Virtual Realities

What does that actually mean to you?

Cause it means a few different things to me. It means screens, social media, emails, phones, more ‘alone’ time, working from home, distancing etc. What I believe the majority of the world sees it as.

And while that is a small part of my reality as well . . . I also see it as something totally more bizarre might I say. Lets see if I can turn back the clock a little, recall some experiences I’ve had in the last few years, and bring you to where I currently am and what living in a virtual reality means to me.

Roughly 2.5 years ago I separated from my then husband. My world and reality went from married with 2 dogs, grocery shopping on Saturdays, house work, yard work, laundry, on Sundays and my 9-5 during the week, squeezing in play time with the dogs and exercise in the mornings, and online classes dinner and time with my husband in the evenings – to – complete reality swap. I moved out of that house, out of that city, out of my job, I had finished school, I left my friends, I left my yoga studio, and everything that I knew and kept me grounded was gone. I was back in the town I grew up in completely disoriented, far from grounded, and flying probably a little too high after meditation.

Which is when I came across people like Joe Dispensa. Talking about energy, energetics, realities, virtual realities ( this was before covid and everything being moved online ), frequencies, manifestion etc.

One of his series I believe it was, was all about how we are living in virtual reality. How what we see, touch, feel, manifest in our physical reality is like mirage. Everything is energy and vibrating at different frequencies. Nothing is ever really solid.

It was a very weird series to watch. It was something so out of the ordinary to me it expanded my consciousness to an extent I could literally feel my own energetics expanding out far beyond the little bubble of energy we all emanate. ( What I am assuming some hard drugs or medicinal mushrooms is like ) My reality / view / perspective – went from my being able to notice myself there in my bedroom and notice the bed, the dresser, walls, the window …. to feeling like my being, my self, my energy, my conscious took up waaaay more space than what was in just that bedroom. I was now sitting in my bed looking at this screen watching this man talk about consciousness and reality, yet it was as if the mountains way to the west I could easily just touch. I went from taking up just a little space, to taking up a lot, energetically. And when I was able to maintain this level of expansion, I began to learn over the course of months and years how my little physical actions right here in front of me where simultaneously effecting the actions taking place way over on that mountainside.

Idk if I’ll ever really be able to articulate the world in which I see through these eyes ~ however I do feel there is something to be said and looked into about those brief, yet common, moments of ‘wait, did I just see what I thought I did’ – or ‘ wait, what was that’.

The instances of disappearing objects, or objects being moved.

It also has me thinking back to a book I’ve read a few times by the author Dan Millman. Titled Way of the Peaceful Warrior. A book I’ve been wanting to reread again.

Who knows. I certainly don’t. But I find it fascinating.

With talk about different realities, dimensions, timelines. How 2 people standing right next to each other looking at supposedly the same thing can describe it in completely different ways.

How our our energetic inner state will completely define the world in which we walked into outside. How we really do create our reality with our minds. Our minds being kinda like computers. Again ~ another link to this virtual reality thing.

Ive been having fun playing around with energy lately and watching how the universe moves around energetics like it does wind. Denser particles sink, lighter ones float. Colder air sinks, warmer air rises. Positive and negative energies attracting or repelling eachother like magnets.

Such a weirdly beautiful dance of energetics.

or for all I know ~ maybe I just played that computer game the Sims a few too many times as a kid.

That could very much so be possible too.

: ) Have fun dancing in this worlds somewhat hap hazardous flow : )

remembering we ourselves are energy. we are air floating in space. absorbing, releasing, and floating around like the leaves in the trees during the wind, and we can choose how long we hold onto energies in our bodies.

utilize the earth, the air, the wind, the water, and movement do allow yourself to flow effortlessly in this energetic sun given dance.

Overcoming Overwhelm

In moments of overwhelm and stress, a feeling of chaos, or a mind that is loud and endlessly running….typically when we feel there is so much to be done and never enough time to do it all….this is when I completely stop and do nothing.
 
I get still.
Mentally and Physically.
 
I have come to understand the actions we take are either out of fear or out of love. And what we put out, is what we get back.
 
In these moments of overwhelm we are acting out of fear. 
Fear of a lack of time. Fear of disappointing. Fear of failure.  
 
The only way to break the cycle is to be still and wait until you are in a place of peace. 

 
I do this in a few different ways.
Yoga 

Cooking

Reading

Gardening 

Meditation

Cleaning / Decluttering 
Nature / Hike by myself

Listening to Spiritual Teachers 
 
Whatever it looks like for you, however you can, get yourself back to a state of calm and peace – everything else can wait. And should wait. Your best work does not come from a place of fear, it comes from a place of love.
 
I hope the next time you feel overwhelmed you have the strength to be still. To go inside yourself and find your clarity before you continue on. 

