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.

December 4, 2013

Vivian, my Vivacious Inner-Organizer

I am rather tickled that I am a excited to begin working on a project: clearing clutter, organizing and beautifying my home and my life...again. Normally, this dredges up feelings of gloom, procrastination, overwhelm and guilt. This time though, after working with the Professional Organizer, Gail, which got me off to a great start and kept me focused... I intentionally began incubating my self-determination.  This intention manifested my awareness of Vivian, my Vivacious Inner-Organizer. Gracious me! is she excited to get started!  Vivian is over-the-moon that I finally recognized, talked with her and that I will be providing her with what makes her happy. Projects! Whether it's cleaning out drawers, closets or my art room closet; or planning out the week, or a project at work...Vivian is eager and grateful to finally live her passion.

As I reflect on her emergence I see that by working with Gail (the Professional Organizer) twice... that allowed me to open up space within myself so Vivian could rise to the surface.  Prior to that I felt so bad about it all that Vivian couldn't see the light of day by a long shot! All those yucky feelings closed her out...which in essence was closing out a crucial part of myself that needs expression. It wasn't until I created this card and had a dialogue with its essence, that I realized sweet Vivian existed...and that she is "Fired up and ready to go!"  I sense Vivian will bring an entirely new perspective and energy to my to-do list projects, my daily rounds and creative projects as well.  -- Here's what our heart-to-heart conversation revealed: 

Who are you?  
I Am One Who loves to organize, plan and make lists.  I especially like pretty office accessories, day-planners, colorful highlighters, post-its and systems for staying on top of things.  I LOVE staying on top of my projects.  I Am One Who thrives on, and craves structure.  I Am in the flow, within structure..and in creating a Map for my Day.  I love consulting my daily agenda and to-do list, and crossing things off!

What do you need and want from me? 
I need you to give me more time 'front and center' in your life.  That keeps me happy and will keep you happy too. You'll see!  You will sail through your projects and love it.  You will be energized.

I need time with you to plan and map our daily agenda and projects..those for necessity and pleasure.

And...I would like pretty folders and appealing storage; colorful highlighters, markers and decorative, unique ways display them; plenty of organizing items that are artful, pleasing to the eye and useful. I love all that!

What gifts do you have for me?  
Ease and grace.  And...the gift of looking forward to a project no matter how large or small. With my help and your persistence, and perseverance you will enjoy these gifts and  how good they make you feel.

What else to you want me to know?
I want you to know I especially like this time of year, because I can be knee deep in projects, preparing to clear out the old and welcome the new. The New Year is a fresh new chapter of 365 pages...a brand new circle of 365 days. I am your loving, eager companion and each day I am waiting to play in what I love...bringing order and efficiency to all I do.

What can I do for you? 
Let me reign. Keep me close. Be aware of my presence and desire to serve you.  Invite me in, every day. Use me.

How will I remember what you've told me?
Set the intention that every time you open your day-planner, look at your to-do list, open the mail or walk by papers that need filing...  know that I am there. Put my Card where you can see it. Thank you, for honoring me with a Card.

With immense gratitude, I thank you Vivian.
Cheryl 

November 16, 2013

Parrot Guide / One Who Prays


Since 2005, SoulCollage® has been a part of my life.  My stash of images has included a few parrots over the years. This is one of two cards, so far that have the parrot energy...which I didn't fully know what that meant until recently.  This card is a few years old. This week dear friend told me about about a "Nature" program on PBS, featuring parrots- and that's when my heart began to stir.  A resounding recognition in my heart rang through and I was captivated.  The two cards in my Deck have a deeper meaning for me now, as does another parrot image which I've had a while, but is not yet a card.  I am thankful for SoulCollage®.  This process illumines my inner the light and wisdom... and that, is priceless.  ~ Below is my encounter with this Card.


Who are you & what do you want me to know? -  Woman says:  I Am One Who prays and listens. I Am One Who knows divine messages come from near and far and I can hear them all when I quiet myself...and listen.  I Am One Who listens to nature, and am grateful that nature talks to me.  I hear and receive guidance through the trees, the flowers, the wind...and this parrot that whispers over my shoulder.  He's looking out for me, watching me and compassionately awaiting my recognition of him.    

Parrot says: I Am One Who is with you more than you know.  You are drawn to colorful, vivid living..from your heart.  You are drawn to color and freedom, that is how I got your attention.  Just like my colors are a cloak for my body... you too must discover and show your True Colors.  You already know what they are, and you let them shine... just acknowledge and celebrate them more. You do it for others, now it's time to do it for yourself...and for me.  

Yours are the True Colors of love, joy, celebration; True Colors of trust, compassion and knowing of the Truth...and courage. Your True Colors are your soul traits...and you cannot escape them. You make them visible with every heartbeat, with every breath and every awareness and intention.  They shine whether you realize it or not... AND they shine brighter and give of their healing, joy-giving qualities when you consciously recognize them "shining through" in your every day. 

