Today I want to talk about how to deepen your spiritual connection. If you are reading one of my books, whether it’s The Universe Has Your Back or Spirit Junkie, that book is designed to help you do that.
One awesome way to deepen your spiritual connection is something you’ll notice throughout all my books. In many of the lessons I ask you to free-write following a meditation.
In the video and blog post I talk about why free-writing is so powerful and how to do it to get the most out of this exercise and strengthen your spiritual connection.
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How free-writing works is that you sit in meditation and access a place of stillness (even if it’s just for a couple of minutes), and afterward you pick up your pen and let the words flow in a journal. In meditation we connect to an energetic source or a spiritual relationship of our own understanding, such as our intuition or inner guidance system.
When we come out of meditation, many of us want to go and grab our phone or jump right back into work or otherwise do something jarring that takes us out of that connected, meditative space. But 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.
The ~ing zone is why I love to bring my pen and paper to my meditation practice and free-write for at least 5 or 10 minutes after I meditate! I want to make the most of the time and energy that I’ve put into my meditation and take advantage of the clear, connected and intuitive space I’m in. If you have an altar or sacred space in your home, it can be helpful and inspiring to meditate and free-write in that space.
Before I begin free-writing I write at the top of the page, “Thank you, guidance of the highest truth and compassion.” When we want to 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 we’re doing is aligning with that energy through our meditation and bringing that energy onto the page.
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. Trust those messages. If you feel stuck and feel resistant to the process, just write. Let your pen flow and don’t overthink it, and don’t edit yourself. Overthinking it is what creates resistance. So just let your pen flow and get all the ideas onto the page.
When you’re doing, 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.
Use this practice to deepen your spiritual connection and your capacity to listen to your inner guidance system! The more you do it, the easier it becomes. If you want more, my books Add More ~ing to Your Life and The Universe Has Your Back have the most free-writing exercises.
By the way — you can 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.
The more you get into this dialogue with the Universe, the easier it will be to hear guidance! Come back to this blog and let me know what happens. I can’t wait to hear your miracles.