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This was my first TM and the experience was AMAZING!!!!  Since Ostara I have felt ungrounded and like someone hit me over the head with a hammer and I splintered in a million pieces.  It was culminating coming into the Aries New Moon.  Once the new moon hit I felt like time returned to normal speed and I became grounded and clear again.  I put my Pandora radio on the Indian Classical station and the kidlets and I cut and pasted. They had fun with just making collages (only 4 and 5) and I had my treasure map mostly done by early afternoon.  My mind was clear and the energy just flowed and I just did it.  Little thought went into it although I was surprised what my hands reached for.  I tried to make an affirmation book last December for the new year but never could pick it up. I never used those lovely affirmations.  But I was drawn to it for my TM and added it. 

 

I am so happy how it turned out.  I had a very cluttered area which DH cleared for me to display the TM in our bedroom.  He declared it the "mama shrine area."  Is it crazy to just like to stand and stare at your TM?  It carries crazy energy with it and makes me joyful just looking at it. 



Great support from dh!

 

I think many of us were feeling like that, it was a very trying time. It sounds like you are on the right path. :)

 

 

I started my map last night, and I am feeling good about it. I decided to use pictures from the web, which I picked out and pasted into word. I then cut and pasted them onto pages. I am doing another notebook this year, since it is portable, and tidy. I put blank sheets in the back, so I can jot notes, remind myself of my goals and keep organized. I will have many days of soccer practice in my future, so I thought something that went with me made sense.

 

I even added sequins for some extra pizazz! I should finish it tonight or tomorrow afternoon.

post #102 of 207

Q: New Moon ends at 12:15 A.M. overnight, right?  Or 12:15 noon tomorrow?

 

I am using astrology for my map this year.  I didn't make it round, but am going around the board as if it were a circle.  With the board aligned vertically (as a portrait), with the lower houses on the bottom half (1st house starts top left bottom half) and houses 6-12 on the top half (12 directly above 1, like the wheel).  I used colored papers to correspond with the signs that naturally rule each house (not using my own chart, iow).  So I am placing things according to the houses, firstly, although some things will be included because of the sign rather than specifically the house (I think, still building here).  I also may place some planets and signs in certain houses for help....I cut out Taurus and want to include this because I want to develop some Taurus traits in myself, but I am not sure yet where to place it, maybe in my 10th house...need to get back to work on this....

 

Also, DP has a framed print of "The Scream," (is it by Edvard Munch, i think) and it hangs in our hallway where we see it when we exit the bathroom.  I always was bothered by this painting, as it seemed scary and not the kind of positive image I want in my house.  After the tsunami, I realized it looks like this has just happened in that painting.  So I told dp I do not want that art on display in my house anymore!  He taped a blank posterboard over the front of it and that will be our family map.  It will be very nice to see something hopeful and happy there instead of something screaming and scary!

 

Tracy, if you are reading, I have another astrological question; is there some strong Virgo influence in play now in general?  While this map is HUGE and very Aries, for me I am feeling an extreme Virgo influence on this map, and I wondered if there was an easy explanation for this.  I think it can't be specific to me, as i have no planets in Virgo. (This sign straddles my 8th (Saturn) and 9th (Pluto) houses, tho, so maybe it is somehow specific to me?  if so, sorry and nm).

 

 


Edited by ms.shell - 4/6/11 at 5:00pm
post #103 of 207

my map has only been hanging up since sun but i can already feel it at work. i had a hard time getting it done. it seems to go slow and i had lots of little interruptions. the phrases jumped out at me but the pictures took more to find. i had a hard time letting go of the old one. but i sat there next to the unmade new one and looked real hard at the old one. as i looked at it it seemed to lose its energy and the new one seemed to gain it. i no longer felt tied to the old one and i was able to let it go to the recycling bin. then i got real excited about the new one and making it seemed to take ona life of it's own. i felt drawn to put things in certain places. and i went with the flow. the interruptions seemd to help almost. take a break and let the energy settle where it needs to be. my map is clear and uncluttered. i have some specific things but mostly unspecific things that are more feelings. i look at it and it doesnt feel overwhelming but more open and flowy.

post #104 of 207

Feeling MUCH better today! DD had grandma time last night and I was able to sleep off whatever bug I had. Some good solid rest... ran errands this morning (it's my "Saturday" today!) and grabbed more supplies from the store. Now- down to TM business, yeah baby!

post #105 of 207
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my map is clear and uncluttered. i have some specific things but mostly unspecific things that are more feelings. i look at it and it doesnt feel overwhelming but more open and flowy.

