Self Love

Self Love

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Authentic Self Love is NOT About the Ego

Work on being in love with the person in the mirror who has been through so much and is still standing.

–  unknown

Self Love is NOT selfish – you truly cannot love another until you know how to love yourself.

The more you love yourself the less nonsense you will tolerate.

It’s not what you are that holds you back, it’s what you think you are not.

If your Self worth is gained from others, you forever will need approval, when in reality  all you need is to trust yourself.

–  Leon Brown

You are capable of amazing things.

 

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Thoughts & Feelings Can Empower or Disempower – What are YOU Choosing for You?

 

Remember – Everything IS Energy – that means your thoughts and feelings………I will be diving in deeper to why Self Love is soooo very important on many levels – we’ve bought into a false program that keeps us separated from our true self.

You are Love at the core of your being which is your Soul.

It’s time to remember the truth of who you really are!!!

Jodi

Thanks for stopping by and Keep coming back!!

 

PS – Do you know who you are at Soul Level? Find out in an Akashic Reading!!

 

Unfuckwithable

Unfuckwithable

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Love Yourself, Stop Buying into the BS – Become Free

 

(adj) – when you are totally at peace and in touch with yourself, nothing anyone says or does bothers you and no negativity or drama can touch you.

–  unknown

 

Read that again and let it sink in.

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It All Starts with YOU!! Self Love is the new Cool

I would like to add that I decided to use that term to grab attention – especially for all the women out there who buy into the media bs and advertising subliminals of not being good enough, your body is perfect, you need this label to be someone in the world etc etc

It’s all just bs keeping everyone in states of comparison, judgement, self criticism – wear, use it or buy it because it brings you joy and nothing more.

Nothing outside of You defines You……..it starts within!!

Remember – if it’s not from Love (Joy is from Love) then it’s probably a BFFL.

Self Love is the new Cool!!

Jodi

xo

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Love IS the Only Truth – Start with Self!!

 

Awakening

Awakening

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We Lock Ourselves Up by Playing Small – Door in Cuba

 

 

The Living Soul of a man, once conscious of it’s power, cannot be quelled.

     –  Horace Mann

The authentic Self is the Soul made visible.

 

 

What does Awakening even mean – and I don’t mean from sleep – well now that I write that, I stand corrected – yes from asleep yet not from when we go to bed at night – we are asleep – are you waking up?

Awakening – wakefulness, the state of being Conscious.

What is Consciousness?

Consciousness – is the state of being aware.

Aware of what?

Self

Not in an egotistical sense, but one that knows they are not their emotions, thoughts, or feelings – they are observers of it all.  We are not our stories or even our bodies.  We are connected with Self starting with Self Love and that everything outside of ourself is a reflection of ourself, or a feed back loop – to what one is truly thinking and feeling.

Aware that we are truly a Soul (or Energy or Consciousness) having a Human experience.

That we are truly Multi Dimensional Beings – which means we are Infinite.

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Everywhere there are People – Souls having a Human Experience – Cuba

Yet since putting on the human costume we’ve forgotten that and really bought into the story aka life we are living.  I know – I’ve been one of them!!

What do I mean by that?

Lets say you go to the movies – lets pretend it’s like 1970’s or something where there still is a movie projector so if we were to look at the reel of film we can see each individual frame.  Yet when the movie project is running each frame moves thru the view finder that gets projected onto the screen and it appears live – one cannot tell one frame from another. (oh I will dive more into that in another post too!!)

We watch the movie – we may lose awareness of things around us (unless you have a noisy person near by as an example) and we get caught up in the movie – the drama, excitement, love affair etc we get caught up in the moment of being part of the movie.  Then it ends and we remember who we are and get up and leave the movie theatre and go back to our lives. We know we are not the movie.

That is similar to what is happening when we put on our human costume – we do forget, while the movie aka our life is playing out in front of us that we are truly just here for the experiences and we are much bigger than any of it.  We are Infinite Beings – yet we play small, we truly get caught up in all the stories, dramas, programs, points of views etc

Why is that?

