MJ learns a hard lesson on letting go and letting God. She receives a soul reading from a friend and mentor, Jay Levin, founder of LA Weekly, about the path she is taking currently, an affirmation of being on the mark. She also licks her wounds from a recent heartbreak by attending Crywolf’s acoustic performance as music therapy. This is Crywolf’s first acoustic premiere in Los Angeles, and through this interaction, she is inspired to write another fiction journal entry called, “Windswept,” inspired by one of her favorite Crywolf songs. Artists Featured Jay Levin, Soul Reading Emilie Brandt, IG@EmilieBrandt Crywolf, http://runcrywolf.com/
MJ realizes how the enemy attacks her—through her most vulnerable area in her life—personal love. She realizes this is a great opportunity to strengthen her character and to further integrate her shadow through the meaning and purpose for her next book, The Love Story Playbook. And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. -Romans 8:28 New International Version Artist Featured Pastor Steven Furtick Elevationchurch.org Prophet Levy Revelationchurch.org Pastor Jake c3church “You Say” by Lauren Daigle
MJ reflects on the highlights of her adventures in 2019. She now understands the old adage, “The journey is better than the destination.” Hindsight is 2020 and in 2020, MJ is anointed with foresight. Artists Featured: “I See Fire” by Ed Sheeran Kygo Remix “Tourist” by Your Girl The Love Story Creatives Places Featured The Vatican Library The Vatican Rome, Italy Dubrovnik, Croatia Warsaw, Poland Berlin, Germany Nazareth, Israel Bethlehem, Palestine Judean Desert Mostar, Bosnia-Heztergovifna Yangshou and Guilin, China Milan, Italy Florence, Italy Dobra Voda, Montenegro Ostrog Monastery Greater Los Angeles, California San Francisco, California Big Bear, California Las Vegas, Nevada
MJ resonates with her team of editors and producers to build out the Journal-Artist Producer’s Program. She realizes that this season she is finally coming to the end of her old self, letting go of things that no longer serve and picking up on the trail of silver linings. Artists Featured: “Death at Christmas Tree” by Chelsea Wolfe “Cut My Hair” by Sarah Smith “13 Elements of Poetry” curriculum designed by Kali Paszkiewicz Katie Andrew’s Silver Linings “What Mom Taught Me” by Kali Paszkiewicz Journal-Artist Editors: Viviany x Sarah x Chelsea Journal-Artist Producers: Katie x Kali x Mingjie The Producer’s Playbook excerpt on “Faith” by Mingjie Zhai Music: “Metal and Dust” by London Grammar
MJ comes to terms with the spiritual fight between the divine feminine and the negative feminine within her and her matrilineal bloodline. Artists Featured: “Ting Ma Ma De Hua” by Jay Chou (Listen to your Mother) “The Good Mother” spoken word by Mingjie Zhai
MJ discovers the solution to the villain’s story—it has to do with healing the little boy inside the authoritarian. Artist Featured: “I’ll be Your Reason” by Illenium “The Little Boy” Spoken word by Mingjie Zhai
MJ leaves to Big Bear for a 2 day writing and editing session with her companion Roxy and goes on a Crystal hunting hike with Selena, the tour guide. She refines the last email she sent to her twin flame, realizing that the final edit is the true spirit of her heart calling in compassion for the space he’s in. MJ expresses in the way she only knows how: through Journal-Artism and the power of her writing, spoken and unspoken. Artists Featured Mingjie Zhai www.MingjieZhai.com illenium “let you go”
Kanye West speaks to the heart of who MJ is, embodies, and breaks open for. She gives massive kudos to Kanye’s strength, spiritual transformation, and service to the community. She met Kanye West ten years ago and his mother, Donda West, when they built the Kanye West Foundation with ICEF, providing music production resources to students in South Central Los Angeles. Now, Kanye is speaking up for the glory of Christ Jesus, making way for those who were silent in the past. MJ has a revelation on what it means to be a basket case, to strategically move eggs in different baskets in this reality while putting all her eggs in Jesus’ basket (Easter Reference) in the supernatural reality. This is the newest revelation. Artist Featured: Kanye West Small Business Expo National Media and PR with Angel Tuccy Book Writing 101 with Brian Nieves Internet Marketing Mastery with Austin Walsh C3 Pastor Jillian Whittle C3 Pastor Jake Sweetman
MJ travels to Las Vegas to get a second dose of JT Foxx and receives a mindset shift. She realizes that he’s right in how to hustle the right way. Back in LA she interviews Julia Grace, founder of both ALMA, a non profit that helps the elderly and The Wave Movement, a company that brings people together, inspired by the memory of her father. MJ experiences dancing by the beach with kindred souls guided by Julia and receives a transformational experience as a result. MJ also heads to C3 in Highland Park and is inspired by Pastor Jake’s sermon on the ALL-ACCESS call to action in Los Angeles as vision builders to reach the young minds in our community. Both the Board Meeting and the Journal-Artist Producer’s meeting are now focused on results. What is the unique proposition value we can offer? That’s the hard talk, generously given by caring people. She feels the urgency to grow the organization and play a big game. Artists Featured: JT Foxx C3 and Pastor Jake Katie, Kali, Annalyn, and MJ, Journal-Artist Producers John, Annalyn, Ibraheem, and MJ, Board Members of The Love Story Media, Inc.
MJ takes notes from the best in marketing and sales—Gene Simmons, Co-Founder of KISS; JT Foxx, Serial Entrepreneur; Gary Vaynerchuck, Founder of VaynerMedia; Tai Lopez, whom MJ has recently enrolled in his 8-Week Crash Course in Digital Marketing and other goodies, capped off by a sobering reality check by Dr. Jordan Peterson. #Hustle #Flow #Work Artists Featured: “Once and For All” by Ian Post Gene Simmons JT Foxx Gary Vaynerchuk Tai Lopez
MJ gets rooted in Santa Monica, through a series of heart resonances, including an invitation from her friend, Samuel J, who travels internationally performing and singing. Tonight, he’s brought a few friends with him to play. Philanthropists, businessmen, artists, and more, an eclectic group of people gathered to heal, to move, to play.
Artists Featured (order of appearance):
“Bad Guy” by Billie Ellish
Keep Calm and Journal On. This is how MJ deals with bull*hit—specifically the drama of all’s fair in love and war kind of stupidity. She learns to withhold her tongue but express it in fiction, based on a true story. It’s the outlet she knows that helps her mental health—to absorb other people’s toxicity into an anti-toxic way of transmutation. Journaling has become her go-to for most things that are tough to resolve, applying her real lived through experiences in creative Fiction BOTS journaling.
“Truth Hurts” by Lizzo
“No Guidance” by Drake and Chris Brown
“No Guidance” Remix by Tanashe
“Bad Guy” by Billie Ellish
Spoken Word “Anti-Venom” by Mingjie Zhai
Scenes in Los Angeles and Orange County Little Tokyo, LA Convention Center, Ave of the Arts in Irvine, Tower 26 in Santa Monica, Glendale Tech, and General Assembly in DTLA.
For more Fiction BOTS Journaling, go to www.thelovestory.org.
MJ gets caught up in a mean girl cat fight. She takes it to the pen that’s mightier than the sword. Her alchemized shadow is also contained by the authentic words of her kindred journal-artist community, namely Katie Andrews and Annalyn Miller, two Journal-Artist mentors and producers. The three of them run their first mock journaling workshop in preparation for the oncoming workshops in the near and dear future for The Love Story. The aim is to transform one’s life tragedies into The Love Story through Artist-Inspired Journaling. MJ also heads to San Francisco where she interviews with Allen and Ori at www.SimulationSeries.com. Also in San Francisco, she gets the next spiritual download as to where to go and what to do in the coming months. She visits Espree Devora who hosted a private masterclass on podcasting at Outsite, sharing her secrets of what it takes to become a successful podcaster and entrepreneur. MJ, Kali, Vivany, and Katie also meets together for their weekly editor’s meeting to reflect on one’s own journaling process in the Reflections Pilot program. Artists Featured: Katie Andrews, “Disturbed,” Journal-Artist Producer and Editor at The Love Story.org Annalyn Miller, “Empty Sheets,” Journal-Artist Producer and Editor at The Love Story.org Mingjie Zhai, “Mean Girls,” Journal-Artist Founding Producer at www.thelovestory.org Allen Nuance Saakyan, Producer at www.SimulationSeries.com Espree Devora, Entrepreneur and Podcast Producer and Host, http://wearelatech.com and http://podcast.womenintechshow.com/ Dave Lomas, Lead Pastor | Elder https://realitysf.com Lp – “Girls Go Wild” (remix by Erik Fox) City Girl “Act Up” Shawn Mendes ” If I Can’t Have You” Kali P. and Vivany A., The Love Story Editors
MJ visits the hometown of Leonardo Da Vinci in the town of Vinci in Florence, Italy. She recounts a discussion she had with a colleague and an encounter with two Italian men, journaled in fiction, with both the concealing and projecting power of maya to see the prism by which her shadow is contained. MJ heads back to Los Angeles, home for her next assignment—Diary of a Crazy Social Entrepreneur, the first documentary diary that integrates Augmented Reality, Fiction BOTS journaling, with vlogging leveraging all three powers of Maya—concealing, projecting, and revealing. #fiction #maya #augmentedreality #produced #artist #faith #beauty #redemption #documentary #vlogging #projecting #italy #Florence Artists Featured: Leonardo Da Vinci Joseph Campbell’s “Reflections on The Art of Living” Mingjie Zhai Ed Sheeran ft. Khalid “Beautiful People” Florence Duomo Astrid S, JP Cooper “Sing it with Me”
MJ and Foxy visits Leonardo Da Vinci’s The Last Supper in Milan at the Piazza Santa Maria and also the Duomo of Milan, celebrating Eve, the original divine mother on the Feast of Assumption Day in Italy. They then head over to Pisa in Florence to visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa and Michelangelo’s David at the Academy of Fine Arts. Artists Featured: Leonardo Da Vinci “The Last Supper” Michelangelo”David” Avicii “Heaven” Mingjie Zhai “The Producer’s Playbook”
MJ finalizes The Producer’s Playbook, an introductory textbook to The Producer’s Program that is still being built. The Producer’s Program will be inviting Journal-Artists from various creative disciplines—film, illustration, creative writing, and event production to co-create projects that tells their personal truths, find the silver lining in the challenges, and transform our personal tragedies into The Love Story. The Producer’s Playbook deep dives into the Origins of Spiritual intelligence, the nature of lies, curses, and the fall so we may produce the anti-curse by way of Love defined in redemption. This redemption is grounded on Eve’s faith, Adam’s compassion, and God’s love, and the sacrifice that produced the silver lining to transform tragedies into a love story—The Love Story. MJ prints the first 10 hardcopies at Beit Jala, only a few minutes away from The Church of Nativity in Bethlehem. She visits the Sea of Galilee in Tiberias and experiences a heavenly communion at Mount Arbel. She attends her friend’s cousin’s wedding in Beit Jala, eats dinner with another friend her last day in Palestine/Israel, and says her farewells to the friends she has made in Palestine. Artists Featured: Drake “Take Care” Excerpts from The Producer’s Playbook by Mingjie Zhai Pastor Steven Furtick at Elevation Church at ElevationChurch.org
MJ gets her third and final baptism! This time DIY at the Jordan River where John Baptized Jesus. She begins to understand the third point of the Cross when Jesus was nailed—Love’s depth. While the x and y-axis represent time and space, ying and yang, good and evil, the z axis represents distance, the noose, and free will, the third property of love. MJ experiences the wonder, awe, and beauty of the Palestinian heart in the Judean Desert and gets an inkling of what it may have been like during Jesus’ agony over his choice to die for mankind at the Garden of Gethsemane, and experiences an affirmation of something she has suspected all along when writing The Producer’s Playbook, confirmed by a sign at the Monastery of the Temptation in Jericho. MJ is in the final drafts of The Producer’s Playbook and plans on printing the first 10 copies in Bethlehem, a few minutes drive from the Church of Nativity, where love’s redemption began and the final ingredient of the curse reversal formula became fulfilled. Artists Featured: “Wicked Games” by Chris Isaac (Chillion Remix) “Wake Me Up” Madilyn Bailey Cover
MJ gets feedback from the Journal-artist Editor’s Team about how journaling in the first and second on a consistent basis has been for them. She gets inspiration from Dr. Jordan Peterson’s talk on why it’s important to get their own stories straight as well as Pastor Steven Furtick’s sermon on whose mirror are we looking through? Other people’s judgements or God’s judgement on us? She travels to Old Jerusalem where she chats with a man who grew up during the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. She hikes with Alfredo at Saba Monastery in a sunset beautiful evening and is guided by Milad when visiting Abraham’s tomb in Hebron and Mt. Temptation in Jericho. She learns of the darkside of Israeli’s settlement again through the voices of different Palestinian people—people who were displaced and their movement limited while stigmatized as a “danger.” She juxtaposes her visit to Hebron and Jericho with excerpt readings from Vicktor Frankl’s “Man’s Search for Meaning” to reveal the same playbook with different costumes of good and evil. Artists Featured: Marshmello “Here with Me” ft. CHVRCHES “Sunflower Feelings (prod. by korou) by Kuzu Mellow Dr. Jordan B. Peterson https://www.selfauthoring.com/ Pastor Steven Furtick www.ElevationChurch.org Hebron Artists Vicktor Frankl’s “Man’s Search for Meaning” The Classic Tribute to Hope from the Holocaust.
