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Soul Songs for- SoulCollage Newsletter January 7
January 08, 2006
Issue #7 January 7,2006


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

A special welcome to the many newcomers who've subscribed in the past month. We're glad you've joined us!

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, Soul Songs is for you.

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- Finding Images
Soul Symphonies with Karen- Intuitive Card Making
KaleidoSoul Café- SoulCollage® Weekend Retreat, KaleidoSoul Community Call
KaleidoSoul Creations- Readers' SoulCollage® cards
KaleidoSoul Notes- We Recommend...

Quote of the Month

And now let us welcome the New Year,
Full of things that have never been.

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 especially for you!

Desperately Seeking Images

Lots of newcomers (and even oldtimers like me!) are often stymied when it comes to finding images for their SoulCollage® cards. Well, magazines are a great place to start, of course, but you may be wondering where on earth you're going to find so many magazines. Here are some suggestions for places to find an abundance of FREE magazines:

  • your dentist's office
  • yard sales
  • eBay
  • the library
  • family/friends
  • school libraries
  • your doctor's office
  • any hair or nail salon
When I first started doing SoulCollage® I asked everyone I knew to save magazines for me. And now I have so many magazines, we had to create a new closet space to hold them all! I was really amazed at how happy people were to give them to me... because they didn't want to throw them away! So, put out the word that you need magazines, and I guarantee that you will receive them!

Another word about magazines- don't discriminate! You don't have to have the most expensive, slickest magazines in the world. I have found powerful images in Newsweek as well as National Geographic. Images have found me in Oprah Magazine, as well as Sports Illustrated. One isn't better than another.

Images aren't specific to certain magazines. For instance, don't think that Sports Illustrated only has photos of sports-related things. You'd be surprised the kind of images that advertisers use in all kinds of ways, in all kinds of markets.

So go ahead, be brave and daring. Pick up a magazine that you wouldn't ordinarily look through, and let yourself be surprised! And I can guarantee one thing- you'll never read a magazine the same way again!

Now, you don't have to limit yourself to magazines for your SoulCollage® card images. Here are some other places to look for images:

One more word about finding images. Seena Frost (the creator of SoulCollage®) has always urged people to let the images find you. This is an intuitive process (read more about this in Karen's column, below) and when hunting for images, it's a good idea to let your left brain take a nap for a while.

The more you do this, the easier it will be for you to allow your intuition to take over when hunting for images. Remember, if an image calls to you, don't question it or judge it... just grab it!

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 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:
    When looking for images in magazines, I found it easier to say is this me? instead of trying to figure out if I liked the image or not. It was a real growth experience for me as I found images that represented parts of myself that I'd long ago buried. And an important reminder not to judge myself for sometimes claiming images that are shadowy or even uncomfortable.
    ---from Elaine in Norwich, CT

    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.

    Intuitive SoulCollage® Card Making

    Part of the beauty of SoulCollage® is that through the images we choose, we are able to connect with our unconscious, a part of our mind that often affects our conscious behavior whether we like it or not.

    When we use our intuition to make SoulCollage®, we choose images and glue them together without understanding the meaning of the card we are making. We only know that we like the images we chose (or that chose us). It is like knowing that they are speaking to us, but in a foreign language.

    This a powerful way to connect with the subconscious. We translate this foreign language into words we can understand with the "I am the one who...." exercise, and by repeating it as often as necessary until it begins to make sense.

    Great Gifts

    For me, this is one of the wonderful gifts that the SoulCollage® process can share with us. While there is a real catharsis and honouring process in making cards with purpose and intention (ie: making a "shy child" card after spending a day holding your tongue because you felt too shy to speak), I always learn something new about myself when I make a card intuitively. This is one of the greatest gifts that SoulCollage® gives us.

    Sometimes the new self-learning comes when I do the "I am the one who..." writing with it. But sometimes it takes much longer for a cards meaning to become clear. The meanings have found me in a number of ways- through journaling, a quotation, a friend's story, a new song, an image on someone else's SoulCollage card.... or just a gradual realization over time.

    Trust the Process

    I still have cards in my deck that I don't know the meaning of...but I trust that the meaning will come eventually, so I'm okay with this.

