One way to tap the deeper wisdom of the body-mind (vs. the analytical, strategic, linear, monkey mind) is non-dominant hand writing. You can easily access what your body and your subconscious knows for more complete information.
Try this: write questions on a piece of paper with your dominant hand. Switch hands and answer with your non-dominant hand. It may take some practice to write and read what we’ve written, because few of us are ambidextrous. But go back and forth with questions and answers, passing the pen back and forth.
You may be surprised by what you get. I just asked my deeper self, “What do you most want to offer with your healing practice?” The answer: “A grieving ground. Sacred theater for deep life to play out.” Now I would not have put it that way consciously, but my unconscious body-mind put it that way. It gives me a fuller sense of the sacred space that is so needed in our culture for grief.
Note: you might have to ‘translate’ the answers with your clear writing hand, making notations by words that are hard to read. Sometimes it will be hard to understand the answers as you look back on this interview, so better to clarify while it’s fresh in your mind.
As you keep asking and answering you may feel a little fuzzy-headed. That’s because you are safely putting yourself in an easily reversible altered state. You are moving back and forth between hemispheres of the brain.
As you write with your non-dominant hand, you locate yourself in your meditation sanctuary, the center of your head near the hypothalamus, as opposed to the frontal cortex of the analytical mind. In the meditation sanctuary, you are close to all the sensory nerve inputs, so that you are accessing more full information from all your senses and your intuition.
I’d love to hear how this works for you, what you discover. Let me know. It would be a great foundation for further session work with me.