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Originally Posted by Oriole View Post
I love my job (teaching 6th grade math). However, the day after I completed my TM on my way to work something clicked - I need a new job. I spend 1.5 hrs commuting every day, and it doesn't really bother me, except for the gas and general wear on the car.

I have wonderful co-workers, supportive principal, I thrive on working with kids, I can tell they love me; and trust me when I tell you, it goes both ways...

Now... I realized that I will not stay there forever with such commute, but I planned on staying there for one more year at the very least, and now all of a sudden I have this urge to look for something else (?)

And there was something else... As I'm walking into the school in the morning thinking about this new urgent desire to look for another position, one of the retiring teachers comes up to me and says if I ever need a letter of recommendation, he'd be delighted to provide one for me. Just like that. I never talked of quitting to anyone!

It's a perfect place for me in every sense, except for location and salary (this is one of the low income districts with very low pay scale). I am tempted to go into the principal's office tomorrow morning and let him know that I'd like to sign a contract for next year, but to make him aware that I might not be back, and to ask for a letter of recommendations (which I'm very certain he'll kindly provide for me). This feels like such a right thing to do, that I'm not sure I'm even asking for an advice here...

It's more of a "has this happened to you?" And "what came out of it?" Because I think I'm about to either do something great for my career or something really-really *gulp* stupid!
Sounds like the energy is moving everywhere. Asking for a letter of recommendation won't hurt, and it will keep things moving.

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Originally Posted by nadia105 View Post
I put mine above my sewing machine too. We keep the door to that room closed so the kids don't get into things, but it will be front and center for me when I get bits and pieces of time to sew.


Question for the experts here: does the energy of a tm sometimes open up things that weren't specifically on the map since the energy is flowing? I got a call today from a school we want to send dd to but we can't afford. The principal offered me a job teaching Spanish one day a week in exchange for her tuition! The only part of my map that this could even fit in was the affirmation: "My cup is full in every way. I am grateful for the many blessings in my life." Well, two more might be related too: " I am surrounded by loving, supportive and positive people who enrich my life and enliven my spirit." and "I am brilliant and energetic. My imagination is boundless and my projects come together well" (this one I borrowed).

I'm just blown away from this. I met with the principal for about an hour touring the school and mentioned I had a degree in Spanish b/c it turned out I knew her Spanish teacher from college. That teacher is looking for a full time position and will be leaving and put in a good word for me. I have never taught before, but I had been wanting to brush up on my Spanish, it is something I feel bad about letting slip away. Crazy.
I put (borrowed from annakiss) everything I want and need I have and am. This is my "catchall" for things I forgot. And the universe knows that, just like with your affirmations.

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Originally Posted by DreamsInDigital View Post
I'm finished!

I didn't end up following the feng shui baguas but instead let it unfold naturally. I hung it on my bedroom wall next to where I sleep so I will see it every morning when I wake up.

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I love it. You used lots of white space like I did.



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Originally Posted by annakiss View Post
That's so great that your principal asked you that!

I'm also secretly thrilled that so many folks are using my affirmations!!!
You had great ones!
post #282 of 455
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Originally Posted by JenLove View Post
Rhonwyn - I had trouble finding a spot for mine too. I have some things on mine that not everyone knows about in my life and I didn't want it out there for guests to see, so I put it on the back on my library door. So when I'm in there to meditate or read, I can look at it but it's hidden if someone just walks in.
Exactly. Right now I have it in a drawer and I am planning on pulling it out every afternoon when I have some time to myself and then meditating on it.
post #283 of 455
I almost used the exact same yoga image on your map lol I found another one that was very Goddess like but really wanted an image of a toned fit woman vs a yoga pose for some reason.

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Originally Posted by CariOfOz View Post
DONE!!!! better late than never
pics to follow

Completed map
Upper left corner
upper middle
upper right
bottom right
middle bottom
bottom left

Just noticed I didn't do a centre picture.. but you can see it in most of the others
For some reason I felt the urge to put something on the back centre, that I didn't take a photo of.. it's a picture of a nude woman emerging from a butterfly crysalis. For me, that's the entire foundation of the whole year I think. I'm dropping all the old self doubt & undeserving feelings and that pic symbolized the new me.
post #284 of 455
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Originally Posted by DBZ View Post
Is it too late to start making a Treasure Map?

