Last week, I was working on creating an exercise for the virtual 21-Day Journaling with Collage class. It being Friday the 13th, I felt the need to try to find something either superstitious or spooky, so I dug through my Archives until I found the perfect collage - one with a black cat.
1.) Who built the altar.
2.) What was it built to invoke, celebrate or request, and
3.) Why specifically each of the items on it were used.
"It’s clear to me that the giant blue-eyed bird built the altar, because someone has stolen her voice and locked it in an ancient suitcase. The suitcase presented here is actually a clue, as she realizes that she is expected to circumnavigate the Globe, in order to win the right to have it back.
The five cobalt blue petals on the altar symbolize the 5th chakra, the throat chakra, the color of which is associated with cobalt blue. The throat chakra, of course, rules the Voice.
The 21 candles symbolize adulthood, and the idea that she needs to stop behaving like a child and finally -claim- her own life. The “stealing” of her voice wasn’t actually meant to be a punishment, as (is so often in life) it’s the Journey itself that will bring her voice back to her. Only through the finding, and telling, of stories, hundreds and hundreds of glorious stories will she fully earn the right to claim Her Voice.
The oranges, which are –almost- on the altar, are to remind her to partake of the sweetness of life, which is still something of a “thing” for her, so they haven’t quite made it up on the table yet.
Her current God, in the form of the Sacred Cow, is quickly disseminating in a cloud of smoke and is soon to make its way (with a final farewell glance backward) –out- the nearest window. Without her Sacred Cows to guide and direct her, she’s going to have to take life’s mystery and alchemy into her own hands. She’s going to have to decide for herself what is holy and how to let it guide her Life.
The tiny Bedouin people know the ways of the Wilderness and are happy and willing to guide her through the trickier parts of her Journey.
She’s more than just a wee bit terrified, as seen by the look of abject look of panic in her blue, blue eyes, but she knows its Time. She’s gone long enough without a Voice. It’s time, it’s SO, so time to get it BACK."
1.) Where in your life do you feel you've lost your "voice"?
2.) Where in your life is it time for you to "grow up"?
3.) What "sweetness" in your life is begging to be experienced? (and why might you have held it back?)
4.) What Sacred Cows are asking to be "disseminated"?
5.) What "wilderness" do you need help navigating?
with heaps of Love and Light!