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post #41 of 190
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Originally Posted by Tracy View Post



 


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.
 

 


I have been working on things that I have been grateful for and suddenly including what I am grateful for on my TM, seems to be working for me, at least in my mind it is opening up avenues for what I should be grateful for and more will come with gratitude as opposed to previous greed ridden thoughts around making sure I had included this this AND that on my map!  Thank  you for that Tracy, gracias :)

 

I am still a little lost as to what I consider a hobby and what I consider work, but now I am trying to focus in on what is working for me and what I am blessed to have, am sure the sorting out will follow suit hopefully soon.  I feel I am on the right track now! Yay!

 

post #42 of 190
I always do mine on the computer, but I'd kind of like a real one this year. However we just got a massive dump of snow and we have no car. I really don't feel like dragging the baby out to walk up to the mall for supplies. Plus, we don't really have the money greensad.gif.

Do you think doing it on the computer will be helpful even though I'm not really "feeling" it?
post #43 of 190
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Originally Posted by Devaskyla View Post

I always do mine on the computer, but I'd kind of like a real one this year. However we just got a massive dump of snow and we have no car. I really don't feel like dragging the baby out to walk up to the mall for supplies. Plus, we don't really have the money greensad.gif.
Do you think doing it on the computer will be helpful even though I'm not really "feeling" it?


Are you able to print out images you find and glue those to something? That way you can make a "real" board without the cost of one. Or draw/paint/color images and write down words on paper to get that physical TM. TM's don't have to be costly or even cost, I believe, it comes more from the intentions and energy.

 

Last year I had to force myself to make one. Although I don't feel I had much movement in it, the one area that I wanted the most was where I had almost all the movement. I needed strong friendships. My closest friends are mostly new friendships from this last TM. AND I got to see a few of those old friends that I'll always be close to but haven't been able to see in years. :)
 

 

post #44 of 190

How have you done them on the computer, Devaskyla?  (if you don't mind sharing).  I bought magazines and all but haven't really gotten anything and have been wondering how to do it on the computer this year.  I thought about pinterest, but that's not private!  

 

about the aspects on this new moon, and what Tracy wrote- I am so glad she also mentioned that the sudden Uranus kinda disruptions were likely to be "flash in the pan" kinda issues!  Because yesterday afternoon after fighting with dh I was so bothered and thinking i would skip the map because i should put single mama on it or something!  But things are looking much better from my perspective today, lol, and it was in thanks to my dh acting his normal wonderful self and turning it all around by saving my day with his sweetness. ;)  That, and the Sun came out this afternoon and I just planted beans and zucchini and seedless blue watermelon. smile.gif  I am thinking a beautiful map might start coming together this evening (fingers crossed).  I hope everyone has a beautiful Friday night! 

 

 

post #45 of 190

...Day 2 and I'm having trouble finding time to do it. Was too dog tired last night, but was able to start this afternoon. It is soooo hard to do one with a little one! (I have a 7 month old daughter). How do other mamas handle it? I was able to do my boards in years' past bc my DS was a little older, less in-arms.

 

Also... I keep wanting to read my magazines instead of clip them apart. How does everyone keep from this distraction?? 

 

 

post #46 of 190

I'm not feeling very motivated to start the TM this year... Between daily distractions, work and studying, I'm feeling lethargic and uninspired...

 

 

 

 

 

 

How do I remedy this?

 

 

 

I know my main priorities/goals for the year, but I cannot seem to get up and out and on the go to get magazines.

 

I can use images from the 'net, right???

post #47 of 190
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Originally Posted by JustSo View Post...Day 2 and I'm having trouble finding time to do it. Was too dog tired last night, but was able to start this afternoon. It is soooo hard to do one with a little one! (I have a 7 month old daughter). How do other mamas handle it? I was able to do my boards in years' past bc my DS was a little older, less in-arms.

 

Also... I keep wanting to read my magazines instead of clip them apart. How does everyone keep from this distraction??

 

Srsly, you're having trouble with a babe-in-arms? Sorry, had to laugh at that...she's not even mobile yet! Wait'll she wants to eat your supplies! lol.gif

Honestly, I don't remember, though, when ds was a little. He was an older toddler, I think, when I started these...no, wait...he was about 6. Nevermind bag.gif

 

Reading...that's hard. It takes a mind-shift to be able to do that. This is my 6th one or so, and now I can just scan them, but it is hard, I have to say. Now I have trouble scanning for words or pictures. I mean, if I already have too many words, for instance, and need to stop looking at those and scan for images. It's a habit that takes practice! I can also, now, though, tease out phrases from bigger sentences in magazines. That's pretty cool.
 

