Why you should journal for a spiritual pratice

Wouldn't it be great if you could have more self-awareness and understandings about yourself? There are plenty of tools out there for you to get started with. Journaling is one of them. The best part about journaling is that you don't need to devote hours at a time to make it worth your time. One page every morning, before your breakfast can help you unlock deeper insights about yourself as well as your goals and wishes.

Journaling is great for your mental health - it can help you achieve your goals faster, track your progress, reduce stress, and help you sort through big emotions.

Journaling is also a great way to keep track of manifestations and spell work. You can easily reference how a spell turned out by looking back at your journal. Try recording things like the moon cycle and what time of day you perform your ritual or spell.

If you are like me, you may have tried to journal in the past - but found that it was difficult to stick to, or maybe you didn't really see the value in it.

Don't worry, I've been there too. I did not start journaling until about a year ago. I kept thinking to myself, who's going to care about this? It's just for me. What am I going to do with this anyway? So, of course I procrastinated on writing in my journal each day, and then I bought every single "how to" journaling book out there but still found myself struggling.

But then something changed... Something magical happened when I decided to let go, forgive myself, and surrender through all the self-doubt, fear and excuses which no longer served me. When I started with a "blank slate", ready to learn anything the Universe had for me! All of a sudden, my journal became more than just words on paper; it became a magical workbook full of insight into my thoughts, feelings and desires both positive and negative. Today I use my journal almost every day no matter where I am or what I'm doing.

 

We here a lot about Shadow Work, and Shadow Work can be a great starting point in a spiritual practice and is easy to do with the help of journaling.  But what is "Shadow Work"? Shadows are said to be our weaknesses in the Craft. However, understanding and exploring our shadow side can be very powerful! Would you rather fight with yourself or work with yourself?

 

One of the best ways to practice Shadow Work is by journaling. You can work through things that are bothering you, what your triggers are, or what are seen as the “less desirable” parts of you. Your shadow self shouldn’t be punished or dismissed; it should be embraced as an integral part of you. The light can not exist without the dark; and sometimes our great power lies within our Shadow Self.

 

Journaling can transform our lives and help us discover parts of ourselves that we haven't even found yet. What we believe to be weaknesses may be strengths and vice versa. The benefits of journaling are so huge. A lot of people might think that it's a waste of time but in reality, journaling helps us build a positive mindset towards our life. It helps us strengthen the areas where we are weak and complement our strengths. So, the next time when you're stuck in some problem and don't know the solution to it, try writing about it down in your gratitude journals and let the answers flow!

 

If you're still skeptical about journaling, here are some pros: It doesn't cost a thing, it doesn't require much hard work, and it will leave you feeling refreshed and productive. All of this while giving yourself some much needed down time after a long day at work or school.

Isn't it just worth the 15-20 minutes?

 

Explore your inner self with gratitude and simple, yet effective exercises with our Manifestation Journal: here

Keep track of your ritual and spell work, as well all the other things floating around in your brain with our Ritual and Spell Journal: here 

 

 

 

 

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