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30 Days of Photos #18

30 Days of Photos #18

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This one was taken in the garden – it’s a piece of nature.

So much beauty, aliveness and abundance in nature.

When was the last time you spent time in nature, no phones etc, observing, being quiet

and possibly even barefoot – which is very grounding and healing!

It’s called The Fan

Jodi

 

Soul Awakening

Soul Awakening

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Soul Awakening – Follow It

It’s been almost two years since the end of a narcissistic relationship and I can honestly say it was probably one of the best gifts ever given to me because it started me on the path of truly Awakening!!
When we truly aren’t on the right path, or going in the right direction or not paying attention our Soul will step in to really get our attention and that is usually through something that can be painful – so we either dig in to do the work to heal and wake up more or we go into victim mode.
I had to be honest with myself – I not been paying attention, gave my power away and my Soul stepped in and gave me a wake up call – that is what happens when we least expect it!!
I choose to do the work as I did not want to go through that again.
In the last 2 years I have dug deep within myself, healed old emotional wounds, aka lightened the toxic emotional baggage,  cleared old energies no longer needed in my life, forgiven many people who I perceived did something wrong,  released unhealthy ways of thinking and being, expanded and raised my awareness therefore consciousness!!
It truly was a gift in disguise for me.
It’s still an on going process!!
When I first started the healing process I was hurt, confused, and rattled I will be honest.  Yet I have been looked after and supported during this whole process of unraveling more of me and my truth and letting go of my untruths and many many programs. Plus I have some amazing friends who held space for me during some rough moments!! ( you know who you are!! :))
I took the opportunity to  really dive in and look at why I attracted this or better yet why I created it because we’re creating everything in our lives – nothing just happens or is outside of ourselves.
I had to dive in and look at the energies of that relationship, me and my truth as to  how it  ended and what came out of it.
Manipulation, deception and  cheating were the themes.
WTF  was I vibrating energetically?  Who was I really being? Where was I not being honest in my life and in myself? Who was I lying to? Who was I manipulating?
Lots of questions lead to lots of introspection as I was asleep to the truth of me!
And yes there were many amazing moments and growth in that relationship that I am also thank full for – it was how it came to an end that more was revealed!
 I realize that it was me to me by not choosing me, by not being me, by trying to fit in and be liked by everyone (seriously like wth eh?? :).  By wearing personas or masks of pretending everything was okay or I was this or that yet being so disconnected from within and that was the energy being played out in my reality.
When we choose to go within and do the work that’s when magic and miracles start happening!!  That is when awareness grows and therefore consciousness.  Yes it’s an on going daily thing.
It hasn’t always been easy in the last 2 years and I’ve reached plateaus, coasted for a while and then turned around and did more deep-diving as I call it.
It’s always always been worth it taking me to a new level one of more awareness, one of more calmness, more joy, more self love, forgiveness and even non-judgements.
And remembering – remembering more of who I am in this human exploration and what brings me true joy while being here.
That is the start and the journey of the Soul Awakening and remembering who one truly is and to choose you!  None of it comes from ego or programs being run.
We really are much more than the human we pretend to be!!
Self – Soul – Source – higher vibrations of pure Love.
The Soul speaks to you through the heart as it only knows Love – real, pure Love.
Trust your heart!
Jodi
xo

Duality

Duality

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Black – White / Dark – Light

 

Duality is just like a photograph that is black and white.

Black – White

Dark – Light

We all have darkness and light within ourselves,  also known as a shadow self – the parts unseen or not wanting to look at.

Dense emotions such as fear, shame, guilt, judgments etc, hidden aspects, wounded ego  are examples.

It’s when we go within and shine a light, an awareness on that darkness of those energies, those memories, those stories and change the energies from fear, shame, guilt, judgments etc to forgiveness, love, awareness is when we truly start emerging and freeing ourselves.

To bring  more light to the dark we then become lighter literally. BEing a higher vibrational energy of forgiveness, love, joy etc are light AND our truth.

We are literally more Light – therefore Love.

Duality is supposed to exist in black and white photos not within us!!

Much Love

Jodi

xo

Imprisonment

Imprisonment

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Constructs of the Mind & Ego

‘When one is released from the prison of self,  that is indeed freedom!!  For self is the greatest prison.’

  –  Abdu’l Baha

 

Imprisonment  – is usually one of the self.

It is when we are being human and are stuck in our beliefs, patterns, programs and points of view that keep us from experiencing joy, love, gratitude, self love and bliss.

