Holy crow, where has the time gone? We are almost at the end of 2019! How does this make you feel? I’m been feeling pretty excited recently, even if I can foresee some undesired changes ahead in the next year. I feel like I’m really starting to come into who I’ve always wanted to be over the last 11 months or so. I’ve had some trials and tribulations that have sparked a lot of perspective shifts and growth, and I can’t wait to take everything I have done for myself and move into the next year. I’m excited to see what I make of all this!
Take an honest look back through your year and note what significant changes have happened for you. What areas have you experienced the most growth? What goals have you accomplished? Where do you feel you have fallen short?
Tuesday’s New Moon in Sagittarius will be a great time to start taking our next steps in who we are becoming. Sagittarius is the sign of dreams, learning, long journeys, optimism, resilience, movement, and mind expansion (to name a few). It is ruled by Jupiter, the planet of growth, expansion, prosperity, and good fortune. These influences make it a great time to ask, “what is the best version of myself that I can become?”
The best version of yourself is not the version that comes from society. It is not worried about what others think in the realms of capitalism. It’s not about your status. It is not about living up to a bullshit standard of beauty that’s impossible to obtain or sustain. It is about understanding where you have come from, what you are capable of, what resistance you face from others and within yourself, and what would help you live a life that is aligned to your ideals and your values as opposed to those society deems appropriate (and if your ideals and values align to society in a way that makes your heart sing, awesome!).
What dreams do you have for yourself? Who would you become if you had the freedom to be however you wanted? What are some things you can do to become this person?
I’ve recently tried to do something that I had always dreamed about. And it was fun, until it wasn’t anymore. I was afraid of trying out my dream because I was afraid of failing at it. But after doing the work, and it was a lot of work, I realized that the dream that I had was actually something quite different than I thought it was. I realized there was something about the idea that I loved and not the kind of work that was needed to manifest that specific idea. Which is great because now I know! And I wouldn’t have figured it out if I didn’t give it a go.
It’s okay to change. Our minds, our thinking, our lives, anything. And it’s definitely okay to change after you’ve learned something new that shifts how the world works for you. Are there shifts in your life that you have been wanting to make? This is definitely the time to do so!
Take some time to think about the shifts you are wanting to make in your life by making a list. Then answer the following prompts in your journal:
- What fears do I have about becoming the person who I want to be?
- Where do these fears come from?
- What are some ways that these fears are unfounded?
- What are aspects of my life that feel in opposition with whom I want to become?
- Are there any ways that I can lessen this opposition?
- What are some actions I can take this week to put my dreams into motion?
Finally, spend some time future writing as the person whom you want to become. What is their life like? What do they do all day? Where do they go? How do they deal with tricky situations? How do they feel when doing this? What goes through their mind? How do they react? Be as detailed as possible! Journaling this way helps wire the synopses in our brain and can help build a foundation for the rest of our psyche to move into to become what we’ve always desired to be.