April Journal Prompt: Be Your Own Ancestor

The journal prompt for April is about learning from a mentor or older spirit, and connecting with something outside, yet inside ourselves.

Another aspect of the Hierophant is the ancestor, the wise elder of the tribe who has gone before us and knows much. Often though, we don't identify with the history of our own family's tradition but might be attracted to another. Or, we might come across across a teacher or visionary from history to whom we have a strong pull.

In this writing exercise, pick a mentor from history, a culture you're attracted to, or someone from your own history or tradition, and write to yourself from their voice. Don't worry about cultural appropriation or accuracy -- this is just for you. If you wish to research later you can.