The mind is loud. It gives all sorts of direction. The soul is quiet, offering subtle nudges of invitation.

When we build a practice of listening within, we grow to hear the soul more frequently and our quest for external perspective and affirmation begins to diminish.

We begin taking courageous action from an intuitive place.

Our clarity deepens. Our confidence grows. We hesitate less. We step into who we really are without apology or restraint.

The following exercise will guide you to begin listening within with the support of your chakra energy and clair abilities.


the elements & your energy

  1. Listening to your soul is rather like listening to the wind, sunlight, and grass in the image above. Each element of earth, air, water, and fire can guide us closer to our intuition by drawing us further into our bodies, opening and expanding our energy.

  2. What is your relationship to the elements of fire, earth, air, and water? Take note of what you observe.

  3. Review the Chakra energy resource. Take note of your relationship to each chakra.

name the roots

  1. What are the roots of your story? Take a few moments to consider the thematic roots of your life thus far.

  2. Name each root. Take note of whether each root was inherited, gifted, and/or chosen.

  3. How have these core themes impacted your life? Name the joys and challenges associated with each root.

  4. Of all these roots, which are unwavering in their strength?

  5. Which roots have held the most challenge?

The connection of our roots & our repetition

  1. Write down what has brought you deep joy in your life. What roots are associated to this joy?

  2. Write down three challenges you’ve repeatedly experienced. The form may have changed but the essence of the challenge has remained the same for you.

  3. As you explore your narrative roots, what other patterns of repetition are surfacing?


  1. What roots are impacting my practice of courage, whether overt or subtle. How are they specifically holding me back?

  2. What roots need to be lovingly excavated?

  3. What brand new growth do I want to plant in its place and cultivate to live more courageously?

  4. What roots already ground me in living more courageously? How can I anchor myself more specifically to these roots?

  5. Take note of what has arisen to the surface as you’ve moved through this reflection exercise.

take note of what has risen to the surface as you’ve moved through this reflection exercise. bring key notes to your next coaching session.

When we tend to the leaves and branches of our life, we ignore the true root of our lasting development. When we tend to our roots, we tend to the whole tree.
— Tonyalynne Wildhaber