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

Saturday, March 7, 2015

My workshops are currently on hold while my daughter and her family are here with me from Berlin for 4 months (until mid-May). The studio is currently more-or-less unrecognisable as a children's playroom and living area, and delightful chaos reigns. I'm so loving having them with me, and especially spending time with my two grandchildren, who are so precious. They're really enjoying the freedom of a back garden (like most children in Berlin, they live in an apartment) and they're all revelling in the warm summer weather instead of enduring a cold Berlin winter.  No coats, boots and all the other paraphernalia to put on before you go out here! 

We dug for pirate treasure in the garden.
 And yes, (oh, the excitement!) we found a sparkly chest full of treasure buried there!
We're loving exchanging the cold Berlin winter for sunny Queensland, and investigating the fascinating inhabitants of granny's garden - especially lizards, possums, parrots, kookaburras, ants, and a special favourite, " 'piders".

At the end of last year, before my family arrived, I made several new cards while participating in SoulCollage® facilitator, life coach and artist Cat Caracelo's powerful Mythos Journey online course (highly recommended!).

I'll be returning to workshops and card-making groups after May so if you aren't already on my email list and would like to be notified of any   upcoming  events, please email me at inner_artist at yahoo dot com.

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