As I was working on this blog post and brainstormed ideas for a note, I noticed Sabrina’s caption on instagram that I felt was a perfect completion of our recent shoot together. So I decided to ask if I could share it on here instead, and here it is:

 

“Being in front of the camera is an experience to say the least. It’s fun, but I also think it’s an eye-opening way to determine how comfortable you feel in your own skin. Being the subject of a photoshoot pushes you outside your comfort zone and forces you to own your entire being. My first go at it in 2017, I felt vulnerable and exposed, which was weird because I’d always considered myself an extrovert and certainly took my fair share of selfies.

After nearly two years of healing work, I realized that my “shyness” and discomfort was actually an expression of fear: fear of being in the spotlight and fear of not being in control – it felt similar to the bubbling nervousness that arises when I speak in public. My healing work helped me uncover egoic patterns and limiting beliefs that have kept me small and afraid. Detaching from these (still a work in progress) means a more authentic connection to my soul, or the inner being within, our true essence. This is a connection I nurture every single day.

THIS TIME, when I returned for my second shoot, it was an entirely different experience. I embraced the woman, healer, teacher, writer that I am, and the potential of who I am becoming all because I had the courage to look in the mirror and deal with what I saw. Healing work doesn’t happen overnight, but it truly happens from the inside out.”

 

 

 

As I was working on this blog post and brainstormed ideas for a note, I noticed Sabrina’s caption on instagram that I felt was a perfect completion of our recent shoot together. So I decided to ask if I could share it on here instead, and here it is:

 

“Being in front of the camera is an experience to say the least. It’s fun, but I also think it’s an eye-opening way to determine how comfortable you feel in your own skin. Being the subject of a photoshoot pushes you outside your comfort zone and forces you to own your entire being. My first go at it in 2017, I felt vulnerable and exposed, which was weird because I’d always considered myself an extrovert and certainly took my fair share of selfies.

After nearly two years of healing work, I realized that my “shyness” and discomfort was actually an expression of fear: fear of being in the spotlight and fear of not being in control – it felt similar to the bubbling nervousness that arises when I speak in public. My healing work helped me uncover egoic patterns and limiting beliefs that have kept me small and afraid. Detaching from these (still a work in progress) means a more authentic connection to my soul, or the inner being within, our true essence. This is a connection I nurture every single day.

THIS TIME, when I returned for my second shoot, it was an entirely different experience. I embraced the woman, healer, teacher, writer that I am, and the potential of who I am becoming all because I had the courage to look in the mirror and deal with what I saw. Healing work doesn’t happen overnight, but it truly happens from the inside out.”