I have learned through my own experience,
the importance and challenge
in creating a life path,
which is unique to your own soul.
In my chosen art form of photography,
this has to do with the study of light
and the intimate presence of all beings in nature.
The result can only be achieved
by spending much time alone with nature…
listening, observing and feeling
in a receptive, sensory, feminine state of BEING.
Therefore this essence or energy,
transmuted through my photographs
is the result of a learned, intuitive skill over hundreds of hours
of practice, patience and being attentive
to the smaller details of life.
…Details, which many people disregard
or miss because they are either too busy,
or too distracted by keeping up with the latest trends in technology.
Remaining true to how Juerg and I live and share our lives,
my camera is not “the latest”, “the greatest”,
“the most advanced, expensive or sought after”.
We drive a 30-year-old campervan,
which we bought in Switzerland destined to be shipped to Bulgaria for parts!
We believe that in order to live and be authentic –
in these challenging times especially,
life is about the inside growth and expansion on our journey
and less and less about what is primarily visible on the “outside”.
Recently, I accidentally dropped my camera on a hard concrete floor.
It now carries a crack on the outer rim of the lens.
Fortunately, this has not affected the photographic quality.
However, as in all accidents in life,
I have taken it upon myself,
to search for a “hidden meaning or message”.
I believe this “crack” has to do with a need
for me to place greater value
on the work, I am creating and sharing
and the life path I have carved out together
with my soul companion, Juerg.
Reflecting a bit deeper,
I also realise that my time alone in nature with my camera
refreshes, nourishes and nurtures my soul,
in a way that nothing else really compares to in my life.
My time alone in nature,
also shifts me into a place of deep gratitude
and I remember my connection and true place within all of life.
How much value do we place
on the time and space in our lives
when we connect with the sacred feminine in nature?
Doing our inner work,
(which includes the work to heal and transform our shadow)
is a valuable, ongoing and necessary part
of our creative soul journey.
I believe this is the transformational, healing and forgiveness work
we all must devote ourselves too, as artists and creators –
in order to bring our unique identity, beauty,
and light into this world… (through the lense cracks! 🙂 ).
I am patiently, sometimes impatiently 🙂
unfolding to my potential in this life.
And I continue to devote myself
to the life-long-study of what nature shares freely with all…
…in essence – the Sacred Feminine Energy –
which creates and flows through all life on this planet
but can only truly be felt in the heart.
I am happy you have joined me on this journey!
What is it that you can do, which no one else can?
What feeds your soul, allows you to feel peace and balance
but also ignites your heart and soul?
Life is a discovery of who we truly are
and the unique gifts and inherent talents
we have to bring to the world.
Begin to recognise the magnificence of your own being.
There is no one else like you.
The world needs you.
The Universe wants you to be all you can truly be!
Copyright © Jaymie Elder 2019
Featured Photograph: Copyright © Juerg Dreamturtle 2019
Dragonfly Photograph: Copyright © Jaymie Elder 2019
My work is supporting and mentoring men and women to embrace their authentic being and be true to the timeless calling of their heart and soul. I offer intuitive guidance and support through Soul Sessions, which take place internationally via Skype. Soul Sessions are a unique chance to feel, reflect and connect with the deeper part of your being – your heart and soul.
For more information, or to ask me any further questions,
use the “contact me” link under the menu title – or click here
More reading from Rainbowtree Woman about the soul journey
and the path of healing and transformation, – click here