Automatic writing is the process of channeling spirit directly into writing. It is a psychic ability and a form of channeling which many people find simple and straightforward to develop. For me personally, it was one of my first spiritual gifts to come into focus, and it opened the door for further exploration into learning to channel.
The reason it’s fairly easy to learn to do automatic writing, is because the very act of writing opens your mind up to receive inspiration, ideas, and messages. When you have a pen in your hand, and you place it onto paper, your brain automatically thinks there is going to be some sort of information, message or concept coming through. This is a natural process which happens when you place a pen to paper to write, and so receiving messages from spirit in this way does not feel scary, or weird, or out of the norm for the ego mind, and so it allows the guidance to flow though. Whereas, when learning to verbally channel spirit, the ego can quickly shift into judgment or doubt, blocking the clarity and flow of guidance.
So with a pen in your hand, and a notebook or some paper to write on, you’re ready to allow communication from the realms of spirit to flow through. Note, that when you put in the focused effort to develop automatic writing, it’s likely your supporting psychic senses will kick in to help you receive and interpret the guidance from the spiritual or angelic beings you’re connecting with. So don’t be surprised if you feel, sense, hear or see the angel you’re automatic writing messages from, just stay present and aware, and enjoy the connection.
Yes, you can also channel using automatic writing on your computer, and I sometimes do… I just find it easier and more fun to do automatic writing the old fashioned way with a pen and notebook, so this is where I would recommend you begin. But by all means, if you’re inspired to give this a try on your computer go for it, test it out, or try both ways, and see what works best for you.
How to Do Automatic Writing
When you’re ready to begin, start by taking a deep breath as you consciously relax.In addition to your pen and paper (or computer) you need a safe and quiet location where you can connect without distractions. It doesn’t have to be quiet for this to work… but especially when you’re learning a peaceful calm environment will help.
I then highly recommend you call in the protection of Divine white light, as well as your spirit guides and guardian angels.
Once you’re surrounded with the light of the Divine, ground and center your energy, open your chakras, and connect with Divine light.
Here’s a simple little process I use to do just that:
- Visualize your energy grounding to the earth.
- Feel the light at the core of the earth, and feel your oneness with earth and all.
- Breathe deeply.
- Imagine light begins to flow up through you.
- Allow the light to flow up along your spinal column, opening and activating your chakras.
- Go up into the light into direct presence with Source.
- Feel your oneness with the Divine love and light of All That Is.
From this place, open and aware, put your pen to your paper and write… “I now invite my highest, best, and most loving Guide or Angel of the light who can most serve, please write automatically through me now, a message which will most help me on my path. For knowledge wisdom and truth, according to Divine will for the highest and greatest good. And so it is.”
Now simply relax, breathe and open your heart, place your pen to the paper, and allow the message to come through.
Your pen may seem to start moving on its own, but far more likely… You’ll simply be inspired with a thought, a sentence, or you’ll receive one word in your mind. Write it down.
Write down whatever comes into your awareness and keep writing. Don’t judge, and don’t worry if you mix in some ego here and there, you’re just learning.
One of the biggest mistakes you can make is to assume you’re making it all up and to throw in the towel and chalk this little experiment up to a failure.
So How Do You Know If You’re Really Automatic Writing Or Just Making It Up?
Leap and the net will appear. Trust and the way will be shown. Take the first step before you see the entire staircase… Do you see what I’m getting at here?
Like all things concerning connecting with Spirit, automatic writing takes an element of trust and belief that it will work, because at first, you won’t really know if you’re doing it right. But one thing is certain, if you sit down to automatic write and you think “this isn’t going to work” or “I can’t do this…” Then you’re right!
But if you believe your angels will come through, and that you can learn this (even if it takes a few tries) you can have profoundly positive experiences.
The best thing to do is get yourself into a high vibration, place your intention to connect and then start writing what comes to mind and keep going.
Don’t filter yourself, and don’t stop to let your mind judge whats coming through (this will block your connection)
Just connect with your guides as you’ve learned to do above and write! The more you practice and the more you write the stronger your connection will become. If the writing seems to slow, try asking a question. It may help to write your question down… and then keep writing to allow the answer to appear.
Don’t force yourself to keep going when the session seems to be coming to a close. Just thank your guide, angel, or higher self, and feel your energy coming back into your physical body. Feel your chakras seal, and allow your energy to once again ground to the earth.
The cool thing about automatic writing is that once your session is complete, you can read the message which was conveyed. Give yourself some time to really dial this in. I recommend keeping all your automatic writing in one place (like a journal) so you can look back and see how the messages have become clearer and how your skill has progressed.
Don’t worry if you’re not getting super specific or life-changing information. Much of what your guides will want to convey is simple, uplifting, and filled with love. They may have reasons for withholding certain information you want to know as well… Sometimes we have to learn our lessons firsthand, and yes, I have asked questions and received the answer that I am not meant to know that information at the present time.
As with all communication with spirit, by asking better questions, you’re able to get better answers.
Keep it playful, uplifting and fun and only connect with the highest possible vibrating guides of the light and you can’t go wrong. If you are getting fear based, negative, or dark messages… STOP! Call in the light, call in Archangel Michael for protection, and move onto doing some clearing and uplifting of your vibration before you continue.
Automatic writing has been very helpful for me on a number of occasions, especially when I was first opening psychically, so give it a try.
Do you have an experience using automatic writing? Did you try the process above? Leave me a comment below or on facebook and let me know.
With love and gratitude,