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DanaT
07-01-2003, 07:31 PM
Hello fellow creatives!

Are you ready? :D As the divine Miss Bette Davis said, "Fasten your seatbelts" We're going on a wild and wonderful journey.

For the next nine weeks we'll be exploring the best selling book "The Celestine Prophecy" an adventure tale with action, intrigue, and surprises, where we'll pick up nine intriguing insights into creativity and spirituality along the way.

We'll explore an insight a week and share our experiences with it Sunday nights at 9pm est.

This spring's highly successful Artists Way group shared the highlights and rough spots along the TAW journey in a regular thread.

It seems to me that the Celestine journey requires no less. :)

So here it is: The Celestine Chronicles. Use it as you would a travel journal, post, thoughts, pictures, insights, memories but most of all, have fun!

I'm looking forward to meeting you all.

See you Sunday at 9pm est for the First Insight!

DanaT
07-02-2003, 10:29 AM
I may have something interesting to log in here later this week ...

Stay tuned. :)

Rose Queen
07-02-2003, 01:14 PM
Originally posted by DanaT
I may have something interesting to log in here later this week ...

Why, Dana, you big tease! :D



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DanaT
07-02-2003, 01:15 PM
:D don't want to jinx myself ;)

:mad: we need a shush icon :D

Wolrab
07-02-2003, 02:52 PM
I just bought the book today at Barnes and Noble for $13.99.

DanaT
07-06-2003, 10:23 PM
Arrgh, I just got booted out of chat and DigiChat tells me that another DanaT is in the chatroom. Is that what deb called negative synchronicity?

Anyway, I enjoyed chatting with all of you. Oops, I just remembered that I was going to post my big adventure for the week but I already told you in chat.

Sorry guys if you missed it, some adventures come out only in chat.

Now lets see what happens to this poor fellow on the train.

Have any of yall ever taken a last minute trip to a foreign country before? Hmmm, sounds exciting.

Till next Sunday when we talk about the Longer Now.

Wolrab
07-07-2003, 08:12 PM
About two years ago I was vacationing in NewYork city, when all of a sudden I had a thought I should go to Paris. The next thing I knew I was on a plane to Paris. (Just like it happened in book), the tickets were dirt cheap and it was one seat. It was the best spontaneous adventure I have had in my life.

I went to all the musuems! I did not have a camera and sketched to my heart's content. I even had posted some of my travel journey on WC. --here is the old link if anyone has an inclination:
Paris Sketch book (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=29440)

When I got back from Paris, a gallery called and said they had a cancellation and needed someone to do a one person show in a week. I got to solo there for two months! (they has originally told me they could not get me in the exhibit roster for about a year and a half).

Now I am in dry spell and am trying to recover my creativity.

DanaT
07-07-2003, 10:21 PM
That is so cool wolrab! Did you do the Paris fling in one day?

Actually I'm off on my own little journey. Visiting a fellow Wetcanvas member upstate and we're going painting every day. Yea!

Maybe I'll have some synchronous adventures to report.

ps. The longer now made more sense to me this time around than the first time I read it. Can't put my finger on it but I think it draws me back to the question why am I here and why do I do what I do?

edit. just saw your sketchbook wolrab it is so wonderful. you can get a lot down in a short period of time. wasn't Paris inspiring?

Wolrab
07-07-2003, 11:16 PM
I was in Paris for a week, I was not aware of synchroncity then as I am now. The book made me reach back and re-think...

Hope you have a wonderful adventure, just go with the flow. I think the energy of synchroncity will find you like a lightning rod. Are you guys pleine aire painting?

thorntonmetalwerx
07-08-2003, 12:17 PM
I can kinda relate to your adventure, although mine took a little more time as I didn't have a passport at the time. I took off to Greece for a year on a tangent. It took me 2 weeks to get a passport. I had friends there and I decided I needed some ancient culture to change my life's perspective, and it did! I have never really seen life the same again. Becoming emersed in another culture does great things to an individual. I also , on a separate jaunt, a few years later, decided to go to London, again to visit friends, during New Year. While there, so to speak, why not drive to Paris for the weekend, WOW! In both cities I did the museums at breakneck speed. I must someday go back, SOON!

-Susan

DanaT
07-08-2003, 05:35 PM
Originally posted by Wolrab
I was in Paris for a week, I was not aware of synchroncity then as I am now. The book made me reach back and re-think...

