Thursday, August 18, 2016

Journaling With Soul

 Two weeks ago, I talked about wanting to teach individuals to journal to solve help them grow both emotionally and spiritually. Journaling is not just about writing about the events of your day or your interactions with others, but it also about desiring to see how we interact with others. When a situation arises that upsets us, it is easy to fall into blaming the other person while refusing to see how we could have reacted differently. I am not saying a situation is always "my fault," but it is a two-way street. I find journaling is a way for me to be objective.
We are supposed to write what we fear. Often we are afraid to explore our dark side. To take an honest look at our fears, trace them back to an origin and find a way to reduce them down to nothing. Through introducing Soul into your journaling process, one can begin to do this. Yet I admit, there is still the fear element of not wanting to take an honest look at that darkest side of ourselves. To truly begin a journal for personal and spiritual growth, we must be willing to face those dark areas and lay them. We don't  have to show anyone what we write. It is for us to share with ourselves and learn from.

4 comments:

  1. I've enjoyed Journaling quite a bit. I have been lead through some very hard times via journaling and God's guidance. I've always felt like my journal was a letter to God,and yes, often involves deep reflecting.

    :)-}-< Good post.

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    1. Journaling helps relieve the stress, as I have said and as you have discovered. It does help us to hear God or Spirit's guidance. Thank you for commenting. Please share this blog with your friends.

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  2. I used to journal everyday when I was in Jr. High. In fact, some of my books are based of things that did happen in my journal. I like it. I need to do it more often. It's been years since I have.

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    1. Fiction stories are often based on the author's real life, as you do, Jeanette. It helps us to put some distance between the event and emotion as well as see it through another's eyes. I hope you go back to journaling and keep writing. Please share this post with your friends and good enemies.

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