Surviving vs Thriving

Surviving vs Thriving

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Old Buildings barely Surviving

 

Surviving vs Thriving

Do you want to survive or thrive in your life?

Each moment we have is a choice – we get to choose how we feel, what we think and how we live our lives.  So what is the difference?

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Feeling Alone?

Survival

  • choose the path of least resistance

  • settle in life

  • become part of the herd mentality

  • you blame outside circumstances or other people for things going wrong in your life

  • working a job you hate for a pay check

  • lie, cheat, steal or manipulate as you are not connected to the Universal energy or trusting of it

  • afraid to speak your mind or stand out or up for what you believe in (don’t really know what that is either)

  • you don’t listen to hear you listen to answer

  • in your head a lot trying to figure it out

  • don’t trust – very concrete in the 3D reality

  • change is scary

  • its usually about me (you)

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Thriving Creates Dreams

Thriving

  •  know oneself or on the path of knowing oneself therefore one’s values and beliefs too

  •  In more states of Love, Joy, Bliss & Gratitude for your life and what you are choosing in it   knowing you are creating it ALL

  • you surround yourself with people who are doing, being and living the same way – higher vibe people

  •  you take care of yourself mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually 

  • you don’t come from a place of judgement, competition or needing to manipulate anyone as Love is a stronger vibe in your world and you love yourself and everyone as equals

  •  you know or at least are on the path of knowing how the Universe works 

  •  you do things and spend time doing things that you love doing and bring you joy or to help  make a difference in the world

  • maybe even you are becoming aware of the Matrix and getting out of it!! 🙂

    If Everything IS Energy – YOU are a Creator NOT a Victim –  it’s never to late to start thriving!!

Jodi

xo

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Stacey Medwid – Thriving – follow her on IG @stac3y_lynn

 

Receiving

Receiving

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Be Open to Receive not Closed

Receiving – how well are you at receiving?

Gifts?

Compliments?

Money?

New ideas or ways of doing things?

When we aren’t able to receive it’s like having a closed door that we don’t or can’t open – we are literally being closed off.

 The other night I was given a personal compliment, which I noticed I could not fully receive – you know the under comfortable feeling in the body, the blowing it off or laughing it off and not being able to say thank you as you don’t believe it or can’t see or feel it.

Now, at the same time I also took notice that 2, 5 or 10 years ago I would not have been able to receive any or most of it – so I’ve come a long way!

I took note of it and sat with it the next day – asking myself some questions – What was in the way of me from totally receiving?  What’s right about me that I’m not getting?  How could this shift easily and effortlessly?

If I am not able to fully receive in one area of my life, then I can’t in others as well.  If I couldn’t receive fully then I wasn’t shining my light fully either – this is where beliefs and programs come in aka ‘I’m not good enough.’

I also realized that I can’t see or perceive what someone else can.  I assume that they see what I see,  but who knows really what another sees.

By not being able to receive compliments I am diminishing their light as well by not acknowledging their choice for whatever reason.

Being able to receive say a compliment should be no harder than to hear ‘Please pass the plate of veggies”.

Thank you is the best response to btw.

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Let the Universe Surprise You!

When we can easily and effortlessly receive even the small things in life and be grateful for them the Universe will keep giving us more and will surprise us – if we get out of our heads of how things should be!

The more we can receive for ourselves as in compliments the more we can show up as we are not hiding behind programs and thoughts like ‘I’m not good enough’.

We gotta stop squashing each other’s lights and start sharing and spreading the light – being open to receive is a great place.

Thank you for reading and sharing this!

How are you on receiving?

What could you do differently today to receive more?

And a BIG Thank you for my friend showing me where I still needed to grow and become more aware!!

Jodi

Law of Vibration

Law of Vibration

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Law of Vibration

Law of Vibration – Just as a pebble can create vibrations that appear as ripples which travel outward in a body of water – your thoughts create vibrations and attracts similar vibrations (we are over 70% water btw) that manifest as circumstances and people in your life.

At any given moment you have a choice – it leads you closer to your spirit or further from it.

 

What are you choosing?

 

Embrace the discomfort or be enslaved by it -those are really the only two choices we have we when are activated!!

 

Believe it or not – but the knowledge you are looking for is already within your own consciousness waiting to be realized!!

 

Slow down, go into nature, breath, connect and fill the heart with love.

With Gratitude

Jodi

PS Don’t forget to laugh lots!! 🙂

Shine Your Light

Shine Your Light

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Shine Your Light

 

Don’t be afraid to Shine your Light

Remember the Sun doesn’t give a shit if it blinds you!!

Owning our stories can be hard but not really as difficult as spending our lives running from them.

Remember they are just stories and can be changed whenever you decide to.

The world needs your light and love now more than ever!!

