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Bodies

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No 2 Bodies are the Same – Love Yours No Matter What!!

Real Bodies are fat, and thin, and both and neither and otherwise.

     –  Hane Blank

There is no wrong way to have a body!

     –  Glenn Maria

You were born to be real not perfect!

Cuz You’re amazing just the way you are!!

 

The problem isn’t with your body – it’s what you think of it and what you think of yourself – true self love is thinking love, feeling love, being love and eating love………not fear, judgment, hatred, criticism, jealousy, processed food (and emotions) or abuse of any kind.

 

NO two bodies are the same!!

 

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Choose Body Love!

 

This is a body hate free zone – remember – there is no perfect body only marketing and advertising that reminds you that you’re not good enough and then the self programming loop you keep running in your mind.  It’s time to tell it to f*&^ off – we have approximately 75 000 thoughts a day – most of which were the same that you thought yesterday, last week and probably last year.

It’s a program – delete it and reinstall one of self love and body love!!

The body is the only place your Soul has to live – so take care of it. Raw, Naked and Beautiful – Real, Authentic and Truth.

Eat Real

Live Well

Love Deeply

Laugh Often

Never Give up on Your Dreams

Jodi

xo

Remember – there is nothing wrong with your body but there is a lot wrong with the messages that try and convince you otherwise.

     –  Rae Smith

Struggling with Emotional Eating or Body Issues? – 21 Days Food and You!!

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After Years of Hating my Body I Can Say Now I Love it!!! Photo Credit: Dave Catt

Living Beyond Bondage

Living Beyond Bondage

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Emotional Eating is Self Imposed Abuse, Restriction, Trapment

Living Beyond Bondage came about for a Grant Proposal for Photography but mostly  for my 21 Days Food & You – Stop the Insanity Program AND the Raw, Naked and Beautiful Project.  Anyone who suffers from Emotional Eating will understand this and also benefit from the program hugely.  I will be sharing more on this as well in upcoming posts.

 

– Living Beyond Bondage –

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

Somewhere along the line the story got distorted.

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All the Negative, Limited Loathing Self Talk

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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The start of De-Programming the mental Self Talk

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.

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Self Talk is Better – There is NOW Awareness of the Self Abuse Programming

The mental, emotional and often times physical bondage is excruciating – yet many hide it well from others.  The wires around the head represent the mental constructs of the programs, self talk and beliefs – none of which are self loving.

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.

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

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Starting to Truly See the Lies We’ve Been Telling Ourselves!!!

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  really, 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?

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Waking Up to the Truth of Who You Are (Who I AM!!)

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.

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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True Freedom from Self Imposed Limitations & Abuse

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

This will become a book and gallery exhibitions – I am currently in the Ajijic Mexico area but will be travelling this year and will be posting where I will be – Please contact me if you would like a session!!

Much Love & Gratitude

Jodi Burke

PS Again here is the 21 Days Food & You  and the Raw, Naked and Beautiful Project

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Raw, Naked and Beautiful Project

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Raw, Naked and Beautiful Project

Daily Pic

Daily Pic

 

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Stand Out – Be You!!

It’s easy to stand with the crowd – it takes courage to stand on your own!!

 

Jodi

xo

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!

 

Beautiful Bodies

Beautiful Bodies

 

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I think……

Freckles, Stretch Marks, Tattoos, Birthmarks, Scars

are not only cool but BeYouTilFul!!

You started with an almost clean canvas and look at what you created!

It shows that you have lived!!

Love it all.

Jodi

xo

 

Choose Yourself

Choose Yourself

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Choose Yourself

Render Yourself Free to Choose

To Be, To Live To See

Trust Yourself to choose what IS right for you!

Before you can truly be chosen – you first must choose yourself.

Today I choose:

to be kind

to accept

to laugh

to dance

to love

to see the beauty all around me

to see the beauty within me

to see the beauty in others

Today I choose me!

Choose Yourself

I did!

Love

Jodi

 

Model is Sandra Wagman-Sargant – long time dear friend and amazing Psychic Medium – her site for more info or to have a reading (which I highly recommend) is here.

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

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

Raw, Naked and Beautiful

Raw, Naked and Beautiful

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Raw, Naked and Beautiful

 

 

Have been on the Sunshine most lately and this past week I had no internet, a great time and way to decompress (well sort of, helped a friend move), connect with nature (found an Eagle feather – always a great sign), hang with my dog and really think about the project that I have been talking about for way too long and not doing much about it – until recently and now it is becoming my focus.

Raw, Naked and Beautiful (read more about it here) the project!!

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Raw, Naked and Beautiful

 

In the past couple of weeks I have been able to connect with and start photographing some beautiful and amazing women and am looking to do many more.

Since overcoming my eating disorder AND my body image this has become such a powerful force for me to help as many other women as possible be free too!!

These are just a couple of the photos I took being playful, being comfortable in their bodies, being bold, being beautiful and showing up as themselves and truly embracing being that – body and all!!

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Raw, Naked and Beautiful

 

That is what this is ALL about.

Advertising, Media, Fashion and more has created such judgment of self and others, competition, exercise but not for health of it or the joy of doing it but to manipulate the body or punishment of eating something we shouldn’t.

The craziness and insanity has to stop.

There are no two bodies alike and we need to all embrace our beauty and our uniqueness.

I look forward to bringing many more photos, thoughts and insights on this!!

 

Love

Jodi

xo

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