Souls of Byron Bay continues to be a deeply expansive personal journey, a breaking of old ways of thinking & being. A drawing upon deep courage, taking a step into the unknown and being free to create organically from the heart, from a pure space, in the place where the magic resides and continually unfolds.
Whether I am having my fortune told, having a tea at the Church farm, dancing with Tommy Franklin, basking in the after glow of a home birth with the midwives or having a knit with the Nanas, I have such a beautiful remembering that we are all the same. We humans have the same longings, the same desires. Finding the beauty and grace of what it is that makes us sing, what it is that makes us feel alive. This project has awoken something deeply in me. I get to live and be in my love of the depths and the richness that make up the human experience. I get to be amidst the ebbs, the flows, the highs, the lows, the heartfelt, the heartbreak. The stories, the fascinating golden threads, weave the fabric that we are made up of.
After each shoot I feel profoundly connected, blessed to be alive. I believe that it is this connection and this intrinsic knowing that we are all in this together, that brings humbleness to my being. I get to experience someone's essence, the scent of their soul, it is a moving force, that is so deeply touching. I am inspired to live my fullest life, live with wild abandonment as was always intended. Being with souls who have touched on that core of who they are and who have found their gifts to give to the world is like brushing the heavens. We all have our unique essence, a calling, whether we have found it or not. Often it is a bud that lays dormant until its time to flower.