30 Days of Photos
It’s a challenge and an experiment.
And I would love your help!!
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
PS – This starts May 1st!!
Doors Of Perception
This was the theme for my recent show in Ajijic – actually just outside Ajijic in San Antonio Mexico that will be up for the month of May.
So if you live in the area and missed it – you are not too late – come out and see it.
It’s at Casa Libertad that has great food, music and much more!
For anyone not in the area – you can see the images here.
Prints are for sale of course and have been printed on special paper with acrylic protection so no frame or matting is needed – nice and light to hang!
Enjoy and please reach out with any questions or if you would like to purchase!!
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,
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.
Choose a new door.
PS – Check out my new book – A Story of Our Souls
As she danced by the light of the moon, she found more of herself.
When was the last time you dance barefoot in the grass or sand, under the light of the moon with music playing in the background
and you got so lost in the music, in the twirling and whirling of dancing,
in the beauty of the moment of now,
where nothing else mattered
time stood still,
and you were lost in your own world
where you felt a high like never before
on life itself,
and you felt oh so free.
When was the last time you danced barefoot
under the moon?
Magic is always outside of your
especially when we let go of the constructs of
‘how we should be’.
Go dance and let your soul free.
It’s calling you to come dance
even if the moon isn’t out!!
Anger, Judgments etc
If we start understanding that everything is energy and we are all connected then getting angry at someone is in fact an emotional trigger.
It took me awhile to realize I create EVERYTHING in my world, and people and events that trigger an emotion of a lower vibration (anger, resentment, frustration, manipulation etc) was my own issue.
NO one outside of me can hurt me or trigger anything – unless I allow it or aligned with it.
In other words, if I let something someone says bothers me, then I allow them to steal my peace.
It’s not what is going on around you but inside of you.
Everything is just an interesting point of view – it does not make it true.
When someone is mad, mad at you – you feel it, you know it – as it is energy.
Anger, resentment, irritation and frustration are lower vibing energies and are far away from Love.
In Quantum Physics thy have proven that everything going on in your world is a reflection back to you of what is really going on inside of you.
If you don’t like what is happening around you, start by going within and being honest about your thoughts, feelings etc
You are a walking, talking broadcaster of energies!!!
If we also look at it from a higher consciousness level, we are ALL interconnected – it may seem we are separated, but that is part of the illusion of being here. If we look at the person as a reflection of ourselves and whatever they have said that may have triggered us is something for us to look at so it has no power over us – i.e. – if there is an emotional reaction to something someone said – it is NOT what that person said, it is something inside of you.
Take a look at it – that is moving into a healthier version of you and a higher vibrational alignment.
IF you can see pieces of you in the other person, then maybe there will be more compassion and love, unless of course you are hard on yourself and lack self love.
That too can be changed.
That is why we are here
To remember the truth of who we are
which is pure Love
not conditional love.
PS My new book shares more of this in detail – A Story of Our Souls
Photo credits – Jodi Burke & Sandra Wagman
Ever Need a Hug……
That all supportive, non-judgmental
loving warmth of an embrace
just the way you are
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!!
PS – Don’t forget to check out my new book – A Story of Our Souls
Photography credits: Sandra Wagman & Jodi Burke
Fuck this World
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?
Have you read my latest book? A Story of Our Souls
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!!
New Book Release
It’s true – the book – A Story of Our Souls is finally live!!
The outline of this book came to me after being sick for 3 weeks and surrendering to just being.
Something that has not always come easy to me yet I have been learning to slow down.
This time I had no choice. Instead of being frustrated I let go.
This is what came through when I did.
All the courses, research, learning, releasing, deep diving (as I call going deep within), peeling layers away, even being mentored finally all came together.
Things clicked while this book came through.
For me, being a truth seeker, I kept asking why as so much doesn’t make sense to me.
I knew there was more, I knew there were many lies and once you do take the red pill or start down the rabbit hole you soon learn we actually do know very little about existence here.
This book has quantum physics, science, truth, fiction and woowoo.
It may open your eyes, challenge your beliefs, engage you to start asking more questions or just be a good little story.
Whatever it is, enjoy it!!
Click here to read the first part.
Oh yeah and there are pictures too!
Here is the link again to read the first part.
If you prefer an e-book then click here.
Also, here are some reviews that have come in so far!!
Jodi has done a great job building the picture of being HUman in an energetic world. She makes it easy to understand how things work and how you fit into the Multiverse. Her images are so beautiful you can find yourself staring at them for minutes on end!
After reading Jodi’s book, I got to understand more of the meaning of ascension, DNA activation, the Soul and how this all fits t together.
It is a very compelling book that leaves one open to do their own investigation. Definitely opened my eyes and mind. I feel more awakened after reading this thought provoking book
For a difficult subject to write about, she made it easy for me to connect the dots. Thx Jodi for making this reader friendly, as you helped expand the borders of my tent big time, while recognizing there is more than meets the eye.
The soul is an energy that’s not talked or even thought about that much. We pretty much have an awareness that we all have one, but don’t focus too much on its’ condition or origin.
The Story of Our Souls explores an evolution of the soul and offers a perspective of reality that will incite one’s curiosity and questioning “what if…” some of this is true. Be prepared for a journey down some rabbit holes with a little quantum theory added for a mysterious, thought provoking, and wonderfully engaging read.
Remember, the Matrix was a documentary!
Wow! I loved your book!
This book takes the mind to places never before entered, at least by me.
For me it was finally the lessons you have been teaching me, and your introduction to investing in my journey through one of your listed Practitioners.
I am working on finding my vibrational energy and starting to work through my 3D delusions.
I especially love the use of the “Avatar” descriptor to explain energy, frequencies which for many are just imaginary concepts that one cannot fully put into perspective until now. I love that “avatars” are simply different skins of our choice … your explanation on the DNA strands makes sense now.
Thanks Jodi for the great eye opener and much food for thought.
Jodi’s book A Story of our Souls will keep you engaged with shear curiosity that will keep you turning the pages as she takes you on a journey about your soul. You will be inspired maybe mussed and defiantly thinking outside the box by the end of her story. If you enjoy books that will engage your mind and challenge the way you think or were taught to think I feel you will enjoy Jodi’s book I know I did!