Why Journaling Will Make Your Life Experience Deeper



Even though I had engaged with writing over the years, I first started writing seriously about ten years ago. The catalyst was a daily routine called "Morning Pages" developed by Julia Cameron. Every morning I would write three pages as a stream-of-consciousness process. There was no stopping for editing or grammar or typos since no one was going to read it except me. The process was to just let go and let it flow with thoughts, ideas, feelings and anything that came to mind.

At first it was awkward. Then it became a daily challenge and commitment that I looked forward to. This went on for a number of days. I cannot recall how many and it doesn't really matter. What matters is the commitment to write in a journal daily with three pages. It was amazing how easily the three pages could be filled once I got into the flow of it.
 

Here are some ideas why journaling might be a good experience in life. When you do this and are open to spiritual inspiration, you might be surprised what comes through.

1) There is a connection with your heart and mind when you actually put down words of feelings and ideas in a way that is unique, private and personal.

2) You may have thoughts or ideas outside of your normal routine that provide insights into life.

3) If you have memories or dreams then you can write about them. Pull out all the stops (like in a church pipe organ), and let the memories and ideas come. Sometimes they come so fast it might be like you are receiving dictation from your mind, and subconscious, or even from a spiritual connection on the other side.

4) Journaling can also be in the form of Q and A -
start with questions.....then answer them. What are the most important questions in your life now? Write these down, then answer each one honestly and truly. Observe how you are responding to yourself. Remember no one is going to read this except you. If you find yourself writing as if someone else is going to read it, then let that go and open up to expressing a deeper dive into your real desires, goals, passions, and journey.


This process of journaling can be like a new adventure in your life. It might help your consciousness expand and be open to more possibilities. It might help you connect with your inner guidance, your intuition, and your spiritual core.

It is something that can be started easily. If three pages seem too much maybe start with a time goal - maybe 15 minutes every morning. Then increase the time as needed.

Journaling can help you to experience life in a deeper way. 

If you have read this far thank you for visiting, reading this blog and being open to possibilities.

Julia Cameron, author of The Artists Way, has a website with descriptions and support for the morning pages, and helping us open up to our creative energies. (see link below).

Although she encourages longhand writing, I also believe that typing into a Word document and saving it in a folder is also allowed!

Carpe Diem

- David Lawrence Brown

Julia Cameron website >

One Thousand Whispers


Imagine receiving 1000 whispers over this year. 


They could be from inspirational quotes with wisdom, from intuition, a muse, or a Divine Spirit. 


Listen to the whispers...

During this pandemic, prayers, and consolation for all of those affected by illness, loss of life, or income, or sanity. It has been and still is challenging for so many around the world. For some there is light at the end of the tunnel, for those who only see darkness.


Solar changes affecting the Earth. Supercomputers and AI taking on a lightning-fast life of their own. Technology driving us and bio-engineering changing us. We are all on a fast track of change, and consciousness is an important part of it.

Is listening to whispers important at this time?

 

“Intuition is a very powerful thing, more powerful than intellect, in my opinion.” 

-Steve Jobs


This post is for those who acknowledge that life goes on and that we move forward in our life as best as we can. Who are open to listen to whispers from intuition and  whispers of wisdom.


Two priests, one older and the other young, needed to travel on foot for five days. On the second day, they came across a river and a woman with a heavy load needed to cross but the waters were higher than usual. 


The younger priest offered to help and first carried the load across then returned and carried her across the river. 


On the fourth day, the older priest could not contain himself any longer.


"You know it is against our rules to think of a woman", the older priest said, "and you touched one and carried her across a river!"


The younger priest motioned to the older priest to come closer and replied with a whisper, "Yes, and I set her down two days ago. Are you still carrying her?" 


What are we still carrying that we need to let go of? 


Do we have any beliefs that we have been holding for months or years that need to be released? If they are released, would that be a cause for inspiration? 


Listen for the whispers...from your soul for what needs to be released and no longer carried in your life.


"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."

- Mohandas Gandhi


Life goes on and we can choose how we want to live, what we learn, take in as food or information content, and how we choose to view world events, be in a relationship, and connect with a higher power or Divine Spirit. We can try to stay inspired when some may choose differently. 


Imagine receiving three whispers a day. They are from your intuition, inner voice, or Muse, or Divine Spirit. If each one can be considered whispered words of wisdom and inspiration then there would be possibly one thousand of them over the next twelve months. 

 

One thousand whispers can help us to love life, believe in possibilities, and have the courage to stand strong in the face of any challenge. 


Listen for the whispers...


Let's make our life extraordinary. Help others do the same. Pass it forward. Collectively raise the consciousness of humanity. Change the vibe. Connect to a tribe. 


Listen for the whispers...


Whether it is the loss of a loved one, a dark night of the soul, a condition of depression, or any illness, or the loss of friends, or the joy of living, the inspiration of love, making new friends, or enjoying the ongoing adventure of seizing the day - bring it on. With guidance from whispers, we can face anything with no fear. We can celebrate life in new ways. We can live our lives more deeply and more profoundly.


Listen for the whispers...


Sometimes the invitation needs to be accepted momentarily, or in any given hour, in addition to any given day. 


“Listen to the wind, it talks. Listen to the silence, it speaks. Listen to your heart, it knows.” - Native American Proverb


Listen for the whispers...


 - David Lawrence Brown, March 2 2021
www.DavidLawrenceBrown.com



The Sound of Rain in My Brain


The sound of rain always seems to soothe the soul, washing away other sounds of thoughts that may be intruding, and reminding us of the power of nature's elements that nourish the Earth, and our lives. 



Then there is thunder, which can be distant or a loud clap overhead. It is the release of energy from colliding thunderclouds, sometimes followed by lightning. 



In the tropics, thunderstorms can be even more intense. The rain pours down harder and longer. The warmer air and ocean of Gulf temperatures are a nice setup for dramatic weather changes. 



For over a year, I have heard the sound of rain every night. 


There has also been thunder. 


It lasts the entire night and then stops in the morning. 



The headphones that I use are blue-tooth enabled, and also cushion any external noises such as dogs and roosters! 



The soundtrack is a tropical thunderstorm and it is set on repeat. 



On a deeper subconscious level, I believe that it has had a positive effect on my sleep and energy during the day. Sleep is very important for our health, and a siesta in the afternoon is always welcomed. It rains then also :) 


The sound of rain in my brain helped me through 2020, and now into 2021.


One thing that always is a very pleasant experience along with this is when I wake up in the middle of the night, take off the headphones, and hear the sound of real rain happening outside!


I usually step outside of the front door and give a greeting to the rain.

I'm not sure if it is because I live in Mexico or I listen to the sound of rain all night that my dreams have been more vivid, more frequent, and I remember some of them more than before. 


Life can be a mystery, and contained within the sound of rain I wonder if I will ever hear a voice or voices, singing or gently whispering words to my sleeping mind, my resting heart, or my soul that never sleeps.

If it happens I will post a blog about it.

- David Brown

Carpe diem - Seize the day
and Enjoy a Good Sleep

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