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Energy

What IS Energy??

Quantum Physics is proving everything is energy.

This is just a small snippet of stepping into this perspective that is finally becoming more well known, there are many out there with much more information to share if this is of interest!

Everything is energy therefore, it has a vibration which has a frequency and in that frequency is information that carries codes.

The movie The Matrix really gave us a lot of information but, since Hollywood put it out, we don’t believe it could be true. We think it’s make believe.

But, what if it some, lots of it was true??

That’s what makes the difference between a piece of lead and a piece of gold, is it’s energy.

To our five senses everything seems really stable, strong and solid.

Yet, is it?

On a little side note (one that I go into in the book A Story of Our Souls) if it didn’t seem solid, stable and real, we wouldn’t engage in the game of being here.

They have proven when they cut things in half and put pieces under microscopes, like a table  or that bar of lead or gold  for example, they’re still molecular structures with atom’s and nucleus and they’re not solid!! The atoms are moving around and mostly consisting of space!!

How’s that for a mind cluck??

so if everything IS energy, what vibrational frequency are you vibrating at and are you open to changing that to something different or higher?

Yes, you do have choice.

Love is the highest vibration, creativity, passion and joy fall in with Love – what do you do to have those higher vibrations in your life??

Jodi

xo

For me – I do Photography, wrote a book – A Story of Our Souls and have started  working with Encaustics (wax and an old medium)  – so that will will out shortly so check back!!

 

 

Photography meets Consciousness

Photography meets Consciousness

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It’s in the Stillness of the Moments we Can Remember

 

‘Happiness doesn’t derive from location or material possession, it derives from a higher state of Consciousness.’

     –  unknown

‘The true authenticity of photographs for me is that they usually manipulate and lie about what is in front of the camera, but never lie about the intentions behind the camera.’

     –  Wolfgang Tillmans

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Life IS About What We Focus On

 

It’s not what is out there – it’s our perception of what is out there of what we think and feel therefore believe – yet that doesn’t make it true – it’s just a perception, possibly a limited one.

ALL aspects of our lives are determined by the quality of our Consciousness.

What is Consciousness?

Dictionary meaning – The state of being awake and aware of one’s surroundings. The awareness or perception of something by a person. The fact of awareness by the mind of itself and the world.

To be real, authentic and true – one has to follow their heart, their Soul and their guidance – which really is the same.  I have a deep love for both Photography and Consciousness & Quantum Physics – cause once you go down the rabbit hole, take the red pill – you can’t go back – and why would one want to as it’s so much more than imagined!! Yet at the same time I am realizing I know so little compared to what is out there and mostly what we have been told even taught in school are nothing but lies.

My blog will be sharing my Photos, inspiration and what Consciousness is……….the world needs more of it as it’s based in Love and this I love.

I hope you will share this or come back and visit often.

Much Gratitude

Jodi

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Consciousness Love

 

 

 

A Different Perspective

A Different Perspective

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Do you view things, people, situations from different perspectives or no?

Good and Bad are just different perspectives.  The truth is nothing.

     –  Bhavesh Chhatbar

Remember, perspective can cause 2 people to look at the same thing and see 2 totally different things.

     –  Gail Lynne Goodwin

Sometimes the only reason for us to be somewhere else is to see things from a different perspective!

     –  Leila Summers

When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.

We do not see things as they are, we see things as we are.

 

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Ana – One of the Yogi’s from Why We do Yoga book

I was in Yoga class yesterday with the awesome Ana from the Drishti Centre in Mexico and she used the analogy of comparing Photography with Yoga – interesting concept.

Lets take a different perspective even outside the class in every day life and situations.

 

If for example, on my camera I only use a 50mm lens – then I tend to miss out on much.  I either need possibly a macro lens for close ups to really get a better picture of what I am seeing or a telephoto so I can get like a bird’s eye view of things and no so much detail.

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Street in New Orleans

Purposely for a few years I went and got several Prime lenses – 35mm (wide angle) 50mm (every day) and an 85mm lens (good for portraits) – I still had my telephoto lenses but I focused on using these as if I wanted to really see or get a different photo aka perspective I had to move around – I had to be willing to be flexible and try and see things differently.

