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post #361 of 395
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Does anyone know if there are still rules about Spirituality? You know, so much time on the boards before you can come here...is that the same with Personal Growth?
I usually put up a Treasure Map Thread on PG....for those who can't get here.
post #362 of 395
Spirituality is open to all registered members now so we can do it all right here this year! YAY!
post #363 of 395
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oh, that is wonderful news.

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Originally Posted by aweynsayl View Post
so, here we are, one day before the next TM, and i think my TM from last year might just come true before tomorrow..... or be set in motion, anyway. talk about last minute!
Your map has done some way nutty things on the way to fruition this year!

The wait is driving me nuts!!!!
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I am 13 weeks pregnant and it has been a somewhat rough road. Mid January my place was looking good and my last goal was to work hard on my basement. I worked hard today on picking up but it is not the same, and unfortunately I'm having some physical issues tonight because of the extra work. I am releasing these worries about not getting done what I wanted to do.

On a huge positive. I have some failed friendships that have been difficult for me to let go of. I have come to accept that people are in my life for only a season and most people are not meant to be with me for a lifetime.
I had a pleasant contact with one of these women late last week (she pm'ed me when reading about my pregnancy issues). It brought up some intensity for me, but not to the same degree as it might have in the past. I am feeling peace about it all now.

For me, this emotional release is so much more important than a clean closet.
So much time and energy has been used during this relationship healing process. I am glad that some of those resources will be going to other things.
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I am sick... have been for five days and today I have no voice LOL. I have decided that this is the universe showing me my lessons in micro form. I tend to try and force things to be "how I see them" instead of just going with the flow... so, instead of trying to force my treasure mapping to be all rainbows and sunshine, I'm just accepting that I'm less than healthy at this point... but my treasure mapping will still be filled with love and light and joy... positive expectation.

One of my affirmations last year in my "helpful people" quadrant, was "whenever I need help, the right person appears" and it is so true

Best wishes to everyone embarking on treasure mapping this year!!
post #367 of 395
Doing this for the first time is stressful. I am worried that I wont find the pictures I want in magazines, etc. I just can't do anything without obsessing about it

Any other first timers nervous like me?
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Doing this for the first time is stressful. I am worried that I wont find the pictures I want in magazines, etc. I just can't do anything without obsessing about it

Any other first timers nervous like me?
I have purposefully not spent a lot of time thinking about what I wanted on my TM, except for a couple of bigger things. I have some exciting, potential happenings occurring right now which are throwing my plans in the air. I want to honor my earlier goals, while also honoring these and I'm not sure how I'm going to go about it.
concretely: My goal was to use this year to (1) prepare to buy a house in future years (know that we can be financially stable, and save lots of money). (2) I want to feel safe in our future purchase while also feeling satisfied with where we are currently living (a lovely apartment). This felt good and right. Last night we came across a house for sale that really matches our needs and dreams, but I feel rushed and not ready. I'm not sure how I will accurately depict the following: honor my desire for feeling secure in having enough money, satisfied with where we are currently living, figure out if this is the place for us.
I'm totally cool with waiting a couple of years, but this particular place is a very good match and that is all I'm thinking about.

So yes, I'm a newbie and I thought I had it all figured out and now I'm not sure.
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Originally Posted by Bunnyflakes View Post
Doing this for the first time is stressful. I am worried that I wont find the pictures I want in magazines, etc. I just can't do anything without obsessing about it

Any other first timers nervous like me?
Try to change the worry to excitement. You may not find the pictures you think you want, but you will find the ones you need!

I find it hard to make the shift from wanting to read the articles, to just fuzzing my sight enough so that I see the images and the words (disassociated from their articles), but that is what is necessary! Just fuzz your sight and browse the pictures. Cut out tons of things, everything that looks enticing. And weed them later.
I cut and cut and cut on the first day. On the 2nd day is when I usually start to arrange and weed.

Does that help?
post #370 of 395
So tomorrow is almost here I went out and bought some magazines. I haven't opened them but because I live out in the sticks I had to get them today. You know trying to save on fuel, anyway I am excited. I have no clue about what I am going to put on the map just letting it hit me tomorrow, and will tweak it as i go.
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I am releasing these worries about not getting done what I wanted to do.


For me, this emotional release is so much more important than a clean closet.
M2S, I've been working on the same things--different specifics, but the physical energy isn't at the place to re-organize top to bottom like I'd hoped, and so I'm stepping back and looking at what I _have_ done. And it's good, it feels good, and the stuff that's not done isn't weighing me down.

The emotional things I've been working on, I can't describe them well, but it feels like the new me is ready to come out. The past few years have been rough, and transformative in many ways, but on some level I've felt like a faker, not fully embracing the changes as part of me, but just necessary to make any forward progress.

It was hard to let go of my old self-concept, my ideas of who I am, but it's been slowly happening for a few months now, and faster lately (I ate the raw liver! and it's good) and I'm really feeling like the changes are an important part of who I am now.
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Last week at this time, I was thrilled with the manifestation of my TM from last year and so looking forward to this coming year's. Hubby and I CLEANED HOUSE over the last 2 weeks and really purged a whole lot of stuff and organized what was left.

But now, just yesterday, my hubby got notification that he has a job interview for a job he applied for MONTHS ago. The interview is on this coming Friday and if he gets the job, it will undo everything that manifested from last year. Now, I have NO IDEA what direction my life is headed and am feeling so very lost.
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What a great thread this is! Love the energy here!

I have been reviewing my old Treasure Maps in the waning hours of the TM year and thought I'd share some images and thoughts I had about how the formats worked for me.

