Passion

 

Believe in your heart that you’re meant to live a life full of passion, purpose, magic and miracles.”
― Roy T. Bennett

 

Be the flame, not the moth.”
― Giacomo Casanova

“Passion. It lies in all of us. Sleeping… waiting… and though unwanted, unbidden, it will stir… open its jaws and howl. It speaks to us… guides us. Passion rules us all. And we obey. What other choice do we have? Passion is the source of our finest moments. The joy of love… the clarity of hatred… the ecstasy of grief. It hurts sometimes more than we can bear. If we could live without passion, maybe we’d know some kind of peace. But we would be hollow. Empty rooms, shuttered and dank. Without passion, we’d be truly dead.”
― Joss Whedon

“You’ve got this life and while you’ve got it, you’d better kiss like you only have one moment, try to hold someone’s hand like you will never get another chance to, look into people’s eyes like they’re the last you’ll ever see, watch someone sleeping like there’s no time left, jump if you feel like jumping, run if you feel like running, play music in your head when there is none, and eat cake like it’s the only one left in the world!”
― C. JoyBell C.

It’s Time………

to start building a new earth – therefore requires new ways of doing things and being.

The old is crumbling, being exposed so that new can be birthed and aligned with natural law of do no harm.

It may feel different, chaotic, scary as we don’t know what is coming, yet, it will be worth it!!

It takes us Beyond this Reality

I’m excited!!

A post:

They couldn’t go to the pool, so the people met and swam in the ocean and lakes, and built saunas together.
They couldn’t go to restaurants so the people had dinner parties and potlucks.
They couldn’t go to clubs so the people had epic dance parties.
They couldn’t go to the gym so the people ran up mountains, lifted rocks, chopped firewood, trained in each others’ garages.
They couldn’t go to grocery stores so they gathered Wild Herbs  and farmed.
They couldn’t go to sports events so they created their own.
They were told they couldn’t travel but found ways.
They lost their jobs so they created and found new ones that were more aligned with their values.
They lost friends and family but found newer, greater true connections-and  built community.
Everything that’s happening is totally insane, and inhumane.
But they never felt oppressed.
In fact, freer than ever.
What we build now is the future.
I wouldn’t miss this era for anything.
The Sovereign awaken.
-author unknown

Beyond this Reality

Flow

It’s already into January, yes I haven’t been here much lately, but it’s a new year.

A new year means a new way of doing things, better yet, for this year a new way of BEing.

Most have already moved on from their NY’s resolutions, lets do things differently this year so we can move beyond this reality.

Yes, it is possible!

If we stay in the perspective that everything is energy, then in order to create a new reality beyond this one, it takes being different energies, which are frequencies.

It’s like changing the channel on the tv and maybe forgetting that this channel even exists.

I know, things are crazy in the world and may get even crazier this year, all the darkness needs to come up and out in order for a better reality. The density in each one of us as well as the outer world.

It really doesn’t matter what is going on around us only what is going on inside of ourselves.

The year to let that shit go! 🙂

The past is the past, it is over. The experiences were just that experiences, good or bad.  It’s your attachment to the story or emotion that keeps that frequency of the event alive.

I am not down playing anyones experience, but if one can get past the emotion it’s very freeing. Yes, I speak from experience and 2021 was a tester for me on many occasions!

Get past the yeah buts of it  and ask yourself can you forgive and let go? Can you let yourself be the dreamer again? How much more love can you embody?  Am I truly being what fulfills my heart? All of that takes coming out of the head more and into the heart.

It’s really not about more money, the bigger house, the weight lose, the newer car any longer, those all come and go.  It’s about what you are being.  And it steams from feeling – does it expand you or contract you. Nothing is wrong with any of those material things listed above, it’s how you will feel when you ‘get’ them.  Why not feel that way, all of the time just because you are alive!

Anything is possible.

My goal this year is to embody more confidence, creativity, joy, curiosity, love, vitality, abundance and alot of gratitude no matter what.

That to me is freeing.

I am so tired of the narrative and having my mind filled with such low level fear based crap,  I have started to put my attention therefore energy (which is my life) into things that I so enjoy – after 11/2 years of playing with many different art modalities, I’ve circled back to Photography and boy have I been having fun!  I so get lost in time and space and forget about the outside world, it’s my form of meditation and connecting in with an energy bigger than me.  And it gets me out of my head and into my. heart more!

