New Beginnings

New Beginnings

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Leave the Past Behind

When you stop and reflect back over your life it’s interesting to see where you’ve been and where you are if you are on the path of growth and awareness.  You can clearly see when there are new beginnings!

Leave the past where it is – in the past!

I’ve gone through a lot of bs in my life.  It’s not a judgment it just was and at some point I woke up to the fact that the common denominator is all of it was me!!!

I tried to fit in, play by the rules, pretending to be someone I really wasn’t as I never felt good enough.  I lacked confidence, didn’t truly know who I was, lived in fear, doubt and anxiety (of even my own shadow).  I was not allowed to make choices as a child on the clothes I would wear, how to have my hair, what to eat etc so as an adult do you think I could make choices?

Then I went into the public school system where even more of that got enforced.

Then a younger sibling came along who was a highly active energy baby – I was always a good girl and could play well by myself…….so I did……my mom was too worn out for time with me.

I was programmed that life is hard and you work hard – any job as most people don’t like their jobs just get one and do it.

Yoga on the Beach

Also programmed to hate my body, never speak up, battle with food as it was the enemy – restrict it (so actually you are restricting life) and when I couldn’t deal with things or needed to relax – have a drink or several……….

And I went looking for love in all the wrong places!!

I don’t blame anyone here just to be perfectly clear.  I have and am working through my emotions and my ego and have taken responsibility for creating it and buying into other people’s beliefs, realities and programs.

I never knew I could create my own life– that is part of the experiment here on planet earth – coming back to our true, authentic selves and living from there – remembering who we truly be!

If it is not created in and from 100% love – it’s a big fat f*&@ing lie.  Unfortunately most of us have lost what that truly is for ourselves.

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More Yoga on the Beach

I can only speak for me and it has taken me awhile to move through it and get it – hey I am still a work in progress – I just know where I’ve been, where I’m at and where I am going  and it’s pretty amazing.

I have had the pleasure of being in Mexico now for 3months with one more to go.  I had much growth, awareness, reflection time.  I have tapped into deeper consciousness, done my Yoga Teacher training and since being in a place that also has nurtured my soul my creativity is blossoming!

I have created one on line program for dealing with emotional eating that will be on line next week.  Followed by another one of taking it deeper and re-connecting with more of you!  I’ve also expanded back into Coaching and have a Yoga Photo project that will be out later this summer.

Workshops coming and a retreat next winter.  Creativity truly expanding!!

I am grateful for the journey even though it was not fun at times – it’s like my soul wanted to experience what it truly did not want so I could get VERY clear on what I truly desired AND who I truly am / be!!

In the fall, I let almost all of my possessions go, even my beautiful antiques.  Releasing on the outside also releasing o the inside.   I am now travelling with a suitcase  for my clothing and my other baggage just got much lighter– and it’s so freeing!!

I put myself in a country where I didn’t know a soul and couldn’t speak the language, then I had 2 experiences that rocked my world, brought me to my knees and I knew it was time again to dive in even deeper to clear out old programs and baggage so I wouldn’t attract it in again.

It’s like my soul planned it.

I am not weighed down in the 3rd dimensional reality.

I know people are looking at me like I’ve lost it or am a freak.

Those of you who have or are doing this will get it!

Truly living and embodying living on your terms it’s so worth it – words cannot describe it!!!!

The clarity, empowerment, joy, bliss, love and gratitude keep getting fuller and stronger.

Breathing, much breathe work and meditation – slowing the monkey mind and truly becoming Consciousness.

And Radical Self Love………..

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Now things keep lining up easier and effortlessly.

People, events, circumstances just keep getting better!

My quest and journey have brought me to the point where it’s time for me to step up and start helping others break free – especially from food addictions, self hatred, body issues, and disempowerment.

Life is too short to be watching the fear based news and stupid sitcoms that are rather insulting to our intelligence or to battle with food, ourselves or our bodies!

Each moment, hour, day is either passing us by with unmet wants, desires and living fully or we are  growing, evolving, expanding and moving more into our true, authentic, beautiful, powerful selves creating a life we love so much so that we jump up out of bed in the morning full of vibrant radiance as we know.

It’s time for us to truly awaken.

Are you ready??

Lets stay connected and thanks for stopping by and sharing this!!

Jodi

xo

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Jodi in Cobra

 

 

New Look

New Look

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Joyful Living

 

Hey

Yes it’s been awhile since I have posted – my blog has a new look!!

