Wednesday Evenings, 8-10pm ET
Begins January 17, 2018
Description:This class encourages participants to access their inner wisdom using a tactile, creative process as they move through a spiritual purification journey. SoulCollage® is a creative process of making collaged cards that facilitate a dialogue with your inner guidance. We will allow insights to arise as we read and contemplate The Untethered Soul, by Michael Singer. Intuitively, participants will select “soul stirring” images from magazines that reflect insights gained through their spiritual readings, visible and invisible allies, guidance, challengers, and ego tendencies. Collage, an art process easy for anyone—both men and women, allows one to gracefully tap into the depths of the soul in a nourishing and profound way. Artistic ability is not required as the focus of this class is to access inner wisdom using images as prompts. During the class, participants will begin creating a multi-suit deck of cards. After the class, more cards can be added to contemplate, meditate and journal with, and consult from for a lifetime.
fPlatform: ZOOM Online Meeting Platform
Private Facebook group page dedicated to this class.
Classes will be recorded but only made available to those who participate.
Instructor: Doreen Bonnet, Awakening Together Minister and Certified SoulCollage® Facilitator.
Book: The Untethered Soul, by Michael Singer
(References will be used from other sources)
Class Format: 2 hour class – one chapter per week (Intro and 19 chapters)
- Quick Check in – word or phrase typed into the room
- Explanation of SoulCollage® elements (see below)
- Sharing of Individual SoulCollage® cards
- Reading/sharing from The Untethered Soul
- 10 minutes of Devotion/Integration
SoulCollage elements covered:
- Creating SoulCollage® cards using an intuitive versus an intentional process.
- Mechanics of making card with Presence.
- Owning your SoulCollage® cards through intuitive writing.
- Source, SoulEssence, and Witness Cards.
- Shadow Cards—ego/lower self—parts of ourselves we hesitate embracing. Use of other spiritual tools will be integrated.
- Committee Suit–How we identify ourselves.
- Community Suit–Our relation to our brothers/sisters with focus on Oneness.
- Council Suit—Our guiding achetypes.
- Companion Suit—Our relation to and lessons from other living beings, including animals.
- Consulting Your Inner Wisdom through your cards.
- Incorporating your SoulCollage® cards into your spiritual practice.
- SoulCollage ® cards depicting spiritual principles.
- …and more.
A dynamic process will be allowed in presenting this class. Participants will be encouraged to make cards according to their own inner prompting and guidance within the present time. For example, if we speak about the SoulEssence Card in week three, it doesn’t mean the homework for week 3 is to you’re your SoulEssence Card. The images for the card may present themselves in week 5. On the other hand, a participant may be drawn to images and create a card without knowing its true meaning. Weeks later, the meaning may reveal itself through a spiritual teaching/inquiry or in some other way. Participants will be encouraged to lay efforting aside in making their SoulCollage® cards.
Homework: Make at least one card per week. Spend quality time with the card(s). Occasional supplemental homework might be offered.
Date/Time: Wednesdays, 8-10pm ET beginning on January 17, 2018 using ZOOM Online Meeting Platform. Use of ZOOM is free for meeting participants.
Phase 1 – Introduction through Chapter 6 (7 classes)
Phase 2 – Chapter 7 through 13 (7 classes)
Phase 3 – Chapter 14 through 19 (6 classes)
*Week off in between phases.
*New participants can join in at beginning of each phase. Reading and viewing prerequisites for new participants that begin at Phase 2 and Phase 3.
Sliding Scale Pricing Per Phase. Pay the price level you feel most guided to pay. 50% of your fee will be donated to Awakening Together.
Level 1 Pricing – $60
Level 2 Pricing – $80
Level 3 Pricing – $100
Level 4 Pricing – $120
Book: The Untethered Soul, by Michael Singer.
Supplies: blank cards, glue, scissors, frame guides, magazines, and journal. Once registered, participants will receive a detailed description of each supply item. The cost will depend on what is preferred by the participant. Various options from economical to more expensive and ideas on where supplies can be purchased or obtained will be provided
For more information on SoulCollage®: www.soulcollage.com
Examples of SoulCollage® Cards:
Inner Wisdom Child: I am one who reminds you of the inner wisdom that has always been with you … even as a child and beyond time. I remind you of your innocence and your unique role in this tapestry of existence. The bumps and valleys of your life are by design to support you in your growth. You must bow, surrender, and pray to allow nourishment in a season of the seeming desolate and dry valley. What nourishes you clings to you; what does not nourish you is repelled. This is grace. Striking change is always on the horizon in this life. Remember, you are built for this. It is your spiritual curriculum.
Thinking Man: “I am one whose incessant thinking leads to a distorted view of myself —swollen with guilt, shame, arrogance. I am enticed and distracted by the beautiful mental maze I create that contains, and attempts to hide, the beliefs, judgements, regrets, doubts, confusion, avoidance, etc. The distortion is visible, however, and I become concerned about how I’m seen to others and I find myself, once again, in the maze. When I am in this state, I am reminded to refocus my mind from my head to my Heart. My Heart will teach me the way out of the maze. I am so conditioned to focus on my superficial heart or superficial heart matters that when I consider my Real Heart, it too, seems amiss to my own current understanding. It seems unreachable.”
Purification: I am one who is being cleansed. A façade that has never been true is now being washed away. I may, at times, feel scared, vulnerable or abandoned, yet, I am divinely protected. I am nourished with all that I need to thrive. I can rest peacefully. Inside me lies the grace of the lioness—regal and strong, quiet and playful, fierce and calm.
Grace: I am one who is nourished in the grace of God as I embark on the dance of life.
Satyagraha: I am one transforms through my insistence on Truth and Love.
“In one village a notoriously fierce communal agitator came up to Gandhi in front of hundreds of paralyzed onlookers, put his hands around Gandhi’s slender throat, and began choking the life out of him. Such is the height to which Gandhi had grown that there was not even a flicker of hostility in his eyes, not a word of protest. He yielded himself completely to the flood of love within him, and the man broke down like a little child and fell sobbing at his feet. For those who watched, it seemed a miracle. For Gandhi, who had got used to the “miracles” of love, it only proved for the hundredth time in his own life the depth of the words … “Hatred does not cease by hatred at any time; hatred ceases by love. This is an unalterable law.” ’ – Eknath Easwaran, Gandhi the Man: The Story of His Transformation.