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.

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: “When your soul awakens and remembers that it is a soul and divine, be prepared for those around you to become shaken. They will act out their wounds for you, attempting to pull you down to their vibration and show you why they cannot meet you with openness. Do not be sorry for who you are. Tell them you are sorry that the change you represent is challenging them and give them the space they are asking for. Stand firm in your vibration and walk away when you need to. Loving your heart in this way is also sending love to theirs..

Find more from Carrie at her website


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2 responses to “When Your Soul Awakens”

  1. rothpoetry Avatar

    Wonderful! Great shot of confidence and strength!!


  2. Britta Avatar

    such true and strong words! wonderful!


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