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post #221 of 395
I know what you mean about unintended outcomes! My first eyar I put an image of a woman, holding a scroll, and sort of "flying" over a library as a representation of my desire to get my Library Science degree. The picture was actually from an MLS website. Well... that year I ended up leaving my job at the library where I'd worked for 6+ years to SAH. I ended up "flying" away from the library, thank you scroll in hand, thinking "This is NOT what I meant!".

Now, I think my SAH experiences have been and will continue to be important to my life. And I think that in the end this may be the "better" option. But it sure as heck wasn't the plan when I picked that image.

I think that may have been the problem this year though... I picked really vague images that were more "emotional" than "detailed" and maybe that's why I've had trouble keeping my energies focused?

I was looking at my map again last night and realized I'm not even certain why I picked certain images. Which certainly suggests that they weren't the right ones (if they haven't held their meaning for a year). I mean, they are comfortable and comforting images, but I don't remember what association I had with them this time last year. It's odd. Almost like the map belongs to someone else. Portions of it certainly manifested, but some of it doesn't seem to be connected to my life at all.

I have a feeling I'll be looking for more "specific" images this year.
post #222 of 395
re: sales and decluttering & so on... two thoughts-- one, i saw in the coffee shop the other day a flyer for the community garage sale... maybe some of you who want to sell could find something like that? and two-- with the depression--oops, i mean "recession"-- a lot of places that help the needy are especially needy... maybe a good excuse to "declutter" your pantry and donate any food that's been sitting there, not getting used? or any cleaning supplies you arent using... maybe a stash of travel sizes picked up on trips and cluttering your bathroom drawers?


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In the chakra thread, awensyl (I hope I spelled it right) mentioned being "aflutter" and not being able to do chakra work. "Aflutter" describes the way I've been feeling. ...This week, I need to work out a balance of some kind or I might go crazy!!!
aww, close! have you been trying the cortices video? i've been able to get my head clear enough to get some stuff done, though not grounded. think floating... drifting in the river... if you try to make the raft go where you want, it just makes you spin... but if you just let go, you get down river a lot faster, and more likely right side up.... just a thought.

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... this year, for me, it is more about mental and spiritual decluttering.

I don't think this quantum k meditation/video has been recommended in this thread yet -- I know aweyn has linked it several times in other threads. I am grateful that she introduced it to me.

Re: specificity. I've had lots of specific minor things come true that I didn't consciously intend. ...
So I'm going to try to be careful and intentional and specific about the images I put on. I want to direct the map, not have it be directed by the art directors of spring editions of various magazines, ykwim?
i was all about mental decluttering last year. great thought about quantum k. i wish i could get that to load on my ipod. i could make much better use of it then. i'm glad you've been enjoying it!

i have to laugh at your unintended manifestations. my best one was i put an image of a "tent" made of a sheet out in a yard, thinking "oh, fun family play time!"... well, shortly after TM time, ds discovered how to make sheet tents. in the bedroom. not *quite* what i had in mind....

didnt someone say something one time about mag editors messing with us at TM time? i think last year. i've never had much luck using mags. this year, i'm planning on drawing mine... but i am a sucker for perty pictures....

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Part of the message or feedback I gleaned from the way my map worked for me was this- "Why are you asking for what you already have in your possession? Or, examining my own responses to other aspects of what I did receive- "No, I didn't mean that kind of alpaca!"
ah, thank you for this. i need to think about my own in that light......
and, i have to ask.... what happened with the alpaca??

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I know what you mean about unintended outcomes! ....And I think that in the end this may be the "better" option. But it sure as heck wasn't the plan when I picked that image.
i think the whole of my last map falls under this theme.
not sure how i feel about that, if i'm thinking we're causing disruption, or if we're reflecting what's already intended, or if i'm thinking we're really pushing ourselves to what we *really* want, regardless of what we *think* we want....

and now i'm really curious about what else my map has in store for me these next few days.... starting to wonder what else i'm "missing" that it's trying to make happen, kwim?

i'm going to be away from the computer, i think, til after TM time, but i'll be thinking about all of you and your various TMs!
post #223 of 395
i have been following this thread- i hadn't heard of tming before now but am excited to make my first this year.
it's weird that when i heard of this, i had 2 "things" pop into my head that i wanted to put on it to manifest...but i have already gotten one of them and it looks like i will get the other, too, before Aries new moon.
but i am posting because i am a little confused. Are we supposed to have a good idea of what we want and look for images to match, or have our minds more blank and let the images kinda select us? Because, like i said, it appears i may have already manifested the major "things" i wanted and i am not sure if i should be thinking hard about what i want to put on my map beforehand or just relax and wait to look at magazines to see what i want? And then also, i read from past threads that if there is something you want that you dont see a way to get this year that it should still be on the map....is this right? i am talking specifically in my case about us buying a house. like i said, i see no way we will be ready to do this this year AT ALL, so my inclination would be to not put it up, but it is the major thing we want for ourselves...
also, another question (sorry for so many): I mentioned the tm thing to dp and he is interested, as well. should we make a map together or each make our own?
post #224 of 395
ms.shell, I can comment on some of your questions For starters, congrats on manifesting some desires already. You don't want to push any good stuff away, so I wouldn't worry about thinking about what you want. I do choose to wait until the new moon to buy/gather any of my supplies though.
As for the house- go for it! I had crazy good success with that stuff.
My dh enjoys making his own tm. Some goals/things we both want, we use the same image for though, or similar type images.

Since I've moved 3 times in about 2 years, and I'm not big on clutter to begin with, I don't have much to declutter. There are a couple projects that I should try to complete though.

One of my favorite things I tm'ed last year that came to fruition was my oldest dd's reading for pleasure. I used an image of a girl reading a book, and over it I wrote "Eden loves reading". She still tries to put off reading, but at least now I hear about how good a book is, or she reads to other kids. And that makes me very happy, and she feels lots better about reading too.
post #225 of 395
Aubergine68 - Thank you very much for the link. I think I'd like to watch this right before I meditate.

I did a TM a couple of years ago with my church and nothing manifested. I thought that was odd since I have manifested "big ticket" items in a matter of months without the use of the TM.

I feel like this time will be different and it will be awesome
post #226 of 395
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Hey---intuitive Jamie interviewed me on her radio....All about TreasureMapping.

http://www.intuitiveencounters.com/radio.php

post #227 of 395
Just wanted to say that I'm really looking forward to making my fourth Treasure Map. Last years map has really manifested itself, although not always what I had in mind when making the map...but things have worked out well!

I have a quick question for you Tracy (I apologize if you've adressed this already). I know the moon begins on April 14th and this is when we are free to begin our maps but when should we have it completed? I've read through the most of the posts but may have overlooked it.

Happy Treasure Mapping everyone!
post #228 of 395
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Hey---intuitive Jamie interviewed me on her radio....All about TreasureMapping.

http://www.intuitiveencounters.com/radio.php


So cool! I love Jamie! what a great combination! Thank you for letting us know.
post #229 of 395
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Originally Posted by aweynsayl

i have to ask.... what happened with the alpaca??

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Last TM time, I put photos of alpacas on my map because I have wanted to own some for years now and was dreaming about a more rural lifestyle. But all through this year, I found myself getting lots of requests for dolls with alpaca yarn hair. It seems that girls have been asking their mamas for one, after seeing the photo of this new doll I created using the alpaca fiber for the hair, where I would normally have used mohair, and it turned out to be my most popular design. Recently, I made an important contact with a great wholesale supplier for the fiber and yarns. Shortly after that, a shop in NYC made a wholesale inquiry about this particular doll and it seems that alpaca is central to a new bustle of activity for my little doll and toy making business which I have been trying to build. Now there are boxes of beautiful alpaca yarn to be used on an assembly of dolls with alpaca wigs lined up in my studio, anticipating their marching orders.

But I never got my live flock of alpacas.
post #230 of 395
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Originally Posted by aweynsayl

i have to ask.... what happened with the alpaca??

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Last TM time, I put photos of alpacas on my map because I have wanted to own some for years now and was dreaming about a more rural lifestyle. But all through this year, I found myself getting lots of requests for dolls with alpaca yarn hair. It seems that girls have been asking their mamas for one, after seeing the photo of this new doll I created using the alpaca fiber for the hair, where I would normally have used mohair, and it turned out to be my most popular design. Recently, I made an important contact with a great wholesale supplier for the fiber and yarns. Shortly after that, a shop in NYC made a wholesale inquiry about this particular doll and it seems that alpaca is central to a new bustle of activity for my little doll and toy making business which I have been trying to build. Now there are boxes of beautiful alpaca yarn to be used on an assembly of dolls with alpaca wigs lined up in my studio, anticipating their marching orders.

But I never got my live flock of alpacas.

Great story! I love how the treasure maps manifest. Definitely not always as we think we want....
post #231 of 395
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But I never got my live flock of alpacas.
well, i bet you will. it sounds like it has definitely been set into motion since it is so apparent that you will need and use them, you know...i imagine if you want to own some, you will! maybe you can save the money from the alpaca hair items you are selling to help finance them.

last night in my decluttering i was looking through some old notebooks and i found some affirmations and lists of things i wanted to manifest for myself. books from like 2005, i think and also some other year and it was neat to see how so many of them have manifested, some in different ways than i was thinking, but yet in the way that i wrote them.

i hope no one minds if i put this out there, i think it may be part of mental decluttering that i need to do...because i have some...issues....regarding even prayer and this kind of thing....
in early 2004 i had a night where i was doing some writing....i guess i will say it was like a deep journalling experience and i was praying, too, in a way....you know like a spiritual kind of thing and i was trying to affirm and vow to be more loving in my life is what i remember of it (i havent seen it ever since dont know what notebook or if its around still or not). It was late at night. Early early early the next morning the phone started ringing downstairs and i didnt get up. I had to get up when someone was knocking down my door a bit later. it was my mother, bringing the news that dh's mother had died suddenly and completely unexpectedly (we had been at her house for dinner, playing legos, looking at the sky the night before). This woman was the best example i had ever yet known of a person who really knew how to love. It was a heartbreaking loss of someone very close (and ds' grandma and he was only 2)....anyway....somehow this is tied up in my head with that journalling experience from the night before although i hope it was entirely coincidental and unrelated events. But that and maybe also something disturbing that i read has given me some issues and fears wrt trying to consciously manifest or pray for things and i feel some paranoia wrt choosing the imagery and stuff for my map and have a couple of times thought maybe i shouldnt do it although i wouldnt be putting this here if i thought i really shouldnt do it!

Sorry for the long post, but it felt like i should address this here. like i said, maybe it was just a "mental declutter" i needed to do....please excuse me!

Will listen to the podcast today
post #232 of 395
I am so excited about the new treasure map! I need to sit down and write out the things that actually happened from mine! Its still mind blowing!
post #233 of 395
I love to hear stories about what people have manifested from their maps!
post #234 of 395
Excited to be decluttering emotions, items, ideas, projects, timesucks. This will be my 4th map and it is such a huge part of my thinking year round...a point of focus.

The most random images have manifested opportunities in my life - though I have not always embraced them. I had some items in my home section - a couch - with a throw pillow - and a dragonfly image close to the pillow. I was gifted a sectional couch - all beige - with a red throw pillow with an embroidered dragonfly on it. Very odd. Put images of hardwood and due to pet issues had to throw out rugs and have many exposed floorboards now of old hardwood. So much more yet I'm still stumped by two large images I used that I just don't understand. There was a wedding bouquet of flowers that I was so drawn to I actually have two images of on the map - one very large. It bothers me to look at now...another that just recently I realized appeared to be a pit that money was sucked into (a lily pond under a pile of money image) and i impulsively ripped off the pond image last week.

Anyway, I'm excited. Due to rental home renovations - our landlord is doing so much we have had two of the longest dumpsters I've ever seen filled with multiple trips to the curb for furniture. Amazing that it hardly looks as if anything really is different as one was the huge attic and the other was a huge loft space where very few items were actually ours. But it feels different. I kind of felt like the universe dropped a gift in my lap and said clear it out. In the years I've lived here the dumpster had not been a possibility before.

I just feel so on the edge of big changes. Something is not in alignment and I feel a bit vulnerable. Looking forward to mapping with my two boys - maybe dh will do one this year with us.
post #235 of 395
I finally got my [decluttering] groove on!