 



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Originally Posted by jazzybaby9 View PostI can use images from the 'net, right???


Yep.
You can do them any way, as I understand it. I remember someone painted theirs, one year. The whole thing. And for lack of money/background supplies, I dunno if Clay is on here this year, but one year she did hers on....on some house supply thing. Something you do with walls or insulation or something. I think it was shiny silver stuff, but forgot what.

 

I'm doing alright with mine, yay! Yesterday I felt rather lackadaisical, but today I went grocery shopping early after dropping ds at school, then settled down to cut magazines and did that for like three hours!

Then got ds and cut some more, then took a break and pasted down the colored background of both our maps. We'll be pasting tomorrow, and then probably tomorrow evening or Sunday I will go out and buy the bling!

 

post #48 of 190
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Originally Posted by JustSo View Post

...Day 2 and I'm having trouble finding time to do it. Was too dog tired last night, but was able to start this afternoon. It is soooo hard to do one with a little one! (I have a 7 month old daughter). How do other mamas handle it? I was able to do my boards in years' past bc my DS was a little older, less in-arms.

 

Also... I keep wanting to read my magazines instead of clip them apart. How does everyone keep from this distraction?? 

 

 



I generally find do it in little spurts and breaks.  I'll find pictures, start pasting them, so that I can just get started.  Because once I've begun, it only gets better usually.  I talk like I've been doing this for a while, but this is only my second TM.

 

As long as you can renew some of your energy and connect and , do it in 15-20 min bits.  Set it up in a corner of your house, where it isn't accessible to kiddos and keep going back to it.  I have to hide mine in the closet, because my3 yo daughter LOVES to cut and paste and will right through the image..lol

It is difficult, but I just have to do it.  Else I am going to regret it during the year and it is nice to have something to bring attention back during the year.

Good Luck

 

post #49 of 190
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Originally Posted by jazzybaby9 View Post

I'm not feeling very motivated to start the TM this year... Between daily distractions, work and studying, I'm feeling lethargic and uninspired...

 

 

 

 

 

 

How do I remedy this?

 

 

 

You could try searching Law of Attraction or Treasure Mapping or vision boards online - there are lots of blogs and videos that I find inspiring.

 

 

 

I know my main priorities/goals for the year, but I cannot seem to get up and out and on the go to get magazines.

 

I can use images from the 'net, right???



Yes, you can use images from the net.  You can draw or paint your own pictures.  You can also write affirmations for every priority/goal or just write down the priorities and goals and call that your TM.  I do all of those things. I like the precision of words I have written myself and I've grown a little suspicious of the randomness of some magazine pics and headlines - I've had some things happen that I wasn't planning.  Going through magazines for images that jump out at you can be really powerful from an inutitive pov, though.   I bought a couple of magazines - a gardening one and an art one - and picked up a bunch of freebees from my health food store to get me going.  

 

Google images is such a great tool for TMing - it gets better every year.  For example, I was googling images for financial security, financial abundance and was struck by all the piggy banks that came up.  Isn't the pig an image of gluttony in our culture?  Doesn't its association with having money reinforce an idea that it is greedy to save?  I like the images of nest eggs and abundance cheques and money magnets and pots of gold at the end of rainbows a little better......

 


Edited by Aubergine68 - 3/24/12 at 10:19am
post #50 of 190

how is everyones treasure map coming? i have everything laid out, my supplies, pictures, stamps and ink, pens and markers, glue and scissors. i think everything is just going to live for a while where it is, i am working on it in little bits.

post #51 of 190

day 3: not doing too well.  Had a spat with my DH because my M-I-L fed my 3 yo daughter some chewing gum for the umpteenth time after being asked not to a gazillion times before.  I exploded and lost my cool at her, but my husband fails to support me and effectively communicate to my MIL on our behalf.

 

Anyway, the reason I share this private detail is because I am struggling to articulate on my TM how I want to move out of my in-laws' home and have my own nuclear family with privacy, the only MAJOR reason we haven't moved is because of lack of enough finances.  However, I strongly think it is time for some privacy and family renewal.

 

I always feel this way after an awkward family argument/moment.  I go back and forth about separating from them, because I am very grateful for all that staying with them has taught me, but I think it might just be time to let it all go and look forward.

 

Any ideas/suggestions on choice of words?  I don't want to say nuclear family, because it makes me feel isolated, I don't want to break relationships etc.  But I just want space and some distance so I can stay cordial with them.  And give this marriage some much needed boost.  Regarding finances, I've already put down financial freedom, financial security etc.
 

