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 #120   June 2015 Theme:  Celebrating Summer

Greetings, and welcome to Soul Songs, the official KaleidoSoul Newsletter, and the only monthly newsletter that focuses exclusively on SoulCollage® ideas, resources and artists.

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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.

Summer Soul Circles

One of our most important missions at KaleidoSoul is:

To create connections between and among SoulCollagers from all different races, creeds, cultures, religions and geographic locations.

With that in mind, I’ve resurrected an idea I had back in 2008. At that time we called these online groups “Soul Sisters Circles” and we met every few weeks by telephone. I created a page on KaleidoSoul and the participants sent me any cards they wanted to share based on the topic at hand and I uploaded them prior to each call.

Flash forward to 2015… the world of technology is a whole other story! Our Summer Soul Circles (notice it’s not just for “sisters” anymore, either!) will gather SoulCollagers from around the world via the video conferencing tool called  With this amazing technology, we’ll each be able to see each other’s shining faces and any cards we’d like to share we can just hold up to the screen. Also, each Soul Circle will have a private Facebook page to ask questions and share what’s going on for us in between calls.

Our Summer Soul Circles will meet via Zoom once a month in June, July and August. There is a limit of 12 per Circle so that we’ll all be visible on the screen. We will record the gatherings in case you have to miss one.

If you’re loving SoulCollage® but don’t have a regular local “tribe” to get together with (and even if you do!), then this is for YOU! It’s going to be sacred fun, getting to know each other and share our souls and our cards in this way.

Our Wisdom Wednesdays Soul Circle is already half full. Mystical Mondays and Sacred Saturdays are getting there, so claim your space soon. More info here. 

What a splendid way to celebrate the fruitful, creative season of Summer!

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, an elderly dog and two adolescent felines who keep them all young. You can read more about how SoulCollage® assisted her on her cancer journey on her website SOS Cancer Journeys.

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Sunday - June 14, 2015
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Get ready to turn on your imagination and write as you experience another perspective of your cards' energy. They will become your partners in wonderful stories of fancy and fact. Kas is the author of Henry the Turtle, a children's book that was inspired by one of her own SoulCollage® cards! 

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Guest Columnist: Linda Woolfson

I'm Linda Woolfson, MA, PhD, a SoulCollage® Facilitator & Trainer, writer, translator and creativity catalyst with a particular passion for bringing words and images together to fire our imagination and enhance our lives. This column explores  how you can use SoulCollage® to deepen your experience of the summertime.

Celebrating Summer

I wonder whether Gershwin, in 1933, when he was composing his languorously sensual music, had any idea that “Summertime” would become one of the most widely sung and loved songs of the whole 20th century and beyond.


And the livin is easy...”

Don’t these six simple words express the essence of summer, wherever in the world we may live?

Summertime: seeds planted in spring are swelling to maturity, spring’s blossoms in the orchard are transforming mysteriously into fruit, the swallows are twittering and fluttering round their nests, and newly hatched fledglings are testing their wings. It’s all happening! The struggle to survive through the winter has transformed into a time of abundance, a time to thrive and enjoy being alive.

The natural world at this time of year buzzes with activity. Summer’s strong, sunny energy invites us to get involved and participate in the burgeoning, colourful, world around us. This is the perfect time for bringing your dreams and ideas to fruition. Making a SoulCollage® card is a great way to summon up the spirit of summer creativity. The Gardener card I made some years ago still gets me into gear when I want to be active in a particular summery way:

This is my Gardener Card. This Neter says to me:

I am the one who reminds you how you love to get totally immersed, adding your own abundance to the joyful plethora surrounding you. Get your hands dirty! Let yourself be borne on the strong wave of summer’s energy.

So if you want to experience fully the zestful energy of summer, creating a SoulCollage® card to express your personal connection with the exuberance all around you can enhance your enjoyment of this season. Making such a SoulCollage® card – or series of cards – can also help you bring to maturity any projects, plans, or ambitions you may want to bring forth into the world this summer.

