My husband and I spent this holiday weekend tearing up the basement. I thought I would be through with my Jakikiri Joka Ho project by now. Things seemed easier to accomplish during the thought process. The physical materialization or dematerialization in this case is taking MUCH longer. I have to constantly remind myself of what I have already accomplished. I have even asked my husband to remind me that I really have made great strides towards my goal. It is so easy to see what I have not accomplished, get overwhelmed and fall back into the habit of holding on to EVERYTHING physical and spiritual. I need help. I need tools. I need to continually practice to move forward. I have scribbled a couple of the above signs and posted them around the house in those places that I would be likely to quickly stash something that I really should let go. A little physical manifestation to help guide me to the lighter side of life.

Jakikiri Joka Ho




I felt a tinge of remorse as I listened to the blue block jingling in the trash bag.  It was as if it was calling out to me, “How could you?”.

Jakikiri Joka Ho!

Baby Step

It is total coincidence, but not inappropriate  that my very first THING to let go of is a baby block.

Go ahead and laugh. REALLY is it the snot and spittle that compelled me to hold on to it???


Before I sent it to the great landfill in the sky, I set it free! Jakikiri Joka Ho!

Can you see its new beginning?

One Small Step

I have suddenly found myself at the unsettling age of 55 PLUS! I am surrounded by THINGS accumulated over the years. Some are mine, and some have been cleverly planted in my home by others. Their time has come. YET they remain fixed around me. Magnets pulling me into a space of cluttered mind, indecision and chaos.

Today I have taken the first step to freedom of self by beginning this blog, Jakikiri Joka Ho. A new beginning for me and all the THINGS I am about to set free.