MJ takes a political tour that uncovers the consequences of Zionism in a socio-political and cultural gentrification in Palestine that has eaten away its territories over the past 71 years, displacing people who have lived in villages for generations. The tour is a perspective of those who were displaced, who were forced into refugee tents that transformed into concrete buildings after 72 years of no going back home for those who still had hope they would go back to their villages “when the war is over”—5,000 refugees now live within less than 1 square kilometer of land, without adequate medicine, education, and water, under surveillance near checkpoint, unable to crossover to Jerusalem for many faith-based residents who want to visit the holy land and for better economic opportunities. Marwan and Mostafa are living proof of people who are now occupied, movement restricted, in the name of defense. This inspires MJ to write a free verse poem called, “A Rhyme For Palestine,” to reveal the irony of displacement and sovereignty. Music: “It is Well” Kristene DiMarco & Bethel Music
MJ reads excerpts from three of her fiction, based on a true story journal entries inspired by her time visiting Rome. She is currently writing in the second person, point of view, to explore the signs, surroundings, and synchronicities of the outer-world for supernatural clues as to the next step on her adventure. Artists Featured: “The Mission” Caracalla MMXIX at the Caracalla Baths “Mothering” Fiction, Based on a True Carl Jung Solution Castel Sant’angelo Giudizio Universale, Michelangelo and the Secrets of the Sistine Chapel. Dan Crenshaw “The Real Magdalene” Fiction. Based on a True Visit to Churches in Rome. “Colleseo” Fiction. Based on a True Visit to the Roman Colosseum. “Pontious Pilote” Fiction. Based on True Step Work. “So Will I” (100 Billion X) – Hillsong United performed by Lari
There is gift in the grind, says Paster Steven Furtick. God always gives grace when we step into our purpose. That said, MJ and Ibraheem are discussing how many members would pay into a membership journal-artist reflections program for us to become self-sustaining (without reliance on grant funding) and finance has been a stressful and emotional trigger for MJ. Still, like Da Vinci’s Code, it’s designed to be solved if she and the Grant, Journaling Pilot, Marketing, and Finance teams are patient with their process. MJ encourages the Pilot Journal-Artists to start saving their journal entries and organizing it into three folders: Act I: Journal the past in the first POV; Act II: Journal the present in the Second POV; Act III: Continue Journaling in the Present Perfect but in the third person while practicing the discipline of love outlined in 1 Corinthians 13. That is the framework of the Journal-Artist Reflections program that the team is currently piloting in-house, thanks to our sponsor WayUp, who is connecting the organization with college graduates and college students who are passionate about transforming their tragedy into The Love Story through creative journaling. MJ visits the Vatican Museum, attends Holy Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, and sees the Sistine Chapel with her friend. She also visits the Leo Museum and Charity Cafe for some Blues music. She reads commentary on Joyce’s view of the two types of art in Joseph Campbell’s Reflections on the Art of Living and reads an excerpt from James Joyces’ A Portrait of a Man as a Young Artist which is essentially autobiographical thinly veiled in fiction. She reads the excerpt that she resonates with.
MJ visits St. Peter’s Basilica and St. Peter’s Square, the largest church in the world in Vatican City and meets the pope, Papa Francesco, as locals would call him. She is profoundly impacted by his sermon that day—Letters to the Hebrews by Paul, the Apostle, who encourages all of us to run the race set before us. In other words, stay focused, and win the race that God has called each of us to run, each with our individual prize, designed so we may not only finish, but also win. She is overwhelmed by love, grace, and fortitude in the various basilicas, namely Santa Maria Basilica in Trastevere, Santa Maria in Vallicella, Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, and Scala Sancta (Pontifical Sanctuary of the Holy Stairs or Pontificio Santuario della Scala Santa), where she made her first confession and kneeled up the 28 white marble steps where Jesus stepped his way to trial during his Passion. Artists Featured: St. Peters ( Donato Bramante, Michelangelo, Carlo Maderno and Gian Lorenzo Bernini) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Pet… Santa Maria in Trastevere (Pope Callixtus I and later completed by Pope Julius I) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_M… Archbasilica of St. John Lateran: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archbas… Scala Sancta: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scala_S… Pope Francis: http://w2.vatican.va/content/vatican/… Santro Fiume: https://www.facebook.com/sandro.fiume The Poetic Scriptures of Paul by Michael D. Wester: https://www.amazon.com/Poetic-Scriptu… La-Cenerentola Opera: https://www.operaroma.it/en/shows/la-… The Love Story Creatives: Ibraheem, McKenna, and Mingjie
MJ visits Split, Croatia and revisits Dubrovnik, this time with a new perspective on what it means to have faith, now that the intensity of long term traveling sets in hard. In the small town of Split, Dalmatia, inside St. James Cathedral in Trojir, she picks up on Mary Magdalene’s resonances. She is seeing her shadow as the red covered by the blue, when she projects herself upon Mary, holding the baby, perhaps of baby Jesus or even a hidden meaning perhaps of Jesus’ daughter, seen with eyes opened in Magdalene’s gospel. This time in Dubrovnik, the peak season of tourism sets in hard. Now she feels the heightened state of anxiety local Croatians feel in their busy, serving, entertaining the influx of international people coming in and out, one minute here, next hour gone, with no commitments, no responsibilities, but a casual transaction, like a passerby. Now, MJ is beginning to understand the pay off of her long term traveling. She doesn’t have to sow her seeds anywhere but virtually. She is learning how to become content with Foxy for today, in the present, in faith, and being okay with exactly where she is at in life.. The newer revelations MJ has been receiving are in Paul’s letters, James, John, and Mary Madeleine during her pilgrimage to St. Blaise, St. James, and St. Peters in Croatia.. She experiences pieces of heaven by canyoning in Cetina Canyon and traversing the Dubrovnik fortress walls and begins to finally understand Joseph Campbell’s gate reference as in Jesus is the gate (John 10:7).
MJ understands that if you have all the knowledge in the world, but you do not have love, you have nothing. The wisdom found in 1 Corinthians 13 reveals the insanity of war and the paradox of love. It is natural wonders like Plitvice Lake, Blue Cave, and the Adriatic Sea that reminds her that there is heaven —at least a piece of heaven on earth— to remind her of who we truly are in context to God’s love for us. National Parks like Plitvice brings an international community together to explore and exchange cultural values. MJ audiobooks the Gospel of Mary Magdalene and is beginning to learn about the eXtra insight that mothers, daughters, and sisters of Adam and Eve are gifted with in the Divine Feminine spirit with Christ. MJ is hit with depression but she reaches out to her friends and focus on both the project and the presence of Christ who is anchoring her here in Split, Croatia to learn about the past so that she can continue listening to what Holy Spirit is showing her to reveal. Christine Caine is a strong fighter for the heavenly Will of God. The spiritual battle wages. It is intense but it is the good fight. It is the right kind of fight. It is a fight with depth and meaning. #experiences #faith #eve Artists Featured: Renata Plitvice Lakes National Park Blue Cave Vis Island Hvar Women Who Run with Wolves The Gospel of Mary Magdalene Diocletian’s Palace Christine Caine
MJ is becoming familiar with the process of integrating with an alchemized Shadow (an alchemized Shadow is a manipulated Shadow to serve an ambitious self-righteous end). She begins to speak life to the disconnect in her life between The Love Story, the business, and The Love Story, her reality. She is beginning to understand how to integrate the Shadow through the mastery of the Holy Trinity…specifically, first and foremost, faith in Jesus Christ to heal, transform, and serve your purpose on God’s will. Artists Featured: Foxy IG: iLoveFoxyDog Producer’s Playbook Split, Croatia Dalmatian Choir
MJ lays down the promises of The Producer’s Playbook that is set out to be published sometime in May or June. She journals in the second person while at Mostar to discern between the voice of fear and the voice of faith. She journals to figure out what the right thing to do is in a complicated situation that is highly nuanced and personalized in her life. She believes she has come to the right action through this journaling experience, in communion with God, a God defined, confined, and refined in Love in 1 Corinthians 13. MJ also explores the beauty of Islam, the one God, that looks over all. While at the Mosque that was built in the 16th century when the Ottomans came, she discovers a clue, a critical clue, regarding what the prophet Mohammad has set out to do for the world and it has to do with Shadow Integration and the dark side of the moon. Artists Featured: Foxy IG:iLoveFoxyDog Dr. Jordan B. Peterson Bill Mayer Christine Caine Steven Furtick Dov’è l’amore Cher Let Me Feel Nicky Romero, Vicetone To begin journaling your journey: www.thelovestory.org For more information about the Vlogger: www.MingjieZhai.com
MJ travels from Dobra Voda, Montenegro to Mostar, Bosnia- Heztergovifna, stopping by Budva, Montenegro for a night. She is at Mostar to research the patterns of evil, by first uncovering what actually happened between 1992-1995 when Muslims were being persecuted under the context of “nationalism.” Strangely, MJ can now understand why America’s Blue team are sensitive when it comes to protesting against the dangers of religious extremism regarding Muslim terrorist attacks world wide. While visiting the Mosques here, she experiences a sense of peaceful respect and engages with a Muslim Artist regarding his painting of Mostar Bridge, which represents, to MJ, the arch of the covenant with God, or the character Arch that represents redemption and grace so necessary to peace and prosperity. Still, there is much healing needed for the repressed anger and resentment that still needs a way for expression that for now is conveyed in museums that pepper throughout the city. Memories of post-war genocide and persecution still linger in the shadows, perhaps sung out five times every day during religious prayer for Godly communion among the Muslim community. She walks through the famous Mostar Old Bridge that is now reconstructed after the war, now standing in its glory. She absorbs the hustle and bustle of Old Town Mostar, filled with art, craft, rivers, mountains, and 16th century mosques. The beauty of recovery in this city is remarkable and the wonder and awe MJ feels walking through these streets is beyond words. Artists Featured: G00se- “Bump This” IG iLoveFoxyDog Vanic Remix- Coleman Hell “2 Heads” Museum of War and Genocide “The Producer’s Playbook “Excerpt by Mingjie Zhai Adventure Club- “Hurricane” “Black Lacquered Shoes” Fiction. Based on a True Visit to the Museum of War and Genocide. by Mingjie Zhai
MJ is receiving the beautiful and deep revelation of God’s glory in all things. The true algorithm of love is True and its aim will eventually destroy death itself in the future glory revealed in 1 Corinthians 15:51-58. Artists Featured: Hillsong United “So Will I (100 Billion X)” Entheo “Fountain of Endless Grace” Joseph Campbell “Mythic Worlds, Modern Words” Dobra Voda, Montenegro Miro (Formerly Real Time Board) Jenna Lostritto -Grant Writer, The Love Story Grant Lead Carson Gibbs- Google Adgrants Manager and Board Member Yvonne Yankey- Grant Writer Megan Parker -Grant Writer Jiarui Ye- Treasurer Annalyn Miller- Content Producer and Board Member Tamara Luckett- Journal-Artist Editor
