Note: I updated this blog post in November 2018 to give you more guidance and resources.
In all my books and teachings, including on this blog, I have an important mission that guides everything I do.
I want to help you crack open to a spiritual relationship of your own understanding so that you can serve the world, attract your greatest desires and live with a strong faith that will support you at all times!
One of the most awesome to deepen your spiritual connection, no matter where you are on your spiritual journey, is to free-write after meditating.
What is free-writing?
Free-writing is also known as stream-of-consciousness writing. When we free-write, we don’t edit ourselves. We don’t question any of the words that come through for us. Instead, we simply write it all down.
Free-writing is a really cool way to ignite your creativity, and many authors turn to it when they want to bust out of their routines and let ideas flow. It’s also my favorite way to amp up my meditations!
Watch the video below or keep reading to learn why free-writing after meditating is so powerful, and to get my guidance on how to practice it.
Why free-writing after meditating is so powerful
In meditation we connect to an energetic source. You might also think of this as your intuition or inner guidance system. When we meditate we slow down our breathing, quiet our conscious minds and become very receptive to spiritual guidance.
When we come out of meditation, many of us want to go and grab our phone, jump right back into work or otherwise do something that takes us out of that connected, meditative space.
But after meditating I like to take advantage of being in that ~ing zone, or inner guidance zone, which is a concept I talk about in my book Add More ~ing to Your Life.
While I’m still in this meditative, spiritually connected place, I open my journal and free-write for at least five or 10 minutes after I meditate.
Free-writing lets us make the most of the clear, connected and intuitive space we’re in after meditating. Inspired, creative and beautiful messages often come through while free-writing following a meditation.
How to free-write after meditating
After you sit in meditation and access a place of stillness, even if it’s just for a couple of minutes, pick up your pen and let the words flow in a journal.
Before I begin free-writing I write at the top of the page, “Thank you, guidance of the highest truth and compassion.” When we call on inner wisdom or a voice of spiritual guidance, we want to be conscious to call in a voice that is the most loving, kind and compassionate.
You can write anything that helps you call on this loving guidance. You might write, “Thank you for showing me what to do about this situation” or “Thank you for helping me hear whatever I need to hear in order to move forward.”
What you’re doing is aligning with source energy through your meditation and then bringing that energy onto the page.
Check out my guided Journaling Meditation!
I made a new Journaling Meditation to help guide you into alignment with the Universe before you begin your journaling process. All you have to do is press play and let the inspiration flow onto the page.
- Call on guidance from the Universe with a powerful energetic request
- Calm your mind and body so that you can tap into inspiration
- Enhance your experience of free-writing
The meditation is free when you order The Universe Has Your Back Journal! You can download it instantly here.
You may start channeling while free-writing!
You may find when you start to free-write that your pen moves very quickly, or that words come onto the page that aren’t even your own. This is called channeling and it’s very cool. You are free-writing through the voice of your intuition and writing down the messages you are channeling! Trust that voice and trust those messages.
What if you feel stuck?
If you feel stuck and feel resistant to the process, just write. Let your pen flow and don’t overthink it. Overthinking is what creates resistance. Just get all the ideas onto the page without judging them, even if they aren’t what you expected. Don’t edit yourself, either.
If you need to begin by writing the same thing over and over, then that’s totally fine. You might write, “I have no idea what to write but I welcome any ideas that come forward,” until something does! Whatever thoughts come into your mind, don’t question them. Just write them down. The more you write, the more your resistance will melt away.
While I believe that writing by hand is most powerful if you’re able, you can also type! If the biggest block for you when it comes to free-writing or journaling is that you don’t like writing by hand, just open a document on your computer and type. This can be especially helpful when the messages are coming to you really quickly.
Take the messages you receive seriously
When you’re done free-writing, read what you’ve written. Underline anything that feels particularly intuitive or inspiring to you. Take in the messages you’ve received and take them seriously. Free-writing is a truly powerful way to connect with spirit, so trust that you’re receiving the messages you need.
The more you practice free-writing after your meditations, the easier it will become. If you want more guidance, my books Add More ~ing to Your Life and The Universe Has Your Back have the most free-writing exercises.
Start free-writing with The Universe Has Your Back Journal!
The Universe Has Your Back Journal makes it easy for you to enhance your intuition and deepen your spiritual connection with devoted time for inner reflection.
I love this spiral-bound journal because you can open it flat for easy writing. And it’s beautiful! The watercolor designs and mantras from the book will inspire you as you free-write, holding space for your dreams and helping you manifest your greatest desires.