Mexico

Mexico

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted any photos of Mexico.

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Color Blankets at the Market

As I wander around some small villages and towns were is so much to see!

 

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Basket Shop

I have found Mexicans to be quite friendly, happy and even though some are very poor still smile and say Good Morning!!

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Guys enjoying a Saturday

No matter where we are in the world we all have our own struggles – yet on Sundays you can go to any park or centre square and it’s full of people enjoying life and living.

 

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Walking to and from the market

A lot of markets with fresh foods are in Mexico – yet processed crap and Coca-Cola have become popular creating much obesity in Mexico – so sad to see as their diet outside of that is quite healthy!

 

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Corner Stores

 

Stores are different than in North America – not in the cities but in towns and villages this is quite common.

 

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2 Women cooking outside

 

Many outside and roadside ‘restaurants’!!

 

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Older man selling his stuff at the market

 

Many street dogs – who can be afraid of humans – once they trust you they love you.  There are some great ‘Gringo’s helping dogs get fixed and find homes in North America  – if you want to adopt a dog – there are some waiting for a good home!

 

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Common scene of dogs taking it easy in the heat

 

What I love most so far of being in Mexico besides the sun and warmth is the food, ease, friendly people and it just seems so much freer and less stress than in North America – not for everyone but for some of us it’s great!!

Thanks for stopping by and feel free to share!

Jodi

 

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Enjoying a cold drink on a hot afternoon!

Trust

Trust

 

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Mexican Native Pole Swinger

To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved.

  –  George MacDonald

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The Pole – Chapala, Mexico

 

Trust takes years to build, seconds to break and a long time to repair.

 

Self trust is the first ingredient for success.

  –  Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Trust is one of the most important things in a relationship, it won’t work if you don’t trust one another.

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Can you surrender and trust – self mostly?

True love is a total act of surrender.

 

 

The moment of Surrender is not when life is over, it’s when it begins.

  –  Marianne Williamson

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The Surrounding Takes Place

 

Trust is the glue of life, it is the most essential ingredient in effective communication.  It is the foundational principal that holds all relationships.

  –  Stephen Covey

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Can you Trust the Flow?

The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.

  –  J N Barrie

 

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Trust Self and the Universe will Reflect that.

True confidence has no room for jealousy or envy.  When you know you are great you have no reason to hate.

Your mind is a powerful thing, When you fill it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change……

                       and you are worth it!!!

Own who you are!

Jodi

xo

 

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Let’s Get Real

Let’s Get Real

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Let’s Eat Real Food!

Food

Real Food grows, dies, rots,

Real food doesn’t need an ingredient label,

Real Food doesn’t make claims

 – Michael Pollan

Eat Real Food to fuel your body – your beautiful body NOT to feed your emotions.

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Not Feeling our Emotions keeps us locked up.

Emotions

Real Emotions transcends language.

You don’t have to understand their words to feel their pain.

 – Julia Roberts

Emotions don’t tell the truth.

Just because you have a feeling about something doesn’t mean it’s true – we are all running so many programs and most of them don’t support or even like us!

Emotions are Energy in Motion – unless you lock it into your body – deep breathing is always a god way to move thru them.

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Real People having Real Conversations

Conversations

You know what is sexy? A real conversation!

 – unknown

We have more conversations in our head than in our real lives especially ones from the heart.

I like people I can have really deep conversations with  sometimes and yet still get silly with them too.

When we dive into the energy of things – IF Everything IS Energy and it is then lets get real – real with what we eat as our bodies do know the difference and can’t process fake foods hence dis-ease.  Lets not be afraid of feeling our emotions and working with some great modalities that help move the energy out faster – it’s ok to feel them – journal about it, stomp in the forest, talk real with a friend, punch a punching bag or your pillow, dance and move to move the energy and just be kind to you and anyone else. 🙂 And lets talk have real, more meaningful, deeper conversations – not about the weather or politics please!!

Come from the heart for yourself and others – we don’t know what people are going through – especially women today – IF Everything IS Energy – what kind of energy are you being with you? Lets start there first!!

