Heart of the Soul

Heart of the Soul

What Do You Need?

You Matter - Jodi ChapmanLet’s try an experiment together.

Let’s sit still for a few moments. Get comfortable. Relax into our body. Take a few deep breaths. Close our eyes. And feel ourselves becoming more centered – more grounded. Let’s take a few more deep breaths together and then ask ourselves this question:

What do I need most right now? 

And let’s keep our eyes closed and wait for the answer to pop into our mind. Because it will. It may be a whisper, but it will be there. We may need to sift through some of our thoughts and emotions to get to it, but it will be there. It will.


Once we hear the answer, take out a piece of paper and write it down. And then take it into your heart.

Maybe you heard that you need to feel supported. 

So your assignment is to come up with ways that you can find some extra support from yourself and also your loved ones.

Maybe you heard that you need to rest. 

So your assignment is to find ways to give yourself permission to relax and chill out a little bit.

Maybe you heard that you need to take some of the pressure off of yourself. 

So your assignment is to allow yourself to make mistakes and to give yourself some extra love and support right now – knowing that you are enough.


Maybe you heard that you need to find a new job. 

So your assignment is to do exactly that. To start taking action and honoring this voice within that is asking you to leap into something that feeds your soul.

Maybe you heard that you need to take better care of yourself. 

So your assignment is to nourish your body with nutritious food, get plenty of sleep, and find ways to minimize your stress.

Whatever you heard, please take some time to listen to this need and then honor it by giving yourself whatever your soul asked for. You deserve to have your needs met – all of them. You really do.

Sometimes we’re so used to putting our own needs at the very bottom of our priority list that allowing ourselves to even have needs can feel completely foreign. And so that’s where experiments such as this become extra important and absolutely essential.


You matter. And your needs are important. Getting into the practice of recognizing what you need is the first step. Loving yourself enough to give yourself what you need is the next. 

I invite you to do both today. 




about jodi
Jodi Chapman is a bestselling author, an award-winning blogger, and a soulful community builder. She lives her life with love and faith in the driver’s seat, and she hopes to leave a trail of inspiration wherever she goes. She believes that we each have the ability to hear our soul’s whisper and create our best lives. She would love to connect with you!


Website   ♥   Facebook   ♥   Angel Fund    ♥   Free Ebook

Previous Posts

Just One Thing
Sometimes, life can feel overwhelming. It can feel disheartening. It can feel like it’s all just too much to handle, to process, to sift through. Especially for sensitive souls – those of us who live our lives with our hearts wide open and ...

posted 7:53:45pm Jun. 06, 2014 | read full post »

In the Stillness (Free Printable Poster)
I created this printable poster as a loving reminder for each of us. It's my hope that it helps us remember to slow down and give ourselves the beautiful gift of stillness and presence. You can click on it, save it, and print it out - I created ...

posted 10:02:15pm May. 26, 2014 | read full post »

Lean Into It
I oftentimes feel that my life is a drag car race – where I’m going around and around and around at super fast speeds, and the only time I stop to recharge is when I absolutely have to – when I’m about to run out of gas or when my body ...

posted 1:50:03am May. 18, 2014 | read full post »

You Already Know
Yes. It’s easy to look to another for the answers. It’s easy to look outside of yourself for the way forward. It’s easy to ask and plead and beg for someone to tell you what to do, or how to live, or where to go. It’s so easy to put all ...

posted 1:31:15am May. 07, 2014 | read full post »

You're Already Perfect
In the past I seemed to believe that I'd achieve perfection if I only tried hard enough, pushed hard enough, and worked hard enough.  So that’s exactly what I did. I tried until I couldn’t try any more. I pushed until I was absolutely ...

posted 8:03:59pm Apr. 30, 2014 | read full post »


Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.