Opening the Doors Through Writing
Meditation starts with a breath and a writing meditation starts with putting your pen to the paper and letting it flow.
TIPS FOR JOURNALING
- Write at a consistent time of the day, first thing in the morning or last thing in the evening for example.
- Make it easy by keeping a journal close by and a pen.
- Start writing whatever is on your mind. If you feel blocked use a writing prompt or begin with your own question to open an internal dialogue, for example, "How am I feeling?". Internal dialogue should be respectful, setting down the inner critic as best you can.
- Don't worry about the topic, let it flow freely even if it seems non-sensical. Sometimes, you are writing to get thoughts or memories out but you may not be ready to process the thoughts fully. Looking back it may make more sense later. .
- Write before a meditation to help clear your thoughts and make more room for peaceful reflection. Or, after a meditation describing how you felt during the meditation or an insight that surfaced. Your insight could become the prompt for the next day's journaling.
Here is a special writing prompt from Meditation 719 and Ghost Factory.
Guided Meditations & Journaling
A guided meditation can assist with tuning in to your creativity and insight. Below is a guided meditation to help lead you into your journaling, called, "Sunrise of a New Day".
Love Letters to the Earth, is a new guided meditation to celebrate Earth Week. The podcast will be available on all podcast providers on Saturday April 22, but you can get a sneak peak here!
This guided meditation offers an opportunity to sit with the earth and to write a love letter, to sing a song, or paint a picture within your meditation; one that reflects the meaningful nature and deepening understanding of your relationship with the earth. Along the way, find your calm, your presence, and your gifts to the earth.
Journaling opportunity - Write your love letter to the earth, how would you express your love for all that you receive from the earth? How would you commit to building a healthy relationship with the earth? What would you give gratitude for?
To read more about Thich Nhat Hanh's Ten Love Letters to the Earth, click here to visit EmergenceMagazine.org
Your Inner Balance, A Mindful Creativity Exploration
Journey into your forest.
As you walk through your forest, what do you find? What teaches you, about the balance you hold within?
A workbook you can take anywhere!
Filled with fun prompts and exercises to help you creatively explore your inner balance.
Combined Package - Your Inner Balance workbook and guided meditation
The combined package of the "Your Inner Balance" workbook and guided meditation audio are here to support you on your journey to your inner balance.
The workbook offers paths to follow and prompts to spark your curiosity. You have the flexibility to choose your own meditation adventure. The workbook offers the ability to print or edit directly into your file.
To compliment your meditations throughout the book, the audio consists of a guided meditation to help you move into your reflective space.
There are 3 lengths available and each meditation is identical in theme, the difference is the amount of peaceful reflection time.
5 min = 2 min reflection time
10 min = 7 reflection time
15 min = 12 min reflection
At the end of the meditation, a bell will sound to lead you out of the meditation.
Ease yourself into your meditation, increasing as you go. Two minutes initially doesn't seem long, however our world keeps us busier with thoughts than we often think, and a full 5 minute meditation is an accomplishment!
To learn more about how to use this meditation with the workbook or how to make the most of a reflective meditation visit www.meditation719.com or www.onenessunfolding.com. Audio and Workbook files copyrighted by Kerrie Lovins 2023.