'AJNA VANA' and trusting my intuition
Ajna meaning 'perceive' or 'beyond wisdom' and Vana meaning ‘forest’ in Sanskrit, inspiring one to trust their intuition, insight, inspiration and imagination
"We thought of our muse as a solo explorer who has woken up in this new landscape, so a certain discomfort that comes from an unfamiliar setting but also the curiosity (which is fundamental to the explorer) to discover and understand this new place and it's elements are what would drive the mood / body language / situational awareness for me in this shoot"
"She arrives there through deep meditation, dance, writing, painting, prayer making, singing, drumming, active imagination, deeply creative arts, intentional solitude, or any activity which requires intense altered consciousness"
Our work is to show we have been breathed upon - to show, give it out, sing it out, live it out in the topside world what we have received through our sudden knownings, from body, from dreams and journeys of all sorts
Our work is to apprehend the timing of both; to allow what must die to die, and what must live to live
In Mexico, women are said to carry la luz de la vida, or the light of life. This light is located in her ovaries, where all the seed stock is laid down before she is even born
If a woman holds on to this gift of being old while she is young and young when she is old, she will always know what comes next. If she has lost it, she can yet reclaim it with some purposeful psychic work
Within us is the potential to be fleshed out again as the creature we once were. Within us are the bones to change ourselves and our world. Within us is the breath and our truths and our longings - together they are the song, the creation hymn we have been yearning to sing
The self must have freedom to move, to speak, to be angry, and to create. This self is durable, resilient, and possesses high intuition
Shoot Collaborations, Little Shilpa, Orukami Orgami
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