When I was browsing through all the images from one of my latest photo sessions, it was this one in particular that I was drawn to the most.
There was just something about her reflection, how the liquid quality made it appear gentle, smooth and comforting that had me linger. As I looked deeper, my thoughts went to the idea that there is a side to each of us, an inner voice within, sharing these same gentle qualities. I imagine that this part of us is our most centered selves, that voice of reason, holding all of the answers we are searching for.
We all have those inner gremlins that attempt to penetrate our hearts and minds with negative self talk. A while ago, my husband brought to my attention that if we take a moment and truly listen to what those gremlins sound like, they sound harsh and shrill and perhaps panicked.
But there is a softer voice within. It sounds gentle, wise and empowering. I choose to believe that this is the inner voice that speaks our truth. An inner voice that if we pay more attention, those gremlins would eventually grow weaker.
Many times I get distracted from this gentler voice. I am easily influenced by the harsher ones but deep down I know that it is my inner wisdom I trust the most.
This is a constant message that has surfaced throughout my long fertility journey and one I have found surfaces for others throughout their own life journeys. It surfaced again recently when gazing at this photograph. I saw this inner voice embodied in her reflection. This image brought to life the idea that this part of us is always present, helping us to stay grounded as we take each step. We just have to trust that it is there.
I love how when we open our hearts and pay attention, we discover some amazing wisdom and lessons through the images we capture with our lens. I suppose in a sense, our camera carries the essence of our third eye.
If you have had a similar experience with a profound message you discovered through an image of yours or someone else’s, do share in the comments if inspired.
Photo and words courtesy of Honorary Sister/Guest Blogger Boho Girl Denise Andrade.