All the programs, beliefs and points of views we have running ( I will go into more of that in a future post as well).

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Everything is Just an Interesting Point of View

Bit of a mind trip I know – yet movies like the Matrix actually gave us some clues – if we were paying attention.  What we have been taught really isn’t the truth.

I caught the first 2 parts of David Icke talking about Waking up this weekend and I think he shares it well (You are Infinity Living in a Bubble Part 1 and Part 2) especially about the Infinite I and the Small I – you may learn more about what I am trying to share here and how some the programming has taken place. It may open your eyes, it may help to start waking you up!

It really is time to wake up.

Wake up to who you truly are and step into Your own Power.

Part of Awakening is also knowing that there really only is Love, Light and Truth – if it isn’t any of those then chances are it’s a BFFL!!

Remember – Science and Quantum Physics is proving this – this is not some hippy dippy nomad chick who’s gone off on a trip!! 🙂

The Soul is an energy of Infinite Possibilities – it’s time to remember and be part of the Awakening that is going on!!

Just saying

Jodi

xo

REmember – The Soul is Divine, It is Love, It is Infinite.  Being Infinite means a greater number of Possibilities…………..the Mind and Ego will tell you otherwise and those my friends, are just programs and programs can be deleted!!

 

In order to save myself, I must destroy first the me I was told to be.

     –  The Dreamer

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Let go of the Old Small Way of Playing

 

Higher Vibe Living

Higher Vibe Living

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Doing Thing That Bring YOU Joy is Higher Vibe Living!!

 

Be the type of energy that no matter where you go, you always add value to the space and lives around you.

     –  unknown

Whatever is good for your Soul – or your Soul loves…….do that!!

Vibrate so high that toxic people and things in your life fall away because they no longer are a match!!

     –  Jodi Burke

Positive Mind

Positive Vibes

Positive Life!!

 

ok so what are Vibes anyways you may be thinking and what are Higher Vibes?

If we come from the perspective that Everything IS Energy and well it is – then everything has a vibration or a frequency.  It’s like radio waves – we can’t see it yet we know its there.  When we start tuning into things more we can sense or even feel different frequencies or vibrations.  We are doing it all the time yet for the most part unconsciously – you know you just feel something about a place or person sometimes – you can’t put a finger on it yet it feels off……trust it.

It doesn’t necessarily mean that place or person or whatever is bad – it just may not be for you or the right time – make sense?

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Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe

What is Higher Vibe Living?

Well, if Everything IS Energy……and it is 🙂 – then everything we think, feel, say, do and eat all vibrates at different frequencies.

EVERYTHING

So what are you choosing in your reality?

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Cups of Fresh Fruit in Mexico

Processed, chemical laden, fast food, pop or microwaved low vibing foods or lots of fresh water (not sold in plastic bottles btw) real, grown in sunlight, nutrient dense high vibing foods?

Angr, hatred, judgment and criticism of self and others or love, self love, body love, joy and gratitude? Low vibes vs High vibes.

Thoughts of hating to go to the job that you have or doing what you have to do to get by or thoughts of living and doing what brings you joy and surround yourself with people that are your tribe – as they are the same vibe 🙂 – even if the first part has to be for right now ( I get bills have to be paid)? Low vibes vs High Vibes.

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A lady in Mexico cutting Cactus Leaves

Watching tv shows, lots of movies or always on the computer or phone with little to no exercise, body movement or fresh air – to spending time away form electronics and technology, time in nature – especially with shoes off when you can (great for grounding and healing), forms of body movement like Yoga or Tai Chi, walking, hiking, deep breathing or meditating?  Low vibes vs High vibes.

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Ahhh The Old Days when You Could Leave Your Phone at Home!

Is there always some drama or trauma going on in your life or is there mostly ease, flow and peace?

Are you getting the idea now?

