Mahana Interview
 

1a) The real you, from the ground, asks Mahana, in the tree: “What aspect of your real self are you hiding- to see if people will love you ‘as you are’”? i.e. your beauty? competence? providing? vulnerability? sexuality? intimacy? self discipline? Christ-like nature etc.


Mahana answers from the tree : “I may be hiding my _________________________________________________.”

1b) From 1 to 10, how true do you think the following could be for you?:  “Something my spouse (or someone I’m interested in) needs from me or would like to see in me is ____________________________.  If I do not give or provide this, his or her love or acceptance is the evidence that I must truly be lovable.  In other words, not showing up as ________ or giving ________ could be a test.”  

Notes: _____________________________________________________________________________________

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2) The real you, from the ground, asks Mahana, in the tree: “What are you not seeing about this?” What are you not seeing about the real you, or about why you do this, about who you are, about what you’re afraid of?”
 

Mahana answers (from the tree):  “What I’m not seeing is that ___________________________________________.”


Ask at least 3 times.   If you’d like you can take notes on anything that stands out:

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3) The real you, from the ground, asks Mahana (the you that tests people): “What aspect of your real and highest self are you hesitant to risk again?  What will you not risk being trampled or rejected again?”  i.e. your beauty? competence? providing? vulnerability? sexuality? intimacy? sincerity? creativity? kindness? willingness to ask for what you want? etc.
 

Mahana answers from the tree:  “I will not risk _____________________________________________.”

Ask at least 3 times.   If you’d like you can take notes on anything that stands out:
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4) The real you (from the ground) asks Mahana:  “Is it possible that you are sick of trying to get love - that you are worn down by how much effort and near perfection is required to get love?”  What are you not seeing about this?”

Mahana answers from the tree:

“I’m wearing myself out trying to get love.  This may be why I’m rebelling and hiding in the tree.  

What I’m not seeing about this is __________________________________________________________________.”

 

As I consider how I might have been hiding, to some extent, my entire life…

What I’m feeling right now is  ______________________________________________________________________

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What I think Heavenly Father is trying to tell me is ______________________________________________________

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What I’m hopeful about is   _______________________________________________________________________

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What I’m willing to do is  _________________________________________________________________________

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What I think life could be like is ____________________________________________________________________

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