One of the most effective spiritual practices I’ve committed to is keeping a meditation journal. Over the years, it’s become a treasure map from my Soul to me.
You see, Souls speak in the languages of emotions, sensations, and imagery. They often use these languages during meditation to give messages and information.
Your Soul gently communicates with you. Those subtle nudges show up in a variety of ways.
- Maybe a tingly feeling in your body like champagne bubbles on the inside.
- Maybe a feeling of love, bliss, or joy.
- Maybe a visual image in your mind’s eye.
- Possibly you’ll smell a scent without an origin.
- You might feel a physical sensation like your foot hurts when it didn’t hurt before.
When you receive these Soul-messages, allow your attention to turn towards them. Your personality-mind will want to make it mean something right away, but if you watch the message unfold, it will expand into something understandable to you. Maybe not right away, but soon.
At this point, your meditation journal comes in handy!
Buy yourself a beautiful notebook. I like something pretty but not too precious because I want to use my journal with abandon. I don’t want to be afraid to mess it up.
Keep in mind, your meditation journal is only for conversations with your Soul-self. If you journal, visualize, or do self-help work find another notebook for those activities.
How to begin?
- Keep your meditation journal next to your chair, where you like to meditate, so you won’t have to look for it when you come out of meditation.
- After your meditation, open your journal, date the entry, note the time, and jot down notes of what came up during your meditation.
- Take notes while coming out of a meditative state where you can access the energy of what you sensed.
- Don’t write paragraphs of information, just a few simple notes so you can remember later on what you received.
- Sometimes meditations don’t make sense to your personality-mind immediately. It can take a few meditations to get the full essence of what your Soul-self is trying to communicate.
- Don’t give up. Just keep noting your experience and then let it go.
- About once a month, look back at your notes and notice any patterns or messages that emerge. These messages take time to develop, but when you uncover them it feels like receiving love notes from your Soul.
My meditation journal is my favorite tool for understanding what the All-That-Is wants me to know. I hope you find it useful too. If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to me.