My Impact and Update

Jill Langhus
Posted August 11, 2019 from Spain

Even though I had been following World Pulse since 2009 when I read Half the Sky where World Pulse was mentioned, I didn’t “take the plunge” to actually make a difference like I so clearly wanted and needed until fall of 2016 when I saw a World Pulse email asking for volunteers. Yes, it was for graphic design but I was soon signed up to be a Listener, which is now an Encourager, and, wow, what a ride it’s been since then. I haven’t looked back. In fact, I wish I had done it sooner. A few things had happened since 2009, though. One was the fact that my husband and I had relocated to Spain for a slower pace of life, but also, for me, to realign with, and go after what my passion(s) are, to find and connect with my soul tribe, and to make a difference in this world; in my own unique and special way that only I can do. Also, we weren’t working as much now, and World Pulse had synchronistically done a branding change, which had made it more enticing to me as it seemed more relatable and not something that was perhaps out of my reach anymore, since I had grown a lot spiritually and mentally, too. To me, none of these factors were coincidental. I always have firmly believed in everything happening for a reason, and World Pulse, and my whole experience with World Pulse, has not been any different. I suppose in some ways I take this for granted, now that I’m used to be part of the community and it feels natural. That doesn’t mean to say that I ever take any of my beautiful, soul sisters, the World Pulse “experience,” Jensine, Dawn, Hannah, or the rest of the staff for granted either, though. Quite the contrary. Every World Pulse sister that I have the honor to connect, encourage, support and engage with is a precious gift to me. I learn at least one lesson from everyone I come into contact with, and I have absolutely no doubt in my mind that I am so fortunate to have gained so many soul tribe sisters, that I had spent years yearning for, nonetheless, and that will remain in my life until the end of my days. We may not stay in as close contact with each other as we do now, or they may become a bigger part of my life, as I venture down my own path of fulfilling my own, targeted mission and purpose more closely, to help encourage and support as many girls and women worldwide, still.

Having said that, as a relatively, newly appointed Ambassador, a role that I am truly honored to have been selected for, and of which I take very seriously, I don’t feel like my personal role and involvement in World Pulse has changed that much. I still support all my soul sisters as much as I possibly can, whether it’s finding collaborators or resources for them, providing encouragement, mentorship, and love, helping them with the occasional graphic design or proposal, or even spreading the word about their fundraiser or latest initiative. I also still spread the word about World Pulse just as much as I used to do with friends, family, anyone I talk to, so that part hasn’t changed. If anything since I’ve become an Ambassador, I’ve become more fired up about speaking about World Pulse and spreading the word and love of the community. I’ve recently been thinking, however, that World Pulse is such a magical, safe haven, and that perhaps it isn’t for everyone. I’ve had people tell me it’s too intense or it’s a lot to keep up with. To me, it’s just where someone’s passions and priorities lie. The mission, purpose and goals of World Pulse are so closely aligned with my own that I don’t see it as too intense or a lot to keep up with. Sometimes, admittedly, I would like a break, but then I think of all the stories, posts, love, community that I would miss out on. This is the challenge for me. I know someday I won’t have as much extra time to allot to encouraging my sisters in the community, but I know in my heart, my soul sisters will always be a part of my journey and a part of my life, whether it’s as actively as it is now remains to be seen. But please know that each and every one of you have made a difference in my life, and continue to do so, every day. I am who I am today because of World Pulse. My life has been irrevocably changed due to this loving, supportive, transformative community of soul, trailblazing sisters, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’m so truly blessed for everyone that I have met with on this platform. And we are all so truly blessed for Jensine having created this loving, supportive safe haven for all of us, and continuing to make it a thriving success, too. We all wouldn’t be where we’re at today, potentially, without having met so many soul sisters to support us on our journeys and endeavors. If I hadn’t joined World Pulse, I wouldn’t have met my soul sisters, Francisca (lovingly known as “Franky” now), or Vweta, for a start, who are now co-founders of my soul organization, Liluye.

Recently, I’ve been feeling a little demoralized, wishing that my soul organization, Liluye, (to help develop safe, creative havens/workshops for trafficked and IDPS women worldwide) would take shape quicker, that I could register it faster and easier, and that I had all the experts, collaborators and funding in place that I needed, but as usual, my soul sisters came to help me through. Most notably, Karen Axalan has been my lifeblood of support for quite some time now. She’s such an amazing, beautiful and authentic soul and I’m so truly honored to be her friend and sister. And Stella Paul and Urmila Chanam also both reached out recently to ensure that I received extra love, support and encouragement and it really helped me to get through and to realize my efforts are appreciated already. I want to extend extra hugs and kisses to the three of you, and everyone else that supports and encourages me regularly, like Tam, Fanwi, Marie and Seka. May you all be abundantly blessed now and forevermore.

