If you’re Jewish, you don’t need me to tell you that Rosh Hashanah begins on Sunday.
If you’re Wiccan, you don’t need me to tell you that we are approaching Samhain.
If you aren’t either of those faiths, I’m just going to let you know they are markers of the New Year. Not all calendars are Gregorian. The New Year by the Gregorian calendar isn’t particularly far off, either. And with six planets in retrograde for just a little bit longer, this is an excellent time to do some introspection! Consider these some journaling prompts, if you like.
Looking back at this past chapter, what stands out, good and bad? What are you grateful for? What would you like to change, do differently, adjust your course on?
How do you define yourself? What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses? If you tweaked each weakness slightly, what strength would it offer?
If you are honest with yourself, what internal issues are holding you back from being the person you want to be out in the world? Remember that even the smallest course adjustment can create huge change over time.
The Japanese have a concept called Ikigai, which translates roughly as “A Reason for Being”. In the New Age community, people talk about this as their personal mission or reason for being here. Ikigai is that place where What You Love, What You Are Good At, What The World Needs, and What You Can Be Paid For overlap. It is that place where your passion, your mission, your profession, and your vocation all meet. Have you found your Ikigai?
What’s on your bucket list, in order of priority? If you were told you were dying, what would you make sure you did? Spoiler alert: everyone is dying. Go do the thing.
If fear was no issue, what would you set out to do? Fear is the illusion of the absence of the Divine. Walk through it and see what happens.
Is your health where you want it to be? How comfortable are you in your own skin? What can you do to create real, lasting change that allows you to be comfortable in your body?
What projects do you have that are unfinished? Do they need to be finished, or can you simply take your energy back from them and put them to bed?
What were your goals for this last chapter? Did you achieve them? If not, why not?
Which relationships in your life do you want to consciously feed? Which can you let go of?
How is your spiritual life? Does your daily practice support you? Do you have a daily practice? Does your spirituality enhance your life, or are you just going through the motions?
If you have having problems answering these questions and you want help, I am offering discounted coaching packages until December 2022.