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 #150  November 2017 Theme:  Mermaid

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

Our intention is to fill each issue (and your life) with inspiration, soul-solace and delight. Whether you are new to SoulCollage®, or already immersed in the creation of your deck, Soul Songs is for you.

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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! I’m taking this month off from Soul-Songs-Column-Writing and know that you’ll enjoy Cat Caracelo’s column below.

Also I’d like to share with you a wonderful video meditation on mermaids from our own SoulCollage® Facilitator Glenda Cedarleaf.

I hope you enjoy it!

Wishing you a magical, mermaid/merman filled week,

Anne Marie

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. Anne Marie's newest book, Through the Eyes of SoulCollage® is now available.


Using SoulCollage® to Embrace
Your Inner Masculine

60 minute SoulCollage® VIDEO class
with SoulCollage® Facilitator / Lead Trainer
Mariabruna Sirabella in Italy / California

If we look at our daily life, at our professional endeavors, at our relationships, and at our own self-image, we discover innumerable instances where to have a clear, healed, available, and free Animus will be of tremendous help.

Join us in this experiential exploration of our Inner Masculine to invite the gifts of this crucial archetype into your life. .

Date:  Wednesday, November 8, 2017

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Guest Columnist: Cat Caracelo

I am Cat Caracelo, M.A., a SoulCollage® facilitator, depth coach, guidess and artist from Petaluma, California, offering my work individually and in global teaching forums. This column is for all of you who are exploring your creativity and are ready to discover more depth in your SoulCollage® journey.

Exploring Our Inner Waters

The sirens call, the silver sea, the shallows of a clear cool river - mermaids (and mermen) come to us in many ways...some through a powerful image, or the pages of a book, and others on the silver screen. Many times the mer-folk come in a dream to guide our passage from one place to another.

When the mermaid, naiad, selkie, or any goddess of the deep comes as guide, a shapeshifter or a muse, we are called to listen in new ways.

She Who Moves Between Worlds is the expression of transformation. Holding phosphorescent light in her skin she offers ease of movement as she dives deep and crosses into new territory.

Mermaid offers access to flow, choice and redefining purpose in the waters of life.

My first deep relationship with mermaid came early. I was six years old, and a love affair with the pages of National Geographic drew me to the gentle manatee, the great mother mer-shaped goddess of the rivers.

This was auspicious because later in my life, I found the river goddess Melusina who called to me from the depths of her mythic realm. Half woman and half serpent or fish, she was a powerful wisdom keeper. She drew me deeper into the potent power of the divine feminine, although she had been demonized and marginalized like so many other powerful feminine expressions of mermaid.

Where are you dreaming of the sea?

How are you finding your way through tidal rivers, tributaries and watery passages of your own life?

Creative living requires us to tap into our deepest resources, our own inner places that run deep. Anais Nin wrote these powerful words:

I must be a mermaid...
I have no fear of depths
and a great fear
of shallow living.

As we explore our own inner waters we may find that the deeper we are willing to go, the more ease of movement and release is discovered. The depths are often where powerful offerings and treasure will be found.

What is found in the depths has potent meaning. As above, so below. You may wish to travel from the deep seas into the night sky with your mer-wisdom.

Explore the stories, symbols and living metaphors that are embedded in your intuitive creative process as you look for the mermaid, merman, naiad, or selkie-kin within.

The psyche brings treasures up from the depths to the surface, as you create.

Find the images that offer personal, archetypal, universal and collective reflections of that which has deep meaning to you and create with them. They are the ripples of all that are imbedded in the human experience yet these images and cards are all yours.

How are you calling forth the expression of deep diving and expansion?

Cat Caracelo, M.A. is a Depth Coach and SoulCollage® Facilitator since 2007, working with expressive arts and transformative process guiding individuals and groups internationally. Cat is the founder of JourneyPath Institute, home to JourneyCircles™ Process.  Her dynamic Mythos Journey process, found in Quest eCourses and retreats offer transformative process and mythic themes designed to explore one’s own stories, seeking healing and expanding possibility. Please visit Cat’s website to find articles and information about depth coaching, classes, training programs and retreats.

