Within lies a gypsy soul and a loving light that shines right from my heart to yours
Welcome to my blog and thank you for taking the time to read a little about me. This is a loving space for all to share, inspire and be inspired. A place for the magic makers, the dreamers and conjurers, the wild at heart, the love makers, the freedom seekers, the light workers, to all those who long to express their inner worlds through creativity and love.
One of my deepest desires and joys in life is to be inspired and to inspire others. To awaken the joy, the love, and the freedom for creative self expression.
My ever expanding heart is so full of love, compassion, and acceptance for all beings, for our precious mother earth, and most importantly for myself. Love starts from within each of us, infinitely rippling and healing our world. I’m always willing to share my vulnerability and truth with the world, and to have the courage to be imperfect.
I’ve spent more than 15 years of my life working as a biomedical naturopath and healer. I specialised in the area of nutrigenomics and worked mostly with children with autism spectrum disorders, all over this amazing globe. It’s been a wonderful, rewarding career and I am so grateful for the honour and opportunity of being a part of healing another’s life. Now I have journeyed back to my creative roots and I am feeling so immensely blessed to have rediscovered this passion of mine. Leaping heart first into the realm of style, I have embarked upon one of the most healing journey’s of my life.
When I’m not styling and dreaming up visions, I’m nurturing my precious family. I’m blessed as a mother of two angels, married to a kindred soul (who also happens to be my incredibly gifted photographer), and we now live in the sunny, beachy Western Australia. Each day I practice the simple act of breathing in love and breathing out gratitude, for all the blessings in my life.
I’d love to share a little about my journey, how I rediscovered myself, my passions and most importantly self love.
A few years ago……
There was something missing in me. An emptiness, apathy, you could also label it depression, but to me it was a lack of self love. It became quite apparent to me once I entered motherhood. For me this was a major deconstruction of self. I willingly sacrificed so much of myself for my children…as did my mother and my grandmothers before me. I lost touch with myself, with my needs, wants, passion, desires. I was so lost, that soon I had forgotten about the very things I loved to do in my life. I was being so hard on myself, judging myself, constantly seeing where I was not good enough, lacking or could have been better.
It took years of self-reflection, meditation and healing for me to rediscover my passions and what I loved to do in life. And learning how to love myself wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be. Firstly I learnt how to simply slow down each day. I stopped comparing myself to other mothers and realised my pace was my pace, and that if I tried to go at someone else’s pace I would just crash. This change was huge! And my first major act of self-love. I also started to notice my negative and destructive thoughts and patterns. All those self- judgements. “I’m not enough” just kept popping up. I surrendered and allowed them space and voice, validation…..to just be. To simply love and accept what is. The resistance was always the barrier to freedom. Soon I started to hear myself say “I am enough, simply because I am.” :) Such relief and peace in these thoughts.
Through the rediscovering process I went to many healing retreats, sound journeys, released my built up frustrations through primal dance. I remembered my love of music and picked up my guitar again. I started a women’s full moon healing circle and reconnected with like hearted women in the community. I discovered my voice once again. And I allowed it to be. An extremely empowering experience.
I was beginning to feel the space within emerge for new creative endeavours. An outlet for my creativity had been aching and bursting at the seams to come to life. My love cup was filling up with all these acts of kindness. I no longer felt like I was running on empty or merely surviving each day. I was beginning to enjoy life once again and the sparkle in my eyes that was momentarily lost returned.
It’s been quite a few years now and I can only look back with complete gratitude for this journey, as it allowed me to open up to a much richer path of possibilities and discoveries. I find myself still shedding old beliefs daily, creating and choosing new positive, peaceful thoughts that are based upon self-love and an alignment with a higher vibration. This blossoming is what brought me back to a passion of mine that was long forgotten – a passion for spontaneous creativity. A natural innate flow that courses through my veins. I remember a time when I dreamt up clothes, outfits and scenes in my minds eye…where I saw visions of delicate beauty that flowed seamlessly with nature. A vision of a primal soul adorned with magical jewels, in touch with the rhythm of life’s cycles. She dances in ecstasy and joy under the moon, by the fire, with the gentle earth caressing her feet. Always grounded and connected to the great mother. Her flowing skirt shimmery by the light of the moon, a smoky haze accentuates her softness, dust kicks up from the ground like a million sparkling stars. Her inner light is illuminated, and she shines both inside and out.
I absolutely love to create a feeling, an image, a style that evokes passion and inspiration in others. This rippling effect brings me great joy and this expression flows so effortlessly through me.
I feel like a painter, painting the canvas that is my body, adorning it with precious pieces of beautifully crafted clothing, magical jewels, feathers, and gems. I am transformed through this process. This is my alchemy.
Following my passion is one way I show love to myself….sharing it is my way of inspiring self love to all who cross my path.
With love, light and gratitude,
© All images and text Gypsylovinlight 2014