Soul of the Badlands
My story starts out in the badlands of Montana, with a little pony, an old film camera and a gypsy soul! I grew up in those badlands, following wild horse trails and letting my soul wander through the rough country from dawn to dusk. I learned everything I know from the spirits that surround me, and from my faith in God. Through him, I have learned everything I ever needed to know, and great teachers have been brought to me exactly when I needed them in my life.
My grandfather was Lakota, and is a huge guide for me in this life. Everything I do is in his memory, to bring honor and enlightenment to my soul. My souls purpose is to heal broken souls, regardless of their pasts, faith or nation.
Horses have always been teachers for me. In 2010 I began training young colts, and that quickly turned into healing broken horses and in turn healing their owners. I began truly connecting with my intuition and began my real purpose of helping others heal.
It was during this time in my life that I began truly awakening to spiritual healing and the effects it can have on our bodies and our souls. I began studying Reiki, aromatherapy, chakras and energy and the effects they have on us. I began creating a deeper connection with my faith as a Christian and went through my dark night of the soul after ending an abusive relationship in 2016. While I worked through my dark night of the soul, I began photographing the wild horses in Medora, North Dakota and began my true journey in this world.
Once I saw how valued these photos were, I really began to enjoy photography on a deeper level. I began portrait work, and thoroughly enjoyed working with each and every client I had. Soon I found myself on those wild horse trails once again, and that is when I truly felt the connection between the soul of the land, the soul of the horse and my own soul.
I stepped into my purpose as a spiritual healer in 2018, and have never looked back. I went back to college, and finished my bachelors degree in human services and sports and exercise psychology in 2020. I graduated Magna Cum Laude, and am stepping into a Master of Social Work program in 2021.
No matter where this life takes me, I know that the Creator will never lead me in the wrong direction and that wherever this journey leads me, it will always be healing broken souls.
Please be advised that what Soul of the Badlands offers is spiritual, complementary healing methods and are not meant to replace western medical, psychiatric or psychological care. Victoria does not diagnose conditions, nor do she prescribe treatment or suggest that any modalities offered be used instead of treatment by your medical or psychiatric doctor. Victoria Dellapaolera and/or Soul of the Badlands disclaim any liability arising directly or indirectly from any information given in any sessions or consultations.