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"She seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if she had surprised a butterfly in the Winter woods"
(edith wharton)


Thursday, 10 September 2009

no reading??? oh lord

'we gobble the words of others rather than digest our own thoughts and feelings, rather than cook up something of our own'

not sure if many of you know, but I am working through the Artists Way with a group of online fellow searchers... this week we have been instructed by Ms. Cameron herself to deprive ourselves of reading.. simply I said to myself... easy peasy.. til the voice of my conscience mentioned blogs... surely not I said .. blogs are ok...until I visited my dear soul sister Gemma:no reading - the voice of my conscience in writing... so from now until next Wednesday I am not visiting blogs... I am already starting to have panic attacks.. like a crack addict without a next hit.. but deep down, I know it will be good for me - because I know that I get lost in reading about other peoples lives, its fun. call me a blog voyeur... I don't care, I admit I love reading about other peoples beliefs and searches. I love to see what they cook for dinner or where they go for walks.. .. but by taking a break, I will get back in touch with who I am. I can begin to meditate again, I can go for those long promised walks, hell, I might even go and buy myself that big tin of Derwent pencils that I have been promising myself for ages and take my SELF to the Everglades gardens to draw.. I just might even be able to do some shamanic art, something that i have been wanting to do for a long time..I might just sit on the swing and think. I might people watch, I might get all my parcels sent off, I might do nothing. I might smudge myself and do a chakra balance... cause lord knows, I am going to have plenty of time. (don't think I have abandoned you, I am just on a forced break for my creative soul self)

as Gemma says: wish me luck!! see you next week.

11 comments:

Ruth said...

That sounds like a wonderful idea. I think I'll switch my computer off too , right now!

Strawberry Girl said...

What a great idea!! It will be interesting to see the result. :)

Tori said...

I'm the same way, I love reading about other people. I would go nuts. Books and blogs are two of my favorite things. Good luck!

Imogen said...

I wish you every kind of luck now as ever! The Artists' Way helped me a lot a few years ago; reading your entries makes me wonder if I might do it again. And today you have inspired me to take a short walk in my lunch break, so thank you for that!

Holly said...

He he he he...

Laurie said...

Dear Robyn,
Have a wonderful break spending time with yourself! That sounds perfectly lovely to me. I spend too much time reading other blogs (which I enjoy) but all the time thinking I could/should do this or that...but never getting around to it because I am too busy reading blogs.
I need to find more time to nurture my own "creative soul self" ~ I love that!
Hugs))

Kathryn Knoll said...

Good guidance,theoretically, but, don't forget, you also have inner guides who may prompt you, while you are on that artist date, to actually read something specific. If that should happen don't go playing the guilt card for "not doing the artist way right." It is only a suggestion to follow to free up your process. It is not carved in stone. She should have put another one in her book for people like you to just go out and break the hell out of some of your "rules" lol hugs, sr. K

Rose said...

I just did this and really surprised myself. It was kind of nice. Now my week is over I am just chilling with the reading, not madly diving into books and devouring them...

Enjoy this break...

Teresa Lynne said...

This is SO scary, but so exciting too! The only thing is the Emails and internet, that is a form of reading.

I would LOVE to do this and am going to record what I do when I am not reading or on the computer...and If I am on the computer..I will state why and where I went.

I need this..I think we are technology burnt out. My mind needs to rest and I am so excited to do this!

Sonny said...

hahahah I would love to see/hear how many of us actually turned off our computers and didn't read anything in general. I know I have tried, but hey...I need some sort of connection life right now. Starting over is not easy when you cut off the outside world for safety reasons. :)

Talk to you soon!

Judit said...

Ok, now I feel bad as I am reading the blogs of our fellow travellers. Shall I stop?
I know I need to write actually so I am just procrastinating here.
Got to go...