At Bali Goddess Retreats we hold a journaling space – optional of course! The space is here for you to take the time to identify your Self, what you want from life and how you are going to get there. Sounds complicated and boring, yes? No!
Journaling and creative writing has therapeutic effects, it helps to clear the mind of clutter and leaves the mind free to be creative. A Journal is a written record of your Life, thoughts, feelings and actions. It helps to keep us aware of where we have been, where we are now and where we want to get to next. It can contain pages of your thoughts, feelings and ideas, or small snippets of insights gained along life’s journey.
Journaling is an excellent way to help yourself with changing eating habits, incorporating exercise and relaxation into your timetable, and to help recognise times and situations, thoughts and beliefs, that cause overeating.
The process of writing down what we have done in the past and what we are doing in the present helps us to reflect on ourselves, our motivations, and desires. By identifying what we want for our future self we become clear on the steps that are required in order to take us on the next part of the journey. Like a map if you like of the detours we have taken, where we are on our journey and the shortest and most direct route to get us to our chosen destination.
By writing a journal we are able to get in touch with our deepest feelings and desires, it can help us to clarify and resolve problems. Journaling is a creative act because it helps us to see that we are creating our reality by how we think, feel and act. It helps to get our thoughts down on paper. When thoughts are going around in our heads they create clutter and can create confusion, a feeling that we cannot cope with all we need to do. When we get thoughts down on paper we begin to sort through them, they are out of our heads and we can begin to see them more clearly. By seeing them more clearly they have less power over us than they have in our heads. So journaling can be an empowering process.
From your journal we shall begin the next steps on your journey. This is a Creative Journal – in this you will be identifying your real desires – and I mean desires. What you really want in life, whether you believe you can have what you want in life. From this all creation is possible!