The soul questions are how we create our Soul Profile. We ask the soul questions just before entering the stillness and silence of our meditation practice, and then we let them go, allowing the Universe to work out the details. Asking the soul questions connects us more deeply to who we truly are at the core of our being. The reason we ask the soul questions before going into meditation is to expand our internal reference point from constricted to expanded awareness. When we ask the soul questions, we are connecting to our personal soul and then the answers to life’s biggest questions begin to flow more freely.
When we first begin asking these questions in meditation, we might notice that our mind is generally pretty quick to answer. I invite you to keep asking the questions until you sense that the answers are coming from your heart, rather than your intellect. That being said, we aren’t searching for the answers. Rather, we plant the questions like seeds at the level of our soul and then we live the answers.
Who Am I?
The purpose of this question, “Who am I?”, is to begin a dialogue with our higher self, that aspect of us that is always within us that we often receive insights or instincts from. We ask this question to connect us more deeply to the essence of who we are so that we can shed concepts of who we think we are – on the outside – and get to know who we truly are – on the inside. If you were to strip away all your material possessions, your accomplishments and your relationships, who are you really at the core of your being?
What Do I Want?
We ask this question, “What do I want?”, as a way to begin our internal dialogue around that which we would like to see fulfilled in our lives. The answers can be material, spiritual, ethereal, physical, or even emotional. When we ask ourselves what we truly want, we not only become more clear about our intentions and desires, but we also energetically put the question (and the answers) out there for the universe to deliver.
What is My Dharma?
Dharma is a Sanskrit word that means ‘purpose’. By asking the question “What is my dharma?”, we’re really asking “What is my purpose in life?” Each of us has a unique talent, a special gift, something that we do better than anyone else. Sometimes this is a skill set we have developed and use in our career, but often times it is just a hobby that we enjoy. When we understand what our own gifts are, we can then ask “how can I serve myself and others through doing that which I love – through our dharma?” This important question brings us closer to our life’s purpose – that which we came here to do.
An International Bestselling Author, Lifestyle and Leadership Coach and speaker, Tris Thorp is one of today’s leading experts in the field of personal growth and leadership development, specializing in emotional healing, women’s empowerment and shadow work.
Having spent a decade traveling the world, being trained by and sharing the stage with Dr. Deepak Chopra in the field of social emotional learning, consciousness and mindfulness-based practices, Tris has a real gift for integrating the ancient spiritual teachings with modern-day science and mindfulness to help people all over the world let go of their past and create an empowered new future.
During her tenure at the Chopra Center, Tris apprenticed under the Chopra Center’s co-founder Dr. David Simon, co-facilitating the Healing the Heart and Emotional Freedom workshops alongside him. Prior to his passing in 2012, Dr. Simon appointed Tris as the person to carry on his teachings in the field of emotional healing. In addition, Tris was fortunate to be mentored by the late Debbie Ford prior to her passing in 2013, which is where she continued her extensive studies of the unconscious mind and concepts of the persona and shadow. After the loss of her two mentors, Tris went on to become certified through the Ford Institute as a coach specializing in Shadow Work and reconciling mental and emotional issues stemming from past experiences. She continues to share the gifts of emotional healing and facilitating this work in the footsteps of her former mentors.
Tris is the International bestselling author of Healing Your Heart: Rewrite Your Story with Awareness and Intention. A guide book to understanding your emotions, how we create our story and workable tools and techniques to heal from the past, Healing Your Heart stewards you through the process of releasing mental and emotional baggage, forgiving yourself and others, setting and enforcing boundaries and consciously communicating your needs in a loving and effective way so you can be who you’re meant to be, do the things you want to do and have all that you deserve to have in this life.
Tris is also the co-author of bestseller Mental and Emotional Release® with Dr. Matt James. Written in a language both professionals and non-professionals can understand, Mental and Emotional Release® offers real life case studies, an overview of MER and its foundation, step by step scripts to follow, and clinical efficacy studies comparing MER to other therapies.
Clearly in her dharma, Tris’s passion and dedication to gently guide people on their inward journey through personal growth is evident in her work as a Lifestyle and Leadership coach, Trainer of Mental and Emotional Release and workshop facilitator. She teaches various courses on leadership development, personal empowerment, social emotional learning and higher states of consciousness – both in online courses and her certification programs, live workshops, VIP retreats and 1-1 clients.
Tris Thorp is Board Certified by the Association of Integrative Psychology as a Trainer of Mental and Emotional Release ®, Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming, Hypnosis, and Mental and Emotional Release ®, a Certified Reiki Master, and an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance.
Tris is devoted to inspiring and empowering others to cultivate and maintain mindfulness-based lifestyle practices that lead to greater clarity, purpose and fulfillment. Through one-on-one coaching, online programs and live events, Tris specializes in helping people to fully release negative emotions, limiting beliefs and unconscious patterns, enabling them to make quantum leaps into the life they are truly meant to be living.