“When you gather images from magazines and other sources, when you cut them out, paste them onto cards, and then consult them, it is the same sort of miracle. You are gathering your various inner parts, conscious and less conscious, lovable and irritating, beautiful and shadowy, and then you ‘sing’ over them so they can transform into a freer and more vibrant soul.”
One of the things I love about myself, and that can be really hard about myself, is that I'm a developer.
When I learn something new, I don't allow it to just stay surface, I take the time to develop it.
For example, I took a zentangling class at the Houston Jung Center in February 2015.
Then in May and June of 2015, I committed to making one Zentangle a day, based off of Beckah Krahula’s book One Zentangle a Day: A 6-Week Course in Creative Drawing for Relaxation, Inspiration, and Fun. It was part of my chosen practice to help me with Brené’s guidepost: “Cultivating Creativity and Letting Go of Comparison.”
Then, when that was done, I made myself a little Zentangle kit with tiles and pens that I could take with me whenever the urge to tangle struck.
In 2016, one of my monthly Creative Play Workshops was on the topic of zentangling and, of course, I did more tangling and got new resources as “development” to prepare.
And then if you’ve been following along, I submitted a Pearland Pear-Scape Pear proposal with Zentangle design and my colorful Zentangle garden was chosen. So I zentangled a giant pear.
Who knew that zentangling would take me all those places?!
So I love my developer strength, but it also means I have to be careful what I chose to do because I will keep learning and developing it, and that can take a lot of time and energy!
The latest class I took at the Jung Center was, An Introduction to SoulCollage®: A Bridge to the Divine, led by Deborah Lindeen, MA, LPC-S, ATR-BC (If you are interested she is leading a 6-week series beginning in June at The Jung Center).
I had no idea what I was getting into, but I love collage and all things soul have been speaking to me, plus a CEC for my license, I was in!
And now many magazine cut-outs later and buying supplies and the book to use at home, I’m developing what I learned and I will be sharing it with you here in the coming weeks as part of a special series to go along with my Wholehearted Living 10-week Course.
*Please note, I am NOT a SoulCollage® Faciliator (as of July 2020 I am). I am just applying information for my personal use from a program and Seena B. Frost’s book, SoulCollage® Evolving.
For more information please visit http://www.soulcollage.com
Lee Ann Hilbrich, MA, LMFT, LPC, CDWF, RYT 200
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