Some think that Automatic Writing involves channelling Spirit Guides and others think that it is the Higher Self that is being channelled, but whatever your belief, this can be a great way to put your critical mind to one side and get some productive writing time in. Hey, if it worked for the author Neale Donald Walsh (Conversations with God) then why shouldn’t it work for you?
Here are some tips on how to get started:
- Make sure that the conditions are right before you settle down to write. To avoid any kind of inhibition – make sure you are alone and will be uninterrupted, use your own computer (or pen & paper if this is not possible), ensure that your writing will be secure, by either password protecting you document, or using an online space that requires you to securely log in.
- Have a plain and direct question in your mind before you start writing, and then be clear about who you want to channel by starting each session with ‘My Spirit Guides say … ’, ‘My Higher Self says … ’ or ‘My Angels say … ’ at the start of the first line.
- Then just write. Don’t think – just write. Let the words flow automatically without pause. Don’t analyse them as you go along, or judge them as you see them – just write without making any criticism or any attempt to change their flow.
- Setting yourself a time limit will keep the focus and energy pure and help to prevent you from interfering and going off topic. Set an alarm so that you don’t have to risk stepping outside the flow by checking a clock.
- Don’t be afraid of this process. Different aspects of consciousness have different functions. This process will enable you to use the intuition, which sees a lot further than the parts of the mind we normally access. Your everyday mind is a superb tool for day to day living, but it has its limitations – so acknowledge that part of the mind for doing its job but don’t give it too much attention while you’re doing this exercise. Let your intuition rule for this short time.