to DD 1 & DD 2 & engaged to DF
HA! What a delight to finally arrive at this thread and find this in the very first post, waiting for me!
I think I was too busy receiving wondrousness from the Universe and making time to make my treasure map to come by and visit, but you've all been in my heart these last weeks.
#1 thing on my map last year? - to find a perfect house.
Result: We did find it in the beginning of April, but our offer was rejected.
That is wonderful! I've mapped that too, being "ready" for something. I also ended up being *really* ready, on the verge of getting it, but not succeeding. ETA not yet, anyway
Also, Beautiful Life , let me add my appreciation for your map to the general chorus.
Jenna ~ mommy to Sophia Elise (1/06), Oliver Matthew (7/07) and Avery Michael (3/10)
Wading slowly and nervously into this homeschooling thing.
"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless." - Mother Teresa
My map has some images of chicks, including a picture of a little girl holding a chick. Yesterday I was offered 6 chickens, all ready to move out doors into a coop. A good laying breed, and my dd1 has been watching these chicks since they hatched (they were purchased to round out the flock at her preschool, but then a flock hen hatched out a dozen chicks and the "store bought" chicks would have been too much for the flock). It was totally out of the blue and we need to make a coop this weekend so we can bring them home next week. There's also a backyard poultry gathering tomorrow at our farmer's market. Yay!
I have an image that I selected because of the two girls on it (my dd1 and dd2) and the text says "rediscover heritage" (thinking along the lines of homesteading skills). Well, I used to belong to a religious group that was strongly Irish (my mom's family is Irish, and my DH is an Irish citizen) but left several years ago. Last night I had an overwhelming urge to reconnect with that group and took the first few steps to do so, even pulling out my Irish language tapes... and then remembered the "rediscover heritage" image!
I put lots of community images on too and have been invited to several playgroups and made a few new friends. Plus I'm now in charge of our local ICAN website (community building).
I have garden images with lilac trees and we just planted 4 lilacs, I have "beautiful home"/"lush garden" images and we're probably going to finish wiring our addition today and over the past week we've planted 4 apple trees, 2 cherry trees, and 6 raspberry canes (more cherries, roses on the way). And today we're building a new fire pit and I can see the "outdoor room" from my map taking shape!
i have stuff on the map about relationships but it's very non specific: symbols of and words about freddom, courage, strength, care..
ETA i forgot also that this person involved was someone i wished for last TM; there's a picture on there that looks just like him. he came into my life, long distance, online, last autumn equinox, we finally met just after spring equinox, both fell in love, then it all blew up right around new moon. what's it all mean?.....(maybe it's going OT but seems v relevant to me that he's capricorn i'm cancer).
now i wonder how to make better more sustainable manifestations around relationship this yr. i have a picture of a man again, this time a dr that i was drawn to, but i haven't put it on yet. i'm wary of putting such specific pictures on after this last experience, now i know how powerful they can be i want to be careful...plus i work in a hospital..;-)
no photos for you.
not this year at least.
if you need to amend any words go for it. Even though we are in the waning moon.
I put my maiden name on it in hopes of getting divorced. I also put that I would have more than enough money to meet my needs. Well, in a matter of DAYS I was able to come up with the filing fee for my divorce, and I am on a ridiculously tight budget. A lot of it was thanks to my work ethic, so that makes me happy. I should be able to file within weeks now!! Just need to get the paper work in order.
Also, I put on there that my back was strong. I used to wake up every single night in agony with back pain. I have only woken up ONCE with it since I put it on my TM. Wow!!!
although, i guess, i sort of feel the same way....
i've come to the realization that i didnt make a map this year. i made, instead, a puzzle. or a workbook... something to figure out. it's taking me on a voyage... so i guess in that sense, it's a map. but it's certainly not a conventional one.
huzzah for those who are getting action!
I've learned through this (or have remembered) that I am good with having just a couple of good friends, and then a larger amount of casual friends that I see in the neighborhood or at homeschooling activities. I've also learned, with some intuitive help, that at this point in my life, I really need to be focusing on healing me, and am simply not very good at reaching out and having lots of regular connections.
Maybe I should have added courage to my map!
Maybe your TM is guiding you into a period of contraction to strengthen thet roots of your family before growing/blossoming out into a wider "closeness"? Sort of ensuring that your immediate ties will remain strong/close even as your networks grow?
I don't think a TM can be done "wrong" since it's a manifestation of your hopes/dreams/wants/needs at the moment when the TM is created. But I do think that sometimes a TM shows the ultimate goal that we want and then there is a period of unanticipated "getting there". And that period may feel backwards or even wrong, but it isn't really... it's just part of the journey.