JourneyCircles™ offer a simple creative process with profound and deep results. Using collage and intuitive layering, one engages images, symbols, and words to find their own stories.
JourneyCircles™ uses principles of depth work, expressive arts, transformative process, and art as healing. Working with visual narrative, ones own inner language will offer an opportunity to consciously experience symbolic, archetypal, mythic and metaphoric energies.
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 Visual Narrative?
Visual narrative are stories told primarily through art-based medium. JourneyCircles™ invite us to explore our stories through image, symbol and metaphor. This form can help to identify one’s experience to inner wisdom, history and intuitive knowing, unfolding new experience and perspective as the creative process unfolds.
Uncover where you are in the journey and find the stories that are waiting to be expressed and lived into. Your visual narrative is an unfolding story, knowing who you have been and who you are can help you to choose who you will be, as you journey. This is an active happening. Visual narrative, whether in art making, image based process, intuitive traveling or dreaming, is all visioning and not separate from experience. It is experience.
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 personal 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.
Facilitator training offers a comprehensive, forever access, self-guided program with many resources including global classroom, videos, audios, community forum and group calls in the JourneyCircles™ Institute, to discover how others are using JourneyCircles™ as a creative coaching tool to enhance personal and professional practice.