Dec 04 2008
Lately, I’ve been writing articles and ignoring journaling of any kind
whether it be Pray Rain (by Jeannette Maw) or Morning Pages (by Julia Cameron) or the good old fashioned write what I feel which
invariably turns to bitching and complaining, and no longer is enticing or productive.
The Pray Rain Journaling process is diametrically opposed
to the normal journaling experience that many of us have.
First of all, you think of things you want to accomplish or manifest, and you write in the Pray Rain Journal (PRJ) “pretending” that you have it, or how you will feel when you get it or manifest it. The more vivid the detail, and the better you feel as you do it, the better the chance this thing you imagine will come to pass.
The more joyous you feel, the greater the probability you will achieve your desire or vision.
I’ve wondered about the Pray Rain (PRJ) technique where you write optimistically and positively about what it is you want to achieve. Doubt crept in at one point, making me feel like I had a frontal lobotomy because I didn’t feel like I was honestly expressing what was on my mind.
So I’ve been journal-less and feeling the effects. Where are my best friends, the pen and notebook, the life line to true balance and joy?
My computer crashed recently and I lost my hard drive. But I have a hard copy of the PRJ, by Jeannette Maw.
I decided to read it again.
Maybe I am off base with the frontal lobotomy metaphor?
Maybe I can write optimistically about what I want to achieve plus write my true feelings with a counter statement of positive outcome in the face of fear?
But write I must and the PRJ is my choice with a few experiments to see if I can be joyfully honest all at once!
The Morning Page method by Julia Cameron is wonderful, too, where you write 3 pages of longhand immediately upon arising every morning. But night shift confuses the rhythm of this–for now. The neat thing is that you are able to place uncensored thoughts upon the page before you have time to think in any normal way. I’d say the right brain predominates throughout this very profound and insightful exercise.
Back to the journal page I go!! And what a blessing that will be!!
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