Now that you have regained your faith in your mission to move in line with your heart’s true desires, it’s time to understand what that is. It’s time for some hardcore soul searching.
It might surprise some of us, while others might relate, but not all of us actually KNOW what it is that we want. We can feel it lurking somewhere in our unconscious but have never listened enough to have brought it to our consciousness, at least not in the form of a clear and understandable goal. Even those of us who think we don’t need to search for our soul should go through this stage, if only to reaffirm we’ve got things right.
This is the stage where we need to turn into ourselves, tune in, listen hard, and ask all the right questions.
Answers will come later, for now we need to start to get the unconscious pulp moving around. We’ve ignored our true feelings for so long they stopped believing they’d ever be heard and settled down to the depths of our consciousness. In this stage we want to shake things up and bring long ignored emotions to the surface.
This stage isn’t easy. At times it can seem useless, hopeless, or even counter-productive. It can bring about a lot of confusion, and old feelings we thought we had dealt with can rear their ugly heads again, but have faith in yourself and don’t give up.
The thing that most helped me start this stage was the book The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. This isn’t the kind of book you read cover-to-cover like the Alchemist, it’s a workbook originally intended to help artists out of their blocks, but it’s a great workbook for ANYONE wishing to uncover their true intentions. In fact, it will help with the next stage as well.