Emerging From The Cocoon

Let’s begin. Prepare a cup of coffee or tea, better yet pour yourself a tall glass of crystal clear water. Add a lemon wedge or a fresh slice of cucumber. Inhale the aroma and breathe in the healing properties. Light a few candles, incense or both. Start a fire in the fireplace, place fresh cut flowers next to you or open a window to feel the breeze. In other words, set the tone for the next 30 minutes. Find a comfortable chair, grab your favorite journal and pen and get ready to set the stage for self-reflection, the first steps in transformative self-leadership development. In other words, take the time to spend time with the many facets of you.

Click on the link above and meditate for 5 to 10 minutes to help you achieve a relaxed state of mind. Breathe in and out in a comfortable rhythm. Set an intention to be honest and kind with yourself. Use headphones for maximum experience.

After your short meditation, go within the cocoon of your relaxed conscious-ness to uncover the unconscious-ness that is motivating your thoughts, moods and behaviors. Start by asking yourself a few of the following questions. Use your journal to capture your honest answers.

Remember to breathe and believe……

Which of your personality traits are you most proud of?

Do those traits lead your decision making on a daily basis?

Who are your hero’s and heroines’? Why them?

How do you spend your down time?

Who do you spend your leisure time with?

Do you like to spend time alone?

Do you spend time in nature? When? Where?

What is fear to you? 

If fear was a color, what color would it be? Why not another color?

How do you solve conflict at work?

How do you solve conflict at home?

Do you believe conflict is always negative?

Do you dream?

Do you remember your dreams?

Which dream out of all the dreams you’ve ever had do you still remember?

Do your dreams have meaning in your life?

Do you believe you have a shadow side to your personality? What does that mean to you to have a “shadow” side?

What is your call to service?

When you were little, what did you want to do when you grew up?