It all starts with ourselves – Love who are you in this moment and where you are at and know that each moment is a fresh moment and you get to choose – maybe you will choose something new or different this time.

As the Past doe not equal the Future!!

Create a High Vibing Day – you just may never go back!!

Jodi

xo

 

60 Plus Yogi’s share Why We do Yoga – you may just be inspired to start yourself!!

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Deb from I Love Maya Yoga who is also in the Book!

Bodies

Bodies

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No 2 Bodies are the Same – Choose Love as in Self Love / Body Love!!

 

Your body hears everything your mind says.

     –  Naiomi Judd

Being sexy is all about attitude, not body type.  It’s a state of mind.

     –  Amisha Patel

Embrace and Love your body – it’s the most amazing thing you’ll ever own!

     –  unknown

Don’t let your mind bully your body!!

Life is way too short to spend it fighting with your body or yourself!!

 

Mind – Body – Soul

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Be in the Vibe of Love – it starts with Self Love

 

If one stops to think about it – everything we do we do for our bodies – or mostly anyways.  We eat to feed our bodies – our bodies are real – are you feeding it real foods?  We work to house our bodies – provide a home and warm bed to sleep in.  We buy cars or ride bikes to get our bodies from place to place or to work.  We dress our bodies in clothes to go to work or outside – depending on the weather and in our society we need to cover up :).  We exercise to move our bodies.

Are you doing any of those for your Soul? Probably not, but for the body.  Yet we are not our bodies.

How do you talk to your body? Kind loving words? or Judgement and criticism?  Do you put clothes on your body that it likes and what feels good or what you thin it should wear?  Do you starve your body? Over eat? Over drink? Never let it have some fun?  Do you spend most of your time pissed off at it, wanting to change it or love it as it is?

I’ve been there – I know and once I let go and crossed over it all became much easier and clearer

Just some things to think about!!

Jodi

xo

Shout out to ALL the people working on loving their bodies – because in our society that is not easy – I’m proud of you and you should be too!!

Struggling with Emotional Eating? 21 Days Food and You is a great place to start to make radical changes!!

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Shout out to ALL the People Loving Their Bodies!!!

 

Letting Go

Letting Go

 

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Let Go of Things that don’t Serve YOU!!

Sometimes letting things go

Is an act far greater

Then defending or hanging on

     –  Eckhart Tolle

 

In the end, only 3 things mattered:

how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.

     –  Buddha

 

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Train Yourself to Let Go of the Things You Fear to Lose

 

LoseSome of the very things that we hold onto most, are the very things that we need to let go of.

Sometimes we just have to let go of things.

When you let go, you create space for better things to come into your life!!

Let today be the day that you let go of things and people that no longer serve you!!

Jodi

xo

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When We Trust and Let Go – We Make Room for Better Things

 

Soul

 Soul

 

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Soul Naked

Lets get Soul naked, stripping down to our raw selves, leaving prettiness and inhibitions scattered like clothes on the floor.

     –  John mark Green

She threw away all of her masks and put on her Soul.

     –  unknown

If only our eyes saw Souls instead of bodies – how different our ideas of beauty would be!

     –  unknown

You don’t have a Soul, YOU are a Soul.

You have a body!!

     –  C.S. Lewis

What is your Soul whispering to you?

Are you listening?

Or is Ego talking instead?

Lets start getting real with ourselves.

Jodi

xo

5 Senses

5 Senses

 

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Spend Time in Nature!

Blake said that the body was the Soul’s prison unless the 5 senses are fully developed and open.

He considered the 5 senses the ‘Windows of the Soul’.

When sex involves the senses intensely, it can be like a mystical experience!

     –  Jim Morrison

 

The 5 senses are touch, taste, hear, smell and sight that is part of being human.  Not everyone has all and some go deep into one such as a gourmet chef, artist, musician and so on.

I want to leave you with some things to consider about the 5 senses.

