Wish List An Exercise

One of the best ways we can evade our Censor is to use the technique of speed writing. Bccausc wishes arc just wishes, they arc allowed to be frivolous (and frequently should be taken very seriously). As quickly as you can, finish the following phrases.

12. I wish

19. I most especially wish

The specific meaning of Cod depends on what is the most desirable good for a person.

Hricii Fromm

The following tasks explore and expand your relationship to the source.

19. I most especially wish

The specific meaning of Cod depends on what is the most desirable good for a person.

Hricii Fromm tasks ta

The following tasks explore and expand your relationship to the source.

1. The reason I cant really believe in a supportive God is . . - List five grievances. (God can take it.)

2. Starting an Image File: If I had either faith or money 1 would try . . . List five desires. For the next week, be alert for images of these desires. When you spot them, clip them, buy them, photograph them, draw them, collect them somehow. With these images, begin a file of dreams that speak to you. Add to it continually for the duration of the course.

3. One more time, list five imaginary lives. Have they changed? Are you doing more parts of them? You may want to add images of these lives to your image file.

4. If I were twenty and had money . . . List five adventures. Again, add images of these to your visual image file.

5. If I were sixty-five and had money . . . List five postponed pleasures. And again, collect these images. This is a very potent tool. 1 now live in a house that 1 imaged for ten years.

t ii r artist's way

To adept the responsibility of beittf a child of God is to accept ihe best that life has to offer you.

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6 Ten ways I am mean to myself are . . . Just as nnk-' inc the positive explicit helps allow it into our lives, making the negative explicit helps us to exorcise it.

Ten items I would like to own that 1 don't are . . . ' And again, you may want to collect these images. In order to boost sales, experts in sales motivation often teach rookie salesmen to post images of what they would like to own. It works.

8 Honestly, my favorite creative block is . . . TV. over-reading. friends, work, rescuing others, ovcrcxer-cisc. You name it. Whether you can draw or not. please cartoon yourself indulging in it.

9. My payoff for staying blocked is . . . This you may want to explore in your morning pages.

o. The person I blame for being blocked is . . . Again, use your pages to mull on this.

CHECK-IN ^

1. How many days this week did you do your morning pages? Are you starting to like them—at all? How was the experience for you? Have you discovered the pagc-and-a-half truth point yet? Many of us find that pay dirt in our writing occurs after a page and a half of vamping.

2. Did you do your artist date this week? Have you had the experience of hearing answers during this leisure time? What did you do for your date? How did it feel? Have you taken an artist date yet that really felt adventurous?

3. Did you experience any synchronicity this week? What was it? Try inaugurating a conversation 011 synchronicity with your friends.

4. Were there any other issues this week that you consider significant for your recovery? Describe them.

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