Yet the invitation this “easy” season extends to us can have a power more far-reaching than a simple call to action. In June (in the northern hemisphere) the days lengthen till dawn comes so early that it can go against the grain to try and stay asleep. As midsummer approaches, the days become like a wide-open eye which hardly closes at all. At the height of the summer, the Solstice (from the Latin “sun stand still”) brings a mysterious quietness, as if the sun itself pauses in its path, at the high point of the year, just before the nights once more slowly begin to lengthen.

This powerful “stand still time” in nature, coming as it does for many of us just before the summer holidays, reminds us that the summer is also a time to slow down, relax and replenish our energy. For many of us in our goal-driven Western culture being active is actually a lot less challenging than relaxing! So how do you respond when holiday time comes, and with it your opportunity to do absolutely nothing? This is, after all, the time to let the heat dissolve you into passivity as you lie on a beach, under a tree or on your back watching the stars on a hot summer night.

If you find it challenging to surrender to stillness, enjoy creating a SoulCollage® card to conjure up your particular form of dreamy sensual enjoyment and pure, glorious laziness. For me the hot sun, blue sea and sultriness of Portugal epitomize this dimension of summer, so when I find myself clinging to active mode, I place my Portugal card in a spot where I glimpse it often to remind myself that the call of the beach is as strong in summer as the call of my many emails!

My Portugal Neter says: I am the one who shows you that there’s more to life than working. See how I waft from movement into stillness, embrace daydreaming, sleep in the afternoon, sit sunning myself on the warm beach, watching a wave crest into sparkling surf, then another, then another. Time melts here where I am. Join me.

Allow SoulCollage® to empower you to accept all the invitations which the natural world extends to you at this special time of year. May your summer be a time for being as well as doing!

Linda Woolfson, MA, PhD is a SoulCollage® Facilitator and Trainer, writer, translator and creativity catalyst. Of South African origin, she now enjoys living a dual-based life between the United Kingdom and Portugal, running SoulCollage® and creativity workshops, retreats & Facilitator Trainings in both countries. Linda has been exploring the creative process for many years and working with SoulCollage® since 2009. You can find out more about her activities on her SoulCollage® website and on her Facebook page.


Have you made some darker SoulCollage® cards but are afraid to work with them?

Are you fearful of making cards that might show some darker (shadowy) parts of your personality?

Do you ever wonder why we bother making and conversing with these shadowy parts of ourselves?

Are there beautiful parts of yourself that you've locked away because once upon a time someone told you they weren't acceptable?

If so, try Anne Marie's online workshop series this summer!

Starts July 12, 2015
All classes recorded.

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

Each card below is a card that represents Celebrating Summer from one SoulCollager's Deck.

Simple Enjoyment of Summer Committee Suit

I am the one who is happy to welcome the lazy days of summer. I am the one who says "feel that child-like wonderment" as you slow down. Watch the simple wings of a bee as it buzzes from one flower to another. See and feel the movement of the clouds from a horizontal position under a tree! I am the one who shouts with glee and giggles as I notice the gifts being offered by this season. I take the time to lounge in my mind...

Water Lover
Committee Suit

I am one who gratefully receives the gifts of water. As the desert heats up, I seek the healing of warm rocks and cool streams. I am one who prays each summer day for a cooling monsoon rain.

The Restored
Committee Suit

I Am One Who is renewed, resting and invigorated by the light and deliciousness of the season. My youthful energy shines brilliantly with infinite potential. I spring forth with lush, green energy, healing and starting anew. No worries exist, I am pure possibility.

Summer Archetype
Council Suit
Anne Marie

I am the one who represents the season that is Summer. I stand for lush, full growth, sunshine, full flowering. I am that time in your own life’s journey when life is full and green and thriving.

Al fresco
North Carolina

I am the one who loves summer dining Al fresco. I am the one who could sip ice tea outside all summer. I am the one who love colorful umbrellas and summer refreshments.

