2020 has been a highly uncertain and a very unusual year. No one would have imagined we would be locked up in our homes, that self-isolation and social distancing would become our new normal.
And yet here we are. Isolated. Distant. Uncertain of how and when all of this will end.
For those of us familiar with the tarot, this year represents Tower time. Everything that we knew as truth, everything that we took for granted, has been shaken right down to its foundations.
Tower times can be terrifying, as this year has shown. When you strip away all that is known…when the future is still murky at best…sudden transitions like those can be rather stressful, to put it mildly!
But it is also important to remember that the Tower is followed by The Star…by renewal…by hope. Because when everything is lost, when we have fallen from our thrones, after the shock wears off and the grieving is done, the only thing left to do is to get up and start building again. The only way to go is up.
With countries around the world starting to open up, we are slowly emerging from Tower time – though we are not fully out of it yet. I believe we are in liminal time. A time when we are still getting accustomed to the new normal, when life hasn’t yet picked up its relentless forward motion. Liminal time, especially in times like these, is when it is of the utmost importance for us to create some maps for ourselves.
Journaling for self awareness
This time, when we have all been forced to remain indoors, in close proximity with our families, cocooned in many ways from the outside world, can help us to focus once more on what is important, what we value, and what changes we wish to make in our lives.
Because after Tower times like this, if we do not make any changes to our lifestyle, well…let’s just say it ain’t gonna be pretty.
So how do you go about making these changes? And before that, identifying and clarifying your values, refining your sense of purpose, and figuring out what you truly want to accomplish with this one wild and precious life?
Using a life audit for increased self awareness
The best way I know how is through a life audit.
Sounds fancy, but all it involves are paper, pen, and a set of carefully thought out questions.
And that’s where the Inner Quest workbook comes in.
To help you plot a course forward, looking at where you have been, what you have been through, and where you want to go from here.
All of the questions in this workbook are based on my own journaling through these months. They’re designed to help you anchor in – examine your life before and during Tower time, and heartstorm how you want to rebuild your life.
Here’s a little peek at the workbook.
If you’d like to heartstorm your way through these times, click on the button below to download a copy and start journaling for self awareness, clarity, and to make some meaningful and lasting changes in your life.