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Soul Songs

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

Issue #17 November 2006
Theme- The Committee Suit



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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 Committee Suit. Have you read the KaleidoSoul page
on the Committee Suit yet?




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I am the one who is the princess of the present moment. I am the one who is content to sit still and be myself. All New Tele-Playshop!
Getting to Know You:
You & Your Inner Committee

Monday November 13 @ 6 pm EST
More information here

Do you live in New Zealand ?
Have you always wanted an opportunity to attend a workshop
with a trained SoulCollage facilitator?
Well now you have the chance!!!
Karen Mann will be presenting a SoulCollage workshop
on November 25-26 in Napier.
More details will be published shortly, but in the meantime,
please contact Karen at
info@flyingcolourscreativity.com.au
to express your interest in finding out more information.



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!

    Making Committee Cards
    That Surprise Us


    One of my favorite things about SoulCollage® is making cards that totally surprise me. These surprises usually come when I make a card intuitively.

    For example, the card on the lower right called Powerful is a card that I made completely because I loved how the images looked together. It might be obvious to anyone looking at it that it's about being powerful, but it wasn't obvious to me, because that was not a quality in myself that I was owning at that time.

    Its meaning did become clear to me when I spent several minutes writing I AM THE ONE WHO... sentences from this card. And then I was able to really and truly feel a sense of my own power. I feel it every time I see this card, which is now a treasure and a delight to me.

    Another surprise I discovered within this card when I was writing with it is that there is a clock face superimposed on the globe. It may have been obvious to you when you first looked at it, but it wasn't to me. And noticing that really added to the depth of my interpretation.
    Making and working with this card has enriched my life in many ways, and I'm sure it will continue to do so the more I work with it.


    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 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.


Committee Cards for
Things We Like to Do

Often, when we make Committee cards, we spend a lot of energy focusing on parts of ourselves we'd like to change or heal or "fix". I believe that it's equally or possibly even more important to honour the parts of ourselves that bring us joy.  

 

When we make cards about things that we like doing, it acts as a reminder of our individual talents and preferences, our creativity and the inner spark inside that keeps us motivated and excited! No matter what you like doing, be it gardening, bike riding, cooking, singing, dancing, playing sports, hiking or whatever, these Committee cards can serve as a great reminder for you to make time for things you like doing and help to highlight your gifts and abilities.  

 

As well as reminding you to spend time doing "fun stuff," these cards can also teach you "bigger picture" lessons.  

 

My Creative Abandon/Joyfully Messy card says: I am the one who loves to splash paint around and get so caught up in my creative expression that mess abounds. I am the one who requires time & space to be totally me, without worrying about the mess I'm making or the presence of others. I am the one who is "reborn" through creative expression and finds joy in being me!  

 

This card reminds me that my life is busy and noisy, filled with people who "need" me. Without my own space (to make art or just to "be"), I can begin to feel stifled and claustrophobic. This card inspires me to keep working towards my dream of having my own art studio, but on a larger scale, it also reminds me how important and essential it is for me to have time & space (of any kind).

My Surfer Girl Committee member says: I am the one who loves surfing, even though I'm not that good at it yet! I love feeling connected to the ocean. I love watching the ebb and flow of the tides! I take whatever is dealt to me, making the best I can of the waves available. I'm learning to take things slowly, celebrating each small victory, enjoying each step closer to living my dream. I love the meditative solitude of just me, my board and the waves. I love the challenge and the anticipation. I love the thrills and the spills. I really am laid back as I wait for the next set! I smile and relax. I let the ocean heal me!
 

 

Metaphorically, this card could also be talking about my approach to my business, my family, my relationship, and my life- "I take whatever is dealt to me, making the best I can of "whatever" is available. I'm learning to take things slowly, celebrating each small victory, enjoying each step closer to living my dream."  

 

Not only does this card encourage me to make more time in my life for surfing, it also assists me to view my life experiences through a surfer's eyes - what a wonderful gift this is! Have you ever met a stressed-out "type A" surfer? I doubt it! They spend so much time "kicking back", waiting for the right wave (or circumstance), ever optimistic and eternally patient. This card reminds me to "hang ten" & "chill out dude"! WOW! The world sure looks different from here!  

 

I'd like to encourage you to make some Committee cards about things you like doing and see what messages they have to share with you. At the least they'll serve as a reminder to include things you love doing in your life, but more than likely, they may also share some other wisdom with you- and the really wonderful thing is that this lesson has been taught to you through experiencing and exploring joy, and not pain!


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 represents an inner voice
a SoulCollager's Committee Suit.
 
 
Happiness
Suit: Committee
Artist: Taexalia
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

I am the one who is open to blessings.
I am the one who is kissed by beauty.
I am the vibrant colours of the rainbow.
I am light and airy.




Powerful
Suit: Committee
Artist: Anne Marie
Location: Massachusetts

I am the one who is strong and powerful. I am the one who holds the world in the palm of my hand. I am the one who is powerful enough that time doesn't overwhelm me. My gift to you is a posture that contains the power to receive and to balance at the same time.



Reflect
Suit: Committee
Artist: Sonja
Location: Kansas

I am the one who reflects upon the past...
I give you insights into your present behavior and choices...
I want you to keep the past in perspective....
The past does not have a 'hold' on you and it is not static.
You CAN change the past by changing your perspective of it.
I will remember this whenever I feel pain related to old wounds.

 
Leaning Toward the Light
Suit: Committee
Artist: Karen
Location: Pennsylvania

I am the one who leans toward the light - moving a new world.
I give AND receive - I revel in my royal place...I accept gifts from the universe.
I see new paths, open portals -
doorways to the divine.
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KaleidoSoul

Notes



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



Check out the CDBaby.com site which is the best site ever to buy CD's from. Their customer service is awesome; their shipping prices are less than Amazon's; you can listen to samples of the music before you buy it; they're a big company with a great sense of humor and an excellent attitude toward their customers. All you have to do is buy there once and you'll see what I mean! Their New Age music collection is very broad, and perfect for background music while you're making those beautiful SoulCollage cards! It's music to inspire your soul.

Center for Self Leadership- this is an excellent resource for working with the "inner committee" in our minds. My therapist is trained in this process and has been working it with me for the last several months. It blends beautifully with the SoulCollage process, and has enriched my practice so much.

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Previews of
Coming Attractions...

Next month in Soul Songs,
the theme will be
Spirituality/Source.

Look for the next issue on
December 7.
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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.