Collaging with Cancer: A SoulCollage® Journey
By Anne Marie Bennett | Posted 8/1/14 | Updated 9/10/20
It’s hard to believe that I actually made this card at the very beginning of my chemo treatments in fall of 2011. I certainly wasn’t FEELING anything at all like the beings on this card! I was feeling draggy, low-energy and very, very tired.
But there was something about these images that spoke to me, and so I followed that inner leading and placed them all on a SoulCollage® card! When I let them speak to me, I felt great peace in my heart because they spoke to me about the possibility of healing. They spoke to me about how I wouldn’t always feel exhausted and world-weary.
This is what this card said to me then:
Who are you?
I Am the One Who is dancing towards my future. I Am the One Who is moving ahead with joy and vision. I Am the One Who knows where I’m going and I am moving towards the light.
What do you have to give me?
I give you a sense of possibility even though now you can’t conceive of what that might be. I give you freedom in the imagining of this possibility. I give you a knowing that there is much much more to come!
What do you want from me?
I want you to remember that there is life after treatment! I want you to remember that dancing and moving forward is definitely in your future. I want you to know that everything is possible for you.
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Anne Marie Bennett is a published author, self-taught artist, and SoulCollage® Facilitator. more
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Learn more about the origins and techniques of SoulCollage® in the book Soulcollage: An Intuitive Collage Process for Individuals and Groups by Seena B. Frost