This week's theme in The Artist's Way is abundance. Cameron writes about accepting that
God Goddess wants us to be rich, defined as like feeling richly abundant or whatever and not necessarily dripping with money. There is an extra bunch of God Goddess goddess talk in this chapter. Because I am seriously getting annoyed with concepts of a personified, separate deity but am considerably less annoyed if female language is used, I drew a bold ♀over every instance of the word God. It made me feel immeasurably delighted. In other non-theist news (I'm currently identifying as a pantheist UU, in case you're keeping track) Religulous was totally fun to watch except for the very annoying, preachy ending. (I don't agree that one has to be an atheist to be rational, which seemed to be his assertion.) OK god sometimes you just don't come through / do you need a woman to look after you etc out of the way let's move on to
Class Anger: I has it. Lots. Don't mean to but I have an anti-consumerist bent that is in consternated conflict with a desire for pretty, delicious stuff and it all swirls together into a weird jealous-yet-scoffing thing where I'm all "eat the rich no! buy me that top-shelf Sauvignon Blanc NOM! no! I'll just have tap water... " But look- here's the thing: I want well-made things so I don't have to buy three of the cheap big-box version to last half as long. I want free trade stuff and healthy food. I don't want a wossname purse with the initials all over or a Caddilac. And I am allowed to want my crunchy lovely stuff, and to have it. I studied a craft, and I'm good at it, and I want to get paid for it, and I'll give alot of it back.
So my Artist's Date was also an exercise in relaxing and enjoying stuff: I browsed at a home improvement store and picked a color scheme for every room, and took camera photos of drawer pulls, curtain rods, organizing stuff... it was pretty much orgasmic. I'm heading to "class" and am hoping I can clear out any lingering guilt about being a material girl.
image credit: Design by Jakob Solgren via Desire to Inspire, discovered via Christine Fluttercrafts:)