Archive for the ‘Inspirational’ Category

#AtoZchallenge — P is for Play Every Day

Posted by admin on 18th April 2013 in Inspirational, Techniques

The only way to get to a professional level is to PLAY EVERY DAY! 

I rehearse my songs and practice 2-4 hours EVERY DAY!

PLAY EVERY DAY!

play every day

PLAY EVERY DAY!

PLAY EVERY DAY!

Guess what I am doing right now?

 

#AtoZchallenge — O is for “Only Love”

Posted by admin on 17th April 2013 in Inspirational, Songs
There's Only Love

There’s Only Love

In 2010 I lost 2 beloved members of my family. Both died peacefully in my arms as we gazed deeply into each others’ eyes. I saw the abyss as they passed. They still live in my heart. In my grief, I realized that beyond sorrow, beyond sadness, beyond memories… there’s only love.

I wrote the song “Only Love” while I was fingerpicking some new patterns and chords up and down the neck of my acoustic guitar. I came up with a trio of hauntingly beautiful parts that worked wonderfully together. My wife hears me rehearse this song and it moves her to misty eyes and truth shivers. I honor my lost loves with this song.

“And in the end

I miss you my beautiful friend.

You showed me how,

You showed me how to love.

And in the end

I miss you my beautiful friend

There’s Only Love

Only Love.

 

 

 

 

#AtoZchallenge — “Now’s the Time”

Posted by admin on 16th April 2013 in Inspirational, Social Commentary, Songs

“Now’s the Time” is a newly renovated song with a much improved, more sophisticated arrangement. I originally wrote it in the early 21st century while we were living in the remote regions of SW New Mexico.  It is an anthem championing spirituality and urging the self-entranced masses to wake up and awaken.

Now's the Time

Now’s the Time

Religion is heroin for the ego. It is the false god for the false self. Spirituality is when you look within and connect with your spark of the Divine. If you are a true seeker, Spirituality is the only choice.

“Now’s the time

to look inside.

Now’s the time

to feel alive

to feel alive

to look inside

Now’s the time

Now’s the time.”

AtoZchallenge — K is for Kick in the Arse

Posted by admin on 12th April 2013 in Inspirational, Social Commentary

On August 13th, 2011, at 10:18pm the Universe gave me a swift Kick in the Arse. I plummeted literally and figuratively into the darkness. I fell 15 feet and snapped my right wrist among other serious injuries. I had a comminuted fracture–the radius bone snapped and the head of the bone was broken into several pieces. I was rushed to a nearby hospital and orthopedic surgery was performed the next morning to rebuild my wrist. Everything was going wrong in my life at that point: floundering acupuncture practice, morbid obesity, failed start after failed start for my music, years of depression.

Look at this happy camper!

Happy & Healthy... NOT!

Happy & Healthy… NOT!

I felt like giving up. I felt like it was the final kick in the balls, not in the arse. Then I realized this life is a gift, and if you want the present, make it your present. I used my Oriental Medicine training to heal a 9-12 month bone injury in 3 1/2 months. It literally blew my orthopedic surgeon’s mind. Even though it was incredibly painful, I started rehabbing my wrist by practicing guitar again. I sucked but I would not give up.

Then, in April 2012, I had a deeper epiphany–time to heal body, mind, and spirit. I began the JingWakening. As I practiced guitar and songs 2-3 hours each night. I strictly lived a healthy life style. I have lost 103 pounds in the past year!

Check out my acupuncture blog for how I did it.

100 pounds less of Jobediah J Jingo

100 pounds less of Jobediah J Jingo

And now I am healthier, happier, and more alive than I have been in 20 years! I thank the Universe for the gift of a Kick in the Arse!

Joyful Jobediah -- Jing Moon Rising!

Joyful Jobediah — Jing Moon Rising!