Soul Songs: Your SoulCollage NewsletterSoulSongs
Your SoulCollage® Newsletter

Enabling us to sing the songs
we were born to sing
through the practice
of SoulCollage®
Issue #58   April, 2010      Theme: 5th Chakra Companions

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

King of the Throat Chakra

Given my natural attraction to cats, I wasn't surprised when Lion showed up as one of my animal totems! He is directly related to my 5th Chakra center, the Throat, which focuses on self-expression, communication, and truth.

Instead of writing an essay about Lion, I've decided to share with you Lion's words directly:

Who are you?
I am the one who is King of the jungle, king of the forest, king of all that is. I am the one who is both gentle and ferocious.

I am the one who roars when I have need to roar and who is silent when silence is demanded.

I am the one whose eyes have seen all and know all. I am the one who is called Aslan in your favorite children's book.

I am the one of wisdom, strength, gentleness and courage.

What do you have to give me?
I give you strength and courage. I give you the ability to roar, the inner peace and centered-ness to be silent, and the wisdom to know when each is called for.

I give you Power and Authority and Wisdom.

What do you want from me?
I want you to be still for a moment and feel the power of life roaring through you. This power, this energy, is always there, always inside of you, surrounding you. I want you to notice it, feel it, grasp it, claim it, and allow it to transform you.

Notes From Daily Readings Where Lion Showed Up:

4/2006- Daily Reading - I am the one who is strong and at ease with my own strength. I am the one who is totally at ease with who I am. My message for you today is this: be comfortable with all of your many strengths. Be yourself.

4/2007- Daily Reading - I am the one who is the Grand Parent of the cats you so dearly love in your daily life. I am the one who helps you rise above daily worries and fears, who carries you above the clouds and closer to the Sun. My message for you today is this: take my energy with you into all of your relationships. What needs to be said? Say it. Ask yourself, and others, the questions that need to be asked. Answer them. Allow the answers to come forth. I am the energy of your throat chakra. Allow my energy to open this area of your body so that your voice can be heard, and given and received in love.

2/2008- Daily Reading - I am the one who is full of ferocious strength. I am the one who roars in order to be heard. I am the one who knows when to roar and when to be silent. My message for you today is this: Loosen up your own throat chakra today, and in these coming days. Look at how you are holding back your words, your feelings, your self-expression. Give yourself permission to be heard. Use my roar! And use my knowing of when to roar and when to be silent.

Anne Marie Bennett is a freelance writer, self-taught artist, SoulCollage® Facilitator and Facilitator Trainer who trained with Seena Frost. Her background is elementary education, computer software training, writing, and mixed media art. She lives, laughs, writes, and sings (and makes her own SoulCollage® cards!) in Beverly, MA. More of Anne Marie's cards/interpretations are available on her blog, Inner Surprises.

Our Next Tele-Class

Creating a SoulCollage® Practice, with Anne Marie Bennett - SoulCollage® Facilitator and Facilitator Trainer in Massachusetts.
Anne Marie will share some thoughts and ideas on using SoulCollage® in various ways to create a daily (or weekly, or monthly) practice. Bring your Deck with you to this call because we will actually practice a few very short activities that you can incorporate into your practice. Also, please bring your own ideas to share because there will be lots of open time for group sharing and brainstorming!

Anne Marie has been practicing SoulCollage® since 2005. For more information, please visit KaleidoSoul.

Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2010

7:00 pm Eastern, 6:00 pm Central,
5 pm Mountain, 4 pm Pacific,
1 pm Hawaiian, midnight in London,
Thursday 10:00 am in Melbourne Australia
and Thursday 12 noon in New Zealand
Soul Symphonies with Karen

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 cards & are ready to discover the symphony of voices inside of you and around you. 

Animal Totems

The Companion Suit in the SoulCollage deck assists us to reconnect with the energy of animals and nature, and to connect with the power and lessons that the animal kingdom can teach us.

As you "meet" your animal guides who are connected with each of your chakras, spend some time really getting to know each one. Embrace the energy and the unique lessons that each animal has to share with you.

Research your animal companion to find out what unique attributes they have to share with you. Look at its body, lifestyle and habitat and see what resonates with you.

Ideas for getting to know your Companion Animals:
  • How does the animal move?
  • Where does the animal live?
  • What are its habits?
  • What does it look like?
  • How does it defend itself?
  • What does it eat and how does it hunt for food?
  • What are its mating habits and how does it raise its young?
  • What can I learn from mythology and folklore?
  • What are the positive and negative aspects of this animal?
  • What sounds does it make?
  • What element (air, water, fire or earth) is it related to?

Further Information

I have certainly deepened my understanding of myself through the exploration of my Chakra Companions. If you're interested in this topic, please read myAnimal Totems Article on KaleidoSoul. You'll see more examples of my Companions SoulCollage Cards, along with how each one has deepened my own knowledge of my Self. I really encourage you to get into research mode and spend some time getting to know your Companion animals. It is a wonderful way to learn more about yourself and the world around you too.

Karen Mann is an artist, art teacher, Lifestyle Coach, yoga and meditation teacher, and SoulCollage® facilitator. Karen has been working with SoulCollage® cards for more than four years and facilitates a variety of SoulCollage® Groups. Karen also runs SoulCollage® Facilitator Training weekends. Karen offers regular workshops in Melbourne and Geelong, Australia, and is also available to travel to other regions in Australia. For more information, or to contact Karen, please visit her website,Flying Colours Creativity.

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

Each card below is one SoulCollager's expression of their 5th Chakra Companions. 

5th Chakra Giraffe

I Am One Who listens and speaks. There is no coincidence that my place is between your heart and your wise mind, for when you communicate through me, both these realms are equally present. I have a long neck and will stick it out vulnerably in order to share what is in my heart and hear what is in another's. I look from a vantage point above the turmoil, searching for what is truly needed and perceiving what the long-term consequences may be. With little voice for boasting, I listen more than I speak, and when I do it is in deep gratitude. I am strong, tall, and confident.


Ruth Anna

I am the one who knows the power of speech. I am the one who unintentionally intimidates others, and so power must be controlled and used wisely. I give you the gift of teaching, the gift of connection, the gift of speaking truth to power. Speak only when necessary. Draw on power sparingly. Remember that the most powerful need not display their power at all. Many will be intimidated even though you do not intend it.

New York

I am the one who is your Throat Chakra. I am the brash voice. I take in everything. I eat the dead and the corn.

Sing Your Song

I am the one who has no other assignment than to sing my song... I bask in the beauty and freedom of expressing my soul's voice... with purity and ease... no restraints... no ego... just my moment to moment song. I'm the expression of your soul's vitality... and I awaken that in others when I speak or sing.

Speaking My Truth

I am the one who speaks from ancient wisdom, from remembrance of the past to the future. I am free to express myself without fear. I am comfortable with my feelings. I am the one who sticks my neck out to speak authentically, and with sincerity. I am graceful and loving in my words. I am the one who speaks my truth.

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

Future themes include:
Community Suit: Children
Sixth Chakra Companions
7th Chakra Companions

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Noteworthy resources for anyone interested in SoulCollage®

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

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