Soul of the Badlands
I grew up in Glendive, Montana in the foothills of the badlands known as Makoshika. I began my spiritual journey as a child there in those 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 the badlands of Montana, following wild horse trails and letting my soul wander through the rough country from dawn to dusk. I would love spending time in Medora, North Dakota, and would get so excited when I would see the wild horses that ran wild and free.
I began my spiritual journey as a young child. I would have visions of events that were about to happen, my first vision was an experience where I caught a nice catfish around when I was six years old. I vividly remember to this day who was there, what I was wearing and how much my catfish weighed (17 pounds which at 6 was a big fish for me!)
When I had my vision, I remember running up to my dad and telling him about it. He laughed and shooed me away, then about six months later, bam, I caught the fish and had nailed every detail of the event. Considering we lived no where near Intake where I caught my fish and we always fished down by our house, the location was very important.
These visions continued for the rest of my life, ranging from homework assignments, rides with my horses, friendships and later in life, careers, moving and meeting my husband.
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. I began combining my passion for photography with training horses and I started photographing these horses to send updates to their owners.
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.
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 gypsy soul. Since starting this journey, I have been featured in fine art galleries and shows in Minneapolis, Minnesota and in Medora, North Dakota.
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.