Goddess • Sophie
Posted: Jul 07 2016
Free-spirited Sophie captured our attention many moon's ago with her inspiring Instagram feed that showcased a life lived in tune with the land, culture, ancient practices and a freedom of expression. Her beautiful woven stories of travels off the beaten track with her lover and friends further cemented our admiration for this youthful yet wise young / old soul. We knew we had to collaborate with her when she touched down in Byron Bay, hear her wisdom on living and capture her in the Sugar Magnolia Autumn 16 collection.
NAME: Sophie Haber
I AM: Passionate, creative, WILD, love, healing, transforming, BEing, Fearless most of the time, hear now.
PASSIONATE ABOUT: These days I have been passionate about connecting with our earth. I feel called to work with my hands whether its playing with clay, planting seeds in the garden, or finessing together a yummy recipe with different herbs and spices. Photography has always been my way of expression and telling stories through their significance. It so beautiful to be able to capture these moments and share them with my intuitive words and stories.
WHAT MAKES YOU INSPIRED: Lately, my inspiration has been ignited by being fully in the present! It sounds very cliche but when I am not in the present my mind starts to wander and it feels impossible to dream and conjure up inspiration! My dreams and intentions inspire me as well as this amazing transformational journey I am currently in!
WHAT MAKES YOU FEARFUL: Fear is really just an illusion its what I have started to learn, its only energy. If you are fearful, you are living in the future and that feels unknown and daunting! Fear and anxiety have been a big energy that has been bubbling in my body, whether its fear of the unknown or fear of the fear of the fear! Fear feels paralyzing and when you are in this state of "fight of flight" everything seems endless, but what I am learning is to accept these different energys and realize they are only bad habits.
WHAT KEEPS YOUR FIRES BURING: Strong, wild, unique human beings who have felt and seen it all and are now igniting this fearlessness inside of us all! Inspiring mantras and stories keeps me going as well as remembering who I am and my purpose!
WHAT DO YOU DO TO TAP INTO YOUR FEMININITY: Connecting with other wild women is what awakens my goddess inside! There is something truly unique when women circle up and come together, and I think this practice has been long forgotten and its time to bring it back. Skinny dipping and running naked and free! Sipping tea, nibbling on chocolate, listing to sweet lady folk lullabies, warm baths, sage, sister circles, making love, honoring my moon time!
WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL LIKE A GODDESS?
When I am truly balanced and am able to tap into the greater source, my sexuality, my creativity, mother nature!!! Playing with goddess cards of course by Diane virtue :) But on a real note, when I am able to empower other sisters and help them find their inner goddess, that brings out the goddess deep within me!
WHAT DOES THE WORD GODDESS MEAN TO YOU?
Wild, Willing, Fearless, Euphoric, Transformative, Energetic, Wise, Capable, Feminine, Ambitious, rewilding!
IF YOU COULD TELL YOUR YOUNGER SELF…
Let go of fear, embrace anxiety you are ready to grow! When I was younger, I was paralyzed with worry and fear...I surrendered to the western medicine approach and that just put a pause on these emotions and suppressed them because what I was feeling was to overwhelming. We are human and these feelings are just energy and emotions signaling that its time to transform and grow! Look inside of you and sit quietly for these feelings will pass. Your blossoms are just starting to bloom!
A MESSAGE FOR WOMEN EVERYWHERE…
Follow your true calling! Connect back to your wild roots and run with the wolves ;)
THE MOMENTS THAT DEFINED YOU..
When I am creating!! I find that I am truly who I am when I am able to express myself through my art!
YOUR PURPOSE IN LIFE...
My purpose is to live fully in this very moment. To be able to master the art of being in the present! I dream to influence others through simple wisdom of nature and art, love, and community! To connect back to each other and the earth through stories!
THE MANTRAS YOU LIVE BY…
"You were wild once. Don't let them tame you!" ~ Isadora Duncan
Follow Sophie here; @shaberr