Sacred Roots: Words by Jillian Marie

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Greetings cosmic family, 

My name is Jillian Marie and I am a visual artist and midwife of women's consciousness. 

I specialize in creative photography and offer sacred ceremony to connect people, especially women, more deeply to their hearts and the infinite potential they harness. 

Soul Photography

I love becoming a part of someone's world. 

As a visual artist that's what gives me the ability to capture the essence of a person, inclusive companionship and play. 

Capturing truth and beauty is my passion. 

The approach of working with me as a visual artist is intuitive and co-creative, which creates space for the soul to effortlessly guide the direction of each shoot. 

I strive to create powerful art, and I am so grateful to be offering what I love. 

When I was young my papa always had a camera in hand. He captured childhood moments often, he showed me how to operate his video camera and I would tape everything! 

I fell in love with capturing precious moments and reflecting on the growth between each one. 

Papa said, "One day you'll look back on photos and deeply appreciate them because they were moments in your life that you only lived once." I always held his words in my heart, every moment is unique and every moment is a space in which we live once.

There's something magical about seeing life through rose coloured eyes, naturally, and being able to share that with others visually. 

Sacred Ceremony for Women

Growing up I suppressed my feminine magnificence. I allowed my inclusive expression to be silenced through overwhelming fears of rejection, neglect and societal criticism.

Living in a way that dishonoured the sacredness of spirit, I struggled to find my true place as a woman within a society that ignores and represses the profound potential for a woman awakening her love, purpose, and power.

Through rediscovering and embodying this truth of who I was as an embodied woman, I cam to understand my natural rhythm. I uncoiled my feminine power and dove deep into the mysteries of the divine feminine, the primordial creative force that brings life to everything. 

Since 2014 - I have created sacred spaces for women to reconnect back to their truth. By coming together we channel energy in a powerful and encompassing way, allowing us to experience a deeper connection to ourselves, each other and Mother Earth. 

After one women’s offering I hosted, a woman mentioned she had been experiencing drowning in darkness and that if it wasn’t for the gathering she likely would have ended her life. This reassured my knowing that women’s voices are more important now than ever, and that each gathering remains the perfect place to plant the seeds for a new vision for humanity based on love, connection and compassion. 

Sisterhood is a way of being. It is a celebration of all that is potently feminine - it is foremost a choice to be alive and luscious in female mystery and magnificence, it is a path of the heart. 

Sisterhood is a movement of kindness. It encompasses all women, it is an energy that encompasses men too, and is healing for the planet. While Sisterhood is rising and becoming more of a powerful force, many women are still healing their own wounds. 

Like most women, I have experienced my share of feminine wounding. My own journey with sisterhood has been interesting and not always easy. And so much of my healing has been through sisterhood and learning to receive feminine nurturing and be present to my truth. 

In support of this personally unique journey of the feminine, I offer a monthly sacred sisterhood gathering for women which is a collective remembering and embodying of insuring self love and connection the earth.

Become together in hopes that throughout our participation we may be inspired, empowered and supported by one another and conscious offerings shared. 

“Jillian’s ceremonies have been deeply transformational for me. She creates and holds a beautiful loving space where I have been able to truly be myself and shed layers that I’ve been fighting for years. Each time I’ve had tears streaming down my face, a feeling that is finally coming home. Thank you Jill for your devotion to empowering women and bringing us home to our hearts. Forever grateful.” - Lindsey

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When people ask me ''What do you do?" I often respond "Whatever I want." It's true, liberating and shape-shifting always! I love the independence, the control and freedom from routine. Often times you may not know where your next paycheck is coming from or the abundance following, but you do know that you have unique gifts others will invest in. Whether it’s creating a product or a service that people buy, you know how to create abundance on your own. You don’t need to worry about layoffs, corporate downsizing, or a bad boss. The longer that you are a self-employed artist/creative the more confident you become in your ability to survive and thrive on your own, regardless of the situation.

To be honest, it took me a while to experience what I was truly offering. An awakening in Ubud, Bali while attending a powerful women's retreat dissolved old conditioned beliefs regarding self worth. For years I believed my service had to be free or cheap to be genuine service. I dismissed the time, energy, and the love that I was pouring into cultivating each one - and the value people were receiving. At the time a beloved sister said to me 'This is your livelihood Jill, and you have to put food on your table too.' In that moment I explored in my heart and knew even if there was no abundance involved, I'd still create and serve. To create a sacred space which we connect our hearts, lift our spirits, and honour each other, empowers each of us to embrace the power and beauty that is the core of who we are.

True success means appreciating and relishing in the creative process, following your own path at your own pace, and staying true to your vision. Often as creatives we don’t want to believe that the experience of creating is sometimes messy and full of mistakes along the way.  And we don’t want to believe that our creative vision will almost always exceed our ability. Being an artist is not about lightning bolts of inspiration all the time. It is about listening closely and then doing your best to express what you feel. More than anything, however, it is about not giving up. Creating art is not simply 'another job.' Even if we are lucky enough to earn enough money from our art to financially support us, being an artist is not just what we do — it’s who we are. It’s that little voice inside that compels us to create. The one that won’t take “no” for an answer. No matter how long we ignore it or try to distract ourselves from it, it will still be there whispering in our ear... You were born an artist, now create!

My art and sacred offerings are intimate intricacies of who I am and how I serve.

But my service is not in what I do, rather who I am...

It is not in each photo shoot or secret offering, but in every moment.

Everyday. 

By learning to live with an open heart in the space of consistent service you will receive the most profound gift life has to abundantly offer.

My wish and blessing is that you reach and experience your completion blissfully.

Bless our collective steps family!

With love,

Jillian Marie

 

To learn more about Jillians offerings email lunagatherings@gmail.com