Old Mexican Buildings

Old Mexican Buildings

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Part of an Old Garment Factory in Mexico

 

 

Just took a 5 day little trek to the ocean for some fun in the sun – ok the beach!!

On the way there we went to an old as in 200 yrs old garment factory that the front has been restored on and an open theatre has been created.

 

 

 

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One of the Halls in the Factory

 

The rest of the building was a photographers dream – ok mine 🙂  I love old fallen down buildings especially brick and wood, this one had much character and history!.

 

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Parts Still Standing After 200 yrs…….or is it?

 

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Thru the Old Door

 

On the way back we stopped at a 150 year old hacienda.  I did not know that hacienda’s were sometimes 1000’s of acres big.

Both of these buildings were big.

 

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Just Part of the Old Hacienda

 

 

Yet, it was a form of slavery until the revolution in the early 1900’s.  It got me to thinking about history – or is there as in the quantum world everything is now.  So why does history keep repeating itself or does it?

Since we are multi dimensional beings, is it that all timelines hold the same energies, just different eras or themes but similar.

 

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The Second Building

 

As in slavery – this time line covers it up well yet it’s still slavery.

Just think about that for a moment.

 

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I’m Curious of the Stories Here

Yet, we can start choosing differently.

We are more powerful than that!

Jodi

xo

I forgot to mention, I took tons of photos, had fun and am excited about the stories I will be creating with them – this is only a taste of much more!!  I was in heaven!! 🙂

 

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The Back or Middle of the Main House?

My Eagle Story

Eagles

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The Eagle

In the Eagle, there is all the wisdom of the world.

  –  Lame Deer

 

I would like to share this little story because of my friend Sandra.
The last few times we’ve spoken, she has mentioned several times every time someone comes into her reading room they comment on my eagle picture you’ve got to share it  she says.
By the way she’s an awesome reader – check her out.
 I got thinking okay I’ll share it as I have a fascination with Eagles and I’ve been blessed many times in my life with amazing encounters with eagles.
Even the story behind this image yet I will share this one.
When I was getting married, my mom, who had past away 6 months earlier, I asked her for a sign that she was with me when I got married.
It was a simple wedding with a couple of friends on the beach on Vancouver island.
I said mom, please give me a sign through the eagle during the wedding.
While we were  doing our vows there was an eagle way high up in the sky flying above us.
I said to my friend well  she came but I was hoping for something else something more to be honest. Yet I was happy.
She said Jodi, you can’t you can’t have expectations of how it’ll show, how she will show you, yet she did let you know.  I said I know, I guess I wanted more.  I was missing my mom to be honest.
Anyways, we went for dinner.
At dinner both my brother and I both had ordered rice with our meals and instead we  got mashed potatoes.  I asked the waiter for rice.  Sandra asked me if I didn’t like mashed potatoes, I replied with I love mashed potatoes but my mom had the best mashed potatoes.  She said really.  So I asked the kids who had the best mashed potatoes and both replied together – Grandma Eve (as they called her).
Sandra replied with well, that’s how it works  – your mom is letting you know she is here but not in the way you expected or wanted.
hmmmm ok I said okay fair enough I get it!
The next day comes and my  husband and I drive out to Tofino on the far West coast on Vancouver Island.
We were staying at a hotel at the far end of the beach from Tofino.
We pulled up to this  hotel as it was set back from the water but it’s where all the fishing boats anchored. The big fishing boats that go out to sea.
 As we pulled into the parking lot there was at least 50 Eagles sitting  in trees all around.
I want okay thanks Mom that is awesome but wait, it gets better !!
The next morning I get up and  make my coffee,  we’re staying in a condo style hotel  on the second floor.
I make my coffee and go to sit on the couch as it’s has a great view out the window.
Right off  to the side is as big tree  less than 30 feet from the balcony and sitting on a branch is an Eagle looking at me.
Whoa!!
We didn’t leave till about 10 or so that morning  and the eagle was still there.
We came back about 5 or so to get ready for dinner and  the eagle was still there.
We came back from dinner about 9 or so the eagle was still there.
Wow, ok thanks Mom!!!!
Of course the next day when I woke up,  the Eagle was gone, but I knew my mom was letting me know she was there.
There is no division between the seen and unseen except what we allow.
What stops us is our fears, points of views and programs.
As Everything is Energy and just vibrates at different speeds.
Me, yeah I’m still working on heightening my skills yet it’s possible for any of us.
The marriage didn’t last but the memory did!!
Thanks for reading!!
Jodi
xo
PS – I don’t share this to brag about the Eagles as to loved ones are still near us many times.

Mexico Unseen

Mexico Unseen

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Guachimontones Pyramids near Guadalajara

 

A year of playing with different photography and learning how to use Photoshop – I finally gave in as my direction and creativity that is wanting to be expressed goes beyond a simple click or black and white.  I get to entwine it with diving deeper down the rabbit hole of Quantum Physics and life!!

Mexico Unseen is looking with a different perspective.

 

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Guachimontones Pyramids – this is the second biggest one – the biggest still needs to be cleared

I had fun creating these and they will be up for sale shortly on my Portfolio site.

Seeing these pyramids and the ‘history’ behind them left me with many more questions about our Universe and our history!!  Much of it is unseen to the every day person.

These are just a few of the images I am working on.

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What IS really out there?

Mexico is a beautiful country rich with culture and much unexplored – I will be doing much more exploring of it this year!!

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I couldn’t resist – for any of you that get it!! 🙂

Enjoy!!

Jodi

Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead

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Day of the Dead

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted any photos form Mexico and what a beautiful opportunity to share some of the photos and experience I got to take in yesterday.

What an honouring and celebration of people who were very special in people’s lives and a releasing of their Souls.

Enjoy!!

xo

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Day of the Dead

One of the many beautiful alters for then that passed over.

 

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Day of the Dead

Several working on the alters before dark.

 

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Day of the Dead

The time, the focus, the honouring and the love shined through watching these being created!

 

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Day of the Dead

A wall full of these waiting to be lit in honour.

 

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Day of the Dead

One of the many Catrinas.

 

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Day of the Dead

 

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Day of the Dead

It was beautiful to see a wall lit up!

 

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Day of the Dead

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!

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

Catching Up

Why We Do Yoga

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Why We Do Yoga

Wow what a crazy few weeks!!

Mercury is in Retrograde and I decided to go back to Canada during this time -flying – travelling not always a great idea as I found out on my way back!  Lets just say I would never fly United Airlines again and letting others know it!!  Rude customer agents and over priced baggage fees!

My time is in Canada and USA was busy – gathering things together to come back down to Mexico for a longer stay, packing up things, visiting friends, playing with my dehydrator and making lots of crackers, cereal and a few other goodies and shooting Yogi’s for the book coming out very soon Why We Do Yoga.

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Why We Do Yoga

It’s been an amazing venture to meet and be able to Photograph most of these Yogi’s – words cannot describe it!  I cannot wait to share the photos, the whys and more – it truly has inspired me even deeper – whether you do Yoga or not, or something that moves the body and bring you joy, awareness and a way to connect mind, body and spirit is what is essential.

We have become extremely disconnected and uncaring – I experienced it first hand at the Airport.

Now that I am grounded for a little while in Mexico I will be diving deeper into Yoga, consciousness, awareness, energy, manifesting, real and raw foods and more!.  I have no dehydrator here but I did an amazing deal on a juicer when I got back here and will be experimenting using the sun energy for dehydrating.

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Quiet Time

I’ve already started my sprouts, kombucha and tomorrow will be raw sauerkraut.

Whether it’s food, thoughts, feelings or intentions – it’s all energy and it all matters or will create matter!

I am realizing that people and the world are waking up – we need to – our health and the planet is headed in the wrong direction for many.  It does not have to be hard, boring, confusing or taste bad.

We are powerful creators – we create everything in our lives and we are live beings who need to be eating more live or real foods!

I joke with people now and say – once you take the blue pill and you actually swallow it – life becomes very different!

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Go for Peace as much as possible!

Can’t wait to share.

I hope you are having an amazing day and if not go find something or someone that brings you joy and move more into that vibration!!

Peace, Love & Consciousness

Jodi

PS – More info here on Why We Do Yoga

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Love heals much!

