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post #21 of 190

I went to my meditating spot and did some breathing and releasing. I thought I had sage hydrosol, but I do not. I have cistus and sweetgrass, though. Both are releasing, so I spritzed those about along with holding my selenite crystals. Then, I took an epsom salt bath. WOW!

 

I wrote out a zillion affirmations during all this (4 pages front and back!) and got major ideas for my TM (it is mostly planned in my head now). I gathered some supplies and cleaned up several areas in my home. I'm feeling more like cleaning than creating, which is interesting since I did NOT feel like cleaning last moon. I have even decided where I want my map this year already, which is what led me to cleaning I think...LOL...plus space to create it equals more cleaning...and while I was putting away those items, why not put away these, too...LOL

post #22 of 190
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Originally Posted by beemama View PostI've been struggling with the issue of "stay or go" with my house as long as I've been in it, and it comes up every year on my map... I think this is my 8th one and I was so sure that this time there would be an airstream, "road schooling" and traveling.... but now the pics of gardens & patio spaces are calling to me... and I am sad to think of my house w/a "SOLD" sign, because it seems that is the only way that would happen for us. This is the only time I'll have by myself to work on this & we're going campering tomorrow. I may have to let the images set for a little bit and go back to the words I wrote down when I first started this map and do something different this year. 

 

Maybe I need to focus more on being decisive? I am always going back & forth on this issue, it's crazy making. That it's consuming my whole treasure map experience says so much about what it's doing all year in my sub conscious.


Maybe put images and word around "What do I want?"  and decisiveness?

 

post #23 of 190
Mine got started this morning and I'm doing well except for the career spot. I really, really need a to land a good job this year. I tried this on the Tm the last couple of years and got little movement. Any ideas to really make this one sing?
post #24 of 190

Tracy, Mercury Retro is at play again...whistling.gif

 

Full Moon is on April 6. nod.gif

 

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Originally Posted by Tracy View Post


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 March 22 until March 26 But if you need more time, you can give yourself up until Full Moon (April 8 4:39am).  I encourage people to do it in the beginning but I don’t want people to be pressured so if you need the whole waxing moon you can use it.


 

 

 



 

post #25 of 190
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Originally Posted by mommamanjari View Post

I am also finding a surprisingly small amount in my magazines. Mostly I am cutting out words, which I did not expect. Tomorrow, I may do some google images.


I started cutting a bit during Z's naptime today and found that I was also cutting many, many words and few images.  Tomorrow is my big "day to myself" totally dedicated to TM!! can't wait!!!  

post #26 of 190
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Originally Posted by Valerie.Qc View Post

Tracy, Mercury Retro is at play again...whistling.gif

 

Full Moon is on April 6. nod.gif

 


Yep. I fixed it on the original article but forgot to fix it for my PASTING.

 

Will fix now.  Merci

 

 



 

post #27 of 190
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Originally Posted by Maiasaura View Post


Maybe put images and word around "What do I want?"  and decisiveness?


 

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Originally Posted by beemama View Post

I've been struggling with the issue of "stay or go" with my house as long as I've been in it, and it comes up every year on my map... I think this is my 8th one and I was so sure that this time there would be an airstream, "road schooling" and traveling.... but now the pics of gardens & patio spaces are calling to me... and I am sad to think of my house w/a "SOLD" sign, because it seems that is the only way that would happen for us. This is the only time I'll have by myself to work on this & we're going campering tomorrow. I may have to let the images set for a little bit and go back to the words I wrote down when I first started this map and do something different this year. 

 

Maybe I need to focus more on being decisive? I am always going back & forth on this issue, it's crazy making. That it's consuming my whole treasure map experience says so much about what it's doing all year in my sub conscious.

 

 

 

Hi beemama,

 

I am feeling the same way about "career"...and about "home".  I stay in a joint family which has its pros and cons like privacy issues etc.  After an "issue" or "argument" I've always impulsively asked to move out, but I feel more "protected" and "Safe" with them especially with my 3 year old.  However, I do want to let go off this fear of not being able to survive well without them. 

Same with career, I am torn, because I want a career and financial freedom but I don't want to compromise my time with my daughter.  I also don't know which way I want to go and am unable to narrow my career avenues (from running a mums group, to being a holistic health coach to becoming a mother again, to going back to business IT analysis -- I am all over the place with this one)

 

Like 'Maiasaura' said, maybe this year I need to "focus and just do it" needs to be my mantra, unless I want to do it all.

