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 #131   May 2016 Theme:  Open Call

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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.

Hi everyone!

As this goes to “press,” I am on vacation celebrating our 21st anniversary with my husband. I look forward to sharing my thoughts and cards with you in June.

Meanwhile, please enjoy our guest columnist’s wisdom this month (below). There is quite a lot there to feast on!

Peace, joy, creative hearts,

Anne Marie

Connecting with a Pet Who Has Transitioned

60 minute SoulCollage®
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Monday May 9, 2016
7 pm Eastern
Connecting with a pet/animal friend who has passed over can have a healing and profound effect on your life. This could be a beloved pet who died years ago, recently, or anywhere in between. In this class Barbara will guide us in saying good-bye in a way that can help you communicate things to your animal you wished you had said. You’ll also move from guilt to gratitude, and begin to find closure.

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Guest Columnist: Karen Regina

Hello, I’m SoulCollager Karen Regina from Cincinnati, Ohio. This is my first column for Soul Songs, and I’m honored to follow in the footsteps of the thoughtful Facilitators and gifted writers whose wisdom typically fills this space. May my words help open your ears to new voices and inspire new cards.

Hearing Voices

When invited to write this column, I wasn’t sure what to write about, but signs quickly pointed to a direction. First, relatives complained I didn’t listen to them. Second, messages about hearing and listening repeatedly turned up in daily meditative readings and on oracle cards I drew. Third, a new SoulCollage® card’s energy beckoned (third card below). Combing through my deck, I identified multiple cards related to hearing and listening. Images abounded of people whispering, human and animal ears, graphics of sound waves and vibrations, and technology like headphones, telephones, and tuning forks. I’d even put images of giant NASA deep space antenna dishes on two cards; who was I hoping to hear from? These synchronicities had to mean something, right?

I found dictionary definitions for “hearing” and “listening” hard to distinguish between. I consider hearing as “the how”—the physical mechanisms and processes associated with ears that enable hearing. For me, listening is about “who” and “what”—what is being said; whose words I let in; what reactions I have to them.

I’ve long been sensitive to sounds, especially ones I consider awful noises, like leaf-blowers, airplanes flying overhead at night, and raucous outdoor parties next door! I reluctantly resort to earplugs or a white noise machine to block out such unwanted auditory intrusions. At home, I can modulate what sounds I subject myself to. I never keep a radio or television on as background noise; I’m quite comfortable luxuriating in silence.

It’s widely understood that the throat chakra is about communication and vocal expression. But the throat chakra involves the ears too. Turns out, this is where our hearing and listening abilities emerge. The ears are about openness to hearing new information and consideration of others' opinions and ideas. Maybe my relatives were right; this was something I needed to work on!

I have several throat chakra cards. This one includes the giraffe figure with her long neck. Only later did I notice the exaggerated ears and how I had placed the blue etheric dots to swirl right around those ears. My subconscious was a step ahead of me!

This card reminds me that the throat chakra includes the ears.

But the most amazing thing I learned is that the throat chakra is associated with another type of hearing, clairaudience. “Clairaudience” comes from two French words meaning “clear hearing.” Also known as psychic hearing or inner hearing, it means hearing things outside the normal scope of awareness. Someone is clairaudient if they mainly receive psychic information with their inner or outer hearing. Yes, I’m talking about hearing voices! Oh, the negative connotations that evokes! Crazy people! Who wants to claim that?

Until recently, I doubt I’d ever spoken or written the word clairaudience. I certainly never would have associated such a gift with me. But my experiences with SoulCollage® led me to consider otherwise. A while ago, based on a book recommended in one of Anne Marie’s newsletters, I read Illuminations, about the extraordinary 12th-century mystic Hildegard von Bingen, who from childhood was clairaudient. Another famous clairaudient in history was Joan of Arc. Powerful examples that weren’t crazy!

In the past, I didn’t see myself as intuitive; too left-brained, I thought. But after making hundreds of SoulCollage® cards, relying on my intuition to choose images and hear their messages, that’s changed. Sometimes the images chatter so loudly and insistently in my head while making certain cards, I have to write notes down before I even finish gluing. The more cards I make and dialogue with, the stronger I hear their voices in my head and the more intuitive I become. Still, I simply thought as them as my inner selves talking. Who else could it be?

Then I made this card, the one that really got my attention. Initially I thought it was the two pairs of haunting eyes that made me put the panther and child together. But as I investigated Panther, I learned it has exceptional hearing and keen listening ability. Panther medicine is that of silence and hints at the development of clairaudience. Panther’s ears appeared on my card. Finally I noticed the peculiar strand of crystal beads swishing across the child’s throat and ear. I literally started. The card wasn’t about seeing, it was about hearing. I’d made a card about clairaudience! This Neter says: I am One who hears subtle voices.

I sought information. Clairaudients say that hypersensitivity to noises, ability to identify people’s voices, and receiving ideas in your head are signs of a natural talent waiting to be cultivated. Aha, I related to those signs. Develop clairaudience, they said, by being more conscious of sounds around you—wind in the trees, raindrops on the roof, the refrigerator humming. Eventually, you become aware of subtler sounds you’d missed before. Do I jettison the earplugs and white noise machine? Use affirmations, such as “It’s safe to hear my inner voice.” Sure, I’d worked with affirmations before. Pay attention to ideas that come in the form of whisperings inside you.

I continued my crash course. Clairaudient messages are usually heard internally, with your inner ear, inside your head. The messages can be subtle and hard to distinguish from your own thoughts. Messages come from your soul, spirit guides, angels, and deceased loved ones. It’s claimed we all have spirit guides, and everyone has the capacity to communicate with them. That was encouraging.

