Journaling and Listening to your Intuition

“The more light you allow within you, the brighter the world you live in will be.
~Shakti Gawain

I was 17 years old.  I wrote my thoughts, poetry, and music. . When I went back and read my journals they were depressing.  I was a very depressed and lonely person, and It was mostly about relationships. After reading my past journals they helped me to grow and not make the same mistakes now as I did then. By recording your thoughts you’ll have new insights on your moods and behavior.  

Journaling can help solve a problem and improve your mental health.  It will clear your thoughts of all that chatter going on in your mind.

In addition, writing in a journal is an effective tool for use in the healing process. It  will improve your outlook on life and, and help your insight on life become clearer.

Start writing about where you are in life.  How is it?  Did you have a good day?  Or, how do you feel today?  Describe your living situation, your work, and your relationships.  What could you do to make your daily life less stressful.

Ever tried free writing? Put your pen to the paper and write whatever comes to your mind. Don’t stop writing and don’t worry about the grammar, punctuation, or spelling. You can edit later.

Take selfie’s with your iPhone with a smile and make different expressions. Learn to love and accept yourself, and like who you are today. The world we live in is a magical and a mysterious place. Write what you see around you. Go on a road trip and take pictures and write about what you see.

An important tool to lean is your intuition.  We all have intuition and you’ll need to learn how to listen to it.   What does intuition mean?

“The ability to understand something immediately,
without the need for conscious reasoning.
 “Allow our intuition to guide us”
 
Intuition is magical like ESP. We all have it just need to learn how to use it.  To me it’s my higher power whispering in my ears trying to help me.  Let’s say you have a tendency of putting your drink on the edge of the table. But your thoughts are telling you not to put the glass there. Then later in the evening you get up not thinking of the glass on the table, and you knock it off.  Red wine everywhere!  Or, you start to walk to your car, but your inner thoughts or intuition is telling you to check and make sure you locked your door. But, you ignore it. Latter, you come home and the door was unlocked. You ask yourself, “Why, didn’t I listen to myself!”
You’ll be amazed how different your daily life will be if you just listen to your thoughts or intuition.
Now, start writing.
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August 27, 2008 – I Almost Lost My Mine!

This morning was not good.  The alarm on my phone went off at 4:30am, and I came flying out of the bed.  By no means was I ready for this day.  The committee in my mind was going off with all these things I needed to do today and didn’t feel that I had the time.  I started  resenting the idea in going to work and then the biggy happen.  I couldn’t find my wallet!  Something like that throws me over overboard!  My mind was not ready for this.  My manic started to try and take over.  I was ranting and raving looking all over the the house.  Then I thought the worse – someone stoled it.  No way, I had it yesterday – it’s just lost.  That’s what I kept telling myself so my manic self would calm down.  But the committee was ringing in my ears.  I had to get to work.  I looked around the car and under the car.  It was so dark I couldn’t see in the car, but still felt around to see if I I could find it.  Did this all the way to work.  I tried to keep calm and kept telling myself I’m getting upset for nothing I will find it.  My mine or intuition was telling me to calm down that I would find the the wallet.  It’s here somewhere.  Finally, when I got to work I had a feeling that my wallet could be on the other side of the car. So I felt around the bottom of the door and there it was- my wallet.  It sure felt good.  All my anxiety went away.

If I had just been quite and listen I would of heard my intuition talking to me.  It kept saying you will find it, you will find it calm down.  So I finally did.  I’m going to try and practice that for now on.

I  was suppose to go in for therapy today, and then go back on Friday for another session at the doctors.  I was feeling all this anxiety about having to use all my gas and I just don’t have time, blah, blah.  I mean it was really bothering me!  Bipolar people make things bigger than they really are.  We or I, increase my manic by worrying to much about certain issues.  So to stop his madness I called and canceled the therapy today and told them I just couldn’t do it twice this week.  He understood and said see you Friday.  Well that felt good.  

Have a great mental day!