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Soul Songs
 
 Your SoulCollage Newsletter

Enabling us to sing the songs
we were born to sing
through the practice
of SoulCollage®


Issue #41       November, 2008
                                                                  Theme: Witness Cards

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.

Our intention is to fill each issue (and your life) with inspiration, soul-solace and delight.  Whether you are new to SoulCollage, or already immersed in the creation of your deck, Soul Songs is for you. 

Please feel free to forward this newsletter to any friends, colleagues, or family members who will enjoy it.

View this newsletter as a web page with complete color and graphics.
 

Soul Singing with Anne Marie

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.

Suggestions for newcomers to SoulCollage:
 
  • Find a SoulCollage Facilitator near you.

  • Download the Getting Started with SoulCollage Workshop in a Box.

  • 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 processs!


    My Transpersonal Witness Card

    I have been practicing SoulCollage for almost four years now and I finally made my Witness card a few months ago.  You can see it on my blog, Inner Surprises.

    I made it completely intuitively.  In other words, I had no idea I was making my Witness card when I created it. I was inexplicably drawn to the young man in the black coat, and then went in search of backgrounds to put him against.

    However, I felt a visceral recognition in the core of my body as soon as I saw his image in  front of  the rainbow and the light streaming down on the people in that black and white scene.  This is my Witness, I thought happily to myself.  I knew him for who he is, that part of my soul that brings me (and all of my inner parts) into consciousness, as Seena Frost says in her article on the Transpersonal Cards.
If you are new to SoulCollage, please don't worry  about making any of the Transpersonal cards right away.  I didn't!  Simply read Seena's article and the articles in this newsletter, and allow your soul to absorb as much as it wants to at this time from the Witness cards displayed here, and the information given. 

You might even want to join us in our monthly tele-class on November 19 where Mariabruna Sirabella, SoulCollage Facilitator and Facilitator Trainer in California, will help us to understand the Transpersonal Cards even more.

Continue making your SoulCollage cards intuitively, and I promise that, in time.... in your own time... your Witness will make itself known to you.


Anne Marie Bennett is a freelance writer, self- taught artist, SoulCollage® Facilitator and Facilitator Trainer 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.




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. 



When I first learned to meditate, myteacher my teacher told me to observe my thoughts flow by, like sticks andleaves floating down a stream or to imagine I was sitting at the peak of amountain, watching my thoughts drift by, like clouds. She told me to observe mythoughts, from a detached space. Not grasp at the clouds, or follow the sticks.She told me not to become too interested in these thoughts, or get caught up inthese thoughts.  She encouraged me just tonotice them and let them float by.

 

At the time I didn't realise it, but shewas teaching me to use my "Witness".  TheWitness is part of our consciousness.  Itis the part that allows us to watch ourselves, without judgement, like lookingin a mirror, seeing yourself just as you are, without any filters.  While everyone has a Witness, it is developedto differing levels in different people, and can be enhanced and strengthenedthrough spiritual practices, like meditation.

 

Seena Frost says: "The Witness is a given inevery soul.... It draws us up to higher and higher consciousness, towards thecapacity to see the play of our inner parts against the backdrop of the Source.The Witness sees without judgement."

 

As a Transpersonal card the Witness doesnot "speak" (we do not do "I am one who..."with this card) and it does not have a shadow side.  My Witness sees my inner world clearly, butdoes not get involved in interpreting or evaluating.  Seena Frost says that the Witness "...sees our unique SoulEssence manifesting diversity in the midst of DivineOneness."  

 

My Witness card is one I made intuitively,before I had heard about Seena's suggestion of making a Witness card.  Upon hearing the description of the Witness Irealised that I already had a card which represented this energy. 

My Witness card shows a woman with someceramic ducks "flying" past her face. She is "witnessing" them pass across in front of her.  Her face is passive.  She is watching and noticing, but notresponding or judging. 

To me this SoulCollagecard really captures the feeling of observing my thoughts floating by- likeclouds past a mountain, or ducks flying past in the sky.  My Witness watches "the play of my inner parts" as an impartialspectator, without comment or interpretation.

 
 

Karen Mann is an artist, art teacher, LifestyleCoach, yoga and meditation teacher, and SoulCollage® facilitator. Karen hasbeen working with SoulCollage cards for more than four years and facilitates avariety of SoulCollage Groups. Karen also runs SoulCollage Facilitator Trainingweekends. Karen offers regular workshops inMelbourneandGeelong,Australia,and is also available to travel to other regions inAustralia. For more information, orto contact Karen, please visit her website, Flying Colours Creativity.

 




           
 
Imagine creating SoulCollage cards to your heart's content for hoursand hours at a time, and in your pajamas if you want to!  Wouldn't itbe wonderful to connect with other SoulCollagers from all over thecountry?  And don't you deserve a special weekend of creativity andfun?
 

Our Fourth Annual
KaleidoSoul SoulCollage Retreat
will be held
June 25-28, 2009 (3 nights) at Rolling Ridge Retreat Center in Andover, Massachusetts.  For more information, please visit this KaleidoSoul page

And remember, if you're a Kindred Spirit Member, you'll save $50,plus be able to spread out the cost over several months.  

 


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

In keeping with this month's theme, each card below (and on the additional page) represents one SoulCollager's Transpersonal Witness Card.

 
Because the Witness Card is one of the Transpersonal Cards in a SoulCollage Deck, it does not have a "voice" (I Am The One Who...) as do the other cards in your Deck.

If you are interested in this topic, you might find Seena Frost's article on "The Transpersonal Cards of a SoulCollage Deck."




  Witness
Artist: Susan
Location: California





Witness
Artist: Marilyn
Location:Oregon
 
 



Witness
 

Artist:Alison

Location:Australia
 
 
 
 
 
 

Witness
Artist:Toni
Location: Oregon



  

To see more
SoulCollage Witness cards
from our readers

please visit
this KaleidoSoul page.




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


Future themes include:
The Winter Holidays
SoulEssence- Transpersonal Card
Humor








KaleidoSoul Notes

Noteworthy resources for anyone interested in SoulCollage

 
 
 
Facilitator Trainings: Information about content and dates/locations of upcoming trainings of SoulCollage Facilitators.




SoulCollage 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.
 


Tele-Classes- These are fun, interactive tele-classes that are easily accessed from anywhere in the world. 

October's tele-class is  called:

The Transpersonal Cards:
Unraveling the Mystery

with Mariabruna Sirabella, SoulCollage Facilitator in California. There are more details on this KaleidoSoul page.




Kindred Spirits-
Join our fast-growing worldwide membership of people who put the "soul" in SoulCollage! Receive a weekly newsletter all about SoulCollage, advance notice of new SoulCollage materials, half- price discounts on all e-courses and e-books in the KaleidoSoul Shop. And more!


SoulCollage® is a trademarked process created by Seena B. Frost.  Formore 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 inmaterials which have been bought by or given to the SoulCollage cardmaker. These collaged cards are used only for the cardmaker's own innerexploration. SoulCollage cards are not sold, traded, bartered, orcopied (except as a back-up for the cardmakers own use) as is stated inthe "Principles of SoulCollage®." Where SoulCollage cards are available to be seen byothers, it is for the purposes either of demonstrating the SoulCollageprocess or of sharing the cardmakers' inner process in the context ofcommunity. 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 2008, 
by Anne Marie Bennett
and Karen Mann.
Articles may be reprinted by permission only.