Soul Songs: Your SoulCollage NewsletterSoul Songs
Your SoulCollage® Newsletter

Enabling us to sing the songs
we were born to sing
through the practice
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Issue #94  April 2013 Theme: Mother Earth (Gaia)

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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.

Gaia Song Lyrics

As the deadline for this issue comes near, I’m in the middle of preparing for a Facilitator Training and two weekend retreats, so in place of a column this month, I am giving you some of the lyrics to my favorite song about Gaia, by Olivia Newton-John:

I am your mother - born of the sun
I gave you shelter - what have you done?
Your heart's in turmoil - my world's in pain
I need to turn you back home again

I am a woman - I am the rain
And like your father - I feel the betrayed
What you are doing - can be undone
You know the answers - tell everyone

Respect me
Respect me
I need you to protect me
For it is you not me
Whose fate's in jeopardy
Respect me
Respect me
I need you to protect me
For it is you not me
That's the part you fail to see

I love my children and I've been your home
But I'll survive this - if I'm alone
I'm a survivor - but you will be gone
Let's start a new world - from this day on

Also, one of the most amazing Soul Songs issues we’ve ever produced here at KaleidoSoul was the July 2010 issue. Our theme was: The Gulf Oil Crisis: Help and Healing. You can read this issue here and see MANY more cards that honor Mother Earth on that page. Enjoy!

I hope you will spend some quiet time this month, just you, in Nature, listening to whatever it is that Mother Earth is whispering to YOUR soul.

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 SOS Cancer Journeys.

60 minute SoulCollage®tele-class
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Sunday April 14
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How do you celebrate your connection to the Earth? To prepare for Earth Day this year (April 22), we’ll use ritual, visualization, and the intuitive creativity of SoulCollage®to honor our planet and our individual relationship to nature. We’ll each choose symbols and gather ideas for powerful SoulCollages that resonate with our personal story as well as the Larger Story.

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Guest Columnist: Imelda Maguire

Hello! I'm Imelda Maguire, SoulCollage® facilitator from Donegal, Ireland. Also a counselor and poet, my joy is in working with others in healing and creativity. 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.

Meeting Mother Earth

In pondering the topic for this month’s piece, I found myself thinking about mothering and our connections to mother; what happens when the process of attachment and bonding is interrupted, disrupted or prevented in some way from taking place between mother and infant. I’ve been wondering if perhaps this is reflected in many ways in our connection and relationship as a species with Mother Earth. I found myself feeling profoundly sad about the widespread disconnection from our mother-place, our planet, this holy ground that is our home, this earth.

I do not see myself as an eco-warrior or environmental activist in any grand way, and yet, this connection to land, to nature is something important to me. I count myself as so fortunate to have grown up in a generation of children that could be allowed to roam free, far and wide, returning home for meals and bed-time, and I think that in this, I learnt appreciation for the small things, tiny discoveries, precious treasures of plants and insects.

I value food that is natural, not processed, coloured, adulterated with dubious substances. This is saying Yes to Mother Earth. And it is saying Thank you when, knowing that creating buildings and streets interferes with an eco-system, I try to help mother nature along by providing food for birds in my area. My compost-bins are miniature worlds in which Mother Earth plays with me. We meet Mother Earth one square foot at a time – the place in which we stand.

I thought I would want to explore the topic in a big way, in a whole sense, in the vision of this great beautiful ball of a planet on which we live, and instead find myself appreciating the little connections, and the importance of them. Because, just as with our own mothers, it is little moments, nonsense-song by nonsense song; touch by touch, kiss by kiss, that our bond is formed, that our attachment is deepened; not by standing back and looking, but by coming in close and touching, and listening.

I share my Caring Gardener card here, as one of the Committee Neters that brings me in contact with Mother Earth.

I am one who works the soil, nourishes it to replace what I take from it. I am one committed to keeping the patch of earth in my care free from chemicals and pesticides, to making it a safe and nurturing space for wildlife.

Which of your committee Neters speak to Mother Earth? What do they say? I am curious!

Imelda Maguire is a SoulCollage® facilitator from Donegal, Ireland. A counsellor, poet, Bach Flower Remedy practitioner, and creative-writing facilitator, her joy is in working with others, in witnessing a-ha moments and experiences of healing. She has been sharing SoulCollage® with groups since 2003, when she first discovered the process, and delights in others' excitement on meeting their Neters for the first time.

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Attend the SoulCollage® Institute's Upcoming Courses to find out more about the spiritual side of SoulCollage®.

Using SoulCollage® in Spiritual Settings
Hosted by Audrey Chowdhury, M.S., ATR-BC
Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 1-2:30pm PT; 4-5:30 ET Online
1.5 CEUs - $22

Gather with others for an informal and lively discussion among those who want to share and learn a variety of ways of using SoulCollage® in spiritual settings. If you are curious about how SoulCollage® might be used in your place of worship or as a tool for spiritual guidance and reflection, you'll enjoy this SoulCollage® Institute Salon, hosted by Audrey Chowdhury, art therapist and SoulCollage® Facilitator/Trainer. She is the author of the CD: Using SoulCollage® in Spiritual Settings.
Registration deadline: April 24, 2013

