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post #81 of 207

Morning:)

 

I went out a got a few more magazines yesterday but I have to say this year nothing, I mean NOTHING is speaking to me!  I found a few things that jumped out at me, but I am having a difficult time this year.  There are a few things going on that have my mind racing and maybe that's why I can't concentrate on my map?  I am not a very good artist but I think I might draw the images instead of looking for them in a magazine, or some of them.

 

I hope everyone is having an easier time than I am:)  Have a great day all.

post #82 of 207

What I mostly have is a background - on two sheets of posterboard , so I'd better come up with something to fill it, lol! -- a hand-drawn pic of me, an envelope of mostly quotes and a very few images and a text file of affirmations for every area of my life.  This is going to be a very wordy map, it looks like.  One image that really spoke to me is a picture of a pine tree in the snow covered with bells and the associated headline about coming to peace with the rhythms of winter.  After last winter, I can imagine having a sort of ptsd when next November rolls around.

 

One magazine I've found inspiring that I never picked up before called "Spirituality and Health"  I got all the back issues from the library and I'm reading through them for inspiration every time I get a chance to work on my map.  I am still mostly drawn to words, rather than images, but there are a few things I may photocopy for my TM.

 

I'm going to print out the affirmations I have tonight and start gluing.  I will still be drawing some pics over the next few days, but I want most of it to be in place.

post #83 of 207
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Originally Posted by sunnysandiegan View Postand I found these "adhesive reflections".


Googled them and they look really cool!

 



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Originally Posted by mysticmomma View PostI put the silouhette of a pregnant mama on my TM. Instead of getting into birthwork, I got pregnant. She's the light of my life now, but with severe HG, I wasn't so happy then. I keep analyzing any image thinking... how could this backfire. This last year, I had a picture of a brain with lasers kind of zapping out of it. It looked like knowledge and energy to me. Instead I had new plaques form on my brain that makes them think I have MS. so yeah, I'm afraid of images. :lol:


WOW, mama. Yeah, you never know how the Universe is going to interpret what you put there. I asked for love and relationships on my map for a couple years and then 2 years ago, I found a cool little saying in a magazine "then <my name, in italics> asked for love, and the Universe said YES". I thought it was cool because while my name isn't unusual, it isn't uber-popular either. You don't often find it printed in a magazine.

 

So, it IS weird how the Universe interprets things...I got my high school boyfriend back again after 35 years from that map. I had done a very intense love spell in February that year, asking for "my true love", basically, and then I did the TM. I think the Universe heard the very Me-ness of my given name, as I've had nicknames for years and years that have nothing to do with my true name. My man calls me by my real name because that's what he knew me as in high school. Him and my family and now new people, but I've been known by other names (including Maiasaura) for many years.

 



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Originally Posted by time4another View PostI did a lot of cutting on Sunday and was drawn to a picture of elephants. At first I didn't cut it out, but ended up cutting it yesterday. It feels like it belongs and as of right now it is going in the "higher power" section. We'll see if it stays there.


I have to laugh at this, because my man lives in a 2nd floor apartment, and when you look out his one window, the people in the apartment opposite, for whatever reason, all of a sudden put a smallish wooden elephant on the railing. He thinks that the previous tenants just accidentally left it there when they moved out (the apt. is vacant now), but for whatever reason, it lives on the railing now.

It looks right into M's window. M and I have this running joke about the elephant being evil, and hatching a plan, and he has this stuffed dog that when he goes to work, sets the dog to look out the window at the elephant and keep an eye on things. It's totally silly.

So then I start TMing and I keep finding images of elephants lol.gif



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Originally Posted by redveg View Postbut I have to say this year nothing, I mean NOTHING is speaking to me!  I found a few things that jumped out at me, but I am having a difficult time this year. 


Yeah, me too! I keep getting distracted with other things...like the computer. I hate doing the backgrounds and maybe that's part of it. Off to do that now. Then I can arrange and see what happens.

 


 

post #84 of 207



Spirituality and Health is a favorite magazine of mine. I think I may need a subscription!

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Originally Posted by Aubergine68 View Post

 

One magazine I've found inspiring that I never picked up before called "Spirituality and Health"  I got all the back issues from the library and I'm reading through them for inspiration every time I get a chance to work on my map.  I am still mostly drawn to words, rather than images, but there are a few things I may photocopy for my TM.

