I plant the seeds: week three

the artist\'s way creative cluster

This is Week Three: Recovering A Sense of Power. We will test our previously accepted limits and find we’ve started to move well beyond them, and we will consciously experiment with spiritual open-mindedness, from Monday June 23rd to Sunday June 29th 2008.

Tasks:
* daily morning pages [non-negotiable]
* artist’s date [non-negotiable]

* Be kind to yourself.

* Describe your childhood room. What was your favourite thing about it? What’s your favourite thing about your room right now?
* Describe five traits you like in yourself as a child.
* List five childhood accomplishments.
* List five favourite childhood foods, then buy yourself one this week!

* Habits: take a look at your habits. List three obvious rotten habits – what’s the payoff for continuing them?
* List three subtle foes [the habits that are less rotten but still no good]. What use do these forms of sabotage have? Be specific.

* Make a list of friends who nurture [not enable] you. List three nurturing friends – which of their traits in particular serve you well?

* Call a friend who treats you like you are a really good and bright person who can accomplish things. [yay, support!]

* Inner Compass: take an hour to follow your inner compass by doing an artist-brain activity and listening to what insights bubble up.

* List five people you wish you had met who are dead.
* Now list five people who are dead whom you’d like to hang out with for a while in eternity.
* What traits do you find in these people that you can look for in your friends?
* Compare the two sets of lists. Take a look at what you really like and really admire – and a look at what you *think* you should like and admire. Your shoulds might tell you to admire Edison while your heart belongs to Houdini. Go with the Houdini side of you for a while.

In case you forget the link, cluster-folk, here it is: http://blogcarnival.com/bc/submit_4389.html

I write, as openly as possible, about my experiences with life, love, creativity, depression and not-depression. I share opinions. I promote compassion and change. I talk about music. I also write poetry and short stories. I like to share them here.

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