Much Love & Gratitude

Jodi

xo

PS Here is a great article for women and also don’t forget to check out my 21 Day Food & You program!!

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There is always Light even in the darkness!

Day of Love

Day of Love

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Love always Wins!!

Self Love is the source of ALL other Loves.

 – Pierre Cornelius

FLY – First Love Yourself

You owe Yourself the Love you so freely give others!

 – anonymous

The most powerful relationship is the relationship that you will have with yourself.

 – Steve Maraboli

Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.

 – Brene Brown

Love who YOU are so that everyone else can start to love themselves as well and world will start to shift.

Why not create Valentines – a Day of Love everyday??

Much Love

Jodi

PS Eat some foods that are red today!!!

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Eat some red foods today!!

My Journey with Food

My Journey with Food

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A fabulous Raw Food Restaurant near Tampa

 

It’s taken me a little while to write this as I truly wanted to be transparent as it hasn’t always been pretty.  For many many years I kept it quiet, hidden as much as possible as the shame, guilt and embarrassment was high.

For many years I have had a love hate affair with food – ok yes my body too – they usually go hand in hand for many women!

I only started sharing my journey a few years ago with friends and family and now after reading stats and understanding on a deeper level or programs, beliefs etc I want to come out of the closet so to speak! 🙂

When I was 15 years old I started down the path of Anorexia which then turned into Bulimia which literally ran my life for almost 10 years.

My Anorexia never hospitalized me as my weight only dropped to about 88 pads – I’m only 5’2″ and was maybe even shorter then!  At about age 16 I also got into partying and smoking pot – so on weekends I would get the ‘munchies’ so at least my weight was ok – but I was not eating healthy and living healthy by any means.

I left for college at the big age of 17 and lived with an aunt and uncle in Toronto – she was big into health and ahead of her time so I learned a lot.  My first natural path Dr visit – alternative flours, honey instead of sugar etc – this was the early ’80’.  I even became an Aerobics instructor but boy did I battle with low self esteem and Bulimia.

After a couple of years of living in TO, I moved back to my home town and became a waitress and bartender – no – there was never any partying going on there!!  Over the next few years I went back to college, moved to Banff and then Nova Scotia – still mostly in the service industry and still struggling with my eating disorder yet when I was eating ‘normal’ I ate very healthy……….talk about incoherence in my being!

It did slow down a fair bit and I realized that I cycled – it was mostly Jan to May – hence in Canada the colder, darker months – no wonder I love being in Mexico – the sun and warmth nurture my soul big time.

While in Halifax I became part of a 12 week study group out of the hospital with approx 10 women who struggled with na eating disorder – the stories were crazy yet I felt ok and not alone.

Most people then didn’t understand what having an eating disorder was truly about as there was no internet (ok I am dating myself here) and well it’s food – eating when you are hungry, stop when you are full.

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Real Food

Yeah right, sounds easy but in reality it’s not about the food at all – it’s just the drug of choice for many women instead of drugs, alcohol, gambling and even sex.

For some reason, at the time I was not aware, yet looking back on it I understand more now, but I faded out of my cycle.  I had 2 beautiful children – who kept me busy and I never worried about weight between running after them (not quite 14 months apart) and working even part time.  I felt I had conquered it – so much so I became a Certified Raw Food Chef and wrote some recipe books.  I was still and always have been big into eating healthy.

About 12 years later, I went through a year of some hard times, almost bankruptcy, moved across the country and stayed with my parents for almost 2 months and had to start over – things were tight and I watched myself get triggered.  I knew I hadn’t really gotten over it completely.

I dove into different modalities to help – EFT being the biggest one but many as main stream counselling did not work for me.  I am not knocking it as we are all different but I only used it about half a dozen times and always left feeling way worse than when I went in and I was left hanging as well time is up and my next client is here……….

I’ve had triggers in my life since, yet I know that when we emotionally eat we are stuffing down our feelings as we don’t want to feel – it may be too painful, overwhelming, confusing, stressing or yet it’s all Emotion – Energy in motion unless we block it and push it down. Energy modalities and self love have been a huge part of the journey

Once I started or better yet stopped pushing emotions down and got in touch with more of me, I started seeing patterns and programs in my life.

