I started writing in a journal when I was 11 years old. It became my friend and my closest confidant in my times of need. As you can imagine my journal writing has taken on many themes and continues to be one of the best tools I have used to sort through my thoughts and feelings. There is however another writing tool that I have come to love as well. This writing tool is called a Spiritual Notebook. It is quite different but the same in that it serves as a place to sort through my thoughts and feelings but goes a little bit further.
My spiritual awakening started in my early twenties. It was then that I found myself spending lots of time exploring my inner most thoughts, developing my meditative and spiritual practices and learning about ways to live in harmony with the earth. These teachings were profound and I found my sense of reality was changing at every turn. I found this process both fascinating and challenging. What challenged me was, my inability to remember all the spiritual highlights of my journeys. These highlights were important to me, and I wanted a way to refer back to my meditations, dreams, and insights from my time in nature. I wanted to remember working with with my inner archetypes and write about the different rituals I had created for inner peace. When I learned about a spiritual notebook the idea seemed perfect.
I could create a notebook that would contain all of my spiritual experiences and the lessons they held. I could process my feelings about all that was occurring in my life as it pertained to my spirituality. All of the personal developmental activities I had completed from books, magazines and many that I created on my own could go in this notebook. I finally felt I had the proper tool to house my journey. I still have my journal, and it that continues to serve as a valuable tool for my emotional and social development, however my spiritual notebook has become like a sister to my journal and we have become a family. I can not imagine my life without either one.
Somethings to consider when creating a Spiritual Notebook:
- There is no right or wrong way to create a spiritual notebook. Let your imagination be your guide
- Think about what you want to share in your spiritual notebook and remember it is fluid which means it will change as you change and grow.
- Make your spiritual notebook your own. You are unique, there is only one you and your notebook is a reflection on your spiritual journey and that includes your perceptions of what you are learning.
I am telling you, creating and using my spiritual notebook has been and continues to be one of the most rewarding soul developing activities I engage in. I have over 20 years of my spiritual development within my notebook and I think that is pretty cool.
Need help? I created a Life Class E-Course that specifically teaches you, step by step, how to create a Spiritual Notebook. I share my tips and tricks that have worked for me and I share lots of suggestions and examples of how to create a Spiritual Notebook that you will love and use for years to come. More information and download link.