They are constructs of the mind aka computer and they are the ones that keep us in  various levels of lack, fear, judgement, separation, anxiety, stress, ill health and…….

In the photo, there really is no lock there and just like in our minds we are free to unlock our truth, our true potential and free to choose something else.

We feel this reality is so real as we use our 5 senses to decode it yet if we move beyond that is really where freedom is.

You do have the key!

It’s all just looking at things from a different perspective, more awareness and be willing to let go of how we think it should be.

So for today, be open, be willing to choose something different for you.

Choose for you based on what you truly desire – not what you think you should choose or that someone told you you should choose.

Choose to get out of the imprisonment of the constructs of the human mind – that is where true freedom exists!!

Jodi

xo

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You Really do Have the Key – it’s Time to Remember

Whispers from Your Soul

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It Starts with Self Love

Whispers from Your Soul

Beautiful One

Did I share with you that guilt is to the Soul what pain is to the body.

Love is the language of the Soul.

A beautiful Soul recognizes beauty in others,

just as in themselves.

Breath, Surrender, Let Go, Love

Your Soul

xo

My Truth

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You were Meant to Be You!!

 

 

“If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite.” —  

     –  William Blake

‘Find out who you are and be that person.  That’s what your Soul was put on this earth to be.  Find that truth, love that truth and everything else will come.”

     –  Ellen DeGeneres 

 

 

 

My Truth

 

I have been a health advocate for years – was into health products in my 20’s and eating healthy yet I also swung to the other end and had an eating disorder and of course in my 20’s worked int eh service industry so partied too much……..from one extreme to the other!!

I was doing green drinks more than 15 years ago, became a Raw Food Chef 10 years ago, into Superfoods for at least 7 years and I don’t say that to brag but to say I truly believe in eating ’real’ foods.  I also stopped my eating disorder from the physical side.

I have done, used, tried, learned about many alternative healing modalities and became a practitioner of some.  My kids got the benefits of me needing to practice on people – they were younger and loved it – mostly hot stone massage.

 

I share that as it’s truly been part of my life – ask anyone who knows me personally or spends time with me.

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Eat Real Foods

A couple of years ago I started feeling like I needed to move beyond food as the focus – was promoting Superfoods and recipes etc  I knew there was more, Energy, The matrix, etc was calling me.  Since that time I dove into Human Design, Akashic Records (again), Emotion Code, Yoga, some Breath work, Karma Clearing, DNA Activation, Consciousness, The Matrix and more.

 

Got training thinking I would be doing some of those – so used to taking care of others, yet the more layers and healing I peeled back of myself more of the truth came clearer.

The more I learn about energy it’s incredible and fascinating

Even the energy of food – once you realize, learn or understand it you won’t eat much if any process chemical laden foods or foods from animals that have been abused – you just won’t!!

 

So why am I sharing all of this?

 

As you may know the past 18 months or so I’ve been doing much of my own healing and deep inner work – so much so that once I understood some of my programs, beliefs, perceptions I have had to eliminate people, foods, certain things from my life that were not in alignment – anyone or anything that does not stand in truth, integrity, love, honesty I’ve let go of or walked away.

I am grateful for the times we spent, things we did or happened and being showed what I don’t desire or who I am not.

 

Once you understand energy – Everything IS Energy and everything is a frequency and when you are doing the inner work things and people can become misaligned – we try to hang on yet there is no resonance now.

 

As in being the health / superfoods promoter – I will always share as it’s my lifestyle easily but it’s not my focus or my truth as why I am here.

 

Peeling off the personas and masks down to the truth – my truth – the truth of who I am  – those are the whispers from our soul – if we choose to hear or listen.

 

Yet the head, ego or buying into someone else’s limiting beliefs that you can’t do that or you won’t make money or blah blah blah keeps one stuck or not moving in the direction of their dreams, their truth, that was the case for me.

No one else knows your truth but you and unfortunately many of us decided to have amnesia or put on masks.

 

It’s time to take it off.  The energy of the earth is shifting to help each of us – who are willing to do the inner work and remember – it is time and safe to step into our truth and the world needs you!

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There IS Always Beauty to be Seen

Even since I was a young teenager I wanted to be a Photographer.  I even went to school for that and was going to head off to the big city to do it.  Just one winter in Banff to ski first once I finished school then I would go.  Then it became –  well ok maybe next year  and next year never came.

 

Now I did work at the Banff Center as the assistant Photographer and did do my first show in Banff yet I always found an excuse to put my camera down as I bought into programs and didn’t feel like I was good enough.

