Soul Songs: Your SoulCollage NewsletterSoul Songs
Your SoulCollage® Newsletter

Enabling us to sing the songs
we were born to sing
through the practice
of SoulCollage®
Issue #153  March 2018 Theme:  Spring
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Greetings, and welcome to Soul Songs, the official KaleidoSoul Newsletter, and the only monthly newsletter that focuses exclusively on SoulCollage® ideas, resources and artists.

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

Who I am is a child of the universe.
My soul has a place that cannot be shaken
by external events.
Rooted in Spirit, my soul is ever-cherished,
ever-known, and beloved.

~ Julia Cameron



Rooted, Grounded, Growing

I am thinking of the daffodils I planted when we first moved into this house in 1995. Not having the world's greenest thumb, I read several books and consulted with my mother-in-law (who does have the world's greenest thumb!) before buying the bulbs and digging the holes “just so.” I must have planted 30 or 40 of them in the border garden in front of our house.

The first year, it was glorious! In April, an ocean of buttery yellow flowers came to life in my front yard. I was so pleased with myself. But every year after that, there were less and less daffodils blooming. I'm told that moles and other little critters eat the bulbs. However, there is one daffodil that still blooms even now, all these years later. The same daffodil!

I don't know why the moles have left this one alone year after year, but I still feel the same joy every spring when it steadfastly pushes its way through the fresh spring soil, seeming to smile at me with its soft creamy petals.

It reminds me that there is something within me that continues to blossom and grow, day in and day out, no matter what “weather” happens around it, or what “moles” are present. I strongly believe that that growth happens because I am rooted and grounded in Spirit and in my own powerful SoulEssence.

I also believe that there is a Force larger than me that nurtures all growing things, including me. This came clear to me when I made this card, completely intuitively. Once I started to ask this Being some questions (which is how we start a relationship with a Neter), after a while she told me “I am the Cosmic Gardener.” Enough said! She is the one who breathes life into every living thing, and nurtures its growth.

I love drawing her in a reading because she always has something to say about how I’m growing, or what kind of change is occurring around me.


Anne Marie Bennett is a writer, self-taught artist, website goddess, cancer survivor, and SoulCollage® Facilitator / Trainer who was mentored directly by Seena Frost. In 2005, she fell in love with SoulCollage® and was inspired to use her professional experience along with Internet technology as a means to serve the world by putting SoulCollage® "out there" in a really big way with KaleidoSoul. Anne Marie lives in eastern Massachusetts with her middle-aged husband, an elderly dog and two adolescent felines who keep them all young. You can read more about how SoulCollage® assisted her on her cancer journey on her website SOS Cancer Journeys. Anne Marie's newest book, Through the Eyes of SoulCollage® is now available.


 
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The Magical Metaphysical World of Your Intuitive Ability

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Trustworthy intuition is something we’re all born with; each of us has a finely-tuned system of extra-sensory ability that shines into our lives from the wisdom of the soul. Yours is a custom designed navigation system, that only you can understand.

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Come prepared to laugh, to listen to your intuition with your entire body, and to find a new relationship with yourself and your cards.

Have your cards handy for new prompts and intuition exercises.

Lisa M. Miller, M.A; ERYT is a mind-body health specialist and Soul Collage® facilitator, who leads workshops and retreats. For students, she brings to life ancient wisdom teachings that provide a map for human happiness and balance today. Lisa is a chakra health scholar and energy medicine healer with 19 years of study and experience, and holds certifications from The Chopra Center in meditation, and in Ayurveda. Find out more about Lisa at her website Lisa Miller Beautiful Day.


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Sunday March 25, 2018
 

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  THANKS TO CATHERINE ANDERSON
I would like to thank Catherine Anderson for her six years of service as one of our regular Soul Songs writers. She has decided to let go of this aspect of her service as a Facilitator and I'm happy to report that Marti Beddoe (Facilitator in Illinois) has stepped up to join our team.

Thank you dear Catherine, for all these six years of lovely columns that you have shared with our readers... I know their lives (and decks) are the richer for it!

I hope that you all will continue to support Catherine’s creative work in the world by visiting her website, Creative Pilgrimage. Note: Her “products” page is especially awesome for SoulCollagers!
Guest Columnist: Cat Caracelo

I am Cat Caracelo, M.A., a SoulCollage® facilitator, depth coach, guidess and artist from Petaluma, California, offering my work individually and in global teaching forums. This column is for all of you who are exploring your creativity and are ready to discover more depth in your SoulCollage® journey.


