I spent this past weekend at Holy Wisdom Monastery in Madison, WI. The perfect place for the SoulCollage(R) Facilitator training I attended. I’m happy to say I am now an officially trained facilitator!
For the first time in a long time, I feel some momentum in an expanded purpose and direction.
In one sense it is even hard for me to describe in words what this weekend was like. It was intense, but intense in a good and welcoming way. Diving deeper into all the different parts that make up who I am. While that may sound kind of deep in some ways, it was also a very fun process.
SoulCollage(R) is all about personal growth and self-discovery. Their motto: Discover Your Wisdom, Change Your World.
As I move into 2015 I will be giving thought to ways in which I can teach workshops in my community and online with this process using the gifts I already have. I hope to use this process in getting in touch with our animal spirit guides, which is just one idea, of many, I have percolating right now.
But I’d like to share with you what Sunday was like — the day we received certification and the closing ceremony.
Twenty-two women from nine different states came together in this circle we formed. A circle of SoulCollage(R) cards each made over the weekend, as well as, over the last few months and years by some of the participants. Each card representing a part of ourselves that when formed together in this sacred circle celebrating that we are really all one in this big universe.
It was a silent ceremony with soft music in the background as we each took turns stepping into the circle to take in all the energy of those cards before us. Each woman now a part of each other — now changed in some way because of coming together.
As we each took our turn in the circle, we acknowledged each woman individually with eye contact – some placing their hands on their heart as they did this, or in prayer near their heart. It was very emotional — all in a beautiful and deep way.
This process is healing the planet one person at a time as people attend workshops and/or make SoulCollage(R) cards at their own pace — taking time to create from a place of wonder, discovery, fun, and open to what it can teach them to help them on their life’s journey.
I found it to be a deeply enriching and a truly intriguing process that I am looking forward to teaching others, as well as, expanding on for my own personal growth.
Once the ceremony was over we had the chance for a photo opportunity within the circle. I love this photo of me within this sacred circle — the profound feelings of this past weekend come rushing back to me and I feel changed forever in a new and beautiful way. So grateful for this process and for this opportunity to take part in this training.
In the next few days I’ll share a few more photos and more information about this, so stay tuned!
PS: A super big thank you to my dear, sweet husband for doing an outstanding job of taking care of Gidget! Also to Candace of Agape Pet Service who stopped in a few times to help out as well. They gave me peace of mind to enjoy my training and time away!