 

Big Fat Fucking Lies

 

Finally, I have taken off the mask and am ready to step forward and claim myself as an Art Photographer – so much so that I am putting it out here.  I even potentially have booked my first show for later this year.

Because I am changing so is my Photography – it will be heading in a new direction – more focus, creative, artistic and different – can’t wait to share.

 

I already have several projects and collaborations to work on and I am feeling the excitement and exhilaration of it all.

 

So, I ask you – are you living your truth?

 

If time and money were not an issue what would you truly be doing? How would you spend your time? Who would you be?  It’s that thing you love doing and if you never made a penny doing it you would still do it.

 

It’s not too late.

 

We are energetic beings – we are energy which is electrical, which creates a current which translate into currency.

 

Many of us have been programmed that we have to work hard, or at jobs we don’t like or……..for currency.

 

Its time for a radical shift – the energy is supporting us all who want to step into our truth!!

 

I hope you do!!

Jodi

xo

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Time Doesn’t Stand Still – Only Broken Old Cars Do – Today is the Day

 

 

“Shine your light on Love & Truth and your Soul will grow!”

     –  A. D. Williams

 

The Truth Will Set You Free

The Truth Will Set You Free

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When You are Living Your Truth there is Much More Flow

 

The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.

–  Gloria Steinen

We must unlearn what we have learned because a conditioned mind cannot comprehend the infinite.

–  unknown

Universe doesn’t speak English – it speaks in frequencies as in vibes.

The first step of change is to become aware of your own BS – belief systems or bull shit – same thing really 🙂

There are no others out there – whatever you see outside is your own reflection – your mind is creating all of this – it’s a movie and you are the lead role – is it a blockbuster or nightmare?

The Universe has shaken me to awaken me – I saw that quote and it was so fitting.  When shit happens we can either become victims or dive deep within to see what’s really going on and to clear the beliefs, patterns, programs so the real You can emerge.

It’s so worth it when you move through it – as the real You that has been covered up starts to emerge, that is the truth that will set you free!!

Jodi

xo

 

 

21 Days – it’s About You

21 Days – it’s About YOU

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Rise Above Emotional Eating so You Can Love Yourself Again

Ancient Rule of 21: if you do anything for 21 days in a row, it will be installed as a habit.

     –  Robin Sharma

We were ALL born pure, innocent and full of love – somewhere along the line the story got distorted!

The drug of choice for many, especially women, is food.  Something every human needs, every single day. Thats what makes it harder to break free.

 

Along with that drug often comes constant self-criticizing, loathing, judging, and obsessing about what one ate, didn’t eat, body size, and shape. No matter how small the perceived imperfections, their importance becomes distorted.

 

Yes, media, advertising, parents, teachers, friends, or siblings may play a role in seeming to remind us that we aren’t good enough the way we are but it is we who buy into it, we who believe it.

 

It’s a disorder gone rampant. More than 91% of women dislike their bodies and themselves, many to a dangerous and debilitating extreme. 80% of 13-year-old girls have already tried dieting, and 95% of people with an eating disorder are between the ages of 12 and 25.

 

I know – I’ve been one of them.

 

The mental, emotional, and often times also physical, self-bondage is excruciating – yet many, myself included, hide it well from others.

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It Can Seem Lonely – We Don’t Have to Live that Way!

 

21 Days Food and You is ALL about installing new ways of thinking and being and interrupting what you are doing or being now.

After my struggle with an eating disorder, that only in the last couple of years have I started sharing my story – I found ways in which to heal myself, find myself and return to self love – regular counselling did not nor never did work for me.  I am not dissing it – it was just not for me.

I’ve done many things over the years to keep diving deeper within to find the real me, the hidden me, the wounded me so that I could come back to Self Love – which includes ALL of me without judgments and criticism – and hey I am not perfect.

When we let go of these programs that we think are us and running the show keeping us stuck in self destructive thinking and behaving – life gets better, we become lighter and freer.

In 21 Days I share tools and techniques that helped me – the great thing is you can redo it a often as you like – and it only gets better.

It’s a place to start.

Once you do – you will be happy that you did – it will open up new ways of thinking, feeling and even being yourself and others.

My wish for you is each day forward it only gets better – trust me – its’ worth it and so are you!!!

Jodi

xo

PS You can purchase 21 Days Food and You here.

It takes courage to endure the sharp pains of self discovery rather than choose to take the dull pain of unconsciousness that would last the rest of our lives.

