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

Monday, June 25, 2012

Digital SoulCollage® card

The Artist

Although I know that some people who are very competent with Photoshop and other similar programmes sometimes make their SoulCollage® cards digitally, I've always thought that making them that way wouldn't suit me as I don't have sufficient technical skills to be able to do it without staying in my left brain. SoulCollage® works with the right, intuitive brain. However, I made this digital collage a while ago while fiddling around with Photoshop and she's been nagging away at me ever since to be printed out and made into a SoulCollage® card.  So, I am going to go with my intuition and grant her wish!  The background is a photo of a partly-finished intuitive painting I did at one of my friend Denise Dillon-Bolland's wonderful workshops a few years ago, which was still taped to the board, and the other two images were cut from magazines and then scanned.  Very happy with her!

NB: SoulCollage® cards are made from images published in magazines, calendars, books, cards and on the internet, and from personal materials (e.g. photos, artworks). SoulCollage® cards may be reproduced only for the personal use of the maker of the cards or for use as examples to illustrate the SoulCollage® process. It is a principle of SoulCollage® that SoulCollage® cards are not for sale, trade, or barter.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Nourishing the Soul

Great workshop last Saturday, and a lovely facilitator's get-together at Wendy's house on Sunday. The Brisbane winter weather has been back to its glorious best lately - chilly mornings but beautiful sunny days around 20-23 degrees (celsius), so sitting on Wendy's verandah in the beautiful sunshine making cards among friends was so good for the Soul! Thanks, Wendy! And thanks to you and Sheryl for generously sharing images, some of which contributed to this card below:

Don't forget, the last opportunity this year to learn about this wonderful process for nourishing our Self/Soul is coming up at my final 2012 workshop on 4th August. Book in now to avoid missing out!  All the details are here.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Last two Brisbane workshops for 2012: Don't miss out!

'There is a knowledge of the heart that gives deeper insight. The knowledge of the heart is in no book and is not to be found in the mouth of any teacher, but grows out of you like the green seed from the dark earth.' ~~Carl Jung.

Don’t rely on others to find your “deeper insight”. Come and join with like-minded people in a day of creativity, inspiration and self-discovery to learn how you can access your OWN Inner Wisdom. Release your creative Soul/Self! Let it out to play and discover its many aspects by exploring the profound meanings, unique to you, which are hidden within the images you intuitively choose, cut and paste as you create your beautiful cards and then dialogue with them. These cards will be the foundation of your personalised deck which you can build on over your lifetime and consult to gain insight and guidance.  SoulCollage® was developed by U.S. psychotherapist Seena Frost while studying under acclaimed transpersonal psychologist, Jean Houston. It's a powerful transformational process which works with the language of symbols and archetypes, combining image, intuition and synchronicity into a unique creative process that anyone can do. For more information about SoulCollage®, click here.

There's only a week to go until my next workshop in Brisbane next Saturday 16th June, so, with only one more workshop coming up this year (August 4th) don't miss out on your chance to experience this simple, fun, creative and powerful process first-hand! 

Click here for the full workshop details. I'm so looking forward to seeing you there!

Monday, June 4, 2012

My latest card

My newest SoulCollage® card, made as my demonstration card during the recent Inverell workshop. 
Love her, loved finding out what she revealed!