I think if I could have awakened by just thinking about it and using my mind trying to figure out how to “do” it, I would have woken up 30 years ago. My process clued me into the need to include other paths to lead to a whole being awakening. I needed to listen to the wisdom and truth of my body, emotions, and soul. I learned that an important step to awakening is to free up energy and attention that has been bound as a result of limiting beliefs and past trauma. Again, if thinking about limits could have freed up the bound energy I would have already completed this task. On top of that, some of our limiting beliefs or governing sentimentalities lie far below the radar of the thinking mind. But they can be accessed and unraveled through investigations via body, emotions, and soul.
The soul speaks through archetypal images. Working with sacred collage has helped my soul speak to me and assist in my whole being awakening.
Some part of you has not forgotten the connection your essence has with Source. You may have an on-going realization of this connection. Or maybe it is an intimation that surfaces at times during meditation or dreams.
As an infant and child, your divine nature needed acknowledgment and welcoming reflection in order to be brought forth fully. Your parents were not capable of perfect, ever-present reflection of your essential divine nature. The absence of this mirroring felt like a denouncement of your true self. To avoid the pain of this denouncement you found ways to protect yourself, to keep from feeling that pain.
Some parts of you went into hiding. They are waiting for you to reclaim them.
The journey to find those parts can feel like a hero’s journey where we descend into the lower world. It is helpful to have guidance when you make this descent. I am happy to accompany you on this journey.
I dare you to step into the fire of your awakening.
This journey of awakening is real, alive, juicy and sometimes raw.
Of equal of importance to finding those parts of you that you kept safe in hiding, you can also awaken the connection you have to your essential divine nature. You don’t need to be perfect to reconnect to, to awaken to, your essential nature. Awakening this connection will not make you perfect but it will make you real. You will discover the unfolding of ever-increasing freedom, wholeness, love. There is an excellence to who you are that is uniquely you while simultaneously one with all of creation.
Dare to be who you are.
Join the journey. I am here to help you.
For more than 17 years I have been using collage-making as a tool for healing, self-discovery and personal growth. Sometimes I make a collage when I am struggling with a particular concern, allowing the images to help me understand the situation from a different point of view. Let me know if you think sacred collage making will assist you in your endless awakenings.