Process Art Instructions
By Anne Marie Bennett | Updated August 12, 2018
This is my Self-Nourishment SoulCollage® card. I created it to honor the voice inside of me that says:
I am the one who intuitively knows how to nurture myself.
I am the one who invites rainbows into my daily practice of self-nourishment.
I am the one who drinks deeply of life, who doesn't worry about the bowl ever being empty.
SoulCollage® is a unique blend of spiritual practice and the fun of collage. It was created by Seena Frost in 1980 as she worked with clients in her therapy practice in California.
Each card in a SoulCollage® deck represents and honors one of the following facets of my unique life: a voice that lives inside of me, a person who supports me, an animal that has special energy to give me, or a mythical figure which guides me.
Using very simple materials (scissors, glue, mat board, and magazine images), I create my cards and interpret them using journaling or other activities. I use my deck to help me find answers to the questions that arise in my life, and to access my own deep wisdom.
I make cards for all of the voices within me... even the dark, shadowy ones. For example, here are some of the voices I honor with my SoulCollage® deck: the one who loses her temper, the one who weighs too much, the one who is lonely, the one who is impatient.
Of course, I also make cards for my inner voices which bring me light and joy: the one who is a teacher, the one who is nurturing, the one who creates, the carefree child.
As I work with this amazing process, I find that I am more and more able to embrace every part of me, even the dark ones. It is in this embracing that I come to wholeness, and it is in this wholeness that I discover I am falling in love with myself, one SoulCollage® card at a time.
The most important thing to remember while you are making SoulCollage® cards is to honor your own process. Please keep in mind that these steps are only guidelines. Feel free to deviate from them at any time and in any way! And don't forget to have fun!
©2005 Anne Marie Bennett. All rights reserved.
Anne Marie Bennett is a published author, self-taught artist, and SoulCollage® Facilitator/Trainer with a website dedicated to helping women with any kind of cancer stay connected to Self, Others, and Spirit. ...