MJ begins journaling in the second person voice, in the journey of learning how to walk with Jesus and documenting how to arch the hero’s character, arch the hero’s story from tragedy to divine comedy, and documenting the signs, symbols, and anomalies of one’s surroundings so that the hero may learn spiritual discernment between good and evil reasoning behind each action, which will give the Hero the ability to know what is the right action to take in every unique situation. Artists Featured: “She’s Somebody’s Baby Girl” Billy Huffman “Perfection” Entheo “Mythic Worlds, Modern Words” Joseph Campbell “A Portrait of a Young Artist” James Joyce “Bold between Black and White Jam” Ian James Turnbull “Cain and Abel” Biblical Lecture Series Dr. Jordan B. Peterson. “The Scientist” Coldplay
“Faith Training” MJ is focusing on The Producer’s Playbook, the operational, directional, and inspirational playbook that outlines how and why Producers will contribute to future productions that will manifest clarity of their own Call to Adventure by way of processing their own pain to passion during production. In other words, the act of producing itself will become the source of transformation for all producers. In the Producer’s Playbook, there will be 13 Journal-Artist x 13 Documentarians x 13 Showcase Producers in teams of 13, working together in a 13 week Production with the aim of producing 13 Journaling circles (online or in-person), 13 Artist-Interview Documentaries for the next Love Story Journal, and 13 live interactive showcases (all of which have been prototyped), in honor of the 13 verses defining Love in 1 Corinthians 13. MJ’s next challenge/milestone/goal is to frame The Producer’s Playbook in such a way that will inspire Producers to really see their contributions not as a “I have to” but a “I get to” invest my time, tithing, and talent, to develop their own Call to Adventure true Northern direction. Tall task? We’ll see. She leans into the loneliness and isolation she experiences while seemingly being the only American tourist exploring Montenegro’s wild. She delights in proving her doubters wrong—especially her own doubts about what she can and can not do. Thanks to a small team of brave Documentarians and Journal-Artists who are willing to stake their time, talent, and tithing into the movement, MJ is encouraged to keep developing the Producer’s Playbook. She continues exploring Montenegro in hopes of continual spiritual inspiration for The Playbook . Artists Featured: Aura Starchild Amy Bauer Katie Andrews Tamara Luckett Annalyn Miller “Home” by Machine Gun Kelly, X Ambassadors, Bebe Rexha
MJ pays homage to Jesus Christ and pilgrimages to Ostor Monastery in Montenegro, one of the most iconic Orthodox Christian Churches in the world. Based on her fourth psychosis, in the interest of integrating the shadow, she calls upon the faith of Paul the Apostle to counsel her on God’s True Character in Love. Based on her first psychosis, she understands that the question of life is binary, 1s and 0s, to love or not to love, and that is the essential question we are asked at the 11th hour of our last breath. This takes her back to a memory she had with a Luciferian. She could see and feel the beautiful dark love he embraced and in compassion, she discovered Lucifer’s hidden desire through the song of his spirit. This led her to discovering True Power—a power greater than all the knowledge in the world…God’s Goodness in Love. MJ reads an excerpt from the Producer’s Playbook, set to publish on or around Easter, Jesus’ resurrection day. Artists Featured: Mingjie Zhai www.MingjieZhai.com “Lost Boy” by Ruth B. Foxen Remix
MJ Writes a journal entry called, “Hidden Desires,” inspired by Rohan’s story, a Fiction, based on a True Love Affair letter to reveal a hidden desire of the Shadow of the protagonist that seeks revenge over redemption through unforgiven resentments now exposed in the Artist-Inspired Journaling creative work. The journaling itself serves as an intervention for MJ to apply herself in the freedom of forgiveness so she can be on the mark again. Depression is suppressed expression and Free Speech Frees people, even when that speech expresses hate. Hate that is suppressed, hidden, and unacknowledged runs the risk of the hidden desire becoming the controlling idea for the protagonist. It is best to express and release in fiction, setting precedence for permission in expressing hate, anger, and resentment in fiction creative journaling. Artists Featured: Rohan Dixit www.getlief.com Mingjie Zhai www.Mingjie Zhai.com “All I Really Need” Vindata featuring Kenzie May How do you journal truth in fiction, bots journaling? https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Q… To read the original Fictional Journal entry: https://thelovestory.org/hidden-desires/
MJ discovers the property of “Love as Sovereign” based on a series of deductive reasoning concluding that Love can stand on its own even in Love’s absence (i.e. Love exists even when one loses faith and hope in love). What does “Love is Sovereign” mean? It means: 1. Divine Act (Taking action towards affecting other matter aimed at a good or bad result) 2. Divine Matter (using the word to bless or curse one’s own matter) and 3. Divine Will (choose love or its absence) She is awakening to how this key property in Love will help all of us integrate our own shadows… …To be continued. Artists Featured: Mingjie Zhai www.MingjieZhai.com Victor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning https://www.amazon.com/Mans-Search-Me… The Producer’s Playbook https://realtimeboard.com/app/board/o… “The Fear” (Vanic Remix) by Ben Howard https://soundcloud.com/addicted-to-co… Dr. Jordan B. Peterson “March Q&A” Excerpt https://youtu.be/CfQZcpaBqo4 Pastor Steven Furtick “The God of my Gaps” https://youtu.be/twuHQ_ioeic
While researching for and writing The Producer’s Playbook, MJ comes upon a revelation that is so moving, it brings her to tears. She is basing her theory that Eve bit the apple out of Faith on three premises: 1. God is Love. 2. Love is defined in 1 Corinthians 13 3. God wonderfully and fearfully designed the Original Eve in His image and gifted her the First Fruit of Life (The Power of the Producer) MJ chooses to go down the rabbit hole, this time on the Right Hand Path of God, by revisiting the origins of the Fall in the Book of Genesis based on the assumptions of God’s character using a simple Geometric Theorem, the False Positive Test and the False Negative Test, using 1 Corinthians 13:12 as the mirror for the first two premises to reflect the third premise. The hypothesis? “You will surely not die.” The Control? Eve’s Faith The Variables? The First Fruit (Life) and The Last Fruit (Judgement) The Experiment? The Serpent’s Test, Adam and Eve’s Fall, God’s Actions through Jesus Christ on the Cross, and Jesus’ Resurrection into the Holy Trinity. Through a close read in Genesis 3:4 and John 3:16 applying the three premises, she now truly understands what Jesus’s death actually means. Artists: Cory Ashbury “Reckless Love” https://bethelmusic.com/artists/cory-… Mingjie Zhai ” www.MingjieZhai.com Samuel J “Angel” ft. Larisa Rose and Elijah Ray https://www.samueljmusic.com/ Michael D Wester https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07… The Producer’s Playbook https://thelovestory.org/make-a-diffe… Miro https://realtimeboard.com/ “Star Heart” HOTTMT https://soundcloud.com/thefunctionmus… Julia Price “Letting You Go” http://juliapricemusic.com/ Coldplay – The Scientist (3 Monkeyzz X Louise Mambell Cover).mp3.mp3 Want to see The Love Story’s Wireframes in Progress? Go down the Rabbit Hole with us: https://realtimeboard.com/app/board/o…
MJ leads a sedentary, quiet, life in Dubrovnik Croatia. She is reading Paul’s Letters, Women Who Run with The Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, and integrating ancient texts into The Producer’s Playbook that she plans on publishing end of this month. When the loneliness sets in, she is reminded of Christine Caine’s message on David being developed between the time of the anointing with the appointing. Artists Featured: Rudimental – These Days ft. Jess Glynne, Macklemore & Dan Caplen (R3HAB Remix) Christine Caine https://www.a21.org/ Women Who Run with the Wolves: Contacting the Power of the Wild Woman by Clarissa Pinkola Estes https://www.amazon.com/Women-Who-Run-…
Dr. Jordan Peterson answers a student’s question about why some people choose isolation as we are innately social creatures with the desire to procreate. He illustrates a few examples of the why and elaborates on the importance of integrating the shadow and contending with the monster within us all so that one becomes a civil monster. MJ visits Auschwitz-Birkenau camps and observes the events that occurred between 1940-1945 through the eyes of the perpetrator per Dr. Jordan Peterson’s suggestion from previous lectures. There, she comes to the frightening conclusion that most of us today would have been capable of doing what the Nazis did given the circumstances, because of the monster within each of us that most of us have not contended with yet. She writes a “Fiction, based on a True Visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau Death Camps” journal entry as a journal-artist for the nonprofit, www.thelovestory.org, and integrates the lessons from what happened at the death camps into the Reflections Pilot Program she is spearheading that transforms real-life personal experiences into fictional diary entries. Artists Featured Dr. Jordan Peterson KISNOU x Silencyde – The Awakening Falls (feat. Sasha Sloan) -Odezsa Victor E Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning David Mamet Teaches Dramatic Writing Links to Self-Help Skills: David Mamet: https://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=999236… Dr. Jordan Peterson:
MJ reflects on the striving she did back in 2014– what worked, what did not work, and the lessons learned. Fast forward, real time, she pitches to Good Charlotte about interviewing The Love Story behind their album, Generation RX, which speaks directly to the pain into passion message that Love Story also shares. Good Charlotte’s “Hold On,” “Pray,” “Self-Help,” and more speaks to a breaking open of the things we don’t often talk about enough. She witnessed a historical first: Good Charlotte playing in Poland, a country still coping with a traumatic not too long ago past, represents the bridge between a people still recovering from generational grief for loved ones lost and the transformative powers of music to acknowledge their inner truths. It is a living testimony that being an artist gives us permission to absorb, transmute, and release through the path of creative expression. #interviewing #lessons #reflection #transformations #writers #permissions #bridging #GoodCharlotte #CrossCampus #BrantCooper #LeanEntrepreneur
Tim Constables go into the historical account of Jesus Christ’s activation on the World Stage. Chopin’s Music is played at the exact same Saloon when Thirteen Year old Chopin used to perform, juxtaposed by historical scenes of where it happened and what had happened during the 1940s when the Warsaw Ghetto was created in the Third Reich’s efforts to “evolve the human race.” MJ and her friend heads to the Jewish Museum where they get a closer look at how Jewish people influenced the wealth building of Poland’s Nation-state. 2019 marks the centennial celebration of Poland’s independence.
One of the first things MJ does after touching down to Warzawa, Poland, is to visit Chopin’s Musueum, just a few blocks from her Airbnb Home for the month. When in discovery, she realizes in Chopin’s personal diary, the inner torment, conflict, and feelings of inadequacy and helplessness in the artist’ heart. Perhaps it is the war of art (Stephen Pressfeld reference), perhaps it is the war itself (Poland in between and against Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia), perhaps it is his debilitating heart, perhaps it is all of the above. Whatever it was, Chopin was able to convey the tell the truth of the Polish spirit through the creative expressions of his music and transcend it through his Sonatas and Ballads. Today, inside of St. Nicholas Church, next to where the Saxophonist plays George Michael’s “Careless Whisper,” lies Chopin’s heart, the place where Jesus bearing the cross still stands, surviving both the devastation of and in spiritual honor of the Polish Uprising against Nazis occupation in WWII. This inspires MJ to understand the powerful impact of continuing The Love Story’s mission, to one day help people still impacted, still recovering from the trauma of genocide, homicide, and suicide, to transform pain into creative expression. It is the artists, after all, who will express the true stories of our times.
