Surface deeply meaningful (unconscious) emotions, memories, and (inner) relationships by doing these activities:

  1. Visualization meditation: Find a comfy spot to sit or lie down. Close your eyes and imagine a happy place, a cherished memory, or a significant event in your life. Focus on the emotions and sensations you experience during this visualization. Once you have a clear image in your mind, write down elements from this scene.

  2. Collage making: Gather some magazines, newspapers, or printed images and cut out anything that resonates with you. As you assemble your collage, reflect on what each element represents and how it connects to your emotions, memories, or relationships.

  3. Journaling: Write about your life experiences, emotions, and relationships. Use prompts like “What was the happiest moment in your life?” or “Describe a person who has had a significant impact on your life.” As you journal, you may uncover memories or emotions that you hadn’t consciously considered before. After journaling, review your writing and highlight recurring themes, emotions, or relationships. Here are some more prompts for journaling:

    1. What are you passionate about? What is it that you love doing?

    2. What are you good at? What knowledge do you possess that most others don't?

    3. What thing can you do and forget time?

    4. What do you find important? 

    5. What makes you angry in the world?

    6. What makes you tear up with love and joy when you see it?

    7. What would it look like if you had a full year of time to set up a way of working for which people would pay you?

    8. Where are you willing to go further than anyone else? What shit are you willing to eat?

    9. What story are you telling yourself?

    10. Why can’t you do the thing you want to do?

    11. Who hurt you?

    12. Who is taking responsibility?

    13. What do you fear most?

    14. What will you regret when you’re on your deathbed?

    15. Who do you want to help? Who have you always helped?

  4. Mind mapping: Create a mind map with a central theme, such as a core value, relationship, or life event. Branch out with connected ideas, emotions, and memories. Use colors, symbols, and illustrations to represent different aspects of your mind map. Once completed, identify the most meaningful elements.

  5. Creative expression: Express yourself through different creative mediums like painting, drawing, or sculpting. Focus on the process rather than the final product, and let your emotions guide your work. Afterward, reflect on the themes and symbols that emerged during your creative process.

  6. Symbol exploration: Explore various cultural, historical, and spiritual symbols. Research their meaning to see if any resonate with you. Note down these symbols, including what they mean to you.

  7. Dream analysis: Keep a dream journal recording your dreams upon waking. Over time notice recurring themes, images, or symbols in your dreams. These can provide valuable insights into your subconscious mind.

  8. Sensory exploration: Focus on each of your senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste) in turn. For each sense, recall a vivid memory, emotion, or relationship associated with that particular sense. Once you’ve explored all senses, identify common emerging themes or symbols.

  9. Nature walks: Spend time in nature observing and appreciating your surroundings. Take note of any natural elements, patterns, or shapes that resonate with you. Why do they resonate with you? Note these down.