PoP ~ October Thought Prompts & Discussion
The rules are pretty simple:
- This is a safe place for you to share your thoughts and ideas on each day’s prompt.
- Critical thought and poignant questions are encouraged.
- Any behavior that seems aggressive, abusive or attempts to undermine the efforts of other participants will be banned from the conversation and the site.
October’s journey is about making conscious move from our warm weather selves to our cool weather selves.
As family routines change so do office dynamics and everything in between.
This is a time to take stock of what has been built and get intentional about what you’ll like to build moving forward.
Mantra: With grace and ease I appreciate that has been and keep my eyes open to all possibilities (expected and unexpected) of what might be.
Clarity Portion of the Month
(Days 1-10, minus weekends)
Reflect on what you’ve created and experienced. Get intentional about what you’d like to create and experience moving forward.
Day 1 Thought Prompt
Record and reflect on some of your most meaningful summer memories.
Doesn’t have to be the most pleasant. Meaningful can come from uncomfortable.
Day 2 Thought Prompt
Who did you meet this summer? How did they impact you? How do you feel you impacted them?
It doesn’t matter if you kept the connection. Total strangers can leave their mark on us.
Day 3 Thought Prompt
Whether directly through a course or indirectly through your experiences, what did you learn this summer? What made it impactful? What lessons made you eager for more and what lessons triggered you (showing you where you have healing to do)?
When you get annoyed with someone all that means is that you have something left un-healed in you. If all you did was learn where you have healing to do that goes on the list!! Then you can check out Conscious Transitions to find out what the heck to do with it.
Day 4 Thought Prompt
What are you grieving and/or celebrating from the past few months? It’s ok if they’re the same event … divorce is often both, for instance.
Most everything we experience offers us light and dark experiences. The joy of leaving a soul sucking job can feel negated by the fear of being unemployed. Let them exist in the same space and experience it all fully. Only then can you see and surrender to all opportunities available to you.
Day 5 Thought Prompt
What kind of memories would you like to make in the next few months?
Sure, notable memories can occur spontaneously. How many more will you have once you’re intentional about creating them though?
Day 6 Thought Prompt
Who would you like to meet in the next few months? Or what KIND of person would you like to meet?
We attract what we envision. Who would be a value-add to your sphere of influence?
Day 7 Thought Prompt
What would you like to learn in the next few months?
Think beyond books and classes. Would you like be more gracious? Would you like to be happier?
Day 8 Thought Prompt
What kind of changes within yourself are you willing to make?
“Be the change you wish to see in the world,” does not mean go do nice things. It means if you want peace, be peace. If you want understanding, be understanding.
Gathering Portion of the Month
(Days 11-20, minus weekends)
Consider all of the options and resources available to you to help you bring your goals to fruition.
Day 9 Thought Prompt
Reflect on Day 1 & 5
What resources do you have to help you make memories?
Time, money, inspiration, friends, a garden, a hobby … ????
Day 10 Thought Prompt
Reflect on Day 2 & 6
Who knows the type of person (or the actual person) you’d like to meet?
Friends, family, colleagues, friends of friends, the lady at the animal shelter….???
Day 11 Thought Prompt
Reflect on Day 3 & 7
How can you connect to what you want to learn?
Books, classes, that new person you just met from yesterday’s prompt, online videos ….???
Day 12 Thought Prompt
Reflect on Day 4
The events that you’ve let go and/or welcomed have come with their own coping mechanisms and resources. How does it feel to have those resources available to you? or not?
Not just emotionally … check into your body, where do those thoughts, feelings and mechanisms show up in your body?
Day 13 Thought Prompt
Reflect on Day 1 & 5 again
What are you willing to do to make memories?
Make a date, buy some new gardening tools, learn some jokes, hire a travel agent….????
Day 14 Thought Prompt
Reflect on Day 2 & 6 again
What are you willing to do to foster relationships, new and old?
Make a phone call, friend them on Facebook, ask for an introduction, say hi at the checkout counter…????
Day 15 Thought Prompt
Reflect on Day 3 & 7 again
What are you willing to do to learn?
Join a class? Start a conversation with someone who doesn’t agree with you? Look at how what you accuse others of exists in you? “You spot it, you got it.”
Day 16 Thought Prompt
Reflect on Day 8
What are you willing to do to make the changes in yourself that you’ve identified?
Participating here is a great way to start! What about making amends with people? Joining a club or drinking more water?
Action Portion of the Month
(Days 21-End, minus weekends)
It’s time to actually DO what you’ve identified in the Gathering Portion.
If you haven’t already setup coffee dates, classes or time with the family, now is the time to do it.
If you have, make sure you honor those commitments.
Day 17 Thought Prompt
Review Day 9 and make those memories.
Commit to them. Put them in your calendar. When someone needs your time, understand that your memory-making block of time is spoken for.
Day 18 Thought Prompt
Review Day 10
Ask for the introduction. Or make the introduction for someone else. Becoming a connecter is a great way to grow yourself and your experiences.
Day 19 Thought Prompt
Review Day 11
Sign up for the class, buy the book, schedule the exercise. treat these like you would commitments for others.
Day 20 Thought Prompt
Review Day 12
Whatever it is that you’re grieving and/or celebrating, stay present to your process. Each step is a win. Mark it. Remember it. Note how it all feels.
Stay in touch with how it all shows up in your body. Use the Body Compass to go even deeper.
Day 21 Thought Prompt
Review Day 13
Take note of new inspirations. Connect the dots between the memories you’ve had and the memories you’re choosing to create. Enjoy the process.
Day 22 Thought Prompt
Review Day 14
Meet the person you were introduced to. Follow up on any promises made (to make intros, share links, loan books, etc.)
Day 23 Thought Prompt
Review day 15
Show up to class, read the book, do the exercise. Talk about everything you’re learning with others and listen for new perspectives.
Day 24 Thought Prompt
Review day 16
Use each one of these completed steps as a proof in your mind that you’re already make the changes you’d hoped for. Rack up the wins and feel your belief system change to match the new you.