How to Use Writing to Get Into the Flow, Open Up Creatively, and Heal Your Soul
We’ve all had experiences of trauma, heartbreak, confusion, missed opportunities and loss. Sometimes it feels as though these events, and the pain, will stay with us forever.
It might feel better to deny the pain, but when pain is denied it doesn’t leave the body and soul. Rather it stays energetically stuck and emerges as various physical and emotional ailments. The energy can’t flow.
A healthy, happy soul flows.
Being in flow means being guided by the source of all things. You may simply call it “being in the zone”. When you’re in flow, there is little resistance to life and even the challenging days don’t seem as difficult.
Artists are connected to flow when they create. Soulful business leaders are connected to flow when they lead. Anyone can be connected to the flow for creativity, abundance, and healing.
What stops us from being in flow?
The ego mind continually seeks out problems or possible problems as a means to keep us safe, or in other words to never experience pain again. But we both know that’s just not possible and so what really ends up happening is we stop participating in life. We shut down our creative side. We quit taking risks. We lose our joy.
Perhaps it’s not as dramatic as that for you. But the ego mind can certainly cause you to feel doubt and confusion. Does your mind ever re-live a situation over and over to “figure it out” and you just feel stuck?
Wayne Dyer used to say that ego stands for Edging God Out. The ego mind disconnects your from your flow.
So how about you get that going again?
One of the best ways I’ve discovered to stay in flow, open up to my creative side, and heal my soul is through writing. It helps me establish a dialogue with my soul and my higher power. I begin to see and understand myself from a new perspective, one of non-judgment and love.
A regular practice of journaling can help you get back into flow. Here are some tips for making your practice successful.
Journaling for Healing Tips
- Set up a regular time to journal. I prefer to write just before bed. It helps me get all the junk out of my head so I can sleep peacefully.
- Use pen and paper whenever possible. This creates a physical connection to the activity and makes for a richer experience
- Use journal prompts to help you access the deeper parts of yourself that are waiting to be expressed (get my list of 25 soulful journal prompts below)
- Let the thoughts flow from your mind on to the paper. Do not edit. There is no right or wrong
- Don’t read your journal entries until some time has passed and you no longer feel emotionally charged by the words
- Keep your journal private. This is a judgment free zone, where you should be free to express yourself in any way you see fit
- Accept that you are not looking for direct answers to your circumstances but rather a feeling of peace and satisfaction from the writing process itself
In time, a regular practice of writing will help you to trust your authentic self, and accept yourself as whole. This is the true healing we all seek. Don’t forget to get your free journal prompts below.
25 Journal Prompts
Download this list of writing prompts so you can access your creativity.