So far, in this Spiritual Matters Column, I have written about a variety of ways to journal to help us grow spiritually; that is, to grow into the most loving person, to ourselves, and everyone and everything else. These journaling ways have included growing gratitude, asking for help from God*, and considering the help already at hand. For me, all of these practices move naturally in and out of my daily journaling. In other words, I don’t necessarily do all of these things every time I journal. But there is one spiritual practice that I do EVERY SINGLE TIME before I close my journal. Let me lead you to it.
Generally, I start with the current date and then I write down what is on my mind and heart. It is basically a way to spew the script that is running in my head. I write whatever comes to mind. It often consists of things I did the day before or what I expect to happen today, how I am feeling and why, what I dreamt about the night before or the song that was on my heart when I woke up. Sometimes I interpret or try to explain why I had the dream or held that song upon awakening. Let’s start here.Read More