Broken Light: A Photography Collective

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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: So incredibly grateful for some kind of portal that opened up. Channeling all that goodness….this was the best day I’ve had in a long time.

Find more from Carrie at her website


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8 comments on “Grateful

  1. ksbeth
    August 9, 2016

    wonderful –


  2. Olga
    August 9, 2016

    Amazing self-portrait of peace in the moment connecting with the healing power of water. ❤

    Liked by 2 people

    • frankaz2000
      August 10, 2016



    • frankaz2000
      August 10, 2016

      Thanks i like your A.P. website!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Karen
    August 9, 2016

    Thank you.


  4. frankaz2000
    August 10, 2016

    Carrie well done self-portrait , hard to get!

    Liked by 2 people

  5. laurent domergue
    August 10, 2016

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