Automatic writing is a tool you can use to open to your guides or higher self to receive specific guidance and insight. It is something which may require a lot of practice – the first time I tried it, I got some random words and scribbles. Now, I can sit for hours at a time and write pages and pages full of specific names, dates, information and predictions.
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We receive an abundance of signs and symbols daily, which are given to help us navigate our way through the lessons we are currently learning. I spend a lot of time each day looking at these symbols, deciphering these symbols and trying to put their messages into practice in my life. Sometimes even I need the Universe to step it up a notch to highlight what I’m missing in the message.
This was certainly the case over the past week. I’ve been asking a lot of questions of my guides of late regarding some major changes which are occuring in my life. I mentioned in last week’s post, the repetitive messages about meditating more – this week, I had some subsequent messages about following my own inner guidance and releasing and letting go to make way for the new.
These messages actually came up during the readings I gave this week. Time and time again, I notice that the readings I give will unintentionally rotate around a particular theme. For example, I might see 20 different and unrelated people during a week and each will ask questions around the same theme – whether it be releasing, emerging or change – and usually when appointments group together like this, I will know that there is an implied message there for me too. Afterall, we end up teaching exactly what we are meant to be learning ourselves.
As I’ve mentioned before, I also do automatic writing each morning and this week I had my own ‘aha moment’ when a client actually unknowingly reiterated what my writings from that morning had told me. I had arrived in my reading room early to get through some uninterrupted automatic writing before my first appointment for the day. After completing the reading for the client, we had a brief chat at the end, when my client asked some questions about my life – purely off the cuff – which had reiterated the exact messages my guides had given me in my automatic writing about an hour before.
Be sure to pay attention to the things you find repetitive in your life, those kinds of things which make you think “Oh, that’s weird!” They will help you decipher your own messages so you can navigate your way through the lesson.
This week’s task was simple and took no more than 20 minutes, however the benefits definitely outweighed the time put in. I was required to emotionally clear out by writing a letter to someone past or present, or even to myself. I had to write about my fears, worries and doubts to help clear out any old, unwanted negative energy and emotions.
I found myself home alone one night, so decided that was the best time. I ‘set the mood’ by putting on some nice music and lit a couple of candles. From outside, it would have looked like I’d been stood up on a date!
I chose to write the letter to myself. I thought this might also help with some of the negative self talk I blogged about last week. I started the letter with beautiful handwriting and listed my fears, doubts, worries and negative thoughts. However, on my second page the writing became more furious, messy and seemed to come from nowhere. I just wrote and wrote. I think the process was made easier as I knew I was going to destroy the letter straight after I wrote it. It was not going to stay in a journal where someone might stumble across it. So, I threw caution to the wind and wrote every worry I have ever had – some which I have never spoken aloud – culminating in a four-page letter.
At the end of the letter (although I didn’t initially plan on doing this) I wrote positive affirmations. I noticed at this stage my writing became even more furious and my handwriting actually changed. I can’t be sure, but I have a feeling I may have experienced ‘automatic writing’, which I’m sure I will cover in an upcoming challenge; but essentially it is where you switch your mind off and your spirit guides write to you.
At this stage of the exercise I didn’t really have too many emotions after writing everything down – to be honest, I just felt how I normally felt. I didn’t read over my letter, I didn’t want to rehash the negative talk but I do remember what I wrote.
Then, I went into the kitchen and lit the letter on fire. A word of caution: don’t light the letter on fire in your kitchen! This was not one of my finer moments and the billowing smoke filling the kitchen burning my eyes, and the barking dog did not help. Regardless, while the letter was burning I really did feel a slight sense of ease. Although I felt a little better after the letter was burnt, I can’treport any utstanding side-effects or feelings of major breakthrough – yet.
Over the following days, I encountered people and scenarios that would have ordinarily made my worries paramount in my mind… but these fears just weren’t there. The thoughts may have briefly flashed in my mind, but that was it. I didn’t dwell on them. No negative talk. Nothing. I put this down to what I wrote to myself at the end of the letter, which was something along the lines of: “The past is the past. Don’t let those experiences or negative thoughts rule your mind in the present. Look at each day with fresh eyes, mind and heart”. It’s not meant to be poetic or ground breaking, but it worked for me.
