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.