Soul Songs: Your SoulCollage NewsletterSoul Songs
Your SoulCollage® Newsletter

Enabling us to sing the songs
we were born to sing
through the practice
of SoulCollage®
Issue #74   August 2011 Theme: Money
Welcome!

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

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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.



I am taking time off this month from my Soul Songs writing, due to my surgery and recovery time. I do have a lot to say about this topic, though, so stay tuned!

I also want to take this time and space to say a warm and heartfelt THANK YOU to Karen Mann for the last 6 years of monthly columns she has written for us in Soul Songs. I have continually felt honored and blessed that she has chosen to share her stories and her wisdom (not to mention her beautiful SoulCollage® cards!) here with us every month. Karen, you are my Soul Sister on the other side of the world, and I am grateful for your presence in my life and in the SoulCollage® community.

We are very fortunate, also, that four of our SoulCollage® Facilitator Trainers have agreed to be future Guest Columnists in the space that Karen's column occupied, below. These Guest Columnists will be: Cat Meehan Caracelo (California), Imelda Maguire (Ireland), Kat Kirby (California) and Catherine Anderson (North Carolina). We are all really looking forward to reading theirs stories and seeing their cards.

Recommended Reading on the Spiritual Aspects of Money:

Money, Meaning and Beyond, by Andrea J. Lee

Real Prosperity, by Lynn Robinson

Relax Into Wealth, by Alan Cohen


 
Anne Marie Bennett is a writer, self-taught artist, website goddess, cancer survivor, and SoulCollage® Facilitator / Trainer who was mentored directly by Seena Frost. In 2005, she fell in love with SoulCollage® and was inspired to use her professional experience along with Internet technology as a means to serve the world by putting SoulCollage® "out there" in a really big way with KaleidoSoul. Anne Marie lives in eastern Massachusetts with her middle-aged husband, two elderly cats and one youthful dog who keeps them all young. You can read more about her on her website annemariebennett.com or on her blogs Inner Surprises, and Standing Still.
 
 OUR NEXT TELE-CLASS
 

Led by Guest Presenter: Michele Bailey-Lessirard,
SoulCollage® Facilitator in Florida
During this class, Michele will take us through a series of simple steps to explore the energy of money using the Money Breakthrough Method® and the SoulCollage® process. As a certified coach in this method, her joy is working with spirit-rich women, helping them expand their brilliance and gifts into a clear message so they can heal more people, live a prosperous life and help their clients do the same.

Please visit this page now for more information!

Michele Bailey-Lessirard is Founder and Director of the Global Alliance of Shamanic Women Entrepreneurs. Michele is a shamanic astrologer and wisdom teacher, a stargazing mid-century modern woman who loves exploring new frontiers. She is a trained SoulCollage® facilitator and a certified coach in the Kendall SummerHawk's Money Breakthrough Method®. You can visit Michele at As We Connect.

Please visit this page now for more information.
We hope you'll join us!
 

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. 



My Last Column

The more you are willing to trust yourself and take risks to follow your inner guidance, the more money you will have! The universe will pay you to be yourself and do what you really love! --- Shakti Gawain

This quote, which has been an inspiration to me over the years, has started to mean even more to me over the last few months as the focus of my business has begun to shift. More and more I am becoming excited about my Stop Weighting, Start Living program, and as this program starts to occupy my time, my creativity (so many ideas!) and my passion (I can talk & talk & talk about it), my inner guidance has been prompting me to change some aspects of my business and my life. Some of these changes have been quite dramatic, and have felt quite risky... and others have just felt "right," with a real sense of relief after they have been implemented.

One change that I've been "guided" to make is to resign from my role as regular columnist for this newsletter. It has been an interesting process, making the decision to finish up with this column. I must say it has been something that has been at the back of my mind for a while, but has taken me a while to get courageous enough to take this step! I'm not stepping back from writing this column because I no longer use SoulCollage®, in fact it is an integral part of my Stop Weighting, Start Living program. Nor is it because Anne Marie and I have had a falling out. On the contrary, our friendship and sense of colleagueship and support for each other is as strong as ever.

I am ending this column simply because my intuition tells me it is time.

There is no real logic behind this decision. In fact, logic may tell me that if I am starting a new program which uses SoulCollage®, I am best to keep writing a regular column about SoulCollage® and therefore keep people aware of who I am and the programs I am running... but my inner guidance tells me this is not the case. I "know" it is time to write my last article and say goodbye to Soul Songs (although I will still be reading it!).

As I start to reach the end of the article, I would like to express gratitude. Thanks to Anne Marie for inviting me to write this column. Back in 2005, when Anne Marie started this newsletter, I never could have imagined what a big role it would play in my life. Each month, for more than 5 years, I have learned about myself and stretched myself to explore new ways of using SoulCollage®, as I looked for something interesting to share with you. I would also like to thank you, the readers of this column, who have told me over the years that what I've written has made a difference to you. I feel so honored to have had the opportunity to share a little of myself with you, and so humbled to have been a part of your lives.

