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Soul Songs
 Your SoulCollage Newsletter

Enabling us to sing the songs
we were born to sing
through the practice
of SoulCollage®

Issue #36       June, 2008
                                                             Theme: Loving Our Bodies


Greetings, and welcome to Soul Songs, the official KaleidoSoul Newsletter, and the only monthly newsletter that focuses exclusively on SoulCollage ideas, resources and artists.

Our intention is to fill each issue (and your life) with inspiration, soul-solace 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 newsletter to any friends, colleagues, or family members who will enjoy it.

View this newsletter as a web page with complete color and graphics.

Soul Singing with Anne Marie

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.

Suggestions for newcomers to SoulCollage:
  • Find a SoulCollage Facilitator near you.

  • Download the Getting Started with SoulCollage Workshop in a Box.

  • Visit KaleidoSoul and click on What is SoulCollage, SoulCollage Deck, and Making the Cards on the left menu.

  • Seena Frost is the one who created SoulCollage®. Visit Seena's website and see what four cards come up for you in the automatic reading, then read some of Seena's articles.

  • Read Seena's book, SoulCollage.

  • Listen to Seena's CD, Introduction to SoulCollage.

  • Don't forget to take it easy and always, always trust the processs!

    My Bodacious Bod

    I created this SoulCollage card (above and to the right) to honor the part of me who loves my body no matter what I look like and who walks with confidence no matter how much I weigh.  I was originally drawn to the 3 central images and the card literally flew together and created itself.

    Now let me make it clear that I don't always walk like this, and I don't always love my body unconditionally.  I have struggled for years with emotional eating and a poor body image. 

    But I keep this card in my deck to remind me that this part of me does indeed exist, even though it has been given little attention for so long. 

    I encourage you in the months ahead to listen to your own inner voices.  Is there a part of you who is proud of your beautiful body, no matter what it looks like, no matter what scars it shows or how many wrinkles it is blessed with?  Honor that part with a card.

    There are so many ways to love our bodies, using the SoulCollage process.  We'll be discussing and practicing some of them during this month's KaleidoSoul Tele-Class, and I hope (with every fiber and muscle and inch of my bodacious bod) that you'll be able to join us!

    Here are some books that have helped me on my own journey of increasing love (bit by precious bit) for my own body:

    Fit From Within: 101 Simple Secrets to Change Your Body and Your Life, by Victoria Moran

    If the Buddha Came to Dinner: How to Nourish Your Body to Awaken Your Spirit, by Hale Sofia Schatz.

    Divining the Body: Reclaim the Holiness of Your Physical Self, by Jan Phillips

    Weight Wisdom: Affirmations to Free You from Food and Body Concerns, by Kathleen Burns Kingsbury.

    Sweat Your Prayers: Movement as Spiritual Practice, by Gabrielle Roth

    Body Prayers: Finding Body Peace, A Journey of Self-Acceptance, by Rebecca Ruggles Radcliffe

Anne Marie Bennett is a freelance writer, self- taught artist and SoulCollage® facilitator 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.

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

Loving My Body: A SoulCollage Reading

Like many women around the world, I have struggled for a number of years with being overweight and I have watched my weight fluctuate up and down through a mix of emotional eating, fad dieting and occasional exercise.  One very powerful SoulCollage reading I did addressed the question "Which Neters will support me to lose weight and keep it off?"

This reading provided one of those great "aha" moments... clarifying that my focus should not be on my "weight problem."  Instead my attention should be directed towards becoming healthy as well as embracing, loving and caring for my body.

Here are the 3 cards that I drew in this reading:


Read Karen's entirearticle and see her SoulCollage cards that she drew in this reading on this KaleidoSoulpage.

Karen Mann is an artist, art teacher, Lifestyle Coach, yoga andmeditation teacher, and SoulCollage® facilitator. Karen has beenworking with SoulCollage cards for more than two years and facilitatesa variety of SoulCollage Groups. She also works with individuals. Karenis based in Melbourne, Australia. For more information, or to contactKaren, please visit her website,
Flying Colours Creativity.

