Go Ahead Write it Down!
Whether we mail a letter or not, the very act of writing it can be incredibly cathartic. It’s really nothing more than a form of journaling which is a powerful tool for processing physical, emotional and mental experiences. These experiences are stored in our cellular memory and can remain lodged there until we are able to process the negative energy that they carry. Unprocessed, they often lead to illness in our physical body. Speaking our truth and writing it down is a great way to move this unwanted energy out of the body.
Today I asked a client if she was still journaling and as the words left my mouth I made a mental note to get back on track with my own writing. It’s one of the things I love about being a health coach – I’m constantly reminded of good practices that will enrich my own life, as well as my clients’. We are all works in progress!
If the thought of writing in a journal makes you squeamish for fear of someone reading it, and you have no inclination to have your most intimate life details known (think Sylvia Plath or Anais Nin) then write it and toss it. Better still, save a tree by typing on the computer and hitting the delete button. Try to write every day (or several times a day when you need to) and this is one instance when editing is a no-no. Stream of consciousness works best and you will be amazed at how light you feel after unburdening yourself of the guilt, the shame, the fear and the deep dark secrets. Honesty is the only policy when it comes to journaling. So go ahead – write it down!