 

Excellent!!! That's how my map was last year and I felt it allowed the universe more "wiggle room" to bring about the main ideas...

 

This year, I really went overboard on photos- so much so that I have a board twice the size of my last one. Woops! I do have a lot more work to get done this year though... I have a feeling it's going to be a VERY busy year for me. Last year was nice because my TM was simple and everything on it manifested in some way or another. It was a quiet period of intense growth, while this year is gonna be more of getting out in the community and starting some waves of active change.

post #106 of 207

I'm sure this question has been answered plenty of times, but can someone please point me in the direction of the chakra map arrangement? I want to try it this year...

post #107 of 207

This is my first TM. I have been so excited about it for the last few days, but I am worried if I am doing it right now. I didn't hand-write anything on it, I just couldn't think of anything that I was really drawn to writing. I am worried that I didn't include many affirmations. I put pictures of kids playing in nature because I want to teach my son a lot of new things this year (alphabet, nature stuff, etc), picture of babies (we have been TTC for 3 years, with a failed IVF cycle last month), and a lot of natural living-type of pictures (chickens, gardens,, etc.,) because I really want to get more into that kind of stuff. I also put the word Tenure, because I am going up for tenure soon, and a few other words like healthy living, happiness, faith, etc... but I didn't write any of it out - these were all phrases that I found in magazines. Is that bad? I also didn't put a picture of me, but I did put a pretty drawing of a woman smelling a flower in the center of the TM.

 

Any advice?

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This is my First TM too..My experience so far:

 

I keep feeling that I am not sure about what I want maybe, as in giving conflicting messages?  Weight loss on one hand but pregnancy on the other...so not sure if I should fix that...although I do think weightloss can be achieved before and after pregnancy, so maybe it is about being specific and clear?

 

I am nervous about the Aries New Moon misunderstanding what else the picture has to convery. 

For the most part, I've been as clear as possible and quite repetitive too.  But still nervous.  To be on the safer side, I've put my face on most women's faces in the TM...esp where there is a male and female together who are representing husband and I..

 

I also think I have covered things that were on my mind even before the new moon, nothing new or different that jumped to me that I was expecting ...

 

Plus, I've been so worked up about cleansing and purging around before TM time that I was very blah and tired when I started TM, so I don't know if that has a negative effect.

Overall, I think I've done an okay job for a first one but I could be clearer and with more positive energy easily ...

I've been eating unhealthily (junking, eating out of boredom or emotionally eating) since the New Moon, and eating healthy is all over my TM...? go figure :-p

I am trying hard to be positive about it, but DD has been clingy and I've not been able to give it my all, still fingers crossed.

 

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This is my first TM. I have been so excited about it for the last few days, but I am worried if I am doing it right now. I didn't hand-write anything on it, I just couldn't think of anything that I was really drawn to writing. I am worried that I didn't include many affirmations. I put pictures of kids playing in nature because I want to teach my son a lot of new things this year (alphabet, nature stuff, etc), picture of babies (we have been TTC for 3 years, with a failed IVF cycle last month), and a lot of natural living-type of pictures (chickens, gardens,, etc.,) because I really want to get more into that kind of stuff. I also put the word Tenure, because I am going up for tenure soon, and a few other words like healthy living, happiness, faith, etc... but I didn't write any of it out - these were all phrases that I found in magazines. Is that bad? I also didn't put a picture of me, but I did put a pretty drawing of a woman smelling a flower in the center of the TM.

 

Any advice?


It sounds beautiful and like it came from your heart.  Personally, I didn't write on mine except two words "hug more" and I didn't add any affirmations except ones I wrote in december.  If it comes from your heart then it's perfect.  :)

 

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I'm almost done my map ! I'm not going to call it done till the Full Moon, because every year I want to tweak it a bit, but I think I am ready to hang it.

