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Wrapping things up

Sunday, June 17, 2007

We just spent 30 days putting God first, now it's feedback time:
  1. Did you find this project to be easy? hard? indifferent?
  2. What was your favorite part?
  3. Your least favorite part?
  4. Did your life change as a result of spending 30 days putting God First?
  5. Did your finances improve?
  6. What (if anything) did you learn?
  7. Would you recommend this practice to others?
  8. Anything else you would like to say?



          7 comments:

          shirley said...

          For me this project was a huge success. I found it easy because we had the Goldsmith prayer which is awesome and it set the tone, and I didn't get bored with it ...

          I liked the one posted on day 2 the best. It was the really short one that said something to the effect: You know what is needed, send what is best. I used it alot.

          My favorite part was finding out that I'm a Buddhist... I don't know why, but that has delighted and amazed me ever since. I am so glad that Melissa found that little quiz.

          I also have really enjoyed the images and the quotes.

          There was no "least favorite" part for me this time around, it seemed easy, and lots of really good things happened.

          My life changed in that I have found my "spiritual" self again, I feel way less anxiety, I am more at peace with life and with myself.

          My finances did improve, and I have received several "windfalls" along the way also.

          I learned more about being at peace with the current moment. And I also learned a cool technique for feeling better. I think I shared it in one of the other posts... it's to put a half smile on your face and then take 3 deep breaths before you get out of bed in the morning... this has had a profound effect on how I feel all through the day.

          I would also like to say thank you to those of you who have been sharing this journey with me, leaving comments like a trail of breadcrumbs... Melissa especially, thank you for the beliefnet quiz... and Michelle thank you for always being my friend... Also thank you to everyone else who reads this blog and puts their good energy into it as well.

          michelle said...

          well, i have to keep you as my friend...who else would i go to when i don't have any answers? i didn't get to do this project the whole time, but i do love the concept. i fiddled a little bit with the prayer, and have been using it with my kids every day. it is good. i think i will keep doing it even when this is over. i don't know if this has had a profound effect on my life a) because i haven't been doing it that long and b)my physical life has become such an all consuming energy blower that i don't know what the hell is going on half the time. i hope it works, though. at least to align me and my kids every day with that Divine energy....can't hurt, i say. the only thing i found ridiculously horrible was the religion quiz. not the quiz itself....and i am not sure i took the same one you guys did....but the seventy million ads that i had to reject and the hundred that i HAD to look at to get my results. by the time i got done, i was so tired i just thought...'oh i'm a hindu great.' not even what does that mean, or anything. i just wanted to go to bed. and regardless of what others believe, i have always felt since i was a litle child that there are past lives and future lives. i don't think this is our only chance. if it is, then i know i am doing the very best things i can for my children, and right now, that is all that's important to me. well, that and Shirley. Shirley is very important to me. other than that, since i now have access to my computer again and it doesn't look like i will be moving again until they pry my cold dead body out of this house....hopefully i get to participate in the next project from the beginning.

          Anonymous said...

          leaving comments like a trail of breadcrumbs

          thats a really cool metaphor, Shirley! Is it like we are leaving crumbss to help us find our way back to the future? :)

          Anonymous said...

          "regardless of what others believe, i have always felt since i was a litle child that there are past lives and future lives"

          it would be nice to really know that we have another shot at life, it would sure make this trip a lot more enjoyable and less depressing!

          Anonymous said...

          "I learned more about being at peace with the current moment. And I also learned a cool technique for feeling better. I think I shared it in one of the other posts... it's to put a half smile on your face and then take 3 deep breaths before you get out of bed in the morning... this has had a profound effect on how I feel all through the day."

          i guess waking up with a smile can be challenging and I thought about it..it sure helps when I ask my dog to hop on bed with me before I get up and just hug her..she gives a sigh and goes to sleep and I feel she has the perfect attitude!

          Daniel B. said...

          I have found this project to be the most effortless in that I did not have to force interest in it every day to do it. All the projects have been interesting but some began to feel like burdens at some point.

          I had no least favorite part. I loved the pictures and the sayings/readings everyday.

          I do feel like my life has changed. I feel like I am in touch with what really matters. I have seen no changes in the actual dollars in my life but I have seen a huge change in the way I feel about those dollars. Plus I feel the beginnings of better things to come. The best part being that I don't have to worry or fret I just breathe and know what is right and perfect for me is happening just as it should.

          I have and am recommending this to all who will listen.

          I also took the quiz and found my number one match somewhat surprising neo-pagan, but the next feel right in.

          I do want to say that this project has made the most impact on my inner life. I feel like this is here to stay.

          Melissa J. said...

          This was actually the most financially and emotionally difficult month of our project for me. Every financial challenge was coming up...and coming up...and coming up...

          I did have some unexpected income (and a sweepstakes win!) but the expenses FAR outweighed the income and it was draining and stressful and emotionally difficult.

          I didn't like the big long prayer that much - I didn't like some of the language used - so I used the "God, you alone I seek, send what is best" prayer, which was short, sweet, and to the point. I spent a good 40 minutes a day doing affirmations in my car every day driving to work and driving home and driving around to do errands.

          My hope is that all the challenging stuff only came up so it could finally be dealt with once and for all, and hopefully we are in the process right now of vanquishing it so we can be free! My husband did finally take a solid interest in getting a handle on our finances so we can get some things paid off, and he did a lot of work getting things organized and figured out over the weekend, so God bless him for that. I'm starting to feel like we're in this together now...so maybe that was the best thing to come out of this month's challenges.

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