Hope you have a wonderful adventure, just go with the flow. I think the energy of synchroncity will find you like a lightning rod. Are you guys pleine aire painting?

Thanks wolrab. Yes, we went to a lovely Federal period house and formal gardens on the Hudson River. The view across the Hudson was fantastic. I liked what I did and I've got some ideas for finishing it. It was so cool to be among a group of fellow painters in these lovely surroundings. Tomorrow we'll go to the Rockefeller Mansion and Thursday we're going to Boscoot (sp?)

And guess what? I may be in an upcoming video. I'll tell you more about it later.

Gotta go now. Margaritas to drink and new delicacies to sample...this is an adventure I told you (plus its my vacation :D )

DanaT
07-08-2003, 05:37 PM
Susan,

Greece sounds like a thrilling culture. Did you see the Parthenon? I've always wanted to go.

What impressed you more there?

thorntonmetalwerx
07-09-2003, 10:03 AM
I did go to the Parthenon. I also live in a city which has an exact replica. Complete with GIANT goddess inside! Nashville, TN Can you stand it? I have always thought it was kinda crazy that the city has it, but I LOVE IT! The Acropolis is so great! I just sat on the wall with my feet dangling over looking over the city of Athens for a LONG time I wanted to really remember the experience of the essence of the city. It is like a big bowl with the Acropolis standing tall looking over everyone. It was majestic and I felt a great sense of wonder. The museums in the city had many things I had only seen in art history books. The museums also allowed cameras without flash.:D I guess they have no worries concerning copy-write, as they are thousands of years old. All of it pretty much blew me away. I will always want to go back. I was impressed the most by the culture. They enjoy life and the living of it, much more than the anything else. The people work in the morning then eat lunch around 1 or 2 in the aft., rest until 4 or 5 (nap) then sometimes on certain days of the week (I forget which ones) go back to work (or not) till around 8 then eat around 9. The evenings are filled with people in the many city park squares having coffee and talking. It's a great lifestyle!

-Susan

DanaT
07-09-2003, 01:37 PM
Sounds like you had such an inspiring time there, Susan. I can't believe you have a replica in your hometown in Tennessee. I'd just love Greece for the sculptures.

Is Music City where the ducks parade around the hotel lobby at lunch everyday? One of my colleagues stayed there and came back with stories of a parade of ducks with grand master and all the trimmings every day at noon.

She was a jaded New Yorker and didn't know what to make of it but I thought it sounded kinda neat.

thorntonmetalwerx
07-09-2003, 09:09 PM
That duck parade happens at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis. It's crazy! The Parthenon is in Centennial Park on West End Av. in Nashville. It is perfect. The building is the focal point for the park and can be seen at night because it's lighted. The building is the exact size and has just finished a complete renovation. It was built for the centennial of Tennessee in 1896 because Nashville is supposedly the Athens of the South. When it was all over the Parthenon was the only building kept from the expo. It's really a fantastic story.


-Susan

DanaT
07-10-2003, 09:20 AM
Originally posted by thorntonmetalwerx
When it was all over the Parthenon was the only building kept from the expo. It's really a fantastic story.


Hmmm, what expo is that?

Right now, I'm off for a painting trip to Muscoot with JamieWG. We're in upstate New York somewhere. All of these great places I've never been to, I'm getting to go this week.

It's so fun.

Well we're off. I'll catch you guys later.

:)

thorntonmetalwerx
07-10-2003, 04:48 PM
DanaT have a great time. That expo was the 1896 centennial celebration of Tennessee's statehood.

-Susan

DanaT
07-14-2003, 12:16 PM
Susan we missed you last night. :(

We were looking forward to hearing about your trip.

Anyway we had a great time sharing stories about synchronicity and the history of Western civilization. Wow that sounds like a big topic! But it was a different type of discussion, we talked about how people's thinking has evolved during the ages.

And we got into talking about religion and tarot cards. (what a combination) Some of us like the cards for their beauty and their knack to shake our preconceived thought patterns up, others found they are a great conduit for a spiritual path.

Now we're on the third chapter, which talks about my favorite topic - energy.

I spoke with Lori, she's gonna try and join us later in the program. I'm sure she'll be a great addition.

DanaT
07-14-2003, 12:21 PM
I'm just thinking, it would be great to see everybody's latest creative endeavors. Its hard to get around to all the forums.