I watched a great talk with Dr. Joe Dispenza, Gregg Braden and Bruce Lipton on Youtube – so many juicy nuggets but the best most fascinating one for me was – the mind and the body do not store any memories – they are ALL stored in the field…….or I think what is also known as the Akashic Records – the body is just the processor of the emotions we attach to the memories……..how cool is that?

The mind is the accumulation of antenna that we grow in our lifetime to tune into the place in the field where the info resides.

We are resonators attuning to the field.

This is now published in Peer Review Science journals!!

What do you want to attune to??

We are so much more powerful than we have been taught or led to believe – we can make different choices and create new habits, beliefs and patterns – so baby Shine Your Light!!!

Jodi

xo

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Light can Shine even Brighter After a Storm

Everything is Energy

Everything is Energy

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Everything is Energy

Everything is Energy!

Matter is only Energy condensed to a slow vibration.

We are ALL one Consciousness experiencing itself subjectively.

There is no such thing as death – Life is just a Dream

and

We are the imagination of ourselves.

What we imagine ourselves to be is what we physically create!!

 – David Icke

Question – what is your reality reflecting back to you?

What vibration are you living your life at?

Are you living in alignment with YOUR truth, loving who you are, what you’re doing, being and the life you are living?

If not time to change thoughts, feelings and beliefs!!

Jodi

xo

Raising Your Vibration

Raising Your Vibration

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Raising Your Vibration

What does raising your vibration mean to begin with!?

Everything is Energy – Science is proving that, Quantum Physics is proving that – from the chair you sit in, to the plate you eat off, the kind of food you do eat, the thoughts you think and the feelings you feel.

When we are in an emotional state – whether that be anger, frustration, love, joy, or gratitude as examples, they all have a different vibration.  Just like a Twinkie does to a Green Salad or a chair to a table, anger vs love – they are all different.  Some are denser than others 🙂

From Wikipedia

What is Vibration – a person’s emotional state, the atmosphere of a place, or the associations of an object, as communicated to and felt by others.

Now we do know that Love, Gratitude and Joy are higher vibrations – it’s been proven.

How does one get there if it’s not  a common state of being, have been having more crappy days than great days, dealing with a ton of stress or something along those lines so you just aren’t in a place of a higher vibrational state of being!

I want to share an exercise I did before and I did again last night – what an experience both times.

Last night I did it while I was doing Yin Yoga – so a 90 min session and I was listening to Bentinho Massaro doing some guided meditations of basically raising your state. (you can find him on Youtube – cool dude)  his exercise that I did before is really for at least 10 seconds for every minute think and feel amazing things about you, your life, your body, your being for 2 hours – set a timer and go – when I did it I couldn’t believe how fast the time went and how good I felt.

So through holding a Yoga pose (you don’t have to do Yin Yoga during this at all  – I just chose to – just don’t let yourself be distracted be fully present yet relaxed).  I kept my focus on my breath – nice long and deep breathing and keep engaging in feeling different feelings to start training my body to embody them more often – love, gratitude, excitement, creativity, empowerment, abundance, courage etc

I felt like for awhile I was almost in an altered state – it felt friggin awesome!!

Sometimes the simple things of slowing down, being present connecting with out breath, getting out of our mind and learning to embody new ways of feeling can be life changing – everything is energy and energy is powerful……..when used correctly!!  We can create more by doing that then running around being busy trying to do, do, do.

We are walking antenna’s that helps to find tune the station better and to adjust to a better station or a station more in tuned to who you truly be!!

The process is meditative and in this short video Dr Joe Dispenza explains what is’ like to be incoherent and then coherent with the brainwaves and the heart – big difference in the body and health and connecting with the Field – of Infinite Possibilities.

The more we are connected with our selves and true nature this becomes much easier, we are lighter, freer,  more in the flow and having magic happen all around us!

Enjoy

Jodi

xo

 

Re-Programming

Re-Programming

What does it mean to re-program?

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Fall in Love with You & Your Life

Being someone that has struggled with an eating disorder when younger and now realizing I need to share my story and bring awareness so others can overcome their struggles with food, body issues or low self esteem. Dr’s don’t know how to work with this situation and the recovery rate is not very high at all. The one thing that separates an eating disorder or emotional eating from other addictions is that food is everywhere!! We create many gatherings around food, celebrations, deaths, parties and it’s even trendy to be a ‘foodie’ now whether that is raw, vegan, gluten free, paleo or whatever else is out there!! There fore overcoming an eating issue is much harder than say drugs – you can quit those all together.

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Healthy Relationship with Food

What is so important to learn or actually in some cases unlearn is how we feel inside – what beliefs or programs are you (was I ) running? With the media today on tv, magazines and the internet we are constantly bombarded and reminded that we are not good enough the way we are and there is something outside of ourselves that is better or will fix our problems or make our life better. We are constantly chasing something or someone……….yet not going within.

