With light comes shadow, the darker, more hidden parts of the world and ourselves. It’s one of the concepts SoulCollage® teaches and challenges us to examine. It’s what happens when light is blocked. We cannot ignore shadow, but instead can embrace it and its affects on us, and if there’s too much shadow, if it’s weighing us down and preventing us from seeing the light, then maybe it’s time to SoulCollage® about it.
It’s important to note that shadow is not the same as toxic negativity, which is something we do not SoulCollage® about. There’s no place for that in our decks, but there is ample room for loving, productive, emotional growth through understanding our sad, angry and frustrated emotions. What does your intuition have to say? What voices need to be heard to heal? SoulCollage® is an excellent way to find out.
The general (non)rule to making SoulCollage® cards is not to put too much on one card. First, the physical size of the card is limiting, and it can be frustrating to try putting too much in a small space. Second, voices get lost when there’s too many speaking at the same time, so separate them! Maybe you’ll come up with card “series,” several cards on a theme that’s been needing your attention.
Everyone starts with two cards at a SoulCollage® with Megan Menkveld workshop, but more are always available in a stack that participants are free to take from while at the workshop. I always want you to feel free to collage whatever needs to be collaged, even when it’s many cards.
This is a blog about SoulCollage® magic. I made the SoulCollage® card above with the cool tree and portals before I started looking for my next place to live, which I knew would not be in Seattle, but still close. I ended up in Tacoma, and when I looked in the backyard of what became my next rental house, the tree was there! I couldn’t help by take it as a sign.
The real-life tree in my yard has many nooks and crannies where other plant and animal life live, actual portals to other sources of life, and my dogs love playing under it. They bring all their sticks and toys to it, and now Jack is enjoying the heavy summer branches that he can leap for. Hope also digs trenches along the root system. That fascinates me. What’s in or by those thick, long roots? The neighbor kids have noticed the branches reach so far, we actually share the tree. We sure do! It’s very special.
It’s also very validating to know that I’m where I’m supposed to be. Thanks, SoulCollage®!
Megan Menkveld created MMSoul to have a platform from which she could share SoulCollage® and the overall gift of art in order to create balance and wellness for all individuals open to receiving it. This blog is a way to stay in touch and keep the conversation going outside of workshop time. Please visit regularly, comment and share! All are welcome.