 

Like you, Maia, I'm not mentioning what I want to get rid of from my life but concentrating on what I want *in* my life -- that feels right.

 

I have actually used sequins and glitter glue - never imagined I ever would, lol!

 

 

Ms. Shell - I think getting The Scream out of your home is a good idea.  I would even take the print out of the frame and store it elsewhere rather than covering it up, honestly, but that is something you can always do later.

 

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I'm sure this question has been answered plenty of times, but can someone please point me in the direction of the chakra map arrangement? I want to try it this year...



There is no "the chakra map arrangement", just an idea to arrange things by chakra.  I've done chakras as an organizing principle for treasure maps this year and last.  I did a vertical map, 2 sheets of posterboard in portrait orientation taped together, if that makes sense.  I put anything relating to the crown, third eye, throat, heart, solar plexus, sacral and root chakras in descending order from the top, and I also add a section at the bottom for the earth and my relationship to the earth (I understand the earth has chakras) because that feels right to me.

 



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Originally Posted by rcr View Post

This is my first TM. I have been so excited about it for the last few days, but I am worried if I am doing it right now. I didn't hand-write anything on it, I just couldn't think of anything that I was really drawn to writing. I am worried that I didn't include many affirmations. I put pictures of kids playing in nature because I want to teach my son a lot of new things this year (alphabet, nature stuff, etc), picture of babies (we have been TTC for 3 years, with a failed IVF cycle last month), and a lot of natural living-type of pictures (chickens, gardens,, etc.,) because I really want to get more into that kind of stuff. I also put the word Tenure, because I am going up for tenure soon, and a few other words like healthy living, happiness, faith, etc... but I didn't write any of it out - these were all phrases that I found in magazines. Is that bad? I also didn't put a picture of me, but I did put a pretty drawing of a woman smelling a flower in the center of the TM.

 

Any advice?


If you feel like adding more affirmations, you can print them out or write them on - you can make changes or add stuff to your map any time before Full Moon, so you have about 10 days to think about it. However, lots of people just use magazine images and phrases. My advice is that if you truly feel there is something missing, then add it, but if you are just worried about doing it "right" and the map otherwise feels complete to you, then it is fine as it is.

 

My map is all about affirmations that I have written - I printed out pages and pages of these for my map --  and very little from magazines, relatively few images.  My teenaged dd, who is on her third map, doesn't like the affirmation idea and *only* uses pics and  words or phrases cut out of magazines. It can all work.  Do whatever feels right to you.

 


 


Edited by Aubergine68 - 4/6/11 at 6:37pm
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Just so everyone knows.. I TMed last year and the theme of the year for me seems to have been "You can't always get what you want, but you just might get what you need."

Knowing that it is sometimes difficult for me to differentiate from wants and needs (I easily assign the term "want" to something that others would consider a need... and sometimes vice versa...), I am learning to let go and just put on the map what is placed before me...

That's not to say that I didn't go searching out a few images on the interwebs this year as well. winky.gif However! Having looked for them, I then had to fight to get my printer hooked up to a computer that would print... and then find a program that would print more than one image per page.. and NOW my printer has decided that it will not print properly past the half page mark.

So what does that tell me? eyesroll.gif

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Originally Posted by LionessMom View Posti had a hard time letting go of the old one. but i sat there next to the unmade new one and looked real hard at the old one. as i looked at it it seemed to lose its energy and the new one seemed to gain it. i no longer felt tied to the old one and i was able to let it go to the recycling bin. then i got real excited about the new one and making it seemed to take ona life of it's own. i felt drawn to put things in certain places. and i went with the flow. the interruptions seemd to help almost. take a break and let the energy settle where it needs to be. my map is clear and uncluttered. i have some specific things but mostly unspecific things that are more feelings. i look at it and it doesnt feel overwhelming but more open and flowy.


Maybe I should do this, too. I do still like the old one a lot, and I realized there are a couple affirmations that I still feel are valid, so I printed out the same ones, but new (IOW, did not take them off the old map-- like I could, anyway, LOL, they are really stuck on there) and used them on the new map. I have more feelings, too, and some affirmations, and lots and lots of pictures. I have lots of flowers this year. Last year's "theme" was tarot cards, placed here and there on the map in pertinent places.

