Writing for Healing
The same strategy of free writing or writing from the stream of consciousness that work so well for creative writing, works equally well for writing for inner wisdom and accessing our deeper ways of knowing.
Writing for wisdom
Talking to paper is talking to the divine. It is talking to an ear that will understand even the most difficult things. Paper is infinitely patient. - Burghild Nina Holzer
Writing can help you gain insights and shift perceptions toward healing. Working with a variety of exercises including journaling, rewriting our story, body dialoging, accessing our own inner wisdom and imagination can help with healing your body and soul and access the yearning of your heart and HIgher Self.
Writing can have a positive affect on our health. A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed, “that merely writing about past stressful life experiences results in symptom reduction among patients with asthma or rheumatoid arthritis.”
Writing for wisdom allows you to expand your awareness and link your emotions with specific events, then work with emotions and events affect our lives. Through writing, you can find order and meaning in everything that has happened. Whichever form your writing takes: journaling, poetry, memoir, fiction, or essays; it has the power to heal and to help you grow.
Working with this process clients have exclaimed, ‘I’m learning so much about myself”. I know I am always having that experience when I write. One of the greatest joys writing offers is uncovering ways of seeing or perceive that I wasn't consciously aware of. I'll stop in the middle of reading over something I had just written and say to myself, "wow I didn't know I thought that." It feels good to grasp the deeper threads of meaning in our lives.
Writing helps us to form connections with what is going on inside us and with others, allowing us to understand who we are and where and why we do the things we do. It can help us gain a new perspective on habitual behaviors and subconscious patterns that get in the way of living our full potential. Writing can help us to get clear and make the constructive changes in our lives.
There are lots of different ways to use writing for healing and self discovery. You can start by writing about a specific event or situation or relationship. Or begin by writing a letter (that does not get sent) to a person you are having a conflict with in order to more deeply understand what you are really feeling about the situation. Or try writing a dialogue with a pain in your body and ask it what it needs from you as way to tapping the body’s natural ability to heal.
By allowing what wants to be written without trying to consciously control the flow, you tap into the wisdom of the unconscious and open yourself to the healing power within.
I'm so grateful for your help in writing for higher guidance . I've been accessing my hearts desires and getting amazing messages from my Higher Self. I truly appreciated your patience, generosity and kindness. - Deborah Eastwood
Thanks for your energy and enthusiasm encased in generosity in sharing all the ways writing can serve me. - David Stafford