What You Eat

Photo by Kai-Chieh Chan on Pexels.com This week in Spritual Practices class, we covered Eating Meditation and Walking Meditation. I was having an awkwardly laid out schedule, so I was starving just before class started and was eating pizza during the chat at the beginning. I'd forgotten it was Eating Meditation day and people were … Continue reading What You Eat

Vein of Gold conundrum

I've been doing mine longhand, but it's about killing my hand after three pages in the morning. Today's task has us writing a personal narrative and I've had to write another six handwritten pages in the afternoon. Our class calendar gives us three days to do 10-15,000 words of a personal narrative and I just … Continue reading Vein of Gold conundrum

My Vein of Gold Setup

My cute little notebook for Vein of Gold writing prompts. I'll do all of my Vein of Gold writing here and leave my regular daily notebook for other tasks.

The Vein of Gold

Before I knew I was going to be running behind on my BYOB project, I'd already signed up for this writing class/workshop/book discussion group covering Julia Cameron's The Vein of Gold. I have done a book by Julia Cameron before, many many years ago, called The Artist's Way, and then several years ago, I also … Continue reading The Vein of Gold

BYOB Delays

My posts for BYOB have not turned out to be daily. I have been having health issues again, the same brain and blood issues that I had last year and the year before and the year before. It always seems to get worse this time of year. You would think I would be used to … Continue reading BYOB Delays

Prayer

Photo by Public Domain Pictures on Pexels.com In week four of our UU Spiritual Practices class, we covered prayer. From a UU standpoint, prayer is not necessarily to someone or some being, it is a way of being conscious of what is active in your heart. Basically, every day ask "Where is my spirit?" and … Continue reading Prayer

Artist Dates

Another one of Julia Cameron's big things is taking yourself on an Artist Date. Julia describes them thusly: "The Artist Date is a once-weekly, festive, solo expedition to explore something that interests you. The Artist Date need not be overtly “artistic”– think mischief more than mastery. Artist Dates fire up the imagination. They spark whimsy." A bajillion years ago when I … Continue reading Artist Dates

Keeping the Sabbath

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com So this week in Spiritual Practices class we covered "Keeping the Sabbath." If you know me well, you know the phrase "keeping the Sabbath" weirds me out. I spent a long time trying to shove my big round self into the little square hole of my husband's religion and "keeping … Continue reading Keeping the Sabbath

New Critique Group

Over the summer, both of my critique groups faded away to until it was just me and one other person, so we advertised for new writers to join us. I've been doing critiques this afternoon and am so happy with the first half of our new members (we got so many we split into groups … Continue reading New Critique Group