The Journey to Self through SoulCollage®

The Ego, Jung tells us, is that part of the pyche that we think of as 'I'. Our conscious intelligence. Our everyday brain that thinks, plans and runs the show of our day-to-day life. The Self, as Jung defined it, is a greater entity, which includes the Ego but also incorporates the Personal and Collective Unconscious. Dreams and intuitions come from the Self. The archetypes of the unconscious dwell there. It is, Jung believed, the sphere of the Soul ~~Steven Pressfield. 'The War of Art'

"I would love to live like a river flows,
 carried by the surprise
 of its own unfolding".

 ~ ~John O'Donohue

Friday, October 3, 2008

Heart chakra

This is my Heart Chakra card (Companion suit). I was initially quite perplexed at receiving an image of cave paintings of cattle for the heart chakra because my logical mind kept telling me that they more suitably represented the base chakra, but as I was looking for images I found the picture of the Egyptian Goddess, Hathor, and the sculptural representation of the Goddess as a cow, and they just seemed to be perfect for the card. On reading up on this Goddess, I was amazed to find that one of her qualities is as the Goddess of Love in Egyptian lore, and that suited the heart chakra perfectly! The images represent to me a gentle but powerful energy and asking the questions of the card produced some amazing insights.

1 comment:

Carolyn said...

Thankyou for bringing your work into the world, Jo. The images and your reflections are inspirational. I especially love your trust card...x Carolyn