Broken Light: A Photography Collective

We are photographers living with or affected by mental illness; supporting each other one photograph at a time. Join our community, submit today!


Photo taken by contributor Carrie Hilgert, a photographer, painter, and healer from Northeast Kansas. Carrie is on an evolving journey. In her past, she was affected by chronic physical and mental illnesses, including depression. Photography, especially self-portraiture, was a tool that helped her throughout those challenging times, and allowed her to process her dark feelings. Carrie believes that her experiences with mental illness were a catalyst for her to discover her creative and spiritual gifts. She is now on a positive journey of wonder and change, using those gifts to help others.

About this photo: “The universe reciprocates the shaman’s every action and mirrors his intent back to him as the shaman is a mirror to others. The shaman lives in synchronicity with Nature, because the shamanic world mirrors the shaman’s will, intent and actions.” -from Awakening to the Spirit World by Sandra Ingerman and others

I learned last night that what I suspected was true. The sycamore is not only my sacred tree, but the spirit of the sycamore has been my lifelong guardian and I am massively grateful for this connection and direct revelation

Find more from Carrie at her website


**Visit Broken Light’s main gallery here ▸ Now a 501(c)3 non-profit! Please donate here.

*Facebook & Twitter @BrokenLighCo & @DanielleHark. Follow for e-mail notifications.

2 comments on “Reciprocity

  1. faq7231956
    June 24, 2016

    Carrie beautiful closeup of nature and yourself!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. autisticaplanet
    June 26, 2016

    I feel the same way about much of nature, except that it was Jesus who created the universe, including our earth and the wonders both big and small upon it.


Leave a Reply to autisticaplanet Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Crisis Helpline

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Badge For Contributors

%d bloggers like this: