The Self-Love Oracle features a “Write” card that carries the painting “The Patron Goddess of Journaling”. This post offers more detailed (yet loose) instructions on how to write as a meditation exercise, with variations to inspire you.
Suggested Aims for Writing
- Understanding a negative emotion
- Recording a positive emotion
- Moving from overwhelm to integration by articulating our hopes and fears
- Venting at someone/something you can’t communicate with in real life
- Moving past frustration or a block to find solutions
- Addressing fears and naming the worst-case scenarios (and best-case scenarios)
- Naming possible avenues to move forward
More tips and variations
- Put your aim at the top of the paper, and state it in your first sentence.
- If there is a target of your frustration, whether it is a person, an event, an object or circumstance, address it directly in your writing. You may be surprised when you start writing its reply and that it’s a positive voice!
- Write your lines on an inward spiral (from the edges of the paper toward the center, turning your paper as you go).
- Write on an outward spiral, starting from the center of the paper.
- Writing on huge paper in free-form directions.
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