The Bill of Rights was finalized 228 years ago today. At a personal level, what are your rights — how do they impact your hopes, visions and dreams? If you listen to your intuition you may realize it has a lot to say.
Here’s a way to listen with one of my favorite Journal to the Self techniques, List of 100. (You can read more about this clever and trusty tool in a previous post.) Write the inspiration for your list at the top — try:
I have the right to…
Then use all the pointers: Write very quickly. Number as you go. Repeat, repeat, repeat is ok! If you get stuck, just write ‘stuck’ until the next thing comes.
Once you have a list of 100, reread it all — look for categories, patterns, themes and insights. If you are like, me your thinking brain will tire out somewhere around item 50. You might have a few humorous items thrown in around then too (our intuition is clever that way). Later in the list you will probably see an overall gift of wise ideas, look beyond the actual ink on the page for the insightful meaning and lessons. Synthesize this wisdom in a brief write.
Now write a reflection. What are the overall lessons, messages, themes you observe? What are your takeaways and next steps?
List of 100 is just one of 18 amazing techniques I teach during Journal to the Self workshops. Learn more on the Workshops page (online and in-person session). Or, if you prefer to sample first, try a free technique, or let’s schedule a no obligation phone call to chat about how I can support your own change journey.