For most collagers, searching for images you are drawn to is a relaxing and inspiring process. With SoulCollage® there is a phrase we use (we say “blessing the image* ”), to describe the time we take in detailing an image by carefully cutting around every nook and cranny; even the spaces in between the image if we do not wish to include that background. I’ve noticed during card-making workshops this is usually a quieter time among participants, when each collager is focused on the process of cutting out their images.
When blessing an image, you are mindfully taking in the image as you are cutting around it–you are, in a way, taking a moment to spend time with a piece of yourself. This is like a private blessing: when you take your time to thoughtfully cut around and preserve the details of an image you chose, you are honoring that image. Therefore, you are honoring yourself, because in SoulCollage® every card you make is an aspect of your personality, a part of you as a whole.
Blessing an image is just another part of the experience of SoulCollage®. Have fun with this moment brought to you by your intuition in choosing the image in the first place. Remember that every part of a card, from its background image to a central theme or image(s) will be acknowledged by you in a reading at some point in time. Embrace this by blessing images when creating your cards, doing readings with your cards and honoring your wisdom by following through with the guidance your cards offer.
Blessings to you!
* I don’t know where the phrase originated, but once I heard it during facilitator training, it found a home in my own workshops.