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Close up – Different Perspective

Yes one can stand there with their zoom lens and zoom in and out but they don’t have to move their body so it’s not as effective as truly looking with your eyes and moving around to get different views.

Since travelling I use one lens – yet since using Primes a few years ago I move my body still to get different angels, different lighting and I have even laid down to get a shot or climbed a tree – I am willing to be flexible.

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Close up Perspective

In Yoga classes – I can go to 4 classes of Ana’s a week and I never get the same class – sometimes Yin with Yang mixed in, sometimes Hatha, even Vinyasa – and it all helps me to be present in the moment, surrender and be open and they are always awesome classes – sometimes easy and other times kick ass!

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Wider Perspective Can be Good

What is your perspective on things – could it be more open? Flexible? Not only in life yet also with Yoga – don’t come to conclusions or judgments – life flows better that way!!

Great article on Yoga and DNA which I am diving deeper into – boy have they kept much from us!!

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Looking Through Different Lens (eyes) with Different Filters Can be Fun!!

Stay bendy and healthy in many ways!!

Jodi

xo

PS Have you checked out Why We do Yoga with over 60 Yogi’s on Amazon or e-book.

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Leah in Sayulita, Mexico – a Yogi in Why We do Yoga

Creating Art

Creating Art

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Go Within into the Unknown

 

“It is not art in the professionalized sense about which I care, but that which is created sacredly, as a result of a deep inner experience, with all of oneself, and that becomes ‘art’ in time.”

                                                                              Alfred Stieglitz

Alfred was a Photographer in the late 1800’s early 1900’s – it’s incredible when you think about  what some people knew even back then about energy, meditation truly living.  It always comes back to you and what you are thinking and feeling inside.

Let go of the external reality to go within as they are proving we are living in a Universe which is a feed back loop for our thoughts and feelings – the environment is an extension of our mind.

We are way more love and powerful than we realize and our imagination is way more powerful than knowledge yet it starts from within!!  Awareness leads to Consciousness.

We are creators – we just need to truly embody that!

Set your intention on creating a magical day and being fully present in the moment – if you are not present then who’s life are you living??

Much Love & Gratitude

Jodi

Consciousness – Yoga – Photography

Consciousness – Yoga – Photography

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Love in Sayulita Mexico

Consciousness –  Yoga  – Photography

Quite the combination eh?  You are probably wondering how that came about??

 

Over the years, with many modalities, workshops, reading and from experiences has come learning and growing.  I have dived into consciousness and quantum physics off and on over the years not always understanding it.  People use the words, yet I feel very few people truly embody it.

What I have and still am learning with an eating disorder it goes much deeper into the psyche than I ever realized, so it’s become more of my mission to dive even deeper in.

When I am going through some major life lessons I am always looking for what I can learn, how I can grow, what do I need to be aware of, the patterns and beliefs for things to have been created like that – as we are the creator of everything in our lives.  What I am learning is exciting and I am diving deeper studying with Dr Joe Dispenza – this whole quantum field, consciousness and neuroscience is fascinating.

 

I still have a ton to learn and embody yet it keeps getting better every day.

Consciousness

Consciousness to me is personal growth, being willing to look at your stuff, open to letting go of ego and the way things should be, being more present in each moment as that is really all there is.  Knowing that as being consciousness we effect matter therefore it’s so important to eat, think and feel high vibing food, feelings, emotions which I will keep going into!!

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Some things need to be left in the past!

It’s about being present – not living in the past and anything that keeps us stuck in old emotions get looked at, released and healed.  It’s about knowing and honouring who you truly are and not pretending to be someone else, competing, hiding yourself and doing things that aren’t you or you don’t like doing – even a job. leave the old crap in the past!

Breathing, meditation, love making, certain activities like surfing, yoga etc help greatly to be in the present moment!!

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Surfer in Sayulita Mexico

I have had the pleasure of being able to de-program many things over the last couple of years of how I was living and what I was doing.  Even yesterday I got called out by caring people twice on some bs I was doing to still not fully embody who I truly be!!!

I love it!!

Everything is Energy – which has a vibration.  Anger and hatred and process foods have very low or even dense vibrations.  Love, Joy, Gratitude and real, fresh foods especially when grown with love and sunlight have much higher vibrations.

