In this video, Seena Frost, founder of SoulCollage®, talks about using the SoulCollage® process to effect both internal and external changes. The practice of SoulCollage® invites us to discover, welcome and accept all parts of ourselves, and in doing this, we become far more accepting of others. We begin to understand that each of us is a combination of shadow/light – “both/and” not “either/or.” Our ability to honour the diversity in others begins when we are first able to accept and honour the diversity in ourselves. In this way, each of us become change agents, bringing balance and healing to the world.
Love this poem by Rumi – it speaks about honouring these “guests” who make their home within us:
This being human is a guesthouse.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
Some momentary awareness comes
As an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,
Who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture,
Still, treat each guest honourably.
He may be clearing you out for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
Meet them at the door laughing,
And invite them in.
Be grateful for whatever comes,
Because each has been sent
As a guide from beyond.