Here is my 2008 map, my first one. I did it bagua style, mostly with new magazine images but some art postcards cut from a book of William Blake postcards I have and even a cut up fridge magnet from an educational program I wanted to sign up for (and did). I carefully typed and printed out affirmations for each bagua. I still love the orange posterboard background and tulip tissue paper over top -- it was a blooming year! I'm not usually a visual person and this came together looking much better than I expected.

Here is the "Prosperity" page from my last TM, which I did with magazine images,scrapbook style, one bagua per page. I got the minivan but definitely made some mistakes -- won't be putting the word "debt" anywhere on my next map, even in the phrase "debt-free"

I couldn't be bothered printing out affirmations, so I handwrote them, in bagua colored ink. I think this year I'll go back to printing them out or at least writing and embellishing the words in darker ink (sharpie?) so that my own thoughts will have more authority juxtaposed to the magazine cutout words. It was nice to feel free to write on the pages over the year, to elaborate a bit on some elements.

I assembled all the pages into one grid and took a picture of the complete map (which I can't find now for the life of me), but mostly I referred to the separate baguas in the scrapbook or on my computer wallpaper. Every new moon, I reviewed the scrapbook map and journaled/made more specific affirmations on the facing page of the scrapbooks -- some areas, I went through several pages, some less than one.

I liked doing the journalling, but also liked having a map that was all one image. So this year, I think I'll maybe do one poster but definitely work with photos of different sections in an album with journaling.

I also think I may be done with baguas as an organizing principle...


I was also thinking of doing a circular map with houses of the zodiac, but I don't know if my interest in astrology is enough to sustain a whole TM year. Also thinking of organizing according to rooms in a house or plants in a garden, maybe.

I've done a lot of reading about chakras since the chakra thread started. I came across several accounts of earth chakras (energy points in the earth itself) and I can't remember where, but one author wrote about a "face chakra", a chakra located around the brain stem that concerns an individuals relationship with the natural world, natural cycles, etc.

I'm not making any decisions till tomorrow, but I think if I go with the chakra model, I will map the usual 7 chakras and also do an earth chakra section mapping what I am hoping for in my relationship to the earth and nature. Maybe located at the bottom of the root chakra? Or on brown background on a separate map page, depending on how it goes.
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Last week at this time, I was thrilled with the manifestation of my TM from last year and so looking forward to this coming year's. Hubby and I CLEANED HOUSE over the last 2 weeks and really purged a whole lot of stuff and organized what was left.

But now, just yesterday, my hubby got notification that he has a job interview for a job he applied for MONTHS ago. The interview is on this coming Friday and if he gets the job, it will undo everything that manifested from last year. Now, I have NO IDEA what direction my life is headed and am feeling so very lost.
take a warm bath with a really nice bath salt.

Let everything dissolve.

Tomorrow make the map with all that you want. Pay no attention to your husband's job interview. That right now is not your concern. Release everything today and tomorrow make your dream map.

It will all work out. It always does.
post #375 of 395
Tanya - I was completely going to make the raw liver comment but you beat me too it!
I am glad you found some momentum. You've had a tough few years and how refreshing to be seeing a turning point. What an exciting year for you to do your first TM. I feel strongly that it will be an exciting year for me.


The past few months, focusing on prepping for a TM, I was really struck by how much stuff - physical and emotional can weigh you down. Once I am free of that, then I am free to grow. What an amazing turning point for me. Of course, I used to watch Oprah, so I already knew this , but to see and experience it has been very meaningful. On the flip side, I've also seen how what and who you surround yourself with has the potential to be so uplifting and powerful. The trick is to know when to hold them and know when to fold them I guess and to figure out how to continue to honor what you had while also letting go.
post #376 of 395
So what time does this start tomorrow anyway? I am in Nebraska.

I am totally excited about this, as usual. Last year's map mostly came to fruition for me, though there were some funny things, which is also usual. This time I had put a drawing of a book shelf with books in it which I had hoped I would read, and not surprisingly they are STILL in my bookshelf, even though I did read lots of other stuff. LOL

This time I did notice that there was more emphasis on the things in the larger images as opposed to things that were quite a bit smaller. Really makes me think about the importance of dipicting the size of things in relation to it's priority.
post #377 of 395
For the newbies - you will be surprised at how many images you will find. But there is a trick here, don't *look* for things. If you have images in your head, I guarantee you won't find what you want. If you look at the magazine or whatever you are working with and pull everything that strikes a chord, you will be surprised at how many things come up. It requires and open mind, and letting go of any preconceptions that you have about what you are looking for and what you want it all to look like. This is my 4th or 5th year I have done this (maybe more, I am losing track. ) and I have come to trust that walking into the magazine section I will find things that interest me, and images that fit what I am trying to say. It is almost magical (believe me I don't use that word lightly) how much I find that resonates. So, just be open to whatever is going to come.
post #378 of 395
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I will start a new Treasure Map Thread tomorrow since we will no longer be preparing.....

in the meantime.....

Treasure Map Time begins

April 14----

13:29 GMT


8:29am EDT
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5:29am PDT
2:29am Hawaii/alaskatime


See you at the other thread tomorrow.

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Originally Posted by sunnysandiegan View Post
I am so excited to see this thread!!!!

I did my first TM last year. Here it is. l
Okay, so I've been subbed to this thread since the beginning and JUST NOW started reading it... But that is one awesome Treasure Map! It was very inspiring to me.
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I have a question. My husband is a pretty negative person. If one bad thing happens, he's in a horrible mood for days. I used to be this way but have become more optimistic in the past few months. However, when he is like this it directly effects my mood. It makes it harder for me to be optimistic plus I know it's not a positive impact on the children. Is it out of line to put "I'd like my husband to be happy" or something to that effect on my TM since it does affect me?
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