I recently came across Amber Coffey's blog, where she posted some of her Soul Collage cards, which got me thinking about some I'd done a couple years back. As I am still in recovery mode, I continue to mine from my past creations to share with you.
My first theme for a series of these cards was a healing one, centered around the chakra system. For each, I did a quiet meditation and focused on each chakra center in my own body. Bringing to mind the color of it's energy, I then journaled about it's meaning, and waited for an animal image to come to me. I can't remember exactly why I wanted to incorporate this animal energy, other than thinking it might add an interesting element to the imagery of the collages, but I was surprised by some of the animals that appeared...
First chakra; root chakra; red; base of the spine; adrenal gland; immune system; stability; grounding; physical and emotional survival needs; sense of security; snake
Second Chakra; sacral chakra; orange; pelvis; low back; sexual organs; endocrine glands; creativity; relationships; family; friends; spider spins her expanding web
Third chakra; solar plexus chakra; yellow; stomach; liver; pancreas; intuition; fear; trust your gut; responsibility; flight or fight; rabbit
Fourth chakra; heart chakra; green; lungs; breast; thymus gland; heart; love; resentment and forgiveness; self centeredness and compassion; elephant
Fifith chakra; throat chakra; blue; neck; mouth; ears; thyroid; personal power; choice and expression; 'finding one's voice'; decision making; communication; rooster
Sixth chakra; third eye/brow chakra; indigo; brain; nervous system; eyes; nose and sinuses; pineal and pituitary glands; intelligence linked with higher intuition; psychic abilities; owl
Seventh chakra; crown chakra; violet; top of the head; pineal gland; mediation; spirituality; passion; 'all is one'; self knowledge; depressive; visionary; swan