The Astrologer Daily: March 29th, 2012
Mercury sextile Venus: Articulation

Discover Yourself Through Journaling

by John Holland

Journaling_OM-TimesThere are so many great reasons to keep a journal, that I wonder why it’s not a priority for some. Journaling is a way to capture your spiritual progress and to record the patterns of your life. It’s a way to safely speak to your soul and to develop an understanding of increased compassion, forgiveness, acceptance, and healing. It’s a way to start thinking and feeling from within, and a way to view your life and everything around you through spiritual eyes.

I am constantly journaling, and occasionally I take some time to browse through an old one. As I’m reading through my entries, I take pride in the progress I’ve made in my life, as well as laugh at some of the mistakes I’ve made. I can see how I’ve grown, and can appreciate the significance of some of the important lessons and experiences I’ve encounter along my own journey.

Keep in mind that the spiritual discipline of journaling is meant to be so much more than just recording events. It’s a way to devote some time to yourself, as you connect with your soul on a deeper and more profound level. Try to look at it as a form of meditative conversation with your inner-self. It’s your time to ask your soul questions, and then through all the synchronicities, intuitive flashes, insights, and impressions see how the answers appear.

As you grow as a soul, you’ll learn new lessons, have new memories, and become inspired as you hear and tell stories. Your prayers will be answered, and people will enter your life as you raise your consciousness and vibration. New goals and affirmations will be added as your aspirations grow, meditations will reveal incredible insights, intuitive flashes and impressions will show up with increasing clarity and regularity, and events will guide and change your life. All these things remind you of who you are, and better yet, they’ll show you the potential of how far you can go.

So, what are you waiting for! Whether you use my “Spiritual Reflections” journal or just a spiral notebook now is the time to begin to commit your thoughts and feelings to paper, as you record your own spiritual journey. Please don’t worry if you’re not a competent writer or if your grammar is a bit hit and miss! Just remember, this is your journal, it’s totally private so you can be completely honest and free.

Journaling Tips

  • It’s best to try to write your in journal around the same time every day and preferably in the same area.
  • Take it on your travels, so you can record information about the people, places, and the experiences you encounter.
  • There is nothing too small or too insignificant to write about, it all counts.
  • Record as many happy memories as you can, and that way when you’re feeling low or need inspiration, you’ll have your happy memories to look at.
  • You may be asking what else you can record in your Soul Journal. Here are a few more suggestions:
  • How your day went. Did you learn or discover something new about yourself, or someone else? Any new insights you want to share about yourself from today?
  • Begin to record your personal goals and desires.
  • Write down affirmations that really inspire you or make up your own.
  • Your nightly dreams.
  • Meditative insights.
  • Begin to list what you’re grateful for in your life.
  • Any symbols, drawings or images that you feel are coming through inspiration.
  • Synchronicities along with psychic and intuitive impressions.

And one last thing: Journaling isn’t meant to be a chore. It’s really just a way to cultivate a good working relationship with your soul. You’ll start to notice how you and your soul begin to integrate, and throughout this process, the real you will begin to emerge. Your thoughts will take on greater clarity as you reach deeper within yourself. Try not to over analyze everything, just get out of your own way and most importantly – be honest with the Divine Source as well as yourself.

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