Using found images, I am creating SoulCollage cards that describe aspects of my inner self, shared here for others on the path to self-discovery -- Come, explore with me!

March 30, 2006

Patternkeeper - Council SoulCollage Card

This card came together intuitively, and it wasn't until I attended a workshop with Anne Marie Bennett that I worked with a partner (Thanks Anne!) to discover its meaning.

Who are you and what do you have to give me?
I am the one who watches the crystal in the center. I am the guardian of the circle, the shaman who makes sure that everything remains aligned. I know the spiral - in and out - through the rocks, through the impermanence of the sand to the crystal at the inner core. I am the force that keeps the fire, keeps the pattern, all through the the night, protecting life from the middle of the lifeless desert.

I give you the ability to focus and concentrate on your inner spiritual core, watching over you through the night, keeping what's holy alive. I provide the wisdom at the end of the day, acknowledging that that every dusk precedes a dawn.

What do you want from me?
I want you to focus on what's important on the inside and guard what is holy.

Saboteur - Council SoulCollage Card

This card came from a poster that I found in a pile of magazines from a tag sale, and I really didn't like the image, but I kept thinking about the eyes, and so went back and used just that part to make a card. For couple of months I didn't know what it was about -- I thought maybe fear -- but it was more predatory, causing me to feel the fear, not about the fear itself. In the end I figured out that it was about harming myself -- sabotaging my efforts to improve my life and my health. It was as if I had looked in the mirror and these were the eyes I saw looking back at me -- and then that "Saboteur" voice within immediately connected to this image that I had made into a SoulCollage card months earlier.

Who are you and what do you have to give me?
I am the one who undermines your plans and gfood intentions. I sabootage your health, your success, your relationships -- I'm the one who keeps you from following your intuition. No tricks are too dirty for me, too under-handed. I provide the antithesis to allow you to value your still, small voice inside -- without the dark there is no light.

What do you want from me?
I want you to forget your power, or to misuse it. To live in a fog of materialism and guilt and overeating.

March 04, 2006

Tiger - Companion SoulCollage Card

Second Chakra: I am the heat of the night, the one who takes what she needs. I am a ferocious hunter, yet walk gently and silently on the earth. Intense, focused, efficient -- yet languid and relaxed. I am a fierce protector of children while being a gentle mother.

The second chakra is associated with the color orange, the sense of taste, or appetite, and the element of water. All of which I looked up after I did the guided meditation for SoulColage companion for my second chakra and made this card from a single image.

According to the Brofman Foundation website: This chakra is associated with the parts of the consciousness concerned with food and sex. It is about the body's communication to the Being inside, about what the body wants and needs, and what it finds pleasurable. The person's ability to have children is also associated with this chakra. If there is not a clear relationship with the element of water, associated with this chakra, the person's relationship with water is a reflection of their relationship with the parts of their consciousness associated with this chakra, i.e. food, sex, or having children. This chakra is also associated with the emotional body, and the person's willingness to feel their emotions.

"It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing." -- Mother Teresa