I do this because it helps remove my controlling/rational/logical left brain from the process. I don't want to know what I am doing in advance, I want it to happen in spite of my intentions.
My random/intuitive/feeling right brain often can sneak in meaning when I work this way. When I feel pleased with the arrangement, I know I am on to something. It's not about pretty collage, it's about revelation. I felt satisfied this morning with this collage - I am not even figuring out why, although I did write the words "dance and enjoy the fruit of your labor," something I am working on in my life.
So my sneaky right brain created a message to myself through tearing out paper, cutting out images, and assembling them together on a page in my journal.
Tight control and rational thinking are so over rated in our world. Let your journal help you break that habit.
“Every morning I jump out of bed and step on a landmine.
The landmine is me.
After the explosion, I spend the rest of the day putting the pieces together.”