By doing this you will come to find this time of stillness will be followed by a time of intense progress. Everything is balanced. With stillness comes action. Which brings aligbed action. And from aligned action we step into the flow state of peaceful, streamlined productivity. 



All my best,
Jody

Confidence

It is what kicks that annoying emotion of fear in the ass.

It is what makes things possible.

It is what makes life fun.

It is how we adventure, find new places, meet new people.

It opens our awareness, makes our experiences incredibly more vibrant and meaningful.

It elevates our consciousness.

It relaxes us. It brings a feeling of home and comfort into our souls.

It is a love for life, for others, for experiences and opportunities, and most importantly….it is a love for ourselves.

Confidence completely comes from within. It is comfort we find within ourselves and our bodies. It is the opposite of negative self talk. It is positive affirmations.

Those tummy butterflies that appear right before we are about to do something that scares us ….. those are excitement ( borrowing this incredible insight from the book Fearless ) and joyful anticipation for the incredible road block we are about to tackle and this incredible full of life experience we are about to have.

Let confidence triumph over fear.

Turn fear to excitement.

Turn living…into THRIVING.

Delaying Happiness

At what point did we decide we had to wait to be happy. At what point did we decide we have to earn happiness. And in order to be happy, we had to go do something first, or have to achieve something, that we have to accomplish something that will make us feel worthy enough of feeling happy. Man do I wish I was alive at the moment somebody had this thought so I could say wait a minute NO.

We are worthy now.

We are enough now.

That was our birthright that got taken from us.

You do not need to do anything, or prove to anyone, that you are worthy enough to have what it is that you want that makes you happy.

We got so caught up in the idea that we have to work first and play later. We spend our days doing what we think we have to do, dragging ourselves through the day waiting for the moment we can go have fun, and then when we get to this moment we have set aside for fun, we are so exhausted we collapse.

Always doing what we think we should be doing.

Well here’s your wake up call, your permission slip, and guidance.

DO WHAT BRINGS YOU JOY.

GET CLEAR ON YOUR IDEAL LIFE.

WRITE IT DOWN.

PRINT OUT PICTURES OF IT. LOOK AT THEM EVERYDAY.

THEN GO HAVE FUN.

( Intertwined with being responsible ~ making money, paying bills, being respectful etc )

Instead of acting through thoughts of what you think you should be doing, you will find you start acting based off of feelings, and impulses.

This is intuition. Guidance. Guiding you towards what you just asked for. ( your ideal life )

and then notice . . .

suddenly, somehow magically, (through the universal laws) the exact opportunities that bring you the ideal life you are wanting, start showing up.

Take Them.

We don’t need to delay happiness. We just got stuck in an awful cycle of doing that for so long we don’t know anything other than that.

but we are starting to wake up again. THANK YOU UNIVERSE.

Our system as been so skewed for too long.

So remember –

You are worthy.

You are enough.

So what’s next for you?

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

And hopefully not to confuse you ~ but some delayed happiness is good as well. Anticipation is a nice way to build up positive energys like excitement.

Surrender – Release – Let Go

Surrender into the feeling that everything happens just as it is supposed to. 

Walk tall into the moments of pain, hurt, and uncertainty. 
See them as perfect lessons, perfect stepping stones to get you where you want to go.


A common theme in my life the past couple weeks has been to surrender into these moments. To become less rigid and tense and trust the process.

It came up in a yoga class.

For those of you familiar with yoga – holding a position for a long period of time can bring about some serious mind chatter . . . ‘how much longer do I have to hold this, this hurts, I can’t do this.’ Well, this is one way to experience it. However, when you surrender into the moment instead, into the stretch and uncomfortable feeling you’ll find a state of pure bliss. 

Not just in yoga though. Anywhere. 

When something is uncomfortable or unfamiliar, surrender into that feeling and see it as a blessing. 
When I say surrender, for me that looks like and feels like an expansion of my mind. I am opening it up and allowing for a new something to take its place. ( for new space to be created, a new pathway to form ) 


It brings a whole different perspective to struggle and pain. 

And a whole new form of gratitude and peace. 

Instead of seeing these moments as unwanted, painful, or steps back, they could actually be the perfect preparation for a giant leap forward if we allow them to be – by simply surrendering. 
I do think it is also important to keep your well-earned and sturdy roots in place during this process as well. It is not always about letting go of everything you know. We got this far for a reason and we’ve been through enough lessons to know what we want to stand for and what we value.  Be open to other opinions about your sturdy roots, you never know you might need to upgrade them yourself at some point, but remember why you grew them in the first place as well.
Accept What Is   –  Let Go of What Was  –  Be Open to What is Coming Next.

Routine

Routine is so incredibly difficult for me. The majority of my life I have dreaded having a routine. It feels so constrictive, unfreeing, and too much in a box when my soul likes to color outside of the lines.

