Research has found that the left brain remembers best only 7 or less items when presented with a list. As the list becomes larger, the left brain has a hard time comprehending it. This situation invites the right brain to engage and use its big picture, synthesizing, intuitive approach. The right brain will see the list from new perspectives.
When you stand back from your journaling and take a bird’s eye view, this allows the intuitive right brain to do its processing.
This shows why lists and brainstorming can be a natural intuitive tool.
“The blank page gives us the right to dream.” — Baston Bachelard
Journaling strongly supports our rational mind. It helps us gain clarity, create ideas, maintain focus and attention, and solidify and deepen intention.
Journaling is just as powerful for accessing our intuition, the inner knowing that doesn’t come to us through our left brain. Blank page journaling enables us to confidently request guidance at any time. Learn how to allow messages to come through you rather than you forcing the writing.
Here’s how blank page journaling works…
Start your journaling session with a blank page. Take a few deep breaths, turn your attention inside and rid your mind of the mind chatter.
Then ask yourself, “What topics are most appropriate and important for me to journal on now?” Here’s another way to ask: “In my highest divine interest what do I need to journal about now?”
As ideas come, write them down. Try for 3 to 5 topics to reflect and write on.
Then spend some time writing (even a few minutes) on each topic in your own way or using some of the many other journaling tools. Visit here for a simple journaling process.
The more you use this process (ideally daily), the more you will understand how truth, ideas, guidance, needs and early warning signals are waiting to be heard below the noise level in our minds. It helps develop discrimination, discernment and self trust.
Good ah-ha’s come so rarely we must make the most of them. Do not let a great insight or idea or dream go into one ear and out the other. Ah-ha’s are so fresh and rich and they often do not occur again.
So first thing to do is write it done and capture it. Keep a dream journal next to your bed or an idea page in your journal. Consider keeping a mini-journal or recipe cards or some piece of paper with you at all times. I have even had a clip board at the top of my shower.
Often one idea or insight comes with others to complete a bigger picture. Reflect on your insights. Let them bounce around in your mind and make more inner connections. It is like putting clothes on your idea to make it more meaningful and practical.
Anchor your insights deeply into your mind so you are less likely to forget them. One simple way is RAP – Repetition, Authority and Peace of mind. In other words relax and repeat or visualize your insight with emotion and authority.