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The Triangle

 

Change is a learning experience. Using this symbol in journaling, it will help you to subconsciously bring about the change you desire.

In Conscious Journaling for Change, (https://www.elsimeyer.co.za/index.php/about-elsi/elsi-articles/10-creative-journey/61-online-workshop-for-change) we use this to build a powerful structure to make the most of our experience in our journals. 

The triangle is equilateral which means the base and the three sides are of equal length.

The base represents the idea of change that you put forward. You could compare it to a plan that an architect draws on paper.

                                 

 

The absence or neglect of any of the three aspects will hamper your effort. Therefore, you have to make sure you have:

  • A clear idea of what you want to change
  • An image of what the change will look like, and the necessary symbolic language to assist in the process of unmasking the unknown wisdom of your subconscious mind.
  • Your logical, verbal and conscious mind with which to understand and put the plan into action.

The apex will be the completion but not the end. The completion will be the new level from which a new change will arise.

The triangle will lose its strength if you leave out the base. Think of a very high rock with a narrow base. In time wind and storms will erode the base causing the entire rock formation to fall over. An example of this was a great tourist attraction Namibia - named the Finger Stone - which fell over in 1988 because its base became too eroded and weak to keep it upright. When you journal for change, it is important to know what you want to achieve. Discovering your aim is what you will be doing in the first week of the 7-week online program. You set the stage by having your journal, writing and drawing material and your plan ready before you proceed.

The two upper legs of the triangle need to meet each other at a point where they have the same weight or length. Think of an arrowhead.

It is focussed and it has movement. However, if the two sides that form the apex are not the same length, the arrow will miss its target. Whereas if they are the same length the arrow will stay true to its path and find the target.

The arrowhead below will never reach its mark.

 

Like the arrowhead, you will have to balance the use of

  • your verbal language
  • and your symbolic language.

What you will discover is the verbal language helps you put on paper that which you already know. Your target is somewhere in the unknown - your sub-conscious mind. The use of colours, shapes, textures, sounds and other symbolic languages will build the bridge between the known and the unknown. Your bridge needs a balanced use of verbal and non-verbal language before you will be able to uncover the unknown. 

On the other side of the bridge, you will discover the obstacle within you and you will need to overcome before you can make the changes you desire. These obstacles will appear in the form of internal dialogue, worries, emotions, thoughts and beliefs. However, by keeping your triangle equilateral, not allowing anyone of the three to overtake the others, you will ensure that there is forward movement. In this way, you will work through all the blockages until you finally reach the top.

Thus, when you feel that your journaling loses its power, focus or you run into a barrier, remember this symbol and use it to help you restore the process.

Ways of working with the symbol:

  • One way of working with the triangle is to doodle triangles.
  • Another way is to follow an imaginary triangle with your eyes.
  • You can also draw a triangle and see if you still have a plan of where you need to go, or where you need change. Look at your journal and see if there are too many words, or only shapes and colours. Try to find a better balance.
 

 

 

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