It’s Rosh Hashanah 2016! If you are not familiar with the holiday, here’s a quick summary of what it is:
“Rosh Hashanah commemorates the creation of the world and marks the beginning of the Days of Awe, a 10-day period of introspection and repentance that culminates in the Yom Kippur holiday, also known as the Day of Atonement. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are the two “High Holy Days” in the Jewish religion.” (Source: www.history.com/topics/holidays/rosh-hashanah-history)
My family started celebrating this holiday a few years ago. Then, a couple of years after moving to Charlotte, I started attending a church whose founder was a Messianic Jew. Messianic Judaism is a syncretic movement that combines Christianity – most importantly, the Christian belief that Jesus is the Jewish Messiah – with elements of Judaism and Jewish tradition. (Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messianic_Judaism). The first service that I attended there was a Passover Seder. So to say the least, within the last decade, joining the syncretic movement and celebrating certain Jewish holidays has become the norm in my life.
Rosh Hashanah is one of my most favorite holidays. I always look forward to the self-reflection, new beginnings and season of transition that takes place during this time. It’s always close to the beginning of fall, one of my favorite seasons because it symbolizes the transition from summer to winter, or the dying of the old in order to prepare for the beginning of the new. It also falls close to the beginning of the calendar year’s 4th quarter. I couldn’t think of a better season to self-reflect.
Join me during this period of introspection!
Today, I want to encourage you to join me in this time of self-reflection. It’s easy for us to get lost in the day, week, or even months as they pass. Sometimes you just need to take a moment to reassess where you are, where you’re trying to go, and ask yourself if the two match up? Self-reflection is different from your normal prayer and meditation life in that it’s a time to focus on specific questions about your goals, actions, and well-being.
Don’t know where to begin? Below I’ve included some questions to get you started.
- Over the last 9 months, think about all you’ve accomplished! Sometimes we can be so hard on ourselves thinking about what we haven’t accomplished that we forget all that we have. Take it one step further and take out a pen and paper and make a list of every goal you’ve achieved and think about how awesome you are! *smile*
- Ok, so there were probably some things that you haven’t been able to accomplish yet. But guess what, there are still 3 months left in our calendar year. What steps do you need to take to accomplish them? Make sure you’re setting SMART goals – you know Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Time-bound.
- In Step 2, I’m sure you identified the goals that weren’t realistic and most of the time that just means you don’t have the time to complete them now. If you’re coming to the PURPOSE Party, these are the goals we’ll work with! We’ll spend time making sure they’re aligned with your purpose and identifying the best way to accomplish them in the new year.
What better way to get ready for our New Year PURPOSE Party! I’ve started a private Facebook group for those of you who plan to attend AND those of you who can’t attend this year but would like to join the conversation. We’ll use the group for this period of introspection and to get a head start on pursuing our passion in the New Year! A little virtual coaching at its best.
How Can I Join?
- Attending the PURPOSE Party: You’ve paid your deposit and already reserved your spot on the trip – we’re automatically adding you to the group!
- Plan to attend the PURPOSE Party: You haven’t paid your deposit, but definitely plan to attend – in the celebration of Rosh Hashanah, we’re reducing the PURPOSE Party deposit to only $100 through tomorrow! This will give you access to the group and lock in your spot at the par-tay!
- Can’t attend the PURPOSE Party this year but would still to like to join the conversation: You can’t join us at the beach to bring in the New Year; however, you want to take part in the virtual coaching, you can pay the deposit (a reduced coaching rate) to reserve your spot in the group.
RESERVE TODAY: http://yolandandavis.com/product/purpose-party/
L’shanah tovah tikatevi v’taihatemi!
(Transalation: May you be inscribed and sealed for a good year!)