About a year ago I came across Tara Mohr on this podcast. I don’t remember exactly what was said in that podcast, but I remember thinking, “I love a lot of what this girl has to say, I’m gonna read her book.” I ended up listening to her book, Playing Big, on Audible. I hate reading and am in love with Audible. It reads one book to me a month and it reminds me of when my mom would take us to the public library for story time. Love it.
One thing Tara encourages you to do in her book and on the podcast is the Inner Mentor Visualization. I’d done other visualization in the past, but this was/is one of the few I really find helpful. From time to time -whenever I feel like I need a bit of a reset- I lay down, hit play and repeat this inner mentor meditation. Tara offers this visualization for free on her website, which is how I first found it. You just have to join her email list (here) and you’ll receive an email with the inner mentor visualization.
The idea of this visualization is that you’re visiting yourself 20 years in the future and seeing who that person is.
- Who would she be friends with?
- What would she do for self care?
- What does she do for a living?
- How does she think about her body?
- What would her house look like?
- How do you feel when you’re around her?
- How does she handle stress and feelings of overwhelm?
- What would she do for joyful movement?
Once you visualize/journal on who your inner mentor is, your inner mentor is supposed to feel like a north star guiding you in the thought patterns you’re stuck in and/or the behaviors you are choosing to engage in.
I recently came across the following advice: “Go towards what feels like relief.” After this meditation I always feel like I am moving towards relief. It feels like the right direction. I highly recommend having the above meditation sent to your inbox if you enjoy meditation exercises<3