VIRTUAL SOULCOLLAGE® RETREAT Easy Video Access from All Over the World

Please join us
for another fun Virtual Retreat:
Queen of MySelf
Saturday, November 11

For four hours we'll gather together via an easy-to-click-and-access Zoom video conference link where we can actually see each other. (You can also call in via phone).

Anne Marie will lead the first 90 minutes of our time together with teaching and a guided imagery “magical inner journey” to help us explore our inner queen parts as well as the archetypal energy of Queen.

Then we'll break so everyone can be on their own for one hour to make cards. We'll turn the recording off but Anne Marie will stay on the video link (as she makes her own cards) in case you have a question or want to share something.

Then we'll gather together for the last 90 minutes for some queenly as well as insight-full journaling, lots of sharing of our cards, and a closing circle to send us back out of the retreat and into our lives.

It's going to be AWESOME!

If you can't attend in person, we'll send you the recording of the first and last 90 minutes of teaching and examples, along with all handouts.

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5-Week Online Series
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Using SoulCollage®
to Heal Hurting Hearts
at the Holidays

The holidays can be a difficult time for anyone going through transition, grief or loss, or for those whose holidays are triggered by memories of past holidays.

If you are feeling sad, disappointed, tired, overwhelmed, or simply out of touch with the “holiday spirit,” for whatever reason, please join a group of tender-hearted SoulCollagers for a unique online series of gatherings where we’ll use SoulCollage® card making, journaling and readings along with EFT Tapping, guided imagery and deep listening within in order to move through this holiday season with comfort, ease, and possibility.
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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 from one SoulCollager's Deck that represents the Mermaid energy.

Mermaid and Starlight
Council Suit
New Hampshire

I am one who is starlight. I am one who drifts effortlessly through all elements. Sorceress of magical healing through the depths of watery realms, space and time illusions. Here is my gift lasting throughout all there is, unseen and seen. I send my sparkling rays of translucent beauty, love, peace-flowing to all the universe in complete harmony from joyous child through wisdom’s crone. Swim in delight.

Inner Mermaid
Committee Suit

I Am the One Who is at home in the sea and its depths. I Am the One Who embodies the many colors and moods of the sea. My music reflects ocean sounds and the ocean's music nestled inside shells. I Am the One Who honors the spiral of life, it's beauty, mysteries and intricacies.

Suit Unknown

I am the one who knows weight, waiting, depth, death. I am Cancer and urchin, threatened and threatening. I am above and below; I move between worlds. My spirit is light.

Out of the Blue
Suit Unknown

I am one who steps out of my comfort zone. I am one who spreads my wings and soars. I am a precious jewel.

Council Suit

I am the one who inspires a powerful loving feeling, which animates the divine energy in the body- passion, complicity, spirituality, orgasmic sexuality. I am the one who brings healing and beauty into the heart of the one I love. I am the one who advances, accompanies and carries the loved one. My gift: Let yourself be carried away by the lightness and powerful force of my love.

Council Suit

I am the One rising from the ocean depths, heeding the call of my lunar mistress. My Mermaid body resonates with Sea and Moon’s yin energy, nourishing my emotions, intuition, sensuality, and femininity. Moon whispers to me to look within, to peek inside my secret treasure chest and release hidden talents and gifts into the world. I who am usually so elusive and private reveal myself by the dazzling light of the Moon.

Water Lover

I am one who delights in water. Comfortable as an otter or a mermaid, the seas, lakes and rivers are my sacred playgrounds.

Come On In
Committee Suit

I am the one who goes with the flow, who lives in the present. I am the one who calls to you, “Come on in! The water’s fine. You have taken care of others long enough. Cast aside your weighty cares. Let the water soothe, cleanse and renew you.”

Sacred Marriage
Committee Suit

I am the one who travels upwards through the depths to find true love. I can travel swiftly or float as I choose to ascend through the deep as the waters clear. I am greeted by two doves as messengers from The One With No Name which has been calling for me to hear, to trust. I set my course and am guided towards my light.

