Awakening Your Natural Goodness

Hopetoun Falls, Otway National Park, Victoria,...On Sunday, I suggested an exercise for anyone who wanted to release the brakes on their energy.

Today, I wanted to go a little further with that idea through a writing exercise that helps you to get in touch with your own natural goodness and allow it to flow through your life.

There are many ways to feel the goodness of your natural energy such as meditation, yoga, and exercise. These are important physical ways of feeling your energy without the interference of our mind.

Sometimes, however, it’s good to engage our mind so that we can strengthen our intellectual and intuitive powers of our energy.  So, today, I’m sharing a process and worksheet to help you open up to your natural goodness with the power of your mind and intuition.

It would help if you did Sunday’s exercise, but it’s not necessary to use this process.

The main benefit of this process is to discover and prioritize the most important longer term soul projects that are doing.  It’s quite possible that you are already doing soul “work”, but this exercise also helps reinforce that understanding or broaden it.

Like Sunday’s exercise, this can be done as quickly or carefully as you want to do it.  Here is a worksheet you can download and print out to make this easier:

Natural Goodness Worksheet

Here’s the steps:

  1. Using information from your worksheet from Sunday or your own personal knowledge, write down the top 3-7 qualities of your higher self or your natural energy in column one of the worksheet.
  2. In column two, write a list of between 10 and 20 skills and strengths you have or would like to have.
  3. Column three is where some brainstorming work comes through combining the words in column one with column two. For instance, if a quality of your natural energy is compassion, and one of your strengths or talents is writing — that combines to writing with compassion or compassionate writing.

The point of this exercise is to see how you could or are already applying your best personal energies to your actions in the world.  Creating as many options as possible can make this easier.  I usually like to do this with a group of people because it tends to free people up with their ideas, but you doing this by yourself gives you more time to ponder the possibilities.

At the bottom of the natural goodness worksheet is an opportunity to look at your longer term projects or create new ones from column 3.

Hope you enjoy this exercise!

Published by Karen Powers Wan

Writer, Restorative Lifestyle Coach, Sustainability Project Manager, and Meditation Instructor.

7 thoughts on “Awakening Your Natural Goodness

  1. Karen, I’d like to reblog this to my Mamaw’s Homeplace site. I usually only post myself once a week, but I think this would sync well with what I’m planning to do there. However, I don’t see how it works. I use wordpress and have an ID there. However, my blog is hosted privately. When I try to use your link at the top, it won’t let my type in the address and there’s nothing in the dropdown box. Any suggestions?

      1. Melody,

        Thought I’d reply to you this way so that you contact me directly via email if you would like to follow up on the guest blogging idea. I’m attaching both the worksheets that would go along with natural goodness guest blog for now. I will also create a separate page tonight on my site if you’d like to link to that page instead.

        Sorry, the re-blogging didn’t work. When I went to your site, I couldn’t reblog any of your blogs either. I’m fairly sure you’re right that this has to do with how your website is hosted outside of wordpress. But guest blogging works too.

        I have to go to a meeting right now, but I’m sure we can figure out something to make this work!

        Warm regards,


        Karen Wan Writer and Livelihood Coach

    1. Hi Melody, I’m not quite sure about the technical problems with re-blogging. The guest blog idea sounds like the best solution to me. I could probably put the worksheets on their own page on my site, so that the guest blog could link to those, if that makes sense to you, because right now the natural goodness worksheet is linked to this page. I’d be happy to re-purpose this work as a guest blog for you!

      1. Thank you so much. I’ve never been involved in this kind of transaction. I’m not sure what the protocols are for it. If you know, I’d be glad to do whatever is necessary. This would be part 1 of my Day 22 of the MNINB challenge. I may get it finished before June after all. ;~)

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