Why New Years Resolutions Suck!!

Why New Years Resolutions Suck!!

 

You have 2 choices in life

– to live the life you were born to live

or

– live the life you were conditioned to live!!

The greatest source of pain in life is NOT living your Soul’s purpose.

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Sometimes we need new eyes or vision to see clearer as to how we really want to be living!

2017 is going to be the year of truth and growth.

Lets not waste our time making the same New year’s resolutions as all the previous year.

Why do I say that?

These are the common resolutions people make each year

Lose Weight and Get Fit
Quit Smoking
Learn Something New
Eat Healthier and Diet
Get Out of Debt and Save Money
Spend More Time with Family
Travel to New Places
Be Less Stressed
Volunteer
Drink Less

 

AND the most broken ones.

Do any of these look familiar??

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Sometimes all we see or focus on is what we have to give up, get through or the pain of change.

 

As I write this I am sitting in a quaint, little roadside cafe with organic gardens around, sunlight filtering through, beautiful music softly playing, fresh food available and open, nice people around – oh and I am wearing flip flops too!

I have learned this nurtures my Soul big time!!

I became honest with myself and what I truly desired!

What is the definition of insanity?

Keep doing the same things over and over yet expecting different results!  And I know that – I’ve been there many times!

I stopped doing NY’s resolutions years ago.  I started doing thing daily, weekly, monthly that in a years time I could look back,reflect and say holy shit – good job Jodi!!!  Look at how far you’ve come, look at where you were and where you are now!

It’s those little things, those little steps / choices that we make daily that over time can hugely shift our lives – it does not have to be the all or nothing on NY’s!

Look at gym memberships as an example – the first week in January the gym is crowded – you will wait for machines, classes will be jammed pack full and my March back to the same old.

Stop jumping in with the all or nothing mentality!

Remember – it’s YOUR life – each moment is a choice point – what are you choosing?

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Is your foundation of yourself and your life solid and strong or not?

Stay tuned for Part 2 with some great questions to get you thinking about How Do You Want to be Living YOUR Life!!

Until then, have a fantastic New Years no matter what you are doing and prepare for 2017 to be a pivotal year!!

Much Love

Jodi

xo

 

Human Design Boxing Week Special

Human Design

Have you ever heard of Human Design?  You’re probably thinking wth is this??!!

A little over 2 years ago I had a very quick overview of my design by someone researching it.  Never thought much more of it as it was so quick as I was needing to leave an event.

This past year I have been searching more and digging and I’ve been asking myself what is my true path in this life.  I felt out of sorts and out of place on my true calling.  Several months ago I was on Gaia and found this interview with Chetan Parkyn on Human Design and the interview fascinated.  So much so I went to his site, got my free design then upgraded to the $19.95.  It shared some things that tweaked my curiosity even more as it was tapping into me – the real me.  I needed more information as it was resonating big time with me so I jumped in got my designed read, bought books, trainings and just finished my certification to begin yet there is still more and I am excited at the journey.

I have bending friends and family and they have been blown away with how much insight it is sharing with them of themselves!!!

 

What is Human Design?

Human Design is a new, cutting-edge personality assessment tool that shows you your unique decision-making strategy, your special gifts and talents, where you carry your pain and your potential for healing and wisdom.

Human Design is a synthesis of Eastern and Western Astrology, the Chinese, I’Ching, The Kabbalah, the Hindu Chakra System and Quantum Physics. Your Human Design chart is calculated using your birth date, time and place.

If you’re like some people who is into personal growth, you’ve probably attended multiple personal growth seminars and read lots of books about manifesting “change” and creating success in your life. Maybe you’ve even studied specific techniques to help you release “blocks” and get yourself “unstuck”.
But you still haven’t seen the results you’ve been hoping for. (Even though you’ve been doing everything “right”.)

It’s not your fault.

The single most important reason you haven’t had the success you’ve been working so hard for is this:

A One Size Fits All Approach to Life Does NOT Work!

 

The same is true for us. We are all unique and designed to function in the way that is best for us.

Yet, we are all conditioned by our upbringing, education and society to try to act and create in one specific way.

For example, how many times have you tried to “Just Do It” and “Manifest Your Destiny” (just like the so-called experts have told you…) only to have your dearest efforts result in frustration, disappointment and even bitterness?

