Journaling: A Self Therapy Tool

journalJournaling is the most accessible, least expensive, most powerful form of therapy on the planet.  It ministers to everything from stress, to low self esteem.  It liberates the inner genius by accessing & listening to the inner voice.  The result?  
Journaling exposes a false belief like nobody’s business!  
There’s the free handed approach to journaling where one just writes out feelings, venting on the page.  There’s also the stream of consciousness method of writing where whatever comes to mind is penned without any form or censure.  
Journals have been the launch pad for the realization & execution of dreams, poems, stage plays, movie scripts, inventions, business plans, speeches, and organizing all other sorts of brainstorming & brilliance.  All journaling expands.  It’s is just like that….
To journal one’s personal thought life, is to open up corridors of the self that could have never been accessed without it.  Writing saves. 
Self inquiry is another approach to journaling.  Because it’s more structured it’s not often the chosen method but it’s great in how it hones in on one issue to root out the individual truth surrounding it.  The reason this is so vital is because sometimes we believe things that just aren’t true.  Many of us, in many different ways are operating under false beliefs. 
Using specific questions to go in for deeper understanding about the self will reveal your personal philosophies to you like no other.     
Below are a series of questions that are in no particular order.  You might find it helpful to take any (or all) of these to ponder & journal through.  I’m sharing these in “first person voice” as if you the self inquirer were asking yourself. 
  1. Are too many options the problem?
  2. What if I’m wrong about not being able?
  3. What if the thing I think I have to have to get it done isn’t necessary?
  4. Who would I be without that story?
  5. What if a “yes” is all I need?
  6. Who told me it was impossible?  Will I allow myself the freedom to question their omnipotence?
  7. What if there aren’t any barriers, only false beliefs?
  8. If I believed I were bigger than this problem what would I do?

It’s surprisingly eye opening to discover where this kind of self inquiry can take you.  Give it a try.  And please share your thoughts and/or reactions to this type of journal working.

Blessings… and I look forward to hearing from you:) 

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About Alaina Odessa Expressions

Alaina Odessa is a Christian poet and author of Slow Running Honey, an anointed book of poetry that speaks to the secrets, self deception, and lack of self awareness that is holding many of God's people back from the abundance He created them for. She is creator of Alaina Odessa Expressions, a company dedicated to helping others 'Cultivate the God made self' through poetry, theatre, workshops, lectures, & television. Godly information fosters the mind renewal process all Christians must undertake to experience the fullness of Christ's sacrifice. Alaina Odessa Expressions strives to provide edifying, life changing content.
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10 Responses to Journaling: A Self Therapy Tool

  1. It’s ok, James:) Please accept my apology too for even mentioning it…

  2. Lol…. the traditional spelling is therapeutic. But I thought you had a reason for “theropudic”. I know a guy who’s always saying “overstand” instead of “understand”…. Sometimes folk have personal revelations that lead them to use certain words certain ways. I was just wondering if you did:-)

  3. james dorsey says:

    In my christian experience I find that a lot of people don’t accept Christ because they blame God for the evil experiences in their lives. It took many years for me to realize that God is the only power operating in the universe, and because of this realization, my life has become much more harmonious.Therefore, i’ve concluded ( after 66yrs. of life on Earth) that the root of all discords is the belief in two powers(good and evil). Remember, everything God made is very good regardless of appearances.

    • The best teaching I ever heard on this matter James, came from Dr. Creflo Dollar. He taught that when God made us He gave man dominion over everything… whatever is going on or not going on in the world is a direct result of the power and authority we are willing to assume creative responsibility for (or don’t).

      The key to dealing with the “issues of life” is to remember that we are only pilgrims here sent on a journey into time and space to learn to trust the everlasting power and omniscience of God. Thanks for expressing:)

  4. I totally agree with you Alaina. Journaling, blogging, posting are all great ways to express yourself and it also helps us to educate. As a motivational speaker, I use these methods to grow and connect with my audience.

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