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post #101 of 162

cleaning and cleaning and more cleaning. picking up steam here. question: when do you destroy the old TM? before or after you build the new one?

do any of you make a list of what you treasure mapped for, and list the outcome? as a kind of keepsake or reminder from year to year?

 

post #102 of 162

I need to get caught up on the last two pages, but I feel the need to write at the moment...if this isn't a time for me to TM, I don't know when would be. The last month has brought on all sorts of things. Is it possible to have more questions/uncertainty but more direction too at the same time? Maybe not direction, but motivation? I don't even know how to explain things but I've made/am making major changes...

post #103 of 162

I just had my old useless garage torn down.  It was too small to even fit a car. - how much declutter energy does that give me?  lol.gif  Does it work like Karma?  Make space for better things?  Also there was a tiny cramped enclosed porch between the house and garage, and that went too.  The roof was leaking and it was just a total inconvenience that it even existed.  You had to go through one door and right away through another door into the house.  Very hard to do with little kids and bags of groceries and backpacks.  What the heck were they thinking when they built it???  This weekend we will finish cleaning up the demo site and build a small (3'X3') deck and install a new exterior door (with a window!).  With the garage gone, now I have a beautiful view of the neighborhood and surrounding landscape.  It lets a lot more sun shine into the windows, and I can see the neighbor's backyards where the kids go play right from the kitchen window.  Ahhhh, so much more fresh air, open space, and sunshine!  coolshine.gif

post #104 of 162

You could probably garden and things like that with the extra space now too!

post #105 of 162

Jumping in. Boy, it's early this year! I don't know if I will do one this year...last year's still seems to be very strongly pulling me...I might add a couple things.  We will see how it goes, and what is pulling me where.

 

 

 

 

post #106 of 162
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Originally Posted by tropicana View Post

cleaning and cleaning and more cleaning. picking up steam here. question: when do you destroy the old TM? before or after you build the new one?
do any of you make a list of what you treasure mapped for, and list the outcome? as a kind of keepsake or reminder from year to year?

I do a burn of my old one. I imagine it releasing any energy back to the universe.

Cleaning here, too. We are getting some rare sunshine here and I'm taking advantage. Also, I throw an annual party next week for Pi/pie day and I want the house to sparkle.
post #107 of 162

I recycled mine. Took it to the depot the last day before the New Moon. That way it was still active for as long as possible but out of my way for the new moon and new energy.

 

I'm having a hard time letting go of some old yoga journals. I don't read them. They aren't in the way but they do have good articles in them. What to do what to do. I have this delema every year.

 

Also I can not seem to get motived to do any cleaning, not just decluttering but even the normal day to day stuff. This last week I've experinced my body in pain in one way or another. Usually accupunture helps and also helps me regain focus. Right now I'm just healing from my session and I still can't focus. I feel like a mess and am so ready for the freshness of the new moon and spring.

 

Any suggestions to get back on track? I can't even meditate lately and I've been putting off things I normally LOVE doing like biking with friends.

post #108 of 162
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Originally Posted by Neva View PostAlso I can not seem to get motived to do any cleaning, not just decluttering but even the normal day to day stuff. This last week I've experinced my body in pain in one way or another. Usually accupunture helps and also helps me regain focus. Right now I'm just healing from my session and I still can't focus. I feel like a mess and am so ready for the freshness of the new moon and spring.

 

Any suggestions to get back on track? I can't even meditate lately and I've been putting off things I normally LOVE doing like biking with friends.



Neva, me too! My house is mostly decluttered because it's up for sale, but I know there is lots more I could be doing. And I just.don't.feel.like.it. My ds has been home sick from school all week; maybe that is part of it. Life stops when there's someone sick in the house, whether it is me or someone else!

 

Today it's supposed to be warm, though...even while cloudy. I think later I will throw open the windows and get some clean air going in here. Maybe that will help.

 

Good idea about the old map. We take our recycling to a "center" where there are just those ginormous dumpstery things in a parking lot. I don't think anyone would bother my map, or steal it or look at it or whatever, if I left it there in the mixed paper bin. I might rip it up, though, the day before. I would not feel good about leaving it intact, even at the recycling center.

post #109 of 162



 

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Neva, me too! My house is mostly decluttered because it's up for sale, but I know there is lots more I could be doing. And I just.don't.feel.like.it. My ds has been home sick from school all week; maybe that is part of it. Life stops when there's someone sick in the house, whether it is me or someone else!

