I’ve felt a spiritual connection to all my pets, so it shouldn’t surprise me when they show up on my SoulCollage® cards. I was surprised by this one because my current set of dogs is young, and I underestimated their ability to make their way into my SoulCollage® deck so quickly and cleverly.
My dog, Hope, has two different colored eyes, a marbley-blue one and a brown one, like the dog on this card. My other dog, Jack, is a black lab mix with a white bib, very similar to the dog on this card. Somehow, through animal magic, they merged themselves into one super dog with wisdom that is greater than the two of them separately. Then the four-leafed clover floated its way on the background. The cat is a rather literal representation of my cat who is part of the MM pack, even if the dogs think she’s more an accessory than full-fledged member.
I love this card and still can’t believe this perfect hybrid dog image found its way to me – dog power unite! They should absolutely be part of my deck. Thanks, dogs. Thanks, universe!
This is one of three Transpersonal Cards, as they are called in SoulCollage®. They are silent cards, unlike all the others, and sit outside the regular deck. For the Witness, I’m going directly to SoulCollage® creator Seena Frost to describe, which even she says is difficult to do! “The Witness… draws us up to higher and higher consciousness, towards the capacity to see the play of our inner parts… The Witness sees without judgment.” Totally clear now, right?!
This card represents my interpretation of Witness. There is no one right interpretation. Animals tend to show up on most of my SoulCollage® cards, and one of my favorite observer animals is the llama or alpaca, they are hard for me to differentiate. When they jumped onto my Witness card, I was not surprised, and can now picture those creatures calmly, but vigilantly, seriously, but with humor, keeping watch over me as a whole, and all the parts that make up that whole, and then psychically relaying data to/from Source and SoulEssence, the other two Transpersonal cards.
At SoulCollage® with Megan Menkveld workshops, you are free to make as many SoulCollage® cards as want to be made, within the time frame. There are always more cards available. A general best practice when SoulCollaging® is to not overload cards. While there is no set number of images that should go on a card, and of course it varies with each image and each card, I recommend spreading it out, maybe even make a card series if you find you have a lot of images wanting to be together.
The same applies to overloading cards with ideas. If you want to collage about peace, love, and harmony, I would make three cards not one. I’ve used SoulCollage® to help sort through negative emotions, and as I started sorting through images one day, I realized there was a difference between sad, mad and what I call “smad," so that became multiple cards. SoulCollage® is the forest and the trees, but since we all know we can’t see the forest for the trees, make a card for the forest and each tree so you can see it all, separately and together.
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.