Writing Meditation

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.

writing meditation

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.

The image above may be saved for your own use. Good luck!

About Janet

Janet is the artist and creator behind the Self-Love Oracle. Painting and drawing since childhood and holding a B.A. in Journalism, she's worked in historical tourism, education, and publishing; and just completed her Master of Counseling. After her experiences with motherhood, divorce, new age and the supernatural, she believes in healing through self-exploration and creative expression.

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