I don’t know about you, but I found that yesterday’s exercise was tremendously, actually ridiculously, helpful! In my head, all my fantasies have remained fantasies. They switch from obvious and easy to arrogant and impossible, because my belief has depended on my mood at the time. But by diagramming it on paper, it is suddenly clear and breaks into very do-able chunks and micromovements. I am truly excited by how something solid has (finally!) clicked, and my wildest dream could actually happen!
So onward today to some more of our last Chapter Eight exercises.
This one is very similar to some other work we’ve already been doing. But the deeper we go, the more gems we are likely to discover. It’s called New Childhood. What might you have been if you’d had perfect nurturing? Write a full page of this fantasy childhood. What were you given? How might you re-parent yourself in that direction now?
Here’s another one that I like a lot. Julia calls it Color Schemes. Pick a color and write a quick few sentences describing it as yourself in the first person. For example, “I am silver, high-tech and ethereal, the color of dreams and accomplishment, the color of half-light and in between; I feel serene.” Or, “I am red. I am passion, sunset, anger, blood, wine and roses, armies, murder, lust and apples.”
What is your favorite color? What do you have that is that color? What if you had an entire room in that color? After all, this is your life and your house!
Please do share your thoughts on these! I would love to give yesterday’s work and these two exercises today lots of time and space, so I hope you’ll feel comfortable posting. More tomorrow.