By Anne Marie Bennett

I Can Do This

I have to say that this is one of my favorite SoulCollageĀ® cards. I made it several years ago and was inspired by one particular episode of The Amazing Race.

In this episode, the participants were given the difficult challenge of walking across a very long, wobbly thinly-woven bridge. They were very high up in the air and we were all happy to see that they were attached to a safety cord in case they fell.

I was on the edge of my seat watching the contestants attempt this challenge, and one young woman in particular caught my heart. For the entire length of the crossing (and it was perilously long) she was chanting under her breath, “I can do this.” Over and over. I can do this. I can do this. And guess what? She did it!

I’m never going to be asked to do something that dangerous (I certainly hope not anyway!) but there are plenty of other challenges in my life that I have faced and will face in the future. And whenever I face one, I promise myself that I will remember that young woman’s forceful, positive, super-focusing mantraā€”I CAN DO THIS!


Who Are You?

I am the one who is climbing.Ā  I am the one who is on a journey, climbing, and it is a hard, steep journey.Ā  But I can do this.Ā  I am the one who is walking steadily through the dry, hot desert. But I can do it.Ā  I am the one who is strong, who can climb without falling. I am the one who is focused, who knows the journey is hard and steep and yet I can bring some fun to it.Ā  It can be hard and easy at the same time.Ā  If I stay in my body, I Can Do This.Ā  I can stay focused and balanced and keep up the steep climb.Ā  I can even have fun doing this. I can do it.

What Do You Have To Give Me?

My gift to you is of positive thought and determination.Ā  My gift to you is perseverance, strength, attention, focus.Ā  My gift to you is the awareness that it can be fun and difficult at the same time.

What Do You Want From Me?

I want you to say “I can do this” over and over and over until you believe it too. I want you to know that I am a very real and viable part of your being.

Untitled Card with Huge Message!

I drew this card from my Deck a few weeks ago and was pleasantly surprised with what it had to tell me!Ā  I made it completely intuitively after my second cancer experience, not knowing its message.Ā  Beautiful timing!


I am the one who offers myself to the Divine Universe.Ā  Take me, I’m yours!

I am the one who has stripped off all clothes, all masks, all illusions.Ā  I am the one who is wide open, trusting.Ā 

I am the one who was behind closed doors but now I am free.Ā  I am the one who offers up all I am and all I have, who is willing to let it all go in this powerful stance of open glory.

I am the one who can go and hide behind that heavy door again, where it is safe, but now I feel no need to shut myself back up again.

NOTE FROM ANNE MARIE- If this was YOUR card, what would it be saying to YOU?

Cosmic Wheel of Fortune

Cosmic Wheel of Fortune
Cosmic Wheel of Fortune

Who are you?
I am the one who eagerly leans forward and spins the bright, jeweled Cosmic Wheel of Fortune.Ā  I am the one rising out of the jeweled lotus.Ā  I am the one who eagerly awaits the result of the spin.Ā 

I am the one who knows that WHEREVERĀ  the Wheel of Fortune lands, I will receive something bright and valuable.Ā 

My message for you today is this- Spin, play the game of life with wild abandon, pleasure, and an absence of fear.Ā  There is NO WAY you can LOSE at this Cosmic Wheel of Fortune.Ā 

Wherever you land is the perfect gem for you at this time.Ā  Always look for the jewel of each place that you “land.”


NOTE FROM ANNE MARIE: I made this card years ago, totally intuitively. It’s been in my deck at least four years, and for the first time, it showed up in one of my Every-Other-Daily readings this week.Ā  I had completely forgotten about it, but what a powerful and timely message I received today!

SUGGESTION: Don’t give up on cards you make that sit in your deck for a loooooong time. They will show up at exactly the right time with exactly the right message, even though you don’t know what it means when you are making the card.

A Reading for a New Pet

We adopted a 2 year old cat two weeks ago and I decided to do a reading with my deck to help me with this transition. Here is the question I asked and the very wise answers my Neters gave me!

NOTE: You can click on each card to see it larger.

Who has wisdom to give me about making our new cat Louis feel more comfortable?



Divine Connection- We are the ones who represent your connection to Divine Spirit. We are the ones who are best in touch with you when you are resting quietly with your eyes closed and focusing on your breath. Our wisdom for you about Louis is this: keep your commitment to your meditation times. Smile, close your eyes, relax, remain connected to Spirit within. Spirit is within Louis as well. All is well. All is well.



scwinterWinter– I am the one who speaks to you of the season of Winter. I am the one who offers light and warmth in the cold darkness. I am the one who offers a harbinger of spring in the red cardinal. My wisdom for you about Louis is this: you have just been through a harsh winter time of grief and loss. First Sasha, then your breast, Lis and most recently Minnie. Notice that even in this wintertime of grieving and loss, you have a light within you. Notice the beauty of that grieving season. And also know that winter never lasts forever. Spring always comes. You have invited this young cat into your life to offer hope and joy after a long time of grieving.




Quartet of Judges- We are the ones who look down our noses at people and beings who are not like us. We are the ones who stare at these others mercilessly and find them all lacking. We are the ones who have high expectations of others- too high. Our message for you about making Louis feel more comfortable is this- our energy has been prevalent for you since he came to live with you. Notice how much you are judging him. Notice what your unreasonable expectations of him are. This will allow BOTH of you to find some peace.



Crone– I am the one who is old and yet quite content with who I am. I am the one who builds hatsccrones so the birds of the wild have a place to live. I am the one who creates a beautiful rainbow afghan. I am the one who loves nature and creativity and all of Godā€™s creatures. My wisdom for you about making Louis more comfortable is this: you have offered this sweet being a home, not in your hat of course, but in your house and in your family. This is not a small thing. This is a HUGE thing and a big step for you, and I applaud you. I want YOU to applaud you. And stop judging yourself for taking him away from his foster home and for doing everything wrong. This is NOT the truth. Remind yourself of the TRUTH!

Success from Defeat

scsuccessI am the one who was measured and laid low by defeat and failure and now I am free and now I am successful and now I am no longer defeated.Ā  I am the one who survived and lived to tell the story of how difficult it was, before, and how easy it is, now.Ā  I am the one who raises my arms in triumph.

I am the one who was supported and guided by the Divine Ones on my journey from “there” to “here.”

My message for you today is this: it’s a journey, it’s always a journey.Ā  And there are still some places in your life where you are feeling defeated.Ā  What are those places, what is that place, where you currently experience defeat?Ā  Use the energy and power of the little girl on this card and find a way to bring yourself from defeat to triumph.

This was a new message for me, from this card- the bit about using the energy of the image of the little girl to bring failure/defeat to success.Ā  So I decided to ask the little girl a bit about herself. And this is what she said:

I am the one who is young and beautiful and dressed in party clothes, clothes of celebration.Ā  I am the one who is watching what takes place.Ā  I am the one whose magic is my innocence.Ā  I am the one whose magic is in my belief that wonderful things can and do happen, and often.

I am the one whose magic wishing dandelion is touching the defeated one’s leg.Ā 

I am the one who transforms the defeat into the triumph with my belief that all is well, that all is possible.

My message for you today is this: believe that your body will get back to its natural weight, and it will.Ā  It may sound naive and innocent, but in my words is wrapped the wisdom of the Universe.