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sand bucket and shovelSo you’ve got another eleven posts under your belt. There were three that I left out as they were so similar to ones we’d already done, and one that I felt could be a not so pleasant trigger for some people. Nonetheless, this is the second place in Roberta Allen’s book where she suggests doing a review. I’ll list the questions here. They are the same as the first review. If you would like to do them, feel free, and then link back to this post. Otherwise you can wait till the end of the book to look back over all of your posts. Here are the questions…

  1. Did any of your answers surprise you? Why or why not?
  2. Was there any one exercise that felt more emotionally “charged” than the others? If so you may want to take a few moments and write a bit more about it. But only write until the “energy” runs out.
  3. Are there exercises that feel incomplete? Go with your energy. Complete those exercises now. You’ll know they are finished when your energy is spent and the exercise feels complete.
  4. What insights about yourself have come to light?

(FYI — When Ms. Allen refers to “emotionally charged” or “energized”, she’s not talking in a negative or positive sense. She’s only referring to topics that stir up emotions of any kind in a person. If you’re impassioned about something, you’re those things.)


Now I KNOW you’re just chomping at the bit to try the “Loosening Up” exercise for the next section of the book. I thought the subjects were interesting! Ms. Allen suggests seven responses for each, but feel free to do more or fewer as you please. And by the way, the word “enemies” is kind of up for grabs here. That’s a foreign word in our personal lives to most of us. It could be translated into many things. You may either just leave it, or you may choose to change it to another word. Up to you.

List 1: What words would you use to describe your spouse, partner, or best friend?
List 2: What words would you use to describe your enemies?
List 3: What words would your spouse, partner, or best friend use to describe you?
List 4: What words would your enemies use to describe you? 😮


As always, remember to include a link to this post on YOUR blog post. Or if your response isn’t overly long, feel free to leave it in the comment section below. And here’s the list of prompts so far in case you need help finding them on your blog. You can check your pingbacks on these pages…

December 15, 2015 — Please have a seat… — The Sandbox Writing Challenge 18
December 22, 2015 — Weathering Life’s Challenges — The Sandbox Writing Challenge 19
December 29, 2015 — Got leftover parts? — The Sandbox Writing Challenge 20
January 5, 2016 — Shhhh! It’s a Secret — The Sandbox Writing Challenge 21
January 12, 2016 — Setting free the captive parts… –The Sandbox Writing Challenge 22
January 19, 2016 — Closed Doors– The Sandbox Writing Challenge 23
January 26, 2016 — Undone? — The Sandbox Writing Challenge 24
January 28, 2016 — Friends — The Sandbox Writing Challenge Bonus Question
February 2, 2016 — Vulnerable — The Sandbox Writing Challenge 25
February 9, 2016 — Message — The Sandbox Writing Challenge 26
February 16, 2016 — Can’t Let Go — The Sandbox Writing Challenge 27


Thank you everyone who has joined in these challenges. We’re a little bit more than half-way through the book! This has been such a great learning experience for me. I hope you’ve enjoyed it, too! And if you haven’t had the chance to join in yet, feel free to start right with the next challenge!


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Lori’s post (As The Fates Would Have It) —  The Sandbox Writing Challenge Review #2 & Part 3 Loosening Up Exercise
Raili’s comments (soulgifts — Telling Tales) — see below
Linda’s post (Spiritual Dragonfly) — The Sandbox In Review
Calen’s post (Impromptu Promptlings) — Loosening Up Exercises — The Sandbox Writing Challenge Part 3
Metalflowermaker’s post (Amanuensis Sobriquet-Reverie) — Loosening Up Exercise
Colette’s post (The Wishing Well) — You see… (Included on Challenge 28)
Fimnora’s post (Quantum Hermit) — R and LUE