Today I am feeling a bit lonely and separated from my SoulCollage Facilitator community. Today is the first day of the 4th International SoulCollage Facilitators’ Conference in Baltimore, MD, and I am not able to be there because of the health issues I’ve had this summer.
I am especially feeling lots of strong emotion right now because I worked for almost 2 years as co-chair of the Planning Circle team to bring this Conference to life, and today is the day that everyone is gathering for lots of SoulCollage workshops, ceremonies, learning, fun, joy, camaraderie and blessings of community.
So I drew two cards from my deck this morning to see what they had to share with me. As usual, I got just what I needed!
Person huddled in orange blanket, fire, white/clear vases in background-
I am the one who is warm, who is basking in the glow of the fire and flames in front of me. I am the one who is wrapped in the fiery color of orange, the color of heat and life and joy. I am the one who is standing in front of vases and containers made of milk glass and clear glass. I am the one whose back is turned to the fragile glass containers. I am the one who is focusing on the heat, on the light, on the fire.
My message to you today is this: Even though you are alone, you are wrapped in the soft blanket of community warmth and spirit. The fire you are focusing on is the same fire that those at the Conference are focusing on: the fire of passion for this process (SoulCollage) and this community.
Keep your back to that which is fragile and self-contained and will easily shatter. Keep yourself wrapped in this blanket of joyful community and warm fire. You are not alone, never alone. Just keep the focus where it should be.
I am the one who is surrounded by crows- one is on top of the Book of All Knowing. Many are flying in heart formation beside me. And I have warrior painted crows on my face and neck and chest. I am the one who is adorned with, surrounded by and infused with Crow Medicine, Crow Energy.
My message for you today is this: Crow is your Animal Medicine of the heart chakra. Take some time today with sit with Crow as you meditate. Invite Crow into your imagery this afternoon. Listen to what Crow tells you. Listen to what your Heart tells you.
I know that you are feeling lonely today because you are not at the conference with everyone else. The secret to lifting this feeling of loneliness is to acknowledge it, welcome it into your heart. Crow symbolizes community and in your heart, know that you are connected to this SoulCollage community in the deepest, most visceral of ways. You are not alone, dear one, you are part of Crow Tribe also.