Pillar of Strength

July 8, 2013

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Within my very core

Resides a yearning of my soul

To be true and authentic

With vulnerable strength and the courage to be imperfect

I embrace the light and the shadow

Leaping into the unknown 

We spent a beautiful day shooting within the golden arches at the historical University of WA. Overlooking the Swan river, on sacred Noongar land, this space is full of art and inspiration.

As I stood within the concave arches I naturally began to spiral within. Time slowed and my mind quietened to an almost dreamlike state. In awe of the artistry around me, I was lost in discovering symbolic meaning in my surrounds. The large limestone pillars reminding me of my inner strength. My inner vulnerablity. The courage to simply surrender the thoughts of who you think you are supposed to be, and to simply be who you are. To be with your emotional state no matter how uncomfortable that may be, to allow all shadows and light the same voice. One of my favourite TED talks by the amazing Brene Brown touches on this brilliantly and I’d love to share this with you today. I’m forever inspired by Brene Brown, I watch this talk regularly for the loving reminder of the power and strength that comes from vulnerability. It always leaves me in tears, though it fills my heart with love and hope.

I hope to inspire you to share your vulnerability, share your truth, your essence, never be afraid to be who you are, never let your light be dimmed by another or your own self-judgements. Remember you are enough, you are worthy, you are magnificent, you are love. You are. And I am.

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx

Outfit Details

Nila neckpiece and Satya handpiece ~ Haati Chai (Both are ON SALE too!!!)

Nightfalls leather skirt, Solitude bag ~ Kivari

Ethiopian base metal necklace (worn as bracelet) ~ Heather Gardner

Felt fedora ~ Kookai

Crop top ~ Cameo from Billie and Rose

Thunderstruck cuff ~ Spell Designs

Rings ~ Kamilerner from The Trend Boutique, The 2 Bandits

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