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Raw, Naked and Yoga on the Beach

Raw, Naked and Yoga on the Beach

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Nude Yoga on the Beach

 

I no longer look for the good in people, I search for the real……..

because good is often dressed in fake clothing, real is naked and proud no matter what the scars!!

                                                                    – Chishala Lishomwa

Nude Yoga on the beach is fun and freeing!

Clothing is over rated sometimes!!  Some of the best ‘real’ conversations I have had have been on the beach – nude beach that is – it seems the masks do come off 🙂 besides the clothing!

I am beginning to dislike small talk – I want to talk about life, death, sex, magic, consciousness, the universe, what makes your heart sing, the meaning of life, how to bend energy, unplugging from the matrix, what keeps you up at night, what makes you jump out of bed with a skip in your step, your insecurities, your fears, your loves, your battles, your triumphs…….I want real conversations with depth, meaning, passion, juiciness and aliveness.

What’s up or how you doing just doesn’t cut it anymore!!

How about you?

xo

Jodi

Raw, Naked and Beautiful – Real, Radiant and Truth

 

 

Healthy Thoughts

As much as I believe in healthy eating and food, I also believe in healthy thoughts or attitudes.  Now, I will admit up front I don’t always have the healthiest of attitudes all of the t ime.  I am learning though, for me, that when I eat really healthy, get exercise, enough sleep and eliminate toxins to my system like caffeine, alcohol and negative thoughts, my attitude is high on life, and when I don’t do those simple little things, it sucks!!

I am also noticing (even though it has taken me awhile!!) that I can be brought down or sucked in to other people’s stuff.  By that I mean victim hood, addictions, negativity and so on.  I am a rather trusting person and like to believe people are good, but I do get sucked into their stories of why their lives suck and how people take advantage of them or how they have all these health problems so that is why they have to eat and drink the way they do, or they keep smoking or whatever else is going on.

I was with some people last night, and we were enjoying a nice evening out in the beautiful weather we are having, but as the night went on, a few people got out of control with things, not major but for my comfort of how I want to be.   What I realized for myself then was I was not surrounding myself with positive, upbeat healthy people.  Now, I don’t mean to place judgement here, I like all people. But when there is whining and complaining about how unfair life is and I need to drink because of it and use the ‘f’ word like it was an adjective, then I start to get bothered by it.  What I have though is a tendency to  get mad at myself and put myself down for trusting or falling for it and allowing myself to get sucked in.

That’s what I did and I woke up mad at myself, frustrated and also feeling down.  I am learning to be nicer to myself, instead of keeping this going, I asked myself how do I want to feel?  Well, a hell of alot better than now, that is for sure!!.  I am also learning that I am sensitive to others or empathetic and I have to  protect myself, which I don’t always do.  EFT – is the next best choice.  I can tap on what I am feeling when it’s in the negative and then like Tony Robbins always says, ‘Change your state’.  In other words, go for a walk or a run, or try something that will change how you are feeling…….like by asking myself ‘How do I want to feel?’……..so then I start by feeling that feeling, which is usually happy, joy and empowered and I breath it in and expand it……..it starts in my stomach and I keep focusing on it for a few minutes till it overrides the other crappy feelings.

It has taken me awhile to do and use this even though I have known all along………the way you feel is everything!!!!

We put words to describe how we are feeling……..love, hate, happy sad, confident, scared etc but really what is happening is a chemical reaction going on inside of the body…….that is why EFT works, it helps release the negative energy and changing your state works, it changes the chemicals inside.

I just wanted to share that with you as much as I fall back sometimes I am jumping back up much faster as I have these tools and the ability to think, create and attract good things.  I think we have these little tests just to help us stay on track!

As the Universe says………’Thoughts become things so choose the good ones!!!’ It is so  much easier when you know you have choice and control over your thoughts!

Love to hear your thoughts………..

JB