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

Opportunities

BE OPEN

We are bombarded by opportunities left and right every day, and when we are in alignment these opportunities are like a bowl of frozen raspberries with cacao nibs and coconut sugar. aka yummy.

These days, when we ask for something . . . ta da! there’s the opportunity for us to take to give us exactly what we asked for. The more in alignment we are, the more instantaneous this becomes.

Its really insanely wonderful. Once you get the hang of it lol

Its when we don’t take the opportunity that things get sticky and uncomfortable.

There is still work we have to put in to releasing the old to make room for this new awesome . . . but we come to find the ‘work’ is fun! It only becomes hard when we start taking actions in the opposite direction of our desire.

( thank you universe for making me uncomfortable to guide me back in the right direction )

Look for these opportunities. Be open to them. Encourage them and want them in your life. Most of the time they are already there, waiting for us to remember them, but we are too fast-paced and not present in the moment enough to see them. Which is a bummer because these opportunities are exactly what we need to grow and evolve. ( in turn living out our wants and dreams)

I used to use the phrase ‘follow your dreams’ all the time and then realized a couple things – First – what were my dreams? What was it that I was dreaming about every night when my head hit that pillow. Was there a common theme? HECK YES THERE WAS. That was what I needed to follow.

Second – once I started listening and following, I then realized I no longer wanted to follow my dreams. I wanted to LIVE my dreams. To turn them into my reality.

So I ‘gave in’ so to speak. I call this surrendering now, or even better, releasing my grip and letting myself fully feel the present moment. It allowed me to see where I was, release these blocks that had been built up, and open me up to allow opportunities to begin to present themselves.

These opportunities are what gets us to where we are wanting to go.

Which really, at the end of the day – the root of everything we could ever desire is a deeper and deeper feeling of love and bliss. The things and experiences we crave – are what bring about these emotions of love and bliss.

It is important to keep our wants in our minds and bring an awareness around whether or not our actions are actually in alignment with them, but it is just as important to be open and ready to do something different, to take a step in a direction you haven’t gone before, otherwise life will constantly be giving you what you want, while you’re still over there waiting for it. 

In order to get something different – to have something that we have never had – to experience something that we have yet to do – we have to realize that means we have to do something we have yet to do, to get it.

Be open.
Be willing to try new things.

Get out of your comfort zone. Like way out. The more you push the edges of that comfort zone the bigger it gets, which means the next hurtle will be a little bit higher, a little bit scarier, a little bit tougher to throw yourself over.

but that also just means – whats on the other side is that much more amazing.

Realize that what you want, wants you, but you have to be willing to do something you haven’t yet done to receive it.

p.s.

as I write this, it is also a reminder to myself, that I currently have wants waiting for me too.

I am on this journey right along with you .

reprogramming, rewiring our minds, back to a space where everything was once perfectly aligned.