I circle back to silence. Notice “silent” has the same letters as “listen.” Silence is ever more necessary for me, at a time when it is ever harder to find. By being silent and alone with my inner thoughts and voices, I strengthen the bridge to my soul, guides, and Spirit. I’m not yet always sure whose voices I’m hearing or listening to. But I’m keeping my ears open! Whose voices are you hearing?

Let us be silent—
so that we may hear the whisper
of the Gods.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Karen Regina, M.Ed., is retired from a career in secondary education, history museums, and at the University of Cincinnati, where she instructed and supervised pre-service teachers. She began her spiritual journey in the early 1980s, under the guidance of such pioneering teachers as Sondra Ray, Barbara DeAngelis, and John Gray. Karen delved into SoulCollage® in early 2014 and quickly embraced it as the cornerstone of her current spiritual practices.


with Anne Marie Bennett
Animal Companions Suit

If you've been longing to learn more about this fascinating suit of Animal Companions, here's your chance! We'll learn about the Animal energies, and our body's chakra energies, and how the two are related within the SoulCollage® Animal Companions Suit. We'll use SoulCollage®, guided imagery, group discussion and journaling to dive deeper into the wisdom that the Animals have to give us.

May 15 – June 12, 2016

3 Tele-Classes, Easy to Access

All classes recorded so you don't have to attend "live."

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with Cat Caracelo

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

Each card below is a card from one SoulCollager's Deck.

The Blues
Committee Suit

I am one who sings the blues -- songs of love, hate, jealousy, sex, longing, misery, envy, desire, joy, pain, faithfulness, faithlessness. I am one who sings and plays music that uplifts and brings down. I sing songs of the soul and for the soul.

Singing in the Rain
Committee Suit

I am the one who opens the pretty well-maintained white garden gate and occasionally ventures away from the cultivated and manicured garden to go make some discoveries out there in the wilder and untamed woods. I am the one who likes to go out puddle jumping and bushwhacking every now and then. I am the one who loves a good walk and a good sing in the rain. I am the one who skips off into the unknown with a sense of adventure and a song in my heart -- and also well prepared for the elements!

Council Suit

A. Fall
I am one who is falling into sudden unexpected darkness leaving behind my safe expected life.

B. Spring
I am one who is rising from darkness. In my absence the earth has still bloomed. I am one who is rejoining the dance.

Standing Tall
Committee Suit

I am the one who stands tall without fear for lies ahead. I fly with courage and grace. I am the one who stands firmly planted deep into Mother Earth. I honor the ways of old and welcome the new.

I Walk Alone
Committee Suit

I am the one who must walk this path alone.  Like a rite of passage or a personal challenge, this is something I must do by myself.  I may meet people - guides or fellow walkers - along the way, but ultimately this is something I must do alone, until I reach the light.  I am the one who is lonely and longs for a companion on this journey, a kindred spirit who understands this process, but I know I must find my own way.

Bird Goddess
Council Suit

IATOW holds and directs Bird Energy.
IATOW honors each one and the scope of their abilities, qualities and willingness to aid humankind. They come to you with songs of wisdom and insight.  They embody so many gifts and share them freely when humanity opens their hearts to them.
IATOW is represented by birds. They carry messages from me and my "Angels-in-Disguise. The more you pay attention to them, the more I can share with you. I call on you to stay open to them. Open your hearts to what they try to communicate.
IATOW loves, cherishes and celebrates birds in all of their diversity.


Visible in the World
Community Suit

I am the one who is as strong and steady and wise as the Tree of Life.  I encourage you by example to bear witness to your perfect being and become visible in the world.  Allow yourself to be vulnerable and know you are Loved and accepted and supported in this Life. Be the growth within your Spirit and Soul - from the beautiful small seed of your Soul Essence.  Be not afraid to be alive, vibrant and depended upon by others.  Be the 'light bearer' you have been supporting in others all your life.

Max The Dachshund
Community Suit

I am the one who is determined to face my trials with a brave heart.  I have fun.  Life is for living.  In the face of trials.  I have a party. You care for me, and it is worth it.

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Future themes include:

June:  Self-Care
July: Joy

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Westfield, MA
September 2-3, 2016
Facilitator: Michele Manos

Since 2009, SoulCollage® Facilitator Michele Manos has been creating and sharing meaningful ways to explore your SoulCollage® deck as a whole - honoring and integrating your ever-evolving aspects. These "Card Games" offer an understanding of the cards' intricate relationships. Ideas for new cards come forth, as do new perspectives on old ones. Through storytelling from her own deck, Michele will provide group and individual instruction - with ample time to explore your deck, journal, make cards and share. You'll learn new ways to utilize your deck as a supportive resource for embracing life's challenges and as a powerful tool for inner balance. This retreat is intended for Facilitators as well as for experienced SoulCollagers who have a lot of cards that are mostly categorized into suits.

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Bangor, PA
September 30 – October 2, 2016
Facilitator: Laurie Smith, M.Div. and Sally Freed, M.A.

At this weekend retreat at Kirkridge Retreat center, we'll explore the blessings and challenges we often experience in times of change and transition. Through conversation, reflection and ritual, we'll embark upon a creative journey which honors and celebrates where we've been, where we may be going, and the gifts of the present moment. SoulCollage® will allow deepening of our understanding of our own transition times, and how we can support the gestation, uncertainty or renewal that is stirring in our lives. No artistic experience necessary! Come, nourish yourself at Kirkridge, a place of openness, spirit, hospitality and creativity.

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October 20-23, 2016
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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 2016,
by Anne Marie Bennett and
Catherine Anderson, Cat Caracelo,
Karen Regina or Linda Woolfson.
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