My name is Jodi. I am a Certified Yoga Instructor, Health & Wellness Coach, Spiritual & Life Coach, Blog Author, Oneness Trainer, Oneness Blessing Giver, and Oneness Awakened Being. I am currently in India studying Yoga, Ayurveda, Nutrition/Nutritional Psychology, Food Science, and other healing modalities. I currently offer services via skype and email. If you’re interested, contact me here or on my Facebook page. You can read and submit testimonials/feedback here <3
Don’t let all the titles fool you. Beneath it all, I’m just a simple Kansas girl trying to make it in this great big world like everyone else. I used to be obese (really overweight). Here’s a before and after picture (in this picture I weigh 220lbs and, at my heaviest, I weighed in about 265 pounds). I was also very, very sick. I was diagnosed with Narcolepsy with cataplexy, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Metabolic Syndrome (or Syndrome X), Peripheral Neuropathy, Insulin Resistance, Hashimotos Thyroiditis, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), Interstitial Cystitis, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Memory Loss, Subclinical Hypothyroidism, and Insomnia. I had seizure activity, multiple nutrient deficiencies, a growth on my thyroid, a mass on my liver, and a host of other neurological and non-neurological symptoms. I had severe digestive issues and I also had two tumors in my breast that were monitored every three months in case they turned cancerous. This is the short list of what was wrong with me. You can read the rest of My Story here.
After having lost over 130lbs and overcoming these illnesses, I acquired a huge passion to spread the love and coach others on how to support their body’s own natural ability to heal itself, and how to step into their Authentic Self. That is the purpose of my coaching practice and this blog. This is why I chose the name Soulystic Living ™. It is a play on words, combining the terms soul and holistic, along with living – because it truly is about lifestyle.
The term soul refers to the spiritual or immaterial part of a human being and it also refers to a person’s moral or emotional nature or sense of identity. The term holistic encompasses the philosophy that the whole person must be addressed, not just a ‘disease’ or a collection of symptoms. A person’s emotional, spiritual, and mental dimensions, as well as diet, environment, and lifestyle must be taken into account. So, by aligning and balancing these aspects, one steps into living Soulystically ™.
I believe that we all have a divine spark inside of us with the divine intelligence to guide us to living Soulystically and support our body’s natural ability to heal itself. We just need to know how to tap into it. Tapping into this divine spark and supporting our body’s healing and natural balance are all parts of stepping into our Authentic Self.
So, I am finally stepping into my Authentic Self and I hope to inspire you to do the same. That’s what this blog is about, inspiring you to step into your Authentic Self; who you really are, without fear of what other people will think or say. It’s about inspiring you to tap into your divine source of intelligence, to find your passion, and to be and do what you were meant to be and do in this lifetime. It’s about helping you to tap into, or become closer to your divine in your own daily life, and to source your life from this Presence. It’s about showing you how to walk with your divine, in faith, by placing a reference point in your consciousness of how magical life can be when we allow our divine to lead and flow through us.
This divine spark inside of you is waiting to be expressed. When you allow this divinity to express, you are allowing God to express through you. As such, you are also inspiring and encouraging the expression of the divine in others. It is not only your divine right to be your Authentic Self, it is your spiritual responsibility! After all, what greater gift can anyone ever give to this world and humanity, than to be a channel for the divine and allow it to fully flow and express through you?
I’d like to share one of my favorite quotes with you, from a book titled Return To Love, by Marianne Williamson:
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
So, I am sharing my journey with you, in hopes that it will inspire your Authentic Self and bring you closer to your divine (what ever that may be for you – all are welcome here). I have no experience or training in blogging, but that divine spark inside of me is asking to express through me in this form, so who am I to deny my divine that expression?! I will learn the blogging platforms along the way and as long as the content is visible, the rest doesn’t have to perfect <3
In June of 2013 I embarked on what started out as a six-month journey to India; the country where yoga originated. A spiritual culture rich with yoga shala’s and yoga philosophy. You can read more about that here and follow my magical journey on this blog.
Once I return to the United States, I intend to continue coaching and to provide public workshops and classes on nutrition, yoga, meditation and various healing topics and techniques.
In closing, let me just say that this blog is for everyone, no matter your religion, gender, race, prior conditioning or anything else. It is non-denominational and all are welcome and accepted here. I understand that everyone’s divine is different. Some may believe in Christ, others in Buddha, the Higher Self, Great Spirit, Siva, Brahma, the Universe, or any number of deities. This blog is for everyone, so I use the interchangeable terms of ‘God’, ‘Spirit’, ‘Divine’, ‘The Universe’ or even ‘The Presence‘ when talking about that almighty, omnipotent, omnipresent power or Source. These are the most universal terms I can think of that point towards the divine, without (hopefully) crossing the bounds of any one religion, belief system, or preference.
Note: I understand that some people’s divine is in masculine form while others are a form of the feminine or androgynous. For simplicity’s sake, I will use the terms ‘It’ or ‘He’. If any of these terms are offensive to you, please feel free to substitute with your own preference when reading 🙂
Namaste and love to you <3,
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