Celebrate your True Colors and give thanks for them. Just like I celebrate every time I soar in the free skies, and in communion with my feathered kindred spirits,  I want you to do the same. That's why I am here...to remind you of your vivid, True Colors and to realize they are shining thorough. Thank you for seeing me and letting me guide you.

What else do you want me to know?  Parrot says: Remember, your True Colors shine through even in challenging and what might be sad times, for you and others whose lives intersect with yours. Trust the energy of your True Colors.  

What want me to do?  Keep a reminder of me nearby. It could be an image of me, or a display of colors that remind you of me and my work through you.  When you see or think of me.. give thanks that we are together. Celebrate life in whatever form it is in this present moment. See the True Colors in every person, every situation and ask your True Colors to help you make choices that are best for you.  Remember to let your True Colors show, and SOAR to all who need it... including yourself.

How can my True Colors help with life challenges?  Parrot says:  Every morning when you wake up...ask yourself  "What True Colors can help me most today?"  Be still.  Listen. Accept what comes.  Heed. Act.  Consciously let that True Color flow through you and counsel you that day.  Write it down in a notebook or card and keep it with you.  Create a small note or visual to remind you of that day's True Color(s) that will shine through you...assisting you, assisting you to help others.  Share your story.  Listen to others' stories.

What else would you like to tell me today?  Parrot says:   Let your True Colors shine through in all that you think, say, do and feel.  When true colors shine through...it's always beautiful, because it's genuine.  It's real.

The woman's heart glows...and she says, thank you.

June 16, 2013

The One Who Contemplates


Who are you?

I Am One Who contemplates and trusts that I am being held by the great Holder of All Time.  
I feel my connection with Life..and Nature and the Ever-present Spirit; and I know all is well, even if I don't consciously have the answers when I want them.  I Am One Who contemplates and knows the solutions always make themselves known, sometimes in a heart beat...sometimes in several.  I am One Who contemplates and feels my oneness with Life. I am in awe and my heart hums with gratitude.
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I AM One Who knows Divine Wisdom prevails and...that knowing resides in and flows through me.  I Am One Who knows to plant the seed of concern, at the Altar of My Being...and I trust.
I Am One Who is comforted by that act...that Holy Act.  I know the answers come.  They shines as light within me.  Divine-right answers illumine my mind.  They whisper their wisdom and blessings in my ear.  They inhabit my heart.  
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I Am One Who knows my spirit of contemplation incubates the questions... yields the answers...the guidance...the wisdom...and the comfort needed.  I Am One Who knows Grace by heart, as my life-long companion and friend.
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I Am One Who rests in my Garden of Contemplation, held in the hammock of Divine Grace
I look out at the horizon before me...and I trust...and I give thanks.

May 27, 2013

The Nurturer / Honoring the Divine


Blessings abound... above me, beneath me, to my right and my life...eternally surrounding me and soaring within me.  Ahh, there's nothing like knowing... and remembering...my  Oneness with Spirit.  

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I am one who honors the Divine.  I know the healing benefits of ceremony... of sacred space.. of acknowledging and honoring the Divine within and around me...every day...at all times.  I am one who feels complete and whole when I honor the practices that bring me into conscious awareness of my Union with Spirit.  I am one who knows that union is eternal.  
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I am one who turns to, honors and celebrates the Source of All Creation and my Oneness with it.
I am one whose soul soars with gratitude, thanksgiving, peace and assurance..in knowing my Oneness with the Creative Spirit is eternal. I am one whose soul is fed as I bathe in this Oneness, and honor it every day in every way.
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I am one who beholds and is a part of this Divine Beauty and Love.
I am one who is thankful, and rests in this Grace.

Motherhood


I Am Motherhood.  I show up in the DNA of every soul whether they know it or not.  I Am One Who knows the precious gift of unconditional love and affection for my child..and all I give birth to.  I Am the Complete Energy of everlasting, infinite, unconditional love.  I make myself known in the hearts of humanity.  Within each individual my love can show up in the light of their countenance, yet...sometimes it'shadowed in each person,  yet...it is there.  

I Am what your heart expresses for your own children...and the various ways your children take form and simply are in the world; be it in your daily life, your soul'-work, the home you create, a project or dream... when received from my heart to yours...all of these encounters are the same: your soul expressing and birthing your true essence into the world, through the motherhood energy.

I Am the Great Love of motherhood, the act if mothering, the fun, joyful mother..made of everlasting: knowing, peace, compassion, and trust. I trust in you hearing and sensing my presence. I Am the One Who watches over you, speaks through your heart, whispers in your ear and scoots you out of your comfort zone... I nudge you out of the nest so you can realize you already have wings and you must use them! 

I Am One Who cheers you on to fly...fly...fly.  I am the one who knows you are anchored and grounded  in My great Love...and were born to fly. I am the one who tells you "it's going to be OK.."   I Am the One Who is always, always with you...knowing and feeling your precious soul and love in my heart...and showering you with my own love. Fly sweet soul... fly.You know how.