The Inner Path of Photography

We yearn for the taste of the sacred…and through our cameras discover it, the world, and ourselves.

Category: Photography and spirituality

“Moments of Awe…30 Days”

"End of Day" from the Saint Petersburg Summer Collection
© Heidi  Straube 2019

Life is filled with many moments of beauty,
filling us with the awe of being alive.

Come join me in “Moments of Awe…30 Days” 

I invite you to post, once a day for 30 days,
something in your day that uplifts you, has happened to you,
or that you’ve captured through your art. 

Postings can be a photograph, painting, a phrase or quote,
an observation, a poem you’ve written…
all in response to your day. 

The daily practice of “Moments of Awe” is to remind us each day
of the small and large joys that are given to us –
and will allow us to deepen and make real
our connection to love and soulful living. 

If you can post each day for 30 days, you will have built
a beautiful foundation for living in awe,
seeing and holding this feeling more and more easily. 

If you’re a photographer, artist, or writer,
posting each day will deepen your practice.

Allowing yourself to be spontaneous,
non-attached to perfection,
and calling on spirit each day, 
will result in your connecting even more
with all areas of your essence,
and creating the art that will inspire others. 

Let’s share the miracle and mystery of our lives together.
I invite you to the practice of living your life –
creating your art –
from the place of Awe.  

“Moments of Awe…30 Days” starts on Thursday, August 1 and ends Friday August 30. This is a free Facebook Group experience. 

Click here to participate in “Moments of Awe…30 Days”

(More information also on my website) 
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Image: “End of Day”
From the new “St Petersburg Summer” Collection
© Heidi Straube 2019(additions ongoing) 

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A Note from Heidi:

August finds me ready to try some new Inner Path experiences – and engage others in the fun. “Moments of Awe…30 Days” was inspired from my own delight in “capturing the awe” of my days and the need to my work more actively. I love being with others who feel the magic of life, so using the expansive connections of technology, I’m inviting all to experiment new ways of connection with me.

I’m starting with a Facebook group to try out the concept – but will look forward to offering other ways that I have in mind to dance together. Stay tuned! This first step is a reflection of not waiting for the perfect platform, or spending 6 months (too long!) putting the pieces together, in order to share my inspirations and ways of living life now.

Send me a note anytime! Let me know what you’re yearning for as you create your life and your art. Let’s enjoy living from the soul together.

“My life is a study in living with impermanence –
each day brings its own subtle or dramatic changes.The world is my studio.”

“Begin Again”

Dramatic white and cream clouds rise in a dark blue sky, inspiring expansion and soulful feelings.



“Begin Again” is one of my favorite meditation phrases,
taken from the Buddhist practice.

It reminds us that each new year, each day, each moment
we are always free…

to recommit to what is most important to us
look to the future with positive anticipation
relax, allow for imperfection, and act again.

Breathe Deeply….

May you feel the grandeur of your Soul
now…and now…and now.

Begin Again.

Image: “The Grandeur of Your Soul”
© Heidi Straube 2019

Featured Photo Collections:
(my new website)

Clouds, Beaches, Sea
New Mexico Collection 
Cape Cod Winte

Photography Mentoring and Life Coaching

Photo Poems

About Heidi

Inner Path Photo Seminar at Cotuit Arts

Discover the inner experience of photography with me!

Registration is now open for my 6-week seminar 
“The Inner Path of Photography” 

at the Cotuit Center for the Arts, Cotuit, Massachusetts

January 8, 2019 – February 12, 2019
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

I invite you to join me in an exploration of the joy and mysteries of being a photographer; to deepen your connection to that knowing, special part of you that still believes in the wonder of the world; and to help you confidently create the images that express what you feel and truly want to “say.”

Drawing on the tradition of Minor White, techniques and philosophies from psychology, Zen, and other contemplative practices, exploring other artist insights on the creative process, and reflecting on our own images and reasons for being drawn to photography – we’ll connect with inner spirit, honor our awareness, feel, shoot, and create – photographs that reflect what we truly want to “say,” and lives of deeper connection.

For more details and to register, click here

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have!
It will be a pleasure to have you in class.

Heidi

Image: “Deep Love”
© Heidi Straube 2018

“Glory”

Wishing you love, beauty, 

and food for your Soul.

May you feel the peace of your being deep within…

and rest in Grace.

Image: “Glory”
El Prado, New Mexico
© Heidi Straube 2018


A note from Heidi:

Hello, Kindred Spirits,

Yes, it’s been a while…and so nice to be back and sharing with you again.

Some have been following me on Instagram and Facebook, but if you’ve been away too…welcome back! I’m glad you’re here.

This summer I was immersed in many beautiful places – living and working, exploring, creating, meeting new people, reconnecting with those I’ve loved for years. And enjoying the usual unexpected adventures, of course!

St. Petersburg, FL and Taos, NM were my main homes; Durham, NC, Houston, TX and New York, NY (with stops along the way, yes, I was driving!) added spice. 

And now, as I write this, I’m back for my fifth winter in beautiful Cape Cod (Eastham), Massachusetts. It’s nice to settle in…

Soon you’ll see my new website, with more inspiration, beauty and experiences for you…the culmination of thoughts and dreams from a summer on the road.

But today, I send you greetings from the heart. 

May you take some time to breathe, rest, enjoy the beauty that surrounds you.

I’m holding the glory of love for you…May you receive it.

Heidi

I thank you

www.straubephoto.com

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