About Creative Journaling to Unleash the Soul
Of the many needs we have as human beings, the one that brings us the most inner tranquillity is when we come to know all that we are. When we come to know ourselves as more than the day to day dealings of our personality we open ourselves up to the possibility of being fully alive no matter the circumstances and being fully present for whatever life brings. But to realise the possibility of making our soul a bigger part of our human journey we will need a practice that will continually illuminate the path home.
Creative Journaling to Unleash the Soul is first and foremost a practice with a spiritual orientation that will assist you on your journey of personal growth, inner freedom and authenticity. It is rooted in three key methodologies. The Enneagram, mindful inquiry and creative journaling.
Through such a practice, you can dig more carefully into the hidden resources of your soul, you can explore feelings that take you by surprise, and you can walk with a companion through labyrinths of dark confusion. You also get to confront great questions about the meaning and purpose of your life and examine what it is you believe to be true about yourself and life.
This is what takes place in Creative Journaling
Through Creative Journaling, you enter into dialogue with the intention of letting the soul within “reveal to you” the truth of the story you are living that is your life. Through Creative Journaling, you will think about and embrace your human experience, think about the habitual patterns of your life, and process things emotionally. You will do all this for one reason to unlock the soul that holds the key to the significant questions of your life:
What is my purpose?
Why am I struggling with this issue?
Why is love so difficult for me?
What should I do next?
How do I heal?
Creative Journaling is the art of assisting you in expressing the truth that is already bubbling up within you, longing to be realised. The soul within you that always moves you toward, healing, wisdom, courage, and love.
We are all operating in a waking sleep where our habits of behaviour, thinking and feeling are running the show.
You may be wondering, “but what exactly is my soul? How do I know what my soul really is?” You know more than you realise. Your soul is that part of you that is ever-consistent, ever-present to you. Your soul is the awareness that is continually guiding you back to centre even through the worst storms and the darkest of nights.
Creative Journaling is the choice to bring awareness to the ways you block access to your soul so you can establish a connection with your soul and seek counsel through conversation. Guidance flows continually in our life but is for the most part blocked by our habitual ways of acting thinking and feeling. My map journaling is about shining a light on the ways we habitually block access to the energy and wisdom of our soul.
Creative Journaling is not about denying your human traits and habits. There is no spiritual bypassing involved here. Rather it is about accepting your humanness with loving awareness and through the power of acceptance dissolving patterns that are no longer useful to you. In short, this is a journey of radical loving acceptance rather than forced and violent change. You are not broken.
What Creative Journaling is also not is therapy and that is a distinction that needs to be made. It is not a technique for processing wounds or dilemmas from the past. As essential as therapy is to a person’s healing effort in life, Map Journaling seeks to help you understand how you are cutting off access to your soul in the present moment. It is a present time approach of listening for inner instruction about what directives are speaking to you now, discovering what it is you believe – or don’t believe – deep within yourself.
Creative Journaling is a way of keeping your finger on your own pulse and your own calling in this lifetime. This is not an easy world to live in. It is one filled with chaos and vague rules. We are the ones in charge of ourselves for the most part. But regardless of how chaotic or technical or sophisticated a world we live in, we cannot change our basic nature. We thrive on truth and we disintegrate when we drift away from our own being.
Creative Journaling to Unleash the Soul is a call to action, a tool to be used not a theory to be understood! It works by developing awareness of your conditioned patterns of closure, defence, resistance and reactivity and guides you back to who you were before the world got it hands on you.