A Day of Remembrance

I came here to experience life.

I spent the majority of my adolescent years observing. With not much experiencing.

Learning as much as I could about the world I lived in.

I learned a lot.

And then I had to unlearn most of it. To relearn what is actually accurate and benefits my time here instead of hinders it.

That’s when the actual living and experiencing started taking place.

Observing was important. and i continue to do so however this time through new eyes.

i learned there is a lot of hurt in the world we live in. a lot of completely unnecessary hurt.

i lived it.

and then decided i couldn’t do that anymore.

but i am grateful

because now i get to watch the joys of all those i am blessed to help find their own way out of the hurt.


Today, along with many more to come, feels like a day of remembrance, reflection, and embodiment for me, but more so for my grandfather who passed the day after Christmas this year.

Yesterday I was chaotic.

I had a million and one things that had gone unfinished. I completed a lot of them.

Today I want to sit still.

My world feels completely different.

It is more vibrant.

It is peaceful.


You may not be here physically.

But I can feel you

I can hear you

And I can see you.

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 

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.

Consciousness

I am here for a reason.

How long I stay … I do not know … nor do I need to.

But I know I am here for a reason.

To Teach

To Inspire

To Motivate

To Lead

To Reawaken our Souls

Where awareness suddenly kicks back in.

Everything is energy. All in its own unique form.

Including us.

Open your heart

Clear your mind

and you will see.

You too are here for a reason.