The thoughts of having to do the same things day after day just has this boring connotation to it. Why would I want to do the same thing day in and day out? This repetitive motion makes me think of a conveyor belt ~ producing exactly the same things over and over.

How is that fun? How is that spontaneous? How does that fit into my desired box of wild and free?

I still have all of these questions and they plague me every day.

I find myself fully resisting routines with a powerful repulsive energy.

Finding myself desperately trying to figure out how to live in this world and provide for myself in a way that allows me to be free.

However it isn’t exactly working for me. And the other day I had a new question come to mind.

What would it look and feel like if the routines I had where all things I thoroughly loved and enjoyed? Mind flip. And heres another one ~ What if I already am doing all the things I love ( or a good amount of the things I love, but havent fully realized it and allowed myself to enjoy them? )

Mind shattered.

I currently fall somewhere inbetween. I’m doing a lot of the things I love yet haven’t been able to fully enjoy them yet for whatever reason. I love the things that I am doing, but other areas of my life are currently off balance or unknown which breeds anxiety in my mind.

I also have the tendency to do ALL the things I love, and ALL at the same time. I have a long list of things I love and it spreads my energy everywhere, and thin.

Once upon a time I had a decent routine filled with things I loved. That routine also shifted from time to time as my own desires shifted along with those around me.

Household Routines, Work Routines, Eating Routines, Friendship Routines.

These are the important ones as far as I can currently tell. Build routine here. And in the space of these routines, there’s freedom to play.

It’s from routine that we gain freedom.

Give to Receive

In order to receive we must GIVE.

If you ever find yourself in a place of utter stagnation ~ give. Whether big or small it doesn’t matter. To a friend, family member, or stranger ~ doesn’t matter. Just go give.

The energetic exchange will make its way right back to you. Depending on your level of openness, awareness, and current state of expansiveness, you’ll be able to see how your little act ripples out, and then right back to you. Sometimes instantaneously.

Take note of the energy you are using as you give ~ as that will be the energy you receive back.

Giving can be done in so many ways.

  • a physical gift
  • a text message
  • an energetic exchange of any sort
  • all communication
  • a phone call
  • your time

Aside from money ~ whats the difference between gifting a handmade card to our grandma vs a new car?

The difference is totally up to you. What’s the intention behind the gift? ( what energy is being bridged ) Typically if we are handmaking a card for our grandma ~ its full of love, appreciation, and time. The same can go for gifting something like a car. Money does seem to make the intention setting a little more murky ~ however to keep it in a clear positive intention, it just requires an extra level of awareness, presence, and why it is you are choosing to do that which you’re doing.

Now ~ a BIG stumbling block for me and others is an inability to allow ourselves to receive.

Stemming from places of unworthiness, lack of trust both inward and outward, habitual learning of bad energetic exchanges closing us off as a form of protection, lack of self love creating an inability to receive love back. etc.

Unfortunately if we have an inability to receive this means we then have an inability to give. Leading us straight into that place of stagnation. And since we are ever evolving beings ~ stagnation isn’t exactly good for us.

When we find ourselves in a place of deep hibernation where we know our energy is off and any act of giving will only open us up to receiving bad energy back ~ this is when we learn how to give to ourselves. If we want to feel love, joy, happiness, presence, appreciation . . . this is when we learn to cultivate these within ourselves, give them to ourselves, to begin to unwind and transform our own energetic makeup to where we then feel comfortable giving again to others.

If you’re noticing you are in this space of stagnation ~ its up to us to get out of it. An object at rest, will stay at rest, and an object in motion will stay in motion. ** unless an outside force acts upon it *** which we then have to keep the momentum up ourselves to fully break the cycle.

Think back to a time when someone has given something to you and maybe you haven’t given back in some way. Here is an opportunity to give.

Always be looking for ways in which you can contribute. And think about the ways you would enjoy contributing.

Maybe start small and build yourself up as this is a powerful act of offering and holds within it the code for some magical transformations.

Zest for LIFE

I had lost my zest for living. I didn’t fully even realize it for awhile, and then it took me some time to get centered enough to find my way through.

It wasn’t until not too long ago I was laying in bed pondering and released I hadn’t had anything I had been truly excited for or fully looking forward to in a long time. It might have looked that way from the outside, but I didn’t feel it on the inside. I was merely shooting for what was right in front of me and trying to make this living in the moment thing work without really having anything I was working towards.

I so badly wanted to have the go with the flow mentality and just let life take me where it did. And well, I tried that for awhile. And darn it did take me places that’s for sure. But I wasn’t able to feel stable and steady anywhere I went or with anything I did. I met some cool people and I did some cool things, which one day I just might go back and experience again, however Ill wait until I have more of a grounding position to start from.

I learned I was able to cultivate and maintain that free flowing mentality much easier when I had something that excited me and pins on my map for future adventures to look forward to.

