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Soul Songs- Dec. 2005- Hidden Treasures
December 09, 2005
Issue #6 December 2005

Welcome!

Greetings and welcome to Soul Songs, the official KaleidoSoul newsletter, and the only newsletter which features SoulCollage® artists and ideas.

Our goal is to fill each issue(and your life) with inspiration, challenge, and delight. Whether you are new to SoulCollage® or already immersed in the creation of your deck, we’re glad you’re here!

Please feel free to forward this ezine to any friends or family members who will enjoy it as well.

May we continue to allow SoulCollage® to transform us from the inside out, so that we are able to sing the songs we were born to sing, every day of our lives.

I wish you peace and joy on your journey,
Anne Marie


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Contents of this issue:
Quote of the Month
Soul Singing with Anne Marie- Hidden Treasures
Soul Symphonies with Karen- Hidden Meanings
KaleidoSoul Café- What's new at KaleidoSoul
KaleidoSoul Creations- Readers' SoulCollage® cards
KaleidoSoul Notes- We Recommend...


Quote of the Month

We are cups,
constantly and quietly being filled.
The trick is knowing how
to tip ourselves over
and let the beautiful stuff out.
--Ray Bradbury


Soul Singing with Anne Marie

Hi! I’m Anne Marie, the creator of KaleidoSoul, and a SoulCollage® facilitator in Massachusetts. If you’re just starting to sing your song with SoulCollage®, then this column is for you!

Hidden Treasures

I find that the practice of SoulCollage® helps me, in a big way, to tip myself over and "let the beautiful stuff out!"

When you are making your first cards, it can be a wonderful way to get in touch with pieces and parts of yourself that have been hidden away for far too long. And after a while, these fragments become integrated into the beautiful whole which is your unique self.

Don't hesitate.... start gathering images and digging up the buried treasure of your soul!

Suggestions for Newcomers to SoulCollage:

  • Find a SoulCollage Workshop near you, or sign up for the Getting Started With SoulCollage Online Workshop and get started today!
  • Join the KaleidoSoul Community Message Board. It’s free, and the best way to stay in touch with others who are practicing SoulCollage.
  • Visit www.soulcollage.com and see what 4 cards come up for you in the automatic reading!

  • Don’t forget to take it slowly, and trust the process.
  • Idea of the month:
    "I liked my first SoulCollage card so much that I covered it with self-laminate. I now have a nice set of cards. I'm so happy, and impressed with the process."
    ---from Kay in Modesto, CA

    If you have a suggestion, or cardmaking tip that you'd like to share with our Soul Song readers, please click here.

    If you’re new to SoulCollage and have questions you would like to see addressed in future issues, please send your question to Anne Marie.


    Soul Symphonies with Karen

    My name is Karen Mann and I’m a SoulCollage® Facilitator from Melbourne, Australia. This column is for those of you who have already made some SoulCollage® cards and are ready to discover the symphony of voices inside of you and around you.

    Hidden Meanings In Your Cards

    • Have you ever become aware of an aspect of an image after you have completed a card?

    • Have you ever been surprised to find something in your card that you hadn't realized you'd included?
    • Has an important "hidden" message or part of an image become apparent to you as you were gluing it down or even after the card was completed?


    Then....welcome to the magic of SoulCollage and the wisdom of your subconscious!

    Seena Frost (the creator of SoulCollage®) says,

    ...You may not know why you are choosing this image. This will be revealed to you as you create the card, as you show it to others, and as you consult and work with it over time.

    A participant in one of my workshops found a wise grandmother hidden in the background of a card about her sad self.

    Another workshop participant found a mouth being covered by a hand (stopping her from speaking) in the background of a card about not feeling confident.

    Another card contained a background of an ocean filled with sharks. The SoulCollager intented it as a "menacing" background, but over time the (hungry?) sharks came to be quite an important aspect of this card about eating issues.

    Take a moment to look through your deck this week and see if there are any hidden meanings just waiting there to surprise you!

    If you'd like to share, you can do so on our Community message board. I look forward to seeing what you discover!

    Karen Mann is an artist, art teacher, Lifestyle Coach, and yoga and meditation teacher. Karen is a SoulCollage® facilitator, and was trained by Seena Frost, the creator of the process. Karen has been working with SoulCollage® cards for more than two years & facilitates a variety of SoulCollage™ Groups as well as working with individuals. Karen is based in Melbourne, Australia. For more information please visit her website, Flying Colours Creativity or email Karen at info@flyingcolourscreativity.com.au.


