Soul Songs: Your SoulCollage NewsletterSoul Songs
Your SoulCollage® Newsletter

Enabling us to sing the songs
we were born to sing
through the practice
of SoulCollage®
Issue #80    February 2012 Theme:  Lovers

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Soul Singing with Anne Marie
Anne Marie, the creator of
Hi!  I'm Anne Marie, the creator of, and a SoulCollage®  facilitator in Massachusetts.  If you're just starting to sing your song with SoulCollage®, this column is especially for you.

Editor's Note:  I am taking this month off from writing a full column here, as I get back on my feet after 4 months of chemo treatments. Here is a card I'd like to share with y'all that goes with this theme:

I am the one who loves being part of a couple.
I am the one who loves loving.
I am the one who loves to give and receive affection.
I am the one who mates for life.

My gift to you is physical, spiritual and emotional connection with another human being. I give you joy in knowing that you are loved deeply and in knowing that you have loving gifts to offer in return.

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, two elderly cats and one youthful dog who keeps them all young. You can read more about her on her website or on her blogs Inner Surprises, and Standing Still.

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Guest Column:  Cat Caracelo

I am Cat Caracelo,M.A., a SoulCollage® facilitator, life coach and transformative artist from Petaluma, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area. 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.

The Lovers Archetype

The theme of this month is one that I have explored from many perspectives – The Lovers as an archetype, whispers of a love found in two separate halves that come together to form a whole. The lovers are not only represented through idealized mates, but also can be seen in reflective and complementary pairings of all kinds, such as concepts, actions, symbols, souls, friends, words, images, and ideas. This archetype speaks of the various ways of being connected, twins in the pattern of relationship, with similarities and differences, exploring the art of aligning.

In Alchemy this is called the sacred marriage of the Sun King and the Moon Queen - masculine and feminine, light and dark, opposites aligning in a dance of interaction. Cross-cultural stories and myths reflect our own cycles, patterns and experiences of seeking, longing and loving. Each of us has our own relationship with this archetype of the lovers, and all of us can seek and explore the archetype within ourselves through SoulCollage®.

When I began my journey with SoulCollage® I was in a profound discovery process. Having recently ended a long and complex marriage, I was in a hard place with love. I was grappling with where I began and others ended. Identity, roles, feelings and stories all vied for attention. I was aware of opposition and paradox within my own stories and experiences as I navigated grief and loss.

I used SoulCollage® and transformative process to explore what I was experiencing. Through the archetype of the lovers, I brought together the opposites I found within myself in a conscious act of accessing the lovers that were indeed within me.

I began to tell my stories through my art, understanding new things as I went deeper into what I thought I knew, remembered and understood. I was finding my way back to the lovers archetype, my own wholeness that was generated from seeking, finding and joining 'my lost twins' passion and compassion.

One day when I was walking at a local wetlands, I had the experience of being held between the energy of the sun and the moon. When I noticed them in the sky, I felt them both meeting each other in my body – at the solar plexus. This 'mythic moment' was a crossroads, and part of my journey of releasing what was no longer serving me while moving into new possibility.

My journey with the lovers has been a journey of life. Moving into relationship with compassion and passion is also walking a path of remembrance, crushed dreams, acceptance, releasing, deep grief, faith, sorrow, trust, simple joy and self-love. The journey has translated many ways – impacting my art and life, transforming my relationship with myself and welcoming new love.

Take a look at your SoulCollage® cards:

Where are some opposites/paradoxes that are showing up for you?

What is feeling separate or apart, in your life?

What do you want/need to release?

Is there something that wants to be united or joined?

Invite the archetype of The Lovers to guide you, create new possibility and insight through your creative dance with art, life and SoulCollage®.

Cat Caracelo, M.A. is a Life Coach, SoulCollage® Facilitator and Artist leading individuals and groups in transformative process. Cat has been working with SoulCollage® since 2007, offering regular workshops in her Gypsyheart Studio and global Mythos workshops using SoulCollage® and transformative art to explore personal myth, life-stories and life-stage transitions.