Seeds of Spring

As Winter turns toward Spring, sap loosens and begins to rise.

There is a sense of Spring coming long before it lands. It often winks and beckons, teasing us as the light begins to shift. While each season offers a rich entering place, awakening to Spring excites the body, senses become attuned to the growing energy deep within. As the earth warms, we welcome a fresh start.

You are beginning again.

It is time to sow the seeds of spring. This is especially true for those of us who create. Our inner inspirations begin to transform inertia into action. We feel ourselves unfurling, stretching limbs and opening, as we begin to unfold and grow.

There came a time when the risk to remain in the bud
was more painful than
the risk it took to bloom.

~Anaïs Nin

Just like the greening of the earth we too are pushing ourselves up to the surface and into the world. That first shoot through the snow offers us an opportunity to connect and feel the freedom of new territory. Our buds of potential quicken, tightly held as they are awaiting the moment to warm and crack open. Over time we blossom, discovering a brilliant new way of being.

Spring Equinox, in the Northern Hemisphere, is on March 20th 2018. This day invites us to explore the essence of a new season. How will you meet the Spring?   

Find your own personal connection to this year’s Spring. Each season of life comes to meet you, and it is brand new. Notice what is opening or brand new in your creative life. Become more aware, listening within, to what needs to be planted, or supplanted.

Where are you seeding your creative life? Explore the energies that need tending. What wants to be organized and realigned to serve the next stage of Spring?



Spring will be experienced by traveling within its edges.
Begin to slip into Spring. Create with the energies and rhythms of the coming season:

  • What is the color of your Spring?
  • What is rising inside of you?
  • How are you awakening?
  • Where are seeds being planted in your art and life?
This is the time to tend the garden that is Y O U - consider how much new growth will occur if you pay careful attention to your needs in this season.

May you be inspired by the coming Spring!


Cat Caracelo, M.A. is a Depth Coach and SoulCollage® Facilitator since 2007, working with expressive arts and transformative process guiding individuals and groups internationally. Cat is the founder of JourneyPath Institute and JourneyCircles™ Process. Her dynamic Mythos Journey + Quest eCourses and retreats offer transformative process and mythic themes designed to explore ones own stories, seeking healing and expand possibility. Please visit Cat’s website to find articles and information about depth coaching, classes, training programs and retreats.


 
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KaleidoSoul Creations
As promised, we are featuring SoulCollage® cards from our readers in each issue.

Each card below is a card from one SoulCollager's Deck that represents Spring.



Spring
Council Suit
Debrah
Australia

I am the season of dawning light, new life, new birth, and new hope. I am lushness, fruitfulness and fertility. I am hope, promise and potential. I encourage you to all kinds of artistic and creative endeavours. I give you freshness, newness, brilliance and sparkle. I want you to do some spring cleaning within yourself - cast off that which you no longer need! Be imaginative, inspired, innovative and creative. Say “YES” to life!





Ostara
Community
Alice
Illinois

I am the one who starts anew with the growth and splendor of the season. I am the one who holds the balance between light and dark, and fertility and growth.


 


Twinkle
Committee Suit
Lucila
Italy

I Am One Who comes out of the snake's skin and turns his life into sparkling and marvelous gems.





Bursting with Inspiration
Suit Unknown
Becky
Washington

I am one who bursts with inspiration in nature and as the sun shines into my soul. I am one who thrives in the spring time and anytime the sun touches my eyes and heart.





Celebrating Spring
Suit Unknown
Judy
Massachusetts

I am the one who celebrates the newness of spring and the unfolding of my own beauty. Each day, may I reveal my true and divine nature.





New Beginnings
Council Suit
Michele
Arizona

I am the change-maker, bringing new ways of seeing and creating. I may come as a storm, or might quietly make a small, but fresh, start.





Child of the 70’s
Committee Suit
Kathryn
Louisiana

I Am the One Who is flourishing now as a woman in (the Spring of) her 60’s decade. I Am the One Who drops the changing leaves of adolescent insecurities, the fears of being different, the dread of not fitting in and the embarrassed hot face of anger when left out. I Am the One Who wears the blossom of possibilities, the flower of uniqueness and the dress of my Coming Out Self. I Am the One Who, as I contemplate that Self, observe that all I need is Within and I rejoice.





