Most people are concerned only with what they can get from the world, but,
it is what we are able to give to others that determines the quality of our life. ~Amma
I hate being photographed. I’ve been that way since high school. I had braces for four years. I was a heavy set girl. I have a gummy smile. The list of imperfections goes on and on and on. And, like so many others, I compared myself to other girls I think most people do ~ even men, admit it!
Connecting with My Inner Wisdom has over the past 15 years allowed me to embrace qualities about me that I would never on a conscious level do. And, through this discovery process, I see that “I am who I am” and that “I am enough”.…more than enough. That’s why I do the work in Soul-Wise that I do. I so love sharing my system of allowing other’s light to shine, to step forward with the support and knowledge of their own inner wisdom to embrace all that they have and are. Ultimately, this leads to profound success at work and in life.
Last year, I had a picture taken with a friend that I actually liked of myself. And thought…hmmmm…”You ain’t so bad for a woman turning 50″ The Universe has a way of putting things in your path when and only when you are ready for them. It was about this same time that I was introduced to The Revelation Project.
Their mission is: to witness, celebrate, and document the self discovery of women. And, have women participate in a photographic experience outside of her comfort zone. They then ask to have her give voice, expression and consciousness to that experience and finally have it fully documented and shared. I believe they have done a tremendous job naming their project!
My Photographic Shoot: was so very hard and difficult. As I said, it’s been challenging just to have a ‘snapshot’ with friends. THIS was so hard. In fact, at first, I even tried to hide behind the box they had as a prop! My emotions went the full gambit from this is kind of fun to trying to ‘escape’ behind my sense of humor. The women of the project would have none of that indeed ~ they gently and compassionately commanded my soul to come forth.
The Pictures: I’m amazed. I was talking with my best friend about them and she asked what did I see? And, I said, “I simply see pure light and joy coming through my eyes. Yes, the actual picture is terrific. But, I see past that in them into my heart and soul.” Her response? “That’s all that your friends and family have ever seen Laura.” You can see the entire shoot here.
The Lessons: are many and still coming to me.
But, FOR YOU, my heartfelt desire is that you are able to see yourself as those who support and love you do.
That you allow your Soul’s Inner Beauty to Shine.
If I can help you do that, please let me know. If the amazing and talented women of the Revelation Project can help you, please email them @ firstname.lastname@example.org
But For today: Put on some makeup, Grab a Friend and have her take a picture of you and look into the lens with all the inner wisdom you can muster!!!!!!!!! I think you’ll be surprised by what you see. I hope you’ll see the Inner Beauty that I see in you.
Do you like to be photographed? Are you critical of pictures of yourself? I’d love to know!!!
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