I was called anything from crazy to a new age freak, but, inside, I knew the truth. Eventually, I became wise enough to protect the truth from people who weren’t ready, and to also find groups of people who were. It was the 1980’s in New York, and although there weren’t tons of awakening people, we seemed to find each other.
The combination of seven intense years as a crisis counselor in New York, plus twenty years as an Awakening Life Coach, allows me to offer you the following guide:
Shoulder to Cry On?
Your friend or relation may just need a safe shoulder to cry on. Don’t underestimate the importance of being that shoulder. Crisis is cathartic, and it may bring up all sorts of old wounds that are ready to be released. Sometimes just having a safe space to cry and open up allows a person to approach new ideas and possibilities. Having said this, if your friend or relation continues to cry over the same things without healing, a professional may be necessary to help him/her break the emotional cycle.
- What if you had a magic wand and could manifest anything that you desire, what would it be?
- What would happen if you let go, or forgave yourself?
- What would change if you gave yourself love and kindness?
- What if success was guaranteed, what would you do?
Some of the best questions are ones where you both address and disarm the objections that have kept your friend/relation from exploring new possibilities. Let’s say that she/he recently lost a job in a “left brained” field that wasn’t very exciting, and her/his objection to finding a new and interesting career path is the fear of not making enough money. Your question might be:
- If you could do anything that you desire, and money was no issue, what would that be?