 

post #52 of 190
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Originally Posted by Aubergine68 View PostIsn't the pig an image of gluttony in our culture?  Doesn't its association with having money reinforce an idea that it is greedy to save?  I like the images of nest eggs and abundance cheques and money magnets and pots of gold at the end of rainbows a little better......

 


That's a good point, Aubergine. I never thought about that. I don't recall where the pig bank came from, but I think it's a Teddy Bear/Teddy Roosevelt sort of thing...not a pig/glutton image.

I tend to find things like money trees to put on mine! I love the idea of money just growing freely off a tree thumb.gif

 



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Originally Posted by ian'smommaya View Posthow is everyones treasure map coming? i have everything laid out, my supplies, pictures, stamps and ink, pens and markers, glue and scissors. i think everything is just going to live for a while where it is, i am working on it in little bits.


Mine is...well, I spent all yesterday cutting and then I pasted down the color background of my board, and today got all last minute busy out of the house, so here it is 2pm and I've done nothing.

I have some images and some words and haven't done any placement. I might try Google images like Aubergine suggested.

 

What I really, really want....What I really want is this house to sell. That is the Big One. I want it to sell THIS MONTH and I want it to sell FOR MY ASKING PRICE or not much lower. I mean...it's really a deal. There are just a ton of houses here for sale that are comparable. I'd be happy if an investor bought it to rent out-- I don't care, I just want to be out of here.

 



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Originally Posted by speedmum View PostAny ideas/suggestions on choice of words?  I don't want to say nuclear family, because it makes me feel isolated, I don't want to break relationships etc.  But I just want space and some distance so I can stay cordial with them.  And give this marriage some much needed boost.  Regarding finances, I've already put down financial freedom, financial security etc.

Hmm...will have to think on that...I don't think "nuclear family" suggests isolation, but if it does to you, then I wouldn't use it. How about "I am so grateful our immediate family has our own place" or some such? I am not sure a MIL is included in "immediate family" but maybe find out what are synonyms for nuclear or immediate and find one you like?

 

I need to get going on mine!

post #53 of 190

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piggy_bank

 

That is not what my ds says, however. He says that "in the old days" when people didn't have much money, they might have a pig that could provide them with "lots of things", and therefore their money was tied up in their pig. If anyone asked they'd say "my money is in the pig" and then piggy banks came to be.

 

Dunno how much truth there is to that, but it is a great story!

post #54 of 190

I have had things happening this year before I can even get things glued down on my treasure map. I am in awe this year. Truly. Things feel right. love.gif

 

edited to add that I have started gluing my colored background down, and have images from magazines.. but I'm no where close to being "done" yet.

post #55 of 190
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Originally Posted by speedmum View Post

Any ideas/suggestions on choice of words?  I don't want to say nuclear family, because it makes me feel isolated, I don't want to break relationships etc.  But I just want space and some distance so I can stay cordial with them.  And give this marriage some much needed boost.  Regarding finances, I've already put down financial freedom, financial security etc.
 

 



I'd focus on the outcomes - TM the home you want, the relationships you want with your dh and dd and just say something like "I have a great relationship with my MIL"  and trust that the conditions that will make this possible will come about? I would be putting "A home of our own" on the map in that case if it were me.

 



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Originally Posted by Maiasaura View Post


That's a good point, Aubergine. I never thought about that. I don't recall where the pig bank came from, but I think it's a Teddy Bear/Teddy Roosevelt sort of thing...not a pig/glutton image.

I tend to find things like money trees to put on mine! I love the idea of money just growing freely off a tree thumb.gif



Thanks for the link - the history of the piggy bank is actually pretty cute!  It isn't so much an honest association of where the image came from but personal associations make it wrong for me... Besides the idea of "pigging out", I lived with a family from a Muslim background for a few months once and gave up pork for the duration because of pigs being unclean in that culture....and family members raised pigs so I could not disagree, having been inside a pig barn many times...ETA it has to do with the way pigs are farmed for meat on a large scale, I think....unpleasant and ethically wrong in many ways.    I like the money tree idea.

 

I signed up on Pinterest a few weeks ago but have done nothing with it until today.  SO easy to search images and pin them - my Pinterest board is the first draft of my TM, really.  I will try printing out the images I want.  Really, I have had trouble googling images in past years, but it is SO easy now - type in "Children doing art" on Google, search images and I have many pages of beautiful pictures to scan so I can get exactly the one that speaks to me.  And so easy to just pin them and save them for sorting and printing later.