As this stage of my life (and my business) draws to a close, I know that while it feels risky, this is definitely the right next step for me. If there's anything I hope you have taken from my previous columns about SoulCollage®, it is that when we "trust the process," we will be guided to end up exactly where we are meant to be. I trust that as I follow my inner guidance and take some risks to develop and simplify my business, the universe will pay me to be myself and do what I love! Thanks again for being part of this journey!

PS This is not the end of my writing about my experiences with SoulCollage®. If you are interested in hearing more about the next phase of my journey, please sign up for notifications from my blog, which will explore blockages around food, weight, dieting and body image.
 
 
 
Karen Mann is an artist, art teacher, Lifestyle Coach, FasterEFT Practitioner and SoulCollage® Facilitator and Trainer. Karen has been working with SoulCollage® since 2004. Karen offers regular workshops in Melbourne and Geelong, Australia and also runs SoulCollage® Facilitator Training weekends. Karen's passion is using SoulCollage® combined with FasterEFT to help others to gently remove unconscious blockages around food, weight and dieting. For more information, or to contact Karen, please visit her website, Flying Colours Creativity or her blog Stop Weighting, Start Living.

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

Each card below is a card that represents the Money from one SoulCollager's Deck.  
  

 


My Money Relationship
Committee Suit
Nancy
North Carolina

I Am One Who...

...appreciates the abundance
of money in my life;
uses her money with integrity;
enjoys sharing the wealth;
and knows that I have everything I need before I need it.
Don't let money stop you
from following your dreams.
If it's right for you
the money will be there
for you.




Growing a Nest Egg
Committee Suit
Laurie
California

I am the one who takes the time to build my nest egg with care.




Weathering Financial Storms
Committee Suit
Bernadette
Canada

I Am The One Who has weathered financial storms and sees a bright future ahead.




After Retirement
Committee
Stephanie
Maine

I am the one who is worried-- "Will there be enough money when I retire?"

I am the one who doesn't like to gamble with finances, who always pays my bills, and who thinks about the unexpected expense.

I am the one who knows I have never gone hungry or been homeless or without health care.

I am the little pig that built his house so the wolf could not huff and puff and blow the house down and eat me.

All I can do is be responsible and trust that my needs will be met.


 


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: Family
Animal Companions: Earth
Music/Musicians

 
 

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.


SoulCollage websiteSoulCollage 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®.


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Upcoming SoulCollage® Retreats
NEW MEXICO
 

SoulCollage® at Ghost Ranch
Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, New Mexico
October 2-8, 2011
Facilitator: Kat Kirby


Immerse yourself in the soul-satisfying process of SoulCollage® for a wonderful week in the beautiful landscape of northern New Mexico. This is Georgia O'Keeffe country, where she lived and painted. Discover your soul's true voice as you enter the beautiful world of imagery and intuition. You will learn how you can consult your cards for self-exploration and understanding. The SoulCollage® process recognizes the One-ness of our existence as well as the Many parts of ourselves. This workshop is perfect for beginners and for those who have already started their SoulCollage® journey. Kat Kirby, Registered Art Therapist, SoulCollage® Facilitator and Trainer, and workshop leader from San Diego, will be your guide.

Registration Info Here



MASSACHUSETTS
 

SoulCollage® - Doorway to Your Inner Wisdom
Rowe, MA
October 21-23, 2011
Facilitator: Maggie Cahoon


Fall foliage, SoulCollage® card making and readings, ritual and ceremony, fun and laughter. Please join us for a SoulCollage® retreat at Rowe Conference Center in the beautiful Berkshire mountains of western MA. We will dive deep into delicious card-making and we'll learn how to access information hidden within the cards. Through this process of soul tending, you are invited to give visual expression to the unique parts of your life and discover and nourish the seeds of your destiny. No previous artistic experience is necessary to create magnificent cards. For beginners as well as experienced SoulCollagers. Come fall in love with your cards and yourself!

Registration Info Here



HAWAII
 

Women's SoulCollage® Retreat
Kihei, Hawaii
November 2-7, 2011
Facilitator: Rona Smith and Suzy Allegra


Explore inner life in Paradise! If you want to re-energize your creative soul, discover your deepest being, and have a fun, meaningful vacation, this is for you!

At our retreat, you will:
  • Gain clarity, understanding, and acceptance
  • Find direction and inner strengths
  • Discover the myths of Hawaii to broaden your scope of helpful neters
  • Learn rituals created exclusively for our retreat
Spend five days exploring your inner world, while you discover magical Maui. Smell the fragrant air, stroll the beautiful beaches, dip in the warm Pacific and walk an evocative labyrinth. This will be a retreat you will never forget!

Registration Info Here
 

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 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 2011,
by Anne Marie Bennett and Karen Mann.
Articles may be reprinted by permission only.