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

 

 

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.

Step Away from the Mean Voice

Step Away from the Mean Voice…

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Let Go of the Old Ways of Thinking & Being!!

…and say bye-bye to feeling bad about your looks.

Are you ready to stop buying into the the programming, the lies, the judgments making us feel not physically adequate or good enough?

Are you ready to say good-bye to your inner critic, that inner voice, that self bondage that limits you and keeps you small and take the pledge to be kinder yourself?

This is a call – a call to be gentle, to be forgiving, to be generous and to be self loving.

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Transitioning from the Old Ways!! Photo – Sandra Wagman

It’s time to surrender to what is.

Waving the flag and surrounding – red symbolizes love – self love.

Are you ready?

Are you ready to look in the mirror and love all that is without judgment and criticism?

That is the first step in transforming your experience with yourself, your body and your life!!

Much Love

Jodi

PS – I am shooting in Vancouver this Saturday for the Raw, Naked and Beautiful project – if interested PM me!!

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Taking the Pledge

Back in Canada

 Back in Canada

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Fall Leaves

I am back in Canada and last week had time with a couple of friends to capture some of the beauty of fall colors and also some images of ourselves in the fall beauty and  pushing the boundaries.

Since starting to share my project Raw, Naked and Beautiful – people have been sending me messages of inspiration and also wanting to participate somehow – I see a road trip coming up in 2018!!

And I see much more energy focused in that direction – it is yelling at me that it is needed and wanted.

It has been fun seeing some beautiful spots of the Sunshine Coast in British Columbia and also seeing some of the many trails I spent walking with my dog Spirit – who passed last December – this is the first time I am really back in this area.  I have felt like I’ve been chasing the light – tall cedars, fall, coolness and beautiful colors – much fun!.

After our first day of shooting – staying with my friend we uploaded some of the photos and started looking at them – it’s interesting – (good choice of words eh?) looking at photos of yourself, semi nude and nude.

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Contracting when feeling self limiting – Photo by Sandra Wagman

Seeing what comes up.

Surrendering to what is has become the new theme – waving the red flag – symbolizing love especially love of self and our body.

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Waving the Flag – Photo by Sandra Wagman

We truly do have that choice each day, each moment in all that we think and do – starting with ourselves.

It’s truly breaking free from the self imposed bondage and limitations of me.

It’s been an interesting trip back to Canada – grateful I am here but can’t wait to get back to the warm sun!

Jodi

xo

Shoot me a message or stay in touch as to how and where the Raw, Naked and Beautiful project unfolds – as many women are needed for it!

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Looking Back one Last Time – Photo by Sandra Wagman

Body Love

Body Love

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If it ain’t Love – it’s fragmented – Body Love!!

Your Body Loves You – Love it Back!!

Fall in Love with caring for YOURself – Body, Mind & Spirit.

Your mind is more powerful than you realize and it believes ALL that you put it – feed it with joy, with gratitude and most of all with love!

Your body hears it all!!

When we hate our bodies and beat ourselves up – it actually fragments us – we lose parts of ourselves – we are not whole – whole is loving ALL of ourselves including ALL of our bodies.

What is beauty?

Define it yourself – don’t buy into the media / advertising bullshit of you aren’t good enough – remember – we’re all like snowflakes – unique and beautiful in our own way – embrace it!!!

Loving your body just as it is – loving, accepting and knowing who you are – is how I define true beauty!!

It is also living from a higher vibration and consciousness!!

How do you define real beauty?

Jodi

xo

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Choose Love – ALL of YOU!

 

 

Living Thru Bondage

Living Beyond Bondage

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Much of our Bondage is Self Talk & Programs!!

I have been working on some programs, grants and submissions recently bringing to light how many women truly are Living Beyond Bondage.

This is just the start of truly opening up, sharing my journey, my healing and how so much in our every day world creates separation – mostly within ourselves, our bodies and keeps us separate and judging one another worse though ourselves.

This is just part of a recent submission with some photos.

 

Living Beyond Bondage

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Food is the Drug of Choice – its within us to start the change!

 

We were all born pure, innocent and full of love.

Somewhere along the line the story got distorted.

The drug of choice for many, especially women, is food.

Along with that drug often comes constant self criticizing, loathing, judging and obsessing about what one ate, didn’t eat, body size, shape and imperfections – no matter how small they may seem, it always gets distorted.

Yes, media, advertising, possibly parents, teachers, friends or siblings may play a role in somehow reminding us that we aren’t good enough the way we are IF we buy into it and believe it.

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Living Beyond Bondage

It’s a disorder gone rampant, with over 91% of women disliking their bodies and themselves, many to an extreme. 80% of 13 yr old Canadian girls have been on a diet already and 95% of people with an eating disorder are between the ages of 12 – 25 yrs.

I know – I’ve been one of them.