Maybe you’ve even felt like a failure, or that you lack “will power” and that you are weak and somehow broken.
The real reason why people get “stuck” or feel blocked in their life isn’t because they’re broken, screwing up or lacking in willpower and character.
It’s simply because they don’t really know who they are and how they operate.
In order to create what you want in your life, you have to:

– Know who you really are
– Know what you really want,
– Understand how to know what is right for you
– Make decisions that are correct for you
– Understand how your unique energetic blueprint operates in the world

If you don’t understand these five basic things, you’re probably bouncing around in your life acting like a nerve cell pretending to be a heart cell.

Understanding your Human Design is like having an instruction manual for your life. Your Human Design chart contains information that can help you:
– Understand your strengths and gifts
– Learn your life purpose
– Discover the Truth of Who You Are and Why you are here
– Master your unique money-making strategy
– Create relationships that are supportive, Joyful and good for you
– Find the best way for you to stay healthy & physically vibrant
– Get yourself “unstuck” and create what you want in your life.

 

It’s like having a true Soul connection!

 

Here is my chart – kind of funky looking eh?  Yet sooo much information about myself has been revealed!!

 

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Human Design

If you are interested in having a Human Design session – I am offering my readers an introductory price of 50% off this Boxing Day WEEK special (sessions will take place in January). Regular price $150 / session

Now $75.

Pop me an email at jodi@jodiburke.com  and provide your Birth Date and time and location and we will book your appointment in.

I so look forward to sharing more of you with you so that 2017 is NOT a repeat!!

There are many successful people that have tapped into Human Design and it has helped propel them on their true path, soul connection and alignment.

Create a authentic yet magical life!!

Love

Jodi

 

Feliz Navidad

Feliz Navidad

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Mexico Christmas Tree

 

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and everything else from Mexico – they decorate differently here!! 🙂

May you be filled with love, joy and gratitude and spread that around with even a smile during the holidays as not everyone has family and friends near.  We need more compassion in the world!!

A little Christmas music for you – it is beautiful.

Enjoy!

Love

Jodi

 

Hallelujah – Pentatonix

 

The Adventure Begins

The Adventure Begins

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Mexico street

 

 

Well it’s been a little over a week since I arrived in Mexico and wow what a week!  My adventure truly has begun!

For many of you, you have may have travelled outside of North America – but embarrassing as that may be yes it’s my first time and I am immersed right in Mexican culture.  I am learning about the peso, Spanish and how friendly and nice the people are.

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Mexican Store

 

In the week since I’ve been here and getting my feet wet so to say I’ve had my Birthday where I was treated to a Mexican lunch on the water and massage with a little walk about in the tourist but very Mexican part of town.

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Preparing Coconuts

I got a mini tour of Guadalajara, which that downtown makes Vancouver seems like a town – oh my!!  Great old Spanish style architecture and an old big church.  I also got to meet a family that for 5 generations have been hand painting pottery.  I got  tour of space that is the same place still over all those years.  It takes days to paint a piece and they are well known as Harper and Obama with the Mexican President all used their plate ware etc  They have been written up all over the world.  What a treasure!

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I’ve been to a few markets, walked many cobblestone roads, watched some great sunsets, ate some Mexican food and even took the local bus!

I realize how fortunate we are in North American and well take things for granted!

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Mexican market

 

During this week Mercury also went Retrograde and it’s an extremely powerful time more so than other retrogrades.

 

The day Mercury went retrograde my long time buddy Spirit passed over into spirit form – not easy being where I was and having to make a decision, but my dear friend who has known Spirit since I got him as a puppy and the co-parent of Spirit (and yes our kids) were there, I couldn’t have asked for anything better – he knew he was greatly loved.  We have been so blessed to have him for almost 14 years – he was a great dog.   He was a gentle dog yet his wildness came out when protecting the property from bears.  He probably set a record for chasing and or treeing many bears!

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Spirit

 

Coincidence he decided that that day was the day to pass over?? I don’t think so, he was part wolf and extremely smart!

I also gave up my Mushroom Bullet coffee morning ritual………..holy shit not much going on in my world!!

I share that with you as I am setting the stage for 2017.

What do I mean by that?

