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, July 8, 2013

SoulCollage® workshop coming up

Hello again. 
My next Introduction to SoulCollage® workshop will be held in Brisbane on Saturday 27th July from 9am to 5pm.  For full details, go here

Please contact me on inner_artist at yahoo dot com if you would like to attend the July workshop, or if you would like to be notified when details are available for future workshops. 

I'm intrigued that I seem to have several cards in my deck featuring leopards, yet I don't have a leopard as one of my Companion animals. While I've gained a lot of insight from dialoguing with these cards individually, I subsequently reflected on what the repeated presence of this motif in my deck means in my inner life and afterwards I did a quick Google search for the symbolic meaning of leopard. This was among what I found: "Silent, inconspicuous, strong intuitive abilities. Aids in overall sensitivities, communication abilities and movement in dream world and the unconscious realms. Leopard teaches the nuance of hearing your heart and intuitions and when and how to react.  Are you listening carefully to the world within and around you?"  That last question -  a timely reminder! 

Try looking through your deck to see if there are any motifs occurring regularly amongst your cards (e.g. a certain animal, hands, hearts etc). Read back over your original dialoguing, and any you might have from drawing these cards in a subsequent reading, and reflect on the meaning of this motif in your life. You could also pose a question around this and do another reading from these cards. Ask them how these parts of you might be related to each other. You may very likely be surprised at what you learn as you go deeper into your inner Self through your SoulCollage®.

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