Saturday, June 17, 2017

Top Five Reasons Why You Should Spiritual Journal (Reason 4)

There are many reasons spiritual journaling is helpful.  As a reminder, spiritual journaling is the daily practice of writing what's on our heart and then ending with asking God,* "God, what else should I know?" In this next series of posts, I will describe the top 5 reasons for me.

#1.  Journaling puts me into a place of stillness (see previous post for detail).
#2.  Journaling makes me aware of the act of living (see previous post for detail).
#3.  Journaling helps me maintain a sense of wonder (see previous post for detail).
#4.  Journaling gives me the opportunity to share hopes and dreams.

The operative word in point number 4 is "share."  I am proclaiming my hopes and dreams to God because God can help me attain them or turn them into something better.  I believe that, because I have free will, I am the founder of my hopes and dreams.  Without creating them, I would just need to take whatever comes my way.  Expressing them allows God to know my desires and help me attain them.
Now for the reflective questions which you can journal about or if you'd like to share your story, the community and I would love to hear from you!  Your comment could have a major impact on someone else.  Most likely it will be just the right thing at the right time for one of the readers. For me, God* wanted me to know that helping even just one person is wonderfully impactful.
Reflective questions:
1.  Name one of your hopes or dreams specific to you.

2. What does God* want you to know about this (ask directly, God, what do you want me to know?)

* I use the term God as a universal term.  You may decide that Great Spirit, Allah, Higher Power, Sensibility, etc. better suits you today.  It is not for me to decide.

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Note:  These posts are part of a broader call to do spiritual journaling (read more at

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