Soul Songs: Your SoulCollage NewsletterSoul Songs
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Issue #111   September 2014 Theme:  Intuition
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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.


It's always with excitement that I wake up in the morning wondering what my intuitor will toss us to me like gifts from the sea.
                                    – Jonas Salk

What's Intuition Got To Do With It?

The answer in a nutshell: Absolutely Everything!

Intuition is a main player in my inner world when it comes to any writing or art project that I undertake. I made this SoulCollage® card to honor the part of me who listens within and follows my own inner voice of wisdom. Does your own intuitive voice sound like this?

I am the one who closes my eyes and leans back into the sea-green ocean of my own inner knowing. I am the one who faces the light, whose feet are grounded in the sweet white flowers that blossom in my soul. I am the one who is grounded in my own sense of self and in the Divine, at the same time. I am the one who follows the light of my own knowing. I am the one who "sees" better when my eyes are closed.

I give you internal and external light that leads your way. I give you confidence and deep contentment whenever you follow this light of inner knowing.

I want you to lean back and trust, to relax and know that you will always be led in the right direction if you follow the light of your own inner wisdom.

Absolutely amazing things happen when I really hear and apply the wisdom that this part of me gives to me. I feel led to take a SoulCollage® workshop and what I learn there changes my life in myriad ways. I follow this inner voice when it whispers to me to work on my member's newsletter early this week, and then am glad I did because later in the week things get really crazy and I have no time to work on it then. I hear my intuitive voice suggest stopping by a certain café one morning, and I do it even though another part of me logically tries to tell me I can't afford an hour away from my desk drinking coffee. But once I am there, I see an old friend I've been meaning to get in touch with, and we have a spirit-lifting conversation that changes the outlook of my whole week.

Try getting in touch with your own intuition and watch amazing things (big and small) begin to happen in your own creative life! Pay attention to this inner whispering the next time you start creating a SoulCollage® card. You can trust your own intuitive self!

Suggestion: In order to really get in touch with your own intuitive voice, it helps to spend some time each day in silence, listening. Try practicing silence each day this week (even if it's only for one minute). Notice if this makes it easier to hear your own intuitive inner voice throughout your week.
 


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, an elderly cat and one youthful dog who keeps them all young. You can read more about how SoulCollage® assisted her on her cancer journey on her website SOS Cancer Journeys.
 
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Guest Columnist: Kat Kirby


I'm Kat Kirby, Art Therapist and SoulCollage® Facilitator and Trainer from Prescott, AZ. I work with people in recovery from addictions and eating disorders, and share my passion for SoulCollage® wherever and whenever I can. I am excited to be writing for Soul Songs, and hope you find that my words inspire you to create a new card or two!

Intuition

"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift."
                           --- Albert Einstein

"...have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, everything else is secondary."
                           --- Steve Jobs

What is intuition? How do you describe it? Does everyone have it? How do we know?

Intuition is often thought of as knowledge from within. It's the ability to understand something immediately without needing conscious reasoning.

We all have "gut feelings" from time to time. Our instincts hit us first in our bodies, often telling us what we need to know before our consciousness catches up. Those gut feelings are our intuition talking to us.

Our dreams tap into our intuition while we sleep, often sharing with us some unacknowledged truth or insight we may not have noticed during our waking time.

Did you know that intuitions get better with practice? Since intuition is about the brain's ability to pick up on certain recurring patterns, with practice, we can improve our intuitive abilities. And, interestingly, people can be intuitive about one thing (example: chess) and as clueless as the average person about another.

SoulCollage®, as we know, is an intuitive process. Seena Frost, birth mother of this process, talks about the "3 I's": Imagination, Intuition, Images. She says,

"Images attract the attention of the right side of our brains, and when there are only images, this intuitive side stays in charge and will go deeper into the uncharted territory of the psyche. It is this side of our brain that can see the whole picture at once and surprise us with wise answers that seem to come from some deeper place."

So with our SoulCollage® practice, we are constantly practicing and improving our intuition!

Here are 2 cards from my SoulCollage® Deck that speak to the subject of Intuition.

  1. Sixth Chakra Companions Card – Jack Rabbit
  2. Intuition – Council

Jack Rabbit says "I Am One Who knows how to detect danger, and how to enter in to the stillness of solitude and sacred space. I encourage you to follow your intuition, to pay attention, to listen and then decide what course of action you will take. Engage the powers of the moon."


Intuition – "I Am One Who holds all the knowledge and intuition within my hands, heart, and head. I see from all angles, and feel things before knowing what they are about. Although I am mysterious and often unknown, I am here, right in the palms of your hands."

How do you use your intuition? Do you get those gut feelings? If so, do you act on them or ignore them? There is so much to be gained by "trusting the process," and trusting our intuition.


Kat Kirby is a Registered Art Therapist, SoulCollage® Facilitator and Trainer. She leads creative workshops and retreats throughout the US and abroad. Kat has been working with SoulCollage® since 2006 and believes strongly in the healing power of the arts. For more information about Kat's SoulCollage® workshops, trainings, and retreats, please visit her website, 2 Kat Studios.
 

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

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




Wise and Clear
Committee Suit
Judy
Massachusetts

I am one who pierces the veils of illusion, seeking clarity for the roads ahead.
The gift I give you is wisdom, born of higher perspective.
What I want from you is focus, so you may capture the guidance meant to ease your way toward the truth that is already in your knowing.





Insight
Council Suit
John
Australia
California

I Am The One Who sees all.
I am your insight.
I am the one who has crystal clear vision and unwavering faith that what you see is the absolute truth for you.
I am the one who sees from many different perspectives.
I am the one who is unfaltering in my perceptions.
I am the one who sees the butterflies dancing for you.





Intuition
Council Suit
Melisa
Canada

I am the one who sees.
I am the one who is in tune with the universe.
I see what others cannot, or do not, see.
I am open to the collective unconscious.
When the universe speaks, I listen.





Ajna - 6th Chakra
Companions Suit
Karen
California

I am One Who is your higher intuition companion.
I guide you in taking your learning from experiences and putting them into perspective.
I bring the ability to separate reality from fantasy.
Call on me when you want to receive guidance and tune into your higher Self.


 


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

Future themes include:

October: Autumn Archetype
November: Committee Suit

 

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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All articles in SOUL SONGS are copyrighted 2014,
by Anne Marie Bennett and
Cat Caracelo, Imelda Maguire,
Kat Kirby, or Catherine Anderson.
Articles may be reprinted by permission only.