Soul Songs: Your SoulCollage NewsletterSoulSongs
Your SoulCollage® Newsletter

Enabling us to sing the songs
we were born to sing
through the practice
of SoulCollage®
Issue #62  August, 2010      Theme: 7th Chakra Animal Companions

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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.

Swan Song

I discovered my 7th Chakra Companion (Swan) intuitively, not really knowing if it was part of my Companions suit or not. For many years, I've been drawn to swans- in real life, in fairy tales, and in art. And swans had appeared on several of my SoulCollage® cards that were not in my Companions Suit. So I wasn't sure. But after I did the interpretation below, it was very clear to me that Swan is indeed one of my companion animals, and definitely related to the more spiritual, divine chakra that is the Crown.

The background in this card makes a huge difference in its energy, and in what the swan is saying to me. The swirling background feels kind of like a tunnel to me, a tunnel that looks like it is leading into a brighter light and peace.

Who are you? I am the one who has transformed into a pure white beautiful swan. I am the one who is not the ugly duckling that everyone thought I was. I am the one capable of beauty and flight. I am the one of mystery and magic. I am the one who crosses into and out of other worlds- mystical realms of color and light. I am the one who sees the future, who travels the tunnel of transformation with you. I am a symbol to you of the Divine.

What do you have to give me? I give you direct contact with Spirit. When you die, I will be the one who takes you to the other side. I am your guide between the worlds. I will take you safely to the others who have gone before you. I will take you to the place where we are all One.

What do you want from me? I want you to relax into your journey. I want you to remember that you are not a duck, that you are not bound by your own or others' expectations of you. I want you to believe in the power of your own transformation, to trust in the existence of other worlds (imaginary as well as real). I want you to know that when you die, all really will be well.


KaleidoSoul Web Page on the Companions Suit
60 minute Audio Recording on the Companions Suit
6 Week E-Course on the Companions Suit 
Anne Marie Bennett is a freelance writer, self-taught artist, , SoulCollage® Facilitator and Facilitator Trainer who trained with Seena Frost. Her background is elementary education, computer software training, writing, and mixed media art. She lives, laughs, writes, and sings (and makes her own SoulCollage® cards!) in Beverly, MA. More of Anne Marie's cards/interpretations are available on her blog, Inner Surprises.

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SoulCollage® and the Art of Relationships, with Randy Crutcher, Ed.D. and Karin Lubin, Ed.D. SoulCollage® Facilitators in California.

In this class, we'll explore what makes your life- as an individual and a partner- special, challenging, and adventurous. We use the seven-chakra system as a framework to learn what archetypal energies are "housed" in each chakra, and how they can support our relationship with ourselves and others.

We'll share how we can pay attention to what is in harmony and what might be out of harmony. We'll take you through a guided meditation to explore these archetypal energies to prepare you for creating your personalized SoulCollage® cards. We'll share ways of using these cards to support your wholeness and connection to all parts of yourself and others.

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Soul Symphonies with Karen

name is Karen Mann and I'm a SoulCollage® facilitator from Melbourne, Australia. 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. 

Who me?
A Control Freak?

This week my teenage son called me a "control freak." I was shocked! I immediately demanded he take his accusation back! I am NOT a control freak... well, not as much as I used to be, anyway. I was much more of a control freak before I started practicing SoulCollage®.

I certainly used to like to plan everything in detail, in advance, and would get upset when things didn't go according to plan- but SoulCollage® has started to change that for me. Through practicing SoulCollage® I have gotten much better at "trusting the process" and letting things happen, trusting that all will be well- in the same way that a SoulCollage card always turns out perfectly and the cards I draw in a SoulCollage® Reading are always the exact right cards.

Now I must say, I wasn't sitting around dwelling on this "control freak" comment by my son but I was reminded of his comment when I sat down to write this column about my Crown Chakra. I had not done much journaling with this card before today, so I sat down quietly to journal about this Neter by answering the following questions:
  1. Who are you? I am the one who…  
  2. What do you want from me? I want you to…
  3. What do you give me? I give you the gift of …
  4. What is your positive intent? I help you by…
  5. What is your negative potential (or shadow side?)When I am not in balance I may…
I noticed a common theme arising as I answered these questions:
  • I am the one who needs to trust the process and stop trying to control everything.
  • I am the one who needs to have blind trust that all will be well.
  • I want you to trust that there is all the time in the world and all things are happening at the perfect time.
  • I want you to remember that the cogs will turn mysteriously, as they are meant to. You do not need to understand why and how… or when.
  • I want you to let the magic of possibility to enter your life and let go of expectations.
  • I give you the gift of perfect timing.
  • I help you to trust the process and let go.

I realised that Kai's assessment of me needing to let go of being quite so controlling was seemingly still valid. So then I did what I often do when I see what feels like a significant pattern showing up in my life- I "googled" it! And here's some interesting information I found:

"The crown chakra … is about our integration as a whole, all aspects of our life and our sense of living in the now. The crown chakra holds the issues and revelations surrounding duality, controlling or obsessive patterns." Source: 

I realised that "living in the now" and planning everything in advance are almost opposites. This website also went on to say that there can be a link between an out of balance Crown Chakra and the incidence of migraines and that it "may be telling you that you have issues surrounding living for the moment.". As a long-time migraine sufferer this seemed to ring true.

So it seems I may have a little more work to do on "living for the moment" and "trusting the process." Luckily I have the SoulCollage® process to help me work on this aspect further and all of you wonderful SoulCollagers to support me as I become even less of a control freak. So you better make sure you do! (ha ha again!) 

Karen Mann is an artist, art teacher, Lifestyle Coach, yoga and meditation teacher, and SoulCollage® facilitator. Karen has been working with SoulCollage® cards for more than four years and facilitates a variety of SoulCollage® Groups. Karen also runs SoulCollage® Facilitator Training weekends. Karen offers regular workshops in Melbourne and Geelong, Australia, and is also available to travel to other regions in Australia. For more information, or to contact Karen, please visit her website,Flying Colours Creativity.

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

Each card below is one SoulCollager's expression of their 7th Chakra Animal Companions.  

Monarch Butterfly
(a.k.a "The Queen")

I am the one who is "golden" in the centered, balanced energy that connects me with divine spirit. I have gone through many stages of development to achieve my golden state. I am the one who is also fragile. As I move from blossom to blossom gathering the nectar to feed my soul, there are many predators and dangers that can put an end to my flight, sending me in a crumpled heap to the ground. But when I hit the earth, I am reminded that here is where it all began and will begin again. In the Ground of Being, I return to my beginnings and will rise again like the Phoenix from the ashes to ascend again to the crown, where my glittering gold will shine anew and vibrate with the divine energy of joy and peace.


My Earl

I Am The One Who is always with you, providing protecting and influencing your every move. I Am The One Who guides you under the wings of divine intention with set purpose and meaning. I Am The One Who connects you to the stirring awareness that dwells in your heart and the unassailable truth nesting deep within your being. I am here to continually remind you that all your dreams are becoming.


I am the one who reminds you that you are a part of something far greater than what you see in the physical world. I am the one who energizes your imagination to stretch beyond its normal limits. I am the one who symbolizes goodness, selflessness, mysteriousness, beauty, and love. I am the one who helps you learn to relinquish your need for control and to live in the moment. I am the one who makes you open to the mystery of the cosmos, who makes you question the rigidity of some of your long-held beliefs. I am the one who gives you greater awareness of the totality of the sacred divine.

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