My New Year’s practice is to make a collage that represents the experiences I hope to enjoy in the new year. For the past few years, I’ve been making Soul Collage (R) cards to embody the themes I’ve chosen for the year.
To the left, you can see my three themes for 2010 as works in progress: Refreshment, Sustainability and Sovereignity.
On the other side of the table you get an upside-down view of the collage my friend Janis made. We love this ritual which we have been sharing for years. We light candles, make wishes, drink tea, nibble on cookies and play with images.
In 2011, my theme cards were Spaciousness, Clarity and Surrender to the Mystery.
(I did note that most of the images in this card were out of focus and the goal remained fuzzy as well; however the bird theme really showed up in my life in 2011)
Here’s a photo from my 2013 session. This card is called Presence, not pasted down.
Once they are done, I put them up on the wall in the entry way of my home where they will remind me every time I enter of my themes for the year.
Here are my 2016 collages on the piano:
From left to right, Creative Expession, Rising Above the Drama, [mystery card? maybe Flow?], Spaciousness and Abundance.
Originally published 2/9/2010.