     –  Marianne Williamson – A Return to Love

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YOU Can Do It!!! Photo Credit: Cherry Bomb Photography

 

Self Love

Self Love

 

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Self Love is the New Cool!!!

 

If you don’t love yourself, you’ll always be chasing after people who don’t love you either.

     – Mandy Hale

Talk to yourself like you would talk to someone you love.

Self love is the greatest middle finger of all time! 🙂

Perhaps we should love ourselves so fiercely that when others see us they will know how it’s done!!

     – unknown

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Let go of the bonds of Old Programming that is NOT About Self Love!!

 

 

Self love is not about being better than anyone else, comparing, judging, criticizing you or others.

Self Love is about knowing you, your value, that you do matter, and that you ARE perfect being you!!

So then the question IS – Are you truly being YOU?

The more you Love Yourself – the less BS you will tolerate.

Jodi

xo

PS I am not beautiful like YOU – I am beautiful like me!!

Want to know who you are at a deeper level so you can step into the Truth of YOU?

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Young children are ALL about Love….until……..

 

Mercury Retrograde

Mercury Retrograde

 

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Stop Paying Attention to What is Going on Around You

Don’t become too preoccupied by what is happening around you, Pay more attention to what is going on within you.

                    -Mary Frances Winters

 

Today, the day after winter Solstice is when Mercury comes out of Retrograde and is now in it’s shadow part.  I am not too much into Astrology – but maybe you noticed or felt it this time?? – this Retrograde was about reflecting, reviewing, revisiting on the past of 2017 and for some of us it was rather intense!

There is much on the internet for Astrology – Leo King, Kaypacha are my fav’s when I tap in.

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Sometimes the Void is a Struggle – Just Surrender

Yet worth it!!

All good, yet not always easy as it feels like time is standing still.  For me I felt like I was in a void – once I realized this I knew I had to surrender and review.  When we can do that or spend some time in solitude, in nature, in quietness, in the question (not having an attachment or coming to conclusion) then we can allow in new energies, new thoughts, new beliefs and new ways of being for the coming year – 2018.

We learn to see and be from a new perspective which is a different energy which then creates a different life.  For me it has been extremely healing and expanding and growing!!

Quantum Physics and many people have proven that Everything IS Energy…….we ARE energy, consciousness, angels, souls or whatever other name you want to cal it – yet dressed up as a human while here on planet earth to learn some lessons, play, have fun, experience a wide range of emotions as once we return aka die – we go back to being pure love, light energy.

None of this will matter – as it’s ALL an illusion any ways……….a bit of a mind fuck isn’t it??  Yet when we approach it like that we won’t take it too seriously 🙂

What truly matters is how much did we love and how much were we able to give and be love.

It ALL starts with self.

Everything and Everyone is just a reflection back to us from our internal state of thinking and being.

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Everything & Everyone IS Just a Reflection

Mercury rules the mind – our minds are very powerful – they are either working against us, with us or for us!!

Take some time before the end of 2017 to reflect and review to be able to be clear on what does work for you in your life and what doesn’t.

Create each day from the energy of being and feeling – joy, love, gratitude, bliss and whatever else that pleases you.

After all – it is YOUR life.!!

 

Much Love & Gratitude

Jodi

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Self Love is True Love

Self Love is NOT Selfish – You cannot truly love another until you know how to love yourself!!

It’s Been a Year!!

It’s Been a Year!!

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What a Year!!

Wow – It’s been a year!!

It was 1 year ago today I arrived in Mexico to do my first out of the country house sit.

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Vancouver, BC

I took the red eye out of Vancouver leaving behind snow and ice – first time I saw snow stay in Vancouver for more than a day or two – little did I know at that time the snow would only continue coming big time over the next few months.

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Mexico

Within my first 10 days of arriving in Mexico I had my birthday, had to put my dog down – while my best friend and father of my kids held the phone so I could talk to Spirit as he transition, then next my relationship of over 21/2 years came to an abrupt end.

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Spirit

 

It was like my Soul wanted growth with no distractions – I didn’t know a soul in Mexico, couldn’t speak the language and had a little dog and cat to look after.

 

Fast forward a year now and the growth, healing, experiences, people I’ve met, things I’ve done, the programming and ways of being and earning an income that I’ve let go of was nothing I was thinking was going to happen when I came to Mexico – yet I was open to new experiences………I need to be really clear from now on! 🙂

 

I realized I truly wasn’t on the right path……I still had deeper work to do, experiences to experience on my own, people to meet, projects to start and reignite, places to see and photograph, journeys to take and to become more aware of energies and programs I was still running that weren’t serving me.

