Did you know that the word ‘jazz’ evolved from the word ‘orgasm’? The word Jazz had its roots in the late 1800’s. It evolved from a slang word for the word orgasm. It was used orally for decades until its present day spelling first emerged in print in America in the 1920’s. It is in that original spirit that we use the word Jazz today. It’s what you do from your soul, your jazz.
Jazz is also an attitude of acceptance, based on the firm belief that we are all created equal. Unconditional acceptance is developed through the practice of letting go of any and all comparisons and judgments immediately as they are noticed.
In the Vibe Model, jazz includes all the other vibe fields that are not Peace and Love:
Jazz is also an attitude of self-expression. Jazz is creativity. Jazz is your expression in all its forms. It’s what you do, not who you are. What you DO, that’s your jazz. As many jazz musicians say, “A cat’s gotta blow what a cat’s gotta blow!”
Duke Ellington once defined jazz as “freedom of expression”. The Peace Love Jazz philosophy is one of radical acceptance. I accept your Jazz exactly as it is, unconditionally.
Jazz stands on the motto “Don’t Yuck Anybody Else’s Yum”.
Remember all those times when you would get very upset by things that people did? On your deathbed, you will look back on all of it and realize the beauty in the perfection of all that was. Now, you can say, “I forgive everyone for everything”. I totally accept their Jazz. It was their Jazz. It was not designed to hurt me. My suffering was made by me. From now on, whenever I notice my negative reaction to your jazz, I will choose to let go of my negative reaction to your Jazz and to radically accept it 100%!
That is the Jazz Attitude.