My life is my energy, my energy is my currency, I do get to choose how I spend it and I have learned the hard way to spend it wisely, as there are no refunds!

That is how I plan to go beyond this reality, what about you?

Happy New Years!

xo

PS  The title of the photo is Flow – that is my word for the year 🙂

 

 

 

 

Hillside

Soulful Quotes

Be Open to Looking at Things Differently

Heart has no ego or judgment – always listen to your heart, it’s usually much quieter though and needs you to ‘tune’ into it!!

Normal is not something to aspire to it is something to run from 🙂

I care more about my relationship wit my inner being than anything else, If I am not in alignment with myself I have nothing to offer.

The worst enemy to creativity is self doubt!!

There is always time for Love.

Create an amazing day!!!

Jodi

Inspiration

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Energy is Always Moving – Always

IN Spirit

sometimes we go through a dark period in our lives,

if we don’t resist, don’t fight it, don’t become it,

yet dive into it, breath and move through the darkness,

we can and will come to a place

of being stronger,

clearer,

and oh so much brighter

with much more INspiration

Jodi

xo

 

A new piece of Impressionistic or ICM Photography – more in the store here.

PS – have you had a chance to check out my book – A Story of Our Souls – if you are at all curious, questioning why you are here or know there is much more, then you will love this book!!

 

Kayak Boats

7 Day Challenge – Do Something New

7 Day Challenge – Do Something New

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Energy Moves

Ever since doing the 30 Day Photo Challenge, I felt there was something more, something different.

I saw this Tedx talk the other day – and I thought to myself what a great idea!!

For 365 days, this guy did something new every day, now that is stretching your growth, imagination and experiences for sure!!

So often, we get into the same old, same old every day – we go to work the same way, see the same people, eat at the same places etc

What have you been wanting to do that you haven’t done?

What have you been saying that ‘one day I’ll……..? (you fill in the space)

What have you ben wanting to do but are afraid, or fear what others may think? (as long as it doesn’t hurt anyone else :))!

This is an invitation to step out of your comfort zone and do, try, eat, experience something new for the next 7 days.

You can keep it all to yourself or share it – but just do something!!

There are no rules, nothing is good / bad or right / wrong  – with integrity of course 🙂

Each minute, each day gives us a fresh opportunity of a choice – we can keep choosing the same thing or experience from the buffet table of what life has to offer.  If you don’t like it, now you know and don’t have to experience it again.

If you do like it, then you can have more of it – yet until you try it you will never know!

In the past week, here are a few of my new experiences –

ate Chilaquiles – a Mexican style breakfast, took a Spanish class (always one day), tried shooting 2 new ways and because of that I had to learn had to edit a new way (the above image), I painted my toenails Gold as I’v never done that always stayed with plain colors, sat and talked with my new bff the rooster and it was rather entertaining.

Ideas – but the list is endless

have a space day or even just a massage, pedi, mani or facial that you’ve always wanted to experience (male or female like why not??!)

cooking class

art class

painting class

spend an entire day at the beach

go to the park for a picnic

play pickle ball (or any other sport)

learn a second language

go out for lunch in that cafe you keep seeing

go to an art museum

sky dive (ok that might be extreme but why not??)

hot air balloon ride

take that trip you’ve always wanted to

try some food you’ve never tried (the list there could be endless)

got waxed – male or female

play an instrument

go for a long walk in nature

get some energy work done

have a reading by a psychic

talk to a stranger

take some pet supplies to the animal shelter

take food to the homeless

I could go on………..if not now, why?

The only time there is, is Now!

Create a fantastic magical day!!

Jodi

 

 

Chained

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

 

 

 

F*@# this World, I’m………

Fuck this World

We have the ability to Create Our Reality!!

Im going to Wonderland!!

My Soul wants me to play more with all this insanity going on so I can tap into my creativity more and create art from the heart.

Creative expression can then flow to me and thru me allowing it to be birthed!!

How are you nurturing your Soul or your creativity?

Jodi

Have you read my latest book? A Story of Our Souls

Comfort Zone

Comfort Zone

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Stretch Your Comfort Zone

Breaking out of your comfort zone is the pathway to growth.

Sometimes we just need to do things differently!

Break through the illusion of safety so magic can happen!!

Jodi

 

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