Before deciding on my ultimate core desired feelings for The Desire Map*, I worked through Soul Limber, a dedicated section of The Desire Map Workbook focused on warming up, engaging the spirit, and streaming consciousness.
I wrote that I crave love, adventure, challenges, and nature. I want more creative energy, affection, and flowers. I need to give myself more permission to be successful, powerful, assertive, and vulnerable.
The best advice I’ve ever given is that you have one life; make yourself happy.
When in doubt, I light a candle.
Things I know to be true:
- Life is short.
- There is a lot to be grateful for.
- Love, health, friendship are most important.
- Tea fixes almost anything.
- Nature is amazing.
- I am loved.
I associate the color of joy with bright yellow, coral, fuchsia, deep purple, and red. The sounds of joy include a babbling brook, the ocean tide, great live music, giggling, an exclamation! Joy smells like sun and sand and salt and sunscreen, as well as citrus and spice.
Love smells like the mingling of Old Spice and vanilla, also sourdough blueberry pancakes.
Knowing these things about myself makes it easier to relate to life and writing them down has made me more aware of what I should surround myself with. I’m learning to bend things to fit me in the spaces illustrated in The Desire Map: Livelihood & Lifestyle, Body & Wellness, Creativity & Learning, Relationships & Society, and Essence & Spirituality. I’m assessing how I relate to people, what makes me feel accomplished, the clothes that make me feel most comfortable and attractive, the food that fuels me versus the food that weighs me down, what truly brings joy into my life.
What makes you happiest? What does joy look like to you? What does love feel like? What do you know to be true?
*While this is an affiliate link, I truly do believe in this program and what it will do for my life. I am already appreciative of the workbook and how it makes me more aware of what it is I truly want and how I can achieve my true core desired feelings. I hope sincerely that you will join me, not because I will make money from your purchase, but because I would love to have allies, friends, and co-conspirators along this journey. Please do leave a comment and let me know if you decide to do this program so we can work through it together.