For a lot of people, spirituality doesn’t come easy. It may be because of the hectic world we live in, full of noise, gadgets, and electronics. Society has made us focus on material goods and gain and therefore we become removed from spirituality.
Or, perhaps your psychic powers and abilities are just that bit harder to access. This doesn’t mean anything is wrong with you, in fact, it is completely normal! But, spirituality is important, so what is a great way for beginners to enhance this side of you?
If you are looking to connect with your soul but don’t know where to start, I would totally recommend automatic writing.
This is a simple but effective way of getting spiritual, learning about yourself, and connecting with the angels around you.
The best thing about automatic writing is that anybody can do it. All you need is a pen, a piece of paper, and an open mind.
What is Automatic Writing?
Automatic writing is about getting advice from the universe and your inner wisdom. It allows you to ask questions and get answers from your unconsciousness and the spiritual realm.
And the best part is, it is super simple! All you have to do is write down a question on a piece of paper and then allow your mind and body to be guided into writing down the answer.
For some people, automatic writing comes naturally. It can be so surprising how quickly you get answers! But, for most people, it does take practice.
When I began automatic writing, I did about half an hour of it a day. Once I got into the habit, my skills vastly improved and now I have great confidence in my ability to get answers with automatic writing.
The answers you get through this practice may be either from your subconscious mind or from the spirits that guide you.
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The Benefits of Automatic Writing
Okay, so we know what automatic writing is, but what actually are the benefits? You may be thinking, surely I will just write down some nonsense?!
This isn’t the case! Automatic writing teaches us so much about ourselves and the world around us.
Guidance From Within
For a lot of people, automatic writing is great because it allows us to tap into our unconscious minds. You probably know about Freud and his theory of the mind.
He said that our mind is made up of the conscious, the preconscious, and the unconscious. He compared it to an iceberg, suggesting that there is so much stuff going on underneath the surface that we just can’t see!
In psychology, there are so many ways that we try to unlock our unconscious mind in order to help us. When we unlock our unconscious mind we can discover our true beliefs, needs, wants, and fears. Knowing these helps us to grow.
I have always found this area of psychology fascinating and believe that it does link with our spirituality. Call it our unconscious mind, call it our soul, call it what you want! But, we all know that there is something within that is guiding us.
With automatic writing, we are connecting with our unconsciousness and allowing it to answer questions for us. If we are stuck and confused, we are able to find guidance and truth with automatic writing.
Guidance From Above
Another way that automatic writing can help us is by allowing angels and spirits to sent us messages. When we put pen to paper and allow ourselves to go into a trance-like state, our minds and bodies are more open to higher, spiritual realms.
Your spirit and angel guides are around you all the time, but sometimes you do feel distant from them. Perhaps life gets hectic and you get removed from your spiritual self and in turn your spiritual guides.
With automatic writing, you are giving yourself the time and place to open your mind and soul up in order to be guided. You are channeling the support and advice from spirits via your pen and paper.
Some people who practice automatic writing will feel a sensation in their hands and arms as they write, and this is often interpreted as their spiritual guide actually making them move! It is a truly amazing experience, and you will always get the answers that you are needing.
Connection With the Universe
When practiced daily, automatic writing will deepen your connection with both yourself and the universe around you. You will begin to feel a oneness within yourself, and a deeper understanding of your place in the world.
With automatic writing, you are exercising your intuitive and spiritual abilities. Any psychic abilities that you may have will improve, and you will gain the clarity that you have been searching for.
For a lot of people, practicing automatic writing allows them to have more confidence in their own intuitions and decision-making abilities.
How to Do Automatic Writing
Automatic writing is an amazing thing to learn. There are so many brilliant ways in which it improves your mind, soul, and general wellbeing. Plus, anyone can learn how to do it!
So, I want to give you a simple step-by-step guide on how to automatic write. Let’s go!
Step 1 – Prepare Yourself For Automatic Writing
The first thing to do when it comes to automatic writing is to prepare yourself. This means a number of things, but it is super important to go into the practice ready and willing!
Before anything begins, make sure you have your pen and paper to hand. Sit down at a desk and get comfortable, removing any clutter that might distract you.
After I have sat down, I will normally spend five or so minutes relaxing and meditating. I think about what I want out of my automatic writing session and what question I wish to ask.
