“Never tell a young person that anything cannot be done. God may have been waiting centuries for someone ignorant enough of the impossible to do that very thing.” ~ G. M. Trevelyan
“Maybe we should develop a Crayola bomb as our next secret weapon. A happiness weapon. A beauty bomb. And every time a crisis developed, we would launch one. It would explode high in the air – explode softly – and send thousands, millions, of little parachutes into the air. Floating down to earth – boxes of Crayolas. And we wouldn’t go cheap, either – not little boxes of eight. Boxes of sixty-four, with the sharpener built right in. With silver and gold and copper, magenta and peach and lime, amber and umber and all the rest. And people would smile and get a little funny look on their faces and cover the world with imagination.” ~ Robert Fulghum
Welcome to Week 2 of our six week Making My Life Work for Me Program. (If you’re just joining us now, pop back and read the very first post so that you can gather the materials we’ll be using today.) This week our focus is on being open to new ideas, new solutions and things that have been lurking in our subconscious that we have been too stressed, tired, wired or defeated to pay any real attention to. There’s good stuff in that head of yours. There’s treasure for sure!
We will be following the same format each week. Read through this entire post before you get started. You can do the activities all on one day, or spread them put over the week – whatever works best for you.
We’re going to start with a meditation. But today it’s an active meditation. Find a song or piece of music you love and queue it ready to play. Hold your crystal and drape your scarf or shawl around your shoulders. Start your song and then close your eyes. Lose yourself to the music. Let the music get right inside you. When the song finishes sit for a minute, absorbing the energy, and be open to what comes next. The music will deliver a message to you. Be open to it, and write it down in your journal. It could be lyrics, an image, an idea. Trust whatever comes to you. This week, in quiet moments, expand on what this message means to you, and how you can begin to incorporate this energy in your life.
Do this straight after your meditation, when you are ready and open for receiving! Close your eyes and use your imagination. See yourself the way you want yourself to be in the world. Feel the emotions that come with this, and have gratitude and expectation of drawing these things into your life. Really put some energy into this. You can repeat this step again this week (even daily) if it feels right. Thoughts are things, and this is how you manifest in the Universe!
Using Your Journal:
Go back and re-read your Pledge. Think about your commitment to making this new life for yourself: one that fits you much better, one that gives you far better satisfaction and scope for joy. Hold this energy of possibility in your heart as you work with your journal this week.
Feel free to use your paints, coloured pens, glitter and stickers to make your journal visually attractive. Get involved in the creation process and let your Inner Child rock your world, in the very best of ways!
Card of the Week:
Randomly select a card/rune, trusting that it will have a message to guide you this week. Write down the name of the card/rune and the message. Feel free to add any additional thoughts or insights you might have.
The card I’ve chosen this week is well aligned with our theme.
Week 2 Journal Activity:
On a clean page write a stream of consciousness around the question What can I do? This is a big question, once you get started, so don’t limit yourself. You may even want to come back to it over several days. Write as little or as much as you need to. Simply ask yourself the question and then answer it, letting the words pour out of you. If you feel blocked get up and go for a walk. Play your song again, and then write! Draw pictures or mind map if you feel like it. If you cry or have some other emotional release understand that this is a good thing.
And now for some fun…
Collage – Things that inspire me. Take your pile of old magazines and place them in front of you. Holding your crystal close your eyes and say out loud “Universe, I am open to all Guidance and my own Higher Wisdom to show me the things inspire me, and show me beneficial direction in my life.” Take a moment and sit in that energy, really feeling yourself connecting into and opening to that wisdom.
Then when you’re ready, open your eyes and start flicking through the magazines. If any pictures or words appeal to you, cut or rip them out and place them beside you. When you have enough images cut them up neatly, and then spend some time arranging them on a page or double page of your journal. If your journal isn’t big enough, feel free to use a sheet of cardboard. Glue your images to the page and leave it open to dry. Now you have a strong visual reminder of your inspirations, how can you incorporate more of these energies in your daily life?
Were there any surprises? Did you notice any particular themes?
What’s already working in your life? List five things in your journal each day that you are grateful for in your life.
Nightly Healing :
Get into bed and spend five minutes lying quietly in meditation with your eyes closed. Call on God, Universal Energy, your Angels, your Guides, your Ancestors, whomever you feel comfortable and safe with. Ask for their help. Fill your body with white light, and then draw coloured light (just allow a colour to come to you) through your crown chakra (an energy point on the top of your head) and send it anywhere in your body that needs healing. Feel the warmth as the energy radiates through your body, uplifting and healing you. Know that answers will come while you are sleeping.
Give thanks, send this same healing gift from you to anyone or anywhere else if it feels right, and then sleep. Expect dreams that inspire, heal and inform. Wishing you a wonderful week.
Much love to you, Nicole ♥ xx