Summer Solstice
Council Suit
Sub-suit: Wiccan Holy Days

I am the Spiral Goddess whose heart beats in tune with the eight Sabbaths of the Wiccan year. I am the one who celebrates the longest day, the day of longest light. Here in the inner chamber of New Grange I greet the sun at dawn and relish its golden splendor. Around and round the seasons of the year keep turning just like the spiral in my belly. But have no fear for summertime is just beginning; time for growing and for bearing fruit. Come, celebrate with me the holy time of Summer Solstice.

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

Future themes include:
July: All Cards Welcome!
August: Healing

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®.

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Want to connect online with Kindred Spirit SoulCollagers from around the world?

Feel a need to share your cards and ideas with others who are passionate about SoulCollage®?

Look no further! Soul Circles are back!

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is a group of 12 people around the world who have one thing in common: a passion for SoulCollage® and a yearning to meet others in our worldwide community.

This summer we are offering three Kaleido-Soul-Circles. You can choose the days/times that work best with your schedule. The three Soul Circles will be: Magical Mondays, Wisdom Wednesday and Sacred Saturdays. Each will consist of 12 people gathering via a Zoom video conference call for 60-90 minutes, three times throughout the summer.

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Upcoming SoulCollage® Retreats

The Muse and the Creative Wild Retreat

Sonoma, CA
July 7-10, 2015
Facilitator: Cat Caracelo

This all inclusive creative retreat is offered in a lush Sonoma Retreat space nestled in the oaks, surrounded by gardens, water, trees and sacred space where you can travel into the dance of life as you explore the many faces of your creative wild. Seek archetypal energies of your muse and find the language of your soul's path through SoulCollage®, mixed media and assemblage. Find enchantment and delight as you gather your gypsy stories and connect to your mythic self in the Valley of the Moon. Pay in four smaller payments if you like.

Visit this page for more information. 


A River Runs Through Us:
A SoulCollage® Women's Weekend Retreat

New Bern, North Carolina
September 25-27, 2015
Facilitators: Glenda Cedarleaf and Stephanie Anderson-Ladd

Please join us as we explore all 4 suits through presentation, imagery, ritual and movement. We will make cards and share readings. We will go on a chartered sunset cruise down the Neuse River, share lovely lakefront villas and most of all delight in the connection with kindred spirits as we flow into the divine feminine energy of the river. Early bird discount through May 31 for this all- inclusive weekend.

Please visit this page for more information now.


Art of Self SoulCollage® Retreat

Lyons, CO
October 8-11, 2015
Facilitator: Christiane Olivo

Located in the inspiring Rocky Mountains, the Art of Self Retreat combines SoulCollage® with the Equine Gestalt Coaching method®, facilitated by Jennifer West of Capriole Coaching. Working with horses will offer you a completely new, unique and exciting way to deepen your SoulCollage® practice. With SoulCollage® workshops complementing work with the horses and a 24-hour open studio, there will be plenty of time to make new cards. The retreat is designed for all levels of experience with SoulCollage®--from beginner to facilitator. No experience with horses is required. Space is limited to 10 participants. Register by July 15th and save!

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SoulCollage® Facilitator Training

Cascais, Portugal
October 8-11, 2015
Facilitators: Linda Woolfson

Visit this page for more information.


SoulCollage® in the Caribbean!

Vieques, Puerto Rico
December 5-12, 2015
Facilitator: Kat Kirby

Spend your mornings making SoulCollage® cards, doing readings, journaling, sharing and deepening your relationship with your deck. Then… spend the afternoons exploring various unspoiled beaches, nature preserves, markets, restaurants, and more. Join Kat on the island of Vieques, off the coast of Puerto Rico, for a week of SoulCollage®. We will stay at a small compound of cottages surrounding a swimming pool, and will have the place to ourselves for a whole week! Please contact me for more information.

Please email Kat Kirby for more information. 
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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 2015,
by Anne Marie Bennett and
Catherine Anderson, Cat Caracelo,
Imelda Maguire, or Linda Woolfson.
Articles may be reprinted by permission only.