After these few weeks of challenges, I really do feel the clearing out has made a huge difference for me. I laugh more. I am happier, lighter and more positive. How did everyone go this week? If you didn’t get a chance to try along, maybe try it this weekend. It is really easy and time effective.
Just before I finish this post, I have yet another really strange example of how the universe works in mysterious ways. As I mentioned in my last post, I attended a leadership course at work last week which actually encouraged us to do a task very similar to the one Helen was setting me. In the course, we were asked to write ourselves a postcard with a message for ourselves. The postcard would be sent to us in a month or so. The message I wrote to myself was much the same as the positive affirmations I wrote at the end of my letter for this week. (Maybe these were still with me, maybe coincidence?). Anyway, I found it interesting that the universe again was working in line with me and helping me to achieve the tasks, reinforcing this was something important for me to do.
NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE: Now that you’ve done a lot of clearing out at the physical, mental and emotional levels, it’s time to focus on a spiritual or energetic clearing out. We’re going to be looking at your chakras and using meditation to help clear and balance them. Using a Chakra Cleansing Meditation CD by Doreen Virtue, you are to practice the meditations each morning and night for a week and record your progress.
If you’re an avid follower of the blog (and I hope you are!), then you’ll probably have noticed it’s been quiet in the past couple of weeks. After a very busy first half of the year, I decided to finally take some of my own advice and listen to my body – which was screaming out for me to rest, relax and restore.
Sometimes, one of the challenges I face with being psychic is actually taking the advice I’m given – I know it sounds ironic, but I’m human too and I forget that in order to give my best to others I too need to rest, take it easy and enjoy myself every once in a while. Fortunately, spirit guides are patient and non-judgemental – because otherwise I’m sure they’d be incredibly frustrated with me sometimes!
So, how do I go about following my own intuition and the advice given from my guides? Well, almost every day I write in my journal, usually as automatic writing, which is a direct channelling from my guides. Every day, there is plenty of information about what I’m learning and how I can best go about learning it – although, it is often very cryptic and only makes sense in hindsight. They won’t do the work for me!
I also try and note down all of the other signs and symbols I notice daily – whether it be interpreting my dream from the night before, or a deciphering a series of repetitive messages. For example, while I was taking some time out, everywhere I turned I was getting messages to meditate more. The final confirmation of this occurred on Saturday night as I turned on the TV to see a cartoon turtle offering the advice I most needed to hear. The fact it was presented in an unusual source was enough to get me to pay attention (plus, it solidified two week’s worth of messages!).
The turtle was a character in Kung Fu Panda, whom I believe is called Master Oogway, and was explaining that the mind is a like a pool of water; if it is agitated, you cannot clearly see what you are looking at, but once it settles, you can make out very clearly what you are looking at.
Some other pearls of wisdom I took from this wise turtle: “You are too concerned with what was and what will be. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is mystery, today is a gift, that’s why it’s called the present.”
And: “One meets his destiny often in the road he takes to avoid it.”
And finally: “There are no accidents.”
I’m getting back into the swing of things again – but trying to keep Master Oogway’s advice in mind!
Did you know that your physical body isn’t the only body you have? You also have a mental, emotional and spiritual ‘body’. And it’s equally as important to take care of all four.
These four bodies are linked, so what is going on in one body will be affecting and impacting your other bodies. For example, a physical ailment or complaint may be rooted in a mental pattern, or an emotional block or an area for spiritual growth. While it is important to treat and heal your physical body, it is much more effective to also treat the root of the symptom as well.
Your physical body does a wonderful job of giving you a ‘heads up’ on what is happening at the deeper level. Are you exhausted and lethargic? Not only may it be time to pay better attention to your diet, exercise and rest, but it may also be worth looking at your other bodies as well. Where you are spiritually tired – are you bored of your current circumstances? Is your thinking tired – is it old and worn out? Where are you emotionally exhausted – can you release an old way of feeling?
Being aware of all four bodies needn’t mean four times the work. In fact, being fully aware of your physical body can quickly and accurately help you take care of the other bodies, and vice versa. Although it may mean making touch decisions at a spiritual level, it can certainly save you a lot of money in medical bills.
