Day 1: Automatic Writing

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For your first day, you’re starting with automatic writing.

What is automatic writing? It’s the act of mind “dumping”. Let your pen do the work. That’s it, you’re just going to sit down, and write a minimum of 3-4 pages without letting you pen lift off the page and stop writing. Even if you don’t know what you’re going to write, keep going. In the beginning, this may look like a list of things you need to do today, thoughts you can’t get out of your head, or a recap of your dreams or your day yesterday. The point is not to judge what you’re writing, for this is going rid any excess thoughts that do not serve you in your creative blocks. Let it all go on the paper, and do not read it once you’re finished, close your journal and let it be. When we go back to read it we start to criticize what we wrote, perhaps our grammar or our though patterns and then we’re missing the point completely. We’re looking to remove everything and anything that no longer serves you to living your best life.

Example:

When you wake up, this is going to be the first thing you do, so if it helps, keep the journal right beside your bedside table. I personally like to get up and keep my journal by my desk, so as soon as I get up, I sit down and I write. This is imperative for those of you who are having vivid dreams and would like to learn more about it, we can start to have a conversation with our intuition.

If you’re someone who has trouble starting, try this:

Dear Tori, what do I need to know today?

What you’ll need:

  • A brand new journal that excites you

  • A nice pen that you lOVE writing with

  • An open mind

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