 

Today it's supposed to be warm, though...even while cloudy. I think later I will throw open the windows and get some clean air going in here. Maybe that will help.

 

Good idea about the old map. We take our recycling to a "center" where there are just those ginormous dumpstery things in a parking lot. I don't think anyone would bother my map, or steal it or look at it or whatever, if I left it there in the mixed paper bin. I might rip it up, though, the day before. I would not feel good about leaving it intact, even at the recycling center.



 

I should have clarified. DS ripped off all the pictures he liked on the drive to the recycle centre. I no longer felt any attachement to it befor recycling it. If I did I would have ripped it up.

 

post #110 of 162

Have a party! I am lucky that my son's birthday is next week and it is a great motivator to getting the cleaning and de-cluttering done. It is a daunting thing to think about, but once you start it feels really good & you see more & more to do. I feel like I could get rid of at least a quarter of our stuff!

 

I am so ready to scrap the old map & start a new one. It is funny, because I was so attached to the last one for a long time & it brought me a LOT of what I wanted. I'm just ready for the change, I guess. If I had a fire place I would burn the old one for sure, but I may just shred it & recycle. I feel like if I kept the old one, it would be in the way of the new one. I have a picture of it though.

 

This time around I think I may try for a simpler map overall. We'll see if I feel the same once the time comes.

 

I hope you are all well & happy :)

post #111 of 162
I wish I felt more positive about doing a map. There's been 2 things I've really wanted and put on my maps. Neither of them have come through and one of them never will now.

Before I got pregnant with ds3, I put on my map the words and pictures for "healthy, sticky girl". I've had 2 boys since then. We were "done" after ds3, but had an oops. While I'm thrilled ds3 & ds4 are healthy, they definitely aren't girls.

It just makes me wonder what I'm doing wrong, I guess, that what I want the most I can't seem to attract.
post #112 of 162
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Originally Posted by mommamanjari View PostI feel like if I kept the old one, it would be in the way of the new one. I have a picture of it though.


I'm kind of like that, too...I don't want to just recycle it because...I dunno. Feels disrespectful of it somehow. Burning seems more appropriate, but I can't do that. I can (burn laws where I am) but I don't have an appropriate container or grill or something to burn it in.

 

I did keep the relationship part of one I made in '09...it brought my sweetie and me together and we are still, and forever, an Item love.gif

 



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Originally Posted by Devaskyla View PostI wish I felt more positive about doing a map. There's been 2 things I've really wanted and put on my maps. Neither of them have come through and one of them never will now.
Before I got pregnant with ds3, I put on my map the words and pictures for "healthy, sticky girl". I've had 2 boys since then. We were "done" after ds3, but had an oops. While I'm thrilled ds3 & ds4 are healthy, they definitely aren't girls.
It just makes me wonder what I'm doing wrong, I guess, that what I want the most I can't seem to attract.


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I know how you feel, with non-manifestation. I think sometimes it just maybe takes more than one year to get some things.

 

I thought I wanted ds to be a girl, and he is the only child I will ever have, but now I'm glad he's a he. I was really disappointed when the ultrasound showed a boy, but I had 4 more months of in-utero to get used to the idea and so I was happy to meet him when he was born. Now I'm really glad he is not a girl, because I am a single parent and I hear how hard it is for moms and daughters. Especially at his age (11).
But that's just my experience.

 

Are you framing things in the positive? Like Law of Attraction sort of things. For instance, you don't put "get out of debt" because it has the word "debt" and the Universe could attach to that word and bring you more. Instead, you'd put "financial security" or some such, said in the positive, but meaning the same thing. Make sense? It's a hard habit to get into! I started doing that when ds was little...now it drives me crazy to see "don't forget X" on signs at stores, because I see the emphasis on forgetting. I always say "remember to...", but it was a habit I had to create!

 

post #113 of 162

Wowza, this thread moves fast! 6 pages deep already!

 

Well I just popped in to tell Tracy and everyone that the Body, Mind, Spirit Expo I'm hosting next month is slap dab on the TM moon! So in honor, I'm offering a vision board room. It's meant as a treasure mapping room, but I just felt that the TM involves more explanation and such. I will not be standing by the door to do that. I'll have a sign with some general explanations. But mostly it's a room with magazines, glue sticks, markers, scissors, and smaller size 'boards' to construct their board. I'm very excited to be offering this to attendees. I have a feeling it's going to be enormously popular. I hope I get time to pop in a make one!

post #114 of 162
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Originally Posted by IntuitiveJamie View Post

Wowza, this thread moves fast! 6 pages deep already!