You can’t explain an eating disorder to most people – as the one thing that separates out an eating disorder or emotional eating is you can’t quit cold turkey like you can alcohol and drugs – you need to eat and food is everywhere.  It’s not always an easy battle but it’s so worth it as you get to re-claim more of you.  And the world needs all you and your light.

When we choose to go down a road of addiction – it’s a program as it’s run by the mind and it’s not a healthy one (and I will post more on that) – somewhere, usually before the age of 7 as that is when all programming is done we created some story of not being good enough (and more).

While driving around Vancouver 2 years ago I heard a show on Eating Disorders – it shocked me to know that 40% of 9 year old Canadian girls were or had been on a diet……are you kidding me?? What messages are we sending our children I thought!!

Now, I am not a counsellor or Dr – yet most Dr’s don’t know how to deal with this issue – as the success rate of overcoming an eating disorder is less than 30% from going into treatment……….something on many fronts is not working.  The stats on eating disorders is scary.  I’ve had my own personal journey so I know what it’s like to be in between the fridge and the toilet – in other words deep shit – so I get it!!

Where did we get so off?

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Doing things that feed the Soul is important

I love eating healthy, I feel better – in more ways than one especially since I have become the master over my food and more importantly my emotions (for the most part after all I am still human and have them but they don’t control me like before).  I’ve created a 21 day email program to help intercept patterns and programming – it may seem different and it is!!  This is not dealing with hard core eating disorders yet it can and work well with any program or counselling one is going through..  I know – I’ve used all the tools and tips in the program – time and again.

We have to re-program – which we can do, we have to really up our self love, we need to stop buying into the bs media advertising of you aren’t good enough the way you are and get off of the processed foods and I will explain that part why in my next post.

I am going to share things with you that are out of the box – the box sucks, is too small and conforming and most of us don’t fit in it so stop trying to fit in – you were meant to stand out and shine your light.  It just got dimmed for awhile while you developed amnesia forgetting who you truly are at a deep – Soul level.

Part of my mission here on planet earth is to help wake women up to their uniqueness, their beauty, to unplug with the I am not good enough programming in the matrix (yes it is kind of like the movie!!) and to help you see that you are worth it!!

You may think it’s hippy dippy, out there, weird, different and it is – it has to be as look around at society and the world – how’s it working for many people??

Some are asleep and will never wake up – it’s not their journey possibly this lifetime, if you are reading this chances are you are waking up and know or want a different way!

 21 Days Food & You – is about breaking free – an email a day for 21 days and more.  You may not have a break thru experience in the 21 days – it may take going through it several times – who cares – it’s your journey and the one back to self and health is different for everyone.  That is the cool thing – you can re-do it over as many times as you need – programs run deep in us.

2018 is the year to step into more of you with more self love – are you ready?

Much Love

Jodi

 

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Raw, Naked and Yoga on the Beach

Raw, Naked and Yoga on the Beach

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Nude Yoga on the Beach

 

I no longer look for the good in people, I search for the real……..

because good is often dressed in fake clothing, real is naked and proud no matter what the scars!!

                                                                    – Chishala Lishomwa

Nude Yoga on the beach is fun and freeing!

Clothing is over rated sometimes!!  Some of the best ‘real’ conversations I have had have been on the beach – nude beach that is – it seems the masks do come off 🙂 besides the clothing!

I am beginning to dislike small talk – I want to talk about life, death, sex, magic, consciousness, the universe, what makes your heart sing, the meaning of life, how to bend energy, unplugging from the matrix, what keeps you up at night, what makes you jump out of bed with a skip in your step, your insecurities, your fears, your loves, your battles, your triumphs…….I want real conversations with depth, meaning, passion, juiciness and aliveness.

What’s up or how you doing just doesn’t cut it anymore!!