I have been travelling down in Mexico – which you may know from my posts, going through major transition and transformation and now in Yoga Teacher Training so life has been interesting and intense to say the least!!!

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YOGA

After reflecting and taking some time, enjoying the sun and beach, doing yoga, much deep inner personal work, diving into new areas that are rocking my world like Quantum Physics and playing with the field, understanding energy, breath work and consciousness better –  I knew my life was heading in a new direction.  A direction that got me energized and jazzed like never before!

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Therefore new energy – higher vibrational energy – clearer energy – conscious energy – my life will never be the same – so my blog had to take a new look as well.

I am so excited at what is happening and coming down the pipeline – this time has given me a chance to really look within to see what is calling me, who I truly be, what sets my soul on fire and how I can contribute to a better place here on planet earth and I want to share it.

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Surfer in Sayulita

 

A lot of this stuff has not been new to me, I have been learning it and dabbling in it off and on for years BUT never fully embodying it and having it all click so effortlessly – all that reading, watching, learning, attending workshops, seminars etc finally paid off in a very big way!

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Baby Sea Turtle Going to Sea

I have been meeting some incredible people, seeing some amazing things, learning, expanding my consciousness, digging deep into personal growth, raising my vibration, clearing even more old beliefs and patterns and eating really healthy (even more so than usual :)) – once you start down this path you can never turn back.  At times it’s friggin hard or so it seems but then break throughs happen and you can’t put a price tag on those, it is worth every second of it!

Along with my new blog there will be new programs that will be up shortly, more photography, posts, inspiration, fun, recipes, and things to challenge your thoughts, beliefs and the way you are creating your life and living.

2017 did not get off on a great start for me – yet when I reflect back on it it challenged me to truly step into me, the real authentic me who has been there all along she just got put on the side waiting and now she is front and center.

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Early Morning Tranquility

My life and learning has been a journey that I have taken me to where I am today, which is so different to where I was 2 years ago, 1 year ago or even 4 months ago – I feel like I am a totally different person. I am ready  to guide and assist others who have been struggling with similar things – to list a few – emotional eating, low self worth, non-supportive belief systems, inauthentic being to help them re-connect with their true, authentic selves, to be the catalysts for people’s awakening as it’s not what you think.  My life has been my training (and oh so much more) and my wish is to help others in a much shorter time line!!

We are creating our realities each moment– are you enjoying what you are creating and living?

If not stay tuned and keep coming back – I promise you – you won’t be disappointed!!

The rest of 2017 is on it’s way to becoming an amazing year for me that will be filled with many great moments, people, experiences, growth, health, vitality and abundance – I hope it will be for you too!!

Much Love

Jodi

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Yoga on the Beach

 

Food Gratitude

People in Cuba

Cuba

Cuba

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Cuba

 

As you may or may not know I spent the lat 10 days in Cuba!  I didn’t just go MIA 🙂

One of the places on my bucket list before it really changed as I so wanted to photograph there.

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Cuba

 

I don’t know where to begin with my experience – lets just say it was very eye opening and yes I did get to feed my photography appetite rather well!

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Cuba

 

At the same time there is not internet allowed in homes there, so if you can find a store to buy a card, actually you can find a card much easier not eh street but you will pay 2 – 4 times the amount of a card from the store.  You need a wifi card to get on the internet – it’s good for an hour (or so it says – I lost 4 cards for less than 30 mins in time) and you have to find a wifi park  – some higher end hotels will have wifi.

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Cuba

 

It is funny to see 100 or or so people all on their phones in one area – and when there is this many there is no chance of getting on the internet – i did well to log on and then check my email which in itself took awhile as it’s all dial up – OMG – won’t be taking wifi for granted any more!!

While in Cuba I met a guy who took me through all the back streets – places I am sure most people don’t go – he knew it well so I got to see lots and took many photos of Havana most people don’t see!

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Cuba

 

I am just sharing a few photos here as I have many – it was hard to choose and it may look like I took many cars photos – which I did – it was fun seeing so manifold cars but I took many other too and I will share more in upcoming posts!

I know my eyes got open in Cuba as I did not stay in an all inclusive place – I really got to see some of Cuba  – it is a third world country and at one time it was an extremely wealthy country.

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Cuba

 

It has opened my eyes up to have more Gratitude in my life and my daily choices of even some simple things.

What a way to start 2017 – Look out as some exciting things will be coming down the pipeline here!!

Create a Fantastic Day!

