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post #141 of 455
I finished my map!!! But before I post the pics, I had to share a couple of stories.

So I had read here that the previous year's treasure map will sometimes not occur until right before the new Aries moon. And I thought, eh, yeah. Ok.

Well, I was proven wrong this weekend.

Last week, I was all mopey and depressed. One of the reasons why was because I realized I had no 'in real life' girlfriends or people to get together with. I'd had people I'd had dinner with, etc, but no real connections that became friendships. I do have to take the reason for that on myself as well. I just didn't have the follow-through to set up another get together out somewhere. If I had, maybe things would have been different. So that was going to go on this year's treasure map.

And then there was Saturday. Out of nowhere, L (who I hadn't seen or talked to in months) calls and says that a few people are going to her house to have takeout and drinks, did I want to go? I ended up going and having a nice time. I only knew L. The other two people I just met but really enjoyed. This was a big thing for my shy self. It was just interesting (and humorous) that the universe seemed to be saying "See? Meeting new people wasn't that bad. It was fun. You can do that. Now put it on your new map and do it again."

And THEN.... there was yesterday. More awesome weirdness. Out of the blue yesterday morning, almost right after I wrote about Saturday night (as something for me to remember for next year lol), my mom called and asked if I wanted to meet her at the mall halfway between our houses (we're a bit over an hour apart) so she can take me shopping for my birthday (not until May). Of course I said heck yeah! And jumped into the shower and was off.

Now, that doesn't sound too strange, right? Well in reality, it was. One: my mom always, always plans in advance for these things. We 'schedule' days. There is no jumping int he car and going. Two: dumb as it sounds, I've lived an hour from her for *6* years now, and this is the FIRST time we have thought to just meet halfway instead of either of us making the full trip to the other. (we were both going what is wrong with us??? lol) And three: The FIRST store I went to, and the FIRST things I picked up to try on, fit perfectly and looked great. I even got a great outfit (a casual suit with a cute casual blouse that I can dress up or dress down and split up) to wear to Boston this Saturday. That never happens.

So I hadn't even started this year's map yet when those things happened, but in a way, I guess I had, by finishing last year's.
post #142 of 455
I'm going to post my map pictures as a set, so you can click the pictures and then see both the notes on the pictures and the comments I put below them (the baguas I used). They are there for outsiders to get an idea of what the pictures mean to me. They are not necessarily what I think of when I look at them (ie some descriptions say what I want to change, which is not what I would focus on).

The pictures start at the center, and then spiral outward. I like spirals, thus why I posted them online in that order. The spiral image also reminds me of the go gratitude spiral.

post #143 of 455
great TM, I have a similiar cut out of the word fearless for mine as well, funny how we both went for that.
post #144 of 455
Shape- I'm realling being drawn towards a spiral this year...right now I see myself at the center with the spiral wrapped around me. Then each "turn" of the spiral moves "out"...first are the strictly personal things, then the family things, then the home things, then the social/interactive/networking things, then the world things.

I almost want to cut it out and hang it as a spiral that can move/spin in the air. Any reason why I shouldn't? I feel like the movement would help both draw my attention to it and, well, "keep things moving" so to speak.

My list of desires this year is both sparse and deep... few things, but each thing could be seen as very involved and many of them interconnect. Physical healing from a difficult birth, sexual healing in my relationship with dh, a successful pregnancy and/or fullfillment of our family, personal space to relax and recharge, time to focus on fiber arts, renovations to our home and garden, the ability to eat more organic/local foods, a renewed commitment to cloth diapering, finishing a book I've been working on for several years, building a homeschooling curriculum that speaks to pagan families, building a strong social network of like-minded women.

Anyway, so many of the things on my list interconnect... the first mental image I had was of a spider web but then the spiral shape started forming. Should I just go with it?
post #145 of 455
I've been thinking a lot about how I want to do my map and obstacles seem to keep creeping up to prevent me from going out to get supplies; since I couldn't get out this morning and the baby has needed to be in-arms all day I've been letting my mind wander and I am very attracted to doing one in an exploding lotus shape - the center circle with the petals moving out from it and baguas loosely overlaid on it. I've also been thinking alot of drawing it completely by hand - just pencil on paper, quick sketches and affirmations written in spirals. I haven't sketched or drawn in ages, the need to get my hands dirty doing this is very strong.

Sorry I'm not more coherent - this is my first year doing it and I'm really trying to open my heart and mind to the experience.
post #146 of 455
FoG, That's a great map!

hmm, I might have to sign up for flickr.
post #147 of 455
Full of Grace- yay spirals!
post #148 of 455
Ugh, I just can't get motivated. I just feel completely turned off and annoyed. I was all inspired and feeling awesome on Saturday, but Sunday when I went to the store to buy magazines they didn't have one thing that inspired me. And I've been stuck ever since.

