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11/16/10 4:08 P

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I have read Chapter 3 three times, and I become more and more enlightened each time. I have only completed the first activity. I experienced synchronicity this past week through three orders for items that I was thinking of creating and starting a side business with...God sure must chuckle at me!

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11/9/10 9:42 A

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Glad to know im not the only one.

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11/9/10 9:36 A

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emoticon Isn't it great when we get these breakthroughs? I find my greatest trust issue is with myself.


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11/4/10 12:27 P

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Today is the first day of week 3 for me and i'm about to review the tasks and reread the chapter. will let u know how it goes. week 2 was a little enlightening. i found the value of making lists that's for sure. those 10 tiny tasks ive already done some of those things so can cross them off and make new ones. i also find i have issues of trust from writing morning pages. not just distrust of others but of myself and i can see why. in the past i was a crazymaker.

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9/18/08 9:45 P

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I just started the tasks for week 3 and I have to tell you that I am really feeling resistance to these. I'm not sure what the problem is. I finally forced myself to work through numbers one through six. I realized I was much braver and sure of myself as a child in middle school than I am as an adult. However, number 8 on up just stopped me cold. Not only could I not think of anyone to fit the bill, but my mind seriously went blank just trying. I finally just gave up and put the book away for awhile. Anyone else ever experience this? Any ideas why or recommendations to overcome this? I'm all ears here. Thanks for your input.

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9/17/08 9:01 A

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I realize I'm a little ahead of the curve here because most people are still working on weeks one and two, but I re-read chapter three today, along with Sandy's and Bettina's summaries.

The first time I read this chapter all I got out of it was anger. I felt like it wasn't going to be a very useful chapter for me because I don't get angry. Synchronicity, growth, and shame were just sort of glossed over by my mind.

I re-read the chapter last night and this morning and got a much different perspective. I do get angry, boy do I get angry, and I squelch it. I'm a master at swallowing my anger and punishing myself instead of taking action against the injustice done to me.

I also experience a lot of synchronicity, and am very well aware of it. My God has provided so many things to me just at the right moment, it's absolutely amazing. The problem is, I've stopped asking for and accepting these gifts because I feel unworthy. Lately I've been questioning the gifts, wondering if they're really gifts, if I should really start down that particular path, what happens if I fail, do I really want this gift I hoped for so much? Etc...

I'm not sure I can even touch on Growth and Shame right now. I can't grow if I don't actually start to do something, and I have so much shame buried deep inside of me it's going to take a lot of coaxing to even acknowledge it.

I may take an extra week or two on this chapter while everyone else catches up, because I realize that it is extremely important to my growth and progress. Being kind and nurturing to myself is one of the hardest things for me to do, and to me this is a central task of this chapter, to take a minute several times a day and do a self-check, to reward myself for completing hard tasks, to take it easy on myself.

I'm very interested to see where this journey will lead me, and look forward to reading everyone else's insights.


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9/4/08 3:00 P

NO worries. We're going all the way back to week 1. See the "dear group" post. We're taking this roast and chopping it into stew meat (memo to self: get dinner on).

GO forth and read, folks. And relaaaaaaaax...... emoticon

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9/4/08 2:46 P

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I'm not there yet either. I had to take the last week off to deal with everything going on here. Should be back on track next week.

In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.

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9/3/08 10:10 P

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I'm not here yet--still stuck in week one and looking at week two. CMY (Carol)

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Go where your eyes are looking!

Perfectionism blocks creativity!

Just do it!

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9/1/08 7:11 P

All yours. Enjoy.


Oh...Just FYI: I'm making the "current" week the third "sticky note" in a forum. It's just for ease of finding, no big deal.

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