Well here's mine. I participated in the Saturday night drawing/painting project: I figure since its summer, I want to learn how to paint landscapes in oil especially water reflections but it turned out looking more like a watercolor. I guess old habits die hard. :D

http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=23812

thorntonmetalwerx
07-15-2003, 12:46 AM
I missed everybody Sunday:crying: . I'm on the way to Santa Fe, NM on a road trip with some good friends who are moving there:D . I'll be back on the 26th. I will miss you all. I'll tell you all about the trip. DanaT I LOVE that piece of artwork!!! Its so calming.

:D,
-Susan

DanaT
07-15-2003, 01:23 AM
Thanks Susan!

Wow I can't wait to hear the stories from that trip! Enjoy!

When you get back you want to show us some of your creative stuff from NM?

DanaT
07-23-2003, 11:25 AM
Well travel buddies, I looked around and found this great travel adventure...don't worry though, it's virtual travel. :D

DraigAthar is hosting a FND (Friday Night Drawing Event for the uninitiated) and the theme is travel/adventure. Looks like right up our alley. :)

We are ready for adventure, right buddies?

All kidding aside, its a two hour commitment on Friday night to draw or paint around a reference image or theme. Everyone does it the same two hours, then posts their work, and joins the group for chat.

Its a great way to get some creative juices going and hey its an adventure!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&postid=1389436#post1389436

Wolrab
07-24-2003, 05:43 PM
I kind of had a problem with Chapter 3 of CP. He discussed about the ability to see auras, an how one is at a higher level for being able to do so....My question is what if one is blind, does that mean they are automatically rejected for disability? I would have liked it better if other sensory perceptions such has hearing or touch could have been equally explored. Maybe I am jumping the gun, as I have not read ahead yet...

SunDogDeb
07-25-2003, 03:18 AM
Nope -- auras can be sensed with other abilities than sight -- they have a definite feel to them (a sense open to even deaf/blind individuals). In my earlier career as a nurse I learned to sense auras working with patients that were very near death (and after) before I ever knew what an aura was. If you take the most common explanation of the aura being the electrical field of the body, then there is a definite interaction between the fields of two people just as there would be a measurable reaction between any two open electrical fields. Sight is just the most common way of realizing early on what an aura is, because people, unless they are intimate, tend to keep a social distance from others and their fields do not generally touch. As a nurse I had to be "hands on" with my patients and in that professional relationship the social distance is erased.

Hope this helps... :)

SunDogDeb


Originally posted by Wolrab
I kind of had a problem with Chapter 3 of CP. He discussed about the ability to see auras, an how one is at a higher level for being able to do so....My question is what if one is blind, does that mean they are automatically rejected for disability? I would have liked it better if other sensory perceptions such has hearing or touch could have been equally explored. Maybe I am jumping the gun, as I have not read ahead yet...

DanaT
07-25-2003, 08:17 AM
interesting wolrab. i didn't pick that up. I haven't been conscious of physically seeing auras but I've sensed them.

I'm thinking that he primarily described aura through sight because like Deb said, that was probably the only sense he had experienced the auras with. Its kinda hard to describe what you haven't experienced.

And come to think of it, if he had tried to explain some of the other ways without really knowing them, I think that would have sounded hokey.

I wonder if others have written about experiencing auras through other senses.

DanaT
07-25-2003, 08:29 AM
Come to think of it, I haven't seen auras at all, just sensed them and I can't even tell you the sense that senses them. My eyesight is fine. :confused:

The part of that chapter that resonated the most with me was the argument between the two scientists in the garden. I had just had a blow out with my best friend which ended the friendship and I felt the energy flow. She had been deceitful for a long time and had been taking energy from me in drips and drabs. Well in one 5 minute period, I took back all the energy that she had been taking from me. And my mind set was amazing, I had this concept of an invisible shield around me that protected me from all harm and everytime she tried to send a barb out, it hit the shield and went straight back to her. In layman's terms, I was as tough as nails and I wasn't taking any of her s%&t no more.

I was harsh, and cruel, and I'm not proud of my behavior during that incident but that taught me the importance of guarding my energy. And it also taught me how to recognize unhealthy people and situations.

I think to be sensitive to slight energy drains is the most difficult but if we can do it, its a lot easier to pull oursleves from those situations that the ones that are really draining. Don't you think?

