First, Wishcasting Wednesday.
This week's question from Jamie Ridler Studios -- What do you wish to pay attention to?
Prompted in part by one of Andrea Schroeder's recent posts on ABCcreativity in which she asked the Creative Dreamers to think about creating space for our dreams and in part by a feng shui book I just bought, my husband and I have embarked on a journey toward living clutter free. We've started in the storage room just off our carport. We're spending an hour a day right after we get home from work sorting through the things we've stored there, deciding what to keep, what to donate, what can be recycled, and what really has to be tossed.
This brings me to my answer to the Wishcasting Wednesday question -- I wish to pay close attention to my energetic response to items. If looking at an object makes my energy sink, it needs to go! Even if I think I should keep it because it was a gift, or it belonged to Whoever, or it was expensive, or whatever other reason, IT NEEDS TO GO. If it brings a smile to my face and a light feeling to my heart, I'll consider keeping it. Many things I've given one last fond hug and put into the donation box. I asked Drew to photograph a disintegrating paper mache puppet I made as a small child. As soon as I pulled it out of the box, I started laughing. As a tiny girl, I made a Dracula puppet. No doubt my poor mother was horrified. I regard this puppet as excellent evidence that Gothish tendencies are coded into my DNA.
So, that's my wish this week (and through this entire project really) -- I wish to pay more attention to my physical response to items than to the chatter about it happening in my head.
And now for a bit of a Dream update.
"Create a home that supports my soul" is in progress. Decluttering is the first step.
20th anniversary trip -- TAKEN! It was wonderful. And in the process, I also checked off "go back to Eureka" and "take more gargoyle pictures" -- 3 in one!
I've gotten started on the goal of making some of my own beauty/skin care products by making a bottle of fingernail oil. Now if I could just get into the habit of using it a few times a day...
"Kick Mountain Dew" -- DONE! Plus this one was in support of the goal to work on the lifestyle changes needed to give my thyroid a boost.
Pretty reusable shopping bags -- found! Now I just need to get consistent about remembering to take them into the store with me.
Not a bad start, eh?