Most of us have either had or heard about someone who has had a diary or journal, right? Stores are jammed with items to market to little girls. Cute, pink diaries with locks on them so they can keep their “secrets.” I’ve known girls that had several diaries as kids but got rid of them when they got more “serious” about life. What’s up with that? Did you know that journaling is one of the most widely recommended tools by therapists and counselors to supplement therapy? People who consistently journal report, better understanding of themselves, being more in touch with feelings, and being better able to deal with the past. I highly recommend journaling. Whether real life rantings, class note taking, doodling or dream recording, I have gotten great relief from keeping a journal. Much of this blog is the result of my own journaling process. I’m inspired by the tremendous feedback I get regarding the daily contributions I make. While I am a huge fan of journaling, do you know what I find even more interesting? How writing can affect the future. Statistics show people who write down their goals have over an 80% higher success rate of achieving them. Wow. This is a STUNNING statistic isn’t it?
So aside from goals, how can writing help us manifest our desires?
- Notes to the Universe- Some people have written notes to the universe and have witnessed incredible success. I have not tried this technique but it’s something that I will experiment with this year.
- Affirmations-Affirmations can be written for anything you would like to manifest. I have used this technique multiple times and it works! Read my “Affirmation Update”
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Morning pages- I got this technique from Julia Cameron’s book “The Artist’s Way.” I highly reccomend this book to everyone. Even those of you who are not artists. Morning Pages are three pages of longhand, stream of consciousness writing, done first thing in the morning.
they are not high art. They are not even “writing.”Morning Pages provoke, clarify, comfort, cajole, prioritize and synchronize the day at hand. Here’s a video for you that get’s into my morning pages experience.
Using writing as an attraction tool can greatly speed up your ability to manifest an awesome life. So, go ahead, grab that pen and paper and get to it!