Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Moving on Walking in this World...wk 3

Last night I tried to sleep out side in the tipi..."Rats,"  Carl my faithful deaf four legged friend has to be at my side at all time these days. So I keep them in the house while I sleep in the tipi, I feel bad that the would have to sleep on the patio blocks...especially my elder fellow. But it happened the family had to let him out and he crawled under the tipi and what could I do he wanted to be with me.  So got some sleep but then he started to smell really loudly and then bark...right away went crawled out under the tipi and really started some barking at 2:00 am so I figured I best go inside now...Little did I know Carl was smelling a skunk.   But the skunk didn't leave the smell as usually. Carl was smelling the intruder.   Amazing how his sense of smell is increasing since he can't hear.

So many things have been going on that yesterday was my day to get grounded and balance out..with a walk in the woods...I encounter many Baltimore Orioles, and this little fella.


How many different names....Crayfish, Crawfish, Crawdaddy....all things I remember when I was growing up and playing with them after we caught them...never kept them always let them go free back in to the pond or stream we were by.  I think he was about 2" big...but he had no problem rising up at me...Fear of something larger didn't scare him to much...he did walk backwards though a few steps. I felt is was best to snap a picture and keep on going. Looked up the mean of a Crayfish and they share the medicine of Standing up to fear...how wild is that. 


I'm working on Week 3 but falling behind some with the second book Walking in this World.
Here's some task work....

Bless your Blessings, 
One is to walk about 20 minutes and pull in the gratitude as you walk. Aiming toward the outer world, allow you inner world to fall into a brighter perspective by consciously and concretely enumeration your life's blessings. People, events, situations and of these may be cause for gratitude. As you warm to your task of focus  on the good in your life, both you heart and you steps will lighten.

I have to say walking has always been a form of medicine for me. And reflecting on the last couple of weeks with some letting go of some situations I am feeling very warm and open on the inside which I expressed with my Tack Down Tuesday yesterday.  

You want to make Something of it?
One is to pull out the magazines and glue stick and make a collage on piece of poster board and ask these question of yourself.
Do you have a mesmerizing personal relationship that seem patently destructive yet you cannot end it? Do you have a tyrant boss to whom you are in feudal bondage?  do you have a bond that is so close to someone that you feel joined at the hip? Are you homesick for the wide open space?
* twenty minutes pulling out magazine pages.
* twenty minutes arranging your images.
* twenty minutes writing about what you've found.

So here's my collage...less then twenty minutes on all accounts....
Do I have a relationship that I might need to end and can't?   well I have to say it would be with myself and I mean that by a way of thinking...a change of perspective letting go of some old ways and leaving open a door for new...sometimes it hard to let go of...a way of thinking becomes a habit and you have to work at changing it.  but other people not I don't seem to need to end.
My boss is myself...and I've been told just recently I'm a over achiever...hmmm... might be true. I would say though I'm on any grounds of feudal bondage. and I would have to say no hip joining going on either...I do know I have a tendency to feel that coming on and I will quickly detach...And I would have to say Homesick for wide open spaces...yes though I did have a good experience with a road trip recently.


Anger as fuel   

1-50 write even the petty grievances from the historical to the hysterical.

and then notice the question popping up, "what can you do about it" We do not like being victims of so much anger and so we intuitively look for a positive solution.

All I know when I start to do any whining and complaining and getting frustrated to the point of anger...I don't like that at all and yes I want a positive spin Quickly to happen.

Mapping your interests

*Five topics that interest me are?
Nature, animals, native american lives and beliefs, whole food cooking, and creative/spiritual stuff.
*Five people that interest me are?
all people that are into the same stuff listed above.
*Five art forms that interest me are?
collage of course, book arts, ceramic hand building, community art projects, nature oriented art.
*Five projects I could try out are?
drawing a blank...but I have projects I would like to see happen. another 36 x 36, some drawings done with a rock combo, some more journal making or book binding, and continual study of my collage works and classes.

When we name and claim an interest, we seem to magnetize the area, drawing to ourselves people, place and things that speak to our emerging interests.


So I move on to week 4....I do love reading Juila Cameron's books I now some don't but I get her. 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for putting Julia Cameron's questions out there since I don't have the book. Blessings and gratitude come naturally. Make something...how about piles of moss raked from my lawn. No anger ๐Ÿ˜Ž and three projects; lesson plans for school, food preparation for Whole30 and better communication with the hubby! Peace and love across the miles, my friend!

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