i plant the seeds – week four

the artist\'s way creative cluster

This is Week Four: Recovering A Sense of Integrity. We will work to embrace our new self-definitions, and we will work with exercises designed to bring productive introspection and integration of our new self-awareness, from Monday June 30th to Sunday July 6th 2008.

* daily morning pages [non-negotiable]
* artist’s date [non-negotiable]
* reading deprivation for the week

* allow yourself to accept the changes you’re experiencing! 🙂

* List five hobbies that sound fun.
* List five classes that sound fun.
* List five things that you personally would never do that sound fun.
* List five skills that would be fun to have.
* List five things that you used to enjoy doing.
* List five silly things that you would like to try once.

* Describe your ideal environment.
* What’s your favourite season? Why?
* Find or draw some images that represent this. Place it near your work area.

* Time travel: Describe yourself at 80. What did you do after 50 that you enjoyed? [be specific.]
* Write a letter from yourself at 80 to you at your current age. What would you tell yourself? What would you encourage?

* Time travel: Remember yourself at 8. What did you like to do? What were your favourite things?
* Write a letter from you at 8 to yourself at your current age. What would you tell yourself?

* Environment: look at your house, and find someplace that you can claim as your own private space.

* Use your Life Pie to review your growth.

* Write your own Artist’s Prayer. Use it every day for a week.

* An Extended Artist’s Date: plan a small vacation for yourself. [one weekend day. Get ready to execute it.]

* Open your closet, locate one low-self-worth outfit – and get rid of it. Make space for the new.

* Look at one situation in your life that you feel that you should change but haven’t yet. What is the payoff for you in staying stuck?

* If you break your reading deprivation, write about how you did it. Was it in a tantrum, a slipup, a binge? How do you feel about it? Why?

In your check-in for the week, note if you experienced any synchronicity, and if so, what it was.

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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