As with all of these exercises, the best way is to treat them as a fun game. It’s not about getting correct answers. The questions are simply signposts for an enjoyable journey of exploration.
Pick a quiet time when you can be relaxed. Choose one of the following questions. Imagine that you’re sending it to your inner sources of wisdom. Close your eyes and wait for images, feelings, thoughts or ideas to start coming up. Afterwards, make a note of whatever came up. When you look back over your notes one day, you may be surprised at how many pieces of your jigsaw are starting to fit together.
What is your favourite historical era?
What do you like most about it?
If you could go back there, who would you like to be?
What sort of life would someone like you have had in that time?
Do you feel strongly one way or the other about any public holiday?
How would you ideally like to spend that holiday?
Has any particular date or birthday ever had a special effect on you?
What are your favourite historical films or novels?
Which historical outfit would you choose for a fancy-dress party?
Have you ever had any dreams set in historical times?