Coming Out

Coming Out

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Coming Out

I would like to share with you what Coming Out means for me!

I’ve been in a lot of ‘quietness’ lately after finishing up a 5 month house sit.  One of the joys being in Mexico and having 2 sweet little fur babies to look after – helped with the transition of my dog Spirit passing.  Dogs are such a joy.  Yet I have been enjoying some freedom of no schedule 🙂 oh and the beach since I am back in Sayulita – love it her!!

Also it’s been the rainy season so wetter, damper and different – taking all in.

It’s been a very interesting, revealing, expanding, healing deep inner work this year for me.  I am so grateful for the lessons, challenges, healing, learning and where I am at – well almost 🙂

I’ve been sitting with a few decisions in my life, reflecting, clearing, staying in the question, quiet time on the beach and walking through the jungle and doing much more photography!

I also have been working on a few Photo competitions and Grants to take my project out stronger.

After learning some things that have happened recently in our world then seeing all the #metoo on Facebook – I knew at an even deeper level that the project I started last year (and got put on the back burner) needs to go forward.

It’s not about sexual abuse or harassment – yet it still is a form of abuse – one to ourself though.  When and where does it start? Could have a tie in???

I created a program that has been beta tested and is starting to take off – 21 Days Food & You – Stop the Insanity for anyone that struggles with Emotional Eating, Low Self Esteem or Body / Food Issues.  Every day for 21 days you get an email with a tool to use to start creating change in your life and being.  They work – I know – I’ve used them and helped myself heal from an eating disorder, low self esteem and body issues.

My Photo project will be moving forward too even stronger – I am working on the details there!!

I feel in my heart it’s time for things to change in this world, women to step back into their power and know their worth and see their beauty and uniqueness – we can do that for ourselves, our children, men and the planet.

We can be Powerful yet Gentle, Beautiful, Soft and Loving at the same time especially with ourselves.

I look forward to this journey and sharing what I submitted as a Proposal – it will be the first time truly coming out of the closet yet with 91% of women dissatisfied with their bodies and more……..the timing is perfect!

Have a great day!!

Thank you for stopping by

Jodi

xo

 

Live What YOU Love

Live What YOU Love

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Tristan – an Amazing Yogi & Being!!

Isn’t it time for ALL of us to truly Live What YOU Love?

I mean with all the chaos and dysfunction whether with people or the weather – it’s become clear to me that there is too much low vibing energy going on.

Stressed out people working pay check to pay check, too much chemical laden junk labelled ‘food’, too many scams, depression, pharmaceuticals and I could go on.

Is this really how we are or were meant to live life?

Judgments on what labels one is wearing, who’s the latest gossip talk about, our bodies aren’t the right size, shape or height and so on.

Maybe we need to start looking at things differently?

Everything we need to be happy and live a life on purpose is inside of us, we just need to slow down or stop, go within and remember who we are!

Not always easy in a society that promotes do do do and buy buy buy.

Yes if you look around one can see clearly it’s not working so well!!

There are a lot of energetic shifts going on and even I am still getting clearer and clearer and having moments of being in the crap.

It’s time to come from our hearts, not our heads. Follow our passions, joy and bliss.

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Easy, Pure, Real

I do know that I love what I share on my blog – it’s all part of my life – I like to keep things simple, pure and clean – from what I eat, to what I put on my body and in my mind.  My Soul loves sunshine, fresh air, quietness and nature whether that is the rainforest, mountains or beach – beach whenever possible though!

No, I am far from perfect, but when I can I do it as often as possible.

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Shoe Shiner in Mexico

Living in Mexico for the last while has shown and taught me much.  Many of these people live on a fraction of what we do in North America yet they are always friendly, smiling and appear to be happy.

To me being happy, conscious and love what I am doing is important – after all isn’t everything energy??

When was the last time you did something that you truly love to do or followed your joy?

I had a Massage / Energy work last Friday while listening to the waves of the ocean, the birds and felt the breeze on my skin – it was one of the best sessions I’ve ever had!

Jodi

xo

PS Many more photos will be coming as I finally got the start of my portfolio on line!! 🙂

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4 Men Having Fun & Laughing – Mexico

Self Limiting Beliefs

Self Limiting Beliefs

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Are you held back by Self Limiting beliefs?

When someone tells you it can’t be done – it’s more a reflection of  THEIR limitations NOT yours!!

                                              – unknown

 

 

Do you have any self limiting beliefs?

Most of us do!

The worst of all beliefs are Self-Limiting Beliefs.  If you believe you are limited in some way, whether it’s true or not, it becomes true for you!