It feels so good, so free when we let go, de-program and allow our authentic self emerge!

We need to de-program lack and not good enough and re-program with self love and being good enough.

Maybe it comes with age – when you start realizing some of that crap just isn’t important, maybe it comes with an awakening of some sort, maybe when one decides to finally take the blue pill
I reflect back over my life and look at the times I gave my power away to food, people and places – not feeling good enough or that thing or person had more power over me.

If Everything is Energy – including our states of being – aka not good enough, we can step into realizing that we can change that. If I can feel not good enough – how about feeling good enough – what does that feel like? Try it on. If I hate myself or my body – lets start asking better questions – why would I choose that?
What else could I feel instead? How could I better be myself? Why do I need to follow the crowd or try and fit in? etc
You and I did choose that, we are choosing everything we think and feel. We need to take responsibility for that (waking up) and know we can create something else. How do I want to feel? What would I like to experience?
It has nothing to do with anyone else, judging, comparing, what happened in the past or what might happen in the future. It’s about being fully present in the moment and falling in love with you, your body and your life!!

Quantum Physics is proving that our environment is a reflection or extension of our mind. I will keep repeating that often as our thoughts are electric and our feelings are magnetic. What that means is if I am thinking I am not good enough AND feeling it I am manifesting people and situations that reflect that back to me that I am not good enough. No one has done anything to me that I haven’t been thinking or feeling therefore viberating.
Yes, that may have raised some questions as it did for me many times as I did not understand how I could have created some of the crap I did in my life.

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Get Playful & Colourful in Your Imagination

Get creative with your imagination – it all starts there and is very powerful!

Everything is Energy……..that has been proven.
Are you thinking and feeling Love, Joy, Gratitude, Empowerment, Integrity, Bliss, Compassion or not??

Any fear, doubt, lack, anger, frustration etc will over ride those. That kind of energy is dense and heavy.

We can even take it further as many of the Guru’s say this is a variety of ways – don’t look at reality and use that as your guidance, stay focused on how you do want to feel and what you do want to experience – it’s not avoiding it’s a form of overriding. If everything is energy – where attention goes energy flows.

We are programmed for the negative – just look at the news or television – telling a vision – who’s vision though? It sure ain’t yours or mine so if I may suggest stop watching the tv, reading the paper, and buying those crappy magazines!!

I was in a check out line yesterday and I was looking at the magazines and all the headlines – nothing has changed since I was about 20 yrs old and buying into the programming of lack and not good enough way back then – it’s only gotten worse – if I buy this and read it – then my life and body will be perfect………..

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Love – Self Love

What is perfect? What is true for you?
It requires slowing down, connecting with self, going within and knowing you are awesome!

Yes – it’s true. We have been lead to believe we aren’t good enough the way we are.
We are constantly chasing something.

We are powerful creators, we have just been doing it unconsciously and now we can learn to create consciously and set our intentions on what we truly desire.

Do you know what your truly desire or desire to feel?
You are good enough and you are deserving – now do you feel and believe that?

Lets start there!! Practice embodying feeling good enough and deserving!

Re-progamming starts there!

Much Love & Gratitude
Jodi

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

The End of a Journey

The End of a Journey

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End of One Journey

 

At 6 am as I was waiting outside for my cab I was enjoying the quiet and warm breeze on my skin as I knew in 12 hours I would be freezing cold.  After spending 4 months in Mexico – my body, mind and soul had been so nurtured in so many ways and I have fallen in love with this country.  I also knew that this journey was coming to an end.

Another chapter was about to start.

I got to the airport early to miss the morning Mexico City traffic – like you could really do that but we did.

As I sat and really realized I was going back to Canada –excited to see my friends, yet also to put endings on a few things too.  I was already getting booked with shoots with Yogi’s and dinner dates and a few interviews with my projects I had started.

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Mexico

I finished off my time in Mexico with a weekend in Mexico City attending Joe Dispenza – everything was clicking for me.  The work one does going within does pay off.  Now I had been learning and doing Joe’s meditations but to hear him live and explain the science behind things, the miracles people were having in their health and lives was incredible not to mention the people I was meeting from Mexico, Columbia, Peru, USA also on the path learning about Quantum Physics, the field, and creating higher consciousness was in itself an amazing experience.

Things clicked even deeper.

Synchronicities all around!!

People are awakening.

People do know we have been lied to and dumbed down – through our foods (GMO’s) our tv and advertising – never enough, good enough, rich enough, fast enough etc and the agendas of our governments and corporations.

This post isn’t about those things though as where you put your attention is where energy goes.

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Love my morning walk on the beach watching the surfers!!

I have had the most amazing journey and it’s still going – just changing form for a little bit.

Life for me got much clearer, simpler, freer and I could truly start embodying more of me.