MJ revisits Dr. Jordan Peterson’s lecture on 21st century atrocities, specifically the details of life in concentration camps, including the Holocaust, Mao and Stalin’s “re-education” camps, and to a lesser extent, other communist/marxist/socialist ideologies that led to the systemic industrial killing prison complexes. He contends with the nature of evil in the series of events that led up to unfolding of hell on earth manifested by every day, ordinary people, and points to the possibility of it resurfacing again through the ideology of today’s post-modern thinking due to the hard lessons of our past forgotten. Dr. Jordan Peterson does not leave the lecture without a silver lining. He believes that by focusing on the sovereign individual to relate morality and truth based on real personal experiences lived rather than propagandized, commercialized, mass media-fed ideology, one can speak truth to lies in the face of ignorance and resist the proclivity to forsake personal truths for popular opinion and/or social acceptance. Dr. Jordan Peterson’s Self-Authoring program aims to do that. MJ’s Love Story Playbook also aims to do that. MJ believes that by telling our personal stories from a place of real, raw, and relational truth—crafted in works of storytelling and investigative journalism, perhaps in the form of a diary, or in a novel like Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s Gulag Archipelago, one can reveal the truth in story, and this story, told truthfully, will be transformational in the face of ignorance, blindness, manipulation, and lies. This comes at a very opportune time when MJ visits Anne Frank’s museum in Berlin. She also discovers that Berlin is also where Hitler ended his life. This city has a lot of historical resonance. While reading Anne Frank’s diary, MJ realizes just how powerful an individual’s life story is to transcend hate, race, class, and all the isms that are designed to play a zero-sum game. Dr. Jordan Peterson hit the nail on the head when he points the solution to an individual standing in the truth of real and raw experience lived will prevent another Holocaust from happening. Now Anne Frank’s diary has defeated any Nazi media lies when the German youth were being brainwashed by Nazi campaigns to demonize the Jewish people through her authentic voice revealed in her journal entries. She wrote as if nobody will ever read it. This is the solution to winning World War Three, which MJ believes, is the war within, and why she must double down on The Love Story journaling program. Artists Featured: Dr. Jordan Peterson Anne Frank’s Diary
MJ sees the socialist Democratic state of Berlin for what it is and sees society descending into nihilism, stoicism, and perhaps a declining state of moral values that can be redeemed through art, music, and recovery groups. There is a growing sense of tension, a clash between traditional values and progressive ones, in the silent spaces of inclusion. Mollie visits MJ and they go see the Berlin Philharmoniker, who played a pivotal role in the tearing down of the wall ceremony between east and west Germany, and built bridges between its differing communist and capitalist ideologies, during the fall of the Berlin wall on November 9, 1989. They also go visit the Wall itself at the Eastside Gallery as well as the Wall Museum, at a time when the US is having a government shutdown over the building of the US wall. Whispers of revolution are brewing beneath the global stage. At the Wall Museum, she discovered that Hitler ran on the Democratic platform and it was Gorbachev who was mainly and partly responsible for the falling of the Iron Curtain. Towards the end of the exhibit, she noticed that the message is to start transforming the viewing of Russia as allies rather than opponents to work together rather than waging a war that could potentially blow us back into the Stone Ages. Artists Featured: Berlin Philharmoniker https://www.berliner-philharmoniker.d… Lucia Fodde – Sounds of Brazil Modern Brazil Jazz Lucia Fodde (voc), Daniel Marques (guit), Pedro “Trigo” Santana (bass), Amoy Ribas (perc) www.luciafodde.com B-Flat Jazz http://b-flat-berlin.de Berlin TV Tower https://tv-turm.de/en/tickets-prices/ “Remember” Feki Mollie IG@thedailymollie Saddleback Church in Berlin Buddy Owens David Schnitter https://saddleback.com/visit/location… East Side Gallery https://www.visitberlin.de/en/east-si… The Wall Museum https://thewallmuseum.com/?lang=en Pink Floyd “The Wall” https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084503/
MJ celebrates New Year low key with Foxy in Berlin. Through the Christmas Holiday season, she is able to make a distinction between the production playbook and the program playbook for The Love Story. She builds on the Real time Board and communicates both to the CFO and VP operations/marketing to see if the plan sounds reasonable and doable. She makes the decision to crowdfund 1,000 journals for every quarter outlining the 13x13x13 plan (13 weeks, 13 stories, 13 showcases) in homage to the 13 verses of love outlined in 1 Corinthians 13. Though on the surface, it seems peaceful and orderly in the capital of Germany, something is brewing. Unrest, unease, and anxiety, and this is reflected on the big red and black “bus” displaying the history of German revolution and how democracy was built again. She is invited to a German revolutionary talk (not shown in vlog), and plans on attending since the topic is highly relevant to her publication: Free speech, fourth estate, and how to maintain true democracy. Artists Featured: Made in Heights “Forgiveness” Mailchimp IG@iLoveFoxyDog Museum Für Naturkunde Bookbaby RealTime Board Amazon Ibraheem Ezra Alexander Platz Halsey “New Americana” (ATOK Remix) 100 Year Revolution-Berlin 1918-1919 Saddleback Berlin Tom Holiday Ted McGrath Coach: Harrison Hayes
MJ visits Kulturforum and is compelled to search for the paintings of Van Gogh. Instead, she finds Rembrandt and all the other amazing Renaissance paintings, precursor to the enlightenment era. She is reminded of the divine feminine and its power to integrate the shadow. While reading Joseph Campbell’s A Hero with a Thousand Faces and Dr. Jordan Peterson’s Maps of Meaning, she finds pieces of what she is personally searching for in symbols, sounds, and surroundings. Artists Featured: Dr. Jordan Peterson https://youtu.be/OYq-NpHMOVw Joseph Campbell’s A Hero With A Thousand Faces Dr. Jordan Peterson’s Maps of Meaning Kulturforum https://www.smb.museum/en/museums-ins…
MJ is grateful for “I” who gave her three pieces of advice that she is now taking and making real in her life. This Christmas season she draws closer to the miracles that God has planned out for her. She spends Christmas Eve communing with God and angels in Marienkirche, St. Mary’s Cathedral, a cathedral that has been built in the second half of the 13th century. Artists Featured: “Silent” by Embrz ft. Amy Rose Alexanderplatz Berliner Dome Rick Warren and Saddleback Church Berlin Vivid at Friedrichstadt Palace
Athena, the Greek Goddess of War, Wisdom, and the Arts, whose animal she raises is the Owl, symbolic of being able to see sharply in darkness, and the snake, symbolic of strategy, skill, and craft, is the centerpiece inside the Panaroma museum. Pergamon is perched at the Acropolis atop Athens, whose dedication is to the Greek Goddess Athena, Zeus’ daughter, who sprouted directly from his head, also his favorite daughter among all the offsprings he’s sired. MJ realizes that in order to understand the Hero’s Journey, she must first understand, respect, and discern the myths of ancient times. She dives into the Belly of the Whale, the last “phase” in the first Act of the Hero’s Journey–the Departure–prior to Act II: The Initiation. She is beginning to understand the duality of Athena’s character–one who has both the capacity to read mortals’ minds to either aid or drive it mad. The dualism of the goddess Athena is revealed in the duality of feminine energy. Artists Featured: Defn Sahin Group, feat. Daniel Marques, Johanne Ballestrem, Igore Sapallati, Martin Krummling. A-Trane Panorama Museum Jospeh Campbell, A Hero With A Thousand Faces Pergamon Museum 199Global Radio “The Love Story Behind” Show The Love Story Journal Volume 2: Multidimensions Jessica Gall, Robert Matt, Johannes Feige, and Andreas Henze.
MJ heads back to Los Angeles to pick up Foxy and bring her back to Berlin. She gets the honor and privilege of hosting the first official Love Story radio show with 199global, streaming live in Berlin and in London at the ZK/U Culture Center, called “The Love Story Behind,” exploring the creative expressions behind heartbreak. In Los Angeles, she meets with Kedar Lyer, Head Software Lead of Everpedia.org, to potentially sponsor the EOS Blockchain technology for royalties distribution of the serialization, anthologization, and globalization of the content and contributors of The Love Story Journals. She realizes the number 9 manifests a karmic full circle as she is confronted by a woman who accuses her of being a “homewrecking cunt,” a curse that she had once placed upon the woman who she thought had “stolen” her man of 7 years 7 years ago. She is now fully aware of her part in the dissolution of the marriage, in the forgiving, living, and letting live moments of what happened. Perhaps, this is the key to transforming the ptsd, the “blindspot,” that has been keeping MJ from connecting and building intimate and long term relationships with qualified men that have come along the way these past 7 years. She is grateful for “A” to reveal such an opportunity to perceive through a different lens and to walk in the shoes of ”the other woman” whilst truly forgiving “the other woman.” She attends Churchome for the last time in 2018. The past three years listening to Pastor Judah Smith preach of God’s true character and His true will for us has shaped MJ’s grounding for both herself and The Love Story.org’s core message of Love in “The Love Story.” For the full “The Love Story Behind” Radio Show: https://www.mixcloud.com/199Radio/151… Artists Featured: @199global Sanssouci Palace Frederich the Great New Palace Schlosspark Charlottenburg Schloss Cecilienhof Botanic Garden (Christmas Garden in Berlin) “Time After Time” “Tell Me” by ORKA The Love Story Journal Volume 2: Multidimensions (Coming soon) Everipedia.org SLAA Fourth Step ZK/U Culture Center Loophole Berlin Churchome.org
MJ visits the Bode Museum and there, Holy Spirit affirms the revelation she has received back in March of 2018 during her fourth psychosis/communion with God and Paul the Apostle’s spirit revealed in 1 Corinthians 15:16-24. She starts piecing together the bread crumbs of esoteric, old testament, and new testament knowledge in the pursuit of knowing God’s character and His will for us. She realizes that she is here in Germany in answer to God’s call for His will for her–To write The Love Story Playbook the way God wants her to write it. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. -Matthew 6:10 KJV #entrepreneurship #howto #love #hustle #recovery #social #publishing #berlin #BodeMuseum #DrJordanPeterson #MapsofMeaning #JosephCampbell Artists Featured Da Vinci Code Audio Excerpt Bode Museum Dr. Jordan Peterson’s Maps of Meaning Joseph Campbell’s Reflections on the Art of Living Saddleback Church led by Pastor Buddy Berlin, Germany “Surrounded (Fight My Battles)” by Michael W. Smith
MJ begins to get in the flow of solo traveling again. She is determined to develop an intimate relationship with herself. Carl Jung calls this phase of spiritual growth, “healing the inner child,” by becoming the loving, compassionate, and affirming parent to yourself. She explores the Neus museum and begins to understand what Dr. Jordan Peterson means with the “Eye of Horus” as the universal redemption relevant to where we are today. She has a newfound respect and appreciation for Isis, the goddess of the underworld, and mother of Horus. Horus is tasked to defeat the evil Set, rescue his fallen father, Osiris, from the underworld, takes his rightful heir to the crown and rules the kingdom with eyes wide open. She is also tasked to find indie Berlin artists to do a one hour radio show about “The Love Story behind…” of how artists transform their heartbreak into their respective creative expressions. Artists Featured: Dr. Jordan Peterson 12 Rules For Life Neus Museum Claudia Music: “Lines of the Broken” Hans Solo
MJ leaves for Berlin, Germany to do some self-work away from friends, family, and acquaintances. She wants to immerse herself in Europe to understand what the next step will be. In the meantime, she has onboarded Ezra as Vice President and Monica as Board Secretary, and continues to grow a national organization virtually via #Slack, Zoom, and RealTimeBoard. Artists Featured “Happier” by Marshmello ft. Bastille Love Story Creatives: Ezra, Mike, Leon, Pedro, Carson, Annalyn, Jiarui, Ibraheem, and Chiao. Dad: James Best friend: Foxy IG@iLoveFoxyDog
MJ honors those who fight for free speech and recognizes that the real war is the war within. She believes the battle of good and evil starts with language and the ability to discern truth from lies in each kind of matrix games we are playing is pivotal to the fight. She must be vigilant of what’s going on in politics, culture, philosophy, and the debates and conversations of our time. This will directly affect the mission and message of The Love Story the the trajectory of adding value on the world stage fight for freedom of thought, the freedom to make mistakes in the transformational process, and the freedom to forgive, live, and love. Artists Featured: Jason A: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDAT… Munk Debates https://www.munkdebates.com/ Dr. Jordan Peterson https://jordanbpeterson.com/ “Kill All Others” Electric Dreams https://www.gutenberg.org/files/41562… https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/every-e… Stephen Fry http://www.stephenfry.com/ Joe Rogan Podcast http://podcasts.joerogan.net/ Bret Weinstein https://bretweinstein.net/ Kingdom Hearts https://www.kingdomhearts.com/home/us/ Dr. Les Carter “How To Argue (But Not Fight) With A Narcissist” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIbFt… Parable of Lost Coin https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/… Parable of the Lost Sheep https://biblehub.com/matthew/18-12.htm Parable of Lost Son https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/… USC https://www.usc.edu/ Han Solo Lines of the Broken https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pu1_i… DigitByte:https://www.digibyte.co/digibyte-glob… Hillsong https://hillsong.com/ Thomas Ma https://www.sapphireapps.com/ C3 Los Angeles http://www.c3losangeles.com/
The Love Story team is co-working virtually on #Slack, Realtime Board, and Zoom.us whilst getting some kind of momentum going regarding building the program. The Love Story has on-boarded a Web Developer, Treasurer, a CFO, two Google Adwords Digital Marketers, and a Showcase Producer. In the meantime, MJ goes deeper into the spiritual discipline of letting go and letting God to steer the direction of the fledging nonprofit. Artists Featured: Mike -Web Developer Ibraheem- CFO Jiarui- Treasurer Chiao En Huang- Graphic Designer Google Adwords Team- Pedro, Carson, and Leon Foxy IG @iLoveFoxyDog Third Eye Records Cat Kurzner -www.breakyourheartopen.com Stephen Mata, Evolve App (now live on Android and IOS app store). Thomas Ma, co-founder of Sapphire Apps and Stacking Growth. Chris Sweis, co-founder of Crypto Dinner Club HillSong LA C3 Los Angeles Church Music: Above and Beyond – We’re All We Need. Vanic Official.
