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Connect: The Artist’s Way

Written by: Julia Smolucha

Week Twelve

The Artist's Way: Recovering a Sense of Autonomy and Faith
Week 12 Thursday, December 18 Measured outcomes and productivity has dominated our thought processes and life rhythms for so long, that to allow ourselves to dream, day dream, and play in The Artist’s Way challenged us. To become a human being requires letting go of being a human doing.  

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Week Eleven

The Artist's Way: Recovering a Sense of Self-Protection*
Week 10* Thursday, December 12 Early this morning the last full moon of 2019 appeared on auspiciously 12-12 at 12:12 EST. Called a “cold moon” for the season of the year, the number 12 also signifies harmony and completion…the year is nearing completion. We too are nearing completion of The Artist’s Way.

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Week Ten

The Artist's Way: Recovering a Sense of Compassion
More on Week 9* Wednesday, December 4 As with all writing the words don’t always flow. However the morning pages give us permission to write whatever comes to mind so that our minds are free to think, question, and focus on life’s more significant gifts and dreams.

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Week Nine

The Artist's Way: Recovering a Sense of Compassion
Thursday, Nov. 27 After weeks in which we were to recover strength and possibility it may seem digressing to enter a week in which we are to recover a sense of compassion. We are at a crucial pivot in our spiritual journey and will need this self-compassion to move forward. Please read Cameron’s chapter, linger over her reflection on fear, enthusiasm, and the potential for U-turns. Equip yourself with understanding what this journey entails from unearthing long-buried dreams to blossoming dreams.

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Week Eight

The Artist's Way: Recovering a Sense of Strength
Thursday, Nov. 21 This past week The Artist’s Way provoked us to think about how the quest for perfection can become toxic or just a mask for the ego. How easily culture lures us to unreasonable ends with airbrushed images and perfect scores. Damaged self-images or unethical actions are only two of myriad responses.

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Week Seven

The Artist's Way: Recovering a Sense of Connection
Thursday, Nov. 14 This week we are to consider how the god we serve is engaged in our life and creativity. If you affirm a loving and god who is fully present, are you open, and do you allow such divine power to flow though us? Is the god you experience distant, uninvolved in your life, and creation? Do you feel alone? Is the god full of judgement? If so how will that impact your creative energy?

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