How about you?

xo

Jodi

Raw, Naked and Beautiful – Real, Radiant and Truth

 

 

Message

Message 

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Raw, Naked and Beautiful – Real, Radiant and Truth

I was born many times before,

And yet my time with you is something new.

For you awaken in me a spirit

that was longing to be alive

waiting for your connection.

I thought I knew how to play safe and stay within the boundaries

Only to realize that was not so.

That truly was not what real loving and living were about.

Yet you were there all the time for me

even when I hated, judged and criticized.

Reunited and together

we walked and broke down

the illusionary walls of separation

after I whispered to my body softly

‘I want to be your lover, your friend’

to which my body replied after a long deep sigh

‘I have been waiting my whole life for this moment’.

Love yourself and your body like you do another.

Jodi

xo

PS – Full Super Blue Moon – good time to clear the bs (belief systems) keeping you stuck in a reality where you aren’t in love with you or your body!!

21 Days Food & You – Let go of Emotional Eating once and for all!

What Brings YOU Joy??

What Brings YOU Joy??

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Happy Man in Mexico

 

Find things that bring you Joy and keep doing them!!

Say no to the things that don’t honour you or bring you joy – with no explanation to anyone.

Feeding your heart affects consciousness especially yours!

We are taught in Western society to think and be an intellect – how’s that working if you take a good look around?  So many disconnected, unhappy, stressed out addicted people.

Your heart’s magnetic field is 5000 times stronger than the brain’s!!

Your heart’s electrical field is 100 times stronger than the brain.

We are reality makers but we can only make what we believe.

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How They Roll in Mexico!

If you change the electric or magnetic field by doing what brings you joy, what you love, who you truly be NOT what society or someone told you to do or be then you change the atoms.

If you change the atoms in fractal reality which is an illusion in the holographic world of Quantum Physics – you then change the hologram therefore your life and living!!

Create a Life YOU Love!!

Jodi

xo

 

Real Food

Real Food

 

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Stuffed Avocados

Have you ever stopped and thought about what is real food?

This is a long post and at the end I have a little gift for you!

In this post I would like to share a different perspective on real food, it may stretch you a bit, but that is good isn’t it?  It may help you to eliminate dieting for ever – that is good too isn’t it?

If may help you create a healthier living eating style with ease – that is good too isn’t it?

That is my hope!!

You may have be aware of or have heard that – Everything IS Energy. Well, it’s true.

Everything IS Energy.

Yes – EVERYTHING.

No exceptions.

Our thoughts?? – Yup energy!

The table you sit at? – Yes

Our bodies? Yup those too

Food – why yes of course it is!

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Real Foods

So IF Everything IS Energy, and it is, but don’t take my word for it – there are many Scientists and Quantum Physicists proving all of this, J why would one knowingly eat low vibing, fake, chemical laden foods?

I know – we are run by our taste buds and believe what the commercials on tv say – right? J

Energy has different vibrations which is really different frequencies.

An example would be a table – if you cut it open and put it under a microscope you will still find atoms and molecules moving around – hence much denser and slower but it’s energy.  No matter with the item you will find the same thing just different density or frequency.

And space.

Our bodies are 99.99999% space – yet all of us are energy of varying degrees of vibration or frequencies. If we took all that away say in our hand, what would be left would be very very small hand as all the space is gone.

Interesting eh?

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Real Food

You’re probably thinking, ‘what does this have to do with food?’  Stay with me here!

Back to everything IS Energy – including our food.  Even all the chemical concoctions labelled as food.

The diet industry has been lying to you.

Food manufacturers have been lying to you.

Labelling on much of the food is a lie too.

With all the mis-information, products, companies, opinions on the internet – it’s no wonder people are confused.

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Real Foods

Lets go back to who we are.  At the very core of our being we too are energy, we are consciousness or a Soul having a human experience.  We come down and put on these body suits to create a life on planet earth.

Our bodies come from the sun and earth – everything we do we do for our bodies.  We eat to fuel them, we work to house them, cloth them, we move them, etc

We are part of nature – we are electric and magnetic beings held together by sacred geometric forms that run on the power of the sun.

