REIGNITING A SENSE OF VITALITY
All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us. JRR Tolkien
This week there was a lot of productive writing about health, finding balance, self-protection etc., but it was Julia’s section at the end of the chapter that had the most impact on me – using pain as energy.
I’ve been thinking a lot about pain and grief over the past few months. There’s so much of it going on around me – not just friends and family who have lost their spouses, but their jobs, financial and family related issues too.
It made me think back to those horrible two years after my husband left me. How I floundered and wondered if I would ever find stability – let alone contentment – again. Continue reading
REIGNITING A SENSE OF MOTION
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One of the things I didn’t quite appreciate when I started Julia’s course a few months back, was just how time intensive it would be. Morning pages, artist dates, working through the weekly tasks take time and thought. Throw in a holiday and getting a dose of the flu… and time just ran away with me. I’m shocked to realise it’s now over one month since I finished Week 8.
But it was back to ‘auld claes and porridge’ (as they say in Scotland) this week, and it’s felt really good to be able to sit down regularly with my morning pages and work my way through Chapter Nine. Continue reading
Reigniting a Sense of Resilience
At the end of each chapter in Julia Cameron’s book It’s Never Too Late to Begin Again, she asks six questions. Two of them deal with ‘aha’ moments and experiencing synchronicity.
This week, those two things hit me at the same time. Continue reading
Reigniting a Sense of Humility
The one part of Julia’s programme I’ve found ‘easiest’ to ignore has been the weekly Artist’s Date with myself, but this week I decided I must – must – do one. Continue reading
It’s taken me 3 weeks to finish Chapter Five… but I’ve done it and it’s been an interesting process.
The first week brought me low, the second week I was too busy travelling to commit to completing Julia’s exercises, but this third week… well, it’s been quite inspiring. Continue reading
REIGNITING A SENSE OF PURPOSE
1) How Many days did you do your Morning Pages /MPs?
Most days… but not always the full three pages. Life is complicated at the moment so some days I barely even managed one. (Which is, perhaps, when we should be concentrating the most on our MPs.)
2) Did you do an Artist Date?
See above for complicated life, but the truth is I didn’t make it a priority. Hmmm. Why not? Continue reading
This week’s focus was on Reigniting a Sense of Connection.
Normally, when I write my weekly review, I simply follow the list of questions at the end of each chapter of Julia’s book, It’s Never Too Late To Begin Again. This week, because of two particular elements of synchronicity I experienced, I’m going to change my approach. Continue reading