Inspiring Enchantment & Illumination with Tarot & Intuitive Guidance

Digging the Good

Sometimes you’ve got to let everything go – purge yourself. Whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it. Because you’ll find that when you’re free, your true creativity, your true self comes out.
— Tina Turner

As we finish up Chapter Seven, we are on an archaeological dig, discovering long-buried parts of ourselves we may have overlooked. Some, as we saw yesterday, are hurt, greatly damaged, and need to be lovingly restored. Or else gently, but firmly let go.

But now that we’ve inventoried some of our losses, it is time to acknowledge the good that is also ours. Let yourself go deep for this. Allow your inner artist child-self to really acknowledge the intact treasures you discover here.

Please complete these phrases:

1. I have a loyal friend in …

2. One thing I like about my town is …

3. I think I have a nice …

4. Writing my morning pages has shown me …

5. I am taking a greater interest in …

6. I believe I am getting better at …

7. My artist has started to pay more attention to …

8. My self-care is …

9. I feel more …

10. Possibly, my creativity is …

It would be an honor if you would share these with us. And I’ll have some final exercises tomorrow.

Meantime, Happy 09-09-09!
I hope you’ll take some time today to cleanse your money, or listen to the Beatles, or maybe send nine turbo-charged wishes for peace and healing out into the Multiverse.

Blessed be!

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  • September 9, 2009, 11:19 am Anonymous

    1. I have a loyal friend in …my dog (and my wonderful sister)
    2. One thing I like about my town is … Good bike shop.
    3. I think I have a nice …body (never breaks down, rarely complains, dependable)
    4. Writing my morning pages has shown me … that I come alive when I'm back to the wild
    5. I am taking a greater interest in … Wicca
    6. I believe I am getting better at … not being mad at Civilization
    7. My artist has started to pay more attention to …the scope of me
    8. My self-care is …daily grounding ritual
    9. I feel more …hopeful
    10. Possibly, my creativity is …something that is not separate from my life

  • September 9, 2009, 12:43 pm Jasmine

    1 – I have a loyal friend in Katy
    2 – One thing I like about my town is the PEOPLE!
    3 – I think I have a nice partner 🙂
    4 – have not been writing morning pages. Came in at chapter 7, hope that is ok?
    5- I am taking a greater interest in birds. I bought an RSPB song thrush soft toy today. if you gently squeeze its belly it plays a real bird recording 🙂
    6 – I believe I am getting better at observing nature.
    7 – My artist has started to pay more attention to natural fibres, fluidity of movement, nature.
    8 – My self care is letting myself greive, and be happy too.
    9 – I feel more grounded.
    10 – Possibly, my creativity has helped me heal my emotional pain.

  • September 9, 2009, 2:27 pm Telluselle

    1. I have a loyal friend in Malin.
    2. One thing I like about my town is the diversity of nationalities represented.
    3. I think I have a nice talent for decorating.
    4. Writing my morning pages has shown me the importance of getting a good and serene start on my day.
    5. I am taking a greater interest in making money.
    6. I believe I am getting better at raising my vibrations.
    7. My artist has started to pay more attention to the need to have fun.
    8. My self-care is good as I am improving to set boundaries.
    9. I feel more confident when I write in English instead of Swedish.
    10. Possibly, my creativity is a great potential waiting to be unleashed!
    🙂
    /A

  • September 9, 2009, 4:31 pm Thalia

    Okay, I'll do these. But I'm having a very hard time with the dark one day and the light the next. I can't go back and forth that quickly, just in general. And right now I am in a place of exploring and honoring that darkness. Right now skipping straight to the light without sitting with the dark a space feels disrespectful of my process. Going straight to the good is not honoring the bad that has happened; it's invalidating and is not listening.

    So that is where I am. I am a slow but thorough person when it comes to these things.

    But anyway.

