30 Days of Photos

30 Days of Photos

It’s a challenge and an experiment.

And I would love your help!!

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We ALL See & Perceive Differently!!

 

For me, Photography is not just a means to an end; it can be a transformative storytelling tool with the power to heal, inspire and awaken.

The inspiration for my art comes from exploring and seeing the world thru the lens with a different perspective – whether it’s my Photography or  Life.

It’s a challenge for me – I am an old school photographer – I learned in film and yes even went to school to study it.  I did work a bit in the field as the Assistant Photographer at the Banff Center, and I  did 2 shows – hand coloured black and white Fine Art Photography.

I put my camera down to raise my kids but mostly as I resisted digital and…..here’s the biggie – never felt good enough!

Over time, ok years, that changed.

I created a  blog a few years back where I created healthy recipes so I needed to photograph the end results and through that learned some real basics, in digital yet in the back of my mind I kept saying one day I will do more art.

Well, I have been what I call ‘deep diving’ – another name for clearing or Dark Night of the Soul or Ego as I say and there is no more one day.

That is not what living is about ………for me anyways any longer!

So, I dived into learning Photoshop this past November and I am actually liking it now that I know some basics.

But, my mind has created all kinds of images and I need / want to learn how to produce them so I can create and share them.

The challenge is for me to learn and step up.

Now here is where you could possibly help or come in.

I am and have committed to creating a photo a day over the next 30 days so my skills grow and improve.

I am excited!!

People have said to me that I create emotive images / art.

When I post my images I am not going to say anything.

I would love it if you the observer just observed – take a breath, let go of anything and just be in the moment and be present with the new image.

Then check in with self, did the image evoke any feelings, if so what and where in the body.

Did you like something or not?

If so, either way – why or why not?

The next day I will follow up with my message or why I created the image – just to share.

It’s not about being right or wrong or agreeing with me / my perspective (ok even disagreeing :))

it’s about what you feel and where and if you have any judgments and why?

It’s just to bring awareness to your moment.

My tag line is Photography meets Consciousness.

And for me to really put myself out there – I have been hiding this aspect of me for way too long!!

See, the mind has questions, judgments, programs that run automatically, yet the heart is where answers are – most of us aren’t in our hearts enough.

For me to create art – I am creating from my heart, as I have learned to get out of my head more and I want to share my creations.

So please feel free to partake, leave a comment if desired, share with others if you like and any and all will be veery greatly appreciated!!

I will be posting here on my blog and also in my new Facebook page!!

With much Gratitude and Love

Jodi

PS – This starts May 1st!!

 

 

 

 

Why Puratae?

Why Puratae?

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Puratae is a great way!!

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am a stickler for real foods and clean eating.  A thing that has gotten harder and harder and should it really be that way?

No, but until things really change we all do need to help our bodies as best as possible.

I started my blog off as a food recipe blog as I trained as a Raw Fd Chef  and dove deep into healthy eating. My blog has since changed,  yet I still eat healthy and real foods.

You can get free recipes here.

I even created recipe books here.

I tried not adding anything else into my way of eating and ended up not feeling great, unfortunately we do need more as our soils don’t have the nutrients like they used to plus food is pick before it’s ripened then stored in warehouses then shipped – that takes a couple of months sometimes, so our food does not have all the nutrition like it could.  Maybe if you are growing your own, but very few people do that.

There are so many health products out there, it’s overwhelming and confusing.

I must be honest, I get rather irritated when I hear ‘health’ product only to read the ingredients and at least a 1/4 of them are chemicals.  Especially if someone is trying to sell me on it, some of the lame as excuses I get is astounding, yet there is money attached to it.

I have been using a great co, that is clean and pure – I try to do that as much as possible with what I put in and on my body – not perfect and no I am not anal – I also use intention and gratitude if I am at someone’s house for dinner as an example.

I have recently switched to a new co – Puratae.

Why?

Ease – only 1 product plus I don’t have to juice – saves time, money and mess, plus I don’t have my dehydrator currently and I don’t like to waste.

Taste – it’s very good, I’v drank a lot of swamp water in my days in the name of health and just can’t do it any more.

Price point – considering it’s one product, it’s priced well

It’s pure, clean, balanced and not much else if anything is needed.

Why am I sharing this?

As a creative, I can not do my best work if I am not feeling great, so I do my best to live well – adequate sleep, lots of water, real food, great people and doing things that bring me joy.  I also try to be in a state of gratitude and a higher vibration as much as possible.  Puratae helps greatly as it feeds the body at the core level and brings in balance.

I ike having balance in my life as it’s not always easy to have 🙂

So, I thought I would share why I am using Puratae – to me, its made my life easier – only 1 product, simple to make, tastes great and I am not spending $100 of in ‘supplements’ each month!

To find out more – click here.

I love feeling as good as I can – my goal this year IS to see how good I can feel – yes food / nutrition play a big role, but also doing what I love to do, spending my days and time doing things that align totally with my heart and being!

