It fuels everything we do. It pulls us, moves us, tempts us toward what we want (even if we don’t have clarity, something, at some level, is pulling us toward something … good).
I’ve found that in order to be more purposeful about my desires and wants … in order to move towards them and BE them it takes clarity and focus. And in order to have clarity and focus, it takes a great amount of space - space in our minds, bodies, schedules, and physical environment. Because we often make space for everything and everyone else first .. the laundry, the to-do list … and then the day is over and pleasure has been put off once again. (More on that in an upcoming post)
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So … we need space in order to open to and allow for, our [purposeful] desires. Below is a ritual I have to make space in my mental and emotional body. I will do it in the morning or mid-day. I will do it with one word answers or with a couple pages per prompt. And hand-written, always.
To making space … enjoy and let me know how it felt.
A Ritual for Mental Space
Write out these six words out and simply answer them … let it flow, let what wants to come out, out. Notice how you feel afterwards, notice where you now have space!
What do I need to/want to ::
(note - I thought this exercise came from Julia Cameron’s Morning Pages, but once I looked that up, it seems I picked this ritual up somewhere else. If you know the original source, please let me know so I can give someone credit!)