Spring
Council Suit
Linda
New York

I am the one who brings you hope and possibility. I am the one who holds the promise of all things born and yet to be born. I am the one who reminds you of all that is being prepared even in the depths of winter. I am the one who reminds you that "Spring has come again - The earth is like a child who knows poems by heart." (Rainer Marie Rilke)





You Do You
Council Suit: The Rememberer
Chigoke
Georgia

I am one who reminds you to stay in rhythm with the season. Now that it's Spring, "You Do You." I'm talking about an all outdoor-in the garden spiritual regeneration. Reconnect to yourself, revitalize your essence, stand still, be quiet and allow your soul to flourish. Ladybug message: Tis the season. Remember how warm and sunny it feels to return home to yourself.

 



Please feel free to submit one of your cards for a future issue by sending a reply email to this newsletter.

Future themes include:

  April:  Our Five Senses
  May: Trust
 
 
KaleidoSoul Notes
KaleidoSoul Notes

Noteworthy resources for anyone interested in SoulCollage®

 
Facilitator TrainingsFacilitator Trainings: Information about content and dates/locations of upcoming trainings of SoulCollage® Facilitators.

SoulCollage websiteSoulCollage website - Seena Frost created the process of SoulCollage®, and this is her website.

KaleidoSoul - Spinning the fragments of your world into wholeness and beauty through SoulCollage®.

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Upcoming SoulCollage® Facilitator Training

ONTARIO, CANADA

SoulCollage® Facilitator Training
Guelph, Ontario, Canada

May 4-7, 2018
Facilitator: Mariabruna Sirabella


Interested in sharing SoulCollage® with others and deepening your understanding of your personal practice? Join us for SoulCollage® Facilitator Training in Guelph Ontario this May for an informative and transformative experience. The training prepares participants to share SoulCollage® with others through groups, workshops, classes and other professional applications.

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Upcoming SoulCollage® Retreats


MASSACHUSETTS

Myth, Magic & Storytelling with SoulCollage®
Westfield, Massachusetts

April 13-15, 2018
Facilitator: Anne Boedecker, Gail Byrnes


Are you ready to take your SoulCollage® practice to a new level? Would you like to explore using your cards to tell your own story? Join Anne Boedecker and Gail Byrnes for an intensive weekend retreat, expertly designed to guide you deeper into the magic and mystery of SoulCollage®. This retreat will weave together journal-writing and SoulCollage® card-making to stimulate your creativity and strengthen your connection with yourself and others. Using your cards and journal-writing exercises you will be able to unearth and expose your familial and cultural myths and rewrite your personal narrative to find new meaning. Through this process you can reclaim the richness of your heritage and let go of stories that no longer suit you. Payment plan available.

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ENGLAND

Goddess Retreat 2018
Glastonbury & Cornwall, UK

April 26 - May 7, 2018
Facilitator: Cat Caracelo


Follow the ancient pathways to a place where myth and memory connect, where the landscape is a mirror of the soul. Join a small circle of women to journey to sacred sites, engage with the lands, explore the earth-based energies, honor the Goddess and reflect experience with expressive and expansive art, SoulCollage® and more. Twelve-day all-inclusive retreat offers two extraordinary homes, with grounds, spa, chef-prepared dinners, sacred sites and dedicated creative space. Payment plan is available.

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ILLINOIS

Playing with a Full Deck:
Embracing Life's Journey with Joy & Wisdom

Chicago, Illinois

April 27-29, 2018
Facilitator: Michele Manos


This transformative weekend focuses on our life stories, exploring the pathways, gifts, miracles, diversions and guidance that lead us to wisdom and joy. Embark on a heartfelt, many-layered biographical review to honor your gifts and unique journey. Using a timeline of your life, and your SoulCollage® deck, you’ll create a visual memoir of your path to becoming your genuine self. Identify and integrate a spectrum of influences including historical events, cultural icons, the arts, helpful souls. Imagine the soundtrack, montage or bibliography of your life. Weave your phases of life into the intricate tapestry that is YOU!

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CANADA

The Three Faces of Silence
Guelph, Ontario, Canada

April 27-29, 2018
Facilitator: Mariabruna Sirabella


Mariabruna offers for the first time in Canada a silent retreat on the transpersonal dimension of the three SoulCollage® cards: Source, SoulEssence and Witness. Through card making, poetry, music, connection to Nature and the practice of silence, you will offer yourself an opportunity to touch the sacred dimension of life and regenerate your body and spirit. You will find welcoming community in this retreat regardless of whether you follow a spiritual or religious path, or have extensive practice with SoulCollage®. Loyola House is a place of peace, with a world-renowned reputation. When you register, your single room is automatically reserved. For all inquiries please email Barbara Susan Booth rather than the retreat center.

