What is SoulCollage®?
Words can only take you so far, images can take you deeper.
You are multidimensional soul, with layers and layers of depth waiting to be discovered… by you! There are gems, talents, answers, shadows, guides, that await you in the SoulCollage® process.
* Are you seeking clarity?
* Are you ready to know yourself in a deeper way?
* Do you desire to tap into your inner wisdom to reveal messages about your life and dreams?
SoulCollage® cards offer a way in to your inner world where you’ll dialog with your soul, answer questions and deepen your spiritual practice.
What is the SoulCollage® Process?
SoulCollage® is a process that explores the soul-tending practice of using your imagination to create collage cards that connect you to your deep inner wisdom. SoulCollage® taps into the power of imagination and intuition by allowing you to choose images that hold meaning for you. In mysterious ways the meaning of each card you create emerges through the very act of creating, reading and using it.
SoulCollage® is a simple, yet profound process, created by psychotherapist Seena Frost, LMFT, M.Div in Santa Cruz CA, evolving from her love of art, spirituality, myth and archetypal psychology. Seena describes the SoulCollage® process as: “your own living journal that will help you identify and image your diverse inner parts, the beautiful ones and shadowy ones, the easy-to-like ones, and the harder-to-like ones. It is a tangible way to know yourself in your diversity and depth, and also to show yourself to others.”
Let’s Take a Visual Tour of Creating a SoulCollage® Card
1. Gather images that speak to you from hundreds provided. You may not know why you are choosing an image, but your soul knows.
2. Create a collaged card (5 x 7) that is filled with images and messages yet to be uncovered.
3. Dialogue with your card to hear the wisdom is holds just for you.
4. Keep creating SoulCollage® cards so you can access an entire deck of cards to draw from when you desire guidance, support, or wisdom.
FAQ’s About SoulCollage®
1. “I don’t consider myself creative or artistic, can I do SoulCollage®?
Absolutely! If you can sift through photographs and choose the ones you like and resonate with, you can create SoulCollage® cards. SoulCollage® isn’t about creating a finished product or a collage that is asthetically pleasing. The purpose of creating a card is to receive a message from your soul through the language the soul speaks; images.
2. “How will I know what the images mean?”
There are many ways to gather the meaning from your cards and in my workshops, I’ll share with you how to gather the details and hidden information in the cards. You’ll gravitate to the method that resonates best with you.
3. “Is creating a SoulCollage® deck of cards similar to a tarot deck?”
In creating a deck of SoulCollage® cards you will have access to your own inner wisdom and that’s the beauty of this deck. It’s you, it’s yours, and the messages will continue to unfold with each card over time. The SoulCollage® cards are not meant to be divinatory in nature, they’re not meant to predict the future. However, from my personal experience I’ve created many cards that only months later realized the meaning because a part of me already had the wisdom about my body or a deep desire or yearning.
4.”What is the purpose of creating an entire deck of SoulCollage® cards?”
The deck has four suits, each with cards symbolizing the multiple facets that make up all the parts of YOU. It is important to recognize and allow the “shadow” of each image to come forward, since every guide has a positive intent and a negative potential…. or a negative intent and a positive potential. Think of this in terms of “both/and” rather than “either/or”. It helps us to know, understand and accept the many parts of the soul.
5. “Do I need to bring anything to a SoulCollage® workshop?’
Everything you need to create cards is provided for you. If you’ve been collecting images that have meaning for you, bring them along.
6. “How do I purchase supplies so I can create more SoulCollage® cards at home?’
I keep a limited supply of SoulCollage® materials for purchase at my office, pick up only. Or, you can order online at www.hanfordmead.com Important: If you order card stock from other sites they may not fit inside the clear bags sleeves that fit over the cards.
7. “Can someone else use my deck of cards to do a reading for themselves?”
SoulCollage® cards can be shared easily because the reader is interpreting the images based on their own inner wisdom and not the intent of the creator of the card.
8. Once I’ve made my cards, how do I use them?
Besides your initial reading of the card, you can use your card to place on an altar or bedside for reflection and intention, carry a special card with you on a difficult day or celebratory event, engage in creating writing with a card, write a poem for a card, dance or do movement around a card to express it’s meaning, do a reading on a question or change you’re contemplating….the possiblities are endless.
9. Can I use words on my SoulCollage® cards?
There aren’t many set rules in creating SoulCollage® cards, however the use of words is discouraged because the very process of SoulCollage® is about tapping into your subconscious and soul for answers. These deeper parts of you communicate in images, not words and through your right brain. Communicating with words accesses your left brain and will keep you skating on the surface. Words cannot provide you with the depth that images offer. SoulCollage® creator, Seena Frost says using only images presents : “wise answers that seem to come from a deeper place”.
10. “Are you available to teach and share SoulCollage® at my location?”
I’m available to facilitate SoulCollage® at a workshop, retreat, or special event. My motto is; “have SoulCollage® supplies, will travel”! Contact me to discuss your event and my fees. Let’s get creative together.
From the author and creator of SoulCollage®, Seena Frost, M.A., M.Div., LMFT:
“You will love making these cards, love finding their meanings, and love sharing them with others. The deck becomes your visual journal. When you hold your cards in your hands, it is like holding up a reflection of your many-faceted self.”
Here’s what SoulCollage® workshop attendees have to share about SoulCollage®:
“I want to share with you how much fun I had in the SoulCollage® Introduction Workshop. It was interesting how the process unfolded just as you said as we began collecting images and feeling the energy with the pictures. It was so much fun. I look forward to participating in the 5 week workshop and getting my full card collection started.”“Discovering SoulCollage® is like finding an oasis in the desert.”
“SoulCollage® is a great way to access truth and open up to knowledge that I may not have otherwise had access to or been willing to bring up without an image showing me the way. It helped create a deeper connection even with people I just met in the workshop.”
“Great – so useful for self-care!”
“Creating SoulCollage® cards allows me time to go inside and take a deep breath from my busy life. It opens a door within and it’s astounding what shows up from the pictures I choose.”
“There’s more to me than who interacts with the outside world. SoulCollage® honors parts of me that I might be hiding from myself and the world. I may not always know what the images mean right away, however, when I trust that my soul is speaking there’s a message that will appear just for me.”
“I enjoyed the energy of the workshop. I really liked the sharing of the cards with others.”
“I loved this workshop – every minute!”
“Pictures are powerful in releasing what’s inside of me, allowing emotions and energy to move. SoulCollage® is a process, a time for me to stop and listen.”
“SoulCollage® offers me time to looks deeper into myself.”
“Very enjoyable – learning while playing!”
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