So here is the work of the week. I have identified 4 issues that need my attention first. I get trapped trying to figure out where to start and whether to focus on things one at a time or as a small group together. To make things more difficult, these issues are intertwined and interconnected and dependent. So it is very difficult to isolate one or two to begin with but I am going to do that anyway.
As I have written here earlier, I have an issue in my home with disorder. It began shortly after my husband died when a water issue created a devastating mold issue in my basement and a few other rooms requiring that the walls and ceilings be removed. This happened the year after my non-profit business closed due to shortage of funding and my daily work and minimal income went down the drain. The contents of my house were moved into storage units, so much was ruined, and on and on. When that work was done (leaving everything half torn apart because the DEconstruction cost over $30,000 and I didnt have enough to replace walls, have the ruined walls and ceiling repainted, moulding replaced etc.) all the storage stuff was just moved back in in a manner of a storage unit, not replaced or reorganized. I didn't have the strength or help to put things back in order.
And the a couple of years later Katrina happened and I ended up with an enormous amount of furniture that was collected for refugees who had moved to town. When they left it ended up in my basement. The next year, storage from an upstair bedroom ended up stored in my living room because I had the carpets replaced. Now I have stuff piled up in several rooms and I feel overwhelmed with it all.
SO I am going tofocus my attention on restoring my home, returning to beneficial daily habits and getting back to work.
This first week of the mundane focus (week 6) is going to be centered on the following four issues: 1) my child's room, 2) the kitchen/den, 3) exercise and 4) menu planning and execution. The first two are about physical organization and maintenance/cleaning. The second two are about life style and scheduling. For reasons too complicated to delve into, all of these have a tendency to be repressed, they tend to make me feel overwhelmed.
Using the ho'oponopono these past five weeks has demonstrated to me how powerful it is. I now that will carry me through the next 6 weeks as well. That gives me the courage to begin. This time I am going to add Byron's The Work to th mix.
So I'm trying to figure out how I'm going to do this. I want to have something that stands for these four things, this bundle so that I can hold the bundle (rather than the 4 individual components) in mind and work on them as a unit. My plan is to work on this bundle this week and then move on to other related issues each subsequent week with the goal of ending the 11 week process with a vision of my life going forward and a drive to pursue that vision.
It is a radical departure for the past in which I have live a life of avoidance rather than one of pursuit. I am so thankful for this shift. It will make a difference for me and for my child. Lifechanging.
Last edited by ChildOfNone; 11-06-2011 at 02:33 PM.