Holidays & SoulCollage®

It’s mid-November as I write this! The holidays are upon us: Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, the Solstice, Christmas, a New Year beginning. It’s a busy, stressful time, but don’t let busyness stop you from nourishing your Soul with images and imagination. It’s a perfect time to gather a few good friends to sit for an afternoon and create SoulCollage® cards to honor these wondrous archetypal events. Create a Gratefulness card or a Lightbearer card or a Divine Child card, all archetypes you might want for your Council suit. Have some fun identifying Committee members who come up for you in the holidays, and make cards for them: your “Hostess with the Mostest”… your “Holiday Child” who loves surprises… your “Shopper Self” who goes overboard… or even your “Scrooge” self who grumbles and complains, and wishes it were all over. And who else is there? And what other archetypes grab you with their passionate purpose during these weeks?

If you are reading this and have no idea what I am talking about, you might want to explore the book and the process called SoulCollage®. Many people now are creating decks of personal cards using images that symbolize both the Oneness of Spirit and the many facets of Soul. It’s a process that is both creative and healing…and often surprising and transformative. It’s a process that can develop and last for a lifetime as you create and consult and share your SoulCollage® cards. Read on in this website for more information and consider treating yourself and a friend to the book for a holiday gift.

I have just returned from teaching an introductory SoulCollage® workshop in the Sacramento, California area. We were a varied group, gathered in a lovely high school library with lots of round tables on which to spread out our images. There were people attending who just happened in from seeing a flyer; there were two people who had attended the SoulCollage® Facilitator Training last September and who are now teaching SoulCollage® in their own communities, and there were at least three people there who are considering coming to the next Facilitator Training in June, 2004. We all loved sitting together on a rainy Saturday, sharing our stories, and, at day’s end, showing the SoulCollage® cards each had created in just those few hours. It was truly amazing what each person “discovered” and then “collaged” to illustrate her life story. It always is at these workshops. Check the workshop list on this site, and the Facilitator list, and perhaps there will be a workshop given close enough to you so you can come. But even if there is not, my book, SoulCollage, will give you all the information you need to begin your own set of cards.

Copyright © 2003 by Seena Frost  (November 2003)