’. And then shake your head later.

X Johanna

GEM Bookshelf: A Woman Makes A Plan, Maye Musk

“When I was spending my July holidays in the Kalahari Desert as a child, I didn’t imagine I would be doing high fashion in America in my 70s. #AWomanMakesAPlan Yet your life changes, and you need to make another plan. Aim for happiness ⁦@IMGmodels#ItsGreatToBe71

Quote+Pic+The featured image (c) Twitter @mayemusk

Maye was a guest on a podcast by Vishen (The Mindvalley podcast with Vishen) and he called her a force to be reckon with. I could not agree more. Just couldn’t.

As getting to know her story and read the book, you cannot help but wonder HOW on earth did she manage that? For example, I now think about situations like: ‘How would Maye do this?’

In short (well you really need to get to know the story, so far), her mother and father were Canadians, where her father bought a plane. Then they moved to South-Africa, and with five kids explored the world, so to say. As Maye and her twin sister Kaye were so little, they often didn’t participate in the travels. Maye’s father searched for lost cities.

Except for the Kalahari desert trip they all went. The family spent weeks sleeping outside with lions and hyenas coming close to the camp.

That right there is why Maye and all her children (Kimbal, Tosca and Elon) are so fearless. Because Maye’s parents were, and when you grow up in a family like that…Well… Their motto was and is: “Living dangerously–carefully.”

“We never lit a fire and ate only canned food and bread. Sleep was limited, because at night, the cattle kept trying to lick our faces or steal our blankets. Perhaps that’s why it never bothered me to share a small apartment with my children.” (About the experiences in the Kalahari Desert)

“At fifteen, I had been told I’d be done by eighteen, and at seventy-one, I’m the biggest I’ve ever been. What I’ve learned is that you can always find a way. You can always make another plan. Of course, it took time for me to learn, and I’m still learning!” (Maye about modelling)

Going back to Canada, the family had barely nothing. Tosca (15) had sold pretty much everything, while Maye was out of town. Tosca was heading to Canada because Elon was already there. Living from a pay check to a pay check, eating lots of peanut butter sandwiches and bean soups to survive (Maye herself is a dietitian/nutritionist and Kimbal of course became a chef). This ‘roughing it’ was nothing new though. Elon said he lived a dollar per day on a podcast with Neil deGrasse Tyson.

What a first Gem book of the year to kick-start 2022 with! O.m.g. Now, how would Maye spend 2022? Off to find out.

X Johanna

GEM MAGAZINE December; Mind movies

Mind movies is one of Dr. Joe Dispenza’s tools, especially for his clients. It’s energy. Manifesting. Focusing on a subject.

The root chakra in men is fairly common. As it is (might I note: I believe) fueled by their most influenced hormone, testosterone. Whether men recognise it or not. Usually not, for knowing this type of stuff is not common.. as anybody would though! Well now you do, don’t you.

Just yesterday the writer witnessed again a super-testosterone in action, when a person dashed onto a crossing without any(!) safety nor to himself or to the poor drivers, who barely stopped, for it’s a slipping slide outside.

As for women, commonly, the heart chakra (super-emotionality) is dominant, as well as estrogen. And like with the testosterone, women are not familiar with this. Now, ok. There’re women, who I’ve met, who are more fierce (aka a million miles away from letting the emotionality take the lead).

Crying. Being constantly upset. Yeap.

Then there’re men, who are not only lead by the root. One comes to mind ASAP. It’s kind of funny how this is supposed to be about Dispenza, but Jay Shetty is one. Lol.

Now you can focus and make your own mind movies wherever you are and what ever time it is. Take time to recognise your dominant chakras. Visualise them all in sync. The December issue was fairly medical, I apologise.

X Johanna

GEM BOOKSHELF: Becoming supernatural, Dr. Joe Dispenza

In 1986 Dispenza got into a bicycle/car collading accident, where six of his spinal vertebraes took a hit. In a hospital, wasn’t able to move, his doctors suggested a surgery and said that he’ll never walk again. Although that kind of surgery was going to be even worse healing-wise, so he decided not to go through with it.

That’s when he developed his theory of the mind-body connection. The first 6,5 weeks was ‘a rookie face’, where he lost focus in going through each vertebrae for 3 hours a day, and had to start all over again.

After 10 weeks he was walking again, and after 12 weeks back to training.

There’s one more person on my top 10 list, who after such a bad occasion, really was dedicated to focusing on healing, and taking notes for a real change, and going forward to their dreams r i g h t n o w.

And that’s Kimbal Musk.

X Johanna

Gem Magazine: November; Leaning into fear

Too afraid even to focus on this, on Gem. I’d say great for November issue, but absolutely paralysed with fear in real life.

November 1st: scared as f***. It’s the unknown again, that is the most scary. (11am)

Angry as hell. But powerless. A great combo; being powerlessly angry. (2pm)

Do you remember that one Tuesday on living 5am.s for a week -post? In where I almost ruined the 5am week for getting shocking (x 5) news. Well, right at the start of November nevertheless! I had a meeting with the person who handles this, the one who sues me and one other person to court. Yep check ✔

Mind you now, that was just the 1st, it’s going to get a lot worse from there on.

~Elon Musk – failure: “Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.”~

November 2nd. A call – scareness level: 80%. It’s quite fine 1min in.

☆Chakra most affected for self esteem: ROOT

Chakras (or energy centers) are a crucial part of yoga, ayurveda and other old medical fields. Plus the future Bookshelf book: Dr. Joe Dispenza – he calls them more like energy centers.

Google: ‘Which chakra is blocked by stress and panic attacks?