Much Love

Jodi

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Cuba

 

New Years Resolutions Suck – Part 2

 New Years Resolutions Suck – Part 2

 

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Mexico NY’s sunset

 

Went into a Mexican town near where I am staying to this restaurant that served the best shrimp ever.  We got the lat table and parking space as it was busy in this area with a New Years Day celebration going on al over and people were every where!

I got to watch the people having fun, playing, eating, celebrating – what joy!  Then I got to watch the sunset – and that is one of my most favourite things to do is watching the sun rise or set – such beauty and in the moment!!

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New Years day in Mexico

 

Now that we know from Part one why New Years Resolutions suck – what can we do differently to make sure 2017 doesn’t turn out like 2016, 2015, 2014 and so on!

We all have things we want to improve on, work towards, change or let go of – go ahead and make that list of those things.

Now ask yourself why?  Why is it I want to have, be or do those things……..keep asking yourself why or even what will it mean?

When you’ve gone as far as you can now dig a little bit and ask how you will feel when you get there.

ex

I want to lose 5 lbs

Why?

Because my clothes won’t feel so tight

What does that mean to me?

I can wear more of my clothes and feel better in my body.

How does that feel when I think of myself being able to wear more of my clothes and feel better in my body.

I will feel more confident, more attractive, healthier……..

What you are truly going for is the feeling or essence of what you desire – if there is no emotion behind it, there is no energy and it will not happen.

ex

I want to lose 5 lbs

Why?

because, I do

Yes but why?

I don’t know, so I can fit in my clothes but it never happens, this probably won’t be any different this time (you may be thinking as well)

How will that make you feel?

I don’t know, better……

 

See the difference, better yet FEEL the difference.

Get some energy behind what you truly desire not just in New Year’s Resolutions but anything in life – E-motion is Energy in Motion – if there is truly just nothing there there will be nothing there.  Time to spend some time and get real and honest with yourself.  I you want to lose 5 lbs but have no interest in doing anything different and really don’t care if you first into more of your clothes or not – then just be honest with yourself so that later on you don’t have an excuse to mentally or verbally beat yourself up.

On you have the why, the emotion and the energy behind it – then you will more naturally move in directions that will help you on that path – all of a sudden some of your cravings may go down, or you just aren’t as interested in eating some of those foods, or tv well what a waste time lets go for a walk, get out in nature or do some stretching become a priority.

Pay attention though – you may get tested a few days in – go back read our why, the emotions and you may need to really bring those feelings to the forefront again as since we are human beings it can be easy to fall back into old patterns and programming – it takes minimum 21 days to change a habit / pattern as we are creating neuro-pathways.

I know you can do it though – you’ve got it in you.

Why settle for mediocrity where there is so much more out there!!

You deserve it!!

I’e got your back as I’ve been there before!!

Have an amazing day and get in touch with your why and feelings!!

Life will never be the same!

Jodi

 

PS

For al little more on this I will be doing my first FB live later today – will keep you posted on time!

 

 

Why New Years Resolutions Suck!!

Why New Years Resolutions Suck!!

 

You have 2 choices in life

– to live the life you were born to live

or

– live the life you were conditioned to live!!

The greatest source of pain in life is NOT living your Soul’s purpose.

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Sometimes we need new eyes or vision to see clearer as to how we really want to be living!

2017 is going to be the year of truth and growth.

Lets not waste our time making the same New year’s resolutions as all the previous year.

Why do I say that?

These are the common resolutions people make each year

Lose Weight and Get Fit
Quit Smoking
Learn Something New
Eat Healthier and Diet
Get Out of Debt and Save Money
Spend More Time with Family
Travel to New Places
Be Less Stressed
Volunteer
Drink Less

 

AND the most broken ones.

Do any of these look familiar??

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Sometimes all we see or focus on is what we have to give up, get through or the pain of change.

 

As I write this I am sitting in a quaint, little roadside cafe with organic gardens around, sunlight filtering through, beautiful music softly playing, fresh food available and open, nice people around – oh and I am wearing flip flops too!

I have learned this nurtures my Soul big time!!

I became honest with myself and what I truly desired!

What is the definition of insanity?

Keep doing the same things over and over yet expecting different results!  And I know that – I’ve been there many times!

I stopped doing NY’s resolutions years ago.  I started doing thing daily, weekly, monthly that in a years time I could look back,reflect and say holy shit – good job Jodi!!!  Look at how far you’ve come, look at where you were and where you are now!

