Michele Harshenin was born and raised in Southern Alberta surrounded by the natural beauty of the Foothills and Rocky Mountains. After working as a graphic designer for over ten years, she is currently pursuing her passion of helping others realize their essential nature through art, Reconnective Healingâ„¢ and counselling.
Michele began photographing Intimate Portraits of Nature while on a yoga intensive at Yasodhara Ashram. During her stay, Michele experienced a profound healing of past childhood trauma and began to see all things in a different light. Surrounded by the peace and tranquility of the Kootenayâ€™s, she began to notice the subtle energies of the flora. As Michele became captivated by the feminine vibrations of Nature, she realized that Nature is constantly communicating with us, calling us to awaken and realize our highest potential. Through the beauty and purity of Nature, we are being reminded of who we truly are - creators of our own existence.
Before going out to photograph, Michele calls upon the Universe for guidance and clarity in capturing the messages Nature intends for us. With an intention of helping to heal and awaken humanity, each image is meditated upon and the essence of the image is captured in a single word, then hidden within the folds of the image. Each intuitively captured image emanates a unique vibration and meaning, which provides inspiration for an accompanying message of love & healing.
Michele hopes these images will inspire you to revere the beauty and healing powers of Nature, and to realize your own inner wisdom, divinity and ability to create your own existence. May the inner truth of your essential nature be revealed...