And of course, I added sparkly bling. I just got done with it completely! joy.gif I started out so sluggish and slow that I really did not think I'd have it done by tomorrow.

 

So, though, there are still technically 10 more days? Because M is doing one, and right after he cut out things, he had to shove it under the bed and go to sleep, and today he had a work project that took up all his evening. He can still work on it later than tomorrow, right?

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Originally Posted by Aubergine68 View Post

 

There is no "the chakra map arrangement", just an idea to arrange things by chakra.  I've done chakras as an organizing principle for treasure maps this year and last.  I did a vertical map, 2 sheets of posterboard in portrait orientation taped together, if that makes sense.  I put anything relating to the crown, third eye, throat, heart, solar plexus, sacral and root chakras in descending order from the top, and I also add a section at the bottom for the earth and my relationship to the earth (I understand the earth has chakras) because that feels right to me.

 


Arrangment meaning is it vertical and you answered that for me! Thank you. I used the colors and the relation to each. I've worked much harder on this map than any other map I've done.

 

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i have to thank you for all your wonderful inspiration, tracy!

 

thank you thank you thank you

every year, i would have forgotten to do this on time if it werent for you.

 

 

post #115 of 207
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So, though, there are still technically 10 more days? Because M is doing one, and right after he cut out things, he had to shove it under the bed and go to sleep, and today he had a work project that took up all his evening. He can still work on it later than tomorrow, right?


Tracy lays it out in the first post - ideally we are done by 12:15 EDT on the 7th (I think noon), but we have till the full moon on the 17th.

 

ETA - Love the idea of tarot cards on a TM.  Tucking that thought away for another year.

 

 

 

post #116 of 207

I haven't been reading this thread because I wanted my TM to be from me and not too influenced by others. Now I've just got finishing touches left! I hope you all are having fun and finding things out. smile.gif I'll probably post a pic sometime & I'm excited to see what you've got!

post #117 of 207
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Originally Posted by lil_miss_understood View Post

Just so everyone knows.. I TMed last year and the theme of the year for me seems to have been "You can't always get what you want, but you just might get what you need."

Knowing that it is sometimes difficult for me to differentiate from wants and needs (I easily assign the term "want" to something that others would consider a need... and sometimes vice versa...), I am learning to let go and just put on the map what is placed before me...

That's not to say that I didn't go searching out a few images on the interwebs this year as well. winky.gif However! Having looked for them, I then had to fight to get my printer hooked up to a computer that would print... and then find a program that would print more than one image per page.. and NOW my printer has decided that it will not print properly past the half page mark.

So what does that tell me? eyesroll.gif


 

I did the same thing. Are we not supposed to search images on the web??? Try "Insert Image from File" on Microsoft Word or something... that'll allow you to print several photos on one page. Hope it helps!

 

 

ALMOST DONE!

post #118 of 207

I just finished mine and I am thrilled.  Thanks to all of you who have given me so much inspiration from your words here!!  I'm planning on chilling with it until the moon like some of you mentioned before.  And ALSO like you mentioned I just want to stare at it.  I might not go to bed tonite but just enjoy this. 

 

It's my first time TMing and it was an amazing experience from the cleansing beforehand to having to just flow with my intuition and really express my wants in creating this piece.  I am looking forward to seeing how this manifests and keeping up with everyone here to see how the universe unfolds things this year! 

 

Blessings and Thanks!! love.gif

post #119 of 207

i thought i was done last night, but i added a bunch of embellishments today, plus a few more "wants" as they occurred to me. have been filled with a bunch of energy ever since getting up my gumption to work on the TM last night. ie, went to bed at 3 am and woke up at 7 am, no nap this afternoon, still going strong. must be the Aries energy rushing in. i'm adding to the TM as the thoughts occur to me -- why not get it on the wish list, after all. 

post #120 of 207

Just finished now. and it's already hanging in a place I see every day. I feel some peace with it and it does have a theme. One I didn't notice until now but it is strength. I've never felt weak but I do feel a need to be proud of how strong I am mentally and I want to really work on my physical strengths. There is also a sense of balance on my TM just what I've been needing. I hope you all are gaining some energy to complete your TMs. I know I was certainly lacking in it!

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