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30 Days of Photos

30 Days of Photos

It’s a challenge and an experiment.

And I would love your help!!

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We ALL See & Perceive Differently!!

 

For me, Photography is not just a means to an end; it can be a transformative storytelling tool with the power to heal, inspire and awaken.

The inspiration for my art comes from exploring and seeing the world thru the lens with a different perspective – whether it’s my Photography or  Life.

It’s a challenge for me – I am an old school photographer – I learned in film and yes even went to school to study it.  I did work a bit in the field as the Assistant Photographer at the Banff Center, and I  did 2 shows – hand coloured black and white Fine Art Photography.

I put my camera down to raise my kids but mostly as I resisted digital and…..here’s the biggie – never felt good enough!

Over time, ok years, that changed.

I created a  blog a few years back where I created healthy recipes so I needed to photograph the end results and through that learned some real basics, in digital yet in the back of my mind I kept saying one day I will do more art.

Well, I have been what I call ‘deep diving’ – another name for clearing or Dark Night of the Soul or Ego as I say and there is no more one day.

That is not what living is about ………for me anyways any longer!

So, I dived into learning Photoshop this past November and I am actually liking it now that I know some basics.

But, my mind has created all kinds of images and I need / want to learn how to produce them so I can create and share them.

The challenge is for me to learn and step up.

Now here is where you could possibly help or come in.

I am and have committed to creating a photo a day over the next 30 days so my skills grow and improve.

I am excited!!

People have said to me that I create emotive images / art.

When I post my images I am not going to say anything.

I would love it if you the observer just observed – take a breath, let go of anything and just be in the moment and be present with the new image.

Then check in with self, did the image evoke any feelings, if so what and where in the body.

Did you like something or not?

If so, either way – why or why not?

The next day I will follow up with my message or why I created the image – just to share.

It’s not about being right or wrong or agreeing with me / my perspective (ok even disagreeing :))

it’s about what you feel and where and if you have any judgments and why?

It’s just to bring awareness to your moment.

My tag line is Photography meets Consciousness.

And for me to really put myself out there – I have been hiding this aspect of me for way too long!!

See, the mind has questions, judgments, programs that run automatically, yet the heart is where answers are – most of us aren’t in our hearts enough.

For me to create art – I am creating from my heart, as I have learned to get out of my head more and I want to share my creations.

So please feel free to partake, leave a comment if desired, share with others if you like and any and all will be veery greatly appreciated!!

I will be posting here on my blog and also in my new Facebook page!!

With much Gratitude and Love

Jodi

PS – This starts May 1st!!

 

 

 

 

Perspectives

 

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Doors Are Everywhere – Just Look

Are just an interesting point of view,

it doesn’t mean they’re true!

At any time can one open a door to

a new possibility,

a different reality,

a different frequency.

At any time can one let go

of old stories,

hurts

judgments

shame

guilt

pain

and choose a different door.

For all of those hold us back,

weigh us down.

You are so much more

than any of that,

if you knew the truth of who you are

then you would know

none of those are true.

Instead,

Choose Love

Choose Joy

Choose You

Choose a new door.

 

Jodi

PS – Check out my new book – A Story of Our Souls

 

 

 

What If………

What If…….

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Change Your Perspective & See You In Everyone Else!

 

 every relationship was to reflect pieces back of yourself to yourself?
What you liked and what you didn’t like
you see in another
and what you see that you like you be more of
and what you see that you don’t like you look at what judgment, point of view or story
has got you triggered
so that you can let it go
and make more room for love
for yourself and another
because another is just a reflection of you.
Changes the perspective
doesn’t it??
Jodi
don’t forget to check out my new book – A Story of Our Souls

 

Ever Need a Hug…….

Ever Need a Hug……

from nature?

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Spend some time in nature!!

That all supportive, non-judgmental

loving warmth of an embrace

just the way you are

no matter!

Nature doesn’t judge

it’s too busy being alive with life.

Put down all the technology aka cell phone and go spend some time in nature and see how you fel afterwards!!

Jodi

PS – Don’t forget to check out my new book – A Story of Our Souls

Photography credits: Sandra Wagman & Jodi Burke

Feeling Crazy??

Feeling Crazy??

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Feeling Crazy?

Some people ever go crazy – what truly horrible lives they must lead!!

     –  Charles Bukowski

We re here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us!

     –  unknown

Don’t be offended when people tell you you’re crazy.  Use it as an excuse to do whatever you want.

    –  Dan Pearce

If you’re going to be crazy, you have to get paid for it or else you’re going to get locked up for it.

     –  Hunter S Thompson

 

Think you’re going crazy in this insane world?

No

You’re probably waking up

Keep going!!!

Jodi

xo

Mirror Mirror

Mirror Mirror

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See the Beauty in You so You can also See it in Others!!

 

Mirror Mirror on the wall

Who is the fairest one of all

You are my dear

I am?

Yes

As your outside world is just a reflection of

Your inside world

Therefore, always choose Love

Starting with self

And watch what happens

in your life

as long as the Love is pure………..

that is where the magic happens.

Jodi

xo

 

Your Soul

Your Soul

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Reach Out to Your Soul’s Nudgings

 

There is a light in your heart

Ready to be lit

There is an emptiness

In your Soul

Ready to be filled

Can you hear it?

Can you feel it?

It’s time……..

Answer the stirring,

As it’s your Soul

Calling

Calling you back home

It’s time

Reach out

They are there

Waiting for you……….

Anytime

All the time

It’s that yearning

It’s Your Soul

 

Jodi

xo

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Yes it’s Your Soul……..

A New Chapter

A New Chapter

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Create & Read from a New Chapter

 

Learn to trust the next chapter because you know the author

So be true to you

A new chapter can start any time

you choose

once you stop re-reading the last chapters………

after all

it is YOUR life

Jodi

xo

Unpacking – Letting go

 

Unpacking – Letting Go 

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To turn dark into Light – Do the Inner work – it’s so worth it!!

I finally learned

That the

‘spiritual journey’

had little to do

with

doing yoga,

being nice

eating healthy

wearing the right labels

needing a label for identity

or conformity……….

It’s all about

self discovery

letting go of the past

the hurts

the regrets

the should haves

and being able to forgive

be authentic

be truthful

be creative

be present

have boundaries

and most importantly

having self love

Only then can the darkness

Turn into light

And the more we are light

The more magic we

Can create

And living each day

Only becomes more great

As that is our core truth

so

Unpack and let that shit go!!

Jodi

xo

Time to Start Unpacking

Time to Start Unpacking

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Unpacking Isn’t Always Fun but it is soooo Worth It!!!

 

In life

and living

the choice is always ours

to whether or not to leave our baggage as is

or to unpack it

The baggage represents all our past hurts,

regrets, deceptions, traumas and more

They are over

done

except by holding on to the story

the energies stay alive

and hold you back

in so many ways

They may have been true

and even real

yet only in that moment

It’s the attachment that keeps

those energies alive

Yes it may have hurt you

frustrated you

angered you

disempowered you

belittled you

or more

Yet, that is not you!!

You are love at your core

and are part of Creation

it’s when we can forgive

and let go

is where the truth lies

and true healing occurs

Not always easy

trust me I know

Yet that will truly set you free

Free to be

Free to love

Free to feel

Alive again

The gift in all of that is

To have more of you!!

There is never a better time

to start unpacking than in the now…….

Jodi

xo

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