When it comes to self-discovery and self-improvement, journaling is a no brainer. Keeping track of your progress and growth can be a powerful reminder of how far you've come, especially if you build journaling into your regular guidance practice.
Hopefully, you took to heart my tips in the how to make the most out of journaling post and have found yourself a beautiful notebook of digital journal dedicated to your spiritual practice. Today, I want to give you some journalling prompts to use when journaling for spiritual transformation.
What to record in your spiritual growth digital journal
1. Daily dot points.
This is usually the first thing I do in each journal entry. Just a couple of dot points about what's going on in my daily life. What's troubling me, questions rolling around in my mind, my general mood and outlook. You may want to write more than dot points, and on occasion I do, but I find it's too much about me then, and less about the guidance waiting for me.
2. Automatic writing.
This is the bulk of my journaling, but as you get started it may be a smaller portion of your work. This is great for asking specific questions and receiving specific insights. When written below your daily dot points, you start to get a sense of what your guides are wanting you to address. (Try this post on how to try automatic writing.)
3. Dream interpretations.
Keeping track of your dream interpretations in the same notebook as your other observations help to build depth into your personal growth. This is why I include dream journaling in my digital journal. You'll start to notice the same symbols, or perhaps feed into the signs and symbols you receive in waking life. The meanings are also useful to have alongside your daily dot points.
4. General intuitive observations.
Carry your notebook or journal around with you to jot these down throughout the day when they strike. This is one of the benefits of digital journaling; you'll always have your journal with you on a digital device.
5. Reference guide and Interpretation Index.
I used to start this at the back of my notebooks and work through until the notes from the front met somewhere in the middle. Now, I have an Interpretation Index for your signs and symbol meanings in my Head and Heart Digital Planner. You could also use an index notebook specifically for your symbols and references, just like developing your own dictionary. Jot down the symbol, then what it means to you.
6. Journal your meditation insights.
After completing guided meditations for spiritual growth, you may remember some key insights, or emotions. Writing these impressions down in your journal not only helps you remember them but, when recorded alongside other journal entries about your personal transformation, it starts to show you a bigger, deeper picture of what's going on in your life. You may also start to identify other areas for guidance or clarity... so then, go back to your automatic writing, perhaps?
7. Affirmations and intentions.
Working with daily intentions or positive affirmations can help guide your personal growth. Record your affirmation or intention in your digital planner or journal. I have been known to write them out, over and over - just like writing lines in school! Repetition is key with affirmations and intentions.
Best of all, you can keep all these types of spiritual journals in the one place in my Head and Heart Digital Planner, the perfect spiritual growth digital journal.