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Soul Songs

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

Issue #15 September 2006
Theme- Council Suit/Archetypes



Welcome!

Greetings, and welcome to Soul Songs, the official KaleidoSoul newsletter, and the only newsletter which features SoulCollage® ideas, resources, and artists.

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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 a cup of your favorite hot (or cold) drink and cozy up to the computer while you browse around the KaleidoSoul website.
Here's what's new and exciting in the world of SoulCollage®.

The theme of this issue is the Council Suit.
Have you read the KaleidoSoul page on Archetypes yet?




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The SoulCollage Council Suit:
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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:
  • Find a SoulCollage Facilitator near you.
  • Download the Getting Started with SoulCollage Workshop.
  • 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!


    Archetype-Anxiety

    One of the hardest things for most SoulCollagers to grasp is the concept of archetypes, and I was no exception! But I trusted the process, and Seena's words, and now (slowly but surely) it is all coming together.

    If you find yourself in the same position: struggling to understand what exactly an archetype is and which ones have been most active in your own life.... I am here to tell you one thing-- DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT!

    Just continue the process of finding images that you love, creating cards with them, and letting them speak using the I AM THE ONE WHO exercise. Eventually, I promise, you will come across one that speaks to your life in a more mystical, spirit-giving way, and that will be your first Council card!

    There are some excellent books you can use to learn more about this fascinating topic (see KaleidoSoul Notes, in the lower right column of this newsletter). You also can reference Seena's book, and the KaleidoSoul Page on the Council Suit. Or you can join us this Sunday, September 10 at 6 pm (EST) for an all-new and exciting Tele-Playshop (aka Tele-Class!) on the Council Suit.

    And don't forget... the Council Suit contains spirit guides as well. Do you have a Guardian Angel? Has a beloved pet passed away and yet you still feel a connection to him/her? Are there angels watching over you? As you search through images, keep in mind that one or more of them might represent this part of the Council Suit too!



    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.

    Click here for:

    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.

(Karen was on vacation during the production of this month's newsletter. We are reprinting one of her popular columns from a 2005 Soul Songs issue here today.)

Hidden Meanings
In Your SoulCollage Cards

  • Have you ever become aware of an aspect of an image after you've completed a card?
  • Have you ever been surprised to find something in your card that you hadn't realized you'd included?
  • Has an important "hidden" message or part of an image become apparent to you as you were gluing it down or even after the card was completed?

Then....welcome to the magic of SoulCollage and the wisdom of your subconscious!

Seena Frost (the creator of SoulCollage®) says,

...You may not know why you are choosing this image. This will be revealed to you as you create the card, as you show it to others, and as you consult and work with it over time.
A participant in one of my workshops found a wise grandmother hidden in the background of a card about her sad self. Another workshop participant found a mouth being covered by a hand (stopping her from speaking) in the background of a card about not feeling confident.

Someone else's card contained a background of an ocean filled with sharks. The SoulCollager intended it as a "menacing" background, but over time the (hungry?) sharks came to be quite an important aspect of this card about eating issues.

One woman I know had made a Peaceful Warrior card for her Council Suit. Her first interpretation of this card contained this sentence: I am the one who protects your inner and outer family/tribe. Later, she realized that lurking in the out-of-focus background there was an image of several people (her tribe!).

Take a moment to look through your deck this week and see if there are any hidden meanings just waiting there to surprise you. You might even discover a Council card that is longing toshare a special message with you.

If you'd like to share, you can do so on our Community message board. I look forward to seeing what you discover!


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 is from a SoulCollager's Council Suit.
 
 
Healer
Suit: Council
Artist: Monica
Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil

I am one who can bring sanity back to where pain has led
to near madness.

I am one who can heal your body and your soul.

I am one in whose hands you can rest your physical and emotional ailments for I will erase them and set you free.



Liberator
Suit: Council
Artist: Linda
Location: Sheffield, U.K.
.

I protect you from shadows, secure your dark memories, & free you from them. I am the Liberator, the Freedom Fighter.

I am the One who guards your locked memories; I secure your dark memories and
free you from them.
I am the One who protects you
from shadows.
I am the One who brings light.
I am the Soul Keeper, the Liberator.
I bring light into your soul and liberate you from menacing shadows and oppression, flooding your life with joy and colour.
I am the Liberator, the Freedom Fighter for your soul.



Crone
Suit: Council
Artist: Imelda
Location: Donegal, Ireland

I am one who carries the wisdom of age, who is the ancient
woman-spirit, one of strength and endurance.
I am beyond fear, so
I am one who lives with courage.
I am one who lives in the present, while carrying the knowledge of the past. I am the self you are destined to be. I am one who will
share her wisdom.
 
 
 
 
 
Fool
Suit: Council
Artist: Ruth
Location: Washington

I am One Who delights in the simple. I remind you that the race is not always to the swift.

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KaleidoSoul Notes


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



Gallery of Archetypes- An extensive list and description of over 80 archetypes. Please note that there is no "finite" list of archetypes anywhere to be found, but do read these over and see if anything strikes a chord with you.

Sacred Contracts, by Caroyn Myss. The subtitle of this one is Awakening Your Divine Potential, and I love this because that is exactly what archetypes can do for us, and Myss shows us exactly how. Through the use of vivid writing and good stories, she explains how you can identify your particular archetypes (the gatekeepers of your higher purpose) and use them to help you find out what you're here on earth to learn and do and be. Hardcover edition now on sale (SAVE $15) in the KaleidoSoul Shop. Limited quantity available... get yours today!
 
Goddesses in Everywoman, by Jean Shinoda Bolen. Discusses archetypes specific to women, including vulnerability, sister, wife, commitment maker, nurturer, daughter... and more.

The Women's Wheel of Life, by Elizabeth Davis & Carol Leonard. Subtitle: 13 Archetypes of Woman at Her Fullest Power. Goes beyond the usual womanly archetypes of maiden, mother and crone.

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Previews of
Coming Attractions...

Next month in Soul Songs,
the theme will be
Embracing Our Shadow
(How to incorporate the darker sides of our cards and our selves into the wholeness of our deck
and our lives)

Look for the next issue on
October 5!
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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 www.SoulCollage.com.
 
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.