The mental, emotional and often times physical bondage is excruciating – yet many hide it well from others.

Stuffing down emotions, or better yet, not feeling them at all.

We often feel alone, fragmented and on our own keeping things bottled up inside.

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Feeling Alone, Isolated, Confused and more……..

We are caught in a vicious cycle of self depreciating, devaluing, loathing and often times self abusive – until we decide enough!!

Only 5 % of women naturally have the body type portrayed by women in the media and for which the other 91% are trying to compete, yet we continue to strive for something that truly is not the ‘norm.’

We aren’t good enough the way we are is the constant reminder.

The other 4% don’t have tv, internet or magazines and therefore  they are the free ones.

If we’re going to buy into stories, why not buy into self empowering ones?

Who truly decided what beauty is?

We all have a story to tell – we’re trying to make it a similar to one another and that is the start of the disconnect.

We are born and should be able to be our authentic selves and creatively express who we truly be through our gifts – not by trying to be like one another.

With the start of the disconnect we compare, judge, shut down and buy into someone else’s ideas of beauty and what we should look like and we start our own mantra of not being good enough.

Yet we are like snowflakes – each individually designed, beautiful and unique.

Some of us, remembering that, have broken free from that bondage – most of it being self imposed and mental self talk.

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Breaking Free from the Bondage and Realizing it was just all me!

We decided that our lives weren’t about fighting our bodies, hating our bodies or ourselves or spending 95% of our time worrying about a few pounds or what we did / did not eat.

Cause it’s really not about food.

There were too many other beautiful, amazing things to see, feel, be and do in this lifetime.

That is the start of removing the bondage – you allow yourself to feel – ALL and reprogram the self talk.

The one thing that separates a food / body obsessive addiction is you have to learn to live with both, unlike most other addictions.

When one can truly do that – accept and love what is – then the bondage is gone and nothing is more freeing than that.

I know I am one of them!

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Breaking Free from the Self Imposed Bonadage

 

Women Wanted who Want to Break Free – Raw, Naked and Beautiful Project – Real, Authentic and Whole.

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women Breaking Free from Self Imposed Bondage & Limitation

 

Jodi Burke

Please contact me for more information, if you would like to be part of this project or wherever I am at in my travels a possible photo shoot – it’s time to make some big changes and it starts with each one of us!

xoxo

PS – My new 21 Days Food & You – Stop the Insanity is released – tools I’ve used that work to create a new reality where I am not a slave to food or my emotions!

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

 

 

Real Love

Real Love

 

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“That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is. Most people love you for who you pretend to be. To keep their love, you keep pretending – performing. You get to love your pretence. It’s true, we’re locked in an image, an act – and the sad thing is, people get so used to their image, they grow attached to their masks. They love their chains. They forget all about who they really are. And if you try to remind them, they hate you for it, they feel like you’re trying to steal their most precious possession.”
― Jim Morrison

Hiking

Hiking

 

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Palo Duro Canyon

 

Have you ever gone  hiking somewhere into the back woods or somewhere where you could connect with nature.  Have you taken some time to sit in the nude in the sun and soak up the rays, enjoying the quiet (obviously where people aren’t of course), sitting with your thoughts, being present and knowing you’re perfect just the way you are?

I did and it was fun and freeing!!

 

Jodi

xo

 

“Freedom from obsession is not about something you do; it’s about knowing who you are. It’s about recognizing what sustains you and what exhausts you. What you love and what you think you love because you believe you can’t have it.”

― Geneen Roth, Women, Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything

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“You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.”

― Amy Bloom

 

“A cultural fixation on female thinness is not an obsession about female beauty but an obsession about female obedience.”

― Naomi Wolf

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Women Wanted

Women Wanted

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Raw, Naked and Beautiful Project

 

 

We are heading out on a road trip today.  It’s been a crazy, amazing time leading up to this moment and I’ve been so present in what I have been doing that I gave very little time to thinking about this trip – more about all of that in another post.

As we make our way down to Florida and back over a couple of months I want to connect with women who would like to have a private photo session either just for themselves or to be part of my book coming up – Raw, Naked and Beautiful.

I am looking for women who want to be part of the Conscious Feminine to share their stories of their journey of coming back to more of themselves, more love, more self love and are body proud!!!

I have been receiving messages from the women who I have been doing nude photography sessions with on how much it has furthered their journey, empowered them, healed them and more.

The more love and self love we can bring back and embody is powerful!!

It’s time to take back our power!

Are there other ways?  Of course, but this is one powerful way too, it may not speak to you but the women who have gone down the path of an eating disorder or similar, have had body issues, self esteem issues and who have bought into the lies by the advertising, media and more that we aren’t enough, nor good enough or again similar will get this!!

Please pass this on and or reach out to me as I would love to connect with you if this is resonating with you!!

 

Much Love

Jodi

Founder of the Raw, Naked and Beautiful Project

 

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