Creating Time & Space for Writing is Important for Diving Deep into Your Very Soul!
Creating a sacred space for writing is crucial to getting my creative juices flowing and to connecting with my higher self for deep, meaningful, juicy journaling.
- Pick a place that is comfortable.
There is nothing like trying to write when you're chair is hurting your bum or your leg is falling asleep, or you're too cold or too hot. Pick a place that is comfortable to sit in and do not worry about if it's appropriate. If you're messy, unmade bed is more comfortable than your desk and office chair, journal there! Get cozy with a favorite blanket and pillow or get comfortable in your own skin literally and sprawl out nude. Do whatever feels right and write for you.
- Gather your tools.
I'm not sure what could be more annoying than getting seriously comfortable and deep into my writing only to have my pen run out of ink. I've been known to carry on a tirade about this very matter all day to anyone and everyone that I can get to listen. So, before you get too comfortable, go through your journaling tools check list. Mine is as follows:
By making your journal into a sacred tool, you cultivate a feeling of respect and gratitude for it. Your journal is a part of your spirit. Within its binding you are pouring your heart and mind. To make it sacred, keep it safe and protected. Don't let others view your journal easily or at all. Make writing in it a sacred act with these tips and tools. Keep the binding and pages safe from spills, pets, etc. Perhaps create a space for it like in a locked chest, a special shelf, or an altar. You can also do this for your other journaling tools such as a pen you only use for this practice or your tarot deck that you only use for yourself and no one else.
- Favorite pen
- 3 extra pens (because I'm just lucky enough that 1 or 2 of these will also be dead)
- Drink (water or tea)
- Nibbles (carrot sticks, chocolate, etc)
- Tarot Deck
- Journaling prompts (for when I get stuck)
- Create an Ambiance.
This is optional but super fun and certainly has that sacred, magickal feel to it. Create a spiritual ambiance for your journaling time. Light candles, burn incense or oils, and play music you love or that helps you write.
The only thing that I wouldn't adjust too much is good lighting - don't drape sashes over every lamp or dim the lights to the detriment of your eyesight.
Here is a crucial piece to creating sacred space. Set aside a time for yourself and your journaling that will not be interrupted. For each of this will vary in difficulty but there are some ways that we can make it easier. Turn off your phone. Close the computer. Close the door, hang a do not disturb sign, or even lock it. If you live with family or roommates, make sure they know that you're taking some quiet time for yourself. If you can't get into a room alone, put on noise cancelling headphones and some favorite or low-key music.
If you have any other tips or practices that you would like to share, I would LOVE to read them or see pictures of your journaling sacred space!