I think a lot of my wants are around letting go of fear, so I need to put in a lot of "faith", "courage" and "believe" in every area of my map.

 

Somehow, I feel very greedy initially when I start my TM and that feels wrong.  This year though, I want to ask for what I really want, not what I think I should want and everything under the sun.

that being said, I am still having a hard time coming up with pictures/etc to articulate my needs/wants for money and creativity

 

Question: My daughter is only 3 but I want to include her on my map, somehow, my creativity/children section is getting full with images of things that I want FOR my daughter like ballet/music/performing arts etc.  Does this sound right? and is it O.K. to include wants for her on my map? I guess I am trying to express my creativity through her?

 

Anyway, many blessings to all who are trying to figure it outt!

 

 

 

post #28 of 190
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Originally Posted by sunnysandiegan View Post

I went to my meditating spot and did some breathing and releasing. I thought I had sage hydrosol, but I do not. I have cistus and sweetgrass, though. Both are releasing, so I spritzed those about along with holding my selenite crystals. Then, I took an epsom salt bath. WOW!

 

I wrote out a zillion affirmations during all this (4 pages front and back!) and got major ideas for my TM (it is mostly planned in my head now). I gathered some supplies and cleaned up several areas in my home. I'm feeling more like cleaning than creating, which is interesting since I did NOT feel like cleaning last moon. I have even decided where I want my map this year already, which is what led me to cleaning I think...LOL...plus space to create it equals more cleaning...and while I was putting away those items, why not put away these, too...LOL


How nice you did your breathe and release and affirmations before starting.

When I started my TM, I sprayed some citrust oil (Orange I think) mist to get my energy up and re-energize!
 

 

post #29 of 190

I could not have asked for a more perfect day. The strange thing is, I didn't get around to working my map. Zero mapping was accomplished!

 

Instead, DP (whom I've been 'seeing' for nearly a year) met DD for the very first time. I've been cautious and only having 'date nights' with him when she's with her dad or grandparents.

 

It was a spontaneous decision on both our parts that today was the day he'd finally meet her. 

 

He took me out to breakfast where we discussed our future plans as a family and the day flowed effortlessly forward. My dad is in town, so he met my dad for the first time as well. DP then decided he wanted go shopping for a ton of new art supplies for DD... we set it up in her bedroom as a surprise... then we went to pick up his dog, then picked her up from school... she was extremely shy at first, but we took them to the dog park where she played fetch with his dog for an hour or so, we hiked and had a great time... then he took us out for a nice dinner and we walked to get frozen yogurt and he picked flowers for her and she laughed and played and it was an absolutely mellow and happy day for all involved.

 

I am so relieved and content. I feel, finally, I am ready to commit to a good man. I believe today kind of set the tone for the coming year for us. I'm 110% sure of all the things I'd like to put on my map now, thanks to today's summary.

 

At least I bought my poster board today, right? upsidedown.gif

post #30 of 190

I'm also finding tons of words, and not many pictures. It's strange that so many of us are having the same dilemma.

 

I went out and got just a couple of new magazines. The rest of my "stash" came from my mother's house. So, lots of magazines that are new -to me.- I've been through a great many of them, but still have a large stack to work through tomorrow. Maybe I will find some more pictures in the next batch.

 

Good luck to everyone treasure mapping!

post #31 of 190

I haven't even started my map and things are manifesting. I went to the grocery store to grab a quick lunch on my break today, and saw a beautiful gardening magazine so I grabbed. I had a few girlfriends over tonight (please excuse the typos :) I blame the wine) and then on my way home I bough flowers, I had a friend bring flowers and my husband and son bought me flowers. Excuse the pun but I believe it to be a sign that I will have many things blossoming (including my friendships) this new year. I'm thrilled.

 

I plan on purchasing supplies after I drop DS off at school tomorrow and booking DH and I a day at the local spa to draw up the new energy and reconnect this year.

post #32 of 190

Bought 4 magazines, picked a lot of free magazines/catalog/newspaper, bought cardboards and a clear glitter paint tube.

 

Came home, made tea ( Om Time tea from Love & Tea ), explained Treasure Mapping to my 6yo (her first attempt) and we sat down with our scissors.

 

Started going through newspaper and magazine last night. It was going great but, at a moment, the images became foggy, letters were missing... I took it as a message from the Universe to take a break and enjoy the evening with my husband. I'll go back to cutting sometime today.

