A week-long course in journalling – Day 2

So here we are – ourselves, an empty book, and a few old-fashioned writing implements.  Over the next week I’m going to give you some techniques for extracting what’s on the inside of you and pouring it out onto those pages.  Exciting, huh?

Huh? Hello?  Yes… I know most of you are eager to get started, but I can also feel the hesitation in some of you. For some of you there are blocks before we’ve even begun.  So that’s a great place to start because EVERYONE is going to come to the empty page feeling like that at one time or another.

Be brave and turn the page... it's time to write the whisperings of your Soul

(gorgeous journal image by nuttakit)

Day 2 – Set your intention, and expect a little magic

Journalling is actually three parts effort and one part magic.  But if we start with the magic, the rest seems effortless.  The best way to get the magic happening is through our intention.  Write this on page one of your journal, and then sign it. Let it be the first thing you read EVERY time you come to this book, before you begin anything…

Just for today I will be gentle and generous with myself.  I will allow myself the freedom to think, feel, experience and express the emotions, creativity and soul wisdom I have locked inside me.  Just for today I will put self criticism and self judgement aside and simply BE.

 Just for today I will support and encourage myself and those around me.  I will refrain from criticisms, gossip and unkind words or actions towards myself and others.  Just for today I will be a friend to myself, and to the people I meet.

 Signed:

 

Task for the day:

Listen to the following sound file (which contains a simple guided meditation), and when you’re finished, take up one of those pens or pencils you’ve chosen and let your hand travel across the page.  Write for five minutes, or for an hour.  Just write until you’re done – without judgement of any kind.  Trust in the activity, and in the magic that connects heart-with-mind-with-arm-with-pen-with-page.

Day 2 of Journalling – Creating a connection

Congratulations on your first journal entry - contact has been made!

(this beautiful image by luigi diamanti)

7 thoughts on “A week-long course in journalling – Day 2

  1. Thankyou. I feel like writing is something i should always “get around to”, but never make time to actually do. I somehow convince myself that my time would be better spent worrying about something i can’t control anyway, focusing on things that aren’t quite right in my life, beating myself up about whatever it is i had failed at that day. In silencing my mind during your words, i bring myself back to the truth that i want to live a ‘present’ life. My greatest fear is living with regrets, and i can congratulate myself for minimising these by taking every opportunity that comes my way. Being grateful for the small things – hearing the wind outside, a storm coming in and that feeling of lying in bed just after you’ve awoken – looking at the flip side of the coin, rather than the norm of looking at what is wrong in the world and in your life. It’s funny when i quieten my mind i find it easy to identify what is important to me, and it always provides me with that sense of clarity i am so often seeking. Writing needs to be my priority, not something i wait on for a flash of creative brilliance, in order to do.

    • Lisa, you write beautifully, and I can see the self-awareness in those words. Journalling is a wonderful way to deepen that wisdom and soul-connection, and for many people, it forges a life-long love of writing, which, in my humble opinion, can only be a good thing. I hope you DO make writing a priority. I KNOW you’ll be rewarded for doing so. ♥

  2. Bonjour Nicole 🙂

    What a beautiful voice you have… thanks so much for the meditation. I’m indeed grateful to have *discovered* you at this very special time in my life — hurrah for serendipity!

    Looking forward to benefiting from your lovely energy.

    Peace & Love
    (((hugs)))

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