Cultivating creativity, wisdom & authenticity through the practice of SoulCollage® at ALTAR
SoulCollage® is a simple yet powerful tool for soul tending which blends the creativity of art, the insight of psychology, and the wisdom and healing of a spiritual practice.
Kathy Bresler offers programs designed to introduce and engage individuals in this accessible yet profound process.Why Tend Your Soul?To reconnect with aspects of yourself that get lost orignored in our busy, intellect-driven worldTo foster the well-being, strength and insight requiredto meet life’s challengesTo resolve confusion about your life’s directionTo find balance between your needs and the needs of othersTo relax, recharge and rejuvenateHow does the SoulCollage® Process work?Step 1: Immerse Yourself in ImagesWhen the soul wishes to experience something, she throws an image of the experiencebefore her and enters her own image.-Meister EckhartSifting through a feast of cut-outmagazine images, you “grab what grabs you.”Using imagination and intuition you reassemble the images in new and surprisingways to create individual 5” x 8” collaged cards.Each card represents a different aspect of your Self or Soul.Often you do not know why you gravitate toward certain images-the meaning ofeach SoulCollage® card emerges through the very act of creating it and using it.Step 2: Honor Your Multi-Faceted Self
Everybody has a world, and that world is completely hidden until we begin toinquire. As soon as we do, that entire world opens to us and yields itself. And yousee how full and complex it is.--David GutersonA deck of SoulCollage® cards is like a visual journal.Holding your deck is likeholding and honoringyour Self.Byacknowledging and giving voice to the many parts of ourselves, we cultivateawareness and acceptance of our complex, often contradictory, unique and beautifulsoul.Step 3:Consult Your Inner WisdomYour vision will become clear only when you look into your heart.Who looks outside, dreams.Who looks inside, awakens.Carl JungBeyond the joy of creative self-expression, SoulCollage® cards are a powerful toolfor consulting your inner wisdom.We let the cards speak to us through an exercise called“I Am One Who...”inwhich we inhabit the image and ask three simple questions: Who are you? What doyou have to give me? What do you want from me?The answers are often surprising and not necessarily what we imagined when theimage was first selected.Messages tend to deepen and reveal more of themselvesover time.
How do I get started?SoulCollage® is most powerfully practiced in a group setting where the processbecomes both a means of creative self-discovery and a way to reveal yourself toothers.For information on upcoming SoulCollage® workshopsin the Chicago area,contact Kathy Bresler atinfo@TendYourSoul.com.If you have an existing group or you want to put a group together to trySoulCollage® let's talk!Customized workshops can be designed, scheduled, andlocated specific to your needs.Come see for yourself!Whether you make one SoulCollage®card or an entire deck,you will createsomething beautiful, meaningful and uniquely yours.SoulCollage®cards are not to be sold, traded, or bartered and are to bereproducedonly for the personal use of the maker of the card. SoulCollage®cards may beused as examples to illustrate the SoulCollage®process, but it is aPrinciple ofSoulCollagethat SoulCollage®cards are not for sale, trade, or barter.