Archive for April, 2009

posted by VJ on Apr 21

DivingSlateWe often talk about introverted iNtuiting being “shower moments” — you know, those “ahas” we get when we’re taking a shower? Those are the times when inspiration is inclined to strike.

It’s true! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been hit with shower inspirations. And some of those would get lost in the shuffle because I couldn’t capture them in time. Doncha hate that?!

Jung talks about how much of introverted Intuits’ best stuff is just plain LOST because images and inspirations move through us like water. They’re here and gone.

Not that all of them are worth keeping, but some of them are!

In fact, somewhere I have a statistic that claims people who “write things down” are some percentage more likely to be satisfied because the great idea didn’t get away from them.

I noticed a couple of years ago that water is a particularly inspiring medium for me. If I took a long bubble bath, I would make sure I had a writing pad nearby. I have several water-splattered writing tablets to show for those efforts.

And swimming in a pool presented the biggest challenge. I thought I overcame that obstacle when I found a plexiglas write-on/wipe-off board that I could lay by the pool and scribble ideas on occasionally. But I still had to be cautious about getting it wet, so it wasn’t ideal.

So my new toy is — underwater diving slates!

These are plastic slates that you write on with an ordinary pencil! The pencil is attached to the board with a plastic cord, and the whole thing is waterproof.

You are supposed to “erase” the board with sand — but I just rub it with a little bit of baking soda, and the pencil lead comes right off. It’s a miracle!

I just got two of them yesterday from Amazon, so maybe they won’t seem like such a miracle in another week — but right now, they’re a miracle!

Here’s a link to the product on Amazon if you’re interested in having one of these babies for your very own:


Let’s hear it for trapping intuition!

Cheers,