When we write we are being creative. Researchers led by neuroscientist Martin Lotze from the University of Greifswald in Germany carried out research on seasoned writers versus novice writers and the results indicated that seasoned writers use their ‘inner voice.’
Our inner voice is the wise part of us that has a deep ‘knowing.’ When we use our inner voice in writing we give expression to this inner wisdom.
Journaling about our life and experiences helps us access this inner voice and tap into the wisdom in relation to whatever it is we are writing about. When we access this part of ourselves we get to see beyond the experience we are writing about and find true meaning through which we can grow and evolve.
Write about any area of your life
Our lives are so full, from the moment we wake up to the moment we sleep we are constantly thinking, planning, re-evaluating our day’s activities – it can be exhausting and for some it can even be overwhelming.
- Most of us have careers, with that comes co-workers and the office politics.
- We have our network of friends and the diverse exchanges and interactions.
- We have hobbies or interests and all the social connections that brings.
- We also belong to communities where our neighbours may or may not play a large role in our lives.
- We have financial commitments and/or limitations.
- We also have ourselves to consider from a body, mind, heart and sole perspective.
Some people find writing therapeutic, they find that writing about a problem or situation helps take it from their mind onto the paper. Writing about our circumstances helps us see alternative ways to being.
Find a regular writing slot
We all start out with good intentions then we let things get in the way of what it is we really want to do, this is mainly down to ineffective time management, which means we get less things done. Scheduling in a regular writing slot helps us in two ways. Firstly, it ensures we have planned time for journaling. Secondly, it help us form a habit of regular writing.
Write about your relationships
When we write about our relationships it helps us gain a wider perspective on how we relate to others. Writing about our relationships helps us identify any particular patterns or habits we may not have been aware of before.
When we write about our experiences it acts as a form of reflection. We get to see the bigger picture. We write about what happened, we write about how we felt, how we reacted or how the other person reacted. If helps if we consider writing about how we would have liked to react and how we would have liked the other person to react. It’s also good practice if we can write about what we feel we’ve gained or lost through the experience.
List your goals
When we list our goals we give them our focus and attention, we put energy into them and in so doing we bring them to life.
Listing our goals gives us direction in our day. It gives our day purpose. For some of us it gives us a reason to get out of bed in the morning.
Add photos, images, visuals
When writing in your journal you might like to sketch, add images, symbols or even photos to support your writings.
You may even with to create a mood board to support your journal. Mood boards are a great way to display your ideas, designs and inspirations quickly. The time and energy you spend on creating a mood board is time well spent as it’s supporting your dreams and aspirations and helps manifest these into your reality.
This is an ideal time to fill your mind with the things you do want. Remember the old saying, ‘be careful what you wish for, least it come true.’
Most importantly enjoy your writing! Think of your writing slot as your time for yourself. Consider it an opportunity for you to empty your mind of your worries and concerns and an ideal time to fill your mind with what you do want in life.
In this short video clip below Dr Stacia Pierce explains that journaling makes you more intuitive.
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If you would like further information on these techniques, then my book Cosmic Light: Through The Higher Mind – Infusion Techniques will teach you 32 powerful techniques on how to connect with your higher self, clear your links with the past, and remain firmly in the power of the now.
© Marian Ryan June 2017