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This Mercury Retrograde is about letting go of things, beliefs, ways that no longer serve you.  I have also been diving in deep to my values, my future, why am I here, how do I want to be of service, what is my purpose and how do I operate in this world.  How much of the world is set up doesn’t work for many of us. I have been studying and learning Human Design as it’s been the best thing for me to know me better. It has answered so many questions about me. My truth is about being more authentic in the world and helping others see their truth and know who they really are and their beauty and uniqueness.  I’ve deepen my knowledge of quantum physics, parallel universes and of course energy!!

Everything is Energy and we ARE  Energy!

We spend approximately 1/3 of our life working – are you happy doing what you love or are you collecting a pay check?

We are all highly intuitive – are you following your intuition?

Do you really know who you are or how you want to be in the world?

Do you have a vision, a very clear strong vision of your future, how you want to live, be doing etc?

The moon is in Sagg – which is my sign – its expansive and all about truth and  adventure.

It’s a BIG transition going on right now, so if you are feeling the energy good!

Dive in, ask yourself some questions, journal, meditate, cry, dance, move your body, love more and during the holidays try to eat healthy!

Had to throw that in 🙂  by ignoring what you’re intuitively feeling or picking up on by overeating, eating a lot of sugar sweets or one too many cocktails January will be hard for you.

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Eat More Real Foods

 

Ask yourself these questions – Are you in love with your life? and Are you in Love with YOU!?? (not egotistically speaking)

This is the time to tap into you, get out of the friggin box, and get creative – if you wanted to work for yourself NOW is the best time.

2017 is going to be an amazing year for people to expand, wake up, truths to be exposed and for many of us to claim our uniqueness, our beauty and our power.

Will you be joining in?

Thanks for stopping by!

Jodi

xo

 

PS  If you have not heard of Human Design and are wanting answers in your life, about yourself or how you operate in the world my services will be up soon!!

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Mexico

 

The Soul Journ

The Soul Journ

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Soul Journ

The start of the Soul Journ

Today is my daughter’s and step sister’s  – excuse me – my sister from another mister…..birthdays.  Kesley turns 21 years old and is somewhere out in the ocean.  She left last week to head to Sydney Australia where she is working on a cruise line between Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii and Asia……..pretty cool!

My son has been travelling for the past 3 months over in Vietnam, Cambodia, Bali and is going to Australia this week where he will meet up with my parents and spend Christmas with them and my brother and his family who live there.

Me – first time out of North America I am embarrassed today but get to spend my 51st birth day where it’s hot and Christmas……..it will be new, exciting, different and possibly moments of loneliness being solo at this time.

All good!

It’s a bit of an attitude right now that it’s all about me………..:)  ok not totally but you get the idea!

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Stepping Away from the Crowd is Ok!

 

I am a Saggattarian at heart – we love our freedom and travel and what I have learned about my sign, and my type and profile through Human Design is so me to the core smooch so it was like I finally found something that could explain who I am better than I could lol

This has been calling me at a Soul level…….that whispering, that urging, that internal desire.

Part of this Soul Journ is about adventure and travel yet also getting to know me so much deeper and intimate – no distractions and to study Yoga and Human Design as I will be offering that service soon – I feel it is a big missing piece for many people who want to understand themselves more, know their path, their truth or why maybe things have not been working for them.

I also want to know how others eat and eat healthy and how I can too outside what North America considers ‘healthy’ and try different foods!

I know in my heart I am a highly creative person yet I have not been able to truly express that – sometimes getting caught up in survival mode (as I did as a single mom) or trying to fit into a society where some of us aren’t truly designed for – it was a breath of fresh air to really realize that and be ok with it!!  I can’t wait to be photographing my journey and what I am seeing – and sharing it for the pleasure of just doing it!

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Jodi & Photography

 

The road less travelled!

Life is too short and after the 3 road trips prepping me :)……..the spark was re-ignited and it’s time!

I can’t wait to share some of my journey and many photos as this Soul Journ could be 6 weeks, 6 months or…………..

It’s all about being in the moment, trusting and growing!!

Off to catch a plane now!

 

Jodi

xo

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The Dark Night

The Dark Night

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The Dark Night

 

 

There are moments in life, or at least my life when things seem to be dark…….of course it could be my only my perception.  Not a depression so to say, just when things seem tougher, a struggle or emotions are coming up.

