Grief Photography can be very therapeutic, as it allows one to be surrounded by the elements and concentrating on the smallest of details. Photography can be insight at what happening internally inside your mind. It allows a person to speak from what may be troubling them through a picture rather than through words. Anyone that has ever struggled in grief knows that at times it is hard to find the words to explain exactly what is so troublesome.
Search for letters in nature
Looking for letters in unusual places can be fun and rewarding. Allow yourself those moments to be adventurous. It is ok to do that. You might find a stronger bond or connected feeling in doing so. In this picture you will see two sticks that I found in the park. They just so happened to look like an "A". This started the beginning of a scavenger hunt I played one day during my nature walk. What will you come up with? Well, that is the fun part. Each day will be different and each path you take will open new possibilities for moments to capture.
Find signs in your surroundings
Feathers are a beautiful sign that many Angel Moms used for their angels. Feathers have all kinds of meanings depending on the colors.
White Feathers white is the most common and often considered the symbol for purity, which is very much aligned with the meaning of angels. White feathers can also be a sign from the angels that your loved ones in Heaven are well, and have successfully crossed over into the spirit realms. White is also a symbol of faith and protection, and when you find white feathers in peculiar locations the message is especially significant. This is often just to reassure you that your angels are around you, working with you, and answering your prayers.
In addition to white feathers, here is a quick look at some of the additional meaning the coloured feathers may have.
Pink Feathers Pink is considered by most to be the colour of love. Pink feathers are a reminder of the unconditional love that your angels have for you, and a reminder that all things are possible when you are tuned into the energy of love.
Red Feathers signify life force energy, physical vitality, stability, strength, passion, and courage. Trust that your base needs are being met.
Orange Feathers carry messages of creativity, listening to your inner voice, and staying positive to attract success. How do you feel?
Yellow Feathers are often a reminder to be cheerful and light-hearted, to be present, alert, and to stay focused on what you desire to magnetize these blessings into your life. Don’t get caught up in the drama of the world, just be present in the world and pay attention to details.
Green Feathers signify abundance and money, a fertile opportunity, as well as vibrant well-being, health, and love. Are you taking care of yourself?
Blue Feathers brings a calming and peaceful energy. Are you connected to communication, awareness, and are often a reminder to listen.
Gray feathers are a call to return to peace. Gray is also neutral, and can be a sign that the answer to your question is not yes/no or black/white. Time to go within and find your centre and tap into the void to help you to refocus.
Brown Feathers signify grounding, home life, and stability. There is an energy of respect, groundedness, and balance between the physical and spiritual. The importance of connected with the earth and the now.
Black Feathers are a reminder of the protection of your angels, and a signal that spiritual wisdom, and magic are accessible by you so go within. You need a break from the world. A personal retreat.
Feathers with purple on them carry messages of deep spirituality, transmutation, as well as the opening of psychic and spiritual sight. You are on the right spiritual path and continue on with your studies.
Look for hearts...even in the broken pieces
Finding hearts can be such an amazing feeling when they are found. A lot of people find them to be signs from their angel. In this photograph, I was walking on a trail taking pictures to distract my mind. I was about to leave and was feeling defeated, as I didn't see as many details as I wanted to. I spotted this tree and was ecstatic. There was a heart in the broken crack of the tree. I found it to be so fitting for my current state. I had felt broken, but was able to gain some hope in the heart shape in front of me.
Search for those hearts to help the hurt. <3
March 2018: A creative grief photography session after a heavy heart. I spent the day at a baby shower and afterwards decided to walk in the woods and look for beauty in nature. It calmed my heart for the moment, and I even had a cardinal experience to know Avery was walking with me.