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End of Part I: The Artist's Way

As a recovering creative, you now have put many hours into your recovery over these three months, changing rapidly as you grew. For your recovery to continue, you require a commitment to further creative plans. The following contract will help you accomplish them (as well as part 2: Walking in This World, starting soon).

Good luck, and God bless you!


CREATIVITY CONTRACT

My name is _________________. I am a recovering creative person. To further my growth and my joy, I now commit myself to the following self-nurturing plans:

Morning pages have been an important part of my self-nurturing and self-discovery. I hereby commit myself to continuing to work with them for the next ninety days.

Artist's dates have been integral to my growth in self-love and my deepening joy in living. I am willing to commit to another ninety days of weekly artis's dates for self-care.

In the course of following the artist's way and healing my artist within, I have discovered that I have a number of creative interests. While I hope to develop many of them, my specific commitment for the next ninety days is to allow myself to more fully explore ___________________________________.

My concrete commitment to a plan of action is a critical part of nurturing my artist. For the next ninety days, my planned, self-nurturing creative action plan is ______________.

I have chosen ____________ as my creative colleague and __________ as my creative back up. I am committed to a weekly phone check-in.

I have made the above commitments and will begin my new commitment on _________________.

Week Twelve: Recovering a Sense of Faith

Day 7 of 7

CHECK-IN

1. How many days this week did you do your morning pages? Have you accepted them yet as a permanent spiritual practice? How was the experience for you?

2. Did you do your artist date this week? Will you allow yourself these on a permanent basis as well? What did you do? How did it feel?

3. Did you experience any synchronicity this week? What was it?

4. Were there any other issues this week that you consider significant for your recovery? Describe them.

Week Twelve: Recovering a Sense of Faith

Day 6 of 7

TASKS

9. List five people you can talk to about your dreams and with whom you feel supported to dream and then plan.

10. Reread this book. Share it with a friend. Remember that the miracle is one artist sharing with another. Trust God. Trust yourself.

Week Twelve: Recovering a Sense of Faith

Day 5 of 7

TASKS

7. Use your God jar. Start with your fear list from Task 1 above. When worried, remind yourself it's in the jar - "God's got it." The take the next action.

8. Now, check HOW: Honestly, what would you most like to create? Open-minded, what oddball paths would you dare to try? Willing, what appearances are you willing to shed to pursue your dream?

Week Twelve: Recovering a Sense of Faith

Day 4 of 7

TASKS

5. Repot any pinched and languishing plants.

6. Select a God jar. A what? A jar, a box, a vase, a container. Something to put your fears, your resentments, your hopes, your dreams, your worries into.

Week Twelve: Recovering a Sense of Faith

Day 3 of 7

TASKS

3. Sneak a peek at Week One, Core Negative Beliefs. Laugh. Yes, the nasty critters are still there. Note your progress. Read yourself the affirmations on pages 36 and 37. Write some affirmations about your continued creativity as you end the course.

4. Mend any mending.

Week Twelve: Recovering a Sense of Faith

Day 2 of 7

TASKS

1. Write down any resistance, angers, and fears you have about going on from here. We all have them.

2. Take a look at your current areas of procrastination. What are the payoffs in your waiting? Locate the hidden fears. Do a list on paper.

Week Twelve: Recovering a Sense of Faith

Day 1 of 7

Chapter Reading, Reflection, and Non-Task Exercises.
Day 7 of 7

CHECK-IN

1. How many days this week did you do your morning pages? How was the experience for you? Have you recommended morning pages to anyone else? Why?

2. Did you do your artist date this week? (Have you considered scheduling an entire artist's day? Whew!) What did you do? How did it feel?

3. Did you experience any synchronicity this week? What was it?

4. Were there any other issues this week that you consider significant for your recovery? Describe them.
Day 6 of 7

TASKS

9. Once more, reexamine your God concept. Does your belief system limit or support your creative expansion? Are you open minded about altering your concept of God?

10. List ten examples of personal synchronicity that support the possibility of a nurturing creative force.