The first three decades of my life were some of the darkest and most
fraught with tragedy. As I waded my way through the skeletons I
kept wondering why it was that I was given that specific path. Feeling
that maybe I was a horrific person in my past life and that karma was
biting me back in this one was my logical explanation for awhile, but it
never made me feel very settled. In helping others, younger than myself
in similar situations, I started to see that the life I led gave me a true
understanding and empathy for others; a vehicle in which I could help
them more effectively. I began to see the darkness as a gift. At all
stages I wrote my pain down and made sense of it. Hand to paper;
I went through a transformative, healing experience. When I wrote
down the experiences and then made sense of them I purged the toxins
connected to them from within me.
As a little girl I would look up into the sky when in the midst of my
darkest moments and tell myself that one day it would be O.K. and
that these experiences would mold me into something spectacular.
I decided at seven years old that I would write a book about my experiences;
the main goal being to share my story with others and help them
in the process. That book came into fruition in 2009. It was a lifelong
project; crafted from taking inspiration from tidbits of many journals
that I kept at different times throughout my life.
As I tapped in to the accesses of my brain and weaved the tales,
reincarnating them, I hoped that one day, when the book was
released that the experiences would move others to see that
those experiences they shared with me would elevate them to
a higher state of being, rather than keep them from evolving.
Whether I am hitting my most desperate points and my most
stunning I pick up my journal and write. That’s what this blog is
as well. This blog has helped me through this very challenging
time. I write when that is the last thing I feel like doing, but
afterwards I feel set free. Lighter, more solid, more balanced.
Today’s focus is about using writing as a healing
tool that can be the vehicle for connecting and aiding others.
Morning Meditation: Denise Deighan’s Writing to Heal Course
Journal Entry: Take out a page and make a line down the
middle of it. Create a list of experiences that have elevated
your life (put those in point form on the left of the page), now
write down experiences that were painful or traumatic (put those
on the right hand side of the page). Put stars beside the ones
you feel still need to be explored and then reduce that number to
one on each side. Write about those two polar opposite experiences
at some point in the next few days. Observe how you feel both
before and after that experience.
Time Life Article about How Writing Heals Wounds of Both Mind
The following books are incredible resources that tap into the
idea of Healing through Writing:
Beautiful Healing Music to Write With:
Inspired Viewing-Infinite Waters-How to Heal Yourself
Amberlea Starfire: Weekly Journal Prompts: Healing the Past
Physical Activity: Chi Gong/Tai Chi-The Art of Unity
Evening Meditation: Deepak Chopra Soul of Healing:
Peace, Love, Namaste