Monday, March 05, 2007

Other Suits

One of the things that I have been drawn to do is make many other suits. Some are ones that are suggested in the SoulCollage® book, others are ones that have emerged as I've worked. I currently have the following non-standard suits:
  1. Ancestors
  2. Celebrations
  3. Dream Cards
  4. Future Selves
  5. Guardians
  6. Past Lives
  7. Science
  8. Stories
  9. Synchronicities
  10. Witnesses
  11. World Events
The reason I've made them separate is that their energies are different and to work with them I need them to feel different. Some of the suits have only got a couple of cards in them, some a fixed number and others grow and shrink as I work with them.

Over the last few days I've started to make dream cards, this is something that is suggested in the book, but what I've noticed is that my dreaming self has a dream and then it processes it and presents me with a name for a new card - this morning I woke up with one in my head "On top of the bed" and this wasn't referring to my current bed at all...

My favourite suit is that of my future selves - two titles in it at the moment are: Lucid Dreamer and Soul Artist. I hope these work! I used to have lots of lucid dreams but recently that's not been happening so I'm hoping to unblock them with this and some of the other things I'm doing.


tinker said...

I like the idea of coming up with your own suits - that sounds more appealing to me than using the suggested set ones from the book - though many of them are useful categories, the wording doesn't work for me. I'm going to think about what category names might work for me. Thanks for leading the way and sharing about this.

Caroline said...

Tinker - I know what you mean! I really had a problem with the suggested main category names - I found them really hard to distinguish and remember!

Robin said...

I just wanted to say that I found your additional suits inspiring, and they caused me to think. I quickly saw that I have about 7 cards that don't fit into any of the basic four, but spoke to traumatic experiences in my past. So now I have a suit called "Calamaties" in keeping with the "C" words of the other suits. Thank you for the idea, and I also wrote down the other suits you've suggested should any ideas occur to me.

Caroline said...

Glad to help - I've found it is useful to have other suits ready to hold cards - for me at least its helped them appear.

I try to avoid having more Cs myself - though Celebrations insisted on being one...