DanaT
07-26-2003, 04:42 PM
Hi all. I know I posted this in Plein Aire but I just had to share it with my Celestine buddies.

I went to Central Park's Conservatory Garden today to paint. It was such a peaceful, energy filled place and someone asked to buy my painting but I wasn't finished yet.

Rose Queen told me about the place. Here's the painting I did.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Jul-2003/6512-Conservatory072603.jpg

Rose Queen
07-26-2003, 07:28 PM
Well, since you ask, this is the latest thing I've finished: http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=120128

I'm taking a class this weekend, however, in putting sounds and lights in books and boxes, so I may have something even more interesting to show by next week!

Dana, I think you're absolutely right about having to guard against the small energy drains as much as the big ones. Otherwise, it's the proverbial 'nibbled to death by ducks' phenomenon and you don't even know what hit you. By comparison, it's easy to learn to avoid toxic people who make the big drains.



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DanaT
07-26-2003, 07:51 PM
Oh Rose. Ducks been nibbling at you lately? I thought they were all in Memphis. :o

Your class sounds intriguing. Lights in boxes. :confused: Can't wait to get you in chat tomorrow. :D

Rose Queen
07-26-2003, 08:03 PM
Alas, I will miss chat tomorrow. :crying: I go straight from the second half of the book class to the Paper Source, which is giving an evening paper lampshade class specially for a few of us. I expect to be a zombie after being in classes just about continuously since yesterday evening, but Bobby (baquitania) and I are getting together Monday to do something or other art-related. Should be fun, don't you think? :D

I'll miss you guys tomorrow night, tho...



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Wolrab
07-26-2003, 08:11 PM
DanaT: Beautiful, your painting it is so calm and peaceful.

I took back all the energy that she had been taking from me.

I am really glad that you stood up for yourself and took back your energy. Entangling yourself from an unhealthy relationship must have taken a lot of courage and I commend you for your bravery. Thank you for sharing your story and what you had learned from that situation.

DanaT
07-26-2003, 10:00 PM
Wolrab, thanks :) It was calm & peaceful today. A very nice birthday.

I think doing nothing then blowing up to end a relationship isn't healthy even tho I did it and I learned from it. Far better to deal with the little energy drains as they come up, I think.

Wolrab
07-26-2003, 10:30 PM
Birthday? your birthday, well then, Happy Birthday!

I think doing nothing then blowing up to end a relationship isn't healthy

I did not realize the friendship had ended. I am sorry.

DanaT
07-28-2003, 09:57 AM
That's OK,wolrab. :) It was a learning experience. We missed you yesterday.

Wolrab
07-28-2003, 05:52 PM
Sorry I was not able to make chat on Sunday. My two sisters, father and 5 nieces and nephews (all under 12) were involved in a hit and run accident in a van. The van rolled several times. My youngest sister was seriously injured and I have to travel to Texas to take care of her for a while. I will do my best to show up the next two Sundays, but if you don't see me it is probably because I am needed to help my sister.
Peace and joy

DanaT
07-28-2003, 06:56 PM
(((HUGS))) wolrab! How is your sister doing now? Our thoughts are with you both. Take care of yourself while you take care of her. :) We'll be here when you get back.

DanaT
07-29-2003, 10:23 AM
wolrab, i just loved your latest illustration. Hey folks, here it is:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=122129

Rose Queen
07-29-2003, 12:19 PM
:crying: (((((((Wolrab!))))))) I hope things are OK with your family; please keep us posted.



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melaleuca
07-29-2003, 11:22 PM
Originally posted by DanaT
She had been deceitful for a long time and had been taking energy from me in drips and drabs. Well in one 5 minute period, I took back all the energy that she had been taking from me. And my mind set was amazing, I had this concept of an invisible shield around me that protected me from all harm and everytime she tried to send a barb out, it hit the shield and went straight back to her. In layman's terms, I was as tough as nails and I wasn't taking any of her s%&t no more.

I was harsh, and cruel, and I'm not proud of my behavior during that incident but that taught me the importance of guarding my energy. And it also taught me how to recognize unhealthy people and situations.

I think to be sensitive to slight energy drains is the most difficult but if we can do it, its a lot easier to pull oursleves from those situations that the ones that are really draining. Don't you think?

Dana - this is powerful. How exactly did you manage to get the energy back from her? Was it by breaking off the friendship?? I find my self in a similar position and it's got me completely wiped out. I'm looking for a "tool" to use when complete severance is a not an option.