It’s those little things, those little steps / choices that we make daily that over time can hugely shift our lives – it does not have to be the all or nothing on NY’s!

Look at gym memberships as an example – the first week in January the gym is crowded – you will wait for machines, classes will be jammed pack full and my March back to the same old.

Stop jumping in with the all or nothing mentality!

Remember – it’s YOUR life – each moment is a choice point – what are you choosing?

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Is your foundation of yourself and your life solid and strong or not?

Stay tuned for Part 2 with some great questions to get you thinking about How Do You Want to be Living YOUR Life!!

Until then, have a fantastic New Years no matter what you are doing and prepare for 2017 to be a pivotal year!!

Much Love

Jodi

xo

 

Human Design Boxing Week Special

Human Design

Have you ever heard of Human Design?  You’re probably thinking wth is this??!!

A little over 2 years ago I had a very quick overview of my design by someone researching it.  Never thought much more of it as it was so quick as I was needing to leave an event.

This past year I have been searching more and digging and I’ve been asking myself what is my true path in this life.  I felt out of sorts and out of place on my true calling.  Several months ago I was on Gaia and found this interview with Chetan Parkyn on Human Design and the interview fascinated.  So much so I went to his site, got my free design then upgraded to the $19.95.  It shared some things that tweaked my curiosity even more as it was tapping into me – the real me.  I needed more information as it was resonating big time with me so I jumped in got my designed read, bought books, trainings and just finished my certification to begin yet there is still more and I am excited at the journey.

I have bending friends and family and they have been blown away with how much insight it is sharing with them of themselves!!!

 

What is Human Design?

Human Design is a new, cutting-edge personality assessment tool that shows you your unique decision-making strategy, your special gifts and talents, where you carry your pain and your potential for healing and wisdom.

Human Design is a synthesis of Eastern and Western Astrology, the Chinese, I’Ching, The Kabbalah, the Hindu Chakra System and Quantum Physics. Your Human Design chart is calculated using your birth date, time and place.

If you’re like some people who is into personal growth, you’ve probably attended multiple personal growth seminars and read lots of books about manifesting “change” and creating success in your life. Maybe you’ve even studied specific techniques to help you release “blocks” and get yourself “unstuck”.
But you still haven’t seen the results you’ve been hoping for. (Even though you’ve been doing everything “right”.)

It’s not your fault.

The single most important reason you haven’t had the success you’ve been working so hard for is this:

A One Size Fits All Approach to Life Does NOT Work!

 

The same is true for us. We are all unique and designed to function in the way that is best for us.

Yet, we are all conditioned by our upbringing, education and society to try to act and create in one specific way.

For example, how many times have you tried to “Just Do It” and “Manifest Your Destiny” (just like the so-called experts have told you…) only to have your dearest efforts result in frustration, disappointment and even bitterness?

Maybe you’ve even felt like a failure, or that you lack “will power” and that you are weak and somehow broken.
The real reason why people get “stuck” or feel blocked in their life isn’t because they’re broken, screwing up or lacking in willpower and character.
It’s simply because they don’t really know who they are and how they operate.
In order to create what you want in your life, you have to:

– Know who you really are
– Know what you really want,
– Understand how to know what is right for you
– Make decisions that are correct for you
– Understand how your unique energetic blueprint operates in the world

If you don’t understand these five basic things, you’re probably bouncing around in your life acting like a nerve cell pretending to be a heart cell.

Understanding your Human Design is like having an instruction manual for your life. Your Human Design chart contains information that can help you:
– Understand your strengths and gifts
– Learn your life purpose
– Discover the Truth of Who You Are and Why you are here
– Master your unique money-making strategy
– Create relationships that are supportive, Joyful and good for you
– Find the best way for you to stay healthy & physically vibrant
– Get yourself “unstuck” and create what you want in your life.

 

It’s like having a true Soul connection!

 

Here is my chart – kind of funky looking eh?  Yet sooo much information about myself has been revealed!!

 

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Human Design

If you are interested in having a Human Design session – I am offering my readers an introductory price of 50% off this Boxing Day WEEK special (sessions will take place in January). Regular price $150 / session

Now $75.

Pop me an email at jodi@jodiburke.com  and provide your Birth Date and time and location and we will book your appointment in.

I so look forward to sharing more of you with you so that 2017 is NOT a repeat!!

There are many successful people that have tapped into Human Design and it has helped propel them on their true path, soul connection and alignment.

Create a authentic yet magical life!!

Love

Jodi