A Russian Mother’s Photographs
Since seeing these images of photographer, Elena Shumilova’s, two sons in communion with the animals on their farm, I haven’t been able to get them out of my mind. They are so enchanting, pure, pulsing with love, and have the ability to help us reconnect with our own magickal inner child. These animal whisperer children show us the way of being in natural harmony within and without. It also went along with the message of my post “Creative Time Travel – An Artist’s Inner Healing Journey”, which shared the power of doing inner child work. In it was expressed: “Inner child work has always been a powerful seed “key” to creating change. And when done with unconditionally loving courage, can be the impetus for empowering yourself in unlimited ways.
We all have a child within that is in need of our loving acceptance. No matter how strong and self-reliant you think you are, there is a time for tender vulnerability in everyone’s journey that is needed to cultivate a garden that your child-like heart can creatively and expansively blossom in. This will provide astounding results in your current experience and with all that you intend.
As adults we carry with us false beliefs that as children we learned to believe. A lot of that includes the things that we were taught was “wrong” with us and so the greatest rejection living with us today is the one to, and of, ourselves with these beliefs, since the past is over and done.
Listening to and softening our inner dialogue to embrace the perfection of all that we are, is a needed part of our daily practice. It is important to know ourselves to be whole and forgive ourselves, as well as revel in the quirky beauty that our inner child has to share.
Loving your inner child will support healing the darkest experiences by shining light on the beauty that was always there. This opens doorways that the Universe will support you with when you are willing to partner with it.” These images are a way we can also imagine ourselves spreading love and compassion and asking for Nature’s support in embracing our wholeness again. I have a special sacred space and meditation I do that takes me to a place that invokes this kind of energetic communion seen in these images and it has proven astoundingly powerful in my own and other’s healing when I utilize it.
Check out the beautiful photos here: