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I have a couple of questions..

Are we in the new moon yet? Can you tell I know zero about astrology? I was reading a magazine this morning and it seemed like a lot of quotes were speaking directly to me. It was so unusual. It gave me chills. Can I use those for my map or not? I know you are not supposed to look at magazines ahead of time but I wasn't really expecting to find anything for my map until the day of, so this took me by surprise.

Also, I work on next Wednesday. I can't get the day off because my coworker is out of the country. I plan to devote my lunch hour to TMing in my classroom, because my boss has given me permission to use some supplies there anyhow. I am worried though that I wont be able to finish it all. What do you think?

I am horribly OCD though, so the fact that I am obsessing over my TM is not surprising to me

You will not be able to finish your map in your lunch hour.
Can I suggest you just enjoy your lunch hour by looking at magazines and pulling out the pages that call to you.

As for the sentances you have just seen and they are resonating with you. put those magazines in the pile on Wednesday and when you look at them see if they still ring your bell.

You have until April 18 at 1:40am EDT to finish your map in The NEW phase. If you can't complete it in those 3.5 days, then try to get it done before Full on April 28.
Just remember, Mercury goes retrograde on the 18th...and in my mind I would really like to my map to be completed before that energy comes in. just my two cents.
post #302 of 395
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The excitement is in the air....and just so we don't get ahead of ourselves...

A reminder:

WHAT IS A TREASURE MAP?

A treasure map is a collage made of photos, magazines pictures, words, pieces of things that make sense to you...whatever you want and you put them on a foam core board or just cardboard or just something strong that can handle the collage...you put them all together so you can look at it...it will be a MAP of what you want for the coming year.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN, "What do I want for the coming year?"
Exactly what it says. Do you want a new house, a new living room, better health, stronger marriage, reconnect with people, a bigger family, a bigger community? Do you want to write your book? Do you want a new car? What is it you want?
Do you even know what you want? If you are like many of us, you are so busy running around, taking care of everyone else that you might not have a fig of an idea what you want for your new year...that is the beauty of this process...you must sit down and figure it out...give yourself this time to do it. Be just that selfish..and dare to dream.


Why do we do it now and not January?

Treasure Maps are made during the Aries new moon. Aries new moon change from year to year and this year, it will take place on April 14, 2010 at 8:29am EDT.

They are made on Aries new moon, because that is the first sign of the zodiac. Aries is when you plant your seeds. It is the real beginning of the New Year. It should not be confused with the first day of spring, which is usually on March 19 or March 20. New moon means the sun and moon are in the same degree. For those who don't know much about astrology (which is totally okay) Aries is the sign of SIGHT. So, that's why it is so important to have pictures of what you want. You need to visualize it. Or if you don't do photos/pictures.. Put up words. It is just important for you to SEE THEM.


So, I'm going to be busy on April 14th can I start it before the 14th?
NO.

Do I have to buy a bunch of magazines, I'm broke, can I just borrow some old ones from friends


Personally, when I started my treasure maps I always did them with fresh new magazines. And in the old days, (not married, no children) I spent a lot of dough on them..only because I wanted lots of choices. But with time, I ended up only getting a few magazines. I never borrowed other magazines from friends..but I know that there are people who did it in previous years and I think they were happy with their results. So, it really is your call.


What if I don't want magazine photos, can I just use my own pictures.. like my husband, my baby etc?
Sure. I usually colored xerox them so that I would not wreck my originals.

You can also paint what you want. Again it is your call.

Do I only focus on things?
Heck no! I would also encourage you to focus on beliefs and environments. Affirmations like “I’m abundant” or “I am always feeling loved” “My health is vibrant.” “My partner and I are always growing closer and closer.”

Is there any pattern i have to use when i put the photos or the words on my board.
No you can do it anyway you want.

But I will say that my friend Ann suggested years ago that we use the Feng Shui Bagquas and now t hat is the pattern I continue to use. Basically, break up the board into 9 areas. A grid like this:

123
456
789

1-abundance
2-fame/reputation
3-relationship
4-family
5-health
6-creativity
7-self knowledge
8-work
9-helpful people, angels, travel.

If you use the feng shui baguas, you will naturally cover all most all areas of your life..as you can see it is all represented there.


How much time do I have to build my map?
Ideally you should build your map during the new phase of Aries new moon which would take you from the April 14th 8:29am EDT until April 18th 1:40am EDT. But if you need more time, you can give yourself up until Full Moon (April 28th.). But ideally try to build it in the beginning.

