South African filmmaker and photographer Caroline Mackintosh’s latest project, I’m Here For You, takes us on a journey through movement with dancer Gita Galina.
A sensitive and nostalgic piece, the film portrays Gita in conversation with herself and her surroundings through movement. It is a tribute to the power of standing by yourself, with the knowledge that you are never alone, touching on the concept that although we may feel isolated during life's hardships and turbulences, we never need to feel unsupported, that in the hardest of times we have ourselves to turn to.
The soundtrack was produced by Caroline with her partner and music producer Bummela, after the passing of her mother. The song was a way for Caroline to comfort herself and through it offer a reminder to others that we are always our own best ally in times of vulnerability and struggle.
Being both a visual and musical artist, Caroline always envisioned the song to be translated through movement and dance. Earlier this year, while visiting home in South Africa, she met Gita and it was immediately clear she was the perfect person to translate the song and its nostalgic beauty.
Gita takes us on an emotional journey dancing with herself alone on the shores of South Africa. We witness her completely letting go of all inhibitions and throwing them to the wind. We feel her expansion and contraction, dancing between moments of pain and difficulty to complete freedom. We feel her struggle, her fragility, but also her self-empowerment and boldness.
Originally published on NOWNESS
Even if our primary interest is in spiritual transformation, we cannot separate out our unresolved relational trauma
Canadian Jungian analyst, a teacher, an author, and a remarkable human being
A masterpiece written and read by Ben Bushill with music by Ellen Molnia and Thomas Falk.
As Indigenous people, we have always had tools to manage our dysregulation.
An animated short based on a story from Charles Eisenstein’s book, “The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible”
From 'The Wild Edge of Sorrow: Rituals of Renewal and the Sacred Work of Grief; The Threshold Between Loss and Revelation'
Walking to your place for a love feast I saw at a street corner an old beggar woman...
Compassion is the ability, by Awareness, to recognize and acknowledge only itself everywhere.
In times of crisis, we're desperate to find peace. We search for equanimity as if it's a state that can be found. The more desperate we feel, the more effort we put into our search.
Grief is a heart-wrenchingly painful problem for the brain to solve… to live in the world with the absence of someone… ingrained in your understanding of the world…
Diaries are a forum in which we can raise and then galvanise ourselves into answering the large questions which lie behind the stewardship of our lives: What do I really want? Should I leave? What do I feel for them? From The School of Life.
"Being a sex worker means that I walk a very invisible yet hyper visible path."
In Episode 3 of our podcast explore the frontiers of relationships and love with Esther Perel
Dr. Gabor Maté on how our toxic culture is making us ill in his brand new book 'The Myth of Normal'
"The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence." (Thich Nhat Hanh)
Welcome to the flesh-circled hollow of the Omphalos. A bodily valley. An earthly hub.280
Please enter your email and we’ll send you instructions to reset your password