Before I move along with the tarots from my previous post, where I casually mentioned the use of a spiritual journal, I thought it helpful to explain the concept. Journaling can be intimidating to some, which it really shouldn’t be. For personal use, like a diary, it can be very therapeutic – or a way to keep records of things. Working through one’s emotions is also an aspect of spiritual journaling, but necessarily the main focus of it. The thing is that there are so many approaches to journaling, with no need to conform to a certain style. It’s probably even better to mix them up creatively. I have a friend who does a lot of bullet journaling, with the objective to create order through lists. This might sound tedious, and it would be, if she didn’t also doodle and add details such as different colored pens and stickers.
So my recommendation is to get an unlined notebook, and decorate it with stickers or preferred art. Last year, when I went to the Arthur Findlay College, a kind medium there gifted me a beautiful journal. The cover of it is visible in the photo above. Next to it, is a glimpse from my current journal. I love using crayons instead of pens to record my experiences and prayers. It’s irrelevant if you’re sufficiently proficient in drawing and writing, because the journal is just for you and your spirit connections - as well as development (keep in mind humble beginnings!). So don’t let such nonsense deter you from using one. Also, let go of pretentions – just let imagination run free. Some mediums use spiritual journals to keep track of moon cycles, while other document their feelings and experiences from meditations, or give themselves into channeled writing. In regards to the school of Tarots, one idea would be to jot down impressions of the different cards. The hardest part, like with everything in life, is the start. Once you get into spiritual journaling, it will evolve organically, revealing insights and the plain joy of creativity.