As long as I have had my blog it has been about my journey. Today I want to expand a little and share with you the insight of another. I have often spoke about the importance of writing down your experiences.
Today I would like you to enjoy my Guest Blogger: Dean Miller Author of :And Then I Smiled: Reflections on a Life Not Yet Complete
After reading his post please check out the release of a short story called: The Odyssey of a Monk, taken from his book And Then I Smiled: Reflections on a Life Not Yet Complete.
I think you will like it!! Remember this is for a limited time only (October 10-12, 2014) SO ACT FAST.
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Automatic Writing: Who’s Telling Me What?
Back in 2010 I was working with psychic medium Sarina Baptista. During one of our sessions she introduced the concept/practice of automatic writing. In general, automatic writing allows one to channel your Higher Self or Spirit Guides through claircognizance and then transcribe that onto paper. As per Sarina’s instruction, I always asked for protection during the sessions, as well as, openness to receive the divine information presented.
An important piece of automatic writing is to receive and record the information without judgment or worry of coherent passages. During my sessions the words came rapid-fire quick and though most of my writing was in complete sentences, but at times words/ideas appeared in three and four word chunks.
Often we feel agitated or nervous before starting an automatic writing session, at times wondering if we will “receive” any information. Brief meditation and deep breathing before the session certainly helps. A great way to start a session is to write down a question that is on your mind. This helps provide a gateway for your own receptiveness. An example of this technique comes from my journal dated 06/08/10. Feeling “left out” from connecting with friends and loved ones, I wrote the following across the top of the page:
“Why so many random connections and so few “loved ones?” Here are the first few sentences of that session:
“Each day brings a new dimension in your training and in your path. TRUST–like the stone said is important for you. Your friends are wise–listen to them with an open heart. The heart is the gateway–love is the key. Questioning yourself is not what should be asked. Rather question what you see around you to make sure the ILLUSION is just that, and the reality behind the scenes is viewable. It is time for small steps, not leaps and bounds. Being grounded and centered is necessary. From the middle–from the center–all things are viewable.”
This session continued for another page-and-a-half, ending with the phrase: Perspective–from the center sees all.
At that point I knew “we” were done. The words stopped coming into my brain as quickly as they started. As you can see, there was a focused message to this session.
Like any good journalist, I’ve never revealed my sources of communication and have, until recently kept my journals private. However in February of this year, I published my first book, And Then I Smiled: Reflections on a Life Not Yet Complete. Contained in that book is a fictional tale of a young boy who is orphaned and ends up in a Buddhist temple. The story unfolds as the boy grows up and leaves the temple. Along the way he encounters senior monks, shaman, and others. Their teachings for the monk are taken from my automatic writing sessions. It was a fun challenge to weave the different sessions with the characters in the story and a comfortable way for me to get some of my private writings out into the real world.
So tell us, have you tried automatic writing? Have you read any books about this technique or read stories from those who have published their writing sessions?
Leave a comment below . . . And thanks Jackie for having me as your guest today.
Dean K Miller is an author and freelance writing living in Loveland, CO. He works for the Federal Aviation Administration, logging more than 26 years as an air traffic controller. He listens to the voices, both at work and in the world around him, because one might tell him something worth writing down. Learn more at www.deankmiller.com