Yesterday I made two SoulCollage® cards in our monthly group and each one, for some reason I don't really understand, has shed some light on parts of me I rarely acknowledge. This weekend I hope to take journal time with the first card. How I love Seena Frost's method.
I call this one Symbols of Me and put it into my Council Suit.
I am the one who uses cross-cultural symbolism in most of my art because the pull to use symbols allows me to think out of the box. I bless my father who introduced me to symbolism and the mystery schools of belief when I was a young child. Because I do not color outside the lines easily in life, creating art and prose with symbols allows me a window into a form of personal surrealism. Those glimpses into a hidden me intuitively give me another tool to connect with all that is. I don’t always understand these creations, but the unexplainable often gives me relief from the perpetual anxiety I carry.
This card, on the other hand, has me grinning from ear to ear. I call it Mark Zuckerberg and he now is part of my SoulCollage® Community suit. When I feel lonely, sometimes I lay out all the cards in this suit in a big circle. They are the equivalent of Steve Martin's big cardboard cutout of a human in Lonely Guy. The Community suit is my favorite in Seena Frost's process although I have far more cards in Committee and Council.
I am the one who took my father’s advice from childhood to embrace not just “popular” people, but unusual ones as they often had unique viewpoints. I populate my Community suit in SoulCollage not only with my family, ancestors, and departed friends, but people I admire and often with “interesting characters.” Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, now joins Steve Jobs in my Community Suit, as examples. I dated mostly engineers and was married for 27 years to one. People with scientific minds have always fascinated me (and often annoyed me) because they think almost the polar opposite of me. They round me out. Mark, like Steve Jobs, has revolutionized the way we understand our world. I see both of them as men who brought about cultural cosmic change.