If you are interested or have any questions don’t hesitate to reach out.

Jodi

PS here is the link again – Puresuperfoods.club

Also, check back as I will be diving into a 30 Day experiment with Photos!!

www.puresuperfoods.club

Puratae makes it easy, tasty and healthy!!

Doors Of Perception

Doors Of Perception

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Doors of Perceptions – No Door yet Still Narrow Perspective

 

 

This was the theme for my recent show in Ajijic – actually just outside Ajijic in San Antonio Mexico that will be up for the month of May.

So if you live in the area and missed it – you are not too late – come out and see it.

It’s at Casa Libertad that has great food, music and much more!

For anyone not in the area – you can see the images here.

Prints are for sale of course and have been printed on special paper with acrylic protection so no frame or matting is needed – nice and light to hang!

Enjoy and please reach out with any questions or if you would like to purchase!!

Jodi

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Is there More beyond our Naked Eyes??

Perspectives

 

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Doors Are Everywhere – Just Look

Are just an interesting point of view,

it doesn’t mean they’re true!

At any time can one open a door to

a new possibility,

a different reality,

a different frequency.

At any time can one let go

of old stories,

hurts

judgments

shame

guilt

pain

and choose a different door.

For all of those hold us back,

weigh us down.

You are so much more

than any of that,

if you knew the truth of who you are

then you would know

none of those are true.

Instead,

Choose Love

Choose Joy

Choose You

Choose a new door.

 

Jodi

PS – Check out my new book – A Story of Our Souls

 

 

 

Dance by the Light of the Moon

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Dance by the Light of the Moon – let the Magic out!

As she danced by the light of the moon, she found more of herself.

When was the last time you dance barefoot in the grass or sand, under the light of the moon with music playing in the background

and you got so lost in the music, in the twirling and whirling of dancing,

in the beauty of the moment of now,

where nothing else mattered

time stood still,

and you were lost in your own world

where you felt a high like never before

on life itself,

and you felt oh so free.

When was the last time you danced barefoot

under the moon?

Magic is always outside of your

comfort zone

especially when we let go of the constructs of

‘how we should be’.

Go dance and let your soul free.

It’s calling you to come dance

even if the moon isn’t out!!

Jodi

 

 

 

Anger, Judgments etc

Anger, Judgments etc

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Everyone is a Reflection of You……..

 

If we start understanding that everything is energy and we are all connected then getting angry at someone is in fact an emotional trigger.

It took me awhile to realize I create EVERYTHING in my world, and people and events that trigger an emotion of a lower vibration (anger, resentment, frustration, manipulation etc) was my own issue.

It’s true!

NO one outside of me can hurt me or trigger anything – unless I allow it or aligned with it.

In other words, if I let something someone says bothers me, then I allow them to steal my peace.

It’s not what is going on around you but inside of you.

Everything is just an interesting point of view – it does not make it true.

When someone is mad, mad at you – you feel it, you know it – as it is energy.

Anger, resentment, irritation and frustration are lower vibing energies and are far away from Love.

In Quantum Physics thy have proven that everything going on in your world is a reflection back to you of what is really going on inside of you.

If you don’t like what is happening around you, start by going within and being honest about your thoughts, feelings etc

You are a walking, talking broadcaster of energies!!!

If we also look at it from a higher consciousness level, we are ALL interconnected – it may seem we are separated, but that is part of the illusion of being here.  If we look at the person as a reflection of ourselves and whatever they have said that may have triggered us is something for us to look at so it has no power over us – i.e. – if there is an emotional reaction to something someone said – it is NOT what that person said, it is something inside of you.

Take a look at it – that is moving into a healthier version of you and a higher vibrational alignment.

IF you can see pieces of you in the other person, then maybe there will be more compassion and love, unless of course you are hard on yourself and lack self love.

That too can be changed.

That is why we are here

To remember the truth of who we are

which is pure Love

not conditional love.

Jodi

xo

PS My new book shares more of this in detail – A Story of Our Souls

Photo credits – Jodi Burke & Sandra Wagman

What If………

What If…….

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Change Your Perspective & See You In Everyone Else!

 

 every relationship was to reflect pieces back of yourself to yourself?
What you liked and what you didn’t like
you see in another
and what you see that you like you be more of
and what you see that you don’t like you look at what judgment, point of view or story
has got you triggered
so that you can let it go
and make more room for love
for yourself and another
because another is just a reflection of you.
Changes the perspective
doesn’t it??
Jodi
don’t forget to check out my new book – A Story of Our Souls

 

Ever Need a Hug…….

Ever Need a Hug……

from nature?

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Spend some time in nature!!

That all supportive, non-judgmental

loving warmth of an embrace

just the way you are

no matter!

Nature doesn’t judge

it’s too busy being alive with life.

Put down all the technology aka cell phone and go spend some time in nature and see how you fel afterwards!!

Jodi

PS – Don’t forget to check out my new book – A Story of Our Souls

Photography credits: Sandra Wagman & Jodi Burke