    Soul Questions

    • Have you ever made a SoulCollage® card intuitively, without knowing the meaning of it first? If not, why not?
    • If yes, how did you discover the meaning of this card?
    • Do you currently have any cards in your deck that you don't know the meaning of? How does this feel?
    • Please share your answers (and more questions!) on the KaleidoSoul Community message board. I'll be waiting to hear your own experiences!

    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

    KaleidoSoul Café

    Grab a cup of your favorite hot drink and cozy up to the computer while you browse around our website. Here's what's new and exciting:

    • The first annual KaleidoSoul SoulCollage® Weekend Retreat- You're the first to read about it right here! Taking place in the beautiful Berkshires of Massachusettes August 11-13, 2006. Imagine having hours and hours of time just to create SoulCollage® cards and do readings! This retreat is for newcomers as well as those who are already working on their decks. Affordable, fun, rejuvenating. Click here for registration info and more details.
    • Did you make a New Year's resolution to lose weight or get more active this year? Try reading SoulCollage® and Weight Loss, and Creative Movement With SoulCollage®
    • First ever KaleidoSoul Community Call! Absolutely free to anyone who loves or is curious about SoulCollage®. February 3 @ 3 pm East Coast Time. We have tried our best to choose a time that is fairly good for those of you in many different time zones. Check out to see what time this will be in your corner of the world.

      We'll send you a phone number to call, with a special code, and all you do is dial that number on the appointed date and time, and voila! It's like a big party happening over the telephone!

      If this is successful, we will try doing it on a monthly basis, with a different topic each time. The topic of the February 3 KCC will be Questions and Answers. You will have a chance to email us your questions about SoulCollage® ahead of time, and we will use the questions as starting points for our conversation.

      If you're shy, that's okay. You don't have to speak, you can just listen!

      Please register for the February 3 KCC by sending a brief email

    • here.

      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.


      Crone. Council Suit.  I am the one who weaves the fabric of my life. I enter the third age with grace and commitment....Artist: Gail, Australia. Angry Child.  Committee Suit.  I am the one who rages against injustice. I am the one who feels the pain and speaks the truth. I am the one who gets heard.....Artist: Rachel, Oregon

      Crone.  Council Suit.  Though the seasons change as day to night, the circle turns as does your life. Your energies and interests grow, you live more like the truth you know.
Maiden, Mother and now Crone, dance with Spirit always coming home.
... Artist: Jessica, Georgia

      Joy.  Committee Suit.  I am the one who smiles when she sees brilliant colors. I am the one who loves to wonder at simple things. I am the one who is filled with joy when I bring joy to others....Artist: Shari, Missouri.

      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!

      • Love collage of any kind? Check out the colorful, overflowing-with-good-stuff site that is ZNEART
      • Someone gave me the coolest coloring book for grown-ups, called Let Silly In and I've been having a blast with it. It's by Violette in Canada and you can find her site here. She has lots of other cool stuff too.
      • Sara Post is a fellow SoulCollager and Creative Life Coach who has a beautiful website called Above the Door.
      • Looking for something fun to watch on DVD or video? Try Pleasantville! It's not just about two teenagers who find themselves in a 1950's sitcom. It's about people discovering the essence of their own souls, and their stories are told in a powerful, human, very real way. The Jeff Daniels character is actually an artist who is not allowed to paint, and watching him come into full flower as he claims his authentic artist self is beautiful.
      • I recently found the site and have been delighted with the selections and the fabulous service. You might like this CD that I found there. It's called Mandala- Creativity and Joy, by Shawndeya. It is beautiful, ethereal music to play while creating SoulCollage® cards!
      • Check out the SoulArt blog, for a wonderful sharing of several pages of SoulCollage® cards and their meanings.
      • Rachel Kitterman has a lovely website and blog, with a section on SoulCollage® worth looking at. Access both here.

      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!

      You can expect your next Soul Songs on January 27. We'll have more information on the February 3 KaleidoSoul Community Call, as well as Everything You've Always Wanted to Know About Organizing Your SoulCollage® Work.

      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

      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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