Self-Care Fridays: When in doubt, write it out…

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“Pick up the pen of hope and write on the tablet of faith.  Write with grace.  Write with flourish.  Write with passion.  Write with freedom.”

Peace Soulstars,

Journaling has become an intricate part of my spiritual work.  I have journals for different purposes.  I have one journal that I consecrated to be used solely for my New Moon ritual.  I don’t use it for anything else but my new intentions that I set for the ritual as each new moon occurs.  I have journals full of quotes, notes from books I’ve been reading,  one I use to record my dreams, and another solely for prayers.  It’s interesting how I went from hardly journaling to having a journal for different purposes…lol…I still have some of my journals/diaries from years ago which I’ve gone back to read.  Honestly, some of my questions about the past have been answered after I’ve referred to my old diaries.  That’s why it’s important to journal.  It may be helpful to look back at where you’ve been and how much you’ve grown.  My have I grown.

Anyway,  I find journaling to be very helpful in the process of healing, reflecting, and moving forward as I set new intentions.  I’m ridding myself of the old to make room for the new.  It’s actually harder than I thought it would be but it’s do-able.  Good thing about journaling is there are no rules.  I’m not a fan of rules.  I like freedom.  Journaling allows you to express yourself freely.  You don’t even have to use complete sentences if you don’t want to.   Write words or phrases, quotes, or whatever moves you.  If you want to write a page full of cuss words to express how you are feeling or what you’re thinking,  have at it!  The point of journaling is different depending on the person.  For me, journaling serves many purposes but one that I find very helpful is that journaling is a great release.

If any of you have kids I strongly encourage you to get them a journal and/or diary that they can use for releasing as well.  Kids are so often treated as if their thoughts and feelings don’t matter.  You know the old notion “Kids should be seen and not heard.”  I’ve never liked it.  It conditions them to think that what they think and feel doesn’t matter. They end up bottling up their thoughts and feelings which does more harm than good.  Journaling will allow them the freedom to express whatever they need to at least get it out and not hold onto what needs to be released.  Whether you’re a kid or not we all can benefit from release.

Love and light,

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Author: Angelica

Angelica is my name. I'm a licensed graduate social worker from the DMV who has love for everything mind, body, soul related. A devoted wife and mother whose interests include music, art, yoga, books, exercise, meditation, and cooking. Amanisoul is a synthesis of the name "Amani" which means harmony and peace in swahili and the word "soul" which means essence or spiritual self. Discovering one's inner peace involves being healthy mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. I make it my mission to spread the word on how to achieve balance in all of these areas.

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