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I have had things happening this year before I can even get things glued down on my treasure map. I am in awe this year. Truly. Things feel right. love.gif

 

edited to add that I have started gluing my colored background down, and have images from magazines.. but I'm no where close to being "done" yet.


I have my background glued posterboard with gold tissue and a rectangle of watercolored flowers on top of that.  I have a little pile of clippings, one mag left to sort, a big Pinterest board, a file open to type words and affirmations as they occur to me, and my copy of Wishes Fulfilled handy to browse for inspiration.  It's moving along.

 


Edited by Aubergine68 - 3/24/12 at 2:34pm
post #56 of 190

I am on Pinterest, but I am so not getting it. I don't get what it's for, I don't get the addictive aspect of it (I read that people spend hours a day on there!), I don't really go looking for things to pin or whatever. I might unsub from it.

 

Punchfork, now there's an addiction for me. It's all recipes. BUT, if you click on one (they're photos, copious amounts of them) you get a new page and it's not the recipe. You have to click on THAT, too, to get a new page with the actual recipe. It's annoying but man, some stuff looks way too good on there.

 

I am kind of stuck with my map...I don't have anything for career or helpful people and I don't have my wisdom section done at all. I am working mostly with the family (house selling) section and the love section, which is a no-brainer for me winky.gif and the children section.

My family section has two focuses-- bringing my long-distance together with my son and me, and selling this house so we can all be together. I know it ends up with the same, well, ending, but I have a stock photo of a house with a for sale/sold sign and a pieced together photo of my man, my boy, and me, and I can't seem to reconcile making it look like one image. Gah. Oh, and the "logo" for our new state of choice. That's a 3rd image that I can't seem to make mesh with the other two! I want it cohesive!

 

Oh well, I know it will all come together before it's said and done. I don't think that will be till Monday, though.

post #57 of 190

Maiasaura, doesn't your house already have a for sale sign?  Could you edit that to a "SOLD" sign for your map? ;)

 

post #58 of 190
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Originally Posted by ms.shell View PostMaiasaura, doesn't your house already have a for sale sign?  Could you edit that to a "SOLD" sign for your map? ;)

 

I do, yes. Hmm. Well...I don't want a picture of THIS house on the map, because last year I got the idea that maybe having a photo of this very house was keeping it bound to me, kwim? So I took the photo of this very house off the map. Maybe I can figure out how to edit the actual sign, though, because that is the realty company I am using.

 

Hmm. How would I do that, any ideas? I can take a photo of the sign, and upload it to "my pictures"...and... then what?

 

I am going to have to stop mapping for the day. I am getting nowhere just now. I have plenty of stuff to put on there (well, except for two areas, and I'm thinking minimalist now anyway, for those areas...maybe) but I'm just not feelin' the love right now. Usually about now it's gelling quite nicely, but I think I am going to need to look at it with new eyes tomorrow morning.

 

I'm thinking maybe to put a "frame", or border, around the whole thing, with cut-out flower pictures. Maybe. And fill in the middle with the other things. Not sure yet.

post #59 of 190

NO TMing for me today. I had every intention to do so after a morning bike ride with some friends. But I lost my sunglasses then one of the friends. Reconnected with the friend but due to the time alotment I couldn't reconnect with the sunnies. Can I blame this on the retrograde?

I went back to find them but couldn't. I'm exhausted now. I'm hoping some more energy might make it's way to me so I can map. I just have the background almost done but no images yet. I seem to be drawn more to colors than anything this year, and for some reason it's very important to me for my map to look pretty this year.

post #60 of 190

I'm having an issue with my map. I have a couple of conflicting goals in that I'm trying to renovate my house, but I'm also looking to move to a different property. I have a lot of projects that I want to still do to the old house, so I want to be precise about getting those things done. The flip side is, that I've also managed to find a lot of things about the new place (and change of lifestyle -- moving to the country from town) that I'd like to move to. I'm nervous about putting too much regarding my current house on my map, as I feel like it will tie me too this place too much, but I want the projects done BEFORE I move, because I'd like to rent the place out for more a month than I would currently get. I was thinking about maybe taking all the house stuff, and making a "turn the page" kind of thing, like all the renovation stuff on one side, and all the move to the new place on the other, but would it make it less effective, because I couldn't see the second page? Plus, what about all the other things on my map? I certainly don't want to loose things like the family/kids/romance with DH/etc. stuff when I turn it over. Anybody got any ideas on how to resolve this visually on my map? TIA

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