Literally I grabbed an old solid sheet and wrote down my core values and beliefs with a sharpie. I wrote my mantras down. Lyrics to songs that held me as a child. Ooh ooh child things are gonna get easier…la lah la. With my writing utensil in my hand, I held my magic wand. Writing on the sheet was me casting spells to enchant me and sweep me off my feet.
Begin by holding a heavy dark sharpie and make a gigantic circle to the furthest edge of your sheet. Now you have cast a circle. Stand in the middle of the circle and locate cardinal directions. South. West. North. East.
Facing South- Put a gigantic I. Innocence near the top edge of your circle.
Close your eyes and let your mind chase clouds, meander, lollygag, day dream. Then allow yourself to see what image best describes innocence. Flying a kite? Chasing rainbows, Splashing in puddles? Catching fireflies? Floating? I drew an image of a butterfly. Cartoon-gesture-enough to spark my imagination.
Pointing West-Put a gigantic D-Discern near the top edge of your circle.
Core beliefs. What I stand for. Non-negotiable.
Pointing North-Put a gigantic R. Respond-Able to Respond near the top edge of your circle.
Able to respond. Flexible is strength. Freedom and responsibility need each other. Holding on to letting go. Before you cast spells, shake. Shiver. Quake. Quiver. Let your tongue hang out and wag your tail. Now write that shit down!
Pointing East-Put a gigantic S-Service near the top edge of your circle.
Service. We are naturally generous with what we have in abundance. Our quirk is our gift to the world. We do live outside the box-and there’s a bigger circle holding us. Out on a limb is nestled in a grove. We’re here on this planet to share, exchange and connect. Our presence is the gift.