Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Some cards, some sharing
Finally got some art on here. I'm not as aesthetically pleased with my latest soulcollage cards. It was good to do them, though. My scanner is adding things also, like lines and squiggles that aren't there.
The third card is my ego card. The part of me that tempts me to get my feelings hurt and pout.
The second card is one I've been thinking about for some time. I have never paid any attention to animal totems but we are supposed to have animal companion cards. I finally noticed one day that I was seeing a lot of groundhogs around. I see one in the same spot on my walks. When I was a child, I tried to pet one and it buzzed around my leg (like Taz on tv..it was soooo cool). It tickled and I laughed and went happily to tell my Mom all about it. You can imagine that her reaction was not the same as mine! Off we went to get a tetanus shot. He didn't hurt me at all.
I looked over the groundhog attributes and I suppose it can be a pretty fitting companion for me. The tendency to hibernate, to go underground when things are too chaotic for me. That's why I depicted them on a bed. I'm not one to go pull the blanket over me, but I am one to squirrel (well, groundhog) away in my room and do art on the bed, or watch tv or meditate. My bed is my little haven at the moment. It's a place I can go and turn on music and not hear Lois' tv with its depressing news blaring all the time.
I've also paired this up with my 5th chakra, which is the throat area. This is the chakra that controls our ability to communicate and express. I know that rather than express my feelings verbally, I hide away hoping the situation will change before I have to. I have used some barbie-looking dolls here (they can't talk) and a partial view of a woman with her fingers over her mouth. Learning to express myself clearly without fear of what the other person may think is something I really need to work on. I am learning, as I find inner peace and the sense of connectedness to the creator, the sense that I have a direct connection and don't need to run around getting opinions and advice before deciding how I feel about something, it is easier to speak. The funny thing is, I am probably also less likely to speak to some things because I no longer feel the need to throw my opinion in the ring.
Never doubt that God has a sense of humor. :)
The first card is pretty self-explanatory I guess. I'm feeling a bit caged, yet through meditation and soulcollage and my wonderful blog friends I am finding my wings and spiritual freedom. It's an amazing paradox. These wings make me want to fly yet I'm happier just having them, even if I must remain chained at the moment.
I received all my info for the SoulCollage facilitator's training in Maryland. I am paid up and looking forward to it so much. Thanks again Kate for bringing it to my attention. I know that it is something I am just meant to do. I get excited and a little nervous all at the same time. I get butterflies thinking of participating in the group activities or leading a workshop yet feel exhilarated thinking of the same things. It feels good to be excited about something!!
Have a great night everyone. I'm glad you enjoyed the youtube video. I was so happy to find it and I just had to share it.