Thursday, July 11, 2013

Keeping a Spiritual Journal

On the first of January, 2013, I started writing a spiritual Journal. It's been a little over six months since I've started it. My original motivation for beginning one happened after a little encouragement from a friend who considers herself sensitive to the paranormal. I had some experiences in the past that I could not explain, and she gave me good advice to write it all down in an attempt to figure things out. Since then, I've not only written about possible paranormal experiences, but I've also journaled through opinions, dreams, oddly coincidental experiences, troubles, and blessings.

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I've never been one that has been good at keeping journals. This time, I'm glad I've stuck with it. Although only I write an entry about once a week, I can definitely tell the progress I've made in a mere six months. Since starting my journal, I've become more positive in the face of adversity. My demeanor has also become more calm, and I seem to be more understanding with others. That's because I count my blessings, and journaling allows me to have insight on life, thus allowing me to see everything as a learning experience. In just six months, I already feel that my world has broadened. There are still some loose ends that have yet to be tied, but I plan on keeping this journal for much longer. I wonder how much progress I will have made by the next first of January.

I believe everyone can benefit from keeping this type of journal. If you'd like to get started on one of your own, check out [this post] where I outline how you can do it.

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5 comments:

  1. I really like the quote from a photo-- it is much more well put, I think.

    As for keeping a journal, I used to do it quite a bit when I was younger; you could say my blog is a journal lol... but I very rarely write much of my personal life than I do my hobbies.

    One of my favorite journals to keep was a dream journal-- I dream every night, and remember it all quite vividly. It fascinates me how much the mind is at play when we're unconscious... perhaps I should get back to writing

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    1. A dream journal is a good idea! My grandmother kept a "dream dictionary" around the house. I don't know what the authors base it on, but it was interesting to read.

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  2. That's a really nice idea. I wrote journals as a kid, letters as a teenager, but now my blog is my journal without too much negative experiences.

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    1. A blog is a good thing to have! It also allows me to look back and see how I've grown as a person, but I never feel comfortable getting too personal on the internet.

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  3. I used to keep a journal when I was a child :3 I wasn't very good at it though and always forgot about it for weeks, even months, on end xD

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