The photographer is frustrated because he is losing the light. He has an idea, but cannot communicate clearly what he wants. His direction is like a two-year old who has had his toys taken away. The set is a mess. Chaos swirls everywhere. Yet you are calm, confident, prepared, playful and reigning in this environment after we have worked together. You hold space for the Feminine.
Or perhaps the designer is screaming for adjustments before you have to walk the runway, pivot, and make your way back to do it again. Instead of looking like you are marching your heels into bloody battle, you are relaxed and happy. Every other girl sneaks looks at you in amazement at how unfazed you are. The click and flash of cameras actually slow down for you because photographers are mesmerized. Their cameras lower as they take you in with their own eyes. They cannot put words to it, but they feel something is different about you. You own the room.
You are confronted with not being seen for who you are inside, because of the constant judgement and appraisal of your outside. Your reality distorts. The best way to grace a print or sway down a runway is to stabilize the emotions of everyday life and create anchors of confidence. This way you don’t think less of yourself, you just think about yourself less.
I will teach you to move through the world with emotion, instead of your emotions moving you through the world.