I try to formulate the question as simply as I can, so my spirits and soul know exactly what I am needing answers about.
You must only ask one question per writing session as any more will get confusing and you will not get the answers that you need.
If you want, you can address the question to someone or something. For example, I will often phrase a question to my soul.
Great, simple questions you may wish to ask include:
- Dear soul, how will I find love?
- Dear Angel Zadkiel, how can I forgive myself for my past mistakes?
- Dear spirits, should I leave my job and apply for the career that I dream of?
- Dear angels, is this person the right person for me?
Step 2 – Meditate and Relax
For most people, it is the second step that they find the hardest! However, it is the most important step of the process.
To open your mind and body up to your soul or the spirits above, you must enter a trance-like state, removing other issues and thoughts from your mind.
Many people who practice automatic writing will meditate, inhaling and exhaling to achieve a relaxing state.
I often use the 7 – 11 method. This is where you inhale for 7 counts and exhale for 11 counts. I do this slowly, counting the numbers in my head. This allows oxygen to reach my brain, refreshing and clearing the mind.
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Listening to calming music or guided meditations are also a great way to enter a trance-like state. Discover what works for you, because every mind is different!
Allow everything else apart from the question at hand to leave your mind. Meditate on the question you are wishing to ask, and who you are wishing to ask it for. Allow your body and mind to enter a trance.
Step 3 – Let the Knowledge Flow Through You
When you feel ready, it is time to put pen to paper. Try to allow the angels and spirits to guide your hand while you write, letting anything that is needing to come out do so.
It is really important to not think too much about what you are writing at this step! This is the point where your unconsciousness is open and full of ideas and knowledge.
If you feel your mind thinking about what you are writing, gently pull your pen away from the page and practice meditative techniques to reenter the trance-like state.
At first, automatic writing feels very weird! It is something we are not used to, and therefore our mind and body feel a bit confused and may want to take control of what is being written.
Don’t put too much pressure on yourself to write things that you may think make sense. Just allow anything that comes to you to be written down.
Take as long as you feel is necessary at this stage. How long someone spends writing really depends on the person, and let yourself get carried away with the process!
Step 4 – Interpret The Messages
When you feel ready, gently bring yourself out of the trance-like state. Take a moment to gather yourself, maybe getting up and having a walk around the room. Be aware of your surroundings and don’t look at the piece of paper straight away.
When looking at what you have written, be very open-minded. Things that might not make sense right now for you may begin to make sense with deep thought and time.
Look at the writing and pick out any words or phrases that pop out to you. Sometimes a certain word will appear more than once, and there will be a reason for this!
If you feel a word or phrase doesn’t make sense, think about what links and connotations you have to it.
You may also want to consider the style and way you are writing. Is it just in your normal handwriting or does it look a bit different? Does it seem wilder or messier than your usual font?
It may take a few days to truly understand the messages behind what you have written, but I assure you that soon it will begin to all make sense. Remember to be open-minded when interpreting the writing!
Tips For Automatic Writing For Beginners
If you are a beginner to automatic writing, I really hope my step-by-step guide will help you in the process. It truly is an amazing experience that allows you to learn so much about yourself and the world around you!
Here are some handy tips for beginners of automatic writing to help you on your journey:
- Practice everyday! It may take time in order for you to gain the skills, but when you do, the benefits will be immesurable.
- Be open-minded. It is really improtant to allow your unconsciousness and the spirits to guide you, so make sure your mind is open to new ideas and messages.
- Find the relaxation techniques that suit you. If you are new to meditation and relaxation, you may wish to focus on this first before going into automatic writing. As the trace-like state is super important for automatic writing to work, you must be able to achieve this state.
Let Your Soul Guide You With Automatic Writing
Automatic can truly be life-changing. In practicing the process, you are gaining a connection to your soul, your intuitions, and the universe around you.
You will get the guidance in life that you are seeking, growing personally and spiritually every day you practice automatic writing.
This sort of practice will also open the door to other psychic and spiritual abilities. In connecting with the universe, angels, and spirits, we are gaining new knowledge and understanding. If you are interested in developing your psychic abilities, check out my article here for guidance.
Good luck on your journey and I hope automatic writing gives you the answers you need!