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Thursday, November 14, 2013

The Deadlies ~ The Artist's Way

Some of you are aware that this year I've been in 
an Artist's Way book club. 

I absolutely love it. 

There are 12 chapters in "The Artist's Way" by Julia Cameron and we focus on one chapter a month. 

Perfect.

This book has truly enriched my life. 

The main two components to Julia's artist way formula are the morning pages and the artist dates
Both of these activities are now integrated in who I am. 
They are part of my routine, part of my life.

Each chapter she has a variety of exercises designed for you to delve deeper into parts of your self 
you may not have ever thought of.

In chapter 10, she has a task called, "The Deadlies". 
The Deadlies
Directions:
Take a piece of paper and cut seven small strips.
On each strip, write on of the following words:
alcohol, drugs, sex, work, money, food, and family/friends.
(I typed mine out.)
Fold the strips and place them in an envelope. 
These are "The Deadlies".
Draw one deadly.
Write five ways in which it has had 
a negative impact on your life. 
If the word seems rather difficult-that is resistance.
Do this seven times, each time putting back the previous word
so that you are always drawing from all seven possible deadlies.
You may keep drawing the same deadly.
Pay attention to this.
This is highly significant.

This exercise helps cut through denial
and brings one into clarity. 
writing out my deadlies 

This is my breakdown -
money being the top deadly -
followed by sex.
My Deadlies Summary

Have you faced your personal deadlies?
How would your list look?



Peace, Inspiration, & Love,
 ~Amy
 The Magick Muse

Amy Riddle is an empowerment coach, crafter of sorts, writer,
herbalist, reverend, and all out muse.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in Alternative Medicine with an emphasis on herbs. 
She is a certified professional life coach with the Life Coach Institute of Orange County. 
Amy craves to inspire others to be healthy and whole in body, mind, and spirit. 
She has an affinity for striped socks, stinging nettle, and all things faery.