The most fascinating and fulfilling journey you will ever begin and never end...is the one that takes you to the center of your very own soul.
SoulCollage® for Me...
SoulCollage® for me is a sacred listening practice. It is a very personal form of prayer that takes me to the place where soul and Divine Consciousness meet. From the hilarious to the terrifying, the complicated to the serene, each card is a gift, an offering from Me to me. The practice of SoulCollage® merges all of the senses into one fluid motion of inner awakening; sight becomes sound, becomes touch-opening memory to taste, smell and the mysterious sixth sense of intuitive knowing. Creation and creativity flow through each of us in all moments. SoulCollage®, like yoga, meditation, prayer, dance, song and deep uproarious laughter has the power to remind us of this truth. I have experienced every card to be Love at first sight (even the shadowy ones)…a love that grows as I blossom into the woman I am becoming, day by day, moment by moment.
My life is filled with many joys, including: living on the edge of the woods where I spend as much time outdoors in nature as I can, exploring creativity through photography and writing poetry, prose, essays and music, singing, teaching mindfulness meditation, coaching others as they unlock their own soul's creative expression or sitting with them as together we connect with Spirit, living with and loving my husband, daughters and our two remaining animal companions. I also live with a chronic illness, Multiple Sclerosis. I’d been sick on and off or at least 12 years before being correctly diagnosed with MS in 2009. (This is not unusual with an autoimmune disease.) I feel as though MS has changed me for the good. That might sound strange, but somehow as the neural connections in my central nervous system decrease, my compassion toward my own lived experience and toward all beings increases. For this I am grateful far beyond words. I offer this prayer to YOU: May you be blessed with chessed (kindness). May you be blessed with rachamim (compassion). May you be blessed with simcha (joy). May you be blessed with shalom (peace). May it be so for all beings.
"Each collage has the potential to take you to the very heart of your own soul; and deeper still". - Laura
SoulCollage® is a deeply revealing process of self-discovery developed by my teacher, Seena B. Frost. If you can flip through magazines, cut and glue –you can create an incredible dream-like collage. That is the first step. Next you must look closely and intuitively "listen" to your card. These are not random images you have chosen. They are subconscious aspects of your inner world. A trained facilitator can guide you through a sequence of specific questions. You, the creator of the card do not "talk about what you see in the card", instead, while in a deeply relaxed mind state, you become a vessel through which Universal or Divine consciousness is transmitted. The words are an expression of a truth that is both yours and that of collective consciousness. This is an integral part of the practice called "I am the one who...". In essence, a SoulCollage® card is a visual bridge, spanning the divide between spoken and unspoken feelings, thoughts and words; your consciousness and Universal Consciousness.
*SoulCollage® images are created from magazine photographs. They are for personal use only, and are never to be bartered or sold, showing cards to others or offering a card as a gift is permissible, however. I gratefully acknowledge the skill and artistic talents of all the many photographers and artists who have unknowingly inspired me to create my SoulCollage® cards. (To learn more about Seena B. Frost, the SoulCollage® process or to find a trained SoulCollage Facilitator near you, go to the www.soulcollage.com
Traditional SoulCollage® Suits (developed by Seena) Source- nothingness from which all is birthed Companion-this is the energetic realm of the chakras. Each chakra has an animal companion or totem that you will discover. Committee-this is the psychological element of the process. Your many "inner voices" speak from this place. Community-these cards represent the people and pets in your life who support you-whether as living beings, or memories of loved ones. They may include people you have never met but have influenced your life and guided you at times, none-the-less. Council-this is the archetypal realm. Unseen beings of collective consciousness who guide you with or without your awareness.