If you believe it, you will act accordingly to embody that limited way of thinking and being.

Overcoming self limiting beliefs and self imposed limitations is often the biggest obstacle in your way.

Becoming your biggest cheerleader is the best gift of self love and not done from ego yet from a deeper sense of knowing self, who you truly be, loving self no matter what, living a life that brings you joy and that you love.

After all Love is the only truth.

You are responsible for the energy you release into the world – become the best YOU you can be!!

Jodi

PS 21 Days Food & You – Stop the Insanity is now available!!

Atabal Drumming Project

Atabal Drumming Project

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Atabal Drumming Project

Since staying in the Ajijic area of Mexico I have had the chance the meet some amazing people by being part of the Yoga community and getting out to some events and meeting people.  Through the Drishti Center and Ana (an awesome teacher and connector) my name got passed on to meet with Lucia owner of Uranta along side her partner Ian for the project (two more amazing people with great projects on the go and  connectors too).

 

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Opening Drumming Project wtht Yoga for the Adults – Drishti Center

Opening the Atabal Drumming Project with a Yoga class to Drumming as amazing for the adults to experience the beat of the drums at the Drishti Center.

 

‘Yoga and drumming share the attributes of oneness and the ability to heal and inspire the heart and soul to reach new heights.’

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The Teachers with Ron Cross

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Ron Cross

 

 

Followed by a week of teaching the teachers ( who I believe most are musicians and very talented and beautiful beings!) from the school where the project is starting –  Drumming with Ron Cross from Canada teaching them. Ron has been teaching kids drumming and teachers for more than 20 years – it’s in his blood to wake people up to the power of the drum!!

 

 

 

I got to join in with the teachers playing some – I have not picked up my drum in a few years – made me realize how much I missed it – gave it up when I started doing massage – I needed softer hands!! 🙂 Yet I have participated in drum circles especially in Vancouver on second beach Tuesday evenings in the summer – dancing in the sand listening to the heart beat of Gaia – Mother Earth – what an incredible feeling!!

 

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Drumming Circle at the school

That is part of the reason Lucia through Atabal  started this project (you can read more on this link on the Uranta website).  A program designed to inspire dreams, community spirit, and self confidence is the basis of this project.

 

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Drumming Project

Drumming goes way deeper than beating a drum – anyone who has been involved with drumming whether it’s the actual drumming part, dancing, listening or in one of many healing circles it has huge impact more  energetically, emotionally, spiritually and psychologically than one may realize.

 

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The Joy!!!

 

With children of a third world country possibly even more so.

Why do I share this?

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Kids Having Fun

 

I’ve had the privilege of being able to shoot photos of the first round of Gr 1 to Gr 6 students and watch their faces, see the excitement and hear how in even 1 hour they take to it fast and are enjoying it.

It was hard for me to pick photos for this post – as there were so many good ones of the kids to choose from!

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The Joy on their faces says it all!!

What doors could that open?

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Kids of all ages!!

 

Especially in the imagination where there are infinite possibilites.

Could make a huge difference on the future of that child – how they think, act, feel and therefore live.

Are you able to help or contribute?

You bet!!!

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Building Confidence & Community

It has been set up to  be funded through Uranta – this also is exciting! I love these clothes – Lucia is creative and wanted clothing that was unique, comfy and very versatile – she did well.  Maybe you do Yoga, maybe not – but you can wear many items can be worn a few different ways, or layered.  I brought many pieces here to Sayulita where I am now for a bit and everything was wrinkly – within a short time the wrinkles were gone :).

By purchasing some Uranta clothing 7% of all sales go to the Atabal Drumming Project BUT also it helps employs single moms who earn a living wage here – which is also another project of Uranta!! So you are helping in many ways by purchasing Uranta!!  Yes they ship throughout NA and Mexico!!

 

(Soon they will be releasing an affiliate side as in like a week or two expanding into Canada and USA – please contact me if this is of interest!!)

 

Since being in Mexico for the last 10  months I see many big differences between Canada, USA and Mexico – your purchases therefore contributions will be greatly appreciated and will help many children and single moms!!

With much Gratitude

Jodi

 

PS Here is the link for the Atabal project with more info.

Also a pic of me in my Uranta!! and there are no affiliate links in this post!! 🙂

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Uranta Clothing

 

 

Higher Vibe Living with Food

Higher Vibe Living with Food

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Higher Vibe Living with Food

 

What does Higher Vibe Living with Food truly mean in our food obsessed culture!!?

