One of my special friends hosted a get together which included a short meditation. After slowing our breath and leading us into a field, down a path, she asked us to notice a building. Now, I am a meditator-in-progress, and I’ve always been a default rule follower (unless civil disobedience is called for), and there was some time pressure to imagine this building because I knew she’d keep talking, and then I remembered I was supposed to be calm and just go with the flow and so I saw a brick and wood building, like something you might find in Shrek-land. Good done.
Then she said, the building was a temple. A temple? But I didn’t imagine a temple! You said building! Deep breaths, it’ll be okay. I decided it was too late and “wrong” to go back and re-see the temple/building, so I made the best of what I had. It was not big enough to hold everything that was inside this temple, but yet it did. It ended up being pretty magical. Surprise! Not surprised.
Not long after, I was doing some workshop image prep and found the stone base and wood structure of my temple building. They combined perfectly. It felt rewarding for just going with the originally imagined building, and generally validating that I am on the right path. It made me smile, laugh inside, and give a special, silent, thank you to my friend, SoulCollage®, and the universe.
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.