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Soul Songs  

 

Soul Songs

Spinning the fragments of
your world into wholeness & beauty through SoulCollage®

Issue #25          July 2007

Theme- DreamWork & SoulCollage



Welcome!

Greetings, and welcome to Soul Songs, the official KaleidoSoul newsletter, and the only newsletter which features 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 or family members who will enjoy it.
 
 
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.
KaleidoSoul Cafe
Grab your favorite beverage and cozy up to the computer.
Here's what's new and exciting in the world of SoulCollage®.

 

Kaleido-Deal of the Month
July, 2007

Due to the popularity of last week's Fourth of July promotion,
we're continuing this Kaleido-Deal throughout the month of July!

Sign up for a KaleidoSoul Kindred Spirits Membership
 this month only,
and receive your choice (FR*EE!)
of any SoulCollage e-book or e-course
in the KaleidoSoul  Shop.


We'll send you an email after you sign up that will ask you what your choice is,
and then we'll send it to you....
it couldn't be easier!


NOTE: If you are already a Kindred Spirits Member,
all you have to do to receive your fr*ee e-book or e-course
is to encourage a friend to sign up for the Membership. 
If they do, you can tell us which e-book or e-course you'd like too!
More details are in your weekly issues of
Soul Treasures.


 

Sweet Dreams:
Using SoulCollage
to Find Meaning in Your Dreams



Tele-Playshop
(a playful, interactive tele-class)

with Diane Trowbridge, SoulCollage Facilitator in
North Carolina

Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2007 @ 8:30 pm EST
Duration: one hour
Location: anywhere in the world, just pick up a phone and dial!

More details... give it a try!
It's a great way to deepen your SoulCollage practice.


Note: These tele-playshops are complimentary to our Kindred Spirit Members, as are the audio recordings of them afterwards.  If you are a member, you will receive the phone number to call in Soul Treasures.



You don't need to have a blog to attend this exciting event... but there will be lots of creative workshops taught by bloggers (including SoulCollage with Anne Marie!).
Click on the image above to find out more.
Register soon.... there are a limited amount of spaces!





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!



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 process!


    Back-to-School Dreams

    I've been recording my dreams in my journal since I was in high school.  Since my mid-thirties I've been fascinated with my dreams and have noticed several recurring themes which have informed major decisions regarding my life's direction.

    And while I have no cards in my deck directly inspired by any of my dreams, I do have a short story to tell about how my sleeptime dreams have been affected by the process of SoulCollage. Read on, and make of it what you will....

    One of the major archetypes in my life is that of Teacher.  Since I was young, I have found myself in many situations that involved the sharing of knowledge, both inner and outer, with others.  In my twenties, I taught second grade.  After that, I taught teachers and administrators for several years. 

    Then I met my husband-to-be Jeff, and after a brief courtship, I moved in with him and his two children.  I left my job as consultant and threw all of my energies into creating a happy home for our new stepfamily.

    That's when the "back-to-school dreams" started.  Every September (or thereabouts), I would have at least one (usually more) dreams about teaching.  In these dreams I would be getting my classroom ready for a new group of students.  There were many variations on a theme, but I always awoke with a deep longing for and happy memories of my teaching days.

    This went on for years and years, as I worked at a variety of other jobs that didn't satisfy that basic longing for me.  Of course, I hadn't found SoulCollage yet, and I had no idea that certain archetypes were integral to the authenticity of my life.

    BUT... when I discovered SoulCollage a few years ago, I was mysteriously (or so I thought) led to leave my office job and I began facilitating SoulCollage workshops both online and in person.  I was teaching again.  The classroom was very different, but I sensed a deep and abiding "Ahhhh...." and an immense feeling of being in the right place, doing the right thing... a feeling that I had not had in a long time.

    As I furthered my practice of SoulCollage, I learned about archetypes and was able to name Teacher as one of my own.  It was then that I realized that the Back-to-School dreams had stopped.  And I haven't had one since. 

    I am certain that those dreams were little hints and reminders from this archetypal pattern in my life, little nudges to my subconscious mind that this part of me (my Teaching self) needed some time and attention.  And I'm positive that when I began teaching again (even though it was different than any teaching I'd done before), my Teaching self didn't need to send me reminders through my dreams anymore.


    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.

    Click here for:
    upcoming workshops/retreats with Anne Marie.


Soul Symphonies
 
Karen Mann is taking this month off due to her extensive traveling schedule.  Sitting in for Karen is our Guest Columnist, Krista O'Connor. an avid SoulCollager who has a website all about dreams and dreamwork: Easy Dream Interpretation.

Dreaming SoulCollage
by Krista O'Connor

As you may be aware, SoulCollage® characters are generally brought to your cards through intuitive triggers in reflection, or meditation, or looking through magazines, or just simply going about your day.

Another excellent way to do this is to collage characters that appear in your nightly dreams. Your dream characters tend to act out in scenes that portray qualities about yourself that relate directly to the current happenings in your waking life.

Your dreaming mind is truly a creative genius! It's much smarter than your waking mind and you can bet that for better or worse, the qualities being portrayed are right on target.

When I first discovered the SoulCollage® process, I didn't make the dream connection right away, but I was attracted to the idea of naming all the different aspects of myself and recognizing them in life situations. Just like you, I found this process fascinating.