Since being in Mexico I have been on an exploratory journey – clearing much old energy, old programs, wounds etc and diving much deeper into learning about Quantum Physics, who we truly are, unplugging from the Matrix and that ALL programing is a construct of our minds – look around – most people are running on auto pilot yet don’t know it.

Some – many are waking up.

We are NOT human beings – we our Souls – and while we are on planet Earth we live in what we call bodies.

Now, while we inhibit our bodies we do need to take care of them as we live in the dense 3rd dimension – we are not pure Love & Light…..yet., which is energy!

Yet at the same time we have become a culture that is food and body obsessed.

These again are distractors and programs that create separation, judgment and more.

Why?

I will share with you in a minute and please don’t get me wrong – I am and have been into healthy eating and living for many years – yet I keep it simple – I keep it real – real food, real body products, real feelings (I will also go into more of that in a post)……..it’s not rocket science yet today it is more overwhelming, confusing and make work projects to find real food and body care products so that at least our bodies aren’t polluted.

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What real food looks like!!

Marketing is big and we are being lied to constantly!!

When I became a Raw Food Chef – I felt I was better, had better knowledge and was higher on the scale of …..I don’t know really just felt I was better – judgment, separation as I judged many people on what they ate or didn’t eat.  I have also been at the other end of the spectrum with an eating disorder and know what it is like from both perspectives!!

We have Raw, Vegan ( I do subscribe to non-cruelty and that we don’t need any or near as much meat as we have been lead to believe we need – eat it consciously if you choose to eat meat) Vegetarian, Paleo, Ketosis and I could go on.  Most feel they have figured it out and it’s the right answer.

For some it is.

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Real Foods and Superfoods

Yet does it truly matter?

I will always come back and say that there is a HUGE difference in a big live colorful raw salad compared to Rotten Ronnies oops I mean McDonald’s  as an example.

But lets look at the energy of it instead of just the nutritional value or not of it – one is certainly vibing at a higher rate – live real foods will always trump dead process foods.  It feeds the body and cells and the body knows how to digest it and utlize it.

With dead highly processed foods the body is so busy trying to get it out of the system ASAP – sluggishness, bloating etc

When we start looking at everything as energy and vibration because everything IS energy – you start to wake up, you start to choose differently – usually starting with food first as then you can think clearer, then you will want to use cleaner products on your body – since your body is the biggest organ and absorbs ALL.

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Yoga Teacher Leah in Sayulita Mexico

You may want to start doing Yoga (or something similar), meditating, spending more time in nature,  adding in superfoods, being alone or taking responsibility for ALL things in your life as a few examples.

That is all part of raising one’s vibe – raising one’s awareness – becoming more conscious.

Then you let go of judgments, right vs wrong, labels, and possibly even programming keeping you separate from yourself which in essence separate from everyone else.

When one keeps raising their vibration – less food is needed and one truly only wants real food – as real food (usually what comes from a plant not process in a plant aka man made for profit not real health)is what feeds the body and nourishes the cells – one starts becoming more aware of energy and starts playing with that – stepping more into the 4th dimension where things are lighter, more love, less judgment therefore separation – hence less food is needed especially toxic food.

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Picking an Avocado from the tree!!

Taking on a way of eating for any other reason than truly feeding the body and cells is just another way to have judgments and create separation.

As we are living in the 3rd dimension food is needed to sustain ourselves.

Why not eat the best?

Junk food is labelled that for a reason. Are you junk?

When it’s time to leave this world will we truly be thinking how important it was to eat a certain way for a label, true health or how much we loved?

There are people too who use food to escape, self comfort, manipulate, over-indulge in or are addicted to (all the chemicals in the processed foods many are addictive ones).

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Real Food

Keep it simple – keep it real – the body then knows how to utilize it well.

Pay attention today to see where you are at with food – aka any judgments with self or others? Pre-occupied continually with food – what to eat and when or are you listening to your body?  If you can’t hear what it truly wants then that is a tell tale sign to start a clean up process as once you let go of any programs or contructs around food and body you can tap into more heart energy and love.!!

Food for thought? Leave a comment!!

Jodi

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Stuffed Avocados with Chipolte Mayo

PS – Need some ideas for easy yet tasty real food dishes – check out the recipes I created before that are still on my blog.

Stuck in Emotional Eating? This 21 Day Food & You – Stop the Insanity will break the patterns and start you on a better relationship with food and YOU!!

 

 

 

The Garden

The Garden

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The Garden of the World

The Garden of the World has no limits except your mind.

Unfuc Yourself – Be Who You were before all that stuff happened that dimmed your light and that created a story.

Remember they are just stories with an interesting point of view – is it serving you?

