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Finding your answers.. this technique feels like magic

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Here’s a very cool technique to find answers and because you will be accessing your creative soulful right brain, it’s going to feel like magic.

Part one. This stream of consciousness technique helps you access that creative soulful side that knows so much but is seldom heard. Often we are looking for answers but we aren’t really clear on the questions. In one sitting, write 100 questions. When it gets hard..(like at #10!) be playful. You can write things like “who is this stupid Janet, anyway?” or “What kind of spider is that on the window?” This results in your left brain deciding that it doesn’t need to be all that involved in this silly adventure, and your right brain starts to take over. When you are done, if you don’t have ‘aha’ moments, and some answers (yes, via questions) to your current situation, show the list to a trusted non-judgemental friend. (a person whose life isn’t going to be affected by your choices) Often they can see what you can’t.

Part 2 – Just to bring a little more magic into this, pick one question from your list and turn to page 54 of any book of any genre you feel inspired to open. 95% of the time when I’ve offered this in a workshop, people find an answer.   

Why page 54? It’s just a random number I picked. Funny how random leads to great things.  You can play with this in a variety of ways if you’d like to keep using this technique to get answers.  You could ask a friend to give you a number between .. oh say, 12 and 100.    Or use whatever random method you like to come up with a number, including (if you aren’t going to spend a bunch of time second guessing yourself), just choosing any number that pops into your head.  

And the books? Wander through a bookstore, your bookshelves, or even a friends bookshelves.  Whatever book you choose will be the right one, whether it’s a dictionary, a novel, an art book, a children’s storybook or crossword puzzle book!  

There ya go.  Go Play.  

Post your thoughts? (There’s a little ‘post your comment’ button at the end of the tag list below)


About Janet

Artist/writer with a tall ship and mystical twist, Certified Professional Life Coach (ICA), Master Creativity Coach (KMCC), Curator/owner of Writerly Kits, workshop leader and creativity group facilitator trainer. Outdoor enthusiast and Tall Ship sailor. Been through breast cancer and found her own tools of play, lightness, creativity, nature, thinking differently and visualization assisted healing through and after treatments. Ever ever so grateful for all the wondrous people she is surrounded by.

2 responses »

  1. Thanks! Im going to try it and Ill let you know. Norah

  2. Wonderful! Looking forward to hearing how it works for you, Norah. Also, thanks for commenting.


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