 

Example of how the Universe can work and does work when we get out of the way and try not to figure out the how.

Yesterday I thought of some photos I want to take while here in Sayulita, they are with the water and I need to use a slow shutter release – so slow I will need a tripod, which I did not bring with me.  This am I looked up a couple of photographers and called two and left a message about renting a tripod, then got busy with some other things and forgot about it. Low and behold later this afternoon as I went for a quick dip in the ocean, as I was walking down I suddenly realize I was behind 2 teenagers who lived here and spoke perfect English were carrying a tripod and yes he would rent it to me!!

Yes!!!

 

Coincidence?

Synchronicity?

Does it matter?

 

Consciousness to me is about all that we do, eat, feel and say – trust me I am learning every day where I am not or have not been conscious and it’s not a judgment of self, it’s awareness and once I have that then I can choose how I want to feel, be, say or do!

 

Yoga

 

I’ve dived into Yoga off and on since I was in my early 20’s, yet saying that not for the right reasons.

It was more for the asana’s and work out, not the body connection, breath work or even meditation.

Yes it’s me – I keep evolving and learning! Photography by Cherry Bomb

After years of working out hard, my body said stop and I did very little for a couple of years (this is also when I was deprogramming on many levels). My body was tired and achy – first time I could truly feel being in my body after a in person session with Mas Sajady.  People that have had an eating disorder or emotional eating work very hard to disconnect from their bodies.  Yoga helps to reconnect to it IF done with being kind to self and not creating it into a fitness program, judgment about self, body, weight, what you can or can’t do, and what fashion you are or aren’t wearing.

It has helped me become more connected to my body, aware and kinder to it.  Gone are the days of hitting the gym, long runs or any type of hard workout to look better or punish my body – it wants to be loved in many ways!

 

Photography

 

This truly is one of my passions and an art of mine that I have not allowed myself to do or found excuses why I couldn’t or shouldn’t do it.  Plus I was programmed that I could never make money doing Photography – and I bought into it.  All I know is I so enjoy doing it and there are tons of photographers who are better than me yet that is not what it is about.  People have encouraged me for years to keep at it, yet I never felt like I was good enough to do it.  So because it brings me pleasure and allows me to create and be / feel creative I want to bring in my Photography especially while travelling.

I have started working on a Photo Yoga project – where there is flow there is go.  I am needing many Yogi’s for this project and so far everyone I have asked or talked to has said yes!!  You will know more about it shortly and later this year it will be out!  That is just one Photo project!!

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Yoga Photo Project

We are moving in a direction of healing for many of us and embodying more of ourselves yet sometimes we just don’t know where to turn we just know it’s time!

Living this way does not numb us, it gets us back in touch with ourselves.

Real being therefore real conversations.
Whole, plant based foods are true medicine.
Sharing vulnerably is being authentic.
Authentic connection is liberating.
Singing, dancing, being creative  and cooking is true medicine.
Nature is grounding.
Yoga is true reconnecting.
Meditation is slowing down and going within.

Love can create miracles.

Can you imagine a different world??

That is where it all starts!!

Much Love

Jodi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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Yoga

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

 

 

The Ups and Downs of Travelling

The Ups and Downs of Travelling

Gulf Breeze – Florida

 

Just arrived back after travelling for approximately 11 weeks, through 17 states and almost 7000 miles…………..it’s been incredible yet not always easy!! lol Oh the ups and downs of travelling!!

For the most part it’s been fantastic.  Saw many places I’ve never seen before, met many new friends, connected with dear friends, wore flip flops lots, took many pictures, found lots of great markets, ate amazing foods (yes while travelling and I will post on that!) and then a few little hiccups that aren’t worth mentioning but some did prevent me from being on the internet like my hard drive crashing YET I did save most of my stuff!!

Amazing Old Old Building in Toas, NM

 

I will share more of our travels and photos in upcoming posts – I took so many photos as we had so many amazing adventures!!

