“You see, you closed your eyes. That was the difference. Sometimes you cannot believe what you see, you have to believe what you feel. And if you are ever going to have other people trust you, you must feel that you can trust them, too – even when you’re in the dark. Even when you’re falling.”
― Mitch Albom
I share this wedding here to illustrate my belief that the power of love is the most resilient gift of all.
Love stories must always be told, and then told again, even when, perhaps especially when, we are faced with unthinkable difficulty.
I am so honored to have been there to celebrate Thalis and Tyler's wedding and hope that maybe these few memories shared here today, will brighten your heart, too.
In the darkest shades of light the earth is birthing beauty.
Here, hold a bundle of small beauties.
Once beheld by eyes that wonder hold them till their colours fade,
And I will lift my eyes to see shadow,
shapes and moments.
Im held not by hands
but by your eyes.
They will speak
memories of each and every beauty.
-Beautifully written by Megan Broadfoot
If you can spend some time with your eyes closed visualizing this flow of energy, take the time to do so as often as you can. See yourself balanced and strong—vibrant and capable. If you can, stop even for just a few seconds and close your eyes, focus on your breathing, and feel into your root chakra, your base. You will start to connect with you.
Although we all come from different parts of the planet, we are here for one common purpose. Seeking something is a common purpose. In fact, we are all seekers and wanderers, to know or achieve something bigger. Must of us seek happiness and some the truth. Some nothing. In the process of seeking, we stumble across great powers, great achievements and some great powers of extraordinary results.
Instructions for living a life:
Tell about it.
At one time or another, life will hand each one of us a box full of darkness. Make sure to keep that box for a little while – to understand what it has to offer – but not for too long. Look inside that box and you will find self-awareness, new room for passions, kindness and love. Dance in darkness through your discoveries and when you’re ready throw out the box. Do it all over again.
Experimenting with harsh light. Oh and cold weather...
I am extremely grateful to call this beautiful and shining little human my sister.
Witnessing what happens when we show up in the middle of the ever imperfect rough draft stages of life, and art, rather than rushing to fix a single thing, we instead stay in the moment and slow down our breathing just to feel and listen. These moments bring real awareness to our lives, why we feel a certain way and enlighten us with new details we were unaware of. This is my type of magic.
All of life is exactly that—a condition to which you choose to react. I can choose what I think by interrupting what I was thinking. After practicing choosing my words and selecting what I think, I actually begin to choose how I think.
My thoughts affect everything I have and bring into my life, choosing the positive makes a big different.
My home is dark and beautiful, as striking as she is fearsome
Her conditions are imposing, but her splendour’s the most winsome
In the little she reveals, there lays much mystery
She is distant from the world, gentle, quiet, and icy
My home is dark and beautiful; her spirit quite bipolar
Piercing out, each day is bright and blissful, quickly coming to a closure
To live in such extremities, she is the most courageous of them all
She is tenacious, daring, fearless, with this she does enthral
My home is dark and beautiful, like a haunting melody
Her darkness calm and heavy, bits of myself in her I see
- Michaëla St-Pierre -
Sometimes we settle for less in our life. A less fulfilling career, friendship, romantic relationship etc... This is because deep down, and other times not far from the surface, we believe that is what we feel we deserve. Darling, you deserve the sun, the moon, and all the wonders of the stars because you are worth a life that fulfills every facet of who you are. We have one chance on this beautiful earth, so don't settle for anything less than what brings you peace, what brings you joy and makes your soul content. Anything else is not worthy of your time. For it, dear one, is limited.
-Chloe Ellana Woodland
She said she was super awkward in front of the camera...
At the most basic level, she is nature.
The textures and forms of the natural world appeal directly to the deepest aspects of her consciousness. She is a part of life on this planet.
Her senses, mind, and body have developed in rhythm with the natural world; she is from the land of the midnight sun. She constantly needs primary contact with nature to feel serene. This is also for her optimal health and well-being.
Her roots are formed in the Yukon on an emotional level as a sense of peace, curiosity, and love. Lasting memories have been formed during her time in the mountains and are always in the back of her mind.
I had such a fun time with these photos. Sarah is such an amazing human and so great to work with! I really enjoyed shooting something different and getting out of my comfort zone, indoor photoshoot!
I am so grateful I get to make these beautiful human connections through photography.
What is LOVE?
What is it to be loved?
What is it to love?
A feeling, a sensation, a vibration...
When I sit and let the brightness of my inside live within all my body cells,
When I listen the silence in me,
When I breathe in the here and now,
I know that love is just there.
No need to look for it. It is in my reality of the moment.
Written by: Megan Broad-foot
To the highest arch in the sky, I raise my eyes that you might see me.
A sun ray caught in river streams like sunken skipping stones.
How far is your reach, so I can know how to fit the deepest joys in the smallest parts of my soul.
To let them spill out all around me.
Into the river bed into the desert sand and springing up a garden of light.
This is one of my favourite people in the entire world. This is my sister Kawina. This photoshoot was as magical as she is.
•Do things that bring you joy.
•Laugh hysterically until it hurts
•Climb a tree
•Spontaneously break out into song/dance
•Roll down a hill
•Just be silly.
•Make laughter a habit
Did you know that laughter actually causes physiological responses that protect the body from disease and help your vital organs repair themselves? A good laugh can be compared to a mild workout, as it exercises the muscles, gets the blood flowing, decreases blood pressure and stress hormones, improves sleep patterns and boosts the immune system.
Do what you like & like what you do.