For more information about Cat or to request your free Exploring Mythos e-Book, please visit her website, or her blog Finding Gypsy. You can also find out more about Cat's latest online tele-series, Moving Into Compassion, on this page.



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

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


Our Relationship
Community Suit

I am the essence of your relationship.
I am the container created
by your two lives joining.
Stillness, beauty, love, tenderness,
laughter, and tears –
you have put these and more
into the container.
You can always add more -
I never fill up but I am always whole.


Committee suit
Ontario, Canada

I am the one who lives deep inside of you.
I am the one who pushes her way out every once in a while, gasping for breath.
I am the one desperate for more attention.

Community Suit

I am the one who stands committed by your side.
I look towards your goals just as you look towards mine. Together, both strong, both hard working, both playful and free.
Partners in every sense of the word.

Twenty Years of Romancing
Community Suit

I am the One Who
Loves the fairy tale of True Love:
The knight in shining armor
Sweeping the sad princess
Into his arms with a promise
Of lifelong caring and sharing.
The princess, brave and smart,
Giving herself fully to her prince.

I am the One Who
Is living that fairy tale
With wonder and gratitude.


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

Future themes include:
Animal Companions: Imaginary

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®!
Upcoming SoulCollage® Retreats

Sacred Body Retreat: The Art of Honoring
Bodega Bay, CA
March 30 – April 1, 2012
Facilitators: Cat Caracelo, MA. & Michelle Minero, MFT

Join us for a magical two night, three day weekend retreat, exploring Belly Wisdom in beautiful Bodega Bay, California! We will be gathering for an intimate weekend filled with community circles, expressive arts and soulful healing. SoulCollage®, writing, celebratory ritual and creating your unique belly cast are some of the highlights of this Sacred Body Retreat brought to you by facilitators Cat Caracelo and Michelle Minero. Limited to 10 participants, shared and private rooms available!

Registration Info Here


Heart and Soul: An Inspirational Escape for Women
Granby, CO
May 17 – May 20, 2012
Facilitators: Mary McCormick, LMT and Mary Scott, MSW

Life Coach Mary Scott offers wisdom for the mind and body, and SoulCollage® will be introduced by Mary McCormick, SoulCollage® Facilitator and Reiki Master/Teacher. You will have the opportunity to explore this beautiful process, make as many cards as you want and do readings with your own cards. Card making tables will be set up all weekend. Mary McCormick will be available to for sharing your card readings throughout the weekend as well. The registration fee includes a complimentary, pre-retreat coaching session with Mary Scott to help you get the most from your weekend escape. ! Move a little, learn a little, soak a bit, rest a lot. Do it for yourself AND those who love you!

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SoulCollage® in France
Carcassonne, France
May 24-29, 2012
Facilitator: Kat Kirby

Come to a beautiful part of France on the outskirts of Carcassonne and join me for a 6-day SoulCollage® retreat. We will meet in a 200-year-old stone barn, renovated in Art Deco style with 8 comfortable bedrooms, private pool, tennis court, bicycles and home-cooked meals. We will combine our SoulCollage® sessions with a visit to the local market and optional field trips. Whether you are new to SoulCollage® or an experienced Facilitator or Trainer, this retreat might be just what you've been waiting for! You might even want to add a few days before or after our gathering and explore parts of Europe you've always wanted to see. Cost includes everything other than air fare.

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Coming Fully Alive: Awakening the Divine Feminine with SoulCollage® & Altered Art
Westfield, MA
June 14-17, 2012
Facilitators: Anne Marie Bennett, Anne Boedecker, Jeanne Marie Merkel
Only 2 Spaces Left!

We will use SoulCollage®, journaling, small group sharing, drumming, ceremony, altered books, and card readings in order to embody the innate knowledge of our own feminine power. We'll also create rituals together that bring our deep engagement with our cards and art to life. 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. No previous artistic experience is necessary. For beginners as well as experienced SoulCollagers. Relax. Renew. Connect. Create. Ahhhh.....

Lots more info here
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 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 2012,
by Anne Marie Bennett and
Cat Caracelo, Imelda Maguire,
Kat Kirby, or Catherine Anderson.
Articles may be reprinted by permission only.