Sounds silly I know but some of us try to fit into a society where intuitively we know we really don’t belong as so much doesn’t make sense.

Diving deeper into Quantum Physics re-enforces that we do create our lives fully yet usually through glasses with filters of our beliefs, perceptions, lack, fear, doubt, not good enough etc

 

When some shit hit the fan – I had to really look at why I was creating it.  Do you ever stop to recognize any patterns going on in your life?

What usually is the common denominator?

You?

Dam it wasn’t fun for a bit – but moving through that I began to truly create with more awareness through being fully present  in the moment (ok as much as possible after all I am human J), having an attitude of love and gratitude even when during classes early on in my Yoga Teacher Training I just wanted to cry – I knew my body was releasing old memories that no longer served me – not fun while going through it but oh so worth it afterwards.

Looking back over the past 4months I can’t believe how fast the time went, the new friends I have, the many people I met, the amazing experiences I had, the places I visited, the things I saw and did……..words cannot describe it!!

The one thing I have learned is my soul loves some routine but it loves even more adventure – I can not get up each morning doing the same thing each day – no wonder I didn’t stay at many jobs for a long time – it’s just not me.  No wonder I work on line and from wherever I am – I thrive on that.  No wonder I am always creating whether it be in the kitchen, on an adventure, in photography, new programs and books or………..I love creating, it’s part of my being.

This trip has made me realize it even more so and has deepen it so much that now I am embodying it.

Back in Canada for 3 weeks then back down to Mexico for more adventures – in that time my second on line project will be released, my photos will start emerging and my first of two books will be published.

It’s been one amazing start to 2017 and I am falling more in love with my life each day.

Are you in love with your life?

If not remember you are creating it with each choice you make – choose for you!!

Jodi

xo

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Be Present to even the small things

 

 

 

Being Present

Being Present

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Being Present

Nothing is more important than being in the present moment – fully alive, fully aware.’

              Nhat Hanh

Wherever you are Be There – it’s all we have is the present moment – the past is over and the future is not here yet.  Just like in Photography – if I wait even a second I may miss the shot and the moment is gone forever.  What are you missing in your life but not fully being present?

Create a magical day!!

Jodi

xo

Consciousness

Consciousness

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Being Present in each moment

Consciousness – what truly is it?  Why have I chosen to include that in my tag line?

For me as I go through life and am waking up, growing, learning, expanding I truly realize how unconscious I am or have been.  How I have been running on auto pilot – which most if not all of us are to some degree or another – it’s not a judgment it is how our minds and body work.

I am sure you have heard the story of the iceberg representing our conscious an unconscious states – the tip of the ice berg is our conscious awareness yet under neath the water lies a much larger iceberg attached – that is a representation of our conscious and unconscious or subconscious minds.

From diving in and learning more from Dr Joe Dispenza – our bodies actually become our minds and run the show due to feelings and emotions – for me it’s become fascinating stuff!!

If we truly want change in our lives we need to break the Habit of Being Ourselves and become someone new – we are creating new thoughts, feelings and emotions i the body – and I will go into more detail about that – as it truly is possible as I have been experiencing it!

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Self Time or Meditations is so great for us!

It’s like having a computer – it doesn’t do a thing until you start downloading programs into it.  Our minds are the same way.

We let our outside world determine how we feel many times  – we are taking cues from outside to determine how we want to feel or are programmed to feel.

We can recall experiences in the past usually by how we feel about them – good, great or not so good.

Feelings and Emotions are chemical records of past experiences.

Do we truly want to keep living in the past?

I know I have been  – you can tell by what you are thinking about over and over – chances are it’s not the future (unless you are worrying about it and that is based on past experiences) or being fully present in the moment.

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Usually Very Busy Running Through Life

I will be diving deeper into energy as well.

We’ve heard many times Everything is Energy – yet what does that truly mean?

We are energy.  Yes everything is energy even things that seem dense like a table – it’s just it’s energetic vibration is a dense one to say green foods as a simple example.

Anger, depression, low self worth are heavier, denser energies compared to joy, love and gratitude which are higher vibrational energies.

You can tell by how you feel by experiencing any of those which I am sure you’ve experienced them all!!

Your mind and also your body do not the know the difference between reality and imagination – even Einstein found this back in the day – your imagination is actually more powerful!

If everything is energy – and we are energy then we are also consciousness.

What is consciousness?

It is being fully present, i the moment, aware of it’s mind and surroundings and choices one makes and also open to not having to control things and let the universe surprise.

I can’t wait to dive deeper into this since I know that many women have been struggling with self esteem issues, emotional eating issues and body issues – it’s time we changed the energy of all of that!!

We create by our thoughts, intentions, and feelings.

It’s time to do so consciously – as we are so worthy of it and powerful!!

Create an amazing day!!

Jodi

xo

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It All Starts Within Us