Sunday, October 28, 2012

SoulCollage® as Oracle

OracleALL - 2011 SoulCollage(R) Facilitators' Conference from SoulCollage on Vimeo.

I am so often asked to describe what SoulCollage® is.  The problem is that words don't fully express the magical process of discovery that takes place through making and speaking from the SoulCollage® cards.  This video, created by SoulCollage® Facilitator, Sue Gelber, is a deep and meaningful discussion of SoulCollage® as well as a sharing of how the SoulCollage® community use their cards to grow and expand.  It is almost an hour long, but well worth the time.  You will find yourself looking at the world in a new way after viewing the video.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Singing from the Soul

While exploring the archetype of the Healer, I learned that indigenous healers ask four questions of a person who is miserable and disheartened.  These questions are:

When did you last dance?
When did you last sing?
When did you last listen to a story?
When did you last spend time in silence?
This made me think of how much I loved singing in my school choir, and reminded me that I very seldom sing out loud anymore.  I sing in my head, but seldom let the words and sounds vibrate through my body.  I want to change that, but I've become self-conscious of my voice.
So I did what I usually do when I want to explore something I would like to change in my life.  I made a SoulCollage® card.  And this is what the card said to me:
I am the one who raises my voice to the heavens by the singing of sacred words.  I am the one whose voice sparkles with joy and praise. I am the one who has used the magic of sound since the beginning of time.  I am the one who knows the energetic vibration of sound.
I give you the knowing that your voice contains magic.  It is a connection to the realm of source.  I give you the reminder that opening your mouth and letting sound vibrate into the air around you will heal your body.
I want you to sing and chant.  I want you to remember how much you loved singing as a child, how much you loved being part of a choir.  There is no need to be self-conscious.  You can sing when you are alone.  Enjoy letting the vibrations of your voice travel within your body.
It is time to start singing!