I was sitting on the veranda of our rented log cabin in Spain when the insight hit me. Engrossed in The Master Key System by Charles F. Hannel, I stumbled upon a quote about deep-dive questions that I’ve not stopped thinking about since.
That quote was this…
“Questions are spiritual searchlights.”
I love the idea that questions shine the light of awareness onto the things we need to surface and shape. Deep-dive questions guide us to our Individual Wisdom and Divine Guidance. They’re the key to reclaiming our sovereignty… so we can distinguish between what’s truly ours, and what’s been absorbed from external influences.
Deep-dive questions are a gateway that cut through the surface layer veil; transporting you to the deeper wisdom within. A potent question will connect you with source. It will crack you open and guide you to explore the shadowy places that have been overlooked and ignored – maybe for lifetimes.
Best of all, once you ask a question you feel compelled to answer it!
The power of instinctive elaboration
Questions trigger a mental reflex called instinctive elaboration. In effect, questions hijack your brain to the point where you can’t think about anything else!
And if you’re thinking about the question, chances are you’ll also find an answer. [Have you ever said something in response to a question that you didn’t realise you knew?]
Netflix can help us understand what might be happening here…
When was the last time you lost yourself in a Netflix binge when you didn’t mean to? [Guilty!] You were only going to watch one, maybe two episodes, but suddenly it’s 3 am and you can’t peel yourself away from the screen because you HAVE to know what happens next!
Enter the power of the cliffhanger and open loops.
We CRAVE closure and open loops create an itch that needs to be scratched.
Questions create a similar opening causing your brain will scurry off to find answers so it can create closure. We’re hard-wired to think of answers. It’s why great questions can kick-start something powerful for your life.
Ask deep-dive questions, evolve your life.
In the words of Tony Robbins, “Quality questions create a quality life. Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.”
Questions disrupt the status quo by forcing you to challenge yourself.
- Where are you settling?
- What have you written off?
- What is the default thinking that keeps you circling where you are – rather than flying off to new horizons?
The right questions call us out of our default ways of being. They inspire deeper journaling, more meaningful conversations, and dreams that are aligned with the SOULPrint version of who we are.
For all these reasons [and more] questions form a fundamental pillar of my message-making work.
And when I think about the times we’re in, this focus isn’t all that surprising.
Know Your Truth
These times call for a deeper dive into ourselves. This is the time of individuality – the Age of the Individual Messenger.
A time for us to reconnect with and rediscover the wise, connected, inspired being that’s inside. This part of us has ALWAYS been there, it’s just we forgot. For too long, we’ve been told to seek the answers outside of ourselves.
That need for external validation.
Trusting those with more life experience above our intuition.
Following the curriculum for living that was laid down during different times from these.
We need to start questioning more – because so much of what we’ve been told is functional and effective, evidently isn’t. Just look around you, the evidence is everywhere.
So many structures are broken and damaged.
But maybe we were born for these times.
I believe it’s time to transform the prevailing social narrative. It’s time to discover different ways of BEing and DOing. It’s time to see authenticity as more than a marketing buzzword and create the space to discover who we are – and why we’re here.
So much more life becomes possible when we learn to tap a little deeper into our being and learn to hear OUR beautiful, unique, inspired voice.
It’s why I created Know Your Truth.
Deep-Dive questions for your journal
Know Your Truth is a year-long journaling adventure that connects you with your sacred self. Each week, you’ll receive a deep-dive question + commentary for you to explore.
I encourage you to take time to answer the week’s question – because your answers will come in layers.
There’s a world of difference between the first glance, and the place you arrive at when you consider your truth over the space of a week.
Each Deep Dive question is designed to take you into yourself – so you can access your Individual Wisdom, knowing, and Divine Guidance. These questions will empower you to write your way back to YOU… then anything is possible.
- You’ll reclaim overlooked parts of yourself.
- You’ll challenge and rewrite outdated beliefs and stories.
- You’ll clear out default patterns of thinking that no longer serve.
- You’ll have inspired ideas.
- You’ll heal.
- You’ll discover what you have to express.
Plus, you’ll get closer and closer to the message of YOU… giving you tons of inspired, unique content to share on social media.
Know Your Truth has been over two years in the making.
Its roots lie on that veranda in Spain when I was first inspired by the true power of questions for our lives.
Since then, I’ve been honing my question-asking skills.
In my podcast. In my own journaling, and in the Mine Your Mind conversations I have with clients.
Now you get to ponder over these questions too.
And I’m beyond excited to see how they transform your thinking… and ultimately transform your life.
“It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.” – Eugene Ionesco