MJ wants to solve a very real problem: How does one empower the artists, producers, and graphic designers/illustrators inside the serialization, anthologization, and globalization of The Love Story Journals using the Blockchain technology? MJ attends the Blockchain/cryptocurrency world to find out. Can she keep her head on her shoulders and keep her focus for The Love Story vision without getting lost in the ambition? She also starts to lean on her team more for support, especially being accountable to her team in finding a competent CFO on the board. She leans on the Jacob and team for next steps on grant execution; Mike for better user experience and flow, Pedro for digital marketing, Chiao for graphic design, Jim for Producer’s Program, Cat for the beginning of the Break Your Heart Open launch and many more in their virtual community. MJ pilots the first peer to peer DIY Journaling circle thanks to her friend Eddie who was willing to host the pilot at his sanctuary in Los Angeles. She also attends Sylvie’s birthday party amongst talented artists and realizes while editing this video why she continues to hang around the Blockchain space. Features: “Work, Work, Work,” Rihanna featuring Drake Cat Chiao https://www.chiaondesign.com/ *Correction* The Team came from Career Foundry, recommended by CodeAlliance (Benetech). https://careerfoundry.com/en/home http://codealliance.org/ Mike Kim https://generalassemb.ly/ Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey https://amzn.to/2yETx5Z Google Analytics https://analytics.google.com/analytic… E. Liquidano https://www.facebook.com/groups/14262… Blockcon 2018 https://www.goblockcon.com/ Special Thanks to : Alan Goren https://www.805startups.com/tag/alon-… Professor Muhammad Yunus https://www.muhammadyunus.org/ Foxy Instagram: iLoveFoxyDog Joan Watts http://www.alanwatts.org/ Thomas Ma https://www.sapphireapps.com/ Ace https://www.instagram.com/twist3dace/ Start Engine Summit https://www.startenginesummit.com/ Sarah https://www.instagram.com/sezwicked/ Aditya https://www.instagram.com/adiasg/ Chris Lustrino, CEO and Founder https://kingscrowd.com/ Charles Hoskinson, Co-founder Etherium https://www.forbes.com/sites/angelauy… Oscar Del Amor https://soundcloud.com/oscardelamor Adriana Magaña Instagram: @she.xist Ruby Chase http://www.missrubychase.com/ Colin James Martin https://www.homehereandnow.com/ Diary of a Crazy Social Entrepreneur: www.Mingjie Zhai.com The Love Story Media, Inc. www.thelovestory.org
“Love is the Answer” Diary of a Crazy Social Entrepreneur During MJ’s first psychosis, God gave her the revelation that the point of living is loving. Now Elon Musk comes out with the truth. Are we living in a simulation or a multiverse? Ashi Dala and Spooky Tavi of HOTTMT may think so. The convergence between reality and virtual reality is opening up another insight on why we are all existing in this current time space reality. Features: Joe Rogan Experience http://podcasts.joerogan.net/ HOTTMT https://hottmt.bandcamp.com/ Art Share LA https://artsharela.org/ Weston Smith: https://amzn.to/2Ob2qhq Glendale Tech Week: https://www.glendaletechweek.com/ Foxy: Instagram@iLoveFoxyDog Mingjie Zhai: www.MingjieZhai.com
“Spiritual Warfare” Diary of a Crazy Social Entrepreneur MJ is digging her heals into scriptural knowledge so that she can become better equipped with fighting the good fight. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 6:12 New International Version (NIV) MJ opens up about the mental torment she is sometimes bombarded with and describes how live music, interviewing artists, and prayer helps her alleviate those moments of spiritual attacks. Staying in God’s word is her most effective defense. Mingjie Zhai www.MingjieZhai.com Features: www.melnovak.com www.lacma.com www.ucla.com www.wondervc.com IG@iLoveFoxyDog www.churchome.org www.gaslampkiller.com www.youtube.com/user/VivaLaCloe www.samueljmusic.com www.philwickham.com www.harvest.org Madeline Carroll: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1630992/ www.rawartists.org www.advancedanointing.com
“Game Face” Diary of a Crazy Social Entrepreneur MJ is back in work flow for The Love Story. She has expanded her team and taken the production virtual on #Slack, #Trello and #Zoom. She is proud to be coordinating with a team of talented filmmakers, graphic designers, illustrators for the next two Volumes of The Love Story Journals. She is determined to re-edit all the artist content to include the full length, long form, unfiltered (as much as possible) interviews to keep with the integrity of the moment as much as possible. This is, in part, inspired by Dr. Jordan Peterson’s talk on the power of Long Form videos when MJ went to see one of his 12 Rules For Life tour talks in Oregon. She also attends Mel Novak’s bible study, one of the board members of The Love Story, and attends Home Church, where Pastor Judah Smith’s book, “How’s Your Soul,” deeply influenced the foundation of The Love Story through the reasoning behind God is Love and Love is Defined. Elijah Waters talks about the five rocks to build one’s foundation on: God is in control, God is big, God is for you, God is good, and God loves you. Mingjie Zhai www.MingjieZhai.com Features: Jocelyn Scears -Illustrator www.jscears.com Wat Chiao -Graphic Designer https://www.chiaondesign.com/ Foxy IG iLoveFoxyDog Dan Vega www.DanVegaMusic.com Mel Novak: www.MelNovak.com Home Church www.Churchome.org
MJ realizes that true love’s first kiss broke an important spell for her. Music: “Drift Awake” by Fey Foxx “You had me at Cello” by Marie
MJ shares her personal suicide attempt in 2013 at E. Liquidano’s Spirit Social among a group of women. She reunites with her friend Charlene Volpe, founder of a NGO, “I Don’t Know You But I Love You,” there and talks of doing an intimate Love Story Journaling group at E.G.L.’s second Spirit Social in Los Angeles. She gets a “call-back” from interested Angel investors for the Break Your Heart Open publication, the brother organization to the sister non-profit, The Love Story. Break Your Heart Open would be the masculine energy for the feminine energy of The Love Story, and will help further create sustainability for The Love Story. She gets another spiritual download from Pastor Judah Smith at Home Church about the purpose of Paul’s “thorn” that God gives for the greater good. She attends Claire Health’s Fundraiser in Culver City where she meets Marlaina Smith, a beautiful singer/song writer, another growing gem. MJ is confident in her ability to spot authentic artists who have true depth. For more on the Founder of The Love Story: www.DiaryofaCrazySocialEntrepreneur.com To Join the Producer’s Program: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thelo… “To Know Others is the Be Wise. To Know Thyself is to Awaken.” -Lao Tsu To Journal and Awaken the Inner Artist: https://www.facebook.com/groups/disco… Special Thanks to: Edward Liquidano Spirit Social https://www.facebook.com/groups/14262… Home Church https://churchome.org/ Charlene Volpe: https://www.facebook.com/IDKYBILYnonp… Claris Health https://www.facebook.com/clarishealth/ Marlaina Smith https://www.instagram.com/marlainasmith/
“Warrior Baby” MJ is becoming suspicious of the influx of Friend Requests on Facebook. Being on Social Media for a sustained amount of time depresses her enough, but interacting with people she has never met stresses her out. She wants to keep her focus and aim on fundraising, building BYHO publication, and keep The Love Story running. She also learns hands on self-defense combat in addition to interviewing her friend about entrepreneurship. She also receives a message from Home Church. Special Thanks to: Special Thanks to: Justin Bjur, Artist IG:JustinBjur Christopher Hicks from Armor Up at www.armorupcombatives.com Foxy IG:iLoveFoxyDog Daniel Kiani of https://www.symbamarketing.com/ and IG:DanielKiani Peter Harper of PeterHarper.net
MJ prioritizes her health and sobriety first, takes on the challenge of cleaning her room, and reflects on her experience interviewing Nahko at 4 Peaks Music Festival where she meets Justin, Jesse, Molly, and a few more new friends. She then meets Dr. Jordan Peterson and hands him a 28 page meditative reflection on 12 Rules For Life, titled “The 13th Rule,” in the case for the ultimate Love Story between the Father and the fallen son. She heads home to Santa Monica, where she gets connected with her startup tech community again, starting with showing up to Televiv University’s invite to support three startup companies that are pitching to investors. She celebrates 4th of July at Jay’s home, serial entrepreneur and EQ advocator. Music by: “Shoreline” by Caleb Etheridge “Portland” by Be Still the Earth “It’s You” by Jesse Villa and Mikey Geiger “High Road” by Molly Tuttle “Love Letters to God” Nahko Links: www.mingjiezhai.com www.thelovestory.org IG@iLoveFoxyDog
MJ responds to an old friend’s art piece that was centered around their interaction once upon a time ago. When she discovered this, she had come upon a situation that was synchronistically similar and this time, learned her lesson, passed her test, and became strengthened from it. She traveled to Sedona, Arizona to work through her codepedent behaviors for the past few weeks and found recovery through her journey there. She comes upon an affirmation through a chakra reading on the last stop in Sedona, whilst on her way back to Los Angeles. Artists Featurered (In Order of Appearance): “Figurehead” by Telepathic Teddy Bear https://telepathicteddybear.bandcamp…. https://amzn.to/2LFIFsp https://amzn.to/2HAMXPa https://amzn.to/2MdBxVj Foxy https://www.instagram.com/ilovefoxydog/ Beau Basinger https://www.instagram.com/beaubasinger D Mannie https://www.instagram.com/d_mannie Dan Vega www.DanVega.com https://open.spotify.com/artist/3wp6W… Mingjie Zhai www.DiaryofaCrazySocialEntrepreneur.com
MJ is very aware of her desires, dreams, and goals. She makes no apologies for calling herself a selfish girl in pursuing her dreams of world travel, writing, and publishing whilst inspiring people to transform pain into creative expression. Paradoxically, by taking care of herself first, this is the first step to ameliorating resentments buried in codependent behaviors that she is now working on. With Foxy by her side, she road trips from Sedona, Arizona to New York, New York brokering new relationships with printers, publicists, and scopes out how it’s done in the publishing industry. Along the way, she comes across the eccentric elements of greater America. Artists Featured (in order of appearance): Mike Johns Tech This Out News iHeartRadio www.digitalmindstate.com “Fly” Marshmellow ft. Leah Culver (Original Mix) https://amzn.to/2JuKaw6 Mark Twain National Forrest Missouri Trevor Noah www.thedailyshow.com https://amzn.to/2M22j2G https://amzn.to/2LqByUG Nicholas Sparks www.NicholasSparks.com https://amzn.to/2kUF9PG Barbara Kingsolver http://www.kingsolver.com/books/ https://amzn.to/2LuZLcp The Poetic Scriptures of Paul, God’s Word in Rhythm and Rhyme By Michael D. Wester https://amzn.to/2sNxE0a https://amzn.to/2Jfu7D8 Avicii “Waiting for Love” https://amzn.to/2xQY0UU Dr. Jordan B. Peterson 12 Rules for Life https://amzn.to/2xYxFVh Antiques on the Avenue West Virginia Huntington Musueum of Art West Virginia Airbnb www.airbnb.com/c/mzhai4
