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Pamela’s Patterns

Not every workshop turns out to be a delight. When things don’t go according to plan, or boredom creeps in, to spice things up suggest we make an art doll. The word is like a koan as heads turn, minds still, eyes stare in disbelief. “Art doll?” a participant exclaims. “Why yes,” someone else chimes in. As I listen to a why not followed… Read More

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Council Card To The Rescue

There’s no way around the law. I have to start from scratch to get my driver’s licence. Even though I have twenty years driving experience from California and New Mexico, here in Ireland none of that experience counts. I’m considered a Learner and have to take the written test, attend a driving school and pass the driving test. Yet it stands to reason since… Read More

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Blue Is What Happens

Once your relationship to your SoulCollage® cards deepens, they become a source you can turn to for help and wisdom. Your sincere wish to receive an answer will connect you to the Source. One thing I aim to do is incorporate and integrate the SoulCollage® process into my daily life and discover the potential it has to balance and harmonize the senses and energies… Read More

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Spiritual Practice and SoulCollage®

I don’t know about you, but I need reminders. Since I’m visually oriented I tend to remember images more than the written word or sounds. Ask me to remember a landmark and I’ll get you there every time. Because of my visual tendencies I’m making a deck of SoulCollage® cards dedicated to my spiritual practice. Cards that remind me visually that compassion rules, that… Read More

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Imaging Advent

This morning when I drew my curtains aside to look at the oceanfront, the mountains and the island across the way had disappeared beneath the white of snow and clouds. What came to mind was the trek the Blessed Mother and Joseph made eons ago. I imagine the holy trio traversing hill and dale. Mary riding side-saddle on a mule, carrying the weight of… Read More

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SoulCollage® and an Evening of Samhain

Samhain (sow-in), a Gaelic tradition and Celtic name, celebrates summer’s end and the end of the season’s harvest. Samhain commemorates the commencement of the death cycle. It is the time of year when the advancing darker winter months cause the earth to withdraw her bloom. All her siblings introvert. Nature shuts her doors. All visible forms of plant life collapse unto themselves. There is… Read More

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Art Dolls: Pen Pals That Heal

Art Dolls Creating A Healing Response:   When I was a child I made dolls out of pipe-cleaners, clothes pins, hair pins, twigs, matchsticks, toothpicks, even a plastic spoon. I’d take a walnut shell and imagine it a tub, a boat, a crib for one of my teeny-weenie stick figures. I’d spend hours dressing their figures, binding their frames with strips of newspaper, blades of… Read More

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SoulCollage® and the Misunderstood Shadow

  SoulCollage® and the Misunderstood Shadow   Many SoulCollage® participants fill their decks with beautiful, happy images, which are true of them, but hesitate when it comes to making a Shadow card that fosters change, transformation, and offers healing. During a recent workshop a client, J. M. takes me aside and asks if after class we can talk about a particular card he has… Read More

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Make It Relevant: Make It SoulCollage®

  SoulCollage® Make It Relevant   Someone I loved once gave me a box of darkness. It took me years to understand that this, too, was a gift. Mary Oliver   Pain. We all experience it. No one gets away without it in life if we want to evolve spiritually. Pain, and seeing others in pain ripens the heart for lessons in compassionate humility…. Read More

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Reflections of A Golden I : Lent

  Lent: Make It Relevant This is a time of year when our Inner Monk cries out for attention. It is the season of hibernation, of contemplation and reflection. A time to consider retreat and rest from the activities of the world. We give ourselves space from the desert we’ve been living, so we can turn and find nourishment in the cell of our… Read More

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