Yes the sun!  You know all that sunblock – it’s not only full of toxic ingredients, killing the corral reef but also harming you.  You skin is the biggest organ – so it’s absorbing all those toxins and then what you are eating is also being released out through your pores and if your diet is full of the chemical concoctions labelled as food and you go sit in the sun…….then well guess what it does?

Yup that c word comes out.

I am a freckly red head and I haven’t used sun block in over 6 years and have spent much time in the sun – never at mid day of course and never for hours on end and I don’t burn – anymore!

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Me – in a raw restaurant in Sedona

Anyways, back to what is real food.

We eat the light energy from the sun in the form of food or we should be.

Read that again.

Photosynthesis is the transformation of visible light energy into consumable fuel – it’s being consumed for calories that creates heat aka energy once digested.

Where in packaged foods, fast foods or foods laden with chemicals (which by the way our foods now have over 10 000 chemicals) is there any sun light?

Isn’t it interesting that as more and more ‘food’ products have come available more and more sickness and obesity has too?

Labels have information on calories, fats, carbs etc but very little of it matters.

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Real foods

Food ingredients – 4 simple rules I go by IF I buy canned or packaged food

–  Do I need to learn Swahili to say any ingredients?

–   Can I pronounce all the words cause if not, changes are I don’t have a clue what it is?

–  Do I have to carry a food dictionary around with me to figure out what an ingredient is?

–  Does it have a shelf life longer than my dog’s life?

Keep it simple.

Real foods came from Mother Nature – why does man always feel he can do better? Or is it because of money and profit??

Real food either has no label as it’s fresh and from the earth or very few and real ingredients in it.

When we eat real foods that have been grown in the sun and in the earth then we are ingesting light energy and elements.  The sun energy charges us up and the earth energy grounds us – both are needed for optimal health.  They also bring a balance of positive and negative ions.

When our bodies are off – we get sick.

Real food is one of the base necessities for a healthy life. We are all different, have different bodies and different genetics but we all need real foods.

Even much of our water is dead.  I have been playing with structured water – using my vitamix and magnets – I can taste and feel the difference in my water – it’s awesome!

Wanna go a little further down the rabbit hole?

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Real Foods & Superfoods

I really believe that the movie the Matrix actually gave us some clues.  Since everything IS energy which therefore carries a frequency which is a number sequence…..yup…….if we put something in our food – aka a chemical – it will alter the food as it’s a different (man made) number frequency – then when we eat it a couple of things happen – if it’s processed, packaged or fast food – the body actually doesn’t understand the vibe, the energy, the number frequency – hence the coding of numbers so it can’t utilize or digest it, so even though we are eating we aren’t feeding the body – hence why so many people are getting sick.  Also because there is so many chemicals in our foods and many are addictive ones – you keep wanting or coming back for more as the body at a cellular level are still starving even though you might be full.

 As I’ve always said – there is a difference between eating food (or chemical concoctions labelled as food) and feeding the body.

Some or well many of the food additives actually are coded so that they run programs in your mind and body – addiction, emotions and more – I know sound freaky yet its true.

It affects our DNA – which btw I am learning IS very important.

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Raw Cashew Whip

Food is everywhere today and unfortunately it’s slowly killing many people.

My wish and hope is more and more people wake up to more of the big fat fucking lies the food industry has lead us to believe.

When one truly eats more real foods then the counting of calories, carbs etc doesn’t need to happen.

For some that struggle with emotional eating – I will be sharing some upcoming posts on that as well.

Food is suppose to be our energy and somehow it has become confusing, addictive, trendy, difficult, profitizing, manipulated and mostly dead.

One of the best ways to nurture yourself and body, to live easier, longer and with more vitality is to eat real foods!!

A I promised, I have a little gift for you – 2 of my books on Amazon are FREE to download today and tomorrow – Easy Raw or Vegan recipes – I hope you will download them BUT ever more so I hope you will use them and go on to create even more tasty healthy dishes  and to keep eating real foods – so enjoy!!

Much Love

Jodi

Again the link to the Free books on Amazon Kindle is here – you can get the free kindle app in the store for any phone, iPad or computer.

