Inner Quest

 

 

The IAQ InnerQuest deck is for questions about your own personal journey. It’s useful in moments of challenge or confusion, or when you feel you need more information or a nudge to think along different pathways. The questions are broad and cover a range of social, moral, spiritual, metaphysical and psychological considerations.

Choosing the cards is an intuitive process. Quietly focus your mind. You don’t need to formulate a specific question; however if you prefer to then it is best to phrase your enquiry in terms of “What do I need to know about…” or “Is there something else I should be considering about…” (see Hints & Tips).

The cards below are generated randomly from the larger IAQ InnerQuest deck every time you log on or refresh the page. Click on the arrows or use your mouse scroll wheel to slide through the deck in either direction until you feel drawn to choose a card. Clicking on that card will reveal the question. Once turned over, the card will remain that way to allow you to choose further cards if you wish. A maximum of three cards is usually best.You can look at the questions singly, but it can also be interesting to look for relationships of thought between them.

Clicking on it a second time will turn the card back over and generate a new one in its place. However, it is usually more interesting to work with the questions you are given – even if they don’t seem to immediately make sense.

  • Does it allow you to express your creativity?
  • How does it impact those around you?
  • Does it require a leap of faith? How comfortable are you with that?
  • Why is this important to you?
  • What does it allow you to deny or ignore?
  • How long will it last?
  • What effect will it have on your other relationships?
  • Is it part of a cycle or pattern?
  • What is the one question you are afraid to ask about it?
  • Does it bring you joy? In what way?
  • Does it undermine your personal authority? How?
  • Does it make you feel resentful? About what?
  • Does it increase of decrease the gap between the real you and the you the world sees?
  • What aspect of your past does it reflect?
  • How does it affect your health?
  • Are you holding on when you should let go?
  • Will it draw disapproval from others – and how important is this to you?
  • What are the hidden costs?
  • In what ways does it make you feel hopeful or hopeless?
  • Does it sound too good to be true?
  • How far are you willing to go – realistically?
  • Does it make you angry?
  • Is it built on corrupt foundations?
  • Would you miss it if it was gone?
  • Does it resonate with your deepest values?
  • Does it make you feel powerful or powerless?
  • Are you able to acknowledge the endpoint?
  • Does it bring up a paradox or contradiction in your life?
  • Can you laugh about it?
  • Is it a short- or long-term solution?
  • Does it make you feel vulnerable?
  • Does it represent a break with tradition?
  • Does it require more than you have to give?
  • How will it affect your quality of life – as opposed to your standard of living?
  • Is it motivated by love?
  • Are you doing this for yourself or someone else?
  • How does it affect your way of seeing and experiencing the world?
  • What responsibilities does it bring with it?
  • How long will it take?
  • Does it inspire self-love or self-loathing?
  • What will it cost?
  • How does it reflect your spiritual beliefs?
  • Does it enhance your self-esteem in a meaningful way?
  • How complicated is it?
  • Does it pollute – body, mind, soul or environment?
  • How does it make you feel – and why?
  • How does it affect your perception of your needs?
  • Who is it for?
  • What aspect of your inner-self does it reflect?
  • How clear are your goals?
  • What don’t you know that you need to know?
  • Can you link it to a symptom or sensation in your body?
  • What would you do differently if you could?
  • Does it exhaust or energise you?
  • What compromises does it require – and are you willing to make them?
  • Can you celebrate it as a new beginning?
  • What story does it tell about you?
  • What would it take for you to feel supported?
  • How will it affect your health?
  • Is there something about it that makes you feel fearful?
  • In what ways is it a reflection of your sexuality?
  • Does it have its own momentum or do you have to force it?
  • What is its most surprising aspect?
  • Are you grateful for it?
  • Does it support or suppress your personal evolution?
  • Does it make you feel excluded?
  • Does it bring you closer to, or move you further away from, significant others?
  • What assumptions does it depend on? What happens when you challenge these?
  • Does it make you feel part of something important?
  • Can it be understood symbolically or metaphorically?
  • Is it bad for you?
  • Are you afraid of losing it?
  • Does it represent change for change's sake?
  • Do you feel valued?
  • What myth or story does this remind you of?
  • What three words would you use to describe it?
  • Do you trust the process?
  • Does it make you feel isolated?
  • Who have you excluded from the conversation?
  • Presume your 'mistake' was your intention. Now what?
  • In what ways do you feel you are being tested and why?
  • Do you feel loved?
  • Do you feel like you need shelter? From what?
  • What is your contribution?
  • Who benefits from your confusion?
  • What was your first impulse or response?
  • What would happen if you did nothing? Be honest.
  • What happens when you ignore good intentions – yours or others – and focus on effects and outcomes?
  • What if you can’t fix it?
  • What if you can’t control it?
  • Does it blur the boundaries between self and not-self?
  • What aspects of your self are repressed in its perpetuation?
  • Does it make you feel ashamed of yourself? Of others? Explain.
  • What happens when you apply empathy instead of judgement?
  • Who are you protecting? What would happen if you stopped?
  • What role does ritual or habit play in this?
  • Who made the rules you are following?
  • In what way are you making a meaningful contribution?
  • Do you feel inspired?
  • Is it just a facade? If so, what's behind it?
  • How does it square with any belief you hold in a higher being?
  • What, ideally, do you want?
  • What role does morality play in it?
  • Is it enough just to survive?
  • Where and how did you learn this response?
  • What makes it feel better?
  • Presume the thing you fear is the thing you desire most. Now what?
  • What do you need to feel safe enough to speak up/out?
  • In what ways does it challenge your need for and definition of security?