 

Crystal in Santa Fe, NM

So many photos – I don’t even know where to begin.  I know I probably could have posted more along the way, but while travelling we did stay at places with no internet often, which was a tad frustrating but also awesome – it allowed me to unplug more, be more present, get more into my creative juices and just be and create space where I could explore what I truly desire – not from a materialistic stance but one of feeding my soul, listening to heart, what gets my juices flowing type of space.

Yoga at Red Rocks, CO

 

I love travelling.  There are so many places to see, people to meet, next experiences to have that life is just too short!!

My kids are off travelling and have probably seen more of the world than I have.

Yes I got the bug and I am very fortunate to be able to travel due to having businesses that allow me to work or not wherever I am.

Red Rocks

 

While travelling this time, and having little internet access – which btw, I have found a great solution for and will be able to share more next month – has allowed me time to really dive into some things.  Since meeting some incredible people – people who are out of the box thinkers, creators and livers – in other words they truly embody who they really are, live from the heart and their truth and live healthy lives truly inspired me to up my role in my life.  I have been feeling flat lined in areas of my life and a sluggishness – it’s either what I added in to my way of eating or how I am thinking now and being or both – either way it’s great.

Quick snack on the border of 2 states!

 

I have always had an interest in the mystic side of things, health, alternative, quantum physics and it seems like now things are clicking faster and deeper.  I am doing more yoga, currently on a 10 Day Transformation and allowing myself time each day to meditate, do breath work and have some creative fun – otherwise I get bored and bitchy!!

I am heading out again come December some time – possible house sitting gigs lining up and to do more travelling and get out of the grey rainy season that is now upon us on the West Coast.  With my new phone I will have – posting and being on the internet will never be an issue again, I am so looking forward to taking many more photos and being on top of it better this time – this was like a trial run!!

Great Markets – Great Food!

 

I will be working on my Raw, Naked and Beautiful Project as that has become very clear to me that it needs to be finished and I will be starting another one to go along with it – which I can’t wait to share!!

There is nothing like feeling great, healthy and in love with oneself and life – not form an egoic sense but a true love that is deep and real.

Roasted Chilies – Taos, NM

 

There were many great things about this trip that all I can say is wow – can’t believe where the time went as it was incredible!!

 

Thanks for stopping by!!

xo

Jodi

 

 

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day

It’s kind of interesting how we take one day and honor our mother’s and one day to honor our father’s.  I think we should do it more often and you don’t realize that until you lost a parent.  I often take a few minutes and remember my mom and the good times we had.  I had a great Mother’s day yesterday with my two beautiful teenagers – time flys.  My son just got back a few months in Europe so it made it even more special.

I also got the chance last week to photograph a dear friend as she is in her 8th month of pregnancy and I think she is just beautiful – there really is such beauty in a pregnant lady and they usually glow as Jane does here and comfort is the name of the game.  You amaze me Jane, the calmness, beauty and serenity that embodies you (she has two more at home) – maybe this one will be a girl!! 🙂

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I’ll leave you with a few giggles on Mother’s.

Hope you got to share the day with your Mother or if you are a Mother, you had an awesome day too!!

Jodi

REASONS I OWE MY MOTHER

My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE.
‘If you’re going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished
cleaning.’

My mother taught me RELIGION.
‘You better pray that will come out of the carpet.’

My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL.
‘If you don’t wise up, I’m going to knock you into the middle of next
week!’

My mother taught me LOGIC.
‘Because I said so, that’s why.’

My mother taught me FORESIGHT..
‘Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you’re in an accident.’

My mother taught me IRONY
‘Keep crying, and I’ll give you something to cry about.’

My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS.
‘Shut your mouth and eat your dinner.’

My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM.
‘Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!’

My mother taught me about STAMINA.
‘You’ll sit there until those vegetables are gone.’

My mother taught me about WEATHER.
‘This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it.’

My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY.
‘If I told you once, I’ve told you a million times. Don’t exaggerate!’

My mother taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE.
‘I brought you into this world, and I can take you out.’

My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION.
‘Stop acting like your father!’

My mother taught me about ENVY.
‘There are millions of less fortunate children in this world
who don’t have wonderful parents like you do.’

My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION.
‘Just wait until we get home.’

My mother taught me about RECEIVING.
‘You are going to get it when you get home!’