My word for November is follow.
November, for many, marks a time where we focus on giving thanks aka gratitude. With Thanksgiving and the start of the holiday season, the shortening of the days, it is a time to grow inward, sit in stillness & sometimes darkness to get clear on who we are and what we want.
This is usually a hard time for me, as I love daylight and sunset and after daylight savings this weekend, the sun will start setting at 4:40 pm which means it will dark by the time I get off work. That thought is extremely depressing to me.
I am very conscious of the way darkness affects me but this month, I want to try and focus on using the darkness as a symbol of the unknown and getting more comfortable with sitting in the dark. With finding beauty in the still of the black and velvet nights. With lighting myself up from within instead of relying on warmth and light from the sun.
The past week or so of October, I’ve found myself following the downloads of the universe. During November, I will keep following these “pings” as I like to call them from the universe without questioning or worrying about where this open door will lead.
I trust that the universe is guiding me so my job is to just follow the messages and trust that the universe is taking me where I need to go.
I am divinely guided. I am on the right path. I am open to the messages from the Universe.
For the month of November, I will…
- Follow the pings of the universe (the open doors no matter if I don’t know where they lead)
- Complete weeks 5-9 of Artist’s Way
- Post 1-3 blogs per week (continuing to do weekly artist’s way blog)
- Learn one new song per week
- Practice intuitive eating
- Raise my vibration and operate from a place of love
- Read 5 books
- Complete the Melyssa Griffin business course
- Rehearse one woman show weekly
Last month, I really focused on writing and stayed committed to blogging 5-7 days a week. Now I’m feeling the urge to blog less, but also continuing to do the weekly Artist Way recaps as a way to keep myself accountable and share my journey with others.
Currently, my pings have led me back to singing and I have a few projects underway so I want to keep this momentum going and commit to learning at least one song per week.
I also want to focus more on intuitive eating and listening to my inner cravings, feeding my body well, and listening to what my body is telling me rather than my mind.
I’m also having a BLAST reading and want to continue that to nourish my soul & mind. (Also a great activity when it’s dark outside)
I’m also in the works for manifesting my dream business and the first step to doing that is taking a course on how to achieve what I want.
Lastly, I almost didn’t put this one down because I feel I’ve been neglecting it for awhile (because honestly I’m scared of it) but I need to just dedicate time to REHEARSE my one woman show. Most of it is already written (with the awareness that it can change and change again) but I want to start vocalizing the words and story and see how it feels in my body.
What are your goals/intentions for November? How can you lean into the shorter days and turn the darkness into light?