 

Well I just popped in to tell Tracy and everyone that the Body, Mind, Spirit Expo I'm hosting next month is slap dab on the TM moon! So in honor, I'm offering a vision board room. It's meant as a treasure mapping room, but I just felt that the TM involves more explanation and such. I will not be standing by the door to do that. I'll have a sign with some general explanations. But mostly it's a room with magazines, glue sticks, markers, scissors, and smaller size 'boards' to construct their board. I'm very excited to be offering this to attendees. I have a feeling it's going to be enormously popular. I hope I get time to pop in a make one!


This is such an amazing idea!

 

There was a huge storm that blew over last night and through this morning. I found myself with half of the day off today. And just as I got home the sun started to shine and I'm feeling very productive. Feels like fresh enegry perhaps? My bedroom is almost completely decluttered and my computer room is next on the list. :) Yay for progress!
 

 

post #115 of 162

Well, that was close...I wanted to dump the house but not by fire! bigeyes.gif

 

Everything's fine, thank the Gods, but it could have been a disaster. I had the beginnings of a tincture on the stove and it boiled over and then flashed before I could do anything but call 911 and get my boy out of the house. Very weird having all those fire trucks in MY yard, and very surreal. We're all OK, though, and very minimal damage thumb.gif but it was VERY scary.

post #116 of 162

Wow Maia! I'm glad that you are both safe & the damage was not so bad.

post #117 of 162

Me too! My last TM was in 2007, and I have felt so strongly this week about Treasure Mapping that I rejoined the forums just to sub to this thread. Lots of changes in my life in the past four years. I started decluttering and rearranging space on Saturday - hope I am finished by the 22nd!

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Hello! I made a treasure map in 2007 here on mothering and achieved every single thing on that map. It continues to amaze me. Today I pulled it out and went over it with my kiddos and felt the urge to make a new one very strongly. So I decided to check up on this thread to see if its getting to that time again. joy.gif  Decluttered in a MAJOR way the past few months, and its always on-going. I finally am decluttering myself from the local school district and by the end of this school year, I won't need to have anything to do with them. That was causing some hiccups in my life, and really throwing me off track as a parent. I feel liberated. Its time to make one, and this time all my children will be doing it as well. 

I can't wait to read more from everyone! Hello again!

 



 

post #118 of 162

Thank goodness ya'll are okay and your house wasn't ruined, Maiasaura!

 

I am wondering if all these retrogrades are affecting my decluttering process?  I have always been one to give away tons of stuff, but for some reason I am having a hard time getting rid of things this year.  There is plenty of stuff that I don't need and probably should pass on that I just can't seem to let go of!  It looks like our dream of a homestead may soon become a reality, and this will most likely mean downsizing our home.  I keep thinking, hold onto this stuff while there is still room for it and when it comes time to move, THEN do a big declutter and maybe raise some money with a yard sale.  This is something I have NEVER wanted to mess with before, and I definitely prefer to give my things away than to hoard them and fool with reselling, so I am not sure why it feels different now.

 

Anyway, my closet (and sewing room) is all clean and I am working on the boys closets...so cleaning and clearing IS happening here; I just am having trouble giving things away this year for some reason.  I am REALLY excited about the new moon, though!

post #119 of 162

I have been cleaning and decluttering like crazy!  And it's not because of any particular reason; I just have the urge to.  I want to have my first ever yard sale, and I've been setting aside a bunch of stuff to sell.  All this cleaning doesn't feel like work; it feels good!

 

I've been reading about Feng Shui and applying some of it to my home.  And my friend gave me a couple leaves off of her jade plant to propagate.  I bought a very pretty red flower pot to grow them in. 

post #120 of 162

Okay, mamas!  I spent the morning procrastinating and then something must have shifted in the stars or perhaps the pumpkin bread I was eating gave me a little boost because I came home and ROCKED OUT the rest of my decluttering/cleaning.  Of course, it TOTALLY helped that my stepmama has Z today and into tomorrow!  WOOHOO!!  I finished up all of those little never attended to places in my house (entrance way, laundry room) and even got to my car.

 

I FEEL SO PRODUCTIVE!!! joy.gif

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