What's a Soul Sisters Circle? It's a group of 10 women who have one thing in common: a passion for SoulCollage.

Thereare two Circles to choose from, and each Circle willconsist of the same 10 women "meeting" via telephone for one hour, fivetimes throughout this summer.

The Circleswill be facilitated by Anne Marie Bennett. There will be settopics for each Circle Meeting, but each group is welcome to changethose in any way they choose.

Thesetele-calls are so easy to access. After you sign up, we'll send you aphone number and access code that will connect us all together on thephone. All you need to access the calls is a land line telephone!

Ifyou have SoulCollage cards that you want to share with your SoulSisters, you can email them to me ahead of time and I'll put them on aweb page, or you can put them in your KaleidoSoul Yahoo Group photoalbum.

Note: You need to be a KaleidoSoul Kindred Spirit Member in order to join one of our two very special Summer Soul Sisters Circles.  There is more information about becoming a Kindred Spirit Member on this KaleidoSoul page.


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, 2008, 
by Anne Marie Bennett and Karen Mann.
Articles may be reprinted by permission only.


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

In keeping with this month's theme, each card below represents one SoulCollager's expression of body-love.

  My Bodacious Bod
Suit: Committee
Artist: Anne MarieLocation: Massachusetts

I am the one who loves my body just as it is.
I am the one who walks
with confidence and joy.
I am the one who loves
how my body feels.
I am the one who
struts my stuff!


Body Lover
Suit: Committee
Artist: Ginette

Location: Alberta, Canada

 Iam the one who joyfully nurtures my body with loving care. I am the one whochooses life-giving and nourishing foods to feed myself.  I am the one whomoves and stretches my body to keep it strong and flexible. I am the one thatfeels truly at home in my body.


Suit: Committee

Artist: Laurie
Location: Pennsylvania

I am the one who worships beauty, thinnessand blondness, and who tramples on, oppresses and violates myself because I do not meet these artificial and plastic standards.
I am also the one who is trampled on and oppressed by my own ideas of what
I should look like. I am downtrodden to the point where I cannot look up 
and see my own beauty and wholeness.  I have done it to myself, butone day soon I too will stand up and worship, not thinness, blondness and beauty, but my inner wholeness,
courage and strength.

Suit: Committee
 Artist: Liz
Location: Australia
I am the one who recognizes
my curves.
I am the one who accepts
my wrinkles.
I am the one who loves me.
I want you to accept
and love yourself.
You are unique and a
very important person
in the universe.

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

Future themes include:
Death Archetype,
Soul Essence

KaleidoSoul Notes

Noteworthy resources for anyone interested in SoulCollage

SoulCollage 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.

Kindred Spirits- Join our fast-growing worldwide membership of people who put the "soul" in SoulCollage! Receive a weekly newsletter all about SoulCollage, advance notice of new SoulCollage materials, half- price discounts on all e-courses and e-books in the KaleidoSoul Shop. And more!

Tele-Classes- These are fun, interactive tele-classes that are easily accessed from anywhere in the world.  June's tele-class is all about Our Bodacious Bodies, with Anne Marie Bennett, SoulCollage Facilitator in Massachusetts. There are more details on this KaleidoSoul page.

SoulCollage Weekend Retreats:

Imagine creating SoulCollage cards to your heart's content for hours and hours at a time, and in your pajamas if you want to!  Wouldn't it be wonderful to connect with other SoulCollagers from all over the country?  And don't you deserve a special weekend of creativity and fun?  Our annual 2009 SoulCollage Retreat will be announced soon... so stay tuned for more information,  coming soon to this KaleidoSoul page.

Facilitator Trainings: Information about content and dates/locations of upcoming trainings of SoulCollage Facilitators. Current locations are: California,  Maryland, North Carolina, and Massachusetts