Feelin Fearless

I realized this morning upon waking what the theme of this past year has been for me.

Its been all about overcoming all the areas in my life where I was afraid. 

Afraid to reach out. Afraid to try something new. Afraid to chase after a dream. Afraid to invest in myself. Afraid to fully believe in myself. Afraid to take leaps. Afraid to experience life fully. Afraid to fully feel. Afraid of what others might think of me. Afraid to fully surrender. Afraid to ask for help. Afraid to fully step myself out of the norm.

Well without fully realizing it until now… I conquered them all. Well at least a hell of a lot of them. I have accomplished an incredible amount in this past year, and man I should have with the year that I had. Every corner, every conversation, every decision, I was strongly facing some kind of fear I had within me. It was hard.

I guess I first somewhat noticed it when I was ziplining in Costa Rica. I had zero fear. Where in the past the nerves in my stomach would have made me so uncomfortable and sick. My anxiety would have been through the roof.  But not only was that not present I was giddy about it. I was the first one getting hooked up to that line and practically throwing myself off the ledge. Laughing when the guides joked about me not being hooked up correctly after I had already taken off. Arms out wide, gaze going in all directions. Dropping head first down the rope drops…whatever they are called…and having a fucking blast.

There was resistance though. I will say that. I didn’t go head first on my first drop, the guides had to help me break through that barrier.  And I never did go upside down on one of the zip lines. I still wanted to be able to reach back up with my hand and hold on. But it wasn’t from a place of fear though…I came to realize it was just because I had never done it, nor had I seen someone in person do it yet, so I didn’t know how. I didn’t know what it would look like. That is what stopped me. But I’m working on dropping that hesitation as well where I think I have to see someone else do it first in order for me to. Its not accurate, its just the way my mind has been trained to think. Another limitation I’m ecstatic to break through.

All in all I just keep coming back to the same conclusion, that the emotions of fear, worry, and doubt are not necessary. But we can use them and see them as indicators that we have reached a wall/block/hesitation and that once we push through it, there is some serious awesomeness waiting on the other side.

So my little wise words for the day . . . That I’m going to continue repeating for myself as well …

Don’t doubt yourself.

Let go of worry. We don’t need it.

And push through fear, that Hazelnut Hu Chocolate Bar is waiting on the other side 😉 and there just might be a raspberry one too ?? 😀

Love you all.

May this coming year be a fearless one.

Aligning Energy with Action

Deciding when to take action. 

There is a right and wrong time to make decisions
and take action on them. 


Here’s the not so good time: 
When we are stressed

 Sad
When our mind is running like crazy 
When we feel like there’s not enough time in the day to do everything we need to 
When we aren’t enjoying what we’re doing
When we’re tired 
When we’re angry or frustrated 

Here’s the perfect time: 
When you’re centered 
Grounded
 Balanced 
When life feels like its worth living 
When you’re flooded with amazing ideas of things you want to do 
When your mind is still
When the thought of an outcome brings a smile to your face 
When you feel loved 
When you feel light and joyous
When you feel ambitious

Making sure we wait until we are in a good place to make decisions will help your life flow so much more smoothly. The feeling of regretting a past decision or fretting over whether or not you made the right decision is no longer an issue. 

You will be confident you made the right choice and this right choice opens life up and allows us to live more in the present. 

How to get yourself in the right mindset / the perfect time: 

Do what brings you peace.

What gives you a clear mind? 


Here are some of my own personal things I do to clear my head and de-stress when life gets crazy. 


I go to the beach and either run and stretch, or sit and meditate. Or both. 


I do yoga. (meditation)

Clearing the mind of unnecessary thoughts.
I write. 
I draw. 
I hike. 


Sometimes this is a solo activity. Sometimes I need communication and connection.

Find what works for YOU in your current moment. 

We seem to have come to a place where when someones asks us a question, needs a favor, or a decision needs to be made we feel we have to respond right away. We don’t!

It is perfectly okay, and even better if we take the time we feel we need to respond. Not only will this make you feel more in control and end in a better result, others will appreciate our willingness to take time to make the right choice. Trust and respect will grow. In yourself, and from others.

I hope this finds you on a day when you are needing it the most.

All my best,

Jody

A Day of Giving

I have recently decided to dramatically lessen the material things I own.

For a few reasons.

I have more than I need.

I plan to spend some time traveling and having less belongings will be easier to manage.

And less things to pack when I decide to live in different locations.

I’m working on only owning and buying things which have deep meaning to me instead of buying just to buy or out of whim. (Mindful – intentional spending.)

Creating space for growth. Physically and mentally.

If I haven’t worn certain clothes or used an item in a decent amount of time, or if it has been stored away somewhere in a box for longer than I can remember….there is someone else who could use it more than myself.

I spent some time thoroughly going through all my possessions and asking myself:

Is this something that brings me joy?

When was the last time I used it?

Does it align with the person I am wanting to be?

Will someone else appreciate it more than I am right now?

Some items were very easy to let go of. Others I looked at, had a deep sense of emotion come to the surface, and had to revisit another day. In the end, realizing the attachment I had to the item was not serving me in a positive way.

A huge part of what helped me be able to give, and in such a big way, was coming to the understanding everything in this life is energy.

Everything, including us, ebbs and flows in and out of our lives effortlessly when we are connected to nature and free flowing.

