The cards shown here demonstrate a basic part of the SoulCollage® process: Engaging and working with the energy of the cards, also known as the "I Am One Who..." process. To learn more, the award-winning book, SoulCollage® Evolving by Seena Frost, is a beautiful account of the process and an excellent place to start! Seena writes about: the history, how to make cards and work with them; using the process in celebration and blessing, rites of passage, personal retreat and much more; as well as how SoulCollage® has changed the lives of thousands of people, worldwide.

November 26, 2006

Becoming the Butterfly

I am one who willingly "lets go" of... and sheds what I no longer need...and what no longer serves me. I am one who courageously walks the path of my transformation and change.
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I am the one who bids my beloved and faithful catipillar a loving "thank you" for nurturing my Butterfly-self. I put my fingers to my lips and blow it a kiss...bidding it a long, yet dark, goodnight... for it has fulfilled it's destiny. I am the one who welcomes the beauty and freedom of being my Butterfly-self.
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I am the one who excitedly says "yes" to change...and the promise of new beginnings!
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Change is good. Without change we would never experience what I feel is one of the most beautiful symbols of life: flowers, (and all vegetation for that matter). If flowers never "changed" from the delicate bud to the voluptuous bloom--and all the stages in between--we might not ever know the beauty, the memorable fragrance of..let's say... the rose or the soft, suppleness of it's petals...or the prick of its thorns...which to me, are prompts for us to pay attention. Ahh yes...although often challenging, agreeing with change and meeting it with courage, confidence, trust and the support of loving ones in our lives... saying yes to change is saying yes to our growth...and life.
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Lastly, according to the book, SoulCollage, this could be called the Death card -- death meaning transformation, change. I call it "Becoming the Butterfly"... a renaissance of mySelf. I now declare my heartfelt "yes" and my "willingness" to walk into change, one step at a time, one breath at a time. When I do this... in my mind this tells the Universe my deepest intentions, and they then enter into this Cosmic Easy-Bake Oven to stir things manifest my highest good. And...just like when I was a little girl, I couldn't wait to see what came out of my E-Z Bake oven...I now wait with a smiling heart, and patience to see the good that is in store.
Today, I welcome my Butterfly-self!


Anne said...

Cheryl - these are simply stunning! The cards, the writing - you've been doing swome awesome work here. Luv ya,

Caroline said...

Ah the synchronicities of blogland! Thank you for this posting.

Yesterday (Dec 30th 2006) I got a copy of the book Soul Collage so naturally I'm now looking at blogs who are into it.

You posted this on 26th Nov. A few days before I'd posted this:
It was when I first did a picture of "me as butterfly"... I'd been wondering what the dark element was and now I've read this posting of yours I see that it was death.

Thank you.

Alia said...

Cheryl, Your "Becoming the Butterfly" card is simply beautiful and uplifting. The colors and images capture for me the elegant, natural simplicity of change when the ego obstruction is released. Lovely.

Kathleen said...

Yes! I love your "Becoming the Butterfly" card, so powerful and vibrant.

I mis-took the orange trees down the bottom of the card as fire!

To me fire is transformational and purifying as well and really connects with the energy of Butterfly!