It could be too that I have been selling and giving away almost all of my belongings, all my things including my home, the last to go is my car and it’s any day now.

Yup – everything.

Tell me that doesn’t bring up one’s shit………..judgments, fears, stories, etc

It’s been kind of bittersweet to be honest.  Saying good bye to antiques I’ve had for years, one’s that I refinished and I love.

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Oldest bar in New Orleans

 

Letting go.

Non-attachment.

My friends know and most understand or get it to a certain degree what I am doing.

Many people don’t know exactly what I am doing except I’ve been talking about going travelling.

Something I’ve talked about since I was in my teens.

Honestly I’ve never been out of North America…………..

November and December have been raining and grey – perfect time to go within and let go.

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All the old crap that doesn’t serve me any longer, the stories, belief systems, types of work or doing things that don’t align with my soul.

I have been paying attention to what has been coming up for me – emotions, memories, sadness, excitement, overwhelment, doubt and probably everything else.

What has been great is I’ve had many awarenesses and have bee able to let go of some triggers, old childhood stories that no longer served me – when that happens you start to feel lighter, freer and more empowered.  You start truly connecting with your true essence or your source energy.

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Old Gate

 

 

I have been watching The Leo King and Kaypacha Astrology reports and man it’s paralleling me right now!!

The whispering of my soul, my heart had been calling me, ever so quietly, then louder and louder – the new chapter is beginning!

Always through the dark night the light will shine again especially if you keep moving forward, breath and know this too shall pass!!

Can’t wait to share my next post with you as the new journey begins!!

Create a magical day!!

Thanks for stopping by

Jodi

xo

Raw, Naked and Beautiful Update

Raw, Naked and Beautiful

 

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Raw, Naked and Beautiful

 

This was the project I started earlier this year, but with travelling and moving it didn’t stay in the front of my projects.  Also trying to find locations as I don’t have a studio hasn’t always been easy to shoot mostly nudes.  Now that the weather is rainy, grey and cold well lets just say it ain’t beach weather!!

I’m shifting gears a little with the project as I am moving forward with it no matter what – it’s like my Sou’s urging, one of them, to do this – I know it is needed now more than ever with 40% of 9 year old girls either have been or on a diet and that is just in Canada…..WTH??  I think back to what I was doing at 9 years old and I was playing with dolls or out climbing trees.  I was not dieting, I was too busy out side playing to do that, it’s a big sign of how the times have changed and what is going on in our culture.

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Raw, Naked and Beautiful

 

I’ve only had the honour of shooting a handful of ladies so far, who have also shared their stories for the book that it will turn into – and the body issues, self esteem issues and even one’s relationship with food as I know many, many women struggle with this.

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Raw, Naked and Beautiful

 

I must say they are brave, bold and beautiful as I know myself personally what comes up for me when it’s time to expose my body.  It is much easier now as on purpose I have gone to the nude beach to over come any issues.  When being photographed and attention is really directed on me, I pay attention to what I am feeling and have started asking why? Why do I feel ashamed, shy or embarrassed?

Dam, I’m almost 51 years old, you would have thought I would have been over this, yet the lingering effects of disordered eating and not feeling good enough most of my life……..the programming.  Much stats with television and the commercials – which I just recently heard this and love it

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Raw, Naked and Beautiful

 

Television – Tells Lies to YOUR Vision……..

Magazines – OMG the ads in there  and I could go on!

Anyway, as my new journey begins there will be many photos and stories of beautiful women and their stories on overcoming body issues, self esteem issues and food issues.

Raw, Naked and Beautiful is not about nudity – it’s about being real, authentic and of course beautiful no matter when in the nude, bathing suit, fully dressed or anything in between – it’s not vanity or ego driven!

Everything is Energy.  These ways of living, feeling and being lower our vibration, create much self judgment, low self love and when we heal this within ourselves and can help other’s do the same we come closer to who we truly our – Energy of unconditional Love having a Human experience.

It’s time to raise the vibration within us and on our planet – the world needs us to step up and start shining our light so we can light someone close to us and keep it going so it’s bright bright bright!!

So, I so look forward to bringing photos of beautiful women and some great stories starting soon!!

 

Create that feeling within of being beautiful, empowered and full of self love!!

Jodi

xo

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Raw, Naked and Beautiful