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 #60   June, 2010      Theme: 6th Chakra Animal Companions
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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.


How Dolphin Claimed Me

I have always been drawn to dolphins, even as a little girl. In my 30's (long before I knew about SoulCollage®) I was on a cruise with my husband and opted in for an excursion/adventure of swimming with dolphins. What a magical moment it was to look "my" dolphin in the eye and touch its silvery skin.

The week before my mother died in 2004, I happened to be reading Madeleine L'Engle's A Ring of Endless Light,  and was totally captured by the intuitive nature of the dolphin. Also, there were many messages for me in that book about communicating with other beings in ways beyond words, which was just what I needed to be hearing as my mother lay in a coma from a series of strokes.

Soon after she died, I discovered SoulCollage® and when I heard about the animal companions, I knew immediately that Dolphin had claimed me for his own. Somehow I just "knew" that he resides in my 6th chakra energy center, located in the center of my forehead, or third eye.

Who are you?  I am the one who is the prince (and princess!) of the seas. I am the one who smiles, who laughs, who knows. I am the one who rides the waves in pleasure and delight. I am the one who loves to play, who can "talk" to humans, who knows what others are feeling just by listening to their thoughts. I am the one who knows that communication exists on many, many levels.

What do you have to give me?  I give you freedom from time constraints, freedom from past and future, freedom to remember this present moment.

What do you want from me?  I want you to slow down, to take the time to play a little each day, to remember your outer "tribe" of playmates and to let go of all inner and outer judgments and to give yourself permission to play often.
 

 
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.
 

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Soul Symphonies with Karen

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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. 


 
6th Chakra Companion

My companion animal for my 6th chakra (third eye) is Pelican. When I "saw" this companion while using the creative visualisation on pg 38-42 of the Soulcollage® book, I did not feel any direct affinity with this bird at first. Over time, however, childhood memory of an encounter with this bird shed some light on one of the reasons why this companion animal surfaced for me

In my memory as a four year old, I'm standing to have my photo taken next to a pelican. The pelican was taller than me, but I was brave... until, just after the photo was "snapped" (pun intended), the pelican "snapped" its beak at me. I was so scared, I ran crying into the arms of my mum, and have been a bit scared of pelicans (and other large birds) ever since.

If I look at what wisdom this memory has to share with me about my third eye chakra, I see that there could be some correlation between my reticence in trusting my intuition (one of the attributes relating to this chakra) and my experience with this bird, which really scared me and shook my trust.

As an adult, I do not trust my intuition as often as I could or as early as I might. Sometimes I don't take any action if a just have a gentle inkling or a feeling that something should be done. Often it will take a major event, "snapping" me to attention. Unfortunately the major event often needs to be traumatic to attract my attention- it could be anything from illness to a car accident to an argument with someone. After I have been "snapped" to attention, I often realise that my intuition had been telling me something wasn't quite right or needed to change for a while... I just hadn't been paying attention.

One of the messages I get from Pelican is:

I am the one who assists you to listen to your intuition and follow your instincts. If you trust that little voice inside, you can avoid some of the scary stuff. Sometimes it is through the sheer ignoring of your own hunches that you end up in "trouble." I encourage you to pay attention to what your gut is telling you and act on it. Trust in your intuition and you really will achieve great things.

My childhood memory of Pelican has helped me connect with some of the wisdom that this companion has to share with me. I am now learning to pay more attention to my intuition and take action earlier, before something scares me into action.

I wonder if you look at your companion animals if you will find any that you have had a real life experience with or some sort of memory surrounding it?

For example, you might have Dog as a companion and you were bitten as a child. Or maybe Horse is one of your companion, and you always wanted one but you never got to have one? Or perhaps Leopard as a companion, and your aunt used to always wear leopard print clothing.

It doesn't need to make any logical sense, just let any associations with one of your companions arise, and see if they add anything to your understanding of this chakra and yourself.



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

Each card below is one SC's expression of their 6th Chakra Animal Companions.  
  


Judy
Sacred Intuition
Massachusetts

I am the one who sees in the dark- sensing, feeling, opening to inner sight where the warm depth of my soul is dark yet reveals internal truths. I am one who sees the soft white light of a wise essence, whose presence is a secret and yet I understand. I am the one who soars upwards on pure white wings to seek my true self and when I see her there is only love, only light, only a vast, eternal spaciousness and the only wisdom I have ever wanted to know.


 


6th Chakra Dolphin
Rhonda
Washington

I am your Third Eye, seat of wisdom, intuition and clarity.





6th Chakra Owl
Carrie
Wisconsin

I am one who can see in the darkness. The night is my friend and companion. It is here, from this place, that I see and understand As it is above, so it is below.





6th Chakra Owl
Imelda
Ireland

I am one who awakens in darkness and knows. I am one whose intuition is strong. I am the owl of strength. I am the owl of silence. I am one who can stay silent, waiting for an answer. I am patient. I am one who answers to no-one, who chooses my flight-path by instinct. I am one who came to you last year as a gift. I am your brother.





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


Future themes include:
Anger 
7th Chakra Companions
Illness
Fear
Celebration

 
 

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.


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


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All articles in SOUL SONGS are copyrighted 2010,
by Anne Marie Bennett and Karen Mann.
Articles may be reprinted by permission only.
 
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