Normally we generate Treasure Maps on the New moon. Technically we are now what is called a Crescent moon... however, we are still in the Aries Lunation cycle and I have had friends jump in on the later side and generate results. So, go ahead, DBZ and build your map. Try to get it done by April 16 4:23 am PDT.
post #285 of 455
Tracy, what did you end up doing for Time?
post #286 of 455
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Originally Posted by fek&fuzz View Post
I love it. You used lots of white space like I did.
I like the white space a lot. To me it's like opening myself to unseen possibilities and opportunities I haven't thought of. I want to leave plenty of room in my life for growth and change and that's definitely reflected in the amount of space in my map.
post #287 of 455
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I like the white space a lot. To me it's like opening myself to unseen possibilities and opportunities I haven't thought of. I want to leave plenty of room in my life for growth and change and that's definitely reflected in the amount of space in my map.
I did that last year in the fame/reputation spot. I couldn't think of anything to put there and then I said "This is intentional. This is where all of the headlines of articles by and about me will go." And though out the year I had articles in papers and journals that I'd written, a local paper did a story on me, my friend had me on her TV show to do yoga and later to talk about elder issues. So lots of things came in to fill that spot.

And with the white space I can look at each affirmation alone and study it.
post #288 of 455
All my empty spots are starting to make sense to me now. Thanks for sharing.
post #289 of 455
One of my goals was to find/build a circle of like-minded women... well, today one mama in dd1's Waldorf preK group mentioned she's starting a "mother's circle" (kid free time each month on her farm) to discuss various nat fam living concepts and she'd like for all of us to attend. And I've joined a group of local doulas/midwives/obs/birth advocates in starting a local ICAN chapter. So things seem to be moving already!
post #290 of 455
I'm Interested! So Glad I Found This...in The Knick Of Time:d
post #291 of 455
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Originally Posted by annakiss View Post
I don't know how it will turn out, but this year was like that for me too. It wasn't hard, necessarily, just intense, but I might use the word "harder" to describe the process. Less easy might be more apt. It seems like everything in my life right now, though - soooo much stress and so much activity. All still being generated from last year's map it seems. I just ask for such "me" things and in such a "me" way - I'm pretty intense, I think, in general. It's so me to be brilliant and energetic. Finding the ease is much harder. I'm an Aries, if that makes more sense, I guess.
lol, ok so maybe it was just more natural to you. total libra here, so it was a very.... disquiting process for me.

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Mine was like giving birth. It was so painful and it came in waves and at many times I cried and said "I can't do this anymore! It hurts too much!" I am exhausted afterwards and it is completely different from what I'd originally pictured in my head but it is perfect and complete and exactly what I needed.

I'm hoping for awesome results on this one with how much of myself I poured into it!
LOL! well, i had a c-s, so i cant say i really realate to that, but yeah, i guess that IS what it felt like!!! esp the part i bolded.

and yes, this map is very much filled with "me". very interested to see what happens!
post #292 of 455
Dh suggested I hang my TM in the bathroom by my mirror. What a great idea! I will look at it for at least 20 minutes every day while I'm blow-drying my hair and brushing my teeth. It's so full of images and ideas. While I was looking at it this morning, I was trying to force myself to focus on different areas and what I was manifesting. But, my mind kept going back to one spot. I am wondering if my psyche will guide me from one area to another as different things resolve or come up. An odd thing about my map is that there are several things on it that I really wanted there and that made sense to me at the time, but now I have no idea what I was thinking or what they might mean. Specifially pertaining to placement. Eg. Why would I put "Follow Your Dreams, Delightfully" under career? I mean, it might make sense for other people's lives, but it doesn't appear to really apply to me right now. I'm excited to see how things like that pan out over the course of the year.

