Broken hearts find love again

So today I had the pleasure of covering my first wedding of the year for Mr and Mrs K. I woke up wondering what they were thinking and feeling looking out of my bedroom window. It was grey, cold and raining but I said to myself “Today is a good day to get married” and said a little prayer for the couple and day ahead.

Mrs K. was such a lovely and beautiful soul. We fast became friends and had a lot of personal interactions (beyond chit chat about the wedding). I did my best to encourage and keep her spirits up due to some events that recently occurred in the run up to the wedding.

Needless to say all our little prayers and positive energy helped and it was a beautiful day. I truly was honoured to have been a part of it. Everything went well despite the weather. Nothing could keep this loving couple down and the laughter of the bride just filled the air that you couldn’t help but laugh or smile also.

I noticed she had on her wrist “Be Happy” and she recited the significance of it to me. I admired her boldness not only to have a needle on her (I’m a need phobe) but to BE HAPPY in-spite of it all and say “I do” again.

On leaving for the evening I got to my car and sat there, I realised with a deeper sense of knowing that

“broken hearts do mend and do find love again.”

It’s not a coincidence that the couples I cross paths with are giving love and the solemnisation another go. It led me to ponder my own path and journey to ever having such companionship and it filled me hope. This time a few years ago I could barely pick myself up talk less of a camera. But alas, here I am being happy doing what I love in-spite of it all. I feel honoured to capture moments of love for couples with nothing but pure joy in heart and best wishes in mind.

In being happy and true to who we are and our experiences it creates the opportunity for healing to take place that we almost forget if not for the random smells, places, or conversations of what used to be but now is not. Once we get to that place of simply being it’s as if that part of our lives was just a tiny flicker.

Thank you Mr and Mrs K. being with you both made me realise I too could have such again.

I believe 2018 is going to be a great year so I vow to myself to simply BE HAPPY and you should too!

You beat the death, you can do anything !

You have conquered the grave, yes you!

The resurrection power that woke Christ up from death woke us up this morning. How awesome, how miraculous, how empowering!

As I woke up I knew today was a different day. Not because it was Thursday but because something shifted in my consciousness and I also believe in my subconscious also. I did not rush to start the day as normal, but I took my time to experience it. Are you rushing and cutting short the abundance of experiencing your Ruach (Breath of life)? Don’t! this life is already passing you by with each moment. Why rush the journey?

Driving to the office was slow motion for me not because of traffic or I was doing below the speed limit but because I became more aware of the things I took for granted. The sun risings and the beautiful colours fillings the sky. Seeing peoples’ faces that that drove and the immense concentration on their faces (some were equally as aloof). I took time to take in the Easyjet plane take off to it destination. There was a time we could not fly we could not drive but alas look where we are today. I wondered if the fast-paced lives we live are because of technology or our own eagerness to get there quick. Today was the first time I felt connected to my fellow road users. We were all in the pursuit of making purpose for the day, be it work for money to pay bills or invest in getting a house, an interview for job to get money and become more liberated, visiting a relative or dropping kids to school whatever it was (I believe it was the Spirit) had us all wake up and move forward in the newness of today. It is all connected. We all connected, to the Creator of all things who makes all things new including our lives in each moment.Now the things that you are worrying about in that haste and pursuit do you not believe that He who allowed you wake up, move, speak, be in health and wealth has a plan?

Yes, you may not feel like a millionaire but when you realise you lack nothing you will understand being a millionaire is a matter of the mind and location (it’s relative). You may not be a millionaire in your local currency but somewhere in the world your account says you are.

So fret not! You conquered the grave this morning you will conquer debts with wisdom and paying more than the minimum and cut back on things you know you don’t need. You will conquer the crazy boss that has it in for you for no reason known to you (but could be there to test your character as God has allowed it). You will conquer the bad reports you see about how your child is doing in school (not just by prayer alone but you will take time that you rush to do everything else to sit and understand the learning needs of your child and devote time to be their strength in their weakness). You will overcome the abusive relationships that are holding you hostage and break free when you realise it’s time to “Get up and walk”. You will conquer the unforgiveness you have towards people or someone when you realise mercy was shown to not only by God but by others when you weren’t acting right. You will overcome the negative thoughts telling you, you are less than when His word said He has given you love, power and a sound mind.  You will conquer not having the capital to start that business because you have a passion and a gift that you can start it now with next to nothing and build one day, one client at a time (Rome was not built in a day).

Two things I want you to get to see out of this. 1) As God is mindful of you be as equally mindful of your life and surroundings. 2) You have a great power within you to rule and conquer anything you desire so long as you see it, walk towards it and believe it to be yours.

Finally I’m blogging!

Welcome one and all to the launch of my blog!!!

I’m a tad scared doing this as I’m used to being behind and not in front of the lens but with nudges from those I have had the pleasure of crossing paths with, I guess now is the time.

Welcome and enjoy the Jobi-J Experience.

What is the Jobi-J experience you ask? Well, it’s all things Jobi-J 🙂 Life, love, thoughts, pictures, vlogs and rantings of an Afro-European who lives life through a very different lens and un-apologetically so!

2018 is going to be a great year so come with me, let’s experience it together.

Stay tuned for amazing posts!