When I was younger and first began learning about angels and spirit guides, I became quite curious about ‘automatic writing’. I thought it was so intriguing to learn how to write from the subconscious with a guided writing from a higher power.
So what is automatic writing?
The formal name for automatic writing is psychography – the ability to produce writing from the sub-conscience through divine guidance, and spiritual or supernatural source while under a calm, trance-like state. This isn’t to be misconstrued with ‘free writing’. Spirit is invited in with an unconscious mind – a gateway to our higher selves.
How to prepare for automatic writing:
First we must clear our minds. Sit in a place free from distraction. You can use meditation to obtain this calm, or whatever method most comfortable to bring ourselves into a calmed mode to enable us to receive the messaging.
Next, call on an entity – your spirit guide or an angel to to help you channel whatever it is you are focusing on in your thoughts that you hope to write answers for. You may ask, “Who is here?”
Close your eyes, breathe deep till you feel relaxed (or meditate to get there) then think about a topic or question you hope to be given divine guidance to write about. Have a note book in front of you and pen in hand. Focus on your topic, put pen to paper, and let your hand guide the pen – almost in a similar way a Ouija board works.
What do you want to write about? Maybe it’s a problem that’s been on your mind, a recurring dream you’ve been having and wanting to make some sense of, even a story-line idea you may be wanting to write about can be your focused writing intention.
Preparing for the writing:
You should set a timer for this exercise for anywhere from 10 minutes (recommended minimum) to a half an hour. This helps with not being distracted by wondering how long you may have been writing, because with closed eyes to keep from distraction, you won’t be checking your watches.
Closing our eyes helps to keep the focus on our intent so the mind doesn’t get caught up in what is actually being written. This prevents edits or cross-outs from diverting our train of thoughts. Remember, if your mind does drift off topic, keep writing whatever it is that comes to mind – even if it’s whatever thought came to mind that threw off your original thoughts. Our minds entered this state with a clear mind, if jungled thoughts should interrupt the stream of consciousness, then perhaps that’s what was needed to be written.
After the timer goes off, relax for a few moments. You should close the session with thanking the spirit who guided your writing. Then go ahead and read what you’ve written. What you wrote may not make immediate sense and you can highlight thoughts from the writing that may potentially lead to further writing. You may not have received what you were hoping for as this process may take you a few times to get comfortable with. The object is to keep trying this method when you feel inclined, and look back on prior writings of earlier attempts to see if you find a pattern in what your writing is trying to convey to you.
Purpose – Using automatic writing to seek guidance from the soul. The channeling helps to guide us to pull from our soul. With the mind still and empty, we can focus solely on our question or topic. This exercise helps us tap into something greater than just our ‘thinking’ mind.
When Assessing what you’ve written, and haven’t yet decided on what the message was that has come through your writing, you can feel free to do this again by asking another question, now regarding what you have previously written that previously didn’t make sense to you. How do you know you’re channeling from your soul? – If your words give you clarity and a direction to continue forward with, as opposed to vague or disjointed writing, the process is working for you.
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Have you ever written something in the quiet, wee hours of the night, looked at it later and wondered, ‘did I write that?’. If so, there’s a good chance you were writing from a higher state of consciousness.
Have you ever tried automatic writing? I’d love to hear in comments, some of your experiences.
*Sue Dreamwalker was gracious enough to add 2 links in her comment below to an older post she’d written about just one of her experiences with Automatic Writing. Please feel free to take a look at Sue’s automatic writing about Karma, back in 2013, and writing from train of thought experience HERE
The short video below will demonstrate a concise explanation on the process of automatic writing.