A week-long course in journalling – Day 7

In the Land of Imagination, anything is possible!

One of the coolest aspects of journalling is that it allows you to delve into the wild and magical stream of your imagination.  In the Land of Imagination, anything is possible!

This is  important news for  people who draw constantly on creativity to enrich their work-day, or perhaps even to sustain their livelihood.  A well-nourished imagination helps all problem solvers.  Sadly, writers, artists, musicians, performers and busy people often neglect to fill up the well that they draw on. Today we’re going to look at ways to use your journal to dip into that sparkling stream, wash off some of that gritty debris of life, and emerge refreshed and with new ideas safely seeded into your subconscious mind, or perhaps even flowering in the window garden of your mind’s front room!

 (heroes run 2011 (63 of 79), a photo by Split the Kipper on Flickr.)

Day 7 – Dancing in the Land of Imagination

Writing in a journal gives you a certain freedom – an opportunity to try on different lives, a chance to explore possibilities, a safe space to work with ideas and emotions.  Over time, we can use our journal to connect more strongly with the power of our imaginations.  When the writing is done, we can come back to it later, with a highlighter or a notebook, and use some of those captured fragments to inform and enrich our public lives and work.

Many a writer has drawn from their journal to create characters, places or to accurately express emotions and thoughts.

Over time, we often see themes emerge about what we would like to see more of in our real life, based on what we see for ourselves in our imagination. These themes can be used to make concrete changes in our lives to become more authentic in the way we express that inner richness.

Task for the day:

If you had an ideal life what would it be?  If you could go anywhere, do anything, be anyone, what would that look like?  Today’s task is to sit quietly and begin to touch on that space with your imagination.  Then when you’re ready, begin to pour some of that energy onto the pages of your journal.  Feel free to augment your writing with pictures, clippings and other things that spark ideas and emotions. Let your creative nature play with this concept until it is ready to move on to something new.

This little kid has the hang of it.  I give you permission to dress up or play theme music if it helps with today’s journalling activity…

If I was a fairy, my ears would look just like this.

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

    • What’s to say journalling needs to be just about the real? Where then would be the space for day-dreaming and creating that place for ‘becoming’… I hope you try it. It’s been marvellously rewarding for me so far! And most of us need more fun in our lives 🙂

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