Dear Journal-Artists, This is an interactive vlogumentary diary. Pull out a notebook/journal of yours. Please feel free to pause and play throughout the video. Pull quote from something I said that resonated with you. Start Journaling. Or answer the journaling prompt at the last 10 seconds of this video. Journal-Artist Synopsis: MJ realizes that she is healing from The Love Story Project she has been working on for the past three years. She has a new perspective on life–one that understands the true nature of God’s character in love, one who is able to live and let go, one who has hope for the future of this project. She is now focused on the Producer’s Playbook, a roadmap of the journey she has taken through The Love Story that led to the publication of The Love Story Journal. Her next focus now is to serialize, anthologize, and globalize The Love Story Journals, whilst growing chapters in other cities. She believes that Love Story is now ready for the next step–an all call for producers/filmmakers to contribute for The Love Story Volume 3. The framework is being built in a private Facebook community here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thelo… For complete information on The Producer’s Collective for Contributing to TLSJ. Volume 3, please go to: www.thelovestory.org/ Please feel free to join us, where MJ will be discussing more in depth the vision, the journey, and the fruits of our compassionate time, talent, and financial resources. Artists Featured: Dan Vega www.Danvegamusic.webstarts.com Beau Basinger Instagram @BeauBasinger Mingjie Zhai www.MingjieZhai.com Instagram @MingjieZhai Foxy Instagram @iLoveFoxyDog Music Featured (in order of appearance): “Theif” by Ookay —https://amzn.to/2LtFODz “Take Me Higher” by Strength to Last “Light” San Holo —https://amzn.to/2LvynMc
MJ stumbles upon Dan Vega, a soulful artist, in a bar in the middle of a small town called Cornville, Arizona. They start hanging out in Sedona, AZ to help each other in their respective shadow work. They have an intimate heartfelt discussion about what it means to have sweet love in our lives, the importance of loving ourselves first, and conquering our codependency daemons through the focus on our own pursuits of happiness in life. She reads two pages in his book, 12 Rules For Life (pp.266-267), that summarizes the trauma she had experience between 2011-2013 that catalyzed The Love Story. She is truly grateful for Peterson’s ability to put what was seemingly vague, elusive, and incomprehensible into something real, true, and into articulated precise words providing validation in her cathartic process through her journey in building The Love Story. She also interviews Gregory Dubois, her Sedona Airbnb Host, who is in process of training as a life coach and spiritual counselor, and meets a few nomadic travelers along her journey. Artists: https://soundcloud.com/dan-vega-music Instagram: @DanVegaMusic “Sweet Love” by Dan Vega Foxy @Foxy_Says_ Gregory and Suzha https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/531554 Ross Pitman www.consciouslifenews.com
MJ is on the road to recovery, now almost two months sober and two and half months healing since she experienced her first delirium tremors. She attends the RAW event, hosted and produced by Cristina from Liberate Hollywood and meets the producers, director, and actor for the upcoming RAW the movie. She bumps into her friend, Emmanuel Kelly, and wins an auction item–a photo of Dr. Martin Luther King and Malcom X. She goes on a hike with Richie Robbie, founder of Xpill.com, a professional international speaker and coach. He helps MJ discover what may be the inauthentic part of her declaring love so soon for a person she barely even knows. He offers his personal insight into love, attraction, and feelings that may help MJ do more self-reflective work. MJ drives to Sedona, Arizona where she is staying grounded with nature, reading books by Joseph Campbell, Dr. Jordan Peterson, and Melody Beattie, while continuing with The Love Story Project and maintaining her 12-step program and spiritual work. Not shown in this video but true story: MJ got her car stolen a week ago. In it, she had some camera equipment and her laptop that also had her Bitcoin private key (no, she did not make a backup of her private key). She’s working with insurance and taking it one day at a time. She now has a sponsor to help her through the step work. Artists Featured: Blesd Band www.BlesdBand.com Larisa Gosla “Listen to Your Heart and Follow” www.LarisaGosla.com RAW the Movie www.RawtheMovie.com For more on MJ’s project: www.thelovestory.org
MJ plans to anthologize, serialize, and globalize The Love Story Journals through the blockchain technology so that the storyteller, the artist, and the person interacting with the journal will all be transformed in the process of co-creating the journals. The mission of The Love Story organization is to inspire the broken-hearted into journal-artists so that we may collectively transform our pain into passion, choose self-expression over self-destruction, and our adversities into The Love Story by arching the hero from zero to one, from hopelessness to hope, from absence into love. She witnesses Ryan Hurtgen’s performance as lead vocalist and pianist of Perfect Beings, attends the Crypto Invest Summit, Crypto Dinner Club for Whales & Guppies , and the NEM.io Foundation to learn more on how Blockchain may play an integral role in empowering and cultivating a global community of producers, artists, and storytellers through transparency, accountability, and efficiency through the blockchain technology. Featured Artists: Perfect Beings Sarah Lianne, Keynote Speaker at Crypto Invest Summithttps://www.facebook.com/thelovestory… Chris Sweis of Crypto Dinner Club for Whales & Guppies Jeff MacDonald of NEM.io Foundation Vincent Virovac Jamie Melillio Koh Kim, Crypto Advisor Jenny Ta, VCNetwork.co Pavel, DistributedLab.com Lasha Antadze, Shelf.network Matt Sorum, Artbit Josh Tobkin, ContentMutual.com Mingjie Zhai, www.thelovestory.org
MJ finds out that the man she loves is in a relationship with another woman. She is living and letting live. She comes home by embracing her Los Angeles community and celebrates her friend Samuel J’s birthday in Malibu. There, she catches up with Larisa, Aline, Drue, Tyler, Harsangatrajkaur, and Jamie meets new friends Jesse, Paula, Wan Ching, and more. Samuel J reveals a bit of his own personal arrival at embracing acceptance reflecting his newest release, “Embrace”; Tyler, Drue, Jamie, Harsangatrajkaur, and MJ have a group conversation about embracing emotions, and MJ shows appreciation to Larisa Gosla for her song, “Blessing,” about embracing the act of letting go with unconditional love. Artists Featured: Samuel J www.SamuelJmusic.com https://www.instagram.com/samueljmusic/ Aline Kras http://alinekras.com/ Larisa Gosla https://larisagoslamusic.com/ https://www.reverbnation.com/larisagosla Harsangatrajkaur https://www.harisingh.com/newsYouTube… Professor Jamie Melillo https://www.amazon.com/Hope-Autism-Im… Drue Metz https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3222789/ Tyler Atkins https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4468952/?… Foxy https://www.instagram.com/foxy_says_/ MJ www.MingjieZhai.com Shadow topics: Abusive women, bullying, pharmaceuticals, vaccination, hate, mental health, stigma, Pharmakia, video games, mental conditioning. Light topics: Acceptance, unconditional love, letting go, self-awareness, unconditional care, love, hero’s journey, drama, film industry, childhood development, Piaget, CCHR.
MJ meditates on the qualities of a hero by opening with a spoken word poem called “Second in Command” she had written while hospitalized. She then reminisces about her previous romantic relationships, namely a man she had almost married some few years back on a memory they shared in Macau, where she was privileged to celebrate her friend’s wedding. She takes responsibility for her part in the breakup as a living amends towards the men in her past. She reminisces on talking with Anna, one of the interns who authored a book called Searching for the City of Love, about the only filter that matters when it comes to the purpose of journalism. She also reminisces about producing her very first Break Your Heart Open Love Story Showcase with Destiny Muse and DJ Qwess Coast as co-hosts during a time when she experienced high bouts of anxiety and depression. She celebrates promoting The Love Story Journal at the LA Times Festival of Books with Kinokuniya Books and continues working a sobriety program that would mean matters of life and death at this point in her life. Artists Featured: “Where” (instrumental) by Autumn Everywhere “Let You Down” by NF “All Time Low” by Jon Bellion Special Thanks to: Pastor Judah Smith Kelly and Antonio Renei Joi Charlene Volpe Anna Maguire DJ Qwess Coast Kiyoshi Shelton Chaim Dunbar Akira Chan -www.Raremedia.tv kweisi gharreau Alex Jacobs Barry Keith Coe Jr. Skylar and Joelle Destiny Muse Dahlek Leon Kandee Lewis Ruby Guilliman Jamie Mellilo Destiny Storm and Dakota Indy Rishi Sobriety Programs Worldwide
MJ opens up about what happened leading up to and after her hospitalization earlier this month. During her fourth psychosis, it was a harrowing, eye-opening, and revelational journey. After she came to, this is her reflection of what happened and is happening right now. Artists Featured: “Until the End” (Instrumental) by Shawn Williams Home Church lead by Pastor Judah Smith Jesse Woods Andy Foxy “Worth Waiting For” by Adrian Walther “Reckless Love” by Cory Asbury Special Thanks to: Jazz Club at the W Love Song Bar in DTLA Chris Sweis and Euna Lee of Crypto Dinner Club Jason, Founder of Pink Cloud Josh Fetcher of BAMF
They say what profits a man who gains the world and loses his soul? MJ realizes a similar truism: What profits a woman who gains power and recognition and loses love and heart? She realizes that she was, once again, going down a spiral from her own addiction, leaves Oregon, and stops by Shasta Mountain for an evening to break bread with Kelly on love, grief, and letting go. She reflects on the true purpose of all Eves. We are the keepers of the big Y of all Adams, but what’s in the way? Perhaps the clues were her encounter with Harrison and Clay and a piece of the puzzle they gave her at Shambala Music Festival when they first met. . Special Thanks to: Harrison and Clay Odesza “It’s Only” ft. Zyra
MJ found herself in the ER, held on a 5150 against her will. She then transferred to a psych ward on a 5250, also against her will. This is the spoken word of her experience of the 9-day hold.
MJ heads to Portland, Oregon to broker relationships with bookstores. It’s a door to door, cold-calling, grind, but she keeps her head up and continues the walk. Her dream is to serialize and anthologize The Love Story Journals whilst getting it known in all the local bookstores internationally. Artists Featured Selena Gomez “Wolves” Papa Roach “Help” Shayla Lawson “I Think I’m Ready Meet Frank Ocean” Oboy “Jam” Hill “Won’t Back Down”
MJ helps AP’s semi-annual #OccupySkidRow movement, where he helps the homeless in Skid Row in DTLA to commemorate his son Abraham’s life. She then goes to see Rory O’ Connell and his band, Bristol to Memory, play live at the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA. She visits the Festival of Colors in Santa Ana, CA. She reflects on the reasons why she hates Los Angeles and why she is leaving after 30 years. Perhaps she is ready to explore what’s outside her narrow view of life. MJ Leaves to travel the US with the intent to continue interviewing artists, producing The Love Story Journals, and getting connected with local bookstores.