This is really frustrating. I need to turn this around.
post #149 of 455
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Originally Posted by aweynsayl View Post
baguas? baguas? baguas?

i'm guessing the answer has to be "it cant matter toooo much..." but how does one decide which to use? the one i was using before has different break downs from what tracy posted, and different from the one goodcents posted in the prep thread.

here's tracy's:



i had 7 and 9 switched... travel was in 9, not 7... also, do relationships with Friends go with 3 or 4?

i think the travel doesnt matter over much to me, i can see it going in which ever fits better, but i really want to get friends "right" this time...
I don't know. I have not used the baqua system on any of my treasure maps, it's just not something that speaks to me. I tend to think that as long as it's natural to you, that is what matters.
post #150 of 455
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Originally Posted by nausicaamom View Post
I've been thinking a lot about how I want to do my map and obstacles seem to keep creeping up to prevent me from going out to get supplies; since I couldn't get out this morning and the baby has needed to be in-arms all day I've been letting my mind wander and I am very attracted to doing one in an exploding lotus shape - the center circle with the petals moving out from it and baguas loosely overlaid on it. I've also been thinking alot of drawing it completely by hand - just pencil on paper, quick sketches and affirmations written in spirals. I haven't sketched or drawn in ages, the need to get my hands dirty doing this is very strong.

Sorry I'm not more coherent - this is my first year doing it and I'm really trying to open my heart and mind to the experience.
I think you should honor your voice - and your hands - and do the work by hand. Literally drawing it and writing the words/affirmations that come to you. I am sure the map will be stunning.
post #151 of 455
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Originally Posted by Arduinna View Post
Ugh, I just can't get motivated. I just feel completely turned off and annoyed. I was all inspired and feeling awesome on Saturday, but Sunday when I went to the store to buy magazines they didn't have one thing that inspired me. And I've been stuck ever since.

This is really frustrating. I need to turn this around.
Ard - can you go out for a walk today by yourself. Not even a long one. But get your chi moving - physically move the yuck.

And then I would suggest taking a shower to literally CLEANSE away the feelings of negativity. Showers are amazing for that.

Lastly if you are feeling really wild incorporate some rose oil or water. Rub it over your heart and open your heart chakra. You could also use it over the root chakra area (connection) to get grounded.

Good luck mamacita - you so have this. And you are so fabulous. And so is your map-to-be.
post #152 of 455
aweynsayl I am sorry if I further confused people by posting the compass directions and the 8 mansions baqua.

I think Ard is right - go with what feels right.

For what its worth I am not sure if certain things I pasted on my map are in the perfect "sector" of the bagua.

But I do trust that I put those things there for a reason - even for something as simple is that is where the said image or phrase looked the most beautiful.
post #153 of 455
It's funny how things change as you go, what I thought in my head at first is not at all what is coming out on my TM but it feels right. Had to share something I thought was funny. Checked my facebook today, my tarot on it was the Moon and this is what it said The Moon
The Moon represents those unknown forces and cycles that are out of your control. While aware of its presence, you are unable to comprehend the influence the Moon has on your life. While this is a time full of mystery and uncertainty, it is also a time of great imagination and creativity. You must be prepared to venture into the unknown and follow uncharted paths
. thought it was pretty coincidental timing.

also 2 questions, first off, would you put all relationship stuff as in friends and love on the same section or separate them a bit? Also WOuld you put money in the same section as work or separate them a bit? Right now I have them grouped money and work together, and friendship and love together but don't want to "muddy" it you know if they should be separated.
post #154 of 455
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Originally Posted by goodcents View Post
Ard - can you go out for a walk today by yourself. Not even a long one. But get your chi moving - physically move the yuck.

And then I would suggest taking a shower to literally CLEANSE away the feelings of negativity. Showers are amazing for that.

Lastly if you are feeling really wild incorporate some rose oil or water. Rub it over your heart and open your heart chakra. You could also use it over the root chakra area (connection) to get grounded.

Good luck mamacita - you so have this. And you are so fabulous. And so is your map-to-be.
Great timing because right after I posted that I logged out and took a shower and washed away the yuck. It's not totally gone yet, but I got motivated, hooked up our printer and figured I'd find pics online to print out and now I'm going to pick up some scrapbooking lettering ( I like to use that for writing out phrases) and other supplies.

