This Yule, in the words of Jim Rohn, "Set a goal so big that in the process of achieving it, you become someone worth becoming." Your goals and intentions for the year ahead should equally challenge and support your authentic self-discovery. Herein lies the path to your Destiny.
Hey, beautiful people!
How are you finding Yule, so far?? Are you beginning to get some clarity on your goals and aspirations for the year ahead?
I am, but . . . I've been feeling really daunted by my Yule intentions, actually. And just a few days ago, I was telling my partner that it feels like I'm going to have to become a whole new person, in order to reach my goals, this year! 'Cause seriously . . . who I am, right now, just isn't up to the task! 😬🤪😆
But then I remembered that I tend to feel this way, every year.
And this is actually one of the things that I love about Yule, as counter-intuitive as that may sound at first.
Yule emphasises the threshold crossing from 9 to 1 energy, right? So, part of Yule's role, energetically, is to challenge us to re-examine our sense of Self, and to inspire us on our quest for authentic self-discovery (1).
How does Yule do this?
Via our annual New Year goals and intentions . . . Why? Because unless and until we're willing to embody a deeper level of self-awareness, we won't be able to reach our annual Yule goals - aka our New Year Resolutions. (Yes, now is when we set these.)
It's actually quite simple. (Note I said "simple," not "easy.")
Year after year (via our Yule goals), we find ourselves taking the next necessary step on our Path. Then the next. And then the next. And with each step, we move closer and closer to our true Destiny, which also entails the need to embody our true nature . . . the person we were born to become.
Let's go a little further with this.
This is The Way
(Why, yes, I'm a huge Mandalorian fan! Thanks for asking!)
This all reminds me of Steven Forrest's teaching that in order to reach our Soul's Destiny, we must first become the person who is capable of accomplishing that Destiny. So, it's not about searching your Destiny out . . . No. 🙅♀️
It's about becoming the person who is capable of holding that Destiny . . . and then your Destiny, or your Mission, will find you.
This is The Way.
And this is why I love Jim Rohn's quote at this time of year: "Set a goal so big that in the process of achieving it, you become someone worth becoming." Yessss! I've also heard people paraphrase this as, "Set a goal so big that you can't achieve it until you grow into the person who can." Exactly!
Having said that, even contemplating what our Soul is asking us to do can feel incredibly daunting. (I'm there, right now!! 😬 And I'm sure many of you are, too.) But this is where Yule serves us. We're not meant to do it all at once. We have a whole lifetime before us! In fact, as the old saying goes, most of us over-estimate what we can accomplish in one year, and underestimate what we can achieve in ten years. (I've seen this attributed to so many people: Roy Amara, Bill Gates, Arthur C Clarke, Tony Robbins, and Peter Drucker.)
Yule helps us by breaking it down into smaller, bite-size pieces. Year after year, via that year's intentions and aspirations, we're simply asked to take one step towards our ultimate Destiny. Just one step. And, in doing so, we're also asked to take a step towards our true nature.
We're being asked to trust the greater wisdom of Life; the greater wisdom of our own Higher Selves. We're being asked to trust Yule's wisdom in setting our annual goals . . . and to trust who we're becoming while we take the necessary steps towards them.
One step at a time.
One year at a time.
If you'd like to get some clarity on what is being asked of you in this lifetime, I invite you to consider the Destiny Number in your numerology chart. (This is calculated by adding together all of the letters in your name. If this feels confusing, you're welcome to book in a session with me, or to learn numerology with me.)
The archetype shown in the Destiny position of your numerology chart shows your Soul's ultimate goal for this incarnation - what you're here to accomplish or achieve. (Note: this is not necessarily something that the ATO will tax you on!)
But—and this is key—it also shows your Path to the goal.
It shows who you'll need to become in order to achieve your Destiny, including the internal resources, tools, gifts, perspective, and wisdom that you'll need to integrate into your psyche.
Again, this is The Way.
Will You do the Work?
Of course, whether (or not) you choose to do the internal work necessary for your own personal unfolding is completely up to you. I would gently note, though, that to refuse the call—as Joseph Campbell would say—leads to stagnation at a deep, Soul level.
So, in closing, let me pose one of Caroline Myss' (22/4) questions to you:
“Do you really want to look back on your life
and see how wonderful it could have been
had you not been afraid to live it?”
I didn't think so . . . Me, neither.
Enjoy the process of setting your Yule goals and aspirations for the year ahead. We'll be in Yule season until 6 August. The next Sabbat, Imbolc, will be on the 7th!
If you'd like to share any thoughts or insights in the Comments below, I'd love to hear from you! Thank you for your company on this Path. You know I'm so grateful for it. 🤗
Blessed Yule, beautiful people!
PS: If you'd like to read my earlier article on Yule, especially to revisit the 9 side of the equation (i.e. what we need to release, and the Restless Dead that need to be re-integrated into our psyche), you'll find it here.
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