JourneyCircles™ is offered as a product and process with materials and guidebook. It includes four distinctive card types that can be purchased as a kit or separately.
JourneyCircles™ Creative Mapping presents an easy yet dynamic process, with myriad ways to use and apply this creative coaching process.
JourneyCircles™ cards provide a visual template that you can create with, one side is prepared for your collage and mixed media, and the other offers a printed pattern that is a symbolic and guiding tool. You may also use JourneyCircles™ to explore expression and experience more deeply, applying intuitive and intentional visual narrative.
The circle is an ancient symbol of wholeness, exploring the potent space of the mandala becomes a reflection of your own wisdom and knowing; access to new understanding and clarity.
Within the JourneyCircles™ process, there are four distinctive card sizes and types are offered with important symbolic and energetic patterns, these are the Spiral Path, Transformation, Spectrum and Compass.
- The Transformation cards contain messages reflecting the seven stages of the journey and the rising energy of the seven chakras.
- The Spiral Path cards reflect you on your life journey and can be used to explore parts of self, ages and stages, emotions, movement, challenge, choice and voice.
- The Spectrum cards reflect the paradox and opposite expressions of shadow and light in your life experience, they can be used to explore visual narrative, shadow process and life patterns.
- The Compass cards are way finders, representing the symbols, gifts and tools you use when traveling through your life.
- Together these cards create dynamic patterns and interplay with simple and advanced mapping techniques that can be used as guidance in expressive arts and transformative process.
Your own art becomes a tool for reflecting and mapping your process, your inner explorations and expressions that meet both healing and visioning. Using your own images, symbols, words on each card deepens the creative process with Journey Circles, which is complementary to other modalities such as SoulCollage®, and can support body centered, expressive, transformative and healing arts.
JourneyCircles™ is an assistive creative mapping form and method for exploration with art making and life making, exploring own journey through life. Each JourneyCircles™ card offers a creative template, sacred space and reflective tool for your own journey process.
The circle is a field, a reflective space that offers enormous value to use in expressive and transformative process. Incorporating mandala into your creative exploration, developing a language and using consistent forms will offer a complementary and centering effect to your inner work and outer life.
Why is the circle or mandala so symbolically potent?
The circle is the symbol of the journey to wholeness, depicting the portal and the path, the parts and the whole. The spiral path that is held within the circle reflects ones own experience of journeying.
Each circle is a portal and a path. Each circle is a mirror, inviting us to see more clearly. The mandala, the sacred form of wholeness is depicted in all cultures. The circle is a womb, a moon, a nest and a vessel. These shapes and symbolic forms are reflected in art, throughout time, and they resonate with us reminding us of their deeper meanings.
Carl Jung considered that we live within archetypal patterns, and that held within the collective these patterns impart information through energetic resonance when we connect to them. We live into the story-patterns of the archetypes and the circle is the oldest and most powerful symbol known to all cultures.
What is Creative Mapping?
Creative Mapping is the use of visual tools to create graphic representation and spacial relation to your life, experience, stories and various ways of expressing. We learn from our art. We explore our life and the world around us using symbolic language and making marks to show our passage through time and space. Images reflect who we are back to us, landscapes and atmospheric settings show us where we are, how we are feeling and what is happening as we engage our journey. Journey-work is a powerful way to explore complex life patterns and deep knowledge. Mapping can be easily explored using JourneyCircles™ because there are multiple forms and sizes that serve a demarkation. Creative mapping with JourneyCircles™ works beautifully as a complementary form to other art, including expressive arts modalities such as SoulCollage®, art journaling and oracle decks.
How can JourneyCircles™ be incorporated into your creative practice?
Visual narrative, archetype and symbol are all valuable elements of this creative process. JourneyCircles™ provide a space for you to create into, using intuitive and directed creative methods. Exploration and finding powerful reflective imagery is assisted by being able to create from a place of not knowing. Allowing the questions themselves to be answered through art-making, word and pattern play is a powerful way to develop your own creative practice, thus finding and following your spiral path.
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