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Unveiling the Three Faces of Silence in theSoulCollage® Transpersonal Cards
Led by Mariabruna Sirabella, M.F.T.
3-Part Online Course - Saturdays, May 4, 11 and 25, 2013
1-2:30pm PT; 4-5:30 ET
4.5 CEUs - $99

Transpersonal cards, unlike our other SoulCollage® cards, are silent and without shadow. Although the Source, SoulEssence, and Witness cards in a SoulCollage® deck don't talk, that doesn't mean you can't talk to them! We can begin a dialogue with these Three Faces of Silence that helps us deepen our perception of the Mystery. Special exercises involving visualization, journaling, and sharing will focus on the Witness in the first session, the SoulEssence in the second session and the Source in the third and final session. Mariabruna has studied and co-presented with Seena Frost for over two decades.
Registration deadline: May 1, 2013

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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 Mother Earth (Gaia) from one SoulCollager's Deck.

Council Suit
Ontario, Canada

I am the one who is the Great Earth Mother.
I am the creator of all the universe, and everything in it.
I give you life. I give you place.
I give you sentience.
I want you to respect the life that I have created, and protect it.
Cherish it.
Teach others to do the same.

Great Mother
Council Suit

I am the one who holds the earth within me.
This planet child of mine is full of vibrant and wonder.
Take care where you place your steps upon her surface, do no damage in your passing, for to damage the earth is to damage me, for I hold this special child within my heart as do all mothers for their children.

Committee Suit

I Am One Who feels nourished and grounded when I connect to the earth, when I am mindful I am doing so.
I appreciate Her for always being here, with her gentle breezes and natural wisdom of allowing things to flourish, and turn to see when its time.
I Am One Who is rooted like the tree, in the soil of Sweet Gaia.

Mother Earth/Gaia
Council Suit

I am the one who honours the beauty and power of Gaia, who feels awe, appreciation, and great connectedness through her presence.
I am the one who makes lifestyle and consumer choices to help protect Mother Earth, and who advocates on her behalf through writing and group actions.

Council Suit

I am the one who blesses Earth and all therein with life's energy. I hold, in wide embrace, all I have birthed in love and protect it with a tenacious Mother love. I yearn for all to live in harmony with the cycles of birth and life and death and rebirth. My heart breaks when my human creation forgets how we are all interdependent and I work to remedy those mistakes. As my arms encircle all, may the blooming lotus invite your respect for the sacred circle of life.


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

Future themes include:

Seasons: Spring
Community Suit:  Siblings

KaleidoSoul Notes
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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®!


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Upcoming SoulCollage® Retreats

Goddess Guidance: Intuitive Soul Retreat
Rockport, ME
April 27-28, 2013
Facilitators: Mary McCormick (SoulCollage®), Cynthia Swan (Aura-Soma®)

Through ritual, stories, Aura-Soma®, SoulCollage® and divination we will rediscover all the answers we seek are within ourselves. Join Facilitators, Cynthia Swan, M.Ed., LMT, Aura-Soma® Practitioner and Priestess in Training (TOFD class of 2013) and Mary McCormick, LMT, SoulCollage® Facilitator as we delve into our Intuition under the guidance of the Goddess in a fun-loving and safe sacred space.

Visit this page for registration information.


Reweaving Our Lives in Times of Change
Westfield, MA
May 4-5, 2013
Facilitators: Anne Marie Bennett, John Pacheco (Anne Marie's brother!)

Are you currently experiencing some kind of transition or change in your life? Would you like some support in navigating the stress and upheaval that usually accompanies any kind of transition? Could you use some immediate tools and strategies to help you make these changes with grace, balance, and maybe even a touch of humor? If so, this two-day weekend retreat might be just what you're looking for! We'll use SoulCollage®, different kinds of journaling, small group discussions, and a number of other creative techniques to help you through whatever changes you are working through in your own life right now.

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Deep Diving: A Mythos Journey Weekend with SoulCollage®
Charlotte, NC
May 31- June 1, 2013
Facilitator: Cat Caracelo

Discover and deepen your personal connections with a guided experiential workshop, incorporating mixed media art and several forms of image based collage including SoulCollage and more! Over two days, we will gather and explore the sacred space of the inner landscape. Presented with evocative imagery and touchstones, you will call up the energies of your own deep wisdom and explore the language of psyche and self, diving into archetypal, mythic and symbolic wisdom of the collective.

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Finding Your Inner Compass with SoulCollage®
Willard, WI
August 2-4, 2013
Facilitator: Audrey Chowdhury

Join us in the beautiful, tranquil woods of northern Wisconsin, just 2 hours east of Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN. This retreat is designed to help you reconnect with your heart's desire.
You will have the opportunity to:
  • journey through the realm of the soul through Integrative Breathwork, or musical soul journeying
  • create SoulCollage® cards & consult with Audrey individually
  • create mandalas (circle drawings using pastels)
  • share with kindred spirits & walk in the beautiful wooded grounds
  • eat delicious, organic, nutritious meals & meditate in the exquisite chapel
From this retreat I am taking renewal, challenge, gratitude, excitement, strength, courage, commitment, ….it was a great balance of activity and quiet time; fabulous leader, wonderful space. Who needs more? --- Jan J., past participant

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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 2013,
by Anne Marie Bennett and
Cat Caracelo, Imelda Maguire,
Kat Kirby, or Catherine Anderson.
Articles may be reprinted by permission only.