I DID IT!!! I MADE IT ALL THE WAY THROUGH THE ARTIST’S WAY! I get to check that off my Bucket List now. 🙂 What a great feeling.
- Week 12 Theme: “Recovering a Sense of Faith.” In this chapter, we learn to trust and protect our creativity and recognize signs of slippage.
- Morning Pages: I forgot to bring my journal to Breckenridge this weekend (AGAIN), so I missed two days. Right back into it though.
- Artist Date: No. No excuses this time. Answer is just no.
Any “Aha” Moments?
- This chapter asks us to write down any resistance or fears about going forward from here. I already know my big resistance is in the Artist Dates. I realize that, aside from a few of the weeks, I pretty much blew them off. It always seems to be impossible to find the time. I am good with the “grand gestures,” which are artist dates in the form of BIG events like conferences or travel, but not very good at all in the daily care and feeding of my artist. I need to spend some time with that knowledge and figure out how to make changes.
- I will have no problem continuing the morning pages. They are life blood to me now. I’ve even noticed that on days when I forget to write them, I feel off-kilter.
- Even though I’ve “finished” the program, I realize I’ve only just begun. I’ve barely scratched the surface. For that reason, each week I intend to randomly choose exercises throughout the book that I didn’t get to and work on them. So let the artistic miracles continue!
A few favorite quotes from the Week 12 chapter:
“It is a paradox of our creative recovery that we must get serious about taking ourselves lightly. We must work at learning to play.” (This, by the way, ties in quite nicely with George Shannon’s post on this blog earlier in the month).
“Life is meant to be an artist date. That’s why we were created.“
“The truth is that this is how to raise the best ideas. Let them grow in dark and mystery. Let them form on the roof of our consciousness. Let them hit the page in droplets. Trusting this slow and seemingly random drip, we will be startled one day by the flash of, ‘Oh! That’s it!”
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