Sunday, June 06, 2010

Water

Currently I’m working on a project** to create SoulCollage® cards for each of the four elements – earth, wind, fire and water. A couple of weeks ago I began to gather images for my water card. Using my intuitive skills to make my selections, I was quite surprised by what came together. I chose several images of brilliant blue seas and other traditional water scenes. They, however, were not the ones that wanted to be placed on the card you see here. It was a few days before I was able to spend time with the card and journal through the series of questions used in the SoulCollage® process.

I never cease to be amazed at what transpires from my own external creations and internal wisdom. It’s truly a magical process and one more easily experienced than explained. What follows is the conversation between the card and me ☺. I ask the question of the card and the response comes in free flowing form:

Who are you? I am the one who drips in tears like diamonds. I am ever-changing – everywhere – fluid and translucent. I flow in shades of green and blue. I hide where you least expect. My gifts hide and arise from unexpected places. I am made of water – even when I look dry and barren. I am a jewel in the midst of the flow. I am the one who anchors you. I am the one who floats, nearly invisible. I am the one who sparkles like diamonds on the sea. Look into my eyes and you will see unimaginable depths.

What do you have to give me? What I have to give you is fluid movement – unexpected treasures – immeasurable gifts – sassy play – serious wisdom – grounding and fluidity – like leaves floating and grass bending. We all hold water. I am the water bearer.

What do you want from me? What I want from you is trust. Trust that things don’t always look like they seem. Expansion. I want you to expand your views and go with the flow of what things look like – what life looks like – where water comes from – including tears. I want you to go with the flow. Look into my eyes and believe. See the magic of the jewel that you are. Do you see you? The mirror in the center is you – the perfect jewel. I want you to remember that.

How will I remember? You will remember when you travel to the desert. Water will take on new forms. You will remember when you shower or drink water. You will remember when you see the jewels.

What is your shadow/light side? I don’t look like you expect – like others expect. It is a blessing and a curse. A battle at times to be seen, yet always there in the jewel – always there. Water has many reflections and colors. What is the color of water?

**My new project will include online opportunities to participate in SoulCollage® and the elements with me. Stay tuned for more information!!

9 comments:

Maureen said...

Your collages and commentary are wonderful.

Karen said...

Wow. Just...Wow.

I really need to do something about finding a local Soul Collage facilitator--I have a feeling that this is something that I would really like.

lucy said...

Thx, Maureen!

Karen - I think you would really enjoy Soulcollage, too. You can check out their website for local facilitators. I'm also working on having some virtual opportunities - most likely starting in the fall :)

SUNRISE SISTER said...

Soul Collage, amen. Such a powerful little tool, seemingly so innocent, in reality so profound what the images say to us and how they beg to be selected. I have 3 new cards that I have not yet taken the time to "sit with". I am eager to hear the message as these cards insisted upon being assembled.

I'm so happy to see one of your cards unraveled for us here and look forward to your fall offering of online SC. Although, I'm eager for another in person session/workshop.

xoxoxo

lucy said...

SS - i can see your deck is growing.

"in person" is still my favorite way. have images/will travel... pick a date and i'll be there :-) xoxxo

Anonymous said...

Lucy,

This post reverberates with me especially today, as you keep calling water jewels. Today while waiting in the post office, I decided to pray for the woman in front of me. Then I noticed what i believed to be two diamond-like jewels stuck to the back of her jacket, completely by themselves, not part of a design. I wondered who glued them so playfully to her coat. She turned and began talking to me and I told her I was captivated by her jewels. I put my hand up to touch them and they disappeared, because they were only droplets of water. Bless you in all your jeweled essence. Shalom, Laura

lucy said...

laura - what a glorious story of serendipity and synchronicity. i have no doubt the jewels were on that jacket for YOU to see along with this post. maybe you should be pondering your own "jeweled essence"... i hope you are!! xoxo

The Pollinatrix said...

Beautiful! So poetic and moving. I have chills. Thank you for sharing this.

lucy said...

thx, polli - thanks for stopping by.

btw - i've been reading along with you, too. dennis hopper, huh? i went for a jog this morning, but there wasn't anything quite as interesting happening - other than the usual gorgeous blooming flowers, golden sunlight and singing birds :-)