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Soul Songs

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

Issue #14 August 2006
Theme- Personal Growth & Healing


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Here's what's new and exciting in the world of SoulCollage®.

The theme of this issue is Personal Growth and Healing.
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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:
Emotional Growth & Healing
With SoulCollage

SoulCollage has been a key player in the emotional growth and healing that has come to me in the last year and a half. The very first cards I made enabled me to reach within for the strength and courage to leave a job I'd been at for ten years, but had long since outgrown. I didn't know any of this when I made those first cards.... but the inner voices were very clear at expressing their feelings and wishes in the form of SoulCollage.

Leaving that job freed up my creative time and energy so that I could focus on facilitating SoulCollage workshops in New England, as well as creating KaleidoSoul, which has proved to be an online resource and international grounding point for so many people on the SoulCollage journey.

As I began making more and more cards, I realized that there were two areas of my life that desperately needed healing: my weight, and my journey with breast cancer three years prior to finding SoulCollage.

Weight & Body Image Issues

The process of SoulCollage (fun and nonthreatening) was just the impetus I needed to begin dialoguing with the inner parts of me who had something to say about my weight. It has been a long, slow journey, but the heaviness is finally, slowly, leaving me, and so is the extra weight.

Breast Cancer

Although I had survived nine months of breast cancer surgeries and treatments in 2002, and even written a book about it, (Bright Side of the Road), I realized that there were some parts of me who still had something to say about that whole experience.

Some of those Inner Committee Members were extremely fearful of the cancer returning. Some were really angry about how my body had changed during the surgeries and treatments. As I listened more closely to these voices, and honored them each with a SoulCollage card, I was able to make peace with them. My breast cancer SoulCollage cards and interpretations are shown here.
I made this SoulCollage card (see above) intuitively but realized when it was done that this is my Council Survivor card and you can read what it had to say to me on the link mentioned in the above paragraph.

SoulCollage, The Creative Healer

Having worked intimately with the SoulCollage process myself for almost two years, plus having worked with hundreds of people in SoulCollage Workshops during the past year and a half.... I really believe that there isn't any situation too big for SoulCollage.

SoulCollage can work with you to heal sorrow, grief, anger, rage, fear, and a broken past. SoulCollage can be a creative partner on your own life journey, no matter where that journey takes you. Are you ready to begin?


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

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.

Personal Growth & Healing
I have successfully used the SoulCollage® process to help me with my own quest for personal growth and healing. To do this, I enter a card-making session with the intention of exploring a particular healing or personal growth aspect. I then make cards intuitively, allowing the images to combine and tell me what I need to know to continue my healing journey. The resulting cards have assisted me to become a healthier, more balanced individual.

Money and Weight Issues

In the case of my "Abundance Overflowing" card (see left), I had set the intention to explore my (ongoing) financial issues. After finishing this card I realised that some of the patterns on the card were actually bowls of food! This opened up a whole new aspect of this card and illustrated the relationship between my intense need for financial security, my addiction to food, and my inability to lose weight.

After I saw the bowls of food on this card I wrote:
I am the one who is allowing abundance to flow into my life. I understand that an easy flow is better than grasping, clinging and being "needy". Food & body weight issues are related to abundance... if I hold onto everything too tightly I will not be able to "let go" of my extra weight. I believe there is enough for me! I don't need to eat till I'm full!!! I don't need to try too hard in order for money to come my way... Let go... let it flow... it's all happening exactly as it should!!!!

Since making this SoulCollage card and seeing the connection between not being able to lose weight & my "grasping" need for financial security, I have become more balanced in both aspects of my life.
Healing from Headaches

I have two names for this card (see above) which I made to explore a more physical type of healing. I call it either Thank You for my Headaches or Power to Heal my Own Body. I made this card during a time when headaches were an almost daily feature in my life. When I began making this card I was very angry and upset. I didn't want to be someone who experienced constant neck pain, headaches and regular migraines. I was really seeking answers
The resulting card taught me so much about why I got headaches and also how to heal them!

Some of my writing with this card included:

I am the one who has a choice about getting headaches. If I look after myself properly I will not be unwell. My headaches are here to teach me to find balance in my life. I have a choice in this situation. I know how to heal myself! I can look at this positively, look after myself, and make the necessary changes in my life. I am NOT a victim here! I can make changes that help myself!" 

Since making this card, the frequency of my headaches has greatly decreased. I now pay special attention when I get a headache. I look to see what is out of balance in my life, then take action to change the situation. My headaches now serve as a warning signal for me.

After years of treating the "symptom" of the headache, I was now learning to treat the cause. I learnt a new way of approaching my life and my health that I don't believe I would have been able to learn in any other way at that time.

Galileo said "You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself." Through making SoulCollage cards I have found a way to access healing answers for myself. I have found a way to connect with my intuitive healing wisdom and have also learned to care for myself in the unique way that I need!

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 two years and facilitates a variety of SoulCollage Groups. She also works with individuals. Karen is based in Melbourne, Australia. For more information, or to contact Karen, please visit her website, Flying Colours Creativity.
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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 has helped someone with personal growth or inner healing in some way.
Suit: Committee
Artist: Sandra
Location: Washington

I am the one who is emotionally balanced.




Suit: Committee
Artist: Alia
Location: North Carolina
I am the one who climbs out of the womb of despair towards luminosity.


Dugong Dreaming
Suit: Companions
Artist: Toni
Location: New Zealand

I AM THE ONE WHO seeks the knowledge and truth for this journey.


I AM ONE WHO listens to the gentle guidance given and submerges in its sublime depths.


I AM ONE WHO stands proud,tall and unyielding in the face of adversity.


Suit: Committee
Artist: Renee
Location: Massachusetts

I am the one who is consumed within the fire of rage.

KaleidoSoul Notes

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

Collage for Self-Discovery- Shelley Klammer's site and Card Gallery offers an exciting look at how other forms of collage can also be used for personal growth and healing.

Deep Trance Now- This site is dedicated to the infinite love, power and wisdom within each of us. Excellent site to use in tandem with your SoulCollage inner work. I am currently using three of the subliminal CD's in the weight reduction section and am seeing changes happen slowly, but surely! Thousands of titles to choose from also in these categories: Healing, Stopping Addictions, Mental & Emotional Well-Being, Creative Expression, Physical Image, Sexuality, Financial Abundance, and Spiritual Growth.

The Bright Side- This site is full of resources and information focused on emotional well-being. Also helpful if you or someone you love is suffering from depression, emotional crisis, or mental illness. And besides, don't you just love a website called The Bright Side?

Reach.Dabble.Shine- A self-help resource that encourages you to reach for what resonates, dabble until you come alive and shine, so that others may find their way. You'll find tips, articles, daily inspirational quotes, online groups, coaching services, Resistance Toys and other products designed to support you in remembering how to feel good again, most of the time, about most things, without taking yourself too seriously.


Previews of
Coming Attractions...

Next month in Soul Songs,
the theme will be
The Council Suit
(archetypes & spirit guides).

Look for the next issue on September 7!


SoulCollage® is a trademarked process created by Seena Frost.
For more information on Seena,
the origins of SoulCollage, or SoulCollage Facilitator Training, please visit her website
All articles in Soul Songs are copyrighted by Anne Marie Bennett and Karen Mann, 2006, unless otherwise noted. Articles may be reprinted by permission only.

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