The Goal of Journaling

Illuminated Engagments
Writing adds energy to intent

Often times when I teach a class I will mention the importance of the use of journaling – physically writing down your personal experiences and insights on any given subject or set of experiences.  I feel it is important for your energy and subconscious to co-mingle while putting your thoughts on a solid piece of paper.  The very act of transferring your thoughts to paper via pen or pencil is an energy-packed exercise and allows the energy to flow and play out in your subconscious.  You also know have record of the experience which offers you the opportunity to see how far you’ve come from where you were when writing the journal entry.

In this month of January, many people have looked at various goals and resolutions.  Earlier we talked about your intentions.  All of these are basically the same thing—a method of moving forward with your chosen future.

Many resolutions and goals have already been broken.  You’ll be paying for that gym membership for a while without any usage –that’s why these things are so inexpensive.  Gym and fitness place owners know only a few will continue to show up; the rest will pay and not show up.

This year try setting a goal or a resolution with the act of journaling on a regular basis in mind.  It will keep you track better and again that record of how far you’ve come from where you were can’t be overemphasized.

A simple notebook will do and a few scribbles about your day or week will suffice.   Just try and write regularly – good habits as well as bad start with regular repeatable activities.  Set your goals at a place of comfort –achievable as opposed to non-achievable.  Be honest with yourself.

When you really want something in this world—you will find a way to get it.  Every child knows this.

The same can be said of adults though.  This year, try something different to keep you going in the direction you want to go.  Journaling may help in your endeavors.

With Light and Love Always,

Blake Cahoon
Illuminated Engagements Centre for Whole-Being
Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158

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3 thoughts on “The Goal of Journaling

  1. Yes I agree that journaling is good for your heart and soul. It allows you to express
    Yourself freely and safely while it also clears the clutter of your mind. Plus I think this is
    Such a healthy way to start to deal with things that may be bothering you too. That you know
    You need to work thru. This is a great resolution for the year! I know this really helps me so much.
    Thank you for such a helpful exercise! 🙂

  2. Totally agree. I’ve been journaling my meditations for years. It seals the meditation in your memory, or they are lost, like dreams are lost. Occasionally I go back and look up things to remember the context in which I was meditating, which helps clarify what I’m working on now. Journaling helps you grow. You can see your growth thorough out the years. My journals are among my most precious possessions. I heartily encourage all who meditate to journal.

    Blessings and Balance,

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