St. Gertrude’s L.I.V.E. ~ SoulCollage

St. Gertrude’s L.I.V.E. > SoulCollage®

Meeting the Crowd at the Hearth of the Soul

An Introduction to SoulCollage® facilitated by Susan Ernst on Saturday, September 26, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pacific Time

“Individuality is never simple or one-dimensional. Often it seems as if there is a crowd within the individual heart . . . Deep within, there is a gallery of different selves. Each one of these figures expresses a different part of your nature . . . We cannot embody in action the multiplicity of selves we encounter in our most inward meditations. But without a knowledge of these numberless selves, our existence is severely diminished and our access to mystery is blocked. We are talking here of the imagination and its riches; too often we degrade imagination to a problem-solving technique . . . Your vision is your home, and your home should have many mansions to shelter your wild divinity. Such integration respects the multiplicity of selves within. It does not force them into a factitious unity, it allows them to cohere as one, each bringing its unique difference to complement the harmony.”  – John O’Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

In this three-hour Zoom class, we will journey to the hearth of our souls and meet some of our different selves. Some of these selves will be very familiar, some will be those we haven’t visited in a long time, and others may be new to us. 

SoulCollage® is an easy, enjoyable, intuitive collage process for self-discovery and community. Working with found images, arranging them in a manner that makes sense to you, is a relaxing and fun process. Dialoguing with your creations will offer insight and reveal some wisdom you didn’t know you held. 

Class fee: $30, maximum 12 participants

What you will need:

  • a collection of images (at least 20, more is better!) gathered from magazines, books, catalogs, calendars, etc. (with words removed)
  • 5” x 8” heavy weight cardstock or mat board
  • glue stick
  • scissors
  • a journal and pen


Optional ~ Get the Supplies Sent to You: A selection of 100+ images and five 5×8 cards may be purchased from the instructor at the discounted rate of $20, which includes priority shipping.

If you would like to purchase this package, please send a check by September 19 to:

Susan Ernst
4121 Airport Road
Springfield, TN 37172

or use PayPal sent to

Some background information describing the SoulCollage® process and the Zoom meeting link will be provided upon registration.  

Susan Ernst is a spiritual director, artist, horticulturist, naturalist, wife, and mother who believes that creativity is everyone’s birthright, and that we are all artists of life. Susan researched the connections between creativity, nature and spirituality at Yale Divinity School from 2015-2018. While there, she did an artist in residency at the Yale Landscape Lab. Susan facilitates art, nature and SoulCollage® workshops and one day retreats which connect participants to the Divine through these experiences. She and her husband live in Springfield, Tennessee.  

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