The root chakra is connected to the adrenal medulla, the inner part of the adrenal gland that’s involved in the fight-or-flight response. “Feeling unsafe and in fear for your life… will shut down the root chakra, blocking any movement of energy from the root chakra through the body.’

Noah is afraid of things like any kid is. Last summer he hung on to me for dear life for number of reasons: from scary sounds of working trucks far away to being deadly afraid of a gas station. All the noise of it; people, cars, motorcycles etc.

It’s quite energy draining to carry a child all the while confirming them. Even though things are scary, that’s how you know which direction to go. Back to safety or to the fear? (To the fear!) For the gas station part, we went to it, but quite soon focused his interest on trucks and busses. That did the trick!

There was a pothole on the ground, which his grandpa was telling him not to drive (a little moped) into. It got filled. So it’s now a steady ground. That doesn’t matter to Noah, every time he purpously stops at the filled pothole. And I thought, that.. that thought process is exactly right, if a downhill suddenly occurs then better to stop there and learn.

I’ve couple of friends who I admire (along with the rest) for their courage. One moved all across the globe while didn’t know anybody, and has built a life there. Other is just letting the work take the lead, without a family of their own. Both cases show an absolute strength and willpower.

November 9th: women we are more run by hormones than men are. So 9th is one of those “should be napping my ass off” -days for me. 100%.

To actually leave my cocoon by 8am, knowing that today’s going to be 120% on the go, is a no no. And felt kind of victorious in the late evening when got back to my cocoon again, tired af + wiped.

From that day I’m still cooperating from. It was exactly heaven and hell. Or hell and heaven, because the hell part was first. And I thought thank the lord for having bad news first and then the good news!

After this I couldn’t even remember the 1st day and the law-stuff. Now, I’m trying to explain this as non-medically as I can. In DNA there’s one protein, that can tell pretty much your future. Your future illnesses etc. I went to see that doctor who specialises in genes.

Wow okay, struck down..! Understanding a bit how the DNA molecule works. The doctor said that some people doesn’t even want to know this stuff, but hey of course it is I, Jojo. So they’ll take it, normally from a blood sample, and send it to Germany. In there is a lab that specialises in these DNA bits. Yeah, that was kind of shocking. It was the hell part.

The heaven part was the newest Tesla.💫

What do you do today that’s scary?

X Johanna

GEM BOOKSHELF: THE 5AM CLUB, ROBIN SHARMA

Robin Sharma — born in 1964 in Canada. The 5am Club is one of his books. Originally a lawyer. He has a very business-like mind in which he thinks and writes.

A selection of highlights from the first four chapters:

“..the world needs more heroes and why wait for them—when you have it in you to become one. Starting today.

“We will have eternity to celebrate the victories but only a few hours before sunset to win them.” – Amy Carmichael

“For what it’s worth, it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be . . . I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope that you have the strength to start all over again.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Do not allow your fire to go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not at all. Do not let the hero of your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists. It is real. It is possible. It is yours.” – Ayn Rand

“Life’s too short to play small with your talents.”

“Limitation is nothing more than a mentality.”

“I get that you might be feeling things haven’t turned out the way you thought they would when you were a little kid, full of fire, desire and wonder. You didn’t plan on each day looking the same, did you? In a job that might be smothering your soul. Dealing with stressful worries and endless responsibilities that stifle your originality and steal your energy. Lusting after unimportant pursuits and hungry for the instant fulfillment of trivial desires, often driven by a technology that enslaves us instead of liberating us. Living the same week a few times and calling it a life. I need to tell you that too many among us die at thirty and are buried at eighty. So I do get you. You hoped things would be different. More interesting. More exciting. More fulfilling, special and magical.”

“..you’re exactly where you need to be to receive the growth necessary for you to lead the unusually productive, extremely prodigious and exceptionally influential life that you’ve earned through your hardest trials. Nothing is wrong at this moment, even if it feels like everything’s falling apart. If you sense your life’s a mess right now, this is simply because your fears are just a little stronger than your faith. With practice you can turn down the volume of the voice of your scared self. And increase the tone of your most triumphant side.

“Her eyes looked sad, from old hurts that had never been healed.”

“And jail would be interesting. I’d probably meet some cool people in there.”

“The moment when you most feel like giving up is the instant when you must find it in you to press ahead.”

“You get to grow.

“Failure’s just growth in wolf’s clothing.”

“Most of us in this age spend our most valuable hours being busy.”

“…and that is my friends how you soar with the angels. And walk alongside the gods.”

X Johanna

GEM MAGAZINE: October Stepping out of your comfort zone

Stuck in a comfortable and safe day-to-day? You wake up at 9ish. Have the same breakfast as always. Go to work. Be bored at work: drink a lot of coffee there to stay awake. Drive back home in the oh-so-familiar-and-so-seen environment. Get a snack or have dinner. And stare aimlessly at the tv, until it’s time to go to sleep at 1am ready to start this cycle all over again. Just waiting it to be Friday already, so the weekend would come.

Wow, even writing most people’s mundane week is exhausting. Sorry to say, but it won’t stop being true!

We people are slaves to our ways; that’s what I’ve heard. All. Of. Us. Without familiarity you wouldn’t know where to stay a night or what to eat. That kind of life actually sounds.. exciting and is chosen, more or less.

Why don’t you try waking up an hour earlier? Have an out-of-the-box breakfast than usually, and snacks, and dinners etc. If your workplace is close, try walking or biking there. If a car-ride away, then rather than driving a polluting car solo, opt for a car-pool or public transportation.

You know, though, that watching the tv is sort of a distraction from life, right? So, rather than having to get distracted, think what you could use that time for? Regard your time precious. This is where the concept of energy comes out to play: think your time as a free energy.

X Johanna