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Monday, 24 May 2010

Feeling a little bit stuck...


And I'm feeling like I'm going nowhere fast.

But before I whinge TOOO much and you leave because you can't stand to hear another whiny post about me not knowing what to do or which direction to turn, I am working on it.

I am doing morning pages again (the main exercise from The Artists Way which I always find effective and stimulating) and I am reading "Finding my own North Star" which I am really starting to get into. Thanks to Kate one of my first blogging friends, for the recommendation, it's definitely relevant.

Funnily enough (in a sad sort of way) as I'm reading each chapter, it's actually all sounding very familiar, confirming I am waaay off track. Oh boy, am I off track! This book could well have been written for me!

Hopefully soon, as well as describing the smog filled life that I am living and confirming that this is not where I want to be, it's going to give me some answers and help me (help myself) to get outta this mess.

Has anyone else read this? I'd love to hear your thoughts.

14 comments:

flossy-p said...

No, I've never heard of it, but it sounds great. Hope it helps. .xx.

p.s. that pic is brilliant

Luhlahh said...

Just come to Alice Springs and hang with me dude! I'll show ya all the cool places!

Luhlahh said...

Hey SNAP! Flossy-P, We just commented on One Little Acorn's blog at the same time! Yay for 6.16! (EST)

Kerry said...

I haven't read the north star book but agree the morning pages are really useful ... reminds me I should start doing them again! Hoping your stuck clears super fast!

Trash said...

Stuck is never a good place to be. May a following wind soon blow you clear. I haven't read North Star but it sounds intriguing.

Kate James said...

I hope the book helps Jacinta. The other thing that I think is great when you're stuck is meditation. There are some great free downloads at this site - http://www.meditationoasis.com/podcast/listen-to-podcast/.

I really love the 'Breathe in the Heart' one. Mary has the most beautifully soothing voice. xx

Breathe Gently said...

I've not read them, but ugh, I get the stuck feeling. I'm right there with you on that one!

Umatji said...

nope but the stuck in jam bit is oh so familiar. morning pages are great. I should try bed at night pages as themorning has not a chance! Good luck - I'll keep watching for the sun to come up for you.
x

meli B said...

That is the funniest picture. Somehow I think the mouse will manage to get free. You'll get your self free too. Best way is not to think about it. Things just seem to happen.

LesleyG said...

Not familiar with that here in the U.S. but you know I understand that feeling. Boy, do I!

Emiti said...

I love Artist Way. I'm up to week 8 even though its been over 4 months. :) Its the only reason why I decided to pursue crafting so keep up the morning pages. At least we're all beings in motion so even though we feel stuck sometimes things change and you'll move out of it and into something else!

Lilli boo said...

Huh..I started the Artists Way again (I have finished twice before at pivotal times in my life) but this time with my pregnancy and morning sickness I couldn't keep up (2009)...However I did keep up with the morning pages whilst not regular were &/are a great help...just writing down what's on your mind.."..a brain dump" is a popular expression..seems to work...Oh I have stumbled across a blog you may be interested, the artist Susannah does an ecourse called unravelling here: http://www.susannahconway.com/
read on you may just suit you!!
Take Care, Lil x

Cathy {Tinniegirl} said...

Nope, haven't come across the book, but I'll be very interested to hear what you think of it.

Good on you for getting back to morning pages, good on you for knowing that you are off track, good on you for facing that fact. All these are steps that will lead to change.

Look forward to crafting with you soon.

Lori ann said...

I don't know about this but i'm interested to know more. please don't worry about me going away, blogging is a wonderfully safe and nurturing place, where there is always support.i do wish i had something more helpful to say.
be gentle with yourself Cinta.