Do I have to do it alone or can I do it with friends?You can do it either way. I build mine with my 2 other friends. We are like sisters and it felt so right to do it with them. We started them together. I know that there are several people who have little parties where they invite those close to them over. I will say this, it is a lot of fun to do them with others..we would all pass around the magazines.. "Hey, I found a great beach bungalow does anyone need a beach vacation? Or it would be, "I have got to lose 10 pounds, any ideas what I should put on my map?" and low and behold someone will come up with a good suggestion.


Do i have to finish it all at one sitting?

No. Often I used to cut my stuff out with my friends. Maybe glue a little thing here or there and then take it home and finish it there over the course of a day or two.

Can my kids do it with me?
Yes! It is great for them to focus and think about what they want. Have them build their own maps. They also might give you their thoughts about what they think you should have in your life. Helps them to think beyond them, right?


Does it work?
Yep.

Okay. I don't want to sound like a spoilsport but I’m just not interested in building a collage, can I do something else?
Sure you can take a nice piece of orange paper and write down wishes during Treasure Map time. My wishes can sometimes feel like prayers and they are broader in my desires. But I will say this, I felt like I needed to switch to 'less is more' after several, several years of mapping. So, I had a lot under my belt. I would encourage new comers to make the actual maps. But if you really don't feel the call then just write your desires down. I like orange paper. So, vibrant. So Aries.


Is it ok to have things continue over to the next year? Long-term, ongoing stuff that has progressed but needs to continue to progress?

Yes. Of course. But with a small caveat. My sense after doing these for years is that when something really takes time and doesn't gel in the first year. My experience is that there is something still not in right yet. It might be something you are aware of...like one cyber friend shifted from her map from year one to year two by focusing on less things. That kind of energy is really important. What I mean.. is it is NOT important to put up less. It is important for you on the following year's map to go into your gut and say what do I REALLY WANT.

You may need to shift something about your long range goals. My sense is that they need a wee bit refining or broadening. Just a thought. But definitely don't give up on the dream.


I'm really excited is there anything I can do now before Treasure Map to help my map?
Yes, yes, yes.... I said this in previous years and I'll remind everyone now. The period just before the Treasure Map is called the balsamic phase. Which is the end of the moon's phase. This is the phase when we get rid of stuff. Get rid of clutter. Get rid of things that are bugging us. Get rid of ick. Try if you can to clear some space in your life so you can be ready for the treasure map. Remember, Einstein said, "NO TWO THINGS CAN OCCUPY THE SAME SPACE." Read that several times... now ask yourself, do I have space in my house, my family, my time, my life in general for more? If the answer is no. Then start housecleaning!

Clear out the stuff between now and April 14th Now do you understand why it is important not to start your map before the new time?

By the way, I personally don't buy any of my supplies before the New starts. But I know some of you can't do that..so if you must buy before. Put it aside and don't touch it until the new. Don't thumb through magazines. Leave it all be.


Good luck and dream big!
post #303 of 395
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You will not be able to finish your map in your lunch hour.
Can I suggest you just enjoy your lunch hour by looking at magazines and pulling out the pages that call to you.

As for the sentances you have just seen and they are resonating with you. put those magazines in the pile on Wednesday and when you look at them see if they still ring your bell.

You have until April 18 at 1:40am EDT to finish your map in The NEW phase. If you can't complete it in those 3.5 days, then try to get it done before Full on April 28.
Just remember, Mercury goes retrograde on the 18th...and in my mind I would really like to my map to be completed before that energy comes in. just my two cents.
Thank you for clearing that up for me, Tracy I am relieved that I have more time to complete it.
post #304 of 395
Subbing.




This will be my first time making a TM. In fact, this thread is my introduction to TM'ing. I'm a little nervous but I'm excited, too.
post #305 of 395
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Ideally you should build your map during the new phase of Aries new moon which would take you from the April 14th 8:29am EDT until April 19th 1:40am EDT.
tracy
you have april 19th listed as the last day here - but then the following reply has it ending on the 18th at 1:40am. could you please clarify? i am goiing out of town on the 15th and coming home on the 17th and would LOVE to have an extra day to do it!
post #306 of 395
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whoops. New ends on April 18 at 1 in the morning....EDT!
So for all the other US time Zones it ends on the 17th.

