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Reflections of 2019

Is life really as stable as we think?

So, it’s the last day of 2019.

I would be lying if I said that it was my best year ever, actually in ways it was one of the hardest yet many amazing moments as well..

Yet, as I reflect back, I see where I stumbled, grew, fell down, rose above, loved more, judged less, was open (or not) and it’s all part of life.

I choose to look at what I did accomplish and how that felt, yet also where I stumbled or fell and what I learned or how it challenged me to become more or step up or clear a trigger.

Some of my highlights were writing the book A Story of Our Souls, learning Photoshop – as it always intimidated me, doing a self 30 Day Challenge of a new image each day  (check out some of the images in my gallery) – not always fun when you’re not feeling creative, or have been working on an image for a few hours and forgot to save it…..oops!!  But that won’t happen again 🙂

All part of life – how we respond or react is up to us – yes we get to choose.

I’ve had to deconstruct some of the things I thought I ‘knew’, and through that I am truly learning that the more I stay open and learn, the little I actually do know.  It’s a big world out there with many  different perspectives nothing is a stable and concrete as we think, been lead to believe or told.  (that is a whole other post with quantum physics and the rabbit hole).

Yeah, there is alot of BS out there too.  I am learning to trust myself more and yes, many answers for ourselves are within.

2019 was so much about me stepping into more of me.

How was 2019 for you?

Have fun and be safe on New Years!

I’ll leave you with this thought:

Yesterday, is a  moment in time, a moment that not longer exists…….unless you let it.

Start each day fresh as there is only now – each moment is the now – are you present to it?

Jodi

xo

 

Being More Present

Being More Present

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Being Present in Each Moment

Being Present – sounds easy doesn’t it?

It should be yet it’s not – I get tested every day – every moment – we all do.

It’s showing me how little I have been present many times in my life – the now is constantly changing and if we are thinking about the past and should haves and what ifs then we are not present.  If we are worried about the future, stressed about money or whats going to happen then we are not present.

Having a conversation with someone and thinking about your reply as they are speaking we are not present.

Surfing the internet while talking to a friend on the phone – we are not present.

I could go on! 🙂

I had an interesting interaction Sunday morning on the beach – fairly early yet not as early as I usually go – I had my camera on the tripod and I had it aimed at a big rock and some smaller rocks on the edge of the ocean – I was doing long exposure – so it wasn’t a quick point and shoot, but regardless my camera was set up.  Two ladies in their 20’s came along and climbed up the rock – I was about 20 ft away, and they  proceeded to stand on the rock and take selfies for about 10 mins.

Now I could have reacted, gotten pissed off, but I just observed.  I laughed watching it all to be honest and I also watched any judgments I had.  I could have let it ruin my moment, my day or my shoot – I chose none of the above. I am not a person who usually gets angry but I do get frustrated – didn’t choose that one either.

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Being Present in each Moment

Conscious Living is about being more present in each and every moment no matter what you are doing or what is going on but it is also about knowing you are the creator of your life and you do have choice in each moment – how you respond or react.

Not always easy I know, yet the more we practice it the easier it will become and life can become more of a flow and more magical!

We all have stories, triggers, patterns and programs running – oh and much brain washing that has happened – by becoming more aware of them, healing, releasing, or clearing them we can become more conscious in our every day lives.

After all, isn’t it YOUR life?

Jodi

Bentinho Massaru has some great videos on much of this topic and he’s opened up his academy for free!

 

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

Focus

Focus

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Focus

What has your focus? Your attention?

What do you think about most often?

When you are doing something are you fully present or is your mind wandering on what you will be doing next, or need to do, want to do or the shopping list?

I have been having some fun watching surfers – so many from different places, beginners to advanced, young to old – checking out the conditions, having patience and being very present an focused.

You have to be.

Whenever you find your mind is everywhere else but in what you are doing, in being fully present just take a few deep breaths in an you will come back into your body!!

It helps to create being present, awareness, focus and more consciousness.

Create a magical day by doing things or at least something that you love, that lights you up!!

Jodi