Touch – do we use our arms, legs, fingers, hands or bodies to truly touch – ourselves as in a hug or others (appropriately of course) but in hugs too or do we touch someone with our hearts ever?

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Oh the Sounds to the Ears

Hear – do we take the time to listen instead of talk? Or spend some time in quiet and hear our own thoughts? Spend some time in nature away from noise pollution – when was the last time you really listen to birds chirping or even the stillness of the quiet?

Smell – how often do we really appreciate the smell of some amazing things – good foods, essential oils, nature, a smell of someone you love up close?

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Do You Always See the Same Old?

Sight – how often do we take a few minutes to take a good look around at where we are or do you just see the same old? How often do we see something but only from our perspective and often times it’s a closed one? Real creativity, imagination and goals are first unseen.

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Real Food is what the Body Needs too btw

Taste – how often do we take the time to rally taste our food instead of gulping it down or eating while in front of the tv, computer or phone or the same foods weekly?  When was the last time you tried new foods? Real foods? Are you eating real foods or avoiding them due to much processed chemical concoctions labelled as food so you don’t like real food any more or can’t taste it?

Oooh, what about your 6th sense? Do you know about that one?

Sixth sense, is our ability to perceive the subtle-dimension or the unseen world of angels, ghosts, energies auras, etc. Clairvoyance, premonition, intuition are synonymous with sixth sense or subtle perception ability.

Your 6th sense should be your 1st sense!

Jodi

xo

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ONEness IS the New Cool

We each have a 6th sense that is attuned to the ONEness dimension in life, providing a means for us to guide our lives in accord with our ideas.

                                                            –  Henry Reed

 

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Heart and Soul

Heart and Soul

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Stop Playing Small or Hiding Your Light – that’s NOT Your Truth Photo Credit: Dave Catt

 

I put my heart and soul into my work, and in the process lost my mind!

        – Vincent Van Gogh

Once you have come to know how great you are – then your heart, mind and Soul will not let you give up!!

     –  Shubhanshu Tiwari

Dance to YOUR Own Beat – No Matters What Others Think!! Photo Credit: Dave Catt

 

Respond to every call that excites your Soul / Spirit – ignore the ones that make you fearful, doubt or feel not good enough.

Your Soul is always going to whisper YOUR Truth back to you, Your Soul wants what is best for you, and if you try to silence it’s voice, eventually that whisper will turn become a roar!!

What’s in your Heart and Soul must find a way out for you to live your Truth and from Love.

Everything else is just a BFFL and distractor!! 🙂

Be YOU Today!!

Jodi

xo

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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

Bodies

Bodies

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No 2 Bodies are the Same – Love Yours No Matter What!!

Real Bodies are fat, and thin, and both and neither and otherwise.

     –  Hane Blank

There is no wrong way to have a body!

     –  Glenn Maria

You were born to be real not perfect!

Cuz You’re amazing just the way you are!!

 

The problem isn’t with your body – it’s what you think of it and what you think of yourself – true self love is thinking love, feeling love, being love and eating love………not fear, judgment, hatred, criticism, jealousy, processed food (and emotions) or abuse of any kind.

 

NO two bodies are the same!!

 

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Choose Body Love!

 

This is a body hate free zone – remember – there is no perfect body only marketing and advertising that reminds you that you’re not good enough and then the self programming loop you keep running in your mind.  It’s time to tell it to f*&^ off – we have approximately 75 000 thoughts a day – most of which were the same that you thought yesterday, last week and probably last year.

It’s a program – delete it and reinstall one of self love and body love!!

The body is the only place your Soul has to live – so take care of it. Raw, Naked and Beautiful – Real, Authentic and Truth.

Eat Real

Live Well

Love Deeply

Laugh Often

Never Give up on Your Dreams

Jodi

xo

Remember – there is nothing wrong with your body but there is a lot wrong with the messages that try and convince you otherwise.

     –  Rae Smith

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After Years of Hating my Body I Can Say Now I Love it!!! Photo Credit: Dave Catt