Monday, September 19, 2011

the Knitting Goddess in the East

This past summer, I mentioned in another post how I would try to use the directions of the Medicine Wheel or Elementals in conjunction with SoulCollage®. This morning was the day of discovery as I was doing my Daily Draw with my Little Family of Images. My usual practice is to cut the deck in four piles. Depending on the time I have I may choose the top card of each pile, lay them out and then using a pendulum determine my card for the day. If I have more time, without looking at the backs of the cards (some are painted, some not), I will go through each cut pile feeling for the card that might be the best choice out of that pile. I used to do six cuts, but have recently found four the perfect number. As of this morning, I understand why: each cut pile could represent a direction in the Medicine Wheel along with the qualities of that direction. For example, starting with pile one being that of the East usually signifying dawn, new beginnings, inspiration only to name a few. The next piles could be South, West and North, again, with their own qualities according to Tradition or intuitive inclination. There are probably many books and links on the internet outlining the many qualities of each direction so I leave those discoveries to you as that's half the fun. Also, I like to use the pendulum to guide me to the best possible image that would depict my energies for the day, but I think a random intuitiveness could yield some hefty results.

So. Simple directions: Divide your SoulCollage® deck into four piles, face down, assigning each a direction on the Medicine Wheel ~ or ~ go through each of the four piles to determine, intuitively and without looking at the backs, which four cards might feel best and arrange them into the directions, again face down. For my practice and knowledge, I like to start in the East and work my way to North clockwise, but choose where you want to start for yourself. The only constants are the directions ~ how you start is up to you. Once the four cards are laid out, either use a pendulum (again, my favorite tool) to get an idea of which direction and image holds the best energies for the day ~ or ~ use some of that random intuitiveness and just pick what you're drawn to.

Then dialog with that image from the perspective of the direction. For example, my choice for today is as follows:

Knitting Goddess in the East
Today your energies are found in new beginnings, inspiration, the Dawn of a New Day with me, the Knitting Goddess! We're looking at a new knitting project. We're looking at ways you can knit life back together. What I have to tell you from the East is to find new ways in knitting together past and present. The past can't be changed but your perspective of it can be. Knit that new perspective into the Now, creating a new pattern for life not only for Self but also for others.

You can stop reading the laid out cards there and leave that as the Daily Draw or continue on to the other directions to see what perspectives they hold for you, thus creating a full reading. Play with it. If you're feeling adventurous, add Center and assign any meanings to that position which work for you, either the You In This Moment or as You Being in Center. Have fun and enjoy!

3 comments:

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

This is a wonderful post about your method of 'reading the soul collage cards' ~ so glad you sent me an email ~ I am following you now and hope to stay in touch ~ namaste ~ Carol ^_^ (A Creative Harbor) http://www.acreativeharbor.com/

Suzy Allegra said...

Thanks for a new way to read my SoulCollage(R) cards... They are such an amazing tool for insight! I've always used random intuition, but will also try my pendulum some day. I saw your post on the SoulKalidesoul group
Warm aloha,
Suzy

Suzy Allegra said...

PS: I also want to invite you and your SC family to our SoulCllage(R) retreat this fall on Maui... Let me know if you're interested!
Warm aloha,
Suzy
www.suzyallegra.com