Journal for Spiritual Clarity and Connection 4 – All about my Soul

You don’t have a soul.  You are a Soul.  You have a body.  ~C.S. Lewis

Week 4:  All About My Soul

We are all Spiritual Beings.  We cannot separate ourselves from our Spirituality, just as we cannot separate ourselves from our Physicality.  However, just as we can become physically unfit and unhealthy, we can also become disconnected from our awareness of and trust in our Inner Connectedness.

This week we are going to work on connecting into our own Soul Wisdom. So often we let our minds guide and inform us, or the thoughts and opinions of others. But there is a source of great truth and inspiration within us – and by looking within ourselves we can find answers to things we’ve wondered on forever.  We’re going to start this week with a pledge to ourselves.  It’s a daily thing, so if your choose, recommit to it daily.  But the pledge lasts only 24 hours, so it is entirely do-able.

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 just BE.

 

Just for today I will support and encourage 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:

 

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Journal Exercise:

Spend time journaling to explore your gifts, talents and passions this week.  Work out what you value, and what your personal and professional priorities are.

Try to remember what you were good at as a younger person, and what you enjoyed doing back then. Those things are often clues to a Self we have forgotten or left behind…

Go through old photos, letters and books.  Recapture some lost aspects of yourself. Use all of this, and the following starters to write:

  • I was sure, when I was small, that I wanted to…
  • An area I have always felt passionate about is…
  • A hobby that allows me to express myself well is…
  • Environments I feel really at home in are…
  • Places that always make me uncomfortable are…
  • If I could identify a past life for myself it would surely be…
  • One thing I stand for is…
  • I feel alive when I am…
  • It kills me a little inside every time I have to…
  • When I was at school the thing I really excelled at was…
  • I’ve never been much good at…
  • The things that came naturally to me as a child were…
  • I know it’s not necessarily valued, but I am really good at…
  • When I look at old photographs of myself I realise…
  • When I look into my future I would like to see…
  • I’d forgotten I was so interested in…
  • If I could turn back time and study anything it would be…
  • The strengths in me are…
  • I have always felt a spiritual connection or feeling when…
  • If I was tuned in better to my gut feelings I would…
  • My intuition is telling me…
  • Places that uplift me are…
  • Places that comfort me are…
  • My ideal life would look like this…
  • Realistic changes I can make are…

Activity:

Be kind to yourself and others. Reconnect with people you care about, and who care about you.

Visit a meditation group, church, temple, beach or some place that holds spiritual and replenishing energy for you. Go on your own or with friends, but go!

Make a commitment to yourself to live authentically. Stand up and give voice to what you believe in. Let your values guide you. Live by your principles.  You can do this in a quiet way, by voting with your shopping dollar or writing letters, or in a bigger way.  It’s up to you!

Plan some longer term changes in your career or personal life to better reflect your talents, gifts and values.  Invest in yourself, your education, and your interests. Live your best life!

24 thoughts on “Journal for Spiritual Clarity and Connection 4 – All about my Soul

  1. have you thought of collating all these great blogs into a book? (of course you have! :o) wow your intimate encounter with mortality has truly brought you to life – thanks for sharing with us, so we can also fully embrace this crazy, wild, ordinary aliveness!! sx

  2. Thank you Nicole. Another beautiful post. The photo of the two children hugging brought me to tears. Am feeling a bit tender today, and the tears are because I feel the truth of your words. I want to live passionately and speak my truth and create positive change but I’ve been feeling overwhelmed lately. How can one voice create any change when others, in greater numbers, have not succeeded in creating change? Perhaps I need to dig deeper to find my conviction. I know it’s lurking somewhere in the bottom of my trunk. I hope you are feeling better too. <3

    • Perhaps, Silvana, rather than going into overwhelm by sitting in that mind energy of thinking and making lists, just do some simple self-nurture. Just do a relaxation meditation. Just hug your children, fold the washing, read a book, make the dinner, trust. Life is merely a collection of small moments, and small moments, small actions and trust, done over and over again, are enough to transport us from where we are to where we wish to be. Smell the roses! Much love to you xx

  3. Nicole, I can’t begin to tell you what a difference these journalling exercises have made for me. On a REALLY tough day a couple of weeks ago, I worked my way through the first three, and have just finished this one tonight. They have given me so much clarity and peace, and eased a huge load of anxiety that was getting in the way of pretty much everything. So thank you: thanks for the incredible, continual generosity with which you share your wisdom and insights. I really hope you have somebody doing this for you in your world, too. xxx

    • Wow, that’s a big effort! Good for you, Karyn, and I’m so glad it was useful.

      I consider myself fortunate to have my wise old cow 767 for counsel, as well as two dogs, my husband, a fairy, and some excellent Guides and Angels. Oh, and I talk to a tree too. It helps. Really, it does. ♥♥♥

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