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1. Tools for the Land of Mind

This toolkit helps you to explore your mind in order to open up your thinking and liberate yourself from self-limitations.

Thought Tracker Level 1 and Level 2

Thought Tracker Level 1 provides you with a better visibility of your thoughts. Where to start? You can either focus on re-occurring thoughts or thoughts you have NOW.

You may associate certain feelings with thoughts you have identified. If you want to track them, you can use Thought Tracker Level 2 and work with both tracking tools in parallel.

Tip: You may find it difficult to separate between ‘trigger’ and ‘situation’. Trigger usually is a physical sensation you have, e.g. something you see or smell. Situation typically refers to an activity you are conducting in that very moment.

Mental Model Spotter

Self-Perception Tool

The self-perception tool is helpful to strengthen your self-esteem.

Tag Word Technique

Tag Word Technique

Tip: It’s easiest and most efficient to use only one tag word at a time.

You may want to start with ‘I have to’. Identify all thoughts with ‘I have to’ and ask yourself: “Who says that I have to? What is the consequence if I don’t do it?”

Expectation tracker

Here are some more examples as a kick-start to fill in your expectation tracker.

What does my mother expect from me?

  • That I call her regularly and tell her that I’m fine.

What do my siblings expect from me?

  • Someone to lean on and talk to

What does extended family expect from me?

  • That I spend time with them and take active part in the family dynamics. Just being there is enough for them.
  • That I call them regularly, so they know
    that I’m fine.
  • The older women and some men of the family expect me to do what women do in those cultures.

What do I expect from myself?

  • That I stay true to myself apart from what others expect me to say, do or behave.
  • I expect myself to have balanced relationships,
  • I expect myself to contribute to an open and balanced atmosphere, as much as I can.


2. Tools for the Land of Body

We tend to underestimate the physical aspects in our development journey. Systematic interaction with your body may trigger thought carousels and emotional roller coasters.

You may also develop physical issues that are related to the attention your body receives while you read chapter 4.

Here is the experience of a co-traveller:

“This was a chapter where I felt rather restless, as I wasn’t really acquainted with this land.

Later I realized that bad conscience was building up throughout the chapter, as I didn’t really take care of my body and still don’t really appreciate it.”

Mapping Pre-Determined Breaking Points

Here are some examples from your co-travellers that may kick-off your own self-exploration.

Change Belief - Change Habit

Here are some examples from your co-travellers that may inspire you.

3. Tools for the Land of Heart

Here you find all tools that help you to explore your heart in order to locate and let go of emotional patterns that send you on autopilot:

Emotion Tracker

Here are some examples from co-travelers to get you kick-started:

Additional tip

You may want to focus on the third column and take a conscious decision regarding the emotional state you prefer. This is a big step to get out of the auto-pilot mode.

Inventory of Fears

 Here are some examples from co-travelers to give you a broader range of examples of fears in context.

Needs tracker

It might be helpful to cluster your needs around the following areas: Physical wellbeing, inner and outer peace, connection, play, honesty, autonomy, meaning.

Pain Point Tracker

Here are some examples from co-travelers to get you kick-started:

Energy Vampire Spotter

Here is an example from a co-traveler to give you a better idea about how to fill in this template:

Drama Scanner

Here comes an example provided by a co-traveller that may inspire you to detect drama in your own environment.

Drama Self-Check

Drama is typically about unmet needs that trigger a whole plethora of negative emotions. Unconsciously, drama kings and queens use dramas to fulfil their needs.

The drama self-check helps you to identify potential blind spots regarding needs you may have without being aware of them.

It also helps you to get a clearer picture of people around you who seem to attract negativity or tragedy.

4. Issue Tracker

This tool supports the locating and letting go process of issues you find in your mind, body or heart.

Issue Tracker

What’s an issue? It’s a finding of a state of imbalance in your inside. The discovery of an issue marks the starting point of inner change. Issues trigger self-activation. They make you discover an inner strength that would finally resolve the issue. Issues pave the path of your journey. They might be related to an elusive feeling of something not being right.

It’s good to get aware of them as they fuel your journey and guide you through it.

Any issue you stumble across is good because it provides you with more insights about yourself.

An issue is symbolized as a standing stone. If it is detected and dealt with, it becomes a milestone of your personal development journey.

Monitoring your issues helps you to detect mental and emotional patterns.

Issue Tracker List