Soul Songs: Your SoulCollage NewsletterSoulSongs
Your SoulCollage® Newsletter

Enabling us to sing the songs
we were born to sing
through the practice
of SoulCollage®
Issue #65  November, 2010 Theme:  Celebration 
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. 

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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.

 
Celebrating with SoulCollage®

SoulCollage® has a lot to celebrate this month. After many years of inward movement and growth within our community, it is now expanding outward into the world in a very big way. Three things are happening this month in the SoulCollage® world that are giving ALL of us cause for deep soul celebration.

1. The publication of Seena Frost's new book, SoulCollage® Evolving.

2. The keynote presentation that Seena will give the first weekend in November at the American Art Therapy Association Conference in Sacramento, California.

3. The number (hopefully 50+) of one-minute "I Love SoulCollage®..." videos that are being uploaded into our SoulCollage TV Channel on YouTube.

I urge each of you to spend a few moments in silence after reading this issue, and really (really!) feel in your body, mind and soul your own sense of celebration for the gift that SoulCollage® is, has been, and will continue to be in your own life. And then rejoice! Smile! Flip through a stack of images and choose some that reflect your feeling of celebration. Make a card in honor of this shift that SoulCollage® is undergoing. Laugh! And don't forget to pass on the gift.  
 

 
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.
 
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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. 




Celebrating Your Friends

As I sat down to write this column on the theme of celebration, I have found that what I am drawn to write about is not at all what I imagined my column on celebration to be about. I am however, trusting the process and will write about my recent experiences and realizations.

In the past couple of month two friends have been badly injured in accidents, and are still terribly unwell. Another friend has died, after many years of illness. This has all proven to be quite unsettling for me. I am in my thirties and have been very lucky that illness, injury and death have not touched my life very often. Over these last weeks I have reflected on how quickly one's life can change and how we need to take more opportunities to enjoy each moment and each day and also how we should make sure that those around us know how much we love and appreciate them.
 
I believe that within our SoulCollage® decks we have a wonderful opportunity to celebrate those who love and inspire us, by making Community cards. Making a SoulCollage® card to represent the people in your life who inspire you and have made a difference in your world is a great way to honor your relationships with others.

As I sat at the funeral of my friend the other day and heard people speak about how they felt about her, I really hoped that they had expressed their appreciation and love to that friend while she was alive. I was reminded how precious each person in my life is and was inspired to let them know how I feel about them. I also felt a renewed calling to make some more Community Cards to celebrate and honor those people in my life who I love dearly.

Seena Frost, creator of the SoulCollage® process, regularly reminds us how important the Community Suit is. Seena draws a Community Card as part of her daily SoulCollage® practice, and I now feel inspired to make this part of my regular practice also.
 
The other day, when drawing a card at random from my deck as part of a SoulCollage® Reading, I drew my Community card for Anne Marie Bennett (founder of KaleidoSoul.com) and I was reminded how blessed I felt having Anne Marie in my life. I sent Anne Marie an email and told her she had appeared in my reading and how grateful I was for her friendship and support. It was wonderful to share with Anne Marie how blessed I feel to have her in my life. We then had a wonderful email conversation that honored and celebrated our friendship.

Anna Cummins said:

Do not save your loving speeches
For your friends till they are dead;
Do not write them on their tombstones,
Speak them rather now instead.

I encourage you to let those in your life who you cherish know how you feel. Celebrate your relationships and your connections now, in this very moment. If you feel inspired to, you may like to spend some time adding to your Community Suit and celebrating your loved ones in their own SoulCollage® card. You may even like to add drawing a Community Card to your regular SoulCollage practice.

 

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 four years and facilitates a variety of SoulCollage® Groups. Karen also runs SoulCollage® Facilitator Training weekends. Karen offers regular workshops in Melbourne and Geelong, Australia, and is also available to travel to other regions in Australia. For more information, or to contact Karen, please visit her website,Flying Colours Creativity.
 

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

Each card below is one SoulCollager's expression of Celebration.  
  

Birthday Girl
Nicky
California

I am the one who is filled with ecstatic joy. I am the birthday girl. I am the one who manifests delight through opulent color and the sound of every heart beat. I am the one who gathers friends to drum and dance and take a chance. My heart is open wide to gather all the blessings bestowed upon this sacred day of celebration.