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Havana, Cuba

I went to Cuba and walked over 100 miles in less than 8 days and have over 2000 images that I shot while there.  I did Yoga teacher training, spent many hours doing Yoga and walking the beach meditating, participated in Temezcals (Mexican Sweat Lodges), created a Why We do Yoga book with over 60 Yogis on Amazon and did a lot of soul searching on my own.

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Why We do Yoga – on my blog & Amazon

 

In sharing all of that I want to extend a huge shout out to my friends that held space for me to process things and emotions – you know who you are, I am so eternally grateful and I love you!! Also had some amazing healers that helped me move thru things much faster – I love Energy Healing Modalities – all I can say is they work and work well.  Alina and Kare did Emotion code with me – you can find out more about it here or watch the documentary E-motion.  Neither has a website up yet but if you want to experience a session reach out to me and I can give you their contact info – they are both amazing!.  I did a Soul Retrevial with Jodi Parker who is someone I adore as she walks her talk and is very good at what she does –which is several things but you have to experience one of her sessions! Her site is Higher Living Journey.  Another person who I adore and is also very gifted at what she does is Sandra Wagman Sargeant – she has been reading for me for years and her readings are usually bang on! You can find out more about her and her readings at Readings with a Twist . All ladies work with anyone anywhere – love technology!!

Wow what a year it’s been.

No it was not always fun – but yet oh so worth it!!!

 

I also have had many amazing moments as well!!

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Sunshine Coast, BC

 

And I just got back from spending 6 weeks in Canada – not the right time of year I agree but it’s how timing works sometimes.  I did some photo shoots for friends, my project, learn to connect with Spirit (no not my dog 🙂 but he did come in), saw many dear people (alive :)), released more of my stuff to truly becoming a nomad (and sad to say some people too yet it’s all good) – that happens when you just are not vibrating at the same level any longer.

It was cold oh so cold for me which makes me appreciate being back in Mexico even more so despite it being cold here right now  too – it’s still warmer than Canada!! Lol

 

And I just started another house sitting gig with my original person – now it’s not 1 dog and cat it’s 3 adorable little dogs.

 

I feel so blessed to what has happened, is happening and what is coming in 2018.

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Greens & Superfoods!!!

Health and eating healthy will always be important to me, and I will always share as I do believe in superfoods (as you will see on my blog), live foods and more.  I had the privilege of photographing Troy and Sharon with their domes and towers and I am getting some towers – I think everyone could use these towers – we need to be growing our own foods!!  The info and link will be on my site soon if you want or know you should be growing your own food too!!

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Growing Towers for Nutrient Dense Foods!

I’ve also dived into the crypto world big time – I have had Bitcoin for a couple of years and got educated on that big time but sat back – now I’ve jumped in much stronger and also highly encourage others to do so too!!  Reach out if you have questions or don’t know where to begin!

 

Living outside the box is more important to me than ever before.  My time in Canada and USA re-enforced that.  The stress I see people under, the prices, the politics and more.

For me that is not truly living my highest potential – as that is not my path.

 

What is calling me more than ever, what is truly wanting to be expressed now is a deepening within my own self to my true potential of living life to the fullest and one of those things is expressing the creativity from within that I’ve kept hidden for a long time and breaking free from self limiting programming especially around emotional eating.  I have always had a love for photography yet I put down my camera for many years – doesn’t matter now why but I did – and as you can see I have no ‘niche’ I enjoy capturing many moments……….just wait!! 🙂

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What are Your Intentions?

2018 is going to be an amazing year.

 

I took a break from doing any posts as I was busy in Canada but also becoming much clearer on where I am headed and putting the final touches on my 21 Day Food & You program, with one more project in the works before I really dive back into the Raw, Naked and Beautiful project.

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Raw, Naked & Beautiful – Real, Authentic & Whole

 

I know adventure, health, quantum physics, self love, art and photography are part of 2018 – and what I do love is working wherever I am as being the Sagg that I am my freedom is what is important to me.

 

How is 2018 looking for you?

 

Life is too short to be doing anything that does not bring you true joy and happiness.

 

We do create our lives – even when the shit hits the fan – it helps to show us who we aren’t or what no longer aligns with our true being – so take it as an opportunity for growth not to play the victim.

 

Thank you for stopping by, feel free to reach out with any questions or share this post!!

 

Creating Love, Magic and Joy

Jodi

xo

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4 Men – Havana, Cuba