There are many advantages to getting older. Among them are the time, freedom and energy to do things you have always wanted to do. For me, one of those things has been Soul Collage (R).
Soul Collage(R) is a way of interacting with images to explore the wisdom that is within you. Images are powerful. Have you experienced images that just seem to “speak to you”? Those images are the ones to look for!
The practice was birthed by Seena Frost about 25 years ago. I have the good fortune to live near a community of Franciscan religious who offer classes and workshops in the spiritual journey.
This workshop will last for 5 sessions, one per month. The exercise today was to look for answers to the question, “I am the one who _____”
A group of 20 or so of us spent an hour and a half scouring magazines and other image sources and gluing them onto 5 x 7 cards. We met at the end to share some of the ways the images resonated with us.
For my first card, my journal entry, based on the image, reads, “I am the one who is always looking up. Sometimes I see lovely ceilings, but they block my gaze to even greater beauty beyond.’
Another card was about being spirited. My journal entry for that says, “I am the one who has a lively spirit coursing through my life. I have had to walk through many doors to finally express it, but now it is flowing fully through my life.”
My final card for the afternoon was about changes. I wrote, “Everything in life is moving and changing, but each change has beauty of its own. The ice melts to the rushing river, which waters the tender blooms. I am the one who accepts the changes and delights in each manifestation.”
So, there you have it.
Care to do an armchair analysis of my psyche? Hey, I am an aging woman who is finally taking the time to explore and enjoy and have some fun with life.
What are YOU doing?
You can learn more about Soul Collage(R) here: Soul Collage