 

I wasn't sure on cardboard color... or on the final size of my TMap... bought 2 white (that I could paint or add scrapbook paper on), 1 blue (my first impulse - strongest pull) and 2 orange (DD2 took a light blue for hers). I would have buy more... And I would have loved a big canvas... I'll be around the store again today; might end up with more material! Sheepish.gif

post #33 of 190

Oh my goodness, I almost missed it this year. I mistakenly thought Aries began March 23 and was eyeing the new moon in April! So glad I looked at a calendar this morning. (And this totally explains why I've had an incredible urge to clear out my house these last few weeks!)

 

Happy mapping, all!

post #34 of 190
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Maiasaura View Post

So, question:

 

Tracy, you know I've wanted to sell this house and move for a couple years now, and it hasn't happened yet. What is the best area of the bagua to put this desire? I *was* putting it in the helpful people/travel section (I had a different bagua setup where that was in what you have as section 9). Is there a better place? Family (for creating a new family unit with my ds, me, and my true love)? Home? Which?

 

Thanks! orngbiggrin.gif


Go for the Family area. 


 

 

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Originally Posted by jazzybaby9 View Post

I could not have asked for a more perfect day. The strange thing is, I didn't get around to working my map. Zero mapping was accomplished!

 

Instead, DP (whom I've been 'seeing' for nearly a year) met DD for the very first time. I've been cautious and only having 'date nights' with him when she's with her dad or grandparents.

 

It was a spontaneous decision on both our parts that today was the day he'd finally meet her. 

 

He took me out to breakfast where we discussed our future plans as a family and the day flowed effortlessly forward. My dad is in town, so he met my dad for the first time as well. DP then decided he wanted go shopping for a ton of new art supplies for DD... we set it up in her bedroom as a surprise... then we went to pick up his dog, then picked her up from school... she was extremely shy at first, but we took them to the dog park where she played fetch with his dog for an hour or so, we hiked and had a great time... then he took us out for a nice dinner and we walked to get frozen yogurt and he picked flowers for her and she laughed and played and it was an absolutely mellow and happy day for all involved.

 

I am so relieved and content. I feel, finally, I am ready to commit to a good man. I believe today kind of set the tone for the coming year for us. I'm 110% sure of all the things I'd like to put on my map now, thanks to today's summary.

 

At least I bought my poster board today, right? upsidedown.gif


I think everyone here can read your post and see it as a beautiful if not auspiciously wonderful start to a new year.

 

You can make your map today, tomorrow, etc...THAT was a great day, my friend! 
 

 

post #36 of 190
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Originally Posted by speedmum View Post

 

Hi beemama,

 

I am feeling the same way about "career"...and about "home".  I stay in a joint family which has its pros and cons like privacy issues etc.  After an "issue" or "argument" I've always impulsively asked to move out, but I feel more "protected" and "Safe" with them especially with my 3 year old.  However, I do want to let go off this fear of not being able to survive well without them. 

Same with career, I am torn, because I want a career and financial freedom but I don't want to compromise my time with my daughter.  I also don't know which way I want to go and am unable to narrow my career avenues (from running a mums group, to being a holistic health coach to becoming a mother again, to going back to business IT analysis -- I am all over the place with this one)

 

Like 'Maiasaura' said, maybe this year I need to "focus and just do it" needs to be my mantra, unless I want to do it all.

I think a lot of my wants are around letting go of fear, so I need to put in a lot of "faith", "courage" and "believe" in every area of my map.

 

Somehow, I feel very greedy initially when I start my TM and that feels wrong.  This year though, I want to ask for what I really want, not what I think I should want and everything under the sun.

that being said, I am still having a hard time coming up with pictures/etc to articulate my needs/wants for money and creativity

 

Question: My daughter is only 3 but I want to include her on my map, somehow, my creativity/children section is getting full with images of things that I want FOR my daughter like ballet/music/performing arts etc.  Does this sound right? and is it O.K. to include wants for her on my map? I guess I am trying to express my creativity through her?

 

Anyway, many blessings to all who are trying to figure it outt!

 

 

 


why don't you work on your affirmations for example...

"I'm happy and grateful that my job is perfect for my soul and my family."

"I'm happy and grateful that my timing is always perfect."

"I'm happy and grateful that I am always growing."

 

Yes you can include your daughter... I put a photo fo my son.