MJ partakes in her friend’s show, Lunch Break. Destiny was the first to co-produce The Love Story Showcase with MJ. As MJ prepares to leave LA for the rest of the year, she is proud to see the both of them grow in the field of holding artistic space and community. She then visits a Cacao Ceremony and partakes in Q&A with Adam Roa and Azyra Cohen about Media as Medicine in Venice, CA. She meets Connie, a global traveler, and gets excited with the prospect of traveling the world. Special Thanks: Louis Fisher Artists Mentioned: Destiny Muse www.Destinythemuse.com LunchBreak Spoken Word at Rachel’s Jazz Lounge (Rialto, CA) IG @WhatNorYun “SWAG” IG @themicconline Scott Aka IG@ScottAka Janet Harbin IG@divroylty_22 Travis Miller IG@thetravismiller “Don’t You Forget About Me” Simple Minds www.soulsofsociety.com, Adam Roa and Azryra Cohen “12 Rules for Life” Dr. Jordan Peterson, http://amzn.to/2Ft6mS2 “Ascent” by Flux “Saved” by Khalid “Life Lie” Mingjie Zhai
MJ runs her last showcase in Los Angeles. She plans on moving across the United States, called to go wherever God wants her to go. She writes a love letter to i, someone she has recently fallen in love with. Perhaps, this is her broken open confession letter from the heart. She also reflects back on how suppressed she was in 2013 based on an excerpt from Dr. Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for LIfe that nailed who she was being some four years back. Will MJ be able to create her own real-life love story while building the organization on love? For more about the nonprofit. www.thelovestory.org
MJ lost a friend, a true artist, Chi Szeto. She attends his memorial service the same day she was dancing and speaking at Dance for Diversity, hosted by Char Lynch, founder of I Don’t Know You But I Love You. It’s what Chi would have wanted her to do to celebrate his life’s purpose. Though she had lost touch with Chi for five years, remembering him felt like she was back in college when she had put him on a pedestal–the guy in the hottest frat, in the hottest dance group, and the coolness he had about him. She remembers Chi’s aura, one of desire, fire, and passion to genuinely appreciate her. He wanted her to keep the discipline of learning how to dance, back when she had shirked from the shine. Now, in his honor and his spirit, MJ is recommitting herself to living life honestly, vividly, and with gratitude. Chi’s mother spoke the truth to all his friends and family at the service. MJ realizes the power of Jesus in the intervention of all souls who have chosen to exit this realm based on her own intimate experience in 2013. She remembers the Power of Jesus Christ in the deliverance of evil. Psalm 23
MJ is in jeopardy of losing the Google Grant because of low CTR and quality score. Ian, the Google Adwords volunteer for the organization, and MJ, the founding producer, brainstorm strategies on how to increase the CTR and keywords quality score. MJ has doubts about her own path growing this organization and realizes that it is just the inner critic inside her that she chooses now to ignore. She realizes that she is already building an international team of helpers and this possibility is very real. She draws inspiration from Van Gogh, Socrates, Dr. Jordan Peterson, and Jesus to continue building and dreaming. While driving, MJ receives a personal revelation of love. Artists Featured: Kendrick Lamar “Love” Norton Museum in Pasadena, CA Kevin Graham “Always” Papercastles “Two In Love” Fall From a Star “Love is Calling” Matt Wagon “To Those Who Wait” For more of Mj’s Diaries: www.MingjieZhai.com
Disclaimer: The views inside the conversations are diverse and in the stand for America’s first amendment and aligns with our nonprofit organization’s mission for creative expression. What you may find offense in this video is but a reflection of the individual and not that of the entire organization. To respect differing viewpoints and have patience with people’s critical thinking process is the hallmark of America’s freedom. MJ comes back to LA and finally meets Dr. Jordan Peterson in person. She makes a friend who is also a Peterson fan while having intimate conversations and debates with two of her other friends, Sherman Wellons and Ryan Hurtgen, on topics of race relations and the music industry, respectively. Artists Feature and/or quoted: Sherman Wellons Ryan Hurtgen Joseph Campbell Dr. Jordan Peterson Dave Rubin For more of Mj’s diaries: www.MingjieZhai.com For more about The Love Story organization: www.thelovestory.org
MJ leaves Utah when she discovers that Dr. Jordan Peterson is speaking in DTLA at the Orpheum Theatre. She is inspired by the words of Joseph Campell when he reflects on the invaluable experience he had vagabonding and reading for five years in the woods. This is an interactive journal: It is designed for you to journal from her vlogumentary. Two ways of journaling: 1. Pause and Play and Personalize by pull quoting and journaling. 2. Answer the journaling prompt at the last 10 seconds of the video. Music Featured “First Steps” by Be Still the Earth Artists featured: Dr. Jordan Peterson Joseph Campbell For more intimate video journal interviews: www.thelovestory.org
MJ writes a love letter to her Christian soul sister on her interpretation of 1 Corinthians 13:7 on Love. She is at Utah hiking and contemplating the direction of The Love Story Program. Artists Featured: George Carlin 9, The Movie Music Featured: “For Fear and Fate” by Josh Leininger “Preternatural Convalescence” by Josh Leininger This is an interactive Journal It is designed for you to journal from a place of kindred experience lived. How it works: 1. Pause and play at your leisure, & pull quote. and/or 2. Answer the journaling prompt at the last 10 seconds of the short doc. Love and Blessings, MJ Founding Producer www.thelovestory.org
MJ reflects back on her rocky start with Love Story back in 2014, when it was still called The Love Story Magazine, or TLSmag and her superficial dating sprees. January 2018, MJ begins to dig into Joseph Campbell’s A Hero With a Thousand Faces to explore the Monomyth archetype, Paul’s Corinthians in KJV Holy Bibe, and Dr. Jordan Peterson’s Maps of Meaning for The Love Story Program. She also attends her friend Christian Ijin’s Premiere of Roll With Me at Slam Dance, a parallel festival to Sundance at Park City, UT, and meets Gabriel Cordell. Afterwards, she had the opportunity to watch Skylar Grey perform live as well as meet her manager, Vanessa, and OPRockwell’s marketing specialist, Johnny Action. Artists Featured: Dream Rockwell Brant Brogan Herbert Bail Orchestra David Shark kwesi gharreau Datsik David Wolfe Bass Nectar Mark Farina Odesza Cheri Rae Alex Vargas Dr. Jordan Peterson Gabe Cordell, Roll With Me Corey Feldman Chelsea Williams Music and Soundbyte Played: Mark Farina Odesza Dr. Jordan Peterson, Maps of Meaning Paul’s Testimony in the Corinthians, KJV Skylar Grey Special Thanks The Confluence Group Shambhala Music Festival Derick Cleveland Wade Chao Stephanie Mercado OPRockwell Johnny Action This is an interactive journal. It is designed for you to journal from this short doc of MJ’s Hero’s Journey. How to Journal: Pause and Play, Pull Quote, and Free write and/or Pause at the last 10 seconds and answer the journaling prompt at the very end of the video. Love and Blessings, MJ Founding Producer www.thelovestory.org
MJ and Foxy heads to Utah two days before Sundance Film Festival. She reflects on the lessons of working with Mr. Hip Hop in the digital publishing industry and applied the most important lesson of all: Just Do It. She meets Sylvie Barnett and becomes her wingwoman for the weekend at Sundance. She also meets two amazing artists at the Music Lodge, Chelsea Williams and Sam Woolf, and interviews them both for The Love Story. At Sundance, she meets Ondi Tomoner for the second time and asks Ondi if she could interview with The Love Story in LA. Ondi agrees and so does Kevin Kerslake =) It will be a busy weekend for the two Sundance Directors. Music: “On the Road” by The Tide Rose “Gunslinger” by Lullibies “Lush” by Hale Excerpts from Readings: “Walden” by Henry David Thoreau “Vagabonding” by Rolf Potts Artists: Sam Woolf https://www.samwoolfmusic.com/ Chelsea Williams http://www.chelseawilliams.com/ Brandon Burnette http://cosmosandcreature.com/index.html Kevin Kerslake http://kevinkerslake.com/ Ondi Tomoner www.interloperfilms.com Discover Your Narrative at www.thelovestory.org/discover-your-narrative
MJ takes a trip to the Denver Zoo and realizes the parallel between the animal kingdom’s predicament and our own. She leaves Colorado and heads to Utah and starts preparing for Sundance Film Festival. This is an Interactive Journal: Journal from the intimate shares of MJ, Founding producer of The Love Story. 1) Pause and play throughout the video. Pull Quote. 2) Wait until the last 20 seconds of the video to journal. 3) Submit your Journal entry at www.thelovestory.org/share Music: “Darkest Hour” by Autumn Everywhere “We Fell” by Lion’s Heart Featured Artists: Alex Jones from InfoWars.com Hank Green from SciShow “To know others is to be wise. To know yourself is to awaken.” Lao Tsu To begin your journaling experience: www.thelovestory.org/discover-your-narrative For more on the author: www.MingjieZhai.com
MJ and Foxy visit the Botanical Gardens in Denver, CO, and the idea of the carnivorous orchid, the Nepenthes Alota, fascinates her. She flashes back to 2014, the color of hustle. This is an Interactive Journal: Journal from the intimate shares of MJ, Founding producer of The Love Story. 1) Pause and play throughout the video. Pull Quote. 2) Wait until the last 20 seconds of the video to journal. 3) Submit your Journal entry at www.thelovestory.org/share Music: “A Secret Garden” by Matt Wigton “Lush” by Hale “Adorn” by Miguel Featured Artists: TD Jakes Miguel “To know others is to be wise. To know yourself is to awaken.” Lao Tsu To begin your journaling experience: www.thelovestory.org/discover-your-narrative
MJ writes a fictional love letter and addresses it to a friend and a familiar spirit. This is an Interactive Journal: Journal from the intimate shares of MJ, Founding producer of The Love Story. 1) Pause and play throughout the video. Pull Quote. 2) Wait until the last 20 seconds of the video to journal. 3) Submit your Journal entry at www.thelovestory.org/share Music: “Haven” by Josh Levinger “The Unkown is Calling” by Jonny Mendez Begin Your Journaling Journey and Discover Your Hero’s Pursuit: www.thelovestory.org
MJ meets Kipp and he takes her on his business trip to Gunnison County as a plant medicine grower after showing her the Denver Arts District. Thanks to Michelle Meskill, she also gets connected to Alexis Hyde, Director of Museum of Broken Relationships in LA. This is an Interactive Journal: Journal from the intimate shares of MJ, Founding producer of The Love Story. 1) Pause and play throughout the video. Pull Quote. 2) Wait until the last 20 seconds of the video to journal. 3) Submit your Journal entry at www.thelovestory.org/share Music: “The Attic” by Shane Becker “Sunrise” by William Trouble Artist Mentioned: -Museum of Broken Relationships: Brokenships.LA -GoGo Lab Gogolab.com -Gabe Otto www.GabeOtto.com Begin Your Journaling Journey and Discover Your Hero’s Pursuit: www.thelovestory.org
MJ celebrates New Year’s Eve with her friend, Froilan, and they discuss bitcoin and the power of hiding the truth in fiction. New Years Day she goes to lunch with Aaron at Pho Haus and has a deep discussion on racism. Music: “The Try Hards” by Boylord “Love” Musiq Soulchild This is an interactive diary: It is designed for you to journal uninterrupted, distraction-free for 15-40 minutes. Three ways of getting started: 1. Pull a quote (stop and play) from a line that resonates with you and begin. 2. Answer the journaling prompt given at the last 20 seconds of the video. 3. Make up your own journaling prompt and begin writing. For more on MJ’s Diaries: www.mingjiezhai.com To submit your Journal Entry: www.thelovestory.org/share To discover your narrative: www.thelovestory.org/discover-your-narrative
MJ celebrates New Year’s Eve with her friend, Froilan, and they discuss bitcoin and the power of hiding the truth in fiction. New Years Day she goes to lunch with Aaron at Pho Haus and has a deep discussion on racism. Music: “The Try Hards” by Boylord “Love” Musiq Soulchild This is an interactive diary: It is designed for you to journal uninterrupted, distraction-free for 15-40 minutes. Three ways of getting started: 1. Pull a quote (stop and play) from a line that resonates with you and begin. 2. Answer the journaling prompt given at the last 20 seconds of the video. 3. Make up your own journaling prompt and begin writing. For more on MJ’s Diaries: www.mingjiezhai.com To submit your Journal Entry: www.thelovestory.org/share To discover your narrative: www.thelovestory.org/discover-your-narrative
MJ reflects on what’s important and makes a very important decision after being activated in 2013. She generates her possibility through the power of her words and her quest to walk the path of love. She recalls the experience of her first and second psychosis. She receives the true purpose of The Love Story through Holy Spirit. Now that she knows her hero’s pursuit, she is ready for the Call to Adventure. She sees Nahko and Medicine for the People, cries tears of joy through the message, and Nahko’s “Two Dinosaur” story inspires MJ to articulate who’s truly been in her heart for the past year–a love letter to her star-crossed lover. Music: “By My Side” The Emerson Year “Wild Ones” by Jessie Villa “Best of the My Love” Anita Baker cover by Isaac “This is a Song” by Dustin Thomas “Aloha Ke Akua” by Nahko and MFTP Violin by Chase Makai and Trumpet by Max Ribner The “Two Dinosaur” Song, Nahko This is an interactive diary: It is designed for you to journal uninterrupted, distraction-free for 15-40 minutes. Three ways of getting started: 1. Pull a quote (stop and play) from a line that resonates with you and begin. 2. Answer the journaling prompt given at the last 20 seconds of the video. 3. Make up your own journaling prompt For more on Dustin Thomas: http://www.lovedustinthomas.com/ For more on Nahko and Medicine for the People: https://nahko.com For more on MJ’s Diaries: www.mingjiezhai.com Special Thanks to: Adam Bennett for Dustin Thomas footage
