Art, art journal, journaling, writing

A Different Way to Journal

As the novel writing, revising, and editing has taken my over my life, I’ve had to rethink the way I use my time. One way that used to help me be more efficient was incorporating the Miracle Morning routine and a bullet journal into my daily life. Unfortunately, I stopped using the routine and bullet journal because I allowed someone else’s opinion about using them usurp my own needs. However, something I have been working on lately is listening to my inner voice until I can hear it louder than any of the other voices/opinions vying for attention in my head. This  led me back to restarting my Miracle Morning routine and tracking in my bullet journal last week, and it has helped me immeasurably in managing  my time and my stress. It’s helped me so much that it’s left me wondering why I ever let someone else’s opinion convince me to stop.

Part of the Miracle Morning routine is “Scribing” (journaling). I decided it would be cool to write all my thoughts for the week on the same page. Each morning, I chose a different colored pen, and wrote over my thoughts from the days before. The first photo is the result. I love looking at it. It’s mesmerizing. I find it fascinating to see a visual representation of my thoughts, but also a visual representation of the chaos that’s been running around in my head.

Then I decided it would be cool to create a piece of art over top of the writing. So,  I covered the writing with white acrylic paint and then chose Ady Almanza’s Abstract Dreams technique to create art out of my thoughts (second photo). I loved it so much, I have decided to incorporate this art over journaling process each week.

Art, art journal

A Message and A Vision

Today, while journaling, I had a very clear vision come to me, and with it came a message. I then tried to recreate the vision in my art journal with an abbreviated part of the message. Though I don’t normally share what I write in my journal, this message feels like it was meant to be shared.

Have fun! Enjoy all these new discoveries I am bringing to you; new ways of thinking, of being. It is fun, isn’t it? This is not work or punishment, it is your Divine Right, your purpose. Make it fun. There is always enough time. There is always enough time. Your dreams are all coming true. You cannot see it now, but it is already happening. Step into it. Take my hand, walk through the dimensions with me. You are already there. There is nothing you need to do or be. It is already done. Soften, listen, open, receive graciously. We are bringing gifts directly to your door, open it up, leave the past behind. Open the door and let the light in. You do not have to live one more day in the darkness. Open the door, let us in. Soften, breath, receive graciously. Do not turn away. We stand at the threshold with abundant gifts for you. Soften, breathe, listen to the sound of our knocking. Your gifts, they are here. Receive them. You need not determine your worthiness, these gifts, they are your birthright. Open up the door, dear girl, let the light shine in. You need not spend one more moment in the darkness. It is an illusion. Remember, it is an illusion. Let the light shine in. Soften. Receive graciously that which is already yours. Enjoy. This, my love, is fun, is joy, is what it means to be alive. Smile. 

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