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

Future themes include:

December: Fool Archetype
January: TBA
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®!
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A 22-Week SoulCollage® Journey Through the Tarot

Join us for another thrilling journey as we get to know the 22 archetypes of the Tarot's Major Arcana in this 22-week e-course. Many don't know this, but the archetypes, starting with The Fool and ending with The World, correspond to our own individual journey of learning, growing, finding our power, meeting challenges, death and rebirth, and reconciling the dualities of life.

Each week you will be emailed a 5-page PDF that dives deep into the symbolism and meaning of the card. You can make your own SoulCollage® card for the archetype if you feel inspired. We meet and share our creations as well as our wisdom in a secret Facebook group.

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Creative Depth Coaching Offer

Are you ready to learn, grow and activate your unique work in the world?
Why not consider becoming a Creative Depth Coach?

Move more deeply into developing or augmenting your personal and professional practice with the Creative Depth Coaching Certification Training. Only offered once a year, the training begins in January and moves through monthly modules over the course of ten months. There is ample flexibility to apply the learning to your distinctive needs, practice and projects that are ready to be birthed.

Advanced depth coach training is offered to facilitators, therapists, coaches and professionals. This is a powerful program for you as a SoulCollage® artist or facilitator/professional, inviting you to advance or shift the direction of your practice, build dynamic coaching skills or take the work you envision to the next level!

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Upcoming SoulCollage® Retreats


SoulCollage®: A Light in the Darkness
Breitenbush Hot Springs - Detroit, Oregon

November 30 – December 3, 2017
Facilitators: Cindy Brodner, Melissa Yeary

As the light fades and the days grow shorter, join us for a nourishing extended weekend of soul tending! Nestled in a pristine forest with soothing hot springs and delicious meals, you will have the opportunity to dive deeply into the practice of SoulCollage®, revealing the pearls of wisdom waiting for you there. With new explorations for both novice and experienced participants, we are planning a nourishing retreat, knitting together: card-making, guided imagery, dream sharing, shadow exploration, chakra animal meetings and journaling to form a warm blanket of wisdom that will keep you cozy all winter long!

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Myth, Magic & Storytelling with SoulCollage®
Westfield, Massachusetts

April 13-15, 2018
Facilitator: Anne Boedecker, Gail Byrnes

Are you ready to take your SoulCollage® practice to a new level? Would you like to explore using your cards to tell your own story? Join Anne Boedecker and Gail Byrnes for an intensive weekend retreat, expertly designed to guide you deeper into the magic and mystery of SoulCollage®. This retreat will weave together journal-writing and SoulCollage® card-making to stimulate your creativity and strengthen your connection with yourself and others. Using your cards and journal-writing exercises you will be able to unearth and expose your familial and cultural myths and rewrite your personal narrative to find new meaning. Through this process you can reclaim the richness of your heritage and let go of stories that no longer suit you. Payment plan available.

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Goddess Retreat 2018
Glastonbury & Cornwall, UK

April 26 - May 7, 2018
Facilitator: Cat Caracelo

Follow the ancient pathways to a place where myth and memory connect, where the landscape is a mirror of the soul. Join a small circle of women to journey to sacred sites, engage with the lands, explore the earth-based energies, honor the Goddess and reflect experience with expressive and expansive art, SoulCollage® and more. Twelve-day all-inclusive retreat offers two extraordinary homes, with grounds, spa, chef-prepared dinners, sacred sites and dedicated creative space. Payment plan is available.

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La Dolce Vita- Goddess Retreat in Italy
Tuscany, Italy

May 5-15, 2019
Facilitator: Cat Caracelo

Join Cat for Spring in Tuscany where we will stay in a beautiful villa with a small circle of amazing visionary, artistic and wholehearted women! Dance with La Dolce Vita and seek the wisdom of the Goddess: Diana, Minerva, Melusina, whose ancient Etruscan names and energies are held in the heart of this land. We will work with SoulCollage®, mixed media and layered process as we connect with the expression of the divine feminine. We will visit sacred springs, mythic gardens, inspired environments and sultry seas, beautiful places in Tuscany, as well as Florence and Siena - where we will explore alchemical energy, artistry and vision as reflected in the dreamscapes of the ancient, renaissance and modern artists.

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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 2017,
by Anne Marie Bennett and
Catherine Anderson, Cat Caracelo, or Linda Woolfson.
Articles may be reprinted by permission only.