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Raw Chocolate Hazelnut Mouse

 

Beautiful Bodies

Beautiful Bodies

 

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Raw, Naked and Beautiful Project

I think……

Freckles, Stretch Marks, Tattoos, Birthmarks, Scars

are not only cool but BeYouTilFul!!

You started with an almost clean canvas and look at what you created!

It shows that you have lived!!

Love it all.

Jodi

xo

 

Raw, Naked and Beautiful

Raw, Naked and Beautiful

 

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Raw, Naked and Beautiful Project

Most people do not see their beliefs.

Instead their beliefs tell them what to see.

This is the simple difference between clarity and confusion.

    – Matt Khan

 

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Our ‘Reality’ is not as real as you may think!

I am also pretty sure that the title Raw, Naked and Beautiful could have some pretty interesting thoughts or images dancing around one’s head 🙂

I took on and named this project almost 2 years ago – it’s been in my thoughts constantly yet I struggled with a few things – with the direction and within me – now much more is becoming clear and it’s truly the time to move forward with this!!

Raw, Naked and Beautiful stands for Real, Authentic and Truth – and I may, actually I hope 🙂 as the deeper I dig, I realize how little I know or understand about the real energetics of living and being yet my journey and inquestable thirst for truth (ahh being a true Sagg) I would love to share what I am finding as our ‘reality’ that seems so real is not what you nor I think or have been taught it is!!

Our so called ‘ reality’ is such a man made construct based on anything but truth,  We are multi dimensional beings that view and live life through our 5 senses which is extremely limiting as we cannot keep up with how much information is in our awareness or fields each moment therefore we have beliefs, programs, patterns, judgments, points of views etc that everything gets censored through – kind of like that telephone line game as a kid – remember how distorted the information was by the time it hit the last person – no where near how it started out usually.  Funny in the game but not always funny in the game called life!

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Real Foods – what the body needs!!

Raw is about real – real foods, real emotions, real conversations, real ways of living and being.  Where can we be more real in our lives?  I will dive more into all of this in upcoming posts!!  We are turning more into who we are and living from the heart more not the head. (psss – there will be a little gift coming out soon so check back in shortly)

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Raw, Naked and Beautiful Project

Naked is about being Authentic – whether that is having your photo taken in the nude, semi nude or not it’s who are you truly and how do you want to be seen being the real you!?  And speaking of naked – what is wrong with the human body, your body? Do you love it? or not?  It’s time to let go of negative self talk, self abuse and another twisted thoughts about nudity being pornographic etc  Our bodies are the place our Souls call home – love it and a big part of that is being the real you! I will share my journey of my relationship with food, my body and self and why now this is my mission.  Some major deprogramming for some of us for sure!!

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Celebrate YOUR Awesomeness!!

Beautiful is about Truth – the truth of who we are!  I so love using the snowflake analogy as it seems to work – we are each like a beautiful,unique snowflake that when we come together we all play an unique role but when looked t separately we look different, are unique and beautiful – so why try and be like anyone else!!?? Loe your unique, quirky, beautiful awesomeness!!! 🙂

We all came into this world pure, innocent and full of love – somewhere along the line the story got distorted.

The journeys to come home, back to self, back to love.

When we leave planetEarth we may be asked of our time here – how much were you able to love and how much were you able to receive love………

So I leave you with this question – where in your life can you be more, raw, naked and beautiful??

Eat Real

Live Authentically

Love Yourself

Laugh Often

Be Awesome!!!

Jodi

xo

PS To find out more about the Raw, Naked and Beautiful project click here.

If you are struggling with Emotional Eating or sense of Self – 21 Days Food & You is a great starting place!

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Me Being Me – Photo by Ted Peters

 

 

Here are a few examples  – judgment vs non-judgment or anyone or anything, ease vs struggle, love & self love vs hatred and self hatred, happy vs sad and so on.  It’s ok to move thru different emotions s that is part of the human experience down here but to stay in a lower state for extended periods of time is not real living or being as each decision we make – even how we feel is based on coming from love or fear.