What is Deja Vu?

I have always wondered about this as I have experienced relatively intense deja vu’s my whole life. Even more so over the last few years; this past year especially.

For me, Deja Vu is when I find myself in a place, doing a thing, where I suddenly get this intense feeling of presence and as if I have been here before. I have been in this exact moment, doing this exact thing, at some other time and space. The clarity is uncanny and it’s as if it’s a message to me, trying to tell me something.

It has always, still somewhat does, put me a little on edge. It’s something out of this world it feels. That unknown unease.

My relationship with it lately I can feel is changing however. Just a few minutes ago I experienced it again . . . which prompted this writing . . . and while I have always wanted to understand it. I now feel like I am in a different place, where I will be able to understand it better if and when the information is presented to me.

I have heard talk about parallel realities, and how we never really die, only our bodies do and our soul reincarnates and continues to live out this world experience, forever learning and growing and expanding outward.

I have a deeper understanding these days of just how connected some of us really are. Soul families ( a group of people who vibrate on the same frequency, and have an intense magnetic bond, cut from the same cloth so to speak whether that be a soul friend, soul mate, or twin flame), kindred spirits ( the group of people who share the same interests and commonalities), soul missions etc. Maybe they are downloads from all of you letting me know I am right where I need to be. In that case. Mahalo. It is comforting. I definitely feel closer to where ever it is that I am going these days.

I found this site that has 12 possible reasons for deja vu . . . most of which are totally separate from each other and contradict one another. . . leading me to believe even more, we all are still totally confused about what it is lol From mini – seizures to enhanced brain activity to simply a need for more sleep. lol Who knows?!?!

But here I am here, still fascinated and feeling like I have a new perspective along with even more eagerness and ability to really understand and get to know it better.

Looking forward to what time brings.

Mentally Strong

What does that mean? 

I have a reoccurring theme in my life. It is the desire to be incredibly mentally strong. 
Ever since I can remember I have had such an intense knowing that I wanted to be insanely mentally strong. 

I’m not sure why. 
It stems from that gut feeling and that unexplained deep knowing that I am meant to be this way. 

My life has very much so delivered. 
And the more I learn and grow the more I understand why it has delivered in such a strong way. 

We are what we think.
We are what our purpose is. 
We are what we feel. 

Being mentally strong is the backbone to everything I do. It is ingrained in me so deep it feels as if it is apart of every cell of my being. 

This type of feeling, this type of desire, this type of want creates an unparalleled pull. An energy so strong it does nothing but attract more of the like right back to me. 


Any time we want something in our life, the more intense the desire is, the deeper the knowing is, the more we feel as if we already have it, and the more we can embody the feeling of already having it, the quicker and stronger it will manifest into our reality once we start taking action.


To me, being mentally strong means a few things.
It means stability.
Independence.
The ability to return to a peaceful state of mind even when your outer world is complete chaos. 
Its the ability to calm yourself in an incredible intense situation that has your heart racing.  
It’s the ability to remember why you are doing something on the days where the pull to return back to an old way is just about stronger than you are. 

And that’s how you know you are growing. 

When the pull is so strong it taps your outer limit of strength on the shoulder forcing you to either give in, or stretch that strength and little farther than you ever have before. 


Becoming mentally strong means your limit is constantly tested; 
your hard days are a little harder, your lows a little lower…
enabling you to stretch and strengthen it a little more every time. 

But it means those good days are even better.

I will be forever grateful for this gut desire of being mentally strong. 

I feel it enables me to help those around me.
To help find their peace. 
Their clarity.
And to help them out of their lows. 
To show them it’s a process, it’s a learning, it’s a test to see how strong you’re choosing to be. 


Everything is balanced. 
There is an equal opposite to all. 

This testing of strength can bring out the worst. 

But it can also give life to many extraordinary things. 



The next time you’re struggling and thinking everything is so wrong….
just remember this is a showing of your strength and a test to see how strong you really want to be. 

Choose to take back your control and decide your own fate. 



I hope this finds you on a day when you’re needing a reminder that you are capable. That you are worthy and deserving of being in a more peaceful place. 


And please remember you are not alone on this journey. 

If you ever decide you would like a little guidance I am one message away. 



All my best, 
Jody 

Calming Our Minds – Bringing Positivity into O u r Lives

6 Tips

You can do right now to shift your vibration back into alignment.

I do these all the time when life gets a little crazy.  They keep me balanced, alert and able to make good decisions when they really count.

May they be just as transformative for you as they have been for me

1. Nothing needs your immediate attention right now.

Yes there may be an inbox full of emails, more DMs than you can keep track of, and dishes in the sink . . . but they aren’t going anywhere.

Just you, taking a much needed minute for you.

Because you deserve it.

2.  Become Present in the Current Moment. 

Feel your feet on the floor or feel your weight in the chair.  Become grounded to the earth. Let it support you.

3. Create a feeling of Space in your mind.

Allow it to open and be clear. Expand your awareness outward. Breath deep and imagine sending air to your brain. May sound weird! but it works!!

4. Your thoughts are separate from Y o u.

We are souls that can take a backseat to our overactive minds. View your thoughts like a movie you aren’t really interested in. They can be there in the background, but you don’t actually have to engage with them.

Choose the ones you want to listen to and ignore the ones you don’t.

Most are unnecessary and just background noise.

5. Focus on your Breathing.

Notice how the air is cool on the inhale, and slightly warmer on the exhale. Notice the rise and fall of your chest/belly. Imagine a flow of energy moving through your body and life flourishing throughout your cells.

6. Think of 3 things you are G r a t e f u l for. 

Really grateful for.

And feel the loving and comforting feeling flood your body when thinking about them.

Enjoy this time of peace. You deserve it. After all, being peaceful and full of joy is our birthright. 

You have the ability to return back to this space at any time you need to.

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For more guidance on calming your mind and bringing more positivity into your life

I help you understand a little better how your mind works and how to use it instead of it using you.

For more tips like this that you have access to right now – check out my other blogs posts. I share a lot about the knowledge I have gained from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and the many books I am so grateful to have read.

Knowledge should be shared – especially when it so drastically transforms the quality of our lives.

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.

Vulnerability

It’s what makes us human. 

It’s what makes us feel alive.
It’s what brings the deep connection.
 
It connects us with who we truly are.
 
It is not weakness – It is Strength
It is looked down upon – But it should be Cherished.
 
Allow yourself to be vulnerable. Not only around others, but even with yourself.
 
Cry when you need to.
See it as a releasing of the old to make room for the new.
Our bodies are filled with this energy. 
Let it out instead of 
storing it away.
 
There will be a flush of release throughout your body by doing so.
 
Be vulnerable around others. 
Choose wisely who deserves this part of you. 
It breaks down a wall that allows for more love, joy, and comfort to come in.
 
Everything is connected. 
We are meant to be connected to each other.
But we unknowingly refuse to feel it. 


Feel connected to those around you.
Let them see you at your lows.
Let them see you at your highs. 

You are meant to be around the people you are around. 

See yourself in these people and your actions toward them will soften and become more passionate.
 
We are all human. We all come from the same thing.
Be you.
It opens the ability for others to do the same.