I’ve always enjoyed writing. It’s one way in which I can express myself creatively.
I like to capture the essence of a thought or concept and get it on the page so that others have the opportunity to see its beauty.
It’s a thrill to have a blank piece of paper in front of me and an hour to spare!
I’ve written poetry, stories, commercials, film scripts, sales copy and blog articles. They are all very different beasts – even though they are all crafted from the same 26 letters and a few bits of punctuation.
Something I’ve never had to deal with is writers block. (I actually have trouble getting the words down fast enough!) I would feel myself enter a creative zone – and the rest of the world would fall away. It was just me and the page … Or so I thought…
Especially with my creative writing, I would often finish a stint and read back over my words to see if it made sense. Often, it was as though I was reading it for the first time. It had not been 10 minutes but I could hardly remember writing it. It was written in a prose that was more dignified than how I would speak naturally, (as though it was from a time long-past), and even some of the words I had used … I wasn’t really sure of their meaning.
(You can check out my free Spiritual Short Stories here.)
I did question what was happening to me when I wrote, but it felt so natural and the results were great so I didn’t really care that I couldn’t come up with reasonable explanation.
But the first time I heard of the term “Automatic Writing” – I was naturally, very intrigued.
Automatic Writing Definition
I was to learn that Automatic Writing was the process of allowing spirit to inspire your thoughts. It was having the ability to get words on the page that did not come from your conscious mind.
It was allowing yourself to enter a waking trance so that you could, in effect, channel the information from a higher-source.
The concept of Automatic writing is a hard one for spiritualists to prove is real and for scientists to dis-prove as nonsense. The skeptics say that it’s less-likely to be a paranormal phenomenon and more likely to be a creative spark in the sub-conscious mind.
The irony is that those looking at it scientifically are logical by nature and (they have proven themselves) that they spend more time processing the world using their logically driven left hemisphere of their brain. One of the reasons they don’t get it is that it’s very much the domain of the creative / intuitive right-side brainers.
In essence, automatic writing is channeling, and as such, should be given due credit and reverence.
Just as I would never; sit to meditate without asking my personal guides for protection, or give full permission for any entity that so desired to enter my energetic space and take control of my being – automatic writing should also be carried out with spiritual ceremony.
How to Write Automatically
Set your clear intention before you start. Call in your guides or angels and let them know you are exploring your abilities and would very much appreciate them keeping you under their protective wing. Become aware of your breath and relax your body – but don’t get to pompous with the ceremony, especially on your first attempts. It is more important that you try to enjoy yourself and have some fun with it.
Trips to the spiritual playground should fill you with joy!
I find it easier with pen and paper, while others prefer to touch type. (I use my computer a lot for work – so I have a logical energy association with it, more so than intuitive.)
Give permission to your personal guide or your higher self to use your hand to communicate. Invite them to use it. Go for it!
And then let the pen do what it wants. Look away from the page and let your hand run automatically. Do your best to keep your logical thoughts out of the process, but if it keeps jumping in, try counting to ten repeatedly out loud to entertain it while your hand intuitively scribbles away.
Do not filter, adjust, summarize or contemplate any of what comes through. Close your eyes if it helps. MESSY WRITING IS OK!
So what if the writing is illegible or one long sentence? ‘Punctuation’ is over-rated anyway!
When you are done, give thanks. Disconnect from spirit and draw your energy within so you are again standing strongly in your own power. Wrap up the automatic writing ritual in your own way … and only then re-read what you have written (or your guide has – I should say).
It may be nonsensical garbled gobbledygook – or it may surprise you with truth. It may be in a different style of handwriting than yours, or even another language!
And just like with absolutely everything else in life – you will get better with practice.
If automatic writing intrigues you, don’t just try it once, twice or even ten times before you give up because you haven’t yet channeled the lost scrolls of Atlantis.
If you enjoy writing, or wish you could channel, play with the process of automatic writing as a tool for creative expression – with the potential for accessing a greater wisdom.
I’m not saying that every time I sit to write I am trance channeling, but I do enter a spiritually-aware frame of mind and allow the process to follow a natural course. I’m sure I have creative help.
Purists will say that unless you are completely channeling a higher being it’s not Automatic Writing (according to its definition), but they can say what they want. It makes me happy and the results are great!
I think you are successful at automatic writing just for trying! So congratulate yourself as you begin.
Developing Your Automatic Writing
Just as voice channels develop relationships with the entities they work with, as you gain confidence and develop your ability, you too will become familiar with the energy of different guides. At that time it is appropriate to ask for a name and their relationship to you.
You write the question. They write the answer. Easy.
When you are confident with this back and forth – the knowledge of the universe is then accessible to you. And the more you do it, the easier and faster it becomes.
The guides that were originally drawn to me shared their wisdom and beauty through short stories. Did I have a part to play in the end result? Sure. So did spell check, and the friends who told me to expand some bits and cut out others.
But the creative inspiration and the spiritual growth concepts within my stories had divine origins.
Help With Your Automatic Writing
If you are struggling with Automatic Writing techniques, you could try altering your brainwave patterns.
If you are familiar with Binaural Beats or Isochronic Tones, you will know that simply listening to a specially crafted MP3, the operating frequency of your brainwaves can be controlled to get you in the right frame of mind.
Using Binaural Beats… Sine wave generators are used to create two separate frequency waves, which are played in each ear independently. The brain reacts by creating a third tone which is the difference between the two. It instantly reacts to these frequencies causing a Shift in Consciousness. Using this technology, your brain can be programmed to weed out interferences and open up the communication channels inside your mind that are blocked by your own consciousness.
Using Isochronic Tones… Your brain-waves will tune to the lower Theta frequencies, exciting the spiritual center of the brain and reducing or entirely removing the barriers blocking you from receiving messages from the spiritual realm. Using your pen and paper or computer to channel in your quest for wisdom, you will receive written records from a higher spiritual place.