Steps to Discover Your True Self

Steps to discover your true self. Here’s the truth. Identifying your true self is a life-long journey. It’s about self-examination, taking responsibility for all your life choices, trusting beyond the five senses, anchoring yourself to the Divine spark of intelligence within and staying commitment to finding your truth.

You’ll have to choose a new path. A path that is committed to exploring the unconscious self. And know the path is different for everyone. One path is the path of resistance and sameness. You’ve been down this road many times, preferring to stay with what you know. There is a feeling of security, yet it’s met with disheartenment due to the sameness of it all.

The alternative path is unknown. It’s dark, lonely, and sometimes scary. Both paths are demanding, yet the second path holds untold treasures. If you choose the unknown path, you’ll need to trust in Divine intelligence to reveal the next steps to align your soul’s intentions, purpose, and joy. This is when you begin to realize the untold treasures within your true self.

Don’t have time to read the entire blog? No worries, here are the cliff notes. Or, if you want to go deeper, you should consider a one-hour guided soul session that helps begin to plant the seeds of your true self.


All Wonders You Seek Are Within. Sir Thomas Brown


Why Discovering Your True Self Is Critical To A Joyful Life

Are the paths I mentioned resonating?

Many of us succumb to the randomness of life. Living a resigned life in quiet desperation, safe yet shackled, exhausted, and restless in sameness.

Then there are those of us who sense something more. In our own way, we, too, have a restlessness, but it’s not found in sameness. It’s found in the calling to something we know exists. We just don’t know what it is. I believe this restless energy is our soul calling us to “have a light-switch moment.”

The thing is, if you don’t step on the path of unknowingness, you’re likely to stay stuck in a sea of- sameness, which typically means fear, doubt, and disbelief. Dismissing all of the fabulously, unique treasures within. I believe, to get to these treasures, you need to know your true self intimately. Getting to know oneself means having a daily, committed practice to build a relationship with your soul and your sacred personality type.

When you step fully into your true self, you discover the joy of being you. You embrace enlightened living. And it’s from your center that you surrender while remaining secure in the knowledge that you’re being held by a FORCE that is beyond understanding. It has a mystery and magic, which ushers in a big juicy life!


Awaken Your True Self, a roadmap for self discovery found in my debut book Unpack your Personality: Let Your Inner Guide Be Your Travel Guide.  Nina Zapala, author, who is introducing  spiritual personality typing, a modern day Myers-Briggs thought theory.


The Pathway To Discover Your True Self

So what is the secret of finding your true self?

The funny thing is, it’s hidden in plain sight. It’s the bridge between your sacred personality type (the physical) and nonphysical (spirit self) that works in tandem to define your true self.

Do you know your personality type? Do you know your dominant Myers – Briggs® function?

Are you aware of the subtle message of the soul that always call you to the right path in life?

Do you understand how essential your personality type is to your soul’s purpose? You see your sole relies on the specific traits of your personality to evolve itself during this lifetime. The true self is the bridge enabling your soul (higher consciousness) spirit to speak through to your personality (lower densities of self) physical.


Steps to Discover Your True Self: The Secret Revealed

The big reveal is your dominant personality function, or as I reference it, your foundational self? It’s your North Star key to the unfolding of your true self. In traditional personality typing, your dominant function is defined as the trait you use the most. It’s the most prominent. Doesn’t it make sense then that this trait holds the keys to  self-understanding?

This one aspect of yourself is so powerful. I believe it helps you answer life’s most puzzling questions:

Who am I?

Why am I here?

Who do I want to become.

It has the power to bring you great courage, confidence, and clarity. You’ve discovered a big piece of WHO you really are.

I’ve come to realize that the dominant function, or as I call it in my debut book, your North Star, plays a huge role in finding your truth. Like every aspect of personality type, I believe your type is Divinely inspired, and each trait supports you in become who you really are.

This understanding moves the needle of just believing your five senses are essential to you. I believe the nonphysical aspects of self are:

  • your better half.
  • your inner wisdom keeper,
  • your true power center + potential
  • the navigator of your sacred purpose

When you combine the five senses, a healthy, fearless personality type, with the nonphysical aspect of self, you’ll begin to functioning from your true self, your sacred center.

It’s in the sacred center that you can’t help but find your purpose, your life’s Joy de Vivre, your grandest treasures? You’ve discovered your intoxicating spiritual moxie, partnered with your powerful, juicy personality?


Meditate to Discover Your True Self 

Meditation to discovering your true self – this is what showed up for me. I hope you enjoy it. My desire for you is to meditate on your vision of your truth. Center yourself and breathe deeply, in and out for each step:

  • Close your eyes and see the world’s treasures; gold, silver, rubies, emeralds, and diamonds, piled as high as a mountain,
  • Now slowly take in all of the sparkly, glistening light of these treasures as your eyes gaze upon the mountain top,
  • At the very top, you become blinded by a brilliant light, a light that’s much brighter than all of the treasures,
  • As your eyes slowly adjust, you realize you are the source of the luminous, radiant light; it’s embracing you,
  • You see another being; Divine Intelligence smiling down on you, and sense, this is how She sees you,
  • Feeling the warmth of this knowingness and love, you gain an understanding that it’s always guiding you.

