October 4, 2023
Imagine standing on the shores of Greenland, surrounded by pristine landscapes and towering icebergs. The stillness is clearly visible. It’s a canvas of serenity where modern technology and distractions fade into the background.
This is what I experienced just a few weeks ago during a meditation retreat – and it was a powerful lesson in the art of reflection. Watching Mother Nature shift and change those icebergs reminded me that reflection is essential for personal growth and self-discovery.
With active reflection, you can increase your awareness, develop resiliency skills, and discover clarity in uncertain times. Which is necessary if you want to heal yourself at all levels of your being: mind, body, spirit, and emotions – or use ancient healing techniques to heal spiritual wounds.
Before integrating reflection into your life, it’s important to understand why reflection is a necessary part of the healing process.
As a human being, it’s natural to want to delve deep within yourself, especially when you’re trying to heal. In your search for answers, you might use reflection techniques to examine your experiences, emotions, and beliefs.
Reflection can help increase your self-awareness about your inner being. It also serves as a tool for self-discovery, allowing you to unearth the hidden facets of your psyche. When you pause and reflect, you gain clarity about your thoughts and emotions. So you can start to identify patterns and limiting beliefs that may be holding you back.
Reflection is a powerful tool that can help you transform your mind, body, and soul. As a spiritual counselor, I can provide a safe space for you to explore your inner being. Using techniques like Depth Hypnosis and Applied Shamanic Counseling, I can help you take the first step toward healing and personal growth.
But what other reflection techniques can you do on your own?
Reflection can take various forms, each with unique benefits. Some common techniques I recommend to my clients are:
There are many techniques you can use to heal and grow. But no matter which reflection technique you choose, the common thread is the journey inward. Each offers a unique lens to explore your thoughts, emotions, and beliefs.
By incorporating these practices into your life, you open doors to greater self-awareness and personal growth – and enrich your connection with the world around you.
One of the techniques I recommend to my clients the most is spending time in nature. Because the stillness and beauty of the natural world can profoundly impact your ability to reflect.
When I was in Greenland, I observed the remarkable transformations of icebergs. They would break apart, creating a symphony of sounds, and then quickly return to stillness.
I soon realized that this ebb and flow mirrors the relationship between humans and change. Because we are like icebergs – floating along, uninterrupted, and content in our formation. Then, a major life change comes along, forcing us to “break apart.”
Observing this process was a reminder that change is inevitable. A quick return to stillness is a valuable lesson in resilience – and the ability to find balance, even in the face of disruption. Things I never would have learned or uncovered without spending time in nature.
My retreat is a vivid example of how reflection, especially in the natural world, can teach you more about yourself. All while grounding you and deepening your connection to the Earth.
Mindful reflection is the pathway to self-discovery, healing, and personal growth. It allows you to dive deep into your inner world. So you can uncover hidden truths and shed light on your thoughts, emotions, and beliefs.
To get started, I recommend using reflection techniques like meditation or breathwork. Spending time in nature and connecting with the Earth – as I did on my meditation retreat in Greenland – can also provide valuable insights into your inner being.
But if you want to dive even deeper into your inner self, I recommend working with a spiritual counselor (like me) who uses ancient healing techniques, such as:
If you’re ready to embark on a journey of self-awareness and healing, I invite you to book a discovery call with me. Together, we can explore the profound potential of reflection using ancient healing techniques.