I started doing automatic writing maybe 3 or 4 years ago.
One night, I was in such a state of turmoil, despair and indecision, and I begged my mum, who passed when I was 16, to please help me, guide me, tell me what to do.
I sat down with my journal and a pen, closed my eyes and took a few deep, calming breaths, and then just started to write words. Any words. I didn’t think about what I was writing, I just wrote whatever came into my head.
At first, it was just random words, nonsense really. Then, I started writing sentences. I still didn’t really know what I was writing, but the words were flowing in a way that made sense. I continued to write whatever came into my head for a few minutes, until the words stopped.
Then I read what I had written. It read as though my mum had written me a letter. It was supportive and encouraging and just so ‘mum’. It gave me great comfort and helped me feel so much calmer.
Automatic writing is a tool available to anyone
You don’t have to be intuitive or a psychic or clairvoyant. It allows for communication with loved ones in spirit, your spirit guides, angels, your Higher Self, your subconscious, and can be a wonderful way for you to feel guided and supported.
Automatic writing can help you during times of turmoil or indecision, but you don’t have to be feeling that way for it to ‘work’ – you can try it whenever.
Automatic writing works best when you are in a relaxed, meditative state, but simply closing your eyes and concentrating on your breath may be enough.
Otherwise, you may like to try staring at a candle flame for a few minutes (from experience, this can get you into an almost trance-like state!) or lying down with your eyes closed and listening to relaxing music.
Get relaxed & start writing
Pick up your pen and just start writing whatever comes into your head. It might just be a bunch of random words at first, but don’t overthink it, just go with whatever comes out. You can also start by doodling – drawing lines/shapes/swirls – you may even find a message develops in picture form!
Or you can begin by writing a question that is on your mind and then just allow the answer to come to you as you continue writing.
Another technique is to look at a photo or picture that is relevant to your question/concern and then write whatever comes immediately to mind, don’t question it.
Each morning, after meditating, I pull a tarot card for myself and write down the messages that come to me. I consider it guidance or an area of focus for the day. If you feel drawn to tarot, you might like to give this a go too.
There is no right or wrong way to do automatic writing.
It may feel very weird at first. You might only get random words the first few times you try it. That’s OK!
You may find automatic writing just isn’t for you, or you may discover a tool to help you through times of indecision, stress, despair, or doubt.
You may even end up enjoying reconnecting with a loved one who has passed.
So why not give it a go?