 

I really needed to get started. I just haven't really felt it! I may have to take all the available time I need.

post #85 of 207

MerryBerry, your TM is beautiful! Love the affirmations on leaves! joy.gif

post #86 of 207

Ok, magazines weren't feeling right to me. I started a special account on Pinterest JUST for my TM and am feeling much better about it. Very inspired now. So, I guess I'm doing an online TM now :)

post #87 of 207

 

Pinterest looks kind of like Tumblr. Love Tumblr! I've collected some things from there for TM as well. 

post #88 of 207

I think it was mostly getting the background down that was stalling me. It feels like work. But once I got it down, I started mapping furiously and got lots of things placed.

 

I was toying with the idea of an oval map again, but realized the colored sheets wouldn't fit each of the areas that way. So, it's rectangular again.

 

I had a HUGE flash of inspiration, though, when doing it-- I realized it's possible that putting a picture of my house, even with the word "SOLD" across it, was maybe tying the house to me. Maybe keeping the house in my life. And it felt so right that I'm not putting the house on there at all, or anything about selling it, really.

 

So far, that part of the map has only words, but they're things like "let it go" and things about possibilities and moving and embracing changes. I might put some sort of vague (not specific to any area) apartment building on there, though, to indicate what kind of living situation we are looking forward to.

post #89 of 207

If anyone needs Pinterest invites, pm me your email addy and I'll send you one.

post #90 of 207

Almost done. The way this map is different from the other three: I have no mention of pregnancy (would still be thrilled to get pregnant, but feel very calm about letting it go for this year), and I have no images of people. The 2 small pictures I did include, are clip-art like stick figures, and that's it.

 

It doesn't feel complete yet. I do want to find an image of a family, and maybe address health in some way (everyone has been getting sick in the house, annoyingly too much!), and I would also like to include at least one or two more statements or images on finances. 

post #91 of 207

I started putting my book together this morning and it just came so easily. I had to pry myself away to clean my house and feed my kids. Pft! ;)

post #92 of 207

Done! All I need to do is print it.

post #93 of 207

I'm running a fever- stretched myself to the limit already this week. I have all TM photos cut out and laying on the poster board but can't find it in me to paste it all and make it permanent.

 

I feel I should have something along the lines of "Slow down and take time for play" or affirmations about spending more quality time with my daughter, but I literally just started a medical herbalism course and I am, as of last week, an official student midwife. WHY did I bite off more than I can chew??? I am already doing an average of 5-7 massages per day. I'm taking general college courses and barely have any time whatsoever for my 3-year-old baby girl. I feel I'll regret missing out on these precious years, and even worse- what is this doing to her? She barely looks at me the same. Her only comfort is nursing and it's tearing me apart. Why am I ranting on here??? Sorry, ladies.

 

I am in over my head and TM time has really brought that to my attention.

post #94 of 207
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Originally Posted by Maiasaura View Post

I had a HUGE flash of inspiration, though, when doing it-- I realized it's possible that putting a picture of my house, even with the word "SOLD" across it, was maybe tying the house to me. Maybe keeping the house in my life. And it felt so right that I'm not putting the house on there at all, or anything about selling it, really.



That is a GREAT idea!

post #95 of 207

subbing... for real this time not just mentally.

 

post #96 of 207

Maiasaura - I think that is an excellent plan! thumb.gif

 

I've got nothing. My DD turned 10 recently and her month-long Spring Break (year-round school, which we love.gif ) just started last Friday. All kinds of things are going on and in years' past, the scenario is much the same. Big difference this year. I usually plan and make time for creating my treasure map regardless of all the 'distractions'. This year, all the 'distractions' are taking over. Hmmm...

 

I'm exhausted and headed to bed now. Tomorrow is busy until late afternoon. I'd love to pull something together tomorrow night and Thursday morning...

post #97 of 207

 

 

got it done tonight!


Edited by ElliesMomma - 5/28/11 at 10:14pm
post #98 of 207

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. 

post #99 of 207

In which bagua does a new house go? I want to put a picture of it somewhere.

 

I couldn't sleep last night and finally felt inspired. I think I need to do an electronic map this year. How unexpected!

post #100 of 207

Jazzy-- hug2.gif Feel better, mama.

 

Thanks to those who agreed with me about my flash of inspiration orngbiggrin.gif Now I need to find a way to phrase, or with images, or both, about finding a new place. I know I want an apartment, either in a building or a house, where the landlord takes care of maintenance, and I want the house sold, of course (can't afford to move w/o selling first). We can't rent the house out; it's in the contract.
 

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Originally Posted by beezer75 View PostIs 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. 


I do that every year smile.gif Yay for the mama shrine! Lurve it. I put my TM on the wall next to my bed. Luckily I have wood walls and I can put nails in without it being noticeable. When (notice I did not say "if") we move to an apartment, I will have to figure out a new way to hang them!

 

Off to go work on it!

 

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