Posted by: ginalazenby | January 14, 2011

11 questions for self discovery

Shiloh's artwork The Three Graces

I get many interesting submissions to my inbox (currently standing at 30,000 emails with two thirds of them unopened!!)  This one caught my eye and I am sharing here the beautiful questions that Shiloh McCloud proposed for this new year time of self reflection:

Self Discovery Ritual: 11 Questions

Directions: Take one hour for Self Discovery. Light a candle and put something next to it that you love. Sit quietly with a warm shawl about your shoulders. Soften your body – starting with your feet and going up to your crown, paying attention to each part of you, including your organs, with a special focus of becoming present to your heart. Say a prayer that you will be able to listen into the spaciousness of your own soul. Be quiet and still and let yourself enter dream space.

Then one by one, read the questions and answer them just in your mind or out loud, see what comes up.

  1. When do I feel happiest being me?
  2. What do I love to create?
  3. What do I feel I was born to do?
  4. When I am the most at peace?
  5. What do I long for?
  6. What is between me and being happy?
  7. If my heart could send me a message what would she say to me?
  8. If my body wrote me a letter what would it say?
  9. If my spirit were a song, what would it sound like?
  10. If my mind were free, what thoughts would I ththink?
  11. If my soul could speak to me, what would she say?

When you are complete with that, you can also write out the answers. At the end, see what you feel like. Feel into your emotional self. How do you feel? What did you discover about incredible you?

Be patient towards all that is unsolved in your heart
and try to love the questions themselves. Rilke

Thank you Shiloh for sharing this



  1. Thanks for the questions – I’ll use them tomorrow. Your inbox tally puts mine in perspective! And your January sounds like mine.

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