WHAT IS JOURNALING?
How Can Journaling Increase Intuition?
Writing in a journal about your thoughts, feelings, dreams, images, and physical sensations trains you to pay attention to these ways you receive inner guidance. Keeping a written record is one of the best ways to begin trusting and developing your intuition. It’s a tool for self-discovery.
One of the first things that happens when you write down your observations is that you begin to know yourself better; you get a deeper sense of who you are and are able to explore and unlock your unconscious, revealing hidden aspects.
You also train yourself to pay attention by writing things down. You may get a sudden thought or an urge to do something, like take another route home. If you don’t heed these impressions or cues, you’ll dismiss them as insignificant. But this is exactly the manner in which intuition speaks to you; it is subtle and understated.
Recognizing intuitions when they happen takes discipline.
Everyone is born knowing, having an intricate and highly tuned inner GPS. There are different ways to recognize these messages; you may feel them (clairsentience), you may see them (clairvoyance), or you may hear them (clairaudience).
The key here is to write them down as soon as possible so you have a record where you can revisit them, strengthening your awareness of your intuition and seeing it working in your life. By journaling its presence, you allow intuition to become more evident and influential in your experience.
Discover your intuitive style.
Writing down your messages helps you uncover the major ways you receive them. Some people receive communication through dreams and images, while others through thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations. You may even have a combination of them.
By keeping track of the subtle ways your intuition comes through, you get a sense of your intuitive style, making it easier to recognize it in the future.
There are many benefits to keeping a journal and recording your intuitive messages. They include stress reduction, healing, knowing yourself better, growth, and enhancing your intuition and creativity. The following list contains more specific advantages for employing this tool:
- Reduces the scatter in your life
- Detaches and lets go of the past
- Balances and harmonizes
- Reveals your greater potential
- Clarifies thoughts, feelings and behavior
- Helps you get rid of the masks you wear
- Creates more results in life
- Explores your spirituality
- Improves self-trust and intuition
- Awakens the inner voice
- Provides insights
Don’t Know Where to Start?
Just jump in! Get yourself a notebook or a journal (it doesn’t have to be fancy) and a pen or pencil and beginning writing. Ask yourself some thought-provoking questions and ideas. Here are a few:
- How can I get more stillness and serenity in my life?
- List 5 things every day you are grateful for.
- What do I criticize and judge others for?
- What major blocks need to be resolved?
- What excuses keep me stuck?
- List three great ideas or creative things you’ve thought of.
- When am I my happiest, saddest?
Journaling with intention and purpose has more uses and benefits than any other tools we know. It can truly help us make sense of our world.
Take a leap of faith. Commit to journaling so you can uncover your own inner wisdom.