DD is on Spring Break and we started packing up the charity items we had been gathering slowly for awhile now. Earlier this week, we had both gone through our summer clothes and donated what no longer fit or we no longer liked. I counted for the 2010 decluttered items challenge and packed everything up into bags and moved them downstairs by the front door. Then, I cleaned the master bedroom top to bottom and put something away that I used to *LOVE* and feel lukewarm about today. (Not ready to donate it.) Then, I rearranged the remaining items in that area and ended up giving away nearly a dozen more items (small plus a box). Rearranged that area again. It looks lovely.

I asked DD to straighten up her room while I vacuumed the master bedroom. She decided she wanted her sheets washed and stripped her bed COMPLETELY. One thing led to another and we ended up going through every single little nook and cranny in her bedroom and her area of the family office. WOW! Gave away, recycled, and threw away a ton of stuff. Her bedroom doesn't *look* any different, but it is cleaner and more organized and less full in drawers and such. Her closet looks a LOT better! Her desk and shelf in the office is WAY better! Her bedroom and our master bedroom are in great shape now.

We also straightened up our project room downstairs, which only had items leftover from her birthday party last weekend sitting out. Small, but significant change. While putting things away, DD accidentally dropped her battery-powered pencil sharpener on the stairs and the shavings compartment popped open. Oh, yes, it was FULL! She did a great job getting started cleaning up and I thoroughly vacuumed every stair and the foyer and I even blew down the cobwebs from the corners of the cathedral ceilings. The Roomba cleaned the rest of the floors downstairs over the last few days, as usual, but it all felt clean today.

DH is filing paperwork right now and going through some of his stuff in the family office.

I just feel so good after all the internal chaos lately that I wanted to share something positive!
post #236 of 395
My Mom is scheduled to have surgery on TM'ing day. I might be able to squeeze time in to make my TM before going to hospital, but most likely my time will be late, late in the evening, after DS has gone to sleep. Do you think that's ok? Is it better to do the TM on the right day, even if I'm physically and emotionally exhausted? I don't know if a hospital waiting room is the right place to go through pictures and choose them for my TM.... what do y'all think?
Thanks!
post #237 of 395
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My Mom is scheduled to have surgery on TM'ing day. I might be able to squeeze time in to make my TM before going to hospital, but most likely my time will be late, late in the evening, after DS has gone to sleep. Do you think that's ok? Is it better to do the TM on the right day, even if I'm physically and emotionally exhausted? I don't know if a hospital waiting room is the right place to go through pictures and choose them for my TM.... what do y'all think?
Thanks!
Ideally, and I say "Ideal" but not critical.....we would all make our maps anytime between Wednesday April 14 8:28am EDT and Sunday April 18 1:40am EST.

You do not have to do it on the 14th..if you need to do it on the 15th, 16th 17th...great.

Now, if you absolutely can not do it in that 3.5 day window...then you can open it up between April 14 and April 28....(the waxing moon). But I will tell you Mercury is going retrograde on the 18th....so I would try to do it before that...but again, if you can't do it by then you do have until Full Moon on the 28th.


This question will be asked one million times before now and then by the way. Just the way it always goes with Treasure Map Threads. lol.
post #238 of 395
Thank you, Tracy!
I was so set on that one day, I must not have read closely enough....
Thank you for all you are teaching us here.
post #239 of 395
So I'm gonna do a treasure map for the first time... I really love my boyfriend and would love to get married... would it be out of line for me to put pictures of wedding rings and focus on getting married to my man? I wouldnt want to infringe on his free will or be manipulative. What are the rules regarding relationships?
post #240 of 395
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So I'm gonna do a treasure map for the first time... I really love my boyfriend and would love to get married... would it be out of line for me to put pictures of wedding rings and focus on getting married to my man? I wouldnt want to infringe on his free will or be manipulative. What are the rules regarding relationships?
I would put up rings and marriage symbols etc.... If you want to get married you should go for it.

You may include a photo of the two of you if you wish.

In terms of freewill...that is still in the mix. I would not put up affirmations like, "Jason and I are married in 2011".

I would instead put affirmations like, "I am happily married in 2011".

Fingerscrossed it is him....but be prepared, it might not be!
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