The world needs your light now more than ever!!

That is truly Higher Vibe Living and you, my beautiful friend deserve that!!

Jodi

 

Our Perceptions are Distorted

Our Perceptions are Distorted

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Distorted Perceptions or Point of Views??

Our Perceptions are distorted – everything from how we show up in the world, beauty and what that is, our bodies, how we ‘should’ be living, food, and more.  I am and will be focused more on the areas of how we show up in the world, self love and our bodies after my struggles with an eating disorder and body plus being a Photographer – which if you haven’t seen the short video below you will understand what I mean.

It seems like since I’ve been in Mexico and doing some deep inner work things are becoming much clearer in a very deep way and it’s time for us to wake up to some truths of being plugged into the Matrix and the bs that comes out of it keeping us in perpetual loops of not being good enough especially women.

When we have stuff like this go on – no wonder we are confused about what real beauty is!!

The best way to start changes is within – believing and loving YOU and to stop buying into the fake advertising, magazines and all the other stuff along with it!!

Life is way too short to waste our energy believing in nothing but lies – Love is the strongest Vibe – start with You and see how life changes!!

Jodi

 

 

Soar Like an Eagle

Soar Like an Eagle

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Soar Like an Eagle

There is a Conscious part in you.  The pure Self. Learn to listen the voice of that Power.

Forget about self-image and self-judgment. It’s about self-love, and no one teaches you that in todays world.

Find it from within – Self-Love embodies pure Love – not an egotistical Love.

This is the only face and body you’re ever going to get, so be comfortable and happy in it. Own it. Own every aspect of who you are and present it to the world with the utmost pride.

Eagles soar high – rise above the mundane, the fear, the doubts and come back to love.

Jodi

xo

 

Higher Vibrational Words

Higher Vibrational Words

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Words can be Powerful – used either way!

 

If Everything IS Energy – and it is, what about choosing Higher Vibrational Words?

Your words can have great creative power – both good and bad.

We can create our realities with the choice of words we use to speak with.

We can be affected by the words spoken by another person – kindness & love or judgement and criticism.

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Love Vibe words or Harsh words can pick away at a person!

We are affected by the words we use to talk to ourselves with – again kindness & love or judgment and criticism.

If everything is energy we use words to speak our thoughts into reality……….as energy becomes matter through observation or in this case speaking.

Part of Higher Vibe Living is becoming more conscious which starts with awareness.

Start to pay attention to words you are using in general, about others and yourself.

Are you:

  • blaming

  • criticizing

  • labelling

  • judging

  • avoiding responsibility

  • mis-communicating

  • lying

  • manipulating

  • focusing on what is wrong

  • complaining

  • using harsh words

  • gossiping

  • fear based

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Words can be Very Powerful!! Chose High Vibe Words

Higher Vibe Word Choices

  •  love

  • gratitude or thank you

  • joy

  • beauty or beautiful

  • connected

  • compassionate

  • joy

  • peace

  • fun

  • creative

  • universal energy

  • consciousness

  • prosperity

  • abundance

  • forgiveness

I am sure there are many more for each, but I think you get the idea.

Watch your words as they do create your reality!!

Create an amazing day!

Jodi

“At the center of your being you have the answer,

you know who you are and you know what you want.” ―Lao Tzu

“The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.” ―Carlos Castaneda

My Soul Wanted Growth

My Soul Wanted Growth

My Soul Wanted Growth……..have you ever been in a situation that maybe didn’t make sense to you at the time but looking back on it later the clarity is more vivid?

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Yes Yoga especially Yin has been a big part of my healing and growth

 

In December when I came down to Mexico to house sit, in the first 2 weeks I was here I had to 2 scenarios that altered my life, my direction I was going and honestly brought me to my knees.

I was in Mexico – didn’t know a soul, couldn’t speak the language and had to start going within, quieting the mind chatter, letting myself cry and feel the emotions I needed to (that is an upcoming post that I can’t wait to share how to move emotions through the body!!) – so interesting looking back how events unfolded (no matter how shitty they were) so I could truly step up!!

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Ever get stuck in a prickly bush????

Plus I had some very amazing friends that held space for me even if it was over the phone – support network is good too – you guys know who you are and I am so grateful for you all!! xoxo

Things like that happen – whether emotionally or physically – yes even physically when we truly aren’t listening, paying attention or on the wrong path or we have distorted views – which most of us do or we would be enlightened.  It’s our Souls way of saying Wake up!!

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Oldest Bar in New Orleans – oh if those walls could talk!!!

