This week deals with recovering a sense of abundance.
The reading “The Great Creator” asks us to examine our ideas about God and how we often see money as the source of our security instead of God. This is about opening our minds to a different idea about our dependence and the generosity of our Creator. “Luxury” was a wonderful section because it talks about what luxury truly is and how we, as artists, have to have it in our lives. Luxury doesn’t have to cost money. What gives us true joy…that is luxury! Have you ever considered the “luxury” of time, space and those special things that are yours alone.
My favorite exercise was “Money Madness,” a quick writing exercise that allowed me to examine some of my attitudes about money. A few surprises about my answers…many were childish, stereotypical and victim-oriented. Looks like an area in my life that needs some thought and change.
This is not related to The Artist’s Way…The best information I have ever received regarding money is Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University. If you’re struggling or if you’re not, I believe you would find it extremely valuable to take this 13-week course.