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

 

Feliz Navidad

Feliz Navidad

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Mexico Christmas Tree

 

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and everything else from Mexico – they decorate differently here!! 🙂

May you be filled with love, joy and gratitude and spread that around with even a smile during the holidays as not everyone has family and friends near.  We need more compassion in the world!!

A little Christmas music for you – it is beautiful.

Enjoy!

Love

Jodi

 

Hallelujah – Pentatonix

 

The Adventure Begins

The Adventure Begins

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Mexico street

 

 

Well it’s been a little over a week since I arrived in Mexico and wow what a week!  My adventure truly has begun!

For many of you, you have may have travelled outside of North America – but embarrassing as that may be yes it’s my first time and I am immersed right in Mexican culture.  I am learning about the peso, Spanish and how friendly and nice the people are.

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Mexican Store

 

In the week since I’ve been here and getting my feet wet so to say I’ve had my Birthday where I was treated to a Mexican lunch on the water and massage with a little walk about in the tourist but very Mexican part of town.

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Preparing Coconuts

I got a mini tour of Guadalajara, which that downtown makes Vancouver seems like a town – oh my!!  Great old Spanish style architecture and an old big church.  I also got to meet a family that for 5 generations have been hand painting pottery.  I got  tour of space that is the same place still over all those years.  It takes days to paint a piece and they are well known as Harper and Obama with the Mexican President all used their plate ware etc  They have been written up all over the world.  What a treasure!

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I’ve been to a few markets, walked many cobblestone roads, watched some great sunsets, ate some Mexican food and even took the local bus!

I realize how fortunate we are in North American and well take things for granted!

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Mexican market

 

During this week Mercury also went Retrograde and it’s an extremely powerful time more so than other retrogrades.

 

The day Mercury went retrograde my long time buddy Spirit passed over into spirit form – not easy being where I was and having to make a decision, but my dear friend who has known Spirit since I got him as a puppy and the co-parent of Spirit (and yes our kids) were there, I couldn’t have asked for anything better – he knew he was greatly loved.  We have been so blessed to have him for almost 14 years – he was a great dog.   He was a gentle dog yet his wildness came out when protecting the property from bears.  He probably set a record for chasing and or treeing many bears!

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Spirit

 

Coincidence he decided that that day was the day to pass over?? I don’t think so, he was part wolf and extremely smart!

I also gave up my Mushroom Bullet coffee morning ritual………..holy shit not much going on in my world!!

I share that with you as I am setting the stage for 2017.

What do I mean by that?

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This Mercury Retrograde is about letting go of things, beliefs, ways that no longer serve you.  I have also been diving in deep to my values, my future, why am I here, how do I want to be of service, what is my purpose and how do I operate in this world.  How much of the world is set up doesn’t work for many of us. I have been studying and learning Human Design as it’s been the best thing for me to know me better. It has answered so many questions about me. My truth is about being more authentic in the world and helping others see their truth and know who they really are and their beauty and uniqueness.  I’ve deepen my knowledge of quantum physics, parallel universes and of course energy!!

Everything is Energy and we ARE  Energy!

We spend approximately 1/3 of our life working – are you happy doing what you love or are you collecting a pay check?

We are all highly intuitive – are you following your intuition?

Do you really know who you are or how you want to be in the world?

Do you have a vision, a very clear strong vision of your future, how you want to live, be doing etc?

The moon is in Sagg – which is my sign – its expansive and all about truth and  adventure.

It’s a BIG transition going on right now, so if you are feeling the energy good!

Dive in, ask yourself some questions, journal, meditate, cry, dance, move your body, love more and during the holidays try to eat healthy!

Had to throw that in 🙂  by ignoring what you’re intuitively feeling or picking up on by overeating, eating a lot of sugar sweets or one too many cocktails January will be hard for you.

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Eat More Real Foods

 

Ask yourself these questions – Are you in love with your life? and Are you in Love with YOU!?? (not egotistically speaking)

This is the time to tap into you, get out of the friggin box, and get creative – if you wanted to work for yourself NOW is the best time.

2017 is going to be an amazing year for people to expand, wake up, truths to be exposed and for many of us to claim our uniqueness, our beauty and our power.

Will you be joining in?

Thanks for stopping by!

Jodi

xo

 

PS  If you have not heard of Human Design and are wanting answers in your life, about yourself or how you operate in the world my services will be up soon!!

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Mexico