But I Don’t Have Time
Another reason people give to avoid journaling is they don’t have time. Although I enjoy journaling once I get started, when I’m “too busy” I often neglect it for too long. When I start to slide back into old programs, uncertainty, overwhelm or impatience, I journal. I sit for 20-30 minutes a day, and write down my stream of thought. In the end I save so much time because I find it much easier to change my thinking and choose higher vibration thoughts and emotions.
The act of writing neurologically stimulates the new neural pathways I have laid down and the higher vibration cellular memories I have established.
When we are overwhelmed our energy is uncertain, chaotic, incoherent and cannot flow smoothly or connect to another’s energy. If you have a situation that pushes your buttons, remember you have a choice about how to respond. For example, If you know in advance that you will be with people who challenge you, are very needy or manipulative, write about it.
Write down what you are telling yourself in your head. Tell the story as you are imagining it will take place, including your feelings and your responses.
Write from your own perspective -- what’s happening, how you are feeling and why you think it’s happening.
Writing about it will allow you to release your emotions and the other person’s energy (which you may have taken on).
You can identify some limiting beliefs that may be driving your response and look at the situation in a clearer, detached, higher-conscious way, instead of with a knee jerk reaction.
Then, you can choose how you want to respond. You may come up with a creative solution or be open to more possible ways to approach the situation. It allows you to do so in a way that feels in integrity.
Another benefit is that the other person may be surprised and thrown off and may not know how to respond if you don’t react with the behaviour, the emotions or intensity she or he has come to expect. The situation may be diffused or dissolved easily.
What benefits have you noticed from your daily writing practice? Do you have any other thoughts that hinder your practice? We'd all benefit from your sharing on TheDivineYou facebook page