MJ believes that she has met her mentor. She plans on making a trip to at least witness Dr. Jordan Peterson’s Biblical lectures in person. She begins to pitch to Dr. Peterson after months of watching his lectures to see if he could get involved in the formulating of The Three Act Love Story Program. Now that MJ is beginning to curriculum build the first drafts of Act I: Discover Your Narrative, she is becoming more and more inspired by Dr. Peterson’s ability to cross-reference psychology from Jung and Freud with Esoterics, Biblical texts, and mythology, with socio-political history in context to today’s socio-political-psychological climate. Clips from this episode were taken from Dr. Jordan’s Biblical Lecture, “Biblical Series IX: The Call to Abraham.” https://youtu.be/GmuzUZTJ0GA On Dr. Jordan Peterson’s Self-Authoring Program: https://www.selfauthoring.com/ On Dr. Jordan’s Maps of Meaning (Free quality info): https://jordanbpeterson.com/maps-of-m… His next big book that will change your life: https://jordanbpeterson.com/12-rules-… This is an interactive journal. The last 20 seconds of the video will have a journaling prompt in context to episode 12. Journal uninterrupted for 15-40 minutes, distraction-free. Share your journal entry here: www.thelovestory.org/share About the Organization MJ has founded and is running after surviving her multiple dark night of the soul moments: www.thelovestory.org Music: “Harvest Moon” by Matt Wagnon “This Dream” by Adrian Wather “Home Again” by Flux
MJ is putting blinders on and zeroing in on her focus for the organization. She realizes that she is best utilized for building the Three Act Love Story program. As a former English teacher, Speech and Debate Coach, English Department Chair, Content Lead, and Curriculum Designer, MJ is tapping into her strengths in curriculum building, research, and synthesis to answer this fundamental question: How do you transform pain into a three-act love story? The program will inspire the broken-hearted to understand and have compassion for the hero, know the hero’s pursuit, and embrace the hero’s journey with the stand that the hero will return transformed with the elixir. The program will fuse journaling, journalism, and the hero’s journey to inspire connection, contribution, and catharsis along the way. Here is MJ’s account of her own think out loud discoveries. Can she let go of the excess and not try to be everything in every part of the company so she can become effective at the few parts of Love Story that she is good at and that is designed for her to create? MJ is putting blinders on and zeroing in on her focus for the organization. She realizes that she is best utilized for building the Three Act Love Story program. As a former English teacher, Speech and Debate Coach, English Department Chair, Content Lead, and Curriculum Designer, MJ is tapping into her strengths in curriculum building, research, and synthesis to answer this fundamental question: How do you transform pain into a three-act love story? The program will inspire the broken-hearted to understand and have compassion for the hero, know the hero’s pursuit, and embrace the hero’s journey with the stand that the hero will return transformed with the elixir. The program will fuse journaling, journalism, and the hero’s journey to inspire connection, contribution, and catharsis along the way. Here is MJ’s account of her own think out loud discoveries. Can she let go of the excess and not try to be everything in every part of the company so she can become effective at the few parts of Love Story that she is good at and that is designed for her to create? This is an interactive journal: It is designed for you to journal from MJ unfiltered, raw, and authentic sharing, also known as “Artist-Inspired” journaling. How it Works: 1. Pause at moments when the story resonates with you. 2. Pull out a notebook and begin journaling. Free write distraction free for as long as you can. Pause and Play at your leisure. 3. Towards the end of the story, there is a journaling prompt for you to reflect and answer. 4. Go to the last 20 seconds of this video for the journaling prompt. More about MJ, go to: www.mingjiezhai.com Share your Journal Entry at: www.thelovestory.org/share To sign up for Act I: Discover Your Narrative Launching December 29th, go to https://thelovestory.org/register-4 For Free Artist-Inspired Journaling Resources, go to: www.thelovestory.org/discover-your-narrative Artists Mentioned: weston smith Joseph Campbell Jumpcut John Crestani Internet Jetset Ty Bates Bible Sigmund Freud Special Thanks to: Grizzly Rose Indiegogo Kevin Kerslake Ping Ho from UCLArts & Healing
When MJ first started The Love Story Project in 2014, she did not even have a fully running website when she pitched to one of her favorite musicians, Justin Phillips, who goes by artist name, Crywolf. This is a vlogumentary journal entry and a personal letter directed to Justin on the impact he has made both through his music and his being and becoming into his full self-expression on MJ’s metamorphosis from “mentally ill” blogger to mentally fulfilled social entrepreneur, multimedia storyteller, and snowboarder. This is an interactive journal: It is designed for you to journal from MJ’s journey, also known as “Artist-Inspired” journaling. How it Works: 1. Pause at moments when the story resonates with you. 2. Pull out a notebook and begin journaling. Free write distraction free for as long as you can. Pause and Play at your leisure. 3. Towards the end of the story, there is a journaling prompt for you to reflect and answer. 4. Go to the last 20 seconds of this video for the journaling prompt. Artists Mentioned: Crywolf http://runcrywolf.com/
MJ experiments the concept of getting strangers to open up about love and loss. She traveled to DC, NY, and Boston in a wedding dress and interviewed random strangers about their love, loss, and letting go experience.
“Country Blues” MJ finally accepts the “Live and Let Go” advice she’s been given by an eclectic mix of friends, colleagues, and confidants about unrequited love. After a year of being ghosted by this gentleman, she accepts defeat and begins to move forward in intimacy, romance, and rock & roll. But first, the Country Blues of Rocky Colorado sings to her soul. This is an interactive journal: It is designed for you to journal from MJ’s journey, also known as “Artist-Inspired” journaling. How it Works: 1. Pause at moments when the story resonates with you. 2. Pull out a notebook and begin journaling. Free write distraction free for as long as you can. Pause and Play at your leisure. 3. Towards the end of the story, there is a journaling prompt for you to reflect and answer. 4. Go to the last 20 seconds of this video for the journaling prompt. Share your journal entry at: www.thelovestory.org/share Discover more Artist Interviews at: https://thelovestory.org/discover-you… Purchase your Artist-Inspired Interactive Journal at: https://shop.thelovestory.org Artists Mentioned: Weston Smith Music https://soundcloud.com/westonsmith Deadset Colorado https://www.facebook.com/DeadSetColor… Complete Unknowns https://www.facebook.com/TheCompleteU… Cat Clyde https://www.facebook.com/catclyde/ Grateful Dead https://www.facebook.com/gratefuldead/ Special Thanks to: Oskar Blues in Lyons, CO https://oskarbluesfooderies.com/oskar…
“Sow, Little Sheep, Sow” Jim and MJ get into a serious discussion about a journaling program. MJ has not done a journaling program since 2015 and Jim got her present to getting it going again. Can MJ fight her own fears about teaching again? Will she get consumed by work that she neglects other parts of her personal life? This is an interactive journal: It is designed for you to journal from MJ’s journey, also known as “Artist-Inspired” journaling. How it Works: 1. Pause at moments when the story resonates with you. 2. Pull out a notebook and begin journaling. Free write distraction free for as long as you can. Pause and Play at your leisure. 3. Towards the end of the story, there is a journaling prompt for you to reflect and answer. 4. Go to the last 20 seconds of this video for the journaling prompt. Share your journal entry at: www.thelovestory.org/share Discover more Artist Interviews at: www.thelovestory.org/discover-your-narrative Purchase your Artist-Inspired Interactive Journal at: https://shop.thelovestory.org Artists Mentioned: T.D.Jakes
“Growth Hack” MJ finally admits that she has anger issues. She realizes and accepts the fact that depression is anger turned inwards, and she is ready to express that which she has been suppressing for the past 7 years. She also takes a stroll through Winter Park with Foxy and nice, caring people in Colorado offer to help her along the way. She then has a business call with Jim Francesco, filmmaker, about co-creating the journaling, journalism, and hero’s journey program. This is an interactive journal: It is designed for you to journal from MJ’s journey, also known as “Artist-Inspired” journaling. How it Works: 1. Pause at moments when the story resonates with you. 2. Pull out a notebook and begin journaling. Free write distraction free for as long as you can. Pause and Play at your leisure. 3. Towards the end of the story, there is a journaling prompt for you to reflect and answer. 4. Go to the last 20 seconds of this video for the journaling prompt. Share your journal entry at: www.thelovestory.org/share Discover more Artist Interviews at: www.thelovestory.org/discover-your-narrative Purchase your Artist-Inspired Interactive Journal at: https://shop.thelovestory.org
MJ’s hands are getting numb every morning. She realizes she hasn’t been taking care of her body lately. She chooses to take a morning stroll with Foxy while contemplating some thoughts on her mind–politics, dating, art therapy, ex-husband, and coyotes. This is an interactive journal: It is designed for you to journal from MJ’s journey, also known as “Artist-Inspired” journaling. How it Works: 1. Pause at moments when the story resonates with you. 2. Pull out a notebook and begin journaling. Free write distraction free for as long as you can. Pause and Play at your leisure. 3. Towards the end of the story, there is a journaling prompt for you to reflect and answer.
MJ has an intimate phone conversation with her soul sister, Sandy, about love. After her divorce, MJ became a self-ascribed player, who justified her manizing ways as feminism. When she fell in love with “B,” she still defaulted into sex, manipulation, and cheating as a coping mechanism to avoid the responsibility of embracing true love. After she had already hurt him, she had begun writing impassioned letters, texts, and incessant voicemails for the past 11 months. She still has not heard from him. Sandy is concerned about her friend’s health and encourages her to move on. This is an interactive journal: It is designed for you to journal from MJ’s journey, also known as “Artist-Inspired” journaling. How it Works: 1. Pause at moments when the story resonates with you. 2. Pull out a notebook and begin journaling. Free write distraction free for as long as you can. Pause and Play at your leisure. 3. Towards the end of the story, there is a journaling prompt for you to reflect and answer.
Episode 3: “Fools Rush In” MJ finally arrives at the artist’ studio in Boulder, CO and has a revelation on what The Three Act Love Story is. This is an interactive journal: It is designed for you to journal from MJ’s journey, also known as “Artist-Inspired” journaling. How it Works: 1. Pause at moments when the story resonates with you. 2. Pull out a notebook and begin journaling. Free write distraction free for as long as you can. Pause and Play at your leisure. 3. Towards the end of the story, there is a journaling prompt for you to reflect and answer.
Episode 2: “Give it Away” MJ interviews two Las Vegas natives who have been homeless about the moments when they have transformed their pain into passion. She has a conversation with Jim, a filmmaker, and Love Story contributor, about co-creating the Associate Producer’s program en route to Utah. This is an interactive journal: It is designed for you to journal from MJ’s journey, also known as “Artist-Inspired” journaling. How it Works: 1. Pause at moments when the story resonates with you. 2. Pull out a notebook and begin journaling. Free write distraction free for as long as you can. Pause and Play at your leisure. 3. Towards the end of the story, there is a journaling prompt for you to reflect and answer.
Dear YouTube Friends, My name is MJ. With what started off as a blog called The Love Story Project is now called The Love Story, a nonprofit transmedia journaling phenomenon. At the time, I was so depressed, I needed to figure out a way to get out of my own head, creativity, without the stigma of a mental health label, so I had begun to interview people about their heartbreak. Everybody has a hero’s journey. Every hero begins his/her/their journey with a pursuit of something. My pursuit is love after love. Diary of a Crazy Social Entrepreneur is a vlogumentary journal that showcases my Call to Adventure in the pursuit of love. From this journey, I hope to create a program, a movement, a ____??___ for The Love Story where others can also transform their pain into creative expression. Diary of a Crazy Social Entrepreneur is also designed for you to journal with me along the way. At the end of this video, there is a journaling prompt for you to journal from. Please journal for at least 15 minutes. Turn off all distractions and just free write. This diary will continue for 365 days as you join me in solving the essential question: How do we transform our pain into creative expression and discover our inner artist in heartbreak? My hypothesis is that the answer is grounded upon the 13 verses of Love defined in 1 Corinthians 13, in the Holy Bible. Let’s explore together. Love and Blessings, MJ www.thelovestory.org www.mingjiezhai.com