In regard to Liluye, please continue to let me know if you know of any experts, mentors, or connections in the anti-trafficking sector that would like to collaborate or volunteer, and if anyone knows of a great, social media person who would be willing to either barter, who needs more experience, and/or is passionate about anti-trafficking/slavery. I need a social media person to manage Liluye’s Facebook page and to create graphics and copy for it, too. I would prefer to have someone who is organized, detail-oriented, has some experience in creating graphics and copy, Mailchimp, and some social media, FB page management/campaign experience. In the future, it will be a paid position managing more than just a FB page. Most likely it will be a LinkedIn or Instagram social page, as well as corresponding, monthly MailChimp newsletters. Please message me, if interested, or if you know of someone who would be. This is what has been created so far: https://www.facebook.com/LiluyeSpirit/. Thanks in advance!

This story was submitted in response to #OurImpact.

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Malou Alorro
Aug 11
Aug 11

Thank you for being here. <3

Jill Langhus
Aug 12
Aug 12

You're welcome, dear.

Thanks for reading:-)

Hello, Jill,

This is such a heartfelt post. We are so grateful that you decided to join World Pulse. Imagine how many women would miss your encouraging words if you didn’t?

Imagine how many projects were lost if you didn’t push/support these women? Imagine how many emotional wounds were left unhealed if you didn’t empathize and lift us up? That’s how powerful your presence has been the moment you took a step to join here.

I am so excited for you and your organization Liluye. This means you will be extending the love, support and encouragement you give on this online space to your project. You will be helping more women. Let me congratulate you for simply starting it! I’m so proud of you.

And oh, thank you so much for your appreciation. Thank you for being that friend and sister who’s always there to listen, support and encourage. I only returned your time and kindness because you deserve more.

Congratulations on your impact as an Encourager Mentor and Ambassador! You have no idea how many lives you’ve changed!

Thank you for sharing!

Jill Langhus
Aug 12
Aug 12

Hello dear,

Aw. I was trying to emulate your beautiful and heartfelt style posts:-)

Yes, I suppose so:-) I hope I have made a difference in your life, too, dear?!

Thank you for your enthusiasm, support and encouragement for Liluye. I really appreciate it!

You're very welcome, and you deserve my appreciation and more for all the support, love and encouragement you give me. Ha. I think we're saying the same thing:-)

You, too, dear.... you, too!

XX

Aww. That is great! You have your own style of writing that is perfectly Jill. Yes, of course, you made a lot of difference in my life, Jill. You're part of my World Pulse journey.

Yes, on Liluye! I'm sure it will soar given the right funding and people. It will come. Amen.

Awww. Thanks, Jill. I appreciate you! Yes, I guess, we're saying the same thing.

Jill Langhus
Aug 14
Aug 14

Yes, that's true, but I prefer yours'...ha:-)

Great to hear:-) I'm glad to hear it!

Yay:-) XX

You're welcome, dear.

Lisbeth
Aug 12
Aug 12

Dear Jill,
Why did I felt like this is a goodbye message? Even though as you tried to convince me that you will still be around still the picture is otherwise for me.
It's a nice post of how far you have become through WP. It's actually good hearing it and we wish you the best in your new project. I Know you are passionate about your work and same applies with your project.
As long as we are still at wp, we shall keep encouraging one another. Thanks for sharing.

Jill Langhus
Aug 13
Aug 13

Hi Lisbeth,

How are you doing? I'm not sure. That wasn't my intention. I think there will be a point in time, however, that I won't be able to be as involved as I am today. I couldn't tell you when that is, though:)

Thank you for your feedback and well wishes! I appreciate it. Yes, I am:-)

That's true:-)

Hope you have a great week!

XX

Lisbeth
Aug 13
Aug 13

Oh okay, the picture is getting clearly. That applied to all of us, as time continue to move we might also move along but we will still have WP in our hearts.

That is why we spread the message for new vibrate members to fill the space. Warm regards

Jill Langhus
Aug 14
Aug 14

Yes, it does, and exactly!

XX

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chimdirimebere
Aug 13
Aug 13

Hi Jill,
First and foremost you're appreciated more than you ever know. It's been wonderful reading your encouraging words to some of our sisters on this platform and i pray that you'll get so much now that you need our support. You have my back, Jill.

Congratulations!!!
Harriet Chimdirimebere

Jill Langhus
Aug 13
Aug 13

Hello dear:-)

Aw... thank you!!!! You rock! Thanks for the awesome feedback, support and love. I appreciate it, and you!!!

XX

Jane
Aug 14
Aug 14

Hi Jill, I must say you have inspired me through this journey and learned a lot from reading every piece you have written. I will surely speak to someone I know and see if she might be interested to be part of Liluye, if she is I will pass on the message and give you her name speak to her direct. Thanks again for being a sister and my mentor.

Jill Langhus
Aug 14
Aug 14

Hello Dear Jane:-)

Oh, wow! Thank you for your amazing and lovely feedback! Thanks also for passing my "need" along to your friend, too. I appreciate it:-)

You're very welcome. I'm happy to help!

XX

Z.Elias
Aug 14
Aug 14

Dear Jill,
So heart-touching post !
Yes definitely ! you are truly an inspiration to me, thus you have a special and unique way to lift up other sisters, hopefully to drive in your path.
I wish you good luck with your new organization, may your vocation gets heared.

Jill Langhus
Aug 14
Aug 14

Hello Dear Zohra,

How are you doing, dear?!

Aw, thank you for your very sweet feedback and well wishes:-) I appreciate it.

Hope you're doing well, and having a great week!