What are some of the things you all do to protect yourselves? Some advice would be great!!

melaleuca
07-29-2003, 11:32 PM
(((wolrab)))- that's awful! :(

How is your family doing? I do hope your sister is better.

Take care,

DanaT
07-30-2003, 10:04 AM
Originally posted by melaleuca


Dana - this is powerful. How exactly did you manage to get the energy back from her? Was it by breaking off the friendship??

Yes unfortunately. :crying: That's why it was a learning experience. To be perfectly honest with you, I haven't figured out how to heal a really toxic relationship without breaking off the relationship.

I found out this year that my boss had resented having to add me to his team and he's been taking projects away from me and giving me "constructive feedback" from other people which really didn't originate with them but were his own pet peeves. He just didn't have to courage to say it. Very passive aggressive. Actually he was the boss of the friend I blew up with.

I'm leaving the company because I didn't know away around that. I know it was possible, another colleague had that same problem and she earned his trust so that he now supports her but I think its more of a life decision for her; she has decided to have a lifetime career with the company so it was a top priority for her to figure this straight. I wasn't that attached to the company to make that effort.

debi-d
07-30-2003, 06:13 PM
Hi
Ive been following your conversation regarding energy, I read the celestine prophesies some time ago. One night I was on the phone with a friend who was trying to take my energy, I could feel her pull and didnt want to become involved in her stuff. While she talked I painted and what came from me during our conversation was this sheild.
What it represents to me is the power I have to allow or not someone into my energy field. I have another shield I did for my healing work that is silver and has symbols over it.
One of the ways of protecting yourself when you are dealing with energy vampires (:D ) is to surround yourself with the white light and ask for protection from the divine. You'll find you come through these ordeals more powerful and centered.
debi
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Jul-2003/8982-PIC00053.jpg

DanaT
07-31-2003, 12:32 AM
Wow, that's a powerful image, debi. The shield caught the weapon in midstream.

The energy was the insight I connected most with in the Celestine Prophecy. Once I read it, it made it easy to see what situations to avoid and which to attract.

Our group meets in the chatroom every sunday night to discuss a chapter of the book. Do you want to join us? :)

melaleuca
07-31-2003, 02:52 AM
Originally posted by debi-d
Hi
Ive been following your conversation regarding energy, I read the celestine prophesies some time ago. One night I was on the phone with a friend who was trying to take my energy, I could feel her pull and didnt want to become involved in her stuff. While she talked I painted and what came from me during our conversation was this sheild.
What it represents to me is the power I have to allow or not someone into my energy field. I have another shield I did for my healing work that is silver and has symbols over it.
One of the ways of protecting yourself when you are dealing with energy vampires (:D ) is to surround yourself with the white light and ask for protection from the divine. You'll find you come through these ordeals more powerful and centered.
debi

Wow Debi! That image is powerful indeed. I guess I am having trouble coming up with a representation of power that is meaningful to me. Which is the only way it will work.
Anyhow thanks for sharing your shield.

Dana -
Yes, the Energy Insight is the one I connected to as well. I have the Celestine Prophecy -Experiential Guide as well. Here he lists some common drains - anger, resentment, skepticism, aloofness, victimhood. I recognize this intellectually but have yet to find a way of protecting myself.

DanaT
07-31-2003, 07:23 AM
Originally posted by melaleuca

Yes, the Energy Insight is the one I connected to as well. I have the Celestine Prophecy -Experiential Guide as well. Here he lists some common drains - anger, resentment, skepticism, aloofness, victimhood. I recognize this intellectually but have yet to find a way of protecting myself.

This sounds intriguing mel. Can you tell me more about this?

debi-d
07-31-2003, 08:12 AM
Dana,
I would love to join you, On Friday this week my husband and I are going to the east coast of Canada for 2 whole weeks. We live in ontario and are driving out and camping (-oh yea,) he lent me the money for a new nikon digital camera and I am going to spend 2 weeks photographing and Im thinking about getting a little water color set to take along to paint.
We both bought mountain bikes this year and have been actively pursing trails through out ontario. NOt that we have run out of trails in ontario yet. :D
When I get back I will try to catch up to you all in the chat room, I loved the prophesies book and have marveled at some of the "coincedences that have occured in my life.
Debi

DanaT
08-10-2003, 11:38 AM
How many of us are coming tonight? :)