Many of us have found ourselves on a journey of understanding in this life and this is why it is important that we practice Spiritual Journaling. The power of writing things down can be very strong just as well as being able to reference back to something or a specific time.
Our Spiritual Journeys
Chances are that if you are reading this that you yourself are on a spiritual journey and you might now be wondering what you should be writing down. Well, there are many different things that you could chronicle, but today I will be talking about just a few specific areas.
Today we will take a look at writing down things from meditations and or prayers, dreams and intuitive moments. Each of these bring certain different qualities with them along with many common areas as well. I will break each one down for you here today to help give you some perspective on it all.
Meditation / Prayer – During these times we can often be inspired or even “hear” feedback form the other side. I often use my meditation time to communicate with my guide and higher self for example. Insights gained during these times are very important to write down as you will see in a bit with my personal example.
Dreams – Recording your dreams each morning can lead to some interesting things. Often dreams seem random and don’t make too much sense. However, as you start to record them you can start to see the larger picture come into focus.
Intuitive Moments – These are those moments in life when something such as an idea hits you with absolute clarity. These are extremely important to write down as well as they often happen at times when you cannot stop and focus solely on them.
Why is it Important?
Now you might be wondering why it is important to write these things down and to keep a journal. I have a story that happened to me this year that I would like to share with you first to help you understand better.
As fall of 2015 was setting in we took one last trip up to the mountains to spend time at our camp. The herd of cats from the local farm came up as usual for food and quality time. It was at this point though that one of our favorites turned out to be very sick and we worried that he would not make it through the winter, so we rescued him and took him home.
While he made it through the winter, come Spring it was obvious that he was not going to make it. The night Nutty passed we all got to spend some time with him and it was obvious that it was time to say good bye. After everyone else had said good-bye, I took Nutty and held him until he passed. It was during this time that I said to him that it was okay to go and that I gave him permission to reincarnate into our lives again.
That is when I had an intuitive moment and I “heard” a voice say in my head that he would be back as a female and I would know by her black stripes. It was very serious at the time, but I also laughed a little as for female cats I prefer calico.
Flash forward to this last weekend (Sept 2016) and My wife and two friends made an evening trip up to camp to enjoy a warm fire for the evening. The next morning when I woke up my one friend told me that there was a kitten over by the food.
I went over and there was this precious little calico cat. I squatted down beside her and began to pet her and she was not skittish at all. When she was done eating I picked her up and that is when I saw that the front of her face was striped with black fur like a tiger cat.
Without even giving it a second thought, I took the kitten into my wife who was still in bed. I woke her up by placing the kitten in her arms and telling the kitten that this was her new mommy. There were no arguments about it, the she was coming home with us as she was already showing signs of a cold and was very skinny to boot.
Now let me ties this all together for you and show you why it is important to write things down. A couple days ago while preparing for dinner my wife and oldest son were there and I told them about what I had heard when Nutty passed and then I picked up our new kitten, Itty Bitty, to show them the black stripes.
The both laughed a little and did not believe me. It was at this point where I immediately regretted not having written down what I had heard would come to pass. Imagine how awesome it would have been to go grab my journal and show them what I had written a half a year before.
Not only can you help to confirm things to others, but more importantly is being able to remember and confirm things for yourself. Thankfully I had still remembered that night and what happened, but I am sure there have been many other times that I have missed. Being able to have that confirmation for yourself though is an important part of growth on your spiritual journey.
Seeing the Bigger Picture
Aside from giving you proof when you need it, writing things down will help you to see the bigger picture and how it works. Once it is written down, there it is on paper and it is not forgotten. Just like pieces of a puzzle, each thought, dream or whatever you felt was important enough to write down, can be put together to give a better idea, concept or perspective.
With each piece of the puzzle that you add to your journal the more clear the picture of your life can become. Often things that strike us today are meant for us to know further down the road. Having things written down where you can review them can help lead you to the moment where the information is needed or where it becomes validated.
Each piece also brings with it new perspectives on life and helps you to see it from different angles. For instance, perhaps you have always had an opinion about a certain subject, but during meditation or in your dreams, you are getting insights that are different from your view. As the signs and passages in your journal add up, you begin to see that bigger picture and get a clearer image on what you once believed.
The Power of Writing
One last perspective that I would like to share with you before we wrap up for today is to talk about the power of writing things down. The benefits above are not the only ones that you will get from this process. When you write things down, it also helps your mind to commit it to memory much better.
If you have ever been in any type of business or school where you have goals, what is one of the first things they tell you to do with them? Write them down!! Why? Because writing it down aligns your focus with it and helps you to progress towards it. Also, it is a handy reminder of what direction you should be traveling in.
Now let me recap all of the benefits here for you in one spot:
- Helping yourself commit to the ideas, goals and so forth that you write down.
- Giving you confirmation of messages that you have received.
- Seeing the bigger picture
- Understanding other perspectives
I am sure there are many more, but these are the ones that I highlighted here today. So what are you waiting for? Go grab a notebook, journal, or just grab some paper and get writing!
Share Your Thoughts
Before you go I would ask that you please share with us your thoughts or experiences with writing things down and how it has helped you on your journey. Did I miss something important that we should all know? Do you have your own unique twist that helps you with it? Remember, sharing is caring!
Also, I would like to share some other articles that I have written that I think you would enjoy as well as this one. Please take a couple minutes and check out:
- What Motivates You to Live Your Life?
- How to be Successful in Life
- Learn How to Trust Your Intuition Using Hindsight
- How to Be Happy in Life – The Power of Living with Intent
- Even Little Steps Are Progress
Thank you for stopping by today, I appreciate that you spent some of your precious time here at my site. I hope that I was able to provide you with enough value that you will stop by again another day.
James W D