Thanks
post #155 of 455
Well, I decided I'd try again to do a map this year. I didn't have much time for decluttering, but I cleared up a couple of boxes and an area that was really bugging me.

I really didn't want to get magazines and collage, though. I had a really hard time finding images last year. I figured I'd use google search for images and create a digital map this year. Unfortuantely, google images you have to know exactly what image you want to search for it, then you get thousands of hits and the perfect one is probably a few hundred pages in. I managed to get a few things that really work for me...& now I'm having trouble figuring out how to put them in one image..*sigh*

I was really excited about making my map when I went to sleep on the night of the 5th, too. I had some wonderful ideas for images and affirmations. Now I'm just feeling tired, frustrated & generally blah.
post #156 of 455
Ok now I am seriously freaking out. This kind of stuff NEVER happens to me. One of my affirmations was having a job (with a large yarn co) and money flowing easily but maybe my work opportunity was a bit vague and open.

Anyways I logged on to the computer this morning, signed in to yahoo and a message from one of our LLL's popped up for me. She had remembered that I used to sew slings as a business (something I closed over 2 yrs ago) and wanted to know if I would be interested in making slings and maybe MT's as well for her shop. I told her I would love to but at the moment I didn't have the funds the get all of the materials. She said she would provide all of the materials needed and just pay me on a per sling basis. So not only am I not out of money I don't have to try to sell them myself I get paid when she gets the product! I mean how totally random! Even funnier was she told me she had just been sitting at her computer wondering who she could get to replace the slingmaker she had when I logged in and she had an ah-ha! moment.
post #157 of 455
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Originally Posted by fullofgrace View Post
I'm going to post my map pictures as a set, so you can click the pictures and then see both the notes on the pictures and the comments I put below them (the baguas I used).
That is SO cool!

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Originally Posted by wombatclay View Post
I almost want to cut it out and hang it as a spiral that can move/spin in the air. Any reason why I shouldn't? I feel like the movement would help both draw my attention to it and, well, "keep things moving" so to speak.

Should I just go with it?
I like that idea! Sorta like a Treasure Mobile Map

I got to work cutting last night.. have a ton of images & phrases. Seems to be quite a few 'things' on it this year but they're mostly practical things that I need (ok I don't NEED a dishwasher.. but man am I tired of living at the sink, ya know? ) I've been looking for an image that would represent girlfriends.. as all of mine seem to have either drifted away, or I decided they were not the people I wanted in my life after all...but I'm not having much luck finding one that speaks to me so far. I did, however, find a picture of a lady with gorgeous dreadlocks (which I've been dreaming of having for over a year now)
post #158 of 455
goodness, there is no way i'm going to get this done before the new moon ends. i will just probably have to keep working on it piecemeal. i have a test tomorrow morning that i haven't even *looked* at the material yet, and it's supposed to be one of the harder tests yikes!

i guess i'm going to go clean up the room i've been working in-- the babysitter stays there on tues/thurs nights. i don't know where i'm going to put the stuff while she's here. i really feel kinda private about my map till it's done, and she's really nosy. :

oh well...i got lots done, but lots to go. i'm feeling rather minimal about it, and more wordy than last year. i'm still vague on What I Want about some areas, but i'm just putting down what calls to me. i'm sure it'll turn out fine, though i'm not feeling as awesome about it as last year. i think that's mostly cause i'm in this class and i'm SO time constricted! but i'm sure it'll be fine anyway.

pamela
post #159 of 455
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Originally Posted by Devaskyla View Post
I really didn't want to get magazines and collage, though. I had a really hard time finding images last year. I figured I'd use google search for images and create a digital map this year. Unfortuantely, google images you have to know exactly what image you want to search for it, then you get thousands of hits and the perfect one is probably a few hundred pages in. I managed to get a few things that really work for me...& now I'm having trouble figuring out how to put them in one image..*sigh*
I find google images hard to deal with as well, cause there's so many images and some aren't related to your search at all. another good place to find images for digital collages is here. It's a free stock image site and has lotsa interesting stuff, indexed by many search words, so you can search for say...red heart flower and probably find something.

good luck!
post #160 of 455
lots of creative ideas! clay~i love the mobile idea!

i was feeling uninspired earlier... there was a lot of negative energy around this morning here:... but i did some cleansing, and then inspiration came in a most unlikely form and connected with some other thoughts that have been floating around half formed in my little head, and *lightbulb* i have my plan.

so, a lot of us are finding we're drawn off the usual path... is that because of the year 1 thing? or...?? either way, i'm enjoying it-- and sharing this with you all!



(ps~ cari, i'm on the look out for a girlfriends image too... if i find one, i'll let you know!)
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