Today we will look at journaling to prepare for a difficult conversation or situation.
Try a dialogue with a person or situation in your journal. In a sentence or two, describe the situation. Then start the conversation on paper as you imagine it might go if you were actually talking to that person. The unscripted, subconscious mind can come up with some pretty creative solutions to the things that trouble us when we provide an outlet for it to do so.
Journaling is an ancient way to reflect on the world around us, within us. Writing or drawing a few pages a day often opens up pathways to new thoughts, new insights, and new energy.
Journal entries are sacred in the sense of being set aside for a holy purpose. That purpose is to help you become the very best person you can be—one created in the image of a creative and caring God.
This message was adapted from the “Journaling: Create Your Own Sacred Writings” resource written by Kathryn Haueisen and is available from the Women of the ELCA website.