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STORY + SYMBOLOGY :
Establish a connection with Aphrodite from within + create an altar space.
The #goddessyogaarts offering with @sofiahthom, @goddess_rising, @siannasherman & @goddessyogaarts.
Let’s start with Aphrodite - the goddess of love - authentic raw, beautiful, radical, magnetic, sensual love.
To ignite and embody Aphrodite at the core means starting first, with the self. And let’s be real, we can all learn to love and appreciate ourselves and the uniqueness of our journeys more. This is a daily devotion. The radical journey of unwavering self love... mmmmm...
I want to share a story of when I could feel Aphrodite coursing through my entire being. An experience of recognition acknowledging my journey of self love.
But we will have to rewind 10 years to bring this story to life.
My beloved Ry and I began our journey together 10 years ago. At the time when I met Ry, I was in university, somewhat recently heartbroken, and when I reflect back - I was straight up, lost.
Enter Ry. This incredible funny, charming, ridiculously-good-looking, suave, carefree, wild soul. We hit it off within seconds of meeting and my life felt like it shifted in a way only now I can understand.
Ry was a model at the time, and he also liked the dabble in photography. Naturally I became his subject. I remember getting dressed up (or lack there of) and shooting with Ry, but I never felt empowered, or like I was me in the shots. If that makes any sense... I felt like I had to portray this uber sexy goddess and it just wasn’t me. It felt forced. Trying to be sexy felt awkward. The shots were beautiful in the end, but there was a certain lack lustre in the images captured of me.
Something was missing.
Fast forward 10 years, Ry and I still shoot.
However it’s become an experience that is effortless. Natural. Easy. And most importantly an experience that feels like we are creating art. It’s something we both love to do- taking turns behind and infront is the lens.
So what shifted? ... continued in comments ...