It’s Monday in the Oasis of Imagination and Theater of the Heart. I am still on the road and finding this an interesting metaphor for my own journeying theme of Plan-it You. The rituals and habits that I set up to make my days sacred – Time Travel Chickening, yoga, drinking green drink – tend to go out the window when I am on the road. Which is very interesting since yoga happens all over the place here in Portland and I even have a Vitamix blender at my current location.
But somehow when I am traveling I go into a tiny bit of paralysis around Doing… I find I don’t even drink enough water. Very strange. I do like traveling, and yet I am aware that I am not home. I’m somewhere outside of my comfort zone. And when I go outside of my comfort zone I tend to get sleepy and forgetful of where I am going and why.
Since I travel moonthly, it’s time to look more closely at this sleeping spell. I have stepped outside of my ordinary reality and I need to allow myself to move slowly. And acknowledge that yes; it is good to take a break from normal routine. And yet still find ways to take care of myself and my life.
Today is the day I make my travel map for the week; deciding the landmarks on my Time Space Map, and the various things I will experience in each realm. So with this new understanding that I am under a spell of partial paralysis when traveling and I need to allow myself to move slowly, here is my revised here is my revised Time Space Traveler Map.
Look through the TELESCOPE and the MAGNIFYING GLASS at my Inspiration and Imagination destinations. Where am I going? What are my landmarks? I’m moving ahead with making my Time Travel Chicken and the Plan-it Map real. Working on the computer doesn’t work right now, I don’t have my usual cozy desk with views of the trees. Instead I have my notebook and am not afraid to use it. Taking time to doodle out these pages is something that doesn’t require an action attitude. In fact being outside of ordinary reality might give this task some fresh perspective.
Don the MASK to become My Heart destination. What fabulous costume will I wear? I’m wearing my writer’s costume. I am becoming the future by growing into the creative person I want to become. She writes. Every day.
Ask the MIRROR about my Love destination: Who is treasure hunting with me?
This week is about my allies in the North. Linda today and Shannon on Tuesday and then Larisa and the Shivanauts on Wed. It’s good to have allies in every port of call. And it’s mostly about my family. I am here for them. That is my number one priority, trumping Time Traveling Chickens and Planits. Remember.
Pull on the HIKING BOOTS. What is my Warrior Move and the other Do It Steps that will get me to my Destination? Obviously its not yoga this week. Instead I am trying on kettlebells for size again. And I am facing my Dragons of inaction. I remind myself of this sleeping spell and allow myself to move slowly and deliberately towards each Do It Step on my list. The list is small. Drink water. Be with family and friends. Write. Draw. That is all.
-Wear the RING in my Sea of Creativity: What SuperPowers will I activate? Project proposals are due, and I’m not feeling inspired. I summon the Super Power of boundaries and safe rooms to give myself the time I need inside my ordinary routine of home and daily life to get this work done. I ask for an extension. Isn’t that the whole point of being self employed?
-Count the COINS in my Prosperity Bazaar: The treasure I will find is …. I’ve downloaded a course on Mint to talk me through this transition into a new money tracking system. I borrow the Ring from theSea ofCreativity to activate my super powers of asking for an extension. I will enter this strange new financial landscape upon my return home to ordinary reality.
-Click the STOPWATCH and light the CANDLE: The dance I will do to celebrate my week and how I will change the world this week… I am dancing with my family this week. Being of service to them and making a part-time home for myself up North are why I am here. Growing my comfort zone to expand to all the places I travel is the change I most wish to see in my life and the world this week. I can only truly be of service if I am fully Me in the world.
So that is it; a Traveling Time Space Traveler’s Map.