Spiritual Journaling

2.30 minute read…

The brilliant thing about journaling is there is no right or wrong way to do it. You can write as little or as much as you want. All of my books have questions, prompts to draw your attention, so you can focus on whatever it ignites.

Peppered throughout the books are exercises, so you take what is written off the pages, into your thoughts and your real world. This is so it becomes an experience that enables you to express your insight and awareness. It is a way of assisting you to tap into your consciousnesssoul-knowingintuitiveness.

When journaling, write like no-one will ever see it. (Decide later if you want to share it.) Trust that you will handle what is revealed and rejoice in those moments of realization. You may find your clarity refreshing and permit yourself to be honest about your reaction to either the question, prompt or what you wrote. Your reaction will reveal something to you.

Sometimes it is a relief to see, express or say aloud what is held deep within. It can decompress the tension your suppressed emotions create. It can put your feelings and perception of reality together, unjumbling them, so you can be a witness to your inner world.

Journaling can create the opportunity to know what you value,
to identify what triggers an emotional reaction or lets you
recognise the wisdom of your own insight and awareness.

You don’t have to journal; discussing questions, quotes or the illustrations with people who share your love for spiritual exploration and truth-seeking, works brilliantly as well. This is always interesting in the workshops and retreats; you see we learn from each other. Sharing stories, thoughts and even our confusion, lets us recognise the truth that talks directly to our souls, because when we truly listen, we feel.

Inner growth stems from understanding yourself. This requires attention and intention. When you seek the truth, you will uncover it. This doesn’t always mean instantly, but every honest word that expresses your truth, is heading to that moment of clarity, that puts all the pieces together so you can resonate with your truth. You might refer to these moments as:

  • Realizations – awakening to a truth
  • Enlightening – recognition of greater knowledge and expansion of awareness
  • Inspiration – recognising an idea that makes your heart sing, or feeling the stirring of your soul

You decide when to be an active participant in revealing to yourself what you truly contribute to life and inject into your relationships. Journaling is a way of learning from what you have experienced or are currently experiencing. It challenges you to be mindful and to deliberately put yourself in a position to be truthful and to learn for ourselves.

Emotional and spiritual maturity occurs as we become
prepared to objectively observe ourselves and life.

Experiment: Pick one of the following statements and journal your thoughts and feelings.

Excerpt from Energy of Souls

We learn a lot when we:

  1. examine the beliefs that motivate our behaviours; we find what reflects our truth or oppresses our awareness of truth.
  2. are prepared to challenge what influences the way we think; we open the door to self-discovery.
  3. honestly question ourselves about why we react the way we do; we are ready to explore.
  4. face the fears that cause us to retreat from the truth of ourselves; we liberate ourselves.
  5. confront how we filter what we see; we begin to observe what has always been there.
  6. explore the energy we feel; we rejuvenate our awareness of ourselves.
  7. value truth; we naturally build a strong relationship with our soul.
  8. We learn a lot when we ……………


2 minute read…

Are you destined to explore the unknown wilderness of your soul?

Spiritual explorers are born with an inner knowing that they have something to do this lifetime!

Many spiritualists feel the urge to leave ‘no-rock-unturned’. This means they will do all they can to achieve what they were born to do. They are born with an inner knowing, that this life is an opportunity for evolution. They are also aware it requires committed truth-seeking and soul-searching, and begin to question everything. They’ll know that something is amiss and be aware of a void within, and seek meaning in their life experiences. These people are aware, even before they truly understand it, that they have a soul intent to resolve what anchors them to their unconsciousness.

This inner knowing will eventually awaken them to the journey ahead because they know it is a return to their truth. They know adopting beliefs, aligning with other’s expectations or performing spiritual illusions will not satisfy them. They yearn for authenticity and to embrace their resonance with the truth of their origins.

Many have had a rough time due to their heightened awareness; they see what others ignore and feel what others deny. They are sensitive to energy, the shifts that reveal the frequencies of truth and the vibrations of non-truths. The world can be a confusing place for those who feel with their heart, and various paths are walked until the shine of their consciousness awakens them to the uniqueness of their soul.

Awakening isn’t a belief they align to; it is a willingness to broaden their understanding of our place within the reality many are oblivious to. The journey is one of highs and lows, and each step is an opportunity to grow. Eventually, it enables them to see and reject the desires they have been indoctrinated to believe make them unworthy of their internal knowing. They begin to reject the superficial, recognising it does not feed their soul. They look for meaningfulness, truthfulness and inner-fulfillment.

As the veils of denial start to lift, at first, they are shocked at what they missed, and confusion often reigns as they attempt to make sense of their awareness of life. They search for answers that have a resonance with their soul. They accept (sometimes dubiously) that their life experiences as teachers. With each rock they turn, new learning begins. They are spiritual explorers, born to intentionally participate in the evolution of their soul.

Accepting you are a spiritual explorer, with a unique path to walk, can be both liberating and daunting. However, a spiritual explorer will take the steps into the unknown, because they know they are not alone as they walk.

When we mindfully explore the labyrinth of life, we evolve through our discoveries. When we refuse to acknowledge the opportunities life presents, we become stuck in the labyrinth, unaware that we are the key to unburdening our souls.

What is the most important part of spirituality?

1 minute read…

This week I was asked, ” What I thought was the most important part of spirituality?”

This is an interesting question!

This was my answer, however there is no one answer and each of us prioritise different things at different time; it is dependent on our current situation.

We can philosophise about the meaning of life, and use words of wisdom, but it is the actions we take and how we interact with each other that reveals what we value.

Spirituality can become a shield we hide behind as we ignore how we operate in this world. True spirituality is to be engaged in our life experiences, acknowledging whatever they are revealing to us. It is also being aware of ourselves, taking responsibility and accountability for our contribution to what we are experiencing.

Each of our actions has an intent, some hidden better than others. If we are honest about our intent, we are more in tuned with our authenticity.

The most important part of spirituality is being truthful about ourselves, without that, we are disconnected from our authenticity. Disconnection allows us to use spirituality as a convenience, image or a source to sustain denial.

Truthfulness doesn’t always come easy, because we have to compete against our own fears, judgements and denial. Understanding this, and then learning how to deal with the unconsciousness of ourselves, is a major part of all true spiritual journeys and it also leads to evolution.


Lorraine Nilon