Your light shines brighter than any treasure, pot of gold, or the biggest diamond on planet earth. May I suggest you journal, paint, doodle, or make your vision of your True Self. Please do comment below, as I’d love to see how your True Self vision showed up.

“Living above the reality of depending on others’ opinion over your choice is another way of attaining self-awareness and spiritual awakening. Victor Vote


Recap: Steps to Discover Your True Self

– A brief look at how the choices you make influence the paths your take,

– What type of persona are you? Both are beautiful, but the paths you choose are very different,

– Why I believe your TrueSelf, your dominant personality trait is essential to step into the Joy of You,

– Mountain top treasure meditation.


Ready to Learn More About the Soul’s Role in Personality Typing

I hope you found “One Easy Step to Discover Your True Self.” eye-opening. I’m doing a happy dance if you said yes. You see, I’m passionate about introducing the idea of spiritual understanding as a component of personality typing.

The 1950s model is great, but as we awaken to our spiritual needs, we must incorporate the gifts of a healthy personality type to align with our signature, Soul Self. When we do this, we express our soul’s intentions through our personality, taking inspired action in all we do. As a result, we show up in the world with great clarity, full of joy, passion, and purpose.

Going through a life transition: becoming a parent, empty nester or going through a divorce or major career change? Mastering your spiritual personality will give you the tools you need to gain clarity, confidence and courage to take on new life! Nina Zapala, author and founder of Spiritual Personality Typing.


Are You Entering or Going Through Life Transition? 

Are you going through a life transition? Maybe you are entering into a marriage, becoming a parent for the first time, or the kids are leaving the nest. Do you find yourself going through a divorce or a major career change? These are times when critical decision-making skills are necessary. It’s not the time to rely on someone else’s opinion. If you do, then they become the author of your impending new life.

If you want to be the author of your next life chapter, you need to be fully in charge and capable of seeing yourself from your True Self. This is a season in life that can be challenging, full of self-doubt, struggle, and pain.

I know I experienced it during my 7-year life tsunami. It was during this time I mastered my spiritual personality type, which took me through many life transitions; divorce, relocation, career change, single parenthood… It was a life-saving “sou-lution” I didn’t even know I needed. But boy did I ever! Schedule a risk-free session if you’re in need of a new direction in life and seek guidance.

You Are Not Alone

Are these questions ruminating in your mind; “Who Am I?” “How Do I Fit Into The World?” “Why Am I Here?” “What About My Dreams and Desires?” Know you are not alone 93% of people desire to know themselves better?

Here’s the thing, 97% want to change, but many of us don’t know how to find ourselves, our truth, and we often live a life based upon untruths. So I want to help you discover your True Self, the WHO of who you really are.

I’m also here for you to walk you through the pain of divorce, career disruptions, and the empty nest phase. To guide you into creating a life beyond your wildest dreams. Are you ready to identify your spiritually inspired personality type to bring about clarity, courage, and confidence? If so, get ready to share your most joyful, passionate, and juicy self with the world.


Want to Learn More About a Relevant New Way to Engage Your Beautiful Personality Type?

Let me introduce you to the Soul’s Role In Personality Typing; it’s personality typing with a spiritual understanding. I help you discover your True Self, your truth, by revealing a three-stage personality type process that leads you to discover a healthy personality type. This personality is one that your unique SoulSelf requires. What I know, everything you are seeking is already within you. I provide resources using your personality type traits infused with spiritual know-how to help you clarify who you really are, which leads to enlightened living, chock full of meaning and fulfillment.

I want you to join the 3%’ers community, those who are clear about who they really are, their living their dream life on their terms and in their own way. I’m also here to share the liberating lessons that I learned going through my 7-year life tsunami. So what are you waiting for? It’s time.

Note: I’m a certified Myers-Briggs® instructor with an intuitive side and ready to introduce you to a new paradigm in personality typing supported by a spiritual understanding.


Join The Movement

Will you join me on this journey? I believe spiritual personality typing is Divinely timed. It’s a contemporary new tool to assist those who aspire to awaken during these transformative times we are all experiencing. So let me ask, are you ready to learn more about who you really are? To illuminate your true Self?

Are you ready to rediscover yourself? If so, I’d love to see you on YouTube,  PinterestLinkedIn, or  Instagram. But, of course, the best way to feel part of this community is by subscribing to Nina’s Newsletter. You’ll get front-row seats to book signing events,  classes, travel and lifestyle tips for positive mental health! It’s shenanigans on steroids.

Spiritual Personality Typing – Nina Zapala, the Curious Traveler, ENTP.

It’s Time to Discover; Spiritual Personality Typing™️, a modern personality paradigm that focuses on the soul’s role in typology. – Nina Zapala, a Curious Type, ENTP.


updated 6.2024

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