Once again ~ that beautiful balance between structure / stability and freedom.

In moments where we feel lost; where there’s more uncertain things in our world than certain. Where planning out our days seems awful, and making plans with others feels like too much of a tie down ~ just remember. We live in a beautiful world of equal opposites. Structure means freedom. and Freedom comes from structure. We release that when we find structure in doing the things that excite us and to have something amazing and fun to look forward to.

We are the ones that put the zest in life. And once we do, life will add some of its own zest in for us as well too.

~ Jody

2020 / Hawaii Recap

Happy almost New Year  🎉

Over here wrapping my mind around how much I learned, accomplished, went through, broke through, struggled through, and discovered this past year. 
I can tell I am a different person, yet my mental mind is still catching up.   
So here’s a little recap to wind down 2020 and look forward into, and move with full force into 2021. 

Accomplishments
✨  Moved to Hawaii ( I had a goal to move somewhere tropical. It was either Hawaii or Costa Rica, and felt if I went to Costa Rica I’d still be thinking and wondering about Hawaii. So Hawaii it was … and my eyes are still on Costa Rica!  Lol ) 
✨ I officially work for myself.        – still trying to stay balanced in that in-between limbo phase ( between employee vs employer) but Im actually figuring it out, and keeping my eyes and mind focused to make sure I stay moving forward in the direction of self employment. Incredibly huge mental shift for me. Insanely proud of myself. 
✨ paid off all debt ( again :/ thanks 2020 ) 
✨ Bought 2 cars, sold 2 cars ( how many cars have I gone through in the last 2 years … 🤦 Too many ) 
✨ Taught a couple private yoga classes + class offerings online 
✨ Bought a 5th wheel RV ( aka. bought a home )  
✨ Sold a couple art pieces 

Hardships

 💢 INTENSE inner child healing

 💢 Worst mental health I’ve experienced 

 💢  The feelings of having abandoned my dog back in California and being without her for 6 months.

 💢 Celiac ( working on releasing the anger and frustration around this ) 

 💢  Finances. Forever grateful for my family, select friends, and practical strangers for making sure I still had food and the means to earn money.

 💢 My Saturn Return. Holy heck. 

Lessons I Learned: 
( I can’t even fathom how much I actually learned, but here’s a few ) 


🌱 how to give my own self a hug. ( We can not survive without human touch, I fully learned that ) when I desperately needed a hug but either wasn’t around others, or others weren’t able, I ended up learning how to give one to myself.  Sounds weird maybe. But powerful realization
🌱 The importance of discipline and routine

🌱 The importance of a solid foundation

 🌱 The necessity of community 

🌱 The importance of clear continuous communication

🌱 Intertwining. Networking. Forming Connections. Creating Bridges ( I never saw the similarities / commonalities before like I do now ) like there’s an intricate design and work behind the scenes of those who end up on our path 😊 and how we specifically create the path we are on.

Cool Things I Discovered:  


🤯  The power behind thought

🤯  Energy work and all that encompasses – so many things around energetics and how it plays a roll 

🤯 Touched on the concepts of: telepathy, precognition, mediumship, apportation, clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience. its a lot to grasp

  🤯 Just how incredibly energetically connected we are. Our minds, bodies, everything.

 🤯 The power behind the spoken word and written word 


Things I’m Working On: 
✏️ Fully giving & receiving 

✏️ Staying grounded in my own truth

 ✏️ Rebuilding my health & strength 

✏️ Limiting beliefs 

✏️ Fine tuning my spoken word

 ✏️ Getting back to intuitive eating

 ✏️ Re – releasing worry & doubt and getting back to full trust and faith

Incredible thank you to all of you who have been apart of my life in some way during this past year.  

and Thank you Hawaii. 

from the deepest part of my soul, I am now able to look back and appreciate your welcoming embrace and all you taught me.

You broke me down, so I could learn how to get up on my own two feet.  

I will forever be grateful with a wide open heart

Emergence

As I walk into this new chapter of my life I am scared shitless.

Scared of what I will have to reopen and face, as well as scared of the immensity of growth and expansion that is going to occur.

The pain, hurt, sorrow, shattered pieces, broken hearts, loss of trust, harsh words, negative emotions, so much that was buried down deep, shoved away, and put aside in the moment for the need to simply survive and keep my head above water.

Well now it all resurfaces to be purged and forever moved out, transformed, and forgotten.

Sitting at the waters edge not wanting peer down for the fear and knowing I haven’t liked my reflection. Is it too soon to look? Have I waited long enough, processed through enough, and shifted enough things for that reflection to be more friendly yet?

As I slowly tip toe my way forward in the direction I know I am meant to be going, the gentle knowing I have yet to fully step forth lingers. And its these gentle whispers that I know are truth.

So what does fully stepping forward look like?

What do I want it to look like?

These are the questions.