Lifework week 1: The Dark Night
Dare the Dark
Describe your dark night of the soul. Don’t shy away from it. Describe it in as much detail as you need to look it square in the face. If you would like to share it privately with me please feel free to send me an email.
Lifework Week 2: The Hero’s Journey…Our Journey
This week you are invited to reflect on your own hero’s journey.
The Departure – What did you leave behind on your hero’s journey? Did your call come willingly or reluctantly?
The Initiation – What did you encounter on the road of trials? What did you discover about yourself that you didn’t know was there?
The Return – How has the journey changed you? What is it that you can share with others from what you have learned?
Lifework week 3: Harvesting the Good
Week 3 – Harvesting the Good
This week’s Lifework is focused on supporting you in re-writing your dark night story into a story that is empowering, liberating and inspiring.
1. Use the Franklin T-Square to help you discover the gifts from your experience. Draw a horizontal line going across and above the line write The Dark Night on the left side and The Gifts and Learnings on the right side. Draw a vertical line down the middle separating the two. On the left, write the elements of your dark night. On the right side, write the learnings and the gifts you have gleaned from this experience. If you don’t know yet, ask the Universe to show you the gifts.
2. Once you have identified the gifts from the experience, then re-write the story as an empowering story. This is a powerful step in your journey. Take time here to write the story that empowers you, frees you from any grip the dark night may have had on you, and inspires others to know that they too, are “more than that.”
I am so grateful I got released from that relationship so that I become available to meet the love of my life.
Going through the closure of my business taught me valuable life lessons that are priceless (list those lessons).
Going through the experience of cancer was a gift that taught me the preciousness of life and gave me the opportunity to re-prioritize my life so that now my family always comes first
Lifework For Week Four – An Opportunity For a New Beginning
We have the opportunity to turn our Dark Night experience into a new beginning…if we use it well. Using it well requires that we pay attention to the soft signals, create a support structure for necessary changes in our life, make a decision for the life we love, learn to connect with our inner sanctuary where we are protected from the elements of circumstance, and learn to Think, Release, Use and Expect in a way that moves us to the next rung on the ladder of our becoming.
As we wrap up our study together, I invite you to consider these questions:
- What are the soft signals in my life right now?
- What structures of support do I have in my life right now?
- What additional structures can I put in place?
- What supportive people do I surround myself with?
- What support study can I engage in to train my mind and my thinking?
- What supportive habits do I want to cultivate?
- What is the life I want? How can I decide for it right now?
- What is the way that I best access my inner sanctuary?
- What can I do to live more and more from this place?
- What steps can I take to create a new, TRUE beginning?
Know that YOU ARE MORE THAN THAT!
Create an affirmation for yourself that reminds you that, which is inside of you is greater than anything outside of you.
“I (name) am so much MORE than my circumstances.”
“I (name) am so much more than my experiences.”
“That which is within me is great than (your experience)”
“I will have this experience, but I refuse to let it have me.”
Get the Gift
You may not know what the gift is right now, but DECIDE to get the gift. “I refuse to have this experience without getting the gift it came to give me.”