"Journal writing is a voyage into the interior." -Christina Baldwin
I will never forget my very first diary. My uncle took me to the store and let me pick out one thing. I chose a sweet little red diary with a small silver lock and key. I was absolutely obsessed with that diary, I went directly home and wrote all of my childhood thoughts and dreams. It was an escape for me, a way to dream and create without anyone else. It gave me such a fabulous sense of self.
Ever since then, I have always loved journaling. I've have dozens of journals filled with my life's stories. I just couldn't imagine my life without my personal favorite creative expression. Not only is it fun, its therapeutic, and it helps to clear your mind of too much noise. I have found that journaling is a place for self-discovery, goal creation, manifesting dreams and desires and a wonderful place to release pent up emotions. Studies have shown that writing in a journal improves your overall well-being, emotionally, physically, mentally, spiritually.
Which is why I created the natural next book to my collection, the Blissful Living Journal. I know that many of you have had a tough time knowing what to journal or how to journal. Or you may find that journaling is overwhelming, especially when life throws difficult things your way. There really is no specific way to journal, you are free to create your own way. However, for the duration of my pregnancy, I was thrown into a supremely hectic season. While it should be such a special and beautiful time, and it absolutely has been, it seemed to be the time where everything goes wrong at once! So many of life's trials have come my way during pregnancy and it has been the most deeply spiritual season I have ever been through. Pregnancy gives you a sort of connection to your self and your spirit, unlike any other time. You are also incredibly emotional, so for me to get through everything and stay blissful, journaling was an absolute saving grace to me.
Knowing that the only way to consciously create the life of my dreams, it is very necessary to stay in the vibration of bliss. Thus, my favorite hashtag #blissvibesonly. For me, the way I stay in that zone is through journaling and the Blissful Living Journal is exactly how I do it.
I created it as a 30 day journal along with a glamorous guidebook with sections of spiritual tools I use to stay in my bliss. It's helpful because you can just set aside a few minutes each day to tune into yourself, your intuition. This is necessary for your personal emotional wellness and it can be so much easier than you think. For thirty days, you can carry around the journal and refer to it for advice, allow a question to spark your creativity or spirituality and create some new dreams. I know you will love keeping it close by like a spiritual companion.
...and because I have been using crystals and stones while journaling forever and seen the amazing effect they have, I created a Bliss Vibes Only crystal kit to go along with journal. You can use these stones while journaling.
Hold the crystals in your hands, or sit them next to you while working in your journal. Say the mantras associated with the stones for the most powerful effect. Keep crystals on your nightstand for Glam Shui.
You will use this powerful crystal combination to enhance your journaling experience:
SELENITE- You will need selenite crystals when there are a lot of things going on in your head and it’s starting to affect your sense of peace and quiet. It’s a good stone to have to help you quiet your mind and give you mental clarity.
Mantra: I am living in alignment with my highest self.
BOTSWANA AGATE- Composure & inner stability, especially when you feel like everything around you is going to fall apart. The energies of Botswana-Agate will reassure you that everything’s going to be alright, and that you will come out of this experience stronger and better.
Mantra: I am fully supported on my journey.
AMETHYST-Amethyst has a strong vibration that provides powerful healing; spiritually, emotionally and physically.
Mantra: I am connected to the Divine.
CITRINE- This bright stone has the energy of the sun, which emanates positivity, joy and bliss!
Mantra: I am Light, I spread Light.