    KaleidoSoul Café

    Grab a cup of your favorite hot drink and cozy up to the computer while you browse around our website. Here are some things that you may not have noticed:

    Getting Started With SoulCollage®, the complete workshop package. Don't live near any live SoulCollage® workshops? You can do it yourself! Everything you need (book, brand new workbook guide, images, mat boards, glue and scissors!)in one special package. Click here for details.



    Top Ten Reasons To Buy
    A KaleidoSoul 2006 Desk Calendar

    10. It's beautiful.
    9. You don't know what to get your aunt for Hanukkah.
    8. Your soul needs some inspiration.
    7. It's useful.
    6. You want to support a worthy cause.
    5. It's inexpensive.
    4. You haven't finished your holiday shopping yet.
    3. You love quotations.
    2. It's thought-provoking.
    1. It will remind you to pay attention to your soul.

    Click here for ordering info and to see more sample pages.

    Our Alexa ratings are rising (more people are finding us and linking to us), which is a wonderful thing! You can help us reach greater heights by writing a short review of KaleidoSoul. Click here to give the KaleidoSoul website a Two Thumbs Up!

    SPECIAL OFFER- Until December 31 only... sign up for a Gentle Reminder E-course, and give one to a friend for FREE! Simply change the quantity on the order page to "2" and include your friend's name and email address when asked to do so. We will include a "Special Gift From ___" note with the first lesson. The 3 to choose from are:

    • Refilling Your Artist's Well
    • Soul Conversations
    • Coming Home To Yourself

    A wonderful surprise gift for a special friend, and something you can share together as each lesson will open new doors for sharing insights, art projects, and aha moments!

    KaleidoSoul Creations

    As promised, we are featuring four SoulCollage® cards from readers in each issue. Here are this month's cards.

    Holding the mouse over each picture will give you an image tag with the name and description of the card, and the artist's name and location.

    Enjoy!


    Abundance is flowing into my life. I now accept that an easy flow works better than clinging, grasping or neediness.  I need to let go & let the energy flow..... Artist: Karen, Australia. I am the one who puts the gleam in your eye. I allow you to weave thoughts, ideas, and concepts together. I allow you to touch people in ways that are unimaginable. I am the meaning. I am the magic. I surround you--always... Artist: Kathy, Florida


    I am one who suffered and died and am resurrected to New Life.  My flowers contain the Hope of 
humankind.  Pure Love--purest and deep--reaches out to all.  There is beauty in death because of The Greatest Love.... 
Artist: Marge, Illinois. I am the who took the time to find and learn the path hidden amongst lily leaves, who created stepping stones to fill in the path where there were none, and who navigated the dangerous waters to safety..... Artist: Doree, California




    Please feel free to submit one or more of your SoulCollage® cards for possible inclusion in a future issue and/or in the Gallery. You can submit your cards by sending an email to the editor.


    KaleidoSoul Notes

    This column is for note-worthy books, CD's, movies and websites, which come tested and proven worthy of our Soul Songs readers!

    Check out Sharry's Simply Silence Meditation CD, which is a timer for your meditation, yoga, prayer, or creative visualization practice. No more watching clocks or waiting for clanging timers. A brilliant idea! Thanks, Sharry!

    In Sue Volpi Gelper's website, Homeopathy Heals Harmlessly, she lovingly combines SoulCollage® with homeopathic healing and women's wellness.

    Check out Artella's Holiday Sale, where the more you spend, the more you get FREE! Artella is one of our very favorite websites because of its creative art projects, imaginative ideas, and there's just plain fun stuff everywhere!

    If you know of a website, book, cd, or movie that our Soul Songs readers would like, please send an email to Anne Marie.


    Don't miss our next issue...

    the first issue of the New Year! You can expect your next Soul Songs on January 6.
    Be the first to read about our first ever
    SoulCollage® Summer Camp Weekend Retreat,
    held in the Massachusetts Berkshires this August.
    Special discounts for KaleidoSoul readers
    will be announced.

    SoulCollage® is a trademarked process
    created by Seena Frost. For more information on Seena, the origins of SoulCollage, or SoulCollage Facilitator Training please visit her website www.soulcollage.com.

    All articles on KaleidoSoul and in this ezine
    are copyrighted
    by Anne Marie Bennett and Karen Mann, 2005,
    unless otherwise noted.
    Articles may be reprinted
    by permission only.

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