Also, I showed the pictures to some coworkers and it looks like next year I'll be hosting a TM party! I'm also thinking that it might be a good activity for a staff retreat in late August, before school starts (I work in education). Tracy, how would that be for school year inspiration? April is a good time for my personal life, but not really for a school, you know?
post #293 of 455
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Originally Posted by TRIBE View Post
I almost used the exact same yoga image on your map lol I found another one that was very Goddess like but really wanted an image of a toned fit woman vs a yoga pose for some reason.
I can't remember HOW I came across that image (I know it was online) but it just really spoke to me. I want that feeling of calm and relaxation .. and I want to be able to centre myself when life (meaning kids lol) get the better of me

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Originally Posted by CherylAnn View Post
Dh suggested I hang my TM in the bathroom by my mirror. What a great idea! I will look at it for at least 20 minutes every day while I'm blow-drying my hair and brushing my teeth.
Great spot I put mine up in the bedroom just next to my closet door. So every morning when I wake up I can take a few moment to look at it and reinforce all the affirmations.
post #294 of 455
Oh my goodness, my map is working ALREADY! My mom called this morning to say she'd found us the perfect rental house not too far from where we live with bigger bedrooms, an extra bathroom, a 2-car garage and it's only a little bit more than what we're paying in our crummy tiny apartment.
And! My neighbor stopped by and asked if I'd be interested in caring for her 1-year-old when she goes back to work next month. I'd be earning like another one of my DH's paychecks! Thank you Universe for your blessings!
post #295 of 455
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Oh my goodness, my map is working ALREADY! My mom called this morning to say she'd found us the perfect rental house not too far from where we live with bigger bedrooms, an extra bathroom, a 2-car garage and it's only a little bit more than what we're paying in our crummy tiny apartment.
And! My neighbor stopped by and asked if I'd be interested in caring for her 1-year-old when she goes back to work next month. I'd be earning like another one of my DH's paychecks! Thank you Universe for your blessings!
Excellent!
post #296 of 455
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Originally Posted by DreamsInDigital View Post
Oh my goodness, my map is working ALREADY! My mom called this morning to say she'd found us the perfect rental house not too far from where we live with bigger bedrooms, an extra bathroom, a 2-car garage and it's only a little bit more than what we're paying in our crummy tiny apartment.
And! My neighbor stopped by and asked if I'd be interested in caring for her 1-year-old when she goes back to work next month. I'd be earning like another one of my DH's paychecks! Thank you Universe for your blessings!
Awesome!

Mine was working again today, albeit in a small way. One of my affirmations was 'Money comes into my life easily and often. It is always exactly where it needs to be' and i got a check for $10 today from the doctor, we had overpaid a copay in February of 2007! Gotta love that!
post #297 of 455
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Oh my goodness, my map is working ALREADY!
Unreal! Way to go you manifesting mama! And the $ you'll make watching the little one, will more than cover the rent increase so you're still coming out way ahead

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Originally Posted by nadia105 View Post
Mine was working again today, albeit in a small way.
That small way, was just to show you that bigger things are on the way
post #298 of 455
wombatclay - You go! That is fantastic!

awensayl - It is BEAUTIFUL!!! I LOVE your images.

DreamsInDigital - Woohoo!!! You go!

Nadia - Yes! Yay for money from unexpected sources!
post #299 of 455

After it's done... do you add anything to it?

I've added a couple of things to my map yesterday, and I was curious if others update it through the year?

Thanks.
post #300 of 455
i just wanted to share an inspiration i had (funny-- "inspiration" is a word that crops up many many times on my map... but i'm a libra enfp, so we're not really surprised, now are we. )... i'm going to make affirmation cards... mini-take it with you reminders of my TM (kind of like angel cards or tarot cards)-- since i'll be camping a lot this summer, i love the idea of being able to have them with me. (I'm also going to make some more general ones for my family and friends, to give as gifts, tucked sweetly inside little cloth baggies....)

i also printed out 4x6s of each bagua, to place in the coresponding bagua in the house.... not sure if that's dividing the energy of the map too much, but i figure i'll try it.

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Originally Posted by chasmyn View Post
awensayl - It is BEAUTIFUL!!! I LOVE your images.
thanks!

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Originally Posted by Oriole View Post
I've added a couple of things to my map yesterday, and I was curious if others update it through the year?
i, um, messed with mine... rather a lot last year. this year, i'm not so sure i will....
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