· What is marriage to all of us?
I mean not the legal part of it but the spiritual part of it. For me then the "soul mates" is the righter description of what it means to all of us. I might be wrong. Spiritually it should mean not jealousy and lust of course, nor it should be possessiveness, domination, anger, violence, supremacy nor it should be power If this is the above mentioned to you then you have never known really what love and intimacy is.
Love means giving first of all not receiving. If you are not ready to give - you will be expecting something that is not there from your partner. He will do the same and love will turn into a battle field of who receives more from whom. It be energy in any possible form: care, attention, protection, support, sacrifices, time, guidance, sympathy, ability to listen and be involved into his life, respect, love in all ts forms, gifts and money - it is all the energy.
Love in spiritual terms is beyond the legal part. But Love is dangerous, insecure, personal, unpredictable and individual. It has no destination that is why in our society it has to be legalised and imprisoned. The jail is marriage. Men do not like marriage It is a life sentence for them, it is slavery, it is constant lock up and they understand it. It is different for many women though. For them marriage is security and protection for them and their children. They do not see it as a jail and a burden. They have to feel secure and protected. The system works for them. Marriage is created for women.
Love does not transform you, it does not add to you anything. It is just there. Or not there. It can not be documented. It can not be locked and captured inside the jail. If you love you are happy alone as well as you are happy together with someone. You can be miserable alone the same as within marriage; You should learn how to be blissful alone as well as to be blissful together with your partner. It is never about who is next to you. It is always about yourself.
Love is giving and it is sharing. Why love is freedom ? Because you can also live happily without having your partner next to you , You should exercise the independence from love. Dependence makes you angry. When you are free from marriage - only them you will understand each other more. Turn to each other with and by different sides: experience anger together, experience fear together, experience tenderness, sadness and joy, trust and shame, loss and abundance, shame and surprise - only this way you will deeply understand if you need the person next to you.
Love is fragile, it is a tree with leaves and flowers. The leaves can grow, the flowers can blossom but one day the leaves can fall down and vanish, the flowers will loose their color and their petals and the tree will be naked. Love comes and goes. We do not have any control on how is starts, how it develops and we have even less control on how is goes away. No one can predict the wind, rain or sun burning the tree brunches.
Love, freedom and intimacy means constant search, hard work and spiritual growth and it is painful. It is a constant tree nurturing: watering, fertilising, aerating, spraying and picking up the crop. Many of us are lazy. Let's admit it. Love means living together under one roof for years and years, dark and light days, warm and cold nights - then it is marriage. Not other way around. That's why I am against marriage as a prison of love. That is why I am more for friendship than for love as love disappears and friendship will only grow deeper.
ok, back to the photography. if the crew managed to capture not marriage but love let's call this project successful - as simple as that!
PROJECT IDEA: Monika Hodkinson
MODELS: Chloe Hunt and Tyler Agnew
JEWELLERY SUPPLIED BY: Rachael McEwen ( Parklane Jewellery )
FLOWERS: Touch Of Magic Blooms Florist ( Priyanthi Vanderwert)
MUAH: Monika Hodkinson Makeup Artist
LOCATION: Kamesburgh Gardens
PHOTOGRAPHER: Rouben Dickranian at Six Star Photographyhttps://sixstarphotography.com.au/
IMAGES SUBMITTED BY Bohemian Rhapsody Club and Magazine /Natasha Marchev