Heart and Soul

Heart and Soul

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Stop Playing Small or Hiding Your Light – that’s NOT Your Truth Photo Credit: Dave Catt

 

I put my heart and soul into my work, and in the process lost my mind!

        – Vincent Van Gogh

Once you have come to know how great you are – then your heart, mind and Soul will not let you give up!!

     –  Shubhanshu Tiwari

Dance to YOUR Own Beat – No Matters What Others Think!! Photo Credit: Dave Catt

 

Respond to every call that excites your Soul / Spirit – ignore the ones that make you fearful, doubt or feel not good enough.

Your Soul is always going to whisper YOUR Truth back to you, Your Soul wants what is best for you, and if you try to silence it’s voice, eventually that whisper will turn become a roar!!

What’s in your Heart and Soul must find a way out for you to live your Truth and from Love.

Everything else is just a BFFL and distractor!! 🙂

Be YOU Today!!

Jodi

xo

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Uranta is Now in North America!!

Uranta

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Me in My Uranta Clothing!

Chances are if you are reading this and you live anywhere in North America you haven’t heard of Uranta…….yet!!

If you know me or have been following me then you know what I put in and on my body in all forms is important – healthy!

So…….what is Uranta? (if you are shopping from the USA – you can switch that to reflect in the upper right hand corner)

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Uranta – Different backs on many tops

Uranta is beautiful clothing – made out of natural fibres, comfortable, beautifully designed with amazing owners.  Since finding Uranta I practically live in the clothes!!

The prices are awesome BUT the best part is this co helps employ single moms and people in the community – which desperately needs it.  Also, as I mentioned in an earlier post Uranta started the drumming project for Gr’s 1 – 8 at one school and are hoping to branch out to several more schools – so 7% of every sale goes to this project – BIG Win Win!!

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I am so usd to being on the other side of the camera lol

You can order directly through this link – yes it’s affiliate and if you want to become an affiliate and carry these great clothes in your Yoga studio, spa, healing clinic, store or out of you home in North America you can do that now!!

You can find out how they are helping the environment here.

Stitches that Matter Drumming Project here.

Womens and Mens clothing!

Join the Tribe here.

Your body is going to love this!!

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Uranta – Photo Credits: Dave Catt

Please feel free to reach out with any questions.

Uranta – handmade with Love – Mindful Clothing!!

Namaste

Jodi

xo

 

 

 

Your Light

Your Light

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Let YOUR Light Shine

 

Don’t you know yet? It’s your light that lights the world!!

      -Rumi

Don’t let negativity and darkness dissolve your light!

Each time your embrace the truth of who you are, you bring a little more light into the world!

– unknown

The Soul has no secret that the behaviour does not reveal.

        – Lao Tzu

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Things that Keep us Locked Up

IN this game called life we have been fed many lies, for instance that our genes play a role in disease, weight etc but in fact they only play 1% of that role – the rest is environment.  In other words our genes adapt.  They are liquid crystals – anyone who loves crystals knows the properties of them – so in our bodies our genes our liquid crystals – totally programmable – so what are you programming them with??  They also affect our DNA – can’t wait to share more on that – mind blowing but fun!

 

Chemicals from foods and vaccines? Negative or low vibing emotions like stress, dread, judgments (of self and others) or fear etc, drugs,tv and news, little to no body movement, little to no connection with nature or sunshine…………I could go on

or

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Do Yoga or some kind of Body Movement – Photo Credit Sandra Wagman

Eating real foods – that aren’t processed or full of chemicals, use more natural forms of healing like homeopathy, herbs, essential oils etc, live in emotions of much Gratitude, Love, Joy and Bliss as you are truly on your path and connected with your Soul and Source, walk, do Yoga or hike, bike etc, spend time in nature either walking, hiking or growing a garden as some examples and walk barefoot in nature – one of the best ways to ground ourselves – at least an hour – my excuse for walking the beach when I am near one!! 🙂

When we go back to the basics in all areas of our lives and spend some time breathing, quieting the mind or meditating (so little to no tv) laughing lots, hugging loved ones and having such an attitude of Gratitude for all in your life – we actually do bring in more light – it’s the truth of who we are.

We did not come down here to get hard lessons – we came down here to each remember who we are and to truly step into our own divinity and creatively express who we truly be at a Soul level – and play like it was recess most of the time……..seriously…….who wrote the rules telling us it had to be hard, stressed, enslaved, full of chemicals so that when you could retire then you could have fun???

BS

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You Aren’t Here to BE Like Everyone Else

Honour Life and it will honour you with more life – that is keeping things real – food, thoughts (anything not coming from Love is a BFFL) emotions (same as thoughts) and living your truth – that is how you can shine more light into the world.

Your Heart and Soul are the truth – are you able to hear them? Are you ready to step into the Light – your Light?

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BE YOU – No Matter How it Looks to Others!!

If you are stressed, lost, confused, angry, not feeling well or healthy, or doing what you need to to pay the bills ( trust me I know all of these) then you have lost the connection………it’s never too late or too hard to re-connect!!

YOU deserve it – after all it is YOUR life!!

Much Love and Gratitde

Jodi

xo

 

Great place to start is 21 Days Food and You – this is a great start for anyone to start uncovering what has been covering up their light!!

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!

 

Emotional Abuse

Emotional Abuse

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How is Your Self Talk?

 

When someone is putting you down, leaves you feeling like you can’t do anything right, makes you feel worthless or bad about yourself, doubting yourself or who you are being – just know you’ve done nothing wrong.

Know that that isn’t love – it’s emotional abuse.

Whether from someone or even yourself.

Don’t buy into the bull shit.

Self talk and Self Love are taking your life and living to a higher vibrational way of living and being!

Jodi

xo

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