Who we are & why we are

Welcome to the gallery site of Broken Light Collective. We are artists of all levels and abilities who are affected by mental illness. We create and we share our work for the therapeutic benefits to us, as well as others who may be struggling and feeling scared and alone. Together we can move from disconnected to collective.

Please welcome first-time contributor Helene, a woman living in the greater Philadelphia area who has struggled with depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder. She recently found peace with her diagnoses and has felt led to share about her struggles to encourage others who suffer from mental illness, especially those who suffer silently.

About this photo: “I took this picture in 2004 at the Washington Memorial Chapel in Valley Forge, PA.  Finding this picture was like finding a treasure!  I had forgotten all about it until I found the CD buried with old trinkets.  I then decided to play around with colors in Photoshop.  The picture reminds me of a lesson that I’m still learning day to day: that I’m the strongest when I’m on my knees.  My faith has given me not only hope and purpose, but it gives me a steadfast anchor through the ups and downs and all around in life.  My faith in God has given me supernatural peace no matter what I go through or how I might feel.”

Find more from Helene at her blog.


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10 responses to “Faith, Hope, and Purpose”

  1. rozaliadame Avatar

    Absolutely beautiful -<3

    Liked by 1 person

    1. estoyenmanosdelalfarero Avatar

      I’m happy you like it! I love yours as well! 🙂


  2. traveller310 Avatar

    Convert to photoshop after seeing this pic, lovely


    1. estoyenmanosdelalfarero Avatar

      I’m no photoshop expert but it is fun to use! 🙂


  3. paxkayak Avatar

    Reblogged this on Paddling for PEACE. and commented:
    I love this photograph. This pretty much sums up my posture right now.


    1. estoyenmanosdelalfarero Avatar

      It’s when we’re strongest 🙂
      Thank you for re-bloging!


  4. estoyenmanosdelalfarero Avatar

    Reblogged this on Perfect Unconditional Infinite Love and commented:
    Simply to share and refresh it in my heart: As I stated in this posting, I am learning it day to day…


  5. Elouise Avatar

    Helene, What a stunning photo and testimony! This is a wonderful site–even though we’re not all photographers.

    Liked by 1 person

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