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ILLINOIS

Walking the Beauty Way
Darien, Illinois

May 3-6, 2018
Facilitator: Marti Beddoe

Both new and seasoned SoulCollagers are welcome to this serene time of renewal and contemplation. Supported by a nurturing circle of women, you will explore the Neter of Beauty through the practices of SoulCollage® and meditation. You will connect with 11 other shining souls who, like you, are committed to serving as a positive influence in the midst of our challenging times. You will be guided to create an art-form that is your personal expression of the healing power of Beauty. In addition, you will learn some practical and potent practices to sustain your soul as you continue Walking the Beauty Way after the retreat.
$50 discount extended through February 28.  8 seats still open!

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MASSACHUSETTS

Inner Gardening with SoulCollage®
Westfield, Massachusetts

May 5-6, 2018
Facilitator: Anne Marie Bennett, John Pacheco


Where do you want to create growth in your own life? Would you like some ideas for nurturing your inner growth? Do you want to learn how small seeds can produce a bountiful harvest for your inner garden? Please join the brother/sister team of John Pacheco and Anne Marie Bennett at this restful, soul-full, creative weekend workshop. Using gardening metaphors along with SoulCollage® card making, journaling, and guided imagery, we will explore planning, planting, and tending your own inner garden, to harvest the rewards of your inner work. Green thumbs not necessary... this is inner gardening!

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PORTUGAL

Altered Books in Portugal: Exploring Words and Images
Tomar, Portugal
September 12-16, 2018
Facilitator: Kat Kirby, Linda Woolfson

Join us for five days of creative heaven, creating altered books at a beautiful retreat center in central Portugal. Explore this enjoyable type of mixed media artwork. Transform a book from its original shape into something rich and expressive, filled with your personal creative choices and styles. Enhance your SoulCollage® experience by discovering new facets of your creativity, then use your altered book to work with your deck! Experiment and play with papers, paints, texture, words, and symbols. Kat and Linda are experienced SoulCollage® Facilitators who are combining their love of creativity to bring you this unique experience in their favorite part of the world.

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MEXICO

Day of the Dead Retreat
Oaxaca, Mexico
November 1-5, 2018
Facilitator: Nancy Clingan

Besides SoulCollage® card making, we will take a tour with Foundation EnVia to a pueblo cemetery, guided by a woman who is supported by a micro-finance loan to support her own business. The cost is $650 for retreat, tours and other workshops. Modest but comfortable, attractive accommodations and delicious meals are all included. I'm happy to advise and help with getting to our guest house. There will be a few extra workshops including cooking a traditional Mexican dinner together and painting (bring your own white cotton tee shirt or scarf) with natural dyes with an expert.

Email Nancy for more info

 

ITALY

La Dolce Vita- Goddess Retreat in Italy
Tuscany, Italy

May 5-15, 2019
Facilitator: Cat Caracelo


Join Cat for Spring in Tuscany where we will stay in a beautiful villa with a small circle of amazing visionary, artistic and wholehearted women! Dance with La Dolce Vita and seek the wisdom of the Goddess: Diana, Minerva, Melusina, whose ancient Etruscan names and energies are held in the heart of this land. We will work with SoulCollage®, mixed media and layered process as we connect with the expression of the divine feminine. We will visit sacred springs, mythic gardens, inspired environments and sultry seas, beautiful places in Tuscany, as well as Florence and Siena - where we will explore alchemical energy, artistry and vision as reflected in the dreamscapes of the ancient, renaissance and modern artists.

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Just look for whatever SoulCollage® topic you are interested in,
and read to your heart's content!


SoulCollage® is a trademarked process created by Seena B. Frost.
For more information about Seena and the origins of SoulCollage®, please visit her website


SoulCollage® cards are made either from one's own art or from images found in materials which have been bought by or given to the SoulCollage® card maker. These collaged cards are used only for the cardmaker's own inner exploration. SoulCollage® cards are not sold, traded, bartered, or copied (except as a back-up for the cardmakers own use) as is stated in the "Principles of SoulCollage®." Where SoulCollage® cards are available to be seen by others, it is for the purposes either of demonstrating the SoulCollage® process or of sharing the cardmakers' inner process in the context of community. SoulCollage® is grateful to the artists and photographers who make this deep awakening process possible and in all ways SoulCollage® seeks to be respectful of their rights.

 
All articles in SOUL SONGS are copyrighted 2018,
by Anne Marie Bennett and
Catherine Anderson, Cat Caracelo, or Linda Woolfson.
Articles may be reprinted by permission only.