Saturday, July 14, 2007

Out of the Chrysalis

My most recent card began like this. In fact, for a while I thought this was the card - almost complete. I thought "there is one other little thing I need to find that will tell me what the card is really about". The feeling of the card was something along the lines of "The Universe Within".

My search for that one thing more led to something else entirely. I added a series of images of a woman/butterfly unfolding from a chrysalis, and transformed the card into my Desiderata card. Do you know Desiderata? I am a child of the universe, and just as the universe is unfolding as it should, so am I.
As I went to create this post, I noticed a couple of similarities with Ann's card in my previous post. - The cosmic background, and the butterfly motif. Interesting.

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Monday, July 02, 2007

The Power of Woman

This card is not one of mine, but I have permission to share it here. At the first workshop I gave in Limerick, my home-town, one friend made this card. The power of the image, and the wonderful spirit of survival and feminine strength with which she spoke when she did a brief "I am one who" made me ask Ann if she would email me the card later on. Before she did, I discovered this card on Cheryl's blog, using the same image of that woman, that powerful woman. Seeing this, and telling Cheryl of the synchronicity makes me all the more sure the card is meant to be shared. I asked Ann if she was ok with sharing her card and a few lines, and here is what she sent:
I'm the one who seeks strength from within. Who appreciates that I am only here for a short time on this planet. Regardless of any problems I think I may have I have to remember there is much worse out there. I now appreciate life and no longer take it for granted.

I am the one who dreams...and wish upon that falling star to maintain my free spirit which is often drained and forced from us as we get older. Gazing into the distance of future and past to help improve myself and whilst moving forward in life not to regret any of my past but use as a learning process for my future.

I am the one who wants to be proud of myself and reach deep inside and find every inch of strength as the woman in my card does to stand tall and look both beautiful from the inside and out. I want to believe in myself, trust my own instincts from which my character and confidence can grow.

I am the one who wishes to fly like that butterfly, albeit a short life .....embrace! Look beautiful, think beautiful and always will be beautiful! If that's all I can take from this life then it'll have been worth it.
I am awestruck at the card and the words Ann has produced! She tells me she has been bringing the card with her to work every day. I'm not surprised. It gives me chills to witness the immediate impact of SoulCollage, and it humbles me to be able to share this with you.

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