"I'm so gratefuly that DAVE (not his name) is thriving in all areas."

 

just some thoughts.
 

 

post #37 of 190
Thread Starter 

My day began quite lovely, I had a nice breakfast with my treasure mapping friend and then we went to her house to write out our affirmations.  We decided to buy a powerball lottery ticket and ended up going to about four places before finding a place that sold it.    I thought, "Four stops to find this?   Oh, Mercury retrograde is in the mix!"

Then later while shopping I left my cell phone in the market.   three trips back to the store to see if it got turned in.   As of this morning it is still gone. And by the way, I just bought the upgraded phone last month!

Sigh.   this is NOt how I want to start a new year.  But luckily it was a very bonding moment for my son and I. And it is an iphone so all my content is on my computer but still.....!!

 

 

I think this is all silly Mercury.

 

I will continue to work on my affirmations perhaps, "I'm happy and grateful that all equipment created by Steve Jobs is never lost."

 

 

post #38 of 190
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Originally Posted by speedmum View PostQuestion: My daughter is only 3 but I want to include her on my map, somehow, my creativity/children section is getting full with images of things that I want FOR my daughter like ballet/music/performing arts etc.  Does this sound right? and is it O.K. to include wants for her on my map?

 

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Originally Posted by jazzybaby9 View PostDP then decided he wanted go shopping for a ton of new art supplies for DD... we set it up in her bedroom as a surprise...


Awesome, jazzy, about your day!

 

Art supplies, how auspicious. Speedmum and Jazzy, are your kids going to do their own maps? Speedmum, YES, I think so. I always put my ds (now 11yo) in mine. He does his own, but I put his behavior issues and school issues on my map winky.gif I mean-- he IS my child, and he IS my family! Why not include him? I put my DP on mine, too, even though he does his own as well.

 



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Originally Posted by Tracy View PostGo for the Family area. 


 

 


Yeah? For selling the house? OK. Now to come up with images/affirmations around that. Apparently last year's and the years before didn't cut it. This year has got to be the year!

 



Quote:

Originally Posted by Tracy View PostWe decided to buy a powerball lottery ticket and ended up going to about four places before finding a place that sold it. 

 

Then later while shopping I left my cell phone in the market.  

 

I will continue to work on my affirmations perhaps, "I'm happy and grateful that all equipment created by Steve Jobs is never lost."


biglaugh.gif about the Steve Jobs comment! Ye Gods, Tracy, I'm sorry about your bumpy start! I hope you find your phone! You didn't leave it on so you could call it? Bummer greensad.gif You know, with all the technology advances, you'd think they'd include GPS things in there so we/the companies could locate our phones if we lost them.

 

post #39 of 190

havent posted before this but read the entire prep thread and this thread just today except the opening post on the prep thread so i knew when to get ready. i am now 26 weeks preg with the little boy i had put up on last years map! that also means i have been tired. i have decluttered all the little girl stuff and filled that space with little boy stuff. i feel adequately decluttered and prepped. i even decluttered emotional stuff. mostly all over dh who took it well and even made progress in that area. 

 

i decided to go smaller this time. mostly bc i didnt buy any poster board. my kids have stiff craft paper in all colors and i decided to tape together a bunch of pieces. i was going to do one piece per bagua but want it smaller. i am making it all in orange and yellow (they dont use those colors anyway). 

 

i feel like reusing some pics from last year but think it is better to go all new. 

 

the onlyl thing defiierent is, i dont buy new mags or use ones i havent looked at. i save all the ones i had read for the last month and use those. most of the ads i dont look at and it is usuallly where i get my pics from. i am also drawn to many pics i have found on the internet within the last week or 2. i feel like with the decluttering i am also deciding what to draw into my life. so i use what was brought to my attention. i will be printing off the ones i cant get out of my mind and use them. they seem to represent what i feel is missing in my life.

 

the first and second year i did this, i used my own arrangement. this year i feel drawn to a strict bagua form. i always get good movement on my maps, so i continue to go with the flow. i try not to think about it much until i am ready to do it. then i go with what i feel drawn to. now to print out those pics i cant stop thinking about and get to it! i cant wait to post pics of it this year!

post #40 of 190

All work on my TM stopped once my DD came home yesterday. Her birthday is today (11 already!) and we are hosting a sleepover here this weekend. Today is full of celebrations, too. I'll get back to my TM on Monday. Good luck everyone!!!!

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