I will fix.
post #307 of 395
I worked hard today. I have already given away two large bags of clothes. And today I started with the little closet attic section of my room *I live in a furnished attic and there is a section of actual attic off to one side that is closed by a door* and finally took the time to find the sheets that I really need for my bed. I found the pretty ones that I used to use back before I met my abusive STBX. I am excited about them. And I got out my old bedspread to wash and put back on my bed. It is gorgeous, white and lacy. I love it. I think I will really respond to the new brightness that will bring. I will wash it over the weekend.

Then I stored some things in the attic part. Cleared some of my parent's knicknack type things from the bookshelf in there. I decluttered several items and took the time to neaten up the cords behind my computer upstairs *before the computer died again *

I also arranged the large closet that has my Mom's stuff in it better so that it looks nicer. Even though I can't see it, I know it was a mess. I sort of tossed things in there when I moved back in. But now it is more organized.

I basically started at the far side of the room and am working my way towards the other wall. I still have a lot of neatening up to do but I am enjoying it so far

I also wrote a letter that I wont send to cleanse myself of the emotional clutter that I was having from my STBX. I feel better now about that, too.

My personal computer is out of order right now, so I am using my parent's. I might not be checking in as much because it is hard to get to with three of us. But I will check in when I can
post #308 of 395
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How about addressing it indirectly? Find images of a mother that resonate with you, and write something like:

"My life is peaceful. Our family is perfect. Every day is joyful."

That sounds great. Thank you so much!

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I was in your spot this time last year. On my TM I put an image of a happy woman/mother next to 2 happy children and had the word "family". I was coming to grips with the idea that 3 can be a full, happy, complete family. We've had a great yr of wonderful trips and adventures and good times together as a family, just the 3 of us. And now a yr later feel in such a completely different place about it, i actually feel sometimes we are more of a family than pre-divorce, i am more able to be the kind of mother i want to be...
That is very inspiring to hear how far you have come. Right now it feels like this will never end but I am sure in a year I will be in a totally different and more peaceful and happy place.

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B~L, sort of same types of things like they were saying for me.... put that you are so happy you're finding your way to move on and be a family, finding your new path, etc... i did that once, had a really wonderful forest path image that really helped me.... huge hugs. i've been thinking about you, as i go thru my rocky transition....
Thank you, that is so very helpful. I hope that you have an amazing and memorable year of growth, healing and building new and happy memories! That is what I want for myself as well.
post #309 of 395
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I worked hard today. I have already given away two large bags of clothes.
I have FINALLY gotten the declutter bug as well! I spent the day in my bedroom working on clearing out the clutter... for some reason that room reverts to the place everything goes when it doesn't have a home My map hangs in there, and I also have insomnia issues so I REALLY need to get it clean & clear before TM time! I'm also following your lead bunny, in thinning out my wardrobe. I have a lot of clothes that I NEVER wear because the quality is so sad that after a few washes they look awful, or they just don't fit. Maybe some empty space in the closet will help lovely things find their way in to replace the junky stuff?

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two more ideas for less $$ images... my first map i took my camera to the gardens and took pics of me with the flowers, and of the flowers. that was, i think, my most powerful map...
Nice idea! Wish cards were 2bucks here Btw... loving your location

Since I'm going to the trouble of decluttering my closet, I'm going to get DH to take the dining table that we recently replaced (25yr old UGLY handme down... but sturdy as all get out lol) and our old loveseat to lifeline as well. Neither are flash, and we wouldn't net much out of selling them. But the table is still functional and the sofa just needs an inexpensive slip cover so I'm sure someone will find them a home! I'm going to go all out with the whole 'planting seeds' theme I think, not sure how yet. I'm also going to LITERALLY plant seeds during that time, in my garden
post #310 of 395
Even before I read this thread yesterday, I've been decluttering like crazy for the past few weeks. One month before my daughter was born (in Nov) we down-sized from an almost 3k square foot house to a tiny 600 square foot apartment. We purged so much and then put the rest in storage. 4 months later I'm decluttering and purging again. It's amazing how fast things accumulate...especially after having a new babe!