 

Celebrate Life
Glenda
Minnesota

I am one who celebrates the gift of life. I am the one who celebrates the sun upon my face and my dancing feet upon the earth.



Eat Pray Love
Donna
New York

I am the one who follows my stomach, spirit and heart. I am the one who was lost but now is found. I am the one who is free to be me.



Fire Dancing
Nora
Oregon

I am one who dances in the ashes. I am one who spins in the flame and is not consumed. I am one who flies to the other side of sorrow. I am one who pilfers the devouring fire of creation. I am one who celebrates the blaze. I am one who dances.


To see several more SoulCollage® cards on Celebration, 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:
Creativity
Community Suit: Ancestors
Fear
Animal Companions: Air
 
 

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®.


Kindred Spirits Join our fast-growing worldwide membership of people who put the "soul" in SoulCollage®!
BLESSING BUNDLE WINNERS:
Congratulations to the October 2010 winners of our 2 beautiful Blessing Bundles:

Diane Anderson from Colorado
Stacy Lieberman from New Jersey
 Upcoming SoulCollage® Retreats

CALIFORNIA


Soul Quest : Adventure Into Awareness Through Silence
Pine Manor Retreat Center, Lake Elsinore, CA
November 3 - 7, 2010
Facilitator: Gail Warner, MA, MFT


This retreat is housed in silence. Awakening awareness will begin with each person setting his or her INTENTIONS. Then take time to "empty the FRIDGE" - evaluate what needs to be tossed out to make room for something you want in your life but have no space for. Pathways to discovery will include INQUIRY, ENGAGMENT, and CELEBRATION and will be explored through your choice of modalities, including SoulCollage®, journaling, sand tray, sacred conversations, meditation and silence.

Interested? Visit this page now.


MASSACHUSETTS


Pure Bliss: Self Care Using the Expressive Arts
Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health
Lenox, Massachusetts
February 16-18, 2011
Facilitator: Anne Marie Bennett, Gabrielle Javier-Cerulli & Susan Stratton

Do you want to bring into awareness aspects of yourself that you sense are there but can't clearly see? Now is your chance to engage and awaken those aspects through creative exercises designed to take you on a journey of self-discovery. Dive into your inner world in a reflective two-night retreat focused on relaxation, self-expression, and pure enjoyment. We'll dive into SoulCollage®, paint, draw and build sculptures in a sand tray, and enjoy creative exploration in a healthy, fun, safe community setting.

Interested? Call Kripalu at 1-866-200-5203 or visit this page of the Kripalu website. 


Expanding Our Soul Work with SoulCollage®: A 3 Night Retreat for Women
Rolling Ridge Retreat Center, Andover MA
June 15 - 18, 2011
Facilitators: Anne Marie Bennett, Anne Boedecker

There will be LOTS of time for card making, sharing our SoulCollage® cards and card making ideas, as well as doing readings with our Decks. The card making tables will be set up round the clock all three days, so you can make SoulCollage® cards while breakout sessions are going on, in the middle of the night, and in your jammies by the light of the moon if you want! The focus of our breakout sessions during this retreat will be using our cards to deepen our soul work. We'll be building relationships with our cards as we work with them in various ways: writing, movement, and readings. Kindred Spirits save $50. Early bird deadline November 15, 2010.

Interested?  Visit this KaleidoSoul page now.


CONNECTICUT


The Three Faces of Silence: The Transpersonal Cards
Willimantic, Connecticut
July 22-24, 2011
Facilitator: Seena Frost and Mariabruna Sirabella


This is a weekend of reflection, contemplation, and silence in an atmosphere of peace and tranquility. This silent retreat will be a time of honoring the Transpersonal Dimension as we take inspiration from the three silent cards of Source, SoulEssence, and Witness. It will be a sacred time of connecting with Spirit through poetry, music, reflections, and an extended period of silence. Come and let your soul expand as you rekindle your connection to the Source! Early bird discount: Register before December 15, 2010 and save $90.  A retreat led by Seena on the East coast will fill up quickly. Sign up now and reserve your spot! Only 20 spaces available. Registration Deadline: January 1.

Interested? Contact Barbara, bmmarston@yahoo.com, or visit this page of the SoulCollage® website.

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Just look for whatever SoulCollage® topic you are interested in,
and read to your heart's content!


 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 2010,
by Anne Marie Bennett and Karen Mann.
Articles may be reprinted by permission only.
 
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