One morning I woke up after a super-vivid dream about a wild woman, whom I instantly recognized as a crone archetype and my first thought was: That would make a great SoulCollage card!

Ah-ha!  I immediately went back through my recent dream journalings and saw that many of my dream people would fit perfectly in one or another of the SoulCollage suits.

As you can imagine, I was pretty exited about that and since then, I have made most of the cards in my deck from dream characters. s

This card is one I call Angel Guide
She is part of my Council Suit, and is one of my favorite Council cards!  This Angel Guide has been with me since I was a little girl and I dream of her often.  Growing up as a (nearly) deaf person...she was comfort and solace incarnate. 

You can makeSoulCollage cards from your dreams too.  Just start paying close attention to your dreams and the characters that inhabit them.  This focus will bring forth clarity in your character qualities and they will be more easily recognized.  That's really all there is to it.

Read more about working with SoulCollage and dreams.

 

 
Editor's Note: Abundant thanks to Krista for stepping in for Karen this month!  I really hope you'll visit her website and continue with your own dreamwork on your journey with SoulCollage.
   



Looking for MORE than
just a monthly newsletter about SoulCollage?

Yearning to dive DEEPER
into the mysterious waters
of your own soul?

Ready to let your creativity
take wings and FLY?


Then...
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KINDRED SPIRITS
 
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More information

The journey is yours to take!


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Upcoming SOUL SONGS
Themes/issues:

August 9, 2007- Your Inner Critic (Committee Suit)
September 6, 2007- Creativity (Any Suit)
October 4, 2007- Friendship (Community Suit)

We'd love to use
one of your SoulCollage cards
in a future issue.

Please send a reply to this email
if you have a card in your deck
that fits one of the above themes.


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       SoulCollage is a trademarked process created by Seeea Frost.

For more information on Seena, the origins of SoulCollage, or SoulCollage Facilitator Training, please visit her website.

All articles in this Soul Songs are copyrighted
by Anne Marie Bennett and Krista O'Connor, 2007,
unless otherwise noted.
Articles may be reprinted by permission only.


 

 


 

 

 

 
KaleidoSoul Creations
As promised, we are featuring four SoulCollage® cards from our readers in each issue. Please feel free to submit one of your cards for a future issue by sending a reply email to this newsletter.

In keeping with this month's theme, each card below represents (in some way) a dream or dreamwork from a SoulCollager.




Fish Full of Light
Artist: Imelda
Location: Ireland

I am one who promises you
the fulfillment of potential.

I am one who reminds you
of the need to be patient.

I am one who assures you
that the treasure will be yours.

I am one who remains with you
through all your days.






A Glimpse
Artist: Cynthia
Location: Colorado


I am one who understands now what would have been.  I am one who made choices to go another way and avoid the pain.  I am one who knows the love that was there is with me now, forever.
I am one who is ok with my decision because I have a lot of love in this life I've chosen and created.  I am one who is grateful to be allowed to see a glimse into the "why."
I am one who feels the love that would have been, as if it had been.  I am one who knows that everything happens for a reason.
I am one who is aware that our lives are not just the products of chance.
I am one who knows that the people who would have been beside me are still there in different forms.  I am one who can now put the "wonderings" behind me, because I know!





Flight to Nagasaki
Artist: Robin
Location: Virginia   

I am the one in desperate need of nurturing
and critical care. 
I am the one whose only help
came from my dreams. 
I am the one sleeping
beneath the shreds of my life.
I am the one accessing nurturance and
sustenance from the deep sea of my psyche.





Leap
 Artist: Nancy
Location: California

Come, come to the edge.
Leap!
Yes:
body first,
trust body,
trust body.
Then
mold features,
love face into being.
Love:
swing between layers,
touching stars,
touching earth.
Landing,
feet
find path,
find the way
home.


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KaleidoSoul
Notes


Note-worthy sites & resources that are proven to be worthy of our readers!

Easy Dream Interpretation- Excellent, extensive website from our guest columnist this month, Krista O'Connor.  Includes lots of freebies, as well as excellent information on interpreting your dreams, journaling with your dreams, recalling your dreams, dream characters, types of dreams.  There is also a dream dictionary and a monthly newsletter that will really enhance your own dreamwork.

Other Dream Websites- This Resources page, compiled by Krista, has an excellent list of links to other pages about dreamwork that you will find helpful.

Editor's Note: Each book below comes highly recommended by a SoulCollager (or two) on our KaleidoSoul Community Group over at Yahoo. Some of them are out of print but you can get good used copies by clicking on the links below.

Dream Finder, by Philip Dunn.  Discovering the divine through your dreams.

Dreams & Symbols: How to Understand the Meaning of Your Dreams, by Lucien Morgan

The New American Dream Dictionary, by Tom Philbin. Easy to understand, simple to use.

The Dreams of Women, by Lucy Goodison. Exploring and interpreting women's dreams. Unique book completely focused on the dream worlds of women.

Creative Dreaming, by Patricia Garfield. 
Plan and control your dreams to develop creativity, overcome fears, solve problems, and create a better self.

The Natural Artistry of Dreams, by Jill Mellick. Creative ways to bring the wisdom of dreams into your waking life.

Dream Back Your Life, by Joan Mazza.  A practical guide to dreams, daydreams and fantasies.