As I prepare for a Q & A Journaling Party tonight
on a live call with several journalers who are at different places in their lives as it relates to their journal writing experience, I can’t help but get excited.
At First, the feeling of excitement didn’t register because of the grunt work;
the reaching out to ensure that those that will benefit from this information will “GET IT!” and call in.
So you can see how time-consuming that can be.
It wasn’t until I clicked on a YouTube video that was posted on FB of a beautiful young lady–she couldn’t have been more than 16 years old, clad in an “S” monogrammed t-shirt and cut off daisy dukes jean shorts , that it hit me:
I am sharing my passion!
This young lady was stretching herself beyond limitations. She was “going for it”! She was not concerned about what anyone else thought about her or what she was doing. She was enjoying the moment and basking in her gift of song.
Her voice was smooth and melodious and resonated like birds singing in a spring garden, but with power and control that would rival any American Idol or X-Factor contestant.
Once I witnessed this exhibit of absolute courage and beauty, I couldn’t help but get EXCITED!
Many times, we get so caught up in the inertia of the moment; the daily activities that move us closer to our chosen destination, without even realizing why we are doing it.
So what does this all have to do with Journaling?
Well, I’ll tell you. Journaling can be used as a strategic tool to identify those gifts you possess and will allow you to relax limitations that may be hindering you from sharing that gift or those gifts with the world.
You may be thinking, “Well, I don’t sing.”
Neither do I (even though I wish I could)!
But you do have gifts. Your gifts are waiting to be shared;
otherwise they would not have been presented to you.
So many times we place boundaries on ourselves (internal boundaries) that prevent us from having the courage to share our gifts with those that will benefit from them.
Journaling helps you to identify those gifts and to begin the process of developing the courage to reveal them to others.
As I share the art of journaling with others, I am opening up new opportunities for them to explore “self” and to uncover new paths of discovery. Paths that have been untapped and waiting to be discovered. I am removing any self-imposed boundaries in order to share my gifts so that others might benefit.
What self-imposed boundaries are you holding onto like a baby dangling over a balcony? (If any familiar images come up for you on that one, I’m putting that on you!)
TWO STYLES THAT CAN HELP YOU
There are several journaling styles that can help you to uncover your specific talents and gifts in a way that will prompt you to explore them even further. It’s not until they are brought to the forefront, that they are clear enough to warrant consideration for sharing with others. Here are two to get you started:
- Free Intuitive Writing. This is a journaling style that teaches you how to tap into your creative mind (your right brain) and begin to uncover gifts that you may not have even been aware of. It also helps you to generate creative ideas for releasing you in areas where you may have become “stuck” or stagnant. Many writers use this style of journaling to release creativity when they are experiencing “writers block”. It is also a way to creatively resolve issues that are causing you frustration.
- Dialogical – This style of journaling can provide you with a third-party perspective that allows you to see things “outside of yourself”. It is my most effective style of journaling and helps me to gain perspectives not normally acquired through normal thought processes.
If either of these styles of journaling sound intriguing to you, and you would like to learn more about how it can work for you; not only to uncover your talents and gifts, but to create a plan for resolution in many areas of your life, give me a call or shoot me an email. I’d be happy to discuss ways that I can help you.
Who knows, we might be seeing you displaying your gifts on YouTube, or somewhere else!
Release your internal boundaries through the practice of Journaling