It is when we latch on to something that we disrupt this natural flow. It is when we store items in our possession, physically or mentally, that aren’t in alignment with ourselves, or out of fear, that we block natures ability to allow more and better things to come our way. When we hold on to items and emotions, we stop the flow of new things coming into our existence that are meant to, which help us continue to grow and evolve.

Let nature be our teacher again.
So much beauty is found in the act of letting go. Letting go of the old, makes room for something new.

When we give, we in turn allow ourselves room to receive.

You know the saying – you can’t give without receiving something yourself in return.

The return is a slew of positive emotions which can dramatically raise your vibration. In turn allowing you the ability to live in a state of flow and effortless ease.

Now doesn’t that sound nice.

I spent a full day giving away items that I no longer needed and it was an incredible day. I utilized an Unconditional Give or Take Group I found where I could offer my belongings directly to those in my area. Being able to directly give away your items to the exact person and to feel their appreciation and gratitude is such a wonderful feeling.

I have a handful more boxes I will be going through over the next couple months to have another day of giving.

My intention is to inspire you to do the same.

To start in a single room of your home and one by one, go through your belongings and make piles of what you no longer want. 

Let it be enjoyable.

Feel good about what you’re doing ( because it is amazing! ) and let the physical act of cleaning out your belongs also be cleaning to your mental state.

Creating physical space, also creates mental space.

And then find someone ( or many) who could use it more than you. 

This practice creates a clean and open space vibrationally for you to receive what life is trying to give you.

This world we live in is consistently responding to our wants and desires, but when we are blocked we block our ability to receive what we ask for.

Try letting go of emotional attachments you have to items.

If you haven’t used it in a awhile…do you really need it?

When you look at it or use it, do you feel good about it?

If not, if it brings up negative emotions, ask yourself if you still want to carry those emotions inside you. If so, or if you’re not ready, it’s okay to keep it. But if not, let it go – and the emotions will go with it allowing room for new and better ones to come in. Ones you can now intentionally choose.

May your coming days of giving be beautiful and a time of immense positive change in your life.

Towards a life of pure enjoyment and ease.

May you be happy. May you be healthy. May you be at peace. 

May your life flow with ease.

Letting Go

There is an incredible degree of peace that can be found in letting go when it is done properly. 
If all I am ever able to give to the world is the ability to find peace from letting go, I think I will feel accomplished.  


I hope my words drop you into the same state of peaceful being I currently reside, as well as give you the tools to practice letting go yourself to reap the benefits in your own life.


A couple years ago I made the decision to live a life of constant improvement. Where I am forever learning, growing, and sharing my journey. A journey of living as peacefully as possible.  I felt called to do so by my environment consistently giving me signals to ‘wake up’. These words were spray painted on a post I drove by almost daily, along with countless other signals conveying the same message. I ignored it for a few years thinking it was crazy to be even thinking anything of it. 

I have now learned our environment is constantly providing us information to improve our current state of being. 

These signs to ‘wake up’ were there for my benefit.

I was certainly intrigued, and became more comfortable with their presence over time. It wasn’t until my own physical health took a plummet when I chose to do whatever it would take to get well.  In turn, I was agreeing to waking up.  


It has been the best decision I have ever made. While not a smooth path, it is one that has brought the most peace and joy into my life.


I tell you this, to tell you the importance of learning how to let go.   We are energy, as is everything around us. Constantly changing and evolving, ebbing and flowing. It’s when we block this natural ability for life to flow, that problems start to arise.   Holding on tight to anything blocks anything else from coming into our reality.  It severely disrupts our natural balance causing a disturbance in our mental and physical realities. The formation of anxiety being what I feel is the most common.  Our intuition can tell there is an imbalance and it tries to communicate this to us. One way being creating an over active mind. 


I recently had to learn how to allow myself to surrender into letting go of something that had been, and still was, so important to me. Leading up to this point there have been a handful of emotional moments where I had to stop and allow myself to release the build up of energy and let it pass through me. 

I have been going through my belongings lately to give away items I no longer need, and in turn coming across a few I was still emotionally and energetically attached to.  While I thought I had already let go, seeing them showed me I hadn’t fully yet.  So each item I came across I sat with it. Literally. Allowing any emotions to arise and my mind to scramble, I then deliberately brought it back. Back to my original intentions of aligning to this path I have chosen. Remembering and reminding myself why Ive been making the decisions I have. And then choosing again to let go to bring forth a more aligned and joyful self.  

Physically holding on to something in your being for so long, and then choosing to let it go, can bring a lot of emotion to the surface as you choose to not only physically let it go, but energetically and emotionally as well. This is emotional / mental cleansing.  Once you’ve gone through this process a few times, you learn it’s sequence, it’s progression quickens, and it’s wonderful release intensifies.  Physically and mentally letting go of things that you have a large attachment to opens up an incredible opportunity to feel completely at peace. 

The mind becomes very quiet.

Time slows way down.

A feeling of immense peace, wholeness, and oneness with everything around you comes into being.

You’ve allowed yourself to open for new energy to come into your being.

You’ve allowed life back into your life. 

You’ve allowed the natural flow of energy back into your reality.


And suddenly living takes on a whole new meaning. 


May you be happy. May you be healthy. May you be at peace. May you be free. May your life flow with ease.