“SoulCollage® is a doorway to your inner wisdom. It invites you to give visual and poetic expression to the unique tapestry of your life experiences, and to discover and nourish the seeds of your destiny.“ (Mariabruna Sirabella)
As you probably know, Collage is my signature medium of expression. I love working with images using my intuition and imagination for visual storytelling. I am also deeply fascinated by the way in which the subconscious mind “speaks” through pictures. I also believe that the creative process promotes self-discovery and healing in our lives.
While working on my Oracle Card Deck, I connected with a fellow woman artist from New York who introduced me to SoulCollage® where you also create a deck of cards – however, this is a very different process.
So what is SoulCollage®?
SoulCollage® is a copyrighted creative collage process in which you create a deck of cards with deep personal meaning. Each card reflects a different aspect of yourself. They also connect you to Archetypes and Spirit Animals that speak through you. The cards are made from simple materials: all you need are some magazine images or photographs, scissors, glue, and a mat board.
Once a card is created, your images will “speak” to reveal their gifts and wisdom through journaling, visualization and other activities. Each SoulCollage® card becomes a portal to your story and to your innate knowing. It’s like a Tarot only that the message come straight from your own soul.
After getting the book and familiarizing myself with the process, I instantly recognized the transformative potential of working with this powerful technique in my own personal healing journey.
As I started to make my first cards I was surprised how different the images were from the ones in my artwork. It feels like the they are emerging from within me in a strangely mysterious way that I have not experienced before. Eventhough I create my art work in a similar intuitive way – the images choosing me rather than me choosing them – the look and feel of the SoulCollage® cards is quite different. It feels like looking into a mirror and seeing the reflection of deeper, very complex parts of myself which usually remain hidden. I am excited about learning how to work with my cards and access their essence.
In 2019 I am planning to work with aspects of the SoulCollage® method in a new series of workshops. In the meantime I will continue to create my own cards and practice using them to access inner guidance and wisdom from my soul.
Let me know if you have heard about SoulCollage® before and if you have worked with this method. If you would like to learn more about the SoulCollage® process from the founder of this method, Seena B. Frost, you you can enjoy this 6-minute video. I would love to hear your thoughts.