SoulCollage® is a powerful tool for exploring liminal or threshold space, a place of transition, a state of unknowing, a time of waiting. Standing on the threshold of a door or at the entrance to a labyrinth, open to uncertainty and able to “love the questions themselves” can be a doorway to personal transformation.
Symbolically, doorways are portals into other worlds, invitations to new places, and openings to fresh perspectives. Doors symbolize transition and change, rebirth and new beginnings. Doors themselves can signify protection - a place of safety and refuge, or a locked door can indicate separation or lack of freedom.
We live in a world of uncertainty and developing the ability to become comfortable with the unknown in these confusing times can strengthen us on the inside and prepare us to handle whatever arises with compassion, calm and patience.
You do not have to have any experience with SoulCollage® or the labyrinth to attend this retreat. Both these tools meet you where you are.
In this four night, five day retreat we’ll explore the concept of liminal spaces and thresholds using doors and pathways as metaphors and mediums of self-discovery. Both the labyrinth and the SoulCollage® offer us ways to access our own inner resources and intuition. Used together they amplify and deepen each other because they are both languages of the soul. They enable us to access our inner world and deepen our understanding of ourselves as we journey on this path called life.
Activities will include:
- Creating your own Collage Finger Labyrinth
- Creating Doorway cards to explore threshold spaces
- SoulCollage® card making time with lots of images provided, including Catherine’s copyright free images
- Ways to use your cards as doorways to your unconscious
- Facilitated labyrinth walks
- Time for you to walk in the woods
You will receive:
- A 60 page book full of Doorway images to use on your cards
- A kit with supplies to create your Collage Finger labyrinth including a wooden 12x12 inch base for your labyrinth
- A box of SoulCollage® supplies which includes 12 card backings, clearbags, frame and glue stick
There will be an unlimited supply of images to use to create cards and your “Doorway to the Unconscious.” The pace of the retreat will be slow so you can dive deep in a creative and relaxing atmosphere.Click here to register.
Catherine Anderson, Faculty
The labyrinth Catherine constructed in her backyard in 2007 has been an important element in her mindfulness and creativity practices and Catherine loves showing others how the labyrinth can support us in quietening our mind and uncover our creativity. She is the author of Journaling the Labyrinth Path, a book of finger labyrinths, quotes and journal prompts inspiring you to find your unique work in the world, and Meeting Your Soul on the Labyrinth: SoulCollage® and the Labyrinth as Pathways for Transformation.
Catherine uses the labyrinth, SoulCollage®, expressive arts, poetry and mindfulness as pathways for self-discovery and as ways of uncovering meaning and purpose in life. Her personal journey of self-discovery has taken her from a career as an attorney to photography-franchise owner, to creativity-workshop facilitator.
Photography is another creative passion for Catherine and her book The Creative Photographer won a Silver Nautilus Award in the Creative Process Category in 2012. As a SoulCollage® Facilitator Trainer, Catherine loves teaching others how to facilitate workshops using the SoulCollage® process which uses images as a form of “soul language” to access our inner wisdom.
As a life-long learner, Catherine has been fortunate to train with Jean Houston, Seena Frost, Lauren Artress, Jan Phillips and many other wise teachers. In addition to her work in the US, Catherine leads creative pilgrimage retreats in South Africa, France, Italy, Mexico and Portugal.