Today nearly all human beings with access to a camera phone have taken at least one selfie. In western culture we are consumed with taking selfies, editing them, applying filters, altering and highlighting our appearances, selecting the right backdrop, and ensuring we put our best foot forward with our external being. What if you were able to take a picture of your soul!
What colors would it be? What characteristics would it embody? What would you name your soul? Let’s take a step back and further identify who you really are? What is your legacy? What do you want to say? Where do you want to be? Have you silenced a little voice inside? If so, take a moment to listen to it.
Life is short, time is priceless, enjoy it with whatever means possible and reconnect with yourself. Be authentic. Live with authenticity.
Soul selfies were created from a hamsa hand silhouette to showcase beauty, vibrancy, and imperfections. The hamsa hand is the signature that symbolizes protection and supreme power within each soul. They were hand drawn, then scanned and digitally manipulated. Each “Soul Selfie” family member has a 5 letter biblical name with a Hebrew origin. All soul selfies are fundamentally inspired from the Tanakh or otherwise known as Pentateuch. The number five is an extremely spiritual number. Five is indicative of being filled, prepared, and empowered to go forth in your life mission.
The background text displays the hamsa prayer, “Let no sadness come to this heart. Let no trouble come to these arms. Let no conflict come to these eyes. Let my soul be filled with the blessing of joy and peace.” I use this prayer as a ritual when completing each piece and I always incorporate it within my fine and digital art. It’s not meant to be read, it’s just intentionally meant to exist in harmony with each piece.
Shira is one of the members of the “Soul Selfie” family. Shira represents a deep inner desire to be a leader. This soul is a leader rather than follower, with a powerful personality. Always focused on specific goals, creative new ideas, and has the ability to implement these ideas with efficiency and determination. This soul is courageous, stubborn, resents authority, and is impatient.
Dinah is one of the members of the “Soul Selfie” family. Dinah represents a deep inner desire for personal independence. This soul is passionate, intuitive, romantic, magnetic, and generous. This soul should be weary as it tends to be imposed on due to its generosity. This soul is not easily angered and skilled in the art of forgiveness.
Manny is one of the members of the “Soul Selfie” family. Manny represents a deep inner desire for travel. This soul must set its own pace in life without being governed by tradition. It is competent, practical, and driven by facts. This soul is often focused so strongly on achievements that it neglects to nourish personal relationships.
Aliza is one of the members of the “Soul Selfie” family. Aliza represents a deep inner desire to inspire others in a higher cause, and to share strongly held views on spiritual matters. This soul tends to be a powerful force to all whose lives it touches. These souls are capable, charismatic leaders who often undertake large endeavors with great success. They value truth, justice, and discipline. If they fail to develop their potential, they become impractical and rigid.
Abiel is one of the members of the “Soul Selfie “ family. Abiel represents a deep inner desire for a stable, loving family or community, and a need to work with others and to be appreciated. This soul tends to be sympathetic, adaptable, balanced and intuitive. At times this soul expresses insecurity and restlessness.
Kaleb is one of the members of the “Soul Selfie” family. Kaleb represents a deep inner devotion to community. This soul is consistently whole-hearted within all endeavors and is exceptionally faithful. However, this soul is often flooded with information causing emotional turmoil. Kaleb is on a life-long quest to seek connections both internally and externally.