Healing Before Ascention

Healing requires rest and care, regardless if it is physical, mental, or emotional. But sometimes it’s hard to rest and care for ourselves well as we would rather be distracted with busyness. I think by nature human beings like to be productive and engaged in something interesting. Today I’m resting after a weekend trip out…

Spiritual and Sacred

I have always been a spiritually oriented person, curious at a young age about the hidden aspects of life. I began to study about the major world religions from the age of twelve. Not being satisfied that one religion has all the answers, I kept a dialogue going with God about various “truths”. I wondered…

Unveiled and Transforming

The veil that hides the face is pulled back. One layer exposed but only a slight expression can be seen. What else is hidden deeper? As the images revealed themselves to me I felt a sense that human history has been shrouded in a veil of deceit. So much abuse and manipulation has happened due…

Sensual and Safe

Sensual doesn’t have to be sexual but people often relate the two words. Of course, sex can definately be one of the most sensual experiences, but unfortunately sometimes it’s not. (I wont elaborate.) On the other hand, a beautiful garden can be sensual, as well as a gormet dinner in a 5 star restaurant or…

Intensifying My Expressive Outlets

The prompt “intensifying” felt a little scary to me. I have already lived a very intense life, so for the past two years I’ve been focused on calming down. There are still a lot of intense things going on around me, and there always will be, so I cut myself off from a lot of…

Heightened Disapointment and Triumph

This word is a little weird, heightened. It’s not a word I would use everyday, so it was hard to associate it with images right away. I might use this word in relation to art or design, or I might use it in relation to someone’s temperament. I wasn’t sure how I wanted to use…

Liberated By Intuition

Everyone yearns for freedom; but that begs the question, Freedom from what? Some of us already have a great deal of freedom in comparison to others. Have you ever wondered why you are free to live, think and do as you please while others suffer opression, poverty, starvation, or are forced into slavery just to…

Elated about Joining Creativity With My Heart

This word “elated” felt slightly frustraiting to me. Why?, I asked myself. I struggled to figure out why I felt no inspiration about this prompt word for week 33 of Intuitive Collage. I didn’t even want to do it and I thought about skipping the week. Hmmm…. As usual, when I struggle with a word…

Changing and Envisioning a Better Future

I’m always amazed at how these weekly collage prompts reflect my current state of being. Although life seems pretty dull at the moment due to the COVID lockdown, I’m busy making changes to prepare for whatever the future holds. Those are mostly internal changes – mental, emotional and psychological – but from my viewpoint those…

Fun Can Be Dignified

I like to have fun. Who doesn’t? My kind of fun is active, exciting and adventurous. But quiet things like going for walks, photographing nature and making collages can also be fun. I know I need a balance of different types of fun in my life, as I imaging most people do. But what I’m…

Free and Fortunate

Ah…freedom. Such a delicious idea. But are we ever really free? Sometimes we seek freedom from the daily grind. We percieve our responsibilities and obligations as tying us down or preventing us from doing what we want to do. Sometimes we think we don’t have enough time or resources to really live freely. We seek…

Brave Healer

We have to be brave to heal. Whether it’s a physical illness, injury or emotional trauma it takes some degree of faith in ourselves and our ability to transform the pain and suffering into something meaningful or valuable. We learn through the process of being sick, injured or emotionally hurt and then healing. But it’s…