A few years back I -finally- bought a copy of The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. It was one of those things that kept coming up and I kept batting away with excuse like “I’m not creative.” “I wouldn’t know what to write.” “I don’t have time for that” which was, of course, a load of crap.
Let’s face it, we are all creative, maybe not in the same way, but we are all creative.
It’s just that I grew up in a family of creative people; my dad tied his own flies for fly fishing and was a welder and woodworker, my mum made all of our clothes, knitted, crocheted and cooked amazing food, my eldest brother drew and so did one of my sisters – she also painted and created her own knitting patterns (???) which turned out more like art works and my other sister did interior design. How could I compete with that? So I decided that I was not creative – at all.
My first husband and his family were all creatives too, so again I got it in my head that it had somehow skipped past me. Everyone else had talents but I had none.
Along came my loving husband and, even though all his family were creative too, he kept telling me that so was I… until it finally sunk in.
Meanwhile back at the journaling…..
I finally bought the book and got stuck into…. and fell instantly in love, just like that.
Journaling is now something that I do daily. In fact my days feel incomplete if I skip it , which is rare.
Sure there are still days where I wonder what the hell to write and I have been known to do a whole page of “I don’t know why I am doing this. This sucks. I don’t know what to write.” And what always happens? Without fail? Something pops into my head and next thing I am filling pages like they are going out of style.
Journaling clears my head. It opens up a dialogue between myself and my subconscious . It taps me in to the Higher aspect of myself. There have been days where I am in a completely foul mood;I’ve argued with my darling or someone has pissed me off and so I spew all of that onto the page and before you know it my mood has shifted and I have seen the other person’s perspective.
Works every time.
And that is the beauty of it. Everyone gets caught up in the “I don’t know what to write.” and that is where they stay. Stuck.
But the truth is we are chattering away to ourselves every second of every day in our heads. Often we go around and around and over and under and back again trying to gain some clarity on some issue that we are having so much so that we tie ourselves in knots. Pouring all of that out onto a page brings us the clarity that we are longing for. We have opened the dialogue with ourselves .
Which is why I took it to the next level and created the Calling in the Goddess journaling package ( Still under construction! But coming soon). If having a conversation with yourself is a great idea, tuning in and having a conversation with the Goddess aspects of yourself is even better and to get you in the right head space I’ve created a meditation and a tapping audio to help get you unstuck, out of your head and into your body plus a video on tips to create a journaling ritual and if that doesn’t make you a journal junkie I don’t know what will and it is quite possible that we can’t be friends.
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