As I sit here taking the time to type a few words my dishes sitting waiting for me to start the morning routine. Routine house duties are usually completed long before now but distractions have led me astray and I have followed.
My little lanyard project sits here by my computer, a reminder of my first attempt at wood carving. As I sat looking at it this morning I mulled over the suggestion to put the rope markings in it and Rick’s input this morning seconded this feedback. So that will be my next woodworking task—make it look like a piece of rope.
The other piece of advice received from the LumberJocks was to try using handtools and set aside the Dremel. My first thoughts, on that subject, were that I wanted to use my little tool and create with it. However, following my time yesterday baking bread and realizing that there was no comparision between the pleasure of kneading bread and that of using the little power tool. And so I realize that my desire to work with wood did not lie in the creation but in touching and handling the wood itself. What better way to do this than with hand tools and direct contact with the wood—just as using a bread machine does not achieve the same goal as making the bread from scratch. It is the hands-on, sensory experience that I am after: the connection with the wood and the wood Spirit.
Sitting here, staring at the wood, I remembered that a couple years ago I had bought a little wood carving set at the “Dollar Store” to play around with. Expectations were pretty low—the 5-piece set only cost a dollar! I only had them out of the package once, at the time, making a few strokes in a piece of really soft wood. They then went back in the package, the package got stuck away in a cupboard and that’s where they have stayed – until this morning.
And so I found the set, picked up the little lanyard I had made yesterday and decided to carve out the “dips” at the rope twists. Half an hour later I am hooked, want to do more, and sit debating with myself about when to get back to the dishes!
And so this is when the WILL POWER has to kick in. House duties first, THEN woodworking (IF there is time before I head to my client’s). Will power—the commitment to intention and priorities; the follow through with responsible choices and doing what you “have” to do before doing what you “want” to do—or, doing what you “want” to do before doing what you “have” to do, in order to find balance in your life.
For me, it is always the “have to” list that I need the will power to complete. And the Universe has reminded me of this already. As I check to make sure I have the writing spelling for “lanyard” the Pisces Horoscope pops up and what does it say????
_ Your imagination is still overly active. Keep on track with the work on your plate and you can accomplish whatever is required, while still being able to dream your Piscean dream. (tarot.com) _
Yes, Universe, I’m going – I’m going!! Dishes first; carving second, time permitting.
Will Power: I can do this!!
-- ~ Debbie, Canada (http://www.execulink.com/~yohan)