What exactly is automatic writing? Is it channeling? Is it simply writing down your own thoughts? Some may misperceive automatic writing as being quite passive in nature, as if it takes away our free will to analyze and critically think. Others might feel like it is self-leading and only expresses what we think or feel about a particular topic. So, then, how do we truly know where the information is coming from and that this information is, in fact, in our best interests?
The thing is, automatic writing sounds a lot more complex and mysterious than it actually is. Maybe other people have a different experience with it or definition of it than I do, but for me this process is simply about quieting our ego/analytical mind so that our higher-self wisdom can come through louder and clearer.
Through automatic writing or journaling we have the ability to relax our body, quiet our mind, and allow ourselves to ask questions of our higher-self in order to be able to hear the whisperings of our soul. It is a way that we can access an infinite pool of knowledge and wisdom to which we always have access, yet so often eludes us when we are busy with our day-to-day thoughts and activities. In a way, automatic writing/journaling is a form of active meditation, whereby we are able to center ourselves and become really present as we allow our ego-centric thoughts to dissipate, and our inner wisdom and intuition to come through.
There is nothing demonic about his process. It is not blasphemous or dangerous. And you will not be possessed by anything. That’s not at all what this is about. It is simply a way for each of us to feel self-empowered as we recognize that we always have access to all of the answers that we seek from within because we are always one with the energy that connects everything to everything else. When you realize that everyone and everything at its core is energy, then you will also realize that accessing information, which is simply another form of energy, is just as natural to us as is breathing. The only difference is that with breathing, we believe in its natural process and rarely interfere. With intuition, however, some of us simply need to be better convinced that it actually exists.
Know that automatic writing does not have to come of a trance state or a deep meditation or even awakening. All you need is a little bit of faith, an open mind, and a willingness to try. So, then, try it out for yourself right now. Take a pen and paper or sit in front of your computer and a blank page on screen and write down your question. Then close your eyes, let your thoughts float and wander without attachment, and then write down the first words that come to mind. These words might sound really faint to you at first, and they may not even make any sense to you either, but as you allow them to flow onto the page, without judgment and without leading the answer, your higher-self wisdom will start to appear.
At the very least, what automatic writing or journaling can do for you is it will help you clarify your own thoughts and feelings, which so often go unnoticed as they hide from the outside world, and perhaps even yourself. Over time and with practice, however, you will start to notice the difference between your own ego thoughts and those of your higher-knowing. But, in the meantime, just use this exercise as a way to get to know yourself a little bit better, and a chance to be honest with your thoughts, beliefs, and feelings. After all, no one need read your writings other than you.