    1. I have a loyal friend in my friend K.
    2. One thing I like about my town is it is very old and quaint.
    3. I think I have a nice body. Which is a startling thing to have as the first thing that pops up, because I would not say I thought that at all. Not at all at all.
    4. Writing my morning pages has shown me … I haven't done morning pages in months. I write enough elsewhere. I was getting to hate them. It was not helping things to flow; it was taking my energy and putting it to trivial use, and my other writing was suffering.
    5. I am taking a greater interest in not really anything. I am very tired right now.
    6. I believe I am getting better at speaking my mind without apologizing. Mostly this means I am getting quite good at telling people to fuck off. This is a very very good thing.
    7. My artist has started to pay more attention to not really anything. I am very tired.
    8. My self-care is at the present moment starting to really kick in. Or is that self-preservation?
    9. I feel more and more tired all the time lately. Enough that I'm wondering if I'm hypothyroid, like my mother is.
    10. Possibly, my creativity is … the metaphor I'm getting right now is banked coals.

    I've not got a lot of energy just now.

  • September 9, 2009, 6:03 pm denise

    1. I have a loyal friend in …My Ladies and my sweet friend, Bear.

    2. One thing I like about my town is … it's just the right size, has a few decent bookstores and some super great Chinese restaurants.

    3. I think I have a nice … heart

    4. Writing my morning pages has shown me … that I missed a lot of this blog because I do not know what this pertains to.

    5. I am taking a greater interest in … The Dark Goddesses

    6. I believe I am getting better at … yoga, not freaking out completely when things go wrong

    7. My artist has started to pay more attention to …the beauty of simplicity

    8. My self-care is …MANDATORY for my emotional and mental well-being!

    9. I feel more …calm and accepting

    10. Possibly, my creativity is …begging to be used so that the magic bubbly stuff in my soul can find release ~*~

  • September 9, 2009, 6:06 pm Anonymous

    Catherine BTW:
    1. I have a loyal friend in … my cat, Copernicus!
    2. One thing I like about my town is … it’s quiet.
    3. I think I have a nice …way of listening and of instigating fun!
    4. Writing my morning pages has shown me … I can trust myself.
    5. I am taking a greater interest in … taking care of myself.
    6. I believe I am getting better at … saying what I need to say, minding my own business. 😉
    7. My artist has started to pay more attention to … cycles, and what rituals and boundaries I need to manifest.
    8. My self-care is … has expanded to include setting better boundaries.
    9. I feel more … honest with myself.
    10. Possibly, my creativity is … moving from the background to the foreground of my life.

  • September 9, 2009, 6:13 pm freak22

    1. I have a loyal friend in my husband, we may have our small disagreements but when some thing or someone attacks me (physically or emotionally) he is right there by my side.
    2. One thing I like about my town is its a nice calm slow paced city even if it is the capitol of California, its totally a farm town.
    3. I think I have a nice ability to sew, its not perfect but it gets the job done so that's why its nice.
    4. Writing my morning pages has shown me that some times the answer needs to be found by going the long way.
    5. I am taking a greater interest in my own needs
    6. I believe I am getting better at figuring out when to put myself first.
    7. My artist has started to pay more attention to my odd musings and makes me write them down rather then forget them.
    8. My self-care is an on going battle but I'm getting better at it.
    9. I feel more positive about the world around me.
    10. Possibly, my creativity is one of the most important parts of me.

    Heather

  • September 9, 2009, 10:59 pm Athene Nocuta

    1. I have a loyal friend in …Michelle and Adria-30yrs and counting w/ both.

    2. One thing I like about my town is …the tribe-I live on a rez, though not actually native myself.

    3. I think I have a nice …new car-w/ great MPG.

    4. Writing my morning pages has shown me …Haven't done it yet.

    5. I am taking a greater interest in …dealing w/ personal issues

    6. I believe I am getting better at …moving forward

    7. My artist has started to pay more attention to …the rambling thoughts and story fragments in my head.

    8. My self-care is …trying to get to bed earlier.

    9. I feel more …fragile

    10. Possibly, my creativity is …something I need to keep remembering to do. . .

  • September 10, 2009, 7:21 am denise

    Forgot to say that I love the quote you used from Tina Turner, who is one classy, kick-ass lady with a great voice!

    Hope you don't mind, but i'm going to post it on my facebook wall.