For many of us, myself included – it’s easy to take the victim role and tell our ‘story’ over and over and  ask questions like Why did this happen to me? What’s wrong with me? etc

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Who wants to stay locked up in the past??? There is only NOW.

We don’t want to stay locked up in the past or old ways of being!

As we move along the path of becoming more Conscious and therefore taking responsibility for everything that happens in our life – cause after all we ARE the Creators of our lives – but we have been taught, programmed, dumbed down and lied to that we really aren’t in control and things just happen.

Bull shit!! 🙂

Thank goodness that Science is evolving and bridging with it Spirituality and yes crap doesn’t just happen to us – we create it into physical form from our thoughts, feelings and beliefs.  Hard do swallow sometimes I know.  Trust me I know, yet if everything is energy (and it is) and vibrates at different frequencies it shows us that we can and need to take responsibility IF we want different things, feelings and people inner lives.

When we take responsibility we ask different questions, we look at things, situations and people in our life as a reflection of our thoughts and beliefs – Nassim Haramein has shared his documented studies in the Connected Universe – I highly recommend watching it.  Bruce Lipton, Gregg Braden and Dr. Joe Dispenza also have some amazing studies, facts and new ways of thinking AND being – I have learned lots!

With that being said, I have been diving in and out of Quantum Physics etc for a couple of years but couldn’t fully embody it.  When these events happened I knew I had to dive in and ask myself what was being reflected back to me and honestly be open to seeing things about myself I couldn’t or didn’t want to before!

What kind of energy was I vibrating (feeling), what were my thoughts, beliefs, patterns and how did I truly feel about myself.

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Big Step Forward

I wanted to take a BIG leap forward! 🙂

I didn’t want to stay stuck and to keep telling the same story I wanted to move the energy!

I’ll be honest, wasn’t always easy – there were moments where I just wanted to go to the mall shopping (escaping some pain, going unconscious :)) and not deal with it but I knew the more I pushed through the layers of BS I would come out lighter and have more of me – the true authentic me.  It didn’t happen over night and I had to go through and re-experience some of it to truly embody the lessons and go deeper within.

Oh my!!!! The payoff has been worth it all.

Our true self is the essence of unconditional love, pure joy, bliss and gratitude – all the other things are just big fat fucking lies we tell ourselves from the stories we have created or have happened to us.

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Higher Vibe Living and Being

Feeling the love even on a bad hair day with no make up – is also being vulnerable and authentic!

Growth is not always easy but I feel it’s worth every moment as when you are re-claiming more of you, living truly authentic, having much love for self and others, raising your vibration which allows for more consciousness.

Words cannot describe it at all – one has to experience it!

It’s NOT about being perfect – what is perfect? Who is perfect? Let go there is NO getting it right only evolution!

My world has opened up, new people and experiences have been coming in that have been amazing, my awareness has increased and my new path has been lit up – I can’t wait to share more (it’s like I am getting downloads ) as the world needs us to step into our true authentic selves and be the light and way showers for others – the more we do this is we re-claim our power and  self love then changes can be made here on planet earth like crazy!!

Know that whatever you are going through it’s only temporary and things can change fast – ask yourself better questions, what lesson can you learn, what do you need to see and how can you be more truthful with yourself – about ALL aspects of self.

We’ve all created stories, patterns and beliefs from our parents, teachers and society – not to make anyone wrong as everyone is doing the best they can but it’s time to tell different, more empowering, loving and intentional stories!

I will be sharing more tools, inspiration, thoughts and my journey AND reviving the Raw, Naked and Beautiful Project – Real, Authentic and Whole!!

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When you embrace more of YOU – it’s very freeing!!

It’s time for many of us to step into ourselves and the lives we truly desire to live and create as it all starts within!!

I am so Grateful my Soul Wanted Growth – does yours?

Create a fantastic day!!!

Jodi

xo

 

 

Shout Out

Shout Out

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Shout Out

Shout out time!

Do you ever stop and think about where you’ve been and where you are now?  I don’t necessarily mean physically but more mentally, emotionally possibly even spiritually?

Have you grown, become more aware, more alive, more aligned with your true self?

Shout out to everyone who has transcended a mindset, limitation, beliefs that held you back, emotions that haven’t served you, habits too, behaviours or vibrations that no longer serve you.

It takes courage, persistence and a belief in yourself!

They say if your path is more difficult it is because of your higher calling…….

so

Shout out to your past self for putting in the work to get where you are today

And your future self for being the best version of YOU!!

You are amazing!

Jodi

xo

PS Give yourself a Shout Out!!

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Enjoying the Moment