How to Make a Muse Mirror Collage

“I'll be your mirror

Reflect what you are, in case you don't know

I'll be the wind, the rain and the sunset

The light on your door to show that you're home.”

~ The Velvet Underground and Nico

Kissing the Muse is an interactive creative adventure that empowers you to live your best life. Through a messy, magical, collage-making process, you’ll creatively kiss your muse.

The muse is a mirror of your inner artist. She reflects your innate creative potential. It doesn’t matter whether you dabble with watercolor, or cake frosting, write poetry or prose, or can't draw a stick figure to save your sister, kissing your muse will illuminate your unique, creative path to happiness.

If you can't join a Kissing the Muse creative adventure (online or in-person), I encourage you to kiss your muse on your own by making a Muse Mirror collage. Here's how:

1. Prelude to a Kiss

Gather your materials in a quiet space where you won't be disturbed for the duration of the kissing practice. You'll need:

  • A blank journal and pen

  • Glue stick

  • Scissors

  • Variety of old glossy magazines (vintage and specialty are particularly great!)

  • Several sheets of A5 cardstock or A4 paper folded in half

2. Invoking the Muse — Guided Active-Imagination Meditation

During a Kissing the Muse creative adventure, you'll experience a different 3-5-minute, guided meditation invocation for each muse. But you can invoke your muse on your own, simply by asking her to appear. Just close your eyes and imagine your muse whispering in your ear. Sit quietly for a minute and connect to your heart. That's how you give your muse the space to show up!

COME said the Muse,

Sing me a song no poet yet has chanted,

Sing me the universal.

In this broad earth of ours,

Amid the measureless grossness and the slag,

Enclosed and safe within its central heart,

Nestles the seed perfection.

By every life a share or more or less,

None born but it is born, conceal'd or unconceal'd the seed is


- Walt Whitman, Song of the Universal