Having conquered a physical clearing out, it was time to clear my mental clutter. This is a challenge I was definitely ready for. For the past five months I have been undertaking a leadership program at work, and it has become abundantly clear that I have a lot of negative self talk going on in my mind. Know the feeling?
For example, I was applying for a job at work that I knew I deserved and had worked really hard for. However, my negative mental talk took over and I just about tortured myself thinking: “I’m never going to get this job… So many people are going for it, how can I beat them?” Turns out I got the job and I am now sitting in a higher level – but surely I could’ve made it easier on myself?
I wanted to convert this negative self talk and limiting beliefs into something positive. Essentially ‘retrain’ my mind to think positively. Helen has always been harping on about a book by Louise Hay called You Can Heal Your Life but I never looked at it. To be honest, I thought the title sounded scary and I thought (again, my negative thinking) I don’t need to heal my life – my life is awesome!
Anyway, Helen won this round! I initially agreed to simply read the relevant portions of the book for this challenge. Well, let me tell you – this book is amazing! I am actually now re-reading the book cover to cover. I’ll have to give Helen her copy back, so will buy myself a copy as well as buying some copies for friends’ birthdays (…surprise!). In fact, during another leadership workshop at work on Tuesday, the group was commenting on books which had changed their lives. Again, the Universe was working in mysterious ways to support my growth – You Can Heal Your Life came up and about 50% of the group had read the book and loved it.
Chapter three was particularly helpful as it’s all about ‘mental housecleaning’. Armed with a piece of A3 paper and a pen, I wrote down all of the negative thoughts I kept experiencing. I also wrote down all of the negative things people had said to me, such as: “You won’t get a good job unless you go to uni” or “You look too thin” or “You can’t have an easy or happy life without a lot of money.”
I continued to write down everything I could think of. While writing, I felt so frustrated – you could see the indent of my pen on the other side of the page! Once I’d written everything down, I sat back and looked over the list and realised: “This is my mental clutter. These are the thoughts that deep down are holding me back.” It became abundantly clear that I’d accepted these thoughts and beliefs from others – these were their hang ups. It almost seemed laughable that all of my negative talk was the result of other people pushing their own insecurities onto me.
The book also has some affirmations which I would read aloud after each chapter. If you find positive affirmations corny, you could make your own just by turning your negative talk around into a positive statement.
You Can Heal Your Life taught me to catch my thinking – whenever I was having negative moments, I would stop (and in my case I wrote it down, but this may not be necessary for everyone) and turn the thought into a positive one. For example, this week I was very negative about how busy I am. My mantra had become “I’m too busy, I’m sooo busy.” I stopped, and turned the thought around to “I am so lucky I have such a good job, I’m lucky to be invited to so many events and that my friends and family want to see me”. Suddenly it clicked. I really am lucky, so why put a dampener on it with my negative thoughts?
I am a big believer in what you put out returns to you – so it was ridiculous to think I was putting out such negative thoughts as that was obviously what I was reaping. Don’t get me wrong, I still have negative thoughts cropping up but (a) now I am aware of them, and can catch them and turn them into positives and (b) I am making conscious decisions to think positively before the negative creeps in.
One final thing about the book that I loved was its ending. It spoke about the body having dis-ease and how these dis-eases are formed by our negative thoughts and feelings. For example, I have always suffered with terrible headaches which had increased recently. The book said headaches were caused by ‘invalidating the self, self-criticism and fear’. The book gave me affirmations to say in relation to this dis-ease: “I love and approve of myself. I see myself and what I do with eyes of love. I am safe.” Believe me, I know it sounds corny but it really works. I haven’t had a headache since.
I am on the road to fully clearing out my mental clutter and no doubt I’ll have to keep coming back to the exercises. The benefits are clear – both physically and mentally. Please try and read the book, I can’t recommend it enough (and no – neither Helen nor I are affiliated with this book!). How did you go?
CHALLENGE WEEK THREE: You’ve almost cleared out entirely - but you still have an emotional clear out to do. This week, you have to write a letter to someone in your life (past or present), to yourself or even to the Universe and release all of your fears, doubts and worries to help clear out any old, unwanted emotions. Try not to read the letter back and get rid of it afterwards – burn it, bury it, shred it or simply throw it out. You’ll feel lighter for it afterwards!