Friday, February 19, 2010

Changing Changes

The first assignment I'm catching up on was to do something different, notice how it feels, see what happens, and report back.

Flipping back through my planner/success recording journal, here are a few adventures I see:

I did a WishCasting Wednesday journal entry.  The question was "What do you wish to awaken?"  I wrote "I want to awaken my passion and creativity.  Bouncing off today's gift of uniqueness (I had drawn one of the gift slips left over from my map from the bowl and glued it onto the day's page.) -- awakening my passion and creativity will help me continue to uncover my uniqueness, dig it out of the rubble, polish it up, and let it shine."  I had forgotten I wrote that when I chose my celebration gift, but more on that later.

I made a deal with myself that I'm allowed to watch Clean House (my new television show addiction) IF I declutter while I watch.  Imagining what Niecy would say about my "foolishness" has been quite motivating  :)

From Groundhog Day, in my "Adventures" section of my notebook -- "what a radical notion!  The latest AweManac newsletter was in my email this morning.  One post titled 'Renegade Journal Writer' was confirmation of a blasphemous thought I had at about 1:30 this morning and made a whole stadium full of lightbulbs go on for me. 

"What did Jill suggest?  That the Morning Pages Police won't come and take me away if I don't follow the rules precisely.

"What was my 1:30 idea?  I gave up on Morning Pages because I don't have enough time for a full three pages between the time the alarm goes off and the time I have to start my day.  Suggest setting the alarm earlier than 5 am and I'll bite off your earlobe.  I'm frequently awake for awhile in the middle of the night though, and decided to try Middle of the Night Pages.  And -- even worse -- not considering it a tragedy if I happen not to wake up and do them.

"And after reading Jill's thoughts and the comments about how the whining that Morning Pages seem to inspire for a lot of us just isn't productive, I'm thinking I'll combine this with the idea I saw a week or so ago on a blog that I (predictably) cannot find again -- journaling my dream life, in exquisite detail, as if it is happening.  I really wish I could find that, but maybe I'm not supposed to -- so I can't follow those instructions too closely."

How has that gone?  Welllll......I woke up once and worked on it, but I've been sleeping through the night since.  THAT'S a welcome change, I can tell you!