Photography

Patience - The Spider by Graciela Socorro

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The Spider symbolizes Patience, Creation and Beauty. My encounter with these special beings is very frequent, specially living in Texas. So I have a lot of work to do! They are telling me it's now or... now! My body, my mind, my soul are begging to slow down, to be thankful everyday and to live the now patiently embracing every step of the way. 

The spider acts as messenger like any other being. Having a spider showing up means that you either need to learn patience and get in better touch with your creativity, or it means you have begum to master these skills and qualities. Spiders use extreme patience to create their webs. They weave patiently their own way through life, and they want you to do the same. They can teach you to increase your awareness and focus in life, to slow down and take your time to create things in life instead of rushing through. 

Masters of perception, spiders want you to look at life though different lenses so that you can solve situations appropriately. 

Many people fear spiders, so if we look at what our encounter with these special beings really means, we'll examine our life more closely and see where we can improve. Take your time and look into your personal feelings. Where these emotions take you, is where your personal work begins. *

I have found comfort in yoga, spiritual growth books, zumba class, painting my Bindu Art and taking pictures. Photography is my eternal meditation because I am really focus in the now. Take a look at my Fairyland portfolio, a group of images of my little fairy friends I have encountered through this journey since 2012. 

Tell me what you think and if you have a similiar path like me, share your comments down below!

Cheers,

GS

*Taken from powerofpositivity.com

Embracing Change - The Butterfly by Graciela Socorro

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I love interpreting animal symbolism. "It is a powerful way to connect with nature, and learn lessons from her creatures – lessons that we can apply to our own lives. The more we seek symbolism in nature, the more we realize we have a lot in common with animals, insects and life in the wild realms. Indeed, we are intimately connected with the animal queen/kingdom – inseparable from nature and her movements. 

Overwhelmingly, cultural myth and lore honor the butterfly as a symbol of transformation because of its impressive process of metamorphosis.

From egg, to larvae (caterpillar), to pupa (the chrysalis or cocoon) and from the cocoon the butterfly emerges in her unfurling glory.

What a massive amount of transition this tiny creature undergoes. Consider for a moment the kind of energy this expends. I daresay if a human were to go through this kind of change we’d freak out!

Imagine the whole of your life changing to such an extreme you are unrecognizable at the end of the transformation. Mind you, this change takes place in a short span of about a month too (that’s how long the butterfly life cycle is).

Herein lies the deepest symbolic lesson of the butterfly. She asks us to accept the changes in our lives as casually as she does. The butterfly unquestioningly embraces the chances of her environment and her body.

This unwavering acceptance of her metamorphosis is also symbolic of faith. Here the butterfly beckons us to keep our faith as we undergo transitions in our lives. She understands that our toiling, fretting and anger are useless against the turning tides of nature – she asks us to recognize the same.

As mentioned, tapping into animal symbolism is akin to tapping into our own souls, because we are inseparable from nature and her creatures.

It’s connection with the soul is rather fitting. We are all on a long journey of the soul. On this journey we encounter endless turns, shifts, and conditions that cause us to morph into ever-finer beings. At our soul-journey’s end we are inevitably changed – not at all the same as when we started on the path.

To take this analogy a step further, we can look again to the grace and eloquence of the butterfly and realize that our journey is our only guarantee. Our responsibility to make our way in faith, accept the change that comes, and emerge from our transitions as brilliantly as the butterfly."*

I have been in different paths since young. However, I knew that my life wasn't going to be ordinary since I was 5! But living in an ordinary town wasn't easy, so embracing change was very hard for me. Now, I accept it thanks to the wonderful support of my husband, we both are on the same spiritual growth. 

My photography work is an eternal meditation. Take a look at my Fantasyland portfolio about butterflies. 

Do you embrace change easily? Share your thoughts and experience with me down below!! 

Love, 

GS

 

*Excerpt taken from https://www.whats-your-sign.com/butterfly-animal-symbolism.html

Bindu Bumblebee Creative Process Video by Graciela Socorro

Hi guys! This is my first creative process video. It took some time but it was worth it. My husband Carlos helped me on the way. We did have a lot of fun! I think making videos will be my new hobby. 

Photography and Videography: Graciela Socorro.
Consulting and Video Editing: Carlos Ocando
Music: Flight of the Bumblebee by Nikolai Rimsky Korsakov. 

This sculpture was given by La Sociedad Amigos del Hospital de Especialidades Pediátricas Maracaibo, Venezuela to be auctioned soon. Every invited artist is given the same piece. This year's piece is this amazon dodecahedron. 

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ipa ~ intl' photography awards ~ Family of Man 2016 by Graciela Socorro

Photography is one of my passions. I am always taking pictures. It is an eternal meditation. Last month I took a chance to enter a picture about my grandma and my cousins to the ipa's Family of Man juried competition and guess what? I received Honorable Mention! Take a look!

 

Entry Description:

My light in the shadow. You whisper to be still. I take a big breath and remember to trust like you told me. Woman, mother, angel on call. Sweet is your giving name. You have an innate spirit for love and giving. Your wisdom is passed through generations. Now is their turn. I see that. I feel that. I hear it. Everything's going to be alright. Thank you.