SoulCollage: Powerful Vulnerability

Self-Love Post: 11/10/11

Yesterday was a magnificent day. The women who joined me in the SoulCollage® mini retreat were an amazing configuration of powerful vulnerability. I am consistently reminded of the power that images and symbols have to move and guide us in our lives. I will share the SoulCollage® “I am one who” protocol with you through sharing my process of speaking from one of the cards I made yesterday.

Speaking from the Warrior:

I am one who fights the fight and knows the battle
I am one who is renewed by the sunset and takes time to watch the sunrise
I am one who is fierce and loving
I am one who battles to love myself
I am one who calls you to the battle

Speaking from the Tree:

I am one who is firmly planted in the ground
I am one who reaches into the sky
I am one who is a small part of something bigger
I am one who is mirrored in the water
I am one who offers shade to those in need
I am one who provides a home for many
I am one who changes with the seasons
I am one who knows how to stand and be still

Speaking from the Sun:

I am one who shines brightly
I am one who paints the sky and warms the earth
I am one who is beautiful
I am one who is loved by many
I am one who rises and falls
I am one who brings lovers together
I am one who helps you see
I am one who is reflected in the waters
I am one who is ever present even in the darkness

My name is Love Warrior.

Michelle Minero is a licensed marriage family therapist who specializes in eating disorder recovery. She created an intensive outpatient eating disorder program in 2000, brought ANAD (Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, Inc.) to Petaluma shortly after and founded EDRS (Eating Disorder Recovery Support, Inc.), a Marin and Sonoma County based 501(c)3 non-profit organization in 2005. In 2011, Michelle co-founded the Love Warrior Community with her daughter, Emelina, an online community that helps people cultivate self-love, self-acceptance and body acceptance through creative expression. Michelle is finishing her book, Self-Love: The Only Diet That Works, and her dream is to see a world filled with people who love themselves and their bodies. Connect with Michelle on Facebook and Twitter and help spread the Self-Love Movement!

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2 Responses to SoulCollage: Powerful Vulnerability

  1. I absolutely loved doing SoulCollage with you. It was just what I needed. It replenished me, renewed my energy and helped me reconnect with my emotions and feelings. I have been go go go with all of the projects that I’ve been working on that I barely make time for myself where I have a break from some type of work. I felt like my energy was cleansed and I was more open to the energy around me after during and after the SoulCollage mini retreat. “Powerful vulnerability” – that’s exactly what I was thinking. You created a safe environment that allowed for powerful vulnerability, which allowed us to explore our inner wisdom. It was perfect.

  2. Thanks Emelina, I am always pleasantly reminded of the power of these mini retreats. Your presense added to the perfection of the day!

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