The Soulful Artist

Life. Art. Transcendence.

Day 7 of My 30 Days of Creativity Challenge.

I love journaling! I’ve kept a journal since I was a small girl, always writing, doodling, documenting, drawing … It’s amazing how much my writing and even my art has transformed since I’ve been keeping one. Where I once searched for answers outside of myself, asking crazy questions of God and The Universe, I can see that over the last maybe decade, I can see the answers to my own questions are not answers found on the outside, but that the things I am seeking are already within me, answered. I only need to tap in.

The biggest changes I’ve made in my journaling practice is the fact that I write every morning (or whenever I awaken since I work the night shift) without fail. This practice, called “Morning Pages,” I learned from Julia Cameron in her book, “The Artist’s Way.” I make it a point to make the intent to ask my Spirit/Soul what it would like me to know/do/be/go/meet today, I then pull one of my own Oracle Cards Of Self-Realization, and a playing card, and I write. The writing is meant for you to purge the thoughts that prevent us as artists from creating, and by writing in longhand it forces you to slow down. Writing every morning has become my meditation, my time to reflect, tap in, and to communicate with my Highest Best Self (HBS) and/or with any one of my spirit guides or angels that want to come through. If you don’t know what to write, I’ve been know to write over and over, “Just write,” or “I don’t know to write,” etc. until the writing begins to flow with ease. Some of the things that emerge is nothing short of amazing! It’s been a game changer for me as I’ve gained clarity and have received really insightful answers and some creative guidance.

In recent years I’ve begun keeping an art journal. I paint, draw, doodle, practice my writing in it, but one of my favorite things to do is collage. It brings back memories of being a child, using scissors and cutting, and pasting! I love it. It allows me to access my inner child and we create some great things together! It’s been so much fun.

Grab your journal! Tap in and allow your soul to speak. You’ll be amazed at what comes forth!

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