How to Find the Answers Within Yourself thru Writing

I spent a long time on my spiritual journey seeking out wisdom and guidance from other people.

I spent a ton of money seeing healers hoping (praying) that they would tell me the answers I needed to take the next step.

I had made so many “bad” decisions around money, men, and everything in between that I didn’t believe I could do it. I didn’t trust myself. How could I?

The thing I didn’t realize was that finding my way along a spiritual path is not like history or science - or any topic that exists outside of us. I can’t read a book and understand it because the “it” is me.

The books and teachers I found have been immeasurably helpful. They have given me lessons, benchmarks, models, and rituals through which I have grown. But ultimately, only I can truly know what is in my best interest. Only I can see the options ahead and choose the one that is best for me at that time. My best teachers knew that and gave space for that happen.

journal and pen

It never ceases to amaze me…

…the amount of wisdom that can come through when I just stop and ask; when I am able to let go of everything on my human mind and tap into my soul.

But to do that, I had to trust myself. I had to believe in my intuition. Not a small task on its own.

Certainly, it takes a lot of work and effort to reestablish a healthy relationship with your intuition - especially if it has fallen far off its point of right-relationship. And there are many things we can do to rebuild that relationship.

For me, one of the most helpful tools has been automatic writing.

What is automatic writing?

Automatic writing is when you let go of your ego and write from your soul. When you let go of any conscious intention and let your spirit come through.

It is usually fast, messy, and full of spelling and grammatical errors. It is also usually full of truth.

How can I start automatic writing?

If you haven’t done it before, automatic writing can be awkward. It is hard to let go of the ego. We depend on our consciousness for so much as we navigate the world it feels anathema to suddenly release it. Especially during an activity such as writing - something we are judged and graded on from an early age.

What I do, and what I recommend to others, is use question prompts. I will ask myself specific questions about where I’m at, where I’m going, what’s in the way, etc. I will also ask questions to specific parts of my energetic self - my masculine energy, my feminine energy, my intuition, my relationship to money...

I will write the questions as my 3D human self, draw a line, and then let my soul take over.

Some questions I might ask:

  • What do you need today?

  • What do you (feminine/masculine energy) need today?

  • How do you want to be seen today?

  • What is going on with _____ issue?

  • What do I need to see/understand about _____ issue?

  • What is important about _____ issue?

  • Why am I being triggered around _____ issue?

  • How should I proceed with _____ issue?

  • What is in my best interest right now?

  • What do I need to let go of?

The list could go on forever. It really does just take the form of whatever is on my heart that day. But if that is not clear or if I am coming in with no set intention, I begin with “What do you need today?”

What do you need today?

This question will start a dialogue between you and your soul. It will help you both build the trust you need to see and believe in your intuition.

I still ask this question both in meditation and in writing.

It never ceases to amaze me the amount of wisdom that can come through when I just stop and ask; when I am able to let go of everything on my human mind and tap into my soul.

Some final tips

One last point, use a pen and paper. There are lots of psychological studies about how and why this can be beneficial. But take it from me, nothing jolts you out of a meditative state faster than seeing the red squiggly line telling your spirit that there are errors in your writing! (Ha!) If you’re worried about privacy, then do what you need to do, just turn off spell check.

Also, commit to doing it at least a week. This doesn't have to take a long time. Sometimes I’ll spend 3 minutes writing, while at other times I’ll spend 30.. It really depends on how much time I have, what comes through, and when I know it is complete.

But it does take some practice to be able to let your ego take a little break. So, try it out for a week. See how you feel when you finish, notice the differences in how you are processing information and triggers.

Lastly, let me know how it goes.

Adam Nicholson