So as of this morning I've packed away/thrown out/set aside for donation:
Maternity clothes
Baby clothes DD has outgrown
Shoes I haven't worn in a year

Today's goals:
Clean out my desk
Clean out the catch-all drawer in the living room

I'm also working on letting go and releasing negative energy and stress which has been accumulating over the past few years. That's the hardest part. We were hit hard (like so many others) when the economy tanked and we're still reeling and readjusting. I look forward to feeling positive again.
post #311 of 395
anyone know if i can put "we" statements on my map? dh and i are just getting ready to buy a franchise and i want to really focus on our business succeeding.........should i just focus on "my" being successful or can i include him too?
post #312 of 395
Morning

I am almost done cleaning this place out, cutting it a bit close though I have a few things to finish but I am going to get it done this weekend. Already made plans with DH to go to the city on Wednesday to get all my supplies. I am excited and find myself getting a bit nervous as the 14th is getting closer.
post #313 of 395
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anyone know if i can put "we" statements on my map? dh and i are just getting ready to buy a franchise and i want to really focus on our business succeeding.........should i just focus on "my" being successful or can i include him too?
Why don't you keep the words on you. But maybe there is an image that works which is 'we'.
post #314 of 395
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Thank you, that is so very helpful. I hope that you have an amazing and memorable year of growth, healing and building new and happy memories! That is what I want for myself as well.
thank you! right back at you!

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Btw... loving your location
why, thank you!

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I am excited and find myself getting a bit nervous as the 14th is getting closer.
me, too! i'm getting that... fluttery in the belly feeling. which is nice. i need something to be happily looking forward to! i'm kinda jealous, actually, that this is your first map!

~~i have nothing with me to declutter (we're away from "home" right now), but i did just think some "cleansing" might be in order... i started putting rescue remedy in my spray bottle for spritzing, and i'm loving it.
post #315 of 395
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Why don't you keep the words on you. But maybe there is an image that works which is 'we'.
Well, for me...my DP may or may not do a map. He has never done one, and even though he says he may, I think he probably won't.

But for me, a lot of what I want to manifest on my map depends on stuff about him. I've asked him prolly a month ago if I can put him/stuff about him on my map, and he's fine, even enthusiastic, about that.

IOW, his personal stuff is going to affect our (together) stuff. So I feel, at least for now, strongly pulled to put some of his personal stuff on my map. I know things may change on the 14th, but I don't see why I can't put this particular stuff of his on there, too?
post #316 of 395
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why, thank you!

~~i have nothing with me to declutter (we're away from "home" right now), but i did just think some "cleansing" might be in order... i started putting rescue remedy in my spray bottle for spritzing, and i'm loving it.
I'm decluttering enougo for both of us hehehe.

TOday was the garden & veranda. The garden bed in the back corner of the yard was overgrown and awful... I love to sit on the veranda and drink coffee and watch the kids play, and that jungle had been bothering me for ages. It's only partly mulched, but it looks so much better. (my garden always figures into my maps somewhere, so I figured a bit of work to clear the way for some outdoor maniftesting was good

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anyone know if i can put "we" statements on my map? dh and i are just getting ready to buy a franchise and i want to really focus on our business succeeding.........should i just focus on "my" being successful or can i include him too?
I don't put 'we' specifically.. but certain things on my map have always seemed to spill over to my dh as well I enjoy writing and put the desire to write more on my map.. well I've blogged the year away and enjoyed it.. HE on the other hand, got an idea for a BOOK Ironic much? Some areas naturally include spouses & family without actually having to specify. One of my areas had a picture of a family camping by the beach, as I wanted us to spend more focused time together as a family. We hit an amusement/water park together a couple of weeks ago which is a start

Still have work to do on decluttering and whatnot in my room, and the delivery to Lifeline is going to have to be tomorrow afternoon, as we sweated the day away in the garden today! Can't wait to go magazine shopping on Wednesday!
post #317 of 395
Oh my word. Only 4 days left to declutter! I'm so mulched!

I forgot to sub earlier in the year but I'm doing so now. I used to do this, though I didn't have a name for it and never did it during the Aries new moon.
post #318 of 395
Getting some great ideas from you mamas

As it gets closer to the 14th it looks like I am just going to make it as far as decluttering goes. My time management skills are lacking.
post #319 of 395
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we, me? topic

yesterday I was at the gym reading a magazine and there was a framed painting in one of the shots of a living room. the painting read, "We are such a great couple."

That is a perfect WE sentiment.
post #320 of 395
This will be my 3rd TM and I was wondering if any TM veterans have any ideas for keeping each TM fresh and unique.

Last year, I felt I was struggling not to repeat too many affirmations or images that I had used on my first map, but certain themes - like abundance, good health, close relationships - are ongoing. If you have favorite affirmations, do you repeat them from year to year, or do you push yourself to change things up?

TIA,
Theresa
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