What do you do to stay connected to your Heart, your “sweet spot”, your “Bliss”, your Joy, especially when Life deems to throw hard balls your way? How do you not shut down to guard your Heart against the pain, the turmoil Life at times throws you in? Or, do you automatically shut down when pain comes along?
I know what my means are to keep my Heart open. My Life, for the most part, has been one challenge after the other, with at times my head barely staying afloat in the raging river. I’ve developed my own system for me to stay connected to my Joy to prevent Life’s harsh undertow to pull me under.
If you haven’t caught on by now, my photography is one of those means I turn to even when the going is easy to stay connected to my Heart. It is by far an excellent tool (for me) to open the Door of Wonder and Dazzle, beckoning my Little Girl to play to her Heart’s Delight. And let me tell you. She does.
Some other means I turn to without fail are Mother Herself, Yoga and writing. There are others as well but these four are my strong suits, all leading me to the World of Happy Endorphins. With those Happy Endorphins, my body/mind heal, get stronger, repair, rejuvenate, and fall into such deep Bliss sometimes that when I do come back to “3D reality”, I find myself shaking my head as if to clear it ….
But! I bring that Bliss with me so that when I do step back into those challenges, I’m calm, I’m gentle, I’m Loving, and my frame of mind is on a positive track versus a negative one.
Despite the crummy light [continual lack of sun] that has been bountiful this Spring, I have managed to get to the park and immerse in my gardens. It is just beginning to green here, very slowly, but even that little bit of green is not enough to aid me in the light end of photography. If you didn’t know, leaves hold Light absorbed by the sun. I’ve struggled to keep my ISO as low as possible while maintaining a decent shutter speed for action shots. Not easy to do.
All the bird images taken this past Friday, were taken at lower then “should be” shutter speeds to capture birds with. (seen in gallery below) To keep my ISO where I like it to be, I put my Determination on high glow again in order to capture clearly the birds I saw. The only birds I was able to capture clearly were those that were perched. No flying birds that day …. my shutter speed was appropriate only for blender-ized effects. [Thank you, Mark]
So enjoy the fruit of my Heart as you look at my gallery. Click on first image to enter the gallery. There is one bird in my collection whose name escapes me and if anyone (Jet) could help me ID the bird, I would be very grateful. Please enjoy and have a great day!
*Flowers courtesy of my and my neighbor’s gardens.*
Photography/ “Connection”/ May 2019©AmyRose Photography