The Artist Way – Week 6: Recovering a Sense of Abundance

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Weekly Tasks

Money madness, an exercise

Complete the following phrases:

  1. People with money are privileged.
  2. Money makes people rich / out of touch.
  3. I’d have more money if I had a normal / more valued job.
  4. My dad thought money was disposable / an asset.
  5. My mom always thought money would bring safety / education.
  6. In my family, money causes stress, constrictions.
  7. Money equals peace of mind.
  8. If I had money. I’d travel the world.
  9. If I could afford it. I’d go to art school.
  10. If I had some money. I’d move overseas.
  11. I’m afraid that if I had money I would try to compensate for when I didn’t have it / don’t know what to do with it.
  12. Money is annoying.
  13. Money causes fatigue.
  14. Having money is not important.
  15. In order to have more money. I’d need to sell my soul.
  16. When I have money. I usually save it / spend it on travel.
  17. I think money is necessary.
  18. If I weren’t so cheap I’d buy lots of paint / fabric.
  19. People think money gives people value / status.
  20. Being broke tells me nothing.


  • Natural Abundance: Find five pretty or interesting rocks. I enjoy this exercise particularly because rocks can be carried in pockets. They can be small. constant reminders of our creative consciousness. Now pick five flowers or leaves. You may want to press these between wax paper and save them in a book.
  • Clearing: Throw out or give away five ratty pieces of clothing.
  • Creation: Bake something. (If you have a sugar problem, make a fruit salad.) Creativity does not have to always involve capital – A art. Very often, the act of cooking something can help you cook something up in another creative mode. When I am stymied as a writer, I make soups and pies.
Conchas, mexican bread
  • Communication: Send a note to five friends you would love to hear from.
  • Favorites: List your “ favorites ” in the following categories. Cars Dogs Flowers Trees Fruits Vegetables Desserts Entrées Musical Groups Colors
  • Clearing: Any new changes in your home environment? Make some.
  • Acceptance: Any new flow in your life? Practice saying yes to freebies.
  • Prosperity: Any changes in your financial situation or your perspective on it? Any new — even crazy — ideas about what you would love doing? Pull images around this and add to your image file.
  • Reread the Basic Principles and your Artist’s Prayer from Week Four. Do this once daily.

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