I have kept a journal most of my life. All my life I have looked for meaning and sought a reason for my life to never go the way I wanted it to. My journal developed from being a place to record my thoughts, teen angst because I couldn't meet my heartthrob, Mark Hudson, to wishing I was dead.
I named my first journal Jamie (because I loved the British nickname for James). I didn't name them after that. After I began a quest to be Christian, I started addressing my entries to Jesus. For some reason, it helped me to feel better. As I wrote and asked questions, I discovered I could inwardly hear responses and answers.
About six years ago, I read something or it came to me to start talking to my Soul. So I began addressing my journal entries to Soul and Spirit (my word for my Higher Power). I began to feel some of my blocks releasing and I began to move forward.
I wish to teach other people about journaling to Soul. Or just talking with their Soul. The only problem is, I doubt others would be drawn to it because they would see it a means to spiritual growth. I could modify the class it, saying the individuals could address their Spiritual power they feel comfortable with.
I see so much growth in keeping a journal. Not everyone is willing to share what they write or even learning how to keep one.
My chief fear at this time is stepping out of my own comfort zone. I still harbor the belief others do not accept me as I am.
I welcome comments, suggestions, and your insights.